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Alan Selby collection
1999-63  
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Description
Alan Selby was a leader in the San Francisco leather community. Known as “Daddy Alan,” he owned Mr. S Leather, organized numerous fundraising events and campaigns, and volunteered regularly for service organizations, including those related to HIV/AIDS. This collection consists largely of Selby’s personal items and memorabilia, with a limited amount of materials on paper.
Background
Alan Selby was a leader in the San Francisco leather community. Known as “Daddy Alan,” he owned Mr. S Leather, organized numerous fundraising events and campaigns, and volunteered regularly for service organizations, including those related to HIV/AIDS. Selby was born in London, served in the Second World War as a medic and nurse, and became a gentlemen’s clothier before a 1969 visit to San Francisco helped him to recognize his personal and professional interest in leather. He and his partner, Peter Jacklin, established a small factory and retail outlet called Leather Unlimited before moving to San Francisco together in 1979 and founding Mr. S. Leather in the SoMa district. Selby died in 2004.
Extent
10 linear feet (six cartons, one oversized box, and two large art pieces)
Restrictions
Copyright to material has been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society, with the exception of material created by Jordy Tackitt-Jones. All requests for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the GLBT Historical Society Archivist. Permission for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material is given on behalf of the GLBT Historical Society 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 by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research, with the exception of one folder in Carton 5 which contains mailing lists, and which has been restricted until 2024, twenty years after their last plausible date of creation.