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Marianne (Marika) Ainley fonds Science and Technology
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"More Than Just Numbers" material

File contains material from a "More Than Just Numbers" conference on women in engineering held in Fredericton, New Brunswick from May 10-12, 1995. File consists of a directory of delegates; the papers and initiatives presented at the con...

Articles and other material

File consists of academic and non-academic articles by Peta Tancred and others; a draft manuscript by Ainley, entitled, "Feminist Perspectives on Women, Science and Engineering in Canada"; correspondence; a description of the context of ...

Articles and other material

File consists of photocopies of newspaper articles on Alice Turner and minority women scientists and photocopies of archival material related to teaching.

Articles and other material

File consists of a paper presented at the 6th Interdisciplinary Congress on Women in Adelaide, Australia in 1996 by Rajendra Prasad Jaiswal, entitled, "Sex Discrimination and Status of Women in Science and Engineering Professions in India&quo...

Articles on women in academia

File consists of two articles: "Women Becoming Professional Scholars: Historians and Physicists" and "The Early History of Women in University Physics: A Toronto Case Study."

Articles, proposals and other material

File consists of draft proposals, schedules and group assignment information relating to graduate teaching in New Zealand; a notice about changes to internet service at the University of Northern British Columbia; articles on historiography, metho...

Background articles and other material

File consists of articles on women working in science and academia, including Ainley's article, "Louise de Kiriline Lawrence (1894-1992) and the World of Nature: A Tribute"; notes; a list of biologists, some of whom Ainley interview...

Blank consent forms

File consists of a covering letter for potential interviewees detailing Ainley's background, previous research and the "Critical Turning Points" research. File also contains blank interview consent forms.


Series consists of personal and professional correspondence between Ainley and colleagues, friends, family, and acquaintances. Correspondence includes handwritten and typescript letters, postcards, Birthday cards, and Christmas cards.

Correspondence and other material

File consists of correspondence between Ainley and IIona Schaulfer; short biographies of Monique Frize and Elsie Gregory MacGill; and a description of Alison Bowe's research project on female engineering graduates from Queen's University...

Correspondence and other material

File consists of correspondence relating to questions to be asked to interview participants; requests for information about women engineers; and other material providing background information on the demographics of engineering from professional a...

Course notes, proceedings and other material

File consists of excerpts of course notes from Ainley's courses, Gender 707: Feminist Perspectives on Science and Technology and Women's Studies 403: Science, Technology and Women's Lives; the proceedings from Ainley's presenta...

Creating complicated lives

Subseries documents the research for Ainley's monograph, originally titled, "Overlooked Dimensions: Women and Scientific Work at Canadian Universities, 1884-1980." The monograph draws on research from previous research projects and ...

Electronic records

Series contains material relating to Ainley's personal projects and research and professional projects. The material consists of transcribed copies of Ainley's early articles; drafts of sections, notes, research material and corresponden...

Funding applications

Subseries consists of Dr. Ainley's requests for funding for a variety of projects throughout her career. Most of Ainley's research was funded through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants but she also applied...

ISB seminar

Item the first part of a presentation on the history of women in science and includes a question and answer section.

ISB seminar

Item the second part of a presentation on the history of women in science, which includes a question and answer section.


Item is an episode of the CBC Radio one program, "Ideas," on literary biographers and the process of writing biographies.

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