Norman Ogue Mustill papers, 1950-2017

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Mustill, Norman Ogue.
Title: Norman Ogue Mustill papers, 1950-2017
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1476
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (1 box), 1 oversized papers box and 2 oversized papers folders (OP), and 5 framed items (FR)
Abstract:Papers of American artist Norman Ogue Mustill, including art, printed material, and photographs.
Language:Materials primarily in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Gift of Norma Mustill, 2019

Custodial History

Norma Mustill is the wife of Norman Mustill.


[after identification of item(s)], Norman Ogue Mustill papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Appraisal Note

Carrie Hintz, Interim Curator of Literary and Poetry Collections, acquired this collection as part of the Rose Library's holdings in counterculture. The Rose Library has retained all material that formed the initial purchase.


Arranged and described at the item level by Meaghan O'Riordan, September 2021.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Norman Ogue Mustill (1931-2013) was an American artist, who primarily used collage as his medium. He was born in Montreal, Canada and was educated at the Montreal Museum of Art and Ecole Des Beaux Artes. During the 1950s, Mustill lived in New York (New York), Los Angeles (California), and Mexico City (Mexico). He moved to San Francisco (California) in 1960, which led to collaboration with filmmakers, painters, and poets of the beat generation. Mustill was not interested in being a public figure and avoided the art world. He adopted the middle name "Ogue," which he took from the fashion magazine Vogue to protest the fashionable.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of American artist Norman Ogue Mustill from 1950-2017 and includes art, printed material, and photographs. Most of the art has no title nor date. The printed material primarily contains zines created or co-created by Mustill. There is one photograph of cars on a highway, and the rest are of Mustill.

Arrangement Note

Arranged first by record type and then alphabetically.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
OP1 1 Art: Crossword, undated
1 1 Art: Mutation, 1969
1 2 Art: Therme, undated
1 3 Art: Unidentified, 1963 [1]
1 4 Art: Unidentified, 1963 [2]
OP1 2 Art: Unidentified, 1963 [3]
OP1 3 Art: Unidentified, 1963 [4]
OP1 4 Art: Unidentified, 1966 [1]
OP1 5 Art: Unidentified, 1966 [2] [2 pieces]
OP1 6 Art: Unidentified, 1970
OP1 7 Art: Unidentified, 1996
1 5 Art: Unidentified, undated [1]
1 6 Art: Unidentified, undated [2]
1 7 Art: Unidentified, undated [3]
1 8 Art: Unidentified, undated [4]
1 9 Art: Unidentified, undated [5]
OP1 8 Art: Unidentified, undated [6]
OP1 9 Art: Unidentified, undated [7]
OP1 10 Art: Unidentified, undated [8]
OP1 11 Art: Unidentified, undated [9]
OP1 12 Art: Unidentified, undated [10]
OP1 13 Art: Unidentified, undated [11]
OP1 14 Art: Unidentified, undated [12]
OP2 - Art: Unidentified, undated [13]
OP3 - Art: Unidentified, undated [14]
FR1 - Art: Unidentified, undated [15]
FR2 - Art: Unidentified, undated [16]
FR3 - Art: Unidentified, undated [17]
FR4 - Art: Unidentified, undated [18]
FR5 - Art: Unidentified, undated [19]
1 10 Photographs: Cars on stretch of highway, undated
1 11 Photographs: Mustill, Norman Ogue, circa 1950-1987
1 12 Printed material: Bulletin from Nothing, undated
1 13 Printed material: Cusine Rapide, Cold Turkey Press, 2013
1 14 Printed material: Flypaper, 1967
1 15 Printed material: Herman, Jan, "A Great One Died Today," 2013
1 16 Printed material: Herman, Jan, The Z Collection, 2017
1 17 Printed material: Hold the Mayo: An Open Typeface Sandwich, undated
1 18 Printed material: "Liberte de Parole," undated
1 19 Printed material: Mess Kit, 1970
1 20 Printed material: Mustill, Norman Ogue, biography, undated
1 21 Printed material: News clipping, 1975
1 22 Printed material: Twinpak, 1969 [1]
OP1 15 Printed material: Twinpak, 1969 [2]
1 23 Printed material: Uncollected, 2015