GRAPH BOOKS: PRINTED MATTER FROM RADICAL ART AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS.
FEMINIST HISTORIANS OF MATERIAL CULTURE.

Collection of Ephemera Related to Harm Drenth, the “West Virginia Bluebeard” Killer

1924-1932

Collection of Ephemera Related to Harm Drenth, the “West Virginia Bluebeard” Killerclose


(True Crime) (Serial Killers) Ephemera from the possessions of lonely heart killer, Harm Drenth, together with material related to the case.



La Lotta Contro La Prostitutzione

Remo Pannain, ca. 1929

La Lotta Contro La Prostitutzioneclose


On Italian anti-prostitution law, in response to an article about same, In Belgium.



Archive of Drag Performer Burma Taylor (1929-2004)

Archive of Drag Performer Burma Taylor (1929-2004)close


Monumental record of a thirty year drag career, challenging assumptions about nonbinary identities in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.



Archive of Leather Fraternity Membership Files

1973-1978

Archive of Leather Fraternity Membership Filesclose


Exceptional research archive of confidential membership files for a gay BDSM referral service with applications, photographs and correspondence.



Ultra: Wrestling Gals, Bizarre Fads, Exotic Fashions. Vol. 1, No. 3.

[Hal Zucker]. H Zucca., 1958

Ultra: Wrestling Gals, Bizarre Fads, Exotic Fashions. Vol. 1, No. 3.close


Domination and sports fetishism.



Six Posters from an Advertising Campaign for the Margo St. James Task Force on Prostitution

[COYOTE] Neville De Souza and Gerard Vaglio, 1995

Six Posters from an Advertising Campaign for the Margo St. James Task Force on Prostitutionclose


Controversial ad campaign to decriminalize prostitution in California, unrecorded in OCLC.



(Sexual Health) Aux Victimes de L’Amour

Dr. A. Bertray, ca. 1900

(Sexual Health) Aux Victimes de L’Amourclose


Parisian cures for "les maladies secrètes": venereal disease, erectile dysfunction, and others. This edition not recorded?



(Sexual Health) (Soldiers) Keeping Fit to Fight; Sex Hygiene and Venereal Disease

War Department and American Social Hygiene Association, 1918?; 1942

(Sexual Health) (Soldiers) Keeping Fit to Fight; Sex Hygiene and Venereal Diseaseclose


Two pamphlets written for enlisted soldiers, describing sex and VD. Sections on wet dreams, masturbation, etc.



(Sexual Health) (Government) Six Booklets, Reports, and Pamphlets

United States Interdepartmental Social Hygiene Board, Washington, D.C., 1920

(Sexual Health) (Government) Six Booklets, Reports, and Pamphletsclose


Unusual documentation of federal efforts to coordinate research and prevention of VD, policy that disproportionately impacted women.



(Sexual Health) (Education) Seven Booklets and Pamphlets

New York Social Hygiene Society; American Social Hygiene Association, 1914-1924

(Sexual Health) (Education) Seven Booklets and Pamphletsclose


Incl. well-illustrated examples of health exhibits and public information campaigns against venereal disease.



(Sexual Health) (Education) Circular Nos. 2-4

ca. 1911-1920

(Sexual Health) (Education) Circular Nos. 2-4close


Chicago public health & venereal disease pamphlets. Scarce.



(Sexual Health) (Education) (Illinois) Manpower

ca. 1919

(Sexual Health) (Education) (Illinois) Manpowerclose


WWI-era VD pamphlet, seemingly unrecorded in OCLC.



(Sexual Health) (Education) (California) A Plain Explanation of the Greatest Social Evil

Wm. Lee Howard, 1910

(Sexual Health) (Education) (California) A Plain Explanation of the Greatest Social Evilclose


Let's talk about sex: “By secrecy we encourage mental perversion.”



(Sexual Health) (Education) 11 educational pamphlets and nearly complete Journal of Social Diseases

Society of Sanitary and Moral Prophylaxis; American Federation for Sex Hygiene, 1911-1915

(Sexual Health) (Education) 11 educational pamphlets and nearly complete Journal of Social Diseasesclose


Rare early sex instruction / sex hygiene materials by the first social hygiene organization in the US.



(Sex Work) Group of Sex Work Ephemera from Brazil, England, and the US

1975-2001

(Sex Work) Group of Sex Work Ephemera from Brazil, England, and the USclose


Pamphlets, fliers, and serials.



