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   Container / Location    Title
 
Series I. Biographical Materials [series]:
  1  
Miscellaneous Keepsakes
Includes correspondence, cards, commencement program, news letters

  1  
Miscellaneous Keepsakes
Envelope with personal documents

  1  
Northeastern University diploma and photo
  1  
Family History
Email correspondence. Includes photo of Arch Brown

  1  
Parents - photographs
  1  
School and childhood photographs
  1  
Personal and family photographs
  1  
"Very Early Photographs"
  1  
Production photographs
College production. Most likely from the Drama Department at Northwestern University

  1  
"Our Baby's Early Years"
  2  
Childhood photographs and programs
  2  
Scrapbook
Oversize

  2  
Photo Album
Oversize

  1  
"The 15th International Youth Conference in Boston Mass."
  1  
Programs for plays
  2  
"Catching Personalities in Pictures" photo album
Includes some other photos tipped in to the front page. Oversize.

  2  
"1966"
Photograph Album marked "1966" but actually spans a period from the mid 1960s to the early 1990s. Appearing in the Album: Merrill Cleghorne - African American gay artist and friend of Arch Brown.

Nude photo of Bruce Brown. Early vacations in San Juan and the lakeside cottage Arch and Bruce owned in Connecticut in the 1960s - 1970s.

Also shows Bruce and Arch Brown in a Manhattan rental apartment in the 1960s and their apartment on 14th Street in New York City in the 1970s

Bruce at the house they owned in Phoenix, Arizona in the late 1980s - early 1990s

Bruce after having suffered a massive stroke.

  2  
Modeling photographs
Arch Brown under his given name Arnold Krueger

  2  
Window display photographs
Arch Brown worked a display artist before becoming a photographer and pornographer.

  1  
Note book
Written in two hands. Most of the writing is by Bruce Brown. Several of the people mentioned in the notebook remained lifelong friends.

  2  
Clinton Hill Materials
Arch and Bruce Brown owned a house on Layfayette Avenue in Clinton Hill in the 1970's when the neighborhood was just then gentrifying.

  1  
"Work Uniforms"
Photograph Album.

Appearing in the album: Arch Brown, Bruce Brown, Lester Bower (in drag as Alice Frederica Keppel, mistress of Edward VII,) John David Earnest, the porn actor "Scorpio," and unknown others.

At least one photo was taken at the loft on West 14th Street in New York City belonging to Arch and Bruce Brown .

  1  
A Celebration of the Life, Love and Freedom of Salatore J. Licata, Ph.D.
Photograph and Memorial Album

Mentioned in the memorial program: Rev. Bill Johnson Michael Shernoff, Arnie Kantrowitz, Rev. Al Carmines, Rebeccca Porper, Mark Mutchnik, Jane Rosett, Martin Worman, Pat LaMariana.

Appearing in the album: Bruce and Arch Brown, Sal Licata, his partner, David Summers, and unknown others.

  1  
"Mrs. Claus"
Photograph Album

  1  
People: Recent Paintings by Jonathan Weinberg
Signed by artist

  1  
Brussels
Personal travel photos

  1  
Arrowhead, divination pendulum and herbal sachet charms (MU-2091-2093)
  5  
Medical X-Rays
  5  
Portraits of Arch Brown collage
 
Series II. Photography [series]:
 
Prints and Negatives from Porn Shoots - c.1968-1984 [subseries]:
  1  
Actor
  1  
Bad Complected Blond
  1  
Billy C.
  1  
Bill S.
  1  
Bill Shitty
  1  
Black
See "White" Box 3, Folder 15

  1  
Black and White Carpenters
  1  
Black Reggie
  1  
Bleached Blond
  1  
Blond on Chaise
  1  
Bosch
  1  
Charlie and ?
  1  
Chubb on Sofa
  1  
Claude on Fire Island
  1  
Eric Hill
  1  
Fire Island Model
  1  
Frank
  1  
Frank - 2nd Set
  1  
Frank C. and Rick and Jess
  1  
Gaytony
  1  
Harley's Angels
Stills and cast shots from Arch Brown film

