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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1978
Scope and Content
File consists of the umpiring schedule, a league standings list, a list of teams and associated managers, and a CGSL badge for 1978. File also includes a letter of congratulations from Reuben (Mark) Brown to Jack [Brannigan], and two magazines featuring the 1978 Gay World Series.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1978
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
1
File Number
2014-121/01(01)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the umpiring schedule, a league standings list, a list of teams and associated managers, and a CGSL badge for 1978. File also includes a letter of congratulations from Reuben (Mark) Brown to Jack [Brannigan], and two magazines featuring the 1978 Gay World Series.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1979
Scope and Content
File consists of CGSL year-end batting averages for 1979, minutes of the CGSL Executive meetings, badges for 1979, a ticket for the “Ball 1” [event?] at 519 Church St., Toronto, and two editions of the Milwaukee Calendar for 1979.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1979
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
1
File Number
2014-121/01(02)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of CGSL year-end batting averages for 1979, minutes of the CGSL Executive meetings, badges for 1979, a ticket for the “Ball 1” [event?] at 519 Church St., Toronto, and two editions of the Milwaukee Calendar for 1979.
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Open
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File
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All-star selection Committee. Memoranda

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1979
Scope and Content
File consists of memo regarding selection of all-star team members for the Canada Cup and an associated expense list.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1979
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
1
File Number
1983-119/01(24)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of memo regarding selection of all-star team members for the Canada Cup and an associated expense list.
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Open
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File
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Blue t-shirt - "T.B.A." (front) "CGSL Champs 1978" (back)

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1978
Scope and Content
1 garment (t-shirt)
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Object
Date Range
1978
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
12
File Number
2014-121/09(16)
Physical Description
T-shirt
Scope and Content
1 garment (t-shirt)
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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Brown t-shirt with bowling logo - "1978-1979 S.L.Y+I All Stars"

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1978
Scope and Content
1 garment (t-shirt)
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Object
Date Range
1978
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
12
File Number
2014-121/09(26)
Physical Description
T-shirt
Scope and Content
1 garment (t-shirt)
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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Burgundy t-shirt - "EIKON" (front) "4" (back)

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
[1979]
Scope and Content
1 garment (t-shirt)
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Object
Date Range
[1979]
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
12
File Number
2014-121/10(40)
Physical Description
T-shirt
Scope and Content
1 garment (t-shirt)
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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Button Badges 1978-1980

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1978-1980
Scope and Content
The file consists of 4 button badges, “C.G.S.L. Canada Cup, 1980, Toronto”; white on green, 5.5 cm in diameter, 1 button badge, “All the way, T.B.A. 1978”; black on white, 6.5 cm in diameter, 1 button badge, “We [heart] Rusty Nail, 1980 Toronto”; red on white, 5.5 cm in diameter.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Object
Date Range
1978-1980
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
13
File Number
2014-121/14(02)
Physical Description
4 button badges
Scope and Content
The file consists of 4 button badges, “C.G.S.L. Canada Cup, 1980, Toronto”; white on green, 5.5 cm in diameter, 1 button badge, “All the way, T.B.A. 1978”; black on white, 6.5 cm in diameter, 1 button badge, “We [heart] Rusty Nail, 1980 Toronto”; red on white, 5.5 cm in diameter.
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Open
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File
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Button Badges and Patches 1979

