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About meRetired Civil Servant
About my libraryCollecting and reading interests include gay history and gay literature -- and historical and fictional books about the City of Houston (this latter collection of 630 books has been acquired by the Houston Metropolitan Research Center and has been removed from "My Library").
Collecting emphasis in FIRST EDITION SIGNED books (many inscribed with "gay associations" or an "illustration") by William S. Burroughs, Edward Prime-Stevenson, Forman Brown, James Purdy, Coleman Dowell, James Robert Baker, Paul Bowles, Robin Maugham, Harold Brodkey, W. H. Auden, Carl Van Vechten, Daniel R. Brown (Daniel Curzon), Richard Howard, John Logan, Daryl Hine, James Broughton, Martin Duberman, Michael Rumaker, Larry Kramer, Bruce Benderson, John Ashbery, Mark Doty, J. D. McClatchy, James Baldwin, Edmund White, John Rechy, Arturo Islas, Jaime Manrique, Christopher Bram, Alfred Corn, Perry Brass, Robert Duncan, "Jess" Collins, Samuel Steward (Phil Andros), Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams, Tony Kushner, Robert Chesley, Lanford Wilson, Doric Wilson, William Inge, Truman Capote, Felice Picano, Alan Hollinghurst, Michael Cunningham, Christopher Rice, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Edward Albee, David Leavitt, James Merrill, Harold Norse, Dennis Cooper, Donald Windham, Adam Haslett, Eric Garber (Andrew Holleran), Gus Van Sant, Paul Cadmus, Cy Twombly, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, Taylor Mead, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Merce Cunningham, Ned Rorem, Antony Sher, Arthur Evans, Derek Jarman, David Plante, Colm Toibin, Armistead Maupin, Joseph Hansen (James Colton, Rose Brock), Richard Fullmer (Dirk Vanden), Tom Wakefield, Patrick Gale, Paul Jones (Paul Mariah), Tim Dlugos, Gerard Malanga, Kenward Elmslie, Joe Brainard, Winston Leyland, Parker Tyler, Charles Henri Ford, Ian Young, Kirby Congdon, Hunce Voelcker, Herbert Huncke, Stan Persky, Robin Blaser, and Allen Ginsberg.
There are also many signed editions of gay "small press" poets writing during the years 1960-2010 -- especially African American and Latino gay poets.
There are signed copies of the first three issues of BASTARD ANGEL (Harold Norse) and a complete run (3) of signed copies of GAY LITERATURE (Daniel Curzon).
There are many of the gay related books in the famed Hanuman miniature books series -- some signed and some unsigned.
Also unsigned editions of Magnus Hirschfeld, Jack Spicer, Frank O'Hara, Joe Brainard, Keith Vaughan, Tram Combs, Harry Fainlight, Maurice Kenny, Jeremy Reed, Colin Spencer, Michael Lassell, Paul Reed, Jean Genet, Andre Gide, Edward Carpenter, C.H.B. Kitchin, Francis King, Peter Robins, Gordon Merrick, David Rees, Wallace Hamilton, Jim Kepner, John Mitzel, Robert Friend, Sanford Aday, Aaron Shurin, Dale Jennings, Emanuel Xavier, John Horne Burns, Richard Vere Cripps (Esmond Quinterley, Aubrey Fowkes), Carl Corley, Thom Racina (Teryl Andrews), Avery Willard (Bruce King), Victor J. Banis (Don Holliday, Victor Jay, J. X. Williams, Victor Dodson), Christian Davies (Chris Davidson), Thom Racina (Teryl Andrews), George Davies (Lance Lester, Ricardo Armory), Vincent Lardo (Julian Mark), Marcus Miller, George Haimsohn (Alexander Goodman), William Corington (John Coriolan), Jay Greene, William Maltese (William J. Lambert III, Chad Stuart, Alex Mann, Cort Forbes, Kyle Reich, Raymond Lange, Bryant Tyler, Lambert Wilhelm), Douglas Dean Goodman (Douglas Dean), John H. Kimbro (Kym Allyson), George Scithers (Felix Lance Falkon), Philip H. Lee (Carl Driver), and Peter Tuesday Hughes.
