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Robert Oaks Papers, 1908-2001 (bulk 1976-1990)
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Series 1 Correspondence, 1977-1990

Physical Description: 18.0 folders

Scope and Contents

The series includes letters from gay historians, such as Jonathan Katz, Lou Crompton, and Sal Licata. Subjects primarily focus on legal aspects of gay history and on locating source materials.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Box 1, Folder 1

Bentsen, Lloyd (U.S. Senator), August 1, 1977

Box 1, Folder 2

Boston Lesbian and Gay History Project, January 26, 1980

 

Interrante, Joe

 

Kelly, Beth

Box 1, Folder 3

Brown, Harold, [U.S.] Secretary of Defense, 1977

 

Huggins, Lewis H., [U.S.] Department of the Army

 

Burg, B. R.-–See: Box 2 / Folder 9 Publications series

Box 1, Folder 4

Committee on Homosexuality in History, 1979

 

Sprague, Gregory

Box 1, Folder 5

Crompton, Louis, 1978-1979

 

Monahan, James

 

DeCecco, John P.-–See: Box 1 / Folder 10 Journal of Homosexuality

Box 1, Folder 6

D'Emilio, John, 1978-1979

General note

Re: the Mattachine Society.
Box 1, Folder 7

Duberman, Martin, 1978

Box 1, Folder 8

Gilbert, Arthur N., March 9, 1979

 

Journal of Sex Research

Box 1, Folder 9

Hansen, Bert, 1980-1981

 

Huggins, Lewis H.-–See: Box 1 / Folder 3 Brown, Harold

 

Interrante, Joe-–See: Box 1 / Folder 2 Boston Lesbian and Gay History Project

Box 1, Folder 10

Journal of Homosexuality, 1979-1980

 

DeCecco, John P.

 

Kellogg, Stuart

 

Journal of Sex Research-–See: Box 1 / Folder 8 Gilbert, Arthur N.

 

Just Before Dawn (radio show)-–See: Box 1 / Folder 17 Whitley, J. B.

Box 1, Folder 11

Katz, Jonathan, 1977-1980, 1983

 

Kelly, Beth-–See: Box 1 / Folder 2 Boston Lesbian and Gay History Project

Box 1, Folder 12

Licata, Sal (Salvatore J.), 1977-1990

 

Monahan, James-–See: Box 1 / Folder 5 Crompton, Louis

Box 1, Folder 13

Monter, William, March 10, 1979

Box 1, Folder 14

Ron (Pergamon Press), 1986-1987

Box 1, Folder 15

Rossiter, Frank, November 14, 1978

General note

Re: Gay Academic Union.
 

Sprague, Gregory A.-–See: Box 1 / Folder 4 Committee on Homosexuality in History

Box 1, Folder 16

Thompson, Doug, December 16, 1979

See also:

Box 1 / Folder 11 Katz, Jonathan
 

U.S. Department of the Army--See: Box 1 / Folder 3 Brown, Harold

Box 1, Folder 17

Whitley, J. B., September 4, 1977

General note

Re: Robert Oaks.
 

Just Before Dawn (radio show)

Box 1, Folder 18

Williams, Walter, June 1979

 

Series 2 Subject Files, 1950-1995 Bulk, 1977-1992

Physical Description: 24.0 folders

Scope and Contents

The series contains materials on the legal and social attitude towards homosexuals through history. Of note is the research on colonial laws in the United States as they pertain to sexuality and sexual acts.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Box 1, Folder 19

Bryant, Anita, 1977-1978

General note

Protect America's Children.
Box 1, Folder 20

Clippings, 1977, 1992

 

Colonial Laws

General Note

Research files with photocopies of laws published in the late 1600s, 1700s, and early 1800s on sexual conduct such as buggery and sodomy. The folders also often include notes on when specific aspects of the laws were changed.
Box 1, Folder 21

Connecticut and New Haven,

Box 1, Folder 22

Delaware

Box 1, Folder 23

Georgia

Box 1, Folder 24

Maryland

Box 1, Folder 25

New Jersey

Box 1, Folder 26

New York

Box 1, Folder 27

North Carolina

Box 1, Folder 28

Pennsylvania

 

Katz, Jonathan

Box 1, Folder 29

Rhode Island and New Hampshire

Box 1, Folder 30

South Carolina

Box 1, Folder 31

Virginia

Box 1, Folder 32

Dallas Gay Political Caucus, 1978

Box 1, Folder 33

Gay Academic Union, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, 1978-1980

Box 1, Folder 34

Kepner, James (Jim), 1975-1976

Box 1, Folder 35

Kinsey, undated

Box 1, Folder 36

Los Angeles, 1977-1978

General note

Includes Homosexual Information Center materials, and Directory of Homosexual Organizations and Publications, annotated, 1977.
 