  1  
Irishman
  1  
Jan
  1  
Jeff Gonld
  1  
Jim S.
  1  
Jim Sibal - Bear
  1  
Karl's "Muscle Bound"
Production shots of the Arch Brown film "Muscle Bound"

  1  
Karl's "Muscle Bound"
Production shots.

  1  
Karl's "Muscle Bound"
Production shots.

  3  
Luc
  3  
Mac
  3  
Michael and Allen
  3  
Michael Boyd
  3  
Peter
  3  
Peter De
  3  
Peter, Eric, White, Rom, Dick, Bosch, Jan (1)
Erotic photos

  3  
Peter, Eric, White, Rom, Dick, Bosch, Jan (2)
Erotic photos

  3  
Richard Bald
  3  
Rick
  3  
Rob Fry
  3  
Ron
  3  
Scorpio, Will
  3  
Sibal and Gree - Apostles
  3  
Sister Mary Kodak
  3  
Sister Mary Kodak
Contact sheets for the Negatives in Folder 13

  3  
Halloween (1981) and Sister Mary Kodak
  3  
Takacs and Richard
  3  
White
See "Black" Box 1, Folder 19

  3  
unlabeled
  3  
unlabeled
  3  
unlabeled
  3  
unlabeled
Possibly from one of Arch Brown's straight porn films

 
Prints and Negatives from Porn Shoots and Personal. Erotic and Non-Erotic [subseries]:
  3  
Loose Prints (1)
Erotic photos.

Cast photos of early Arch Brown play from the late 1970s or early 1980s.

Snapshot of Arch and Bruce Brown for the 1960s

  3  
Plays and Films (1-3)
Head shots of actors and stills from porn films

  3  
Island, etc (1)
Head shots of actors and stills from porn films

  3  
Island, etc (2)
Also includes nude men on West Side (Manhattan) piers, Fire Island and other locations.

  3  
Island, etc (3)
Includes photos of Arch Brown, Bruce Brown, monuments, cats and interiors.

  3  
Bruce Brown
  3  
Men (1)
In box marked "Men" but this folder contains non-erotic subjects - museums, monuments, cats etc.

  3  
Men (2)
Beach and town shots of Cherry Grove, Fire Island

  3  
Men (3)
Beach and town shots of Cherry Grove, Fire Island

  3  
Erotic photos of Bruce Brown and other models
Contact sheets

  3  
Unlabeled Box (1)
Erotic photos, travel, and portraits

  3  
Unlabeled Box (2)
Erotic photos, travel and 1 childhood photo of Arch Brown

  3  
Black and White Pictures and Contacts
  3  
Loose Prints (2)
2 sheets of negatives. Erotic photos from the 1970s.

Cast photos pf early Arch Brown plays from the 1980s.

S and M photos of Bernd from the 1990s.

Thorny Theater cast photos from the 2000s

  3  
Landscapes (1)
Touristic shots of Mexico, Washington D.C., New York City and elsewhere

  3  
Landscapes (2)
Touristic shots of New York City (Manhattan)

Includes a portrait og Arch filming "Tray" - Tray Christopher (aka Christopher Rage) another gay-porn filmmaker and sometime collaborator.

  3  
First News Boy (1-2)
Cast and production photos of Arch Brown's first production (off-off- Broadway) of News Boy

  14  
Chicago IML [RESTRICTED]
  14  
Buck and Gree - Angels [RESTRICTED]
Photos of Arch Brown and Buck Bove

  3  
Bernd
Bernd, a German architect, was one of Arch Brown's last long-term boyfriends who committed suicide in the late 1990s or early 2000s.

  3  
Bernd
  3  
Bernd, 14th Street
  3  
Bernd in Hotel
  3  
Publicity Shots
Photographs of Arch Brown, including later sex snaps in his late 60s early 70s).

