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1976-2005
 MSS 168

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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Indiana, Gary
Title: Gary Indiana Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1976-2005
Abstract: The Gary Indiana Papers are comprised of materials which document the literary career of Gary Indiana. Collection materials include manuscripts, galleys, diaries, notebooks, correspondence, contracts, postcards, flyers, theater programs, periodical and newspaper clippings, photographs, collages, and posters.
Quantity: 13.0 linear feet (27 boxes)
Call Phrase: MSS 168

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Biographical Note

Gary Indiana (real name Gary Hoisington) was born in 1950 and brought up in Derry, New Hampshire. He and an older brother were raised by his parents, Cecile and Carol Hoisington. In his twenties, he moved to Berkeley and changed his name to Indiana. After two years, Indiana relocated to Boston, where he worked in various capacities before returning to California, this time to Los Angeles where he wrote for punk zines. After a 1974 car accident, he decided to leave for New York, where he became immersed in the downtown arts scene.

In the 1980s, Indiana wrote for Artforum and  Art in America, among other magazines. He also acted in a number of German and American films, notably working with Dieter Schidor and other members of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's circle. From 1984 onward, Indiana wrote art criticism for the  Village Voice, establishing the uncompromising journalistic style that would become his trademark. During this time he was also very active in the theater, working closely with Bill Rice and Taylor Mead, among others, in both his own plays and others'. Notable plays by Indiana include  Alligator Girls Go to College (1979),  Curse of the Dog People (1980),  Phantoms of Louisiana (1981),  The Roman Polanski Story (1981), and  Roy Cohn/Jack Smith (1992).

In the late '80s, Indiana published two short story collections, Scar Tissue and Other Stories (1987) and  White Trash Boulevard (1988), immediately followed by his first novel,  Horse Crazy (1989). In addition to his critical writing, Indiana published novels throughout the 1990s, often writing fictionalized accounts of real-life murder cases like that of Andrew Cunanan in 1999's  Three Month Fever.

Indiana continues to publish fiction work and write for a variety of publications on art, film, literature, and politics. The Guardian has called Indiana "one of the most important chroniclers of the American psyche."

  1. Shanghai (1983)
  2. The Role of My Family in the World Revolution (1985)
  3. Scar Tissue and Other Stories (1987)
  4. White Trash Boulevard (1988)
  5. Horse Crazy (1989)
  6. Gone Tomorrow (1993)
  7. Rent Boy (1994)
  8. Living with the Animals (1995) (Ed. by Gary Indiana)
  9. Let It Bleed: Essays 1985-1995 (1996)
  10. Resentment: A Comedy (1997)
  11. Three Month Fever: The Andrew Cunanan Story (1999)
  12. Salò or The 120 Days of Sodom (2000)
  13. Depraved Indifference (2002)
  14. Do Everything in the Dark (2003)
  15. The Schwarzenegger Syndrome: Politics and Celebrity in the Age of Contempt (2005)
  1. Custody (1979)
  2. Alligator Girls Go To College (1979)
  3. Curse of the Dog People (1980)
  4. The Dark Side of Anne Flaubert (1980)
  5. Phantoms of Louisiana (1981)
  6. The Roman Polanski Story (1981)
  7. Return of the Dog People (1984)
  8. Roy Cohn (1992)
  9. Who Killed Rex the Wonder Dog?
  10. A Thwarted Sense of Occasion

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Scope and Content Note

The Gary Indiana Papers are comprised of manuscripts, galleys, diaries, notebooks, correspondence, contracts, postcards, flyers, theater programs, periodical and news clippings, magazines, published materials, snapshots, photographs, collages, and posters.

SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

SERIES I: Manuscripts

Subseries A contains manuscripts for novels and fiction writing, as well as novel proposals. Novel manuscripts include  Rent Boy, partial drafts of  Gone Tomorrow, and the unpublished  Desert Shore. Short fiction manuscripts include  The Role of My Family in the World Revolution, a fragment of  Shanghai, and numerous unpublished pieces. Galley proofs for  White Trash Boulevard are located in the Oversize series [Folder 11].

Subseries B contains theatrical and cinematic manuscripts. Some theatrical manuscripts are actors' typescripts for Indiana's productions. Also included is a script not by Indiana for Dieter Schidor's 1985 film  Cold in Columbia, in which Indiana appeared.

Subseries C contains poetry and lyrics written and sung for the band The Boners. Some poetry is dated by Indiana. Some prose is also included as part of a grouping created and dated by Indiana.

Subseries D contains critical essays, interview notes, and some miscellaneous manuscript materials. Interview notes include Chantal Akerman, David Lynch, and Carol Ross. Also included is the checklist for Indiana's 2002 photography retrospective "Extinction" at American Fine Arts, Co. in New York City.

