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Finding Aid to the Shawn Daniel Foreman and Joseph Michael Reed Papers, 1949-1985 Coll2013.084
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Description
Sheet music, notebooks, poetry, photographs, correspondence, flyers, advertisements, and personal papers of Shawn Daniel Foreman, 1966-1985. The collection documents Foreman's work with Tommy Powers Presents (erotic photograph mail order), Now Tapes (erotic video mail order), Now Talk (erotic phone service), and TI-OHM Music; his music career; and his personal life. The collection includes the poetry and personal papers of Joseph Michael Reed, 1949-1984.
Background
Shawn Daniel Foreman was born March 5, 1947 and studied music at Los Angeles Community College. He worked as a composer, musician, consultant, and engineer in the music industry. He also briefly operated an erotic mail order business called Tommy Powers Presents and wrote the score for the erotic video Hot Men Observed. He died June 2, 1985 of AIDS-related complications. Limited information was available regarding Joseph Michael Reed except that he and Foreman shared the same residence.
Extent
3.1 linear feet. 2 archive cartons + 1 flat box + 1 archive binder
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.
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