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Outcasts records
2003-36  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Outcasts records
    Dates: 1984-1998
    Collection Number: 2003-36
    Creator/Collector: Outcasts
    Extent: 2 cartons, 1 box, 1 oversize box (3.1 linear feet)
    Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94105
    Abstract: This collection contains the official records of the Outcasts, a social and educational organization for women interested in S/M with other women that was founded in San Francisco in 1984. These records document the history of the organization and its accomplishments. The collection includes administrative records; board materials; financial records; correspondence; membership materials; materials related to Outcasts events and other activities in the leather and S/M communities; materials related to internal and external disputes; newsletters; and materials from other organizations.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The collection is open for research with the following restrictions. Researchers may not publish or publically disclose names or identifying information about individuals for 20 years from the date of donation, unless those individuals have already themselves disclosed, in print or a public forum, their association with these organizations, or unless they are deceased. Orientation, membership and door lists are restricted. All these restrictions will expire on July 19, 2023. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

    Preferred Citation

    Outcasts records. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Gayle Rubin, on behalf of the Outcasts, in July 2003.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains the official records of the Outcasts, a social and educational organization for women interested in S/M with other women that was founded in San Francisco in 1984. These records document the history of the organization and its accomplishments. Outcasts was formed as a successor organization to Samois and lasted until 1997, when it turned over virtually all its structural elements to a successor organization, the Exiles. These records of the organization were kept by Gayle Rubin, the Outcasts official archivist and founding coordinator. The collection includes administrative records, ranging from the statement of purpose to the dissolution of the organization; board materials; financial records; correspondence; membership materials, including invitations and orientation requests; materials related to Outcasts events and other activities in the leather and S/M communities; materials related to internal disputes, and conflicts and issues of significance in the larger community; newsletters; and materials from other organizations.

    Indexing Terms

    Leather lifestyle
    Lesbians --Sexual behavior.
    Sadomasochism.
    Women--Sexual behavior.

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