Fonds F0008 - Duane "Andy" Anderson fonds

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Duane "Andy" Anderson fonds

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CA ON00047 F0008

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  • 1995-1997, 2000-2005 (Creation)
    Duane “Andy” Anderson

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45.5 cm of textual records
2 photographs : b&w and col. ; 10.1 x 15.1 cm and 27.9 x 21.6 cm

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Duane Edward Anderson was born in Montreal, Quebec, on July 16th, 1949. Anderson has served as President of the Canadian Leather Alliance, Volunteer Coordinator of the Maple Leaf Party, and a Director with Mr. Leatherman Toronto Competition Inc. In 1989, Anderson was chosen the first Mr. Leather Fellowship Toronto at the first Mr. Leatherman Toronto competition. In 1992, he became the first Canadian to hold an international leather title, winning the Mr. NLA: International 1992-93. In 1993, Anderson was awarded the International Award from Pantheon of Leather for his contributions to the international leather community. Anderson has also served with the Toronto Pride Committee, the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), and Casey House. Anderson died in 2015.

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Records created and maintained by Duane “Andy” Anderson

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Records relate to Anderson's activities with the leather community in Canada, particularly the Canadian Leather Alliance / L’Alliance canadienne du cuir and the Mr. Leatherman Toronto Competition Inc. Records document the administration and incorporation of the Canadian Leather Alliance, and the organizing of its annual National Leather Contest. Records also document Anderson’s participation as a judge at various leather competitions (Mr. Leatherman Toronto, Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather 2003, International Leathersir and Leatherboy 2002, etc.), the judging process and criteria at leather competitions, and the administration of the Mr. Leatherman Toronto competition.

Records in the fonds include correspondence (including e-mail), lists, tables, manuals, policies, forms, reports, letters patent, by-laws, incorporation documents, promissory notes, rules, programmes, schedules, flyers, notes, cards, agreements, and other textual material.

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The collection is open to researchers, except for the following files which have been restricted: 2007-058/01(03) and 2007-058/04(03).

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).

Preferred citation: Duane "Andy" Anderson, 2007-058, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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