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Finding Aid to the Jim Cavener Papers, 1955-1999

Finding aid prepared by Lizzie Hernandez, (c) 2013

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator - Creator
Cavener, Jim
Title
Jim Cavener papers
Collection no.
Coll2013.096
Date [inclusive]
1955-1999
Extent
4.35 linear feet., 3 archive boxes + 1 archive carton
Language
English
Abstract
This collection primarily consists of Jim Cavener's reviews of theater, artists and art exhibits, music, and community news and events of the Greater San Bernandino Area from 1987-1997. Clippings from Upland Magazine,   Rancho Cucamonga News,  Inland Valley Daily Empire and  Ontario Daily Report as well as performing arts clippings comprise the bulk of the materials. The collection also includes event flyers, photographs of theater productions, correspondence, and general LGBT articles.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Jim Cavener papers, Coll2013-096, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biography

Jim Cavener was born in California and worked in the greater San Bernadino Area for 25 years as a daily print journalist and theater and arts critic at Upland Magazine,  Rancho Cucamonga News,  Inland Valley Daily Empire and  Ontario Daily Report. As of 2013, he resides in Asheville, North Carolina where he works as a journalist at the   Asheville Citizen Times. In addition, he is an active member of Quaker community groups such as Society and Friends and Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns. He is also a trustee for  Friends Journal.

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Scope and Contents

This collection primarily consists of Jim Cavener's reviews of theater, artists and art exhibits, music, and community news and events of the Greater San Bernandino Area from 1987-1997. Clippings from Upland Magazine,  Rancho Cucamonga News,  Inland Valley Daily Empire and  Ontario Daily Report as well as performing arts clippings comprise the bulk of the materials. The collection also includes event flyers, photographs of theater productions, correspondence, and general LGBT articles.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
(c) 2013
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 821-2771
askone@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Acquisition

Donated by Jim Cavener on May 30, 2002.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Lizzie Hernandez, October 2013.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

Los Angeles Performing Arts publications, November 1990; January 1991; January, April, July, October, November, December 1992; January 1994; and the Old Globe Theater Festival, July 1992.

Map of Hollywood California.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)

Occupation(s)

  • Theater critics--California--San Bernadino County

Subject(s)

  • Theater

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Jim Cavener papers 1955-1999 

Box Folder

 Clippings from other writers 1991-1996   [3 folders]

Scope and Contents

Includes assorted clippings about Jim Cavener and Cavener's editor Brian Soergel, as well as clippings about general topics.

2 3-5

 Dance review clippings 1990-1996 

1 1

 Film review clippings 1990-1997 

1 3

 Food review clippings 1990 

1 4

 Highlights and reviews of community art exhibits, artists and events 1987-1997   [9 folders]

1 5-13

 Lita Gray Chaplin event material undated 

1 2

 LGBT articles 1996-1997 

1 14

 Music review clippings 1989-1997   [2 folders]

1 15-16

 Performing arts clippings, gay-related 1955-1999   [3 folders]

4 1-3
Box

 Performing arts clippings, obituaries, J through Z circa 1980-1999   [3 binders]

4
Box Folder

 Performing arts programs and clippings 1979-1996 

3 5

 Performing arts programs, fliers, and pamphlets 1990-1997, undated 

3 6

 Photocopies of reviews and writings circa 1987-1993   [6 folders]

1 17-22

 Promotional material regarding theater, opera, and television productions. 1989-1992   [2 folders]

Scope and Contents

Black and white photographic prints of the stage productions of Showboat,  The Nutcracker,  Making Porn, and  Loot. Includes flyers, postcards, pamphlets, theater magazines, news releases and programmes.

2 1-2

 Theater press kits, publicity images, and programs 1996-1997, undated 

3 7

 Theater review clippings 1989-1997   [13 folders]

2 6-18

 Theater review clippings 1989-1997   [3 folders]

3 1-3

 Travel, correspondence and notes undated 

Scope and Contents

Includes pamphlets, flyers, letters and notes regarding visits to and reviews of theatrical events, concerts, art exhibits and museums.

3 4

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