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
Dates: circa 1960-circa 1989
Robert E. Mueller
Physical Description: 4.32 linear feet
Language of Materials:
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
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.
This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Genre/Form of Material:
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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)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.
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Scope and Contents
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.