  3  
LA (San Bernadino) and Palm Springs
  3  
Contact Sheets and Negatives (1)
  3  
Contact Sheets and Negatives (2)
Negatives

  3  
Contact Sheets and Negatives (3)
Contact sheets

  3  
Arch Brown business cards found with scrapbook in box 14
  5  
Matted Photo Collage
Photos of models and Arch Brown lovers, including Bruce Brown, Buck Bove, Bernd, James Waller

  5  
Large Prints
Photos of Bernd

Architectural photos

Photo montage from the film "The Country

Erotic photos

  5  
Large Prints
Erotic and portrait photographs.

Collages.

Tom of Finland prints.

Cast photo of Arch Brown Film "Muscle Bound"

Touristic photos including from the National Gallery in Washington DC

  5  
Large Prints
Mainly photocopies/Caricature drawing of Arch Brown by "BA" possibly from the 1980s

  5  
Artwork
Photo collages. Includes Black and White stats of 2 collages made by Arch Brown for the "Union Seminary Quarterly Review issue on nuclear war.

  5  
"The Country"
Pages from a photograph album. Possibly from a film "The Country" made by Arch Brown in the arly 1970s and Arch and Bruce Brown's country/lakeside house in Connecticut

  5  
Pages from a photograph album
1 leaf of photos of Bernd (1990s)

  6  
Scrapbook
Contains clippings about Arch Brown's movies and plays.

Back pocket contains the magazines "Hot'n'Hung"; "Man's Country" and "Hot Ones"

  14  
Photograph album [RESTRICTED]
Loose pages from a scrapbook.

  14  
Photo collage [RESTRICTED]
Photographs of Buck Bove

 
Slides - Personal and Erotic [subseries]:
  3  
Slides - Men
Includes photos commissioned by gay slicks portraying bondage

  3  
Slides - FWD and C
  4  
Spain (1-2)
  4  
Cottage; Mexico '73; Bonaire; Jamaica; Charleston; Florida; Virginia
  4  
Italy (and Spain, Tunisia, and Greece)
  4  
Tunisia
  4  
Browns - Fire Island
  4  
Fire Island
  4  
Fire Island and the Country
  4  
Greece
  4  
Greece and M. Dunn and Chuck
  4  
Amalfi
  4  
Florence
  4  
San Marino
  4  
Sienna
  4  
Sirmione
  4  
Venice
  4  
C. Bond; LTHR Duo; Pier Groups
Includes bondage/dildo slides and stills from Arch Brown's film "Pier Groups" (1979)

  4  
Long Johns - Good Backups
  4  
Dick and Eric
  4  
Michael and Chuck
  4  
Michael Pen and Ron
  4  
Halloween
  4  
Michael
  4  
Scorpio
  4  
Scorp(io) and Don
  4  
Edward and Alexandera
Arch Brown and Bruce Brown in costume as Edward VII and Queen Alexandra

  4  
Sex Symbols
Scenes from Arch Brown's second produced play (off-off Broadway) "Sex Symbols"

  4  
Bosch
  4  
Rough Idea and Frank and Steinecki
Scenes from "Rough Idea" (1984), possibly Arch Brown's last porn film.

  4  
St. Croix - Sea Park (1 and 2)
Bed and Breakfast/Hotel owned and run by Arch and Bruce Brown in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands in the 1980s

  4  
Sea Park (1)
  4  
Sea Park (2 and 3)
  4  
Sea Park Promos (1 and 2)
  4  
St. Croix
Sea Park

  4  
Top Story
Cast photos and scenes from Arch Brown's video "Top Story" produced in Phoenix, Arizona in 1992 or 1993

  4  
NYC Freeze! (1 and 2)
Cast photos and scenes from Arch Brown play "Freeze!" production (off-off Broadway)

  4  
Untitled (NYC Freeze!)
Cast photos and scenes.

  4  
Loose Slides (Jamie and NYC Freeze!)
  4  
Jamie (1 and 2)
  4  
Long Johns (1-5)
  4  
Nick
 
Manuscripts, Plays and Theater [series]:
 
Play Scripts [subseries]:
  7  
"Atlantic City"
Under the name Arnold Krueger. Not produced and unpublished

  7  
"After"
Fragment of play self-published in "Heavy Hangers" collection of plays.

