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Lesbian Outdoor Group fonds
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- Textual record
- Graphic material
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- Source of title proper: Title based upon contents of the fonds.
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- Lesbian Outdoor Group
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22cm of textual records.
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LOG was started in 1995 after Sue Smee put an advertisement in Capital Xtra, Ottawa’s gay and lesbian newspaper, inviting lesbians in the area to meet at her home. This first meeting consisted of 12 women and membership grew over the next 10 years to over 100 members. The organization was led by a Coordinating Committee with each individual taking on a specific role and each activity conducted by the group was assigned an activity leader. In 2005 Sue Smee stepped down from an organizing role, although the group continued with new leadership afterwards and is still in operation as of 2018.
Records were kept by the founder Sue Smee until donation of 2008-003 in 2008. She donated 2011-110 in 2011 which contains additional LOG records for 1996-1998.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of organizational records and planning documents for the Lesbian Outdoors Group from 1995-2007. Meeting minutes detail disagreements over funds allocations, discussions of group management techniques, reflections on equity within the group and how social dynamics contribute to equity and inequity. A majority of the materials consist of handwritten or printed notes recording and planning LOG activities and meetings. The fonds also contain LOG promotional materials and photos.
Physical condition is good especially for those materials printed from a USB drive. Some handwritten notes are difficult to decipher.
Immediate source of acquisition
The fonds was donated as a gift in two installments from the founder Sue Smee in 2008 and 2011.
Previously, this fonds was arranged into 2 series: Activities and Administration. In 2018 the fonds was rearranged to eliminate the series arrangement.
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The majority of materials are in English, although some ephemera is in French and English.
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Restrictions on access
The fonds is open to researchers, although membership lists are restricted from publication.
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). Membership lists are restricted from publication.
Finding aid arranged/described by Rene Georgopalis in 2008 and revised by Leela Scott to reflect RAD standards in 2018.
No further accruals expected.
Some records were received electronically and were printed upon receipt.
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October 10, 2018
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