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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1974-2009
Scope and Content
The Administrative series contains administrative records of the organization. Resources that CLGRO created, including newsletters, minutes from annual and committee meetings as well as membership materials. Many of the membership materials have a restriction placed over them. There are also multip…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Moving image
Object
Sound recording
Textual records
Date Range
1974-2009
Part Of
Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario fonds
Fonds Number
F0044
Series Number
01
Physical Description
XX textual records 3 Audio Visual records 1 Audio cassette 2 Video cassettes 15 Artifacts 1 t-shirt 1 white corrugated plastic sign 3 banners 4 plaques 1 matchbook 5 buttons 2 stamps 65 Electronic records 54 3 ½ in. floppy disks 6 5 ¼ floppy disks 4 CD-R 1 512MB USB drive
Scope and Content
The Administrative series contains administrative records of the organization. Resources that CLGRO created, including newsletters, minutes from annual and committee meetings as well as membership materials. Many of the membership materials have a restriction placed over them. There are also multiple floppy disks and artifacts. Steering Committee and Annual meetings travelled around Ontario to meet in different cities and towns for their meetings, where the member group in that area was responsible for running the meeting. This happened largely at the beginning of the organization’s history but eventually stopped. The Administration series contains the following subseries: 1.1- Office Administration and HR 1.2- Resources created by CLGRO and Newsletters 1.3- Minutes, committees and annual meetings 1.4- Membership materials
Notes
The electronic records are largely thought to be back-ups of paper records, such as membership lists, resources created, and meeting minutes. However, this has not been verified by the archivist.
Access Restrictions
Open, some files have spec see file level restrictions for specific details
Description Level
Series
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
The Family Camera Network Project fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
ca. 1960-2017
Scope and Content
Records consist of oral history interviews via video camera. Raw files from both cameras used (the one focused on the interviewee and the one focused on the photos being discussed), audio files, and edited film content. The series also consist of the photos donated, and born digital as well as sca…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Electronic records
Graphic material
Moving image
Sound recording
Textual records
Date Range
ca. 1960-2017
Part Of
The Family Camera Network Project fonds
Fonds Number
F0064
Series Number
03
Scope and Content
Records consist of oral history interviews via video camera. Raw files from both cameras used (the one focused on the interviewee and the one focused on the photos being discussed), audio files, and edited film content. The series also consist of the photos donated, and born digital as well as scanned analogue by the archivist. There are also video diaries (documentary work), created by Escobar. There are access and preservation copies of Escobar's oral history interview as well as administrative records pertaining to consent and permissions to conduct and house the interview.
Storage Location
Family Camera Harddrives
Access Restrictions
Open
Conservation
Access and preservation copies of video footage are available in .mp4 and .mxf formats. The .mxf format should not be used by researchers. Photos have been scanned to the lossless .tif format.
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2017-066
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Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario fonds

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1974-2009
Scope and Content
The CLGRO fonds contains records pertaining to the operation and activities of the organization. There are financial records, correspondence, newsletters, meeting minutes, projects the coalition was involved in, as well as records pertaining to external and member groups, and records collected for …
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Electronic records
Graphic material
Moving image
Object
Sound recording
Textual records
Date Range
1974-2009
Part Of
Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario fonds
Fonds Number
F0044
Language
English
Physical Description
958 cm of textual records 164 Graphic materials 70 colour photographs [varying sizes] 1 polaroid photograph 1 black and white photograph 85 photographic slides 7 posters 32 Audio Visual materials 24 Audio Cassettes 1 Audio reel 7 video cassettes 17 Artifacts 1 white corrugated plastic sign 3 banners 4 plaques 1 matchbook 5 buttons 2 stamps 1 t-shirt 114 Electronic records 105 3 ½ in. floppy disks 6 5 ¼ in. floppy disks 1 512MB USB drive 4 CD-R
Physical Condition
Majority of records are in good condition. The electronic records have not been assessed for physical condition.
