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College of Charleston vertical file on "The Gay Liberator"

Identifier: Mss 0034-122

Collection Overview

The collection consists of three copies of The Gay Liberator published between May and November 1972. These issues feature reports on local, national, and international events of interest to the gay and lesbian community. They also include book reviews, short fiction, classifieds, and personal ads. There are also advertisements for other gay and lesbian publications, subscription details, and activity listings.


  • Creation: 1972


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Historical Note

The Gay Liberator was an underground newspaper published in Detroit by Pansy Press, an independent gay media collective. The publication ran from 1970 until 1976. It published news articles (national and international) from within the gay and lesbian community. Volumes also contained book reviews, poetry, interviews, short fiction, classifieds, personals, and advertisements for gay- and lesbian-friendly bars and restaurants.


1 folder (3 items) : 28 leaves ; 30 cm.

Inventory of the College of Charleston vertical file on "The Gay Liberator," 1972
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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