We are excited to share that Dr. Patrick Keilty, A/CA co-applicant, Archives Director of the Sexual Representation Collection, and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information and Bonham Centre at the University of Toronto, recently acquired the pornography collections of two prominent film scholars, Chuck Kleinhans and Tom Waugh.
Over the course of their careers, both Chuck Kleinhans and Tom Waugh accumulated a large amount of primary source material relating to their research on pornography. Chuck Kleinhans' collection was shipped from Oregon to Toronto, with support from Archive/Counter-Archive.
Click here to read the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies' interview of Patrick Keilty and find out more about Dr. Keilty's plans for the collection, the work of A/CA student researcher Daniel Laurin, and the challenges of preserving erotic visual culture and writing adult film history.
"Until now, the materials were deteriorating and vulnerable, stored in living rooms, bedroom closets, garages, and in the crawl spaces under a house. By acquiring these materials, we are able to processes, arrange, and describe them to archival-quality standards and store them in a purpose-built environmentally controlled facility. We owe special thanks to the Cinema Studies Institute and Archive/Counter-Archive at York University for helping to make this possible."