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Spencer J. Harrison fonds. Additions
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- Textual record
- Graphic material
- Sound recording
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the creator of the fonds.
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- Spencer J. Harrison
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18 cm of textual records
4 audio cassette tapes
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Name of creator
Spencer J. Harrison was born in 1962. An artist who has lived and painted in Peterborough for several years, Harrison's work has been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. Of special significance is his project "Would You Beat this Man?, or more affectionately, "The Fag Project"" which was shown in several cities across Canada and addresses the issue of fear and hatred of gay people. The project is known widely as "The Queer Project." Harrison is also an art instructor and a graduate of the Frost Centre, Trent University. Harrison was artist-in-residence at Trent University in 1994-1995.
This fonds was created by and in the custody of Spencer J. Harrison before it was donated to Trent University Archives and delivered by Jodi Aoki 11 November 2005.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of two boxes of materials related to the life and times of Spencer J. Harrison, artist and gay activist.
Some of the documents were received in a crumpled state.
Immediate source of acquisition
Fonds acquired in 2005 from Spencer J. Harrison.
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Restrictions on access
None, except for Box 2 Folder 12 which is closed.
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Associated material located at Canadian Gay and Lesbian Archives.
This fonds along with 03-001 is an addition to 99-010.
- Art sales and expenses; applications for funding, 1992-2000
- "The Queer Project" - traveling exhibits, published articles, advertisements, correspondence, etc., 1994-2000
- Shambhala Sun (Buddhism magazine), September 2004 issue (contains images of Harrison's art)
4 audio cassette tapes:
- ""The Queer Project" Opening Ceremonies, Oct 22/99"
- "Worship Service, Oct 24/99"
- "Yes, It's Political, featuring artist Spencer J. Harrison, Wed., July 7th, 1999, 5-6 pm, Trent Radio 92.7 CFFF, Emmie & Daisie"
- "Gay Wine from Thursday, Mar 25/99"
- Correspondence, 1990-2005 (folder 1 of 2)
- Correspondence, 1990-2005 (folder 2 of 2)
- Postcards, 1986-2002
- Greeting cards & invitations, [1990-2002]
- Family: genealogy, photographs (2)
- Trent-related: studies, 1996-2003
- Trent-related: employment, 1995-2004
- Trent-related: donations of art, 2002
- Photographs (7), includes two of Harrison
- Personal insurance documents, 1995-1996