Screamers collection, circa 1963-1981.
Collection Number: 8126

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Screamers collection, circa 1963-1981.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Collection Number:
8126
Abstract:
Collection includes original art, photographs and fliers, a 1977 fan club application, press kits, press releases, files of handwritten lyrics, letters, press clippings and magazines, publicity and business plans, guest lists, fan club mailing lists, and other business records and correspondence
Creator:
Quanitities:
3.5 cubic feet.
Language:
Collection material in English

Biographical / Historical

The Screamers were an American punk rock group formed in 1975 that participated in the first wave Los Angeles, California punk scene. Often categorized as electropunk, their sound included a synthesizer (ARP Odyssey) and electric piano (Fender Rhodes). Other punk musicians and bands have cited the Screamers as a key influence. The group never released an official recording of any kind, although several bootleg recordings of rehearsals or live performances have since appeared; they have been called one of the great unrecorded groups in rock history. Artist Gary Panter's logo for the band, a stylized cartoon of a screaming head with spiked hair, became one of the most recognizable images to emerge from punk rock.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Collection includes original art, photographs and fliers, a 1977 fan club application, press kits, press releases, files of handwritten lyrics, letters, press clippings and magazines, including TOLO, the Franklin High School (Seattle, WA) Newsletter with articles authored by Tommy Tibbits (Gear), a notebook that belonged to Tomata du Plenty (1978), touring, publicity and business plans, guest lists, fan club mailing lists, plans to release a debut album in video form, and other business records and correspondence

INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:

Screamers collection, #8126. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

SUBJECTS

Subjects:
The Screamers (Musical group).
Punk rock musicians -- California -- Los Angeles.
Punk culture -- California -- Los Angeles.
Punk rock musicians.
Punk culture.
Punk rock music.
Gender identity

CONTAINER LIST
Container
Description
Date
Business records
1967-1980
Contracts, financial and legal materials
1977-1979
Box 1 Folder 1
Screamers Contracts
1978-1979
Scope and Contents
Contains various contracts, m/s and typed, for The Screamers shows, appearances, tapes, etc.
Box 1 Folder 5
Taxes Finance Performance
1978-1979
Scope and Contents
Contains various documentations of payments for shows, most by hand, on backs of Xeroxed fliers, calendars, etc.
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence from Tommy Gear to television stations and zines
1979
Scope and Contents
Concerning unauthorized use of Screamers video footage and reprinting of confidential letters
Box 1 Folder 6
Q and A about Trademarks booklet
Undated
Box 1 Folder 6
Various business cards for lawyers
Undated
Stapled to sheet of paper
Box 1 Folder 6
Letter from Law Offices of Martin Gilbert
Undated
Box 1 Folder 6
Ficticious Business Name Statement
1979
Scope and Contents
Form filled out by Tommy Tibbits, with receipt
Box 1 Folder 6
Proof of Publication form for The Screamers
1979
Box 1 Folder 6
Small Business Office letter
1979
Box 1 Folder 6
Motion Picture Release Forms
1977
4 copies
Signed.
Box 1 Folder 13
Screamers Misc.
1978-1979
Scope and Contents
Contains handwritten PR planning, notes on performance, t-shirt printing, tax documents, etc.
Box 1 Folder 14
Phone numbers, tour expenses, recording schedules and costs
1978
Blue notebook.
Scope and Contents
Belonged to Tomata
Business Correspondence
1970-1980
Box 3 Folder 1
Barney Wood and Becky Burns (B and B) Trips
1970
Scope and Contents
Envelope containing Tommy Gear's letters to and from Barney Wood and Becky Burns (B and B)
Box 3 Folder 1
Handmade birthday card/zine for Melba Toast (Tommy Gear) from Sherree and Francine
1970-1979
Includes pins and photographs collaged into card. In Pee-Chee Portfolio
Scope and Contents
Early CBGB and Ramones photos.
Box 3 Folder 2
Business Correspondence
1978-1980
Scope and Contents
Envelope containing various receipts, letters from court, library collection notices for Tommy Gear, tax returns and tax correspondence
Box 4 Folder 1
Envelope addressed to Tommy Gear from San Gabriel Valley Tribune
1978
Scope and Contents
Handwritten from article author Russell Gollard. Contains 2 copies of SGV Tribune Weekender, 8/4/78 (pg. 12-13, 'Punk' article, quotes from Tomata and Tommy Gear)
Fan Club Materials
1977-1979
Box 1 Folder 2
Birthday Greetings
Undated
Typed
Scope and Contents
Page for fan club announcing Tommy Gear's birthday
Box 1 Folder 2
Quotes to Lace around Sheila's Interview
Undated
Typed
Scope and Contents
Pulled quotes for interview
Box 1 Folder 2
Summer Foods to Enjoy in Your Garden
Undated
Typed recipe with collaged images
Box 1 Folder 2
Tommy Gear Questionnaire
Undated
Typed
Box 1 Folder 2
Tomato Du Plenty Questionnaire
Undated
2 pages.
Typed on blue paper
Box 1 Folder 2
KK Kwestionarre
Undated
2 pages.
Typed on blue paper
Box 1 Folder 2
Paul Roessler Questionnaire
Undated
2 pages.
Typed on blue paper
Box 1 Folder 2
Screamers Fans Unite!!
Undated
Typed
Scope and Contents
Membership sign up for Fan Club
Box 1 Folder 2
We haven't forgotten you
1979-02-02
2 copies
Scope and Contents
Letter to members of Screamers Fan Club.
Box 1 Folder 2
We haven't forgotten you
1979-02-02
Scope and Contents
Letter to members of Screamers Fan Club with Gary Panter logo in corner. One copy original, one Xeroxed
Box 1 Folder 2
Thanks for waiting so long
1979
2 copies
Scope and Contents
Letter from Screamers fan club.
Box 1 Folder 2
Handwritten notes about pricing of Screamers T shirts
Undated
Box 1 Folder 2
Various pages from Screamers fanzine
Undated
Photocopies.
Box 1 Folder 2
Savings passbook for Screamers Fan Club bank account
1978
Box 1 Folder 2
Disc Tech Tearsheet Article
1979-07
creator: Love, John
3 pages.
