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Finding aid of the Beowulf Thorne Papers
2003-10  
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Series 1. Personal 1964-1998

Physical Description: 11 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of personal documents and other effects of Beowulf Thorne such as his passports, birth certificate, personal notes on his estate, and articles he wrote for POZ Magazine, a magazine for and about people living with HIV. There are also personal photographs in this series.
Box: Folder 1: 1

Birth Certificate, passport, vaccination record 1964-1988

Box: Folder 1: 2

Notes on his estate

Box: Folder 1: 3

Life insurance 1996

Box: Folder 1: 4

Article submitted to POZ on living with Lymphoma 1988

Box: Folder 1: 5

Notes for POZ article on Collateral Damage 1998

Box: Folder 1: 6

Notes for POZ article on Depression 1996

Box: Folder 1: 7

Notes for POZ article on Suicide 1997

Box: Folder 1: 8

Tienanmen week at Stanford 1991

Box: Folder 1: 9-11

Photos

Box: Folder 1: 9

"Steam"

Box: Folder 1: 10

Personal

Box: Folder 1: 11

"A Certain Undisclosed Location in Long Beach"

 

Series 2. Diseased Pariah News 1990-1999

Physical Description: 45 folders

Series Description

This series contains materials relating to the Thorne's magazine Diseased Pariah News. All eleven issues of the magazine are included as well as background materials and other items related to publishing the magazine such as drafts of articles, artwork and photographs. Also found in this series are reviews of the magazine and articles in other publications about DPN. Finally there are correspondence files containing letter to the editors requesting back issues, subscriptions, or expressing opinions about the magazine.
Box: Folder 1: 12-22

Magazine

Box: Folder 1: 12

#1 1990

Box: Folder 1: 13

#2 1991

Box: Folder 1: 14

#3 1991

Box: Folder 1: 15

#4 1991

Box: Folder 1: 16

#5 1992

Box: Folder 1: 17

#6 1992

Box: Folder 1: 18

#7 1992

Box: Folder 1: 19

#8 1993

Box: Folder 1: 20

#9 1994

Box: Folder 1: 21

#10 1995

Box: Folder 1: 22

#11 1999

Box: Folder 1: 23-30

Articles

Box: Folder 1: 23

Notes for a story: "A Brief History of Malaysia"

Box: Folder 1: 24

The Art of Ralphing 1998

Box: Folder 1: 25

Submitted by Edward Zold 1997

Box: Folder 1: 26

Annotated draft of articles for issue #11 1989

Box: Folder 1: 27

"Nutrition and PWAs from AIDS Patient Care" 1988

Box: Folder 1: 28

Nutrition and Recipes 1987-1994

Box: Folder 1: 29

"Pseudo Intellectual Stuff from the Halls of Academe" 1996

Box: Folder 1: 30

"Vague Ideas for DPN" 1992

Box: Folder 1: 31 - 2: 15

DPN Artwork

Box: Folder 1: 31

DPN # 1 1990

Box: Folder 1: 32

DPN # 2 1991

Box: Folder 1: 33

DPN # 3 1991

Box: Folder 1: 34

DPN # 4 1991

Box: Folder 1: 35

DPN # 10 1995

Box: Folder 2: 1

Artwork by Kira

Box: Folder 2: 2

"Jesus Came to My House"

Box: Folder 2: 3

"History of Malaysia"

Box: Folder 2: 4

Paper Merit Badges for DPN Buttons

Box: Folder 2: 5-14

DPN Photographs

Box: Folder 2: 5

DPN # 1 1990

Box: Folder 2: 6

DPN # 2 1991

Box: Folder 2: 7

DPN # 3 1991

Box: Folder 2: 8

DPN # 4 1991

Box: Folder 2: 9

DPN # 5 1992

Box: Folder 2: 10

DPN # 6 1992

Box: Folder 2: 11

DPN # 7 1992

Box: Folder 2: 12

DPN # 8 1993

Box: Folder 2: 13

DPN # 9 1994

Box: Folder 2: 14

DPN # 10 1995

Box: Folder 2: 15-19

Press

Box: Folder 2: 15

Promotional Material

Box: Folder 2: 16

Press Kit 1991

Box: Folder 2: 17

Articles 1991-1994

Box: Folder 2: 18

Reviews 1991-1995

Box: Folder 2: 19

Bay Guardian's Best of the Bay Award to DPN 1996

Box: Folder 2: 20-24

Correspondence

Box: Folder 2: 20

Forms

Box: Folder 2: 21

Postcards and Christmas Card Printed by DPN 1991

Box: Folder 2: 22

Letters from Fans 1991-1999

Box: Folder 2: 23

Letters from Prisoners Requesting Free Subscriptions 1997-1998

Box: Folder 2: 24

Letters Requesting Back Issues 1997-1999

 

Series 3. Zines 1990-1997

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of other zines collected by Thorne. These publications had a similar irreverent approach to the AIDS crisis.
Box: Folder 2: 26

