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Correspondence, holograph notes and printed material from Walter H. Breen. The archive includes Breen's address book, approximately 90 pages, with extensive notations (referencing Arthur Clarke, Isaac Asimov, among others); approximately 47 typed manuscript pages with extensive hand-written notations on issues relating to homosexuality; approximately 60 typed pages, with extensive holograph notes, relating to the "Breen Developmental Inventory Questionnaire" and notes on the related "Project OJ"; a thirty-three page holograph manuscript by Breen entitled "Numbers are Fun!"; approximately seventy typed pages of poems and short works by Breen, many with holograph corrections; and an 18 page typed manuscript of a play entitled "Erokles", along with a 1958 letter from Burkhardt of Der Kreis/Le Cercle.

Also, approximately 50 holograph and typed letters to and from Breen from a number of correspondents, including Avant Guarde publisher Ralph Ginzburg, the Coltsfoot Press, and One Incorporated, beginning in the 1950s. A number of letters relate to Breen's early incarceration for sexual contact with minors. Many relate to personal matters, as well as articles and pending publications. Also, approximately 40 pages of notes made while in prison, "Notes from Hell," and assorted printed matter relating to homosexuality, including "The Eighth Annual Report of the George Henry Foundation." "The Altar of Venus," privately printed in 1959 and with no given author is also included.

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