Guide to the The International Bathhouse Collection,

Descriptive Summary

Title : The International Bathhouse Collection
Creator: Anonymous
Dates : 1970 - 2014
ID Number : I14
Size: 3 boxes
Abstract: Collection of clippings, advertisements, brochures, and ephemera pertaining to international bathhouses.
Language(s): English

Repository: Special Collections
University of South Florida Libraries
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Tampa, Florida 33620
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Administrative Summary

Provenance: Anonymous
Acquisition Information: Donation
Access Conditions: None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.
Processing History: Complete.
Preferred Citation: The International Bathhouse Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Biographical Note

The creator of this collection wishes to remain anonymous.

Scope Note

Bathhouses are a major cultural institution for the gay male community. Historically, these were spaces where men were permitted to find community and seek out sexual encounters with other men. This collection contains travel articles and ephemera pertaining to bathhouses in the United States and abroad. The bulk of the collection is comprised of advertisements, magazine clippings, brochures, and ephemera for various bathhouses.

Arrangement Note: By continent or country, city, and venue as collected and organized by donor

Arrangement

By continent or country, city, and venue as collected and organized by donor

Subject Headings

Subject Terms: Gay bathhouses
Gay culture


COLLECTION CONTENTS

BOX 1 

      FOLDER 1 : United States - Travel


      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Out & About Free Guest House Guide, 2000
      FOLDER 2 : United States - Key West - Island House


Scope/Content: Postcards, business cards, holiday mailers, paper coaster
      FOLDER 3 : United States - Key West - Club Key West, (1977, 1980)
Scope/Content: Advertisements/ magazine clippings
      FOLDER 4 : United States - Key West - Travel


      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Trolley ticket, n.d.
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Bourbon St. Pub flyers, n.d.
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Trolley flyer, n.d.
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Key West G&L Map, 2007
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Fun Map, 2003
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Fun Map, 2001
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Fun Map, 2002
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Fun Map, 1997
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Key West G&L Map, 1995
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Fun Map, 2000
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Key West Gay Travel Brochure, 2001
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Key West G&L Map, n.d.
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Key West Travel Brochure, 2001
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Advertisement clipping, 1995
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Blu Q Cruise flyer, n.d.
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Phallosea Sailing Charters, 1995
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Time Out Charters for Men flyer, n.d.
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Advertisement for gay sailing, 1995
      FOLDER 5 : United States - Orlando - The Club, (1999, 2000, 2014)
Scope/Content: Brochures, advertisements, membership card
      FOLDER 6 : United States - Orlando - Parliament House, 1978
Scope/Content: Magazine clipping
      FOLDER 7 : United States - Miami - Club Body Center, 1996
Scope/Content: Magazine advertisements
      FOLDER 8 : United States - Miami - Club Aqua, 2014
Scope/Content: Fliers and adverstisements
      FOLDER 9 : United States - Miami - Travel, 2001-2002
Scope/Content: Maps
      FOLDER 10 : United States - Miami - Travel - Zmax Travel and Tours Inc.


      FOLDER 11 : United States - Fort Lauderdale - The Club, (1995, 2000)
Scope/Content: Magazine clippings and advertisements
      FOLDER 12 : United States - Tampa - The Club, 1978
Scope/Content: Magazine clipping
      FOLDER 13 : United States - Tampa - Ybor Resort and Spa, 2012
Scope/Content: Magazine clipping
      FOLDER 14 : United States - St. Petersburg - Travel, (1996, 2014)
Scope/Content: Garden Guest House, Suncoast Resort, Flamingo Resort brochures and advertisements
      FOLDER 15 : United States - Florida - Travel


Scope/Content: Guide list from Guide Magazine to Central and South Florida accommodations, clubs, stores, and restaurants as well as an article from Playgirl May 1986 regarding Florida spring break.
      FOLDER 16 : United States - Denver - Midtown Spa, 2012
      FOLDER 16    ITEM : Bear night flyer, 2012
      FOLDER 17 : United States - New York - Unknown Bathhouse, 1981
Scope/Content: Article
      FOLDER 17    ITEM : City Briefs review in Blueboy, March 1981
      FOLDER 18 : United States - New York - Continental Baths, Inc., 1969
Scope/Content: Clipping
      FOLDER 18    ITEM : Clipping from After Dark, 1969
      FOLDER 19 : United States - New York - Travel