History / Biographical
For a complete administrative history of the CLGRO please see Appendix A and B of this finding aid, which are pamphlets the organization produced to chronicle their own history in timeline form. The administrative history below cannot be so all encompassing. The Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario (initially the Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario) began on January 18 and 19th, 1975. The administrative records from this time largely feature Harold Desmarais overseeing the administration out of a house, 29 Granby Street in Toronto. CGRO was a incorporated not-for-profit coalition organization with the goal to fight for the liberation of the gay and lesbian community in Ontario. At its founding it was made up of 9 groups from around Ontario, but grew to consist of around 30 member groups (this number fluctuated) and hundreds of individual members. They ceased operation ca. 2007-2008. The organization had several administrators throughout its 30+ year history, evident through the records. Their coalition’s focus was always to fight for LGBTQ+ rights publicly and legislatively. The coalition was involved in and initiated several briefs, lobbied for and against various bills, succeeding in one of their central issues, which was for the inclusion of sexual orientation (Bill 7) in the Ontario Human Rights Code. They held educational tours (traveling slideshows around the province), conferences, resource sessions for other activists, and started a university for activists. Coalition members, and group representatives travelled around the province for a number of years as steering committee and annual meetings were held in various cities and towns, however this practice was not maintained throughout the organization’s operation. The Coalition staff themselves, as well as the Coalition groups were the leaders of rallies, protests and community meetings. Liaising with politicians, lobbying government and other organizations. CLGRO had several long term administrators and volunteers, including Harold Desmarais, Tom Warner, Christine Donald, and Nick Mule. The following are several excerpts paraphrased from the CLGRO’s organizational history pamphlet “Way to Go” found in appendix A In February 1975 CGRO established the Committee to Defend John Damien, in support of Damien who was fired from the Ontario Racing Commission for his sexual orientation. CGRO held rallies and benefits for Damien demanding he be reinstated and sexual orientation be made one of the key issues for the 1975 provincial election. This is also around the time when CGRO finished its first brief to the legislature The Homosexual Minority in Ontario, which was presented to the Ontario Human Rights Commission and showcased instances of discrimination in housing and jobs, outlining a series of demands for lesbian and gay rights. In March 1978 CGRO’s second brief, Discrimination and the Gay Minority, was presented at Queen’s Park press conference and gained support from a Toronto Star editorial and a Globe and Mail Queen’s Park columnist. In September of the same year, CGRO’s Never Going Back conference changed the coalition’s structure allowing for the inclusion of individual members. In April 1981 CGRO’s third brief, The Ontario Human Rights Omission, was presented to MPPs. In June a CGRO delegation appeared before the legislative committee for a hearing on Bill 7. Then in August CGRO presented their brief to Arnold Bruner at a public meeting on gay-police relations at Jarvis Collegiate in Toronto. In February 1982 CGRO released The Gay Organizer with the Right to Privacy Committee, an organizing manual for lesbian and gay activists, launching it at the Doing It! national conference. They also reprinted their educational tabloid, Who Are These People and What Do They Want? and committed themselves to producing a What is CGRO? slide show. In September 1982 the first CGRO bike-a-thon held on the Toronto Islands. In April 1986 CGRO presented a draft fourth brief to the Ontario Legislature, documenting cases of discrimination and urging protection. Then in May CGRO held a press conference at Queen’s Park to publicize the brief. Later that day, the Justice Committee amends Bill 7 to include the addition of “sexual orientation” in the Ontario Human Rights Code. In October 1986 (with a grant from the Lesbian and Gay Community Appeal) CGRO produced their finalized fourth brief, Discrimination Against Lesbians and Gay Men: the Ontario Human Rights Omission. On December 2, 1986 the “Sexual Orientation” amendment was passed by the Ontario Legislature after two weeks of debate and media attention. John Damien lived to see this change but died on Christmas Eve, three weeks later of pancreatic cancer. In September 1987 CGRO changed its name to Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario (CLGRO), and in March 1988 they adopted a new mission statement. CLGRO received $375,000 in April 1992 from Health and Welfare Canada to fund three years of Project Affirmation, a project which studied the health and social service needs of minorities in Ontario. In 1993 they received another $75,000 for outreach work. Then in July 1992 CLGRO published their Happy Families brief, which surveyed 79 discriminatory provincial laws against same-sex relationships. The