Anonymous Nudist And Erotic Photography Collection,1930s-1970s.

Collection Number: 7781

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Anonymous nudist and erotic photography collection, 1930s-1970s.
Collection Number:
7781
Creator:
Quantity:
4 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, movie film, photographs, publications, slides
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Photographic prints, slides, negatives, and short films; publications, brochures, books, and correspondence surrounding the work and personal life of a studio photographer who was active in New York City in the 1960s and 1970s.
Language:
Collection material in English


The New York Institute of Photography was founded in 1910 to train people in professional photography.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Photographic prints, slides, negatives, and short films; publications, brochures, books, and correspondence surrounding the work and personal life of a studio photographer who was active in New York City in the 1960s and 1970s. Visual materials in the collection include 960 photographic prints, 2212 slides, 490 negatives, and 11 motion pictures. Categories of material include professional work; personal images and ephemera; personal nudes; and erotica. Most of the images in the professional category are studio portraits and photographs of artists and their work, or of the artwork itself, many from "Club Burr," evidently a group of artists in New York City; another subgroup in the professional category relates to the collector's studies at the New York Institute of Photography.
Personal images include 600 slides, negatives and prints of female nudes, most of them studio shots reminiscent of photographs in Playboy magazine in the 1960s and 1970s; and images taken at an unidentified nudist colony, circa 1960s. The erotic visual materials include photos of male and female nudes, and nude self-portraits resembling "physique" photos by noted photographers such as Bruce of L.A., Douglas of Detroit, Your Model Service and AMG/Bob Mizer, as well as erotic films.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Bruce, of Los Angeles.
Douglas, of Detroit.
Mizer, Bob.
Athletic Model Guild.
Club Burr (Group of artists)
New York Institute of Photography.
Your Model Service.

Subjects:
Photography of women.
Photography of men.
Nudists.
Photography, Erotic.
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Anonymous Nudist and Erotic Photography Collection, #7781. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
The name of the photographer has been removed from the guide their name has been replaced with the word Photographer.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Professional photography by the Photographer
Boxes 1, 2, 6
Business Files
Fine Arts Photography
Other
Series II. Nudism
Boxes 3, 4, 6
Professional Photography
Amateur Photography
Casual Photography
ASA/ESA
Series III. Erotica
Boxes 3, 6
Erotica Collection
Photographer's Erotica
Erotica Businesses
Series IV. Personal
Boxes 3, 6
Personal Papers
Photographs
Series V. New York Institute of Photography grades and tests
Boxes 3-5
Documents
Artwork
Series VI. Negatives
Box 3
Series VII. 8mm Films
Box 7

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Photography invoices
1994-1998
Box 1 Folder 2
Resume
Box 1 Folder 3
Invitations to artshows, galleries, exhibits
Box 1 Folder 65
Model Release
Box 1 Folder 66
Portfolio
Box 1 Folder 67
Professional work correspondence
Box 1 Folder 4
Job notes, instruction, preparation
1994
Box 1 Folder 5
Amundsen painting
Box 1 Folder 6
Fine arts photography slides
Box 1 Folder 7
Frances Heatherington
Box 1 Folder 8
Paintings
Box 1 Folder 9
Sculptures
Box 1 Folder 10
Sculptures
Box 1 Folder 11
Sculptures