Scope and Contents
From TWA Ambassador.
Box 1 Folder 3
Screamers - amount of expenses and payouts
1977
Yellow envelope containing 3 receipts
Box 1 Folder 3
Screamers Fan Club letter
1979-03-02
Photocopies.
Box 1 Folder 3
New Clues to Causes of Violence
Undated
Black and white
Scope and Contents
Screamers Fan Club Zine #2. 5 pg.
Photocopies.
Box 1 Folder 3
Crewlist Screamers
1979-07
2 copies
Typed
Scope and Contents
List of Screamers personnel for a show at the Roxy.
Box 1 Folder 3
Screamers Guestlist
1979-07-21
Typed
Scope and Contents
List of Screamers personnel for a show at the Roxy.
Box 1 Folder 3
Screamers Guestlist
1979-07-20
Typed
Scope and Contents
List of Screamers personnel for a show at the Roxy.
Box 1 Folder 3
Screamers Guestlist
1979-07-19
Typed
Scope and Contents
List of Screamers personnel for a show at the Roxy.
Box 3 Folder 3
Screamers Best
1978-12
Scope and Contents
Fan club mailer.
Photocopies.
Box 3 Folder 3
Screamers Fan Club Membership form No. 2
1978
Scope and Contents
Featuring Eric Blum's photograph of the band (Membership for $4 fee).
Offset lithographs.
Box 3 Folder 3
Screamers Fans Unite
1977
Scope and Contents
First Screamers Fan Club application. Photo by Herb Wrede. Xerox
Box 3 Folder 3
Screamers Fan Club application
1978
Scope and Contents
Photo by Tom Griswold. Not well circulated
Photocopies.
Box 3 Folder 3
Screamers Best
1978
Scope and Contents
Page from Screamer's fan club mailing signed "Hiya! - Tomata" by Tomata du Plenty, addressed to Jon Savage
Box 3 Folder 4
Rio's Questionnaire with Tomata
1977-01
Typed
Box 3 Folder 5
Tomasino Questionnaire
1970-1979
7 pages.
Holiday images on reverse, questions regarding fame and future plans
Box 3 Folder 6
Tomata's Questionnaire on G. Bugatti
1977
Typed, photo collage on reverse
Box 3 Folder 7
Quiz and Interview with "Gianni Bugatti"
1976-12
Handwritten
Box 4 Folder 2
Screamers Fan Club Application flier
1970-1979
Collaged with Ken Banks photograph and text below
Box 4 Folder 2
"Screamers Fans Unite!!" Fan Club Membership form No. 1
1978
Scope and Contents
(Membership for a $2 fee) featuring Eric Blum's photograph of the band
123 Rhapsody film
1978-1979
Box 1 Folder 4
The 123 Rhapsody Summary
1979
creator: Daalder, R.
Illustrated and typed.
Scope and Contents
Treatment for film.
Photocopies.
Box 1 Folder 4
Modern Props
Undated
Color and black and white
Scope and Contents
Photographs of sets and props, with blue back page with information of the company
Photocopies.
Box 1 Folder 4
An Introduction to Rhapsody Entertainments and the Screamers
1979
Scope and Contents
Binder containing Press Kit and correspondence concerning the press kit
Box 1 Folder 4
Typed list of crew members with contact information
Undated
Box 1 Folder 4
Renee Daalder resume packet
1979
Box 1 Folder 4
The 1,2,3 Rhapsody
1978
creator: Daalder, Rene
Scope and Contents
Extended treatment for film
Mailings
1977-1979
Box 1 Folder 7
Rolodex cards for NYC labels, press, television, radio, etc.
Undated
42 cards
Box 1 Folder 7
Contact information for Tomata du Plenty and Tommy Gear
Undated
Scope and Contents
As well as other numbers, list of food on back. Page from notebook
Box 1 Folder 7
Press phone numbers for LA, CA
Undated
Handwritten list in pencil and ink.
Box 1 Folder 7
Note about playing a show w/ Suicide and the B-52s
Undated
White paper/blue ink
Box 1 Folder 7
Message slips for Tommy
Undated
Scope and Contents
Regarding press, shows, radio, etc.
Box 1 Folder 7
Various scrap papers
Undated
Scope and Contents
With addresses, numbers, contact info and other small notes, m/s.
Box 1 Folder 7
Ken Banks photograph
Undated
Scope and Contents
Glossy ad with phone number.
Box 1 Folder 7
List of phone numbers
Undated
Handwritten on white pape
Scope and Contents
Includes names, press, publications
Box 1 Folder 7
List of NY publication addresses
Undated
Box 1 Folder 7
Screamers Dates
1977-05-1979-09
2 pg. yellow paper. Typed.
Box 1 Folder 7
To Be Sent Fan Club Material
Undated
Scope and Contents
Typed list of names and addresses (names includes Jerry of Devo)
Box 1 Folder 7
LA photographers
Undated
Typed list
Box 1 Folder 7
'LA Radio' stations
Undated
Typed list
Box 1 Folder 7
Screamers mailing list
Undated
3 pages.
Scope and Contents
Includes names, labels, press (list of who was sent a copy of the Screamers release)
Box 1 Folder 8
Red scrap paper with hand written directions
Undated
Signed on verso, "Tomata or David"
Box 1 Folder 8
Fan Club Mailing Lists
Undated
Typed with handwritten updates.
Photocopies.
Box 1 Folder 8
Booklet of music publication addresses
Undated
Box 1 Folder 8
San Diego publicity addresses: radio and TV
Undated
Typed
Box 1 Folder 8
List of phone numbers
Undated
Handwritten in black marker, written on back of flyer for Whisky, LA, CA. shows 4/13-15/78 (G. Panter, M. Gira (SWANS), C. Weirdo)
Box 1 Folder 9
Ohio Ohio Akron, Ohio
Undated
Typed
Scope and Contents
Lists of addresses (addresses for Pirate's Cove, DEVO: Bob and Mark, press, record stores, radio and television.)
Photocopies.
Box 1 Folder 10
Baltimore Baltimore Baltimore
Undated
Typed
Scope and Contents
Copies of addresses for record stores, radio, press and television
Photocopies.
