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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 981

Casey Pounds Collection of dominatrix and bondage material, 1993-1997


Clothing, tools, and toys used by professional dominatrix Casey Pounds.


  • 1993-1997

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Casey Pounds as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


6.88 linear feet (4 cartons, 1 card box, 1 folio+ box)

Collection includes Pounds's costumes and equipment used in her work as a dominatrix. Also includes t-shirts and erotic and fetish trading cards. Several items contain images by fetish artist Michael Manning. Pounds donated this material, which she referred to as "Dominatrix in a box," to the Center for Sex and Culture when she left San Francisco to attend graduate school.


Casey Pounds is the stage name of a woman who worked as a professional dominatrix in San Francisco, California, in the 1990s.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2019-M12

The Casey Pounds collection of dominatrix and bondage material was acquired by the Schlesinger Library from the Center for Sex and Culture in January 2019.

Processing Information

Processed: February 2020

By: Jenny Gotwals.

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Pounds, Casey. Casey Pounds Collection of dominatrix and bondage material, 1993-1997: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Alice Jeanette Ward Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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