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Finding aid to the Paul Reed Papers, 1958-2002
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Correspondence, Series 1 1958-2002, undated (bulk 1983-2002)

Physical Description: 75.0 folders

Scope and Contents

Includes the personal and professional correspondence concerning Reed's health, activities, and work. The professional correspondence consists primarily of Reed's and his agent Mitch Douglas's attempts to find publishers for his work. There are copies of Reed's correspondence and applications for grants.

Arrangement note

The personal correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent's name. The professional correspondence is arranged by title of the draft.
 

Series 1A Personal, 1958-2002, undated (bulk 1983-2002)

Physical Description: 50.0 folders
Box 2, Folder 15

Barton, Judy, 1994

Box 2, Folder 16

Boyles, (Grandmother), 1961-1985

Box 2, Folder 17

Breitman, Patty, undated

Box 2, Folder 18

Brown, Rita Mae, 1982-1985

Box 2, Folder 19

Dushan, Jerry Lynn, 1988

Box 2, Folder 20

Ferro, Robert, 1985-1987

Box 2, Folder 21

Flynn, Matt, 2002, undated

Box 2, Folder 22

Frank, undated

Box 2, Folder 23

Gates, Tom, 1988, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 24

Giard, Bob, undated

Box 2, Folder 25

Grillo, 1996

Box 2, Folder 26

Guy, 1985

Box 2, Folder 27

Hippler, Mike, 1990

Box 2, Folder 28

Holleran, Andrew, 1996-1999

Box 2, Folder 29

Jones, Brian, 1987

Box 2, Folder 30

Killian, Kevin, 1984-1987

Box 2, Folder 31

Knutson, Kim, 1989-1991

Box 2, Folder 32

Landre, Elissa, 1989

Box 2, Folder 33

Maupin, Armistead, 1983-1993, undated

Box 2, Folder 34

Mollie, 1987

Box 2, Folder 35

Monette, Paul, 1990-1991, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 36

"A Mother," 1988

Box 2, Folder 37

O'Shea, Finian, 1990

Box 2, Folder 38

Ramos, Yesica /World Vision, 2000-2001

Box 2, Folder 39

Read, Kirk, 2001-2002

Box 2, Folder 40

Reed, Kate, undated

Box 2, Folder 41

Reed, Melva (mother), 1958

Box 2, Folder 42

Reed, Paul, 1990-1998

Box 2, Folder 43

Reynolds, Don, 1994

Box 2, Folder 44

Rhys, Jean, 1978

Box 2, Folder 45

Robinson, Paul, 1984

Box 2, Folder 46

Rosco, Jerry, 1989-2002

Box 2, Folder 47

Rosenblatt, Roger, 1976-1979

Box 2, Folder 48

Sanborn, Margaret, 1996

Box 2, Folder 49

Sarton, May, 1974-1994, undated

Box 2, Folder 50

Savage, Steve, undated

Box 2, Folder 51

Serinus, Jason, 1989

Box 2, Folder 52

Suez, Rudy, undated

Box 2, Folder 53

Stambolian, George, 1988

Box 2, Folder 54

Steve, 2001

Box 2, Folder 55

Stillman, Carl, 1976

Box 2, Folder 56

Summers, David, 1985

Box 2, Folder 57

Thompson, Mark, 1987-1996

Box 2, Folder 58

Unsigned, undated

Box 2, Folder 59

Vertigo Clinic, 1984-1985

Box 2, Folder 60

Volderberg, Paul, 1989

Box 2, Folder 61

Volpe, Karen, 1976-1996, undated

Box 2, Folder 62

White, Edmund, undated

Box 2, Folder 63

Wilde, Winston, 1996

Box 2, Folder 64

Winston, Allen, 1987

 

