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Andrew W. Manly collection

Identifier: MS-2023-15
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Scope and Contents

The Andrew W. Manly collection consists of LGBTQ+ publications and media, with a focus on gay and/or queer men. Included are periodicals and serials, VHS, travel maps, novels, non-fiction, and photography books.


  • Creation: 1973 - 2015

Conditions Governing Access

Age Restriction. Select material in this collection is restricted by age. Patron will be required to demonstrate by State Issued ID that they are of the proper age of consent (18+) to view this material.


11 boxes

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The Andrew W. Manly collection includes LGBTQ+ publications and media, with a focus on British and American publishing firms. Material in the collection ranges from 1973-2015. Topics of interest include: Pride events, the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its impact on the LGBTQ+ community, LGBTQ+ pornography and erotica, queer club and bar culture, drag performers, sexuality, gender identity, LGBTQ+ films and literature, the leather community, safer sex practices, photography of the nude, LGBTQ+ friendly travel, cruising, and subcultures. Some material is designated for adult audiences and only available to patrons 18+. Please see the “Conditions Governing Access” note of this finding aid for more information.


Materials are separated according to audience for publications: those that are general culture and lifestyle magazines and publications that are intended for an adult 18+ audience. Within these groupings, items are arranged according to alphabetical order and enumeration.

Separated Materials

Books related to the archival collection are cataloged individually and shelved in the Queer Literature Collection. Titles and links to the catalog record are available on this finding aid via the Cataloged Publications series.

Andrew W. Manly collection
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Repository Details

Part of the USF Libraries - Special Collections Repository

4202 East Fowler Ave.
Tampa FL 33620-5400 US