Inventory of the Murray Powers Scrapbooks

Michael C. Oliveira
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90007
Phone: (213) 741-0094
Fax: (213) 741-0220
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© 2008
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the Murray Powers Scrapbooks

Collection number: Coll2008-044

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives

Los Angeles, California
Processed by:
Michael C. Oliveira
Date Completed:
June 26, 2008
Encoded by:
Michael P. Palmer
© 2008 ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. All rights reserved.
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


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.

Collection Contents

Box 1 : 1-22 ; 2 : 1-24 ; 3 : 1-16

Three-ring binders circa 1960-1980

Physical Description: 62 folders.
Box 1 : 1-3

Binder #1

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 1 : 4-6

Binder #2

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 1 : 7-8

Binder #3

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 1 : 9-10

Binder #4

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 1 : 11-13

Binder #5

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 1 : 14-16

Binder #6

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 1 : 17-19

Binder #7

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 1 : 20-22

Binder #8

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 2 : 1-3

Binder #9

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 2 : 4-6

Binder #10

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 2 : 7-9

Binder #11

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 2 : 10-12

Binder #12

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 2 : 13-15

Binder #13

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 2 : 16-18

Binder #14

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 2 : 19-21

Binder #15

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 2 : 22-24

Binder #16

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 3 : 1-3

Binder #17

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 3 : 4-5

Binder #18

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 3 : 6-8

Binder #19

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 3 : 9-11

Binder #20

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 3 : 12-14

Binder #21

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 3 : 15-16

Binder #22

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 3 : 17-21 ; 4 : 1-8, 10-16 ; 5 : 1-26 ; 6 : 1-11 ; 7 : 1-11

Photograph albums circa 1960-1980

Physical Description: 68 albums.
Box 3 : 17

Album #1

Box 3 : 18

Album #2

Box 3 : 19

Album #3

Box 3 : 20

Album #4

Box 3 : 21

Album #5

Box 4 : 1

Album #6

Box 4 : 2

Album #7

Box 4 : 3

Album #8

Box 4 : 4

Album #9

Box 4 : 5

Album #10

Box 4 : 6

Album #11

Box 4 : 7

Album #12

Box 4 : 8

Album #13

Box 4 : 10

Album #14

Scope and Content Note

Male and female images.
Box 4 : 11

Album #15

Scope and Content Note

Male and female images.
Box 4 : 12

Album #16

Scope and Content Note

Male and female images.
Box 4 : 13

Album #17

Box 4 : 14

Album #18

Box 4 : 15

Album #19

Box 4 : 16

Album #20

Box 5 : 1

Album #21

Box 5 : 2

Album #22

Box 5 : 3

Album #23

Box 5 : 4

Album #24

Box 5 : 5

Album #25

Box 5 : 6

Album #26

Scope and Content Note

Male and female images.
Box 5 : 7

Album #27

Box 5 : 8

Album #28

Box 5 : 9

Album #29

Box 5 : 10

Album #30

Scope and Content Note

Male and female images.
Box 5 : 11

Album #31

Box 5 : 12

Album #32

Box 5 : 13

Album #33

Box 5 : 14

Album #34

Box 5 : 15

Album #35

Box 5 : 16

Album #36

Box 5 : 17

Album #37

Box 5 : 18

Album #38

Box 5 : 19

Album #39

Scope and Content Note

Male and female images.
Box 5 : 20

Album #40

Box 5 : 21

Album #41

Box 5 : 22

Album #42

Box 5 : 23

Album #43

Box 5 : 24

Album #44

Scope and Content Note

Male and female images.
Box 5 : 25

Album #45

Box 5 : 26

Album #46

Box 6 : 1

Album #47

Box 6 : 2

Album #48

Box 6 : 3

Album #49

Box 6 : 4

Album #50

Box 6 : 5

Album #51

Box 6 : 6

Album #52

Box 6 : 7

Album #53

Box 6 : 8

Album #54

Box 6 : 9

Album #55

Box 6 : 10

Album #56

Box 6 : 11

Album #57

Box 7 : 1

Album #58

Box 7 : 2

Album #59

Box 7 : 3

Album #60

Box 7 : 4

Album #61

Box 7 : 5

Album #62

Box 7 : 6

Album #63

Box 7 : 7

Album #64

Box 7 : 8

Album #65

Scope and Content Note

Male and female images.
Box 7 : 9

Album #66

Scope and Content Note

Male and female images.
Box 7 : 10

Album #67

Scope and Content Note

Male and female images.
Box 7 : 11

Album #68

Scope and Content Note

Male and female images.
Box 7 : 12

Erotic typescripts circa 1955

Box 7 : 13

Clippings circa 1975

Box 7 : 14

Photocopies and tracings circa 1955

Box 7 : 15

Photographs and photographic copies circa 1955 circa 1975

Box 4 : 9

Sketchpad circa 1960-1980

Physical Description: 1 sketchpad.