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Guide to the Robert E. Mueller Scrapbook Collection, circa 1960-circa 1989
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Description
Dr. Robert E. Mueller practiced psychophysical therapy in Los Angeles. He opened a massage therapy private practice in 1979 where he offered a "Release & Reorientation" program. He sometimes incorporated alternative methods into his body therapy practice, and would occasionally integrate various forms of media to be used during sessions by his clientele. The collection consists of nineteen scrapbooks. Each contains images of women or sexual activity between men and women. Scrapbooks occasionally feature gay and lesbian content; however, they predominantly follow a heterosexual and heteronormative framework.
Background
Dr. Robert E. Mueller practiced psychophysical therapy in Los Angeles starting in 1979. In 1981, he graduated from Golden State University with a Ph.D. in Human Relations. He holds various licenses and credentials in massage therapy, postural integration, and lymph drainage and decongestion, and is a member of professional organizations such as the American Massage Therapy Association, Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, and American Tarot Association. Mueller also intermittently taught advanced massage therapy at Glendale Career College, and instructed and co-published manuscripts on the topic of Tarot spirituality. Mueller opened his massage therapy private practice in 1979. At his practice, Mueller offered a "Release & Reorientation" program, which advertised a "PsychoPhysical massage" custom designed for patients. He sometimes incorporated alternative methods into his body therapy practice, and would occasionally integrate various forms of media.
Extent
4.32 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
The collection is open for research use.