2 boxes (1 partial)
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Accession Number: AM 2017-56
Collection Creator: Ruas, Charles..
Extent: 2 boxes (1 partial)
This collection is stored offsite. Please consult with the Department of Rare
Books and Special Collections about having the collection recalled to Firestone
Library for your use. This process normally requires 48-72 hours notice.
The collection is open for research.
Consists of photographic prints, contact sheets, and negatives, primarily in
black-and-white, including shots taken in the WBAI studio in New York City,
as well as promotional photographs and portraits gifted to Ruas by authors
and artists with whom he worked. Most of the photographs taken in the WBAI
studio are by Joan Schwartz, including images of various authors reading
from Marguerite Young's Miss MacIntosh, My
Darling, as well as a number of photographs of poets reading at a
New Year's Eve poetry reading at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery in 1975. In
addition to containing photographs of many of the writers and artists
reflected elsewhere throughout this collection, musicians and composers like
Patti Smith, Lou Reed, and Phillip Glass are also represented in this group
of photographs. Also of note is a group of portraits and photographs of
performances by Babette Mangolte. While most photographic materials in the
collection are described here, some, which were originally kept with
manuscript materials and ephemera, are described with the general Author and
Original file groups based on photographer were preserved. Other photographs
are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Photographs; 1924-1991; Charles Ruas Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.