Series 1B Professional, 1983-2002, undated

Physical Description: 25.0 folders
Box 2, Folder 65

"The Anxious Ornament," 1986-1996

Box 2, Folder 66

The Authors League Fund, 2001-2002

Box 2, Folder 67

"Back from the Brink," 1996

Box 2, Folder 68

Cats are from Jupiter, Dogs are from Pluto, 1994

Box 2, Folder 69

The Dangers of Gravity, 1983-2001, undated

Box 2, Folder 70

Deeds of the Night, 1994-2001

Box 2, Folder 71

Facing It, 1983-1990

Box 2, Folder 72

Grant Records, 1996-2001

Box 2, Folder 73

How to Persuade Your Lover to Use a Condom--and Why You Should, 1987

Box 2, Folder 74

Leathersex, 1994

Box 2, Folder 75

Light on the Water, 1995

Box 2, Folder 76

Literary Proposals, 1998-1999

Box 2, Folder 77

Longing, 1988-1998

Box 3, Folder 1

Lovesex, 1985-1999

Box 3, Folder 2

Mansex, 1988-1992

Box 3, Folder 3

Noirotica 2, 2000

Box 3, Folder 4

Postcard Publishing, 1991

Box 3, Folder 5

The Q Journal, 1990-1992

Box 3, Folder 6

The Redwood Diary, 1996-2002

Box 3, Folder 7

Safestud, 1985-1999

Box 3, Folder 8

The Savage Garden, 1992-2001

Box 3, Folder 9

Swollen, 1994-2001

Box 3, Folder 10

Taxi To Hell and Tenaya, 1996, 1984

Box 3, Folder 11

Vertical Intercourse, 1997-2001, undated

Box 3, Folder 12

"We Own the Night," 1997

 

Series 2 Essay, Fiction, and Poetry Drafts, 1980-2000, undated

Physical Description: 61.0 folders

Scope and Contents

Contains the undated typed and handwritten drafts of Reed's work. There are drafts of short stories, novels, book proposals, journals, poetry, one play, and dockets. Several drafts have his personal notes on them. His body of work concentrates on his personal experiences with AIDS from the mid 1980s to the early 2000s.

Arrangement note

The published and unpublished drafts are arranged by title.
Box 1, Folder 1

"And Now to Athens" Draft, undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Another Island Drafts, undated