Box 1 Folder 11
East Coast: Conn, Ohio, Vermont, Chicago, Penn
Undated
Typed
Scope and Contents
Page of Fan Club addresses
Photocopies.
Box 1 Folder 12
Old Address Lists
Undated
Typed
Scope and Contents
Mailing lists for New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Montreal, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Vermont, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Boston (New York list contains names such as Lou Reed, Lux and Ivy (The Cramps), Ramones, Richard Hell, Gene Simmons, Sylvain, Richard Lloyd, Alan Vega, Sabel Starr, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, Lenny Kaye, Lydia Lunch, Cheetah Chrome, Danny Fields)
Record Companies
Undated
Box 1 Folder 16
Record company names and contact information
Undated
Handwritten
Scope and Contents
Various notes on scraps of paper
Box 1 Folder 16
"We passed on Screamers, I gave it to SIRE to evaluate, they also passed - nothing new."
Undated
Handwritten note on Warner Brothers Records stationary from Roberta Peterson
Box 1 Folder 16
Letter from Stan Cornyn
1978
Typed
Scope and Contents
Executive Vice President of Warner Brothers Records, officially passing on the Screamers.
NY Emmaus House
1967-1968
Box 1 Folder 14
Pamphlet for Emmaus House
Undated
San Francisco, California
Box 1 Folder 14
Going on at Emmaus NYC
1968-02-1968-06
Scope and Contents
Calendar of events flyer
Box 1 Folder 14
Community News Notes Newsletter, Emmaus House
1968-06-01
Box 1 Folder 14
Gregory Baum's nationally syndicated column
1968-01-05
Scope and Contents
Article on Emmaus House
Photocopies.
Box 1 Folder 14
NY Times
1968-01-07
creator: Hofman, Paul
Scope and Contents
Article on Emmaus House
Photocopies.
Box 1 Folder 14
Newsweek
1967-11-27
Scope and Contents
Article on Emmaus House
Photocopies.
Box 1 Folder 14
Unity Trends, Vol. 1, No. 6
1968-02-01
Scope and Contents
Emmaus pamphlet
Photocopies.
Box 1 Folder 14
The Freedom Movement in Churches
1967
4 pages.
Typed
Scope and Contents
Emmaus House Guidelines and Manifesto. Outlines current and future plans for house
Box 1 Folder 14
Toward A Secular Understanding of the Ecumenical?
1967
creator: Van Den Heuvel, Albert H.
7 pages.
Typed
Scope and Contents
Excerpts from article "the Humiliation of the Church"
Box 1 Folder 14
Emmaus House Newsletter
1968-05
Box 1 Folder 14
Letter from David Kirk
1968-05
Typed
Scope and Contents
Coordinator of Emmaus House.
Box 1 Folder 14
'Manifesto of Emmaus': our first editorial: the Bread is Rising
Undated
Box 1 Folder 14
Four Meditations
Undated
creator: Strom, Hester G.
Typed
San Francisco, California
Box 1 Folder 14
Litany for the Underground, 1 and 2
Undated
creator: Castle, Robert W., Jr.
Lyric sheets and booklets
1977-1979
Box 3 Folder 5
The Damned Disciples Song Book
1977
Scope and Contents
Lyric booklet for the Damned albums 'Stretcher Case' and 'Sick of Being Sick'
Box 3 Folder 5
I Wanna Be Your Dog, No. 7
1977-11
Scope and Contents
Inside has adds for Sex Pistols 'Nevermind the Bollocks' and Elvis Costello's 'My Aim is True'
Box 3 Folder 5
Manuscript Lyrics for 122 Hours of Fear, Eva Braun, Peer Pressure, Last Four Digits, A Better World Begins With Me, Magazine Love
1977-1978
Scope and Contents
With excerpts of lyrics from Punish or Be Damned, If I Can't Have What I Want I Don't Want Anything, The Age of Unreason
Box 3 Folder 8
Why the World, Nervous, (Short), Violent World, Mensch, She Frightens, I Wanna Hurt, I Go For You, Friends, Vertigo, Punisher Be Damned, For Old Times Sake
1977-1979
Typed and handwritten notes in pencil
Scope and Contents
Lyric Booklet
Box 3 Folder 8
For Old Time's Sake
Undated
3 pages.
Typed
Box 3 Folder 8
For Old Time's Sake
1977-1979
4 pages.
Typed with handwritten notes and interactions for tape and recording
Box 3 Folder 8
I Wanna Hurt
Undated
creator: Gear, Tommy
Typed, stapled
Box 3 Folder 9
Sheila/ Lyrics
1979
Box 3 Folder 9
Sheila Edwards Birth Certificate
1979
Box 3 Folder 9
Strange Romance
1979
Handwritten lyrics
Photocopies.
Box 3 Folder 9
Immortality of Love
1979
Handwritten lyrics
Photocopies.
Box 3 Folder 9
Imortality of Love
1979
Handwritten notes, lyrics, shorthand
Box 3 Folder 9
Who's Deciding
1979
Typed lyrics
Box 3 Folder 9
Who's Deciding
1979
Handwritten lyrics
Box 3 Folder 9
RipCord
1979
Handwritten lyrics in pencil, (w/ notes on song structure and music)
Box 3 Folder 9
A Strange Romance
1979
Handwritten lyrics in pencil
Box 3 Folder 9
RipCord
1979
Handwritten lyrics, Xeroxed
Photocopies.
Box 3 Folder 9
Who's Deciding
1979
Typed
Box 3 Folder 9
Lyrics
Box 3 Folder 9
the Scream
Undated
Typed
Box 3 Folder 9
Why the World
Undated
Typed
Box 3 Folder 9
(It) Makes Me Nervous
Undated
Typed
Box 3 Folder 9
I am A Mensch
Undated
Typed
Box 3 Folder 9
She Frightens
Undated
Typed
Box 3 Folder 9
I Wanna Hurt
Undated
Typed
Scope and Contents
Includes lyrics and notes
Box 3 Folder 9
I Go For You
Undated
Typed
Box 3 Folder 9
Friends Right Now
Undated
Typed
Box 3 Folder 9
Vertigo(Let's Go—)
Undated
Typed
Box 3 Folder 9
Punish or Be Damned
Undated
Typed
Box 3 Folder 9
For Old Time's Sake
Undated
Typed
Box 3 Folder 10
Screamers Lyrics and Music
Box 3 Folder 10
Eva Braun
1977
Typed
Box 3 Folder 10
Punish or Be Damned
Undated
Typed
Scope and Contents
Lyrics and stage notes
Box 3 Folder 10
Friends Right Now
Undated
Scope and Contents
Lyrics and notes
Box 3 Folder 10
Friends Right Now
Undated
Scope and Contents
Partial lyric sheet
Box 3 Folder 10
I am A Mensch!
