This collection contains the papers of Los Angeles writer and gay activist Joseph Hansen (1923-2004), known primarily for
creating the Dave Brandstetter detective series,
which was unique in featuring an openly gay detective as the title character. The papers include drafts of published and
unpublished work; correspondence;
professional papers primarily related to publishing; and personal and family papers.
Los Angeles author Joseph Hansen (1923-2004) was known primarily for creating the Dave
Brandstetter detective series. The first of the series, Fadeout published in
1970, was unique in featuring an openly gay detective as the title character. Hansen was
also a noted gay activist, teacher, and poet.
92 boxes and 1 oversize folder (approx. 40 linear feet)
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