Kay Rex fonds [sound recording]

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    • Kay Rex fonds
      Kay Rex fonds
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    44 audio cassettes (44 h).
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    Scope and content:
    Fonds consists of forty oral history interviews conducted by Kay Rex of and about former members of the Canadian Women's Press Club. These interviews were recorded by Ms. Rex during the research phase of her book No daughter of mine : the women and history of the Canadian Women's Press Club, 1904-1971.
    Biography/Administrative history:
    Rex, Kay: Kathleen (Kay) A. Rex, reporter and writer, was born in 1918, the daughter of Lionel and Grace Rex of Woodstock, Ontario. In 1941, after graduating from university, Rex began work with the Woodstock Sentinel, a local daily newspaper, moving to the Canadian Press (CP) in 1942, where she worked in various CP bureaus across the country including Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto. In 1953, Rex left the Canadian Press, thereafter gaining employment with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). In 1957 she began work as a freelance journalist, traveling first to Mexico City. In 1959 Rex joined the Globe and Mail where she worked until 1983. Her stories brought to the paper an early form of feminism, highlighting women¿s issues including poverty, daycare, immigration, health, employment and peace. Upon retirement from the Globe and Mail, Rex became president of the Toronto Branch of the Canadian Authors Association. Her retirement from journalism also allowed Rex to begin research on a history of the Canadian Women¿s Press Club of which she was a member. Published in 1995, No Daughter of Mine: The Women and History of the Canadian Women¿s Press Club, 1904-1971 tells the stories of the female journalists who were its members. Rex died on July 10, 2006 in Toronto at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her parents, Kay Rex is survived by her youngest brother Kenneth Rex.
    Finding aid:
    (Paper) See audio-visual collection file for some transcripts.

    Additional information:
    General Note:
    Received from Kay Rex in 1996.
    Varying form of title:
    No daughter of mine : the women and history of the Canadian Women's Press Club 1904-1971
    Related control no.:
    1997-0295 MISA
    2958 (1996-12-12)
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    Reproduction and use in any for requires the written permission of Kay Rex, the copyright holder. There are no interview restrictions.

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