Josie Conway Collection - NJSN_AC-012 1961 - 2006

By: Josephine (Josie) Grace Conway Ms, 1920 - 2007Series: SERIES LIST: 1. Abortion; Series 2. Women's organisations; Series 3. Health; Series 4. Women, violence and sexuality; Series 5. Women and work; Series 6. Women, discrimination, politics, law; Series 7. Religion; Series 8. Women and culture; Series 9. Women's issues; Series 10. Personal papersDescription: 1.62 linear metres; Paper, cd; 9 x (H)25cm x (W)18cm x (D)40cm Nil 9 x type 1 Archive boxes; 9 x 0.18 cm standard archive boxesContent type: Media type: Carrier type: Subject(s): Josephine Grace Conway | Women's rights – Australia Activists – Australia Feminists - AustraliaOnline resources: Online resource Production credits: CS on 27.05.2015Summary: ADMINISTRATIVE OR BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY: Josephine (Josie) Grace Coleman was born in 1920 and died in 2007. Josie was a feminist activist who made a difference to the lives of women living in New South Wales' Hunter Valley District for over thirty years. Best known for her long term involvement in the Right to Choose Abortion Coalition, she was active in the Women's Electoral Lobby, the Hunter Valley Home-Birth Group, Women's Action against Global Violence, the Union of Australian Women, Jobs for Women and the Women's Action Group. Reference: Website of The Australian Women's Register: Josephine Conway, 1920-2007; accessed 13.5.15. This collection reflects Josie's practical political activism and social engagement with many issues affecting the lives of Australian women. 'This was a woman who made an art form of persistence. She was radical to the end. “Don’t Ever Give Up” was on one of her handouts. Till her dying days politicians and community leaders still received regular missives.' Reference: Josie's Story: Jude Conway, p64, 1997-2008.
List(s) this item appears in: Women's Electoral Lobby: Stage 6 History Women's Movements
Holdings
Item type Current library Call number Status Date due Barcode
Archives - Collection Archives - Collection
Compartment 2/Bay 13/Shelf 1/Position 1 to Shelf 2/Position 4 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available for reference in the library

BOX 1

Series 1 Abortion

1 1961-79
2 1980-82
3 1983-85
4 1986-88
5 1988
6 1988-89
7 1990-94


BOX 2

8 1995-96
9 1997-2006
10 undated, c1970s-2005
11 contact lists 1973-2005
12 NFAW JC Fund 1990-2005

Series 2 Women's organisations

13 Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL) Australia 1978-99
14 WEL (NSW) 1973-79
15 WEL (NSW) 1980-88
16 WEL (NSW) 1993-2004
17 WEL logos; Josie’s ideas 1983-85
18 WEL fundraising kit; Josie’s ideas 1992-2000
19 WEL (Qld) 1985-86, 1997
20 WEL (Vic) 1991-2004

BOX 3

21 WEL (Newcastle) 1975-83
22 WEL (Newcastle) 1984-93
23 WEL (Newcastle) 1994-2004
24 National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) (National) 1989-2003
25 National Foundation for Australian Women (NSW) 1990-96
26 National Foundation for Australian Women (Hunter Region) 1989-1997
27 National Foundation for Australian Women (JC WEL Trust Fund) 1995-2001
28 Older Women’s Network (NSW) 1989-2006
29 Older Women’s Network (Newcastle) 1993-2003
30 Sydney Women’s Liberation 1975-99
31 International Women’s Development Agency 1995-99
32 Jessie Street National Women’s Library 1992-2006

BOX 4

33 Working Women’s Centre (Hunter) 1975-95
34 Newcastle Women’s Resource Centre [proposed] 1981-86
35 Support of Feminist Truths 1983-84
36 Women’s Information Service Newcastle 1983-90
37 Business & Professional Women’s Club Newcastle 1985-98; Hunter Business Women’s Network 1995-96
38 Hunter Women’s Centre 2000-06
39 International Women’s Day 1973-83
40 International Women’s Day 1983-84
41 International Women’s Day 1985
42 International Women’s Day 1986-88
43 International Women’s Day 1989-94
44 International Women’s Day 1996-2003
45 International Women’s Day undated

BOX 5

Series 3 Health

46 Women’s Health Centres & women’s health 1975-88
47 Women’s Health Centres & women’s health 1989-2005
48 Leichhardt Women’s Health Centre 1978-2003
49 Sexual health c1976- c1994
50 Pregnancy & childbirth 1977-89
51 Pregnancy & childbirth 1990-2006
52 Hunter Valley Homebirth Group and homebirth generally 1978-2006
53 Hunter health issues c1977-1991
54 Medical Consumers Association NSW; Hunter Urban Network for Consumers of Healthcare (HUNCH) 1995-1998
55 Nurses c1974-2006
56 Glaucoma & Macular degeneration 1985-2005
57 Immunisation; Australian Vaccination Network c1986-2007
58 Natural medicine 1975-2007
59 Health sundry c1978-2004
60 Women with disability 1995


