Primary Sources

Our Archive Catalogue

The Nellie McClung Foundation has begun to digitize a collection of unique source materials. What you will find in this database is a small selection of catalogued items primarily focusing on the history of Nellie McClung and the women’s movement in Canada.

Please check back regularly as we will continue to add to our archive of primary sources and expand our collection categories and topics.

“Women’s Suffrage Meeting” Notice – September 20, 1912

september_20_1912.pdf

Digital Resources on Manitoba History - Manitobia.ca, The Voice

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Women’s Vote in the US News Article – November 13, 1916

november_13_1916.pdf

Manitobia: Digital Resources on Manitoba History - Manitobia.ca

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“Women Score in Drama and Debate” An Article in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mock Parliament

This article appeared in the January 29, 1914 of the Manitoba Free Press (now Winnipeg Free Press) profiling the mock parliament. The article is called “Women Score in Drama and Debate.”

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Winnipeg Free Press, January 29, 1914; reproduced with permission.

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“Women of the Province are Given the Vote” – A News Article in the Winnipeg Free Press

This article appeared in the January 28, 1916 issue of the Manitoba Free Press (now Winnipeg Free Press) profiling the mock parliament. The article is called “Women Of The Province Are Given The Vote.”

january 28, 1916

Winnipeg Free Press, January 28, 1916; reproduced with permission.

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Womanhood as a disease

People still speak of womanhood as if it were a disease.

Nellie McClung, 1915

Source: Nellie McClung. In Times Like These. p.62. 1972 ed. Also A Canadian woman's wit and wisdom. Compiled by Cori Howard New York: Nine Publishers Inc, 2004 pg 55.

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Wisdom is often costly

Wisdom is often costly but it is always worth the price.

Nellie McClung, 1935

Source: Nellie McClung. The Stream Runs Fast: My Own Story. p. 257. 1945

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Who will mind the baby

“Who will mind the baby” cried one of our public men, in great agony of spirit, “when the mother goes to vote?”. One woman replied that she thought she could get the person that minded it when she went to pay her taxes – which seemed to be a fairly reasonable proposition.

Nellie McClung, 1915

Source: Nellie McClung. In Times Like These. p.51. 1972 ed.

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What need has a man of brains

What need has a man of brains when he goes into politics? Brainy men make the trouble.

Nellie McClung, 1908

Source: Nellie McClung. Sowing Seeds in Danny. p.108. 1908.

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Walker Theatre 1914

A Show in Winnipeg’s Walker Theatre About Women’s Parliament (1914)

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