Collection Mss 42, PC 292, TC 156 [A.08-67, A.09-28, A.10-31, A.11-09] - Manitoba Gay and Lesbian Archives

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Manitoba Gay and Lesbian Archives

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  • Textual record
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Manitoba Gay/Lesbian Archives

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UMASC Mss 42, PC 292, TC 156 [A.08-67, A.09-28, A.10-31, A.11-09]

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  • 1968 - 2003 (Accumulation)
    Winnipeg (Man.)
  • 1948 - 2003 (Creation)
    Winnipeg Gay and Lesbian Resource Centre
    Winnipeg (Man.)

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Physical description

13.07 m of textual records
168 videocassettes: 69 U-matic, 97 VHS, 2 Beta
4 video reels
117 photographs
107 negatives
488 slides
130 audio cassettes
23 audio reels
33 t-shirts

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Custodial history

The collection was originally accumulated and catalogued by the Winnipeg Gay and Lesbian Resource Centre. The Resource Centre became the Rainbow Resource Centre in 1999; this new organization still maintained custodial ownership over the Manitoba Gay and Lesbian Archives. In the early 2000's the materials were moved off site to a rental storage unit. In 2008 the Manitoba Gay/Lesbian Archives was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, followed by a second accession in 2009 and a third in 2010.

Scope and content

This collection contains textual records relating to various issues and information on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit and Queer history including: Comprehensive Works, Bibliography, Reference; Gay/Lesbian Life, Lifestyles & Concerns; Literature & Language; Visual & Performing Arts; History & Gay/Lesbian Liberation Movement; Behavioral Sciences; Social Sciences; Philosophy & Religion; Physical & Natural Sciences; and AIDS-Related Information. It also includes an extensive moving image and sound collection, including oral histories and episodes of the cable access program "Coming Out."

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Immediate source of acquisition

Ryan Schultz


National Gay Archives Library Classification System. Original reference file classification system used by the Winnipeg Gay and Lesbian Resource Centre.

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  • English

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There are no restrictions on the use of this material.

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Finding aids

Online finding aids are available at the links below:

<a target="_blank" href="">MSS 42 (A08-67)</a>
<a target="_blank" href="">MSS 42, PC 292 (A09-28, A10-31)</a>
<a target="_blank" href="">TC 156 (A09-28, A11-09)</a>

Winnipeg Gay/Lesbian Resource Centre, Reference File List. May 1994 (printed).

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<a target="_blank" href="">Manitoba Gay and Lesbian Archives</a>

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Further accruals are expected.

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Mss 42, PC 292, TC 156 [A.08-67, A.09-28, A.10-31, A.11-09]

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April 21, 2010

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  • English

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