Collection
Archives
Part Of
The Body Politic fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1973-1986
Scope and Content
The Legal series contains records relating to the newspaper’s two major court cases, the police raid, as well as external legal cases they were participating in adjunctly, using for research, reference, and precedent. The series contains correspondence, trial proceedings, court notes, press package…
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1973-1986
Part Of
The Body Politic fonds
Fonds Number
F0002
Series Number
7
Scope and Content
The Legal series contains records relating to the newspaper’s two major court cases, the police raid, as well as external legal cases they were participating in adjunctly, using for research, reference, and precedent. The series contains correspondence, trial proceedings, court notes, press packages, media coverage, legal donations and fundraising, seized records during the raid, summons, judgements, letters of support, and demonstration records, among others.
Arrangement
The Legal series is divided into the following subseries: 7.1 Raid and 1977 Trial "Men Loving Boys Loving Men" 7.2 1982 Trial "Lust with a very Proper Stranger" 7.3 External Legal Cases The series has been arranged into subseries based on the legal activities of The Body Politic. There will be cross over between the Legal series and other series within individual files. Files were included within subseries based on date, it was sometimes unclear if they belonged to the court case from the year they were created. Files were often combined with their neighbours by the archivist to conserve files usage, there were many instances when there was one piece of paper in a file. File titles in the finding aid indicate with a dash “-” whether files have been conflated. Files are also separated within a single folder with a paper separator around each original file grouping.
Description Level
Series
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