Note: Plays in the "Heavy Hangers" collection are sequenced chronologically but the plays were not written in that order; chronology was imposed later. Originally written as individual plays, then reconceived as a series.

  7  
"Samson"
Produced in New York City and self-published in "Heavy Hangers" collection of plays.

Partly based on letters exchanged between Arch Brown and James Waller in 1982-1983 (dated 1977-1978 in the play)

  7  
"News Boy"
Manuscript of Arch Brown's first and most commercially successful play.

Self-published in "Heavy Hangers" collection of plays.

  7  
"Sex Symbols"
Arch Brown's second play, produced off-off Broadway.

Self-published in "Heavy Hangers" collection of plays.

  7  
"Breakfast with Ferkin and Farelli"
Never produced. Self-published in "Heavy Hangers" collection of plays.

  7  
"Comeback"
2 copies. Never produced. Self-published in "Heavy Hangers" collection of plays.

  7  
"Seeing Red"
Never produced. Self-published in "Heavy Hangers" collection of plays.

  7  
"Two Married Men"
Incomplete. Produced. Self-published in "Heavy Hangers" collection of plays.

  7  
"News Boy"
Printed Copy

  7  
unknown - missing title page
  7  
"Sex Symbols"
  7  
"Two Married Men"
  7  
"Two Married Men"
In binder with other Thorny Theater materials

  7  
"Samson"
Cast member scripts. With Notes

  7  
"The Dying Fall of Eric Tarr
By Arch Brown and Joseph Hansen. Never produced.

  7  
"Red Rod"
Never produced.

  7  
Church Island Woman
Never produced.

  7  
"Freeze!"
Original 1st version

  7  
"Freeze!"
Original 2nd version. Published and produced at least 2x, in New York City and Palm Springs.

  7  
"Freeze!"
  7  
"Freeze!"
  7  
"Freeze!"
With notations.

  7  
"Freeze!"
  7  
"Freeze!"
  7  
"Freeze!"
  7  
"Doubletalk"
Jean Caussin copy

  7  
"Doubletalk"
2 versions

  7  
"Pantheon"
2 versions.

  7  
"Pantheon"
Printed version; stage designs, incomplete script

  7  
"Variations on a Scheme"
  7  
"Variations on a Scheme"
Title page changed to "Edward II by Christopher Marlow." 2 copies

  7  
The Bottom Drawer
2 versions. Autobiographical play based on Arch Brown's relationship with his parents, particularly his mother.

  8  
"Hypotenuse"
Very early play.

  8  
Peace by Piece
Printed version.

  8  
Peace by Piece
  8  
Peace by Piece
Script from a performance at the Thorny Theater

  8  
"Dr. Farce"
No author credit given. Corrections are in Arch Brown's hand.

  8  
Misc. scripts
No author credit given. Audion scripts mostly are drawn from Arch Brown's plays.

Includes excerpt from Caryl Churchill's "Cloud 9" which was produced by the Thorny Theater.

  8  
Untitled script
Incomplete, possibly an early playwriting attempt.

No author credit given but corrections are in Arch Brown's hand.

  8  
"Give us the Night" by Jack Weiser; "To Find Something Blue"
  8  
"Mr. Charles, Currently of Palm Beach" by Paul Rudnick
 
Other Manuscript and Printed Material [subseries]:
  4  
3 Sex Comics
"Henry in 'The Only Way'"; Didddle Daley Presents The Katzenjammers in 'Shipwrecked'"; "The Frigidaire Salesman"; "Iona Douche Bag presents Tille in 'Foul Ball'"; "Dagwood in 'The Facts of Life'"; "Boots"

  8  
"Harry, Eric and Death"
Novel by "Al Krown" which seems to be a pseudonym for Arnold Krueger and Bruce Brown.

