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Larry Qualls photographs and papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 364
Content Description

The collection consists of photographs taken by Larry Qualls documenting contemporary art exhibitions at galleries and other exhibition spaces throughout New York City and elsewhere. Photographs include color slides organized in binders by gallery season, digital scans of the slides, and born digital photographs. Also found are files relating to the Creative Artists Public Service Program and Visual Arts Referral Service, consisting of correspondence, resumes, photographic prints, application forms, slides, clippings and photocopies. The collection is an important source of contemporary art images, and provides an comprehensive overview of New York City contemporary art exhibitions in the late twentieth century and the early twenty-first century, documenting prominent, emerging, and aspiring artists.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Boxes 125, 128 (computer media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of computer files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Larry Qualls Photographs and Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Larry Qualls on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2010. Materials received from Artstor in 2010, 2011, and 2014.


This collection is organized into three groupings: 2010 acquisitions; April 2011 acquisition; and June 2014 acquisition.

circa 1975-2014
138.42 Linear Feet (128 boxes)
Related Names
Qualls, Larry
Language of Materials