(Sex Education) (Antisemitism) Collection of Anti-Sex Education and Moral Decency Literature

1956-1970

(Sex Education) (Antisemitism) Collection of Anti-Sex Education and Moral Decency Literatureclose


Collection of material from Christian and conservative morality campaigns, incl. John Birch Society, MOTOREDE. Some unrecorded.



(Sexual Health) (Prostitution) (California) Transactions of the Commonwealth Club of California ...

1911; 1913

(Sexual Health) (Prostitution) (California) Transactions of the Commonwealth Club of California ...close


Documenting the pioneering work of the only compulsory VD clinic for prostitutes in the US.



Press Photo of Billy Graham in Times Square Sex Shop

1957 or 1960

Press Photo of Billy Graham in Times Square Sex Shopclose


Vintage print of the preacher in a Times Square sex shop.



(Dating) (Internet - Social Aspects) Collection of 13 Zines, 1999-2014

(Dating) (Internet - Social Aspects) Collection of 13 Zines, 1999-2014close


Scarce, many unrecorded. Offering broad perspective on contemporary dating and sexuality.



(Dating) (Internet) A Girl’s Guide to Dating a Geek.

Omi Inouye, 2007

(Dating) (Internet) A Girl’s Guide to Dating a Geek.close


Satirical guide with case studies, fieldwork reports, and exercises.



(Dating) (Asian-American) Donahue Transcript 02244

Phil Donahue, 1984

(Dating) (Asian-American) Donahue Transcript 02244close


Rare transcript of show on Asian mail-order brides and Asian sexual stereotypes.



(Courtship) (Theater) How to Choose a Wife: Ten Tips for Men Who are Threatened with Matrimony

[Marian Fairfax], ca. 1913-1914

(Courtship) (Theater) How to Choose a Wife: Ten Tips for Men Who are Threatened with Matrimonyclose


Satirical handbill advertising a performance of the groundbreaking screenwriter's early Broadway hit, "The Talker."



(Courtship) (Christian) How to pick a wife [...]

1953

(Courtship) (Christian) How to pick a wife [...]close


Together with Clean Love and Courtship.



(Courtship) Six Acquaintance Cards

(Courtship) Six Acquaintance Cardsclose


Late 19th- or early 20th-century cards, used popularly for humorous introductions.



(Antiprostitution) Report and recommendations of the Wisconsin Legislative Committee [...]

Wisconsin Vice Committee., 1914

(Antiprostitution) Report and recommendations of the Wisconsin Legislative Committee [...]close






(Antiprostitution) (Socialism) The Social Evil: Its Cause Effect and Cure

J.H. Greer, 1913

(Antiprostitution) (Socialism) The Social Evil: Its Cause Effect and Cureclose


The cure for prostitution is socialism.



(Sexual Health) (Pennsylvania) Four Reports on Vice and Social Diseases

1911-193

(Sexual Health) (Pennsylvania) Four Reports on Vice and Social Diseasesclose


Pennsylvanian reports on social disease and vice, including recommendations for sterilization from the Pittsburgh commission.



(Antiprostitution) (Mann White-Slave Act) Group of Instructive Literature

1871-1945

(Antiprostitution) (Mann White-Slave Act) Group of Instructive Literatureclose






(Sexual Health) (Libraries) Two letters soliciting librarians’ help fighting venereal disease

US Surgeon General; American Library Association, 1918

(Sexual Health) (Libraries) Two letters soliciting librarians’ help fighting venereal diseaseclose


Librarians. Venereal Disease. User Services par excellence.



(Sexual Health) (Quackery) Letter promoting a new treatment for syphilis

[Cosden Oil & Gas Company?], 1918

(Sexual Health) (Quackery) Letter promoting a new treatment for syphilisclose


Quackery? Otherwise unrecorded.



(Sexual Health) (Soldiers) Evidence in the Case of the Unwary Returnee

War Department; Third Air Force, ca. 1941-1944

(Sexual Health) (Soldiers) Evidence in the Case of the Unwary Returneeclose


Illustrated stories of sexual encounters between enlisted men and licentious women. Unrecorded in OCLC.



34 Photographs of San Francisco Gay Motorcycle Club Events

ca. 1973-1976

34 Photographs of San Francisco Gay Motorcycle Club Eventsclose


Rare scenes from San Francisco's gay biker bars.



