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Felice Picano letter to Winston Leyland

Identifier: MSS 205

Scope and Contents

Letter by Felice Picano with a letterhead from The Sea Horse Press to Winston Leyland commenting on the formation of the Gay Press Association. Also contains reference materials about the Gay Press Association and Felice Picano.


  • Creation: 1981-01-13

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

Felice Picano (1944-) is a writer, editor, and publisher. In 1977 Picano founded Sea Horse Press, a publisher focused on gay writings, and in 1980 he combined Sea Horse Press, Calamus Books, the JH Press to form Gay Presses of New York.

The letter addressed to British-American author and editor Winston Leyland, mentions a meeting between gay newspapers and magazines where they agreed to form a Gay Press Association. The context of the letter is a reviewed copy of the book 'A True likeness: lesbian and gay writing today,' edited by Picano.


.1 Linear Feet : 1 sheet ; 28 cm.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession information unknown.

Related Materials

The Felice Picano Collection on Sea Horse Press and The Gay Presses of New York can be found at: Fales Library and Special Collections

The Gay and Lesbian Press Association Collection can be found at: ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives

Finding Aid for the Felice Picano letter to Winston Leyland
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

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