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Finding aid to the Jim Yousling photographs and papers, 1947-1995 Coll2012.128
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Papers and works of art Series 1. Bulk, 1963-1991 1947-1995

Physical Description: 4.65 linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of artwork, manuscripts, correspondence, notes, press material, clippings, magazine layouts, private journals, and publications (mostly periodicals) collected and/or created by Jim Yousling, 1947-1995, bulk 1963-1991. The listings of musicians, entertainers, models, publishers, and bands contain editorial manuscripts written by Yousling and subject file materials collected by him for publication in In Touch magazine, 1981-1985. Unpublished artwork and cartoons consists entirely of drawings and designs created by Yousling. The publication listings comprise those in which Yousling participated as a staff member or contributor, although many were impossible to differentiate from those he personally collected. The materials listed as journals document Yousling's writings and drawings from 1969-1973. See the separated materials note for LGBT publications transferred to ONE's periodical collection in which Yousling may have participated as a staff member or contributor.

Arrangement note

Materials are arranged in alphabetical order.
Box 1, Folder 1

4 Taxis (magazine) 1981-1982

Biographical/Historical note

Influenced the design of In Touch.
Box 1, Folder 2

Artwork undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes drawings, comics, album cover art, layout designs primarily by Yousling.
Box 8, Folder 5

Artwork undated

Physical Description: [oversized]

Scope and Contents note

Includes drawings, comics, and layout designs primarily by Yousling.
Box 1, Folder 3

Biographical information 1947-1995

Box 7, Folder 1

Blue Moon (University of California, Los Angeles, newspaper) 1983

Physical Description: [oversized]
Box 1, Folder 4

Business cards and contacts undated

Box 1, Folder 5

Business records 1984-1990

Box 8, Folder 6

Cartoons and early artwork 1963, undated

Physical Description: [oversized]
Box 8, Folder 7

Charcoal drawings undated

Physical Description: [12 oversized drawings]
Box 1, Folder 7

Clip art undated

Box 7, Folder 2

Clippings 1975-1983, undated

Physical Description: [oversized]
Box 1, Folder 8

Clippings (personal mentions) 1983-1990

Box 1, Folder 9

Clippings and pop culture ephemera undated

Box 7, Folder 3

Collage (Michigan State University newspaper) 1967-1969

Physical Description: [oversized]
Box 1, Folder 10

Contact list and mailing labels undated

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence 1984-1991

Box 1, Folder 12

Dallesandro, Joe undated

Box 1, Folder 13

Ely, Michael (Red Wedding) 1984

Box 1, Folder 14

Film Threat calendars 1990

Box 1, Folder 15

Flipside (magazine) 1986

Box 1, Folder 16

Flyers by Jim Yousling undated

Box 1, Folder 17

Flyers, various undated

Box 1, Folder 18

Garretson, Weba undated

Box 1, Folder 19

Generic Comic Book (Marvel Comics) 1984

Box 1, Folder 21

Hawaii postcards undated

Box 1, Folder 22

Hasegawa, Sadao 1983

Box 8, Folder 4

Hell Kitty artwork circa 1990

Physical Description: [oversized]
Box 1, Folder 23

Hell Kitty, LA Weekly 1990

Scope and Contents note

See also the "LA Weekly clippings" listing.
Box 1, Folder 24

Hell Kitty reproductions 1990

Box 1, Folder 6

In Touch, Christmas poll responses 1984

Box 1, Folder 25

In Touch, clippings 1981-1985

Box 1, Folder 26

In Touch, outreach 1983-1985

Box 1, Folder 27

Japan 1983-1984

Box 2, Folder 1

Journal: Jim Yousling, University of Southern California (USC) Cinema, Los Angeles circa 1969-1971

Box 2, Folder 2

Journal: My Big Black Notebook September 1971 - September 1972

Box 2, Folder 3

Journal: My Big Black Notebook, Volume 2 September 1972 - February 1973

Box 2, Folder 4

Journal: My Big Black Notebook, Number 4 February 1973 - December 1973

Box 1, Folder 28

Krieger, Donald 1983

Box 7, Folder 4

LA Weekly clippings 1990-1991

Physical Description: [oversized]

