Pulp fiction refers to a genre of cheaply-produced paperback books about sensational topics, and in the 1950s, became a way for publications depicting the lives of lesbians, gay men, and queer people to reach a wide audience. Below are links to information about the lesbian and gay pulp fiction collections in the Rubenstein Library.
The following list uses subject headings to pull up materials at Duke Libraries:Homosexuality
Because there are many different keywords and search terms used to describe materials related to sexuality studies, it is difficult to create a search that will capture all journals related to LGBT issues. It is also difficult to narrow down just gay or lesbian materials. These links are designed as starting points for your research.
This list highlights collections of periodicals from the LGBT movements of the 1960s through the present, primarily from 1960s-1990s. These materials are housed in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library and must be used in the reading room. Some may be in offsite storage, so please request them in advance of your visit.