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University of Toronto Homophile Association of Toronto fonds

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
University of Toronto Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1969- 1973
Scope and Content
The fonds contains organizational records that document the administration and activities of the University of Toronto Homophile Association from its founding in 1969, to its disbanding in 1973. It includes records pertaining to the Association’s governance, its outreach and educational efforts, po…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1969- 1973
Part Of
University of Toronto Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Fonds Number
F0131
Physical Description
28cm of textual records 2 reels of microfilm
Physical Condition
Records are in good condition.
History / Biographical
Established in 1969, the University of Toronto Homophile Association served as Canada’s first university- based homophile association. On October 15, 1969, Jearald Moldenhauer, one of the UTHA’s founding members, placed a personal advertisement in the University’s paper The Varsity, seeking “those interested in discussing the establishment of a student homophile association”. On October 24, 1969, 8 University of Toronto students and members of the public met at Moldenhauer’s McCaul Street apartment for the Association’s first meeting. The UTHA’s first official public gathering was held on November 4, 1969 at University College. Within a month, the UTHA registered under the University of Toronto’s Student Administrative Council and became an official student organization. The Association’s office was located at 12 Hart House Circle. The UTHA’s initial membership was 18, which increased to 45 by the end of 1969. A membership costed $3 per calendar year. Some of the group’s earliest members included Jearald Moldenhauer, Bill McRay, Ian Young, Charles Hill and Disa Rosen. Charles Hill was appointed as the UTHA’s first chairman, who was then followed by Ian Young. The University of Toronto Homophile Association’s mandate centered around educating the community about homosexuality, combatting legal discrimination against homosexuality, and bringing about social and personal acceptance towards homosexuality. The Association's work included weekly discussion groups, public forums with invited guests, high school speaking engagements, an informal counselling service, research, political advocacy and referral services. As a part of their education and outreach efforts, the UTHA provided resources through UTHA literature, brochures and bibliographies. The Association regularly set a table up in the free speech area of the University of Toronto’s Sidney Smith Hall, where material was distributed, books were sold and questions answered. Weekly discussion meetings were organized to discuss a variety of topics from sexuality and gay liberation, which were held at the upstairs lounge of the Graduate Student Union. The UTHA also organized talks given by guests including: Dr. Franklin Kameny, the President of the Washington Mattachine Society, English Buddhist philosopher Scott Symons, D.E. Harding, Dr. Persasd of the Ontario Department of Health and playwright John Herbert. Members of the Association also gave talks on homosexuality to student groups, high schools and more. The UTHA offered informal counselling services run by volunteers, which would deal with personal, psychological, religious, social and legal questions. UTHA Dances on and off campus were organized regularly. In efforts to combat legal discrimination, the UTHA was involved in political advocacy and research projects on a variety of issues. The Association prepared and submitted a number of briefs to the Federal and Provincial governments, on the Immigration Act, the War Measures Act, the Criminal Code and lobbied for the protection of homosexuals in the Federal and Provincial Public Service. The UTHA also conducted and participated in research projects, including one that examined religious groups’ attitudes towards homosexuality and the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry’s study on male homosexuality in Toronto. Additionally, the UTHA worked on getting the Ontario Ministry of Health’s venereal disease pamphlet revised. Soon after its founding, members of the UTHA became aware of the group’s wider appeal and interest amongst members of the general public. The need for a community group eventually led to the founding of the Community Homophile Association of Toronto in 1971, which was spearheaded by members of the UTHA, including Charles Hill. The UTHA disbanded in 1973.
Scope and Content
The fonds contains organizational records that document the administration and activities of the University of Toronto Homophile Association from its founding in 1969, to its disbanding in 1973. It includes records pertaining to the Association’s governance, its outreach and educational efforts, political advocacy, research projects and relationships with other Canadian homophile associations, women’s liberation and gay liberation groups. The fonds is composed of minutes, flyers, newsletters, brochures, correspondence, briefs, questionnaires, material collected on other organizations. Contains series: 1- Administration 2- Education and Outreach 3- Political Advocacy and Research 4- External Groups
Storage Location
/01-/03: 14.5.7XXXMicrofilm Collection Series 11, Reel 41, 82
Access Restrictions
The collection is open to researchers.
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 holders.
Conservation
The majority of paperclips, binders and staples were removed from the collection. Paper separators were added where necessary.
Arrangement
Original order of the first accession of University of Toronto Homophile Association records was disrupted in the 1970s, when the records were broken up into subject files upon their donation. In 1978, archivists James Fraser and Alan Miller reconstituted the collection. The second accession of UTHA records were found in a donation of personal records of the UTHA chairman Charles Hill. In 2019, the two accessions were processed by Ariana Ho to reflect a fonds.
Description Level
Fonds
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
University of Toronto Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1969- 1972
Scope and Content
The series contains records pertaining to the governance and administration of the University of Toronto Homophile Association from 1969 to 1972. It is composed of constitution and bylaws, meeting minutes, mailing lists, financial records, procedures relating to counselling offered by UTHA voluntee…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1969- 1972
Part Of
University of Toronto Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Fonds Number
F0131
Series Number
01
Physical Description
5cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The series contains records pertaining to the governance and administration of the University of Toronto Homophile Association from 1969 to 1972. It is composed of constitution and bylaws, meeting minutes, mailing lists, financial records, procedures relating to counselling offered by UTHA volunteers and film screenings.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
Series
Less detail

