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Note Some reports given here, such as video surplus, may be slightly out of date because our inventory changes day-by-day. Please contact us to determine availability.

General Books  
Magazines Newsletters from Clubs & Orgs  
Club and Org Info People - Who’s Who  
Audio Video  
Video Interviews Photographs and Slides  
Lists of files on NAS Misc  

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Material Summary
Library Material and Location
ANRL’s Database Stats
Collection Statistics - Old (2014) See How Much We Have Grown Since Then!
NAS Stats Digital Archive
NAS Stats Digital Archive+ Recommended Books and Videos
Review Media Worksheet Note: This is what we want reviewers to send back for our Archive Database.
Collection Report Generation HIDWID.

Note: ANRL’s policy of not lending books or videos has been changed and we now allow members to borrow material for 1 week.

Order Form

Order Form
Suggested Donation for Magazines <=== Obsolete ??

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The Library has a collection of books and manuscripts that cover a wide range of topics related to nudism. Our collection has books on the history and philosophy of nudism, plus many topics including photography and club management. Guide books from around the world cover clothing optional beaches, resorts, travel and destinations. Books may be read in the Library. Members can borrow Archive–2 Books. Surplus–1 books are offered for a donation to the library. While most books are in english a few in other languages.

  1. Book Resources
  2. Books Less Than 1 Year in Library
  3. Books Sort by Fiction
  4. Surplus Book List Make a donation to ANRL for a used book
  5. Loanable Books
  6. Book Shelf List by Title
  7. Book Shelf List by LOC
  8. Books by Copyright Date
  9. Book Shelf List By Author
  10. Books for Children
  11. ANRL’s Book of the Month Recommendations
  12. Guide Books (2014)
  13. Book Scanned
  14. Book NOT Scanned
  15. Book PDF on NAS 2022–03–29
  16. Kindle Book Collection Note These books are not generally available for downloads by members. Contact for more info.

Other Libraries

Other libraries exist and a good one is A naturist’s libraryA library of nudist and naturist books

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The ANRL has a very extensive collection of nudist magazines. Thousands of issues dating from the 1930’s to the present are available as individual magazines, groups bound together according to year and as scanned, digital files ready to be viewed on a computer. A wide range of topics such as nudist history, the fight to defend and protect individual freedoms, travel both domestic and foreign, and personal essays are addressed. Foreign magazines make up a significant and interesting part of the collection. Whether you are seeking information on the best tropical island to visit or would like to read about “My First Nudist Experience”, our magazine archive has it all.

  1. Magazine Tables of Contents Note Not all magazines are included in this report
  2. Listing of 12,121 Magazine PDF File Names
  3. United States Magazines
  4. Foreign Magazines
  5. United States Mag - Database
  6. Foreign Mag - Database
  7. Magazine-Surplus
  8. Bibliography of Scholarly Articles in nudist magazines

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Club and Organization Newsletters

We have around 12,000 individual .pdf files and do not feel the need to give reports with all file names. Please contact us if you need detailed information.

  1. Newsletters by Club This is a list of Club or Organization names for both Active and Inactive Clubs or Organizations. This report came from data in our Synology NAS.
  2. Newsletters by Folder This is a list of directory names and the number of .pdf files in each. It also gives the name of the most recent file in each directory. This is useful in fabricating names which are consistent with previous file name. This report came from data in our Synology NAS.
  3. Club Sending Newsletters to ANRL This report came from the Newsletter Database.
  4. Newsletter Name Mapper.

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Club and Organization Information

Through the years, more and more clubs have been formed to offer social nudity a better atmosphere for recreation and fellowship and nudist associations have grown worldwide. All of these groups have accumulated data in the form of newsletters, brochures, club histories, media releases, photographs, and memorabilia. The Library has organized its original information into club binders and paper files. Much of this content has been scanned and can be viewed on computer at the Library. We always encourage both clubs and individuals to send us documents related to the history of the nudist lifestyle. While our Newsletter collection is quite extensive, it is far from complete. We hope that clubs will review the listings of what’s in the Library and back-fill any missing issues as they are able. Clubs can submit newsletters to:

  1. pdf files from Scanned Club Folders
  2. Club Names in Archive Folders

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People - Who’s Who

Prominent people in our nudist history are included in our Who’s Who in Nudism files. Patrons can view the scanned version of the Who’s Who at the Library. Researchers can examine the original files by appointment.

