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Finding Aid to the Michael Shere Papers, 1971-1994 Coll2014.015
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Description
This collection consists of Michael Shere's written works and personal papers, 1971-1994. Michael Shere worked as a theatrical performer, script writer, set and sound designer, and composer for 25 years. He also was an activist for the LGBT community, including for AIDS organizations such as Artists Confronting AIDS and the AIDS Service Center.
Background
A resident of Pasadena, California, Michael Shere was involved in the theatrical world as a performer, script writer, set and sound designer, and composer for 25 years. He was also involved in staging movie premiers for Universal Studios, Columbia Pictures, and events for the music industry. Shere was a writer of short stories, novels, and poems. In addition, he was a board member of GLAAD and a member of the Purple Circuit promoting LGBT theater. He was also involved in AIDS organizations such as Artists Confronting AIDS and the AIDS Service Center. Shere was born on January 4, 1943, and passed away on August 28, 1994, from AIDS-related complications.
Extent
3.9 linear feet. 2 archive boxes + 1 archive carton + 1 flat archive box
Restrictions
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.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.