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Finding Aid to the Age of Consent Collection, circa 1980-1989 Coll2014.024
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Administrative History
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Related Archival Materials note

  • Title: Age of Consent collection
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2014.024
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.2 linear foot. 1 archive carton.
    Date (inclusive): circa 1980-1989
    Abstract: Notes, press material, flyers, correspondence, and clippings, circa 1980-1989, from gay rap group Age of Consent (AOC), led by John Callahan with members David Hughes and Thea Other. The collection includes lyrics and original notes for AOC's songs, many of which explicity discuss homosexuality.
    creator: Age of Consent.
    creator: Callahan, John F. , 1945-2013
    creator: Hughes, David

    Administrative History

    Age of Consent was a band in the early-1980s underground gay art scene in Los Angeles, led by John Callahan with members David Hughes and Thea Other. Formed by two gay men, Callahan and Hughes, the rap group was characterized by its progressive and outspoken discussion of homosexuality.

    Conditions Governing Access

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

    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.

    Acquisition

    Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Age of Consent Collection, Coll2014-024, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Formerly box #102-A119. Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, May 2014.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection comprises notes, press material, flyers, correspondence, and clippings, circa 1980-1989, from gay rap group Age of Consent (AOC), led by John Callahan with members David Hughes and Thea Other. The collection includes lyrics and original notes for AOC's songs, many of which explicity discuss homosexuality.

    Arrangement

    A description of the collection is at the beginning. The remaining folders are arranged alphabetically.

    Related Archival Materials note

    John Callahan papers (unprocessed), ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Advertising fliers
    Bands (Music)--Gays
    Rap (Music)--Homosexuality
    Rap songs--Homosexuality