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Edward Sebesta, Collector, Publications on Gay Life

Collection Number: A&M 4574

Scope and Contents

This collection and its addenda are made up of publications including newspapers, booklets, magazines and comics. Publications include Gay Sunshine, Gay Comix, Christopher Streetand other materials published throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Material from the original donation can be found in boxes 1 and 2. Addendum 2020-10-09 can be found in boxes 2 and 3. Addendum 2020-03-04 can be found in boxes 1 and 4. Box 3 also includes a note pertaining to the donor's interpretation of the material in addendum 2020-10-09.

Certain materials in this collection depict full nudity and include explicit sexual references.


  • Creation: circa 1970-1988


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.


1.08 Linear Feet (1 flat storage box, 3 in.; 2 document cases, 2.5 in. each; 1 document case, 5 in.)



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:

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Edward Sebesta, 2020 (three accessions).


Edward Sebesta is a gay historian, activist, and author. Sebesta is a local of Dallas, Texas and as of 2022 has been actively fighting for gay rights in Texas. Sebesta's work includes Disable, Defeat and Demolish Homophobic Christianity, Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction, and Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: The "Great Truth" about the "Lost Cause".



Edward Sebesta, Collector, Publications on Gay Life
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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