Donald W. McLeod

McLeod

Don McLeod is a long-time volunteer at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. He is head of book and serials acquisitions at the John P. Robarts Research Library, University of Toronto. As well, Don is the editor of DA (Devil’s Artisan) : A Journal of the Printing Arts.

Publications

McLeod, Donald W. Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada: A Selected Annotated Chronology, 1976-1981. Toronto: Homewood Books, 2014. Full text available online at http://lglc.library.utoronto.ca

McLeod, Donald W. “The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, research, and the public.”  Talk at the “Public History and the University” workshop, York University, November 1 2012. Copy on ActiveHistory.ca.

McLeod, Donald W. “Serendipity and the papers of Magnus Hirschfeld: the case of Ernst Maass.” Paper  presented at the LGBTI ALMS 2012 Conference, August 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

McLeod, Donald W. “From paper, to microform, to digital? LGBTI serials at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives.” Paper presented at the LGBTI ALMS 2012 Conference, August 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

McLeod, Donald W. “Comin’ at ya! The homoerotic 3-D photographs of Denny Denfield.” University of Toronto Quarterly. 79(1) (Winter 2010): 454-455. Book Review.

McLeod, Donald W., “Gerber, Heinrich (d.i. Dittmar, Josef Heinrich)” in Mann für Mann. Biographisches Lexicon. Edited by Bernd-Ulrich Hergemöller (Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2010), pp. 394-396.

(A brief biographical entry for Henry Gerber (1892-1972), founder of the Society for Human Rights (1924), the first known homosexual organization in America.)

McLeod, Donald W.; Soetaert, Hans P. “‘Il regarde la mer et pense à son idéal’: Die letzten Tage von Magnus Hirschfeld in Nizza, 1934-1935.” Mitteilungen der Magnus-Hirschfeld-Gesellschaft. 45: 14-33, July 2010.

(An examination of the last seven months of the life of Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935), the German physician, sexologist, and advocate of homosexual rights, in exile in Nice, France. Full text available in pdf format via T-Space at University of Toronto Libraries)

Soetaert, Hans P.; McLeod, Donald W. “Un lion en hiver: les derniers jours de Magnus Hirschfeld à Nice (1934–1935).” p.16-18. Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935): Un pionnier du mouvement homosexuel confronté au nazisme . Paris: Le mémorial de la déportation homosexuelle (MDH), [2010]

(A memorial brochure, in French, published on the 75th anniversary of Hirschfeld’s death.)


Book

Rayter, Scott; McLeod, Donald W.; FitzGerald, Maureen. Queer CanLit: Canadian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Literature in English: an Exhibition Curated by Scott Rayter, Donald W. McLeod and Maureen FitzGerald. Toronto: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library; Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto, 2008.

Full text available in pdf format via T-Space at University of Toronto Libraries

See review by Brent Ledger “Celebrating our gaylit.” Toronto Star, June 7, 2008.

McLeod, Don. “A preliminary checklist of Pas de chance, 1990-2005.” DA: A Journal of the Printing Arts. 59 (Fall/Winter 2006): 37-44.

The list starts with item no.25 (1990) and continues to no.56 (2005). See Pas de chance publications: It’s 1991 with the Nancy Sinatras (no.27), The Nancy Sinatras: the Official 1992 Calendar [sic] (no.30), The Nancy Sinatras 1993 Celebrity Datebook (no.31), A Men’s Room Reader, #1 and #2 (no.51, no.52).


McLeod, Donald W. “Publishing against the grain.” History of the Book in Canada. Volume III, 1918-1980. p.322-327. Edited by Carole Gerson and Jacques Michon. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006. Z206 .H58 2004

Here Don deals with Canadian “underground literature”: birth control, leftist literature, the radical right, tabloid press, and the lesbian/gay press.


McLeod, Donald W. “Letters in Canada 2004: Thomas Waugh (with Willie Walker). Lust Unearthed.” University of Toronto Quarterly. 75(1) (Winter 2006): 454-456. AS42.U65 T67

Review of Lust Unearthed: Vintage Gay Graphics from the DuBek Collection by Thomas Waugh and with Willie Walker. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2004.


