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Townsend (Larry) papers
Coll2022-002  
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Description
Larry Townsend (1930-2008) was an American author, gay rights activist, and prominent member of the gay leather and BDSM communities. He is best known for his writings, both fiction and non-fiction, including The Leatherman's Handbook, Run, Little Leather Boy, Master of Masters, Tsar!, and many short stories and essays. The collection contains records, correspondence, publishing contracts, drafts and manuscripts, personal records, art, photography, leather gear and accessories, and ephemera.
Background
Larry Townsend was an American author, gay rights activist, and prominent member of the gay leather and BDSM communities.
Extent
30 Linear Feet 33 boxes.
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.