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Royer (Keith) collection on Southern California scootering and youth subculture
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The Keith Royer collection on Southern California scootering and youth subculture documents several decades of vintage scooter culture and the diverse aspects of the subculture as it relates to music, fashion, politics, and youth communities. Keith Royer has been a scooter rider, collector, and bike mechanic since the mid-1980s and a patched club member of the Pharaohs Scooter Club of San Diego since 1995. The Pharaohs Scooter Cult was formed on December 23, 1993 at Hill Street Coffee House in Oceanside, California. The collection includes, but is not limited to, photographs of scooter rallies, gatherings, events, and shows taken by Royer and others; t-shirts and patches from scooter rallies and brands; fliers and postcards of events and rallies; VHS tapes with recordings of scooter events; ephemera; scootering and motorcycle magazines and newspaper clippings; comics and zines; scooter-related posters and artwork; and digital files of photographs and moving images.
This biographical historical note was adapted from Kim Schwenk's description of the collection.
9.56 Linear Feet 12 boxes and 2 oversize folders
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Department of Special Collections at specol@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections 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.
Advance notice required for access. This collection includes both analog and digital files. The collection's digital files have been copied to the USC Digital Repository. Researchers wishing to request access to the digital files should email specol@usc.edu.