Research and reference files (including correspondence). Includes a substantial, but incomplete, run of the SFL Newsletter
(March 1965-April 1971), as well as scattered samples of other serials on issues of sexual freedom.
The Sexual Freedom League was founded in 1963 in New York City. Julian Beck, Allen Ginsberg, and Dr. Leo Koch were among those
on the Advisory Committee of the original group, which was active in demonstrations for a wide range of causes. Initially
composed of a small membership of independent local chapters in New York, San Francisco, and London, the organization grew
rapidly, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area after 1966, when the emphasis shifted toward nude parties. The League reorganized
in 1967 as the Sexual Freedom League, Incorporated with its national headquarters in Oakland and chapters in San Jose, Los
Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, San Francisco, and elsewhere.
Number of containers: 9 cartons, 1 oversize folder
Linear feet: 11.25
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