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Gunn, Thom. Photographs from the Thom Gunn papers [graphic].
BANC PIC 1978 - 2008--NEG misc. box 1; BANC PIC 2008.063--AX ; BANC PIC 2008.063--OBJ box 1 ; BANC PIC 2008.063--PIC box 1 ; ...
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Title:

Photographs from the Thom Gunn papers

Creator/Contributor:

Gunn, Thom., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Gunn, Ander.

Abstract:

Chiefly snapshots and portraits of poet Thom Gunn and his friends and family. Unidentified snapshots predominate. Many are of Gunn and his partner, Mike Kitay, from their stay in Texas in the mid-1950s through their later life in San Francisco, Calif. Includes one portrait of Gunn with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, several photographs of men on the sidewalk in San Francisco's Castro District, ca. 1980, and a panoramic photo collage of Gunn's text inscribed at the AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park. Many portraits of Gunn were probably taken for book jackets or promotion. Portraits and snapshots of Gunn and his family in England are present, ca. 1970-1990. Awards (objects) present consist of a medallion from the International Poetry Forum (1970), and a lucite literary award from the Pen Center USA West (1993).

Date:

1950-ca. 2000 (issued)

Subject:

Gunn, Thom -- Pictorial works
Poets, English -- 20th century -- Pictorial works
Gay authors -- Photographs

Note:

Various photographers, chiefly unidentified. Includes photographs by Ander Gunn, Alan Hillyer, and Billy Lux.
Negatives are chiefly small format (110) color snapshot negatives of low quality.
Title devised by cataloger.
RESTRICTED NEGATIVES. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Gift; of Mike Kitay; 2006.
Other photographs remain in the scrapbooks of the Thom Gunn papers (BANC MSS 2006/235, series 2.2)
Transferred from the Thom Gunn papers (BANC MSS 2006/235)

Type:

graphic

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
2 boxes (ca. 480 photographic prints and 2 awards) 1 oversized folder (1 photographic print, 1 drawing) and 129 negatives : b&w and color ; 11 x 14 in. or smaller.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 1978 - 2008--NEG misc. box 1
BANC PIC 2008.063--AX
BANC PIC 2008.063--OBJ box 1
BANC PIC 2008.063--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2008.063
BANC PIC 2008.063

Origin:

Various places

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED NEGATIVES. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.

Related Item:

Thom Gunn papers : Gunn, Thom.