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Michael Kearns Papers

Finding aid prepared by Michael C. Oliveira, © 2008

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator
Kearns, Michael, 1950-
Title
Michael Kearns papers
Collection no.
Coll2008.009
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1990-2000
Date [inclusive]
1974-2007
Extent
5.3 linear feet.
General Physical Description note
3 archive cartons, 4 archive half-cartons, 1 records box, 2 oversize boxes, 1 shoebox.
Language
English
Abstract
Clippings, programs, flyers, posters, and VHS videotapes, of the works, theatrical performances, and appearances of Michael Kearns; a parent, playwright, producer, director, actor, author, and activist, who is openly gay and HIV-positive.

Preferred Citation

Box #, Folder #, Michael Kearns Papers, Coll2008-009, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

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Biography

Michael Kearns was born in St. Louis, Missouri, 1950. He attended the Goodman Theater School in Chicago before making his way to Los Angeles in the early 1970s where he has acted on the stage, in television, and in motion pictures. Since the 1980s he has grown into the profession as director, producer, acting teacher, playwright, and author. Hollywood’s first openly gay actor, Kearns has been involved in various theater productions throughout Los Angeles addressing HIV/AIDS while also appearing in mainstream television. In addition to more than a dozen produced plays and solo pieces including; The Truth Is Bad Enough (1983),  Intimacies (1989),  More Intimacies (1990),  Rock (1992),  Attachments (1996), and  Tell-Tale Kisses (1998) his writings have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including the  Los Angeles Times, the  LA Weekly and the  Advocate. He is the author of three theater books, published by Heinemann:  T-Cells & Sympathy (nominated for a Lambda Literary Award),  Acting = Life (also Lammy nominated), and  Getting Your Solo Act Together. He received the 2002 Playwright’s Arena Award for Outstanding Contribution to Los Angeles Theater acknowledging three decades of his work as an actor, writer, producer, director, teacher, and fundraiser. In addition to his artistic contributions Kearns has been honored for his philanthropic endeavors by numerous organizations. Among his philanthropic accomplishments is the creation of Southland Theater Artists Goodwill Event (STAGE), which since 1984 has raised millions of dollars for HIV/AIDS services and charities throughout Southern California. Kearns lives in Los Angeles with his daughter Tia.

Sócrates Silva

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Scope and Content of Collection

The Michael Kearns collection documents his theatrical and charitable contributions to the community from the early 1970s. He organized and produced various benefits and awareness raising events for political, HIV/AIDS, and community organizations including an annual event in commemoration of World AIDS day.

Primarily the collection consists of clippings, flyers, programs, and VHS videotape cassettes of interviews and performances, along with some performance still photographs and scripts from his theatrical works as a playwright, director, and actor.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into five series, Theater; Emcee, Model, and Speaker; Writings; Awards, Commendations, and Honors; and Biographical. The Theater Series and the Writings Series are divided into subseries. The Theater Series includes the subseries: Playwright, Director, Actor, and Producer and the Writing Series includes the subseries: Author, Poet and Journalist, and Columnist. Each of these series and subseries are arranged alphabetically by the title or name of the performance, publication, or organization. With the following exceptions, readings by Kearns at ONE, Spoken Interludes and the West Hollywood Book Fair were placed at the end of the Actor subseries; and the folders of Editorials and Letters to the Editor along with articles about Family were placed at the end of the Journalist, Columnist subseries.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
© 2008
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 821-2771
askone@usc.edu

Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Publication Rights

Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).

Acquisition Information

Gift of Michael Kearns, date unknown.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Michael C. Oliveira, with assistance from Sócrates Silva, May 3, 2008.

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • AIDS (Disease)--Dramas
  • AIDS activists--California--Los Angeles
  • Gay actors
  • Gay dramatists
  • Gay men's writings
  • Gay theater
  • Homosexuality and theater
  • Monologue
  • One-act plays

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Series 1: Theater 1975-2007   29 folders, 39 VHS videocasettes, 1 DVD, 1 oversize box.

Series Scope and Content

The Theater Series consists of subseries reflecting Kearns' activites as a Playwright, Director, Actor, and Producer. The performances are arranged alphabetically by title and are documented by programs, flyers, interviews and performances on videotape along with a few publicity still photographs and scripts of his theatrical works.