Undated
Scope and Contents
Lyrics, stage notes and direction, banter instructions, (duct tape top of page, reverse side 'Bass Prog' notes)
Box 3 Folder 10
Why the World
Undated
Typed lyrics and handwritten notes
Box 3 Folder 10
the Scream
Undated
Typed lyrics and handwritten notes
Box 3 Folder 10
She Frightens
Undated
Typed lyrics and handwritten notes
Scope and Contents
Includes key changes, lyric additions and adlibs
Box 3 Folder 10
She Frightens
Undated
Typed
Scope and Contents
Includes stage/song notes (stapled 'Female Supplement')
Box 3 Folder 10
She Frightens
Undated
Typed
Scope and Contents
Includes updated female notes and direction
Box 3 Folder 10
Friends Right Now
Undated
Typed lyrics and handwritten notes
Box 3 Folder 10
the Scream
Undated
Typed lyrics and handwritten notes
Scope and Contents
Includes key changes, updated lyrics and ad-libs
Box 3 Folder 10
possible unreleased/unrecorded Screamers song
Undated
Handwritten lyrics on notebook paper
Box 3 Folder 10
Peer Pressure
1977
Typed
Scope and Contents
Partial lyrics
Box 3 Folder 10
Vertigo
1977
Typed
Box 3 Folder 10
Don't Pay the Whore
1977
Typed
Box 3 Folder 10
Anything
1977
Typed
Box 3 Folder 10
Mater Dolores
1977
Typed
Box 3 Folder 10
G.O, Guy
1977
Typed
Box 3 Folder 10
I'm Going Steady with Twiggy
1976
Typed
Box 3 Folder 10
Better World
Undated
Typed
Box 3 Folder 10
I Wanna Hurt
Undated
creator: Gear, Tommy
Typed, stapled
Box 3 Folder 10
Violent World
1977
Box 3 Folder 10
Penelope and Tomata (unreleased)
Undated
Typed lyrics, 'Penelope and Tomata' written on bottom. Xerox
Scope and Contents
Unreleased
Box 3 Folder 10
Why the World (viola), Nervous (violin), Violent World, I Am A Mensch, She Frightens (viola), I Want to Hurt (w/ vocal cues and piano notes), Friends (viola), Vertigo, Pun- ish, 122 Hours, Old Tyme's Sake
Undated
Scope and Contents
Sheet music
Box 3 Folder 10
Screamers Songs - Basic tracks/ Rough takes
Undated
Typed
Scope and Contents
List of rough takes; Vertigo, Punish, Peer Pressure, Frightens, I Wanna Hurt, BCM, He Girlin…, IZZ, Better World, Violent World
Box 3 Folder 10
When the Dance Begins, That's When Strangers Meet (unreleased)
Undated
Typed with handwritten notes
Scope and Contents
Lyrics for unreleased Screamers song. Black pen, stained paper
Box 3 Folder 10
Why the World
Undated
Typed
Scope and Contents
5 different versions
Box 3 Folder 10
Where the Music Should Go
Undated
Typed large format
Scope and Contents
Includes recording notes, lines, arrangements and cues. Reads like a script for a solo performance, with all parts for Tomata.
Box 3 Folder 10
I AM A Mensch!
Undated
Typed large format
Scope and Contents
Lyrics, vocal cues, interlude and intermezzo for notations.
Box 3 Folder 10
Vertigo
Undated
3 pages.
Typed
Scope and Contents
Different intro, verses and chorus locations, additional lyrics
Box 3 Folder 10
Why the World, Nervous, Violent World, I AM A Mensch, She Frightens, I Wanna Hurt, I Go For You, Friends, Vertigo, Punish or Be Damned, For Old Time's Sake
Undated
Typed
Scope and Contents
Lyrics booklet
Box 3 Folder 10
I Wanna Hurt
1979
creator: Gear, Tommy
Typed
Scope and Contents
Lyrics and cover sheet
Box 3 Folder 10
Peer Pressure
1979
Typed
Scope and Contents
Lyrics (incomplete)
Box 3 Folder 10
the Girl in the Car with the Glasses On, Vertigo, Peer Pressure, She Frightens, Hurt
Undated
On typewriter paper
Scope and Contents
Lyrics for the songs, Hurt is formerly 'I Wanna Hurt' by T.G.
Photographs, original art, and recordings
1977-2004
Photographs
1977-1979
Box 2 Folder 4
Screamers black and white press photograph
1977-04-09
creator: Stern, Jenny
Scope and Contents
Photograph by Jenny Stern (aka Jenny Lens), marked and stamped
Box 2 Folder 4
Black and White Screamers press photographs
1978
creator: Blum, Eric
Scope and Contents
Five unique images from the same photo shoot
Gelatin silver prints.
Box 2 Folder 4
Tommy Gear photograph
1978
Hand painted and colored
Scope and Contents
Unknown photographer
Box 2 Folder 4
Unknown subject
Undated
Color photograph
Box 2 Folder 5
Tommy Gear and KK in San Francisco
1979
creator: Ray, Ruby
Black and White Photograph
Scope and Contents
Search and Destroy stamp on back
Box 2 Folder 5
Screamers backstage at Mabuhay Gardens
1978
creator: Zie, Kamera
Black and White Photograph
Box 2 Folder 5
Tomata du Plenty dancing on stage at Mabuhay Gardens
1978
creator: Zie, Kamera
Black and White Photograph
Box 2 Folder 5
Tomata du Plenty performing on stage at Mabuhay Gardens
1978
creator: Zie, Kamera
Black and White Photograph
Box 2 Folder 5
Screamers performing on stage at Mabuhay Gardens
1977
creator: Zie, Kamera
Black and White Photograph
Box 4 Folder 3
Black and White photograph of Tomata and KK
1977-1979
Pin holes in corners of print
Gelatin silver prints.
