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Community Leagues

This series consists of records from the Community Leagues that joined the EFCL. The EFCL collected documents from the Leagues for administrative and informational purposes. These documents include incorporation records, membership lists, administrative material, correspondence, and publications relevant to the individual leagues.

Committees

This series consists of material pertaining to committees and groups the EFCL was either the hosting organization, a member of, or gathered for information. This series best represents the EFCL’s mandate for community development and advocacy outside of their sports and programs.

Programs

This series consists of material related to all EFCL programs and events such as banquets, awards, and sports. It includes programmes, photographs and posters from the 17 annual figure skating shows that the EFCL presented from 1965 to 1981. These shows included performers from the skating programs offered by various community leagues, as well as guest performances by professional and semi-professional figure skaters.

Legal

This series consists of the records of the EFCL’s legal affairs. It includes records pertaining to both the EFCL as one of the primary litigants or of the EFCL representing groups of Community Leagues.

Hollingworth Photographs

This series consists of photographs taken by Hubert Hollingworth. The images document life in Edmonton during the first half of the twentieth century, including portraits, street scenes, buildings, events and activities.

Glass Slide Photographs

This series consists of photographs originally created by others or from books, which Hubert Hollingworth re-photographed onto glass slide negatives. These were possibly used by Hollingworth for presentations on glass slides. The images cover a variety of subjects including religion and missionary work, farm animals, medical education, images of the reconstruction of England after WWII, Indigenous people, the Canadian West including Saskatchewan, Vancouver and the Rocky Mountains, and Quebec.

The majority of the religious images belonged to missionary Charles O. Bowen, a Welsh immigrant. The images consist of nature photographs, often mountain scenes with a biblical scripture or hymn transposed on them.
Another contributor of the religious images was Miss Cork, a missionary who worked in Africa.

Some of the medical education images can be attributed to professors from the University of Alberta including Dr. Evan Greene, Dr. Ralph Faust Shaner and Dr. Maxwell Mordecai Cantor.
Dr. Evan Greene (1873-1966), a surgeon and anatomist, was one of Alberta’s earliest doctors. The subject of his slides is anatomy.
Dr. Ralph Faust Shaner (1893-1976) was an anatomist, professor and head of the University of Alberta’s Department of Anatomy. His images represent many of the course that he taught such as histology, embryology and neuroanatomy.
Dr. Maxwell Mordecai Cantor (1903-1981) was the provincial coroner and a biochemist at the University of Alberta. Dr. Cantor’s images are of the pathology of disease.

Gay Alliance Toward Equality (GATE)

This series consists of GATE’s administrative records including their bylaws and constitution, financial statements, meeting minutes and correspondence. In addition, there are copies of the GATE newsletter, two grant applications, and records related to GATE’s counselling program, and their social activities.

Gay Alliance Toward Equality (GATE)

Youth Related Organizations/Resources

This is a small series, but one that may well expand as further accruals are received. The records consist of documents related to GATE’s Gay and Lesbian Youth Group, the Pink Triangle Youth Group of Edmonton and other GLCCE youth initiatives. The bulk of the series consists of printed resources and reference materials related to counselling gay and lesbian youth; related youth studies and reports; and some correspondence. Included with the papers are three pink triangle t-shirts created for Pride ’92 week.

GALA Youth Related Organizations / Resources

Clubs/Entertainment Venues

This series consists of records of some of the clubs described above, but predominantly Club 70, The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose (ISCWR) and The Roost Nightclub. There are early administrative records for Club 70, as well as newsletters and photographs. ISCWR records include Coronation programs and information from the first coronation in 1976, and then further programs and records from courts held from 1985 to 2009. There are numerous event and promotion files for The Roost Nightclub, including monthly event calendars, broadsheets and flyers, news clippings and event posters. Included with the records were Roost Nightclub plaques and trophies.

Clubs / Entertainment Venues

Organizations

This series consists of the records of an array of organizations, and have been arranged in the following broad geographical sub-series: Organizations – Alberta; Alberta – Edmonton; Alberta - Calgary; British Columbia; Manitoba; Maritimes; Ontario; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Australia; Europe; and the U.S.A.
Within these geographical headings, the files are arranged alphabetically by file title (this often being the title of the specific organization represented). The records consist primarily of published brochures or newsletters and an assortment of printed information including news clippings, articles, news releases, and general correspondence. While some files have a lot of information, others are skimpy in their content. However, the range of organizations represented in this series, and the span of years captured, provides valuable insight into the rich diversity of the LGBTQ community during this time period.

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