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Tony Reyes papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2013-021

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises music recordings, photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, and clothing regarding Reyes' personal life and entertainment career, 1950-2003. The materials document his days as a flamenco dancer at various entertainment venues throughout Los Angeles as well as his development as a dancer, musician, singer, and teacher. Photographs include images documenting his personal life, art, travel, and entertainment career. The bulk of the audiotapes contains music Reyes used or created for performing or teaching dance, music, and singing. Other audiotapes contain early recordings from ONE Incorporated meetings, lectures, and conferences, including a recording of the 1955 Midwinter Institute.


  • Creation: 1950-2003
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990


Language of Materials

The bulk of these materials are in English, however some articles and audiotapes are in Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

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

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.


Tony Reyes was a Los Angeles based entertainer and founding member of ONE Incorporated. He began his career as a flamenco dancer on Olvera Street and eventually expanded into various genres of dance, music, and singing as a performer and teacher. Reyes was together with his partner Don Slater for over 50 years and had been actively involved with Slater at ONE Incorporated from 1952-1964. Reyes became an amateur painter later in his life.


5 Linear Feet (1 archive box, 2 archive cartons, and 2 flat boxes)


Tony Reyes was a Los Angeles based entertainer and a founding member of ONE Incorporated with his partner Don Slater. This collection primarily consists of music recordings, photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, and clothing regarding Reyes' entertainment career, but does also include personal travel and art photographs as well as pre-1964 ONE Incorporated event recordings.


Date and method of acquisition unknown.

Separated Materials

Removed to the ONE audiovisual collection

ONE Incorporated event recordings, catalog numbers ARR0089-ARR0116

Removed to the Jim Kepner Papers

Figures in German History and Shots of Keval - photograph negative reel

Toward Tomorrow, no.1 (1944)

Removed to the ONE periodical collection

Toward Tomorrow - Issue #1

Voice of Imagi-Nation - November 1941, Issue # 19

Voice of Imagi-Nation - January 1942, Issue # 20

Voice of Imagi-Nation - February 1942, Issue # 21

Voice of Imagi-Nation - VoM Suppl, Issue # 23

Voice of Imagi-Nation - August 1942, Issue # 24

Voice of Imagi-Nation - 1942, Issue # 25

Voice of Imagi-Nation - November 1942, Issue # 26

Voice of Imagi-Nation - September 1943, Issue # 27

Voice of Imagi-Nation - November 1943, Issue # 28

Voice of Imagi-Nation - January 1944, Issue # 29

Voice of Imagi-Nation - 1944, Issue # 30

Voice of Imagi-Nation - 1944, Issue # 31

Voice of Imagi-Nation - May 1944, Issue # 32

Voice of Imagi-Nation - June 1944, Issue # 33

Voice of Imagi-Nation - July 1944, Issue # 34

Voice of Imagi-Nation - August 1944, Issue # 35

Voice of Imagi-Nation - October 1944, Issue # 36

Voice of Imagi-Nation - December 1944, Issue # 37

Voice of Imagi-Nation - January 1945, Issue # 38

Voice of Imagi-Nation - January 1945, Issue # 39

Voice of Imagi-Nation - March 1945, Issue # 40

Voice of Imagi-Nation - April 1945, Issue # 41

Voice of Imagi-Nation - May 1945, Issue # 42

Voice of Imagi-Nation - June 1945, Issue # 43

Voice of Imagi-Nation - July 1945, Issue # 44

Voice of Imagi-Nation - August 1945, Issue # 45

Voice of Imagi-Nation - September 1945, Issue # 46

Voice of Imagi-Nation - October 1945, Issue # 47

Voice of Imagi-Nation - November 1945, Issue # 48

Voice of Imagi-Nation - July 1946, Issue # 49

Voice of Imagi-Nation - 1946, Issue # 50

Processing Information

The newspaper scrapbook was formerly in box 102-A131. Collection processed by Daniel Priore, March 2013.


  • Annual Report National Council of Light-For-The-Lost -April23-25,1981
  • Religion and the Humanizing of Man Congress - September 1-5, 1972
  • Pentecostal Evangel - April 26, 1981
Finding Aid to the Tony Reyes Papers, 1950-2003
Daniel Priore
© 2013
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Description is in English.
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Repository Details

Part of the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, University of Southern California Repository

909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles California 90007 United States
(213) 821-2771