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Guide to the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue Archive
1997-2000
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on February 15, 2012
Description is in English.

Container List

Series 1: 1997-1998

Scope and Contents note

This series contains the records for the first season of the Institute's existence. Records begin in 1997 but the bulk of the material is from 1998 and the six-week session of performances, seminars, and discussions of that summer. Materials include internal and external correspondence, staff applications and resumes, artist applications, biographical and promotional materials on the artists and their works, and extensive transcripts of seminars and discussions.

Subseries 1.1: Administrative Files

Scope and Contents note

Administrative files, arranged alphabetically by folder title, include correspondence, applications, staff information, space and housing rental and other records detailing the logistics of running the institute.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Anna Deavere Smith American Express Protocol
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Administrative Updates on Schedule, Fall/Winter 1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Applications for IACD General Manager, A
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Applications for IACD General Manager, B
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Applications for IACD General Manager, C-F
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Applications for IACD General Manager, G-L
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Applications for IACD General Manager, M
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Applications for IACD General Manager, P
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Applications for IACD General Manager, R-S
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Applications for IACD General Manager, T
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Applications for IACD General Manager, V-W
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 12 IACD Boston Globe Breakfast-Attendees, June 23, 1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 13 "Art for Everyone's Sake" Boston Globe Article, 7/6/1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Closing Event: DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Closing Event: Tiger Lily Catering
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Closing Event
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Core Audience
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Core Audience Facilitator Payments
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Core Audience Information Forms (blank)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Core Audience: Information Requests Sent, July, 1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Core Audience Questionnaires, Response Cards
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Core Audience: Anna Deavere Smith's House Arrest
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Core Audience: Donald Byrd's The Minstrel Show, July 16, 1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Future Core Audiences
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Correspondence Files, March, April, May, 1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Correspondence: The Brandon Project
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Chelsea Theater Works Correspondence
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Correspondence: High Noon
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Correspondence: House Arrest
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Correspondence from Mario de Valdes y Cocom: Project Proposals
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Onsite Performance Network Correspondence Dancing in the Streets, September 15, 1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Correspondence Regarding Collaboration
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Correspondence Regarding 1998 Finalists
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Deputy Director's Files, January, February, March, 1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Deputy Director's Files: Correspondence, Summer 1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Funding Agreement as of 7/10/98
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Geography Promotional Material
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Incoming Email Chronological, July 1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 39 Incoming Email Chronological, August 1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Incoming Email Chronological, September 1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 41 Incoming Email Chronological, October 1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 42 Incoming Email Chronological, November 1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Incoming Email Chronological, December 1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 44 Outgoing Email Chronological #1
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 45 Outgoing Email Chronological #2
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 46 Outgoing Email Chronological #3
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 47 Intern Files
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 48 Interviews with Prospective Artists
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 49 Kamler, Richard: The Waiting Room, Proposal and Supporting Material
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 50 Krebs, Joseph: The Street Phantom, Project Description and Promotional Materials
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 51 Miscellaneous Administration: Huey P. Newton
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 52 Miscellaneous Administration: Administrative Handbook
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 53 Administrative Handbook Copy 2
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 54 Misc. Administration-Advisory Board for the American Repertory Theater
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 55 Miscellaneous Administration, Copyright Information
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 56 Miscellaneous Administration: FedEx
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 57 Miscellaneous Administration--Move to 1430 Mass. Ave
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 58 Miscellaneous Administration: "Party Line" on IACD Procedures
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 59 Multi-Cultural Democracy: The Story of Chelsea, MA July, 1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 60 Myra Mayman: Meeting Notes, Project Proposals and Correspondence, 2/2798-6/10/98
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 61 Participant Contacts (A-M)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 62 Participant Contacts (N-Z)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 63 Preliminary Applications
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 64 Preliminary Planning for IACD
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 65 Press Release: Event Calendar
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 66 Press News Clippings
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 67 Press News Clippings Originals
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 68 Press Releases
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 69 Press Requests
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 70 Rejection Letters
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 71 Tania Leon, Promotional Materials
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 72 Response Calls and Emails to Invitation to Attend Performances as "Control" Group
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 73 Thank You Letters
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 74 Thank You Letters to 1998 Participants
1998

Subseries 1.2: Artist Overviews

Scope and Contents note

Artist Overview files contain biographical information on artists, performers and theater groups and information on the works presented. This includes material originating from the artists as well as created by the Institute. The series is arranged more or less alphabetically

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 75 Dawoud Bey, Photographer and Writer: Artist's Profile
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 76 Shu Lea Cheang: Brandon. Proposal for WWW Project Installation; Correspondence with Andrea L. Taylor
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 77 Michael Korie: High Noon: A New Opera/Music-Theater Work Publicity
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 78 Sandy Solomon: Pears, Lake, Sun Promotional Material, Offer to Participate in IACD
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 79 Pepon Osorio, Request for Financial Support of Los Twines, April 1998, Background Material and Budget
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 80 Keith Antar Mason, The Hittite Empire
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 81 Judy Baca, La Memoria...
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 82 This folder was omitted from the numbering sequence and does not exist.
Box: 2 Folder : 83 Donald Byrd, " The Minstrel Show: Form, History, Significance"
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 84 Donald Byrd, The Minstrel Show
undated

Subseries 1.3: Documentation of House Arrest

Scope and Contents note

Files relating to the work by Anna Deavere Smith. Presented in workshop at the institute in 1998, these files relate mainly to it's staging at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in the spring of 1999. The materials were apparently once the contents of a single ring binder.