Education and Outreach

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
University of Toronto Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1969- 1973
Scope and Content
The series is composed of records that document the University of Toronto Homophile Association’s educational and outreach efforts dating from 1969 to 1973. It contains records from the UTHA’s educational events, from its weekly discussion groups, invited guest speakers, to its high school speaking…
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1969- 1973
Part Of
University of Toronto Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Fonds Number
F0131
Series Number
02
Physical Description
7cm of textual records 2 reels of microfilm
Scope and Content
The series is composed of records that document the University of Toronto Homophile Association’s educational and outreach efforts dating from 1969 to 1973. It contains records from the UTHA’s educational events, from its weekly discussion groups, invited guest speakers, to its high school speaking engagements. It includes outreach material that the UTHA produced, from UTHA literature, selected bibliographies, newsletters, flyers, brochures, and resources and supporting material that the UTHA collected.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
Series
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Political Advocacy and Research

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
University of Toronto Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1969- 1973
Scope and Content
The series contains records that document the University of Toronto Homophile Association’s work in political advocacy and research. It is composed of correspondence and briefs submitted to the Federal and Ontario Provincial Governments on issues and legislation, from the Immigration Act, the War M…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1969- 1973
Part Of
University of Toronto Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Fonds Number
F0131
Series Number
03
Physical Description
5cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The series contains records that document the University of Toronto Homophile Association’s work in political advocacy and research. It is composed of correspondence and briefs submitted to the Federal and Ontario Provincial Governments on issues and legislation, from the Immigration Act, the War Measures Act, the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Criminal Code and policies surrounding homosexuals in the Federal and Provincial Public Service. Additionally, the series includes correspondence and a list of demands from the UTHA’s involvement in the 1971 “We Demand” Ottawa Demonstration. It contains correspondence and published material collected for the UTHA’s religion and homosexuality project, and the Association's suggestions for the Ontario Venereal Disease Pamphlet revision.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
University of Toronto Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1969- 1973
Scope and Content
The series is composed of records that reflect the University of Toronto Homophile Association’s working relationships with gay liberation groups, homophile associations, and women’s liberation groups from across Canada. It includes correspondence, minutes, newsletters and flyers, dating from 1969 …
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1969- 1973
Part Of
University of Toronto Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Fonds Number
F0131
Series Number
04
Physical Description
11cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The series is composed of records that reflect the University of Toronto Homophile Association’s working relationships with gay liberation groups, homophile associations, and women’s liberation groups from across Canada. It includes correspondence, minutes, newsletters and flyers, dating from 1969 to 1973. The series also includes a general correspondence file that contains incoming and outgoing correspondence sent and received by UTHA.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
Series
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Constitution and Bylaws

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
University of Toronto Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1969- 1970
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1969- 1970
Part Of
University of Toronto Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Fonds Number
F0131
Series Number
01
File Number
F0131-01-001
Physical Description
Textual Records
Storage Location
Box 1
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
University of Toronto Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1969- 1972
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1969- 1972
Part Of
University of Toronto Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Fonds Number
F0131
Series Number
01
File Number
F0131-01-002
Physical Description
Textual Records
Storage Location
Box 1
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
Less detail
Collection
Archives
Part Of
University of Toronto Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1969- 1972
Scope and Content
Account sheets, budgets, receipts
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1969- 1972
Part Of
University of Toronto Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Fonds Number
F0131
Series Number
01
File Number
F0131-01-003
Physical Description
Textual Records
Scope and Content
Account sheets, budgets, receipts
Storage Location
Box 1
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
Less detail
Collection
Archives
Part Of
University of Toronto Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
[197?]
Scope and Content
Membership form template
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
[197?]
Part Of
University of Toronto Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Fonds Number
F0131
Series Number
01
File Number
F0131-01-004
Physical Description
Textual Records
Scope and Content
Membership form template
Storage Location
Box 1
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
Less detail
Collection
Archives
Part Of
University of Toronto Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
[197-]
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
[197-]
Part Of
University of Toronto Homophile Association of Toronto fonds
Fonds Number
F0131
Series Number
01
File Number
F0131-01-005
Physical Description
Textual Records
Storage Location
Box 1
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
Less detail

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