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George H. Conger Photo Collection, circa 1950-1960.Add to your cart.

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Contact Infomation:

Special Collections

MSU  Libraries

366 W. Circle Drive

East Lansing, MI 48824



URL: http://specialcollections.lib.msu.edu

Date Received:


Date Processed:


Acquisitions Information:

Collection is the gift of George H. Conger of Ann Arbor and Holland, Michigan.

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Box number, Folder number and/or title, George H Conger Photo Collection, MSS 418, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Copyright Notice:

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Usage Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on the access of this collection.

Photoduplication Restrictions:

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Collection Summary:

This collection consists of 6 boxes mainly of male nude photos. The 7th Box consists of correspondence, oversized pictures and miscellaneous materials. Some of the files in Box 7 are same as in prior 6 boxes as the materials were larger and would not fit the size of the first 6 boxes. The photographs are primarily from the 1950s and early 1960s.

Historical Background:

With the development of Daguerre’s method of capturing images in 1839 gay men have use photography to express themselves visually. The Stonewall Riots of 1969 marked a turning point for gay rights. These photographs are from before that time when activities involving two men were less accepted.

Processing Note:

Processed by Edward R. Barton, PhD Jan. 2014


Box 1
Aopollo  l  Hollywood, Calif.
Aaron Enterprises  Los Angeles, Calif.
Athletic Model Guild    Los Angeles, Calif.
Bruce of Los Angeles    Los Angeles, Calif.
Box 2
Bruce of Los Angeles    Los Angeles, Calif.
California Guy,  (C.G. Ltd.) Ventura, Calif.
Campus Park, Indianapolis, Ind.
Colt Studio  Studio City, Calif.  (See Mark Rizenhein  Gay Photo Collection of the Welinsky-Ritzenhein Book Collection Box 5 for more Colt Studio materials)
John Connelly photos
Box 3
Kirk Deitrick
Gerals Desfosses, Sorel, Quebec, Canada
Eagle Studio,  Los Angeles, Calif.
Neil Edwards, Philadelphia, Penn.  photos of Dirk Bushholz, Jerry Sullivan, Ed Randall, & Johonny Rogers
Kris  Art of Etienne & Stephen, Chicago, Ill.
Lentz, Hollywood, Calif.
Lloyd photos
Lyles Studio
Maverick Studios, Glendale, Calif.
Mans Image  New York, N.Y.
Box 4
Metecue Associates  Ypsilanti, Mich.
Milo of LA,  Los Angeles, Calif.
Old Reliable  San Francisco, Calif.
Ray photos
Reflections  photos
San Diego, Calif.  Box 3770
Star Physique Studios
Target Studios  (TSS)  Los Angeles, Calif.
Gene Tomly photos
Troy Saxon Studios  Kansas City, Mo.
Van Ecky  Germany
Misc photos
Box 5 & 6
Western Photography Guild, Denver, Colo.
Box 7 Miscellaneous Materials & oversized photos
Adam,  New York, N.Y.
Kurk Deitreck, Seal Beach, Calif.
Dynaman, Dallas, Tex.
Eagle Studio,  Los Angeles, Calif.
Executive Offices, Chicago, Ill.
Fox Studio, Venice, Calif.
Graphic House - pictures of male trapeze artists
Halco (later Filmco)  Los Angeles, Calif.
Frankn Hollfelder  Germany
Hunk Studio, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
MI  (Mens Image)  New York, N.Y.
Metecue Memo & Metecue Associates, Ypsilanti, Mich.
Target, New York, N.Y.
Western Photography Guild, Denver, Colo.
West Mark, W. Hollywood, Calif.

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