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William A. Rhoads Nude Male Photographs
Coll2008-026  
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Description
Nude photographs of male hitchhikers on Pacific Coast Highway between Santa Monica and Santa Barbara taken by amateur photographer William A. Rhoads, circa 1975-1981.
Background
William A. Rhoads earned a PhD in botany, and worked for defense contractor EG&G (Egerton, Germeshausen, and Grier), Inc., studying the effects of radiation on plants for the Atomic Energy Commission. He spent his weekends in a small house he owned near Venice Beach, but lived weekdays in Goleta, where EG&G's Santa Barbara Operations were based. He died of congenital heart disease in the early 1980s.
Extent
5 archive cartons 1.25 linear feet
Restrictions
Publication of images in this collection is restricted until 2061.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.