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Contact Infomation:

Special Collections

MSU  Libraries

366 W. Circle Drive

East Lansing, MI 48824

517.884.6471

E-mail:spc@mail.lib.msu.edu

URL: http://specialcollections.lib.msu.edu

Date Received:

2012

Date Processed:

October 2013

Acquisitions Information:

The collection was donated by several donors.

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Box number, Folder number and/or title, Gay magazine archive, MSS 412, Special Collections, Michigan State University Main Library.

Copyright Notice:

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Usage Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on the use of this material.

Photoduplication Restrictions:

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Collection Summary:

There are three boxes of gay magazines, gay couples magazines, swinger magazines, porn video magazines, s segment of leather lifestyle magazines plus Playgirl special issues and Playboy special magazines. The majority are from the 1960s and 1970s.

Historical Background:

Before the changes in United States laws relating to homosexuality gay pornography was illegal. Magazines considered to be soft gay pornography were marketed as beefcake magazines with a supposed emphasis on exercise and fitness.  As gay pornography became legal; the need diminished.  The Stonewall Riots of June 1969 at the Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village, New York City is considered to be the start of Gay Pride.

Processing Note:

Processed by Edward R. Barton, PhD, October 2013.

Arrangement:


Box Title
1 Let there be Love  V. 1, No. 3 & 5
  Love Machines  v. 2    (n.d.)  pub by XXX, INC., Chatsworth, CA
  Longhorns (the)  v. 1, no. 3
  Loving Hands  Stud No. 5
  Making It
  Making It Big
  Male Lovers  v. 3, No. 3      (1971)      pub by Pendulum Publishers, Inc., Los Angles, CA
  Making It: A Study of Homosexual Activity                  (n.d.)
  Making It Big                (n.d.)
  Male Lovers Annual  (1970)      pub by Pendulum Publishers, Inc., Los Angles, CA
  Male Lovers , V. 3, No. 3  (1971)      pub by Pendulum Publishers, Inc., Los Angles, CA
  Man, a Sexual Study of Man  (n.d.)  pub by DSI, Burbank, CA
  Manhandlers  V. 1, No. 1 & 2    (n.d.)  Advertising inside back cover is XXX, INC., Chatsworth, CA
  Mister Fixit      (n.d.)  Advertising inside back cover is Le Salon, San Francisco, CA
  Mr.  Sun  V. 1, No. 4  (1967)      pub by Wyngate & Bevins, Hollywood, CA
  My Boys  V. 2, No. 3  (1971)    pub by Calga Publishers, Inc., Los angeles, CA
  Naked Fun    (n.d.)  Advertising inside back cover is Sunshine Beach Club, NY, NY
  New Champions  No.1 & 2 - Best of photographer Bobco  Distibuted by Parsian Press, San Francisco, CA
  New Dudes  v. 1, No. 3
  Nude Dudes  V. 1, No. 1  (n.d.)  Advertising inside back cover is XXX, INC., Chatsworth, CA
  Pleasure Dome the House of Sexual Fantasy  (n.d.)
  Pocket Pool                  (1972)        pub by Pendulum Books, Inc., Atlanta, GA
  Rough 'n Ready  No. 1    (n.d.)  Advertising inside back cover is XXX, INC., Chatsworth, CA
  Rough Riders  No. 2 & 3  (1972)  pub by Purple Press, Inc. Los Angeles, CA
  Score II          (1971)    pub by Regency Pub. Co., San Diego, CA
  Sellin' It
  Sex Play  V. 1, No. 1 - A Marital Guide for the Gay Male (n.d.)  Advertising inside back cover is XXX, INC., Chatsworth, CA
  Slave Master
  Studs At Sea  (n.d.)  From Eagle Productions
  Summacum
  Super Sex          (n.d.)        Advertising inside back cover is Le Salon, San Francisco, CA
  Super Studs  V. 1, No. 2    (n.d.)  pub by XXX, INC., Chatsworth, CA
  Teenage Studs  V. 1, No. 1 - a Step Into Manhood  (n.d.)
  That Manly Urge        (n.d.)      Advertising inside back cover is Visual Adventure, Cleveland , OH
  Thrust '74 Annual        (1974)    a Parliament Publication  pub by Chelsea Pub. Co., Chatsworth, CA
  Tod's First Time          (1972)        pub by Pendulum Books, Inc., Atlanta, GA
  Tongue in Cheek
  Trick  Vol. 1                  (1972)          pub by Pendulum Books, Inc., Atlanta, GA
  Troy Saxon Album (The)  (1968)  pub by The Photigraphers' Guild, Los Angeles, CA
  True Confessions        (n.d.)        pub by XXX, INC., Chatsworth, CA
   
