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Gerard Veldhoven fonds

  • MS-15-16
  • Fonds
  • 2004 - 2020
Fonds consists of Gerard Veldhoven's published writing, correspondence, and speeches. Veldhoven's writings cover subjects including same-sex marriage, LGBT parenting and families, Pride celebrations, and LGBT social issues. Fonds also contains clippings and correspondence related to Veldhoven's experience as part of the first same-sex couple to be married in Nova Scotia, as well as his activism, writing career, and honours.

Veldhoven, Gerard

Correspondence with Mark Altman regarding Song for the Mira

File contains correspondence between Budge Wilson and Mark Altman of Morning Music regarding rights to reference "Song for the Mira" in "A Fiddle for Angus." The file also contains a copy of the song, for piano and voice, by Allister MacGillivray.

Correspondence to Melville Cumming from the Office of the Commissioner for Works and Mines Nova Scotia

Item is correspondence from the Office of the Commissioner for Works and Mines Nova Scotia (E. H. Armstrong) to Melville Cumming, dated 5 November, 1913. It references an enclosed contract (two copies) for signature by W.K. Murray - contractor, in regards to the construction of the headhouse to the greenhouse.

Correspondence collected by Alfred Whitehead

  • MS-5-3, SF Box 17, Folder 17
  • File
  • 1937
File contains a letter written by Carleton Stanley to Archibishop Arthur Carlisle and a letter from Duncan Scott to Alfred Whitehead.

Whitehead, Alfred

Wilson Hodder photographs, correspondence, and celebration of life programs

File contains materials related to the life and passing of Wilson Hodder. Hodder was a prominent LGBT activist in Nova Scotia, who successfully petitioned for spousal survivors benefits for same-sex couples under the Canada Pension Plan following the passing of his partner, Terry Martin.

File contains 30 colour photographs taken by Hodder of the 1998 Ottawa Pride parade, three photographs of Hodder and friends, correspondence between Hodder and Mike Sangster, two copies of the program from Hodder's celebration of life, and two program inserts.

Boston Pride parade 1992 photos

File contains photographs of the 1992 Boston Pride parade and accompanying correspondence. Photos were taken by Sally McShane and sent to Al Stewart on 1992-07-15.

For your information – We are the men who took our shirts off last Saturday night

File contains one copy of the open letter entitled For your information – We are the men who took our shirts off last Saturday night. This letter was written by members of the Gay and Lesbian Association (GALA) in response to a ban on shirtless dancing for women at Rumours bar and related actions undertaken by members of GALA's board.

Personal photographs and correspondence

File contains one photograph of Al Stewart taken at City Cycle motor shop, which he operated, one photograph of Mike Sangster's head superimposed onto a muscular man's body, and personal correspondence between Al and Mike and their friends.

Affirm United reference materials, correspondence

File contains one copy of appendix A of the PCPMM Accountability Report to General Council Executive, one copy of the Grace United Church Strategic Framework, one copy of Open Hearts : Resources for Affirming Ministries in The United Church of Canada, one copy of the Heterosexual Privilege Questionnaire; and correspondence.

TightRope event notices ; leather organization newsletters, correspondence, and event notices

File contains notices and flyers for events held by the TightRope Leather Brotherhood, as well as newsletters, correspondence, and event notices from other leather organizations. Materials include copies of the newsletters Smoke Signals, produced by Poconowarriors in Pennsylvania, and The Brand, produced by the Chicago Hellfire Club; correspondence, pamphlets, and registration forms from Spearhead Leather/Denim Social club in Toronto; event notices and registration forms from East Coast Bears, based in Fredricton; correspondence from the Ottawa Knights; one registration form for the Toone Towne event held by Firedancers Texas ; and notices for TightRope events held between May and August, 1999.

TightRope administrative and financial records ; event flyers and calendars ; correspondence

File contains records produced as part of the operations of the TightRope Leather Brotherhood. Materials include notices and flyers for events put on by TightRope and the Toronto-based leather club Spearhead between 1992 and 2001; administrative and financial records including general meeting and elections notices from 2000 and 2001, meeting minutes dated 2000 to 2002, budgets and financial statements produced between 1993 and 2000, and a certificate of incorporation from 1997; correspondence regarding TightRope operations dated 2000 to 2003; and dungeon rules and hanky codes


TightRope administrative records, promotional materials, and photographs

Subseries contains materials documenting the activities of the TightRope leather brotherhood, a men's leather club that operated in Halifax from the early 1990s until it disbanded in 2007. TightRope was officially incorporated in 1997. Subseries contains administrative and financial records, planning and promotional materials, correspondence, printouts from TightRope's website, and photographs of TightRope members and events.

Leather community materials

Series contains materials collected by Al Stewart as part of his involvement with the Halifax-based TightRope leather brotherhood, the Mr. Atlantic Canada [M.A.C.] Leather organization, and the leather community more broadly. Materials include TightRope administrative and financial records, and correspondence ; event cards, flyers, posters, programs, and certificates of participation for TightRope events, M.A.C. Leather contests, and leather events across Canada and the United States; photographs of TightRope meet-ups, M.A.C. Leather contests, and other leather community events; web print-outs; issues of the Phalia newsletter published by Spearhead leather and denim club in Toronto; erotic gear catalogues; and one copy of the 2002 Men of Pumpjack calendar.

