Scope and Contents
The papers of New York based photographer Duane Michals date from circa 1940-2019 and measure 7.5 linear feet. This small collection includes Michals' correspondence from the 1970s, printed material, photographs of Michals, as well as photographic prints he has taken for commercial and artistic projects. There is a 6.3 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated 2019 and 2020 that includes primarily photographs taken by Michals of actors, writers, friends, family and classmates; photo books, postcards, assemblages, photo-sequences by Michals; an Yves St. Laurent portfolio; and photographs of Michals. Additional material includes biographical information, correspondence, printed material and a catalog on CD.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Archives of American Art by Duane Michals in 2015, 2019, and 2020.
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Duane Michals conducted by Christopher Lyon in 2016.
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2017.