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Recent Donations to the Kinsey Institute Collections

Recent donations to the KI Library Collections include a limited edition leather bound collection of Playboy centerfolds, and new additions to the Haslam Polyamory archives from Dr. Deborah Taj Anapol.

Dr. Deborah Taj Anapol, author and co-founder of Loving More Magazine, contributed her archives to the Dr. Kenneth R. Haslam Polyamory Collection at the Kinsey Institute Library. Loving More Magazine, co-published by Ryam Nearing, provides advocacy, information, and support to non-monogamous individuals and communities.

For more on the Haslam polyamory collection, including a full bibliography, see www.kinseyinstitute.org/library/haslam.html.

An anonymous donor contributed an impressive book, Playboy: the Complete Centerfolds, featuring 640 photographs of Playboy centerfold models, beginning with the iconic Marilyn Monroe. The book comes in a leather suitcase weighing over 35 pounds, and represents half a century of the idealized image of the female body.

Margaret McCarthy, NY photographer, donated an entire series titled The Divine Feminine to the Kinsey Institute art collection. Ms. McCarthy describes the series as Celtic myth-inspired female characters, in inspirational roles. Her work can be seen at http://www.margaretmccarthy.com/Portfolio/PortfolioFeminine1.html.

There is a Faraway Place Inside Her, The Divine Feminine Series.
Margaret McCarthy.
Higbees Beach, Vincent Cianni.

The art collection also received several prints from Vincent Cianni's "Landscapes of Desire" portfolio, including Higbees Beach (left). These join a set of seven prints from the same series, which were purchased for the Kinsey Institute art & artifacts collection with funds donated expressly for that purpose. More of the artist's work can be seen online at http://www.vincentcianni.com.

You can find out more about donating materials or artwork to The Kinsey Institute Collections here >>




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