.2 cubic ft.
Photographs, printed materials.
The collection documents French gay culture at the dawn of the liberationist period and consists of 6 photo inserts or male physique photos typical of the period; 22 personal ads, 1957-1972, mostly from the 50s; 15 renewal notices, order cards & subscription information, 1960-1969; supplements, 1956-1972; and Arcadie Club documents, 1957-1979. The supplements, approximately 250 pages, were produced mainly in mimeographed form. Some went to subscribers to the journal, but the majority were part of a separate subscription including: "Personal letters" from founder Andrâe Baudry commenting on various topics (politics, travel, cultural and social issues, standards of comportment, etc.), reports on organizational activities of Arcadie and its various club incarnations, full transcripts of talks given at Arcadie club meetings, and advertisements for books
dealing with homosexuality.
Language: Collection material in English
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library