Box Title
2 Action Male featuring Jack Wrangler V. 1, No. 1  1977 pub by Action Male, Los Angeles, CA
  American  Centermen  (1983?)  pub by Modernismo Pub. Ltd
  Around the World  n.d.
  Best of Brentwood  No. 1          (1977)    pub. By    London Enterpriseas, Ltd., Van Nuys, CA
  Best of Gay Times Annual  V. 1, No. 4 1979    pub by Gaytimes Co., Van Nuys, CA
  Best of Young and Ready        1974        pub by Conquest Pub.
  Bi & Gay Connection #45  2006      East West Distributors, Cranston, RI
  Blueboy  v. 65  1982      Blueboy, Inc., NY, NY
  Blueboy  v. 84  1983          Blueboy, Inc., NY, NY
  Blueboy Collection Review Edition including blueboy introduces Roger, Blueboy V. 24, Sept 1978, and Vol  22, July 1978
  Blue Trick: A Gay Correspondence Magazine, V. 1, No. 1 n.d.  Blue Tricks, Miami, FL
  Boys & Toys  n.d.
  Bronc  v. 1, No 6, 7, 11, 12, & V. 2, No 1  pub by Blueboy, Inc., NY, NY
  Come Watch  V. 1, No. 1  n.d.
  Cover Men, v. 2, No. 3 (1986)  pub. by Advocate MEN, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
  Cruising Cowboys (Best 10 men Presents)  V. 2, No. 1 (1981)  pub by  Blueboy, Inc., NY, NY
  Freshmen 10 (10th Anniv. Collectors Ed., 2000)    pub by Specialty Publications, LLC, Los angeles, CA
  Gay Action Illustrated Masterpieces  No 1 & 2  n.d. (featuring illustrations from gay books)
  Gay Guys (published by Libra Press, Los angeles, CA)  Book 1 
  Glory Hole Studs      n.d. 
  Guise  Premier Issue - Collectors Edition  n.d.
  Guys 76th Annual        (1976)    pub by Chelsea Pub. Co., Chatsworth, CA
  Hard Look No. 1      n.d.      Advertising inside back cover is XXX, INC., Chatsworth, CA
  Hard Sell  No. 1          n.d.
  Heat  V. 1, No. 12 (1989)                  pub by  On-Trac Pub., Inc., NY, NY
  Male Insider                (Oct. 1986)                    W. Hollywood, CA
  Male Pictorial (formerly MEN of Advocate Men) Dec. 1989, Feb & Mar. 1990 pub by Liberation Pub., Inc., Los Angeles, CA
  Male Pix Annual 1977 ( A Parliament Publication)  pub by  Chelsea Pub Co., Canoga Park, CA
  Manhanders No. 2 - Jockstrap Special! (1978)  pub by  Marksman Productions, NY, NY
  Manscape 2  Fall 1986 and April 1989  pub b y Firsthand, Ltd., Teaneck, NJ
  Man to Man Premiere Issue  1975
  Men of Advocate Men V. 1, No. 10, (1985) V. 2, No. 1, & Sept. 1989 (Final Issue)  pub. by Advocate MEN, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
  Men of Arena No. 10      (1986)      pub by Arena Pub., N. Hollywood, CA
  Men of Mandate  V. 1 (1981)  pub by Modernismo Pub. Ltd., NY, NY
  Mentor Collectora Edition  n.d.
  Mighty Meat  n.d.
  Mutual Masterbation  V. 1, No. 1,  Forward by Jerome Rose M.D.  n.d.
  Naked Beef Cake  #  1  (1970)  pub by PaunPubCo. Hollywood, CA
  Naked Rhythm V. 1, No. 1.  (Pantheon) 
  Nerve Issue 1        n.d.        Advertising inside back cover is  La Salon, San Francisco, CA
  Numbers annual  (1978) Numbers V. 3, & Vol.1, 1977  pub by Numbers Division of Blueboy  Serfvices, Inc., Miami, FL
  Numbers Annual 3 including Numbers v. 22 (Dec. 1979), For Women only Nov. 79, & Cruise V. 4, No. 9 (1979)
  Odyssey, No. 1            (1977)        Falcon Studios, San Francisco, CA
  Odyssey no. 1              (n.d.)          Zeus Collections, Los Angeles, CA