Mattachine Society--See: Box 1/ Folder 6 D'Emilio, John

Box 1, Folder 37

McCarthyism, excerpts from Congressional Record, 1950

Box 1, Folder 38

Miscellaneous history, 1975-1995

Box 1, Folder 39

Miscellaneous news and flyers, 1977-1990

General note

Includes material on John Briggs and the Briggs Initiative / Proposition 6; and Gay Rights: a Libertarian Approach by Ralph Raico.
Box 2, Folder 1

National Gay Archives, undated

Box 2, Folder 2

ONE (Dorr Legg), 1962-1977

General note

Includes: One (August 1962, November 1962, September 1963, June 1964, September 1965); The Butterfly: One in Los Angeles (April 1977, August 1977); Oneletter (vol. 22, no. 5, May 1977); "A Study of 388 North American Homosexual Males: preliminary findings" (Institute for the Study of Human Resources Publications, vol. 7, no.1).
 

Protect America's Children-–See: Box 1 Folder 19 Bryant, Anita

Box 2, Folder 3

17th and 18th Century Sexuality—Miscellaneous, undated

 

Series 3 Reprints and Photocopies of Printed Articles, 1908-2001 Bulk, 1976-1978

Physical Description: 28.0 folders

Scope and Contents

The series contains reprints and photocopies of articles on social attitudes toward homosexuality from the 17th century to the present in the United States and Europe. There are three articles by Robert Oaks. The earliest material is Edward Westermarck's 1908 chapter on "Homosexual Love." Other authors include Jeremy Bentham, B. R. Burg, and Louis Crompton.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Box 2, Folder 4

Allison, Peter B. "The Secret Sharer: the Significance of Homosexuality in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Britain," August 19, 1978

General note

Prepared for presentation to Annual Meeting, Pacific Coast Branch, American Historical Association, San Francisco, California.
Box 2, Folder 5

Bentham, Jeremy, 1978

 

"Jeremy Bentham's Essay on 'Paederasty': an introduction" by Louis Crompton. ( Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 3, no. 4, pp.383-387), Summer 1978

 

"Offences Against One's Self: Paederasty. Part 1" by Jeremy Bentham, edited by Louis Crompton. ( Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 3, no. 4, pp.389-405), Summer 1978

 

"Jeremy Bentham's Essay on 'Paederasty.' Part 2" by Jeremy Bentham, edited by Louis Crompton. ( Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 4, no.14, pp.91-110), Fall 1978

Box 2, Folder 6

Bingham, Caroline. "Seventeenth-Century Attitudes Toward Deviant Sex" by Caroline Bingham. ( Journal of Interdisciplinary History, vol. 1, no.3, pp.447-472), Spring 1971

Box 2, Folder 7

Bullough, Vern L. "Challenges to Societal Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries" ( Social Science Quarterly, vol.58, no.1, pp.29-44), June 1977

Box 2, Folder 8

Bullough, Vern L. "Sex Education in Medieval Christianity" ( The Journal of Sex Research, vol.13, no.3, pp.185-196), August 1977

Box 2, Folder 9

Burg, B. R., 1977-1978

 

Letters from B. R. Burg to Robert Oaks, March 1, 1977; September 1, 1978

 

"Pirate Communities in the Seventeenth Century: A Case Study of Homosexual Society" [by B. R. Burg], [1977?]

 

"Ho Hum, Another Work of the Devil: Buggery and Sodomy in Early Stuart England" [Presentation paper by B. R. Burg], [1978]

 

"Chapter I. Sodomy and Public Perception: Seventeenth-Century England" [by B. R. Burg], 1978

Box 2, Folder 10

Burnham, John. "Early References to Homosexual Communities in American Medical Writings" ( Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality, (August 1973), pp.34-49), 1973

Box 2, Folder 11

Committee on Lesbian and Gay History Newsletter, 1980-2001

General note

Includes issues: no.1 (Fall 1980); Summer 1983; new series vol.1, no.1 (1987); new series vol.1, no. 2 (December 1987); vol.15, no. 2 (Winter 2001).
Box 2, Folder 12

Crompton, Louis,

See also:

Box 2 / Folder 5 Bentham, Jeremy
 

"The Death Penalty in Colonial America" [1625-1873, one-page chronology /photocopy of typescript], undated

