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Finding Aid to the Ernest Posey Sketchbook of Erotic Drawings Coll2014.117
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Title: Ernest Posey sketchbook of erotic drawings
    creator: Posey, Ernest
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2014.117
    Physical Description: .1 Linear Feet 1 folder
    Date (inclusive): undated
    Abstract: Hardcover sketchbook of erotic drawings created by Ernest Posey, undated. Posey was an artist, teacher, business manager, mediator-arbitrator, filmmaker, public television director, author, graphic designer, and book illustrator who spent most of his life in Northern California.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Ernest Posey Sketchbook of Erotic Drawings, Coll2014-117, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Biographical / Historical

    Ernest Noel Posey was born in New Orleans on December 25, 1937. He earned a degree in Fine Arts from Louisiana State University and a degree in Architecture from Tulane. Posey moved to New York City and had his first solo exhibition in 1966 at the Henri Gallery in Washington, D.C. In 1968, he moved to San Francisco, where he had a solo show at the Galeria Van der Voort. Over his career, Posey had over two dozen solo exhibitions and his work is included in a number of important collections. He taught at the California College of Art and the San Francisco Academy of Art University where he was Chairman of the Department of Fine Art. He was business manager for the California Federation of Art Teachers, and a mediator-arbitrator with California Lawyers for the Arts. Mr. Posey was also a filmmaker, public television director, author, graphic designer and book illustrator. In the late 1980s, Posey moved to Mendocino County and worked exclusively on his paintings, drawings and assemblages. Ernest was diagnosed with a brain tumor in the fall of 2007 and passed away peacefully two months later.
    Source: http://ernestposey.com/bio.html (accessed November 21, 2014)

    Scope and Contents

    Hardcover sketchbook of erotic drawings created by Ernest Posey, undated. The collection includes loose papers with drawings titled "Wonderful World of Willies."

    Processing Information

    Processed by Kyle Morgan, 2014.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Trebor Healey as executor of the estate of Ernest Posey, October 2011.

    Related Materials

    Ernest Posey notebooks. 2012-10. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Erotic drawing
    Gay artists -- United States
    Posey, Ernest