Herbert Hoeger Gay Porn Library
Language of Materials
Herbert Hoeger (1924-2014) was born in the Czech Republic in an area formerly recognized as Austria. He was drafted into the German Army during World War II, was captured and stayed a POW until he was discharged in 1946. Hoeger immigrated to the United States in 1957, eventually becoming a U.S. citizen. He lived in New York City and Warrensburg, New York, working as a lab technician for a dairy and a model for print ads. The Herbert Hoeger Gay Porn Library is a small collection of Hoeger's gay erotic novels and publications dating from the late 1960s through the 1970s, as well as a small number of illustrated instructional booklets on homosexuality and sexual education.
Herbert Hoeger (1924-2014) was born in the Czech Republic in an area previously identified as Austria. In 1942, he was drafted into the German Army, captured by the U.S., then placed in various POW camps located in Europe and the United States. He was discharged from the army in 1946, attended college in Vienna, and immigrated to the United States in 1957. He became a U.S. citizen in 1978. Hoeger lived mostly in New York City and Warrensburg, New York. He worked as a lab technician for a dairy and was a model for print ads.
This collection is arranged at the item-level in alphabetical order by title.
Scope and Contents
The Herbert Hoeger Gay Porn Library is a small collection of gay erotic novels and publications dating from the late 1960s through the 1970s, and also includes a small number of illustrated instructional booklets on homosexuality and sexual education.
Conditions Governing Access
Materials are open without restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use materials in the collection in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).
Identification of item, date; Herbert Hoeger Gay Porn Library; MSS 582; box number; folder number or item identifier; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University.
Location of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Jane MacKintosh, April 2018; the accession number associated with this gift is 2019.042.
In August 2019, curator evaluated the publication Boystown, decided it was outside the institution's collecting scope, and removed it from the collection.
About this Guide
Materials were rehoused individually into acid-free folders, placed in archival boxes, and described on the collection-level with a folder list.