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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.B. Shooting books, circa 1979-1989 0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
Series II.B. includes Mapplethorpe's shooting books from about 1979 to 1989. Eight of the hardcover notebooks list Mapplethorpe's editioned prints and include print numbers that correspond to the print numbers in the card inventory of editioned prints (Series II.A.), titles, dates, number of editions, gallery names and dates sold. A ninth notebook contains an inventory of Mapplethorpe's negatives. Also included is an inventory list of 20 x 24 inch photographs, dated 18 November 1987.
The files in this series are arranged in print number order with format specific inventories filed at the end.
box folder
161 1 1-352 1 item
161 2 353-579 1 item
161 3 580-871 1 item
161 4 872-1186 1 item
161 5 1187-1681 1 item
161 6 1682-1898 1 item
161 7 1899-1969 1 item
161 8 Print inventory 20 x 24 1 item
Two loose-leaf papers originally folded and placed inside front cover of Shootings book 1899-1969(folder 7). Dated 18 November 1987.
161 9 Platinum 1 item
Contains information on platinum prints with print number (starts with the letter P), title, date, number of editions, gallery name and date sold.
161 10 Books of negatives 1 item
Title derived from first page of notebook.

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