GRAPH BOOKS: PRINTED MATTER FROM RADICAL ART AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS.
FEMINIST HISTORIANS OF MATERIAL CULTURE.

Selling Beauty

Helena Rubinstein, Inc., 1941-1942

Three issues of an otherwise unrecorded? internal sales magazine, with a full color plate laid in.

Selling Beautyclose


Three issues of an otherwise unrecorded? internal sales magazine, with a full color plate laid in.



The Secrets of Beauty

Helena Rubinstein, Inc., ca. 1927

Unrecorded trade cat. with images of Rubinstein's NYC salons showing her African, American, and Oceanic art collections.

The Secrets of Beautyclose


Unrecorded trade cat. with images of Rubinstein's NYC salons showing her African, American, and Oceanic art collections.



The Secrets of Beauty

Helena Rubinstein, Inc., ca. 1927

Unrecorded trade cat. with images of Rubinstein's NYC salons showing her African, American, and Oceanic art collections.

The Secrets of Beautyclose


Unrecorded trade cat. with images of Rubinstein's NYC salons showing her African, American, and Oceanic art collections.



Preparatory Material for the Exhibition: Art, A Weapon for Total War

Victory Workshop, Artists League of America, [1943]

Outlining an otherwise unrecorded communist arts propaganda exhibition.

Preparatory Material for the Exhibition: Art, A Weapon for Total Warclose


Outlining an otherwise unrecorded communist arts propaganda exhibition.



Société Anonyme, Inc. (Museum of Modern Art). Report 1920-1921

Katherine Dreier; Marcel Duchamp, et al., 1921

First annual report of New York's FIRST Museum of Modern Art, founded in 1920 (9 yrs before MoMA).

Société Anonyme, Inc. (Museum of Modern Art). Report 1920-1921close


First annual report of New York's FIRST Museum of Modern Art, founded in 1920 (9 yrs before MoMA).



Typescript Letter (Jacob Lawrence)

Artist’s Committee for Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, 1963

Letter from Lawrence to other artists appealing for their participation in an SNCC fundraiser.

Typescript Letter (Jacob Lawrence)close


Letter from Lawrence to other artists appealing for their participation in an SNCC fundraiser.



Group of Black LGBTQ+ Club Ephemera, San Francisco

ca. 1970-1973

Scarce documentation of social spaces for transgender people of color in the 1970s.

Group of Black LGBTQ+ Club Ephemera, San Franciscoclose


Scarce documentation of social spaces for transgender people of color in the 1970s.



Rays of Sunlight from South America

Alexander Gardner [and Henry De Witt Moulton], 1865

(Transnationalism) Monumental photographic album incl. 32 rare views of guano production and Chinese prisoner-laborers on the Chincha Islands.

Rays of Sunlight from South Americaclose


(Transnationalism) Monumental photographic album incl. 32 rare views of guano production and Chinese prisoner-laborers on the Chincha Islands.



Boletín de Artes Visuales. Nos. 1 and 4.

Unión Panamericana, Sección de Artes Visuales, [1956/1957; 1958/1959]

Boletín de Artes Visuales. Nos. 1 and 4.close






Ultra: Wrestling Gals, Bizarre Fads, Exotic Fashions. Vol. 1, No. 3.

[Hal Zucker]. H Zucca., 1958

Domination and sports fetishism.

Ultra: Wrestling Gals, Bizarre Fads, Exotic Fashions. Vol. 1, No. 3.close


Domination and sports fetishism.



(Sexual Health) (Soldiers) Keeping Fit to Fight; Sex Hygiene and Venereal Disease

War Department and American Social Hygiene Association, 1918?; 1942

Two pamphlets written for enlisted soldiers, describing sex and VD. Sections on wet dreams, masturbation, etc.

(Sexual Health) (Soldiers) Keeping Fit to Fight; Sex Hygiene and Venereal Diseaseclose


Two pamphlets written for enlisted soldiers, describing sex and VD. Sections on wet dreams, masturbation, etc.



(Sexual Health) (Government) Six Booklets, Reports, and Pamphlets

United States Interdepartmental Social Hygiene Board, Washington, D.C., 1920

Unusual documentation of federal efforts to coordinate research and prevention of VD, policy that disproportionately impacted women.

(Sexual Health) (Government) Six Booklets, Reports, and Pamphletsclose


Unusual documentation of federal efforts to coordinate research and prevention of VD, policy that disproportionately impacted women.



(Sexual Health) (Education) Seven Booklets and Pamphlets

New York Social Hygiene Society; American Social Hygiene Association, 1914-1924

Incl. well-illustrated examples of health exhibits and public information campaigns against venereal disease.

(Sexual Health) (Education) Seven Booklets and Pamphletsclose


Incl. well-illustrated examples of health exhibits and public information campaigns against venereal disease.



