The library was founded in 1979 by Read and Jayne Schuster, with the assistance of Jim and Lyda "Pete" Hadley. The Hadleys founded Cypress Cove Nudist Resort and Spa in Kissimmee in 1964. The resort is still in operation and is the home of the ANRL. However, the library is an independent facility not associated with the resort. The ANRL is a recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
The library houses a very broad collection of nudist magazines dating back to the early 20th century, as well as books, videos, sound recordings, films, memorabilia, photographic images, and various documents and manuscripts all relating to naturism/nudism and nudity. The materials are also being converted to digital format(s) for preservation and ease of file sharing. The ANRL is staffed by volunteers and un-paid professionals who manage the operation. The ANRL is open to visitors, as well as by appointment for qualified researchers. The ANRL is a member based organization.
Judge yanks permit for nudist resort ; Worley area developers told they should not; have kept plans for Sun Meadow under wraps
Jun 01, 2000; A judge has revoked permits granted to developers because they didn't tell county officials of plans to operate their resort as a...