brief proposed amended wording, and an inclusive definition of “spouse”. CLGRO also called for the establishment of a relationship registry system where registered same-sex relationships would have the same rights and obligations as registered opposite-sex relationships. In November 1992 CLGRO received its letters patent as an incorporated, non-profit organization. In February 1993 Tom Warner, founding CLGRO member was appointed Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. Then in May 1993 CLGRO adopted a bylaw adding bisexuals to CLGRO’s mission statement and policies. Another bylaw was added to broaden CLGRO’s objectives recognizing that lesbians, bisexuals, and gay men experience the world differently “depending on their sex, race, age, class dis/ability, language, and other factors, and that for many of us the struggle for equality for bisexuals, lesbians, and gay men cannot be separated from other campaigns for justice in which we are engaged.” They then co-sponsored “Taking the Next Step”, a brief presented by the Lesbian and Gay Immigration Task Force (LEGIT) to the Federal Minister of Immigration, which called for same-sex spousal relationships to be recognized in Canadian immigration policy. In May 1994 CLGRO members Tom Warner and Mary-Woo Sims co-founded the Campaign for Equal Families (CEF), which coordinated and lobbied for the passage of Bill 167, the CLGRO Working Group on Relationship Recognition subsumed into CEF. CEF hired organizers and secured letters and signatures from over 20,000 people in support of Bill 167. They also raised $60,000 to fund the campaign. On June 9, 1994 Bill 167 was defeated on second reading by 68-59 votes. “Shame” was shouted from the public galleries and thousands protested the bill’s defeat later that evening. The Campaign for Equal Families became a permanent organization separate from CLGRO. In January 1995 CLGRO celebrated its 20th anniversary and the Rainbow Directory was launched in the same month. In September, “Pass it On” a historical exhibit sponsored by CLGRO, the Lesbian and Gay Community Appeal, and the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives opened and held panel discussions. In May 1996 the first newsletter of the Sexual Orientation in Education Project (SOEP) a CLGRO working group was published. Then in September ON GUARD - a Critique of Project Guardian, a brief written by the Homophile Association of London and CLGRO was also released. In May 1997 Systems Failure, Project Affirmation’s report was released at a press conference in London. In May of the following year CLGRO was restructured to reduce meetings and newsletters to three a year. CLGRO called for the amendment of the Criminal Code to institute a uniform age of consent for anal intercourse in 1998, to conform with the May 1995 Ontario Court of Appeal Carmen M decision. Then in September of 1998 CLGRO declared their opposition to the deportation of Shadmith Chavez to Mexico. In March 1999 CLGRO participated in an OHRC seminar on disability issues and the Human Rights Code, addressing issues around sexual orientation and lesbian, gays and bisexuals with disabilities. On October 25, 1999 the Harris government introduced “Bill 5, An Act to Amend Certain Statutes Because of the Supreme Court of Canada in Decision M v. H.” The bill changed 67 laws, introduced “same-sex partner” as a term, and gave same-sex relationships almost all the rights and responsibilities that opposite-sex common-law relationships have. However it failed to change the Ontario Income Tax Act which used the same definition as the Federal Act. CLGRO supported bill 5 despite the offensive title and “its rhetoric aimed at placating its social conservative constituency (the government says it was forced to act by the Supreme Court and that it has preserved in law the use of the terms “spouse” and “marital status” to apply only to heterosexual relationships).” In November 1999, CLGRO and various other community groups hold a media conference opposing new Toronto police chief Julian Fantino, due to his actions as chief during Project Guardian in London. In February 2000 “Are We Spouses Yet?” a new CLGRO leaflet written by Christine Donald was approved for distribution and provided information on the changes in legal recognition of same-sex couples in Ontario, since Bill 5 (Oct 1999) gave couples almost the same standing as heterosexual common-law couples. June 2000 CLGRO was Honoured group in the Toronto Pride Parade for their 25th Anniversary. CLGRO marched with the banner, while Tom Warner and Marie Robertson sat in the cadillac convertible behind the Grand Marshals. CLGRO sponsored “Queers Making Noise - Activism of All Ages” a forum organized by Supporting Our Youth (SOY) as part of the Rainbow Millennium Celebration. In June 2000, Tom Warner (25 years), Christine Donald (20 years), and Nick Mule (10 years) are all honoured for their volunteer work by the Ontario government in a ceremony. In April 2001 CLGRO launched “Liberation in the 00s” a project to figure out where the community is at and where they want to go, and what makes CLGRO different from other groups. The Project Affirmation follow up continued, CLGRO held meetings with healthcare and social service representatives. They eventually formed a CLGRO reference group called the