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Guide to the Jimmy De Sana Papers
1954-1997 (bulk 1977-1990)
 MSS.202

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Collection processed by Juliet Jacobson, 2007 and Nicholas Martin, 2008 - 2009. Completed by Christine Woody, 2009.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 13, 2017

Container List

Series I: Prints by project

Scope and Content note

Photographs without titles are listed as "Title:_____".

Subseries A: 101 Nudes

Scope and Contents note

All prints are 8x10

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : Title:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Byron on bed

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1972
Box: 1 Folder : Title:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Gail Nudeback

Process:

Number of Items: 5

1972

Subseries B: Submission

Scope and Contents note

Items in subseries B are organized to reflect the organization of the De Sana's published book Submission; items from the project that were not included in the final publication are included at the end of the series. Items from the  Salvation project are organized to correspond with their appearance in the proposed publication. All prints are 8x10.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Dog

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Panty Hose

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Contact Paper

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: String

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Erection

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Toilet

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Carpet

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Shower

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Rubber Tube

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Bathtub [Titled 'Enema' in the published book]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1977
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Enema [Titled 'Bathtub' in the published book]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Jock Strap

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Coffee Table

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Whip

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Giant Dildo

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Television

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Terrace

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Refrigerator

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

Box: 1 Folder : Title: Kitchen

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Dildo

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Cat

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Dog

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Egg

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Lamp

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Masking Tape

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Condom

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Pliers

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title: Sofa

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Woman wearing mask, Does not appear in the published book

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978 - 1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: woman wearing mask in profile, Does not appear in the published book

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978 - 1979
Box: 1 Folder : Title:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Woman with T.V., Does not appear in the published book

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1978 - 1979

Subseries C: Early Sex

Scope and Content note

Box 2 is an oversized flat box.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Title:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Pool

Process: Polaroid photograph

Number of Items: 1

Box: 2 Folder : 1 Title: Auto

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1977
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Title: Auto

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: 16x111/2 Color C-Print

Number of Items: 1

1980
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Title: Shoe

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: 16x11 1/2 Color C-Print

Number of Items: 1

1979
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Title: Plastic Wrap

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Outdoor plastic bag

Process: 8x10 Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1980
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Title:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Coat Hanger

Process: 8x10 Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 2

undated

Subseries D: $bfat

Scope and Contents note

Box 2 is an oversized flat box. Prints are 8x10 or 16x20.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Title: Bubblegum

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: 8x10 Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

Box: 2 Folder : 3 Title: Cowboy Hat

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: 8x10 Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

Box: 2 Folder : 3 Title:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Sweatshirt twins

Process: 8x10 Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 3

Box: 2 Folder : 3 Title:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Twins, big feet

Process: Cibachrome

Number of Items: 1

Box: 2 Folder : 4 Title: Pants

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Twins

Process: 16x20 Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1984
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Title: Pants

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Pants

Process: 16x20 Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1983
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Title: Pants

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Pants

Process: 16x20 Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1983

Subseries E: $dobjects

Scope and Content note

Box 2 is an oversized flat box.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Title:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Abstract

Process: 8x10 Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 2

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Title:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Abstract with Wooden "O"

Process: 8x10 Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Title: Ketchup and Mustard

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Dalmatian Ketchup and Mustard

Process: 11x14 Cibachrome

Number of Items: 1

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Title: Samples

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Fabric, wood "O"

Process: 11x14 Cibachrome

Number of Items: 1

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Title: Pipe Cleaner

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Spiral brown drops yellow field

Process: 11x14 Cibachrome

Number of Items: 1

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Title:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: "Pyramid" or "Softball"

Process: 8x10 Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Title:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Mandarines

Process: 8x10 Cibachrome

Number of Items: 1

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Title: Easter Chicks

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Peeps

Process: 8x10 Cibachrome

Number of Items: 1

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Title: Popcorn

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Popcorn loops

Process: 8x10 Cibachrome

Number of Items: 1

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Title:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Vegetables

Process: 5x10 Cibachrome

Number of Items: 2

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Title:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Abstract

Process: 11x14 Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Title: Popcorn

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: 11x14 Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Title:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: String Abstraction

Process: 11x14 Cibachrome

Number of Items: 1

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Title:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: String Abstraction

Process: 11x14 Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

undated

Subseries F: Auto-Portrait

Scope and Content note

Box 3 is an oversized flat box.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Title: Cellophane Tape

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: 8x10 Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

1985
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Title: Cellophane Tape

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: 11x14 Cibachrome

Number of Items: 1

1985
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Title: Smoke

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: or "Smoke Cowboy"

Process: 11x14 Cibachrome

Number of Items: 1

1985
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Title: Aluminum Foil

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: 8x10 Cibachrome

Number of Items: 1

1985
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Title: Party Picks

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Tooth Picks

Process: 4x6 Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

undated
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Title: Stitches

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Stitches

Process: 15x20 Cibachrome

Number of Items: 1

1984
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Title:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Nude Blue arm drips

Process: 11x14 Cibachrome

Number of Items: 1

undated
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Title:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Pizza Crust

Process: 8x10 Cibachrome

Number of Items: 2

undated

Subseries G: Salvation

Scope and Content note

Items from the Salvation project are organized to correspond with their appearance in the proposed publication. Box 3 is an oversized flat box.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Title: Gym Shorts

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: 8x10 Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

Box: 3 Folder : 14 Title: Gym Shorts

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: 11x14 Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 2

Box: 3 Folder : 15 Title: Kneeling Magical Figure

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: de Sana cover

Process: 8x10 Color C-Print

Number of Items: 1

Box: 3 Folder : 15 Title: Parka

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: 11x14 Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

Box: 3 Folder : 15 Title: Parka

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: 4x5 Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

Box: 3 Folder : 16 Title:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description: Figure oval - gym shorts

Process: 11x14 Cibachrome

Number of Items: 1

Box: 3 Folder : 16 Title: Coconut

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Description:

Process: 11x14 Silver Gelatin

Number of Items: 1

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