Fred K. collection of gay male erotica

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
657 Mission Street, #300
San Francisco, California 94105
(415) 777-5455
reference@glbthistory.org
http://www.glbthistory.org/
2013


Descriptive Summary

Title: Fred K. collection of gay male erotica
Dates: 1955-1968
Collection Number: 1996-04
Creator/Collector:
Extent: .4 linear feet (1 box)
Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94105
Abstract: The Fred K. collection of gay male erotica contains bulletins and brochures from Guild Book Service, a pioneer gay book distributor; brochures and catalogs from Minneapolis based Directory Services Inc. (DSI), one of the few publishers to challenge the constitutionality of laws prohibiting the display of frontal male nudes.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society.

Preferred Citation

Fred K. collection of gay male erotica. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Purchased by Willlie Walker in an Oakland antique shop in February 1996.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Fred K. collection of gay male erotica contains bulletins and brochures from Guild Book Service, a pioneer gay book distributor; brochures and catalogs from Minneapolis based Directory Services Inc. (DSI), one of the few publishers to challenge the constitutionality of laws prohibiting the display of frontal male nudes; brochures advertising magazines with depictions of male nudes or gay male sex; indexes; and clippings. Also included in this collection is Mr. K's detailed personal indices of male nude magazines.

Indexing Terms

Gay men --Sexual behavior.
Gay erotica--Periodicals--History--20th century.

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