  8  
Early Novel
Corrections in Arch Brown's hand.

  8  
"The Country"
Script for a film by Arch Brown

  8  
notebooks
2 notebooks only a few pages used. One is marked Joel Winkelas and the other Barry Northwoods

 
Production Materials [subseries]:
  5  
Cast photos and poster for the Thorny Theater production of "Kitchen Duty...After Eleven"
  8  
Model and actor releases
  8  
Model and actor releases and casting sheets
  8  
Agents and publishers rejections
  8  
"Freeze!" Adobe Oven theater
  8  
"Freeze!" Adobe Oven theater
Negatives

  8  
"Freeze!" Adobe Oven theater
Prints

  8  
Freeze! New York
  8  
Freeze! Miranda
  8  
New Phoenix Theater Prize
  8  
Ledger, marked Jack Ellison
  8  
Sir Real - receipts
  8  
Research
 
Thorny Theater [subseries]:
  8  
Thorny Theater construction
  8  
Ticket Web user agreement
  8  
Thorny Theater
Various materials including event postcards, promotional materials, cast photos.

  8  
Thorny Theater
Various materials including event postcards, promotional materials, cast photos.

  8  
Box Office Reports/Expenses
  8  
Profit and Loss Annual
  8  
Godparents
List of donors to the theater.

  8  
Godparents
  8  
Promotional Materials
  8  
Box Office Reports/Expenses
  8  
Subscribers
  8  
Thorny Theater
Mainly cast photos and other promotional material.

  8  
Profit and Loss Annual
  8  
Quicken report
  8  
Refunds/Credits
  8  
Treasurer's report
For the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation

  8  
Arch's contributions
  8  
Bank of America - Foundation
  8  
Bank of America - Theater
  8  
Service (1099 employees)
  8  
Advertising
  8  
Godparents
  8  
Business License
  9  
"108 Waverly" - ticket sales and expenses
  9  
"The Bombay Trunk" - ticket sales and expenses
  9  
"Samson" - ticket sales and expenses
  9  
"Sex Symbols" - ticket sales and expenses
  9  
"The Judy Show" - ticket sales and expenses
  9  
Subscribers
  9  
Promotional materials and clippings
  9  
Profit and Loss Annual
  9  
Quicken report
  9  
Banks of America - Theater
  9  
Bank of America - Foundation
  9  
Labor detail
  9  
Advertising
  9  
Phone orders (sample)
  9  
"May 27th and Dudes" - Head shots
  9  
"Porn Yesterday" - ticket sales and expenses
  9  
"Cloud 9" - ticket sales and expenses
  9  
"Dangerous" - ticket sales and expenses
  9  
"Blowing Whistles" - ticket sales and expenses
  9  
"Forever After" - ticket sales and expenses
  9  
"Chiaroscuro" - ticket sales and expenses
  9  
"Candy and Dorothy" - ticket sales and expenses
  9  
"May 27th and Dudes"
  9  
Profit and Loss Annual
  9  
Quicken report
  9  
Bank of America - Theater
  9  
Bank of America - Foundation
  9  
Labor deatil
  9  
Advertising
  9  
"Two Married Men" - ticket sales and expenses
  9  
"Mansky's Burlyesque" - ticket sales and expenses
  9  
"A Perfect Relationship" - ticket sales and expenses
  9  
"Mansky's Burlyesque" - ticket sales and expenses
  9  
"P.S. Your Cat is Dead" - ticket sales and expenses
  9  
"Love! Valor! Compassion!" - ticket sales and expenses
  9  
Press Clippings
  9  
Press Clippings
  9  
Press Clippings
  9  
Press Clippings
  9  
Press Clippings
  9  
Press Clippings
missing September

  9  
Press Clippings
  9  
The Bottom Line magazine
3 issues

  9  
The Bottom Line magazine
3 issues

  9  
Magazines
  12  
Desert Theater League Award for Best Drama (MU-2086)
  1  
Tackee David Award for Best New Retail Business (MU-2087)
 
Posters, Flyers and Other Promotional Materials [subseries]:
  10  
"News Boy" (surplus)
Materials related to productions of "News Boy" in New York (1980), San Francisco (1981), and Dallas (1985). This includes reviews, programs, ads, cast photos and actor headshots.

