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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 II. Photographic practice, circa 1975-2000 14.5 Linear Feet (33 boxes)
Series II.A. Card inventory of editioned prints, circa 1979-circa 1991 6.6 Linear Feet (16 boxes)
Series II.A. consists of 2080 catalog cards (5 x 8 inches) of Mapplethorpe's editioned prints. The cards include title, date, number of editions, pricing, gallery names, dates sold and description of the subject. Also included are print numbers that correspond to numbers in the Shootings Books (Series II.B.). A thumbnail-sized gelatin silver print is inserted in each card, except as noted. Box 160 contains Cibachrome, Polaroid and chromogenic thumbnail-sized prints.
Arrangement
Cards are arranged in their original alphabetical order. Self-portraits are filed under 'A'.
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145 A-Bre
Includes self-portraits filed under tab 'A'. Three cards are without a photograph.
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146 Bri-Cl
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147 Co-D
Two cards are without a photograph.
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148 E-G
Six cards are without a photograph.
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149 H-K
Four cards are without a photograph.
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150 L-Mon
Five cards are without a photograph.
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151 Moo-Ph
Two cards are without a photograph.
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152 Pi-San
One card is without a photograph
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153 Sar-St
Two card are without a photograph. Cards for Patti Smith and Dennis Speight are out of alphabetical order; see box 154.
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154 Smith, Patti; Speight, Dennis; Su-Ty
Four cards are without a photograph. See additional 'T' cards in Box 155.
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155 Tho-Wy
One card is without a photograph. See additional 'T' cards in box 154.
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156 Jake Walls-Z
One card is without a photograph.
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156-157 Flowers
Six cards are without a photograph.
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158 Lisa Lyon
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159 Lisa Lyon, platinum, platinum canvas, gravure
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160 Color flower
Thumbnail-size color photographs include Cibachrome, Polaroid, and chromogenic prints. One card is without a photograph.


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