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Finding Aid to the William Carney Papers, 1942-1987
BANC MSS 2001/72 c  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: William Carney papers
    Date (inclusive): 1942-1987
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2001/72 c
    Creators : Carney, William A.
    Extent: Number of containers: 16 cartons, 8 boxes Linear feet: 23
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The William Carney Papers, 1942-1987, consists of writings, correspondence, journals, engagement books, photographs, and slides. Drafts of various written works, both published and unpublished, make up the bulk of the collection. Correspondence is both incoming and outgoing, and correspondents consist of family, friends, and acquaintances. The photographs and slides are primarily of Carney, his friends and family, and of various trips taken. Of particular interest is Carney's World War II journal during his time as a gunner in the United States Air Force.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html. 
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William Carney Papers, BANC MSS 2001/72 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Separated Material

    Photograph album has been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library. Printed materials have been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de, 1732-1799
    Authors, American--20th century
    Authors, American--California
    Gay erotic literature
    Gay men's writings, American--California
    Sadomasochism in literature
    World War, 1939-1945--participation, Gay
    Manuscripts for publication

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The William Carney Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Suzanne Goell on August 1, 2000 and Edward Wilson on September 25, 2004.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the container level.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Antonio Espinoza in 2007.

    Biographical Information

    Born in 1922, William Carney served in the United States Air Force as a gunner in World War II. After the war he attended the Missouri School of Journalism and obtained his masters in French from the University of California, Berkeley. Carney later taught French in the University of California system, and in the 1970's he restored Victorian and Edwardian homes in San Francisco. He published three works of Gay erotic literature in his lifetime, The Real Thing, A Year in the Closet, and The Rose Exterminator. Carney passed away in 1987, at the age of 64.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The William Carney Papers, 1942-1987, consists of writings, correspondence, journals, engagement books, photographs, and slides. Drafts of various written works, both published and unpublished, make up the bulk of the collection. Correspondence is both incoming and outgoing, and correspondents consist of family, friends, and acquaintances. The photographs and slides are primarily of Carney, his friends and family, and of various trips taken. Of particular interest is Carney's World War II journal during his time as a gunner in the United States Air Force.