A video recording of the Institute's presentation of House Arrest is located in Series 4. Also located there is a recording of the 2000 production of the work at the Public Theater in New York City.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 85 Documentation of House Arrest: An Interrogation Section I: Preliminary Planning Strategy
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 86 Documentation of House Arrest: An Interrogation Section II
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 87 Documentation of House Arrest: An Interrogation Section III
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 88 Documentation of House Arrest: An Interrogation Section IV
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 89 Documentation of House Arrest: An Interrogation Section V
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 90 Documentation of House Arrest: An Interrogation Section VI
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 91 Documentation of House Arrest: An Interrogation Section VII
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 92 Documentation of House Arrest: An Interrogation Section VIII
undated

Subseries 1.4: Artist Applications

Scope and Contents note

Applications from artists for the 1998 IACD session. Most applications were submitted by fax and are only a few pages long though the occasional application has additional material, photographs, slides, or recordings. The files are arranged by medium (dance, theater, music, etc.) and then alphabetically by applicant

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 93 Chay Yew
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 94 Application Correspondence
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 95 Leslie Neal Dance: Belladonna
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 96 Rebecca Stenn: ThePerksDanceMusicTheater
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 97 1998 Artist Applications
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 97a 127.0001; Floristas (Talking Back II), by Ruben Gonzalez, submitted as part of application

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Video recording, VHS, 3M T30 (on slipcase) T60 (on cassette), RT: 18 min, English subtitles.

1995
Box: 2 Folder : 98 1998 Artist Applications--Multi-Media
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 99 1998 Artist Applications--Music
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 100 1998 Artists Application--Theater, A-Ch
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 101 1998 Artist Applications--Theater, Ci-G
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 102 1998 Artist Application--Theater, Arthur Strimling, Encounters at the Border
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 103 1998 Artist Applications--Theater, J-Mac
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 104 1998 Artist Applications--Theater, Mar-P
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 105 1998 Artist Applications--Theater, R-S
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 106 1998 Artist Applications--Theater, T-W
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 107 1998 Artist Applications--Visual Arts, Max Belcher

General note

Includes 10 slides

1998
Box: 2 Folder : 108 1998 Artist Applications--Visual Arts, D-J
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 109 1998 Artist Applications--Visual Arts, L-W

General note

Includes 1 CD-Rom of work by Margot Lovejoy

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

CD-ROM, Requires Windows 95 or NT, 6MB of free RAM, 4x CD-Rom or greater. Margot Lovejoy, 10/12/97-1/4/98, Neuberger Museum of Art, Puchase College, State University of New York.

1998
Box: 2 Folder : 110 1998 Artist Applications--Visual Arts, Marlene Phipps, Slides and Promotional Material related to Application

General note

Includes 20 slides

1998
Box: 2 Folder : 111 Mandelbaum, Aubrey, "Sketching a Common Ground" Essay on Sculpture in Chicago
1996

Subseries 1.5: Discussion Materials and Transcripts

Scope and Contents note

This series consists almost wholly of transcripts of presentations and discussions of works from the 1998 summer session. Some additional reference materials and transcripts of staff meetings are also present. Files are arranged alphabetically folder title, whether that is artist, title of work, or other topic.

The audio tapes from which these transcripts were drawn are not present in the collection.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 112 Decency Clause Panel Discussion, July 23, 1998
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 113 High Noon: Excerpts from Three Operas
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 114 High Noon Panelist Reference Material for Town Meeting
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 115 High Noon Promotional Materials
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 116 Transcripts: Audio Tape List
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 117 Transcripts: Brandon Project Presentation, 7/8/98
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 118 Transcripts: Brandon Discussion 8/7/98
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 119 Transcripts: Donald Byrd Presentation, 7/9/98
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 120 Don Byrd, 8/13/1998
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 121 Transcripts: Breakfast with the Interns, 8/11/98
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 122 Transcripts: Byrd Scholars Meeting, 7/13/98
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 123 Transcripts: Byrd Follow-up, 7/17/98
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 124 Transcripts: Dwight Conquergood, 8/11/98
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 125 Transcripts: Event Coordinator Meeting, 7/9/98
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 126 Transcripts: Event Coordinator Meeting, 8/20/98
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 127 Transcripts: First Intern Discussion, 7/6/98
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 128 Transcripts: House Arrest Discussion, 8/7/98
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 129 Transcripts: House Arrest Discussion, 8/7/98
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 130 Transcripts: House Arrest Discussion, 8/7/98
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 131 Transcripts: House Arrest Discussion, 8/7/98
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 132 Transcripts: House Arrest Discussion, 8/7/98
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 133 Transcripts: Howard Gardener, 7/20/98
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 134 Transcripts: Robert Brunstein, 7/98
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 135 Transcripts: Shu Lea Cheang, 8/12/98
1998
Box: 3 Folder : 136 Photographs: Discussion Panels
1998
Box: 3 Folder : 137 Photographs: Discussion Panels
1998

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