Box 4 Folder 3
Screamers performing live
1977-1979
creator: Hoffman, Jill
Color photograph
Scope and Contents
Print by Jill Hoffman/Target
Original art
1979
Box 7
Screamers
1979
Original mechanical in color by Gary Panter 1979, signed recto by artist on mount, initialed in image.
Box 7
Tomata du Plenty
Undated
Original art [stenciled spray paint on board] in black and white and color, initialed lower right recto "TdP" by Tomata du Plenty.
Box 7
Tomata du Plenty
Undated
Original art [stenciled spray paint on board] in black and white and color, initialed lower right recto "TdP" by Tomata du Plenty.
Recordings
2001-2004
Box 2 Folder 9
In a Better World
CD-3530
2001
Scope and Contents
CD: Screamers Live at the Whisky a Go-Go 1/6-7/78, Live at the Roxy 5/17-19-79, Demos. Released on ExtraVertigo Recordings and Xeroid Records, ltd. ed #93/250
Box 2 Folder 9
Screamers Live in San Francisco, CA. 9/2/78
DVD-2386
2004
Scope and Contents
DVD, released by Target Video Presents Live and MVD
Posters and fliers
1974-1979
Box 3 Folder 11
Screamers, Whiskey and One Show Nitely
1970-1979
Graph paper folded containing magazine cut out letters used to create posters and prints.
Scope and Contents
Screamers shows @ Whisky in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Box 3 Folder 11
Special SPIT Previews at Hilly's CBGB Tavern
1974-09-21-1974-09-22
creator: Gorilla Rose, Tomata duPlenty and Co.
Questionnaire on verso
Scope and Contents
Photo by Sheyla.
New York, New York
Photocopies.
Box 3 Folder 11
Tupperwares at the Odd Fellows Temple,
1976-05-01
With red marker annotations
Seattle, Washington
Photocopies.
Box 3 Folder 11
Screamers (Tomata and KK)
Undated
Photocopies.
Box 3 Folder 11
Screamers at Starwood
1977-07-04-
Offset lithographs.
Box 3 Folder 12
Screamers with Street Punks at Mabuhay Gardens
1977-07-29
San Francisco, California
Box 3 Folder 12
Screamers with Dead Beats at Mabuhay Gardens
1977-12-18-1978-12-19
San Francisco, California
Photocopies.
Box 3 Folder 12
Ticket for Slash presents Weirdos and Screamers at The Masque
1977-12-16
Hollywood, CA
Box 3 Folder 12
Screamers at Mabuhay Gardens
1977-07-28-1977-07-29
Scope and Contents
Signed by Tomata, KK, and David Brown. Flier with photograph taken by Fayette
Photocopies.
Box 3 Folder 12
Screamers, X, Alley Cats, and Flesh Eaters at Marquee West
1978-03-15
Scope and Contents
With photographs.
Offset lithographs.
Box 3 Folder 12
Screamers, X, Alley Cats, and Flesh Eaters at Marquee West
1978-03-15
Scope and Contents
With Gary Panter logo
Box 3 Folder 13
Screamers Show at Mabuhay Gardens
1978-06-25-1978-06-26
Collaged flier with white out edits, original master copy to be Xeroxed into fliers
San Francisco, California
Box 3 Folder 13
Screamers Show at the Whisky a Go-Go
1978-05-17-1978-05-19
Original master copy with white out edits
Los Angeles, California
Box 3 Folder 13
Screamers benefit concert
1978-05-18
Black and red paper
Portland, Oregon
Box 3 Folder 13
Screamers Show at the Whisky a Go-Go
1978-04-13-1978-04-15
Gary Panter logo.
Scope and Contents
Sold Out, 122 Hours premiere
Los Angeles, California
Box 3 Folder 13
Screamers Show at the Whisky a Go-Go
1979-05-17-1979-05-19
Los Angeles, California
Photocopies.
Box 3 Folder 13
Screamers with Weirdos and Crime at Stardust Ballroom
1978-07-03
Los Angeles, California
Photocopies.
Box 3 Folder 14
Screamers Poster
1979
Gary Panter logo, screen print
Box 3 Folder 14
Screamers with Lounge Lizards at Hurrah
1979-07-05-1979-07-08
G. Panter logo.
New York, New York
Photocopies.
Box 3 Folder 14
Screamers Show at the Rat
1978-11-08
Boston, Massachusetts
Box 3 Folder 14
Screamers at The Whisky
1978-07-20-1978-07-22
Scope and Contents
Art by Gary Panter
Box 3 Folder 14
Screamers, Tuxedomoon, and The Units at California Hall
1979-05-25
Scope and Contents
Flier advertises concert as well as radio shows, presented by Bill Graham and Ksan's Heretics
Box 4 Folder 6
Screamers Show at the Starwood
1977-07-04
Annotated on bottom left corner, "Photo: Melanie Nissen"
Offset lithographs
Los Angeles, California
Box 4 Folder 6
Screamers Show at Strata Head
1978-03-25
Featuring Gary Panter "Screamers image." Annotated on verso, "Tomata – Your friends from Seattle are here. Went down to Cantaberry for a while and will return soon. And your friend from Van Nuys came and went. He was in a poetic and exciting inspirational positive force space sourcing real – Bring Bruce! … Old At the Errol Flynn Estate Bring Hot Dogs!" Xeroxed.
