File Listing of the Records of EDWARD JACKSON

Accession Number: 1999-064
Prepared by: Paul Leatherdale, 1999

Table of Contents

Biographical Sketch / Custodial History / Scope and Content

Series Descriptions

Series I - Administrative Files
Series II - Reference Files
Series III - Publications
Series IV - Moving Image Materials
Series V - Sound Recordings
Series VI - Posters


Biographical Sketch

Ed Jackson was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick and moved to Toronto in 1966. He joined the collective of The Body Politic in October 1971, and would eventually go on to become its editor. During the early 1970s he served on the steering committee of Toronto Gay Action, and was a member of the counseling staff of CHAT (Community Homophile Association of Toronto). Jackson was one of three Directors for Pink Triangle Press, which published The Body Politic. He was one of those charged on 5 January 1978 for distributing immoral, indecent or scurrilous material. The charges followed a 30 December 1977 raid by police of The Body Politic office, prompted by the journal's publication of the article "Men Loving Boys Loving Men". The charges were eventually acquitted, despite several appeals by the Crown. In 1982, Jackson co-edited Flaunting It! A Decade of Gay Journalism from the Body Politic. For more information on The Body Politic and Pink Triangle Press, see The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives Inventory of the Records of The Body Politic and Pink Triangle Press. Jackson left The Body Politic in 1986 to begin work with the Aids Committee of Toronto (ACT). Jackson has also served as president of the Toronto Centre for Lesbian and Gay Studies, a position which he resigned in 1997(?).


Custodial History

The records in this fonds were donated to the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives by Ed Jackson in May 1999. The accession was extensively culled, which consisted of removing duplicate copies of records and transferring newspaper clippings to the vertical files of the CLGA. Numerous books were included in the accession, which were transferred to the CLGA library.

Scope and Content


1973-1998
55.5 cm of textual records. - 7 film reels. - 2 videocassettes. - 1 audio compact disc. - 3 posters

Fonds consists of records accumulated and maintained by Edward Jackson. The majority of the records relate to his role as Director of Education with the Aids Committee of Toronto (ACT), although several relate to his personal life. The records have been arranged into six series: administrative files, reference files, publications, moving image materials, sound recordings, and posters. The majority of the files were left as originally received by the Archives, however, several were artificially constructed from loose records. As there was little distinguished order to files as originally received, the arrangement of series was imposed by the archivist to facilitate access. Included in the fonds are correspondence, notes, articles, newspaper clippings, reports, minutes, brochures, flyers, speeches, interviews, newsletters, publications, films, posters, resumes, an invoice, a story, and a compact disc.


Administrative Files Series I

1973-1996
36.5 cm of textual records

Series consists of administrative files maintained by Ed Jackson in his role as Director of Education for the Aids Committee of Toronto (ACT). Included in the series are correspondence, notes, articles, newspaper clippings, reports, minutes, brochures, flyers, speeches, interviews, newsletters, and resumes. The majority of the files were left as they were originally received by the Archives, however, a few were artificially constructed from loose records. Files were arranged in alphabetical order by the archivist to facilitate access. The files "Ed Hiring" and "Martel, Robert - Evaluation" contain resumes and assessments for the Executive Director of the Aids Committee of Toronto, and should be treated as confidential. The "Gay Demo" files relate to a National Gay Demonstration Project through the Canadian Aids Society. The file "Martin, Robert - Montreal" contains poems, a short story and a paper by Robert Martin, English Department, Loyola College, Montreal. The "Ontario Human Rights Commission - Complaint" file has restricted access as it contains a complaint against the Aids Committee of Toronto to the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

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/01 (01) ACT vs CURE & City 1992-1993
(02) Canadian - Religious Right 1992-1994
(03) CAS Safer Sex Guideline Review 1990-1993
(04) CLGRO Relationship Recognition Campaign 1993-1995
(05) C.U.R.E. (Citizens United for Responsible Education) 1992-1993
(06) Curriculum: Sexual Orientation 1990-1993
(07) Decision Making: Background 1992
(08) Ed Hiring 1991-1992
(09) Education Against Homophobia 1992-1994
(10) Evangelical Fellowship of Canada 1994
(11) Explicit Language: Background 1986-1991
(12) Fidelity: Anglican Church 1991-1994

