Austin History Center

Mocha Jean Herrup Papers and Recordings

An Inventory of the Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Herrup, Mocha Jean
Title: Mocha Jean Herrup Papers and Recordings
Dates: 1996 - 2016
Dates (Bulk): 2000 - 2001
Abstract: Mocha Jean Herrup is a filmmaker and scholar who attended the Radio-Television-Film department at University of Texas, Austin from the late 1990s through to the early 2000s. During this time, they documented events relating to the LGBTQ community by video taping numerous performances (both live music and performance art), drag shows, as well as producing short films, promotional films, and documentaries. The collection consists of video tape, posters and documents.
Accession number: AR.2019.030
Quantity: 0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Location: Archives Stacks, qAR, Artifacts
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Sketch

Mocha Jean Herrup is a filmmaker, scholar and teacher. Between the years of 1991 and 2018 they were based in Austin, Texas. It was in Austin, and while attending the University of Texas, Austin perusing a graduate degree in Radio-Television-Film (2001 – 2003), that Herrup created the majority of the video content in this collection. Herrup was also involved with the Kings N Things drag king performance troupe and taped several of that organization’s events and other drag king performances. As a filmmaker, Herrup has received audience awards from South by Southwest film festival (2004, A Few Good Dykes), Inside/Out film festival (1999, POM) and Cinematexas (1998, POM).


Scope and Contents

Video tapes make up the majority of the content of this collection. These recordings consist of live music performances, many of which were recorded at former Austin café Gaby & Mo’s between the years 2000 – 2004. Another large part of the video collection consists of drag king performances, including Kings N Things and the 2006 International Drag King Extravaganza (IDK8) which took place in Austin. There are also audio recordings (DAT) of the IDK8 event. Other video tapes include recordings of performance art and other events. Many of the posters, flyers and post cards in this collection are for the events recorded on video tape.

The text materials in this collection relate to the King’s N Things organization and consist of the minutes of meetings in 2002 – 2004 (not continuous) and the organization’s by laws created in 2004.

Sexually graphic language, images, and information may be inherent in the content of some of the original materials in this collection and therefore may not be suitable for younger users. AHC acknowledges that while these materials were created by the queer community, some of the terms used are still very harmful for many.


Arrangement

Collection is arranged into six series:


  • Mocha Jean Herrup Produced Films
  • Kings N Things
  • Gaby & Mo’s
  • International Drag King Extravaganza 2006 (IDKE8)
  • Live Music, Other Performances and Events
  • Ephemera and Artifacts

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to all users

Access to digital content are only available through a dedicated workstation in the Austin History Center Reading Room.

Use Restrictions

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not hold copyright to materials in this collection and requires additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Butler, Judith, 1956 –
Cvetkovich, Ann, 1957 –
Ray, Amy.
Herrup, Mocha Jean.
Subjects (Organizations)
AC/DShe (Musical Group).
Karate Cowgirl (Musical Group).
Raunchy Reckless (Musical Group).
Kings N Things
International Drag King Extravaganza.
1/5 Gri5th (Musical Group).
Tuna Helpers (Musical Group).
5 Digit Disco (Musical Group).
Butchies (Musical Group).
LDP (Musical Group).
Gaby & Mo’s.
Emo's-Austin (Club).
Palmer Event Center.
University of Texas at Austin.
Subjects
LGBTQ.
Sexual minorities.
Male impersonators.
Female impersonators.
Drag shows.
Performance art.
Music – Performance.
Gay rights.
Places
Austin (Tex.)--Songs and music
Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs
Document Types
Digital Video.
Videocassettes.
Audiotapes
DVD-Video discs.
Posters.
Advertising flyers.
Postcards.
By-laws.

Related Material

Archives & Manuscripts


Austin Files


  • AF Subject - Austin Lesbian/Gay Political Caucus H2030 (5)
  • AF Subject - LGBTQ People H2030

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mocha Jean Herrup Papers and Recordings (AR.2019.030). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2019/061

Donation Date: 2019

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Afsheen Nomai in October 2019.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Sexually graphic language, images, and information may be inherent in the content of some of the original materials in this collection and therefore may not be suitable for younger users. AHC acknowledges that while these materials were created by the queer community, some of the terms used are still very harmful for many.

