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

Collection Number: 7781

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
rareref@cornell.edu
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
RMC Staff
Date completed:
January 2014
EAD encoding:
Bailey Dineen, January 2014
Date modified:
Bailey Dineen, January 2014

© 2014 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

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