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CollectionsYour library (3,862)

Reviews11 reviews

Tagserotica (100), iashs-lc-kw (58), sexual-behavior (43), sex (43), sexuality (34), comics (24), fiction (23), sex-ed (20), sexual-health (20), bdsm (18) — see all tags

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About meThe Mission of the Center for Sex & Culture is to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/archive, media and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and informing issues of public policy and public health.

About my libraryThe Center for Sex & Culture Library and Archive was born from, and is sustained by, donated collections of books, magazines, journals, zines, comics, dissertations, works of art, videos, memorabilia, and the personal papers of key members of the community. It is being cataloged by a team of dedicated volunteers and interns, under the supervision of Anissa Malady, MLIS.

The Collection:
The collection is unique in the world in its dedication to collecting and preserving information about sex as we have known it, do know it, and continue to learn about it, worldwide. We have our donors to thank for the vibrancy of our collection. Our donors, including Dr. Carol Queen, Dr. Robert Lawrence and Good Vibrations, were dedicated to collecting materials that have long been shunned by traditional booksellers, libraries and museums. They have collected these materials at great personal risk and expense, because they believe they had intrinsic value to society. At the Center’s library, these materials have finally found a home where they are cataloged, stored and preserved for future generations of researchers and the public.

A sample of our remarkable holdings:
1) Graduate and undergraduate dissertations, representing original research;
2) Pulp erotic fiction from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s to today;
3) Sexual education textbooks from the 1970s to today;
4) HIV education materials from the ’80s to today; and
5) Early 20th Century “marriage manuals” (sexual instruction guides).

How You Can Help:
The Library and Archive are an on-going project with new donations coming in throughout the year. We have several avenues in which you can participate in the continued growth and support of this rare collection:
1) Fiscal support – please consider making a donation to our library members fund or buying books from our Alibris store.
2) Become a volunteer or intern – if you can’t donate money, consider donating your time. Volunteering is a great way to learn about the collection. We have regular trainings for volunteers to become involved with cataloging and other projects. Contact the librarian for further information. lbryvxn@gmail.com
3) Tell your friends - this is one of the only sex libraries that is accessible to the public and we want it to stay that way. Let your friends, family and colleagues know about us! Come use our library. We have free wi-fi.
4) Add books to our collection— we have a wishlist available through Alibris at http://library.alibris.com/wishlist.find?Email=centersexculture%40gmail.com&...

GroupsAlternative Sexuality, Erotica, Feminist Theory, Gay Men, genderqueer, GLBT History, GLBT Libraries, Lesbian Bookworms, Librarians who LibraryThing, Queer and Trans Litshow all groups

Favorite authorsHanne Blank, Violet Blue, M. Christian, Carol Queen, Annie Sprinkle (Shared favorites)

Homepagehttp://www.sexandculture.org/

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LocationSan Francisco, CA

Account typepublic, year

URLs /profile/centersexculture (profile)
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Member sinceMar 30, 2013

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