Rainbow Health Network. In May 2001 the Steering Committee set priorities: to gain prejudice-free workplace; youth issues (coming out issues, age of consent, sex education, prejudice-free schools; relationship recognition; access to health and welfare services; policing and law issues. CLGRO joined LEAF, NAC, EGALE and others in the intervenor coalition to fight Scott Brockie’s appeal of the OHRC tribunal’s February 2000 ruling that his printing firm ‘Imaging Excellence’ should pay the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives $5000 damages for his 1996 refusal - on Christian gounds - to print their letterhead. Nancy Nicol received a $50,000 “established artist grant” from the Canada Council for the Arts for a documentary on lesbian and gay rights in Ontario focussing on CLGRO. In September 2001 Tom Warner and Greg Pavelich assisted with the formation of the broadly based Toronto Police Accountability Coalition and CLGRO becomes a member of a coalition of groups looking at the Ontarians with Disabilities Act. In April 2002, CLGRO supported Marc Hall by applying for an injunction allowing him to take his same-sex partner to his Catholic high school prom. In support of Hall, CLGRO wrote to the Minister of Education, they also presented him with the John Damien Award for his “outstanding contribution” to lesbian and gay rights in Ontario. Then in May 2002 Nancy Nicol’s film, Stand Together: A History of Ontario’s Gay Liberation Movement, Part I premiered at Inside/Out, featuring work by CLGRO. Tom Warner’s book Never Going Back: A History of Queer Activism in Canada was launched in June, then in October the Rainbow Health Network was launched at the 519. In April 2003 the first meeting of the Bawdy House Laws Committee is organized and facilitated by CLGRO. Nick Mule presents on community development work on LGBTTIQ health and social service issues At Egale’s Rainbow Visions Conference at McGill University in May 2003. In May 2004 The John Damien award is given posthumously to Greg Pavelich. A joint CLGRO and Rainbow Health Network project proposal is accepted by the Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition providing funding from Health Canada to form partnerships with provincial health and social services professional associations to develop educational workshops for workers in those sectors about LGBTT issues, the goal was also to develop a Northern Ontario model for networks similar to the Rainbow Health Network, and to expanding the federal social determinants of health. In August 2004 CLGRO members launched a new committee in conjunction with bathhouse owners, health and political organizations to lobby for the repeal of bawdy-house and indecency laws, and to raise money to support court challenges. The following month Steering Committee member Louise Langalais became CLGRO Director as Treasurer, after Christine Donald’s resignation as Director, Christine however remained on as Office Manager. In the same month CLGRO applied for charitable status. CLGRO continued to lobby for governmental changes around LGBTQ+ rights, for health and social services, they ceased operation from 2007-2008
Scope and Content
The CLGRO fonds contains records pertaining to the operation and activities of the organization. There are financial records, correspondence, newsletters, meeting minutes, projects the coalition was involved in, as well as records pertaining to external and member groups, and records collected for the coalition’s own research and resource creation, such as clippings, periodicals, and other external materials. Contains series: 1- Administration 2- Correspondence 3- Finances 4- Projects 5- External Groups, Coalition members and others
Storage Location
20 : 8.1.6 19, 13, 27 : 8.1.7 29 : 8.1.8 23, 30, 36 : 8.2.8 7 : 8.3.2 11, 15 : 8.5.3 35, 31, 2 : 8.6.2 4 : 8.6.3 14, 41, 39, 24 : 8.6.5 33 : 8.6.6 28, 8, 12 : 8.6.7 10, 21 : 8.6.8 6, 26 : 8.7.3 32 : 8.7.6 34, 22 : 8.8.5 5, 16 : 8.8.6 18 : 8.8.6 18 : 8.8.7 17 : 8.8.8 25 : 9.2.6 9 : 9.2.7 1 ; 9.3.3 3 : 9.4.6 40, 44 : AV 14.4 42 : AV. 14.6 43 : S.02.01 (photos) 37 : AV.14.5 38 : oversize box artifacts (plaques) C.01.02.01
Related Material
The ArQuives houses the materials of several of CLGRO’s administrators, organizers, and coalition groups. Information on these individuals and organizations can be sought through The ArQuives database.
Access Restrictions
The collection is open to researchers, however when publishing pseudonyms must be used for CLGRO membership lists, phone logs, and individual financial donation records. Please see file level restriction listings for details. Also restricted from publication is any banking information and any social insurance numbers that the archivist may not have seen while culling and may still sit in the fonds.
Copyright
Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from The ArQuives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that The ArQuives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).\ Preferred citation: Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario fonds, F0044, The ArQuives, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Conservation
Binders, duotangs, folders, and paperclips were removed. A/V material, electronic material, and graphic materials have been physically removed for appropriate storage.
