Sexuality and gender

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  • Use for records about human sexuality and gender identity/expression, including materials created by or about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, pansexual, two-spirit, androgynous and asexual individuals and groups. Also use for interpersonal romantic content created by or about all sexual orientations and gender identities.

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11 Archival description results for Sexuality and gender

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Archives Collective collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1014
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1985

The collection is primarily composed of printed material and publications generated by various gay organizations in Vancouver with some references to Victoria.

Archives Collective

Gay Alliance Toward Equality fonds : 1971-1980

  • RBSC-ARC-1209
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1980]

The fonds consists of photocopies of minute books of the Gay Alliance Toward Equality (1971-1980), photocopies of selected items in the files of the organization and a list of files created by G.A.T.E. The fonds consists of two series: Administrative Files and Subject Files. The Administrative Files series consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, and the constitution and policies and principles guidelines for the organization. The Subject Files series contains files of a variety of subjects with which the Gay Alliance Toward Equality dealt.

Gay Alliance Toward Equality

George Kuthan fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1314
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1950-1969]

The fonds consists of engravings (mainly lino-cuts and some wood blocks) of flowers, trees, animals, insects, birds, sea creatures, floral and key designs, and erotica as well as other designs.

Kuthan, George, 1916-

Jackie Maniago fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1725
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 2012

The fonds consists of records created and collected by Jackie Maniago which includes records associated with her involvement in various advocacy efforts in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Canada.

In particular, the fonds includes records related to the Community Living movement, deinstitutionalization in British Columbia, and advocating for the rights of persons who are intellectually disabled.

The fonds has been arranged into the following 10 series: Woodlands Parents' Group; Community Living Society; Community Brokerage Service Society; Family Link; British Columbia Association for Community Living; Canadian Association for Community Living; Community Living Coalition; Subject Files; Advocacy Initiatives; and The Roeher Institute. These series reflect Jackie Maniago's activities and participation in these organizations and her own interests.

The main types of records within the fonds include correspondence, meeting minutes, news articles, photographs, interviews, event programs, publications, newsletters, conference proceedings, and speeches.

Maniago, Jackie

Lisa Snider Collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1825
  • Collection
  • 1989-2014, predominant 2006-2014

This collection consists of ephemera that celebrates gender performance and lesbian identities. Materials span a wide time period, capturing both early and late 20th century LGBT culture.

In particular, there is a significant part of the collection dedicated to ephemera and published materials that feature early 20th century gender impersonators. Developed out of the English music hall scene of the 19th century, male impersonators in the early 20th century were primarily vaudeville acts that toured the United States. Their audiences were predominantly male with a focus on comedic delivery, something that represented a shift in the male impersonator tradition from the earlier 19th century.
Well-known male impersonators include Vesta Tilley, who was an active performer from the 1870s until the 1920s, and Hetty King, who performed from the 1890s until her passing in the 1970s. Both are featured in a number of postcards that are part of the collection.

The collection also includes several early 20th century anti-suffrage postcards that depict women in relationships with each other (as opposed to men) and include phrases that suggest they have supplanted a man’s role. Other items include a souvenir photograph and accompanying paper frame from a 1930s entertainment venue, the Howdy Club, and 6 negatives of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt taken in 1939.

The collection also features materials from the 1980s and 1990s that belonged to Snider during that period. Highlights include several off-air recordings of episodes of the Vancouver Co-Op Radio show, ‘The Lesbian Show’ as well as t-shirts from the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria Womyn’s Centres.

Snider, Lisa

Pro-Choice Action Network fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1816
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2012, predominant 1987-2009

Fonds consists of minutes and agendas, correspondence, publications, reports, photographs, pamphlets, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, artifacts, and other textual records related to Pro-CAN’s mission of: improving abortion access for women; defending their legal rights; protecting providers and clinics from harassment and violence; destigmatizing abortion; and educating the public about reproductive rights. The records include those necessary to fulfill its functions of managing and administrating the organization, advocating and lobbying, and ensuring safety and security, as well as those used as resources. Resources and subject files span the topics of abortion history in Canada and abroad, legal matters, grey literature, information about similar external organizations, and related topics in the news. Pro-CAN also kept extensive files on anti-choice groups and individuals along with their behaviors, photographs, and letters.

Pro-Choice Action Network

Queer Arts Festival fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1833
  • Fonds
  • 2006-2021

This fonds consists of records relating to the Queer Arts Festival hosted by SUM Gallery. The records are separated by festival year, as follows:
• 2006: Joy Along the Continuum
• 2007/2008: Gender Twist
• 2009: Faerie Tales
• 2010: Queertopia
• 2011: Games People Play
• 2012: Random Acts of Queerness
• 2013: Transgression Now
• 2014: ReGenerations
• 2015: Trigger: Drawing the Line
• 2016: Stonewall was a Riot
• 2017: UnSettled
• 2018: DECADEnce
• 2019: rEvolution
• 2020: Wicked
• 2021: DISPERSED: it’s not easy being green

Records consists of newspaper articles; QAF programs, brochures, booklets, and other promotional materials; Pride booklets and promotional materials; legal documents like licenses and permits; music scores; scripts – opera libretto; press reviews and patron comments; artist statements; and internal staff documents like checklists, prep notes, price lists, job duties, conferences, board meetings, stages and staging notes.