 Subseries 1.1: Playwright 1975-2007   13 folders, 10 VHS videocasettes, 1 compact disc, 1 compact audiocassette tape.

Subseries Scope and Content

The Playwright subseries consists of programs, clippings, flyers, VHS videocassettes of interviews and some performances, along with a few scripts of Kearns' plays and monologues.

Box Folder

 A to Z 2001 

Scope and Contents note

Flyer.

1 1

 Alive and Kicking 2003 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, flyers, programs, text of short speech.

1 1

 Attachments 1996 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, postcards.

1 1

 Barriers 2003 

Scope and Contents note

Newsletter, program.

1 2

 Blessings 2004 

Box Folder

 Clippings, correspondence, press releases, programs 2004 

1 2

 Title song on compact disc 2004 

10 1
Box Folder

 Come Back 2002-2007 

Scope and Contents note

Program, flyers.

1 2

 Complications 2002 

Scope and Contents note

Based on La Ronde by Schnitzler. Flyers, programs

1 2

 Homeless: A Street Opera 1992 

Box Folder

 Program 1992 

1 3

 Compact audiocassette tape 1992 

10 2

 Intimacies 1996-2001 

Box Folder

 Card, clippings, flyers, program 1996-2001 

1 3

 Theater review on an award plaque 1996 

5 1
Box Item

 Interview by Karen Ocamb, Out & About circa 1994 

9 13

 Performance; St. Louis, Missouri 1992 

9 16

 Interview; KTVI, St. Louis, Missouri 1992 

9 20

 Interview; American Cable, St. Louis, Missouri 1992 

9 28

 Performance circa 1994 

9 17
Box Folder

 Intimacies and Complications: A Retrospective of AIDS Monologues 2003 

Scope and Contents note

Flyers, postcards.

1 3

 An Intimate Evening with Michael Kearns 1995-1998 

Scope and Contents note

Flyers, programs.

1 3

 Kiss & Tell 1987 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.

1 3

 Life Expectancies 2005 

Box Folder

 Programs 2005 

1 3

 Sign-in book 2005 

4 1

 Make Love Not War 2005 

Box Folder

 Programs, reviews, postcards 2005 

1 4

 Poster 2005 

7 1

 Publicity still photographs 2005 

11 2
Box Item

 Performance 2005 

9 21

 More Intimacies 1990-1992 

Box Folder

 Clipping 1990 

1 4
Box Item

 Performance; Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney, Australia 1992 

9 23

 My Name is Winona and I'm a Shoplifter 2002 

Box Folder

 Clippings, flyers, press release 2002 

1 4

 Publicity still photographs 2002 

11 2
Box Folder

 Myron: A Fairy Tale in Black and White 1993 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.

1 4

 Nine Lives 2004 

Box Folder

 Clippings, postcard 2004 

1 5

 Poster 2004 

7 1
Box Folder

 One Man, One Night, Too Much! 1999 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, flyers.

1 5

 Out & Out 1997 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.

1 5

 Robert's Memorial 2004 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, correspondence, flyer.

1 5

 Rock 1992-1993 

Box Folder

 Clippings, flyers, programs 1993 

1 5
Box Item

 Performance and interview 1992 

9 26

 Performance circa 1992 

9 27
Box Folder

 T-Cells and Sympathy: Monologues in the Age of AIDS performance 1995-2001 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, press release, program.

1 6

 Tell-Tale Kisses 1998 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, flyers, postcards, programs.

1 6

 The Truth is Bad Enough 1983 

Box Folder

 Clippings, scripts 1983 

1 6
Box Item

 Performance, Pacific Overture Productions 1983 

9 30
Box Folder

 Who's Afraid of Edward Albee? 1999 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, flyers, postcards, programs.

1 7

 Subseries 1.2: Director 1984-2006   4 folders, 1 VHS videocasette.

Subseries Scope and Content

The Director Series contains clippings and programs along with a few publicity still photographs and scripts from theatrical works directed by Kearns.

