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Finding aid of the Edgar H. Leoni Papers Coll2007.019
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Correspondence Series 1: 1956-1993

Physical Description: 9.0 folders.

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of Leoni's correspondence, both under his own name and the pseudonym Noel I. Garde. The Leoni correspondence contains a notable series of letters to and from John Wojtowicz and George Heath relating to the former (whose fictionalized story is told in Sidney Lumet's 1975 film, Dog Day Afternoon). Much of the Garde correspondence with ONE appears to have been added to the collection after its acquisition by ONE from ONE's own files: the letters are Leoni's originals, stamped with the date they were received by ONE.
 

Leoni 1946-1995

Box 1, Folder 1

General 1959-1994

Box 1, Folder 2

Mark Bassett 1980-1981

Box 1, Folder 3

Booksellers 1956-1993

Box 1, Folder 4

Forman Brown ("Richard Meeker") circa 1980-1991

Box 1, Folder 5

ONE, Inc. 1960

Box 1, Folder 6

Ned Rorem 1946-1995

Box 1, Folder 7

John Wojtowicz & George Heath 1975-1981

 

Garde 1958-1980

Box 1, Folder 8

General circa 1970-1980

Box 1, Folder 9

ONE, Inc. 1958-1965

 

Writings Series 2: circa 1942-1985.

Physical Description: 16.0 folders.

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of drafts of Leoni's writings, together with relevant correspondence, notes, and research materials. The majority of the articles, essays, biographical sketches, and book reviews written under his Garde pseudonym were intended for publication by ONE. Many of the materials are stamped with the date of receipt by ONE and are accompanied by ONE's publications committee, recommending publication or rejection, suggesting that, like the Garde correspondence with ONE, they were added to the collection after its acquisition by ONE, from ONE's own files.
 

The Homosexual in Literature (Garde) 1959

Box 1, Folder 10

Photocopy 1959

 

Nostradamus (Leoni) circa 1942-1993

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence 1968-1994

Box 1, Folder 12

Dust Jackets & Table of Contents 1961-1982

Box 1, Folder 13

Library Holdings, Sales, Returns circa 1961-1970

Box 1, Folder 14

Notes circa 1960-1994

Box 1, Folder 15

Pamphlets & Articles circa 1942-1982

Box 2, Folder 1

Publicity 1961-1985

Box 2, Folder 2

Spiegel Article 1981

Box 2, Folder 3

Texts. English no date

Box 2, Folder 4

Texts. French no date

 

Jonathan to Gide (Garde) 1964-1971, 1984

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence 1969-1971, 1984

Box 2, Folder 6

Dust Jacket 1964

Box 2, Folder 7

Library Sales, Gifts, Returns circa 1965-1971

Box 2, Folder 8

Articles, Essays & Biographical Sketches (Garde) circa 1960-1985

Box 2, Folder 9

Book Reviews (Garde) circa 1957-1963

Box 2, Folder 10

Fiction circa 1960-1985

 

Research Files Series 3: 1953-1985.

General Physical Description note: 28 folders + 1 box of note slips.

Series Scope and Content

This series contains general research files. The most significant item is a file containing several hundred 6-by-4 inch slips of paper containing detailed analyses of English-language fiction with homosexual characters and themes, perhaps preparatory to an unrealized update to Young's 1975 The Male Homosexual in Literature. The materials also include transcripts of graffiti found in railroad and bus terminals between 1949 and 1959 and a handwritten transcript of Priapea sive diversorum poetarum in Priapum lusus.
Box 2, Folder 11

Astrology & the Third Reich (Ellic Howe). Miscellaneous Photocopies 1984

Box 2, Folder 12

Biology Notes circa 1960-1985

Box 2, Folder 13

Chronology Chart, 395-1915. Part 1 (385-1453) 1935

Box 2, Folder 14

Cordan, Wolfgang. "Days with Antonio" 1960

Box 2, Folder 15

Erotic Book Flyers circa 1960-1970

Box 2, Folder 16

European Royalty. Genealogy circa 1960-1985

Box 2, Folder 17

Excerpts from Other Authors circa 1960-1985

Box 2, Folder 18

Geography 1964-1988

Box 2, Folder 19

Graffiti (Train/Bus Stations) 1949-1959

Box 3, Folder 1

Hemingway, Ernest. Suppressed Poems circa 1960

 

Homosexuality Bibliography 1970-1977

Box 3, Folder 2

Parker, William. Homosexual Bibliography 1970-1977

Box 3, Folder 3

Young, Ian. The Male Homosexual in Literature 1975

Box 3, Folder 4

Homosexuality Bibliographies & Book Lists circa 1960-1985

Box 3, Folder 7

Summaries of English-language fiction with homosexual characters and themes circa 1958-1987

