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Ram Studios records
2003-22  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ram Studios records
    Dates: circa 1980-1996
    Collection Number: 2003-22
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 5.1 linear feet
    Repository: GLBT Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94103
    Abstract: This collection contains records from Ram Studios, an art and erotic photography studio in San Francisco owned by photographer Frank Tarsitano, aka Franco. The records include administrative and model files; financial and legal records; a small amount of correspondence; photographs of models, benefits and events; negatives; proof sheets; and posters. Franco photographed a wide variety of subjects, from gay men to lesbians to bisexuals to transgender and genderqueer people and the leather scene.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Mailing lists and other records holding the names, addresses, and/or phone numbers of individuals will be restricted for 20 years.

    Preferred Citation

    Ram Studios records. GLBT Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Wendy Bignall on June 17, 2003. Bignall received the material from Frank Tarsitano.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains records from Ram Studios, an art and erotic photography studio in San Francisco owned by photographer Frank Tarsitano, aka Franco. The records include administrative and model files; financial and legal records; a small amount of correspondence; photographs of models, benefits and events; negatives; proof sheets; and posters. Franco photographed a wide variety of subjects, from gay men to lesbians to bisexuals to transgender and gender queer people and the leather scene.

    Indexing Terms

    Erotica
    Photography
    Art
    Gay men
    Lesbians
    Bisexual people
    Transgender people