BOX 6

Series 4 Women, violence and sexuality

61 Domestic violence 1975-99
62 Domestic violence 1999-2006
63 Violence in the Family seminar, Newcastle 1982
64 Sexual assault 1974-2006
65 Rape Crisis Centre Sydney 1970s-2004
66 Women’s refuges 1970s-2007
67 ‘Reclaim the Night’ 1984-99
68 Women’s self-defence 1970s-2003
69 Child sexual assault 1970s-2001
70 Victims of Crime Assistance League 1996-2007
71 Prostitution 1977-1996
72 Gays & lesbians 1969-2005


Series 5 Women and work

73 Women & work 1976-83
74 Women & work 1984-2003 BOX 7

Series 6 Women, discrimination, politics, law

75 Women & insurance 1973-77
76 Marital property laws 1975-85
77 National Women’s Advisory Council, Office of the Status of Women, UN Decade for Women 1975-2003
78 Discrimination & affirmative action – Federal issues & action 1980-2006
79 NSW Women’s Advisory Council, Department for Women 1979-2004
80 NSW Anti-Discrimination Board c1984-2001
81 Women, police & prisons c1975-2002
82 Women & the law 1975-99
83 Law 1974-99
84 Women & the ALP 1975-2005
85 Women & politics 1975-2003
86 Voter Lobby/Fair Go 1989-2005

Series 7 Religion

87 Women & Christian churches c1979-c2003
88 Fred Nile 1977-2007
89 YWCA Newcastle c1986-87
90 Women, spirituality, witchcraft c1985-2004
91 Non-Christian faiths 1995-2005
92 Freedom from Religion foundation (USA) 2003

BOX 8

Series 8 Women and culture

93 Women & the arts 1977-97
94 Women & Arts Festival, Lower Hunter, 1982
95 Feminist Bookshop, books 1975-2003
96 Women & media 1975-2006
97 Women & film 1978-95
98 Women & theatre 1981-99
99 Women & music 1980s
100 Feminist songs, jokes, badges

Series 9 Women's issues

101 Family planning 1960s-1996
102 Marriage & families 1975-99
103 Child care 1978-2003
104 Sole parents 1987-91
105 Women’s services (other than health) 1980s
106 Older women c1980-2007
107 Newcastle women 1978-2004
108 Women in the USA 1982-84, 2000
109 Women's issues 1969-2006


BOX 9

110 Education 1972-2005
111 Environment 1979-2005
112 Housing 1970s
113 Indigenous issues 1975-2004
114 Peace & disarmament 1973-1985

Series 10 Personal papers

115 Address & contact book c1974-c2007; Record of borrowings & sales 1981-1991
116 Stickers & badges
117 Women’s Archives (Canberra) correspondence 1983-1986
118 Photographs 1985-2004 – removed for sorting and describing
119 “A Conversation with Josie Conway”, Hunter Women’s Centre CD 2006
120 Nursing Home diary 2006-2007 (original & transcription by son John)
121 Sources and notes to J Conway Collection
122 Story of Josephine Conway: Jude Conway, 2008.

RESTRICTIONS ON PUBLICATION:

Library permission required and acknowledgement to be given

RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS:

Available for research; not for loan

CS on 27.05.2015

ADMINISTRATIVE OR BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY:
Josephine (Josie) Grace Coleman was born in 1920 and died in 2007. Josie was a feminist activist who made a difference to the lives of women living in New South Wales' Hunter Valley District for over thirty years. Best known for her long term involvement in the Right to Choose Abortion Coalition, she was active in the Women's Electoral Lobby, the Hunter Valley Home-Birth Group, Women's Action against Global Violence, the Union of Australian Women, Jobs for Women and the Women's Action Group. Reference: Website of The Australian Women's Register: Josephine Conway, 1920-2007; accessed 13.5.15.
This collection reflects Josie's practical political activism and social engagement with many issues affecting the lives of Australian women. 'This was a woman who made an art form of persistence. She was radical to the end. “Don’t Ever Give Up” was on one of her handouts. Till her dying days politicians and community leaders still received regular missives.' Reference: Josie's Story: Jude Conway, p64, 1997-2008.

RESTRICTIONS ON REPRODUCTION

Library permission and acknowledgement is required to copy material for research purposes.

SOURCE OF ACQUISITION

Jude Conway: 1997-2008

METHOD OF ACQUISITION

Deed of gift

DATE OF ACQUISITION

1999-2008

ACCESSION NUMBERS

1999/9; 2000/109; 2000/112; 2002/15; 2008/4

EXTENT

1.62 linear metres in 9 x standard archive boxes

INFORMATION RELATING TO COPYRIGHT STATUS

Copyright belongs to Jessie Street National Women's Library

LANGUAGE NOTE

English

OWNERSHIP & CUSTODIAL HISTORY

Ownership transferred to JSNWL by Deed of Gift

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