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1979
Scope and Content
The file consists of 6 button badges and 2 patches. Includes 3 button badges, “Another hit, Canada Cup, Toronto, 1979, C.G.S.L.”; two red on white, one black on white, 6.5 cm in diameter, 1 button badge, “I’m a saloon supporter”; white on green with image of a jock strap, 5.5 cm in diameter, 1 butt…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Object
Date Range
1979
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
13
File Number
2014-121/14(01)
Physical Description
6 button badges 2 patches
Scope and Content
The file consists of 6 button badges and 2 patches. Includes 3 button badges, “Another hit, Canada Cup, Toronto, 1979, C.G.S.L.”; two red on white, one black on white, 6.5 cm in diameter, 1 button badge, “I’m a saloon supporter”; white on green with image of a jock strap, 5.5 cm in diameter, 1 button badge, “1979 ICAU Rusty Nail Softball Champions”; red on white, 5.5 cm in diameter, 1 button badge, “1979 Gay World Series, Y’all come back Saloon Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Wisc.”; black on white, 5.5 cm in diameter, 2 patches, “Milwaukee S.S.B.L. World Series III, 1979, Wisconsin”; black on white, 7.5 cm in diameter.
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Open
Description Level
File
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Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1977-2014
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records created by the CGSL executive committee. The fonds includes textual records created by the CGSL executive committee regarding the organization of regular-season softball games, social events and post-season tournaments. Records include meeting minutes, election materia…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Graphic material
Object
Moving image
Date Range
1977-2014
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Creator
Cabbagetown Group Softball League
Fonds Number
F0036
Language
English
Physical Description
90 cm of textual records ca. 300 photographs : col.; 4 x 6 cm or larger ca. 120 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm 13 posters : 61 x 38 cm or smaller 1 banner : 55 X 90.5 cm 2 film reels of moving images (32 min) : nitrate, original, 24 fps, col., sd. 3 DVDs of moving images (48 min) : digital, col., si. 4 VHS of moving images (duration unknown) 3 CD-ROMs : 500 MB, 135 textual files, 219 jpegs 64 garments (29 t-shirts, 27 jerseys, 4 caps, 2 jackets, 1 sweatshirt, 1 muscle shirt) 52 objects (9 awards, 6 medallions, 32 button badges, 4 patches, 1 pin)
Extent
.9 m
Physical Condition
In Series 10: CGSL Photos & Event Guest Books, many colour photographs are fused together and require conservation.
History / Biographical
The Cabbagetown Group Softball League (CGSL) was officially founded in 1977 by a group of baseball enthusiasts who had gathered to play in an informal fashion at the Riverdale baseball diamond since 1975. They organized with the mandate to provide an opportunity for members of the gay community and their supporters to play softball in a competitive and open atmosphere, free from discrimination on the basis of age, race, physical ability and sexual orientation. For this reason, the founding members wanted the league to be managed by the members themselves and to be free from commercial sponsorship which might lead to valuing of athletic skill over free participation. It was also a founding ideal that the league would have no political affiliation. The league originally comprised four teams and followed the rules published by the Canadian Amateur Softball Association (Softball Canada). In 1978, the league seems to have been briefly known as the “Cabbagetown Professional Group Softball League”. In that same year, the number of teams increased to eight and the CGSL held the first Canada Cup tournament, hosting teams from New York and Milwaukee. The Canada Cup became an annual tournament held every July, with teams from across Canada and the United States taking part. In 1979, the league’s first constitution was published, which stipulated that any changes had to be ratified by a majority vote of two-thirds of its members. In 1980, the constitution was challenged by some members who proposed making the league more competitive. The proposition failed to win sufficient support and a number of members left to found the Riverdale Softball League (RSL). That year, the CGSL was a founding member of the North American Gay Alliance, later known as the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA), which qualified the league to take part in the annual Gay World Series organized under their aegis. The CGSL was elected to host the 5th annual Gay World Series in Toronto in August of 1981, better known as “Series V”. That year, they began following the rules of the American Softball Association to facilitate cross-border participation at tournaments. In 1982 the league voted to allow commercial sponsorship of teams due to the rising costs of tournament organization. In 1983 the RSL disbanded and its members joined the CGSL. Shortly thereafter, in order to accommodate the varying wishes of members, two tiers of teams were created, one recreational and the other competitive. By the late 1990s, there was a separate women’s division in the league. In 2000, the CGSL hosted Gay World Series in Toronto, better known as “Series 2000”. In addition to playing softball, the league organizes annual events, including awards banquets and social gatherings. The league is also active in charity fundraising. The CGSL hosts an annual Christmas party where donations of cash and toys are collected to be distributed through The 519 Church Street Community Centre.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records created by the CGSL executive committee. The fonds includes textual records created by the CGSL executive committee regarding the organization of regular-season softball games, social events and post-season tournaments. Records include meeting minutes, election materials, team schedules, correspondence, financial information, posters, photographs and moving images. The majority of the records pertain to the activities carried out in Toronto, but some of the records pertain to tournaments held throughout the United States.
Storage Location
1983-001/01-02 : 5.5.8 1989-059/01 : 7.4.6 2011-081/03 : 7.4.5 2011-081/01-02 : 7.4.3 2014-121/01, 04-05, 07, 14 : 7.4.6 2014-121/02-03, 06, 08 : 7.4.5 2014-121/9, 11 : 7.4.4 2014-121/10 : 7.4.3 2014-121/12 : 7.8.1
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access.
Conservation
In most cases, original file folders were removed and replaced with archival quality file folders. In some cases, plastic binders were removed and contents inserted into folders. In all cases, original titles were retained wherever possible.
Arrangement
Original order was retained. Fonds has been arranged into thirteen series: 1-CGSL Executive Committee records 2-CGSL Constitution 3-CGSL Historical Summaries 4-CGSL Newsletters 5-CGSL Canada Cup records 6-CGSL World Series Committee records 7-CGSL Team-specific records 8-CGSL Records concerning the Riverdale Softball League 9-CGSL Records concerning the Toronto Sports Alliance 10-CGSL Photos & Event Guest Books 11-CGSL Awards 12-CGSL Team uniforms and 13-CGSL Button Badges
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
1983-118, 1983-119, 1989-059, 2011-081, 2014-121
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1978
Scope and Content
File consists of copy of an article about the Canada Cup, written by Neil Alan Marks, “On the Underground Railroad to Cabbagetown” Gaysweek (21 August 1978), 11, 19.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1978
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
5
File Number
2014-121/12(03)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of copy of an article about the Canada Cup, written by Neil Alan Marks, “On the Underground Railroad to Cabbagetown” Gaysweek (21 August 1978), 11, 19.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
Less detail
Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1979
Scope and Content
File consists of 1 reel of Super 8 film (16 min., 24 fps) within a turquoise case. Label is marked with title: “Canada Cup” and is annotated “Original”. A notation marked on a piece of masking tape reads “Mwkee final”.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Moving image
Date Range
1979
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
6
File Number
2014-121/01F
Physical Description
Super 8 film
Scope and Content
File consists of 1 reel of Super 8 film (16 min., 24 fps) within a turquoise case. Label is marked with title: “Canada Cup” and is annotated “Original”. A notation marked on a piece of masking tape reads “Mwkee final”.
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Open
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File
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Canada Cup Invitational Softball Tournament 1979

