Fonds MG 439 - Charles Dobie Photograph collection

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Charles Dobie Photograph collection

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MG 439

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  • Scanned 2011, 2013 (originally created 1977) (Creation)

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55 digital photographs

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Charles Dobie is from Ontario. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy and worked for the Toronto Star. He also worked as a photographer for Guerilla, an underground alternative newspaper based in Toronto. Charles Dobie and his partner, Peter Zorzi, were two of the founders of the Body Politic and were involved with the Toronto Area Gays organization. For more information on Dobie and Zorzi visit

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This fonds consists of images taken by Charles Dobie at the Fifth National Gay Conference, "Towards a Gay Community," held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from June 29 to July 3, 1977.

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The original prints, from which the scanned images were created, were retained by the donor.

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Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to the terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.

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The Charles Dobie and Peter Zorzi fonds are held by The ArQuives (formerly the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives) (#088-031/01-03).

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