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Donald Webster Cory Papers, 1952-1974 Coll2011.022*
Coll2011.022*  
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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).
Background
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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0.1 linear foot. [1 folder]
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