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

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Descriptive Summary
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Scope and Content of Collection
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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 I. Creative work, circa 1850-2009 (bulk 1960-1988) 219.6 Linear Feet (147 boxes, 5 flatfile folders, 2 rolls)
Series I.F. Jewelry, 1970s 3.8 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
This subseries incorporates Mapplethorpe's early creative pursuit of jewelry making. Each of these five necklaces were made by Mapplethorpe in the early 1970's. See Series III for Polaroids documenting other pieces of jewelry.
Arrangement
The items are arranged in the number order assigned by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Necklaces, circa 1970
box item
141 1 Untitled (necklace)
RMF number: E03.
141 2 Untitled (necklace)
RMF number: E09.
141 3 Untitled (necklace)
RMF number: E13.
141 4 Untitled (necklace)
RMF number: E19.
141 5 Untitled (necklace)
RMF number: E22.
box
142-143 Metal tool boxes, 1970s 2 items
Two metal boxes containing tools and supplies for jewelry and art making. Items included in the boxes are beads, nails, rubberbands, and rodent foot.


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