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Alex Comfort Collection

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The collection Alex Comfort, Ph.D., (1920-2000), British biochemist, physician, sex researcher and author of numerous works including The Joy of Sex (1972), which sold over 12 million copies, consists of 132 archival folders and card files (3.5 linear ft.) of professional correspondence (1958-1976), manuscripts (1975-1983), research notes, clippings, illustrations and bibliographical citations on human sexual behavior, including materials related to the Sandstone experimental sexual community where Comfort lived for a short time (1970-1972), and magazines, catalogs, advertisements, sketches and commercial photographs of bondage/pseudo-aggression (1971-1978).

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