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- Warner, Arthur Cyrus, 1918-2007
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Arthur C. Warner Papers
- Public Policy Papers
- Permanent URL:
- 1927-2003 (mostly 1946-2000)
- 42 boxes
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-42
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 the gay community. 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.
Collection Description & Creator Information
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. Warner's papers also include materials related to gay rights activist groups, including the NCSCL, publications on issues facing the gay community, family correspondence, his doctoral dissertation on English naval history, and a small amount of material regarding his teaching career.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Arthur Cyrus Warner (1918-2007), Princeton University Class of 1938, was a prominent figure in the gay liberation movement, focusing his efforts on legal reform to protect the civil liberties of the gay community. His work included successful efforts to overturn anti-sodomy and other laws used to persecute gay people 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.
Gift of Arthur C. Warner in 2000 and 2007 [ML2007-032].
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Duplicate materials have been removed. Four boxes of materials, primarily duplicates, were separated from the collection in January 2009 and returned to the source.
- Processing Information:
This collection was originally accessioned in 2000 and updated in 2007 [ML.2007.32]. An inventory list of the original deposit and 2007 accrual were created in 2007. The finding aid and MARC record were updated at this time.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to Princeton University and researchers are free to move forward with use of materials without anything further from Mudd Library. For materials not created by the donor, where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. In these instances, researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.
- Credit this material:
Arthur C. Warner Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- Subject Terms:
- Gay liberation movement -- United States.
Gays -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Law reform -- United States.
Privacy, Right of.
- Genre Terms:
- American Association for Personal Privacy
Warner, Arthur Cyrus, 1918-2007