Gay Pulp Fiction

James BaldwinThe Gay Pulp Fiction Collection consists of over 1,100 fictions titles in mass market paperback form on male homosexual and bisexual themes, published from the 1940's through the 1990's. It was acquired by the Fisher Library in 2004 from collector Ian Young, who used the collection for research for his books The Male Homosexual in Literature: A Bibliography and Out in Paperback: A Visual History of Gay Pulps.Bunkhouse boy

Writers represented in the collection range from Richard Amory to Oscar Wilde, with cover art by artists as diverse as Tom of Finland and Ronald Searle. The research potential for this collection is vast, and runs across multiple disciplines: sexual diversity studies, the history of publishing, graphic design, as well as social and cultural history.

While approximately 300 individual titles of the collection are fully catalogued and in the online catalogue, the rest are in an annotated and searchable list created by Young.