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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Photographs,

Finding Aid to the Coulter "Colt" Thomas Collection



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Leather Archives and Museum
6418 N. Greenview Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60660
773-761-9200
Creator: Peter Fiske
Title: Coulter "Colt" Thomas Collection
Dates: ca. 1983-1992
Quantity: 117 photos
Identification: PERS0045
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Coulter "Colt" Thomas was born in 1959 in Texas. He had a BS in biology from Texas A and M University and was a medical resident at University of Texas at Galveston. In 1982 he was Mr Gay Houston, Mr Gay Texas and in 1983 at age 23 he become International Mr Leather. After his title year of fundraising across the United States and abroad, he moved to Detroit with his partner where Colt started a radiology residency. After his partner Charley Smith died of AIDS in 1986, Colt moved to San Franscisco with Peter Fiske where he worked for Mr S Leathers, Male Entertainment Network, and then as a contractor's assistant and as a tour director.

He died on September 6, 1992 in San Francisco and was buried in Texas.

Sources:
Colt Thomas. The Texas Obituary Project. http://www.texasobituaryproject.org/090692thomas.html
From The Archives: Peter Fiske Collection. Leatherati. https://leatherati.com/from-the-archives-peter-fiske-collection-d7e8d842da62

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Related Material

See also the Peter Fiske Collection, the International Mr. Leather IML 1983 Mural by Etienne, and the Jim Wigler photographs of Coulter Thomas in the Tony DeBlase Collection (AFF D-8 Photo Portfolio 6)

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Coulter "Colt" Thomas collection was donated by Colt's friend and partner, Peter Fiske.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Photographs
1 The Peter Fiske Photo Album on Coulter "Colt" Thomas, 1983-1991
107 photographs of Peter Fiske and Colt Thomas at IML, at home, and at events and on vacation in the UK and Europe. Other subjects include Robert Pruzan and Sky Renfro
9 85 Coulter Thomas Photographs 1976-1991
10 Photographs of Peter Fiske and Colt Thomas. Other subjects include the Folsom Street Fair, Jack Fritscher, George Benedict, Sky Renfro, and Shadow Morton.
1 photo of Inferno XVII is restricted under the terms of the Chicago Hellfire Club agreement.