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On Our Backs [series]:
Documents relating to On Our Backs magazine. Issues of the publication; various files pertaining to the business of producing OOB, as well as the Stormy Leather catalog, the OOB 1989 Lesbian Sex Calendar and Fatale Video; and articles that account for the critical and popular reception of OOB as well as OOB's contribution to the Sexual Revolution and Feminist Porn Wars. Personal photographs, letters, papers and works of and by the OOB staff document the lives of the women behind the magazine and their experience working for OOB and attending OOB related events. Also included is a collection of slides from pornographic films.

 
On Our Backs Issues [subseries]:
  21  
Volume 1, Issue 1
  21  
Volume 1, Issue 2
  21  
Volume 1, Issue 3
  21  
Volume 1, Issue 4
  21  
Volume 2, Issue 1
  21  
Volume 2, Issue 2
  21  
Volume 2, Issue 3
Published without a volume or issue number.

  21  
Volume 2, Issue 4
  21  
Volume 2, Issue 5
This issue should have been numbered Volume 3, Issue 1, as such no issue was published as Volume 3, Issue 1.

  21  
Volume 3, Issue 2
  21  
Volume 3, Issue 3
  21  
Volume 3, Issue 4
  21  
Volume 4, Issue 1
  21  
Volume 4, Issue 2
  21  
Volume 4, Issue 3
  21  
Volume 4, Issue 4
  21  
Volume 5, Issue 1
  21  
Volume 5, Issue 2
  21  
Volume 5, Issue 3
  21  
Volume 5, Issue 4
  21  
Volume 5, Issue 5
  21  
Volume 5, Issue 6
  21  
Volume 6, Issue 1
  21  
Volume 6, Issue 2
  21  
Volume 6, Issue 3
  21  
Volume 6, Issue 4
  21  
Volume 6, Issue 5
  21  
Volume 6, Issue 6
  21  
Volume 7, Issue 1
  21  
Volume 7, Issue 2
Published as Volume 7, Issue 1, repeating previous.

  21  
Volume 7, Issue 3
  21  
Volume 7, Issue 4
  21  
Volume 7, Issue 5
  21  
Volume 7, Issue 6
  21  
Volume 8, Issue 1
  21  
Volume 8, Issue 2
  21  
Volume 8, Issue 3
  21  
Volume 8, Issue 4
  21  
Volume 8, Issue 5
  21  
Volume 8, Issue 6
  21  
Volume 9, Issue 1
  21  
Volume 9, Issue 2
  21  
Volume 9, Issue 3
  21  
Volume 9, Issue 4
  21  
Volume 9, Issue 5
  21  
Volume 9, Issue 6
  21  
Volume 10, Issue 1
  21  
Volume 10, Issue 2
  21  
Volume 10, Issue 3
  21  
Volume 10, Issue 4
  21  
Volume 10, Issue 5
  21  
Volume 10, Issue 6
  21  
Volume 11, Issue 1
  21  
Volume 11, Issue 1
Published as Volume 11, Issue 1, repeating previous.

 
Administrative Files [subseries]:
  13  
OOB Staff Photoshoot
  13  
Erotica Prints
  13  
Portraits of Unknown Models
  13  
Cards and Photographs
Includes small Susie Bright business card with a color photograph of a young Susie Bright on the back, wearing a zippered black teddy and long leather gloves from her cameo in the movie Bound.

