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

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Scope and Content of Collection
Indexing Terms
Related Material
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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

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Lyon, Lisa
Mapplethorpe, Robert
Smith, Patti
Wagstaff, Samuel J., Jr., 1921-1987

Subjects - Topics

African American men -- Photographs
Artists -- United States -- 20th century
Artists -- United States -- Correspondence
Bodybuilders -- Photographs
Celebrities -- Portraits
Censorship -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Fetishism in art
Flowers -- Photographs
Gay men -- Photographs
Photographers -- United States -- 20th century
Photography of the nude
Photography, Artistic
Photography, Erotic
Portrait photography -- United States -- 20th century
Sadomasochism -- Photographs
Sadomasochism in art
Women bodybuilders -- Photographs

Genres and Forms of Material

Assemblages (sculpture) -- United States -- 20th century
Collages (visual works) -- 20th century
DVDs -- United States -- 20th century
Diffusion transfer prints -- United States -- 20th century
Drawings -- United States -- 20th century
Dye difussion transfer prints -- United States -- 20th century
Experimental films -- United States -- 20th century
Gelatin silver prints -- United States -- 20th century
Nudes (representations)
Photographs, Original
Portraits -- United States -- 20th century
Posters -- United States -- 20th century
Still lifes
Videotapes -- United States -- 20th century


Amft, Robert, 1916-2012
Koelbl, Herlinde
Linn, Judy
Mapplethorpe, Robert
Seeff, Norman
Smith, Patti
Wagstaff, Samuel J., Jr., 1921-1987

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