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Guide to the David Wojnarowicz Papers
ca. 1954-1992
 MSS.092

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Collection processed by Marvin J. Taylor

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 08, 2017
Description is in English.

 Updated by Jacqueline Rider to reflect incorporation of video preservation master and sub-master files Updated by Megan O'Shea to add seven items and prepare 24 others for a move to offsite art storage in September 2017 Updated by Megan O'Shea to incorporate items treated and rehoused by Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation Department staff.  , March 2017 , August 2017 , November 2017

Container List

Series XI: Art Works

Subseries A: Finished/Original

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 148 Folder : 9 Art - blue ballpoint pen drawing - "Look Honey a Hallucination"
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Box: 148 Folder : 1 Art - color separation
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Box: 148 Folder : 2 Art Sketch Book - "Bowery Joe"
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Box: 148 Folder : 3 Art - 2 prints - Brain-Time
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Box: 148 Folder : 4 Art - production - color sample - The Death of American Spirituality
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Box: 148 Folder : 5 Art - production - color separation - The Death of American Spirituality
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Box: 148 Folder : 6 Art - black ink
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Box: 148 Folder : 7 Art - frottage
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Box: 148 Folder : 8 Art - images and text
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Box: 148 Folder : 9B. Art - "Mexico" collage
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Box: 148 Folder : 9C. Art - "I Have Always Liked...the Idea of Movies. ."
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Box: 148 Folder : 10 Art and Images - Memories that Smell Like Gasoline
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Box: 148 Folder : 11 Art and Poem - graphite pencil drawing of dog with cast
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Box: 148 Folder : 12 Art - Peter Hujar's diagnostic letter altered with a drawing of two men kissing, from W's "Fuck You Faggot-Hater" series
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Box: 148 Folder : 12A. Art - transparency, "Buying Souls. ."
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Box: 148 Folder : 9A. Art - Xerox diptych
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Box: 148 Folder : 13 Comic collage
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Box: 148 Folder : 14 Comic - altered Archie comic: "Yo Sadie. ."
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Box: 148 Folder : 15 Comic - altered Archie comic: "Reggie is trying to kick his junk habit again. ."
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Box: 148 Folder : 15A. Comic - altered Archie comic: "Archie and Mr. Weatherbee in 'School Tool'"
Box: 148 Folder : 16 Folder with sperm art - painted collage on manilla folder
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Box: 148 Folder : 17 Image - brain, eye, earth, heart
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Box: 148 Folder : 18 Images
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Box: 148 Folder : 18A. Man's face in shadow
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Box: 148 Folder : 19 Postcard - altered
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Box: XI.90 Rimbaud mask

General

Rehoused and removed from Box XI.19 Folder 20 to Box XI.90

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Box: 148 Folder : 21 Sperm/Money/Seeds w/envelope
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Box: 112 Stencils - Burning House
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Subseries B: Drawings

Scope and Contents note

[see also Flat Box]

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 148 Folder : 1 Bee: "I'm gonna hold my breath until I die"
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Box: 148 Folder : 2 Bellevue Hospital, sketches from
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Box: 148 Folder : 3 Bread loaf sewn, ape with club, etc.
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Box: 148 Folder : 4 Crashing dove, large deer with leg through roof of house, etc.
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Box: 148 Folder : 5 Fuck You Bozo
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Box: 148 Folder : 6 recordings after sleep
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Box: 148 Folder : 7 Two men with trousers down
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Box: 148 Folder : 8 Water, drawings from
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Box: 148 Folder : 9 Various drawings
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Subseries C: Sketches

Scope and Contents note

[see also Flat Box]

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 148 Folder : 1 Sketchbook
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Box: 148 Folder : 2 Sketchpad
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Box: 148 Folder : 3 Storyboard for Times Square Project
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Subseries D: Source/Background Material

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 148 Folder : 1 Ads in Spanish
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Box: 148 Folder : 2 Archives of American Art materials
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Box: 148 Folder : 3 Article on bullfrog
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Box: 148 Folder : 4 Article on prison in Newsweek (Oct. 6, 1986)
1986
Box: 148 Folder : 4A. Autumn leaf cut-outs
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Box: 148 Folder : 5 Cards
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Box: 148 Folder : 6 Cards - French
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Box: 148 Folder : 7 Cards - pictures of animals
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Box: 148 Folder : 8 Cards - postcards and envelopes
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Box: 148 Folder : 9 Cards - postcards (may contain notes)
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Box: 148 Folder : 10 Cards - postcards
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Box: 148 Folder : 11 Clippings and tearsheets
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Box: 148 Folder : 12 Clippings
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Box: 148 Folder : 13 Clippings
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Box: 149 Folder : 14 Comics
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Box: 149 Folder : 14A Ripley's Believe it or Not Collection, A Guide, 1978.
1978
Box: 149 Folder : 14B Exploded Views, Completely Detailed Drawings of Famous Firearms
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Box: 149 Folder : 15 Comics
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Box: 149 Folder : 15A. Comics
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Box: 149 Folder : 15B. Comics
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Box: 149 Folder : 15C. Comics
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Box: 149 Folder : 15D. Comics
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Box: 149 Folder : 16 Coupons
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Box: 149 Folder : 17 Decals
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Box: 149 Folder : 18 Diagram of eye
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Box: 149 Folder : 19 Diagram of frog
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Box: 149 Folder : 20 Envelopes
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Box: 149 Folder : 21 Flag images on felt
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Box: 149 Folder : 22 Holograms
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Box: 149 Folder : 23 Maps
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Box: 149 Folder : 24 Maps
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Box: 149 Folder : 25 Maps
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Box: 149 Folder : 26 Maps
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Box: 149 Folder : 26A. Mexican wrestling magazines
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Box: 149 Folder : 27 Night Train label
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Box: 149 Folder : 28 Photographs
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Box: 149 Folder : 28A. Plastic rulers
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Box: 149 Folder : 29 Pornography - cards and tearsheets
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Box: 149 Folder : 30 Pornography - "Old Reliable" catalog
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Box: 149 Folder : 30A. Poster: "Jibaro Si! Yankkkee No."
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Box: 149 Folder : 31 Printed material
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Box: 149 Folder : 32 Signs
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Box: 149 Folder : 33 Signs - FBI Wanted
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Box: 149 Folder : 34 Signs - missing animal
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Box: 149 Folder : 35 Signs - police posting
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Box: 149 Folder : 36 Source - assorted print material
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Box: 108 Folder : 37 Source
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Box: 108 Folder : 38 Source
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Box: 108 Folder : 39 Stencils - alphabet & numbers
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Box: 108 Folder : 40 Targets - animals
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Box: 108 Folder : 41 Targets - bull's eye
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Box: 108 Folder : 42 Text on acetate
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Subseries E: Plans

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 108 Folder : 1 Various plans
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Subseries F: Xerox Art

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 108 Folder : 1 Black and white
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Box: 108 Folder : 2 Black marker drawings
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Box: 108 Folder : 3 Color
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Box: 108 Folder : 4 Color (cont'd)
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Box: 108 Folder : 5 FBI and police notices
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Box: 108 Folder : 6 Finished works by DW xeroxed
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Box: 108 Folder : 7 Man with gun
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Box: 108 Folder : 8 Money
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Box: 108 Folder : 9 Self-portrait with target
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Subseries G: Other People's Art

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 108 Folder : 1 Other people's art - various
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