 AIDS/US,  AIDS/US II 1986-1990 

Box Folder

 Award, flyers, clippings 1986-1990 

2 1
Box Item

 AIDS/US II performance 1990 

9 4
Box Folder

 Bathhouse Benediction 1984 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.

2 1

 Being Positive 2007 

Box Folder

 Postcard, program 2007 

2 1

 Poster 2007 

7 1
Box Folder

 Beyond the Song: It's Not a Musical 2003 

Scope and Contents note

Program.

2 1

 Brothers Tellin' 1999-2000 

Box Folder

 Clippings, flyers, postcard, program 1999-2000 

2 1

 Poster 1999-2000 

7 1
Box Folder

 ... But Stevie Nicks Understands (Part IV) 1999 

Scope and Contents note

Flyers, programs.

2 1

 Elevator Sex 2006 

Scope and Contents note

Program.

2 1

 Footsteps 2006 

Scope and Contents note

Program.

2 1

 Heroine 2000 

Scope and Contents note

Poster.

7 1

 J for J 1999-2002 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, postcards, programs.

2 2

 Jerker 1987-2006 

Box Folder

 Clippings, flyers, programs 1987-2006 

4 4

 Publicity still photographs 2006 

11 2

 Poster circa 1989 

7 1
Box Folder

 Night Sweat 1985 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.

2 2

 The Porcelain Penelope Freak Show 2002-2003 

Scope and Contents note

Postcards, program.

2 2

 The Tina Dance 2006 

Box Folder

 Clippings, postcards, program, script 2006 

2 2

 Publicity still photographs 2006 

11 2
Box Folder

 Trafficking in Broken Hearts 2000 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, postcards.

2 2

 The Very Bad Boy Next Door 1999 

Scope and Contents note

Clipping.

2 2

 Warren 1986-1988 

Box Folder

 Award, flyers, programs, reviews 1987 

2 2

 Photographs 1986-1988 

11 2
Box Folder

 We Are One 1999 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.

2 2

 Subseries 1.3: Actor 1975-2007   8 folders, 10 VHS videocasettes, 1 oversize box.

Subseries Scope and Content

The subseries primarily consists of clippings and programs along VHS videocassette tapes and publicity still photographs of some of his theatrical performances and readings.

Box Folder

 Bill and Eddie 1999 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, flyers, postcards, programs.

2 3

 Body Double 1984 

2 3

 Camille 1993 

Box Folder

 Clippings, programs 1993 

4 5

 Performance still photographs and color transparency with negative 1993 

11 2

 Contact sheet print 1993 

7 3
Box Folder

 Coming Home 1999 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, programs, text of short speech.

2 3

 Cootie Shots: Inoculations Against Bigotry circa 2000 

Scope and Contents note

Clipping.

2 3

 Dream Man 1987-2007 

Box Folder

 Awards, clippings, postcard, programs, scripts 1987/2007 

2 4
Box Item

 The Pride Playhouse Collection, Out and About Pictures 1991 

9 33

 News, reviews circa 1991 

9 34

 A Few Gay Men 2002 

Box Folder

 Clippings 2002 

2 5

 Publicity still photographs 2002 

11 2
Box Item

 Gay Voices Gay Legends 2 1989 

9 37

 I Wish I Had Never Met You and I Was Meeting You Now circa 1987 

Box Folder

 Program circa 1987 

2 5
Mapcase-drawer

 Poster circa 1987 

Michael Kearns
Box Folder

 International Stud 1998 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.

2 5

 Jackie & Me 2006 

Scope and Contents note

Clipping, program.

2 5
Box Item

 LA Tool & Die 1979 

9 35

 Life Goes On 1992 

Box Folder

 Clippings 1992 

2 5
Box Item

 Television episode 1992 

9 015-016
Box Folder

 A Mother's Prayer 1995 

Scope and Contents note

Clipping

2 5

 Movie Queen 2001 

Scope and Contents note

Program

2 5
Box Item

 Nature, by William K. Haugse 2001 

9 32

 Queen of Angels 1992 

Box Folder

 Flyers, music, script 1992 

2 6

 James Carroll Pickett photographs 1992 

11 2

 Pitch fork prop (in two parts) 1992 

7 4
Box Folder

 Rubicon circa 2001 

Scope and Contents note

Postcard, script.

