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Shawn Daniel Foreman and Joseph Michael Reed papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2013-084

Scope and Contents

Sheet music, notebooks, poetry, photographs, correspondence, flyers, advertisements, and personal papers of Shawn Daniel Foreman, 1966-1985. The collection documents Foreman's work with Tommy Powers Presents (erotic photograph mail order), Now Tapes (erotic video mail order), Now Talk (erotic phone service), and TI-OHM Music; his music career; and his personal life. The collection includes the poetry and personal papers of Joseph Michael Reed, 1949-1984.

Dates

  • 1949-1985

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Access restrictions for mold materials.

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.

Biography

Shawn Daniel Foreman was born March 5, 1947 and studied music at Los Angeles Community College. He worked as a composer, musician, consultant, and engineer in the music industry. He also briefly operated an erotic mail order business called Tommy Powers Presents and wrote the score for the erotic video Hot Men Observed. He died June 2, 1985 of AIDS-related complications. Limited information was available regarding Joseph Michael Reed except that he and Foreman shared the same residence.

Extent

3.5 Linear Feet (1 archive box, 1 archive carton, 1 flat box, 1 archive binder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Sheet music, notebooks, poetry, photographs, correspondence, flyers, advertisements, and personal papers of Shawn Daniel Foreman, 1966-1985. The collection documents Foreman's work with Tommy Powers Presents (erotic photograph mail order), Now Tapes (erotic video mail order), Now Talk (erotic phone service), and TI-OHM Music; his music career; and his personal life. The collection includes the poetry and personal papers of Joseph Michael Reed, 1949-1984.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into two sections: 1) Shawn Daniel Foreman papers and 2) Joseph Michael Reed papers.

Acquisition

Date and method of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

Title
Finding Aid to the Shawn Daniel Foreman and Joseph Michael Reed Papers, 1949-1985
Status
Completed
Author
Kyle Morgan
Date
(c) 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Repository Details

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

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