Queer Arts Festival

Rosemary Baxter fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1980-1990

The fonds consists of records created and received in the course of activities promoting sexual orientation rights in Canada. Fonds includes correspondence, press clippings, and reports.

Baxter, Rosemary

Vancouver Council of Women fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1577
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1996

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, scrapbooks, subject files, reports, briefs, lists, printed material (including annual reports) and photographs pertaining to the activities of the Vancouver Council and of the Provincial and National Councils of Women. Fonds includes photograph album of Sylka Okovick, Man Media Chairman, 1982-1985.

Vancouver Council of Women

Vancouver Status of Women fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1582
  • Fonds
  • 1940-2018

The fonds consists of records related to Vancouver Status of Women’s (VSW’s) administrative activities, projects and lobbying endeavours, production, marketing, and distribution of Kinesis, their activities related to their advocacy function, and research and reference resources. Although the nature of VSW’s activities has changed over time, the organization has consistently maintained a commitment to addressing social issues related to women, including gender discrimination, pay equity, familial violence, racism, and many more topics. VSW has addressed these issues through a variety of avenues, including publications, press releases, lobbying of governments, a television program, workshops, and services for individuals in Vancouver. The fonds reflects these diverse organizational interests and activities in five series: Administrative and Executive, Advocacy, Kinesis, Research and Reference Resources, and Projects and Lobbying Activities. Additionally, the fonds contains alphabetized subject files dating from 1971-1978. Early accruals are grouped into sets and described in the attached PDF finding aid.
The Administrative and executive series contains records pertaining to operational and executive activities including finance, committee and volunteer administration, employee management, correspondence, and strategic planning for the organization. Record types include grant applications, correspondence, invoices and receipts, meeting minutes, training materials, and correspondence.
The Advocacy series features records related to VSW lobbying and advocacy activities. These activities primarily included organizing and participating in committees and task forces set up by all levels of government, lobbying, and preparing briefs on legislative documents and materials. Record types include correspondence with the ministry of justice and different coalitions such as BC Coalition of Women Centres, and 52% Coalition; meeting agendas and minutes, information sheets and brochures, event invitations, and forums.
The Kinesis series includes records related to production, publication, marketing, and distribution of Kinesis, Vancouver Status of Women’ most significant publication in BC. Record types include design sketches and proofs, advertising, readers’ correspondences and surveys, volunteer training manuals, staff self-evaluations, and monthly activity reports.
The Research and Reference Resources series comprises materials from third parties that VSW collected to support its research projects and the needs of its visitors. The series also contains VSW briefs, press releases, and reports inter-filed with research materials. Record types include briefs and reports from other organizations, newspaper and magazine clippings, VSW correspondence, grey literature, copies of academic journals, and cassette tapes in honour of International Women’s Day.
The Projects and Lobbying Activities series features the records of VSW’s numerous and diverse projects and lobbying activities. Record types include VSW briefs, press releases, submissions to government, research reports, publications, correspondence, indexes for back issues of Kinesis, and volunteer applications.

Vancouver Status of Women

Vancouver Women in Focus Society fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1586
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1993

The Vancouver Women in Focus Society fonds reflect their activities in video production and distribution, gallery exhibitions, activism and lobbying, community engagement, and research. Materials include correspondence, office files, newsletters, grant applications, sales and rental records, legal documents, catalogues and bibliographies, clippings, posters and flyers, meeting minutes, books, newspaper clippings, and financial records. The fonds also contains several non-WIF records relating to feminist and women’s issues, general art and film, as well as local and federal politics that reflects the context of the time and place in which Women in Focus were operating.

Records relating to the first series, the Administrative series, includes files dealing with the maintenance and upkeep of the society such as: meeting minutes, sales and rental agreements, artist contracts, artist resumes, notes, lease information, WIF newsletters, and legal and court documents. The series also consists of two subseries: Financial and Correspondence.

Records relating to the second series, the Production and Distribution series, include files dealing the Women in Focus Society’s production and distribution of feminist video and film. Production records include: meetings and records from the production committee; files relating to various individual productions; and publicity for WIF productions. Distribution records include: distribution statistics; catalogues; distribution information and research; and distribution correspondences.

Records relating to the third series, the Gallery series, include files dealing with the Women in Focus Society’s art gallery events. Gallery records include: records relating to the gallery committee; artist submissions; publicity for gallery shows; research into potential gallery shows; gallery guides; information relating to specific shows; and gallery sign in books.

Records relating to the fourth series, the Events series, include files dealing with the Women in Focus Society’s various events that they hosted or participated in. Event records include: publicity for events; project budgets and logistics research; correspondences and press releases about events; documents relating to workshops; research relating to participating in other events. Many records in the Events series relate to project-specific grant applications in the Administrative series.

Records relating to the fifth series, the Resources and Reference series, include files dealing with the Women in Focus Society’s research into related organizations and various of topics of interest. Records related to other organizations include: publicity for non-WIF productions; newsletters from other organizations; and artist profiles. Records relating to topics of interest cover political and social issues as they relate to women and/or art. These records range from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. These files include: government publications; magazines; newsletters; newspapers; zines; pamphlets; and photocopies of books.

Vancouver Women in Focus Society