Skip header and navigation

50 records – page 1 of 5.

Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1980
Scope and Content
File consists of a contact list for the 1980 CGSL, a 1980 CGSL Finalist badge, and a participant card for the 1980 Gay Softball World Series.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1980
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
1
File Number
2014-121/01(03)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a contact list for the 1980 CGSL, a 1980 CGSL Finalist badge, and a participant card for the 1980 Gay Softball World Series.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
Less detail
Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1981
Scope and Content
File consists of an annotated and non-annotated copies of the January 1981 version of the CGSL Constitution, a rental agreement for an answering machine, postcards for the Gay Softball World Series 1981, the CGSL score sheets for 1981, 2 photographs and 1 photograph on transparency of the CGSL part…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Graphic material
Date Range
1981
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
1
File Number
2014-121/01(05)
Physical Description
Textual records Photographs
Scope and Content
File consists of an annotated and non-annotated copies of the January 1981 version of the CGSL Constitution, a rental agreement for an answering machine, postcards for the Gay Softball World Series 1981, the CGSL score sheets for 1981, 2 photographs and 1 photograph on transparency of the CGSL party at Gord(?) and John(?)’s farm, 2 photographs of CGSL Commissioner Ron Buston, and a CGSL 1981 Finalist badge.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
Less detail
Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1981-1982
Scope and Content
File consists of the 1981 team listing, a proposal for the consolidation of the CGSL and the Riverdale Softball League (RSL), souvenir program of the gay softball world series V hosted by the CGSL, correspondence, records of the 1982 CGSL Constitution Committee.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1981-1982
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
1
File Number
2014-121/02(01)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the 1981 team listing, a proposal for the consolidation of the CGSL and the Riverdale Softball League (RSL), souvenir program of the gay softball world series V hosted by the CGSL, correspondence, records of the 1982 CGSL Constitution Committee.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
Less detail

1981 Series Five Bulletins & Meetings

https://arquives.andornot.com/en/permalink/descriptions15881
Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1980-1982
Scope and Content
File consists of the records of the World Series V Organization Committee, including a letter documenting its formation, league bulletins, agendas, meeting minutes, correspondence with the NAGAAA commissioner, a fundraising memorandum, a press release and post-event summary report.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1980-1982
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
6
File Number
2014-121/06(03)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the records of the World Series V Organization Committee, including a letter documenting its formation, league bulletins, agendas, meeting minutes, correspondence with the NAGAAA commissioner, a fundraising memorandum, a press release and post-event summary report.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
Less detail
Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1982
Scope and Content
File consists of the 1982 CGSL league schedule, correspondence, parks permit application, minutes of the CGSL executive meetings, the CGSL Open Forum ....the Toronto LAMBDA Business Council Summer 1982, a ticket for “Buddy’s”, 370 Church St., and an event advertisement for “Show Bizz” at 3 Gould St.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1982
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
1
File Number
2014-121/02(02)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the 1982 CGSL league schedule, correspondence, parks permit application, minutes of the CGSL executive meetings, the CGSL Open Forum ....the Toronto LAMBDA Business Council Summer 1982, a ticket for “Buddy’s”, 370 Church St., and an event advertisement for “Show Bizz” at 3 Gould St.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
Less detail
Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1983
Scope and Content
File consists of the 1983 CGSL playing schedule, executive minutes, financial reports, CGSL 1983 flyer, mailing list for the 1983 North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance, posters for the CGSL “First Pitch” brunch and tea dance and the “Hard to Heart Valentine’s Day dance.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1983
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
1
File Number
2014-121/02(04)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the 1983 CGSL playing schedule, executive minutes, financial reports, CGSL 1983 flyer, mailing list for the 1983 North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance, posters for the CGSL “First Pitch” brunch and tea dance and the “Hard to Heart Valentine’s Day dance.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
Less detail

The Baseliner Newsletter

https://arquives.andornot.com/en/permalink/descriptions15865
Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1987-1999
Scope and Content
File consists of copies of the CGSL newsletter, The Baseliner, which included schedules and notices from the executive committee. It had a larger, more graphic format. The new newsletter also included new editorial columns and more advertising. There seem to have been 5 or 6 issues per year. Note t…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1987-1999
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
4
File Number
2014-121/05(06)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of copies of the CGSL newsletter, The Baseliner, which included schedules and notices from the executive committee. It had a larger, more graphic format. The new newsletter also included new editorial columns and more advertising. There seem to have been 5 or 6 issues per year. Note that some issues are lacking.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
Less detail

Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds

https://arquives.andornot.com/en/permalink/descriptions15742
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
Less detail
Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1982, 1985-1988
Scope and Content
File consists of the programs published for the Canada Cup tournament held in Toronto during the 1980s. Also included is the program for the 1983 Holiday Invitational Tournament of the International Gay Bowling Organization.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1982, 1985-1988
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
5
File Number
2014-121/05(07)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the programs published for the Canada Cup tournament held in Toronto during the 1980s. Also included is the program for the 1983 Holiday Invitational Tournament of the International Gay Bowling Organization.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
Less detail
Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1980
Scope and Content
File consists of season schedule, member contact information, 1980 season program, flyer for “Master Batters” social event, special newsletter regarding planning for World Series V, newsletter with notice of proposed constitution changes, notices about vacant position on executive committee, team-s…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1980
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
1
File Number
1989-059/01(04)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of season schedule, member contact information, 1980 season program, flyer for “Master Batters” social event, special newsletter regarding planning for World Series V, newsletter with notice of proposed constitution changes, notices about vacant position on executive committee, team-specific communications (East Side Story), application forms, letter from the social chair, list of the executive committee, notice for World Series V slogan contest.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
Less detail

50 records – page 1 of 5.