Purpose To honor those who made important contributions to the ongoing history of nudism and naturism, and who influenced and changed social norms, changed laws that discriminated against nudists, and fought to establish nudist rights. The information in the files should include biographical information that also informs the researcher or reader of the personality and creativity of the individual, including his or her moral, social, and artistic contributions to society.

Many of the .pdf files are not searchable as they have not been OCR’d. Also, many of the .pdf files consist of some or many independent documents. We will be working on getting better scans and making notes about the files we have.

  1. Names of people in Who’s Who Folders

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Hundreds of videos have been donated to the Library over the years. We now have 972 in our video archive, some real old, some new, all interesting. These videos show the history of club activities worldwide, commercial theater presentations, and depictions of the nudist life. Visitors to the Library are welcome to view or listen to these items. The ANRL recently donated several very old 35mm nudist movies to the Library of Congress as it could no longer maintain the increasingly fragile celluloid.

  1. Videos sorted by Title
  2. Videos sorted by Index
  3. Videos sorted by Location
  4. Videos sorted by Topic
  5. Videos sorted by Who
  6. Performances by the Cypress Cove Players
  7. Video Topics terminal/perl

Videos: Available Surplus and On-Demand

  1. Videos: DVD Surplus©Free Note: ©Free means Copyright Free, not free of cost.
  2. Videos: DVD on Request, Not Surplus©Free Note: ©Free means Copyright Free, not free of cost. It may take a few days to make these DVDs
  3. Videos - Surplus-VHS Some of these are © protected. We can make them available because they are original VHS.

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Many audio cassettes echo the history and observations of nudist pioneers, club owners and other prominent people. Around 125 tapes were converted to .mp3 in 2012 and then another conversion project was started. Our Digital Archives have both and this needs to be sorted out and entered into our Database. We need a volunteer for this work.

  1. Archive of Audio Cassettes
  2. Old File 2013 Titles of the Audio Cassettes

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Video Interviews

Video Interviews by ANRL

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Photographs and Slides

Photographs received by the Library are preserved in albums and separate flat files and are indexed by club, subject or related event. Many photos are on display in the Library depicting nudism from its early beginnings until the present time. Similarly, slides have been donated from time to time. Both photographs and slides will be scanned and digitized to make their viewing by patrons of the Library easier.

A new project to scan and index our photo collection of approximately 20,000 photos is underway and as of Mar 15, 2022 we have scanned over 1,000 photos. This is an active project. Photos are saved to NAS and will be added to the FileMaker Database soon. We have several hundred slides, some are 2" slides.

We plan to make contact sheets available in the hope that members and friends can and will identify people, places and dates in the photos.

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Lists of files on NAS

Note: The reports given here were created by logging into NAS with SSH and using the script that is on NAS in the FLISTS folder INFO - report archive files Dec 20, 2023.txt Script is also in ~/bin/scripts/report archive files Dec 20, 2023.txt on Bob’s laptop.

  1. ANRL Who’s Who Archive
  2. ANRL Videos
  3. ANRL Research Misc
  4. ANRL Photograph Archive
  5. ANRL Nudist Clubs & Organizations
  6. ANRL Newsletter Archive
  7. ANRL Magazine Archive
  8. ANRL Book Archive
  9. ANRL Audio New
  10. ANRL Audio Archive
  11. ANRL AANR VHS Tapes
  12. 1957 LUPIN LODGE

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  1. List of content for Consortium This is a first shot at defining info needed for archives in our collection that will be shared with some top researchers in the Consortium.

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Document Info

  • Name Collection
  • Date 2023–12–17
  • Author Bob Proctor, VP
  • Approval Requirements VP
  • Document Type Info
  • Document Version v003
  • Approval Status Approved
  • Date Approved 2023–12–17
  • Published To Website
  • Source “~/Dropbox-ANRL/Dropbox/ANRL-Web-Site/ANRL_PAGES/”

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