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Don Murchy collection
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Don Murchy collection

  • MS-15-10
  • Collection
  • 1987 - 2014
Collection is comprised of materials collected by Don Murchy as part of his involvement with the TightRope Leather Brotherhood, a men's leather and denim club that operated in Nova Scotia from the early 1990s to 2007. Materials document TightRope operations, as well as the involvement of TightRope members in Mr. Atlantic Canada [M.A.C.] Leather contests and Halifax Fetish Ball events. Materials in this collection include administrative records, by-laws and guiding documents, membership lists, posters and other promotional materials, and photographs.

Murchy, Don

Drawing of a kneeling male nude

File contains one graphite pencil drawing of a kneeling made nude. Drawing was created by Ron Harrison and donated by Chris Aucoin as an auction item for a Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather [M.A.C. Leather] benefit event, where it was purchased by Don Murchy.

Invitation to Jim Turner and Paul Nicholl's wedding

File contains one copy of the preliminary announcement email and 1 invitation to the wedding of TightRope members Jim Turner and Paul Nicholl, held September 23, 2006. File also contains a cocktail napkin from the event.

M.A.C. Leather t-shirt and vest

File contains one leather vest adorned with pins from various LGBT and leather community events. The leather patches on the back, which read "Mr Atlantic Leather 99", were made from the sash awarded to Don Murchy for winning the M.A.C. Leather competition in 1999. File also contains one t-shirt from the 2004 M.A.C. Leather competition.

TightRope by-laws

Files contains the original TightRope by-laws and the by-laws revised in 1998.

TightRope group photograph

File contains one photograph of TightRope members. From left to Right : Russell Mitchell; Tony Caruso; Mike Sangster; Paul Davison; Don Murchy; Glenn Degeer; Al Stewart; Billy ?; Bruce Eisner.

TightRope membership badges

File contains two badges worn by TightRope members. One badge is printed with text saying "TIGHTROPE MEMBERSHIP", and the other is printed with text that reads "Membership Chairman—TIGHTROPE".

TightRope photo shoot

File includes photographs of bondage equipment, and TightRope members engaging in bondage play.

TightRope poster

File contains one promotional poster for the TightRope leather brotherhood.

TightRope t-shirt and vest

File contains one black leather vest adorned with patches and pins, and one black cotton t-shirt with printed with the TightRope logo.