Finding Aid to the Steven Reigns Papers, bulk 2000-2010
Table of Contents
Finding aid prepared by Loni Shibuyama, (c) 2013
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
- ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
- Creator - Creator
- Reigns, Steven
- Steven Reigns papers
- Collection no.
- Date [bulk]
- Bulk, 2000-2010
- Date [inclusive]
- 0.4 linear foot., 1 archive carton.
- Writings and poetry, clippings, flyers, CDs, DVDs, a calendar and material about the lesbian writer Sapphire, bulk 2000-2010, from gay writer and poet Steven Reigns. The collection documents Reigns' writing career and also includes Reigns' research and annotated bibliography on the African American lesbian writer Sapphire.
[Box/folder #, or item name] Steven Reigns papers, Coll2013-099, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.
Steven Reigns is a Los Angeles-based poet and educator. After earning a degree in Creative Writing at the University of South Florida, he published his debut poetry collection, Your Dead Body is My Welcome Mat, in 2001. Since then, Reigns has published six chapbooks: Ignited, Cartography, In the Room, As if Memories Were Not Enough, Project, and Stu. A five-time recipient of the Los Angeles County Department of Cultural Affairs' Artist in Residency Grant, Reigns organized and taught the first-ever autobiography poetry workshop for GLBT seniors and edited an anthology of their writings, My Life is Poetry. He has taught writing workshops around the country to GLBT youth and people living with HIV and recently received his Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. His newest collection of poetry, Inheritance, was published in 2011 by Sibling Rivalry Press.
Reigns, Steven, "About Steven Reigns," www.stevenreigns.com (accessed October 18, 2013).
Scope and Contents
The collection includes writings and poetry, clippings, flyers, CDs, DVDs, a calendar and material about the lesbian writer Sapphire, bulk 2000-2010, from gay writer and poet Steven Reigns. The materials document Reigns' writing career and includes his poetry as well as recordings of his performances and readings. The collection also includes Reigns' research and annotated bibliography on the African American lesbian writer Sapphire.
This collection is arranged alphabetically.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
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.
Gift of Steven Reigns, February 9, 2011.
Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, October 18, 2013.
Controlled Access Headings
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
- Gay men's writings
- Sapphire, 1950-
- African American lesbians
- Gays' writings, American
- Lesbian writings
Series 1: Steven Reigns papers
Clippings about Reigns 2002-2010
Clippings of writings by Reigns 1999-2011
Flyers and publicity 2002-2010
Anais Nin at 105 circa 2000-2010 1 DVD.
Classification: a performance by Steven Reigns and Thaddeus Root March 19, 2005 1 DVD.
LGBT Voices on Pacifica, 1969-2009 2009 1 CD.
Loving in Fear 2005 1 DVD.
Loving in Fear, web movie 2005 1 DVD.
My Life is Poetry 2010 2 DVDs.
Queer Mondays at Highways performance circa 2000-2010 1 DVD.
WMNF radio interview June 10, 2005 1 CD.
Nolan, Vin, autographed flyer circa 2000-2010
Phire, selections from ACA writers' bloc 2005
Reigns as model, calendar 2006, 2009
Annotated bibliography 2007
Clippings and writings 1978-2007