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Collection #82

David Allyn Papers

Record:82
Date:1959 - 2000
Size:3.5 feet

Provenance

Donation of David Allyn.

Scope and Content

David Allyn is the author of “MAKE LOVE NOT WAR: THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION: AN UNFETTERED HISTORY” (Little, Brown and Company), 2000. He turned over his research material to the Center archive in 2004. The folders contain research material and handwritten notes with biographical information. The subjects are the file titles – they are in more or less in the order received and not reorganized. LGBT periodicals were moved to the Periodicals Collection. Non-gay periodicals and a minor amount of duplicate material has been discarded. The collection contains 44 audio cassette tapes of well known persons. All tapes have been transferred to the server as wav and mp3 files. These is some correspondence with the Literary Agent. The author maintain copyright to his work.

History or Bio

David Allyn graduated from Brown University in 1991 with an honors degree in Literature and Society. He received his Ph.D. in History from Harvard University in 1996 and currently teaches at Princeton University. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the New York Daily News and the Journal of American Studies. He has appeared on CNN and MSNBC and has lectured on the sexual revolution at conferences and colleges across the country.
Quote from bool review:
“In an unprecedented look at the personalities, events, and ideas that shaped one of the greatest upheavals of American society, David Allyn approaches the subject of the sexual revolution with a meticulous combination of historical facts and enthusiastic personal accounts. MAKE LOVE NOT WAR: THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION: AN UNFETTERED HISTORY (Little, Brown and Company) is the first serious treatment of the changes in daily life in the 1960s and ’70s that inspired a new age of sexual openness in American society. First hand accounts, diaries, interviews, and period research meld to reveal changes in private lives and public discourse from the fearful ’50s, to the first tremors of rebellion in the early ’60s, to the heady heyday of the Revolution.
MAKE LOVE NOT WAR intertwines the stories of the major players of the revolution–sexual freedom fighters, feminists, scientists, pornographers, gay activists, First Amendment lawyers, and others who made the headlines–with the testimony of ordinary people–men and women who dared to take risks in their private lives and share their experiences with others. Allyn brilliantly illustrates how the yearning for a freer, more open society brought these various and diverse people together. In Allyn’s extraordinary book, the sexual revolution is intimately depicted through:
A personal interview with Sex and the Single Girl author, Helen Gurley Brown
The evolution of ‘the pill’ and how it allowed women to have ‘worry-free sex any time, any place’
Stories of spouse swapping, swinging, group sex, and other erotic adventures
Personal interviews with gays and lesbians who lived through bar raids and ‘moral squads’
Photos of hippies, gays, and lesbians demonstrating, nude and otherwise, for their sexual freedom
Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner’s hatred of and intent to destroy the feminist movement.”

Folder List

Box 1

1. OAH (AHA) Meeting 1997
2. Agents & Publishers
3. Article “All the Advertising that’s Fit to Print” c.1977
4. Article on Gay Movement by Jim Kepner
5. Articles Raymond Holder poet
6. Articles Stephanie Kenen
7. “Children of Revolution”
8. Comedy “Inviting Trouble” 1997
9. Court Case Stanley vs State of Georgia (obscene matter)
10. Diary 1999
11. Articles 1971
12. Articles 1972
13. Research Comic Books
14. Research Deep Throat
15. Research Disabled
16. Research FBI files
17. Research Lyle Staurt Breaking Through in Sex Publishing
18. Research Obscenity
19. Research Penthouse (Guccine Paintings)
20. Research Prostitution
21. Research Notes Publications 1940s
22. Research Sex Laws
23. Research Sexual Freedom League Folder #1
24. Research Sexual Freedom League Folder #2
25. Research Sexual Freedom League Folder #3
26. Research Shere Hite 1976
27. Research Sweden
28. Research Swinging
29. Research Theater
30. Research Mishkin/Knoghts
31. [Publishing] Little Brown & Co.
32. Draft Change 2
33. Draft of Intro
34. Recommendations on file from Harvard
35. Permission of Research
36. Research Pill, the
37. Research Playboy
38. “Seeds of Peace” [Israelis & Arabs]
39. Novel – “Cell” by David Havelock
40. Manuscript – “The Rebellion of Robert Rimmer” by David Smith
41. Research Various Subjects