Alan (Al) Roy Stewart fonds

  • MS-15-21
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2019
Fonds contains materials collected by Al Stewart primarily through his involvement in the Maritime leather community and LGBT advocacy work at Saint John's United Church in Halifax. Leather community records include administrative records, photographs, promotional materials, correspondence, newsletters, and catalogues associated with the TightRope leather brotherhood, which operated in Halifax from the early 90s to 2007, Mr. Atlantic Canada [M.A.C.] Leather contests, and other leather groups across Canada and the United States. United Church materials include reference materials regarding homosexuality and religion, reference materials regarding Affirm United and the Affirming Ministries Program, correspondence, and newsletters. Fonds also contains objects and ephemera related to the leather community, Affirm, and Stewart's membership in the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union [NSGEU], as well as personal photographs, correspondence, and LGBT publications.

Stewart, Alan Roy

Administrative, reference, and promotional materials for Affirm United and St John's United Church

Series contains materials collected as part of Stewart's LGBT advocacy at St John's United Church in Halifax, and his subsequent involvement with Affirm United, an advocacy organization founded in 1982 that supports LGBTQ members of the United Church of Canada. Stewart was involved in the process of achieving "affirmed" status for St John's United Church through the Affirming Ministries Program. Series contains articles, essays, and pamphlets regarding homosexuality and religion; informational documents associated with Affirm United and the Affirmation Congregation Program; manuals and other reference materials relating to the operation of Affirmed congregations; correspondence; issues of Consensus, the Affirm United newsletter; and issues of Open Hands, a journal published by Affirmations: United Methodists for Lesbian/Gay Concerns.

Chebucto Community Net fonds

  • MS-11-16
  • Fonds
  • 1993 - 1996
Fonds comprises records documenting the genesis and early years of Chebucto Community Net. Record types include meeting minutes and agendas; founding documents (i.e., draft mission statements and terms of reference); press releases and media reports; limited financial information; business plans; and correspondence.

Chebucto Community Net

Records related to United Steelworkers of America

File contains records related to Norman Hebert’s time as a committee member of the United Steelworkers of America Local 4883, Aircraft Division located in Amherst, Nova Scotia. Records include correspondence, grievance reports, and meeting minutes.

Records related to the Nova Scotia Government Employee Union and the Dalhousie Labour University Committee

File documents Norman Hebert’s time as a representative of the Nova Scotia Government Employee Union in the Dalhousie Labour University Committee from 1982 to 1985. Meetings took place at the Henson Centre, Dalhousie University. Records include meeting minutes by Donald Maclean, a list of labour courses offered by Dalhousie University, and memoranda notifying committee members of meeting dates.

Records related to the Amherst and District Labour Council

File documents Norman Hebert’s time as President of the Amherst and District Labour Council between 1975 and 1977. Records include notices of meetings and protest actions, correspondence between members of the council and executive officers, and annual reports.

Personal correspondence ; photographs

File contains one card and one poem from Anne Ernst, one facsimile of a letter written by Janet addressed to "Parker", one photograph of Janet with an unidentified man, and one photograph of two unidentified men.

Clippings ; photographs ; correspondence

File contains two clippings regarding Janet Conners' activism and honours, one letter addressed to Janet and Randy, three photographs of Randy and Janet, and one photograph of Randy, Janet, and their son Gus.

Meritorious service medal records

File contains materials related to the Meritorious Service Medal awarded to Janet and Randy Conners for their HIV/AIDS activism. Materials include forms, correspondence, background information for honorees, invitations and namecards for Janet and her son, Gus, and one program for the event.

Speaking notes ; Wake Up! Canada reference materials, lobbying and outreach materials, press releases, correspondence, and notes

File contains speaking notes for several of Conners' speaking engagements, including the 1998 Nova Scotia Conservative Party convention, the Mount Saint Vincent University 1997 fall convocation address, and three drafts of the 1997 Acadia University spring convocation address, among other events. File also contains materials related to Conners' role as the Atlantic region contact for Wake Up! Canada, a network of Canadian AIDS activists. Materials include one copy of phase II of the National AIDS Strategy, one draft copy of the Canadian Declaration of Rights for People Living With HIV/AIDS, press releases, correspondence, lobbying and outreach materials, report drafts, and notes.

Speaking notes, correspondence, notes, legal documents, and clippings regarding the Krever inquiry, Conners' activism

File contains speaking notes, correspondence regarding Janet's activism and appointment to/resignation from the Minister of Health's Council on HIV/AIDS; correspondence and administrative documents related to a potential film project based on Conners' life; testimony and legal documents from the Krever inquiry; clippings about the Red Cross; materials related to Janet's nomination for the CIBC Young Women of Distinction Award; citations for Conners' honorary degrees; and notes. File also contains Conners' first jump skydiving certificate, which she earned following her recovery from AIDS complications..

Legal documents, correspondence, and speaking notes regarding the Krever Inquiry, HIV/AIDS activism

Series contains materials related to Janet Conners' involvement in the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada [the Krever inquiry], related legal cases, and Conners' subsequent advocacy work for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Materials include legal documents, correspondence, speaking notes, press releases, and medical records.

Correspondence and clippings regarding the Krever Inquiry, support for infected spouses and children

File contains correspondence and clippings related to the Krever inquiry and subsequent efforts by the Janet Conners Infected Spouse and Children Association to gain supports from the government for the families of those infected with HIV/AIDS by tainted blood products. Correspondence in this file is primarily between Janet Conners, her lawyer Dawn J. Ring, and Canadian politicians.

Speaking notes, correspondence, and photographs regarding Conners' activism and honours

File contains speaking notes; clippings about AIDS, and Conners' honorary degrees and activism; one AIDS Coalition general contact form; correspondence regarding Randy's death, Janet's honorary degrees, and AIDS-related activism; one program from Dal spring convocation at which Janet was awarded an honorary degree; and three photos from the Rotary Club Paul Harris dinner at which Janet was honoured.

Randy Conners' medical records

File contains Randy Conners' medical records, and associated correspondence regarding their use in Randy and Janet Conners' legal matters.
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