Box 1 Folder 12
Sculptures
Box 1 Folder 13
Sculptures
Box 1 Folder 14
CLWAC at NAC
November 7, 1972
Box 1 Folder 15
Duncan, Tom
Box 1 Folder 16
Manship, John
Box 1 Folder 17
Stefanelli, Joe
Box 1 Folder 18
Weber, Marilyn
Box 1 Folder 19
Van Hook, Nell
Box 1 Folder 20
Weichberger, Philip
Box 1 Folder 21
Wolins, Joe
Box 1 Folder 22
Shulman, Morris
1983
Box 1 Folder 23
Shore, Lillian
Box 1 Folder 24
Shibley, Gertrude
Box 1 Folder 25
Secunda, Art
12 November-3 December 1971
Box 1 Folder 26
Park, Mike
Box 1 Folder 27
Ponce de Leone, Michael
Box 1 Folder 28
Moore, Bruce
Box 1 Folder 29
Manship, Margaret Cassidy
Box 1 Folder 30
Manco, Albino
Box 1 Folder 31
McKesson, Malcolm
November 20, 1972
Box 1 Folder 32
McBride, Lucia
Box 1 Folder 33
Lee, Eleanor Gay
Box 1 Folder 34
Lasch, Pat
Box 1 Folder 35
Josephs, Cliff
Box 1 Folder 36
Golden, Eunice
March 27, 1979
Box 1 Folder 37
Gluckman, Morris
Box 1 Folder 38
Gentle, Esther
November 7, 1977
Box 1 Folder 39
Fox, Marilyn
Box 1 Folder 40
Fletcher, Helen
Box 1 Folder 41
Farley, Marsha
Box 1 Folder 42
De Miskey, Julian
Box 1 Folder 43
De Miskey, Shari Frisch
Box 1 Folder 44
Dawson, Eve
Box 1 Folder 45
Boal, Sara
Box 1 Folder 46
Betzak, Ida
Box 1 Folder 47
Belag, Harriet
February 22, 1977-September 9, 1983
Box 1 Folder 48
Albertazzi, Mario
Box 1 Folder 49
Arye, Leonora
Box 1 Folder 68
Fine arts slides
Box 6
Paintings and sculptures negatives
Box 6
Amundsen painting negatives
Box 6
Painting negatives
Box 6
Painting negatives
Box 6
Painting negatives
Box 1 Folder 50
Ed Walsh
Box 1 Folder 51
Nerfetiti/Devonia Evangeline
October 31, 1980
Box 1 Folder 52
Subway
Box 1 Folder 53
Photographs of various people, places, objects
Box 1 Folder 54
Fire at 30 St and 12 Ave, NYC
January 1977
Box 1 Folder 55
Men-Black and White
Box 1 Folder 56
New York City-Rockefeller Center
Box 1 Folder 57
Religion: Interior R.C. Church
Box 1 Folder 58
Sanitation
Box 1 Folder 59
Sanitation-Snow Removal
Box 1 Folder 60
Transportation-Highway, Black and White
Box 1 Folder 61
Teilman, Gunvor Bull
Box 1 Folder 62
Overstreet, Joe
March 20, 1981, February 3, 1989
Box 1 Folder 63
Gonzalez, Maritza
January 26, 1981
Box 1 Folder 64
Zaleski, Jean
Box 2 Folder 1
Historical-Color
Box 2 Folder 2
Alcoholism-Color
Box 2 Folder 3
Advertising-Color
Box 2 Folder 4
Animals-Color
Box 2 Folder 5
Appliance-Color
Box 2 Folder 6
Architecture-Color
Box 2 Folder 7
Automobile-Color
Box 2 Folder 8
Bridges-Color
Box 2 Folder 9
Business-Offices
Box 2 Folder 10
Circus-Color
Box 2 Folder 11
Children-Color
Box 2 Folder 12
Consumerism-color
Box 2 Folder 13
Consumerism: Super Market-color
Box 2 Folder 14
Crowds-color
Box 2 Folder 15
Demolition-color
Box 2 Folder 16
Families-color
Box 2 Folder 17
Farms-color
Box 2 Folder 18
Faucet-color
Box 2 Folder 19
Fire-color
Box 2 Folder 20
Food-color
Box 2 Folder 21
Hands-color
Box 2 Folder 22
Holidays: Halloween-color
Box 2 Folder 23
Construction-color
Box 2 Folder 24
Holidays: Memorial Day-color
Box 2 Folder 25
Hospitals-color
Box 2 Folder 26
Housing: Rural color
Box 2 Folder 27
Housing: Suburban-color
Box 2 Folder 28
Mannequins-color
Box 2 Folder 29
Men-color
Box 2 Folder 30
Miscellaneous: Family and Friends-color
Box 2 Folder 31
Money-color
Box 2 Folder 32
nature-color
Box 2 Folder 33
New York: City Hall-color
Box 2 Folder 34
New York: Financial District-color
Box 2 Folder 35
New York: Street Scenes-color
Box 2 Folder 36
Occupations-color
Box 2 Folder 37
Parades-color
Box 2 Folder 38
Police-color
Box 2 Folder 39
Pornography-color
Box 2 Folder 40
Printing Industry-color
Box 2 Folder 41
Puzzle
Box 2 Folder 42
Religion-color
Box 2 Folder 43
Restaurants-color
Box 2 Folder 44
Rust-color
Box 2 Folder 45
Sanitation-color
Box 2 Folder 46
Senior Citizens-color
Box 2 Folder 47
Signs-color
Box 2 Folder 48
Sports-color
Box 2 Folder 49