SERIES II: Journals

Subseries A contains drafts and notes for novels and essays, personal journals, travel diaries, and assorted research notes. The dated notebooks range from 1981 to 2003.

Subseries B contains collage notebooks and sketchbooks, some of which includes Indiana's photography.

SERIES III: Correspondence and Legal Documents

The correspondence series consists of personal and professional correspondence. Personal correspondence includes letters and postcards from figures including musician and poet Patti Smith and artist Valie Export, among others. Professional correspondence consists of publishing contracts and rights agreements with HarperCollins and other publishing companies. Also included is the report of the court examination of Indiana in his lawsuit against The Bar. Some postcard correspondence is contained in the Flyers and Visual Materials Series [Series IVA] as part of Indiana's flyer and program scrapbook. A poster from the Patti Smith correspondence is located in the Oversize series.

SERIES IV: Flyers and Visual Materials

Subseries A consists of the contents of a scrapbook, organized by Indiana, of programs and flyers for events or performances by himself and others. Some postcard correspondence is also included in the scrapbook. Also included are materials not associated with this scrapbook: one folder of event flyers and a flyer for the 1980 Times Square Show, the latter being in the Oversize series [Folder 124].

Subseries B consists of assorted visual materials, including publication artwork for several of Indiana's novels, photographs of work by Bill Rice, a calendar entitled "Men of The Bar," collage materials and miscellaneous artwork.

SERIES V: Printed Materials

This series consists of published materials, including books, theatre programs, and periodicals, many of which include Indiana's writing or writing about Indiana. One issue of Night (no. 52) has been moved to the Oversize series [Folder 161].

SERIES VI: Clippings

Subseries A consists of clippings of art criticism, essays, and other items written by Indiana. This includes substantial criticism written for the  Village Voice,  Artforum, and  Art in America, among other publications.

Subseries B consists of clippings of writing about Indiana or reviews of his published works.

Subseries C consists of clippings used as research materials, including those regarding Henri Cartier-Bresson, Witold Gombrowicz, and Valie Export, among others.

SERIES VII: Photography

Subseries A contains Indiana's 4 x 5 snapshots, including documentation of the Toronto Film Festival premiere of David Cronenberg's  Naked Lunch, The Dazzling 1987 New York Flower Show, trips to Latin America, downtown New York City street scenes, and a New York gallery opening and party. Also included are evidence photos from the Andrew Cunanan case, the basis for Indiana's novel  Three Month Fever.

Subseres B contains 5 x 7 snapshots of a wide array of subjects, including trips to Latin America, Cuba, India, and many regions of the United States. Also included are photos of a reading by actors Taylor Mead and Bill Rice, Indiana and others, an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla, California, and photos of The Bishop's School in La Jolla, from which Andrew Cunanan graduated in 1987. Figures documented prominently include Bill Rice, Taylor Mead, and author William S. Burroughs.

Subseries C contains Indiana's 8.5 x 11 photo series, retaining his original order and organization. Major series include travel photos, nudes, cemetery photos, digital collage work by Indiana, and contact sheets from the film  Bangkok Talkie and the play  The Roman Polanski Story.

Subseres D contains photography of varying sizes maintained in individual groupings created and sometimes labeled by Indiana.

Subseries E consists of two boxes of photographic slides, retaining Indiana's organization. Also included are several photographic negatives and one 4 x 5" transparency.

Subseries F contains oversize photographic items, including photos bearing the copyright of Digne Meller Marcowicz which mainly relate to Werner Schroeter and German theater productions.

SERIES VIII: Oversize

Oversize items comprise posters for a 2004 speaking date and the plays Alligator Girls Go to College and  The Roman Polanski Story, and several photographic works. Also included are galley proofs of  White Trash Boulevard from the Manuscripts series, and a signed Patti Smith poster entitled "You Can't Say 'Fuck' in Radio Free America," removed from her personal correspondence with Indiana. A 2005 issue of  Night has been removed from the Printed Materials series.

An oversize poster for the 1980 Times Square Show, removed from the Flyers series, is located in the Mapcase.

Arrangement

Materials have been arranged in series according to material formats or the types of writing represented.

Within each series, materials are arranged chronologically, when material is dated. In some cases, which are indicated, material organized by Indiana has retained its original organization.

  1. Series I: Manuscripts
  2. Series II: Journals
  3. Series III: Correpsondence and Legal Documents
  4. Series IV: Flyers and Visual Materials
  5. Series V: Printed Materials
  6. Series VI: Clippings
  7. Series VII: Photography and Snapshots
  8. Oversize Items

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997
  • Cunanan, Andrew, 1969-1997
  • Export, Valie
  • Indiana, Gary
  • Kevorkian, Jack
  • Mead, Taylor
  • Meller Marcovicz, Digne
  • Rice, William, 1931-2006
  • Schroeter, Werner, 1945-
  • Sobhraj, Charles
  • Versace, Gianni

Document Type

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence.
  • Diaries.
  • Magazines (periodicals)
  • Photographs.
  • Poetry.
  • Postcards.
  • Posters.
  • Reviews (document genre)
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Scripts (documents)

Subject Organizations

  • Art in America.
  • Artforum.
  • HarperCollins (Firm).
  • High Risk Books (Firm).
  • Village Voice (Greenwich Village, New York, N.Y.).

