McGill University
AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) activism began in the early 1980s when the disease was first discovered and beginning to be understood. AIDS activism took many cultural forms, including the creation of artworks, fundraisers and other benefits. In Canada, John A. Schweitzer, both an artist and art collector, was an early leader in AIDS activism, holding the first AIDS benefit auction in Canada, Art against AIDS, in 1986. In 1990 he chaired An AIDS Benefit for Actors in MontreĢal and in 1994 he founded the John A. Schweitzer Foundation, a private trust in support of visual artists with AIDS. He often spoke out on the subject in interviews, at conferences, and in other public forums. Additionally, he collaborated with and exhibited works by Robert Mapplethorpe, a well-known contemporary visual artist who suffered from the disease (from Epstein, S. Impure science: AIDS, activism, and the politics of knowledge. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996)
Getty Research Institute
The papers document Sam Wagstaff's activities as curator and collector, with a focus on his collections and collecting processes. The papers are rich in correspondence, original photographs and non-photographic original artworks, as well as slides, negatives, postcards, film reels, prints and drawings. Original photographs in the archive include a range of 19th- and 20th-century photographic processes
Getty Research Institute
The collection is comprised of seven announcements and invitations for exhibitions at the Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles and New York. Five of the seven announcements are for solo exhibitions of James Brown, Steve Keister, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Richard Serra. The remaining materials relate to the group exhibitions Sculpture (December 10 to January 25, New York) and 60s color (April 16 to May 11, Los Angeles)
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
Scattered files on the Coalition of Washington Artists compiled by members Elizabeth Whiteley and Terry Parmelee including articles of incorporation, meeting minutes, agendas, press materials, photographs and printed material. Among the photographs are images of the demonstration organized by the Coalition to protest the Corcoran Gallery of Art's cancellation as a venue host for Robert Mapplethorpe's traveling exhibition, "Robert Mappelthorpe: The Perfect Moment," 1989
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
The papers of New York-based curator and art consultant Richard D. Marshall measure 15.8 linear feet and date from 1969-2014. The interviews, exhibitions and research files, client files, other professional files, printed material, photographic material of artwork, and electronic records predominantly reflect Marshall's work outside his role at the Whitney Museum. Sound and video recordings are also found in the collection, primarily with interviews and exhibition and research material
Getty Research Institute
One vintage 1913 black-and-white photographic postcard, representing a boy dressed in white, was sent on June 13, 1973 by Robert Mapplethorpe from London to Sam Green in New York, the curator responsible for Andy Warhol's first retrospective in 1965. Inscription on the image reads, "Will Ferrero ... [Moskva] 1913.".
Mills College - F.W. Olin Library
Patti Smith -- (Creem, Feb. 1974) -- -- Nick Tosches -- (Creem, Sept. 1978) -- -- Patricia Morrisroe -- (Vanity fair, July 1995) -- -- Edna Gunderson -- (USA today, Mar. 26, 1996) -- -- Michael Kaplan -- (George, May 1996) -- -- Lisa Robinson -- (Elle, May 1996) -- -- James Wolcott -- (The New Yorker, July 22, 1996) -- -- Thurston Moore -- (Vox, Sept. 1996) -- -- Ron Rosenbaum -- (Interview, Nov. 1997) -- -- (Penthouse, [n.d.]) -- -- Jack Walls and James Rasin -- (Black book, [n.d.])
Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
University of California, Berkeley - Bancroft Library
The Edward DeCelle Papers, 1969-2001, includes the correspondence, transaction records and research files of art collector and former San Francisco gallery owner Edward Brooks DeCelle.
School of The Art Institute of Chicago - John M. Flaxman Library

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