This Pride Month, explore LGBTQ history through Reimagining Histories: The Artists' Books of Jeffrey Morin, on view in the Henry Long Room.
Queer history is a living history, one maintained and reinterpreted by generations of artists, storytellers, and archivists. Since the early 1980s, the Boston Athenæum has been proud to collect works by and about LGBTQ artists and authors, including those of artist Jeffrey W. Morin. In the four artists’ books by Morin exhibited here, queer experience finds resonance in disparate historical sources: the iconography of saints, a German folktale, and the wartime account of a sailor.
The Twelve Articles: How Joan of Arc and John Affect the Same Persecution
Stevens Point, WI: sailorBOYpress, c. 2001
Boston Athenæum purchase, Bromfield Fund, 2001
Chattanooga, Tennessee: sailorBOYpress, 1990
Boston Athenæum purchase, Bromfield Fund, 2008
The White Maiden Male
Stevens Point, WI: sailorBOYpress, 2012
Boston Athenæum purchase, Cushing Fund, 2014
Jeffrey Morin; original letters by Roger D. N.
My Darling, My Reason
Stevens Point, WI: sailorBOYpress, 2006.
Boston Athenæum purchase, Bromfield Fund, 2006
[Photo album of a sailor in Hawaii assigned to the U.S.S. Cimarron]
Hawaii: c. 1939-1940
Boston Athenæum purchase, P.B. Dulce Fund, 2017