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How to use our library

A word of introduction about how to use our library.

About our Library
The History of the Amsterdam Argos (1957-2015)

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.

NL
Tomsson Jubileumsnummer 2015 – SLM Stockholm 40 years

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.

SE
The No Safe Word Show feat. Mr Rubber Ireland, 2015

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.

IE, US
First Israeli contestant at “Mr Leather” World – TimeOut, 2015

Announcement of the first Mr Leather Israel contest in TimeOut Israel.

IS
The Brotherhood – Gay & Night, 2014

An interview with Arnaud, Mr Leather Europe 2014 by dutch bilingual Gay & Night Magazine from december 2014.

EU, NL
Mr. Leather of Czech Republic and Europe 2014 – NaKluky.cz, 2014

An interview by Matěj Nový, translated by Karel Spěšný, with Daniel, the first ever Mr Leather Czech Republic.

CZ
Folsom Europe 2014

A social event image gallery of Folsom Europe 2014 by Leather Poland.

DE, EU
Orpheus in Leather – Edge, 2014

Article by Jill Gleeson on the Amsterdam leather and fetish scene for digital magazine Edge in June 2014.

NL
Election of Mr Fetisch NRW 2014

Image Library of the Election of Mr Fetisch NRW 2014, donated by Keith Flack

DE
Berlin Ostertreffen 2014

An image gallery with snapshots of visitors of the Ostertreffen in Berlin on Saturday 19th of April, 2014 donated by Pshemek from Leather Poland.

DE
REX UNCENSORED Exposition Posters (2014)

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

NL, US
Wybory Mr Leather Poland (2014)

Photo gallery of the Mr Leather Poland 2014 election night by Pawel Spychalski.

PL
First BLUF Leather Cigar Party held by FLC (2014)

Shawn from Hessen, Germany, sent us this image gallery from the first BLUF Leather Cigar Party in Frankfurt.

DE
MR. LEATHER POLAND, MIKE, BE WELCOMED! (2014)

Mr Leather Baden-Württemberg 2013/14 sent us these pictures from the 2014 Mr Leather Poland contest.

PL
Tom of Finland Post Stamps (2014)

Set of Finnish post stamps featuring the art of Tom of Finland, released by Itella Posti in September 2014.

FI
Leather & Fetish Pride Poland 2013

An Event Photo Gallery from the Leather & Fetish Pride Poland 2013 in Poznan.

PL
Vintage Porn: Leather Biker Boys from Germany, 1950s

These 1950s photographs feature a gang of german leather bikerboys fooling around and engaging in some oral action.

DE
A bdsm photo story from the 1950s

Vintage pictures from the 1950s showing a bdsm scene with masters and slaves.

DE
ECMC 40th Anniversary
The Birth of ECMC

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.

EU
Die LMC Vienna-Story – Xtra!, 1993

Article in german on the history of LMC Vienna by Sepp of Vienna.

AU
The Leather Scene in Paris – Gai Pied Hebdo, 1985

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.

FR
Leather Pride Netherlands (since 1996) Collection

A collection of magazine articles, documents and images related to the history of Amsterdam's annual Leather Pride event (since 1996).

NL
UK Gay Skinhead Images (1972)

Five pictures of UK Gay Skinheads

UK
Interview with Nigel Kent (1997)

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.

NL
Guide to the European Leather Scene – Drummer, 1977

Travel tips by 'Mr S.' about the European leather scene, from Drummer magazine no. 15, 1977.

EU, US
STEP DOWN SPEECH BY ERIC GUTTIEREZ, IML 2011

Step down speech of Eric Guttierez, International Mister Leather 2011 which the winner gave a year later at the 2012 edition of IML.

EU, FR
A Well Hung Gallery. A Portfolio of ROB’s Hot Men from Europe – Numbers, 1980

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.

NL
Gays in Black Leather – Nieuwe Revu, 1980

The article "Gays in Black Leather" appeared in Dutch mainstream magazine Nieuwe Revue in 1980.

NL
Voice from Amsterdam’s Past: An Interview with Paul Wierks (1949-2010)

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 …

NL
MSA40: 50 Years of Leather in Amsterdam (2010)

Videoreport by MVS Media and article from newspaper Het Parool about MSA's exhibition about the club's history at IHLIA (2010-2011).

NL
Gay Skinheads (1992/2003)

Documentary about (European) Gay Skinheads in 5 parts.

UK
Drummer Magazines

A collection of old Drummer magazines on Scribd.

US