Spectator magazine records
Published issues of Spectator Magazine including draft articles, photographs, and business related documents.
- circa 1978-2005
Language of Materials
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.
Extent50 linear feet (50 boxes)
110.3 Gigabytes (35 items)
Includes audiocassettes, VHS videotapes, 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 California-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 Audiocassettes; 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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2019M-059. Purchased from the Center for Sex and Culture, 2019.
Born-digital material has been separated: Am3267BD.
Includes audiovisual and/or digital media: VHS videotapes, audiocassettes, DVDs, and CDs.
Processed by Magdaline Lawhorn, 2019.
- Center for Sex and Culture (San Francisco, Calif.) (Organization)
- Spectator magazine records, circa 1978-2005 (MS Am 3267): Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard University.
- 2019 April 12
- Description rules
- Language of description
- EAD ID
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