Guide to the Robert E. Mueller Scrapbook Collection, circa 1960-circa 1989

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Robert E. Mueller Scrapbook Collection
Dates: circa 1960-circa 1989
Identification: SC/REM
Creator: Robert E. Mueller
Physical Description: 4.32 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections
Abstract: 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.

Biographical Information:

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.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Scrapbooks

Administrative Information

Processing Information:

Jonathan Naveh, 2018

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the
guide.

Scope and Contents

The Robert E. Mueller 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. The images have been cut out from erotic and pornographic magazines and other sources, and appear to derive from the early 1960s through the late 1980s. Mueller's scrapbooks are arranged by subject and divided thematically. Some focus exclusively on particular parts of female anatomy, while others include nude or clothed models posing in a variety of positions. Some scrapbooks contain images of models masturbating, while others include sexual acts involving two or more people.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Scrapbook 1

Box 1, Folder 2

Scrapbook 2

Box 1, Folder 3

Scrapbook 3

Box 1, Folder 4

Scrapbook 3

Box 1, Folder 5

Scrapbook 3

Box 2, Folder 1

Scrapbook 4

Box 2, Folder 2

Scrapbook 4

Box 2, Folder 3

Scrapbook 4

Box 2, Folder 4

Scrapbook 5

Box 2, Folder 5

Scrapbook 5

Box 3, Folder 1

Scrapbook 5

Box 3, Folder 2

Scrapbook 6

Box 3, Folder 3

Scrapbook 6

Box 3, Folder 4

Scrapbook 7

Box 3, Folder 5

Scrapbook 7

Box 4, Folder 1

Scrapbook 7

Box 4, Folder 2

Scrapbook 8

Box 4, Folder 3

Scrapbook 8

Box 4, Folder 4

Scrapbook 8

Box 4, Folder 5

Scrapbook 9

Box 5, Folder 1

Scrapbook 9

Box 5, Folder 2

Scrapbook 9

Box 5, Folder 3

Scrapbook 10

Box 5, Folder 4

Scrapbook 10

Box 5, Folder 5

Scrapbook 11

Box 6, Folder 1

Scrapbook 11

Box 6, Folder 2

Scrapbook 12

Box 6, Folder 3

Scrapbook 12

Box 6, Folder 4

Scrapbook 12

Box 6, Folder 5

Scrapbook 13

Box 7, Folder 1

Scrapbook 14

Box 7, Folder 2

Scrapbook 14

Box 7, Folder 3

Scrapbook 14

Box 7, Folder 4

Scrapbook 15

Box 7, Folder 5

Scrapbook 15

Box 8, Folder 1

Scrapbook 15

Box 8, Folder 2

Scrapbook 16

Box 8, Folder 3

Scrapbook 16

Box 8, Folder 4

Scrapbook 17

Box 8, Folder 5

Scrapbook 17

Box 8, Folder 6

Scrapbook 17

Box 9, Folder 1

Scrapbook 18

Box 9, Folder 2

Scrapbook 18

Box 9, Folder 3

Scrapbook 18

Box 9, Folder 4

Scrapbook 19

Box 9, Folder 5

Scrapbook 19

Box 9, Folder 6

Scrapbook 19