Scope/Content: Maps of the city, 2001, 2013, article from Blueboy, 1975, advertisements for skating rink and book store, 1995, postcard, n.d.
      FOLDER 20 : United States - New York - New St. Marks Baths, 1978
Scope/Content: magazine advertisement
      FOLDER 21 : United States - New York - The Club Baths, (1977, 1978)
Scope/Content: Magazine Advertisements
      FOLDER 22 : United States - New York - Playhouse, 1994
Scope/Content: Flyer
      FOLDER 23 : United States - New York - The Lure, 2002
Scope/Content: Business card
      FOLDER 24 : United States - New York - The Woodshed, 1995
Scope/Content: Flyer
      FOLDER 25 : United States - New York - J.O. Club, 1995
Scope/Content: Flyers
      FOLDER 26 : United States - New York - J's Hangout, 1995
Scope/Content: Flyers
      FOLDER 27 : United States - New York - King, 1995
Scope/Content: Flyer
      FOLDER 28 : United States - New York - East Side Club, (1994-1996)
Scope/Content: Clippings
      FOLDER 29 : United States - New York - Wall Street Sauna, 1994
Scope/Content: Clipping
      FOLDER 30 : United States - New York - 7th Avenue Playhouse, 1994
Scope/Content: Clipping
      FOLDER 31 : United States - New York - West Side Club, 1996
Scope/Content: Clipping
      FOLDER 32 : United States - New York - The Executive, 1995
Scope/Content: Clipping
      FOLDER 33 : United States - New York - Adicktion, 1994
Scope/Content: Flyer
      FOLDER 34 : United States - New Jersey - Usher's Keep, 1995
Scope/Content: Brochure
      FOLDER 35 : United States - Michigan - Travel, 1995
Scope/Content: Nudist brochure
      FOLDER 36 : United States - New Orleans - Travel, (1988, 1999-2003)
Scope/Content: Fun Maps, flyer, and a Mardi Gras article.
      FOLDER 37 : United States - New Orleans - The Country Club, 1994
Scope/Content: Clippings
      FOLDER 38 : United States - New Orleans - The Club, (1994, 1995, 1996)
Scope/Content: Zine clipping
      FOLDER 39 : United States - San Francisco - Travel, (1980, 2000, 2007)
Scope/Content: Fun Maps and article
      FOLDER 39    ITEM : Article on The Club, San Francisco in Mandate, 1980
      FOLDER 39    ITEM : Fun Map, 2000
      FOLDER 39    ITEM : Travel article in GUIDE, 2007
      FOLDER 40 : United States - San Francisco - Travel, (2003, 2004, 2012, 2013)
Scope/Content: Pocket guides to the city
      FOLDER 41 : United States - San Francisco - Eros, (1994, 1997, 1999)
Scope/Content: Flyers
      FOLDER 42 : United States - San Francisco - Blow Buddies, 1994
Scope/Content: Flyer
      FOLDER 43 : United States - San Francisco - Mack Folsom Prison, 1994
Scope/Content: Flyer
      FOLDER 44 : United States - San Francisco - Club 1808, 1994
Scope/Content: Flyer
      FOLDER 45 : United States - San Francisco - Night Party Gallery, 1994
Scope/Content: Flyer
      FOLDER 46 : United States - San Francisco - Campus Theater, 1994
Scope/Content: Flyer
      FOLDER 47 : United States - San Francisco - Power Exchange Mainstation, 1994
Scope/Content: Flyer
      FOLDER 48 : United States - San Francisco - Travel - Spunk Jiz Biz Guide, 1994
Scope/Content: Spunk Jiz Biz Guide (to San Fran, LA, and NYC)
      FOLDER 48    ITEM : Spunk Jiz Biz Guide, February/March, 1994
      FOLDER 48    ITEM : Spunk Jiz Biz Guide, June, 1994
      FOLDER 48    ITEM : Spunk Jiz Biz Guide, October, 1994
      FOLDER 49 : United States - Berkeley - Steamworks, (1996, 2013)
Scope/Content: Flyer and room notice
      FOLDER 50 : United States - Los Angeles - Travel, (1999)
Scope/Content: Fun Maps and Zine
      FOLDER 50    ITEM : Fun Map, 1999
      FOLDER 50    ITEM : Dick/Brain News #IV, n.d.
      FOLDER 51 : United States - Los Angeles - Studio One, 1976
Scope/Content: Magazine clipping
      FOLDER 52 : United States - Los Angeles - The Hollywood Spa, (1976, 1999)
Scope/Content: Magazine clippings
      FOLDER 53 : United States - Los Angeles - The Club, 1982
Scope/Content: Magazine clipping
      FOLDER 54 : United States - Los Angeles - The Zone, 2004
Scope/Content: Magazine clipping and admission card
      FOLDER 55 : United States - Los Angeles - Melrose Baths, n.d.
Scope/Content: Flyer
      FOLDER 56 : United States - West Hollywood - San Vincente Inn and Resort, 2001
Scope/Content: Brochure and newspaper clipping
      FOLDER 57 : United States - Long Beach - Travel, 1994
Scope/Content: Article
      FOLDER 57    ITEM : Article from The Blade, 1994
      FOLDER 58 : United States - Fort Lauderdale - The Royal Palms, 1995
Scope/Content: Magazine clipping
      FOLDER 59 : United States - Fort Lauderdale - Club Body Center, 1994
Scope/Content: Brochure
      FOLDER 60 : United States - Fort Lauderdale - Inn Leather, 2014
Scope/Content: Advertisement
      FOLDER 61 : United States - Fort Lauderdale - Travel, 2001
Scope/Content: Business card, advertisement, maps
BOX 2 