Scope and Contents note

Most of the clippings pertain to Yousling's Hell Kitty comic.
Box 1, Folder 29

Lynch, George H. 1981-1984

Box 1, Folder 30

Magnuson, Ann 1984-1991

Box 1, Folder 31

Makos, Christopher 1982-1983

Box 1, Folder 32

Massey, Edith 1985

Box 1, Folder 33

McGilvray, Donald "Bing" 1982-1983

Box 1, Folder 34

Meat Puppets 1984

Box 1, Folder 20

The Menace of Giant Elf (comic) by Van Arno 1990

Box 1, Folder 35

National Gay Art Archives, San Francisco 1982

Box 1, Folder 36

Notes, hand-written undated

Box 8, Folder 1

O'Hara, Adore 1982-1983

Physical Description: [oversized]
Box 1, Folder 37

Peepkeduic (zine) 1984

Box 1, Folder 38

Pettibon, Raymond 1983

Box 1, Folder 39

Phantom Studios, advertising graphics undated

Box 1, Folder 40

Querelle (movie) 1982

Box 7, Folder 5

Raw (magazine) 1980

Physical Description: [oversized]
Box 1, Folder 41

Roche, David 1983

Box 1, Folder 42

Rollins, Henry 1984

Box 8, Folder 8

Rubber stamp for Phantom Studios undated

Box 1, Folder 43

Scratch Magazine 1983-1984

Box 8, Folder 2

Sex, John 1981-1983

Physical Description: [oversized]
Box 1, Folder 44

Slam (magazine, art direction by Yousling) 1978

Box 1, Folder 45

Star Image: An Analysis by Jim Yousling 1968

Box 1, Folder 46

Street Gossip (zine) 1984-1985

Box 1, Folder 51

Stickers and trading cards undated

Box 7, Folder 6

Toadtale by Jim Yousling undated

Physical Description: [oversized]
Box 1, Folder 47

Vee, Tesco 1983

Box 1, Folder 48

Volumatix (band) 1984

Physical Description: [Includes one audiocassette]
Box 1, Folder 49

Writings, general undated

Box 1, Folder 50

White Flag (band) 1982

 

Photographs Series 2. 1978-1989, undated

Physical Description: 4.25 linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

The photographs consist of images of Jim Yousling's personal life; promotional, professional, and personal images collected for publication, notably for the gay men's magazine In Touch from 1981-1985; and erotic images produced out of Yousling's Phantom Studios. The images collected for publication focuses on musicians and bands, but also include models, entertainers, sports figures, and publishers among others.
Box 3

Personal 1978-1989, undated

Physical Description: [300 color prints, 78 negative strips, 49 black and white prints, 48 color 35mm slides, 2 black and white contact sheets, 1 black and white negative]

Scope and Contents note

Photographs documenting Jim Yousling's life, friends, and lovers. Roughly half of the images date from the spring of 1984.
Box 4

Professional, magazine publication 1981-1985, undated

Physical Description: [60 color prints, 55 black and white prints, 1 color negative]

Scope and Contents note

Photographs collected for publication in magazines where Yousling was affiliated, primarily for In Touch magazine from 1981-1985. Images include John Sex, Lee Ving, Felix Vega, Sam Jones, Victor Weaver, Billy Wisdom, Nina Hogen, Pete Rose, Luis Leal, Steve Lundquist, Greg Louganis, Brian Trottier, Winnie the Pooh, David Lee Roth, Adore O'Hara, David Roche, Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Hugh Hefner, Meat Puppets, Michael Ely, Joe Dallesandro, Henry Rollins, Harvey Kubernik. Although many of the images comprise standard publicity photographs, there is some overlap between photographs shot for publication versus those shot for personal purposes.
Box 5

Professional, magazine publication 1981-1985, undated

Physical Description: [62 black and white prints, 14 35mm slides, 8 black and white negatives, 4 color prints, 1 contact sheet]

Scope and Contents note

Photographs collected for publication in magazines where Yousling was affiliated, primarily for In Touch from 1981-1985. Images include Victor Weaver, John Waters, Dennis Cooper, Nervous Gender, Angel and the Reruns, Love and Rockets, Michael Ely, Fran Lebowitz, Jackie Curtis, Ivan E. Roth, Terry Dorn, Sal Bando, Bill Bergey, John Davidson, David Trinidad, Sean Garrison, Paul Ferguson, Christian William Miller, Tom of Finland prints, and assorted movie publicity shots. Although many of the images comprise standard publicity photographs, there is some overlap between photographs shot for publication versus those shot for personal purposes.
Box 8, Folder 3

Professional, magazine publication 1981-1985, undated

Physical Description: [oversized, 20 color prints]

Scope and Contents note

Photographs, often standard publicity shots, collected for publication in magazines where Yousling was affiliated, primarily for In Touch from 1981-1985. Includes images of Menudo, Henry Rollins, Rick James, Ozzy Osbourne, Huey Lewis, Annie Lennox, David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and other unidentified bands and singers.
Box 6

Professional, Phantom Studios undated

Physical Description: [97 black and white negative strips, 60 black and white prints, 28 color negative strips, 25 contact sheets, 14 color 35mm slides, 4 color negatives, 1 black and white negative]

Scope and Contents note

Erotic photographs from Yousling's Phantom Studios.