Also includes materials related to New York production of Doric Wilson's a "Perfect Relationship" which ran in repertory with "News Bot" in 1980.

  10  
"News Boy" - Arizona
  10  
"Top Story"
Fliers and news clippings

  10  
"Freeze!" - Buffalo
Photos, fliers and clippings

  10  
Freeze!" - Miranda
posters and clippings

  10  
Pantheon - Hollywood
Includes zip disk and photographs

  10  
Pantheon - Hollywood (ZD-6)
  10  
Pantheon - Hollywood
Magazines

  11  
Sir Real!
Flyers and clippings

  11  
Thorny Theater Productions
Flyers, cast photographs, posters and other oversized materials

  11  
Posters
Mainly for Thorny Theater productions.

Some early productions appear as well.

  11  
News Boy
  11  
News clippings
  13  
Television Reviews and articles written by Arch Brown
Scrapbook. TV reviews written by Arch Brown for the New York Native, The Villager, and other publications.

  13  
Theater and play clippings
Scrapbook. Includes reviews, fan letters, programs, cast photos, for New York City productions of "Sex Symbols" (1982), "Brute Force" (1984), and the San Francisco production of "News Boy" (1981).

 
Media [series]:
  12  
Sir Real! (1064)
  12  
Sir Real! (1065)
  12  
Chiaroscuro (1066)
  12  
Shapeshifter (1067)
  12  
Two Married Men (1068)
  12  
Thorny Theater: Sex Symbols (1069)
  12  
Arch: Circus Music 1st Demo (2049)
  12  
Stefan Girardet - 13 "Library" Tracks (2050)
  12  
Anna Lives (2051)
  12  
Ancient - Clip Art (2052)
  12  
4 Percussion Stings for "Sir Real" (2053)
  12  
Stefan Girardet - Track 4 (Backup Copy) (2054)
  12  
Stefan Girardet - Film Show reel (2055)
  12  
Mensky's Burlyesque (2056)
  12  
Fleet's Music for "Samson" (2057)
  12  
New Master Instrumentals "Samson" (2058)
  12  
New Master Instrumentals "Samson" (2059)
  12  
Samson (2060)
  12  
Act 2 Music for "Samson" (2061-2062)
  12  
New Master (2063)
  12  
Master CD (2064)
  12  
Til There Was You (2065)
  12  
Thorny Theater: Finals by Grag Day (2066)
  12  
Thorny Theater by Grag Day - Raw Images (2067)
  12  
Arch - Line Dance (2068)
  12  
LVC - Acts 1 and 2 (2069-2070)
Love! Valor! Compassion!

  12  
For Arch - "Burlyesque" (2071)
  12  
APR w/Summer Ad SQ1-2 (2072)
  12  
"Dangerous" - SQ1-10 (2073)
  12  
"Dangerous" - SQ1-10 (2074)
  12  
"The Goddess Tour" (2075-2077)
  12  
Cloud 9 (2078-2081)
  12  
Act 2 Samson (Instrumental Music)
Empty case. Cover has list of songs.

  4  
Arch Brown's "Top Story" (2 copies) (V-7039-7040)
  4  
"Sir Real" Version 2 (V-7035)
  4  
"The Goddess Tour" (V-7036)
  4  
Circe's Circus - B Roll Footage (V-7033-7034)
Reel 4 and 5

  4  
Arch Brown Tape #1-5 (V-7030-7032)
Reel 1-3

  4  
Love Thy Neighbor (V-7037)
  4  
Trips (V-7038)
  4  
Music for Arch Brown's "The Night Before" - Reel 1 and 2 (TR-10101-10102)
  4  
Happy Birthday from Wayne Dean (TR-10103)
  4  
News Boy - Romantic Overture (TR-10104)
  4  
"Bound" Reel II (TR-10105)
  4  
Archer Sex Tape (TR-10106)
  4  
"Thode" Side II - Best (TR-10107)