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Finding aid of the Eric Scott Evans and Jerome Maxwell Strum Papers Coll2008.061
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  • Biography
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  • Title: Eric Scott Evans and Jerome Maxwell Strum papers
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2008.061
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 8.9 linear feet.
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1984-1990
    Date (inclusive): circa 1957-1999. 1984-1990.
    Abstract: Photographs, personal papers, t-shirts, and other materials of Eric Scott Evans (pseudonym for Eric Scott Myrick) and Jerome Maxwell Strum, Jr., also known as Maxwell Jerome. The collection documents their life together from 1983 to 1998, as they moved from San Francisco to New York City, Indianapolis, and Pipe Creek, Texas.
    General Physical Description note: 3 archive cartons, 3 archive half-carton, 3 oversize boxes, 2 shoe boxes, and 1 map case drawer.
    creator: Evans, Eric Scott, 1962-
    creator: Strum, Jerome Maxwell, 1957-1998

    Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Publication Rights

    Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).

    Preferred Citation

    Box #, folder #, Eric Scott Evans and Jerome Maxwell Strum Papers, Coll2008-061, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Eric Scott Evans donated the collection to ONE Institute & Archvies on September 19, 2001.

    Processing Information

    Formerly boxes 103-74, 103-75, 103-76, and 103-77. Processed by Michael C. Oliveira with the assistance of Misha Karbelnig November 2008.
    Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

    Biography

    Eric Scott Myrick was born in Boulder, Colorado in 1962. Nothing is known of his early life except that he adopted the name Eric Scott Evans, and was probably living in San Francisco when he appeared as "Tige McMasters" in two gay erotic films by Nova Studios in 1982 and 1983. In the early 1980s, in San Francisco, he met Jerome Maxwell Strum, Jr., who was born on December 28, 1957, in Chateauroux, France, and graduated from John Jay High School, in San Antonio, Texas. Evans and Strum lived together in San Francisco from circa 1983, and in March 1984 were joined in Holy Union in the Golden Gate Metropolitan Community Church by the Rev. James Sandmire. They later moved to New York City where Evans worked for the Gay Cable Network (GCN), first as a production assist and moving up to the position of photographer and assistant to the producer. Evans also worked as a gemologist designing and creating jewelry. Strum served as a regional cosmetologist for Christian Dior. Together they toured the United States and Europe. In 1990, they moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, where they worked for GCN and served on the Pride Events Committee of Celebration on the Circle. In 1993, they relocated to Pipe Creek, Texas, in the hill country northwest of San Antonio. Strum died in their home on October 11, 1998. Evans went on to marry Keith Earl in 2008 and as of 2012 they live in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Central Indiana Community Foundation administers an Eric Scott Evans - Jerome Maxwell Strum, Jr., Memorial Fund.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of the photographs, personal papers, t-shirts, and other materials of Eric Scott Evans (pseudonym for Eric Scott Myrick) and Jerome Maxwell Strum, Jr., also known as Maxwell Jerome. The collection primarily documents their private life together from circa 1983 to 1998, as they moved from San Francisco to New York City, Indianapolis, and finally to the San Antonio area. The collection also contains some records of their professional careers in the correspondence, business cards, Gay Cable News, and Christian Dior press kits folders. A few photographs and some correspondence pre- and postdate their lives together.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Evans, Eric Scott, 1962-
    Jerome, Maxwell (pseudonym for Jerome Maxwell Strum, 1957-1998
    Myrick, Eric Scott (pseudonym Eric Scott Evans)
    Strum, Jerome Maxwell, 1957-1998
    Gay Cable Network
    T-shirts