Naturist Education Foundation Research Library

Preserving Naturist History

Through its Naturist Education Foundation Research Library, the Naturist Education Foundation (NEF) is committed to maintaining the world's largest and most complete collection of naturist-themed magazines, books, and other items of historical or cultural importance. By making the resource available to serious researchers, NEF improves academic and public understanding of what naturism has been and is today, benefiting both the naturist community and the general public.

1. Amass a complete collection of vintage and contemporary naturist-related books, magazines, and videos from around the world, as well as other naturist-related ephemera of possible cultural, historical, or aesthetic interest.
2. Store, secure, and catalog this collection.
3. Make this collection available for use by scholars, journalists, and others doing serious research or analysis pertaining to naturism.
4. Digitize select items and make them available for digital lending to the general public

Member of the Wisconsin Library Association.
Member of the American Library Association.
Member of the Nudist Library Consortium.
NEF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


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Digital Lending Policy - How To Make A Request

Also see our Digital Loan Demo page to watch a NEFRL promotional video and listen to a century-old record!

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Newsletter - Sign up to recieve the monthly newsletter by email, just fill out this online form.

Library Membership - Required for digital loans, a paper form and a sponsorship are needed.  (Just like any other library membership, we need to check your ID.)  Download the form here.  After this, you'll be able to check out items from our digital lending program.

If you'd like to make a "Research Request" for an article or other item, please use this form.  You don't need to be a library member to make a request.  Items listed as digital lending can be requested too as long as it satisfies "fair use".


Naturist / Nudist Magazines
Over 15,000 of them!
Access: Research Request

Non-Nudist Magazines
Articles in non-nudist magazines which cover nudist topics.
Access: Research Request

Almost 1,000 of them.
Access: Research Request

Informational or advertising.
Access: Digital Lending (when available)

Classic pin-up to modern artistic.
Access: Digital Lending (when available)

Feature Films
Grab the popcorn and prepare to be amazed.
Access: Digital Lending (when available), subscription required.

Documentaries and short videos of naturism.
Access: Digital Lending (Celluloid films are available).

Recordings from musicians, comedians, and everything else.
Access: Digital Lending

Special Collections
(To Be Announced)
Access: Digital Lending (when available)

Other Stuff
The other treasures we have like movie posters, signs, postcards, photographic slides, plays, sheet music, playing cards, and so on.
Access: Digital Lending (partially available now!)

Duplicates List
For reference only.

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