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New York City Radical Faeries collection
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  • Historical Note
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Separated Materials

  • Contributing Institution: ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Title: New York City Radical Faeries collection
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2014-039
    Physical Description: 1.6 Linear Feet 1 archive carton, 1 flat archive box.
    Date (inclusive): 1990-2002
    Abstract: Administrative records, drawings, correspondence, and publicity material, 1990-2002, from the New York City Radical Faeries. The bulk of the collection is art work used for the group's Faerie Gram newsletter.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: Acc0000.058*

    Historical Note

    In the late-1970s, gay rights pioneer Harry Hay and his partner John Burnside were among the co-founders of the Radical Faeries, a "New Age tribal spiritual movement" that organized gay consciousness-building retreats in scenic natural settings. A New York City group formed, circa 1979. Throughout the 1990s, the group distributed the newsletter, Faerie Gram.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Received through an anonymous donation, date unknown.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] New York City Radical Faeries Collection, Coll2014-039, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, August 2014.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection comprises art work, correspondence, event flyers, notes, clippings, financial records, and publicity material, 1990-2002, from the New York City Radical Faeries. The bulk of the collection is original art work and editorial content used for the group's fliers and Faerie Gram newsletter.


    This collection is arranged alphabetically.

    Separated Materials

    The following have been separated to the ONE Archives newsletter collection:
    Destiny Star, Faerie Camp Destiny (1996-1997)
    Faerie Gram newsletter (1990-2002)

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gay men -- New York (State) -- New York
    Radical Faeries (New Age movement)
    Spiritual retreats