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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
2005-2008, 2011
Scope and Content
File consists of the programs published for the Canada Cup tournament held in Toronto in the 2000s.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
2005-2008, 2011
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
5
File Number
2014-121/05(09)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the programs published for the Canada Cup tournament held in Toronto in the 2000s.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
2010
Scope and Content
File consists of a campaign brochure for John Hunking running for CGSL commissioner, as well as email correspondence concerning the death of CGSL member David “Schoopy” Schuler.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
2010
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
1
File Number
2014-121/04(11)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a campaign brochure for John Hunking running for CGSL commissioner, as well as email correspondence concerning the death of CGSL member David “Schoopy” Schuler.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
Less detail
Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
2011
Scope and Content
File consists of a ticket stub from the 2011 CGSL fundraiser, a pamphlet from Lipstick Jungle (Pride 2011) welcoming participants of the 2011 Canada Cup, and the agenda for the 2011 CGSL Banquet.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
2011
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
1
File Number
2014-121/04(12)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a ticket stub from the 2011 CGSL fundraiser, a pamphlet from Lipstick Jungle (Pride 2011) welcoming participants of the 2011 Canada Cup, and the agenda for the 2011 CGSL Banquet.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
2012
Scope and Content
File consists of the seating plan and agenda for the 2012 CGSL Banquet.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
2012
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
1
File Number
2014-121/04(13)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the seating plan and agenda for the 2012 CGSL Banquet.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
2013
Scope and Content
File consists of an email message to CGSL members inviting them to register for the 2013 softball season.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
2013
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
1
File Number
2014-121/04(14)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an email message to CGSL members inviting them to register for the 2013 softball season.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
2014
Scope and Content
File consists of a ticket stub from the 2014 CGSL fundraiser.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
2014
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
1
File Number
2014-121/04(15)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a ticket stub from the 2014 CGSL fundraiser.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1979-1980, 2006, 2014
Scope and Content
File consists of committee motions, memoranda, financial statements and correspondence regarding the production of two films to promote the CGSL’s bid to host the Gay World Series V in 1981. The films were intended to showcase the CGSL, the Canada Cup Tournament and Toronto itself. The file also co…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1979-1980, 2006, 2014
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
6
File Number
2014-121/06(02)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of committee motions, memoranda, financial statements and correspondence regarding the production of two films to promote the CGSL’s bid to host the Gay World Series V in 1981. The films were intended to showcase the CGSL, the Canada Cup Tournament and Toronto itself. The file also contains a memo regarding conversion of the films to DVD format and a history of the process written by Jack Brannigan.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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CGSL historical summaries

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
2014
Scope and Content
File consists of written accounts of the history and evolution of the CGSL, as prepared by Jack Brannigan in October 2014. Items include a list of CGSL members who have died, an account of the formation of the CGSL, a history of the Gay Softball World Series and NAGAAA, evolution of the constitutio…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
2014
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
3
File Number
2014-121/05(01)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of written accounts of the history and evolution of the CGSL, as prepared by Jack Brannigan in October 2014. Items include a list of CGSL members who have died, an account of the formation of the CGSL, a history of the Gay Softball World Series and NAGAAA, evolution of the constitution, and lists of executive members from 1977-1999.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1981-2014
Scope and Content
File consists of written summaries of the history of the CGSL, NAGAAA, the Gay Softball World Series and lists of CGSL executives, teams, and members who have passed away.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1981-2014
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
3
File Number
2014-121/05(02)
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of written summaries of the history of the CGSL, NAGAAA, the Gay Softball World Series and lists of CGSL executives, teams, and members who have passed away.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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