San Diego, California
Box 4 Folder 6
Screamers Show at the Whisky a Go-Go
1978-04-13-1978-04-15
Cut and paste collage
Los Angeles, California
Box 4 Folder 6
Screamers 'Nazi' flier, Mabuhay Gardens
1978-07-15-1978-07-16
Black and white, white out edits, master copy original flier
San Francisco, California
Box 4 Folder 6
Screamers Show at the Whisky a Go-Go (two shows nightly)
1978-07-20-1978-07-22
Original mock up flier collage with tape and clippings
Los Angeles, California
Box 4 Folder 6
Screamers Show at the Whisky a Go-Go
1979-05-17-1979-05-19
Original print uncut
Scope and Contents
Possibly uncirculated
Box 4 Folder 6
Screamers X-Mas flier
1977
Scope and Contents
Autographed by Tomata, KK, and Tommy Xeroxed. Melanie Nissen photo of the band
Box 6 Folder 6
Screamers Show at the Whisky a Go-Go
1978-04-13-1978-04-15
Gary Panter logo
Los Angeles, California
Box 6 Folder 6
Screamers and Weirdos at the Masque
1977-12-16
Scope and Contents
Jeff McGregor's first show
Los Angeles, California
Box 6 Folder 6
Screamers with Weirdos and Crime at the Masque (Stardust Ballroom)
1977-07-03
creator: Lesperance, Paul
Los Angeles, California
Box 6 Folder 6
Screamers Show at the Starwood
1977-07-04
Handmade original copy, silkscreen, stencil, paint
Los Angeles, California
Box 6 Folder 6
Gary Panter "shrieking head" Screamers logo
1970-1979
Photocopies.
Box 6 Folder 6
Weirdos and Screamers at the Masque
1977-12-16
Scope and Contents
Presented by Slash Magazine.
Offset lithographs.
Box 6 Folder 7
Screamers with Lounge Lizards
1979-07-05-1979-07-08
Round Gary Panter logo
New York, New York
Box 6 Folder 7
Screamers Show at the Whisky a Go-Go
1978-07-20-1978-07-22
Gary Panter logo, pink and black silk screen. First time unsigned band sold out three shows at the Whisky
Los Angeles, California
Box 6 Folder 7
"Do the Whisky"
1978-06-21
Los Angeles, California
Screen prints
Box 6 Folder 7
Screamers with The Original Biblical Gospel Singers at the Roxys
1979-07-19-1979-07-21
3 color screen print, round Gary Panter logo
Los Angeles, California
Screen prints
Box 6 Folder 7
Screamers at Hurrah
1978-11-03
Scope and Contents
With Gary Panter logo. Offset
Box 6 Folder 7
Screamers with Lounge Lizards at Hurrah
1979-07-05-1979-07-08
Scope and Contents
Black and red text with Gary Banter logo.
Offset lithographs.
Box 6 Folder 7
Screamers 'Do the Whisky' at Whisky a Go-Go
1978-06-21
Colored in with marker
Scope and Contents
Screen print
Screen prints
Mapcase Folder 1
The Palm Casino Revue
1974-05
The logo and show details framed by vignettes of the cast, which includes Tomata du Plenty second up from the bottom right. Black and white.
Publicity and press materials
1963-2001
Magazines, clippings, and zines
1977-2001
Scope and Contents
Featuring articles on the Screamers or on punk.
Box 2 Folder 1
Apache Magazine, No. 9
1977
Scope and Contents
Nude "Punk Girl" spread and early Brooke Shields photos
Japan.
Box 2 Folder 1
Best Magazine, Vol. 10, No. 120
1978-07
Scope and Contents
French magazine: Iggy, Ramones, Buzzcocks, Clash
Box 2 Folder 2
The Big Takeover Magazine, Issue 47, Vol. XXI, No. 2
2000
Box 2 Folder 2
The Big Takeover Magazine, Issue 48
2001
Scope and Contents
Tribute to Tomata who recently passed away: interview, pictures and more
Box 2 Folder 3
JD Magazine, No. 1
1978-06-10
Staple bound.
Scope and Contents
Interview with Tommy Gear, photocopy of set list from 5/18/78 Portland, OR. Show.
Photocopies.
Box 2 Folder 3
Synapse Magazine: Vol. 2, No. 3
1977-11-12
creator: Burk, Greg
Scope and Contents
pg. 7: 'Performance' article and photo – 'Synthesizers Pollute the New Wave'
Box 2 Folder 3
Violent World Magazine
1977-08
Scope and Contents
Article on "Blood Rock" or punk/bloody music/art. pg. 34-35 photos of Iggy and Alice Cooper
Box 2 Folder 3
The Upsetter, no. 1
1978
creator: YoYo Youths Graphics, ed.
Scope and Contents
Punk zine featuring X, Alley Cats, Flesh Eaters, Alice Bag Band, and others. 23pp.
Box 2 Folder 3
Screamers
1979-01-06
creator: Savage, John
16 pages, 2 copies
Scope and Contents
Typescript of article published in Melody Maker.
Photocopies.
Box 3 Folder 15
The Punk Scene
1977
Full color poster book (Sex Pistols photos, the Clash photos and poster, Stranglers photos)
Box 3 Folder 15
Joyride, No. 1
1970-1979
Staple bound zine.
Scope and Contents
'Peer Pressure' lyrics and Fan Club application.
Box 3 Folder 15
The Privateer Magazine, vol. 1
1977-10
Box 3 Folder 15
CREEM Magazine
1977-12
creator: Basher, Jack
Scope and Contents
pg. 36-40 'Catch a Wave? No West Coast New Wave', Screamers photos on pg. 36, article on pg. 59
Box 3 Folder 16
Variety Magazine Japan
1970-1979
Scope and Contents
'Punk Rock in LA' rare photos. Color Xeroxed clippings
Box 3 Folder 16
Bob Morris' Records Magazine, No. 10
1976-11
Box 3 Folder 16
Surfin' Bird, No. 2
1978-1979
Scope and Contents
Montreal rock zine. Screamers on cover, interview w/ Tomata, 'Night Out with the Screamers' article. Staple bound
Box 3 Folder 17
The National Observer
1977-06-27
Scope and Contents
'The Music they Call Punk Rock' clipping, 2 pg.
Box 3 Folder 17
New York Rocker, Vol. 1, No. 9
1977
Scope and Contents
Newspaper clipping pasted on white paper
Box 3 Folder 17
The San Francisco Progress
1977-07-31
Scope and Contents
Screamers review, article bashing the scene. Clipping pasted on white paper
San Francisco, California
Box 3 Folder 17
Twisted Magazine
1977-05-28
Scope and Contents
Screamers review and article clipping, pg. 1-4, debut feature for band
Box 3 Folder 17
Melody Maker, Vol. 52, No. 30
1977-07-23
creator: Kubernik, Harvey
Scope and Contents
American music write up/clipping
Box 3 Folder 18
Seattle Newspaper
1978-05-19
creator: MacDonald, Patrick
Scope and Contents
'Unusual Bills Fill Weekend' clipping. Carpenter's Hall, Seattle.