There are a "near complete run" of issues of ONE magazine (including representative runs of ONE Newsletters, ONE Calendars, and ONE Confidentials); THE MATTACHINE REVIEW and other publications of the Mattachine Society (including some issues of INTERIM); publications of the Gay Academic Union; DORIAN BOOK QUARTERLY; VECTOR, a publication of the Society for Individual Rights; S.T.H. (Manhattan Review of Unnatural Acts) chapbooks; the early art covered QQ Magazine (Queen's Quarterly); MODERN WORDS:International Queer Magazine; THE JAMES WHITE REVIEW; GPU NEWS (Milwaukee); AFTER DARK; -- and representative issues of THE LADDER (Lesbian); AMAZON QUARTERLY (Lesbian); BI-MONTHLY (Bisexual); BLK; BLACKFIRE; DATA-BOY (Hollywood); ONTRAL GAY TIMES; THRUST (Vancouver); DIRECTIONS FOR GAY MEN (Toronto); DILETTANTE; SHINY (International); FRONTIERS; CHRISTOPHER STREET; GAY SUNSHINE (Winston Leyland); DAVID (Florida); CALIFORNIA SCENE; MANDATE; IN TOUCH; TANGENTS NEWSLETTER; SPREE (Pat Rocco); PACIFIC COAST TIMES (San Diego); NEW GAY LIFE (Philadelphia). Finally, there are the "first issues" of OUT; XY; PACE!; BLUEBOY; MANROOT; and, the GLQ Journal; the "first two issues" of OUTLOOK; NYQ; PARAGRAPH; MAGNUS; GAY YOUTH'S JOURNAL (Gay Liberation Front); and, AYE! Newsletter of the National Gay Lobby.
There are the "first three issues" of the Los Angeles ACT UP Newsletter, CHICAGO GAY ALLIANCE Newsletter, HARRINGTON GAY MEN'S FICTION QUARTERLY, HABARI-DAFTARI (African American), HOMOSEXUAL COUNSELING JOURNAL; and, both issues of the GMHC Newsletter.. There is a complete run of the first 16 issues of the ADVOCATE, as well as several early issues of the S.I.R. INSIDER (San Francisco); MAGPIE OF CALIFORNIA; DATA-BOY (Los Angeles); POZ (Sean Strub); THE EVERGREEN CHRONICLES (Minneapolis); THE PHOENIX (Kansas City); TOWN TALK (Hal McCall); SAN FRANCISCO GAY LIFE; THE GAY ALTERNATIVE; GPU News (Gay People's Union--Stanford and Milwaukee); IGLA BULLETIN (International Gay and Lesbian Archives); WALTZING BUGLE (Los Angeles); CITIZENS NEWS (Guy Strait); CRUISE NEWS & WORLD REPORT (Guy Strait); RFD, GAYS ON THE HILL, GAY RIGHTS GUARDIAN, NEW YORK MATTACHINE NEWSLETTER; NEW YORK MATTACHINE TIMES; MATTACHINE MIDWEST NEWSLETTER (Chicago); CONCERN (Jim Kepner); HOMOPHILE ACTION LEAGUE NEWSLETTER (Philadelphia); and an early issue of DRUMMER; THE GAY JOURNAL (London); PERVERSIONS (London); and BLACK/OUT (African American).
