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Gay Pulp Fiction Collection

Identifier: MS-2018-02

Content Note

This collection of gay pulp fiction spans five decades (1940s-1980s), and includes the works of several prominent gay writers. Among these are James Barr (Quatrefoil) and Phil Andros (The Greek Way). Publishers represented within the collection include Greenleaf, Phenix, Spade Classics, Blueboy, Eros, Gay Parisian Press, Star Distributors, Surrey and Traveler's Companion. The bulk of the collection consists of gay pulps, paperback books printed using wood pulp paper. Also included are manuscripts and a bibliography. The content of the works and the cover art of the pulps depict gay lifestyles and experiences in diverse settings.


  • 1940 - 1989

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher, to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.


13 Linear Feet (13 boxes)

Language of Materials



Series 1 -- Pulps
Series 2 -- Manuscripts by Author
Series 3 -- Bibliography

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Mark Sieling/Priapean Books, 2003

Processing Information

JCM, MN and AV, 2018-03

Gay Pulp Fiction Collection
JCM, MN and AV
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Wichita State University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Special Collections and University Archives
Wichita State University Libraries
1845 Fairmount
Wichita KS 67260-0068