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Finding Aid to the Miles Everitt Photographs Coll2013.100
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Description
Photographic prints, negatives, and slides by Miles R. Everitt, a Los Angeles photograher. The bulk of his works date from the early 1960s to the late 1980s. He primarily photographed African-American nude male models. Fearing he would lose his position as an electrical engineer for the city of Los Angeles and later in the aerospace industry, Everitt never publically displayed his photography. However a small number of buyers, photographers, and publishers knew of his works including Robert Mapplethrope. In the late 1970s or early 1980s, Everitt met Mapplethrope when he visited Los Angeles. Everitt died of heart disease in April 1994.
Background
Miles R. Everitt was a Los Angeles photographer of African-American nude models primarily from the late 1950s into the early 1990s. He learned to develop his own film and slides to avoid the censorship and confiscation of works by film developers. Everitt has been credited with developing the technique of shooting African-Americans using a black background, however this remains unsubstantiated.
Extent
66.8 linear feet. 13 archive boxes, 2 archive cartons, 20 archive binders, 9 archive shoe boxes, 38 archive flat boxes.
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
Please contact the ONE archivist regarding access restrictions to rolled negatives and minimally processed materials.