  Over 200 Guys Giving Head, An Erect Special  V. 1, No. 1 (1988)    pub by MAGCORP, The Magazine Corp. of America, N. Hollywood, CA
  Package: Fred Halstead's Journal of Men Fact & Opinion  No.1 & 3 ( 1976)    pub by Package Productions, Los Angeles, CA
  Paean,                            (1976)          Paean, Los Angeles, CA 
  Physical Man (The) (Man's Image Publication) No.2,  (1977)  PUB BY Man's Image Productions, NY, NY
  Pit Stop (Surge Studios Presents)  Issue  No. 1  (n.d.)  An Al Parker Production
  Playguy ( the best of)  No. 1  (1981)      pub by Modernismo Pub. Ltd., NY, NY
  Playguy Fantasies ( the best of) A Honcho Presentation  (n.d.)    Playguy,  NY, NY
  Pledges & Paddles:…Accounts of Hazing & Initiation v. 2 & 3, (1993)  pub by Outbound Press, Inc. NY, NY
  Porn of the Past, A Nostalgic Anthology,  n.d. V. 1
  Private Stock  n.d.
  Roger's Hard Rods  V. 1        n.d.      Advertising inside back cover is Star Distributors, Ltd., NY, NY
  Scene '69 (H R M's)  No. 1      pub by Lance Publications, Ltd.,  Chicago, IL
  Sex Tapes (Special Collector's Edition)  No. 2  (n.d.)      Advertising inside back cover is  Old Reliable, San Francisco, CA
  Skin (The Haredon Magazine) V. 4, No. 5 & V. 5, No. 1 (4th Anniv. Western Edition (1983)    pub by Eros Publishing Co.,  Wilmington, DE
  Skinflicks (All Male Video Review Magazine) V. 18, No. 6 (1998)    pub by MAGCORP, The Magazine Corp. of America, N. Hollywood, CA
  Slick Cocks  V. 1, No. 4        n.d.          Advertising inside back cover is  Man's Image, Inc.,  NY, NY
  Spunky  Nos 3 & 4  (1998)  pub by Prowler Press, Ltd., London, UK
  Stallion Magazine (Torso's) Special Anniversary issue, V. 2, No. 1 (1989)  pub by MMG Services, Inc., NY, NY
  Stright to the End  No. 1          n.d.     
  Super Men  (A David Carter Studio Publication)  No. 1  n.d.  Pub by  Golden State News, Los Angeles, CA
  Tails Before Midnight  (A Plowright Publication)    n.d.   
  These Bases Are Loaded  V. 1, No. 1  n.d.
  Tomcat Review  V. 1, Issue 1        n.d.
  Tommy Wilde and Friends  V. 1, No. 1  n.d.  Pub by Man-Age Studios, NY, NY
  Toungue 'in Cheek          n.d. 
  Too Hot to Handle  No. 9  (1980)  pub by In Touch, Inc.,  Hollywood, CA
  Trigger  No. 4    n.d.
  Tryst  Issue 1        (1968)            pub by Books Unlimited, Hollywood, CA
  Two Plus Two        (n.d.)            Distibuted by Parsian Press, San Francisco, CA
  Underground Photo Album  (Candid Shots of the Stars) (1969)  pub by Lunar Press, Los angeles, CA
  UpFront  May 1973  (America's Newest Gay Magazine)  pub by Upfront Publications, Pensacola, FL
  Vector (A Voice for the Homosexual Community V. 8, No. 9 (1972)  pub by Society for Individual Rights, San Francisco, CA
  Vikings  (The) V. 4,  No. 4 (1967) All the Greatest from the Scandinavian Countries  pub by Health Knowledge, Inc., NY, NY
  Visions of Men For Women Only    No 7, Fall 1980  pub by BIF Corp., Miami, FL
  Watch Men Cum!    N.d.    Advertising on back cover is Star Distributors, Ltd., NY, NY
  Whopper Kings I, II, & III (1978)  pub by QQ Publishing, Co., NY, NY
  William Higgins' California, Premier Issue (1983)  pub by Modernismo Pub., Ltd., NY, NY
  Young and Latin No. 1 & 2 (n.d.)    Distibuted by Parsian Press, San Francisco, CA
  Young Physique Illustrated (the)  (1967)  Vol. 7, no. 5 & 6  (AMD)
   