  13  
OOB Bookstore Order Form
  13  
OOB 5 year Anniversary Endorsements
  13  
Noreen Scully Original Drawing
  13  
OOB Emergency Fund Donation
  13  
Other Lesbian Establishment Contacts
  13  
OOB Review by Dorothy Allison
  13  
Stormy Leather catalogue
  13  
OOB 1989 Lesbian Sex Calendar
  13  
Stormy Leather photos
  13  
OOB Photo Edits
  13  
Honey Lee Cotrell letterhead
  23  
On Our Backs--Media (Sojourner, Rag Times, OUT Week, etc.)
  23  
Originals--Samois Newsletter
  23  
Lesbian Nation Article
  23  
Debi Resume
  23  
Butch/Femme Drafter, Debi S.
  23  
"My Work in the Sex Industry"--Deborah Willenbring/Debi Sundahl
  23  
OOB Pat and Joe's Farewell Dinner
  23  
Letters to Debi
  23  
"My Work in the Sex Industry"
  23  
Femme Article
  23  
OOB Notes/Schedule
  23  
Draft Unknown Piece
  23  
Rental Agreement and Bills (Nan and Debi)
  23  
Sexual Satisfaction Draft
  23  
Letter to Madeline from Debi: Butch/Fem Dynamics
  23  
OOB Sexual Assault
  23  
Debi--List of Speaking Engagements
  23  
Personal Letters (Nancy, Debi, Johnny, Family)
  23  
Stonepeg Productions Application: Debi
  23  
Debi Notebook/Journal
  23  
Nan and Blaise Hit the Open Road
  23  
Battle Scars By Debi Sundahl
  23  
Newspaper Clipplings/Notes
  23  
"A Woman's Place" By Gayle Rubin
  23  
"Pro Sex Feminist" notes
  23  
Business Plan/Banking
  23  
Editor-In-Chief Notes
  23  
Tax Returns
  23  
Lesbian/Porn/Antiporn News Clippings
  23  
"Porn, Sexuality and Difference"
  23  
Women's News Correspondence
  23  
"Gay" Publication Correspondence
  23  
Journal "to be typed"
  23  
Budget Annuals, 6 Month and Annual
  23  
Rolodex #15
  23  
Critical Payables
  23  
Blush Customer List
  23  
Staff Meeting, Hours, Contact, Office Notes
  23  
Blush Customer List
  23  
Sale Plan/Draft OOB
  23  
Letters to Deb, Nan, Susie--Fatale
  23  
To: Correspondence, From: Debi
Includes letter to the producers of Cupido magazine asking to discuss producing an American edition.

  23  
OOB Features, Battle Scars
  23  
Going out of Business Plan
  23  
OOB Opperations Manual/Employee Communication
  23  
Correspondence Old Eagle Theater/Sacramento
  23  
"Lesbian Strippers"
  23  
The Erotic Screen--Susie
  23  
Butch/Femme Connected Underneath
  23  
OOB Forum
  23  
Original Copies of Debi Sundahl's Articles
  23  
Fatale Correspondence
  23  
Discovery Center--Fanny Fatale
  23  
Feminine Connections Newsletter
  23  
International Gay and Lesbian Archives
  23  
Volunteers
  23  
Advertisements/Flyers
  23  
OOB Memos--Meeting Minutes
  23  
Pat Califa
  23  
Sex Institue Dec. 8
  23  
Chuck Winter--Playboy
  23  
Hooters Convention Speech
  23  
Debi Articles
  23  
Article in Progress
  23  
Mitchell Brothers
  23  
National Leather Association/Ms. International Leather
  23  
Monika Treut
  23  
Debi--University of Minnesota
  23  
Personal Letters to Debi
  23  
Fem/Lesbian News
  23  
Ask Fanny
  23  
Off Our Backs
  23  
Colliers Erotic Reader
  23  
Cards
  23  
OOB Covers
  23  
Nothing But the Girl
  23  
Vibrators "R" Us and The Erotic Screen
  23  
Video Covers
  23  
New York Times Article
  23  
Penthouse/Debi
  23  
L.A. Times
  23  
Strip Class Students
  23  
Fanny Letterhead, Bio, etc.
  23  
OOB Media Reviews
  23  
Contributor Contracts
 
On Our Backs Media [subseries]:
  13  
Interview of Susie Bright by Michael Evans
  13  
Interview with Debi Sundahl and Susie Bright by Camilla Decarnin
  13  
Fatale Video "Clips" Newspaper Advertisement
  13  
Fatale Film Reviews
  13  
OOB Publicity Advertisements
  13  
"Working Woman" by Francine Brown-Article featured in San Jose Mercury News about Fanny Fatale
  13  
Article about Jill Posener-"Passionately Political Lesbian Photography" by Noreen C. Barnes
  13  
Mercury News Photos of Susie Bright
  13  
"On Our Backs Vandalized" by Lisa Troshinsky
  13  
"Lesbians Urge 'Safe Sex' as Aids Precaution" Featuring Susie Bright
  13  
Articles Quoting Susie Bright
  13  
Letters to the Editor about OOB
  13  
Playboy Article about Susie Bright
  13  
The Chronicle article about Susie Bright by Alice Kahn
  13  
The New York Native article by Susie Bright
  13  
OOB 1989 Lesbian Sex Calendar articles
  13  
"Nasty Girls" article in Mother Jones featuring Candida Royalle, OOB, Annie Sprinkle
  13  
Off Our Backs-Feminists and the Conflict over Pornography
  13  
"Andrea Dworkin talks Feminism and Pornography" in Gay Community news
  13  
Letter from Brenda Marston-HSC Curator
  13  
Off Our Backs Review of OOB by Denise Kulp
  13  
Newspaper Clippings of OOB
Includes November 16, 1989 article from the San Francisco Examiner by Rob Morse mentioning Susie Bright's pregnancy.

