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Epstein (Andrew J.) photographs
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  • Biographical / Historical
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Separated Materials

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Title: Andrew J. Epstein photographs
    creator: Epstein, Andrew J.
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011-009
    Physical Description: 3.3 Linear Feet 3 boxes.
    Date (inclusive): 1968-2011
    Abstract: The collection comprises prints of photographs by gay photographer and artist Andrew J. Epstein. The majority of the materials, including photographs and text panels, were part of the 2009 exhibition "Queer Culture: The Photographs of A.J. Epstein." The photographs document LGBT communities in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, 1968-2009.

    Biographical / Historical

    Andrew J. (A.J.) Epstein is a photographer and artist. Since the late-1960s, he photographed LGBT communities and events in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. He has also worked as an art director and graphic designer for numerous publications.

    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

    Donated by Andrew J. Epstein, 2009 and 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Andrew J. Epstein Photographs, Coll2011-009, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, 2017.

    Scope and Contents

    The bulk of the collection comprises prints of photographs, 1968-2011, by Andrew J. Epstein. The majority of the materials, including photographs and text panels, were part of the 2009 exhibition "Queer Culture: The Photographs of A.J. Epstein." The photographs document LGBT communities in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, 1968-2009. The collection also includes issues of Package magazine, for which Epstein was an art director.

    Separated Materials

    The following have been separated to the ONE Archives comic books collection:
    Demonicsex: Satanic Tales of Transformation and Possession, v2.0 (2006)
    Hard to Swallow, Comics by Justin Hall and Dave Davenport, Issue 1 (Spring 2006)
    Harry and Dickless Tom, by Brad Rader (2006)
    Myth by Sean Z, 1 (July 2008)
    Shirtlifter, by Steve MacIsaac, #2 and #3 (2007, 2008)
    The following has been separated to ONE's T-shirt collection:
    [Green shirt with image of a soldier and an inverted pink triangle] Out the Army, March on Washington, April 25, 1993.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gay community -- California -- Los Angeles County
    Gay community -- Illinois -- Chicago
    Gay community -- New York (State) -- New York
    Gay erotica
    Gay photographers
    Tattooed people