The Daily Plague #6

Box: Folder 2: 27

Factsheet Five: Zine Reader 1997

Box: Folder 2: 28

GAWK Newsletter (Gay Artists and Writers Kollective), #4-6 1990

Box: Folder 3: 1

HardWear: The Art of Prevention, Hugh Rigby and Susan Leibtag 1994

 

Series 4. Condom Resource Center 1990-1998

Physical Description: 14 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains materials produced by the Condom Resource Center (CRC) in Oakland. Thorne worked very closely with this organization, helping create artwork and other content for their safe sex campaigns. Included in this series are examples of some of Thorne's artwork as well as photographs. There are also several publications put out by the CRC such as several versions of the Condom Educator's Guide.
Box: Folder 3: 2

Condom Updates 1990-1994

Box: Folder 3: 3

Corrected Draft and Layout of Condom Educator's Guide ca. 1991

Box: Folder 3: 4

Condom Educator's Guide ca. 1991

Box: Folder 3: 5

Condom Educator's Guide, Version Two ca. 1994

Box: Folder 3: 6

Artwork Related to Condom Educator's Guide, Version Two ca. 1994

Box: Folder 3: 7

Photos for Condom Educator's Guide, Version 2

Box: Folder 3: 8

Official Condom Tester Catalog 1990

Box: Folder 3: 9

National Condom Week Booklet 1997-1998

Box: Folder 3: 10

ondom Primer. # 1 and 2 1988-1990

Box: Folder 3: 11

Party Packs 1988-1991

Box: Folder 3: 12

Captain Condom's Original Party Pack Booklet 1991

Box: Folder 3: 13

Ephemera 1990

Box: Folder 3: 14

Artwork Related to CRC Poster and Handbook 1997-1998

Box: Folder 3: 15

Artwork Related to CRC Organizer 1991

 

Series 5. Photos/Artwork 1989-1992

Physical Description: 24 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of the photographs and other artwork created by Beowulf Thorne. His skills as a photographer and an artist are illustrate by these items.
Box: Folder 3: 16-30

Photos

Box: Folder 3: 16

My Vapid Youth

Box: Folder 3: 17

Nerd Pictures

Box: Folder 3: 18

Use Your Head

Box: Folder 3: 19

Socks for Cocks

Box: Folder 3: 20

Biffy with Lube Bottles 1991

Box: Folder 3: 21

Cranky and Dusty Fellating Unseen Spirits 1989

Box: Folder 3: 22

Voyage of Dysfunctionality; Tommy Jo's Last Trip Home 1990

Box: Folder 3: 23

Biffy Doing Rain Dance with Proper Prophylaxis

Box: Folder 3: 24

Biffy's Publicity Pix: Nezz. Fezz,and Lezz 1990

Box: Folder 3: 25

Greetings from Greater Slobovia (for GAWK #5) 1989

Box: Folder 3: 26

Cranky, Humpy and Sleazy for DPN Xmas Card 1991

Box: Folder 3: 27

Use Your Head

Box: Folder 3: 28

Strange but True; Odd Bits of Tom Shearer

Box: Folder 3: 29

What's Wrong with This Picture? (unsolicited snapshots from fans)

Box: Folder 3: 30

Model Releases 1992

Box: Folder 4: 1-9

Artwork (oversized box, 20" x 16" x 3.5")

Box: Folder 4: 1

Drawings of People

Box: Folder 4: 2

Drawings of Dinosaurs / Monsters

Box: Folder 4: 3

Drawings of Various Subjects

Box: Folder 4: 4

Typeset Pages

Box: Folder 4: 5

Source Artwork Related to Conceptual Ideas

Box: Folder 4: 6

Un-mounted Posters, Covers, Photo, and Miscellaneous

Box: Folder 4: 7

Mounted DPN Covers (#4, 6, 7, 8,9)

Box: Folder 4: 8

Mounted Drawings: Panels of Captain Condom, Other Mounted Art

Box: Folder 4: 9

Mounted Drawings: Modes of Transportation

 

Series 6 Objects undated, 1990

Physical Description: 1 box

Series Description

This series contains ephemera from Diseased Pariah News and other organizations.
Box: Folder 6

9 "T Cell 100 (One Hundred) or Less" buttons, undated

Box: Folder 6

6 "Kiss Me! I'm a Diseased Pariah" buttons, undated

Box: Folder 6

2 "Porn Potato likes that!" buttons designed by Beowulf Thorne, 1990

Box: Folder 6

21 miscellaneous buttons, undated

Box: Folder 6

1 Stanford AIDS Education Project's Fourth Annual Great Condom Rating Contest pamphlet with condoms, 1990

Box: Folder 6

1 "Kiss Me! I'm a Diseased Pariah" t-shirt, undated

Box: Folder 6

1 Diseased Pariah News t-shirt, 1990

Box: Folder 6

1 Captain Condom Fan Club t-shirt, undated