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Donald Windham "The Kelly Boys" short story

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS795f
Scope and Content This collection consists of one copy of "The Kelly Boys," a short story written by Donald Windham in the form of a letter with date line "Atlanta May 1939." The story itself follows the narrator's internal observation of the eponymous Kelly boys, three brothers of "unimaginably beautiful" appearance. The story contains themes of voyeurism and homoerotic desire. Its setting is Atlanta, and it mentions local landmarks, like Peachtree Street. "The Kelly Boys" was not widely circulated; this copy...
Dates: 1939

Jack Strouss and William Devaux Wilson papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS1093
Scope and Content This collection contains personal correspondence from William "Bill" Devaux Wilson to Jack Strouss, sent mostly from California. In his letters, Wilson discusses their romantic relationship and his life in California. Of particular note is a letter stamped Oct. 11, 1954, in which Bill encourges Jack to marry and have children while still maintaining their relationship. The collection also contains poems and stories written by Wilson.
Dates: 1952-1955, undated

The Jewel Box Revue

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS796f
Scope and Content This collection contains a booklet advertising The Jewel Box Revue. The booklet primarily contains photographs of the performers both in and out of drag; in one section the author encourages the reader to match fully-costumed performers to photos of their more conventionally-attired selves. Of particular note is mention that there was only one woman performer in the Revue, Storme DeLarverie.
Dates: approximately 1960