Mocha Jean Herrup Produced Films, 1998-2007

Digital access copies of all video in this series are available on a dedicated workstation in the Austin History Center Reading Room.
Box Tape
2 001 Label and case are blank, version of the film A Few Good Dykes (MiniDV), 2004
002 Label seems unrelated, content of tape is raw footage/outtakes for the film A Few Good Dykes (MiniDV), 2004
003 Latest Rough Cut of the film Today I Become a Man (MiniDV), 2007
004 Me – TV – An episode of Herrup’s MeTV show The Gay (MiniDV), Undated
005 Mocha – Cam – Raw footage of Herrup’s MeTV show The Gay (MiniDV), Undated
006 SKT – Show – Contains the films POM, Lancebian, Lesbianfilm, plus clips from A Few Good Dykes (MiniDV,) 1998-2004
007 Not a Tough Guy Productions, Three Genderqueer films – and One sexy beer commercial by Austin Filmmaker Mocha Jean Herrup, Collected short works Lesbianfilm, POM, Beer Commercial, The Lancebian (DVD), 1998-2004



Kings N Things, 2002-2004

Digital access copies of all video tapes in this series are available on a dedicated workstation in the Austin History Center Reading Room.
Box Tape
2 008 Mocha Jean Herrup Appearances, performance, Kings. SexTV-FGD, Insomniac in Austin, TX Doc Tour, Bodeans Video. “Pop” “Quit Playin Games” 2002, “Chicago” RM710 2002. Victory Grill Mr. Big – 2002. Elysium-Intro ’03. V clip. Emilie. America. Michael Jackson Medley (MiniDV), 2002
009 3/21 Drag King Jenn G 1 – 50 mins Kings n Things 3-21-02 1 of 2 (MiniDV), 2002 March 21
010 Kings n Things 3-21-02, Drag King Jenn G II 15 min (MiniDV), 2002, March 21
011 Emo’s 1 (MiniDV), undated
012 KNT 20 July ’02 (MiniDV), 2002 July 20
Box Folder
1 001 Kings ‘n Things meeting minutes, by-laws, 2004
Location FlatFile
qAR 78/29 Poster – Kings ‘n Things Presents My Bloody Valentine, Friday Feb 13, Elysium, undated
Location BoxItem
Artifacts 133/11 Stickers, undated



Gaby & Mo's, 2001

Digital access copies of all video tapes in this series are available on a dedicated workstation in the Austin History Center Reading Room.
Box Tape
2 013 GRRRL BAND – CLIPS (VHS), circa 2001
014 AC/Dshe 1/27/01 (MiniDV), 2001 January 27
015 14 March 2001 Gaby ‘n Mos Stacy Water, Deb, Eliza, Kate-Pimp, The Lovers, Karate Cowgirl (VHS), 2001 March 14
016 AC/Dshe Gaby ‘n Mos Jan 01 (VHS), 2001 January
017 15 March 01 Mos 6x6 5 Dig Disco / Stella Marie (MiniDV), 2001 March 15
018 Gaby n Mos 3/15/01 (MiniDV), 2001 March 15
019 Gaby n Mos 3/14/01, 3/15/01 (MiniDV), 2001 March 14
020 Gabynmo's 10 Feb 01 5 Digit Disco, Mocha, Jenn, Kate, Eliza, Sarah Pirate Jane (MiniDV), 2001 February 10
021 14 March 2001 Gaby n Mos Karate Cowgirl / The Lovers (MiniDV), 2001 March 14
022 Yoko Ono Hoot Nite 17 Feb 01 (MiniDV), 2001 February 17
023 17 March 01 Gaby n Mos Outside Butchies / Amy Ray (MiniDV), 2001 March 17
024 17 March 2001 Gmos Outside LDP / Butchies (MiniDV), 2001 March 17
025 13 March 2001 Gaby n Mos The Haggard + Room Conversation (MiniDV), 2001 March 13
026 4/19/00 Austin, TX, Dragmaster 2000 (MiniDV), 2000 April 19
027 Gaby + Mo's 15 Dec 01 (MiniDV), 2001 December 15
028 Gaby 'n Mos Dec 15, 16, 2001 (MiniDV), 2001 December 15
051 UNIF Party 1 (MiniDV), 2001
052 UNIF Party 2, 1/5 G - Ritz 3/7/01 (MiniDV), 2001 March 7
Posters, 2001, undated
Location FlatFile
qAR 78/24 2001: A Monsterpansy Ball, Performative Queer Film/Video, Dragcapades, Jan 20, 2001 Gaby ‘n Mo’s, 2001 January 20
78/27 Ladeez Nite: A Hip Hop Soiree, Saturday September 30, Gaby ‘n Mo’s, undated
78/28 Uniform party, March 3rd, Gaby ‘n Mo’s, 2001
78/30 So Long Gaby ‘n Mo’s, December 10 – 16, 2001, 2001 December 10
78/31 AC/D-She, January 27, Gaby ‘n Mo’s, 2001 January 27
78/32 Original collage art for poster item qAR 78/28, 2001



