UK Leather and Fetish Archive

The UK Leather and Fetish Archive is dedicated to documenting and celebrating the history and heritage of the leather, rubber, kink, BDSM and fetish community in the UK.

The Archive started in 2016 with the deposit of the records of numerous gay/bi male UK leather clubs and has since expanded to hold the archives of organisations, clubs and individuals of all sexualities, gender identities and kink persuasions. We also hold an extensive collection of books, pamphlets and magazines documenting UK fetish history from the early 1900s to the present day.

We are always looking to develop the archive and welcome donations of archival material, ephemera, magazines, photos...anything that you feel documents your kink history! Do get in touch.

Collections

  1. Mistress Absolute Archive

    2003-2019

  2. London Fetish Weekend Archive

    2008-2018

  3. Club Subversion Archive

    2005-2018

  4. Skin Two Rubber Ball Archive

    2004-2007

  5. The London Vagabond Archive

    2017-

  6. Peter Freeman Collection

    1997-2020

  7. China Hamilton Archive (Subba Hamilton)

  8. Bill Ward Archive

    1927-1996

  9. Club RUB Archive

    1996-2017

  10. MSC London / London Leathermen

    Formed in 1973

  11. MSC Bournemouth Archive

    Formed in February 1986

  12. Midland Link MSC

    Founded in 1974