Book

McLeod, Donald W. A Brief History of GAY, Canada’s First Gay Tabloid, 1964-1966. Toronto: Homewood Books, 2003. HQ76.95.C3 M35 2003

Full text available in pdf format via T-Space at University of Toronto Libraries

See review by Valerie Korinek “Book reviews.” Urban History Review. 35(1) (Fall 2006) : 51-52.
See review by Steven Maynard. “Book reviews.” Histoire sociale – Social History. 75 (May 2005): 183-184. HN1 .H57
See review by David Rayside. “Book reviews.” University of Toronto Quarterly. 74(1) (Winter 2004/2005): 521-522.
See review by Ross Higgins. “Book reviews.” Canadian Historical Review. 86(1) (2005): 146-147
See review by Elise Chenier in Ontario History. 96(1) (Spring 2004): 87-89. FC3051 .O58
See review by Jeannine Green in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada. 42(1) (Spring 2004): 113.
See review by John Bentley Mays in Fab (Toronto). 230 (4 December, 2003): 19-21.

Book

Egan, Jim. Challenging the Conspiracy of Silence: My Life as a Canadian Gay Activist / Jim Egan ; compiled and edited by Donald W. McLeod. Toronto: The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives and Homewood Books, 1998. HQ75.8.E32 A3 1998

Publisher’s Synopsis

Full text available in pdf format via T-Space at University of Toronto Libraries

See review by Becki Ross in BC Studies. 136 (Winter 2002): 135-138.
See review by Gary Kinsman in Labour/le Travail. 48 (Fall 2001): 277-279. HD8101 .L22
See review by Rick H. Lee in Torquere: Journal of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association. 2 (2000): 139-144.
See review by Brad Fraser in The National Post, January 16, 1999, Books, p.8.
See also interview of Egan by Robert Champagne in The Challenge of Modernity: A Reader on Post-Confederation Canada. p.431-438. Toronto : McGraw-Hill Ryerson, c1992. FC85 .C53 1992

McLeod, Donald W. “Egan, Jim.” p.119. In Who’s Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History: From World War II to the Present. Edited by Robert Aldrich and Garry Wotherspoon. London: Routledge, 2000.

See also Don’s entries for John Damien p.102, George Hislop p.189-190, Michael Lynch p.252-253, Jearld Moldenhauer p.288-289, Craig Russell p.360-361, Doug Wilson p.450-451, and Ian Young p.458.


Book

McLeod, Donald W. Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada: A Selected Annotated Chronology, 1964-1975. Toronto: ECW Press/Homewood Books, 1996. HQ76.8.C3 M35 1996

Full text available in pdf format via T-Space at University of Toronto Libraries

See synopsis on Homewood Books homepage

See review by Craig Patterson in the University of Toronto Quarterly. 67(1) Winter 1997/98. AS42.U65 T67
See review by Gary Kinsman in Centre/Fold (Toronto Centre for Lesbian and Gay Studies). 10, Spring 1996.

McLeod, Donald W. “Table of discontents: Toronto’s lesbian & gay ‘zines want to make you mad.” Xtra! (Toronto). 191 (21 February 1992): 16-17.


McLeod, Don. “Notes on a deviant historian: young lesbian & gay scholars like Becki Ross are opening new fields of research at our universities.” Xtra! (Toronto). 195 (17 April 1992): 13, 15.


McLeod, Don. “Yellowed journalism: a Toronto group leads the world in preserving the gay press for future readers.” Xtra! (Toronto). 156 (14 September 1990): 7.


McLeod, Donald W. Medical, social and political aspects of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) crisis: a bibliography / compiled by Donald W. McLeod and Alan V. Miller. Toronto : Canadian Gay Archives, 1985. RA643.8 .M35 1985

Full text available in pdf format via T-Space at University of Toronto Libraries


Links

See entry on SDS website