      FOLDER 1 : United States - Chicago - Travel


      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Fun Maps, 2001
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Fun Maps, 2010
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : "Doing Business in Chicago" Passport, August, 2001
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : "In Man's Country" Gay Chicago, March 14-24, 1996, 1996
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : "Chicago" The GUIDE, July 2001
      FOLDER 1    ITEM : Entry cards, n.d.
      FOLDER 2 : United States - Chicago - Villa Toscana


Scope/Content: News clipping
      FOLDER 3 : United States - Chicago - Steamworks, (2014)
Scope/Content: Receipts, flyers, magazine cliping, note from management
      FOLDER 4 : United States - Provincetown - Travel, (1988, 1996, 2004, 2014)
Scope/Content: Fun maps and articles
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Fun Maps, 2004
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : Fun Maps, 2014
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : "Provincetown", Touch for Men, 1988
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : "Provincetown Capers", Touch for Men, 1988
      FOLDER 4    ITEM : "Provincetown", The GUIDE, 1996
      FOLDER 5 : United States - Provincetown - A House, 1994
Scope/Content: Magazine clipping.
      FOLDER 6 : United States - Provincetown - Carl's Guest House, 2004
Scope/Content: Business card
      FOLDER 7 : United States - Fire Island - Travel, 1984
Scope/Content: Article from Mandate
      FOLDER 8 : United States - Denver - Midtown Spa, n.d.
Scope/Content: Magazine clipping
      FOLDER 9 : United States - Philadelphia - Travel, (2014, 2005)
Scope/Content: Fun Maps
      FOLDER 9    ITEM : Fun Map, 2014
      FOLDER 9    ITEM : Fun Map, 2005
      FOLDER 10 : United States - Philadelphia - LR Fitness, 2000
Scope/Content: Magazine clipping and business card
      FOLDER 11 : United States - Washington, D.C. - Crew, (1996, 1997, 2014)
Scope/Content: Magazine clippings and business cards
      FOLDER 12 : United States - Washington, D.C. - Travel, 2014
Scope/Content: Fun Maps
      FOLDER 13 : United States - San Diego - The Club, (1996, 1997)
Scope/Content: Magazine clippings
      FOLDER 14 : United States - Cleveland - Flex, 1997
Scope/Content: Magazine clipping
      FOLDER 15 : United States - Palm Springs - Travel, 2014
Scope/Content: Fun Maps
      FOLDER 16 : United States - Palm Springs - Ulysses, 1977
Scope/Content: Magazine clipping
      FOLDER 17 : United States - Palm Springs - Vista Grande, 1994
Scope/Content: Magazine clipping
      FOLDER 18 : United States - Palm Springs - Warm Sands Villas, 1994
Scope/Content: Magazine clipping
      FOLDER 19 : United States - Hawaii - Travel, 1975
Scope/Content: Advertisement
      FOLDER 20 : Europe - Spain - Travel, (1992, 1996)
Scope/Content: Articles
      FOLDER 21 : Europe - Amsterdam - Travel, (1996-2008)
Scope/Content: Articles and maps
      FOLDER 21    ITEM : Article from The GUIDE, June 2005
      FOLDER 21    ITEM : Article from The GUIDE, July 1996
      FOLDER 21    ITEM : Maps, (1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007-2008)
      FOLDER 22 : Europe - Amsterdam - Thermos, 2006
Scope/Content: Brochures and business cards
      FOLDER 23 : Europe - Amsterdam - Nieuwesiids, n.d.
Scope/Content: Flyer
      FOLDER 24 : Europe - Amsterdam - Cockring, 2007
Scope/Content: Flyers and entrance receipt
      FOLDER 25 : Europe - Amsterdam - Church Cruise Club, (2014-2015)
Scope/Content: Flyers and schedules
      FOLDER 26 : Europe - Paris - Travel