Atlas de las Nubes para el Servicio meteorológico de la República Mexicana

Manuel E. Pastrana, 1906

Atlas de las Nubes para el Servicio meteorológico de la República Mexicanaclose


First Mexican cloud atlas, richly illustrated with 65 collotype plates, most color.



El Ĉina fotografia arto: kompilita de la redakcio de “Ĉina Fotografio.”

1963

El Ĉina fotografia arto: kompilita de la redakcio de “Ĉina Fotografio.”close


Propagandistic anthology of Chinese photography, published by the Chinese Esperanto Association.



Five Illustrated Booklets Documenting the Fall and Death of Benito Mussolini and Clara Petacci

1945; 1951

Five Illustrated Booklets Documenting the Fall and Death of Benito Mussolini and Clara Petacciclose






Attenzione! Si avvicinano i “liberatori” anglo-assassini…

ca. 1943

Attenzione! Si avvicinano i “liberatori” anglo-assassini…close


Antisemitic fascist propaganda warning northern Italians against advancing Allied forces.



Elezioni Politiche 1913. Noi Anarchici.

ca. 1912-1913

Elezioni Politiche 1913. Noi Anarchici.close


Italian anarchist broadside protesting the "swindle" of quasi-universal male suffrage granted by the Giolitti government in 1912.



Collection of Documents Regarding Post-Liberation Italian Governance and Elections

1945-1946

Collection of Documents Regarding Post-Liberation Italian Governance and Electionsclose






Group of Italian Resistance Bulletins and Handbills

ca. 1943-1945

Group of Italian Resistance Bulletins and Handbillsclose


Bulletins from Turin and Northern Italy report on the Brigate Garibaldi, partisan and labor actions, and the Corpo volontari della libertà.



Conseils et soins à donner à la chevelure. Traité théorique et pratique

Sœur Haydée,

Conseils et soins à donner à la chevelure. Traité théorique et pratiqueclose






Grand Torneo Internazionale di Lotte Feminili al Salone Margherita

1912

Grand Torneo Internazionale di Lotte Feminili al Salone Margheritaclose


Promo for women's wrestling tournament, Rome.



30 Years of Amalgamated Cooperative Housing, 1927-1957

Amalgamated Housing Corporation, 1958

30 Years of Amalgamated Cooperative Housing, 1927-1957close






Eight Jail and Prison Equipment Catalogues

Decatur Iron and Steel Co., Roanoke Iron and Bridge Works, Southern Steel Co., Van Dorn, and VANCO, ca. 1965-1975

Eight Jail and Prison Equipment Cataloguesclose


Modern marketing for the emergent prison-industrial complex.



[O]n the illegality and inexpediency of segregating commercialized vice in St. Louis

Committee of One-hundred for the Suppression of Commercialized Vice in St. Louis, 1914

[O]n the illegality and inexpediency of segregating commercialized vice in St. Louisclose






(Antiprostitution) Report of the Commission for the Investigation of the White Slave Traffic [...]

Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Commission for Investigation of White Slave Traffic, 1914

(Antiprostitution) Report of the Commission for the Investigation of the White Slave Traffic [...]close


Sociological research, incl. interviews with known prostitutes and johns.



La prostitution [...] et ses multiples aspects

Emile Armand, 1933

La prostitution [...] et ses multiples aspectsclose


Anarchist sexual revolution.



Le Véritable Guide des Jeunes Amoureux: Nouveaux Recueil des Lettres

ca. 1902-1908

Le Véritable Guide des Jeunes Amoureux: Nouveaux Recueil des Lettresclose


Template love letters for all circumstances.



Thirteen Pamphlets, Offprints, and Reprints from the American Social Hygiene Association

1917-1942

Thirteen Pamphlets, Offprints, and Reprints from the American Social Hygiene Associationclose


The "white light" of scientific inquiry applied to antiprostitution and social welfare campaigns.



How We are Defending the Health of Our Soldiers and Sailors: 309 Houses of Shame Closed

California State Law Enforcement and Protective League; Committee for the Redlight Abatement Bill; Hichborn, Franklin, et al., 1914-1918

How We are Defending the Health of Our Soldiers and Sailors: 309 Houses of Shame Closedclose


Socialist antiprostitution movement ephemera together with an otherwise unrecorded illus. antiprostitution pamphlet for soldiers.



