The ArQuives Digital Exhibitions

The ArQuives's Digital Exhibitions

Explore highlights from The ArQuives’s collections of personal and organizational papers, artifacts, ephemera and more!

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This is the first of two oral histories with Lezlie Lee Kam, a 55+, gender-mysterious, world majority person and dyke; a Trini; a Carib; Brown; and a Callaloo-a mix of Chinese, Carib, Indian, Portuguese, and Venezuelan. She was born in Trinidad and…

Gender Review 1.10.pdf
The first page of the scan is from issue 10. The remaining pages are probably from issue 6 or 7 (ca. 1979). Metadata in this record describes the contents of the attached PDF.Articles include: "Johns Hopkins clinic closes" "Gender dysphoria…

Interview with Fred Sproule.JPG
In this oral history interview Frederick Sproule, 88 years old, discusses his life as a gay man in Toronto from the early twentieth century onwards. The interview begins with Sproule describing his coming out experience when he was 18 and lived in…

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Interview with Elgin Blair.JPG
In this oral history interview Elgin Blair and Richard Brown discuss their lives in Toronto as gay men. The interview begins with Elgin (58 years old) commenting on his coming out experience, his puritanical upbringing, his struggle to accept his…

Interview with Del Newbigging.JPG
In this oral history interview, Del Newbigging, 50 years old, discusses his experience with psychiatric therapy, marriage counselling, and sex therapy, as well as his constant thought of committing suicide before coming to terms with his sexuality…

Interview with David Allandyle.JPG
Oral history interview with a gay man, David, completed as part of the Foolscap project.

David, a 60 year old gay man at the time of the interview, discusses his long-term relationships and friendships in Toronto after World War II. He came out in…

Interview with Bill Atkinson.JPG
In this oral history interview, Bill Atkinson, a 67 years old gay man, describes the traumatic experience of being cashiered from the navy during a period of gay witch-hunts beginning in the late 1950s. Bill describes his life before, during and…

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Interview with Gale Comin, a lesbian from Calgary who discusses her involvement with Calgary's gay political scene and how it changed over the last decade. She discusses the Imperial Court of the Chinook Arch and the Gay Information Resource Centre,…

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1982 interviews with members of Toronto's Lesbian Phone Line about their coming out experiences and subsequent reflections.

The three women discuss their early life, coming out, early crushes and relationships, family issues, and socializing and…
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