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Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library Good Vibrations publications collection

Call Number: MS 2025
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of printed ephemera produced by Good Vibrations, a feminist sex toy shop founded by sex educator Joani Blank in San Francisco, California in 1977. Materials include booklets and pamphlets for educating customers on various aspects of sexual activities and sexuality, outreach materials for encouraging sex positivity, and promotional items for the store including business cards, fliers with workshop information, and product catalogs. Educational and outreach materials focus on tips and guides for sexual activities as well as customer stories of using products purchased at Good Vibrations. Materials cover from 1986 to 2015, with the bulk from 2000-2015.
Language of Materials
The material is in English and Spanish.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright has not been transferred to Yale University. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user
The collection is arranged by document type.
1986 - 2015
.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Related Names
Good Vibrations (Firm)
Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
Language of Materials
Multiple languages