Seattle, Washington
Box 3 Folder 18
Los Angeles Times
1979-05-22
Scope and Contents
Whisky review and photo, newspaper clipping with white out and tape
Box 3 Folder 18
University of Washington Daily
1978-05
creator: Wilson, John L.
Scope and Contents
'The Screamers Meet Eva Braun' clipping
Box 3 Folder 18
The Montreal Star
1978-01-21
creator: de Lotbiniere, Susanne
Scope and Contents
'California Punkin' profile - Harwood, newspaper clipping
Box 3 Folder 18
Melody Maker
1979-01-06
creator: Savage, Jon
Scope and Contents
'The New Wave Laps on Terminal Beach', two page spread
Box 3 Folder 18
Variety Magazine, No. 2
1978
Scope and Contents
'Punk Rock in LA' pg. 127
Japan.
Box 3 Folder 19
Screamers Fan Club Zine, No. 1
1977-07
Staple bound.
Scope and Contents
Includes photos, interviews, questionnaires.
Photocopies.
Box 3 Folder 19
Screamers Fan Club Zine, No. 2
1977
Hand colored "Screamers" in marker on cover. Staple bound, Xeroxed
Scope and Contents
Cover photo by Diane Grave.
Box 3 Folder 19
Screamers Fan Club Zine No. 2
1977
Half of zine staple bound
Newspapers and clippings
1963-1981
Box 5 Folder 1
BAM Magazine
1979-07-01
Scope and Contents
Clipping of Screamers Whisky review
Box 5 Folder 1
BAM Magazine
1978-05-05
Scope and Contents
Photo and article, pg. 45 and 47
Box 5 Folder 2
The Guardian Newspaper
1970-12-05
Box 5 Folder 2
The Guardian Newspaper
1970-11-28
Box 5 Folder 2
The Guardian Newspaper
1970-11-14
Box 5 Folder 2
The Guardian Newspaper
1970-10-17
Box 5 Folder 2
The Guardian Newspaper
1970-08-15
Box 5 Folder 2
The Guardian Newspaper
1970-10-03
Box 5 Folder 2
The Guardian Newspaper
1970-09-26
Box 5 Folder 2
The Guardian Newspaper
1970-08-08
Box 5 Folder 3
Helix Magazine, Vol.10, No.4
1969-10-30
Box 5 Folder 3
Helix Magazine, Vol.10, No. 11
1969-12-18
Box 5 Folder 3
Helix Magazine, Vol.7, No. 10
1966
Box 5 Folder 3
Helix Magazine, Vol.11, No. 5
1970-01-29
Box 5 Folder 3
HELIX, Vol. 9, No. 8
1969
Box 5 Folder 3
HELIX, Vol. 9, No. 4
1969
Box 5 Folder 4
Hollywood Press: A Sexual Freedom Publication, vol. Vl, no. 11, issue 236
1977-05-26
creator: Taylor, Bob
2 copies
Scope and Contents
pg. 6, photo and article on Screamers.
Box 5 Folder 4
Hollywood Press: A Sexual Freedom Publication, vol. Vl, no. 16, issue 16
1977-07-08
creator: Taylor, Bob
2 copies
Scope and Contents
pg. 6, photo and article on Screamers.
Box 5 Folder 5
Screamers Scream Again
1981-07-05
creator: Spurrier, Jeff
Scope and Contents
LA Weekly article clipping
Box 5 Folder 5
Los Angeles Herald Examiner
1981-07-11
Scope and Contents
Palace of Variety review (style section)
Box 5 Folder 5
Los Angeles Times
1979-05-22
Scope and Contents
Primal Screams at the Whisky
Box 5 Folder 5
Los Angeles Times
1978-02-28
Scope and Contents
Clipping of Screamers Showcase review
Box 5 Folder 5
Los Angeles Times
1981-07-11
Scope and Contents
Palace of Variety review
Box 5 Folder 5
Los Angeles Times
1978-07-02
Scope and Contents
Screamers photo and write up, pg. 66-67
Los Angeles Times
1978-06-07
Scope and Contents
Screamers review and Positivity in Punk article
Box 5 Folder 6
NME
1975-08-30
Box 5 Folder 6
NME
1975-08-23
Box 5 Folder 6
New York Rocker
1977-09-1977-10
Box 5 Folder 6
National Observer
1977-06-27
Scope and Contents
Featuring Screamers on front page
Box 6 Folder 1
The Picture Newspaper, Vol. IV, No. 3
1975-11-03
Box 6 Folder 1
The Picture Newspaper, Part Two
1975-12-1976-01
Box 6 Folder 1
RE Search Zine, No. 1
1980
Box 6 Folder 1
RE Search Zine, No. 2
1981
Box 6 Folder 1
RE Search Zine, No. 3
1981
Box 6 Folder 2
Search and Destroy No. 2
1977-09
Scope and Contents
Featuring Tomata on cover. Full 2 pg. interview w/ band after 12/19/77 Mabuhay Gardens show in San Francisco show. Poster of Tommy Gear. Photo by Ruby Ray
Box 6 Folder 2
The Seattle Times/Tempo
1978-05-19
Scope and Contents
pg. 6 ad for show
Box 4 Folder 4
Tolo, vol. 50, no. 10
1970-02-24
3 copies
Scope and Contents
pg. 7, photo of Tommy Tibbits.
