474 photographic prints and 3910 slides created
circa 1964-1969 by male physique photographer Neil Edwards, as well as 420
photographs and 909 slides collected by Edwards and created circa 1950-1970 by
Athletic Model Guild, Bruce of Los Angeles, Calafran Enterprises, Champion
Studios, Jay Mitchell, and Times Square Studio, and others. The collection also
includes Edwards' business records, including model releases and notes on
models, miscellaneous physique publications, 1958-1968, and erotic drawings and
Neil Edwards was born George Elliot McNeil on February 11, 1939, to
George lliot McNeil and Elizabeth McKinney, and was raised in Virginia. His
parents also had a daughter, whose name is not known. His mother eventually
divorced her husband, who was said to have "tormented" her and their children.
As an adult, the younger George Elliot McNeil legally changed his name to Neil
Edwards to avoid any connection with his father's name. Neil adored his mother,
who went on to marry another man, Wilbur Peck.
12 ring-binder boxers + 12
archives boxes + 1 oversize box (5.3 linear feet).
Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in
writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner and
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access