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Erotic and physique studios photography collection
Coll2014-051  
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  • Arrangement
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Related Materials

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Title: Erotic and physique studios photography collection
    creator: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2014-051
    Physical Description: 30 Linear Feet 37 boxes.
    Date (inclusive): circa 1930-2005
    Abstract: Photographs produced from the 1930s through 2010 by gay erotic or physique photography studios. The studios named in this collection range from short-lived single person operations to larger corporations.

    Arrangement

    This collection is divided into two series: (1) Photographic prints and (2) Negatives and slides. Both series are arranged alphabetically.

    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.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    This collection comprises photographs garnered from numerous donations to ONE Archives, many of which are unknown or anonymous. Dan Luckenbill, Neil Edwards, Harold Dittmer, and Dan Raymon are among some of the known donors of photographs in this collection.

    Preferred Citation

    [Studio name, Box #,] Erotic and Physique Studios Photography Collection, Coll2014-051, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Pat Allen, Steve Fritch, Robert Graves, David Hensley, Christian Morales, and Michael C. Oliveira, 2015-2017.

    Scope and Contents

    This artificial collection comprises photographic prints, slides, and negatives produced from the 1930s through 2010 by gay erotic or physique photography studios. The studios named in this collection range from short-lived single person businesses to larger corporations.

    Related Materials

    Athletic Model Guild Physique Photographs, Coll2014-121, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.
    Colt Studio Photographs, Coll2014-122, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.
    Neil Edwards Photography Collection, Coll2007-003, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.
    Scott Masters Photography Collection, Coll2013-002, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Pat Milo Physique Photographs, Coll2014-122, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.
    Studios and Distributors Marketing Ephemera Collection, Coll2012-170, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Western Photography Guild Physique Photographs, Coll2014-124, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gay erotic photography
    Photographs
    Photography of men
    Photography of the nude