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Inventory of the studio and distributor marketing ephemera collection Coll2012.170
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  • Acquisition
  • Scope and content
  • Processing Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Access
  • Arrangement
  • Administrative history
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Title: Studio and Distributor Marketing Ephemera Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2012.170
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 29.2 linear feet.
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1970-1990
    Date (inclusive): 1950-2012
    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.

    Acquisition

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

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Ephemera
    Gay erotic art
    Gay erotic films
    Gay erotic photography
    Gay erotic videos