Sex and Presidential Politics
Just in time for the upcoming elections, The Kinsey Institute offers a glimpse of presidential politics from adult and underground media sources from its unique and rich collections.
With a circulation of roughly 6 or 7 million adult subscribers, magazines such as Penthouse, Playboy, Playgirl, Hustler and Screw appealed to their readers as potential voters around the presidential election months. These adult media publishers contributed to electoral politics through headlines, editorials, political satires, interviews, covers and cartoons.
This exhibit of adult media and items highlights primary source materials in The Kinsey Institute library and art collection for scholars and researchers exploring all factors and forces that shape U.S. electoral politics.
The exhibit runs from September 29, 2008 to January, 23, 2009 at The Kinsey Institute, Morrison Hall, with a reception from 5-7 pm on September 26. The reception is sponsored by Indiana University Libraries. Exhibit hours are weekdays from 2 pm to 4 pm.
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