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1979, 2006
Scope and Content
File consists of 1 DVD entitled “Canada Cup Invitational Softball Tournament 1979” / Toronto : Green Man Video Productions, containing moving images which were transferred from the original Super 8 reels in 2006. Note that although no sound is discernible, the originals must have had sound, as Kevi…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Moving image
Date Range
1979, 2006
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
6
File Number
2014-121/03F
Physical Description
DVD
Scope and Content
File consists of 1 DVD entitled “Canada Cup Invitational Softball Tournament 1979” / Toronto : Green Man Video Productions, containing moving images which were transferred from the original Super 8 reels in 2006. Note that although no sound is discernible, the originals must have had sound, as Kevin Smith is given credit for sound and narration in the closing credits. The film (10.51 min., 605 MB) provides a view of Toronto attractions and the CGSL as a well-organized softball league. Footage shows the CN Tower, City Hall, the Eaton’s Centre, restaurants and bars on Church and Yonge Streets, the Riverdale baseball diamond, Canada Cup games and an awards banquet held at the now defunct Katrina’s Club on St Joseph Street, at which the Nylons performed.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1978
Scope and Content
File consists of season schedule and contact list for Teams A, B, C, D.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1978
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
1
File Number
1989-059/01(01)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of season schedule and contact list for Teams A, B, C, D.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1978
Scope and Content
File consists of season schedule, playoff schedule, newsletter, membership application form for the New York Wrestling Club, and a guide to the fundamentals of baseball.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1978
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
1
File Number
1989-059/01(02)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of season schedule, playoff schedule, newsletter, membership application form for the New York Wrestling Club, and a guide to the fundamentals of baseball.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
Less detail
Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1979
Scope and Content
File consists of season schedule, flyer for a “Meet the Mustangs” social event, copy of the constitution, proposal for changing the constitution, minutes from an Open Forum meeting, minutes from the annual meeting, notice for the 1979 awards banquet, notice for year-end executive election.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1979
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
1
File Number
1989-059/01(03)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of season schedule, flyer for a “Meet the Mustangs” social event, copy of the constitution, proposal for changing the constitution, minutes from an Open Forum meeting, minutes from the annual meeting, notice for the 1979 awards banquet, notice for year-end executive election.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1978-1999
Scope and Content
Series consists of nine awards and six medallions for the CGSL, CGSL teams or individual team players, awarded for either regular-season play, for participation in particular tournaments or for community spirit.
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1978-1999
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
11
Physical Description
9 awards : 21 cm or smaller 6 medallions: 4 cm in diameter
Scope and Content
Series consists of nine awards and six medallions for the CGSL, CGSL teams or individual team players, awarded for either regular-season play, for participation in particular tournaments or for community spirit.
Related Material
Related objects are found in accession 1986-009 [a medal awarded by the CGSL donated by James Andrew Fraser].
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Series
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CGSL Canada Cup Records

