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.



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) (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.



(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) (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) (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.



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.



Dealers in Patent Rights, Look To Your Interests!

Lechner & Stump, [1866?]

Dealers in Patent Rights, Look To Your Interests!close


Rare broadside with striking illustration.



Kissing: the art of osculation, curiously, historically, humorously, and poetically considered

George Manson, 1888

Kissing: the art of osculation, curiously, historically, humorously, and poetically consideredclose


Uncommon 19th-century cover illustration of two men kissing.



[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.



(Sexual Health) Dr. McIntosh’s Natural Uterine Supporter

Dr. McIntosh's Natural Uterine Supporter Company, ca. 1876-1882

(Sexual Health) Dr. McIntosh’s Natural Uterine Supporterclose


Vaginal pessary leaflet.



Presenting tonight the Queen of Pantomime and Statuesque Grace and Beauty, Miss Cora Neilson [...]

[1888]

Presenting tonight the Queen of Pantomime and Statuesque Grace and Beauty, Miss Cora Neilson [...]close


Broadside featuring actress Cora Neilson as the cross-dressing, cross-ethnic heroine of the colonial fantasy, "French Spy."



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.”



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?



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.



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.



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