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Collection
Archives
Part Of
John Alan Lee fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1974-2003
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by John Alan Lee. Records of the John Alan Lee fonds relate to his career as a professor of sociology, his personal life and social causes he supported or maintained an interest in.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Graphic material
Date Range
1974-2003
Part Of
John Alan Lee fonds
Creator
John Alan Lee
Fonds Number
F0014
Language
English
Physical Description
195 cm of textual records 145 black and white photographs; 223 colour photographs
Extent
1.95 m
History / Biographical
John Alan Lee (1933-2013) was professor of sociology at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. Prior to his academic career, Lee was a labour organizer, journalist and educator. Lee was born in 1933 in Maxville, Ontario. Lee received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto (1956) and his PhD. from the University of Sussex (1971). John Alan Lee is the author of ninebooks including: Colours of Love: An Exploration of the Ways of Loving (1973); Getting Sex: A New Approach (1978); RCMP vs. The People: Inside Canada’s Security Service (1979); and Gay Midlife and Maturity (1991).Lee is also the author of over 300 articles.In 2004, Lee published his autobiography on http://johnalanlee.caconsisting of 26 chapters. Over the next 8 years Lee added six additional chapters, two appendices and a bibliography of his publications. In Lee’s later life he became an advocate for the right-to-die movement and helped found the organization Dying with Dignity.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by John Alan Lee. Records of the John Alan Lee fonds relate to his career as a professor of sociology, his personal life and social causes he supported or maintained an interest in.
Storage Location
/01-/06: C.03.02.02 /07-/12: C.03.02.03 /13-/15: C.06.02.04
Access Restrictions
Open
Arrangement
The fonds has been arranged into four series based on the types of record: 1-Scrapbooks 2-Correspondence 3-Publications 4-Journals
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2013-107
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
John Alan Lee fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1941-2013
Scope and Content
Series consists of scrapbooks created by John Alan Lee. They document Lee’s career, travels, hobbies, interests, current events and his personal relationships. The scrapbooks contain a mix of document types including correspondence, photographs, postcards, press clippings, drawings, newsletters and…
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1941-2013
Part Of
John Alan Lee fonds
Fonds Number
F0014
Series Number
1
Physical Description
83 cm of textual records 145 black and white photographs; 223 colour photographs
Scope and Content
Series consists of scrapbooks created by John Alan Lee. They document Lee’s career, travels, hobbies, interests, current events and his personal relationships. The scrapbooks contain a mix of document types including correspondence, photographs, postcards, press clippings, drawings, newsletters and ephemera. The majority of the scrapbooks are arranged chronologically and document the day-to-day life of Lee. In a note dated March 18, 1991, Lee describes these books, along with his journals, as being his most precious possession.1 The scrapbook titled “My Straight Life” documents John Alan Lee’s life prior to his coming out as a gay man. Some scrapbooks are arranged thematically. One scrapbook contains material relating to a 1984 student boycott of a final examination at the University of Toronto. Another scrapbook documents his activities with the Centre for Freedom of Sexuality. Finally, the scrapbook titled “My Search” regards his search for a romantic partner.
Notes
The scrapbooks have been rehoused from binders into folders for conservation purposes.
Description Level
Series
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
John Alan Lee fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1969-2003
Scope and Content
Series consists of two files of correspondence created and accumulated by John Alan Lee. The correspondence primarily regards personal matters.
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1969-2003
Part Of
John Alan Lee fonds
Fonds Number
F0014
Series Number
2
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of two files of correspondence created and accumulated by John Alan Lee. The correspondence primarily regards personal matters.
Description Level
Series
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Publications and Reports

https://collections.arquives.ca/en/permalink/descriptions17448
Collection
Archives
Part Of
John Alan Lee fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1964-2009
Scope and Content
Series consists of copies of articles and various other publications either written by John Alan Lee or regarding John Alan Lee. The majority of the publications consist of academic articles regarding Lee’s sociological theories on love and sex. Series also includes several popular media articles r…
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1964-2009
Part Of
John Alan Lee fonds
Fonds Number
F0014
Series Number
3
Physical Description
32 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of copies of articles and various other publications either written by John Alan Lee or regarding John Alan Lee. The majority of the publications consist of academic articles regarding Lee’s sociological theories on love and sex. Series also includes several popular media articles regarding the same theories including the 1974 article “Styles of Loving” that appeared in Psychology Today. Series includes Lee’s self-published “broadsheet,” or newsletter, called “The Old Gadfly.” Lee produced these issues from 1996 to 1999 and the newsletter offered criticisms of the university education system. Series also includes a 20,000 word report submitted to the Ontario Court of Justice (General Division) regarding discrimination against gay men and lesbians and the changing definition of “family.” This report was submitted in the ground breaking family law case H. Vs. M. This case was later heard in the Supreme Court of Canada and established that same-sex partners should have the same benefits and obligations as opposite-sex common law couples. Series also includes newspaper and other publications regarding the “right to die” movement. Many of the newspaper articles feature interviews with Lee discussing his views on the subject.
Description Level
Series
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
John Alan Lee fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1955-2013
Scope and Content
Series consists of 60 journals created by John Alan Lee throughout his adult life. The diaries document Lee’s thoughts, experiences, personal relationships, travels, work and daily activities. Only remnants of journals exist from 1955 to 1971. From 1973 onwards, journal entries are frequent.
Collection
Archives
Date Range
1955-2013
Part Of
John Alan Lee fonds
Fonds Number
F0014
Series Number
4
Physical Description
78 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of 60 journals created by John Alan Lee throughout his adult life. The diaries document Lee’s thoughts, experiences, personal relationships, travels, work and daily activities. Only remnants of journals exist from 1955 to 1971. From 1973 onwards, journal entries are frequent.
Notes
Series is arranged in chronological order. Lee numbered the journals prior to donating them to the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives.
Description Level
Series
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My Straight Life [1 of 4]

https://collections.arquives.ca/en/permalink/descriptions17450
Collection
Archives
Part Of
John Alan Lee fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1941-1958
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1941-1958
Part Of
John Alan Lee fonds
Fonds Number
F0014
Series Number
1
File Number
2013-107/01(1)
Physical Description
Textual records
Storage Location
Box 1
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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My Straight Life [2 of 4]

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
John Alan Lee fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1956-1963
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1956-1963
Part Of
John Alan Lee fonds
Fonds Number
F0014
Series Number
1
File Number
2013-107/01(2)
Physical Description
Textual records
Storage Location
Box 1
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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My Straight Life [3 of 4]

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
John Alan Lee fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1958-1964
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1958-1964
Part Of
John Alan Lee fonds
Fonds Number
F0014
Series Number
1
File Number
2013-107/01(3)
Physical Description
Textual records
Storage Location
Box 1
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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My Straight Life [4 of 4]

https://collections.arquives.ca/en/permalink/descriptions17453
Collection
Archives
Part Of
John Alan Lee fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1962-1966
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1962-1966
Part Of
John Alan Lee fonds
Fonds Number
F0014
Series Number
1
File Number
2013-107/01(4)
Physical Description
Textual records
Storage Location
Box 1
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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Scrapbook 1964-1972 [1 of 3]

https://collections.arquives.ca/en/permalink/descriptions17454
Collection
Archives
Part Of
John Alan Lee fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
1964-1972
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1964-1972
Part Of
John Alan Lee fonds
Fonds Number
F0014
Series Number
1
File Number
2013-107/01(5)
Physical Description
Textual records
Storage Location
Box 1
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
File
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