Unbeknownst to most, the New York Public Library has a vast collection of adult literature and erotica, ranging from historical works to pop-culture magazines and advertisements.
The library was one of the first major American institutions to invest heavily in the collection of erotic gay and lesbian literature, and it now boasts one of the country’s finest collections in American gay history. “We collected in the heyday of midcentury gay erotica, […] Looking back, we were pioneers.”
Check out the accompanying article for more on the NYPL's erotic collection.
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