Jeanne C. Barney Collection [Correspondence & Manuscript]
Nine (9) distinct items, 7 3⁄4 x 8 1⁄2 in. to 8 1⁄2 x 11 in. Four items of correspondence, ephemera from the Pantheon of Leather Lifetime Achievement Award, typed manuscript with article with holograph notation, transcription of radio piece, and resume. All items very good
to near fine. Item level inventory available upon request.
Small collection of manuscript and correspondence from Jeanne Barney, Drummer’s first editor and co-founder. Item #5758
Barney was also Drummer’s first editor-in-chief in its incarnation as a leather magazine, and she helped shape the tone and style of the now iconic magazine. Drummer was founded in 1975 in Los Angeles by John H. Embry and Jeanne Barney, and moved operations to San Francisco in 1977. The gay leather subculture is a male-dominated world, and Barney was one of a few women within the scene. Barney met Embry in 1972, and they began to collaborate leading up to the 1975 debut of Drummer. Barney’s impact on morthe leather community is far-reaching and this collection displays her input and commitment to the community.
The collection includes several items of correspondence sent to Barney in the mid 1970s from colleagues and strangers, a transcription of a radio review, and other ephemera reflecting her important role in the growth of the Drummer, the leather scene, and gay rights more broadly.