Yes, even Special Collections and University Archives has a Playboy connection.
In 1963, a young Hugh M. Hefner judged the Moccasin Beauties, an annual beauty contest in which the winners were announced in the yearbook. After “careful consideration,” Hefner selected Carol Fraser as the winner.
Interested in researching Hugh Hefner and Playboy? Check out these resources from the Library’s collection!
- Fraterrigo, Elizabeth. Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
- Pitzulo, Carrie. Bachelors and Bunnies: The Sexual Politics of Playboy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.
- Weyr, Thomas. Reaching for Paradise: The Playboy Vision of America. New York: NYT Times Books, 1978.