Paula Gately Tillman papers, 1986-2013

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/f4xbw

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tillman, Paula Gately.
Title: Paula Gately Tillman papers, 1986-2013
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1265
Extent: .25 linear foot (1 box) and 1 oversized papers boxes (OP)
Abstract:Papers of photographer Paula Gately Tillman, including photographs and printed material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Gift, 2013.


[after identification of item(s)], Paula Gately Tillman papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Sarah Quigley, August 2013.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Paula Gately Tillman is a photographer, known in part for her work documenting the New York City and Atlanta, Georgia, club scenes of the 1980s.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of photographer Paula Gately Tillman from 1986-2013. The records are comprised primarily of photographs and printed material, including three photographs of RuPaul in Atlanta in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as photographs of the cast of the American Music Show and of Tillman herself. Printed material includes clippings, exhibition announcements, fliers, and art catalogs documenting Tillman's work as well as the work of other artists. Also present is one piece of writing by Tillman: her comments for the celebration marking New York University's acquisition of Nelson Sullivan's video archive.

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Arranged by record type.

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Photographs by Tillman
Box Folder Content
OP1 2 Jack, Betty, "Betty Jack on the Set of The American Music Show," 1995
1 1 Richards, Dick, 2001
1 2 Richards, Dick, "Dick Richards and Cast on the Set of The American Music Show," 1995
OP1 3 Richard, Dick and Duffie [cast member of The American Music Show], 1996
1 3 Peek, DeAundra, no date
OP1 4 Peek, DeAundra, The DeAundra Peek TV Show, 1995
OP1 1 RuPaul, Atlanta, 1988
OP1 1 RuPaul, Atlanta, 1992
OP1 1 RuPaul, "Bad Ass," 1986
1 4 "Stick and Ellen," Club Rio (Atlanta, Georgia) staff, 1987
1 5 Thackston, King, 1992
1 6 Tillman, Paula Gately, self-portrait, circa 2000
1 7 Tillman, Paula Gately, "Self-portrait in Salzburg," 1996 [photo postcard]
1 8 Tillman, Paula Gately with owner of "Gallery 291 (Atlanta, Georgia)," 1987
Printed material by and about Tillman
1 9 Art Festival of Atlanta catalog, 1996
1 10 Art Papers, 1991 [2 issues]
1 11 Clippings, 1997-2008
1 12 Printed material, other, 1996-1997
1 13 RuPaul, "Home for the Holidays" flier, 1990 [photographs by Tillman]
1 14 Tillman, Paula Gately, exhibition announcements and catalogs, circa 1987-1995
1 15 Velvet two year anniversary celebration invitation, 1993 [featuring photographs by Tillman]
Writings by Tillman
1 16 Comments for celebration in honor of Nelson Sullivan's video archive being acquired by New York University, 2013