Mount Saint Vincent University Archives houses the institutional records of Mount Saint Vincent College and University, including faculty and alumnae collections, as well as select community records pertaining to social justice issues.
This recording contains a short biography of Sisters of Charity, Mother Elizabeth Seton and Mount Saint Vincent and testimonials from women who attended Mount Saint Vincent University as well as information on the sisters work assignments. From 00:00:00 to 00:03:24 details some of the history of the Sisters of Charity, Mother Elizabeth Seton and Mount Saint Vincent University with shared narration between an unnamed man and woman. Between 00:03:24 to 00:05:38 is an explanation from an unnamed girl why a young woman would decide to enter a convent. From 00:05:39 to 00:06:33 a narrator lists the demands which will be made upon women entering the convent including religious, professional and interpersonal requirements. From 00:06:33 to 00:08:47 is a speech from Father Keshen. From 00:08:47 to 00:10:13 the unnamed girl from earlier in the recording returns to speak about her experience at Mount Saint Vincent. From 00:10:13 to 00:11:16 the male narrator recites a prayer. From 00:11:16 to 00:12:13 the unnamed girl returns to continue to speak about her experience at Mount Saint Vincent University and receiving her first teaching assignment. From 00:12:14 to 00:13:11 a narrator lists the various work assignments the Sister of Charity are placed in and introduces Sister Mary Claire who works in Saint Joseph's Orphanage. From 00:13:12 to 00:14:51 Sister Mary Claire speaks about her role at the orphanage and how the orphanage operates. From 00:14:52 to 00:15:41 the orphanage's Superintendent Sister John Elizabeth answers questions on adoption. From 00:15:41 to 00:18:46 the narrator speaks about the lives of the orphans, the instructors at Mount Saint Vincent University and discusses how the university operates at the time of the recording and compares it to the past and provides some additional historical information. From 00:18:47 to 00:21:51 women sing various songs which includes some historical information on the high mass for Saint Vincent De Paul from the narrator at 00:20:13 to 00:20:35. From 00:21:52 to 00:22:08 the narrator speaks about sisters from the Sisters of Charity who went to McNabbs Island when people with cholera were placed. 00:22:09 to 00:24:00 the unnamed administrator of the Halifax Infirmary provides history on the hospital, followed by more information of the role the Sisters of Charity played in the Halifax Infirmary from the narrator. From 00:24:01 to 00:26:10 the narrator recites Psalms 84:1.
This audio reel is an speech by Mary Casey, a Mount Saint Vincent University graduate and lawyer who speaks on women and the law in Nova Scotia, followed by a discussion on the status of women in Canada. The recording is one track. The recording begins with an unnamed woman introducing Mary Casey from 00:00:00 to 00:01:44 this section is difficult to hear. From 00:01:44 to 00:36:46 Mary Casey lectures on women and the law. Mary Casey takes questions and comments from 00:36:46 to 00:54:44. Content Warning: much of the questions, comments from 00:36:46 to 00:54:44 consists of discussion on the legal definitions of rape and statutory rape. From 00:54:44 to 00:58:30 consists of chatter and discussion between attendees and schedule updates. From 00:58:30 to 02:01:22 is a discussion on an unnamed report, the report went over the recommendations on married women and taxation, and the social development of mind (in relation to early childhood education). Discussion on a women's bureau also took place during this time.
This recording is one track which contains a lecture from Professor Craig. Content begins at 00:01:10. From 00:01:10 to 00:52:54 Professor Craig discusses family, the Canadian woman and the status of women in Canada. This lecture includes participation from attendees and takes questions throughout his lecture. From 00:53:40 to 0:1:56:17 Professor Craig answers questions and takes comments.
Consists of interviews from AM Chronicle. about teaching home economics in elementary and high schools in Nova Scotia. This recording is two tracks. From 00:00:00 to 00:19:57 on Track A an unnamed man introduces and interviews Dr. Arlene Otto, a professor of economics at the University of Nevada, they discuss teaching home economics to elementary, high school and university aged students. From 00:19:57 to 00:20:09 the tape is blank. From 00:20:09 to 01:01:17 the unnamed man interviews Dr. Jean [illegible] and Dr. Balderson on the teaching of home economics, family life and psychology. Track B begins continues the interview with Dr. Jean [illegible] and Dr. Balderson from 00:00:00 to 00:33:31.
Content for Track A begins at 00:00:31. From 00:00:31 to 00:02:49 an unnamed woman introduces the session. From 00:02:54 to 00:11:02 Chairwoman Dr. Theresea MacNeil (chair of the executive committee that planned the conference) Margaret Colpits [sp?] (coordinator of the conference) and Shirley Steele (Continuing Education, Mount Saint Vincent) make various announcements about the schedule and conference. From 00:11:02 to 29:17 groups present recommendations which concern women in a variety of ways. From 00:29:17 to 00:29:48 the tape is chatter and then blank. From 00:29:48 to 00:31:10 an unnamed woman introduces Margaret Colpits. Margaret Colpits discusses putting together the conference and introduces Sister Mary Albertus from 00:31:00 to 00:35:30. From 00:35:30 to 00:41:39 Sister Mary Albertus speaks about Women in Nova Scotia fulfilling their potential and discusses International Women's Year. From 00:41:30 to 00:43:38 Margaret Colpits speaks to the assistance from the province of Nova Scotia and introduces a representative of the premiere - Walter Fitzgerald, Minister of Labour and Housing. From 00:43:40 to 00:50:23 Walter Fitzgerald speaks about women in the workforce. From 00:50:23 to 00:52:11 Margaret Colpits introduces William C. Stewart from the federal department of manpower and immigration. William C. Stewart also discusses women in the workforce and there importance place in economic and social development from 00:52:11 to 01:02:06. From 01:02:06 to 01:04:35 Margaret Colpits introduces Dr. Katie Cooke who is the Chairman of the advisory council for the status of women). Dr. Cooke moderates the panel which begins with a self-introduction from Dr. Jacques Goulet (professor of religious studies), Dr. Goulet also discusses his beliefs surrounding women at home from 01:05:40 to 01:17:01. From 01:17:20 to 01:25:31 Reverend Betty Griffiths (Shediac, New Brunswick) discusses women in the home and the home and mother as a focal point. Women in employment is presented on by Anne Patterson, the director of women's programs with the federal department of Manpower and Immigration from 01:26:33 to 01:35:47. George McCurdy, the director of the Nova Scotia human rights commission discusses women's rights from the perspective of their agency from 01:35:47 to 01:46:31. Joan MacLellan, municipal Councillor from East Hants discusses women in urban and rural communities from 01:49:27 to 01:59:23. From 02:00:00 to 02:04:06 Colleen Campbell discusses women and the improvement of the place of women in society. From 02:04:17 to 02:08:59 the panel takes questions and comments. Track B continues with the question and comment to the panel from 00:00:00 to 26:45.
