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We are very interested in receiving items for use in our educational archive.
We are currently looking for stories, letters, photos, artifacts (i.e. vintage posters, newspaper articles, etc.) on Nellie McClung, the women’s movement, suffragists, the temperance movement, women’s rights milestones and victories.
We’d be happy to return your item after its been scanned and catalogued, preserving it for posterity. We’ll provide credit and ownership attribution on your behalf. See Contact for more details.
As I read and thought and marveled, a light shone around me. I knew in that radiance what a writer can be at his best, an interpreter, a revealer of secrets, a heavenly surgeon, a sculptor who can bring an angel out of a stone. And I wanted to write… I wanted to reveal humanity; to make people understand each other; to make the commonplace things divine.
Source: Candace Savage. Our Nell: A Scrapbook Biography of Nellie L. McClung. p.28. 1979. Also http://www.edukits.ca/famous/readings_mcclung.html
The woman movement, which has been scoffed and jeered at and misunderstood most of all by the people whom it is designed to help, is a spiritual revival of the best instincts of womanhood–the instinct to serve and help the race.
Nellie McClung, 1915
Source: Nellie McClung. In Times Like These. p.66. 1972 ed. Also http://library2.usask.ca/herstory/nellie.html
Let us tell the people we meet, that there are girls working in our cities for six to seven dollars a week. Let us spend a little time figuring out what a girl can live on in decency–we will find it more than double that sum.
Nellie McClung, 1919
Source: Candace Savage. Our Nell: A Scrapbook Biography of Nellie L. McClung. p.14. 1979 Also http://library2.usask.ca/herstory/nellie.html