Boyd McDonald Papers,1925-1993.

Collection Number: 7782

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Boyd McDonald papers, 1925-1993.
Collection Number:
7782
Creator:
McDonald, Boyd
Quantity:
14.5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Photographs, Publications
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Files relating to Boyd's and others' work with "The Guide: Gay travel, entertainment, politics, & sex," "Alibi," and ""Straight to Hell: The Manhattan Review of Unnatural Acts."
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Boyd McDonald was a writer and anthologist who started "Straight to Hell: The Manhattan Review of Unnatural Acts" and compiled about a dozen subsequent anthologies based on true-life stories of gay men's sexual experiences. He was involved in the publication of Boston-based "The Guide: Gay travel, entertainment, politics, & sex" and "Alibi."

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Files relating to Boyd's and others' work with "The Guide: Gay travel, entertainment, politics, & sex," "Alibi," and ""Straight to Hell: The Manhattan Review of Unnatural Acts," including the photo archives and correspondence of "The Guide" and "Alibi," 1988-2003.
SUBJECTS

Names:
McDonald, Boyd

Titles:
The Guide : Gay travel, entertainment, politics, & sex.
Scum.

Subjects:
Gay liberation movement.
Erotica.
Pornography.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Boyd McDonald papers, #7782. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

NOTES

Collecting program: Human Sexuality Collection.
Related collection: The William Andriette Papers, #7725, include a video interview with Boyd McDonald.
COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT

The records are arranged in three series: I. Photographs; II. Correspondence; III. Computer files.
The arrangement is roughly chronological.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Photographs
Boxes 1-6
Series II. Correspondence
Boxes 7-14
Series III. Computer files
Box 15

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Photos
July 1988 - June 1991
Box 2
Miscellaneous information
1990-1991
Box 2
Photos
1991-1992
Box 3
"Fotos"
1992-1993
Box 4
Alibi Fotos
May 1993
Box 5
Fotos
July - November 1994
Box 5
Alibi
January - December 1995
Box 6
The Guide Photo Archive
Box 6
Scum Photos
1 folder
Box 7
The Guide correspondence
1990s
Box 8
F. Wall, Guide correspondence
mid 1990s - 2003
Box 9
Alibi
1993
Box 9
Miscellaneous ads
1991-1993
Box 10
Alibi
1994, 1997
Box 11
Alibi files
1996
Box 12
Records
2001
Box 13
Guide & Alibi
ca. 2001-2003
Lawsuits
Box 15
Miscellaneous correspondence, The Guide
Box 15
Digital guide issue backups and correspondence
ca. 1990-1996
3.5", Zip, and Jaz, disks.

SEPARATED MATERIAL

The issues of the publications have been catalogued individually.