Arrangement
Fonds have been arranged into series and subseries of best fit. Original order of records within those subseries has largely been maintained. Electronic records have not been reviewed, arranged, or described.
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
1982-016, 1983-012, 1984-001, 1984-020, 1986-005, 1986-028, 1986-028, 1989-006, 1990-032, 1993-070, 1991-167, 1995-109, 1996-026, 1997-019, 1998-017, 1999-006, 2000-067, 2003-007, 2003-060, 2009-070. Accessions unable to locate at the time of processing: 1987-010, 1990-119, 1997-039, 1998-128, 2002-016, 2003-016, 2003-097
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Community Homophile Association of Toronto fonds

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Community Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1953- 1977, predominant 1970- 1977
Scope and Content
The Community Homophile Association of Toronto fonds is composed of organizational records that document CHAT’s governance and administration, its community outreach efforts, education, support services, political advocacy, and its resource library. It includes bylaws and minutes, financial stateme…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Graphic material
Textual records
Object
Sound recording
Date Range
1953- 1977, predominant 1970- 1977
Part Of
Community Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Fonds Number
F0133
Physical Description
1.4m of textual records 38 photographs: 18 b&w print; 20 x 24cm or smaller.- 20 b&w negatives 2 audiocasettes 2 audio reels: ¼” open reel tapes 3 rubber stamps
Extent
1.4m of textual records
Physical Condition
Records are in good condition.
History / Biographical
Finding its roots in the University of Toronto Homophile Association, the Community Homophile Association of Toronto was officially established on January 3, 1971. Given the growing public interest in the UTHA, the need for a community organization outside of the University became apparent to members of the UTHA. On December 11, 1970, an inaugural meeting was held to officially establish the Community Homophile Association of Toronto. A steering committee of 15 members was appointed, with George Hislop as its Interim Director. CHAT’s first public meeting was held at the Holy Trinity Church in February 1971. A Board of Directors was elected on March 3, 1972, which included George Hislop, Patricia Murphy, Clive Bell, Kathleen Brindley and 6 general members. CHAT’s first meeting was attended by approximately 50 people. By 1972, the Association had 400 paid members, with 150 regular meeting attendees. CHAT’s first office was located at 6 Charles Street. The Association was incorporated in 1974. CHAT’s work as a service community group centered around its “central plank to come out of the state of fear and apprehension which surrounds the public assertion of one’s rights of sexuality”, with a secondary aim to achieve equal civil rights to those of heterosexuals. CHAT’s work sought to provide support services, education, community events and political advocacy. Soon after the Association was established, it received a Federal grant through the Opportunities for Youth Project. This grant of $9000 allowed the Association to provide in person counselling, a 24 hour distress line and legal, medical and psychiatric referrals to the public. Once these funds ran out, these services were maintained by CHAT volunteers. Soon after, CHAT applied for the Local Initiatives Program Grant which was rejected. The Association reapplied with letters of support from the Ontario Mental Hospital, the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry and other distress centres operating in Toronto, and was awarded a grant of $14,602 with extension. This grant was used to employ 8 staff members to restaff the distress centre and to work on educationals for schools and universities. In addition to its support services, education and community events were central to the Association's operations. In its early days, CHAT held weekly general meetings at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, which would would involve discussion groups and guest speakers. In 1972, CHAT established Canada’s first gay community centre at 58 Cecil Street. Formerly a Jewish Synagogue and Chinese Catholic Community Centre, this space provided enough room for CHAT's offices, events and weekly or biweekly dances. The 58 Cecil Street Community Centre was the departure point for Toronto’s first Gay Pride Week in 1972. CHAT community events took place on a regular basis, and included dances, coming out nights (for those who had recently come out), women’s nights and coffee sessions. A resource library was also established, which provided the public with reference material on a variety of subjects, and homophile and gay liberation groups from across North America. Although CHAT’s efforts were largely focused on community education and support, it also was involved in political advocacy. CHAT submitted a number of briefs and lobbied the Provincial and Federal Governments on a variety of issues and existing legislation, which included the Immigration Act, the Criminal Code and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The Association was also involved in the National Gay Rights Coalition and National Gay Election Coalition. Additionally, CHAT played a role in organizing and co-sponsoring events and demonstrations in Toronto and Ottawa. These included Toronto’s first gay picnic at Hanlan’s Point in 1971, Toronto’s first annual Gay Pride Week in 1972, a rally of Canadian and American gay groups to the Ontario Legislature and at Parliament Hill. In June 1973, CHAT's community space moved to 201 Church Street, while CHAT administrative and counselling offices relocated to 223 Church Street. In the fall of 1977 CHAT moved to a smaller office located at 19 St. Joseph Street due to declining membership and interest. CHAT disbanded at the end of 1977.
