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Donald Webster Cory Papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Coll2011-022

Scope and Content

Correspondence, clippings, articles, legal documents, publicity, notes, and a dissertation excerpt documenting the literary activity of author and early gay rights advocate Donald Sagarin, who wrote under the pseudonym Donald Webster Cory in the 1950s. Cory was the author of the book The Homosexual in America (1951); he later became critical of, and was in turn repudiated by, the gay movement. The collection includes correspondence with Harry Hay in 1952.

Dates

  • 1952-1974
  • Majority of material found within 1952 - 1966

Creator

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Biographical Note

Donald Webster Cory (1913-1986, also known as Donald Sagarin) wrote The Homosexual in America (1951), a book regarded as one of the primary influences on the early gay rights movement. In the early 1950s, Cory also operated the mail-order Cory Book Service, which marketed books of interest to the gay and lesbian community. Later in his life, he became critical of, and was in turn repudiated by, the gay and lesbian movement.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet ([1 folder])

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Correspondence, clippings, articles, legal documents, publicity, notes, and a dissertation excerpt documenting the literary activity of author and early gay rights advocate Donald Sagarin, who wrote under the pseudonym Donald Webster Cory in the 1950s. Cory was the author of the book The Homosexual in America (1951).

Processing Information

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

Creator

Title
Donald Webster Cory Papers, 1952-1974
Status
Publish Basic
Author
Marc LaRocque
Date
(c) 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is inEnglish.

Repository Details

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