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Michael Shere papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2014-015

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Michael Shere's written works and personal papers, 1971-1994. The collection includes his scripts, novels, short stories, and poems. Shere's theatrical work is documented through his sound and set design notes and layouts, as well as musical pieces. Shere's medical records, spiritual papers, greeting cards, correspondence, address books, and daily planners are also included.

Dates

  • 1971-1994

Creator

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.

Biography

A resident of Pasadena, California, Michael Shere was involved in the theatrical world as a performer, script writer, set and sound designer, and composer for 25 years. He was also involved in staging movie premiers for Universal Studios, Columbia Pictures, and events for the music industry. Shere was a writer of short stories, novels, and poems. In addition, he was a board member of GLAAD and a member of the Purple Circuit promoting LGBT theater. He was also involved in AIDS organizations such as Artists Confronting AIDS and the AIDS Service Center. Shere was born on January 4, 1943, and passed away on August 28, 1994, from AIDS-related complications.

Extent

3.9 Linear Feet (2 archive boxes + 1 archive carton + 1 flat archive box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of Michael Shere's written works and personal papers, 1971-1994. Michael Shere worked as a theatrical performer, script writer, set and sound designer, and composer for 25 years. He also was an activist for the LGBT community, including for AIDS organizations such as Artists Confronting AIDS and the AIDS Service Center.

Acquisition

Date and method of donation unknown.

Seperated Materials note

Separated to ONE Archives library

Project 10 handbook

Shock Value by John Waters, 1981

Separated to ONE Archives periodical collection

Aware, Winter 1990

Being Alive, September 1989

Female fyi, September 1994

Happenings, v.7, no.7, September 1986

NAMES project magazine, undated

On the Purple Circuit, v.1, no.2, Winter 1992

PI Perspective, no.7, November 1989

Sexvibe, August 1994

HIV/AIDS subject files materials separated to ONE Archives AIDS History Project Collection

Processing Information

Collection processed by Lizzie Hernandez and Phyllis Rudzitis, March 2014.

Creator

Title
Finding Aid to the Michael Shere Papers, 1971-1994
Status
Completed
Author
Lizzie Hernandez and Kyle Morgan
Date
(c) 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English.
Sponsor
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

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