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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 IX. Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, 1977-2011, undated 33 Linear Feet (50 boxes, 4 flatfile folders, 1 roll)
Series IX.C. Press materials and published works, 1989-2003, undated 13.1 Linear Feet (29 boxes)
Series IX.C. comprises newspaper clippings, television news transcripts, and audiovisual material collected by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation relating to the censorship controversies surrounding Mapplethorpe's exhibition The Perfect Moment in the late 1980's-early 1990's. The articles, editorials and political cartoons cover funding policies at the National Endowment for the Arts, the Cincinnati trial and censorship in general. There are many duplicate copies of articles clipped from different publications. The general articles consist of miscellaneous press related to the Foundation.
Arrangement
Materials in this series are arranged in chronological order. The newspaper clippings are broken down into categories based on the original file titles provided by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation and are in chronological order within these categories.
Cincinnati and censorship controversy, 1989-2000
Newspaper clippings, 1989-1991
Arrangement
Files in this section have been arranged based on the original order and categorized based on the original file titles provided by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Files are arranged in chronological order within categories.
Negative editorials, 1989-1991
box folder
263 1 Very negative editorials, 1989 June-September
263 2-3 Against all arts funding, 1989 July-September
263 4-6 1989 June-August
box folder
264 1-2 1989 August-September
264 3-4 1989 August-November
264 5-8 1989 September-December
box folder
265 1-4 1989 November-1990 April
box
265-266 1990 April-May
box folder
266 5-6 1990 May-June
box folder
267 1-4 1990 June-July
267 5-6 1990 July-August 2 folders
box folder
268 1-2 1990 August-September
268 3-5 1990 September-October
box folder
269 1-3 1990 October-1991 January
Negative editorials: James Kilpatrick, 1989
box folder
269 4-5 1989 June-August
box folder
270 1-4 1989 August
270 5-7 1989 September-October
box folder
271 1-3 1989 November-December
Positive editorials, 1989-1991
box folder
272 1-4 1989 June-August
272 5-7 1989 July-September
box folder
273 1-3 1989 August
273 4-7 1989 September-December
box folder
274 1-3 1989 December-1990 April
274 4-6 1990 April-June
box folder
275 1-2 1990 June-July
275 3-5 1990 July-August
275 6 1990 August-September
box
275-276 1990 September-1991 January
Mixed opinion editorials, 1989-1990
box folder
276 3-4 1989 June-August
276 5-7 1989 September-1990 April
box folder
277 1-2 1990 April-July
box folder
277A 3-4 1990 July-December
box folder
277B 1-4 1990 August-1991 July
Assorted articles, 1989-1990
Labeled "Oddball."
box folder
277 5-7 1989 July-September
box folder
278 1-3 1989 September-1990 May
278 4-5 1989 December-1990 May
278 6-7 1990 April-June
box folder
279 1-3 1990 June-July
279 4-5 1990 July-August
279 6-7 1990 August-September
box folder
280 1-2 1990 October
280 3-6 1990 October-December
box folder
281 1 [Articles about] Andres Serrano, 1989 August-December
281 2-4 Art Buchwald editorials, 1990 April-July
281 5-6 Mike Royko editorials, 1990 April
Cincinnati trial, 1990
Indictment, 1990
box
282-284 1990 April
box folder
284 3-4 1990 April-May
General articles, 1990
box
284-285 1990 February-April
box
285-286 1990 April
box folder
286 3-4 1990 April-May
286 5-6 1990 May-June
286 7 Reviews, 1990 March-April
Jesse Helms and company, 1989-1990
box folder
287 1-3 1989 July-December
287 4-5 1989 December-1990 May
box folder
288 1-2 1990 May-August
288 3-4 1990 August-November
288 5 1990 October-December
288 7 National Endowment for the Arts, 1990 December
288 8 Robert Mapplethorpe obituaries, 1989 March
box folder
289 1 Cartoons of censorship controversy (photocopies), 1989-1990
Television news transcripts, 1989-1991
box folder
289 2 1989 July-August 12 items
289 3 1990 June-July 29 items
289 4 1990 August 31 items
289 5-6 1990 September 48 items
box folder
290 1-2 1990 October 59 items
290 3 1990 November-December 21 items
290 4 1991 January-February 4 items
Audiovisual material, 1989-2000
box item
197 V40-V41 "Shooting Back," 1989
Shooting Back: 1989