Subject Topics

  • Art criticism.
  • Art, American -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Artists and community -- United States.
  • Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
  • Avant-garde literature.
  • Avant-garde poetry.
  • Avant-garde theater.
  • Film criticism.
  • Photographers -- United States.
  • Theater -- Germany.

Subject Places

  • La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Miami Beach (Fla.)
  • New Delhi (India).
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.) |x Intellectual life |y 20th century.
  • South America.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The Gary Indiana Papers were purchased from Gary Indiana in 2005.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers without restrictions. Appointments are necessary to consult manuscript and archive materials.

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 Gary Indiana Papers; MSS 168; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

Separated Material

These materials have been separated from the archive and individually catalogued into the Downtown Book and Periodical Collection in Fales.

  1. Aperture no. 127 (Spring 1992).
  2. Artext no. 77 (Summer 2002).
  3. Gober, Robert and Christopher Wool. A Project. April 1988.
  4. Johnson, Larry. Larry Johnson. 1996.
  5. Lehndorff, Vera and Holger Trulzsch. Oxydationen. 1985.
  6. Purple Fashion no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2004).
  7. Purple Fashion no. 3 (Spring/Summer 2005).
  8. The Purple Journal no. 1 (Summer 2004). English version.
  9. The Purple Journal no. 2 (Fall 2004). English version.
  10. Le Purple Journal no. 2 (Fall 2004). French version.
  11. The Purple Journal no. 3 (Winter 2005). English version.
  12. Le Purple Journal no. 3 (Winter 2005). French version.
  13. Le Purple Journal no. 4 (Spring 2005). French version.
  14. The Purple Journal no. 5 (Summer 2005). English version.
  15. Le Purple Journal no. 5 (Summer 2005). French version.
  16. Rosenberg, Aura. Head Shots. New York: Stop Over Press, 1996.
  17. Samaras, Lucas. Chairs and Drawings. New York: Pace Publications, 1987.
  18. Texte Zur Kunst no. 15.57 (March 2005).
  19. Wool, Christopher. Christopher Wool. New York: Scalo Publishers, 1998.

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Container List

Series I: Manuscripts

Subseries A: Manuscripts for Novels and Fiction

Scope and Contents note

Subseries A contains manuscripts for novels and fiction writing, as well as novel proposals. Novel manuscripts include Rent Boy, partial drafts of Gone Tomorrow, and the unpublished Desert Shore. Short fiction manuscripts include The Role of My Family in the World Revolution, a fragment of Shanghai, and numerous unpublished pieces. Galley proofs for White Trash Boulevard are located in the Oversize series [Folder 11].

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Rent Boy original typescript
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Gone Tomorrow partial drafts
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Desert Shore: A Novel (pp. 1-130)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Desert Shore: A Novel (pp. 131-260)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Desert Shore: A Novel (pp. 261-404)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Desert Shore: A Novel (partial drafts)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Maze: A Novel
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 The Big Other (unfinished novel and proposal)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Gluttony (novel proposal)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 "Ch. 2 of Unfinished Novel"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12 " Shanghai (fragment)"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 13 The Role of My Family in the World Revolution
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Dreams Involving Water drafts
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 15 American Express
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 16 I Am Candy Jones
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Crisis in the Life of an Actor
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 18 One Size Fits All
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Philosophy in the Bedroom
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Only You
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Sympathy for Medea
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 22 "Valerie Solanas (The Revised SCUM Manifesto)"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Misc. Fiction Manuscripts
undated

Subseries B: Manuscripts for Plays and Film

Scope and Contents note

Contains theatrical and cinematic manuscripts. Some theatrical manuscripts are actors' typescripts for Indiana's productions. Also included is a script not by Indiana for Dieter Schidor's 1985 film Cold in Columbia, in which Indiana appeared.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Custody
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Alligator Girls Go To College
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 26 " Alligator Girls Go To College / Performed at Mudd Club Nov. 1979"
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Curse of the Dog People
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 28 " Curse of the Dog People (original version)"
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 29 " Curse of the Dog People (original typescript)"
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 30 "Bill Rice's typescript, w/ Photos / ' Curse of the Dog People'" [See Photography Series]
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 31 The Dark Side of Anne Flaubert
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Phantoms of Louisiana
1981
Box: 1 Folder : 33 The Roman Polanski Story
1981
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Return of the Dog People
1984
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Roy Cohn
1991-1992
Box: 1 Folder : 36 " Roy Cohn galleys for anthology"
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Red Tide
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 38 " Red Tide [original typescript]"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 39 A Thwarted Sense of Occasion
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Bangkok Talkie [film script]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 41 Unfinished/Incomplete Scripts
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 42 Cold in Columbia [script by Dieter Schidor, feat. Indiana]
undated

