Fonds P161 - Katherine Waters fonds

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Katherine Waters fonds

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P161

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  • 1969-1982 (Creation)
    Creator
    Waters, Katherine E.

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8 cm of textual records

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(1962-1996)

Biographical history

Following elementary and secondary education under the Religious Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Montreal, Katherine Waters studied English at McGill University and then at Oxford University. In 1962 she became the first woman hired to teach at Loyola College. After its merger in 1974 with Sir George Williams University to form Concordia University, she continued teaching English at Concordia. She was active in university and feminist politics. She was one of the founders of Concordia University's Simone de Beauvoir Institute. She was intensely and continuously involved in university political and service work for many years. She retired in 1996.

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The fonds has materials on the Santhanam Affair, on the debate over non-renewal of academic contracts, and on the pension plan for former Loyola College faculty and staff.

It consists of reports, press releases, clippings, and correspondence.

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The documents were donated to the Concordia University Archives by Katherine Waters in 2001.

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  • English

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Some of the clippings are in the form of photocopies.

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