Scope and Content
Title: Elysian Fields Collection
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.034
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Language of Material:
Storage Unit: 1-2
0.1 linear foot.
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1973-1984
Date (inclusive): 1971-1990
Catalogs, order forms, booklists, clippings, press releases, receipts, newsletters, and correspondence documenting business
activity, circa 1972-1990, of Elysian Fields, a largely mail-order bookseller specializing in out-of-print gay and lesbian
literature. Located in Elmhurst, New York, Elysian Fields was operated by George Fisher, whose customers included individuals
and institutions both domestic and international.
Elysian Fields, Booksellers.
Elysian Fields, Booksellers was a largely mail-order bookseller based in Elmhurst, New York, 1972-1990. Operated by George
Fisher, also known as Ed Drucker, Elysian Fields specialized in out-of-print gay, lesbian, and bisexual literature. Fisher
died in 1990.
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Elysian Fields Collection, Coll2011-034, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were
given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.
Scope and Content
Catalogs, order forms, booklists, clippings, press releases, receipts, newsletters, and correspondence documenting the business
activity, circa 1971-1990, of Elysian Fields, Booksellers, a largely mail-order gay and lesbian bookseller based in Elmhurst,
New York. Operated by George Fisher, also known as Ed Drucker, Elysian Fields specialized in out-of-print gay, lesbian, and
bi-sexual literature. The bulk of the collection is composed of mail order booklists and catalogs; also of interest is domestic
and international correspondence from customers. A substantial portion of correspondence documents business between Fisher
and Jim Kepner, who purchased publications from Elysian Fields and also helped Fisher search for publications sought by customers.
George Fisher donated funds and materials upon his passing to the International Gay and Lesbian Archives in 1991.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Gay press publications
Homosexuality and literature