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Fred K. collection of gay male erotica
1996-04  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Fred K. collection of gay male erotica
    Dates: 1955-1968
    Collection Number: 1996-04
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: .4 linear feet (1 box)
    Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94105
    Abstract: The Fred K. collection of gay male erotica contains bulletins and brochures from Guild Book Service, a pioneer gay book distributor; brochures and catalogs from Minneapolis based Directory Services Inc. (DSI), one of the few publishers to challenge the constitutionality of laws prohibiting the display of frontal male nudes.
    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

    Fred K. collection of gay male erotica. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased by Willlie Walker in an Oakland antique shop in February 1996.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Fred K. collection of gay male erotica contains bulletins and brochures from Guild Book Service, a pioneer gay book distributor; brochures and catalogs from Minneapolis based Directory Services Inc. (DSI), one of the few publishers to challenge the constitutionality of laws prohibiting the display of frontal male nudes; brochures advertising magazines with depictions of male nudes or gay male sex; indexes; and clippings. Also included in this collection is Mr. K's detailed personal indices of male nude magazines.

    Indexing Terms

    Gay men --Sexual behavior.
    Gay erotica--Periodicals--History--20th century.

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