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1978-2011
Scope and Content
Series consists of records regarding to the annual softball tournament known as the Canada Cup that began in 1978 and includes newspaper articles, commemorative programs and two posters. The programs from the earliest years of the tournament are lacking. Programs generally include greetings from th…
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1978-2011
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
5
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records 2 posters : 53 x 39 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of records regarding to the annual softball tournament known as the Canada Cup that began in 1978 and includes newspaper articles, commemorative programs and two posters. The programs from the earliest years of the tournament are lacking. Programs generally include greetings from the league commissioner and local politicians, game schedules, event listings, tournament rules, the lyrics to the American and Canadian National Anthems and advertisements from local businesses. The poster advertises Canada Cup’87.
Related Material
Related textual materials including a copy of the souvenir program for Canada Cup 1990, located in the Vertical Files Collection, file entitled “Cabbagetown Group Softball League”. Related moving image materials found in accession 1996-058 [one VHS videocassette recording Canada Cup 1982]. Related graphic materials found in accession numbers 1989-101 [Canada Cup posters], 1989-293 [Poster for Canada Cup 82], 1989-295 [Poster for Canada Cup 88], 1989-308 [Poster for Night of 1000 Stars fundraiser], 1989-458 [Poster for Grab your wiener Canada Cup dance], 1989-586 [Poster for Canada Cup 89], 1989-627 [Poster for Canada Cup 1979].
Description Level
Series
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1978
Scope and Content
File consists of a trophy style award, 21 cm high; it is topped by silver-painted, bat-wielding figurine; the body is decorated with blue metallic inlay and crown; the white marble base bears a silver plaque inscribed with the award title and recipient name, Jack Brannigan.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Object
Date Range
1978
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
11
File Number
2014-121/08(01)
Physical Description
Trophy
Scope and Content
File consists of a trophy style award, 21 cm high; it is topped by silver-painted, bat-wielding figurine; the body is decorated with blue metallic inlay and crown; the white marble base bears a silver plaque inscribed with the award title and recipient name, Jack Brannigan.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
Less detail
Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1979-1996
Scope and Content
Series consists of draft and final copies of the CGSL constitution as well as correspondence with league members, meeting minutes and memos regarding constitutional changes.
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1979-1996
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
2
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of draft and final copies of the CGSL constitution as well as correspondence with league members, meeting minutes and memos regarding constitutional changes.
Description Level
Series
Less detail
Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1979-1996
Scope and Content
File consists of draft and final copies of the CGSL constitution created and emended between 1979 and 1996. Two additional undated versions may be later in date. File also includes minutes of the Constitution Committee, minutes of the CGSL Open Forum and a related membership notice.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1979-1996
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
2
File Number
2014-121/04(18)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of draft and final copies of the CGSL constitution created and emended between 1979 and 1996. Two additional undated versions may be later in date. File also includes minutes of the Constitution Committee, minutes of the CGSL Open Forum and a related membership notice.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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