2 5
Box Item

 Seize the Day!: A Guide to Living with HIV 1993 

9 36

 Stop AIDS 1990 

Scope and Contents note

Television advertising.

9 1

 Superior Court circa 1988 

Scope and Contents note

Reality-based courtroom drama.

9 38
Box Folder

 T-Shirts 1979 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.

2 5

 The Waltons 1975 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.

2 5

 Readings 2000-2004 

Box Folder

 Reading at ONE Institute & Archives 2001 

Scope and Contents note

Newsletter.

2 7

 Readings at Spoken Interludes 1999-2000 

Scope and Contents note

Flyers, programs.

2 7

 Reading at West Hollywood Book Fair 2004 

Scope and Contents note

Program.

2 7

 Subseries 1.4: Producer 2000-2006   1.0 folder.

Series Scope and Content

Programs, flyers, and clippings from events and performances produced by Kearns and with Kearns assistance.

Box Folder

 After Words: Honoring Writers We Miss 2000 

Scope and Contents note

Programs, flyers, clippings.

2 8

 Dream: the Lyrics & of Johnny Mercer 2002 

Scope and Contents note

Programs.

2 8

 The Flatted Fifth 2001 

Scope and Contents note

Postcards, program.

2 8

 Kurt Weill: The Centennial 2000 

Scope and Contents note

Program.

2 8

 Love Letters 2005 

Scope and Contents note

Program.

2 8

 Tales from the Row: It's a Tough Row to Hoe 2006 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, flyers.

2 8

 Tap Your Troubles Away!: The Words and Music of Jerry Herman 2001 

Scope and Contents note

Program.

2 8

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Series 2:  Series 2: Emcee, Model, and Speaker 1976-2006   3 folders, 18 VHS videocasettes, 1 DVD.

Series Scope and Content

The subseries consists of invitations, programs, and videotapes of various events hosted or with appearances by Kearns. The events include promotional appearances for his productions and performances along with benefits and awareness raising events for charitable organizations. The subseries includes video tapes of several of Kearns' appearances on Get Used to It, a cable public affairs program produced by the City of West Hollywood, hosted by California Senator Sheila James Kuehl.

Box Item

 7:30 Report, segment February 2, 1993 

9 25

 The 10% Show, Chicago April 1990 

9 19
Box Folder

 The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: Ribbon of Hope, Appearance 2001 

Scope and Contents note

Invitation, program.

3 1

 AIDS Candlelight Memorial, Host 2001 

Scope and Contents note

Postcard, program.

3 1

 AIDS Housing Santa Barbara, Reading 2002 

Scope and Contents note

Program, invitation.

3 1
Box Item

 AIDS in Hollywood, Fox Entertainment News segments November 17, 1989 

9 2
Box Folder

 American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Advertising model 2000 

Scope and Contents note

Print advertising literature, newspaper advertising.

7 2

 Being Alive, Reading 1998 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, flyers.

4 6

 Business Alliance of Los Angeles (BALA), Guest speaker 2000 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.

3 1

 Calendar model 2002 

Scope and Contents note

Calendar images.

7 2

 Celebrating Jim Kepner's Life & the Past 50 Years of the Gay and Lesbian Rights Movement, Emcee (with Robin Tyler) 1998 

Scope and Contents note

Program.

3 1

 Community Crisis & Help Line and Working Wonders, Contributing author/playwright 2002 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, flyers.

4 6
Box Item

 Des Moines, Iowa, television program 1986-1987 

9 11

 Entertainment Daily Journal, AIDS series 1991 

9 2

 Entertainment Daily Journal, AIDS series 1991 

9 18

 Entertainment Tonight, HIV segment 1991 

9 20
Box Folder

 Five Acres Boys' and Girls' Aid Society, Reading 2002 

Scope and Contents note

Flyers.

4 6

 Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards, special guest 1991 

Scope and Contents note

Program.

3 1

 Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, Host and performer 1998-2001 

Scope and Contents note

Announcement, photograph, postcards, poster.

