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

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Descriptive Summary
Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content of Collection
Restrictions
Indexing Terms
Related Material
Administrative Information
Other Finding Aids
Container List
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 VII. Financial and administrative files, 1964-1995, bulk 1975-1989, undated 15.4 Linear Feet (30 boxes, 2 flatfile folders)
Series VII comprises financial and administrative files between 1964 and 1995. The files are both personal and professional and trace the evolution of The Robert Mapplethorpe Studio at 24 Bond Street from a place where Mapplethorpe lived and worked from 1972 to 1981, to a space he used exclusively as a studio in 1981, to the office of Mapplethorpe's fully incorporated business in 1984. Mapplethorpe continued to conduct much of his personal business through the studio even after he was no longer living at 24 Bond Street, and as a result, the personal and professional documents are intertwined. Included are financial and administrative records relating to general studio operations, the sale and loan of his work, the purchase of art for his personal collection, fellowship applications, and legal and incorporation documents.
Arrangement
This series is arranged alphabetically by administrative function. The files are in chronological order within the functional categories. Miscellaneous materials are filed at the end.
Apartment and studio documents, 1979-1991
flatfile
11** 24 Bond Street, blueline print, 1979 1 item
Architectural plans for renovation.
box folder
198 1 Loft renovation, 1980 1 items
198 2-3 Mapplethorpe apartment, 77 Bleeker Street, 1981-1985 41 items
Loft: 35 West 23rd Street, 1984-1991
box folder
198 4 Papers 67 items
flatfile
9** Oversized architectural plans, 4 items
Blueline drawings.
box folder
245* 1 24 Bond Street, work, storage unit plans, 1986 1 items
Art sales and purchases, 1974-1991
box folder
198 5 Sales, 1974 7 items
198 6 Art receipts (photography etc.), 1975-1976 15 items
198 7 Contracts and items sold, 1977-1980 5 items
198 8 Robert Miller: unique pieces sold, 1979-1989, 1991 85 items
198 9 Collection 1979, 1980 8 items
198 10 Collection, 1980 36 items
198 11 Mapplethorpe collection, purchases and receipts, 1981 29 items
198 12 Sotheby Park Bernet auction, 1982 107 items
198 13 Schub and Bear, 1982-1984 39 items
198 14 Contract press images, 1983-1986 4 items
198 15 Fotofolio [postcards and notecards], 1985-1995 27 items
198 16 Commissioned portraits, 1987 6 items
Assistants and freelancers, 1980-1989, undated
box folder
198 17 Employment requests, 1980 4 items
198 18 Photo assistants: Phillip Priolea, receipt and time, 1980 32 items
198 19 Freelancers, 1981, undated 5 items
198 20-21 Assistants, 1984-1989 121 items
Due to privacy issues, some items in this folder have been redacted. Original copies are SEALED until 2061 in box 298.
198 22 Javier's legal papers, 1985 8 items
Bank accounts, 1979-1988
box folder
199 1 Hanover Trust (check stubs), 1975-1976 24 items
Personal checking account statements, 1979-1985
box folder
199 2 1979 June 1 item
199 3-6 1980 January-December 11 items
box
199-200 1981 November-1982 December 12 items
box
200-201 1983 December-1985 December 14 items
box folder
202 1 Deposit tickets, 1980 66 items
202 2 Accountants, 1980-1981 11 items
202 3 Miscellaneous bank papers, 1980-1989 36 items
202 4 Check registers and deposit tickets, 1981-1985 28 items
202 5 General ledger, 1982-1984 3 items
202 6-7 Money market account, 1983-1984 22 items
202 8 Lynne Wood Company [accountant], 1984-1985 2 items
202 9 Miscellaneous bank papers, 1984-1988 83 items
202 10 Manufacturers Hanover Trust loan, 1985 6 items
202 11 Miscellaneous deposit slips, check registers, notes, 1985-1987 48 items
Business checking account, 1985-1988
box
203-205 1986 January-1988 January 24 items
box folder
205 3-6 Check stubs, 1985-1987 590 items
205 7 Blank checks, 1987 76 items
box
206* Business account ledger, 1987-1990 1 items
Bills and receipts, 1964-1989
box folder
207 1 American Express, 1983 31 items
Dinner, 1979-1980
box folder
207 2 Bills, 1979-1980 34 items
207 3 Receipts, 1980 13 items
Framing, 1975-1988
box folder
207 4 1975 15 items
207 5 1976-1977 6 items
207 6 1980 7 items
207 7 Cochrane frame, 1988 11 items
Medical, 1975-1987
box folder
207 8-9 Doctor bills, 1975, 1980 19 items
Also includes some other miscellaneous bills.
207 10 1981-1983 33 items
207 11 Miscellaneous, 1987 6 items
207 12 Movie expenses: Patti Smith, January 1978, 1977-1978 33 items
Expenses for Still Moving. Includes an annotated transcript of camera rolls 1-6 dated 10 April 1978.