International Drag King Extravaganza 2006 (IDKE8), 2006 October 27

Digital access copies of all video and audio tapes in this series are available on a dedicated workstation in the Austin History Center Reading Room.
Box Tape
2 029 IDKE - Palmer 1 (MiniDV), 2006 October 27
030 IDKE - Palmer 2 (MiniDV), 2006 October 27
031 IDKE - Palmer 3 (MiniDV), 2006 October 27
032 IDKE - Palmer 4 (MiniDV), 2006 October 27
033 Showcase Tape 1 Cam A (MiniDV), 2006 October 27
034 IDKE Showcase Tape 2 Cam A (MiniDV), 2006 October 27
035 IDKE Showcase Tape 3 Cam A (MiniDV), 2006 October 27
036 IDKE Showcase Tape 4 Cam A (MiniDV), 2006 October 27
037 IDKE Tape 1 Cam B (MiniDV), 2006 October 27
038 IDKE Tape 2 Cam B (MiniDV), 2006 October 27
039 IDKE Tape 3 Cam B (MiniDV), 2006 October 27
040 IDKE Tape 4 Cam B (MiniDV), 2006 October 27
057 IDKE8 DAT #1 (DAT), 2006 October 27
058 IDKE8 DAT #2 (DAT), 2006 October 27
059 IDKE8 DAT #3 (DAT), 2006 October 27
060 IDKE8 DAT #4 (DAT), 2006 October 27



Live Music, Other Performances and Events 1999-2006

Digital access copies of all video tapes in this series are available on a dedicated workstation in the Austin History Center Reading Room.
Box Tape
2 041 Paula / Cats / Raunchy Fall 99 (MiniDV), 1999 October 30
042 Raunchy Reckless / Butchies 30 October 1999 (MiniDV), 1999 October 30
043 1/5 G - Ritz 3/7/01 (MiniDV), 2001 March 7
044 R Kinfolk + RR 1/2 (MiniDV), undated
045 R Kinfolk + RR Red Eyed Fly 2/2 (MiniDV), undated
046 5 July 2001 Darcee's Hse Party Erase Erata / Raunchy (MiniDV), 2001 July 5
047 Ladyfest TX 2004 (MiniDV), 2004
048 Emos - 23 March 06 Scream Club, Tuna (MiniDV), 2006 March 23
049 H2Ho's (MiniDV), undated
050 3 Aug 2006 MJH 60 Hr Musical / Camp Camp (MiniDV), 2006 August 3
053 Outyouth Benefit (Hi8), undated
054 Tape 1 of 2 8/11/00 Rights of… (MiniDV), 2000 August 11
055 Shaw 2/2 (MiniDV), undated
056 22 June 2001 Tribe 8 / SF W/ritch + animal (MiniDV), 2001 June 22
Posters, 1996, undated
Location FlatFile
qAR 78/25 Girls Night Out, Electric Lounge, October 24, 1996, 1996 October 24
78/26 Professor Series, Affirmative Action: An Affirmative View, Texas Union Ballroom, September 10, 1996, 1996 September 10
78/23 Drag Kingdom, Kings of Texas Drag-King Performance, Saturday July 16, Rosa Mond, Dusseldorf, undated



Ephemera and artifacts, 1999-2016

Box Folder
1 1 Flyers, post cards, 1999-2016
Location BoxItem
Artifacts 133/10 Greg Hamilton for Travis County Sheriff Campaign Button, circa 2005