Fonds contains materials collected by Al Stewart as part of his involvement in the Maritime leather community, his LGBT advocacy work at Saint John's United Church in Halifax, and his involvement in the broader LGBT community in Nova Scotia. Leather community records document the activities of the TightRope leather brotherhood, Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather [MACLeather] contests, and other leather groups across Canada and the United States. Materials include administrative records, photographs, promotional materials, correspondence, newsletters, and catalogues. United Church materials primarily relate to Stewart's efforts to attain Affirmed status for St. John's United Church, and include reference materials, 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.
Fonds contains materials collected by Halifax-based AIDS activist Larry Baxter. Materials in fonds document Baxter's involvement or interactions with a variety of Nova Scotian AIDS-related organizations, including Churchmembers Assembled to Respond to AIDS [CARAS], AIDS Nova Scotia [ANS], and the Nova Scotia Persons with AIDS Coalition. These materials include administrative and financial records, internal and external reports, memos and correspondence, proposals and planning materials, workshop materials, and reference materials. Fonds also contains Baxter's collection of news clippings covering a broad range of LGBT and AIDS-related issues, and his collection of pamphlets regarding AIDS-related issues and concerns.
Fonds contains materials collected by LGBTQ+ activist Bob Fougere pertaining to his activism in Halifax. Records in fonds document Fougere's work as coordinator of the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project [NSRAP], including NSRAP's participation in the Halifax Rainbow Health Project and its health care advocacy work on behalf of transgender Nova Scotians. Materials also document Fougere's roles as board member at Safe Harbour Metropolitan Community Church, and facilitator the Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Youth Project support group. Materials in fonds include correspondence, pamphlets, essays, studies, clippings, reports, meeting minutes, conference materials, and ephemera.
Collection comprises two scrapbooks assembled by Ruth Marilyn (Goodman) Pink. The first was created during Goodman's years as a student at Dalhousie and contains photographs; dance cards; place cards; programs; schedules; and memorabilia from freshman initiation and other events. The other contains similar materials dating from Goodman's graduation and a few years following.
Fonds contains records documenting Ross Boutilier's legal challenges over same-sex benefits and equal treatment in Nova Scotia and provincial and federal legislation to gain access to same-sex marriage. Other series include production and administrative records of Wayves magazine, committee records of Halifax Pride, and newspaper clippings about the LGBTQ community in Nova Scotia and elsewhere in Canada.
Collection is comprised of materials collected by Don Murchy as part of his involvement with the TightRope Leather Brotherhood, a men's leather and denim club that operated in Nova Scotia from the early 1990s to 2007. Materials document TightRope operations, as well as the involvement of TightRope members in Mr. Atlantic Canada [M.A.C.] Leather contests and Halifax Fetish Ball events. Materials in this collection include administrative records, by-laws and guiding documents, membership lists, posters and other promotional materials, and photographs.
Series consists of several sub-series and contains financial records, meeting minutes, sponsorship documents, bylaws, posters, programs, ephemera, promotional material, and contest notes from Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather [MACLeather].
Fonds consists of material related to Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather [MACLeather] competitions collected by Nathaniel Smith. Includes pamphlets; meeting minutes; financial records; event logo and posters; contest ephemera; organization bylaws; photographs, newspaper clippings; pins; and one mixed music compact disc (CD) played at a MACLeather event.
Fonds consists of photographs, campus publications, newspaper clippings, patches and a class ring collected by Evan Estabrooks’ while attending the Nova Scotia Agricultural College from 1960-1962. Also contains correspondence and photographs, and a copy of the publication “Memories : then and now : autobiographies of the class of 1962 : a look at the past 42 years : Nova Scotia Agricultural College” created by Alumni Relations for the 40th and 50th year class reunions.
Series contains clothing with Nova Scotia Agricultural College insignia, awards given to students from the university, and other memorabilia and objects used on campus. They were created and or used on campus between 1905-2012.
Series contains pins, stickers, one tote bag, one bracelet, and one air freshener collected by Al Stewart through his involvement with the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union [NSGEU] and various LGBT community groups and events, including Affirm United, the TightRope leather brotherhood, Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather [MACLeather] contests, and Halifax Pride.
Fonds contains materials related to Janet Conners' advocacy work for recipients of tainted blood products and other persons with HIV/AIDS. Janet's and her husband, Randy Conners, contracted HIV when Randy, a hemophiliac, was treated with infected blood. After publicly announcing Randy's diagnosis in 1991, the Conners provided testimony to the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada [the Krever Inquiry], and became advocates for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Janet revealed her HIV positive status upon Randy's death in 1994. Materials in fonds include legal documents, correspondence, speaking notes, press releases, day planners, awards and honorary degrees, and photographs.
File contains one pin produced in connection with the Canada : Moving forward -- AIDS 2010 event. Pin features a black background with a grey-blue border, and a red ribbon with a maple leaf on the end in the centre. Red text around the border reads "Canada: Moving Forward" with smaller red text beneath reading "AIDS 2010".
Series contains records relating to Ross Boutilier's involvement in the organization of the Halifax Pride parade, including committee records, financial records, reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, notes, memos, schedules, parade and Pride Guide planning materials, advertisements and press releases, and posters and pins worn or collected during Halifax Pride parades.
Series contains duplicates of wearable ephemera from fonds in the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors Archive. Materials in series including buttons and pins, badges, medals, clothing, and other regalia related to or worn during Halifax Pride parades, political demonstrations organized by Lesbian and Gay Rights Nova Scotia [LGRNS] and other groups, Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather [M.A.C. Leather] contests, and other LGBT causes and events.
File contains seven medals from the 2008 and 2009 Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather [MACLeather] awards. 2008 medals awarded to Bill Mitchell, Ken Burrough, Kate Huey, Terry Lewin, Dita Parlow and Ryan Auld as well as one medal inscribed "MACLeather 2007 Rob Meyers". 2009 medals awarded to Maisie Walker, Rick Johnston, and Rick Arsenault. File also contains nine judges pins. Titles include Head Judge, Judges Boy, Tally Mistress, Tally Mister, and Judges 1 through 5.
File contains one tote bag produced by the Canadian Labour Congress. Tote bag is made of black fabric, and is printed with an inverted pink triangle with black text written into each side of the triangle reading "Solidarité—Pride—Fierté.
Series comprises records documenting the evolution and history of the Safe Harbour Metropolitan Community Church, including meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, newsletters, financial records, and programming and workshop materials.
File contains textual and graphic records related to the Nova Scotia Agricultural College centennial anniversary exhibit at the Colchester Historical Museum and materials related to other activities associated with the centennial celebrations from 2005.
Series contains pins and other apparel produced for LGBT events such as Halifax pride, or featuring pro-LGBT messages. Items in this series were collected and worn by members of Lesbian and Gay Rights Nova Scotia [LGRNS].
Series contains honours and distinctions awarded to Janet Conners in recognition of her involvement in the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada [the Krever Inquiry], and her subsequent advocacy work for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Materials include honorary degrees, awards, fellowships, and other distinctions, as well as associated programs, invitations, and forms.