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Helen Lenskyj fonds
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1929-2012, predominant 1981-1999 (Creation)
- Lenskyj, Helen
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83 cm of textual records
1 t-shirt (unable to locate)
1 optical disk
3 audio cassettes
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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.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of records relating to Lenskyj’s involvement with the Toronto Board of Education and research in the areas of sexuality, gender, sports, AIDS, health and sex education, and homophobia. Included in the fonds are correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, pamphlets, newspaper and magazine clippings, press coverage on Gay Games, research papers, resources and information on sexual health mainly for youth and parents, and other textual records. Records also document her involvement in addressing and challenging homophobia and other LGBTQ issues in the Toronto school system through projects and organizations such as Project Affirmation, a research project of the Coalition for Lesbian & Gay Rights in Ontario (CLGRO) looking into the health care and social service needs of sexual minorities in Ontario, Status of Women Committee, and Education Against Homophobia. Other materials included in the fonds are buttons, videocassettes, audiocassettes, optical disks, and a photograph.
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All accessions have been amalgamated.
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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, F0013, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
An appendix is available for the list of books, periodicals, articles, and essays which is arranged by accession number.
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- Lenskyj, Helen (Subject)