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Evans (Eric Scott) and Jerome Maxwell Strum papers
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Photographs and papers Series 1: circa 1975-1997

Evans (Eric Scott) and Jerome Maxwell Strum photographs, sample

Physical Description: 3 archive cartons, 3 archive half cartons, and 1 map case drawer.

Series Scope and Content

The series contains approximately equal quantities of photographs and papers documenting Evans' and Strum's life together. The correspondence file consists of a variety of documents expressing their commitment to each other, invitations and programs from events they attended, along with photographs and correspondence from friends. The collection of business cards provides evidence of their professional lives, as well as their contacts in San Francisco, New York, Indianapolis, and San Antonio. Two albums contain nude photographs of Evans and Strum, respectively, taken by Dan Carrol at Lands End and in his San Francisco studio. A third album contains photographs of their travels in Europe and the United States. An extensive collection of passes and several posters for the Palladium and the Tunnel, New York nightclubs, documents New York nightlife between 1985 and 1990. The Gay Cable News (GCN) folder includes ephemera, a letter of recommendation from Louis P. Maletta, and several press passes, including those for 1992 Republican Convention and the 1993 March on Washington.
Box 1, Folder 1

Address books circa 1978-circa 1990

Box 2, Folder 4

AIDS/ACT UP materials circa 1983-circa 1990

Map-case 14, drawer 1

AIDS paper arm band circa 1983

Box 1, Folder 2-6

Business cards, ticket stubs, and contact information circa 1982-circa 1996

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box 3, Folder 3

Celebration on the Circle, Indianapolis 1990-1991

Map-case 14, drawer 1

Christian Dior press kits 1988

Box 2, Folder 1-2

Correspondence 1981-1998

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Map-case 14, drawer 1

Correspondence 1989

Box 4, Folder 4

Correspondence with photographs 1990-1999

Map-case 14, drawer 1

Gauntlet and RoB Amsterdam piercing and leather accessories catalogs 1988-1992

Box 3, Folder 2

Gay Cable News materials 1986-1993

Box 3, Folder 1

Matchbook covers circa 1986

Map-case 14, drawer 1

New York City Pride posters 1990

Map-case 14, drawer 1

Newspaper clippings 1990-1998

Box 2, Folder 5-7

Nightclub passes 1985-1990

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Map-case 14, drawer 1

Palladium nightclub posters 1986

 

Photographs circa 1975-1997

Box 4, Folder 7

Celebration on the Circle, Indianapolis 1990-1991

Box 4, Folder 6

Holy Union March 1984

Box 4, Folder 3

Lands End, San Francisco, and Strum's birthday party 1981

Box 4, Folder 1

Miscellaneous circa 1975-1997

Box 5, Item 1-2

Nude photograph albums 1983-1984

Physical Description: 2 albums ; 1 for Evans, 1 for Strum.
Box 7, Folder 1-10

Posed nude photographs 1983-1984

Physical Description: 10 envelopes.
Box 6, Item 1

Photograph album circa 1984

Box 4, Folder 2

Photographs and ephemera circa 1978-1985

Box 4, Folder 5

San Francisco apartment 1984

Box 3, Folder 4

Postcards, miscellaneous blank circa 1990

Map-case 14, drawer 1

Posters, miscellaneous 1986

 

T-shirts and artifacts Series 2 : circa 1971-1996

Physical Description: 3 oversize boxes, 1 shoe box, and 3 folders

Series Scope and Content

The collection of 36 t-shirts mirrors Evans' and Strum's lives together and the events they attended from San Francisco to New York, Indianapolis, and the San Antonio area. The series also contains a small collection of miscellaneous artifacts of the period, including a thin lavender tie, rainbow suspenders, and pride necklaces, along with leather fetish items such as leg bands and a cat o' nine tails. Personal items collected or given to Evans and Strum include an artist's book, The Symbol of the Heart, with text from a lecture by Rudolph Arnheim and printed by Cooper Union Art School, and a deck of playing cards.
 

