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Guide to the Mama Galore Drag Photograph Album, 1980s-1995

Summary

Collection comprises a photograph album featuring 405 color photographs (ranging in size from 2.5" x 3.5" to 4" x 6", primarily 3.5" x 5") and black-and-white publicity stills documenting members of Mama Galore and their friends while at home, backstage, and on tour. Images capture performances, make-up and other performance prep, performer's pets, and general gatherings. Also includes many ephemeral items, including obituaries, news clippings, clippings of performers mentioned in Etcetera Magazine, flyers, greeting cards, and several inscribed publicity stills.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11061
Title
Mama Galore drag photograph album
Date
1980s-1995
Creator
Mama Galore (Theater group)
Extent
1 Linear Feet, 1 item
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials are in English.

Collection Overview

Collection comprises a photograph album featuring 405 color photographs (ranging in size from 2.5" x 3.5" to 4" x 6", primarily 3.5" x 5") and black-and-white publicity stills documenting members of Mama Galore and their friends while at home, backstage, and on tour. Images capture performances, make-up and other performance prep, performer's pets, and general gatherings. Also includes many ephemeral items, including obituaries, news clippings, clippings of performers mentioned in Etcetera Magazine, flyers, greeting cards, and several inscribed publicity stills. Digital scans have been made of the individual pages; the electronic files have been transferred to the server.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Mama Galore Drag Photograph Album, 1980s-1995, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Photograph album
Box 1
 

Historical Note

Mama Galore was a group of East Coast Drag show performers that appeared in New York City, Philadelphia, North and South Carolina, and Florida, among other locales.


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Provenance

The Mama Galore drag photograph album, 1980s-1995, was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Mansucript Library as a purchase in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, April 2015.

Encoded by: Alice Poffinberger, September 2015.

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2015-0046.