4 6

 Get Used to It 1998-2006 

Box Item

 Voices of Our Lives: Michael Kearns, show #52 May 1998 

9 5

 Challenges in the Millennium, show #68 January 7, 2000 

9 6

 Out in the Industry, show #76 March 2, 2001 

9 7

 The One Institute, show #79 May 11, 2001 

9 8

 Experiencing Death, show #106 February 2002 

9 9
Box Folder

 Eric Rofes 1954-2006, show #130, DVD November 2006 

10 4
Box Item

 Heart to Heart: Two conversations between Robert Hales and Michael Kearns September 23, 1997 

9 12
Box Folder

 Highways Performance Space, Benefit performance 1998 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.

4 6

 Jeff Griffith Gay & Lesbian Youth Center, Committee member 2000 

Scope and Contents note

Invitation.

4 6

 Lambda Literary Awards Gala, Host committee 2002 

Scope and Contents note

Program, invitation.

3 1

 Lamp Community, Guest director 2000-2001 

Scope and Contents note

Programs.

4 6

 Liberty Hill Foundation, Host committee 2000 

Scope and Contents note

Program.

4 6
Box Item

 Los Angeles Gay Men's Chorus circa 1985 

Scope and Contents note

Christmas program.

9 21
Box Folder

 National Stonewall Democratic Federation, Special guest 2000 

Scope and Contents note

Invitation.

4 6

 No on 64, P.A.N.I.C. in Griffith Park, Special thanks 1986 

Scope and Contents note

Program, ticket, literature.

4 6
Box Item

 One in 10 People, show #3 no date 

9 24
Box Folder

 Playwrights' Arena, Presenter 2001 

Scope and Contents note

Program.

4 6

 Salk Institute for AIDS Research, Reading 1995 

Scope and Contents note

Clipping.

4 6
Box Item

 The Tomorrow Show, "Male Hustlers" June 22, 1976 

9 29

 Tri-Cable, Milwaukee, Wisconsin no date 

Scope and Contents note

Interview

9 22

 Various television programs 1991 

9 29

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Series 3:  Series 3: Writings 1974-2005   6.0 folders.

Series Scope and Content

The series consists of Kearns' non-theatrical works including poetry, articles, columns, editorials and letters to the editor along with clippings and flyers related to his published books.

Series 3:  Subseries 3.1: Author, Poet 1974-2005   2.0 folders.

Subseries Scope and Content

The subseries contains primarily clippings and flyers related to Kearns' poetry and published works, including an article from the period of his portrayal as the author of the Happy Hustler.

Box Folder

 Acting = Life: An Actor's Life 1996 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.

4 2

 Gay Hollywood 1999 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.

4 2

 Getting Your Solo Act Together 1997 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.

4 2

 The Happy Hustler 1974 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings.

4 2

 Life Expectancies: Monologues that Challenge 2005 

Scope and Contents note

Sample book cover, program.

4 2

 O Solo Homo 1998 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, postcards, programs.

4 2

 The Solo Performer's Journey 2005 

Scope and Contents note

Flyers, press release, sample book cover.

4 2

 T-Cells and Sympathy: Monologues in the Age of AIDS 1995-2001 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, flyers, press release.

4 2

 Theatrepoem circa 2000 

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.

1 8

 Wanted: Widow's Assistant 1995 

Scope and Contents note

Publishing agreement.

4 2

 Wartime circa 2000 

Scope and Contents note

Postcard.

1 8

Series 4:  Subseries 3.2: Journalist, Columnist 1983-2005   4.0 folders.

Subseries Scope and Content

The Subseries includes Kearns' articles and columns arranged by the publishing newspaper or magazine along with editorials, letters to the editor and some articles on family. He wrote on a variety of topics of interest to the gay and HIV+/AIDS communities as well as the performing arts. The file on family contains some of articles on his life as a parent.

