Guide to the collection of mail order erotica,
circa 1966-2000

Collection Number: 7634

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
rareref@cornell.edu
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
RMC staff
Date completed:
February 1999
EAD encoding:
Andrea Hektor
Peter Martinez, June 2003
Sarah Keen, January 2008

© 2003 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Collection of mail order erotica, circa 1966-2000
Collection Number:
7634
Quantity:
1 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Publications, printed material.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Miscellaneous mail order brochures, fliers, advertisements, and clippings relating to pornographic and erotic videos, photographs, publications, sexual aids and other erotic merchandise aimed at heterosexuals and gay men.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Miscellaneous mail order brochures, fliers, advertisements, and clippings relating to pornographic and erotic videos, photographs, publications, sexual aids and other erotic merchandise aimed at heterosexuals and gay men.

SUBJECTS

Subjects:
Advertising--Sex-oriented businesses.
Pornography.
Bondage (Sexual behavior).
Erotic films.
Erotica.
Gay men--sexual behavior.
Heterosexuals--sexual behavior.
Leather lifestyle.
Mail-order business.
Sadomasochism.
Sex oriented periodicals.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Collection of mail order erotica, #7634. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Collecting Program: Human Sexuality Collection.

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
circa 1966-1970s
Promotional material mostly for gay male erotic magazines and photographs, collected by the Mariposa Foundation
Box 1 Folder 1-17
1976
S&M Dungeon Devices, collected by Mariposa Foundation
Box 1 Folder 18
1968-1970
Pat Rocco catalogs, no. 24-26, collected by Mariposa Foundation
Box 1 Folder 19
1968-1969
Calafran catalogs, 3 issues, collected by Mariposa Foundation
Box 1 Folder 20
circa 1971- 1980s
Various catalogs, including a 1972 catalog of marital aids by Le Salon Mail Order, catalogs by Rodox Trading of Denmark, International Guild Guides, and assorted catalogs of gay male erotica, collected by Mariposa Foundation.
Box 1 Folder 37
circa 1980s?
Zimba Productions, photo studio presenting the black male physique
Box 1 Folder 21
circa 1980s?
Demand, by Wings. Audio cassettes and videos.
Box 1 Folder 22
1989
Katsam Productions, gay porn videos, collected by Elysian Fields Booksellers
Box 1 Folder 23
1982
Mercury Distributing, no. 1. San Francisco gay oriented products
Box 1 Folder 24
1988-1989
Mercury Mail Order
Box 1 Folder 25
1989
Video Wholesale Movies
Box 1 Folder 26
circa 1990s?
Cross Country, poster for Falcon studios movie
Box 1 Folder 27
1999
Sensations catalogs, 3 issues, collected by Cornell
Box 1 Folder 28
2000
Pacific Creek Associates
Box 1 Folder 29
1977
Bondage Annual, Anonymous 2006 gift
Box 1 Folder 30
Bondage Toy Catalog, Anonymous 2006 gift
Box 1 Folder 31
1978-circa 1980s
Promotional material for heterosexual and transvestite bondage magazines and videos, Anonymous 2006 gift.
Box 1 Folder 32
circa 1990s
Damsels in Distress, Buyer's Guide, no. 1. B&D Pleasures. Anonymous 2006 gift
Box 1 Folder 33
1992
Buyer's Guide, fetish catalog and supplement, B&D Pleasures. Anonymous 2006 gift.
Box 1 Folder 34
circa 1980
Complete Adult Mail Order Catalog, Anonymous 2006 gift.
Box 1 Folder 35
circa 1980s
Lorell Dolan Productions, panty and bra lingerie videos. Anonymous 2006 gift.
Box 1 Folder 36