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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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CGSL Executive Committee Records

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1977-2014
Scope and Content
Series consists of administrative records, including executive meeting minutes, financial records, election records, team rosters, league statistical information, award banquet programs, calendars, game schedules, member and umpire contact lists, recruiting advertising, artwork, records of social e…
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1977-2014
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
1
Physical Description
56 cm of textual records 7 posters : 47 x 31 cm or smaller 2.28 MB of textual records, 135 files
Scope and Content
Series consists of administrative records, including executive meeting minutes, financial records, election records, team rosters, league statistical information, award banquet programs, calendars, game schedules, member and umpire contact lists, recruiting advertising, artwork, records of social events and correspondence. Note that correspondence includes communications regarding the organization of the annual Canada Cup tournament and the Gay World Series.
Related Material
Related textual materials including correspondence, copies of the constitution and newsletter, election information, event notices and newspaper and journal articles, located in the Vertical Files Collection, files entitled “Cabbagetown Group Softball League”, and “Cathy Craig”. Related graphic material found in accession 1994-018 [Poster recruiting for “Gay Softball”].
Conservation
Note that the electronic records were migrated from their original media to the CLGA’s digital repository in 2018 for preservation purposes.
Description Level
Series
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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
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CGSL Historical Summaries

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1980-2014
Scope and Content
Series consists of written accounts of the history of the CGSL and members’ lists compiled by Jack Brannigan.
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1980-2014
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
3
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of written accounts of the history of the CGSL and members’ lists compiled by Jack Brannigan.
Related Material
Related textual materials including historical summaries and newspaper and journal articles, located in the Vertical Files Collection, file entitled “Cabbagetown Group Softball League”.
Description Level
Series
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Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1980-1999
Scope and Content
Series consists of issues of the CGSL newsletter, which was published several times a year to inform members about schedules and league matters. Originally called simply The CGSL Newsletter, it contained essential league information and was written by the league commissioner. In 1979 the name was i…
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1980-1999
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
4
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of issues of the CGSL newsletter, which was published several times a year to inform members about schedules and league matters. Originally called simply The CGSL Newsletter, it contained essential league information and was written by the league commissioner. In 1979 the name was intermittently changed to Diamond Dust and it began to feature local advertising. In 1987 the name was changed again to The Baseliner and it was professionally produced, containing graphics and significant local advertising.
Related Material
Copies of the newsletter located in the LGBTQ Serials Collection [Diamond Dust [1], 5, (1979); 1-2, 4-7, (1981); 3 (1982); 1 (1986)], [The CGSL Newsletter 2, [3], (1979); 1, 2, 3, 4, [7] (1980); [7], (1994)], [The Baseliner Apr-Sept (1987); Feb, Apr-Aug, Oct (1988); 1, 2 (1990)].
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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].
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CGSL World Series Committee Records

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1979-2014
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created by the organizing committee established by the CGSL executive in 1980 to host the Gay World Series in Toronto in 1981, which was known as World Series V and was held from 30 August to 5 September 1981. These include meeting minutes, bulletins, correspondence, prom…
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1979-2014
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
6
Physical Description
16 cm of textual records 4 posters : 61 x 38 cm or smaller 14 photographs : b&w ; 10 x 18 cm or smaller 2 film reels (32 min) : nitrate, original, 24 fps, col., sd. 3 DVDs (48 min) : digital, col., si. 4 VHS videocassettes (duration unknown)
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created by the organizing committee established by the CGSL executive in 1980 to host the Gay World Series in Toronto in 1981, which was known as World Series V and was held from 30 August to 5 September 1981. These include meeting minutes, bulletins, correspondence, promotional films, promotional and fundraising materials, posters, commemorative programs, game results, a newspaper article and a post-event summary report. The series also includes a commemorative program for the Gay World Series in 2000, which was also held in Toronto.
Related Material
Related textual materials including event programs, correspondence, newspaper articles, press coverage material pertaining to the Body Politic, located in the Vertical Files Collection, files entitled “Gay Softball World Series (5th : 1981 : Toronto, ON)” and “Gay Softball World Series : 2000 : Toronto, ON)”. Related moving image materials, including 12 8-mm reels of film of league events in 1979 and 1980 used to create promotional video for the CGSL’s bid to host World Series V, located in accession 2007-088 donated by David Wood. Related graphic materials found in accession 1988-139 [Poster for World Series V]. Related textual records found in accession 2017-129 [Program for Series 2000].
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CGSL Team-specific Records

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Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
2001-2004
Scope and Content
Series consists of season records kept for two teams, the Red Lions and the Titans.
Collection
Archives
Date Range
2001-2004
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
7
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records 1 banner : 55 X 90.5 cm 79.8 MB of electronic records
Scope and Content
Series consists of season records kept for two teams, the Red Lions and the Titans.
Related Material
Related team-specific objects found in accessions 2010-093 [Commemorative mugs for Max Tracks], and 2014-015 [Commemorative mugs for Max Tracks].
Conservation
Records were originally housed in two plastic three-ring binders which were removed for storage and preservation purposes.
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CGSL Records Concerning the Riverdale Softball League

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1980-1982, 2014
Scope and Content
Series consists of records regarding the formation of the Riverdale Softball League in 1980 by ex-members of the CGSL dissatisfied with its amateur nature. The series includes correspondence regarding an attempt to register as an independent league with NAGAAA in 1981 and their reunification as a s…
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1980-1982, 2014
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
8
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of records regarding the formation of the Riverdale Softball League in 1980 by ex-members of the CGSL dissatisfied with its amateur nature. The series includes correspondence regarding an attempt to register as an independent league with NAGAAA in 1981 and their reunification as a single league early in 1982 with both recreational and competitive teams. The series also includes a historical summary of the dispute written by Jack Brannigan in 2014.
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CGSL Records Concerning the Toronto Sports Alliance

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1979-1998
Scope and Content
Series consists of records regarding the Toronto Sports Alliance, a governing athletic association for LGBT sports leagues, including the CGSL, the Toronto Historical Bowling League, the Judy Garland Memorial Bowling League, the Riverdale Curling League, the Rotator’s Curling League, the Riverdale …
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1979-1998
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Fonds Number
F0036
Series Number
9
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records 1 patch : 10 cm in diameter 1 pin
Scope and Content
Series consists of records regarding the Toronto Sports Alliance, a governing athletic association for LGBT sports leagues, including the CGSL, the Toronto Historical Bowling League, the Judy Garland Memorial Bowling League, the Riverdale Curling League, the Rotator’s Curling League, the Riverdale Volleyball League, the Toronto Bar Billiard’s League, and Out and Out. The organization was perhaps superseded by Team Toronto in 1989, which was in turn superseded by Outsport Toronto in 2010. The series includes records only for the years 1985-1986. Also included in the series is a file of records of the CGSL’s sister league, the Judy Garland Memorial Bowling League.
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