The collection was created and collected by an officer of the Association of Suburban People who wishes to remain anonymous. It contains legal papers, correspondence, and other official records of the Association of Suburban People, but concentrates on the organization's social activities.
The collection contains legal papers, correspondence, and other official records of the Association of Suburban People, but concentrates on the organization's social activities. Photographs, flyers, and posters from Hottest Hairy or Hairless Chest Contests, Halloween Contests, and Club Nites are included, events held at the Interchange, the Outlaw, the R & R Saloon, and other Detroit area gay bars.
The collection also includes a collection of matchbooks and matchboxes from gay bars, restaurants, baths, and other businesses in Detroit and surrounding areas, elsewhere in Michigan and Ontario, and to a lesser extent nationwide. A collection of buttons is also included, mainly Detroit gay-related but some from national organizations.
This collection was processed by Douglas M. Haller, ASP Information Officer, 1980-1981. An item listing of the collection with extensive explanatory notes by the processor is appended to this finding aid in the "Additional Descriptive Data" section.