 

"Homosexuals and The Death Penalty in Colonial America" ( Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 1, no.3, pp.277-293), 1976

 

"Lesbianism and the Law" [342-1950, one-page chronology / photocopy of typescript], undated

Box 2, Folder 13

Flaherty, David H. "Law and the Enforcement of Morals in Early America" ( Perspectives in American History, vol.5 (1971): "Law in American History," pp.203-253, edited by Donald Fleming and Bernard Bailyn), 1971

Box 2, Folder 14

Forgey, Donald G. "The Institution of Berdache Among the North American Plains Indians" ( The Journal of Sex Research, vol. 11, no. 1, pp.1-15) February 1975

Box 2, Folder 15

Garner, Brian and Richard W. Smith. "Are There Really Any Gay Male Athletes? An Empirical Survey" ( The Journal of Sex Research, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 22-34), February 1977

Box 2, Folder 16

Gilbert, Arthur N. "Buggery and the British Navy, 1700-1861" ( Journal of Social History, vol. 10, no.1, pp.72-99), Fall 1976

Box 2, Folder 17

Gilbert, Arthur N. "Sexual Deviance and Disaster During the Napoleonic Wars" ( Albion, vol. 9, no. 1, pp.98-113) Spring 1977

Box 2, Folder 18

Hansen, Bert. "The Historical Construction of Homosexuality" ( The Radical History Review, no. 20), pp.66-73, Spring/Summer 1979

 

Hindus, Michael S.-–See: Box 2 / Folder 28 Smith, David Scott

Box 2, Folder 19

Hooker, Evelyn. "The Adjustment of the Male Overt Homosexual" ( Journal of Projective Techniques, vol.21, pp.18-31), 1957

Box 2, Folder 20

Hooker, Evelyn. "A Preliminary Analysis of Group Behavior in Homosexuals" ( Journal of Psychology, vol.42, pp.217-225), 1956

Box 2, Folder 21

Journal of Homosexuality, vol.6, nos.1/2. Special issue: "Historical Perspectives on Homosexuality," Fall/Winter 1980/1981

General note

Includes "Defining Sodomy in Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts" by Robert F. Oaks, pp.79-83.
Box 2, Folder 22

MacDonald, Robert H. "The Frightful Consequences of Onanism: Notes on the History of a Delusion" ( Journal of the History of Ideas, vol. 28, pp.423-431) 1967

Box 2, Folder 23

McIntosh, Mary. "The Homosexual Role" ( Social Problems, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 182-192). 1968

Box 2, Folder 24

May, Geoffrey. "In Pre-Revolutionary America" ( Social Control of Sex Expression (New York: William Morrow and Co., 1931), Chapter 12, pp. 229-255), 1931

Box 2, Folder 25

Monter, E. William. "La sodomie à l'époque moderne en Suisse romande" ( Annales, Économies, Sociétés, Civilisations, vol.29, pp.1023-1033), 1974

Languages represented: In French.
 

Oaks, Robert F. "Perceptions of Homosexuality by Justices of the Peace in Colonial Virginia"--See Box 2 / Folder 27 Sexual Law Reporter, vol. 4, no. 2

Box 2, Folder 26

Oaks, Robert F. "'Things Fearful to Name' : Sodomy and Buggery in Seventeenth-Century New England" ( Journal of Social History, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 268-281), undated

Box 2, Folder 27

Sexual Law Reporter, vol. 4, no. 2, April/June 1978

General note

Includes "Perceptions of Homosexuality by Justices of the Peace in Colonial Virginia" by Robert F. Oakes [sic]. 3 copies.
Box 2, Folder 28

Smith, David Scott & Michael S. Hindus. "Premarital Pregnancy in America 1640-1971: An Overview and Interpretation" ( Journal of Interdisciplinary History, vol. 4, pp. 537-570), Spring 1975

 

Smith, Richard W.-–See Box 2 / Folder 15 Garner, Brian

Box 2, Folder 29

Stark, Gary D. "Pornography and the Police in Imperial Germany, 1870-1914," undated

Box 2, Folder 30

Trumbach, Randolph. "London's Sodomites: Homosexual Behavior and Western Culture in the 18th Century" ( Journal of Social History, vol. 11, pp.1-33.) 1977

Box 2, Folder 31

Westermarck, Edward. "Homosexual Love" from The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas (London: Macmillian and Co., 1908), vol. 2, Chapter 43, pp.456-489. 1908