Studio and distributor marketing ephemera collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
Coll2012-170
Finding Aid Author
Staff
Finding Aid Date
© 2012
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
Description is in <language langcode="eng" scriptcode="Latn">English.</language>
Sponsor
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Dates

  • 1950-2012 (Creation)
  • 1970 – 1990 (Creation)

Extents

  • 29.2 Linear Feet (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Acquisition

    The collection consists of materials culled from the Kepner's original subject files and collected ephemera.

  • Abstract

    Fliers, brochures, and clippings of marketing materials of studios and distributors of erotic images and products. Studios and distributors marketed a variety products including artworks, photographs, moving images, and assorted products. The collection documents the advertising and distribution of gay erotic materials. Advertisements were placed in magazines and newspapers marketed to gay men. Studios and distributors would primarily send fliers, catalogs, and requested merchandise through the mail.

  • Scope and content

    Fliers, brochures, and clippings of marketing materials of studios and distributors of erotic images and products. Entries listed as "studios" were primarily creators, while "distributors" were primarily retailers or resellers. Studios and distributors marketed a variety products including artworks, photographs, moving images, and assorted products.

  • Processing Information

    Materials were filed under the first name of the photographer where the name of the studio and/or distributor were synonymous.

    Collection processed by archival staff, December 2012.

  • Preferred Citation

    Box #, folder #, Studios and Distributors Marketing Materials Collection, Coll2012-170, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

  • Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    The collection is arranged alphabetically by studio, distributor, or personal name.

  • Administrative history

    The collection documents the advertising and distribution of gay erotic materials. Advertisements were placed in magazines and newspapers marketed to gay men. Studios and distributors would primarily send fliers, catalogs, and requested merchandise through the mail.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Instances

  • Type
    Mixed Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    1

Components