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Reed Massengill male nude photographs

Identifier: MSS 59 small
The collection contains photographs of nude and partially clothed male models. Of particular interest is a floral necktie and 12 color photographs of model, Devin, in various nude poses with the necktie. The collection also includes a blank photography release form. Most of the images are single full-body photographs, but a few include male on male sexual activity or other men in the image.


  • approximately 2015

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact MSU Libraries Special Collections.


.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Biographical / Historical

Reed Massengill (born 1961 Knoxville, TN) is a photographer and writer whose 1994 Portrait of a Racist was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

As a collector, curator and editor, he has produced a number of photographic anthologies and monographs, including Uncovered: Rare Vintage Male Nudes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by an anonymous donor.

Processing Information

Leslie M. Behm processed this collection in 2017.
Finding aid for the Reed Massengill male nude photographs
Leslie M. Behm
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48824 USA