State Archives of Florida: Series 1486, Box 19, Folder 29
An advertisement for the report "Homosexuality and Citizenship in Florida" (The Purple Pamphlet) that was completed by the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee, also know as the Johns Committee.
The Johns Committee was formed in 1956 during the Lavender Scare, when anti-homosexual campaigns led to investigations and mass firings of gay people. The committee published the report 'Homosexuality and Citizenship in Florida' in January 1964, which was meant to disparage homosexuals and warn the public against homosexual activity. Two-thousand copies of the report were published, but only 300 were distributed. The booklet contained pornographic images and a glossary of terms used in the gay community. Due to its explicit content, there was a backlash against the booklet in the community and the committee was subsequently disbanded.