Fonds - Helen Lenskyj fonds

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Helen Lenskyj fonds

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  • 1973-2007 (Creation)
    Lenskyj, Helen

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(Accession 2009-020) 29 cm of textual records
(Accession 2010-072) 36.5 cm of textual records

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Helen Jefferson Lenskyj was born in Sydney, Australia, and came to Canada in 1966. She received a BA (Sociology) in 1977, a MA (Education) in 1980, and earned her PhD in Education in 1983. From 1986 to 2007, Lenskyj was a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), at the University of Toronto. She has been a teacher, an early childhood educator, and a community activist. Her research focuses on gender, sport and sexualities.

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Fonds consists of records created and maintained by Professor Helen Lenskyj. Records in the fonds largely relate to her involvement with the Toronto Board of Education and research in the area of sexuality, gender, sport, AIDS, AIDS education, and homophobia. Records also document her involvement with Project Affirmation, a research project of the Coalition for Lesbian & Gay Rights in Ontario looking into the health care and social service needs of sexual minorities in Ontario.

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Two accessions (2009-020 and 2010-072) have been amalgamated for the purposes of Archeion.

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The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

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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: Helen Lenskyj, 2009-020 and/or 2010-072, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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