207 13 Paid invoices, 1981-1983 69 items
207 14 Personal receipts, 1978-1980 4 items
207 15-16 Petty cash, 1981-1983 154 items
Photo processing, 1974-1983
box folder
207 17 Modernage, photography (printing), 1974 30 items
207 18 Printing 1976, 1976-1977 5 items
207 19 Printing bills, 1977-1979 15 items
207 20 Tartoro Color Lab, 1982 6 items
207 21 Steve Rifkin, 1983 8 items
Pratt Institute, 1964-1966, 1982-1985
box folder
207 22 Loan information, 1964-1966, 1984-1985 12 items
207 23 1982 3 items
box folder
208 1 Remittances and receipts, publication photos, lecture fees, 1978-1981 70 items
Supplies, 1976-1983
box folder
208 2 Camera equipment, dark room supplies, 1976-1977 8 items
208 3 East Street Gallery [photo supplies], 1976-1977 26 items
208 4 Art supplies 1979, 1978-1979 2 items
208 5 Art supplies (mostly paid by check), 1980 24 items
208 6 Camera and dark room supplies, 1980 70 items
208 7 Cash payment, photo supply, 1980 31 items
208 8 Art, photo framing office expenditures, receipts, 1981 110 items
208 9 Barbara Walz [film cost breakdown], 1982 11 items
208 10 Photo supply, 1982-1983 180 items
208 11 Studio supply bills, 1982-1983 93 items
box folder
209 1-6 Telephone, Con Edison, answering service, 1976-1984 246 items 6 folders
Miscellaneous, general, 1978-1989
box folder
209 7 Unpaid bills, 1978-1979 3 items
209 8 Miscellaneous bills and receipts (to be filed) 1982, 1980-1982 35 items
209 9 Miscellaneous payment receipts, 1984-1989 89 items
Miscellaneous, filed alphabetically by year, 1984-1989
This sections includes receipts that were filed alphabetically in accordion files by the Robert Mapplethorpe Studio from 1984-1989. The receipts in these files encompass many of the functions already listed in this section of the finding aid (i.e. framing, medical, petty cash, supplies) and include both personal and business receipts.
1984-1985
box folder
210 1-6 A-D 193 items
210 7 F 40 items
210 8-9 H-K 78 items
box folder
211 1-2 L-M 111 items
211 3 Miscellaneous paid bills 60 itmes
211 4 Miscellaneous paid bills A-Z 55 items
211 5-7 N-O 66 items
211 8 P (personal receipts) 42 items
box folder
212 1-2 P (petty cash receipts) 340 items
212 3-5 R-T 144 items
212 6-7 T (travel) 32 items
212 8-9 Paid invoices 141 items
1986
box folder
213 1-4 A-D 97 items
213 5 F 24 items
213 6 I 43 items
213 7-9 K-M 72 items
213 10-11 Miscellaneous paid bills A-Z 66 items
213 12 Miscellaneous construction paid bills 10 items
213 13 P (personal) 20 items
box folder
214 1 P (petty cash) 262 items
214 2-4 S-V 88 items
1987
box folder
214 5-8 A-F 167 items
box folder
215 1 H 1 item
215 2-4 K-N 90 items
215 5 Paid invoices 107 items
215 6 P (petty cash) 425 items
box folder
216 1-2 S-U 53 items
216 3-4 Miscellaneous bills paid A-Z 131 items
1987-1989
box folder
216 5-6 A-B, 1988 33 items
216 7 C, 1988-1989 21 items
216 8 D, 1987-1988 50 items
216 9-10 E-F, 1988 46 items
216 11 H-I, 1988 17 items
box folder
217 1-2 K-L, 1988 55 items
217 3 M, 1988-1989 40 items
217 4 N, 1988 21 items
217 5-7 P (petty cash), 1988 1104 items
box folder
218 1 Paid invoices, 1987-1988 108 items
218 2 Returned consignments and paid invoices, 1987-1988 150 items
218 3-4 S-T, 1988 71 items
218 5 Miscellaneous bills paid, 1988 169 items
218 6 X-Z, 1988 24 items
Consignment forms, 1981-1990
box folder
219 1-2 Finished receipts and sheets, 1981-1984 239 items
219 3 Old delivery memos, 1983-1989 66 items
219 4-7 Returned forms, 1984-1990 640 items
219 8 1985-1989 32 items
Originally labeled "can't find file."
