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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Related Material

Finding Aid for the Catherine R Papers on Dedicated and Safe, Inc.



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Leather Archives and Musuem, 6418 N Greenview Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
Creator: Catherine R
Title: Catherine R Papers on Dedicated and Safe, Inc.
Dates: 1995 September - 1997 December
Quantity: 1/2 linear feet
Abstract:
Identification: PERS0004
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Dedicated and Safe, Inc. was founded in September of 1995 and incorporated in the State of Illinois in January of 2006. The date of disbandment is unclear, although meetings were held as late as 2002. Dedicated and Safe, Inc. was also referred to as Dedicated (ampersand) Safe and D (ampersand) S. The mission of the organization was "providing a forum and a supportive environment for people of diverse, alternative sexual interests; a place where people can come together to share practical information and ideas, feelings, health and safety tips, etc., with other like minded people and the general public." The organization held monthly meetings, monthly educations demonstrations or discussions, social events, networking opportunities with similar organizations, charitable fundraising or outreach functions, and published a newsletter entitled "Dedicated and Safe, Inc. Newsletter". The organization met at restaurants around Chicagoland and at local dungeon spaces. Dedicated and Safe was a member of the Chicago Council of Clubs during its existence. Catherine R was a member of the organization.

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes approximately ½ linear feet (1 archival box) of records. The records are related to the organization's business activities from 1995 to 1997. The collection includes agendas and minutes from organizational meetings, financial reports, correspondence from and to both the organization and individuals involved in the organization. The collection also includes minutes, agendas and financial information about the Chicago Council of Clubs, of which Dedicated and Safe was a member.

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Related Material

Dedicated and Safe, Inc. Newsletter

The following folders were separated from the collection and moved to other collections. A folder labeled "other clubs" was moved to the vertical files collection. A folder labeled "CDG Mag" was moved to the periodicals collection. A folder labeled "NLA" was moved to the vertical files collection. A folder labeled "Sluts" with information about the Chicago S.L.U.T.S. was moved to the vertical files collection. A folder labeled "D and S" with Dedicated and Safe newsletters was moved to the periodicals collection. A folder labeled "save instructions" with information about safe BDSM practices from third parties, catalogs and other ephemeral information was moved to the vertical files collection. A folder labeled "magazines save" was moved to the periodicals collection.

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