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COLLECTION — Multiple Containers Identifier: MS Am 3268

Robert M. Lawrence collection


Robert Lawrence collection of posters from the Golden Age of Porn.


  • circa 1970-1980

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


19 linear feet (19 boxes)

Includes various posters pertaining to the Golden Age of Porn and pulp fiction.

Biographical / Historical

Robert Morgan Lawrence specializes in sex education, serving as a sex industry consultant, author, and lecturer for both national and international conferences. Lawrence has a Doctorate of Education degree in human sexuality and another in health care.


Collection is minimally processed and described at the collection level.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019M-068. Purchased from the Center for Sex and Culture, 2019.

Processing Information

Minimally processed by Magdaline Lawhorn, 2019.

Lawrence, Robert M. Robert M. Lawrence collection, circa 1970-1980 (MS Am 3268): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2019 April 10
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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Houghton Library’s Reading Room is free and open to all who wish to use the library’s collections.

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