Scope and Contents
The papers consist photographic prints by and topical files of Bruce Cratsley. Also included is White Light, Silent Shadows, a book of Cratsley's photography.
- Majority of material found within 1980 - 1995
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright is retained by the Estate of Bruce Cratsley for materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator. On January 1, 2041, copyright passes to Yale University. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the Bruce Cratsley Archive and William Leight, 2004, Jane Cratsley, 2006, and John Cratsley, 2008.
The photographs are arranged by size and chronologically therein.
24.75 Linear Feet (18 boxes)
Language of Materials
The papers consist of photographic prints by and topical files of Bruce Cratsley. Also included is White Light, Silent Shadows, a book of Cratsley's photography.
Biographical / Historical
Bruce Cratsley was born in Canton, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Swarthmore College. His interest in photography led him to study under Lisette Model at the New School for Social Research in the early 1970s. His work was displayed in prominent New York galleries and ranged from portraits of friends, to still lifes and photographs of gay and lesbian culture in New York City. A retrospective of his work was mounted at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 1996 to critical acclaim. White Light, Silent Shadows, containing a selection of his photographs, was published in 1998. Bruce Cratsley died on June 29, 1998, of complications from AIDS.
- Guide to the Bruce Cratsley Papers
- Under Revision
- compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
- March 2006
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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