There are representative issues of the earliest gay newspapers: METRO TIMES (Dallas); NEWSWEST (Los Angeles); BODY POLITIC (Toronto); CASTRO STREET OTHER (San Francisco); GAY CRUSADER (Chicago); MOJA=GAY & BLACK (New York); CASTRO TIMES (San Francisco); THE RAINBOW PRESS (San Francisco); TENPERCENT (UCLA); GAY (Washington, D.C.); FAG RAG (Boston); GAY POWER (New York); NEW YORK NATIVE; COME OUT! (New York); THE CALENDAR (San Antonio); GAY LIBERATOR (Detroit); FOUNTAIN (Portland); PITTSBURGH'S OUT; PLANET QUEER (Pittsburgh); NEW YORK CITY NEWS; SAN FRANCISCO GAY CRUSADER; SAN FRANCISCO GAYZETTE; RHINOCEROS (Denver); HIGH GEAR (Cleveland); THE EMPTY CLOSET (Rochester); ARIZONA GAY NEWS (Tucson); THE PROVINCIAL PRESS (San Jose); PEOPLE'S GAY SUNSHINE (San Francisco); THE OPEN DOOR (Salt Lake City); ALABAMA FORUM (Birmingham); GAYSWEEK (New York); NO BAD NEWS (St. Louis); THE BARB (Atlanta); NW FOUNTAIN (Northwest); GAY NEWS (London); MANN-O-MANN (Berlin); and, CAMPAIGN (Australia).
Also included are some early issues of foreign gay periodicals: SODOMA (Italy); PINK TIME (Israel); AMIGO:THE HOMOPHILE MAGAZINE; (German and English); THE SPIRIT LAMP (Oxford University); VENNEN/DER FREUND (Danish); EOS (Danish); VRIENDSCHAP (Dutch); ARCADIE (French); DER RING (Dutch/German) DER NEUE RING (German); DER KREIS (Swiss/German); MASQUES (French); LA FENICE (Italian); JEREMY (1st UK Magazine); JEFFREY (2nd UK Magazine); LUNCH (UK); QUORUM (UK); OUT! (New Zealand); and, ICSE Newsletters (International Committee on Sexual Equality) -- and finally very rare copies of 3 of the first 4 issues of Adolf Brand's EXTRAPOST DES EIGENE (German) "the first gay magazine" published while he was in prison. There is also a near complete run of DIE INSEL and DER WEG published in Germany (1952-1955) and DER WEG (1966-1968).
There are early issues of the first gay publications of the post-USSR countries, including: FLAMINGO (Bulgaria); REVOLVER (Slovenia); KEKEC (Slovenia); LOGS (Latvia); and, TEMA (Russia).
There is a complete run of the following gay magazines and journals: ONE INSTITUTE QUARTERLY; TANGENTS (ONE); ASSARACUS; GAY BOOKS BULLETIN of the Gay Academic Union; STEAM (Scott O'Hara); MANROOT; DRUM, a publication of the Janus Society; LITTLE CAESAR; CITY LIGHTS JOURNAL; GANYMEDE; GAY LITERATURE:A New Journal; SEBASTIAN QUILL; MOUTH OF THE DRAGON; THE EUROPEAN GAY REVIEW; TRIBE: An American Gay Journal; BLACKHEART (African American); AU CONTRAIRE; THE FORUM OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA; and, PROVOCATEUR. There are the first two issues of HIM (Pat Rocco's Homosexual Independence Movement) and the journal INQUEERIES.
The collection contains a near complete series of the classic gay pulps of the 60's and early 70's, including those published by the French Line (PEC), Parisian Press, Grand Prix, Barclay House, Brandon House, Eiffel Classic, Hamilton House, Greenleaf Classics, Guild Press, 101 Enterprises, Classic Publications, Golden Boy, Lavender Publications, Frenchy's Gay Line, Continental Classics, Centaur, SVEA (published in Denmark), Pleasure Reader; and Phenix. There is also a near complete set of the famed online "Gay on the Range" collection.