Two copies. NBC Sunday Today with Maria Shriver. Originally aired on July 6, 1989. (12 min.)
box item
196 V8a-V8b Mapplethorpe Exhibits, Parts I and II, 1990 2 items
Mapplethorpe Exhibits: 1990

WGBH Boston. (41 min.)
"Robert Mapplethorpe Exhibit Controversy," 1990
Includes network news clips about the controversy.
box item
196 V15 ABC, World News Tonight
Originally aired April 4, 7, 8, 12 and 16, 1990.(9 min.)
box item
197 V42 CBS
CBS: 1990

Includes clips from the CBS Morning News and the CBS Evening News. Originally aired on April 9 and 16, 1990. (5 min.)
197 V32 CNN, Prime News
Originally aired on April 5 and 9, 1990. (4 min.)
box item
196 V19 NBC Nightly News
NBC Nightly News: 1990

Originally aired on April 7, 8 and 10, 1990. (5 min.)
"Robert Mapplethorpe Exhibit Controversy: Art or Pornography," 1990
Includes local news programming in Cincinnati about the controversy.
board item
196 V13a-V13b WCPO-TV, Cincinnati
Originally aired from February 26 to May 27, 1990. (184 min.)
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197 V33a-V33b WLWT-TV, Cincinnati
Originally aired from February 26 to May 27, 1990. (213 min.)
197 V35a-V35b WKRC-TV, Cincinnati
Originally aired from March 21 to May 27, 1990. (174 min.)
box item
196 V7 Censorship, Obscenity and Free Speech, 1990
Cablevision of Boston. Produced by Kathy Cleaver. (60 min.)
box item
197 V25 Connie Chung on Robert Mapplethorpe, 1990
Connie Chung on Robert Mapplethorpe: 1990

Possibly includes Lynn Davis. (12 min.)
box item
196 V10 National Arts Emergency, 1990
National Arts Emergency,: 1990

Produced by the National Campaign for Freedom of Expression, Branda Miller and Joy Silverman. (29 min.)
box item
197 V24 The Perfect Moment, Robert Mapplethorpe, 1990
The Perfect Moment, Robert Mapplethorpe,: 1990

Silent. University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA. (31 min.)
box item
196 V17 Mapplethorpe in Cincinnati, circa 1990
By Tom Hunt Brooks. (25 min.)
196 V5 Damned in the U.S.A., 1991
Gabriel Films. Produced by Jonathan Stack. (68 min.)
196 V21 America's Cultural Civil War, 1992
People for the American Way, Table Rock Productions. (14 min.)
box item
197 V26 Charlie Rose, 1993
Originally aired on April 6, 1993. (57 min.)
box item
196 V9 The Question of Equality, 1995
Episode 102, "Culture Wars." A Testing the Limits production. (66 min.)
196 V22 Dirty Pictures ad reel, 1999-2000
Rough cut. The advertisement for Dirty Pictures precedes 30 minutes of the Showtime film Stray Dog. (31 min.)
box item
197 DVD4 Dirty Pictures, 2000
Commercial DVD of the Showtime movie. Not reformatted.
box item
196 V11 Life and Times Tonight, 2000
Interview with Richard Meyer regarding the Santa Monica Museum of Art exhibition of The Perfect Moment. (28 min.)
box
197 Documentation included with videos, 1990 7 items
Includes log sheets from tapes V10, V13a, V13b, V33a, V33b, V35a, and V35b.
Other miscellaneous press, 1989-2000
box folder
290 5 Long Island University Pioneer, 1989 3 items
290 6 National Coalition Against Censorship, 1990 4 items
290 7 Ohio State Quest, 1990 4 items
290 8 Press about James Fitzpatrick censorship lecture, 2000 5 items
General articles, 1990-2003, undated
box folder
290 9 Deaconess this Month, 1990 1 items
New England Deaconess Hospital newsletter.
290 10 Article about Robert Miller Gallery, 1991 1 items
290 11 Press clippings (foreign), 1994-1998, undated 34 items
290 12 The Photograph Collector Newsletter (excerpt), 2002 1 items
290 13 Article about donation to Dallas Museum of Art, 2003 1 items
290 14 Gay City News, 2003 1 items


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