Joani Blank Papers,circa 1989-1999.

Collection Number: 7827

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Joani Blank papers, circa 1989-1999.
Collection Number:
7827
Creator:
Blank, Joani,
Quantity:
3 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Audio recordings, correspondence, legal documents, manuscripts.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Office files, videotape, posters, copies of articles by others, and books reflecting Blank's work and interests as a sex educator and owner of Down There Press and Good Vibrations. Included are many articles by Susie Bright and Annie Sprinkle.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Sex educator and founder of Good Vibrations, the first sex-positive, woman-friendly adult store in the United States, with branches in San Francisco and Berkeley, California. Blank also wrote A kid's first book about sex and The playbook for kids about sex, and founded Down There Press.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Office files, videotape, posters, copies of articles by others, and books reflecting Blank's work and interests as a sex educator and owner of Down There Press and Good Vibrations. Included are many articles by Susie Bright and Annie Sprinkle.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Blank, Joani, 1937-
Blank, Joani, 1937-
Bright, Susie, 1958-
Sprinkle, Annie, 1954-
Down There Press.
Good Vibrations (Firm)

Subjects:
Sex instruction -- United States.
Sex educators -- United States.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Joani Blank papers, #7827. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

NOTES

Books are to be cataloged individually.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Files
Series II. Audio Visual Material

