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Guide to the John Hall Papers
1977-1978
 MSS 98 MSS 098

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Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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New York, NY 10012
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Collection processed by Processed by Marvin J. Taylor in 1999

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on February 16, 2012
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Hall, John
Title: John Hall Papers
Dates: 1977-1978
Abstract: The John Hall Papers include a small collection of letters from the artist, David Wojnarowicz to John Hall, a high school friend of Wojnarowicz' with whom Hall remained close to up until Wojnarowicz' death in 1992.
Quantity: 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Call Phrase: MSS 098

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Biographical Note

The John Hall Papers include a small collection of letters from photographer, David Wojnarowicz to John Hall, a high school friend of Wojnarowicz' with whom Hall remained close to up until Wojnarowicz' death in 1992. Hall is often noted in the David Wojnarowicz Papers.

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Scope and Content Note

The John Hall Papers are a part of the Downtown Collection at the Fales Library, New York University. The Fales Library is the primary special collections division of the NYU libraries, housing over 200,000 volumes of English and American literature from 1700 to the present. Strengths of the collection include the development of the English and American novel, with an emphasis on the Gothic and the Victorian novel.

The collection consists of four letters, one postcard and photos that were sent to Hall from David Wojnarowicz when the latter was in Paris during 1977-1978.

Arrangement

The files are grouped into one box.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Wojnarowicz, David

Document Type

  • Correspondence.
  • Photographs.
  • Postcards.

Subject Topics

  • Artists and community -- United States.
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Intellectual life -y 20th century.
  • Photographers -- United States -x Biography.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The letters were acquired in April 1999 through purchase from Hall.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers. Appointments are necessary for the use of manuscript and archival collections.

Use Restrictions

Collection use is subject to all copyright laws. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Director of Fales Library and Special Collections. Please contact fales.library@nyu.edu. or call 212 998 2596.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); The John Hall Papers; MSS 098; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections
, New York University Libraries.

Related Material at the Fales Library and Special Collections

The David Wojnarowicz Papers

Separated Material

There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.

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Container List

1 box with 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Four letters and one postcard from David Wojnarowicz to John Hall dated from 1977-78.

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