Excerpted from the introduction and description in The Women’s Kit.
“The Women’s Kit is a cardboard box full of materials (pamphlets, records, posters, postcards, newspaper reprints, biographies, short stories, poems, drawings, plays, filmstrips, photographs, slides, historical documents, collages, etc. ) which are all directly or indirectly about women and their socialization. There are roughly 150 items in the Kit, and it weights about 20 pounds. The materials were produced and collected over the period of a year.
… The Kit, then, represents an attempt to meet a widespread need for more materials on women. It also represents an outgrowth of ongoing research conducted by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) into multimedia kits as a learning tool.
During the year 1973-74, 170 of these kits were distributed to high schools and community colleges (mostly in Ontario) for field testing and evaluation. An additional 20 kits were made available on a one-month loan basis and these were circulated to another 200 schools and community groups.”
For additional background information and links, visit also The Women’s Kit website.