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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Gays of Ottawa fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1963-1986, 1993, 1995
Scope and Content
The fond consists predominantly of correspondence, reports, newsletters, minutes of meetings and other documentation relating to the history of the Gays of Ottawa during 1971-1986. The materials reflect the political action under taken by the organization on a local and national level. Materials al…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Sound recording
Date Range
1963-1986, 1993, 1995
Part Of
Gays of Ottawa fonds
Creator
Gays of Ottawa
Fonds Number
F0039
Language
English
Physical Description
170 cm of textual records 2 audio cassettes
Extent
1.7 m
Physical Condition
The office in which Gays of Ottawa housed their documents experienced a fire in February of 1979. The documents that survived were those stored in filing cabinets that crashed through the floor and into the basement. Due to this, some records do have burn marks and water stains. Many of the records also show general wear and tear from their use by the organization.
History / Biographical
The Gays of Ottawa (GO) was founded September 14, 1971 by Maurice Boulanger, Michael Black, Charles Hill, Philip Bianco, Jacques Hoffman, Reg Turcotte, and Terrence Reichey. The organization set out to educate Ottawa on homosexuality through group discussions, publications, and public speaking. They worked to support the gay community through social events, counseling, a drop-in centre, and a crisis line. The group took political action not only on issues at the local level, but on a provincial and national scale, partially fueled by their location in the capital of Canada. Their work served both the Anglophone and Francophone communities. The membership and board was largely male throughout the 1970’s before writing gender parity on the board of directors into the constitution in 1983. On June 27, 1989 the name Gays of Ottawa was changed to the Association of Lesbians and Gays of Ottawa (ALGO).
Scope and Content
The fond consists predominantly of correspondence, reports, newsletters, minutes of meetings and other documentation relating to the history of the Gays of Ottawa during 1971-1986. The materials reflect the political action under taken by the organization on a local and national level. Materials also include those of the National Gay Rights Coalition (NGRC) of which Gays of Ottawa served as the national coordinating office during the mid 1970’s. Gays of Ottawa’s involvement with the Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario (CGRO) is also shown through the number of documents held relating to the provincial group.
Storage Location
/01-/02: 5.4.4 /03-07: 5.4.5 /08- /12: 5.4.6 /13- /14: 5.4.7
Access Restrictions
Open
Conservation
All staples and metal paper clips have been removed from the records.
Arrangement
In the custodial history section done by the previous archivist, it was noted that most records were kept in their original order, except for the ones which had an arrangement imposed upon them. In processing the records, original order was kept where possible. Some arrangement was imposed on records in which too many doubles appeared in various folders. Duplicates of files were removed. The records were arranged into six series: 1-Governance 2-Political and Activist Action 3-Correspondence Files 4-Pamplets, Publications, Posters 5-National Gay Rights Coalition and 6-Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
1982-017, 1982-035, 1982-143, 1982-090, 1988-041, 2002-056, 2013-069
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Gays of Ottawa fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1969-1983, 1993, 1995
Scope and Content
The series contains records pertaining to the governance of Gays of Ottawa. This includes their history, by-laws, constitution, finances, grant applications, anniversary details, and administrative files relating to renting spaces. The series also contains the correspondence, minutes, and other rel…
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1969-1983, 1993, 1995
Part Of
Gays of Ottawa fonds
Fonds Number
F0039
Series Number
1
Physical Description
29 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The series contains records pertaining to the governance of Gays of Ottawa. This includes their history, by-laws, constitution, finances, grant applications, anniversary details, and administrative files relating to renting spaces. The series also contains the correspondence, minutes, and other relevant files of the committees within G.O.
Description Level
Series
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Political and Activist Action

