Rare Books

John Willis Gay and Lesbian Fiction Collection

The Willis Collection is a widely gathered collection covering gay and lesbian fiction, biographies, art books and more.

Access and Availability

About a quarter of the books held in this collection are catalogued in the online catalogue; however, the other titles are listed in the bibliography The Willis Collection (2002)

This collection is currently stored off-site and three to four working days notice is required for retrieval. Material may be accessed in the Cultural Collections Reading Room in the Baillieu Library. Requests for material can be made online prior to visiting the reading room. To request material, please use our online request form.

Biography and Background

John Willis - his biography and background to the collection.

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