      FOLDER 26    ITEM : Article from The GUIDE, April 2007
      FOLDER 26    ITEM : Guide Map, 2007
      FOLDER 26    ITEM : Fun Map, 2000
      FOLDER 26    ITEM : "Gai Paris" in PlayGuy, 1985
      FOLDER 26    ITEM : Magazine tear out of a map of Paris, from The GUIDE, July 1996
      FOLDER 26    ITEM : Article from The GUIDE, April 1997
      FOLDER 27 : Europe - Paris - Key West Sauna, n.d.
Scope/Content: Magazine clipping
      FOLDER 28 : Europe - Paris - Le Depot, 2007
Scope/Content: Entrance receipt and business card
      FOLDER 29 : Europe - Paris - L' Arena, 1998
Scope/Content: Magazine clipping
      FOLDER 30 : Europe - Paris - IDM, (1994, 1998)
Scope/Content: Postcard and magazine clipping
      FOLDER 31 : Europe - Paris - Sun City, 2014
Scope/Content: Postcards and entrance receipts
      FOLDER 32 : Europe - Berlin - Gate Sauna, 2002
Scope/Content: Magazine clipping
      FOLDER 33 : Europe - Berlin - Steam, 2002
Scope/Content: Magazine clipping
      FOLDER 34 : Europe - Berlin - Apollo City Spa, 2002
Scope/Content: Magazine clipping
      FOLDER 35 : Europe - Berlin - Travel, 2002
Scope/Content: Map
      FOLDER 36 : Europe - Koln/Cologne - Travel, 2013
Scope/Content: Map
      FOLDER 37 : Europe - Cologne - Badehaus Babylon, n.d.
Scope/Content: Business card
      FOLDER 38 : Europe - Munich - Deutsche Eiche, n.d.
Scope/Content: Postcard
      FOLDER 39 : Europe - Vienna - Kaiserbrundl, n.d.
Scope/Content: Postcards and business card
      FOLDER 40 : Europe - London - Travel


      FOLDER 40    ITEM : Fun Map, 1999
      FOLDER 40    ITEM : Friends: The Gay Map, 2002-2003
      FOLDER 40    ITEM : Clipping of Mr. Hardward contest, London, n.d.
      FOLDER 41 : Europe - Zurich - Paragonya, n.d.
Scope/Content: Business cards
      FOLDER 42 : Europe - Belgium - Kouros, 1996
Scope/Content: Flyer
      FOLDER 43 : Europe - Switzerland - Pink Beach, n.d.
Scope/Content: Flyers
      FOLDER 44 : Canada - Montreal - Sauna Centre-ville, 1996
Scope/Content: Magazine clippings and print out advertisement
      FOLDER 45 : Canada - Travel, 1996
Scope/Content: Magazine clipping
      FOLDER 46 : Canada - Toronto - Travel


