- Willard, Avery
- Call number
- MssCol 4805
- Physical description
- 3 cartons (ca. 125 items)
- Preferred Citation
- Avery Willard Films, 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
Avery Willard (1921-1999) was a gay photographer and filmmaker. The collection consists of motion picture films and related materials by the photographer and filmmaker Avery Willard (born Avery Willard Parsons, Jr.). Included are gay erotic films on leather and Nazi themes, films of male-to-female drag, and some home movies. Also included are sound tracks for some of the films, and miscellaneous items.
Source of acquisitionGift, 2000, Cox, John Michael, 10/11/2000
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.
Collection is closed until films can be duplicated on videotape.