Explore highlights from The ArQuives’s collections of personal and organizational papers, artifacts, ephemera and more!
Regular Season Games
The CGSL handbook for the 1979 regular season, containing a letter from the league commissioner, information about events, a regular season schedule, game rules, a map to the baseball diamond and sponsor advertising.
A photograph of an unknown player on the mound after releasing a pitch (Photo by B. Jones).
A photograph of spectators sunning themselves on the field at a regular season CGSL game (Photo by B. Jones).
Softball players from opposing CGSL teams (Toronto Toros Team, Buddies Team) embracing for a photograph (Photo by B. Jones).
An edition of the CGSL newsletter Diamond Dust (no. 1, 1980), containing info about the executive committee, elections, upcoming meetings and events.
The CGSL executive went to great efforts to organize the league and to keep the membership informed about league matters in the years preceding the dawn of the internet. They published handbooks and newsletters (Diamond Dust and The Baseliner) containing regular-season schedules, softball rules, election notices, information about social events and sponsor advertising. The CGSL fonds includes many such documents, as well as general correspondence between the league executive and the membership. A study of this rich documentary record would contribute greatly to an understanding of the history of communication and representation among LGBTQ communities.