Box 4 Folder 4
Tolo, vol. 50, no. 11
1970-03-17
Box 4 Folder 4
Tolo, vol. 50, no. 12
1970-04-14
2 copies
Box 4 Folder 5
Tolo, vol. 50, no. 13
1970-05-07
creator: Tibbits, Tommy
Scope and Contents
pg. 2, Letter to the Editor: Postscript to Earth Day
Box 4 Folder 5
Tolo, vol. 50, no. 14
1970-05-19
Box 4 Folder 5
Tolo, vol. 51, no. 2
1970-09-22
Box 4 Folder 5
Tolo, vol. 51, no. 3
1970-10-12
Box 4 Folder 5
Tolo, vol. 51, no. 4
1970-10-27
creator: Tibbits, Tommy
Scope and Contents
pg. 8 'Expresso Yourself ' article on coffee shops in Seattle
Box 4 Folder 5
Tolo, vol. 51, no. 8
1971-02-09
Box 6 Folder 2
University of Washington Daily Paper, No. 101
1970-05-05
Box 6 Folder 2
University of Washington Daily
1978-05-26
creator: Wilson, John L.
Scope and Contents
'The Screamers Meet Eva Braun' clipping. May 26, 1978 handwritten in top right corner
Box 6 Folder 2
Weekender - San Gabriel Valley Daily Tribune
1978-08-04
Scope and Contents
2 page spread on "Punk"
Kennedy assination and Pope John XXIII
Box 6 Folder 3
The Spokesman Review Newspaper
1963-11-23
Scope and Contents
Kennedy assassination front page
Spokane, Washington
Box 6 Folder 3
Seattle Daily Times
1963-11-22
Scope and Contents
Kennedy assassination
Box 6 Folder 3
Seattle Daily Times
1963-11-24
Scope and Contents
D section - Kennedy photo retrospective
Box 6 Folder 3
Seattle Daily Times
1963-11-25
Scope and Contents
Kennedy funeral, Jackie O at casket
Box 6 Folder 4
Seattle Daily Times
1963-06-03
Scope and Contents
Death of Pope John XXlll
Box 6 Folder 4
The Catholic Northwest Progress
1963-06-07
Scope and Contents
Death of Pope John XXlll
Seattle, Washington
Box 6 Folder 4
The Catholic Northwest Progress
1963-11-29
Scope and Contents
Kennedy eulogy and drawing
Seattle, Washington
Box 6 Folder 4
Seattle Post Intelligencer
1963-11-22
Scope and Contents
Kennedy assassination
Box 6 Folder 4
Seattle Post Intelligencer
1963-11-23
Scope and Contents
Kennedy assassination and LBJ swear in
Box 6 Folder 5
W Newspaper, Vol. 5, No. 15
1976-07-23-1976-07-30
Box 6 Folder 5
Seattle Daily Times
1964-03-30
Scope and Contents
Kodiak earthquake and tidal wave
Box 6 Folder 5
Seattle Post Intelligencer
1963-04-07
Scope and Contents
100th anniversary issue
Publicity and press releases
1978-1979
Box 1 Folder 15
Publicity - IDEAS
Undated
Scope and Contents
Folder containing various scraps of paper with contact information handwritten, clippings from magazines and newspapers, business cards, and "Chronological History". Typed and Xeroxed, edited by hand portion of their press kit with a history of the bands' activities
Box 2 Folder 6
Screamers Show at the Rat
1978-11-08
Boston, Massachusetts
Photocopies.
Box 2 Folder 6
Screamers shows at Hotel Nelson
1978-11-11-1978-11-12
Mimeograph brown ink
Montreal, Canada
Box 2 Folder 6
Screamers Press Kit
1979
Staple Bound.
Scope and Contents
Gary Panter logo on cover. Includes articles, photos, contacts, etc.
Photocopies.
Box 2 Folder 6
Screamers Show at Horseshoe Tavern
1970-1979
Typed. Screamers Fan Club application on verso.
Scope and Contents
Photo by Ken Banks.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Photocopies.
Box 2 Folder 6
Screamers shows at Hotel Nelson
1978-11
Montreal, Canada
Box 2 Folder 6
Screamers press release template
1970-1979
Scope and Contents
Including date, location, venue, phone number (all blank)
Box 2 Folder 7
Interview questions
Undated
Handwritten on notebook paper
Box 2 Folder 7
Press clippings and quotes
Undated
Photocopies.
Box 2 Folder 7
List of Publications Which Have Featured the Screamers
Undated
Scope and Contents
Specifies whether it is a photo, essay or interview. Typed
Box 2 Folder 7
Screamers at the Roxy
1979-07-19-1979-07-21
Typed
Scope and Contents
2 press releases (added quotes, including Andy Warhol)
Box 2 Folder 7
Press Release for first West Coast Screamers tour
Undated
Scope and Contents
One copy, one original
Box 2 Folder 7
Press release for 7/3 Screamers show at Stardust Ballroom
1979
Box 2 Folder 7
BAM Magazine
1978
creator: Taylor, Bob
Scope and Contents
4/7/78 pre published article, published on 5/5/ 78
Box 2 Folder 7
Screamers Return to New York
1979
Typed
Scope and Contents
Announcement of shows at Hurrah's 7/5- 7/8/79.
Photocopies.
Box 2 Folder 7
Press Release of first West Coast Screamers tour
Undated
2 copies
Scope and Contents
G. Panter logo as header.
Box 2 Folder 7
Screamers at the Roxy
1979
5 copies
Scope and Contents
Press release for 7/19-21/79 shows at the Roxy.
Box 2 Folder 8
List of publications sent a Screamers press kit
Undated
Scope and Contents
Slash, Creem, Twisted, LA Times
Box 2 Folder 8
Screamers Fans Unite
Undated
Scope and Contents
Fan Club application form
Box 2 Folder 8
Screamers Fan Club Zine #1
Undated
Loose pages.
Photocopies.
Box 2 Folder 8
Various Xeroxed press clippings for packet
Undated
Box 2 Folder 8
Screamers press kit
Scope and Contents
20x pg., clippings, photos, press articles, concert reviews
Box 3 Folder 20
Screamers press packet
1978
Photocopies.
Box 4 Folder 7
Screamers Original Press Kit Layout
1979
Original master copy flier, pre-Xerox, cut and paste
Scope and Contents
Roxy in Los Angeles, 7/ 19- 7/21/79, Gary Panter logo, created on Hustler Humor and Slam Magazine paper stock
Scope and Contents
3 x mini Gary Panter Screamers logo and title, business cards/tickets, 2 uncut, 1 cut, and on Hustler Humor and Slam Magazine paper stock
Scope and Contents
Screamers booking phone number, back page of press kit, print glued to on uncut magazine stock