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Inventory of the Murray Powers Scrapbooks
Coll2008-044  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Separated Materials

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Murray Powers scrapbooks
    Dates: circa 1960-1980
    Collection number: Coll2008-044
    Creator: Powers, Murray
    Collection Size: 7 records boxes. 8.75 linear feet.
    Repository: ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.
    Los Angeles, California 90007
    Abstract: Collection of 22 three-ring binders and 68 photograph albums, each containing black & white and color erotic images clipped from magazines and newspapers, along with a small number of photographs. The majority of the images are of males; however, several albums contain images of males and females.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Publication Rights

    Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).

    Preferred Citation

    Box #, folder #, Murray Powers Scrapbooks, Coll2008-044, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Murray Powers, October 3, 2005.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Michael C. Oliveira, June 26, 2008.
    Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

    Biography

    To be supplied.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of 22 three-ring binders, 68 photograph albums and 4 folders of miscellaneous materials. Each binder or album consists of black & white and color erotic images clipped from magazines and newspapers, along with a small number of photographs. The bulk of the binders and albums contains erotic images of males; however, several albums contain erotic images of males and females. Binders were disassembled, and the pages placed in folders. The photograph albums, which were retained in their original format, range in size from 11 x 13 inches to 3.5 x 5 inches, with the majority being 9 x 11 inches. The collection also contains one sketchpad used as a scrapbook.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Clothing and dress--Erotic aspects
    Gay erotic art
    Gay erotica
    Powers, Murray
    Scrapbooks--1960-1980
    Women and erotica

    Separated Materials

    The following materials have been transferred to the appropriate custodial divisions of ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives:
    Books.
    1. Falkon, Felix Lance. A Historic Collection of Gay Art. San Diego, California: Greenleaf Classics, 1972
    2. The Phallus: A Picture Study of the Male Penis . Los Angeles: Photographers' Guild, 1969.
    3. Seeds, William. One Plus One: An Illustrated Novel. Los Angeles: Photographers' Guild, 1969.
    VHS Videotapes.
    1. Brown I Like. California lesbian Video Movies, Ladies for Ladies. Flagship Video, circa 1985. 1 videotape : VHS.
    2. Escort Service. California lesbian Video Movies, Ladies for Ladies. Flagship Video, circa 1985. 1 videotape : VHS.
    3. Mommy Queerest: An Incestly Wild & Erotic Full Length Video Movie . Written and directed by Langston St. John. Janus Video Video Corporation, 1984. 1 videotape : VHS : 60 minutes.