Fonds MSS 383, EL 37, TC 160 (A.11-27) - Sally Papso fonds

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Sally Papso fonds

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CA UMASC MSS 383, EL 37, TC 160 (A.11-27)

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0.05 m of textual records (1 binder).
1 USB memory stick of electronic records.
0.1 m of audio records (11 audiocassette tapes).

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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.

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.

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.

Custodial history

The records were donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Sally Papso in April 2011.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of the 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.

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The records were donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Sally Papso in April 2011.


The textual material (1 binder) has been placed with the small collections.

The electronic portion of these records (one USB memory stick) have been separated and placed with the electronic collection.

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  • English

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No restrictions on access.

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Users must abide by relevant copyright legislation.

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An online finding aid is available at the link below:

MSS 383, EL 37, TC 160 (A.11-27)

Associated 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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No further accruals are expected.

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November 2014 - Textual records (binder) and Electronic Records (USB) are shelved with small collections.

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Finding aid and description encoded in October 2012 by Marta Dabros.
General note - current location of textual records and electronic records added by Andrea Martin - November 2014

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  • English

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