Drafts, correspondence, journal articles, notes,
newspaper clippings, surveys, legal documents, memoranda, transcripts,
speeches, course curricula, subject files, ephemera, photos, and an
audiocassette tape created or collected by sociologist and Episcopalian priest,
Laud Humphreys, who is best known for his book,
Trade: Impersonal Sex in Public Places
--the first publication to examine
the social and sexual behaviors of men who perform sex acts with other men in
public restrooms. The majority of the collection consists of manuscripts,
correspondence, lecture material, surveys, journal articles and newspaper
clippings relating to Humphreys' career--from his doctoral work in 1968 until
his death in 1988--and research in the field of sociology and, more
specifically, homosexuality and criminology. The collection also contains
personal papers including correspondence, documents and clippings related to
his experience as an Episcopalian priest from 1955 to 1965, an altercation with
a professor at Washington University in 1968, and his trial and subsequent
imprisonment for an antiwar demonstration in Illinois in 1970.
Born on October 16, 1930 in Oklahoma, Robert Allan (Laud) Humphreys is a
pioneer researcher in the study of homosexual behavior, combining academic
study with political activism.
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