Biography and History

Arthur Cyrus Warner (1918-2007) was a prominent figure in the gay liberation movement, focusing his efforts on legal reform to protect the civil liberties of gays. His work included successful efforts to overturn anti-sodomy and other laws used to persecute gays in many states. Warner was also chair of the legal department of The Mattachine Society of New York, and founder and director of the National Committee for Sexual Civil Liberties (NCSCL), later renamed the American Association for Personal Privacy (AAPP), a high-level think tank mainly concerned with legal reform.

Source: From the finding aid for MC219

  • Arthur C. Warner Papers. 1927-2003 (inclusive), 1946-2000 (bulk).

    Call Number: MC219

    Arthur Cyrus Warner (1918-2007) was a prominent figure in the gay liberation movement, focusing his efforts on legal reform to protect the civil liberties of gays. Warner's papers document his involvement in legal reform and other issues pertaining to gay rights. The papers largely consist of legislative and court documents about cases affecting gay civil liberties, and related memoranda, correspondence, and writings.

  • Arthur C. Warner Papers. 1927-2003 (inclusive), 1946-2000 (bulk).

    Call Number: MC219

    Arthur Cyrus Warner (1918-2007) was a prominent figure in the gay liberation movement, focusing his efforts on legal reform to protect the civil liberties of gays. Warner's papers document his involvement in legal reform and other issues pertaining to gay rights. The papers largely consist of legislative and court documents about cases affecting gay civil liberties, and related memoranda, correspondence, and writings.