Scope and Content
The Community Homophile Association of Toronto fonds is composed of organizational records that document CHAT’s governance and administration, its community outreach efforts, education, support services, political advocacy, and its resource library. It includes bylaws and minutes, financial statements, grant applications, membership cards and applications, telephone logs, flyers, newsletters, briefs, correspondence, and resources collected on various subjects and homophile and gay liberation groups from across North America. Contains series: 1- Administration 2- Outreach, Education and Events 3- CHAT Library and Resources 4- Political Advocacy 5- Correspondence 6- Objects and Audiovisual Material
Notes
Preferred Citation: Community Homophile Association of Toronto, F0133, The ArQuives, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Storage Location
/01- /04: 14.6.5 /05, /09, /10: 14.6.6 /06- /07: 14.6.8 /08: 14.6.4XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Access Restrictions
The collection is open to researchers. Personal information from the membership subseries (1.3) cannot be published, which includes the files listed below: F0133-01-022 F0133-01-023 F0133-01-024 F0133-01-025 F0133-01-026 F0133-01-027
Copyright
Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from The ArQuives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that The ArQuives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).
Conservation
The majority of binders, paperclips and staples were removed. Paper separators were added where necessary.
Arrangement
Records from the first accession of Community Homophile Association of Toronto records were processed by Paul Yee and Bob Krawczyk in the 1980s. This accession was reprocessed and finalized to include the second accession of CHAT by Ariana Ho to reflect a fonds in 2019. Original order was kept where possible.
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
1982-001, 1982-023
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The Family Camera Network Project fonds

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
The Family Camera Network Project fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
ca. 1930-2017
Scope and Content
Records consist of oral history interviews, their raw files from both cameras used (the one focused on the interviewee and the one focused on the photos being discussed), edited and redacted film content. The records also pertain to the photos donated, these are largely photos that are born-digita…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Electronic records
Graphic material
Moving image
Sound recording
Textual records
Date Range
ca. 1930-2017
Part Of
The Family Camera Network Project fonds
Fonds Number
F0064
Physical Description
ca. 4 tb of electronic records 0.10 textual records
History / Biographical
The Family Camera Network was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada funded project from 2016-2019, that worked to develop a collection of family photographs with their accompanying stories, through conducting oral histories with national and trans-national migrants. The work was conducted out of partnering institutions, The ArQuives and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). The ArQuives iteration of the project focused on LGBTQ+ migrants. The project explored the relationship between photography and the idea of family, whether biological family, or of choice. As well as demonstrating the expanding conceptualization of what family is in Canada, due to same-sex marriage, transnational adoptions, dislocations to pursue economic opportunities or prompted by political instability, climate change, or war. The project worked to document feeling about family, how family is defined and defined differently, how connections are felt through photography.
Scope and Content
Records consist of oral history interviews, their raw files from both cameras used (the one focused on the interviewee and the one focused on the photos being discussed), edited and redacted film content. The records also pertain to the photos donated, these are largely photos that are born-digital or scanned photos and records.
Storage Location
Family Camera Harddrives
Related Material
The Royal Ontario Museum holds their iteration of the project. This includes audio-visual and photographic records. The ArQuives holds a copy of Douglas Stewart’s interview which was conducted by the ROM, but felt to include LGBTQ+ content, therefore a copy has been retained in both institutions.
Access Restrictions
Some files are restricted from access. There are certain restrictions from publication, and social media use for video and photographic content. Specifications are at the series and file levels.
Conservation
Access and preservation copies of video footage are available in .mp4 and .mxf formats. The .mxf format should not be used by researchers. Photos have been scanned and converted to the lossless .tif format.