(Sexual Health) (Education) Circular Nos. 2-4

ca. 1911-1920

Chicago public health & venereal disease pamphlets. Scarce.

(Sexual Health) (Education) Circular Nos. 2-4close


Chicago public health & venereal disease pamphlets. Scarce.



(Sexual Health) (Education) (Illinois) Manpower

ca. 1919

WWI-era VD pamphlet, seemingly unrecorded in OCLC.

(Sexual Health) (Education) (Illinois) Manpowerclose


WWI-era VD pamphlet, seemingly unrecorded in OCLC.



(Sexual Health) (Education) (California) A Plain Explanation of the Greatest Social Evil

Wm. Lee Howard, 1910

Let's talk about sex: “By secrecy we encourage mental perversion.”

(Sexual Health) (Education) (California) A Plain Explanation of the Greatest Social Evilclose


Let's talk about sex: “By secrecy we encourage mental perversion.”



(Sex Work) Group of Sex Work Ephemera from Brazil, England, and the US

1975-2001

Pamphlets, fliers, and serials.

(Sex Work) Group of Sex Work Ephemera from Brazil, England, and the USclose


Pamphlets, fliers, and serials.



(Sexual Health) (Prostitution) (California) Transactions of the Commonwealth Club of California ...

1911; 1913

Documenting the pioneering work of the only compulsory VD clinic for prostitutes in the US.

(Sexual Health) (Prostitution) (California) Transactions of the Commonwealth Club of California ...close


Documenting the pioneering work of the only compulsory VD clinic for prostitutes in the US.



Press Photo of Billy Graham in Times Square Sex Shop

1957 or 1960

Vintage print of the preacher in a Times Square sex shop.

Press Photo of Billy Graham in Times Square Sex Shopclose


Vintage print of the preacher in a Times Square sex shop.



(Dating) (Internet - Social Aspects) Collection of 13 Zines, 1999-2014

Scarce, many unrecorded. Offering broad perspective on contemporary dating and sexuality.

(Dating) (Internet - Social Aspects) Collection of 13 Zines, 1999-2014close


Scarce, many unrecorded. Offering broad perspective on contemporary dating and sexuality.



(Dating) (Asian-American) Donahue Transcript 02244

Phil Donahue, 1984

Rare transcript of show on Asian mail-order brides and Asian sexual stereotypes.

(Dating) (Asian-American) Donahue Transcript 02244close


Rare transcript of show on Asian mail-order brides and Asian sexual stereotypes.



(Courtship) (Christian) How to pick a wife [...]

1953

Together with Clean Love and Courtship.

(Courtship) (Christian) How to pick a wife [...]close


Together with Clean Love and Courtship.



(Antiprostitution) Report and recommendations of the Wisconsin Legislative Committee [...]

Wisconsin Vice Committee., 1914

(Antiprostitution) Report and recommendations of the Wisconsin Legislative Committee [...]close






(Antiprostitution) (Socialism) The Social Evil: Its Cause Effect and Cure

J.H. Greer, 1913

The cure for prostitution is socialism.

(Antiprostitution) (Socialism) The Social Evil: Its Cause Effect and Cureclose


The cure for prostitution is socialism.



(Sexual Health) (Pennsylvania) Four Reports on Vice and Social Diseases

1911-193

Pennsylvanian reports on social disease and vice, including recommendations for sterilization from the Pittsburgh commission.

(Sexual Health) (Pennsylvania) Four Reports on Vice and Social Diseasesclose


Pennsylvanian reports on social disease and vice, including recommendations for sterilization from the Pittsburgh commission.



(Antiprostitution) (Mann White-Slave Act) Group of Instructive Literature

1871-1945

(Antiprostitution) (Mann White-Slave Act) Group of Instructive Literatureclose






(Sexual Health) (Libraries) Two letters soliciting librarians’ help fighting venereal disease

US Surgeon General; American Library Association, 1918

Librarians. Venereal Disease. User Services par excellence.

(Sexual Health) (Libraries) Two letters soliciting librarians’ help fighting venereal diseaseclose


Librarians. Venereal Disease. User Services par excellence.



(Sexual Health) (Quackery) Letter promoting a new treatment for syphilis

[Cosden Oil & Gas Company?], 1918

Quackery? Otherwise unrecorded.

(Sexual Health) (Quackery) Letter promoting a new treatment for syphilisclose


Quackery? Otherwise unrecorded.



(Sexual Health) (Soldiers) Evidence in the Case of the Unwary Returnee

War Department; Third Air Force, ca. 1941-1944

Illustrated stories of sexual encounters between enlisted men and licentious women. Unrecorded in OCLC.

(Sexual Health) (Soldiers) Evidence in the Case of the Unwary Returneeclose


Illustrated stories of sexual encounters between enlisted men and licentious women. Unrecorded in OCLC.



