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Finding Aid to the Tony Reyes Papers, 1950-2003 Coll2013.021
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Tony Reyes papers 1950-2003

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of reel-to-reel audiotapes, 33 rpm records, and photographs regarding the entertainment career and personal life of Tony Reyes, 1950-2003. To a lesser extent, the collection also includes correspondence, flyers, performance programs, and clippings as well as recordings of ONE Incorporated events from 1955-1963, including the 1955 Midwinter Institute. The bulk of the photographs consists of headshots and other entertainment photographs of Reyes, but also includes signed photographs of other entertainers. The collection includes a Flamenco outfit with dancing shoes that Reyes used for his performances.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by subject material.
Box 1, Folder 1

Accordion photographs 1976, 1990

Scope and Contents note

6 black-and-white photographs (including duplicates) and 1 negative of Reyes with an accordion.
Box 2, Folder 1

Artwork photograph album Undated

Physical Description: [orange/pink album cover with an image of a white cat with a blue hat]

Scope and Contents

33 color photographs of original artwork by Tony Reyes along with 2 small postcard size paintings.
Box 1, Folder 2

Autographed photographs 1959-1971

Scope and Contents note

31 autographed black-and-white photographs of various entertainers.
Box 1, Folder 3

Casa Escobar photographs Undated

Scope and Contents note

3 black-and-white photographs and 7 black-and-white negatives of the Casa Escobar restaurant. Also includes a photocopied image of a young Tony Reyes.
Box 5, Folder 1

Clippings and flyers Undated

Physical Description: [oversized]
Box 1, Folder 4

Country-western photographs 1990

Scope and Contents note

3 photographs (including duplicates) of Reyes in country-western attire.
Box 1, Folder 5

Dagoberto Reyes 1982

Scope and Contents note

Articles on artist Dagoberto Reyes.
Box 1, Folder 6

Dancer photographs 1985, undated

Scope and Contents note

14 black-and-white photographs of various dancers, including Tony.
Box 1, Folder 7

El Paseo Inn flyers Undated

Box 1, Folder 8

El Paseo photographs Undated

Scope and Contents note

4 black-and-white photographs (including duplicates) of Reyes for publicizing his El Paseo Inn performances.
Box 2, Folder 4

Entertainment photograph album Undated

Physical Description: [off-white cover with gold trim]

Scope and Contents

83 black-and-white photographs featuring a young Tony Reyes and partners in dance, music, and singing poses. Included are flyers, clippings and two drawings of Reyes.
Box 1, Folder 9

Entertainment photographs Undated

Scope and Contents note

14 publicity photographs (including duplicates) and 5 negatives of Reyes in professional entertainer attire. One of the photographs was signed by Reyes.
Box 5, Folder 2

Entertainment photographs Undated

Physical Description: [oversized]

Scope and Contents

8 enlarged entertainment photographs of Tony Reyes and other entertainers, including 2 signed by female entertainers. 1 photograph of Tony Reyes is a mounted 18 x 24 inch poster.
Box 2, Folder 2

European vacation photograph album 1979

Physical Description: [green album cover]

Scope and Contents

48 color photographs of Reyes' European travels. Also includes 10 pages of clippings from vacation brochures.
Box 4

Flamenco dancing shoes

Garment-bag 1

Flamenco costume

Scope and Contents note

The Tony Reyes flamenco costume includes a red and yellow cape, turquoise vest, and white ruffled shirt.
Box 1, Folder 10

Guitar photographs 1960, 1970

Scope and Contents note

7 black-and-white photographs (including duplicates) and 1 black-and-white negative of Reyes with a guitar.
Box 1, Folder 11

Headshots

Scope and Contents note

24 black-and-white photographs (including duplicates) and 8 negatives of Tony Reyes for professional use.
Box 2, Folder 3

Janina and Antonio photograph album 1979-1980, undated

Physical Description: [green album cover]

Scope and Contents note

143 color and black-and-white photographs of Reyes with Janina Laufer on vacation and at weddings as well as 4 photographs of Reyes at a younger age.
Box 1, Folder 12

Naila and Antonio oriental duet with tambourine 1989

Scope and Contents note

5 black-and-white photographs (including duplicates) and 3 negatives of Reyes with partner Nalia in their oriental duet attire.
Box 3

Music recordings 1962-1964

General Physical Description note: [11 7-inch reel-to-reel audiotapes, 7 5-inch reel-to-reel audiotapes, 5 3-inch reel-to-reel audiotapes, 11 33rpm records, 3 empty but labeled reel-to-reel containers, 2 empty but labeled records sleeves, and 1 loose 3x5-inch card label]

Scope and Contents

The audio reels consist of piano, guitar, orchestral, and singing music for Tony Reyes' dance, music, and voice performances and/or lessons. The recordings include music for the waltz, tango, rumba, swing, cha cha, samba, and flamenco. The audio reels contain piano music recorded by Janina Laufer as well as guitar music and singing by Reyes. One record contains an autograph by Graciela Flores, another a live recording of Reyes with others on Olvera Street. One reel is labeled as "Sleep Tape: Invocation of Thoth."
Box 4

Music recordings 1963-1996

General Physical Description note: [22 5-inch reel-to-reel audiotapes]

Scope and Contents

The audio reels consist of piano, guitar, orchestral, and singing music for Tony Reyes' dance, music, and voice performances and lessons. The reels include singing performances by Tony Reyes and piano music played by Janina Laufer and Ms. Franco. One reel contains a compilation from Don Slater's favorite records.
Box 2, Folder 5

Newspaper scrapbook 1950-1979

Physical Description: [red album cover]

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook of newspaper articles, flyers, and advertisements for shows hosted by Tony Reyes.
 

ONE Incorporated recordings 1955-1963

General Physical Description note: [28 reel-to-reel audiotapes]

Scope and Contents note

The audio reels contain recordings of various programs, panels, lectures, and discussions hosted by ONE Incorporated, including the 1955 Midwinter Institute. The recordings also include broadcast tapes concerning gay and lesbian issues, often involving a member of ONE Incorporated. For more information, refer to catalog numbers ARR0089-ARR0116 in the ONE audiovisual collection.
Box 1, Folder 13

Orchestra negative 1976

Scope and Contents note

1 negative of a pianist and drummer.
Box 1, Folder 14

Personal papers 1990-2003, undated

Scope and Contents note

Performance and teaching flyers, clippings, and correspondence. Includes Reyes' entertainment resume and a one page biography of his entertainment career.
Box 1, Folder 15

Personal photographs 1979-1990, undated

Scope and Contents note

23 color and black-and-white photographs of Tony Reyes with friends and family including his partner Don Slater. Also includes 8 black-and-white photographs and 1 black-and-white negative of Reyes' artwork as well as 4 black-and-white photographs of Louise's [no last name given] family from what appears to be the early twentieth century.
Box 1, Folder 16

Reyes Troupe advertisement

Box 1, Folder 17

Singing photographs 1987

Scope and Contents note

3 black-and-white photographs (including duplicates) and 1 black-and-white negative of Reyes singing.
Box 1, Folder 18

"Those Were the Days"

Scope and Contents note

Sheet music and song lyrics.
Box 1, Folder 19

Tropicana program