https://collections.arquives.ca/en/permalink/descriptions15017
Collection
Archives
Part Of
Gays of Ottawa fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1963-1979
Scope and Content
The series contains the records pertaining to any form of political or activist action undertaken by Gays of Ottawa and/or the National Gay Rights of Canada group. This includes correspondence, briefs, news clippings, newsletters, and other items relating to topics of human rights, the criminal cod…
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1963-1979
Part Of
Gays of Ottawa fonds
Fonds Number
F0039
Series Number
2
Physical Description
76 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The series contains the records pertaining to any form of political or activist action undertaken by Gays of Ottawa and/or the National Gay Rights of Canada group. This includes correspondence, briefs, news clippings, newsletters, and other items relating to topics of human rights, the criminal code, national and international gay rights, elections, police harassment, and the media.
Description Level
Series
Less detail
Collection
Archives
Part Of
Gays of Ottawa fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1971-1979
Scope and Content
The series contains correspondence between Gays of Ottawa and individual groups, media, or politicians as well as correspondence between gay groups, predominantly at a national level.
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1971-1979
Part Of
Gays of Ottawa fonds
Fonds Number
F0039
Series Number
3
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The series contains correspondence between Gays of Ottawa and individual groups, media, or politicians as well as correspondence between gay groups, predominantly at a national level.
Description Level
Series
Less detail

Pamphlets, Publications, Posters

https://collections.arquives.ca/en/permalink/descriptions15019
Collection
Archives
Part Of
Gays of Ottawa fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1970-1978
Scope and Content
Contains materials created by Gays of Ottawa as well as correspondence relating to the ordering of the materials by other groups and individuals. Also contains articles written for forums and newsletters.
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1970-1978
Part Of
Gays of Ottawa fonds
Fonds Number
F0039
Series Number
4
Physical Description
11 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Contains materials created by Gays of Ottawa as well as correspondence relating to the ordering of the materials by other groups and individuals. Also contains articles written for forums and newsletters.
Description Level
Series
Less detail

National Gay Rights Coalition

https://collections.arquives.ca/en/permalink/descriptions15020
Collection
Archives
Part Of
Gays of Ottawa fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1974-1978
Scope and Content
The series contains all records pertaining to the National Gay Rights Coalition, of which Gays of Ottawa served as the coordinating office. This includes records relating to the formation of NGRC, their finances, conference material, petitions, and correspondence with members and non-members.
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1974-1978
Part Of
Gays of Ottawa fonds
Fonds Number
F0039
Series Number
5
Physical Description
32 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The series contains all records pertaining to the National Gay Rights Coalition, of which Gays of Ottawa served as the coordinating office. This includes records relating to the formation of NGRC, their finances, conference material, petitions, and correspondence with members and non-members.
Description Level
Series
Less detail

Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario

https://collections.arquives.ca/en/permalink/descriptions15021
Collection
Archives
Part Of
Gays of Ottawa fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1974-1986
Scope and Content
The series contains records relating to the Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario’s governance, steering committee, membership correspondence, and conferences.
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1974-1986
Part Of
Gays of Ottawa fonds
Fonds Number
F0039
Series Number
6
Physical Description
9 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The series contains records relating to the Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario’s governance, steering committee, membership correspondence, and conferences.
Description Level
Series
Less detail
Collection
Archives
Part Of
Gays of Ottawa fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1971-1979
Scope and Content
History of G.O.’s formation, changes in executive, and membership forms.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1971-1979
Part Of
Gays of Ottawa fonds
Fonds Number
F0039
Series Number
1
File Number
F0039-01-01
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
History of G.O.’s formation, changes in executive, and membership forms.
Storage Location
Box 1
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
Less detail
Collection
Archives
Part Of
Gays of Ottawa fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
[197-]
Scope and Content
By-laws and amended by-laws of G.O.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
[197-]
Part Of
Gays of Ottawa fonds
Fonds Number
F0039
Series Number
1
File Number
F0039-01-02
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
By-laws and amended by-laws of G.O.
Storage Location
Box 1
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
Less detail
Collection
Archives
Part Of
Gays of Ottawa fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
[197-]
Scope and Content
Constitutions.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
[197-]
Part Of
Gays of Ottawa fonds
Fonds Number
F0039
Series Number
1
File Number
F0039-01-03
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
Constitutions.
Storage Location
Box 1
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
Less detail

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