The archival holdings of the Bob Mizer Foundation (BMF) contain the original estate of Bob Mizer, materials donated by collectors, as well as the institutional records of Bob Mizer's Athletic Model Guild (AMG). Types of material that may be found in the Archives include identification documents, correspondence, currency, education materials and certificates, photographs, memorabilia, ephemera, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, travel documents, exhibition and curation records and other items that document life of the models photographed during the 1940s through the 1980s.
Photo identification must be presented and registration is required prior to accessing materials in the Archives. No food, drink, pens or indelible pencils are permitted when accessing collections materials. Researchers may be required to wear non-latex or cotton gloves when handling artifacts or fragile documents. Paper and pencils are available on site. Researchers may bring their own laptop computers and those wishing to use digital cameras (or camera equipped mobile phones) are asked to consult the collections staff on duty prior to use. Digital copies of materials may be available. Collections staff will be available to answer research questions and help users navigate the BMF's cross-collection database.
The Archives include textual, visual and audio records relating to the experiences of Mizer, his contemporaries, his models, his publications, his films, his physical assets, and the legacy of his work and of the Athletic Model Guild.
The Foundation Archives are open by appointment. Researchers may book an appointment in advance of their visit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.