San Francisco circa 1979-circa 1984

Physical Description: 4 t-shirts.
Box 9

Hot Flash of America circa 1979

Scope and Contents note

San Francisco gift shop and hair salon "Hot Flash of America", image of an arm with hand holding a lightening bolt, red text and image on a medium white A-shirt.
Box 9

Lion Pub circa 1984

Scope and Contents note

"animals love maneaters: the Lion Pub: where midnite thinking begins daily at 5 pm, sacramento & divisadero - san francisco" and an image of a lion and a man, brown text and image on a small white shirt.
Box 9

San Francisco GAY Freedom Day Marching Band and Twirling Corps circa 1984

Scope and Contents note

"San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Marching Band and Twirling Corps" red text on a medium white shirt (with a rhinstone in the "r" of "twirling").
Box 9

Club Body Center circa 1984

Scope and Contents note

"CBC, Club San Francisco 330 Ritch Street", black text and logo on a small light blue shirt.
 

New York City circa 1985-circa 1989

Physical Description: 11 t-shirts.
Box 9

Mineshaft circa 1985

Scope and Contents note

"MINESHAFT" white on a small black shirt.
Box 9

Gay Cable Network 1988

Physical Description: 4 t-shirts.

Missing Title

  1. "Gay Cable Network" and logo on front and repeating logo on back "Gay Cable Network, Conventions 88, Gay Vote, We're here for you, [signed] Snake 1987", silk screened blue, yellow, pink pattern with white stars and black text, (1) small and (1) large shirt.
  2. "Gay Cable Network" on front and large GCN logo [video camera over an outline of the United States] white text on (2) small purple shirts [neck and sleeves torn out].
Box 9

Shag: The Movie 1989

Scope and Contents note

"Shag: The Movie", on the front and "Shag to the Music", on the back, blue text and images on an x-large orange shirt.
Box 9

Hi-NRG Dance Music Awards 1989

Scope and Contents note

"First Annual Hi-NRG [high energy] Dance Music Awards, Saturday, July 15, 1989 at The Monster, NYC" on front, and advertisements on back, organge and black text on large white shirt [neck and sleeves torn out].
Box 9

Eagle circa 1989

Physical Description: 2 t-shirts.

Missing Title

  1. "Mr. Leather - New York Contest, [graphic signed] Spider Webb" and image of an eagle, white text and image on a small black shirt.
  2. "D.C., Boston, N.Y.C." with an image of an eagle, white text and image on a small black shirt.
Box 9

Village Bowling League circa 1989

Scope and Contents note

"Village Bowling League, NYC" white text on a medium black shirt.
Box 9

New York City skyline circa 1989

Scope and Contents note

Head of State of Liberty overlooking New York City skyline, black and green images on medium white shirt.
 

Indianapolis 1987-1991

Physical Description: 6 t-shirts.
Box 9

Pride Bag Ladies 1987

Scope and Contents note

"The Last* Lap Presented by 'The Bag Ladies' Memorial Day Weekend Sunday May 24th 1987" on back "The 3rd Lap… Presented by 'The Bag Ladies' Memorial Day Weekend Sunday May 25 1986" black text on a large pink shirt.
Box 10

Celebration on the Circle 1990-1991

Physical Description: 5 t-shirts.

Missing Title

  1. "Celebration on the Circle, Indianapolis, Indiana, Lesbian/Gay Pride Week, sponsored by Justice, Saturday June 30, 1990", pink and purple text and image on a small white shirt.
  2. "Indianapolis, Indiana, Pride Celebration on the Circle, 30 June 1990" purple text and pink background on a small white shirt.
  3. "Celebration on the Circle, Indianapolis, Indiana, Lesbian/Gay Pride Week, sponsored by Justice, Saturday June 30, 1990", pink and purple text and imag on a small white shirt.
  4. "Pride Celebration 1991, Saturday, June 29th, Come Out, Come Out, Be Proud, Indianapolis, IN, designed by Perry Riley" on front and "Staff" on back in black, lavender, pink, and teal on a small and a medium white shirt.
  5. "Justice, Inc., presents Come Out, ComeOut, Be Proud, designed by Perry Riley" on front and signed "Max, with Pride, Perry 5/100" on back on a small white shirt.
 

Washington, D.C. 1989-1993

Physical Description: 3 t-shirts.
Box 10

Names Project 1989

Scope and Contents note

"Keep the Love Alive, The Names Project, October 6-8, 1989, AIDS Memorial Quilt, Washington, DC", yellow, purple, and red image and text on a small and a medium white shirt.
Box 10

1993 March on Washington 1993

Physical Description: 2 t-shirts.

Missing Title

  1. "The 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation, April 25", logo and text in pink, teal, tan, and black on a medium gray shirt.
  2. "The Lesbian & Gay March on Washington, D.C. Sunday April 25, 1993, I was there!" on front and "I Support Lesbian & Gay Pride in America!" on pink triangles with black text on a large white shirt.
 