  13  
Featured OOB Articles
  13  
OOB Reviews
  13  
Anti-Pornography Debate in the News
  13  
German Magazine article about OOB
  13  
Erotica Newspaper Clipping by Armistead Maupin in Halcyon Hill
 
On Our Backs Photos and Miscellaneous [subseries]:
  21  
On Our Backs Lesbian Calendar
  13  
"Feeling the Heat" fundraiser performance featuring Susie Bright and Debi Sundahl
  13  
"OOB Days"
  13  
Susie Bright fun photographs
  13  
Susie Bright at late night events
  13  
Miscellaneous Photoshoots
  13  
Susie Bright nude headshots
  13  
"Virgin Machine" Review
  13  
Different hairstyles-Susie Bright
  13  
Della Grace (Del LaGrace) Photoshoot with Susie Bright
  13  
Susie Bright American Flag photoshoot
  13  
Esquire Photoshoot-Susie Bright
  13  
Newsweek photoshoot with Susie Bright
  13  
Jill Posener Photoshoots with Susie Bright
  13  
"Bunny"-Photo Collage
  13  
Nothing But the Girl: The Blatant Lesbian Image by Susie Bright and Jill Posener
  13  
Michael Rosen photoshoot with Susie Bright
  13  
Phyllis Christopher photoshoot with Susie Bright
  13  
Annie Sprinkle Photoshoot with Susie Bright
  13  
Photos of Susie Bright by various artists
  13  
Susie Bright Photo by Monika Treut on the set of "Virgin Machine"
  13  
Susie Bright portrait by Della Grace (Del LaGrace)
  13  
Book Tour-Susie Sexpert's Lesbian Sex World
  13  
"The Rainbow of Her Seasons: Six Feet Under"
  13  
"Virgin Machine"
  13  
"Celluloid Closet"
  13  
"Erotique"
  13  
Susie Bright speaks at Books and Co., NYC
  13  
"Bound"
Includes original script of the Larry and Andy Wachowski movie.

  13  
Susie Bright Photoshoot
  13  
Trip to see "How to Read a Dirty Movie" showing
Also includes cue script and performance agreement.

  13  
Photographs by Honey Lee Cottrell
Includes "Susie pregnant," "Just Squeezed" (grapefruit photo), "Voyeur eating popcorn."

  13  
Susie Personal photos
Includes matted photo signed by Mark I Chester; a card from Honey Lee; a birthday card to Susie on her 33rd birthday; a photo by Rink from the San Francisco Pride parade 1984, "Just Laid"; a photo of Susie Bright wearing an Eveready shirt on a beach.

  14  
Poster of a Dildo
  14  
Portrait of Susie Bright by Michael Rosen
  14  
July 1984 OOB Cover Photo-Original Photography
  14  
Photograph by Suskin
  14  
Formerly framed cover of On Our Backs Ten Year Anniversary expanded issue; featuring Debi Sundahl
  24  
Debi Sundahl Burlezk Live slides, by Robert Altman-H.L.
Negatives of a hotel, also photos of Debi Sundahl posing with croquet stick and ball and an additional photo of Debi stripping.

Annotation by Susie : Debi was a highly regarded dancer/stripper and often did public exhibitions for publicity.

  24  
Debi Sundahl interview at KFRC Radio slides.
20 color slides of Debi by an unknown commercial male photographer from an interview at radio station KFRC, San Francisco California.

Annotation by Susie : Debi believes that this was one of the many "debates" we did on radio whether women's performance was "good" or "bad" for women.

  24  
Bi-Costal slides.
Two publicity stills from the video Bi-Costal, first bisexual adult video in the 80s. Directed by Tom DiSomone. Cara Lott is one of the models.

Annotation by Susie : First 2 men, 1 women XXX film ever produced by the mainstream porn industry. The director was a straight liberal who wanted "everyone to get along". It was not commercially successful at the time because of the straight audience, but a lot of gay men bought it.

