Sally Papso:

An Inventory of her records at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Marta Dabros
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
(October 2012)

Finding aid encoded by Marta Dabros (October 2012)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba
330 Elizabeth Dafoe LibraryWinnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

Creator:
Sally Papso

Title:
Sally Papso fonds

Dates:
2006-2011

Quantity:
5 cm of textual records, 1 USB memory stick of electronic records, 10 cm of audio records (11 audiocassette tapes)

Identification:
MSS 383, EL 37, TC 160 A.11-27

English

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Biography of Sally Papso

Sally Papso was born in Comox, British Columbia, in 1942. She retired from the public service sector in 2004. She then enrolled in oral history studies at the University of Winnipeg and became a freelance community oral historian. In 2007, she was contracted to develop and complete for archival readiness an oral history project with the Manitoba Provincial Council of Women Inc. She has also completed oral history projects for a number of private families.

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Sally holds a B A in Sociology from the University of Winnipeg, and a pre masters in Educational Psychology from the University of Manitoba. She is presently (2012) doing coursework in the Department of History at the University of Winnipeg, with the possible aim of completing a Master of Arts in History, specializing in oral and community histories.

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Prior to becoming an oral historian, Sally worked for 30 years with the Manitoba Provincial government as a professional youth counselor, supervisor and teacher in juvenile corrections. She also operated her own private practice as a feminist counselor for 18 years, working with groups and individuals from a wide and diverse population. Her areas of expertise were primarily specific to domestic violence, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse. She also ran training workshops on these topics, and co-facilitated group sessions with men who batter. In addition, she provided crisis phone counseling, and sexual assault crisis counseling at a crisis centre in Winnipeg.

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Her most recent project, “Born Between the Wars: Growing Up Lesbian in Manitoba Before and After WW II: An Oral History,” was completed in January 2011. This project evolved out of her own consciousness as a lesbian feminist social and political activist in both the women’s and the lesbian and gay communities of Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was interested in the cohort of lesbians born in the late 1920s and early 1930s because of the dearth of research, documents, written text, or personal accounts about growing up lesbian in Manitoba during that period. The stories of these women had been left out of Manitoba’s history. Believing this to be a sad oversight, she has now written their accounts into history. Their stories are important because they tell a part of the history of the building of the lesbian community in Manitoba. They are part of the living experience that has led to eventual lesbian liberation.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consists of audiocassette recordings, as well as typed transcripts and tape summaries, of the oral history project titled "Born Between the Wars: Growing up Lesbian in Manitoba Before and After WW II. An Oral History". Interviews were conducted with Anne Hiebert, Jane Smith (pseudonym), Ruth Sells, Pearl Wylie, Margaret Gunn, and Marianne (AKA Marion) Clemens between 2006 and 2009 and donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in April 2011.

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access.

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Restrictions on Use

Users must abide by relevant copyright legislation.

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Related Materials

Manitoba Gay and Lesbian Archives (Mss 42, PC 292, TC 156 [A.08-67, A.09-28, A.10-31, A.11-09])

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Detailed Description of the Collection

"BORN BETWEEN THE WARS: WOMEN WHO GREW UP LESBIAN IN MANITOBA BEFORE AND AFTER WW II. AN ORAL HISTORY" Transcripts and tape summaries. Table of Contents Section 1: Introduction, Project Summary, and Acknowledgements Section- 2: Interview List and Item Inventory Section 3: Interview Summaries Section 4: Written Transcripts Section 5: Agreement Forms, Consent Forms, and Biographical Sheet [ 2006-2011 ]

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EL 37 - ELECTRONIC RECORDS 2006-2011

Memory stick contains electronic version of records in binder, including interview transcripts and tape summaries.

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TC 160 - TAPE COLLECTION 2006-2009
BoxFolder
11 Growing Up Lesbian in Manitoba Before and After WW II - Oral history interview - Hiebert, Anne. Tape 1 of 2. 12 November 2006
2 Growing Up Lesbian in Manitoba Before and After WW II - Oral history interview - Hiebert, Anne. Tape 2 of 2. 12 November 2006
3 Growing Up Lesbian in Manitoba Before and After WW II - Oral history interview - Smith, Jane (Pseudonym). Tape1 of 2. 23 November 2006
4 Growing Up Lesbian in Manitoba Before and After WW II - Oral history interview - Smith, Jane (Pseudonym). Tape 2 of 2. 23 November 2006
5 Growing Up Lesbian in Manitoba Before and After WW II - Oral history interview - Sells, Ruth. Tape 1 of 2. 19 April 2007
6 Growing Up Lesbian in Manitoba Before and After WW II - Oral history interview - Sells, Ruth. Tape 2 of 2. 19 April 2007
7 Growing Up Lesbian in Manitoba Before and After WW II - Oral history interview - Wylie, Pearl. 5 March 2007
8 Growing Up Lesbian in Manitoba Before and After WW II - Oral history interview - Gunn, Margaret (Margo). 5 March 2007
9 Growing Up Lesbian in Manitoba Before and After WW II - Oral history interview - Wylie, Pearl; and Gunn, Margaret (Margo). 28 June 2007
10 Growing Up Lesbian in Manitoba Before and After WW II - Oral history interview - Clemens, Marianne (Marion). Tape 1 of 2. 15 August 2009
11 Growing Up Lesbian in Manitoba Before and After WW II - Oral history interview - Clemens, Marianne (Marion). Tape 2 of 2. 15 August 2009

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