Subseries C: Manuscripts for Poetry

Scope and Contents note

Contains poetry and lyrics written and sung for the band The Boners. Some poetry is dated by Indiana. Some prose is also included as part of a grouping created and dated by Indiana.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 43 "Poems I + Lyrics written and sung for The Boners"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 44 "Poems II"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 45 "Poems III"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 46 "Poems IV / Short Prose (early + recent prose)"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 47 Misc. Poetry
undated

Subseries D: Manuscripts for Critical and Non-Fiction Writing

Scope and Contents note

Contains critical essays, interview notes, and some miscellaneous manuscript materials. Interview notes include Chantal Akerman, David Lynch, and Carol Ross. Also included is the checklist for Indiana's 2002 photography retrospective "Extinction" at American Fine Arts, Co. in New York City.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 48 No Such Thing as Paranoia
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 49 A Culture High and Low
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 50 Wegman Contra Landseer
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 51 Charles Sobhraj writings
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 52 Carol Ross conversation/writings
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 53 "Proposal for Essay collection"
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 54 David Lynch interview transcript
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 55 Chantal Akerman interview transcript
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 56 Ingrid Caven interview materials
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 57 "Checklist for ' Extinction' Retrospective at American Fine Arts, Chelsea / Feb 2002"
2001
Box: 2 Folder : 58 Misc. Critical Writings
undated

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Series II: Journals

Subseries A: Diaries and Writing Journals

Scope and Contents note

Contains drafts and notes for novels and essays, personal journals, travel diaries, and assorted research notes. The dated notebooks range from 1981 to 2003.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 59 "Notes from Brussels and Paris / Draft scenes for ' Phantoms of Louisiana'"
1981
Box: 2 Folder : 60 "Parisian Notes / Camera coordinates for a screenplay"
1983
Box: 2 Folder : 61 Taste of the Black Earth ("Screenplay + scenario written in Paris w/ David Wojnarowicz")
1984
Box: 2 Folder : 62 "BURMA (Aug-Sept 85, Peterskirchen)"
1985
Box: 2 Folder : 63 "Antigua Diary"
1989
Box: 2 Folder : 64 New Orleans - Long Island
1991-1992
Box: 2 Folder : 65 "Argentinian Diary"
1995
Box: 2 Folder : 66 "Notes while writing ' Resentment' - Iguazu Argentina / Asuncion Paraguay"
1995
Box: 2 Folder : 67 "Notes taken in Chile, Peru, Paraguay, Argentina and Bolivia"
1995-1996
Box: 2 Folder : 68 "Upstate New York"
1999
Box: 2 Folder : 69 "Notes in Detroit while covering murder trial of Jack Kevorkian for the death of Thomas Hyde"
[1999]
Box: 2 Folder : 70 "Notes on the abandoned novel for St. Martins + diary entries"
2003
Box: 2 Folder : 71 "Burma, Notes"
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 72 "Buenos Aires - Mendoza - Santiago - Peru - Bolivia - Paraguay - Brazil"
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 73 Notes for ' Resentment'
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 74 "Monologue of the owner of O'Conquero in 'The Falls' in Do Everything in the Dark, location transplanted to Iguazu Falls"
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 75 "Los Angeles / Notes for ' The Big Other' / Notes for review of '  Black Dahlia Avenger'"
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 76 "Notes on the first Gulf War / Diary entry in New Orleans"
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 77 "Parisian Notes"
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 78 "Notes on Piglia + Argentina / New Delhi journals / Notes on Surrealism / Rent Boy listings on a phone service"
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 79 "Notes for a book about Charles Sobhraj, taken in New Delhi, Mumbai, Goa"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 80 "New Delhi"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 81 "Notes for a novel"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 82 "Notes for novel - formal + thematic issues"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 83 Mostly blank notebook
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 84 Mostly blank notebook
undated

Subseries B: Collage Notebooks and Sketchbooks

Scope and Contents note

Contains collage notebooks and sketchbooks, some of which includes Indiana's photography.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 85 "Collage Book 1982"
1982
Box: 3 Folder : 86 School Agenda Collage Book
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 87 Collage and Sketchbook
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 88 Collage and Photography Book
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 89 "Tapper Zookie Lives On / This is My Album of Wasted Space"
undated

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Series III: Correspondence and Legal Documents

