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Activism files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Scheier while involved with various socialist, social justice and feminist groups in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, including the Sparacist League, Students for a Democratic Society, the Trotskyist League of Canada, Women and Words, and the Canadian Abortion Rights Action League (CARAL). Records in this series include draft speeches, articles and notes written by Scheier, correspondence, publications, research files, meeting agendas and minutes.

Ian Gentles fonds

  • F0106
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2017

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Gentles’ roles as a professor of history at York University, as an active member of the Coalition for Life, and as Vice-President and Research Director of the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research. These include files related to Gentles' teaching at Glendon College, York University and Tyndale University College, his research and publishing activities in the field of history, as well as records pertaining to his administrative activities at York. They also includes files related to Gentles’ research in bioethics—primarily on the subjects of abortion and assisted suicide—as well as records related to the administrative activities of the Coalition for Life and the deVeber Institute.

Gentles, Ian

Libby Scheier fonds

  • F0130
  • Fonds
  • 1924, 1948-2001

Fonds consists of records documenting Libby Scheier's personal life, her work as a writer and as a teacher, her involvement with political organizations and with the Writers' Union of Canada. These records include correspondence, draft poems and other writing, draft manuscripts and proofs for her published works, teaching files, publications, newspaper clippings, personal ephemera and memorabilia, childhood diaries and high school notebooks, college papers and lecture notes from Sarah Lawrence College, copies of published articles and other writing by Scheier, pins, and graphic materials including posters, photographs and paintings.

Scheier, Libby

Pro-Life Action Coordinating Group

File consists of material related to the pro-life demonstration at Toronto General Hospital and Toronto City Hall, held 10 February, including a promotional letter and a poster. The file also contains the meeting minutes of the Executive Committee of the Coalition for the Protection of Human life and the Steering Committee of the Pro Life Action Coordinating Group, which discuss the plan for the demonstration.

The Uncertified Human : speaker's presentation on abortion

File consists of the contents of a binder labelled, "The Uncertified Human: Speaker's Presentation on Abortion," created by Uncertified Human Publishing Company, who also issued a pro-life magazine of the same name between 1973 and 1981. The speaker's presentation includes talking points, illustrative slides depicting fetal development and abortion, the text of a lecture in 20-25 minute and 30-35 minute versions, forty examples of "leading questions" for the audience, and a guide on how to respond to hostile questions. The appendix includes the essay, "Abortion and the Unwanted Child," by Ian Gentles, 1973, information sheets, and other short papers such as, "The Factor of Rape in Abortion," 1977, "Christian Theology and Abortion," and "Feminist as anti-abortionist." The file also contains two issues of "The Uncertified Human: Canada's Pro-Life Magazine," Vol. 6, no. 9 (February 1979) and Vol. 6, no. 10 (March 1979).