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Albert McLeod Fonds
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- Textual record
- Graphic material
- Moving images
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- Variations in title: Previously known as Two-Spirited Collection
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CA UWA 11.011, 13.006, 18.017
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1983-2013 ; predominate 1988-1998 (Collection)
- McLeod, Albert
Physical description area
0.16 m of textual records.
1 scrapbook: 151 photographs, 0.03 m of textual records.
0.01 m of drawings and prints.
8 oversize posters.
0.06 m textiles and ephemera.
2 DVDs: 378 photographs, 2 videos.
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In 2011, Albert McLeod donated the collection to the University of Winnipeg Archives. A second donation was made in 2013 to the University of Winnipeg Archives. A third donation was made in 2018 to the University of Winnipeg Archives.
Scope and content
The collection is arranged into eight series. The first series contains published textual records, the second series contains non-published textual records, the third series contains records from various two-spirited organizations and gatherings, the fourth series is comprised of graphic material, the fifth series consists of a scrapbook composed of photographs and news clippings, the sixth series includes photographs, and published and non-published research on traditional Aboriginal clothing and adornments, the seventh series consists of four films, and the eighth series consists of a CBC News Manitoba video news item.
Series 1: The first series consists of published textual materials related to the Two-Spirited Movement, including books, journals and magazines, newsletters from two-spirited organizations, reports and pamphlets on AIDS, reports and articles on the Two-Spirited Movement, and newspaper clippings. Materials were published predominately from 1990 to 1996 and were created in both the United States and Canada, but were predominately created in Manitoba.
Series 2: The second series contains non-published textual records related to the Two-Spirit Movement, including obituaries and memorial service programs for two-Spirited Manitobans, drafts of poems written by a number of two-spirited individuals, and correspondence mainly addressed to Albert McLeod or the organizations he co-founded and pertaining to the creation or description of Two-Spirited organizations. The materials were created from 1988-2008, but predominately from 1990 -1996.
Series 3: The third series contains records from various two-spirited organizations and gatherings in North America, including programs, budgets, and notices of gatherings and conferences. As well as mandates, meeting minutes and job postings of many two-spirited organizations.
Series 4: The fourth series is comprised of graphic material including 9 photographs, 3 prints and drawings and 8 posters. Much of the photographs are printed in colour on computer paper and show two-spirited people at gatherings, likely held in either Vancouver or Manitoba. Many of the posters display colour photographs, and are likely from a 2007 campaign promoting condom use among two-spirited people, while others advertise gatherings. The series also includes 330 images on DVD of the 22nd Annual Two-Spirit Gathering 2010, three t-shirts and one embroidery. As well as, two ribbons and a painted rock from the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission sharing circle in 2010.
Series 5: The fifth series is comprised the contents of a scrapbook; it contains a variety of both graphic and textual materials, including 151 photographs, as well as newspaper and magazine clippings, gathering notices, and poetry related to the Two-Spirit Movement in Manitoba and across North America. The photographs consist mostly of unidentified people related to the Two-Spirit Movement in Manitoba, but also two-spirited gatherings like the Basket and the Bow, Spirituality in the ‘90’s, and Two-Spirits and HIV in New York City. Items contained in the scrapbook predominately date from 1988 to 1993.
Series 6: The sixth series is comprised of both graphic and textual materials in a variety of formats related to textile and clothing research. Graphic materials include 7 photographs, 14 pages of photocopied drawings, 1 painting and 1 magazine clipping. Textual material includes drafts and notes on Aboriginal clothing and adornment by Albert McLeod written in 1988, and photocopies of published articles.
Series 7: The seventh series consists of four films. Produced in 1990 by Mona Smith for the Minnesota American Indian AIDS Task Force, Honored by the Moon is a documentary on gay and lesbian aboriginal peoples and their place within their community historically and presently. It contains footage of interviews and gatherings. Also included in this series is unedited film from Manitoba Aboriginal AIDS Conference in 1992, PTAM Dress Rehearsal Shoot in the early 1990s, and Passing of the Legacy in Vancouver in July 2002.
Series 8: The seventh series consists of a DVD copy of a CBC Manitoba news item dated August 2, 1987 and titled "Gay Pride March." Depicts footage of the first Winnipeg Gay Pride March including shots of Albert McLeod.
Materials in folder 5-4 cannot be removed from scrapbook pages
Immediate source of acquisition
Materials in folders 5-1, 5-2, and 5-3 have been removed from the scrapbook pages. Photocopies were taken of the original arrangement and have been placed in the files.
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Restrictions on access
Some items in this collection are restricted because they contain personal information. Restrictions will be lifted fifty years after acquisition (2062).
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Where owned, copyright has been transferred to the University of Winnipeg Archives. Access to materials will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
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Further accruals to this collection are expected.
The 2018 accrual to this fonds was processed through the financial assistance of the Government of Canada and the Manitoba Department of Sport, Culture, and Heritage.
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Created July 2012. Revised July 2013. Revised June 2018 by Coral Baisch