The NEF Research library is situated in a 1,000 sq. ft. office suite located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Magazine room 1 (A-N)

Magazine room 2 (N-Z)

Book room

Videos and everything else

Current Library Staff

Doug Hickok
Library director.

Claude Richards
Librarian, longtime naturist.

Jim Dickey
Longtime naturist.

Contact us if you’re interested in helping out!


The Naturist Education Foundation Research Library owes its success to many people. Volunteers and donors to NEF are incredibly important to the NEF Library, and each donor may justifiably take pride in the existence and accomplishments of the Library.

Here, NEF acknowledges those who have contributed more than $1,000 in funds or materials for the NEF Research Library or have made other noteworthy contributions.

Lee R. Baxandall (1935-2008)
Founder of The Naturist Society (TNS), and heavily involved in the Naturist Education Foundation (NEF) and Naturist Action Commitee (NAC).

Dale C. Giese (1949-2015)
Writer, historian, genealogist, longtime naturist.

Charles E. Perkins
Technologist, musician, longtime naturist. Active in the operation of Lupin Lodge, near Los Gatos, California. NEF acknowledges in particular the outstanding donation of materials by TNS member and longtime NAC and NEF supporter Charles Perkins. With an initial contribution of over 100 large boxes of nudist magazines and books, and later contributions of more than thirty additional boxes of materials, he single-handedly established the content that would instantly make the NEF Library a world-class naturist library. More than 90 percent of the present print collection exists because of Perkins’s generosity. NEF is grateful for his continuing support of this dynamic, ever-growing project.

Gary R. Sweetnam (1938-2010)
Longtime naturist. Owned and operated Sweetnam Hardware and Model Trains in Peoria, Illinois.

Mark C. Storey
College philosophy professor, researcher, author, longtime naturist. Volunteer Director of the NEF Research Library until 2018. Donor of a significant amount of the material held by the Library.

Nicky Hoffman and Margaret Thornton
Co-owners of The Naturist Society, LLC, publisher of N magazine. TNS donated a significant amount of the materials held by the Library.