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Description
The Shirrel Rhoades Collection includes a broad selection of photographs dating from the mid-1800s to the early 2000s. The collection was assembled by Rhoades, a photography collector.
Background
Shirrel Rhoades (b. 1942) is an American executive, writer, publisher, professor, filmmaker and photographer. Born in North Carolina, Rhoades attended Wake Forest University and Stetson University, where he received his BA in Fine Arts in 1964. He started his career with various newspapers as an editor, feature writer, and critic. He later worked for several book and magazine publishing firms. In 1996, Rhoades became Executive Vice President of Marvel Entertainment, where he was involved in various movie projects based on Marvel superheroes. Rhoades has written hundreds of magazine articles and has written, edited, and published a number of books. He has consulted for numerous companies, taught and lectured at several universities, assisted at three museums, and received a number of awards in the publishing field. Rhoades is also a photographer and avid photography collector. Over the years he has donated much of his collection to various colleges, universities and museums.
Extent
126 photographs (119 photographs in 5 boxes and 7 framed photographs) ranging in size from 2” x 2” to 16” x 20”
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Monterey Peninsula College Library, Archives and Special Collections Department. Consent is given on behalf of the Archives and Special Collections Department as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Copyright is held by the individual photographers, their heirs, or their estates. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir(s) for permission to publish.
Availability
The collection is open for research. Contact the library 48 hours in advance prior to visit.