Scope and Contents note

The correspondence series consists of personal and professional correspondence. Personal correspondence includes letters and postcards from figures including musician and poet Patti Smith and artist Valie Export, among others. Professional correspondence consists of publishing contracts and rights agreements with HarperCollins and other publishing companies. Also included is the report of the court examination of Indiana in his lawsuit against The Bar. Some postcard correspondence is contained in the Flyers and Visual Materials Series [Series IVA] as part of Indiana's flyer and program scrapbook. A poster from the Patti Smith correspondence is located in the Oversize series.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 90 Personal Correspondence (1981-1999)
1981-1999
Box: 3 Folder : 91 Personal Correspondence (2000-2005 and undated)
2000-2005
Box: 3 Folder : 92 Patti Smith Correspondence
1992-1993
Box: 3 Folder : 93 Valie Export Correspondence
1981-1998
Box: 3 Folder : 94 Professional Correspondence
1988-2004
Box: 3 Folder : 95 Court Examination: Lawsuit Against The Bar
1986

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Series IV: Flyers and Visual Materials

Subseries A: Flyer and Program Scrapbook

Scope and Contents note

Consists of the contents of a scrapbook, organized by Indiana, of programs and flyers for events or performances by himself and others. Some postcard correspondence is also included in the scrapbook. Also included are materials not associated with this scrapbook: one folder of event flyers and a flyer for the 1980 Times Square Show, the latter being in the Oversize series [Folder 124].

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 96 Roy Cohn/Jack Smith program
1992
Box: 3 Folder : 97 Rent Boy postcard
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 98 Digne Meller Marcowicz picture postcard with message
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 99 Three Films by Cameron Jamie with Live Music by The Melvins program
2003
Box: 3 Folder : 100 Casino Paradise theater program
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 101 Ingrid Caven debut party invitation
1992
Box: 3 Folder : 102 Jo by Cameron Jamie flyer
2004
Box: 3 Folder : 103 Ingrid Caven Theatre de L'Europe program
1986
Box: 3 Folder : 104 Roy Cohn/Jack Smith Programs (2)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 105 The Theatre of Jack Smith flyer
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 106 "Life of Roman Polanski (1)" photo
1987
Box: 3 Folder : 107 ...And That's How the Rent Gets Paid, Part IV by Jeff Weiss flyer
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 108 Jackie Curtis as Frances Farmer photo
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 109 "Life of Roman Polanski (2)" photo
1987
Box: 3 Folder : 110 Indiana and Duncan Smith "Diamonds" performance postcards (2)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 111 Taylor Mead "Merry Xmas to Gary" photo
2004
Box: 3 Folder : 112 Alligator Girls Go To College program
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 113 Curse of the Dog People and  Phantoms of Louisiana program
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 114 "The Art Critic: A Temporary Job" lecture flyer
1990
Box: 3 Folder : 115 Three Films by Cameron Jamie program (2nd copy)
2003
Box: 3 Folder : 116 Group photograph
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 117 Andrew Cunanan evidence photo
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 118 A Project [by] Robert Gober / Christopher Wool
1988
Box: 3 Folder : 119 Postcard for Indiana's reading of The Sinking of the Titanic
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 120 A Smuggler's Life by Daniel Schmid postcard
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 121 Curse of the Dog People and  Phantoms of Louisiana postcard
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 122 Body Painting retrospective postcard
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 123 Non-scrapbook flyers (1982-1984 and undated)
1982-1984

Subseries B: Visual Materials

Scope and Contents note

Consists of assorted visual materials, including publication artwork for several of Indiana's novels, photographs of work by Bill Rice, a calendar entitled "Men of The Bar," collage materials and miscellaneous artwork.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 125 Publication artwork
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 126 "Color Proofs for Book Jacket" [ Depraved Indifference]
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 127 "Bill's Picasso Studies"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 128 Original artwork labeled "[Canal] Rotterdam"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 129 Men of The Bar calendar
1996
Box: 3 Folder : 130 "Collage Pieces" - Folder 1
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 131 "Collage Pieces" - Folder 2
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 132 "Collage Pieces" - Folder 3
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 133 "Collage Pieces" - Folder 4
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 134 "Collage Pieces" - Folder 5
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 135 "Collage Pieces" - Folder 6
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 136 "Koran Pages"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 137 Misc. Art/Collage Materials
undated

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Series V: Printed Materials

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of published materials, including books, theatre programs, and periodicals, many of which include Indiana's writing or writing about Indiana. One issue of Night (no. 52) has been moved to the Oversize series [Folder 161].