Suburbs-color
Box 2 Folder 50
Swings
Box 2 Folder 51
Teenagers-color
Box 2 Folder 52
Transportation-color
Box 2 Folder 53
Weather-color
Box 2 Folder 54
Women-color
Box 2 Folder 55
Zoo-color
Box 2 Folder 56
Appliances
Box 2 Folder 57
Photographer's Family-black and white
Box 2 Folder 58
Children-black and white
Box 2 Folder 59
Education-black and white
Box 2 Folder 60
Electricity-black and white
Box 2 Folder 61
Families-black and white
Box 2 Folder 62
Food-black and white
Box 2 Folder 63
Food: Candy
Box 2 Folder 64
Hands
Box 2 Folder 65
Housing: Suburban-black and white
Box 2 Folder 66
CA Contacts and Negatives
Box 2 Folder 67
Random assortment of photographs
Box 6
Prometheus
Box 6
Prometheus 2
Box 6
City Hall
Box 6
Marge's church, sculpture
Box 6
Henri Janson
Box 6
Lincoln Center and Church Demolition
Box 6
Lincoln Center slides
Box 3 Folder 1
Female nude
Box 3 Folder 2
Female nude in the woods
Box 3 Folder 3
Photographer
Box 4 Folder 1
Female nude in a meadow
Box 6
Female nude
Box 3 Folder 4
Photographer and female nude in the woods and meadows
Box 3 Folder 5
Female nude
Box 3 Folder 6
Female nude in a bedroom
Box 3 Folder 7
Female nude in a bedroom
Box 3 Folder 8
Mother and newborn
Box 3 Folder 9
Photographer and friends
Box 3 Folder 10
Photographer at home
Box 3 Folder 11
Photographer
Box 3 Folder 12
Photographer and female partner in the woods
Box 3 Folder 13
Photographer camping
Box 3 Folder 14
Photographer camping
Box 3 Folder 15
Photographer and friends, cabin
Box 3 Folder 16
The ASA Bulletin
April-May 1974
Box 3 Folder 17
American Sunbathing Association (ASA)
Box 3 Folder 18
ESA/ASA gathering
1958-1964
Box 3 Folder 19
ESA and ASA gathering
Box 6
Red containers-ASA gathering
1964
Box 3 Folder 20
Photograph collection
Box 3 Folder 21
Photograph collection
Box 3 Folder 22
Photograph collection
masked heterosexual pair
Box 3 Folder 23
Photograph collection
Box 3 Folder 24
Photograph collection
Box 3 Folder 25
Photograph collection
Two females
Box 3 Folder 26
Erotic dancer
Box 3 Folder 27
Photographs of exhibit of erotica artwork
Box 6
Deck of cards
Box 6
Box of matches
Box 3 Folder 28
Photographer's amateur erotica
Box 3 Folder 29
Photographer's professional erotica
Photographer and female partner (Freda)
Box 3 Folder 30
"Swingers Media"
Box 3 Folder 31
"Scenes: The Orgy-A Compendium"
November 1969
Box 3 Folder 32
Photo Illustrated
Box 3 Folder 33
Erik Imports-film, magazine, novel, sex toy distributor
Box 3 Folder 34
Marlowe Sales-magazine and film distributor
Box 3 Folder 35
Diverse Industries, Inc.-Adult erotica catalog
1976
Box 3 Folder 36
Foto-care Ltd.-film distributor
Box 3 Folder 37
Eve's Dream-swingers service
Box 3 Folder 38
Interracial Swingers-dating service
Box 3 Folder 39
Blue Bird Boutique, Inc.-film distributor
1977
Box 3 Folder 40
Ultima-film distributor
Box 3 Folder 41
Male prostitute business card with rates
Box 3 Folder 42
Sensual greeting card
Box 3 Folder 43
Letters from Beatrice Foster
1952
Box 3 Folder 44
Letters from Beatrice Foster
1952
Box 3 Folder 45
Correspondence between Photographer, parents, and sister
1953-1954
Box 3 Folder 46
Correspondence between Photographer and acquaintances
1942-1985
Box 3 Folder 47
Letter to Freda Leinwand
October 19, 2008
Box 3 Folder 48
Pages from books and newspapers with living tips
Box 3 Folder 49
Bill Shustick Prints
1978
Box 3 Folder 50
Rio de Janeiro brochure
Box 3 Folder 51
Correspondence with attorneys to sell land in Alaska
1953
Box 3 Folder 52
Documentation of Photographer's work as a seaman on various steamers
1951-1953
Box 3 Folder 53
Legal dispute with US Selective Service System
1952-1985
Box 3 Folder 54
Binder: The Signal School training manual
January 1, 1952
Box 3 Folder 55
Photographer's life documents-legal papers, rental agreements, etc.
