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Collection #105

Nicholas Vanderlin McCausland Journals

Record:105
Date:1973 - 2003
Size:2 feet

Provenance

Given to the Archive by Nicholas V. McCausland October 18, 2007.

Use Restrictions

Researchers must substitute with fictitious names actual names of any living persons referred to in journals or receive permission to publish actual names from those individuals.

Scope and Content

This collection contains journals kept while living in Spain in the first half of the 1970s and in New York City and then Rhinebeck, NY, after 1975. Journals continue through 2003. Most books contain taped or pasted photos, newspaper clippings, advertisements, emails, playbills, and other paraphernalia that are cited directly in the text. Early content focuses extensively on a single romantic pursuit of a heterosexually-married male Spaniard while McCausland was living in Madrid on work for a large multi-national corporation. Journals from the early 1980s in New York City and Fire Island also feature romantic and sexual encounters. In 1985 McCausland settled in Rhinebeck, NY, with his partner. This collection is appropriate for anyone interested in sexual mores of gyms in the 1970s and 80s, a history of American gay men living abroad, or an extensive visual representation of a gay man’s life over twenty-five years.

History or Bio

Nicholas McCausland was born in 1927. He now lives in Rhinebeck, NY.

Folder List

Box 1

1. Journal [Oct 1973 – Apr 1974]
2. Journal [May 1974 – Jun 1974]
3. Journal [Jul 1974 – Sep 1974]
4. Journals [Sep 1974 – Jan 1975; Jan 1975 – Apr 1975]
5. Journal [May 1975 – Jul 1975]
6. Journal [Aug 1975 – Oct 1975]
7. Journal [Nov 1975 – Dec 1975]
8. Journal [Jan 1976 – Feb 1976]
9. Journal [Feb 1976 – May 1976]
10. Journal [Jun 1976 – Aug 1976]
11. Journal [Aug 1976 – Mar 1977]
12. Journal [Oct 1977 – Mar 1978]
13. Journal [Feb 1979 – Jan 1980]
14. Journal [Feb 1980 – Dec 1980]

Box 2

15. Journal [Dec 1981 – Sep 1982]
16. Journal [Jul 1983 – Oct 1984]
17. Journal [Oct 1984 – Nov 1985]
18. Journal [Nov 1985 – Oct 1986]
19. Journal [Nov 1986 – Sep 1987]
20. Journal [Nov 1989 – Dec 1990]
21. Journal [Jan 1992 – Nov 1992]
22. Journal [Nov 1992 – Sep 1993]
23. Journal [Sep 1993 – Jun 1994]
24. Journal [Jul 1995 – Nov 1996]
25. Journal [Dec 1996 – Apr 1998]
26. Correspondence and emails [1996 – 1998]
27. Journal [Jun 1998 – Mar 2001]
28. Journal [Apr 2001 – Sep 2003]

Box 3

29. Journal [Oct 2003 – Jan 2005]

30. Journal [Feb 2005 – Dec 2005]

31. Journal [Jan 2006 – Dec 2006]

32. Annex Vol. 28

33. Journal [Jan 2007 – Dec 2008]