Pennsmen Inc.

Memorabilia from Larry Wilson
1972 - 2013

These materials document several LGBTQ+ bars that operated in the Harrisburg, PA area, namely The Archives Nightclub and Restaurant (1983), La Rose Rouge (1978-1992), Neptune’s Lounge (1972), and the Shadows bar (1980-1984). These items take the...

GSH Newsletter - March 1981
March 1981

The GSH Newsletter is an outreach feature of the Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg. Notable articles in this issue are:

  • "Anniversary Party, April 26" (p. 1)
  • "Harrisburg Gay Switchboard Presents 'That Rabbit'" (p. 1)
  • "...
GSH Newsletter - May 1981
May 1981

The GSH Newsletter is an outreach feature of the Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg. Noteworthy articles in this issue are:

  • "New Officers in June" (p. 1)
  • "Treasurer Stays" (p. 1)
  • "Flea Mrkt. June 6" (p. 3)
  • "MCC...
GSH Newsletter - September 1981
September 1981

The GSH Newsletter is an outreach feature of the Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg. Notable articles in this issue are:

  • "Gay by Birthright" (p. 1)
  • "Switchboard Elections" (p. 4)
  • "Co-Director Mr. Buns" (p. 4)
  • "...
The Calendar (Dignity/Central PA) - December 1981 to February 1982
December 1981 - February 1982

Calendar of events hosted by Dignity/Central PA in the Winter of 1981/1982.

The Link (MCC Harrisburg) - March 1982
March 1982

Founded in 1968 in California, the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) began as a Christian outreach to meet the needs of the LGBTQ+ community. MCC Harrisburg (later renamed MCC of the Spirit) and MCC Lancaster (later renamed...

Keystone (Dignity/Central PA) - July/August 1982
July/August 1982

Keystone is an educational and communication feature of Dignity/Central PA Inc. Noteworthy articles in this issue:

  • "From the President" (p. 1)
  • "Elections" (p. 1)
  • "The Closet as Killer" (p. 5)...
Pennsmen 7th Anniversary Pin - 1984
1984

Gold Pennsmen Inc. 7th Anniversary Pin.

Collection: LGBT-010 - Wilson

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Pennsman Bolo Tie
1985

A black string bolo tie, with a silver, blue and gold clasp with the Pennsmen Inc. logo.

Collection: LGBT-028 - Twaddle

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Pennsman Pin - 1985
1985

Pin crated for the Pennsman Inc. 

Collection: LGBT-028 - Twaddle

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Pennsmen Belt Buckle - 1985
1985

The Pennsmen is a leather and Levi men's group in Central Pa. This item is a round, metal belt buckle with the Pennsmen logo on the front. The Logo consists of a sword pointing into the Harrisburg Capital Dome, cross by two arrows, which are...

Collection: LGBT-028 - Twaddle

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Hand Made Leather Stud Spats
1990

Two handmade, black leather spats covered in metal studs created by Thomas Pfeiffer for Pennsman Inc.

Collection: LGBT-017 - Pfeiffer

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Handmade Chain Harness Vest
1990

 

Handmade chain vest created by Thomas Pfeiffer for Pennsman Inc.

Collection: LGBT-017 - Pfeiffer

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Central PA Pride Festival Brochure '96 - July 27, 1996
July 27, 1996

The Pride Festival of Central PA is an annual event celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in the Central Pennsylvania region. Founded in 1992, the festival takes place every year on the last Saturday of July in the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania....

Crossroads Magazine - February/March 1997
February/March 1997

Crossroads Magazine was a bi-monthly local LGBTQ+ magazine created, edited, and published by Dr. Eric Selvey. The goal of Crossroads was to bring together the LGBTQ+ community of Central Pennsylvania by creating a space to showcase the efforts...

LGBT History Project Logo
October 27, 2018

Bob Deibler discusses his experiences as a member of both the Pennsmen and the Satyr Men, as well as what it was like to be a gay teacher and the surprising lack of discrimination, he faced in his life due to his sexuality. He also talks of his...

Handmade Chain Harness Vest
1990-1992

This collection of material reflects Thomas Pfeiffer’s involvement in the Lily White and Company drag troupe in Harrisburg, PA and The Pennsmen Inc., a group of LGBT people with a common interest in the leather/fetish lifestyle.

Pennsmen Bolo Tie, Belt Buckle, and Pin
undated

Twaddle was a member of The Pennsmen, a group of LGBT people with a common interest in the leather/fetish lifestyle, for approximately 12 years. This collection consists of artifacts from his time in The Pennsmen. The artifacts...

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