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Guide to the Larry Levan and Mel Cheren Collection on the Paradise Garage MSS.483

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Collection processed by Stacey Flatt.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The material was in the possession of Larry Levan until his death in 1992, when ownership was taken over, and augmented by friend and Paradise Garage financial backer, Mel Cheren. Upon Cheren's death in 2007, the material's was transferred to Cheren's friend Bryan Raughton, who kept it in his apartment in NYC until it was given to the NYU Fales Library and Special Collections, February 2017.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers. Appointments are necessary for the use of manuscript and archival collections. Curatorial assistance is required for access to the club's sign and the exhibit panels in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

NYU's Fales Library & Special Collections is not the copyright owner for this collection. Collection use is subject to all copyright laws. Researchers wishing to reproduce collection material should contact rights holders for permission.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Larry Levan and Mel Cheren Collection on the Paradise Garage; MSS 483; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Bryan Raughton in February, 2017; the accession number associated with this gift if 2017.028.

Processing Information

At the time of accessioning, when necessary, material was removed from 3-ring binders and placed in folders. Loose material was placed in folders. All folders were then placed into archival housing and described to the folder level.