TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Beau Lee James Papers



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Leather Archives and Museum
6418 N. Greenview Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
www.leatherarchives.org
Creator: Beau Lee James
Title: Beau Lee James Papers
Dates: Ca. 1992-1997
Quantity: .6 linear feet
Abstract:
Identification: PERS0023
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Beau Lee James was involved in the Master and slave community in the 1990s, contributing as artist, illustrator and the art director for Metropolitan Slave, a bi-monthly print and online publication. On March 5, 1994 John Birch and Beau Lee James were named International Master and Slave 1994 at the Pantheon of Leather in Houston, TX. According to letter of appearance written by Beau and John on behalf of Metropolitan Slave dated April 21, 1994, Beau “is a pre-op female-to-male gay boy.” Last known place of residence for Beau is Chicago, Illinois. DOB and birthplace are unknown.

Source:
Birch, John and James, Beau Lee. “Dear Bar Owner,” April 21, 1994. Courtesy Metropolitan Slave.

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of magazines, a journal article, drawings and sketches, a letter requesting appearance, flyers, an anthology, 1 photograph, a pocket signal chart, an adult-themed party gamed, a chastity belt and 2 plastic cups. There is a copy of International Drummer #196 and 2 copies of Metropolitan Slave Volume 1, Issue 1 (Collector’s Edition). There is a white folder containing papers by the publication Katharsis; mail order catalog from August 1998 and April 1998. There is a green folder containing a journal article “On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ” published in the Journal of American Medicine, March 21, 1986 – vol 255, No.11. A paper titled “The Need For A Volunteer Coordinator” which breaks down various volunteer functions and personal outcomes. Letter to “Metrographics” from Selective Publishing, Inc.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None

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Related Material

Artwork collection, AFF-C 6, Leather Archives and Museum, Chicago, IL.
Artwork collection, AFF-C 19, Leather Archives and Museum, Chicago, IL.
Birch, John, Vertical File Collection, Leather Archives and Museum, Chicago, Illinois.
International Master and slave Contest, Vertical File Collection, Leather Archives and Museum, Chicago, Illinois.
Metropolitan Slave: Leather Archives and Museum Magazine Collection, Chicago, IL.
Oral History Interview with John Birch, Leather Archives and Museum, Chicago, Illinois (2002-11-20; Interview by Doug O'Keefe.

Separated Material

“A Caning for Singapore” by RT/Texas
“Pussy Whipped” anon. 1978
“Allison Rules her Man” 1989
“Entertainment for a Master” by Preston
“I Once had a Master” by Preston
Light Blue Hanky Men, contact pub, issues 1,2, and 4
Nooseletter ephemera (2 sheets)
Red Hankies, North East, flyer
Plano Gay de Barcelona, map, 1986
Yellow Hanky Men, contact pub, Premier Issue
Nooseletter, issue 3
Positively Aware, vol.9 #32
Venus Infers, vol.2 #1
Fat Girl #2, #3
Art by “Lawrence” Day, 17 photocopies
Dolph Lundgren life-size cut-out from “The Punisher”

All items were integrated into the Leather Archives and Museum collection

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Administrative Information

Processing Information

Original order
Removed staples
Removed 2 hanging file folder suspension bars

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Folder
1 1 Request for Appearance Letter (from John Birch and Beau Lee James '94
2 Proof w/ sketches by Beau for story in Metropolitan Slave Fall '94, Vol.2 Issue 9
3 1 Sketch and 1 Drawing by Beau '93
4 2 Copies of Metropolitan Slave; Spring '93, Vol. 1 Issue 1 (Collector's Ed)
5 Handout from Volunteer Workshop at Leather Leadership Conference '98
6 Request for a quote on printing Metropolitan Slave September 10, 1993
7 Green Hanging File Folder Contents: "On The Physical Death of Jesus Christ" from JAMA March 21, 1986 Vol. 255, no.11
8 Metropolitan Slave "free samples" Summer '95 Vol. 3, Issue 12, Flyers
9 Katharis mail order catalogs
10 Drummer #196, p. 41 Artist Statement, p.41-43
11 Private Parts Game
12 Photo of Beau (Int'l Slave '94) and Pocket Signal Chart
13 Metropolitan Slave Anthology Proof (Includes sketches and notes by Beau)