Box Folder

 Back Stage West 2002 

1 9

 Edge,  L.A. Edge,  The Edge 1983-1998 

Box Folder

 Articles, interviews, reviews 1983-1998 

4 3

 Top Ten List 1996 

4 3
Box Folder

 Frontiers 1998 

1 9

 Glendale News-Press circa 1994 

1 9

 In Magazine 2003-2005 

4 3

 In Style for Men circa 1985 

1 9

 LA Weekly 1998-2005 

4 3

 Lambda Book Report 1999 

1 9

 Los Angeles Times 1999 

1 9

 Male Review circa 1987 

1 9

 Paper 1999 

1 9

 Unzipped 2001 

1 9

 Editorials, letters to the editor 1999-2003 

1 10

 Family 1997-2004 

Scope and Contents note

Articles, correspondence, editorials.

1 11

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Series 4:  Series 4: Awards, Commendations, and Honors 1987-2007   5.0 folders.

Series Scope and Content

Awards, Commendations, and Honors Series consists of certificates and trophies for Kearns' achievements in theater and as an activist for gay, HIV+/AIDS, and other underserved communities.

Box Folder

 American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California, Lesbian and Gay Rights Chapter, award plaque 1987 

5 2

 Back Stage West Garland Awards 2000 

Scope and Contents note

Program.

3 2

 California Senate 2004 

Scope and Contents note

Certificate of recognition.

3 2

 California Senate resolution 1992 

Scope and Contents note

Certificate.

7 3

 Des Moines, Iowa 1987 

Scope and Contents note

Key to the city.

8 1

 Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund 1999 

Scope and Contents note

Victory award; fax.

3 2

 LA Weekly Queen of Angels award 2007 

Scope and Contents note

Program.

3 2

 Los Angeles City Council resolution 1987 

Scope and Contents note

Certificate.

7 3

 Los Angeles City Council resolution 1998 

Scope and Contents note

Clipping, flyer.

3 2

 Los Angeles City Council 2002 

Scope and Contents note

Certificate of appreciation.

3 2

 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle 1993 

Scope and Contents note

Award plaque for distinguished achievement.

5 3

 Maddy Awards 2000 

Scope and Contents note

Certificate for performance in Bill and Eddie.

3 2

 The Metro St. Louis AIDS Interfaith Network 1999 

Scope and Contents note

Certificate for outstanding services.

3 2

 National Coming Out Day 1992 

Scope and Contents note

Certificate.

3 2

 Playwrights' Arena 2002 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, programs.

3 2

 Robby Awards 1993 

Scope and Contents note

Trophy for best actor, comedy, in Camille.

8 2

 The Robert Chesley Foundation playwriting award 2005 

Scope and Contents note

Invitation.

3 2

 St. Louis Mayor 1992 

Scope and Contents note

Proclamation.

7 3

 Source Theatre Company, board of trustees award 1991 

Scope and Contents note

Certificate.

7 3

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Series 5:  Series 5: Biographical 1972-2007   13 folders, 1 VHS videocassette, 3 compact audiocassette tapes.

Series Scope and Content

The Series contains biographical information in the form of newspaper, magazine and other media interviews along with a VHS videotape of clips of some of his performances, personal correspondence, and limited information on Kearns' Artist Confronting AIDS organization and Michael Kearns' Workspace, later referred to as the Space at Fountain's End, his theatrical performance space.

Box Folder

 Clippings 1972-2007 

3 3

 California Theatre Annual 1982-1983   2.0 folders.

6 1-2

 Headshots, photographs 1980-2000 

11 1
Box Item

 Video clips from performances circa 1995 

9 10

 Interviews on compact audiocassette tapes circa 1980 

Box Folder

 KALW, San Francisco by Alan Farley 1976 

10 3

 The Breakfast Show,  The Edge circa 1980 

10 3

 Out & Out, parts 1 and 2 circa 1980 

10 3
Box Folder

 Correspondence - personal 1986-2003 

3 4

 Proposals and undeveloped concepts circa 1990   3.0 folders.

3 5-7

 Artists Confronting AIDS; 1990-1993 

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, proclamation.

3 8

 Michael Kearns' Workspace / Space at Fountain's End 2005-2006 

Box Folder

 E-mail, flyers, press releases 2005 

3 9

 Scrapbook 2005-2006 

3 10

 Correspondence, flyers, postcards, programs, press releases 2006 

3 11

 AIDSWatch installation photographs 2006 

11 3

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