Women’s Forum on Prostitution Rights: Program

1984

Women’s Forum on Prostitution Rights: Programclose






Opal Correspondence Club Ephemera

Walter E. and Opal N. Reasoner, [1919]

Opal Correspondence Club Ephemeraclose


Otherwise unrecorded marriage agency for lower-middle-class and middle-class clients, incl. an application.



(Trade Card) McDonnell’s Matrimonial Association.

ca. 1900

(Trade Card) McDonnell’s Matrimonial Association.close


Promoting a directory of 2000+ ladies available for "amusement, mutual improvement [and] matrimony.”



Cultura Física y Sexual. All Published

Ángel Martín de Lucenay, 1935-1936

Cultura Física y Sexual. All Publishedclose


Rare Spanish Republican-era pulp sexuality series with images by Foto Mayo (Hermanos Mayo).



Sous la jupe: illustré

G. Maindouce, ca. 1933-1935

Sous la jupe: illustréclose


Detourned fetish photography from Studio Biederer and Diana-Slip (Brassaï, Kertesz, and Schall, et al.).



Cine Cubano. Año 1, No. 3 and Año 2, No. 6.

1960; 1962

Cine Cubano. Año 1, No. 3 and Año 2, No. 6.close






Radioactivo: Poderoso Fertilizador y Estimulante Para La Vegetación

Banco del Radium [Banque du Radium, Paris]. , [1915]

Radioactivo: Poderoso Fertilizador y Estimulante Para La Vegetaciónclose


Unrecorded advertisement for the Parisian Banque du Radium, associated with Marie Curie's lab.



Cartilla Maya-Español para los monolingües Mayas de Yucatan, Campeche y Quintana Roo

[Angelina Beloff (Illustrator)], 1946

Cartilla Maya-Español para los monolingües Mayas de Yucatan, Campeche y Quintana Rooclose


Maya-Spanish children's primer, illustrated by Beloff and Gabriel Fernández Ledesma.



Cuauhtemoc

[Gustavo Valcárcel and Adolfo Mexiac (Illustrator)], 1956

Cuauhtemocclose


Condensed biography by the Instituto Nacional Indigenista with illustrations by Adolfo Mexiac.



Untitled

Mariana Yampolsky, ca. 1945-1955

Untitledclose


An inscribed print by the celebrated photographer.



¡Vean estos films!

Sovexportfilm, ca. 1962

¡Vean estos films!close


Deluxe Spanish promotional catalogue for Soviet films, distributed in Mexico.



Mexico

Comité Organizador de la Participación en la Exposición Ibero-Americana de Sevilla, 1929

Mexicoclose


Large format propaganda album, presenting glories of post-revolutionary Mexico.



U/topistas: Estudio para proyectos contemporaneous

Universidad Sagrado Corazón, Galería de Arte and Michelle Marxuach Galería, 2000

U/topistas: Estudio para proyectos contemporaneousclose


Published in conjunction with PUERTO RICO ‘00 (PARENTESIS EN LA CIUDAD).



A ruptura da fotografia nos anos 50

José Filho Oiticica, 1983

A ruptura da fotografia nos anos 50close






Crónicas, documentos, y otros papeles.

Isidoro Slullitel, 1971

Crónicas, documentos, y otros papeles.close


Unrecorded volume of Argentinian art criticism, signed by artist Gyula Kosice.



Tercer Salon Italo: La energia en las artes visuals

Tercer Salon Italo: La energia en las artes visualsclose






Sol Lewitt

Haags Gemeentemuseum, 1970

Sol Lewittclose






Rauschenberg: Selections

Robert Rauschenberg, [1968]

Rauschenberg: Selectionsclose


Experimental "collage" catalogue essay in an early and uncommon catalogue.



Poem 1 and Poem 2. From Penny Poems, No. 31

Claes Oldenburg, 1959

Poem 1 and Poem 2. From Penny Poems, No. 31close


The earliest Oldenburg publication?



¿Qué es la CNT? : La emancipación de los trabajadores será obra de ellos mismos o no será

1978

¿Qué es la CNT? : La emancipación de los trabajadores será obra de ellos mismos o no seráclose






Pedrito Contreras y Juan del Campo

[1950]

Pedrito Contreras y Juan del Campoclose


Peronist propaganda illustrated by humorist Pedro Segui.