  24  
"Exposure"
slides

  24  
"Only the Strong Survive"
slides

  24  
"Easy Access"
slides

  24  
"Traci, I Love You"
slides

  24  
"Western Trip"
slides

  24  
"Snatched to the Future"-Elegant Angel
slides

  24  
"Moonlusting"
slides

  24  
"Samantha, I Love You"
slides

  24  
"Satin Angels"
slides

  24  
"Rock-N-Roll Heaven"
slides

  24  
"Biloxi Babes"
slides

  24  
"Portrait of an Affair"
slides

  24  
"Unveiled"
slides

  24  
"Hot Wired"
slides

  24  
"Little Shop of Horrors"
slides

  24  
"Blue Ecstacy"
slides

  24  
"Brat"
slides

  24  
"Revenge of the Babes"
slides

  24  
"Cheating"
slides, SEVP

  24  
"Ginger and Spice"
slides

  24  
"Strip Search"
slides, SEVP

  24  
"In a Crystal Fantasy"
slides

  24  
"Rites of Passion"
slides, Jeanna Fine, David Sandler, Rodger T. Dodger, Annie Candida, Nina Hartley, Scott Baker, R. Bullock

  24  
Excalibur Films
slides

  24  
"Outrageous Foreplay"
slides

  24  
"Obsessed"
slides

  24  
"Sinset Blvd."
slides

  24  
"Sex Aliens"
slides

  24  
"Little Miss Innocence"
slides

  24  
"Hot Gun"
slides

  24  
"Kiss of the Gypsy"
slides

  24  
"The Bride"
slides

  24  
"Between the Sheets" and "Careful He May Be Watching"
slides

  24  
"Backside to the Future II"
slides

  24  
"Three Daughters"-Femme Dist. Inc.
slides

  24  
"Smoker" and "Les Be Friends"
slides

  24  
Interracial Tapes
"Passion Within" with Nina Hartley and John Leslie; "Black Lava" Wet Video, Jeannie Pepper; "Black Bun Busters", Wet Video of VCA, Sahara; "Let Me Tell You 'Bout Black Chicks" VCA

  24  
"My Masters"-Christopher Rage
slides

  24  
"CaREENA 2"
slides

  24  
"Black Moon Rising"
slides

  24  
"Sexcape"
slides

  24  
"Ubancis on Uranus"
slides

  24  
St. X-Where II
slides

  24  
Unknown Slides
slides

  24  
"Wrong Arm of the Law"
slides

  24  
"Against All Bods"
slides

  24  
"Twisted Sisters"
slides

  24  
Susie Bright Photoshoot
By Julie Dennis, L.A. Color Labs; slides

  24  
Debi and other model
Photoshoot

  24  
Louise Smith and "Pauli Schell"
  24  
Nan and Debi Portraits
  24  
1st S/M video made
Nan Kinney and Debi Sundahl, produced and shot by Lustry Lady

  24  
Portraits of Debi Sundahl and Samois Era
  24  
10th Anniversary Cover Shoot-Debi Sundahl
negatives

  24  
Gay Day/Russian River
Photos

  24  
Nan and Debi shot by Jill Posener
  24  
Green Door Premiere
Photos of Mitchell B ros dancers getting ready for and attending the "Green Door 2" premiere. Peppar, nan, Debi, Susie, Honey, Ant Mitchell

  24  
Stormy Leather Catalog
8"x10"s of Debi Sundahl's photoshoot

  24  
Debi Sundahl photoshoot
  24  
Photo of Nan, Debi, Monika
  24  
X-mas
Phtos of Debi Sundahl, Nan Kinney and two friends around the Christmas Tree

  24  
Opera Plaza,
Photos of Nan Kinney, Debi Sundahl, Susie Bright, and Honey Lee

  24  
"Meltdown of a Stripper"
Never published photoshoot by East Bay photography, featuring Debi Sundahl

  24  
Mendocino
Photos of Debi Sundahl and Nan Kinney

  24  
Big Sur, Malibu
Photos of Debi Sundahl and Nan Kinney

  24  
Screening Party--PP:S
Photos of friends

  24  
Croquet Picnic--The Foursome
Phtoshoot--Debi Sundahl, Nan Kinney, ?, ?

  24  
Playboy TV
Slides from "Sexcetera" series featuring Debi Sundahl at the O'Farrell Theater

  24  
H. L. Butch Pictorial--Nan
"Born in USA" photoshoot. Nan posing with a car

  24  
Monica and Nan
Photos of trip to San Francisco for Virgn Machine

  24  
Gay Games II--Marathon
Phto negatives

  24  
Hungry Hearts
Photos of Debi Sundahl and promotional photos for Lesbian Erotic Video

  24  
"Stormy Leather" 1st Catalog + (5X7")
On Our Backs "Stormy Leather" edition and 5X7"s

  24  
"Stormy Leather" (1st Catalog)
"Leather for Women" photoshoot featuring Debi Sundahl and Kokomo Tise

  24  
Burlezk Live
Flyer for the Southwest Tour; photo of co-ed tour flyers; photo of fan; original quarter-card featuring Shelley as Martin and Debi

