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Robert Mapplethorpe papers and photographs, circa 1850-2011, bulk 1970-1989

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Series I. Creative work, circa 1850-2009 (bulk 1960-1988)
Series I.A. Artworks by Robert Mapplethorpe, circa 1964-1988
Series I.B. Artworks by others, circa 1850-2009 (bulk 1969-1988)
Series I.C. Non-editioned prints, 1974-1989, 2008
Series I.D. Portfolios, circa 1970-2005
Series I.E. Commissioned and commercial works, 1970-1993, undated
Series I.F. Jewelry, 1970s
Series I.G. Films, 1978-1984
Series II. Photographic practice, circa 1975-2000
Series II.A. Card inventory of editioned prints, circa 1979-circa 1991
Series II.B. Shooting books, circa 1979-1989
Series II.C. Model releases, 1978-2000
Series II.D. Polaroid test shots, circa 1975-1989
Series III. Photographic documentation, 1969-circa 1989, undated
Series V. Exhibition files, 1977-1992, undated
Series VI. Interviews and documentaries, circa 1980-circa 1989, undated
Series VII. Financial and administrative files, 1964-1995, bulk 1975-1989, undated
Series VIII. Collections and miscellaneous items, circa 1880-1989, undated
Series IX. Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, 1977-2011, undated
Series IX.A. Administrative files, 1989-circa 2011, undated
Series IX.B. Exhibition files, 1989-2011, undated
Series IX.C. Press materials and published works, 1989-2003, undated
Series IV. Correspondence, 1969-1991, undated
Series IV.A. Personal and professional, 1969-1991, undated
Series IV.B. General correspondence files, 1973-1990, undated
Mapplethorpe (Robert) papers
Series VI. Interviews and documentaries, circa 1980-circa 1989, undated 2.2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Series VI contains videotaped interviews with Mapplethorpe and others, as well as documentaries about Mapplethorpe. Some of the documentaries feature interviews with Mapplethorpe, his colleagues and/or friends. Videos are VHS unless otherwise indicated. Videos are unavailable until reformatting is complete.
Arrangement
Items are arranged in chronological order.
box item
196 V12 Documentary from Spanish television, circa 1980-circa 1985 1 item
Includes interviews with Mapplethorpe and Sam Wagstaff conducted in English. (162 min.)
box item
197 V36 Art/New York, 1983 1 item
Interview with Mapplethorpe. Part of a video series on contemporary art. (24 min.)
box item
196 V4 Robert Mapplethorpe with Peter Van de Klashorst, 1984 April 1 item
Robert Mapplethorpe with Peter Van de Klashorst: 1984 April

Video of Mapplethorpe and de Klashorst talking while de Klashorst has his portrait taken. (26 min.)
Arena, 1988
box item
196 V6, V14, V16 VHS 3 items
Three copies. Documentary about Robert Mapplethorpe. Item V16 also includes copies of Lady (DVD2) and Still Moving (DVD3).
box item
197 V37 Betacam 1 item
(54 min.)
197 V34 NHK Japan, circa 1989 1 item
NHK Japan: circa 1989

Japanese documentary about Mapplethorpe. Documentary is in Japanese and does not contain subtitles. (40 min.)
Robert Mapplethorpe, 2006
Documentary of a 1983 interview with Robert Mapplethorpe in his downtown loft, by Inner Tube Video, producer-director Paul Tschinkel, and associate producer Sarah Berry.
box folder
291* 4 Poster and postcard 2 items
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197 DVD5 DVD
Commercial DVD. Not reformatted.
197 V30 Eye to Eye, undated 1 item
Interview with Jack Walls about Mapplethorpe. (19 min.)


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