San Antonio 1990-1993

Physical Description: 4 t-shirts.
Box 10

David Bowie, Sound + Vision tour 1990

Scope and Contents note

"Sound + Vision Tour 1990 David Bowie" on front and "Sound + Vision" with an image of Bowie on front and back, black, blue and teal text and images on medium white shirt.
Box 10

Hearts in Victory 1992

Scope and Contents note

"Hearts in Victory, Lone Star State HIV/AIDS Telethon, 1st Annual, San Antonio, December 13th 1992" red, blue, and black images and text on a white shirt.
Box 10

Artists in Direct Service 1993

Scope and Contents note

"Hearts in Victory, Lone Star State HIV/AIDS Telethon, 1st Annual, San Antonio, December 13th 1992" red, blue, and black images and text on a white shirt.
Box 10

South San Antonio High School circa 1990

Scope and Contents note

"South San Antonio Track" blue text and image of bobcat on a small gray shirt.
 

Miscellaneous T-Shirts circa 1985-circa 1995

Physical Description: 8 t-shirts.
Box 10

ACT UP circa 1990

Scope and Contents note

"Ignorance = Fear, Silence = Death", Keith Haring graphic, black text and color image on medium white shirt.
Box 10

Broadmoor Resort, Colorado Springs circa 1985

Scope and Contents note

"The Broadmoor", blue text with a pink and blue triangle on a small black shirt.
Box 10

Curl Up Dye circa 1985

Physical Description: 2 t-shirts.

Missing Title

  1. "Curl up & Dye, 732-8857", black text on a white small muscle shirt.
  2. Nancy cartoon, black text and image on a large white shirt.
Box 10

Estee Lauder circa 1985

Scope and Contents note

"Simply the Best: Estee Lauder", blue, red, and black text on white x-large shirt.
Box 10

Safe Sex circa 1987

Scope and Contents note

"Safe Sex is not boring… I'll testify to that (unknown signature Gabel)", image of a woman holding a latex condoms box, black text and image on white x-large shirt.
Box 10

Santisima Muerte circa 1985

Scope and Contents note

"Santisima Muerte", black text and image on a large white shirt.
Box 10

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association 1992

Scope and Contents note

"We're here, We're queer, We're on deadline", on front and "National Lesbian and Gay Jouranlists Association," on back, red and black on a medium white shirt.
 

Artifacts circa 1973-circa 1996

Box 3, Folder 5

The Symbol of the Heart circa 1957

Scope and Contents note

Artist's book.
Box 3, Folder 6

Playing cards with erotic images circa 1971

Box 11, Item 1

White cotton pants 1983-1984

Scope and Contents note

Worn in nude photographs (box 7 : 1-10).
Box 8, Item 1

Thin lavender tie with silk screened pink triangle circa 1985

Box 8, Item 2

Cat o' nine tails whip with brass handle circa 1985

Box 8, Item 3

Rainbow suspenders circa 1985

Box 8, Item 4

Black thong with rectangular decorative metal studs circa 1985

Box 8, Item 5-6

Leather studded and chain leg bands circa 1985

Physical Description: 2 leg bands.
Box 11, Item 2

Costume, purple hooded vest and pants circa 1990

Box 1, Folder 7

Rubber stamps circa 1990

Box 3, Folder 7

Pride necklaces and miscellaneous souvenirs circa 1993-circa 1996

 

Photographs and papers 1955-2007

Scope and Contents

Photographs, video, manuscripts, poetry, correspondence, notes, school papers, wills, estate planning records, titles, trusts, leases, loan records, receipts, medical records, financial records, resumes, and ephemera of Eric Scott Evans and Jerome Maxwell Strum, 1955-2007. The papers document the videography, travels, health, legal issues, finances, funeral and memorial arrangements, properties, cars, family, friends, and home life of Evans and Strum, 1955-1998, and of Evans after Strum's death, 1998-2007.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in alphabetical order.
Box 15, Folder 4-11

35mm slides 1987-1991

Scope and Contents

Includes film roll numbers 69, 1015, 157, 1026, 220, 381, and 9127-9128. Includes travel slides, circa 1990.
Box 16, Folder 1-10

35mm slides 1992-1997

Scope and Contents

Includes film roll numbers 910, 9293-9294, 9896-9897, 9245, 9262, 2521-2522, 2531, 9239-9240, 195-198, 319-320, 324, 353-354, 356, 425-427, 106, 113, 1422-1424, 4278-4279, 1896-1899, 9106, and 9193.
Box 17, Folder 1-2