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 138 Other Stages #4.15
1982
Box: 3 Folder : 139 Framework #18
1982
Box: 3 Folder : 140 Between C and D #1.2
1984
Box: 3 Folder : 141 New Observations #31: "Here Come the Murgatroyds." Ed. Gary Indiana.
1985
Box: 3 Folder : 142 City Magazine International #18. In French.
1986
Box: 3 Folder : 143 Between C and D #3.2
1987
Box: 3 Folder : 144 Dickson, Jane. Life Under Neon.
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 145 Roy Cohn/Jack Smith theater program
1992
Box: 3 Folder : 146 Jean Genet theater program
1995
Box: 3 Folder : 147 Film Comment #39.1 and 41.3
2003-2005
Box: 3 Folder : 148 artUS #7 and 8
2005
Box: 3 Folder : 149 Spunky International: Translux
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 150 Bomb #6
1983
Box: 4 Folder : 151 Bomb #21
1987
Box: 4 Folder : 152 Bomb #24
1988
Box: 4 Folder : 153 Bookforum (Summer 1996-Summer 2004)
1996-2004
Box: 4 Folder : 154 Bookforum (Oct/Nov 2004-Apr/May 2005)
2004-2005
Box: 4 Folder : 155 Village Voice Vol. XLII #30 and 32
1997
Box: 4 Folder : 156 Voice Literary Supplement (5 issues)
1995-1997
Box: 4 Folder : 157 NO Magazine #2
1978
Box: 4 Folder : 158 London Review of Books Vol. 25 #21
2003
Box: 4 Folder : 159 Visit #6 (Govett-Brewster Art Gallery)
2003
Box: 4 Folder : 160 Weekly World News
1997

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Series VI: Clippings

Subseries A: Clippings of writing by Indiana

Scope and Contents note

Consists of clippings of art criticism, essays, and other items written by Indiana. This includes substantial criticism written for the Village Voice, Artforum, and Art in America, among other publications.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 162 Village Voice
1984
Box: 5 Folder : 163 Village Voice (Jan-Jun 1985)
1985
Box: 5 Folder : 164 Village Voice (Jul-Dec 1985)
1985
Box: 5 Folder : 165 Village Voice (Jan-Jun 1986)
1986
Box: 5 Folder : 166 Village Voice (Jul-Dec 1986)
1986
Box: 5 Folder : 167 Village Voice (Jan-Jun 1987)
1987
Box: 5 Folder : 168 Village Voice (Jul-Dec 1987)
1987
Box: 5 Folder : 169 Village Voice (1988-1989)
1988-1989
Box: 5 Folder : 170 Village Voice (1990-June 1992)
1990-1992
Box: 5 Folder : 170A Village Voice (July 1992-1995)
1992-1995
Box: 5 Folder : 171 Village Voice (1996-2004)
1996-2004
Box: 5 Folder : 172 Art in America (1983)
1983
Box: 5 Folder : 173 Art in America (1984)
1984
Box: 5 Folder : 174 Art in America (1985)
1985
Box: 5 Folder : 175 Art in America (1986 and undated)
1986
Box: 5 Folder : 176 Artforum (1980-1989)
1980-1989
Box: 5 Folder : 177 Artforum (1990-1999)
1990-1999
Box: 5 Folder : 178 Artforum (2000-2004 and undated)
2000-2004
Box: 5 Folder : 179 Bookforum
1997-2003
Box: 5 Folder : 180 East Village Eye
1980-1983
Box: 5 Folder : 181 Bomb
1986-1988
Box: 5 Folder : 182 Los Angeles Times
1998-2005
Box: 5 Folder : 183 Film Comment
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 184 Valie Export writing
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 185 Misc. Publications (1980-1989)
1980-1989
Box: 5 Folder : 186 Misc. Publications (1990-1999)
1990-1999
Box: 5 Folder : 187 Misc. Publications (2000-2005)
2000-2005
Box: 5 Folder : 188 Misc. Publications (undated)
undated

Subseries B: Clippings of reviews and writing about Indiana

Scope and Contents note

Consists of clippings of writing about Indiana or reviews of his published works.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 189 Theater and Performance Reviews
1979-1992
Box: 6 Folder : 190 Horse Crazy reviews
1989-1990
Box: 6 Folder : 191 Gone Tomorrow reviews
1993-1995
Box: 6 Folder : 192 Rent Boy reviews
1993-1995
Box: 6 Folder : 193 Let It Bleed reviews
1996-1997
Box: 6 Folder : 194 Resentment reviews (May-Aug. 15, 1997)
1997
Box: 6 Folder : 195 Resentment reviews (Aug. 15, 1997-1998)
1997-1998
Box: 6 Folder : 196 Three Month Fever reviews
1999-2000
Box: 6 Folder : 197 Depraved Indifference reviews
2001-2002
Box: 6 Folder : 198 Do Everything In The Dark reviews
2003
Box: 6 Folder : 199 The Schwarzenegger Syndrome reviews
2005
Box: 6 Folder : 200 Grouped Gone Tomorrow/  Rent Boy reviews
1993-1995
Box: 6 Folder : 201 Grouped Rent Boy/  Horse Crazy/  Gone Tomorrow reviews
1989-1994
Box: 6 Folder : 202 " Rent Boy reviews"
1993-1994
Box: 6 Folder : 203 Misc. Mentions of Indiana
1979-1993