May 15, 1928-August 6, 2008
Box 3 Folder 56
Documents labeled "Photographer's Important Papers"
1955-2008
Box 3 Folder 57
Pins and patches
Camp Archery Assn.; North American Hunting Club; Signal SVC BN
Box 3 Folder 58
Address book
Box 3 Folder 59
Collection of photographs of Photographer throughout his life
Box 3 Folder 60
Photographer's Death
August 6, 2008
Box 6
Matchbox with an image of a woman in a bathing suit on the cover, whose suit comes off when you open the box.
Box 3 Folder 61
Arizona
Box 3 Folder 62
Friends
Box 3 Folder 63
Diving contest
August 14, 1946
Box 3 Folder 64
Candid photos with friends at the beachm, fair, pool
Box 3 Folder 65
Sailing
Box 3 Folder 66
Hunting, camping
Box 3 Folder 67
Photographer and friends-random assortment of photos
Box 3 Folder 68
Photographer self-portraits
Box 3 Folder 69
Photographs from Beatrice Foster
Box 6
Various photos of Photographer
Box 3 Folder 70
Photo development instructions
Box 3 Folder 71
Color transparencies
Box 3 Folder 72
Portraiture Notes
Box 3 Folder 73
NYIP grades and tests
1958-1960
Box 3 Folder 74
Portrait negativies
Box 4 Folder 2
Technique practice
Box 4 Folder 3
Colorized black an white photography practice
Box 4 Folder 4
Portraits
Box 4 Folder 5
Object Photography
Box 4 Folder 6
Portraits
Box 4 Folder 7
General Photography
Box 4 Folder 8
General Photography
Box 4 Folder 9
Portraits
Box 4 Folder 10
Portraits
Box 4 Folder 11
Portraits
Box 5 Folder 1
Portraits
Box 5 Folder 2
Colorized black and white photos
Box 5 Folder 3
Portraits
Box 5
Portraits
Box 3 Folder 75
Fine Arts
Box 3 Folder 76
Professional Photographs
Box 3 Folder 77
Nudes
Box 3 Folder 78
Erotica
Box 3 Folder 79
Personal photographs
Some are amateur footage, some are commercial pornography.
Box 7 F-802
"3's A Crowd" and "A Man's Everything"
Box 7 F-803
"Vas", "Blonde", and "Mixer
Box 7 F-804
"Sandwich" and "Crib Time"
Box 7 F-805
"Doing Their Thing"
Box 7 F-806
"One Man"
Box 7 F-807
Unknown erotica
Box 7 F-808
Frisco-girls
Box 7 F-809
Unknown erotica
Box 7 F-810
Boys Are Next
Box 7 F-811
Unknown erotica
Box 7 F-812
Unknown erotica
Box 7 F-813
Personal film
Box 7 F-814
Personal film
Box 7 F-815
Personal film
Box 7 F-816
Personal film - Dog and Me
Box 7 F-817
Personal film - nudes
Box 7 F-818
Personal film - nudes
Box 7 F-819
Personal film - friends
Box 7 F-820
Personal film - nudes