35mm slides 1998, undated

Box 14, Folder 1-9

35mm slides undated

Scope and Contents

Includes film roll numbers 115, 125, 194, 200, 204-205, 257, 261, 265, 555, 560-563, 70, 1007-1009, 1025, 1227-1232, 2004, 1483, 1489-1490, 2722-2726, 2756, 2771-2772, 2826-2827, 4174-4176, and 4760-4761.
Box 15, Folder 1-3

35mm slides undated

Scope and Contents

Includes film roll numbers 4188-4189, 4967-4968, 4988-4990, 9120, 9102, 9282, 9286, and 9454-9456.
Box 21, Folder 1

40th Birthday tatoo 2002

Box 21, Folder 2-3

AIDS Acts 2001

Box 22, Folder 1

Architectural and landscaping records undated

Box 21, Folder 4

Brunoehler, David, poetry 1994-2000

Box 21, Folder 5

Burns, Chris, "Take Back the Night" 1991

Box 21, Folder 6-8

Car and car insurance 1996-2001

Box 21, Folder 9

Collectibles in a book journal 1975-1984

Box 21, Folder 10-13

Correspondence, notes and contacts 1988-1996

Box 21, Folder 14

"Dirty jokes and tasteless stuff" 1997

Box 21, Folder 15

Diversity Inc. 1994

Box 21, Folder 16

Early papers 1955-1986

Scope and Contents

Includes school records, newsletters, clippings, and ephemera.
Box 21, Folder 17

Ephemera 1991-1998

Box 24

Ephemera, assorted materials found in rolltop desk undated

Box 21, Folder 18

Erotic publications, Evans' appearances 1986-1988

Box 22, Folder 2-3

Estate planning and inventory 1994-2002

Box 22, Folder 4

Evans and Strum college scholarship fund 2000

Box 22, Folder 5-6

Executed legal documents 1994-2002

Box 21, Folder 19

Film business administrative records 1982-1990

Box 22, Folder 7

Financial and administrative records 1992-2005

Box 22, Folder 8-12

Funeral and memorial records 1989-2001

Box 21, Folder 20

Ideas undated

Box 21, Folder 21

Internet account and graphics 1997, undated

Box 21, Folder 22

Japan trip 1998

Box 22, Folder 13

Lease and loan records 2000-2002

Box 21, Folder 23

March on Washington and New York City trip 1993

Box 22, Folder 14-15

Medical and legal records of Laura Keeny Myrick 1960-1993

Box 21, Folder 24-27

Medical records 1989-2006

Box 17, Folder 8-10

Negatives 1983-1996, undated

Box 20

Negatives, film rolls 1984-1998

Scope and Contents

Includes the following content: Pipe Creek Cowboy portrait of Eric; Don and Girly in 1988; Evans boys home; Lou and Luke in Woodstock; Grandma’s funeral in 1991; Cassas’ art; Strum’s family; Niki’s friends; Strum’s casket; Germany in 1984; Texas in 1984-1986; Democratic Convention in 1988; gay pride and the AIDS Quilt in Bloomington in 1991; March on Washington, Provincetown, Nantucket, and Boston in 1993; Wigstock and New York City in 1994 (NYC photos include a picture of Cyndi Lauper); Japan in 1998; AIDS Quilt and Justice; and eclipse of the moon. Includes film roll numbers 106, 113, 120, 133, 193, 196, 197, 198, 245, 257, 261, 282, 319, 320, 334, 352, 353, 354, 356, 385, 425, 426, 427, 630, 1020, 1025, 1026, 1101, 1227, 1228, 1229, 1230, 1231, 1232, 1421, 1422, 1423, 1424, 1448, 1488, 1489, 1490, 1878, 1879, 2723, 2724, 2755, 2756, 4188, 4189, 4278, 4279, 4967, 4968, 4988, 4989, and 4990.
Box 22, Folder 22-24

