Archives of the Agricultural Experience
Farm Women


Cigar box filled with documents

Farm Women

Women have played a prominent role in the agricultural history of Manitoba. The farm was one area where women were treated as equal partners, with their contribution both in the home and in the fields vital to the success of the operation. The Archives contains the farm diaries of Jennie Maud Little, Isabella Cooper Coates, and Lucy Spencer. The Spencer Family collection and The Robson Family collection includes some early photographs of farm women. The Janet McLaughlin collection contains the Gartmore Ladies' Club minute book covering 1948-1954. The E. Cora Hind collection contains clippings from her columns while she was Commercial and Agricultural Editor for the Winnipeg Free Press from 1937-1942.

Jennie Maude Little

Isabella Cooper Coates

Janet McLaughlin 

E. Cora Hind

Edna Robson

Lucy Spencer