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Guide to the William E. Houston Correspondence and Collection of Erotic Stories
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William Houston was a gay man from Santa Fe, New Mexico, with an interest in collecting erotic stories about men. Collection includes, in addition to typescripts of 47 erotic stories, correspondence regarding Houston's life with his lover Duke (Joseph R. Dougherty), and responses to a 1973 sex advertisement placed in The Advocate by Dougherty.
William E. Houston, a resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico, was raised in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area, but little else is known about his life. He lived for many years with his lover, Duke (a pseudonym for Joseph R. Dougherty), who was born in 1929 and died of cancer in 1994.
1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials created by the donor has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.
Collection open for research.