- Brass, Perry
- Call number
- MssCol 373
- Physical description
- .5 linear feet (1 box)
- Preferred Citation
- Perry Brass papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.Restrictions apply
Perry Brass, author and playwright, was born (Sept. 15, 1947) in Savannah, Georgia. He attended high school there and afterwards studied fine arts (for one year) at the University of Georgia. From 1965 to 1968 he was employed in the advertising field in New York City. During the early 1970's while a student at New York University he became active in the struggle for gay rights. He wrote numerous articles for the gay press. Some of his poems were also published in Come Out!: Selections from the Radical Gay Liberation Newspaper (N.Y., Times Change Press, c1970). The Perry Brass papers (1968-circa 1974) consist of a private journal (1971-1972); literary and college notebooks; scripts of his poems and miscellaneous writings; and a few photographs, sketches and drawings.
Source of acquisitionGift, International Gay Information Center, Inc, 19880430
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328
Access to materialsAdvance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Private journal and one typescript restricted until 2055.