A word of introduction about how to use our library.
When LeatherHistory.eu announced the closing of the Amsterdam Argos bar in December 2014, the world – and our mailbox – seemed too small. From all over the world, men wrote us to share their memories and to express their regret over the bar’s closing. One year later, we look back on the (hi)story of what once was Europe's oldest leather bar.
As the club celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, SLM Stockholm’s ADH-group (Archive, Documentation, History) led by Johan F. has published a special ‘Jubileumsnummer’ of the club’s member magazine Tomsson.
This is an episode by the No Safe Word show podcast featuring Mr Rubber Ireland 2014. The episode (no. 137) was published on May 9th, 2015.
Announcement of the first Mr Leather Israel contest in TimeOut Israel.
An interview with Arnaud, Mr Leather Europe 2014 by dutch bilingual Gay & Night Magazine from december 2014.
An interview by Matěj Nový, translated by Karel Spěšný, with Daniel, the first ever Mr Leather Czech Republic.
A social event image gallery of Folsom Europe 2014 by Leather Poland.
Article by Jill Gleeson on the Amsterdam leather and fetish scene for digital magazine Edge in June 2014.
Image Library of the Election of Mr Fetisch NRW 2014, donated by Keith Flack
An image gallery with snapshots of visitors of the Ostertreffen in Berlin on Saturday 19th of April, 2014 donated by Pshemek from Leather Poland.
Posters featuring the artwork of REX released by the CNCPT13 art gallery in Amsterdam which ran a retrospective on REX from April 1st to May 1st, 2014
Photo gallery of the Mr Leather Poland 2014 election night by Pawel Spychalski.
Shawn from Hessen, Germany, sent us this image gallery from the first BLUF Leather Cigar Party in Frankfurt.
Mr Leather Baden-Württemberg 2013/14 sent us these pictures from the 2014 Mr Leather Poland contest.
Set of Finnish post stamps featuring the art of Tom of Finland, released by Itella Posti in September 2014.
An Event Photo Gallery from the Leather & Fetish Pride Poland 2013 in Poznan.
These 1950s photographs feature a gang of german leather bikerboys fooling around and engaging in some oral action.
Vintage pictures from the 1950s showing a bdsm scene with masters and slaves.
The ECMC (European Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs), founded in 1974, is the European confederation of gay leather & fetish clubs. This article deals with its foundation and first steps and with the social and cultural context in which that birth took place.
Article in german on the history of LMC Vienna by Sepp of Vienna.
This article appeared in France's iconic first gay magazine, Gai Pied Hebdo, in March 1985. It contains interviews with french leathermen about their fetish, leather lifestyle and the leather scene in Paris.
A collection of magazine articles, documents and images related to the history of Amsterdam's annual Leather Pride event (since 1996).
Five pictures of UK Gay Skinheads
Interview by Pink TV Amsterdam with Nigel Kent in 1997. The artist talks about his work and life on the occasion of a four man exhibition TATTOO at the Mister B store.
Travel tips by 'Mr S.' about the European leather scene, from Drummer magazine no. 15, 1977.
Step down speech of Eric Guttierez, International Mister Leather 2011 which the winner gave a year later at the 2012 edition of IML.
John Preston interviewed Rob Meijer and Dai Evans about their work for RoB's male erotic Gallery for the Australia-based 'Numbers' magazine in July, 1980.
The article "Gays in Black Leather" appeared in Dutch mainstream magazine Nieuwe Revue in 1980.
Paul Wierks, the owner of Amsterdam's Dirty Dicks and Eagle cruise bars passed away unexpectedly in december 2010. This interview from November 2008 is only available in dutch. If you wish to know more about the history of the Amsterdam Eagle and …
Videoreport by MVS Media and article from newspaper Het Parool about MSA's exhibition about the club's history at IHLIA (2010-2011).
Documentary about (European) Gay Skinheads in 5 parts.
A collection of old Drummer magazines on Scribd.