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Finding Aid to the Shawn Daniel Foreman and Joseph Michael Reed Papers, 1949-1985 Coll2013.084
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Acquisition
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Biography
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Contents

  • Title: Shawn Daniel Foreman and Joseph Michael Reed papers
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.084
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3.1 linear feet. 2 archive cartons + 1 flat box + 1 archive binder
    Date (inclusive): 1949-1985
    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.
    creator: Foreman, Shawn Daniel, 1947-1985
    creator: Reed, Joseph Michael

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Shawn Daniel Foreman and Joseph Michael Reed Papers, Coll2013-084, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

    Acquisition

    Date and method of acquisition unknown.

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Access restrictions for mold materials.

    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.

    Arrangement

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

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gay erotica
    Gay men
    Gay musicians
    Photographs
    Poetry
    Sheet music