Box 2

42. Footnotes [to Manuscript]

43. Research Notebook #1

44. Research Notebook #2

45. Research Notes

46. Research Notes

47. Research Porn Misc.

48. Research Race

49. Research Rechy, John

50. Literary Agent – Janklow & Nesbit Agreement & Payments

51. Thesis – First Seventeen Years of “Seventeen” Kristin L. Vassallo

52. Thesis – “On the Pill” Elizabeth R. S. Wathins 1996

53. Wilhelm Reich & Female Sexuality & Notes

54. Job search

55. Resume

56. Manuscript “Make Love Not War”

57. Articles 1968

58. Articles 1973

59. Articles 1965

60. Articles 1974

61. Articles 1966

62. Articles 1969

63. Research “Playgirl”

64. Public Sex, Nudity 1970

65. Research Television

66. Certificate of Graduation Brown University BA

67. Research Journal Information

68. Research Bisexuality

69. Research Helen Gurley Brown

70. Diary – Paris June/July 1991 (David & partner)

71. Research Bill of Rights Fund (Columbia)

72. Research Bios Misc.

73. Barnard Sexuality Conference

74. Research Anarchists – Free Love (Diary Ben Reitman)

75. Research Anthropology

76. Research Age – Old

77. Research Advertising

78. Research Sexism

79. Research WAP [file title, not explained]

80. Research Fromu~ [file title, not explained]

81. Research Larry Flint Publications

82. Research Lesbians

83. Research Pro-Porn

84. Research Radical Feminism

85. Research Rape

86. Griswold, Estelle FPOHP

87. Esquire Magazine Court Case 1946

88. Research “Fanny Hill” Case

89. Research Abortion

90. Research Ginsberg Case

91. Research Lesbian Herstory Archives

92. Research Dr. Albert Ellis

93. Research Feminism

94. Research Drugs

95. Betty Dobson “Liberating Masturbation” 1974

96. Research Book Alex Comfort

97. Research communes (Manuscript 39 pps)

98. Research Viva

99. “Tropic of Cancer”

100. Draft pages of Book

Box 3

101. Research Children (Peda)

102. FUGS (Dreams of Sexual Perfection)

103. Research, Guyon, Rene (Homan rights & sexual Rights)

104. Kinsey

105. Interviews

106. Research Sex Education

107. Research Sociology, SMTS

108. Research Sex Revolution

109. Research Singles Bars

110. Research Sexual Hygiene

111. Diploma From Georgetown Day School 1987 (David Alan Smith)

112. Research notes – no folder

113. Roberta Hill Correspondence #1 of 2 1974

114. Roberta Hill Correspondence #2 of 2 1974

115. Journal of Jennifer Wilcha 9/1988 – 8/1989

116. Research “Screw”

117. Research Edward Sugarin

118. Research Bertrand Russell

119. Research Roth & Albert

120. Research Rock [Music]

121. Research Sexploitation

122. Research Lenny Bruce

123. Research Clippings-Recent 1980-1990s

124. Research Colleges/Parietal

125. Research Linda Le Claire

126. Research A. L. I. (American Law Institute)

127. Research Religion

128. Research Notes, no title

129. Play “The Lobby” [one act play c. 2000]

130. Talks

131. Masters & Johnson

132. Class notes, Department of History, Western Civilization

133. Research Hells Angels

134. Einstein, Robert

135. Motion Picture “I am Curious Yellow”

136. History & Sex

137. Research Hippies

138. Lemon, German

139. Homo 1990s

140. “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”

141. Jim Jones

142. Institute for Advanced Study & Human Sexuality

143. Paul Krassner

144. Research Homosexuality mid 1960s

145. Kronhayers, Pornography – The Law, Ballentine 1959

146. Invoices 1991-1992

147. Photos unidentified college age students

148. Research L/G Newsletters

149. Research S & M

150. Research Sexology History

Audio Tape List

1. Bancroft, Iris

2. Bellin, Howard 5/06/1998

3. Broumolle, Susan

4. Brown, Helen G.

5. Dourhin

6. Eichel, Ed

7. Eichel, Ed 4/22/1996

8. Ellis Albert

9. Ellis Albert 01/08/1994 Tape 2

10. Ellis, Albert 10/28/1995 Tape 2

11. Evans, Sara

12. Flynt, Larry 10/28/1995

13. Gaccione, Bob

14. Hefner, Hugh 3/029/1995

15. Holland, Sarah 3/16/1998

16. Jiacalore, Bill

17. Kepfobug, Tol

18. Koedt, Anne 1/28/1996

19. Koedt, Anne 1/28/1996

20. NY conference

21. Painter, Nell

22. Painter, Nell

23. Pitchfed, Ken

24. Pitchfed, Kenneth

25. Rechy, John

26. Renslow, Chuck 11/18/1994

27. Rila, Marco

28. Risset, Barney/Meyers, Astnel

29. Roberta

30. Roberta & Lloyd

31. Roberta et. Al.

32. Roberta et. Al.

33. Roberta et. Al.

34. Roberta & Lloyd

35. Sanders, Ed FUGS

36. Seamen, Barbara 4/22/1996

37. Seamen, Barbara 4/22/1996

38. Steinem, Gloria 12/05/1997

39. Wicker, Randy 12/28/1995