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SERIES Identifier: MC 949: Vt-312: DVD-142

SERIES I, BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL, 1972-2017 (#1.1-4.16, F+D.1, E.1)

Scope and Contents

SERIES I, BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL, 1972-2017 (#1.1-4.16, F+D.1, E.1), includes clippings; articles; correspondence; wrestling programs, business cards and other ephemera; personal advertisements; a journal; astrological readings; etc. Draft and published personal advertisements are included in this series through which Booher as Queen Adrena advertised slave training services, sold fetish products, etc. The bulk of the correspondence consists of letters from fans of Queen Adrena, many of them responding to personal advertisements in local and national fetish magazines, and sending money to purchase photograph sets or fetish audio recordings, requesting personal telephone calls and/or personal meetings, and price lists. Many of these letters include drawings of Booher and fetish sex scenes drawn by fans. Many of the articles by and about Booher and published interviews also document her fetish work. Other articles and a small amount of programs and business cards document her time wrestling with Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling and wresting in other venues. Also included are Booher's web sites, which is being captured periodically as part of Schlesinger Library's web archiving program.

While very little about Booher's personal life is revealed in these papers, several letters between Booher and her husband reveal a rocky relationship and episodes of jealousy in their open marriage. A single journal documents Booher's struggle with depression; her rocky relationship with her husband and thoughts about leaving him; problems with her weight, and physical problems as a result of her career in wrestling and her slam-a-gram appearances. This journal is also peppered with psychic and tarot card readings. Folder titles were created by the archivist. The series is arranged alphabetically.

Dates

  • 1970-2017

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. Researchers seeking to use the collection must sign a form agreeing not to identify by name or try to contact individuals who corresponded with Booher or who appear in the films she produced. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Extent

1.46 linear feet ((3 + 1/2 file boxes) plus 1 folio+ folders, 64 photograph folders, 39 videotapes, 50 DVDs, 4 archived web sites)

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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