The Arnold Rubin Papers consist of diaries and journals, correspondence, published articles, photographs, slides, negatives,
newsletters, manuscripts, course materials, news clippings, and ephemera produced and collected by Arnold Rubin. The focus
of the collection is in the three major areas of Rubin's research interest; the arts of Africa, the Pasadena [California]
Tournament of Roses, and tattoo. It also includes research materials and publications on Africans in India, religious ceremonies,
public events, unconventional art in Southern California; the arts of Oceania, Native North America and pre-Columbian America;
body art such as painting and piercing; popular culture, folk art, and "outsider art".
Arnold Gary Rubin was born on July 24, 1937. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
in Troy, New York. In 1964 he earned an M.A. in Art History from Indiana University in Bloomington where he subsequently received
his Ph.D. five years later. While at Indiana, he studied the arts of Africa, Oceania, and Pre-Columbian America, as well as
the arts of ancient Greece and Rome, specializing in African Area Studies under the tutelage of Roy Sieber.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Registrar. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of The Fowler Museum at UCLA 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 by the reader.