30 Years of Amalgamated Cooperative Housing, 1927-1957

Amalgamated Housing Corporation, 1958

30 Years of Amalgamated Cooperative Housing, 1927-1957close






Eight Jail and Prison Equipment Catalogues

Decatur Iron and Steel Co., Roanoke Iron and Bridge Works, Southern Steel Co., Van Dorn, and VANCO, ca. 1965-1975

Modern marketing for the emergent prison-industrial complex.

Eight Jail and Prison Equipment Cataloguesclose


Modern marketing for the emergent prison-industrial complex.



Dealers in Patent Rights, Look To Your Interests!

Lechner & Stump, [1866?]

Rare broadside with striking illustration.

Dealers in Patent Rights, Look To Your Interests!close


Rare broadside with striking illustration.



[O]n the illegality and inexpediency of segregating commercialized vice in St. Louis

Committee of One-hundred for the Suppression of Commercialized Vice in St. Louis, 1914

[O]n the illegality and inexpediency of segregating commercialized vice in St. Louisclose






(Antiprostitution) Report of the Commission for the Investigation of the White Slave Traffic [...]

Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Commission for Investigation of White Slave Traffic, 1914

Sociological research, incl. interviews with known prostitutes and johns.

(Antiprostitution) Report of the Commission for the Investigation of the White Slave Traffic [...]close


Sociological research, incl. interviews with known prostitutes and johns.



(Sexual Health) Dr. McIntosh’s Natural Uterine Supporter

Dr. McIntosh's Natural Uterine Supporter Company, ca. 1876-1882

Vaginal pessary leaflet.

(Sexual Health) Dr. McIntosh’s Natural Uterine Supporterclose


Vaginal pessary leaflet.



Presenting tonight the Queen of Pantomime and Statuesque Grace and Beauty, Miss Cora Neilson [...]

[1888]

Broadside featuring actress Cora Neilson as the cross-dressing, cross-ethnic heroine of the colonial fantasy, "French Spy."

Presenting tonight the Queen of Pantomime and Statuesque Grace and Beauty, Miss Cora Neilson [...]close


Broadside featuring actress Cora Neilson as the cross-dressing, cross-ethnic heroine of the colonial fantasy, "French Spy."



Thirteen Pamphlets, Offprints, and Reprints from the American Social Hygiene Association

1917-1942

The "white light" of scientific inquiry applied to antiprostitution and social welfare campaigns.

Thirteen Pamphlets, Offprints, and Reprints from the American Social Hygiene Associationclose


The "white light" of scientific inquiry applied to antiprostitution and social welfare campaigns.



Women’s Forum on Prostitution Rights: Program

1984

Women’s Forum on Prostitution Rights: Programclose






Opal Correspondence Club Ephemera

Walter E. and Opal N. Reasoner, [1919]

Otherwise unrecorded marriage agency for lower-middle-class and middle-class clients, incl. an application.

Opal Correspondence Club Ephemeraclose


Otherwise unrecorded marriage agency for lower-middle-class and middle-class clients, incl. an application.



(Trade Card) McDonnell’s Matrimonial Association.

ca. 1900

Promoting a directory of 2000+ ladies available for "amusement, mutual improvement [and] matrimony.”

(Trade Card) McDonnell’s Matrimonial Association.close


Promoting a directory of 2000+ ladies available for "amusement, mutual improvement [and] matrimony.”



Sol Lewitt

Haags Gemeentemuseum, 1970

Sol Lewittclose






Rauschenberg: Selections

Robert Rauschenberg, [1968]

Experimental "collage" catalogue essay in an early and uncommon catalogue.

Rauschenberg: Selectionsclose


Experimental "collage" catalogue essay in an early and uncommon catalogue.



Poem 1 and Poem 2. From Penny Poems, No. 31

Claes Oldenburg, 1959

The earliest Oldenburg publication?

Poem 1 and Poem 2. From Penny Poems, No. 31close


The earliest Oldenburg publication?



On the Question of Homosexuals and the Party

ca. 1973

Marxist Leninist repudiation of homosexuality documents the mixed history of communism and LGBTQ rights.

On the Question of Homosexuals and the Partyclose


Marxist Leninist repudiation of homosexuality documents the mixed history of communism and LGBTQ rights.



Sun Annual

1959-1961

International nudist serial.

Sun Annualclose


International nudist serial.



65th Commemoration, Paris Commune, at Webster Hall

1938

Modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey.

65th Commemoration, Paris Commune, at Webster Hallclose


Modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey.



Books from the estate of Mark Tobey

1982

Otherwise unrecorded sales list of abstract artist Mark Tobey's library.

Books from the estate of Mark Tobeyclose


Otherwise unrecorded sales list of abstract artist Mark Tobey's library.



Dara Birnbaum: Video

1995

Swedish exhibition poster.

Dara Birnbaum: Videoclose


Swedish exhibition poster.



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