  100 Numbers V. 1, No. 4  presents  Action shots of the Hotline series  (n.d.) pub by Blueboy, Miami, FL
  500 Hot Men (Collectors Edition)  n.d.
   
   
Box Title
3 Cherry Boys    Jan 2001    pub by Sportomatic, Ltd., Irvington, NY
  Dart (A Target Publication) No. 1, 2 & 4 (1974 - 1976)    pub by Target Studios NY, NY
  eXpose Magazine issue 233 (2000)  (Cleveland OH area)  pub by Expose Magazine, Massillon, OH
  Eros, The Magazine of Decadent Sophistication Special Porn Film Issue  Oct. 1980  v. 4, No. 4  pub by Eros Publications, Inc., Derby, CT
  Friction (New Fiction from Advocate MEN) 16 issues from June 1987 to Sept. 1990  pub by Liberation Pub., Inc., Los Angeles, CA
  Friction A "Hard" book for men who dare  April 1990 - Feb. 1991 pub by Momentum Publishing, Inc., NY, NY
  Handjobs Anthology vol. 6 (2001)  pub by Avenue Services, Inc., Seattle, WA
  Hanjobs Dad's Bedtime Tales  V. 5  (2006)  pub by Avenue Services, Inc., Seattle, WA
  Hombre Scene  (Men Loving Men) ( a Modernismo Publication)  V.1 , No. 1 - 5  n.d.  Pub by  Modernismo Publications, Ltd., NY, NY
  Husky No. 1 (1968)
  Like Young  No. 5 (1968)  pub by Trojan Book Services, Phil., PA
  Magazine (Primier Issue-Men of Magazine)  # 1  (1978)    pub by Minotar Press, Beverly Hills, CA
  Male Crew  Special No. 1    n.d.
  Male Order  Romulus Publications, SF, CA  n.d.
  Man to Man,  Gallery Press, Inc. LA, CA  (1973)
  Meet Market  V. 1, No. 1 & 3  n.d.
  Night Spots  Oct. 2, Oct. 16, & Oct. 30, 2013    pub by Windy City Media Group/Lambda Publications, Inc., Chicago, IL
  Odyssey, Where America's Swingers Congregate  Sept. & Nov, 2002 pub by Sundance Assoc. Inc., N. Hollywood, CA
  Out  Magazine, Washington, DC,  V. 2, No. 29 (1979)
  Premiere Minneapolis, MN  Issue 1 (1968)
  Where it's At, New York's Weekly Gay Guide June 12, 1978 (Fire Island Special Edition) & Vol. 6, No 42 (1977)  Downing's, NY, NY
  [2]: Hot Male Couples from the publishers of MEN and Freshmen Priemer Issue Mar/April 2001 plus 25 issues to 2005
  Untitled magazine of drawings  n.d.
   
  Playgirl special issues
  Hunks: Postcard Book by the Editors of Playgirl (1984), A Wallaby Book, Simon&Shuster, Inc., NY, NY
  Best of Playgirl  V. 1 (Collectors Edition) 1974, Jan 1979, & Nov. 1981  pub by Playgirl, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
  Playgirl Calendar 1979    pub by Playgirl, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
  Playgirl the First 10 Years (Collector's Edition)  May 1983  pub by Ritter/Geller Communications, Inc., Santa Monica, CA
  Playgirl's Bachelor Men  V. 3, No. 5 (1983)  pub by Ritter/Geller Communications, Inc., Santa Monica, CA
  Playgirl's Best Centerfolds  V. 2, No 8 (1982)        pub by Ritter/Geller Communications, Inc., Santa Monica, CA
  Playgirl's Men of summer, V. 4, No. 4 (1983)      pub by Ritter/Geller Communications, Inc., Santa Monica, CA
  Playgirl's Perfect Men (1981)    pub by Ritter/Geller Communications, Inc., Santa Monica, CA
  Playgirl's Portfolio Men of '83 (Collectors Edotion) March 1983    pub by Ritter/Geller Communications, Inc., Santa Monica, CA
  Playgirl Entertains Sexy Men  V. 3, No. 10 (1982) & V. 4, No 2 (1983)      pub by Ritter/Geller Communications, Inc., Santa Monica, CA
  Playgirl's Sexy Men  V. 3 & V. 1, No. 7 (1981&1982)    pub by Ritter/Geller Communications, Inc., Santa Monica, CA
   
  Playboy special issues
  Playboy's Working Women  1984 & April 1988
   
  Leather & S&M
  Bound and Gagged  Issue 32 (1993) & 42 (1994).  Pub by The Outbound Press, Inc., NY, NY
  Boys in Bondage  V. 1, No 2  n.d.
  Leather Forever Catalogue No. 2 (1973)  pub by Leather Forever, San Francisco, CA
  Lust Fest (Carnal Candy's Transsexual)  (1993), Visions of Fantasy: She-Male Collection Series
  Mach (A Drummer Super Publication)  Issue 27 (1992)  Mach, San Francisco, CA
  Rubber Rebel (The American Fetish Magazine for Men) V. 4, No. 2  (1996)  pub by Serengeti Pub. Corp., W. Hollywood, CA
  100 Numbers Presents Leather Numbers, V. 1, No. 2 (1980)  pub by Blueboy Inc., Miami, FL



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