Correspondence, clippings, articles, legal documents, publicity, notes, and a dissertation excerpt documenting the literary
activity of author and early gay rights advocate Donald Sagarin, who wrote under the pseudonym Donald Webster Cory in the
1950s. Cory was the author of the book
The Homosexual in America (1951).
Donald Webster Cory (1913-1986, also known as Donald Sagarin) wrote
The Homosexual in America (1951), a book regarded as one of the primary influences on the early gay rights movement. In the early 1950s, Cory also
operated the mail-order Cory Book Service, which marketed books of interest to the gay and lesbian community. Later in his
life, he became critical of, and was in turn repudiated by, the gay and lesbian movement.
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