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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Detailed Description of the Collection

Finding Aid to the Fall Festival Association Collection



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Leather Archives and Musuem, 6418 N Greenview Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
Creator: Fall Festival Association
Title: Fall Festival Association Collection
Dates: circa 1981 June - 1992
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract:
Identification: CONG0001
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

The Fall Festival Association Miami Chapter, usually referred to as FFA Miami and commonly called the Fist Fuckers of America, was founded in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 1980. The organization was incorporated in the state of Florida on December 31, 1980. The ending date of the organization is unknown, but records indicate the organization was active until at least 1992. FFA Miami was a social and sex club operating primarily out of southern Florida. Prior to FFA Miami, chapters had been established in Philadelphia and Washington DC (FFA CAC - Capital Area Chapter). The records in this collection are related almost exclusively to FFA Miami. FFA Miami was renamed to FFA Florida Gold Coast in the late 1980s or early 1990s.

The FFA was governed by its articles of incorporation and bylaws. The bylaws established an Advisory Committee of founding members, which worked with an Executive Committee to lead the organization. Officers were elected on an annual basis.

In addition to organizational meetings, FFA Miami / FGC held bar nights at leather bars in southern Florida, held fuck parties and sex parties, and organized social outings for its membership.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The collection consists of three archival boxes of papers related to FFA. Papers include administrative materials such as articles of incorporation, bylaws and minutes of membership meetings and executive committee meetings. The collection also includes a limited number of newsletters from the FFA. Detailed records of the collection include correspondence to and from other clubs (largely 1982 - 1986), bank statements, membership applications and election ballots.. A substantial amount of papers related to the Florida Brotherhood of Clubs is included in the collection. Bylaws, newsletters and meeting minutes from the Florida Brotherhood of Clubs are included. Materials from other FFA chapters, including Philadelphia and Capital City Chapter, are included as well as mailings and newsletters from other Florida clubs. The collection also includes a plaque entitled the FFA Miami Distinguished Service Award.

Several artifacts have been removed from the collection and placed in museum collections. These include a large banner (moved to the banners collection) and numerous pins (moved to the pins collection).