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Lee Brewster Publications Collection

Collection Number: A&M 4523

Scope and Contents

Publications created by LGBT activist and owner of the famed "Lee's Mardi Gras Boutique" Lee Brewster, collected by Dr. Charlotte Hoelke. Brewster grew up in West Virginia. There are magazines, including Lee Brewster's Mardi Gras '72 Ball (1972), Drag Queen (ca. 1969-1974), and three issues of Lee Brewster's! TV's Getting Together (undated). There is also a copy of the book Miss Vera's Finishing School for Boys Who Want to be Girls inscribed by the author Veronica Vera to Lee Brewster (1999). Includes erotica. This collection is minimally processed.


  • Creation: ca. 1969-1974, 1999, undated


Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please see the Permissions and Copyright page on the West Virginia and Regional History Center website.


.3 Linear Feet (2 1/2 in. (1 document case))



Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

Processing Information

The Library of Congress Subject Heading "Cross-dressers" was used for this collection as variations of the term "Transvestite" (or "TV") are used throughout this collection ("Transvestite" is listed as subsumed under this subject). It's also specifically used for cataloging Miss Vera's Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls by Veronica Vera, one of the items in this collection.

The subject heading "Transgender people" has also been added to represent current terminology and understanding.

Lee Brewster Publications Collection
Staff of the West Virginia and Regional History Center
2022 January 25
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Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US