Subseries C: Clippings of Research Materials

Scope and Contents note

consists of clippings used as research materials, including those regarding Henri Cartier-Bresson, Witold Gombrowicz, and Valie Export, among others.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 204 Valie Export materials
1977-1994
Box: 6 Folder : 205 Henri Cartier-Bresson materials
2001-2005
Box: 6 Folder : 206 Witold Gombrowicz materials
1971-1978
Box: 6 Folder : 207 Thomas Beer materials
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 208 "Mazes"
2001-2005
Box: 6 Folder : 209 NY Times Versace memorial article
1997
Box: 6 Folder : 210 Misc. Publications and Articles (1984-2004 and undated)
1984-2004
Box: 6 Folder : 211 Misc. Research Clippings (1999-2005 and undated)
1999-2005

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Series VII: Photography and Snapshots

Subseries A: 4 x 5" snapshots

Scope and Contents note

Contains Indiana's 4 x 5 snapshots, including documentation of the Toronto Film Festival premiere of David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch, The Dazzling 1987 New York Flower Show, trips to Latin America, downtown New York City street scenes, and a New York gallery opening and party. Also included are evidence photos from the Andrew Cunanan case, the basis for Indiana's novel Three Month Fever.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : no number Naked Lunch and "Dennis Cooper in Toronto"
undated
Box: 7 Folder : no number Andrew Cunanan evidence photos
undated
Box: 7 Folder : no number Gallery opening and party snapshots
undated
Box: 8 Folder : no number Downtown New York
undated
Box: 8 Folder : no number The Dazzling 1987 New York Flower Show
undated
Box: 8 Folder : no number Latin America
undated
Box: 8 Folder : no number New York skyline
undated
Box: 8 Folder : no number Black and white New York City photos
undated
Box: 8 Folder : no number Misc. smaller series
undated
Box: 8 Folder : no number Misc. photos
undated

Subseries B: 5 x 7" snapshots

Scope and Contents note

Contains 5 x 7 snapshots of a wide array of subjects, including trips to Latin America, Cuba, India, and many regions of the United States. Also included are photos of a reading by actors Taylor Mead and Bill Rice, Indiana and others, an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla, California, and photos of The Bishop's School in La Jolla, from which Andrew Cunanan graduated in 1987. Figures documented prominently include Bill Rice, Taylor Mead, and author William S. Burroughs.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : no number Indiana posing with umbrella
undated
Box: 9 Folder : no number Black Lite Cocktail Room, Los Angeles
undated
Box: 9 Folder : no number Latin America and New York
undated
Box: 9 Folder : no number Reading/Performance: Bill Rice, Taylor Mead, Gary Indiana and others
undated
Box: 9 Folder : no number Unknown house nad pool
undated
Box: 9 Folder : no number Sepia photos: England, Latin America, New York
undated
Box: 10 Folder : no number Poker with Bill Rice and others
undated
Box: 10 Folder : no number Poker with Bill Rice and others
undated
Box: 10 Folder : no number Miami Beach
undated
Box: 10 Folder : no number William S. Burroughs
undated
Box: 10 Folder : no number Branson, Missouri
undated
Box: 10 Folder : no number Hotel room
undated
Box: 11 Folder : no number La Jolla, CA (inc. The Bishop's School, Museum of Contemporary Art)
undated
Box: 11 Folder : no number Labeled photos (Vaginal Davis, Richard Hawkins, Bruce la Bruce, others)
undated
Box: 11 Folder : no number California
undated
Box: 11 Folder : no number Rural house
undated
Box: 11 Folder : no number Store windows
undated
Box: 12 Folder : no number Minneapolis
undated
Box: 12 Folder : no number Small New York series
undated
Box: 12 Folder : no number Savannah, GA and South Carolina
undated
Box: 12 Folder : no number Fort Delaware
undated
Box: 13 Folder : no number Party, gallery, and people snapshots
undated
Box: 13 Folder : no number Cuba
undated
Box: 14 Folder : no number India
undated
Box: 15 Folder : no number California
undated
Box: 15 Folder : no number Misc. Smaller Series
undated
Box: 15 Folder : no number Misc. Photos
undated