/02 (01) Focus on the Family (Canada) 1993
(02) Gay Demo - Literature Review 1991-1993
(03) Gay Demo - Organization Publications 1990-1994
(04) Gay Demo - Regional Meetings 1993-1994
(05) Martel, Robert - Evaluation 1989-1992
(06) Martin, Robert - Montreal 1973
(07) Maurice Genereux Hearings 1993-1994
(08) Metro vs Buddies/Inside Out 1993
(09) Ministry of Health Censorship of TV 1992
(10) Municipal Elections 1994
(11) National Gay & Lesbian Task Force 1993
(12) Ontario Aids Network Educators Meeting - Minutes 1993
(13) Ontario Human Rights Commission - Complaint 1992 (restricted)
(14) Park Sex Outreach Project 1995
(15) Project Affirmation 1991-1993
(16) Religious Response to Same-Sex Benefits Bill 1993-1994
(17) Same Sex Benefits - Queen's Park Debate 1993-1995

/03 (01) Sex Education 1984-1990
(02) Toronto Board of Education: Resource Guide on Sexual Orientation 1992
(03) US Religious Right 1993-1996


Reference Files Series II

1987-1997
17.5 cm of textual records

Series consists of reference files accumulated and maintained by Ed Jackson in his role as Director of Education for the Aids Committee of Toronto (ACT). The series consists primarily of articles, newspaper clippings, reports and papers, newsletters and flyers, but also includes correspondence, notes, a speech, an invoice, and a story by Ed Jackson. Globe & Mail and Toronto Star clippings were discarded from the "Gay/Lesbian" files, as they are readily available in the daily clipping files. New York Times clippings removed from these files were transferred to the CLGA NGL periodicals. The majority of the files were left as originally received by the Archives, however, several were artificially constructed from loose records. Files were arranged in alphabetical order by the archivist to facilitate access.

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/03 (04) "A Call for a New Generation of Aids Prevention for Gays and Bisexual Men in San Fransisco" 1993
(05) Biology & Homosexuality 1991-1995
(06) Censorship/Pornography 1993
(07) "Challenges Facing Community Level Aids Education and Prevention in Canada" 1991
(08) "Education About Aids" - Resource Document 1987
/04 (01) "Gay and Lesbian Legal Issues: The Impact of Discrimination on the Spread of HIV" 1996
(02) Gay/Lesbian 1993 1993
(03) Gay/Lesbian 1995 1995
(04) Gay/Lesbian 1996 1996
(05) Gay Men & Aids 1990-1995
(06) Gay Men & Aids - Australia 1989-1991
(07) "Hidden From View" (Great Britain) 1991
(08) "Meanings of Sex Between Men" 1993
(09) Miscellaneous Articles 1991-1997
(10) "Report on Project Male-Call: National Telephone Survey of Men Who Have Sex With Men" (Australia) 1994


Publications Series III

1997
1.5 cm of textual records

Series consists of a press package for the 1997 Inside Out film festival in Toronto.

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/04 (11) Inside Out - Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival of Toronto 1997


Moving Image Materials Series IV

[197-?] - 1989
7 film reels. - 2 videocassettes

Series consists of a documentary on AIDS, satirical programs by John Greyson and erotic films. The erotic films are on Super 8 format, while the documentary and John Greyson programs are on VHS format.

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01F A Night at the Baths (Super 8) [197-?]
02F The AIDS Show: Artists Involved with Death and Survival (VHS) 1986
03F Biggest I Ever Had (Super 8) [197-?]
04F Box Car (Super 8) [197-?]
05F Construction Workers (Super 8) [197-?]
06F Mike Savage & The Woodsman (Super 8) [197-?]
07F The Paperboy and Mr. Egan (Super 8) [197-?]
08F Super Studs (Super 8) [197-?]
09F The World is Sick and The Pink Pimpernel (VHS) 1989


Sound Recordings Series V

1997
1 audio compact disc

Series consists of one compact disc, featuring music from lesbian and gay artists.

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/01S Outmusic '97 1997


Posters Series VI

1997-1998
3 posters

Series consists of three posters accumulated by Ed Jackson. Two advertise the 1997 Toronto Centre for Lesbian and Gay Studies Awards Show Gala. The other advertises The City University of New York conference on Queer Globalization, Local Homosexualities. The posters were found loose in the accession.

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/01N The Toronto Centre for Lesbian and Gay Studies presents The TCLGS Awards Show Gala 1997
/02N The Toronto Centre for Lesbian and Gay Studies presents The TCLGS Awards Show Gala 1997
/03N The Centre for Lesbian and Gay Studies a conference: Queer Globalization, Local Homosexualities 1998

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