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PR-031 · Collection · 1964, 1974-2006

Collection consists of posters and pinback buttons accrued by peace activist Betty Peterson. Materials mainly pertain to protests, speaking events, organizations, and film screenings for social justice causes including nuclear disarmament, environmental conservation, Indigenous activism, women’s rights, and anti-war movements. Collection includes the shirt Betty Peterson wore to a nuclear disarmament rally in New York City in 1982 with buttons attached to it, as well as a cloth banner with the words "Voice of Women Canada" sewn on it, also with buttons attached.

Some materials pertain to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and collection also contains various posters of paintings and art calendars. Collection is organized into two series: posters and buttons.

Peterson, Betty
Posters
PR-031-1 · Series · 1964, 1974-2006
Part of Betty Peterson ephemera collection

Series consists of posters for protests, conferences, speaker events, art exhibitions, and films related to a number of social justice movements including nuclear disarmament, Indigenous activism and land claims, environmental conservation, anti-war movements, and women’s rights. A number of posters refer to United Nations initiatives, including International Women’s Day, the Second Special Session on Disarmament (1982), the International Year of Peace (1986), and World Environment Day.

Some posters refer to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and series also contains various posters of art prints and calendars.

Peterson, Betty
BPPC04 · Item · [after 1990]
Part of Betty Peterson ephemera collection

Poster for the Quaker Aboriginal Affairs Committee, produced by the Canadian Friends Service Committee in Toronto, Ontario. Features a photograph of Betty Peterson at a Lubicon Lake Band protest at Little Buffalo Lake with the Art Solomon quote: “We must engage in the dance of life.”

Peterson, Betty