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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3267

Spectator magazine collection


Published issues of Spectator Magazine including draft articles, photographs, and business related documents.


  • circa 1978-2005

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.


50 linear feet (50 boxes)
110.3 Gigabytes
Includes audio cassettes, VHS tapes, draft layouts for Spectator Magazine issues, published Spectator Magazine issues, photographs and slides of models, research materials, business and administrative documents, and article reviews.

Biographical / Historical

Spectator Magazine (1978-2005), was a Californian based adult newspaper. Over the years the magazine was staffed by: Max Scherr (founder); Kat Sunlove (publisher and owner); Dara Lynne Dahl (editor); Dave Patrick (editor); Layne Winklebleck (editor and photographer); and Terry Hall (editor).


Collection is minimally processed. Materials are loosely arranged in eight series: Business and Administrative Materials; Big Mac Audio Cassettes; Draft Spectator Magazine Issues; Images; Other Publications; Published Spectator Magazine Issues; Research Materials; and Reviews.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Special equipment or surrogate required; consult Houghton staff.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019M-059. Purchased from the Center for Sex and Culture, 2019.

Separated Materials

Born-digital material has been separated: Am3267BD.

General note

Includes audiovisual and/or digital media: VHS, audio cassettes, DVDs, and CDs.

Processing Information

Processed by Magdaline Lawhorn, 2019.
Link to catalog
Spectator magazine collection, circa 1978-2005 (MS Am 3267): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2019 April 12
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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