  24  
P.R. Phtos for On Our Backs
Photos of models, Debi Sundahl, Nan Kinney, staff, and friends

  24  
Shelley as martin
Photos of Shelley posing as Matin with Debi Sundahl and a car

  24  
Burlezk Live
Film strip ; black and white photonegatives; dancers: Ceraage, Ramona, Casie, Denisha, Nan, Debi, J. Fields Pubic Hair Design"

  24  
Burlezk Live
Film strip color photonegatives; dancers: Mitchell Brothers, Sandy, Peppar, Blake, Debi

  24  
Burlezk Live
Film strip photonegatives; dancers: Mitchell Brothers, Fallon,Blake, Linda Lioness

  24  
Burlezk Live
Film strip photonegatives

 
Items labeled as in Box 24B are housed in a smaller box inside of Box 24 [subseries]:
  24B  
Gordon and Sundahl
Photos of John Gordon (soundtrack for Fatale videos Hungry Hearts) with Sundahl on vacation in California

  24B  
Women holding a banner
Photo slide

  24B  
On Our Backs Christmas Party
Photos of party organized by Blaire Babora, with guests, contributors, staff

  24B  
Opera Plaza, San Francisco
Photos of Susie Bright, Debi Sundahl, Nan Kinney, Honey Lee

  24B  
Debi and Nan
Photos at home

  24B  
On Our Backs advertiser
Photos of Debi Sundahl, pubic shave out with jewel and paint

  24B  
On Fatale Video Shoot
Photo slide of Debi Sundahl and Nan Kinney

  24B  
"Behind Green Doors 2"
Photos of the premiere; produced by Mitchell Bros, directed by haron McDonald; Susie Bright and Debi Sundahl were "clothed extras"

  24B  
"Ask Fanny" Snapshots
Debi posing with a dildo; "Stormy Leather" catalog shot; by Honey Lee Cottrell

  24B  
Photos of Nan and Debi
At Baybrick inn and at Palm Springs Divah Shore party

  24B  
Photos at Debi Sundahl's house
Kat Sunlove; Debi Sundahl, Nina Hartley, Bobbi Lilly

  24B  
AVN Event, "Free Speech Coalition"
Photos of Debi Sundahl, Juliet Anderson "Aunt Peg" and 'porn stars'; Los Angeles

  24B  
Tamara at "Lusty Lady"
Photos of dancer and manager of Lustry Lady; Tamara pictured with fiance a week before Tamara died of suicide

  24B  
Post-production Fatale
"Safe is Desire" video, Debi Sundahl, Lisa Ginsberg, Icelandic editor

  24B  
Burlezk dancer
Dancer came from LUSTY, was on an On Our Backs ad for Burlezk

  24B  
International Ms. Leather
  24B  
International Ms. Leather 2
  24B  
Debi Sundahl National Sexuality Symposium and Expo Plaque
  24B  
Nan Kinney Portraits
  24B  
Burlezk Strip Show
  24B  
International Ms. Leather 3
  24B  
Stormy Leather photoshoot
  24B  
"Playboy TV"
  24B  
Misc. Photos
  24B  
OOB Christmas Party
  24B  
Greta Christina from Clips
  24B  
Nan Kinney and Blaize Bahna
  24B  
Barbie and Abby Tallmer
  24B  
Unknown Original
  24B  
Free Speech Coalition Event
  24B  
Nan and Debi
  24B  
OOB Office, Castro SF
  24B  
Annie Sprinkle's Card Deck of Sex Heroines
  24B  
Interview with Debi Sundahl
  24B  
Misc. Nan and Debi
  24B  
Forum Magazine Photos
  24B  
Nan and Debi's Wedding
  24B  
Burlezk Show
  24B  
Burlezk Show 2 Continued
  24B  
San Franciso Gay Day
  24B  
Aaron's 3rd Grad Photo
  24B  
Virgin Machine Photos
  24B  
Polaroids of Friends
  24B  
Jill Posener at the OOB Office
  24B  
"The Virgin Machine"
  24B  
Christmas party
  24B  
Lesbian Erotic Video-Old Eagle Theater
  24B  
The End Up Party
  24B  
Lustry Lady by Duroa
  24B  
Debi and nan at home
  24B  
OOB Christmas Party
  24B  
Debi, Nan and Susie's Meeting
  24B  
"Safe is Desire" publicity photos
  24B  
Stormy Leather photographs
  24B  
Debi, Nan and others at an Art Show
  24B  
Photographs of Susie, Debi and friends