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Finding Aid to the Steven Reigns Papers, bulk 2000-2010

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.

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator - Creator
Reigns, Steven
Title
Steven Reigns papers
Collection no.
Coll2013.099
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 2000-2010
Date [inclusive]
1978-2011
Extent
0.4 linear foot., 1 archive carton.
Language
English
Abstract
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.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Steven Reigns papers, Coll2013-099, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biography

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.

Source:

Reigns, Steven, "About Steven Reigns," www.stevenreigns.com (accessed October 18, 2013).

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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.

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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

Gift of Steven Reigns, February 9, 2011.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, October 18, 2013.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Gay men's writings
  • Poetry

Personal Name(s)

  • Sapphire, 1950-

Subject(s)

  • African American lesbians
  • Gays' writings, American
  • Lesbian writings

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Steven Reigns papers 

Box Folder

 Clippings about Reigns 2002-2010 

1 1

 Clippings of writings by Reigns 1999-2011 

1 2

 Flyers and publicity 2002-2010 

1 3

 Media 

Box Item

 Anais Nin at 105 circa 2000-2010   1 DVD.

VDD VDD0583

 Classification: a performance by Steven Reigns and Thaddeus Root March 19, 2005   1 DVD.

VDD VDD0484

 LGBT Voices on Pacifica, 1969-2009 2009   1 CD.

ACD ACD0571

 Loving in Fear 2005   1 DVD.

VDD VDD0485

 Loving in Fear, web movie 2005   1 DVD.

VDD VDD0486

 My Life is Poetry 2010   2 DVDs.

VDD VDD0487-0488

 Queer Mondays at Highways performance circa 2000-2010   1 DVD.

VDD VDD0489

 WMNF radio interview June 10, 2005   1 CD.

ACD ACD0572
Box Folder

 Nolan, Vin, autographed flyer circa 2000-2010 

1 4

 Phire, selections from ACA writers' bloc 2005 

1 5

 Reigns as model, calendar 2006, 2009 

1 6

 Sapphire 1978-2007 

1 7-10
Box Folder

 Annotated bibliography 2007 

1 7

 Clippings and writings 1978-2007 

1 8-10

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