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Coop- Briarpatch articles
1990-1991
Box 1 Folder 2
Claude Whitmyer (Briarpatch)
1989
Box 1 Folder 3
Faces video releases and correspondence with actors
1995-1996
Box 1 Folder 4
Faces miscellaneous, including some newcomers
1995, 1997
Box 1 Folder 5
Scan of Good Vibrations Guide to Vibrators copy, signed
2000
Box 1 Folder 6
Better Sex Vids/Steve Kapelow
1991, 1993
Box 1 Folder 7
"How to Use a Vibrator" video notes
1993
Box 1 Folder 8
Great Vibes finances
1995
Box 1 Folder 9
DTP- COAs
1996
Includes one sheet of slides
Box 1 Folder 10
Great Vibes pilot, customer feedback
1993
Box 1 Folder 11
Frankfurt contacts
1994
Box 1 Folder 12
Amsterdam contacts, receipts, notes
1993
Box 1 Folder 13
Art Unlimited
1993-1994
Box 1 Folder 36
SACU- 2nd Selfhelp
undated
Box 1 Folder 37
Workshop: Fair Fight Rituals
undated
Box 1 Folder 38
Sexuality Resources
1970s
Box 1 Folder 39
Book ideas that never happened: Dear Owner
undated
Box 1 Folder 40
Book ideas that never happened: Joani's Kid's Books
undated
Box 1 Folder 41
Book ideas that never happened: Tyranny
1985-1988
Box 1 Folder 42
Susie Bright
1992-1999
Box 1 Folder 43
Betty Dodson- Liberating Masturbation
1973
Box 1 Folder 44
Marcy Sheiner clippings
undated
Box 1 Folder 45
Carol Queen clippings
1994, 2001
Box 1 Folder 46
Annie Sprinkle clippings
1995
Box 1 Folder 47
Marco Vassi's Diaries
1977
Box 1 Folder 48
Jack Morin
1995
Box 1 Folder 49
Michael Rosen
1994
Box 1 Folder 50
Isadora Alman
undated
Box 1 Folder 51
David Steinberg
undated
Box 1 Folder 52
Ginu Kamani and Indian
1996
Box 1 Folder 53
I Am My Lover
1997
Box 1 Folder 54
I Am My Lover
1994-1996
Box 1 Folder 55
I Am My Lover photo submissions
undated
Box 1 Folder 56
I Am My Lover Annie Sprinkle Rejects and negatives
undated
Box 1 Folder 57
Show Me
1984
Box 1 Folder 58
Censorship
1995-1996
Box 1 Folder 59
I Am My Lover: Model's Words
1997
Box 1 Folder 60
Intro to I Am My Lover
1997
Box 1 Folder 61
IAML: Photographer Bio
1996
Box 1 Folder 62
IASHS
1991
Box 1 Folder 63
Kinsey Institute
1997
Box 1 Folder 64
SFSI
1997
Box 1 Folder 65
Journal of Sexuality and Relationships
1996
Box 1 Folder 66
Batteries Not Included
1997-1998
Box 1 Folder 67
Antique vibrator file
1989-1997
Box 1 Folder 68
Antique vibrators for sale
1992, 1997
Includes pictures
Box 1 Folder 69
Antique vibrators with Phyllis Christopher note
1997
Box 1 Folder 70
"Sexual Aid for Women, Based on Consumer Research" Ireen Laarakker
1995
Box 1 Folder 71
Russell Wilcox, Joani's sex toy design
undated
Box 1 Folder 72
The World
1991-1993
Box 1 Folder 73
JB interview in GV gazette
1997
Box 1 Folder 74
GV Gazette
1996
Box 1 Folder 75
GV store news
2004-2006
Box 1 Folder 76
JB press releases
1988
Box 2 Folder 1-2
Good Vibrations catalogs
2003-2005
Box 2 Folder 3
GV Catalog covers
1996-2001
Box 2 Folder 4
GV Press releases
undated
Box 2 Folder 5
Store Internships
1994
Box 2 Folder 6
Passion Flower
1993
Box 2 Folder 7
Other Sex Shops
1992-1995
Box 2 Folder 8
GV East Bay Store
1993-1994
Box 2 Folder 9
Legal battles and papers related to conversion to coop
1995-1998
Box 2 Folder 10
Joani Blank memos
1993
Box 2 Folder 11
OE- promo
1994-1996
Box 2 Folder 12
Worker/Owner articles
1987, 1995
Box 2 Folder 13
Worker ownership
1991-1995
Box 2 Folder 14
Timline of Worker-owner coop
1991
Box 2 Folder 15
OE as Coop
1995
Box 2 Folder 16
Biz History
1990
Box 2 Folder 17
History of OE
1989, 1993
Box 2 Folder 18
AYS: About Your Sexuality
1994
Box 2 Folder 19
Vibrator Survey
1988
Box 2 Folder 20
Bibliographies
1982-1983
Box 2 Folder 21
Cupido Sex Fair
1989
Box 2 Folder 22
Workshop
1991-1992
Box 2 Folder 23
Aging and Sexuality
undated
Box 2 Folder 24
Women's sexuality workshop
1996
Box 2 Folder 25
Telling your Story workshop
undated
Box 2 Folder 26
Sexual Assertiveness workshop
1996
Box 2 Folder 27
Possible places for GLGS
1994, 1997
Box 2 Folder 28
Workshop exercises
undated
Box 2 Folder 29
Eve's secrets revealed workshop
undated
Box 2 Folder 30
Workshop ideas
undated
Box 2 Folder 31
Joani's 60th birthday party
1997
Box 2 Folder 32
Correspondence
1976-1995
Box 2 Folder 33
Miscellaneous correspondence
1993-1996
Box 2 Folder 34
Correspondence
1994-1996
Box 2 Folder 35
Cover My Ass
1985-1996
Box 2 Folder 55
Moscow, St. Petersburg, Russia, China
1992
Box 2 Folder 56
Indian Sex articles
1996
Box 2 Folder 57
Celebrate the Self
1993-1998
Box 2 Folder 58-59
Masturbation
1997-1999
Box 2 Folder 60
Good Vibrations workshop poster
1993
Articles
