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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, James Purdy, Coleman Dowell, James Robert Baker, Paul Bowles, Harold Brodkey, W. H. Auden, Carl Van Vechten, Daniel R. Brown (Daniel Curzon), Richard Howard, 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, Christopher Bram, 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, 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, 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.
Also unsigned editions of Jack Spicer, Jean Genet, Andre Gide, Edward Carpenter, Gordon Merrick, Wallace Hamilton, Jim Kepner, John Mitzel, Sanford Aday, Dale Jennings, John Horne Burns, Carl Corley, Thom Racina (Teryl Andrews), 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 TANGENTS; ONE magazine (including representative runs of ONE Newsletters and ONE Confidentials); ONE INSTITUTE QUARTERLY; 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 first issues of PACE!; RFD; CHRISTOPHER STREET; IN TOUCH; MANROOT; and, the GLQ Journal; the first two issues of PARAGRAPH; GAY SUNSHINE; MAGNUS; Boston FAG RAG; Chicago GAY CRUSADER; and, AYE! Newsletter of the National Gay Lobby. There is a complete run of the first 16 issues of the ADVOCATE, as well as several early issues of GAYS ON THE HILL, GAY RIGHTS GUARDIAN, the African American BLACKHEART, and an early issue of THE JAMES WHITE REVIEW..
Also included are some early issues of European gay periodicals: AMIGO:THE HOMOPHILE MAGAZINE; (German and English); THE SPIRIT LAMP (Oxford University); VENNEN/DER FREUND (Danish); EOS (Danish); VRIENDSCHAP (Dutch); ARCADIE (French); DER WEG; (German); DER RING (Dutch/German) DER NEUE RING (German); DER KREIS (Swiss/German); and, ICSE Newsletters (International Committee on Sexual Equality).
There is a complete run of the following gay magazines and journals: ASSARACUS; 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; and, PROVOCATEUR.
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, 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 the Number One issues of some of the 1950-60's famed "beefcake" magazines, including, YOUTH IN PHYSIQUE ART, FIZEEK ART QUARTERLY, ADONIS, FIZEEK, MALE FIGURE, MARS, MUSCLE BOY, GOLDEN BOYS, THE YOUNG PHYSIQUE, MUSCLES A GO-GO, VIM, HOMBRE, BOYS IN LEATHER, BIG (plus the early BIG Annuals), YOUTH IN THE SUN (British), and the rare MANHATTAN MALE.
There are most of the early issues of Directory Services (DSI) beefcake publications, which were in the vanguard of freedom of sexual expression legal challenges: GREYHUFF REVIEW, HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH THE MALE FIGURE, VAGABOND catalogs, BUTCH, GALERIE, TIGER, PREMIERE, UNIQUE 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: HOMOCORE (San Francisco); HOLY TITCLAMPS (Minneapolis and San Francisco) TRAVELLING SHOES (New Haven); BRAINS (San Francisco); SU MADRE (Los Angeles); FULL METAL FAGGOT (Kansas City); 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: ESPRIT (Toronto); NORTHWEST OASIS: A Forum For Gay Culture; the short-lived BACHELOR magazine (published by Lucius Beebe); HARVEY MILK ARCHIVES NEWSLETTER; AMETHYST:A JOURNAL FOR LESBIANS AND GAY MEN; DIRECTIONS (Canadian); the short-lived THE FORUM OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA and DRAGONFLY of Sidney Smith.
AS AN OLDER GAY MAN, IN ORDER TO SIMPLIFY MY ESTATE, THIS ENTIRE HISTORIC GAY MALE COLLECTION IS NOW UP FOR SALE IN TWO LOTS -- THE "SIGNED" BOOKS AND THE UNSIGNED, TAGGED (US).
GroupsGay Men, GLBT History, GLBT Libraries, Queer and Trans Lit, William Burroughs
Real nameDon Kelly
Favorite authorsNot set
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceFeb 2, 2008