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Paltridge (Blair) collection
M1257  
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Description
The papers of photographer and art historian Blair Paltridge contain negatives, study slides, audio interviews, and exhibit catalogs pertaining to his research on Mexican and Latin American art.
Background
Blair Allen Paltridge (1947-1999) was a photographer and art historian. While attending San Francisco State University in 1967, Paltridge published an erotic poem by Jefferson Poland in a magazine called Open Process. Both were subsequently suspended from SFSU, and the ACLU successfully defended them. Paltridge also documented queer theater group The Cockettes as well as many West Coast artists of the 1970s, and was also an editor for the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Later he became deeply involved with contemporary Latin American art, including writing, documenting and curating exhibitions.
Extent
4.75 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.