Box 2 Folder 36
Miscellaneous sex
1989-1998
Box 2 Folder 37
Sex and aging
undated
Box 2 Folder 38
Harry Stanley
undated
Box 2 Folder 39
Challenging Georgia's obscenity law
1987-1988
Box 2 Folder 40
Sex trauma
1994
Box 2 Folder 41
Sexuality miscelleaneous
1993-1994
Box 2 Folder 42
Transgender
undated
Box 2 Folder 43
Articles to pass on- Sexuality
1998-2003
Box 2 Folder 44
AIDS/HIV
1995
Box 2 Folder 45
Christian Coalition
1996
Box 2 Folder 46
Anal Stuff/Bolling, Brecher
1995
Box 2 Folder 47
Circumcision
undated
Box 2 Folder 48
Porn
1992, 1997
Box 2 Folder 49
Erotica
1994
Box 2 Folder 50
Kids and Sex
1991-1994
Box 2 Folder 51
Life and Death
undated
Box 2 Folder 52
Non-monogamy/poly love
undated
Box 2 Folder 53
Correspondence/regional officers
undated
Box 2 Folder 54
Sex and Judaism
undated
Down There Press
Box 1 Folder 14
Book Reviews
1993, 2001
Box 1 Folder 15
SDI Promotions
2001
Box 1 Folder 16
Miscellaneous
1983, 1994-1995
Box 1 Folder 17
Contract
1996
Box 1 Folder 18
Book covers
Box 1 Folder 19
Status reports
1991-1993
Box 1 Folder 20
First Person Sexual
1997-1998
Box 1 Folder 21
Consulting form letter
undated
Box 1 Folder 22
Media Coaching
undated
Box 1 Folder 23
Yes Press Catalog
undated
Box 1 Folder 24
Rejects--Sandy Watt
1982-1987
Box 1 Folder 25
Joani's Website
1999-2005
Box 1 Folder 26
Covers and photos
undated
Box 1 Folder 27
FBI Freedom of Information on Joani Blank
1959, 1988
Box 1 Folder 28
Herotica Audiotape
1995
Box 1 Folder 29
America Latina
1995
Box 1 Folder 30
Exhibitionism for Shy
undated
Box 1 Folder 31
Femalia
1993-1994
Box 1 Folder 32
Herotica film/TV
undated
Box 1 Folder 33
Sex info: Isadora
undated
Box 1 Folder 34
Call for submissions
1995
Box 1 Folder 35
Herotica 4
1994, 1996
Box 3 V-9266
Good Vibrations: The Complete Video Guide to Vibrators
1993
Box 3 V-9267
Optomen Television: The Clitoris Uncovered
January 27, 2000
Box 3 V-9268
Midori
July 10, 1997
Box 3 V-9269
Faces of Ecstasy
Box 3 V-9270
Susan Block Show: Women on Top
1993
Box 3 V-9271
Carol Queen's Great Vibrations: An Explicit Guide to Vibrators
Box 3 V-9272
Orgasm! The faces of Ecstasy
2003
Box 3 V-9273
Zen Pussy
Box 3 V-9274
Faces of Ecstasy
1998
Box 3 V-9275
GLI 1: Clara/Monroe
April 3, 2003
Box 3 V-9276
GLI 2: Sylvia
April 3, 2003
Box 3 V-9277
GLI 3: Silvia
April 3, 2003
Box 3 V-9278
GLI 4: Silvia
April 3, 2003
Box 3 V-9279
GLI 5: Bill and Desiree
April 3, 2003
Box 3 V-9280
GLI 6: Desiree
April 3, 2003
Box 3 V-9281
GLI 7: Joani, Bill Noble
April 3, 2003
Box 3 V-9282
GLI 8
April 3, 2003
Box 3 V-9283
GLI 9: Dan and Stephanie
April 4, 2003
Box 3 V-9284
GLI 10: Michael Rosenbaum
April 4, 2003
Box 3 V-9285
GLI 11: Michael/Cecilia
April 5, 2003
Box 3 V-9286
GLI 12: Jenny, Vino
April 5, 2003
Box 3 V-9287
GLI 13: Denise/Leo, Greg
April 5, 2003
Box 3 V-9288
GLI 14: Denise/Leo
April 5, 2003
Box 3 V-9289
GLI 15: Greg
April 5, 2003
Box 3 V-9290
GLI 16: Molly
April 6, 2003
Box 3 V-9291
GLI 17: Carol Q
April 6, 2003
Box 3 V-9292
GLI 18: Scott
April 6, 2003
Box 3 V-9293
GLI 19: Jukie
April 6, 2003
Box 3 V-9294
GLI 20: Interview with Andy and Guy
April 6, 2003
Box 3 V-9295
GLI 21: Andy/Guy
April 6, 2003
Box 3 V-9296
GLI 22: Bob Nicol
April 7, 2003
Box 3 V-9297
GLI 23: Juba
April 7, 2003
Box 3 V-9298
GLI 24: Juba/ David Stein
April 7, 2003
Box 3 V-9299
GLI 25: David Stein, Joani Blank
April 7, 2003
Box 3 V-9300
GLI 26: Joani Voice Qs
April 7, 2003
Box 3 V-9301
XLI 1: Clara Monroe
April 3, 2003
Box 3 V-9302
XLI 2: Sylvia
April 3, 2003
Box 3 V-9303
XLI 3: Sylvia end
April 3, 2003
Box 3 V-9304
XLI Orig: Bill/Desiree
April 3, 2003
Box 3 V-9305
XLI Orig: Bill end, Dan Interview
April 3, 2003
Box 3 V-9306
XLI Orig: Dan/Steph
April 4, 2003
Box 3 V-9307
XLI Orig: Desiree, Joani
April 4, 2003
Box 3 V-9308
XLI Orig: Dan/Steph end
April 4, 2003
Box 3 V-9309
XLI 1
April 5, 2003
Box 3 V-9310
XLI 2: Michael, Cecilia, Vibe tone
April 5, 2003
Box 3 V-9311
XLI 3: Jenny
April 5, 2003
Box 3 V-9312
XLI 5: Denise, Leo, Greg
April 5, 2003
Box 3 V-9313
XLI 6: Denise et al
April 5, 2003
Box 3 V-9314
XLI 7: End group
April 5, 2003
Box 3 V-9315
XLI 1: Molly and tone
April 6, 2003
Box 3 V-9316
XLI 2: Carol
April 6, 2003
Box 3 V-9317
XLI 3: Scott/Kate
April 6, 2003
Box 3 V-9318
XLI 4: Jukie End
April 6, 2003
Box 3 V-9319
XLI 5: Andrea Guy
April 6, 2003
Box 3 V-9320
XLI 1: Bob
April 7, 2003
Box 3 V-9321
XLI 2
April 7, 2003
Box 3 V-9322
XLI 3: David
April 7, 2003
Box 3 DVD-1888
Orgasm! The Faces of Ecstasy
2004

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