Ram Studios records

Finding aid created by GLBT Historical Society staff using RecordEXPRESS
GLBT Historical Society
989 Market Street, Lower Level
San Francisco, California 94103
(415) 777-5455
reference@glbthistory.org
http://www.glbthistory.org/
2020


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