Box 1, Folder 3

"The Anxious Ornament" Drafts, undated

Box 1, Folder 4

Atlantis Drafts, undated

Box 1, Folder 5

Back from the Brink Drafts, undated

Box 1, Folder 6

"Bakersfield" Drafts, undated

Box 1, Folder 7

"Beautiful Handwriting" Drafts, undated

Box 1, Folder 8

Beyond Survival Drafts and Notes, undated

Box 1, Folder 9

Cats are from Jupiter, Dog are from Pluto Drafts, undated

Box 1, Folder 10

"Chico" Drafts, undated

Box 1, Folder 11

"Confessions of a Closet Bisexual," 1995

Box 1, Folder 12

Danger of Gravity Drafts, undated

Box 1, Folder 13

Danger of Gravity/Temple of the Fire Baptized Draft, undated

Box 1, Folder 14

Dave's Mother Drafts, undated

Box 1, Folder 15

"Davis" Drafts, undated

Box 1, Folder 16

Deeds of the Night Note, undated

Box 1, Folder 17

The Deep Hot Sleep Draft, undated

Box 1, Folder 18

"A Dozen Red Roses" Draft, undated

Box 1, Folder 19

"The First" Draft, undated

Box 1, Folder 20

"Granny's Letters" Draft, undated

Box 1, Folder 21

"Great Woman of God" Draft, undated

Box 1, Folder 22

Guilt Payments Draft, 1984

Box 1, Folder 23

"Huelga!" Drafts, undated

Box 1, Folder 24

Leathersex Draft, undated

Box 1, Folder 25

Light in the Water Draft, 1980

Box 1, Folder 26

"Making Amends" Drafts, undated

Box 1, Folder 27

"Males for Sale" Draft, 1998

Box 1, Folder 28

Memoirs of a Surrender Draft, undated

Box 1, Folder 29

Murder Over the Transom Draft, undated

Box 1, Folder 30

"Nightingale" Draft, undated

Box 1, Folder 31

Nightworld Draft, undated

Box 1, Folder 32

"Of Men and Angels" Drafts, undated

Box 1, Folder 33

"Old Hutch Creaks" Draft, undated

Box 1, Folder 34

Over the River Draft, undated

Box 1, Folder 35

The Queen of Evil Draft, undated

Box 1, Folder 36

"The Rescue Mission" Draft, undated

Box 1, Folders 37-39

The Redwood Diary Drafts, undated

Box 1, Folder 40

The Savage Garden Docket, 1994

Box 1, Folder 41

Scorpion Draft, undated

Box 1, Folder 42

Slave Draft, undated

Box 1, Folder 43

"Society" Draft, undated

Box 1, Folder 44

"Spring" Draft, undated

Box 1, Folder 45

"Stranger to Stranger Violence" Draft, undated

Box 1, Folders 46-47

Swollen Draft, undated

Box 2, Folder 1

Taxi To Hell Drafts, undated

Box 2, Folder 2

Tenaya Draft, undated

Box 2, Folder 3

"Turning from Home" Draft, undated

Box 2, Folder 4

Three Conversations Draft, undated

Box 2, Folder 5

"Trellis and Trumpetvine" Draft, undated

Box 2, Folder 6

"Up in Them Hills" Draft, undated

Box 2, Folder 7

"Valley Song" Draft, undated

 

Vertical Intercourse,

Box 2, Folder 8

Draft, undated

Box 2, Folder 9

Drafts, undated

Box 2, Folder 10

Docket, 2000

Box 2, Folder 11

Waltz for the Prince of Bodcaw Draft, undated

Box 2, Folder 12

"We Own the Night" Draft, undated

Box 2, Folder 13

"The Whine List" Draft, undated

Box 2, Folder 14

"The Whispering Devil" Draft, undated

 

Series 3 Publications, 1976-2002, undated

Physical Description: 38.0 folders

Scope and Contents

Consists of Reed's published materials and publishing catalogs. There are anthropological articles and college journals which Reed edited and wrote. There are copies of Rant and Rave, the 'zine that Reed coauthored with Michael Johnstone in the mid 1990s. There are more published materials that relate to Reed's career or interests.

Arrangement note

The publication records, such as contracts, royalty statements and cover art, are arranged by publication date.
Box 3, Folder 13

El Alma and The Editorial Imperative, 1976, 1977

Box 3, Folder 14

The Genetic Drift, 1978-1980

Box 3, Folder 15

Lambda Alpha and Journal, 1979

Box 3, Folder 16

An Anthropological Overview and Cultural Resources Inventory of the Northern Sacramento Valley and Southern Cascade Range, 1979

Box 3, Folder 17

Anthropology and Homosexuality, 1980

Box 3, Folder 18

Facing It Publication Records, 1983-1984

Box 3, Folder 19

Mansex Publication Records, 1984-1992

Box 3, Folder 20

Mansex, 1985

Box 3, Folder 21

Serenity Publication Records, 1985-1987

Box 3, Folder 22

Safestud Publication Records, 1985

Box 3, Folder 23

Safestud, 1985

Box 3, Folder 24

Lovesex Publication Records, 1985

Box 3, Folder 25

Lovesex, 1986

Box 3, Folder 26

Serenity, 1986

Box 3, Folder 27

How to Persuade Your Lover to Use a Condom--and Why you Should Publication Records, 1987

Box 3, Folder 28

Longing Publication Records, 1988

Box 3, Folder 29

The Q Journal Publication Records, 1990

Box 3, Folder 30

SEXART Salon and Mirage, 1992, 1993

Box 3, Folder 31

"Early AIDS Fiction," 1993

Box 3, Folder 32

Leathersex Publication Records, 1993

Box 3, Folder 33

Leathersex, 1994

 