Personal papers 1958-2007

Box 17, Folder 3-7

Photograph albums and collections 1963-2001

Box 18, Folder 1

Photographic prints, homes and home life 1984-1994, undated

Box 18, Folder 2

Photographic prints, Indianapolis Bag Ladies 2000

Map-case 14, drawer 1

Photographic print, truck 1996

Box 18, Folder 3

Photographic prints, nudes 1984-1997

Box 18, Folder 4

Photographic prints, Pipe Creek 1994-1998

Box 18, Folder 5

Photographic prints, Eric Strum 1982-1998

Box 18, Folder 6

Photographic prints, travel and home 1984

Box 18, Folder 7-9

Photographic prints, assorted 1977-1999

Box 18, Folder 10-11

Photographs 1986-1989

Box 19, Folder 1-9

Photographs 1991-1998

Box 13

Photographs, unsleeved circa 1977-1998

Box 21, Folder 28

Political activism, 1992 1992

Box 22, Folder 16-21

Property and title records 1992-2001

Box 21, Folder 29

Puerto Vallarda trip 2001

Box 21, Folder 30-33

Q Televison 2005

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, marketing records, a promotional log book, and a DVD of Frank Olsen's birthday party.
Box 21, Folder 34

Resume and applications 1984-1988

Box 21, Folder 35

School records circa 1960-1990

Box 21, Folder 36

"Supporting families with AIDS" undated

Box 22, Folder 25-26

Tax and bankruptcy records 1986-2001

Box 21, Folder 37

Tiger Foundation undated

Box 21, Folder 38

Travel papers 1991-1992

Box 22, Folder 27-29

Trust and estate records 1954-2000

Box 23, Folder 1-3

Trust financial records 1997-2007

Box 13

Video, primarily raw footage or personal 1982-2005, undated

Scope and Contents

4 in Hand, Midnight Men Video (includes Tige Masters, pseudonym for Eric Evans). (1 VHS)
AIDS Quilt, Justice Conference, Tim McFeely, Congressional Cemetery, Interview with John Hanley about Harvey Milk, and other recordings. (7 Sony Video 8)
E.S.E. Productions Video, choir. (1 VHS)
Gay Cable Network (GCN), 1986, The Year in Review. (1 VHS)
Gay Cable Network (GCN), Night of a Thousand Gowns. (1 VHS)
Gay Cable Network (GCN), Puppet Poly Clinic. (1 VHS)
Goodjac Chronicles, signed by Michael Goodwin. (1 VHS)
Personal and erotic. (4 VHS)
Q Network, Promo Backup Reel, part 2, September 28 – December 20, 2005. (Betacam SP)
Stripping for AIDS, New York, New York. (1 VHS)
Summer Fantasy, TCS Studios, 1982 (includes Tige Masters, pseudonym for Eric Evans). (1 VHS)
Box 12

Video, primarily raw footage or personal 1988-2004, undated

Scope and Contents

Bottom of the box (24 VHS):
Christmas, 1988, 1995. (2 VHS)
Crown Hill cemetery, 2000. (2 VHS)
Erotic videos with Eric, Tim, and others, undated. (2 VHS)
Karaoke at Heaven and with Rebeca Clark, 2004, undated. (3 VHS)
March on Washington, undated. (2 VHS)
Pride, Men’s Chorus, New Years, and Kings Island events, 1989-1991. (4 VHS)
Vacation to Europe, 1990, undated. (4 VHS)
Vacation to the East Coast, undated. (1 VHS)
Visits with Casey on his birthday (at Marks Gold Hill), Frank and Carlos (includes airplane views of upstate New York), and Michael and Anton Chavez (in San Francisco, 1990). (3 VHS)
Top of the box (24 VHS):
Pipe Creek property, Austin, San Antonio, Lake Medina, Colorado home of Terry and Jerry, and Lee Valley Farm in Tennessee (on Labor Day Weekend), 1990-2002. (8 VHS)
Gay Cable Network episodes, undated. (2 VHS)
Eric Evans getting a tattoo, reading his will, and starring in “Mildred Piercing.” (3 VHS)
Bone Garden, David Cassus and Jerome Strums play. (1 VHS)
Max and Eric interview on “Philadephia.” (1 VHS)
Storms in Bandera. (1 VHS)
Two Folo, One Kind. (1 VHS)
Follies Drag Show. (1 VHS)
Escada Fashions Show. (1 VHS)
Other Facets of AIDS presentation. (1 VHS)
AIDS Quilt Indiana. (1 VHS)
Reel Time Indiana Video Makers. (1 VHS)
Proposed Diversity Center, promo shots. (1 VHS)
Great American Car Race. (1 VHS)
Box 23, Folder 4-6

Will and estate records 1994-2002

Box 23, Folder 7

Zebra Catalogue Investment 1996-1998