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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Bobby and Terri Foster Scrapbook on International Ms Leather 1987-1988

Finding Aid to the Bobby and Terri Foster Scrapbook on International Ms. Leather (IMsL) 1987-1988



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Leather Archives & Museum
6418 N. Greenview Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60626
www.leatherarchives.org
Creator: Foster, Bobby and Terri
Title: Bobby and Terri Foster Scrapbook on International Ms. Leather (IMsL) 1987-1988
Dates: 1987-1988
Quantity: .25 linear feet
Identification: PERS0040
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Mistress Bobby and Terri Foster were both involved in the leatherwoman scene in San Francisco and the Bay Area during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Terri Foster was instrumental in organizing the inaugural International Ms. Leather (IMsL) competition in 1987 and served on the Board of Directors for IMsL, helping to plan and produce the event from 1989-1994. Originally from Chicago, IL, Bobby Foster lived in Palm Springs, CA and was a contestant in the first IMsL competition.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of color and black and white photographs, clippings, and photocopies of clippings. Photographs are of individuals, groups, and events during IMsL in 1987-1988 including contestants and competition events. Clippings are from publications such as the Bay Area Reporter and consist of articles about leather events, competitions, letters to the editor written by Terri Foster, and individual contestants. Ticket stubs for the IMsL contest and passes to Leather Weekend in 1988 are also included in the collection.

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Related Material

  • Creighton, Syd. Mistress Syd Scrapbooks on Ms Toronto Leather 1993-1994. PERS0037. Archival collection, Leather Archives & Museum, Chicago, Illinois.

  • International Ms. Leather (IMsL) collection. Archival collection. Leather Archives & Museum, Chicago, Illinois.

  • International Ms. Leather (IMsL). Vertical file collection (OS). Leather Archives & Museum, Chicago, Illinois.

  • Miller, Debra. Debra Miller Papers on Outer Limits, PERS0039. Archival collection. Leather Archives & Museum, Chicago, Illinois.


Separated Material

None

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Administrative Information

Processing Information

Collection was located in unsorted vertical files on cardboard backed magnetic photo album pages. Items were removed from the magnetic album and placed in archival sleeves for preservation. Scrapbook contents were rehoused in a clamshell box binder and kept in original order.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Bobby and Terri Foster Scrapbook on International Ms Leather 1987-1988
Bobby and Terri Foster Scrapbook on International Ms Leather 1987-1988 contains 30 sleeved pages of photographs, original newspaper and magazine clippings, event ephemera, and photocopied versions of the newsprint page originals.