This collection contains the official records of the Outcasts, a social and educational organization for women interested
in S/M with other women that was founded in San Francisco in 1984. These records document the history of the organization
and its accomplishments. The collection includes administrative records; board materials; financial records; correspondence;
membership materials; materials related to Outcasts events and other activities in the leather and S/M communities; materials
related to internal and external disputes; newsletters; and materials from other organizations.
The collection is open for research with the following restrictions. Researchers may not publish or publically disclose names
or identifying information about individuals for 20 years from the date of donation, unless those individuals have already
themselves disclosed, in print or a public forum, their association with these organizations, or unless they are deceased.
Orientation, membership and door lists are restricted. All these restrictions will expire on July 19, 2023. Funding for processing
this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).