Cornell University Library celebrates the 25th Anniversary of its Human Sexuality Collection with an exhibition of pre-Stonewall gay and gay-themed imagery at Boo-Hooray drawn from the Collection of Harry Weintraub. Weintraub, a New York City labor lawyer, took more than three decades to amass the collection’s 20,000 gay-themed photographs and print items. Some date back to the 1860s, and they range from formal 19th-century portraits to candid snapshots and Hollywood stars’ studio portraits.
The Harry H. Weintraub Collection of Gay-Related Photography and Historical Documentation is part of the Human Sexuality Collection, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with events in New York City and Ithaca.
The show is curated by Harry Weintraub, Cornell Library board member and Boo-Hooray owner Johan Kugelberg, Cornell Human Sexuality Collection curator Brenda Marston and author Jon Savage.
The catalog contains a selection of images from the collection and a text by Johan Kugelberg and Jon Savage.
Published on the occasion of the exhibit "Hooray for Gay: Pre-Stonewall Images from the Harry H. Weintraub Collection" at Boo-Hooray, March 30th - April 8, 2013.
24 pages / Laser-printed / Edition of 120.