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Ed Leffingwell Jack Smith Curatorial Files
1962-2010 (Bulk 1993-1998)
 MSS.380

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Container List

Series III: Sound recordings

Conditions Governing Access

Access copies for some materials are available by appointment for reading room viewing and listening only. Please contact fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Scope and Content

Series III contains audio material recorded onto cassette tapes, including archival material of Smith’s rehearsals, performances, and interviews as well as interviews conducted by Leffingwell. The third subseries contains a variety of material, including additional Smith recordings, stock audio and recordings of radio advertisements, albums of commercially distributed music, and a recording of a Jack Smith memorial.

Subseries A: Jack Smith Performances & Interviews

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0001 Jack Smith: Les Evening Gown Damnées on Tony Conrad's Audio ArtKive 001

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes

1962-1964
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0002 Jack Smith: Les Evening Gown Damnées on Tony Conrad's Audio ArtKive 002

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 01:05:00

1962-1964
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0003 Secret of Rented Island

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available. Please request part one and part two.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 1 hour 31 minutes

1977
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0004 Sylvère Lotringer Interview

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 1 hours 2 minutes

1978
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0005 Jack Smith in Genoa (Il Gergo Inquieto)

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 1 hours 2 minutes

February 1981
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0006 Penguin Panic Boston

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

September 1981
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0007 Jack Smith: "What's Underground About Marshmallows?"

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 53 minutes

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

October 1981
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0008 Jack Smith Compilation

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available. Please request part one and part two.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

1981
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0009 Jack Smith: Toronto Lecture, Art & Art History

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available. Please request part one and part two.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes

1984
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0010 Performance & Music and Story of Sacrifice of Abraham

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 1 hour

undated
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0011 RAIN - music and thunder

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 1 hour 1 minute

undated
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0012 Rehearsal (à la Chekhov)

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 1 hour 8 minutes

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Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0013 A: Repetitive Reheasal Jack Smith + Woman's Voice + Man's Voice as actors + directors B: Music

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 1 hour 13 minutes

undated

Subseries B: Ed Leffingwell Interviews on Jack Smith

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0014 John Vaccaro/Gwen Thomas, Taylor Meade

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available. Please request part one and part two.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 2 hour 1 minute

September 29-30, 1993
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0015 Stanton Kaye

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 53 minutes

August 29, 1995
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0016 Jerry Tartaglia

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 22 minutes

September 20, 1995
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0017 Gaby Rodgers

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 36 minutes

September 21, 1995
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0018 Marian Zazeela/La Monte Young [1 of 2]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available. Please request part one and part two.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 2 hours 1 minutes

September 23, 1995
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0019 Marian Zazeela/La Monte Young [2 of 2]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 44 minutes

September 23, 1995
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0020 McTighe

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes

September 23, 1995
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0021 Telephone Interview - Hans Breder (Iowa City)

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 32 minutes

November 13, 1995
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0022 Joan Jonas (A side only)

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 44 minnutes

February 5, 1996
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0023 Louie Walden Interview

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Existence and Location of Copies

DVD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 44 minutes

August 20, 1996
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0024 Ronald Tavel [1 of 3]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes

August 23, 1996
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0025 Ronald Tavel [2 of 3]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes

August 23, 1996
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0026 Ronald Tavel [3 of 3]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 53 minutes

August 23, 1996
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0027 Cobra Soundtrack plus Jack Smith on street

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available. Please request part one and part two.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes

undated
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0028 Interview with John Vaccaro

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 17 minutes

undated
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0029 Jonas Mekas

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available. Please request part one and part two.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 01:34:00

undated

Subseries C: Miscellaneous Audio

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0030 Two Moods - G.S. Sachdev

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Conditions Governing Access

Commercially released material.

1979
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0031 Rag Kambhoji - The Dagar Brothers

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Conditions Governing Access

Commercially released material.

1988
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0032 Jack Smith feature on WFUV (Fordham)

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 01:21:00

1998
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0033 KBZ200 "Live" in München

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Conditions Governing Access

Commercially released material.

1999
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0034 Brit. Interview + Sound FX

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 31 minutes

undated
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0035 Commercials on Radio

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Conditions Governing Access

Commercially released material.

undated
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0036 damaged/blank 2

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Conditions Governing Access

Commercially released material.

undated
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0037 Hawaiian Holiday - Kaino Koiotto's Hilo Hawaiians

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Conditions Governing Access

Commercially released material.

undated
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0038 Jack Smith / Compilation - Astur Piarella, Revolution de Tango

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

undated
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0039 Jack Smith Demo Tape - Titled "La Bamba" (Mixed Commercials)

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 00:25:00

undated
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0040 Jack Smith Program Music

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 01:00:00

undated
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0041 Memorial Tape

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Existence and Location of Copies

CD access copy available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes

undated
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0042 North African Music

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Conditions Governing Access

Commercially released material.

undated
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0043 WBAI / Jamaican Politics Show + Music

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

Conditions Governing Access

Commercially released material.

undated
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0044 WBAI

Conditions Governing Access

Commercially released material.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

undated
Box: 3 Media : ID: 380.0045 unlabelled

Conditions Governing Access

Commercially released material.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4" audiocassette

undated

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