There are representative runs of some of the 1950-60's famed "beefcake" magazines; including, YOUNG GUYS!, MUSCLE TEENS, GO GUYS, AROUND THE WORLD (Kenneth Marlowe), QUEST, DEMI-GODS, 101 BOYS, 101 BOYS ART QUARTERLY, FACE & PHYSIQUE (Quebec), ZING, JR., TERRIFIQUE, SALUTE, GRECIAN GUILD PICTORIAL (H. Lynn Womack), FORMOSUS (British-John S. Barrington), YOUNG BRITONS (British), MODERN ADONIS (British), QUORUM (British), SIR GEE (British), ADONIS (Dutch), YOUNG ADONIS (Bob Mizer), HE-MAN, YOUTH IN PHYSIQUE ART, FIZEEK ART QUARTERLY, ADONIS (Joe Weider), FIZEEK (H. Lynn Womack), MALE FIGURE (Bruce of LA), MARS (Chuck Renslow), MUSCLE BOY, GOLDEN BOYS, THE YOUNG PHYSIQUE, MUSCLES A GO-GO, VIM, OLYMPUS (Jim French), HOMBRE (Guy Strait), CHICO (Guy Strait), BOYS IN LEATHER, BIG -plus the early BIG Annuals (Walter Kundzicz), YOUTH IN THE SUN (British), CONNOISSEUR) (Lon of NY), MEN AND ART (Lon of NY), and the rare MANHATTAN MAN. There is a complete run of the KENSINGTON ROAD CATALOGUES (Bruce of LA).
There are most of the early issues of Directory Services (DSI) beefcake publications (Lloyd Spinar & Conrad Germain), which were in the vanguard of freedom of sexual expression legal challenges: GREYHUFF REVIEW, HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH THE MALE FIGURE, VAGABOND catalogs, MACK, SPORT, PHOTORAMA, WILD ONE, PREMIERE, STALLION, BUTCH (complete run of 13 issues), GALERIE, TIGER, PREMIERE, UNIQUE, MANNLICH, and RUGGED.
There are first copy issues of the early gay comics, including: Watch Out Comix-Gay Satire From San Francisco; Joe Boy; Wendel; Gay Comix; Rage Gay Crusader; Chicos Modernos; and, The Uncensored Adventures of Harry Chess. There is also the first seven issues of Tales of the Closet published by the Hetrick-Martin Institute serving gay youth.
There are some early issues of the following gay zines: THEY SHOOT HOMOS DON'T THEY? (Australia) GSM:SKINZINE (San Francisco); OUTPUNK (San Francisco); HOMOTURE (ACT-UP); HOMOCORE (San Francisco); HOLY TITCLAMPS (Minneapolis and San Francisco) TRAVELLING SHOES (New Haven); BRAINS (San Francisco); BLIND DATE (Toronto); KAISERIN (France); SU MADRE (Los Angeles); FULL METAL FAGGOT (Kansas City); MY COMRADE/SISTER (East Village); and GOODIE (Brooklyn).
There is a near complete twenty year run of Christopher Street West (Los Angeles) Official Gay Pride Programs which mirror the struggling gay rights movement from 1975-1995.
And finally, there are the number one issues of the following: SPARTACUS; HIM INTERNATIONAL (London); B Magazine; GAYME; OUTLOOK (Long Island); HIM INTERNATIONAL (London); BLUE (Sydney); ATTITUDE (UK); GAY DEALER (Philadelphia): ESPRIT (Toronto); GAYVOTE (San Francisco); LEWD CONDUCT (Los Angeles); NORTHWEST OASIS: A Forum For Gay Culture; the short-lived BACHELOR magazine (published by Lucius Beebe); HARVEY MILK ARCHIVES NEWSLETTER; THE GREAT LAWN: ART AND LITERARY JOURNAL FOR GAY MEN (St. Louis); AMETHYST:A JOURNAL FOR LESBIANS AND GAY MEN; SOUP (Steve Abbott); DIRECTIONS (Canadian); the short-lived THE FORUM OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA; GAY ACTIVIST; HONCHO; ROMANS (West Hollywood); and DRAGONFLY of Sidney Smith (New York).
THIS ENTIRE COLLECTION HAS BEEN ACQUIRED BY TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY AND WILL BE HOUSED ON THE COLLEGE STATION CAMPUS IN THE CUSHING ARCHIVES. THE COLLECTION WILL BE CALLED THE "DON KELLY RESEARCH COLLECTION OF GAY LITERATURE AND CULTURE". FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE COLLECTION CONTACT REBECCA HANKINS at email@example.com
"Animae Communitatis Colendae Gratia"
GroupsGay Men, GLBT History, GLBT Libraries, Queer and Trans Lit, William Burroughs
Real nameDon Kelly
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Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceFeb 2, 2008