      FOLDER 46    ITEM : Fun Map, 1999-2000
      FOLDER 46    ITEM : Fun Map, 2014
      FOLDER 46    ITEM : Pocket map, n.d.
      FOLDER 46    ITEM : Magazine clipping, 1995
      FOLDER 47 : Canada - Toronto - Remington's, 1994-1995; 2014
Scope/Content: Magazine clippings and flyer
      FOLDER 48 : Canada - Toronto - Woody's, 1995
Scope/Content: Magazine clipping
      FOLDER 49 : Canada - Toronto - Spa Excess


      FOLDER 50 : Europe - Copenhagen - Travel, 2001
Scope/Content: article
      FOLDER 51 : Australia - Sydney - Bodyline Spa and Sauna


      FOLDER 52 : Europe - Paris - Gym Louvre Sauna


      FOLDER 53 : Canada - Montreal - St. Marc Spa


BOX 3 

      FOLDER 1 : Canada - Vancouver - Club Vancouver, 1996
Scope/Content: advertisement
      FOLDER 2 : Canada - Vancouver - Travel


      FOLDER 2    ITEM : Fun Map, 2014
      FOLDER 2    ITEM : After Dark article in Gay Chicago Magazine, 2001
      FOLDER 3 : Canada - Quebec City - Sauna Bloc, 1994
Scope/Content: advertisement clipping
      FOLDER 4 : Canada - Montreal - Aux Berges, 1996
Scope/Content: Advertisement clipping
      FOLDER 5 : Canada - Montreal - Le 5018, 1996
Scope/Content: Advertisement clipping
      FOLDER 6 : Canada - Montreal - Oasis Spa, 1996
Scope/Content: advertisements
      FOLDER 7 : Canada - Montreal - Travel


      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Village map and directory, 1996
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Advertisement, 2007
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : The GUIDE, 1996
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Gay411.com flyer, 2007
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Fun Map, 2012
      FOLDER 7    ITEM : Fun Map, 2014
      FOLDER 8 : Australia - Travel


      FOLDER 8    ITEM : The GUIDE, 1998
      FOLDER 8    ITEM : The GUIDE, 1996
      FOLDER 8    ITEM : Friends Map of Sydney, 2002
      FOLDER 9 : Greece - Mykonos - Travel, 1992
Scope/Content: Article in BlueBoy
      FOLDER 10 : Mexico - Acapulco - Travel, 1992
Scope/Content: Clipping of directory from Hermes
      FOLDER 11 : Thailand - Bangkok - Babylon, n.d.
Scope/Content: Brochure and business cards
      FOLDER 12 : Thailand - Bangkok - Classic House Massage, n.d.
Scope/Content: Clipping of advertisement and business cards
      FOLDER 13 : Thailand - Bangkok - House of Male, n.d.
Scope/Content: Business card
      FOLDER 14 : Thailand - Bangkok - Travel


      FOLDER 14    ITEM : Gay guide map, 2005
      FOLDER 14    ITEM : Clipping of advertisement for tour of Thailand, 1984
      FOLDER 15 : Thailand - Bangkok - Hero, 2005
Scope/Content: Business card
      FOLDER 16 : Thailand - Bangkok - V Club Spa, n.d.
Scope/Content: Business card
      FOLDER 17 : Thailand - Bangkok - Adonis Massage, n.d.
Scope/Content: Advertisement and business card
      FOLDER 18 : Thailand - Bangkok - Classic Boys Club, n.d.
Scope/Content: Advertisment
      FOLDER 19 : Miscellaneous


      FOLDER 20 : Miscellaneous - Articles


      FOLDER 21 : Travel - Spartacus Gay Guide


      FOLDER 22 : Travel - RSVP Vacations


      FOLDER 23 : Travel - Olympus Vacations


      FOLDER 24 : Travel - Go Guide


      FOLDER 25 : Sex Workshops


      ITEM : A History of the Bathhouse, published by author, December 2014


      ITEM : Spartacus: International Sauna Guide, 8th Edition (Berlin: Bruno Gmunder, 2010)


      ITEM : Spartacus: International Sauna Guide (Berlin: Bruno Gmunder, 2002)


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