Arrangement
Series pertain to each individual participant: 1 - Mudit Ganguly 2 - Teo Owang 3 - Cecilio Escobar 4 - Rupert Raj 5 - Sajdeep Soomal 6 - Vince Rozario 7 - Hon Lu 8 - Carlos Idibouo 9 - Courtnay McFarlane 10 - Dennis Findlay 11 - Junior Harrison 12 - Douglas Stewart 13 - Jade Pichette
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2017-011, 2017-057, 2017-066, 2017-114, 2017-077, 2017-085, 2017-136, 2017-144, 2017-148, 2017-159, 2017-160, 2018-015, 2018-053
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Gay Alliance Toward Equality (Vancouver) fonds

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Gay Alliance Toward Equality (Vancouver) fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
[19--], 1971-1981
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of records of the Gay Alliance Toward Equality (Vancouver). Included in the fonds are administrative files, correspondence, briefs, publications, financial records, meeting minutes, organization and event files, subject files, photographs, posters, an audio cassette tape, and ob…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Graphic material
Object
Sound recording
Date Range
[19--], 1971-1981
Part Of
Gay Alliance Toward Equality (Vancouver) fonds
Fonds Number
F0067
Physical Description
111 cm of textual records
78 b&w photographs
9 col. photographs
7 sheets of b&w negatives
15 35mm col. slides
7 posters
2 office signs
3 office stamps
2 office keys
3 audio cassette tapes
History / Biographical
The Gay Alliance Toward Equality (GATE) in Vancouver was formed in May 1971 by Maurice Flood. GATE was one of the first Canadian liberation groups with the first one in Vancouver and the following chapters in Toronto and Edmonton. GATE Vancouver dissolved in June 24th, 1980. Gay Tide was GATE’s newspaper.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of records of the Gay Alliance Toward Equality (Vancouver). Included in the fonds are administrative files, correspondence, briefs, publications, financial records, meeting minutes, organization and event files, subject files, photographs, posters, an audio cassette tape, and objects such as stamps and GATE office signs. Contains series and subseries: 1- GATE (Vancouver) Administrative files 1.1 Office administration 1.2 Financial records 1.3 Meeting minutes 1.4 Office artifacts 2- Organization and event files 2.1 Canadian organizations 2.2 International organizations 3- Subject files 4- Photographs 5- Posters 6- Audio cassette tape
Notes
BOX 1, F0067-01-011 GATE Vancouver - Graphics (scrapbook) has been scanned and digitized.
Storage Location
Box 1-5: 05.02.01
Box 6-10: 05.02.02
Box 11: S.01.03
Posters: MC 6.1
Arrangement
The Gay Alliance Toward Equality (Vancouver) fonds were organized in yellow envelopes alphabetically with labels referring to related files. There were envelopes that were empty which were discarded. The archivist has rearranged these records based on the related files and into different series.
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
1982-005
1988-040
2000-077
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
The Family Camera Network Project fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
ca. 1950-2017
Scope and Content
Records consist of oral history interviews via video camera. Raw files from both cameras used (the one focused on the interviewee and the one focused on the photos being discussed), audio files, edited and redacted film content. The series also consist of the photos donated, and born digital as we…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Electronic records
Graphic material
Moving image
Sound recording
Textual records
Date Range
ca. 1950-2017
Part Of
The Family Camera Network Project fonds
Fonds Number
F0064
Series Number
07
Scope and Content
Records consist of oral history interviews via video camera. Raw files from both cameras used (the one focused on the interviewee and the one focused on the photos being discussed), audio files, edited and redacted film content. The series also consist of the photos donated, and born digital as well as scanned analogue. There are access and preservation copies of Lu's oral history interview as well as administrative records pertaining to consent and permissions to conduct and house the interview. The interview discusses Lu's life in Vietnam and migrating to Canada, the Vietnam war, family and childhood, Lu's life in Canada, photographs, and his mother's love of photography which is significantly featured in the donation as many photos feature her or are taken by her.
Storage Location
Family Camera Harddrives
Access Restrictions
Open, certain files restricted from access. See file level descriptions for details.
Conservation
Access and preservation copies of video footage are available in .mp4 and .mxf formats. The .mxf format should not be used by researchers. Photos have been scanned to the lossless .tif format.
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2017-136
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Lesbians Making History Collective fonds

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Lesbians Making History Collective fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1985-1987, 2000
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records of an oral history project about lesbian lives in Toronto, conducted by members of the Lesbians Making History (LMH) Collective from 1985–1987, and in 2000. It was inspired by oral history projects of gay lives coming out of Buffalo, Boston and San Francisco. The colle…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Sound recording
Electronic records
Date Range
1985-1987, 2000
Part Of
Lesbians Making History Collective fonds
Creator
Lesbians Making History Collective
Fonds Number
F0053
Physical Description
18 cm of textual records 20 cassette tapes 72.8 MB of digital records 1 banner
Physical Condition
Many of the cassette tapes have degraded. Access copies of digital files have been noise reduced to improve clarity.