General Physical Description note: 1 box of paper slips
Dimensions note: (4 x 6 inches)
Box 3, Folder 5

Human Rights Practices for 1993, Country Reports on (103d Congress, 2d Session) 1994

Box 3, Folder 6

Miscellaneous Notes circa 1960-1985

Box 3, Folder 7

Newspaper Clippings 1941-1992

Box 3, Folder 8

Newspaper Clippings. Yukio Mishima 1958-1974

Box 3, Folder 9

Palaeontology circa 1960-1985

Box 3, Folder 10

Photocopies, Miscellaneous no date

Box 3, Folder 11

Priapea sive diversorum poetarum in Priapum lusus. Transcript (manuscript) circa 1960-1985

Box 3, Folder 12

Prokosch, Frederic. The Asiatics circa 1941

Box 3, Folder 13

Roberts, Hermese E. The Third Ear: A Black Glossary 1971

General note

Photocopy.
Box 3, Folder 14

Rochester, John Willmott, Earl of. Rochester's Sodom (1904). Transcript (typescript) circa 1960-1985

Box 3, Folder 15

Saul, John. Sins of the Cities of the Plain (1881) circa 1960-1985

General note

Photocopy.
Box 3, Folder 16

Sexology; Sex Science Magazine June 1953

Box 4, Folder 1

Symmonds, John Addington. A Problem in Greek Ethics (1901) circa 1960-1985

General note

Photographic copy.
Box 4, Folder 2

Weston, Patrick (Gerald Hamilton). Desert Dreamers (1914) circa 1960-1985

General note

Photocopy.
Box 4, Folder 3

Windham, Donald. The Hitchhiker (1950) circa 1960-1985

General note

Photocopy.
 

Personal Series 4: 1935-1993.

Physical Description: 19.0 volumes + 8 folders.

Series Scope and Content

This series contains documents of a personal nature, including extensive diaries from 1935 to 1993, as well as materials relating to Leoni's status as a Harvard alumnus, including a copy of the 1941 freshman class yearbook and his correspondence with Harvard Magazine. The photographs appear to document a visit to Europe in the late 1940s or early 1950s.
 

Diaries 1935-1993

Box 5, Folder 1

January-May 1935

Box 5, Folder 2

1938

Box 5, Folder 3

1939

General note

Locked.
Box 5, Folder 4

1940

General note

Locked.
Box 5, Folder 5

1941

General note

Locked.
Box 5, Folder 6

1942

General note

Locked.
Box 5, Folder 7

1943

Box 5, Folder 8

1944

General note

Locked.
Box 5, Folder 9

1945

Box 5, Folder 10

1946

Box 5, Folder 11

1947

Box 5, Folder 12

1948-1952

Box 6, Folder 1

1953-1957

Box 6, Folder 2

1958-1962

Box 6, Folder 3

1963-1967

Box 6, Folder 4

1968-1972

Box 6, Folder 5

1973-1977

Box 6, Folder 6

1983-1987

Box 6, Folder 7

1993

 

Harvard 1941-circa 1995

Box 4, Folder 4

Harvard Class of 1945. Freshman Yearbook 1941

Box 4, Folder 5

Harvard Class of 1945. Newspaper Clippings circa 1945-1955

Box 4, Folder 6

Harvard Class of 1945 in Print circa 1995

Box 4, Folder 7

Harvard Magazine 1977-1991

Box 4, Folder 8

Class Notes (Government) circa 1941-1945

Box 4, Folder 9

Miscellaneous 1975

Box 4, Folder 10

Christmas Cards circa 1990

Box 4, Folder 11

Photographs circa 1945-1960

 

Miscellaneous Series 5: circa 1960-1985

Physical Description: 8.0 items.

Series Scope and Content

This series contains miscellaneous materials found in the collection, including graphics of homosexual erotic images and ephemera with both homosexual and heterosexual erotic images.
Box 4, Folder 12

Graphics circa 1960-1985

Box 6, Folder 8

Microfilm (unidentified) no date

Box 6, Folder 9

Microfilm (unidentified) no date

Box 6, Folder 10

Climax 69 Playing Cards (heterosexual) circa 1960-1975

Box 6, Folder 11

DSI Playing Cards (homosexual) circa 1960-1975

Box 6, Folder 12

Coin of Elizabeth II in lucite 1965

Box 6, Folder 13

Miss Demontagia (German) circa 1960-1975

Box 6, Folder 14

Keyholder with color male physique transparency circa 1960-1975