HIC’s Online Bibliography
and Authors Pages
Soon to be featured: a listing by author and title of the
First 2,200 Titles Collected by
the Homosexual Movement
Though the original ONE Library was first parted out in 1968, the Tangent Group retained the original card files of the organization. HIC's database manager John Richards has tailor-made a Filemaker database by which volunteers have been able to process and record the information from each card, creating a virtual reconstruction of the library up to the split of ONE, Incorporated, which occurred on April 18, 1965.
Many famous and important people used and contributed to this archives, including Jim Kepner, Don Slater and Tony Reyes, Dale Jennings, W. Dorr Legg, Harry Hay and John Burnside, Blanche Baker, Martin Block, Hal Call, Joe and Jane Hansen, Vern Bullough, Harry Benjamin, and Evelyn Hooker. It is in their honor that this virtual archives is being constructed.
The index, when posted, will be sorted by author and by title, and then other individual works will be added to this ever-growing online bibliography of homosexual reference works.
C. Todd White has orchestrated this effort as a part of his Doctoral Dissertation for the Department of Anthropology at the University of Southern California. G. Alexander Moore is the senior faculty advisor for the project. White's research has been made possible in part through a Graduate Fellowship from the Graduate School at USC, two Research / Dissertation awards from the USC Lambda Alumni Association, and scholarship support from ISHR, Institute for the Study of Human Resources.
The Tangent Group would also like to thank ISHR for its ongoing support. Substantial contributions by Robert R. Cook, The Amgen Foundation, and Vern L. Bullough have also made this work possible.
These pages are a growing record of what has been known and said on the subject of homosexuality.
Our purpose is to continue the vision of HIC founder Don Slater, as articulated in a 1991 letter to his friend Dale Jennings:
I'm certainly the first to agree that there's nothing wrong with HIC that a few bucks won't help. Like ONE, we have been in daily business with a street address longer than any other group in the U.S. We have challenged the laws in the courts, we have challenged military regulations, given advice and made referrals to hundreds of persons. But it is now an information age. Homosexuality is currently the subject of intense interest. Personal problems still abound, but we get hundreds of inquiries each month from students, writers, researchers, marketing men, and the merely curious. We have some of the answers, but we need all of the answers at our fingertips.
We used to hold meetings, forums, discussions, and parties, but I'm not sure we should return to that. Our collection should be available for on-site inspection, but do we need a drop-in center? We get inquiries from all over the world. Our headquarters can be anywhere so long as our resources are known and available through some information system.
For you, Mr. Slater. May this seed become the information system you envisioned. ctw
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