Cover is a black and white photograph of a nude man lying on a bed. Inside has handwritten text.
16 x 11.3 cm
Inside note: "Dear Boys, Thought you might appreciate the fine brush work on this example of mid 20th century art. I think the position of the hands is particularly significant.
We have had a wonderful holiday - very quick and restful in Maine, lots of reading and eating. Two days in Boston - just enough to make me want to go back. And finally a pilgrimage to the Cape. Worshipped on the beach for two days and visited one shrine. Lots of fellow pilgrims, but the one from Boston looks like the one from N.Y.C., like the one from D.C., like the one from Mtl etc. Despite the fact that I don't feel part of the larger "scene" I do recognize something in many people which I want to learn better and I look forward to a return visit. We head back to Mtl tomorrow and eventually to those comforting routines which give life order if not ecstacy. Hope to see you soon. xo Keith"
Stamped: Canadian Gay Archives, JUN 20 1981
Cover depicts a hand holding a dumbbell. Blank inside.
12.5 x 17.7 cm
Handwritten note: "James [Fraser], Hope your holidays really 'work-out' for you! Painting commences first week in Jan., feel like stretching those lovely arms? Merry, merry whatever! Love you, Bill & Jack."
Pamphlet promoting Gay Greeting Cards. First page describes context of cards and inquire address. Card unfolds to display images of possible greeting cards that can be manufactured. One page is an order form.
Off-white card depicting a doodle of an opened door with a circular form springing out of it. Inside features "Gay & Human" over a broken egg shell and text: "I've watched you grow into a marvelously complex, contradictory human person. Happy Birthday"
14 x 10.5 cm
Came with a note: "James, these are samples from Lambda cards, Box 9381, Washington, DC 20005 USA. I thought you might like to make them archival. Rick 19/3/78"
On the cover is "Holiday Greetings from your friendly fantasty merchants." Card unfolds to a two-page drawing of spectators in a gladiator arena, with a caption that states: "In a year that gave us Ronald Reagan and the moral majority..." Card unfolds again to a four-page spread of gladiators fighting. Caption continues: "'Heaven's Gate,' Bo Derek as 'Tarzan,' The New Right, James Watt, the Kansas City Hyatt Tea Dance and the Family Protection Act..." Card unfolds into a mini poster depicting line drawings of various men representing gay fantasties. Heading states: "Thank Heavens for Fantasties! Happy Holidays to you and yours from all of us. Alternate Publishing."