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Bradley Rose papers
1996-49  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Bradley Rose papers
    Dates: 1973-1996
    Collection Number: 1996-49
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 3 linear feet (8 boxes)
    Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94105
    Abstract: The Bradley Rose papers contain materials related to the life and work of the bookseller, writer and community activist. They include Rose’s journals from 1973 to 1996 and his slide show on the life of prominent German art historian J.J. Winckelmann.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society.

    Preferred Citation

    Bradley Rose papers. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Will Roscoe on November 17, 1996.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Bradley Rose papers contain materials related to the life and work of the bookseller, writer and community activist. Rose, who was born in 1957, died of AIDS in 1996. He co-founded “VORTEX: A Journal of New Vision” with his partner of 16 years, scholar and activist, Will Roscoe. Rose was also founding director of Nomenus, a radical fairy organization. The bulk of the collection contains Rose’s journals from 1973 to 1996. It also includes his slide show on the life of prominent German art historian J.J. Winckelmann, as well as a videotape, “Winckelmann in Italy”; notebooks with his research and writings on a variety of subjects, including astrology and music, and his unfinished historical novel based on Winckelmann’s life; and a complete run of the chapbook series he published, “A Radical Fairy’s Seedbed,” which included essays by Harry Hay and John Burnside. The colored tabs in Rose’s journals mark notations from Roscoe. “VORTEX” is available in the Periodical Collection.

    Indexing Terms

    Radical Faeries (New Age movement)
    Gay liberation movement --United States.
    Winckelmann, Johann Joachim, 1717-1768

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