Aire. No. 1 (Junio 1937) through No. 4 (Primavera 1938) (all published)

1937-1938

Aire. No. 1 (Junio 1937) through No. 4 (Primavera 1938) (all published)close


A highlight of Spanish Civil War print culture, rare complete.



Las Juventudes Libertarias de Artes Gráficas protestan [...]

Comisión pro-Cultura Juventudes Libertarias de Artes Gráficas, ca. 1936-38

Las Juventudes Libertarias de Artes Gráficas protestan [...]close


The FAI's youth cultural commission defends Barcelona's Municipal Band.



Carteleras. Año I, No.1 - Año 1, No.3 (all published?)

1937

Carteleras. Año I, No.1 - Año 1, No.3 (all published?)close


Advertising for UGT-CNT controlled theaters in Valencia, unrecorded in OCLC.



Comitè Econòmic d’Espectacles Públics

1936

Comitè Econòmic d’Espectacles Públicsclose


A class-conscious film schedule for the CNT/AIT collectivized theaters in Girona.



Teatre del Poble: La música a través del poeta

1937

Teatre del Poble: La música a través del poetaclose


Autographed program from Republican Teatro del Pueblo.



Nosotros: [Revista Mensual Anarquista]

1937-1938

Nosotros: [Revista Mensual Anarquista]close


Valencian anarchist serial associated with the Teatro del Pueblo movement.



On the Question of Homosexuals and the Party

ca. 1973

On the Question of Homosexuals and the Partyclose


Marxist Leninist repudiation of homosexuality documents the mixed history of communism and LGBTQ rights.



Sun Annual

1959-1961

Sun Annualclose


International nudist serial.



65th Commemoration, Paris Commune, at Webster Hall

1938

65th Commemoration, Paris Commune, at Webster Hallclose


Modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey.



Art: The Independent Review. No. 1 (Dec. 1987) and No. 2 (Mar. 1988)

1987-1988

Art: The Independent Review. No. 1 (Dec. 1987) and No. 2 (Mar. 1988)close


Artists deliver straight-talk about conditions and political realities of the artworld in apartheid-era South Africa.



Apóstrofes: Revista de la Escuela de Periodismo Universidad Católica. Año I, No. 1–No. 3

1982

Apóstrofes: Revista de la Escuela de Periodismo Universidad Católica. Año I, No. 1–No. 3close


Unrecorded student movement publication.



Recueil des instruments de chirurgie orthopédie et mobiliers

Maison Mathieu, 1908

Recueil des instruments de chirurgie orthopédie et mobiliersclose


Instruments of amputation followed logically by prosthetics.



Collection of 31 photographs of Chilean modern dance pioneer Andrée Haas

ca. 1930-1940

Collection of 31 photographs of Chilean modern dance pioneer Andrée Haasclose


Vintage photos of the founder of Chile's first modern dance program.



Books from the estate of Mark Tobey

1982

Books from the estate of Mark Tobeyclose


Otherwise unrecorded sales list of abstract artist Mark Tobey's library.



Dara Birnbaum: Video

1995

Dara Birnbaum: Videoclose


Swedish exhibition poster.



Willem Sandberg. Three Stedelijk Museum Exhibition Catalogues, 1935-1941.

Willem Sandberg. Three Stedelijk Museum Exhibition Catalogues, 1935-1941.close






Çayir Yapraklari (Leaves of Grass)

Walt Whitman (Trans. Suat Tașer), 1951

Çayir Yapraklari (Leaves of Grass)close


Avant-garde typography and experimental book design in the first Turkish translation of Walt Whitman.



COLLECTION OF PROPAGANDA PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SECCIÓN FEMENINA

ca. 1941

COLLECTION OF PROPAGANDA PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SECCIÓN FEMENINAclose


40 photographs of the women's wing of the Spanish fascist movement, most taken by the Nazi propaganda service SS-PK



Sala Permanente de Artes Plásticas de Cuba

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, ca. 1955

Sala Permanente de Artes Plásticas de Cubaclose


Inaugurating the permanent exhibition of Cuban Art at the new Palácio de Bellas Artes, Havana.



Publicité Divers

1939

Publicité Diversclose


90+ Examples of Vintage French Deco Graphics



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