Subseries C: 8.5 x 11" photos and photocollages

Scope and Contents note

Contains Indiana's 8.5 x 11 photo series, retaining his original order and organization. Major series include travel photos, nudes, cemetery photos, digital collage work by Indiana, and contact sheets from the film Bangkok Talkie and the play The Roman Polanski Story.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : no number Binder 1: Cemetery, India, Collages, Rural
undated
Box: 17 Folder : no number Binder 2: Latin America, Nudes, Collages, Rural
undated
Box: 18 Folder : no number Binder 3: New York City, Collages, Nudes
undated
Box: 18 Folder : no number Binder 4: Collages, Latin America
undated
Box: 19 Folder : no number Binder 5: India, Burroughs, Text Photos, Nudes, Exhibition Photos, New York City
undated
Box: 20 Folder : no number Binder 6: Cemetery, Collages, Text Photos, Transparencies
undated
Box: 20 Folder : no number Binder 7: Nudes, Cemetery, India, New York City, Paris, Latin America, Rural
undated
Box: 21 Folder : no number Binder 8: Paris, Rural, New York City, Nudes
undated
Box: 21 Folder : no number Unsorted 8.5 x 11" photos
undated
Box: 22 Folder : no number [AWAITING SLEEVES; WILL BE:] Grouping of 8.5 x 11" photos
undated

Subseries D: Photo series grouped or labeled by Indiana

Scope and Contents note

Contains photography of varying sizes maintained in individual groupings created and sometimes labeled by Indiana.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : no number [Labeled:] "Bangkok Talkie" / a film shot on glass plates / Bangkok 1982-3 / W/ Marina Abromowicz + Ulay
1982-1983
Box: 23 Folder : no number [Labeled:] Contact Sheets / 'The Roman Polanski Story' / Performing Garage, 1981
1981
Box: 23 Folder : no number [Labeled:] Contact Sheets 1978-79
1978-1979
Box: 23 Folder : no number Promotional photos
undated
Box: 23 Folder : no number X-Mas Card 1996
1996
Box: 23 Folder : no number Photos from "Bill Rice's typescript w/ Photos 'Curse of the Dog People'"
undated

Subseries E: Slides, Negatives, and Transparencies

Scope and Contents note

Consists of two boxes of photographic slides, retaining Indiana's organization. Also included are several photographic negatives and one 4 x 5" transparency.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 24 Folder : no number Photographic slides
undated
Box: 25 Folder : no number Photographic slides (continued)
undated
Box: 25 Folder : no number Photographic negatives and transparency
undated

Subseries F: Oversize photographic materials

Scope and Contents note

contains oversize photographic items, including photos bearing the copyright of Digne Meller Marcowicz which mainly relate to Werner Schroeter and German theater productions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 26 Folder : 212 Digne Meller Marcovicz photo 1 ( Das Katchen von Heilbronn)
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 213 Marcovicz photo 2 ( Das Katchen von Heilbronn)
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 214 Marcovicz photo 3 ( Lohengrin)
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 215 Marcovicz photo 4 ( Miss Sara Sampson)
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 216 Marcovicz photo 5 ( Miss Sara Sampson)
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 217 Marcovicz photo 6 ( Miss Sara Sampson)
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 218 Marcovicz photo 7 ( The Florentine Tragedy)
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 219 Marcovicz photo 8 ( Neapolitanische Geschwister)
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 220 Marcovicz photo 9 ( Neapolitanische Geschwister)
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 221 Marcovicz photo 10 ( Palermo ober Wolfsburg)
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 222 Marcovicz photo 11 ( Das Liebeskonzil)
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 223 Marcovicz photo 12 ("Frankfurt - Romerberg mit Justizia")
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 224 Marcovicz photo 13 (Universitat Frankfurt / Horsaal VI / Kolakowski)
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 225 Marcovicz photo 14 (Frankfurt - Romer / Helmut Kohl)
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 226 Marcovicz photo 15 (Frankfurt - Romerberg - CDU Wahlveranstaltung)
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 227 Marcovicz photo 16 (Thomas Bernhard)
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 228 Marcovicz photo 17 (Werner Schroeter)
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 229 "Flocons d'Or" (photo by Roswitha Hecke)
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 230 Photo by Rodolfo Alcaraz
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 231 Photo of two women
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 232 Photo of father and son
undated

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Oversize Items

Scope and Contents note

Oversize items comprise posters for a 2004 speaking date and the plays Alligator Girls Go to College and The Roman Polanski Story, and several photographic works. Also included are galley proofs of White Trash Boulevard from the Manuscripts series, and a signed Patti Smith poster entitled "You Can't Say 'Fuck' in Radio Free America," removed from her personal correspondence with Indiana. A 2005 issue of Night has been removed from the Printed Materials series. An oversize poster for the 1980 Times Square Show, removed from the Flyers series, is located in the Mapcase.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 27 Folder : 11 White Trash Boulevard galley proofs
undated
Box: Mapcase Folder : 124 Times Square Show flyer
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 161 Night #52
2005
Box: 27 Folder : 233 Signed poster: "You Can't Say 'Fuck' in Radio Free America" by Patti Smith
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 234 The Roman Polanski Story poster
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 235 Alligator Girls Go To College poster (5 copies)
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 236 Palmer Museum lecture poster
2004
Box: 27 Folder : 237 Three large photographs (one is signed "Love, Lynne")
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 238 Signed photo by Bill Rice: "'Dress Suits for Hire' for Gary"
undated

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