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"The/rapist" pages, 2017

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 2-4

Scope and Contents

Three pages, in the form of engraved aluminum plates, from Maureen Cummins' artist book The/rapist. One is a page from the middle of the book, while the other two plates are the last two pages of the book. The book explores the gendered history of psychosurgery via the history of Dr. Walter Freeman, whose work popularized lobotomy. The book's shape mimics a medical chart, while the aluminum plates evoke a hospital environment and surgical tools.


  • Creation: 2017


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0.167 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in January 2018 by Maureen Cummins.

Processing Information

Processed in January 2024 by Jenelle Clark.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA