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Guide to the Stefan Brecht Papers
1960-2000 (Bulk 1960-1980)
 MSS.355

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Collection processed by Anna Gurton-Wachter, 2013 and Laurainne Ojo- Ohikuare, 2015.

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Series II: Stuart Sherman

Scope and Content

This series comprises files that were compiled by Brecht while researching his book on artist Stuart Sherman. The files contain original artworks, including drawings and poetry pieces, which are often accompanied by correspondence. Correspondence includes both personal greetings and contributions towards Brecht's research. The series contains photographs documenting Sherman's "Spectacles," copies of Stuart Sherman's Quotidian Review, and newspaper clippings. There are two sets of interview transcripts, one conducted by Stefan Brecht and another by John Matturri. Included are Stefan Brecht's notes documenting Stuart Sherman events and personal interactions. Material ranges from the early 1970's to the late 1990's. Most material was produced in New York City, with a small amount from Stuart Sherman's time living in Germany. Interview transcripts can be found of correlating audio material.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Drawings of Stuart Sherman's Performance at MOMA Sculpture Garden by Alex Conway
August 4-5, 1978
Box: 11 Folder : 5 "One Acts and Two Trilogies" and "The Yellow Chair"
[1987-1988]
Box: 11 Folder : 6 "Stuart Sherman Spectacles" - by John Matturri
1978-1979
Box: 11 Folder : 7 [Original Drawings by Stuart Sherman]
[1970-1971]
Box: 11 Folder : 8 "A Strange Visit to M. De Charlus" by Marcel Proust and Stuart Sherman [typescript]
[undated]
Box: 11 Folder : 9 "Charles Ludlam" by Stuart Sherman [typescript]
[undated]
Box: 11 Folder : 10 "Man and Rose" by Stuart Sherman [Original work]
[undated]
Box: 11 Folder : 11 [Untitled Diagram Poetry A-Z WORD : 7 Sheets] [1 of 9]
[undated]
Box: 11 Folder : 12 [Untitled Diagram Poetry WORD : 23 Sheets] [2 of 9]
[undated]
Box: 11 Folder : 13 [Untitled Diagram Poetry A-Z : 28 Paginated Sheets][3 of 9]
[undated]
Box: 11 Folder : 14 [Untitled Diagram Poetry A-Z : 29-78 Paginated Sheets] [4 of 9]
[undated]
Box: 11 Folder : 15 [Untitled Diagram Poetry A-Z : 79-132 Paginated Sheets] [5 of 9]
[undated]
Box: 11 Folder : 16 [Untitled Diagram Poetry A-Z : 133-178 Paginated Sheets] [6 of 9]
[undated]
Box: 11 Folder : 17 [Untitled Diagram Poetry A-Z : 179-226 Paginated Sheets] [7 of 9]
[undated]
Box: 11 Folder : 18 [Untitled Diagram Poetry A-Z : 227-269 Paginated Sheets] [8 of 9]
[undated]
Box: 11 Folder : 19 [Untitled Diagram Poetry A-Z : 270-307 Paginated Sheets] [9 of 9]
[undated]
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Correspondence
[Circa 1980-1989]
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Kolner Ensemble
[1989-1990]
Box: 12 Folder : 3 "Dead Still"
December 7-17, 1989
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Stuart Sherman's Memorial
September, 2001
Box: 12 Folder : 5 "Statements on Sculpture" and "Invisible Theater"
[1990, undated]
Box: 12 Folder : 6 "Second Trilogy: Checkhov, Strindberg and Brecht"
[1985-1986]
Box: 12 Folder : 7 [Stuart Sherman in Berlin: "Berlin Walls" and Correspondence]
[1986-1988]
Box: 12 Folder : 8 "An Evening of One-Act Plays"
[1987]
Box: 12 Folder : 9 [Invitations and Articles]
[undated]
Box: 12 Folder : 10 [Letter from Cindy Sherman]
February 20, 1979
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Photographs of Eleventh Spectacle (The Erotic) taken by Helene Winer developed by Cindy Sherman [1 of 3]
[1979]
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Photographs of Eleventh Spectacle (The Erotic) taken by Helene Winer developed by Cindy Sherman [2 of 3]
[1979]
Box: 12 Folder : 13 Photographs of Eleventh Spectacle (The Erotic) taken by Helene Winer developed by Cindy Sherman [3 of 3]
[1979]
Box: 12 Folder : 14 Photographs of Eleventh Spectacle (The Erotic) taken by Babette Mangolte [1 of 6]
October 10, 1978
Box: 12 Folder : 15 Photographs of Eleventh Spectacle (The Erotic) taken by Babette Mangolte [2 of 6]
October 10, 1978
Box: 12 Folder : 16 Photographs of Eleventh Spectacle (The Erotic) taken by Babette Mangolte [3 of 6]
October 10, 1978
Box: 12 Folder : 17 Photographs of Eleventh Spectacle (The Erotic) taken by Babette Mangolte [4 of 6]
October 10, 1978
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Photographs of Eleventh Spectacle (The Erotic) taken by Babette Mangolte [5 of 6]
October 10, 1978
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Photographs of Eleventh Spectacle (The Erotic) taken by Babette Mangolte [6 of 6]
October 10, 1978
Box: 13 Folder : 3 John Matturri Interview with Stuart Sherman annotated
Circa December 1978-January 1979
Box: 13 Folder : 4 "Selections from Stuart Sherman's Eighth Spectacle (Portraits of People)"
[undated]
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Interview- Stuart Sherman on his 11th Spectacle, Second Tape of the Evening [Transcript]
May 2, 1979
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Interview- Stuart Sherman on his 11th Spectacle (The Erotic) Continues Last Interview : First Cassette of May 2nd [Transcript]
May 2, 1979
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Interview- Third Session of Stuart Sherman's Explanation of his 11th Spectacle (The Erotic). Second Tape of the Evening [Transcript]
March 6, 1979
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Interview- Third Session of Stuart Sherman's Explanation of his 11th Spectacle- Begins here [Transcript]
March 6, 1979
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Interview- Second Session of Stuart Sherman's Explanation of his 11th Spectacle (The Erotic) [Transcript]
February 22, 1979
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Interview- First Session of Stuart Sherman's Explanation of his 11th Spectacle [Transcript]
February 22, 1979
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Interview- Stuart Sherman on Four Movies of his [Transcript]
October 19, 1979
Box: 13 Folder : 12 John Matturri Interview with Stuart Sherman Transcript [1 of 8]
[September 25, 1978]
Box: 13 Folder : 13 John Matturri Interview with Stuart Sherman Transcript [2 of 8]
[September 25, 1978]
Box: 13 Folder : 14 John Matturri Interview with Stuart Sherman Transcript [3 of 8]
[September 25, 1978]
Box: 13 Folder : 15 John Matturri Interview with Stuart Sherman Transcript [4 of 8]
[September 25, 1978]
Box: 13 Folder : 16 John Matturri Interview with Stuart Sherman Transcript [5 of 8]
[September 25, 1978]
Box: 14 Folder : 1 John Matturri Interview with Stuart Sherman Transcript [6 of 8]
[September 25, 1978]
Box: 14 Folder : 2 John Matturri Interview with Stuart Sherman Transcript [7 of 8]
[September 25, 1978]
Box: 14 Folder : 3 John Matturri Interview with Stuart Sherman Transcript [8 of 8]
[September 25, 1978]
Box: 14 Folder : 4 "Chekhov" [Trilogy]
[1985]
Box: 14 Folder : 5 "Imperfect Notes for a Perfect Manifesto and Oedipus" by Stuart Sherman [article from The Drama Review vol. 27, No.4]
Winter, 1983
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Stuart Sherman's First Show [1 of 5]
January 22, 1975; November 30, 1991; 1996
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Stuart Sherman's First Show [2 of 5]
[January 5, 1975]
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Stuart Sherman's First Show [3 of 5]
[March 12, 1975]
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Stuart Sherman's First Show [4 of 5]
[1975]
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Stuart Sherman's First Show [5 of 5]
[undated]
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Letters: Preperation for Book on Stuart Sherman
[October, 1978-January 1979]
Box: 14 Folder : 12 Interview- Stuart Sherman's First Show [Index to Transcript] [1 of 5]
March 12, 1975
Box: 14 Folder : 13 Interview- Stuart Sherman's First Show [Transcript] [2 of 5]
March 12, 1975
Box: 14 Folder : 14 Interview- Stuart Sherman's First Show [Transcript] [3 of 5]
March 12, 1975
Box: 14 Folder : 15 Interview- Stuart Sherman's First Show [Transcript][4 of 5]
March 12, 1975
Box: 14 Folder : 16 Interview- Stuart Sherman's First Show [Transcript] [5 of 5]
March 12, 1975
Box: 14 Folder : 17 Interview- Stuart Sherman talks with Bob Schneider and Steve Anker
June 24, 1976
Box: 14 Folder : 18 [Stuart Sherman's Sixth and Seventh Spectacles]
[1975-1976]
Box: 14 Folder : 19 Stuart Sherman's Seventh Spectacle
May 21, 1976
Box: 14 Folder : 20 SLIGHT : Eighth Spectacle at Open Space [Portraits of People]
March, 1977
Box: 14 Folder : 21 Stuart Sherman's Tenth Spectacle [1 of 2]
[October] 1977
Box: 14 Folder : 22 Stuart Sherman's Tenth Spectacle [2 of 2]
[October] 1977
Box: 14 Folder : 23 Stuart Sherman's Eleventh Spectacle (The Erotic) [and 3=1 A Careful Misreading]
1978-1979
Box: 14 Folder : 24 "Dinner with Stuart, Dec. 29, McBell's." [Brecht's Notes]
December 30, 1978
Box: 14 Folder : 25 [John Zorn and Stuart Sherman- Brecht's Notes]
January 29, 1979
Box: 14 Folder : 26 [Ken Kobland's "Near and Far"- Brecht's Notes]
June 9, 1979
Box: 14 Folder : 27 [Whitney Biennial "Glasses" and Films]
[1979]
Box: 14 Folder : 28 [Notes and Correspondence]
[1979]
Box: 14 Folder : 29 [Bernice Reynaude on Stuart Sherman]
1978
Box: 14 Folder : 30 Stefan Brecht on "Second Trilogy (Chekhov, Strindberg, Brecht)" and Stuart's early drawings for sets [1 of 3]
[1985-1986, undated]
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Stefan Brecht on "Second Trilogy (Chekhov, Strindberg, Brecht)" and Stuart's early drawings for sets [2 of 3]
[1982-1986, undated]
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Stefan Brecht on "Second Trilogy (Chekhov, Strindberg, Brecht)" and Stuart's early drawings for sets [3 of 3]
[undated]
Box: 15 Folder : 3 "Thirteenth Spectacle (Time)"
[undated]
Box: 15 Folder : 4 [Invitations and Press Releases]
[undated, 1994]
Box: 15 Folder : 5 ["Ninth Spectacle"]
[undated]
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Stuart Sherman's "Hamlet (a portrait)" [with photographs]
[1981-1982]
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Filmworks
[1980]
Box: 15 Folder : 8 [Articles about Stuart Sherman]
[1979-1982]
Box: 15 Folder : 9 ["Faust" at Theater Am Turm]
[1982]
Box: 15 Folder : 10 Stuart Sherman's "Tenth Spectacle"
[undated]
Box: 15 Folder : 11 Stuart Sherman's Outline of Next Ten Movies
February 22, 1979
Box: 15 Folder : 12 ["Carson McCullers" by Stuart Sherman in BOMB]
Fall, 1990
Box: 15 Folder : 13 [Fifteenth and Sixteenth Spectacles]
[undated]
Box: 15 Folder : 14 From Stuart Sherman to Stefan Brecht- [poetry] [1 of 2]
April 21, 1992; March 12, 1992
Box: 15 Folder : 15 From Stuart Sherman to Stefan Brecht- ["Away From Here, or, There"] [2 of 2]
April 21, 1992
Box: 15 Folder : 16 "SOLARIS"- [Book and typescript with cover letter from Stuart Sherman]
May 12, 1992
Box: 15 Folder : 17 "Quotidian Review"- [First and Announcement]
1992
Box: 15 Folder : 18 "Quotidian Review" Vol. 1 No. 2
October, 1992
Box: 15 Folder : 19 "Quotidian Review" Vol. 1 No. 3
November, 1992
Box: 15 Folder : 20 "Quotidian Review" Vol. 1 No. 4
December, 1992
Box: 15 Folder : 21 "Quotidian Review" Vol. 1 No. 5
January-April, 1993
Box: 15 Folder : 22 [Seventeenth Spectacle (Yes and Noh)]
[undated]
Box: 15 Folder : 23 "Christman is December" [with original work "Torso"]
[1993-1995]
Box: 15 Folder : 24 "The Book of Books" [with letter from Stuart Sherman]
November 19, 1994
Box: 15 Folder : 25 "American Fat"- [with correspondence]
[1995-1996]
Box: 15 Folder : 26 "The 1995 Eighth Annual Cleveland Performance Art Festival"
1995

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