This recording has two sides, Side A is a recording of a conference lecture by Donna Hunger which was part of the launch of the Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women. From 00:00:00 to 00:03:41 Ruth Jefferson, a Chaplain at Mount Saint Vincent introduces Donna Hunter, the Executive Director of the Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada, followed by applause. From 00:03:44 to 00:28:24 Donna Hunter who speaks about the church as an agent for social change. From 00:06:31 to 00:08:14 those in attendance discuss the question Hunter puts forth which is: what would they suggest if they were asked to present on the same subject. From 00:28:27 to 00:36:58 Jean Gordon, the President of the Inter-Church Council of Canada reflected on Hunters question, followed by a question period. From 00:37:59 to 00:44:41 Joyce Kennedy tells the attendees about the rest of their schedule. From 00:44:49 to 00:47:46 an unnamed woman welcomes attendees on the second day of the conference. Side B is a recording of a conference lecture given by Sister Veronica O'Reilly which was part of the launch of the Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women, on the second day of the conference. From 00:00:00 to 00:03:03 a choir preforms Come to the Water. From 00:03:04 to 00:05:30 a welcome and prayer is given by an unnamed woman followed by a moment of silence. From 00:05:31 to 16:53 the parable, The Naked Lady is read by Cherry Paris. From 00:17:03 to 00:18:50 those in attendance discuss the parable, it is too loud to make out any one distinct conversation. From 00:18:50 to 00:19:53 the woman who provided the initial welcome reflects on the parable. From 00:20:04 to 00:21:42 select verses from Come to the Water are preformed again. From 00:21:55 to 00:22:36 Jean Gordon, performed the welcome and Marta Condola [sp], the animator for the Inter-Church Council for Canada. From 00:22:37 to 00:25:08 Marta Condola presented Sister Veronica O'Reilley, followed by applause.From 00:25:09 to 00:47:10 Sister Veronica O'Reilley lectures on women's movements in the Christian Church.
This recording contains two sides. Side A is a continuation of Sister Veronica O'Reilley's lecture on women's movements in the Christian Church from Side B of MSVUA-AV-162A. Side B of this tape contains a recording from the second day of the conference which celebrates the launch of the Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women. This recording contains a lecture from Reverend Latonya Bynum Director of Women in Ministry of Christian Church Disciples of Christ. The lecture is on women sharing ministry with other women. On Side A from 00:00:00 to 00:32:03 is the rest of Sister Veronica O'Reilley's lecture, followed by applause. From 00:32:10 to 00:34:14 a question period follows. 00:34:15 to 00:35:55 Jean Gordon, the President of the Inter-Church Council of Canada reflects on Sister Veronica O'Reilley's lecture. 00:35:56 to 00:42:15 Joyce Kennedy makes announcements, gives thanks to sponsors and talks about changes to the schedule. From 00:42:12 to 00:46:47 an audience member makes a comment about the parable of the Naked Lady which begins another comment and question period. The questions are difficult to hear. From 00:46:47 to 00:47:29 is a part of an introduction to another part of the conference but is cut off. On Side B from 00:00:00 to 00:08:02 is the rest of the introduction begun on Side A. This introduction is for the reading of liturgies and prayer which were then given by Emma Miller, President of Maritime Conference UCW (United Church Women) and an unnamed women. From 00:08:02 to 00:09:17 the hymn Glory to God is performed. From 00:09:18 to 00:13:00 an unnamed woman introduced Latonya Byunm and the Christian Church Disciples of Christ. From 00:13:01 to 00:43:48 Latonya Byntum lectures on the topic of women sharing ministry with other women. From 00:14:40 to 00:15:35 attendees are invited to talk among themselves about women with whom they have had the opportunity to share ministry. It is too loud to make out any one conversation during this time. From 00:43:48 to 00:43:51 the tape is blank, cutting off the last few words of Latonya Byunm's lecture. From 00:43:51 to 00:47:28 applause is followed by comments and questions from the audience.
This recording contains only one side, which is a continuation of the question period which followed Latonya Bynum's lecture on Side B of MSVUA-AV-162B. From 00:00:00 to 00:10:58 attendees ask questions and comment on Bynum's lecture. From 00:10:58 to 00:11:31 an unnamed woman thanked Bynum. From 00:11:31 to 00:18:32 Joyce Kennedy talks about the schedule for the rest of the day and other housekeeping items.
This item is a recording of a wow meeting and is two tracks. Content begins on Track A at 00:04:30. The women at this meeting are not named and do not go by an agenda. It appears to be a planning meeting for a speakers series or conference. Content on Track B begins at 00:00:00 and appears to be a continuation of the same meeting.