Mark Ritzenhein gay picture collection Edit


MSS 411 large


  • 1985-2011 (Creation)


  • 3 Linear Feet (Whole)
    5 boxes.



  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

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

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Mark Ritzenhein gay photo collection, MSS 411, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Steve Wilensky and Mark Rizenhein as part of the Wilensky-Ritzenhein Book Collection in 2012.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Edward R. Barton, PhD, in October 2013.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Steve Wilensky and Mark Rizenhein were partners and longtime residents of the Lansing area. In 2012, they donated a major part of their library along with some art work to the MSU Libraries.

  • Scope and Contents

    This Mark Ritzenhein gay picture collection consists of 5 boxes and contains post cards, greeting cards, gay porn calendars, newspaper pictures, works of art of men in various poses, activities, comics, humor, sports pictures, etc. Box 1 & 2 consist of postcards and greeting cards now divided into 38 categories. Box 3 consists of mainly larger pictures or other items that would not fit into the card sized boxes of Boxes 1 & 2. This box is divided into 17 folders. Box 4 consists of 5 albums plus misc. partial albums and pictures too large to fit into earlier boxes. Box 5 is the Colt Studios Calendar Box, consisting of a variety of men{u2019}s pictures on the variety of Colt calendars of men, Colt Studios miscellaneous materials, plus 5 Annual Man Desk Calendars with photographs by Jim French.

  • Arrangement

    Arranged alphabetically within topical series or categories.