Fellowship applications, 1979-1992
box folder
220 1 Fellowships, 1979-1980 7 items
220 2 Guggenheim fellowship, 1982-1988 19 items
220 3 New York Foundation for the Arts, 1985-1986 8 items
220 4 National Endowment for the Arts grant, 1982-1986, 1992 8 items
General studio operations, 1977-1995, undated
box folder
220 5 Furniture, 1977 21 items
220 6 Warranties, 1977 8 items
220 7 Phone numbers, messages, current 1978, undated 99 items
220 8 Light meter manuals, 1979, undated 19 items
220 9-10 Post office receipts, 1979-1982 19 items
box
220-221 Studio equipment, 1979-1982, undated 70 items
box folder
221 2 Electronics, stereo system, 1981 17 items
221 3 Denon (turn table), 1981 2 items
Health and dental insurance, 1982-1990
box folder
221 4 Insurance through 1985, 1982-1986 23 items
221 5 Dental policy (canceled), 1987-1988 7 items
221 6 Dun and Bradstreet (health insurance), 1988-1990 23 items
221 7-8 Messengers, couriers, 1983 100 items
221 9 Parkway Courier, 1983 1 items
box folder
262 1 Miscellaneous information, circa 1983-circa 1988 4 items
Papers and a color photograph.
box folder
221 10 Wells Fargo (security system), 1986 2 items
221 11 Customs, 1986-1988 16 items
221 12 Minolta (copier service), 1986-1990 26 items
221 13 Stationary, 1987, 1995 8 items
221 14 Delivery receipts, 1988-1989 188 items
box folder
222 1 Food, caterers, 1988-1989 9 items
222 2 Mailing list, 1988-1991 15 items
222 3 Engagement calendar, 1989 1 items
222 4 Black-and-white film receipt, undated 1 items
222 5 Kodak Tech bulletins, undated 6 items
222 6 Film sheets, undated 1 items
222 7 Publication forms for photos, undated 7 items
box
223-224 Rolodexes, undated 3 items
Legal, 1979-1989
box folder
222 8 Sam Hardison's records (photocopies), 1979-1983 97 items
222 9 Our files on Hardison, 1979-1985 71 items
222 10 Dimitri Levas, Robert Mapplethorpe's will, 1987-1989 25 items
Photo shoot logistics, 1978-1988, undated
Models, 1978-1988
box folder
222 11 1978-1984, undated 8 items
1984-1988
box folder
222 12 Papers 21 items
box folder
262 2 Color Polaroids and photographs 10 items
box folder
222 13 R.M.'s choice, 1987, undated 6 items
222 14 Yeohlee, 1981-1982 4 items
222 15 Hair and make up, 1985, undated 26 items
222 16 Studio rental, 1986, undated 14 items
box folder
262 3 Backdrops, undated 6 items
Papers and color Polaroids.
Miscellaneous press and ephemera, 1977-1986
box folder
225 1 Camera magazine, 1977 1 items
Signed by Mapplethorpe.
225 2 Career [administrative press file], 1977-1979 18 items
Includes catalogs, reviews, articles, advertisements, and biographical material.
box folder
244 2 Creatis, issue number 7, 1978 2 items
Excerpts from the Creatis magazine issue on Mapplethorpe from 1978.
box folder
225 3 An-An magazine, 1984 2 items
Japanese magazine with English translation of article about Mapplethorpe.
225 4 Ephemera from Japan trip, 1984 34 items
From a Lisa Lyon exhibition (non-Mapplethorpe) in Japan.
225 5 New York Times article about Wagstaff collection, 1985 1 items
225 6 Light Impressions magazine, Certain People press, 1986 1 items
225 7 Miscellaneous press, 1986 3 items
Robert Mapplethorpe, Inc. documents, 1984-1991
box folder
225 8 "RON" (incorporation information), 1984-1985 13 items
225 9 Corporate identification numbers and papers, 1985-1987 18 items
225 10 Retirement, 1987 3 items
225 11 Financial statements, 1987-1991 9 items
Tax, 1975-1990
box folder
225 12 Payments, statements, 1975 3 items
225 13 1977-1980 20 items
225 14 1978-1980 7 items
225 15 Returns [and correspondence], 1980-1987 23 items
box folder
226 1 1983 tax return, 1983-1985 27 items
226 2 1984 tax return, 1984-1986 27 items
226 3 1985 corporate and personal tax return, 1986 8 items
226 4 1986 taxes, 1986-1987 9 items
226 5 Personal return, 1986-1987 3 items
226 6 Elections, 1987 2 items
226 7 1987 taxes, 1987-1988 15 items
226 8 1988 9 items
226 9 Internal Revenue Service, 1988-1990 10 items
226 10 1989 2 items
Travel, 1979-1983
box folder
226 11-12 1979-1982 67 items
226 13 1980 8 items
226 14 1983 40 items
Miscellaneous, 1978-1989
box folder
226 15 Mapplethorpe resume, edited, 1978 1 items
226 17 Wagstaff memorial service, 1987 25 items
226 16 "Just to Thank You!", 1988 13 items
Regarding the gifting of Mapplethorpe prints.
226 18 Memorial, 1989 15 items
Contains information about the organization of Mapplethorpe's memorial service by his studio after his death. Includes black-and-white contact sheets of photographs from the memorial.


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