History / Biographical
The Lesbians Making History Collective was a small organization of women, based in Toronto, who collected the oral histories of older lesbian women from 1985–87, completing a final interview in 2000. Collective members included Rachel Epstein, Maureen FitzGerald, Amy Gottlieb, Didi Khayatt, Mary Louise Noble, and Lorie Rotenberg. The group made collaborative decisions about how the project would be carried out, and employed feminist oral history methods to do their work.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records of an oral history project about lesbian lives in Toronto, conducted by members of the Lesbians Making History (LMH) Collective from 1985–1987, and in 2000. It was inspired by oral history projects of gay lives coming out of Buffalo, Boston and San Francisco. The collective interviewed 9 women about their experiences as ‘out’ lesbians in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. The collective slogan, “We’re interested in older women,” reflected their interest in capturing rarely documented stories of lesbian life during the pre– Gay Liberation period. The LMH collective recorded interviews and their planning meetings on audio cassette tape, and kept a select record of paper documents related to their work. The LGBTQ Digital Oral History Collaboratory, a SSHRC-funded project directed by Prof. Elspeth Brown from 2014-2019, collected, processed, and digitized this collection for the CLGA. The main people who worked on the project include: Elspeth Brown, Cait McKinney, and Rebecka Sheffield. The main person the Collaboratory worked with from LMH was Maureen Fitzgerald, an original member of the collective.
Notes
Full fonds description in progress. Contact the archvies for more information on the fonds.
Access Restrictions
The collection is open to researchers. The audio of interviews with Dorothy Knight may not be circulated online and so can only be accessed via the original audio cassettes.
Copyright
Researchers quoting from the Dorothy Knight interviews must use pseudonyms provided in the interview transcripts, rather than names provided on original audio recording. Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials.
Conservation
Cassette tapes have been digitized to preserve audio recordings.
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2015-051
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
LGBT Youth Line fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1993- 2017
Scope and Content
The fonds contains the administrative records of LGBT Youth Line dating from 1993 to 2017. It documents the organization’s operations, its outreach and fundraising efforts, and its involvement in special projects, events and conferences throughout the province of Ontario. It includes reports, minut…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Object
Graphic material
Sound recording
Moving image
Date Range
1993- 2017
Part Of
LGBT Youth Line fonds
Fonds Number
F0121
Language
English
Physical Description
35cm of textual records 23 posters: col., 7 mounted on wood 2 CD-ROMS 1 DVD 3 plaques: 20.5 x 27.5cm or smaller 1 button
Physical Condition
Records are in good conditions.
Scope and Content
The fonds contains the administrative records of LGBT Youth Line dating from 1993 to 2017. It documents the organization’s operations, its outreach and fundraising efforts, and its involvement in special projects, events and conferences throughout the province of Ontario. It includes reports, minutes, newsletters, posters, correspondence, certificates and awards.
Storage Location
1,2,3: C.05.03.04 4: A.07.05.04 M.C.6.1 A.V.5.4
Access Restrictions
The collection is open to researchers.
Arrangement
Contains series: 1- Administration 2- Outreach 3- Special Events and Fundraising 4- Programming Materials and Resources
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2019-049
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
The Family Camera Network Project fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
ca. 1990-2017
Scope and Content
Records consist of oral history interviews via video camera. Raw files from both cameras used (the one focused on the interviewee and the one focused on the photos being discussed), audio files, and edited film content. The series also consist of the photos donated, these are born-digital and phot…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Electronic records
Graphic material
Moving image
Sound recording
Textual records
Date Range
ca. 1990-2017
Part Of
The Family Camera Network Project fonds
Fonds Number
F0064
Series Number
01
Scope and Content
Records consist of oral history interviews via video camera. Raw files from both cameras used (the one focused on the interviewee and the one focused on the photos being discussed), audio files, and edited film content. The series also consist of the photos donated, these are born-digital and photographs of photos sent by Ganguly's family in Mumbai. There are access and preservation copies of Ganguly's oral history interview as well as administrative records pertaining to consent and permissions to conduct and house the interview.
Storage Location
Family Camera Harddrives
Access Restrictions
Open
Conservation
Access and preservation copies of video footage are available in .mp4 and .mxf formats formats respectively. The .mxf format should not be used by researchers. Photos have been scanned to the lossless .tif format.
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2017-011
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