Rant and Rave,

Box 3, Folder 34

1993-1994

Box 3, Folder 35

1994-1996

Box 3, Folder 36

Mansex, 1994

Box 3, Folder 37

Deeds of the Night Publication Records, 1994

Box 3, Folder 38

Cats are from Jupiter, Dogs are from Pluto Publication Records, 1994-1999

Box 3, Folder 39

The Savage Garden Publication Records, 1994-2001

Box 3, Folder 40

Back from the Brink and Note, 1996

Box 3, Folder 41

Noirotica 2 Publication Records, 1997-2000

Box 3, Folder 42

Vertical Intercourse Publication Records, 2000-2001

Box 3, Folder 43

The Redwood Diary Publication Records, 2000

Box 3, Folder 44

Swollen Publication Records, 2001-2002

Box 3, Folder 45

"Customs and Guns," undated

Box 3, Folder 46

Ten Speed Press/Celestial Publishing Catalogs, 1987-1991

Box 3, Folder 47

The Writer, Serenity, "Sociability," 1987, 1989, undated

Box 3, Folder 48

Syphilis and AIDS Publications, 1990-1992

Box 3, Folder 49

Outwrite and Blacksheets, 1991, 1994

Box 3, Folder 50

"Tenaya's Story" and "Masks," undated

 

Series 4 Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, 1963-2001, undated

Physical Description: 17.0 folders

Scope and Contents

Contains clippings of Reed's work, reviews and interests.

Arrangement note

Clippings of his work are arranged by subjects of erotica, book reviews, college newspaper articles and gay culture. Reviews of his work are arranged by the title of that work.
Box 4, Folder 1

Facing It Reviews, 1984-1992, undated

Box 4, Folder 2

Mansex and Lovesex Reviews, 1985-1994, undated

Box 4, Folder 3

Safestud Reviews, 1986-1987, undated

Box 4, Folder 4

Serenity Reviews, 1987-1993, undated

Box 4, Folder 5

How to persuade your lover to use a condom--and why you should Reviews, 1987-1994, undated

Box 4, Folder 6

Longing Reviews, 1988-1991, undated

Box 4, Folder 7

The Q Journal Reviews, 1991-1992, undated

Box 4, Folder 8

Cats are from Jupiter, Dogs are from Pluto Reviews, 1994-1995

Box 4, Folder 9

The Savage Garden Reviews, 1994-1995, undated

Box 4, Folder 10

Back from the Brink Reviews, 1997

Box 4, Folder 11

The Redwood Diary and Vertical Intercourse Reviews, 2000-2001, undated

Box 4, Folder 12

Reed's College Newspapers Clippings, 1972-1981

Box 4, Folder 13

Book Reviews by Reed, 1979-1988, undated

Box 4, Folder 14

Gay Culture Clippings by Reed, 1982-1998, undated

Box 4, Folder 15

Erotica Clippings by Reed, 1982-1988, undated

Box 4, Folder 16

Clippings on Reed, 1963-1994, undated

Box 4, Folder 17

Miscellaneous Clippings, 1971-2001, undated

 

Series 5 Personal Records and Miscellaneous Ephemera, 1970-2002, undated

Physical Description: 14.0 folders

Scope and Contents

Includes multimedia and publicity materials related to Reed's work. The multimedia refers to recorded interviews, data CDs, and photographs. There are also personal papers such as engagement calendars and organizations' bulletins and programs, and a yearbook.

Arrangement note

The series is arranged with publicity and promotional material first, followed by the personal records.
Box 4, Folder 18

Photographs, 1977-1991, undated

Materials Transferred

Photographs have been transferred to the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection.

Access

Photographs available when the San Francisco Historical Photographs collection is open. Please call the San Francisco History Center for hours and information at 415-557-4567.
Box 4, Folder 19

Recorded Interviews, 1984-1985

Box 4, Folder 20

CDs [compact discs], undated

Box 4, Folder 21

Publicity Ephemera, 1982-1994

Box 4, Folder 22

Promotional T-shirt for Serenity, 1988

Box 4, Folder 23

Bulldogs Yearbook, 1970

Box 4, Folder 24

Maps, 1976-1994, undated

Box 4, Folder 25

Sheet Music with Papers, 1974-1976, undated

Box 4, Folder 26

Church Bulletins, 1978-1979

Box 4, Folder 27

Newsletters and Programs, 1984-1994

Box 4, Folder 28

Postcards, 1991

Box 4, Folder 29

Unidentified Papers, 1985-2002, undated

 

Weekly Engagement Diaries,

Box 4, Folder 30

1995-1998

Box 4, Folder 31

1999-2002