Scope and arrangement
The Marvin Liebman Papers consist chiefly of drafts of his memoir, I've Been Everywhere But Home (published in 1992 with the title Coming Out Conservative), and other writings that he sent to his friend Geoffrey Hoefer for comment. The collection also includes some letters and organizational mailings he sent to Hoefer, a videotaped interview with Liebman, and photocopies of published articles about Liebman, gay rights, and political conservatism.
The Marvin Liebman papers are arranged in two series:
Series I consists chiefly of copies of Liebman's writings that he sent to Hoefer for his opinion. These include several drafts of Liebman's memoir, I've Been Everywhere But Home (later published as Coming Out Conservative), a draft of an unfinished novel, and copies of his opinion column Conservatively Speaking (later Independently Speaking), written between 1994-1996. Brief cover letters are included with some of the drafts.
Series II consists of items sent to Geoffrey Hoefer by Liebman, including one personal letter enclosing a copy of his article "What do Conservative Gays and Lesbians Have in Common with the Republican Party?", a photocopy of a fax from William F. Buckley, Jr. of his review of Liebman's memoir Coming Out Conservative, and four mailings from the National Coalition for Understanding (earlier the Lambda Conservative Foundation), an organization Liebman created and dissolved in 1994. In addition to the correspondence, there is also a videotaped interview with Liebman and a folder of photocopies of clippings and other printed material about Liebman, the gay rights movement, and gay conservatives.