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Elysian Fields Collection, 1971-1990 Coll2011.034
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  • Historical Note
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Acquisition Information

  • Title: Elysian Fields Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.034
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Storage Unit: 1-2
    Physical Description: 0.1 linear foot. [2 folders]
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1973-1984
    Date (inclusive): 1971-1990
    Abstract: Catalogs, order forms, booklists, clippings, press releases, receipts, newsletters, and correspondence documenting business activity, circa 1972-1990, of Elysian Fields, a largely mail-order bookseller specializing in out-of-print gay and lesbian literature. Located in Elmhurst, New York, Elysian Fields was operated by George Fisher, whose customers included individuals and institutions both domestic and international.
    creator: Elysian Fields, Booksellers.

    Historical Note

    Elysian Fields, Booksellers was a largely mail-order bookseller based in Elmhurst, New York, 1972-1990. Operated by George Fisher, also known as Ed Drucker, Elysian Fields specialized in out-of-print gay, lesbian, and bisexual literature. Fisher died in 1990.

    Access

    Contact ONE archivist regarding access restrictions.

    Publication Rights

    Contact ONE archivist regarding publication and use restrictions.

    Preferred Citation

    Elysian Fields Collection, Coll2011-034, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

    Processing Information

    Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
    In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

    Scope and Content

    Catalogs, order forms, booklists, clippings, press releases, receipts, newsletters, and correspondence documenting the business activity, circa 1971-1990, of Elysian Fields, Booksellers, a largely mail-order gay and lesbian bookseller based in Elmhurst, New York. Operated by George Fisher, also known as Ed Drucker, Elysian Fields specialized in out-of-print gay, lesbian, and bi-sexual literature. The bulk of the collection is composed of mail order booklists and catalogs; also of interest is domestic and international correspondence from customers. A substantial portion of correspondence documents business between Fisher and Jim Kepner, who purchased publications from Elysian Fields and also helped Fisher search for publications sought by customers.

    Acquisition Information

    George Fisher donated funds and materials upon his passing to the International Gay and Lesbian Archives in 1991.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bookstores
    Gay press publications
    Homosexuality and literature