London Blues (gay club)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The papers include the London Blues club's constitution, minutes, annual reports, financial records, newsletters, correspondence and material relating to the European Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs and the Federation of United Kingdom Clubs, 1978-2002.

Administrative / Biographical History

The London Blues was a club for gay men founded in 1978. It met in several different venues in London throughout its history, including The Green Man, Heaven, the Laurel Tree and Central Station. The club was for gay men with an interest in uniforms and western/denim clothes (in practice it was mainly for those with military, naval, airforce, police and other uniform interests - whether as wearers or admirers). It had close links to the network of leather clubs in the UK and Europe (see items 22 and 23). For a history of the club and more information about its ethos and activities, see items 2 and 3. The London Blues was most active in the 1980s and early 1990s but went into decline towards the end of the 90s and was finally dissolved early in 2002.

Arrangement

The files have been arranged in a single series.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the London Blues in 2003

Other Finding Aids

List of files available from Archives staff.

Archivist's Note

Sources: Copied from LSE Archives CALM database by Anna Towlson.

Conditions Governing Use

No material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.