TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Access and Restrictions on Use

Related Material

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: New York Bondage Club Records

Finding Aid to the New York Bondage Club Records



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Leather Archives and Museum
6418 N Greenview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
773.761.9200
Creator: Bob Wingate
Title: New York Bondage Club Records
Dates: 1985-1988
Quantity: 1 archival box
Identification: ORG0019
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

The New York Bondage Club was a men’s social group for bondage discussion and practice in a safe environment. Bob Wingate founded the club in the winter of 1984 and ran it until 1988. Membership dues and a monthly newsletter, The Spread Eagle, began in 1985. NYBC hosted parties for men in the New York City area and maintained a correspondence roster to connect men outside of New York.

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Scope and Contents

Club and member documents from the first four years of the New York Bondage Club.

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Arrangement

The records were donated with the Bound and Gagged Records in two boxes. The files have been retained in original order.

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Access and Restrictions on Use

Documents with personally identifiable information including full names and contact information are restricted for fifty (50) years from the date of ownership transfer (until 2065). Some files have been duplicated and redacted of personally identifiable information. Restricted files noted below.

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Related Material

New York Bondage Club. Vertical Files. Leather Archives and Museum, Chicago Illinois.
Bound and Gagged Records. Leather Archives and Museum, Chicago Illinois.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: New York Bondage Club Records
Issues of the Spread Eagle, advertisements, membership questionnaires, and correspondence.
1 1 The Spread Eagle, 1985-1986
2 Rosters and Questionnaires [Restricted], 1985
3 The Spread Eagle, 1985-1988
4 The Spread Eagle, 1985-1987
5 The Spread Eagle, 1987
6 Member Questionnaires and Correspondence [Restricted], 1988
7 Member Questionnaires and Correspondence [Restricted], 1987-1988
8 The Spread Eagle and Hospitality List, 1987
9 Foot Fraternity and NYBC Essay, 1987