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Guide to the Laura Foreman Papers
1949-2001
 MSS 122

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Collection processed by Nicholas Martin, 2010.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on June 25, 2015

Container List

Series IV: Photographic Material. 5.65 linear feet 27 photo binders

Scope and Content note

The photographic material of Series IV spans the entirety of Foreman's career, from early dance performances through later art installations in the nineteen-nineties. Performances from the Laura Foreman Dance Company are very well documented, as are the numerous derivations of Foreman's "Birdhouse as Metaphor" series. Photographers of Foreman's dance performances include Robert Alexander, Peter Moore and Milton Oleaga.

Arrangement note

The photographic material is arranged thematically and chronologically, similarly to the list of works in the Biographical Note above. Stage works are documented first, followed by artworks, followed by specific installations and exhibitions, and concluding with personal and unidentified photos. Each box is annotated with the photographic processes contained within.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 89 Freedom Dancers

General note

Photographic Prints

undated
Box: 89 "Solo Suite"

General note

Photographic Prints

1967
Box: 89 Laura Foreman Dance Company, group and individual shots

General note

Photographic Prints, Contact Sheets

1967-75, undated
Box: 90 Laura Foreman Dance Company, group and individual shots

General note

Photographic Prints, Contact Sheets

1967-75, undated
Box: 90 "A Time"

General note

Photographic Prints

1968
Box: 90 "Perimeters"

General note

Photographic Prints

1969
Box: 90 "Untitled"

General note

Photographic Prints

1970
Box: 90 Kelly Holt's "new trio for Shungopovi Shade"

General note

Photographic Prints

1970
Box: 90 "Epicycles"

General note

Photographic Prints

1970
Box: 90 "Signals"

General note

Photographic Prints, Contact Sheets

1970
Box: 90 "glass and shadows"

General note

Photographic Prints

1971
Box: 91 "Laura's Dance"

General note

Photographic Prints

1971
Box: 91 "Songandance"

General note

Photographic Prints

1972
Box: 91 "Margins"

General note

Photographic Prints

1972
Box: 91 "Spaces"

General note

Photographic Prints

1972-1973
Box: 91 "Locrian"

General note

Photographic Prints

1973
Box: 91 "Performance"

General note

Photographic Prints

1973
Box: 91 "city of angels"

General note

Photographic Prints

1974
Box: 91 "a deux"

General note

Photographic Prints

1974
Box: 92 "Postludes"

General note

Photographic Prints

1974
Box: 92 "Bud" / "Monopoly"

General note

Photographic Prints

1975
Box: 92 "Program"

General note

Photographic Prints

1976
Box: 92 "Heirlooms"

General note

Photographic Prints

1977
Box: 92 "Entries"

General note

Photographic Prints

1978
Box: 92 John Butler's "Portrait of Billie"

General note

Photographic Prints

undated
Box: 92 Photographs related to Foreman's Dance Instruction

General note

Photographic Prints, Contact Sheets

1967-71, undated
Box: 93 Photos of unidentified events by Composers and Choreographers Theatre

General note

Photographic Prints, Contact Sheets, Black-and-white Negatives

1971, 1974, undated
Box: 93 "Ken and Barbie" Series

General note

Polaroids, Color Slides

undated
Box: 94 "Birdhouse as Metaphor" Series

General note

Photographic Prints, Color Slides, Color Transparencies, Black-and-white Negatives, Contact Sheets, Polaroids

1989-1993
Box: 95 "Birdhouse as Metaphor" Series

General note

Photographic Prints, Color Slides, Color Transparencies, Black-and-white Negatives, Contact Sheets, Polaroids

1989-1993
Box: 96 "Birdhouse as Metaphor" Series

General note

Photographic Prints, Color Slides, Color Transparencies, Black-and-white Negatives, Contact Sheets, Polaroids

1989-1993
Box: 96 Photos of birdhouses sent to Foreman by a fellow craftsman and admirer of her work

General note

Photographic Prints

General note

The original mailing envelope and accompanying letter can be found in Series III, Correspondence, Box 88.

1993
Box: 97 "Coney Island Cray-Pas"

General note

Photographic Prints, Color Slides, Contact Sheets

1981
Box: 97 "Cry Uncle"

General note

Color Slides, Color Transparencies

1991
Box: 98 "Lady Bug Drips" Paintings

General note

Color Slides

undated
Box: 99 "Lady Bug Drips" Paintings

General note

Color Slides

undated
Box: 99 "Philadelphia Story"

General note

Color Slides

1981
Box: 99 "Poetry Peep Show"

General note

Color Slides

undated
Box: 100 "Roomwork"

General note

Photographic Prints, Black-and-white Negatives, Color Slides

1981
Box: 100 "Sweet Land of Liberty"

General note

Color Slides

1983
Box: 101 "TimeCoded Woman"

General note

Photographic Prints, Black-and-white Negatives, Color Slides

1979-1980
Box: 101 "Wallwork"

General note

Black-and-white Negatives, Photographic Prints, Contact Sheets, Color Slides

1981
Box: 102 "Wallwork"

General note

Black-and-white Negatives, Photographic Prints, Contact Sheets, Color Slides

1981
Box: 102 "Wallwork"in Paris and Stockholm (by John Watts)

General note

Color Slides, Photographic Prints, Contact Sheets, Black-and-white Negatives

1981
Box: 103 "Window on the World"

General note

Color Slides

1995
Box: 103 "Word Painting" / "I have nothing to paint and I'm painting it."

General note

Photographic Prints, Color Slides, Color Negatives

1983
Box: 103 Mixed Media Paintings / Sculpture / Drawings

General note

Polaroids, Photographic Prints, Color Slides

1979-1991, undated
Box: 104 Mixed Media Paintings / Sculpture / Drawings

General note

Polaroids, Photographic Prints, Color Slides

1979-1991, undated
Box: 105 Mixed Media Paintings / Sculpture / Drawings

General note

Polaroids, Photographic Prints, Color Slides

1979-1991, undated
Box: 106 Mixed Media Paintings / Sculpture / Drawings

General note

Polaroids, Photographic Prints, Color Slides

1979-1991, undated
Box: 107 Mixed Media Paintings / Sculpture / Drawings

General note

Polaroids, Photographic Prints, Color Slides

1979-1991, undated
Box: 108 Mixed Media Paintings / Sculpture / Drawings

General note

Polaroids, Photographic Prints, Color Slides

1979-1991, undated
Box: 108 Documentation of Limbo Exhibition

General note

Color Slides

1984
Box: 109 Documentation of Portico Gallery Installation

General note

Photographic Prints, Contact Sheets, Polaroids, Color Slides, Black-and-white Negatives

1982
Box: 110 Documentation of Souyun Yi Gallery Exhibition

General note

Photographic Prints, Color Slides

1988
Box: 110 Portraits of Laura Foreman

General note

Photographic Prints, Contact Sheets, Black-and-white Negatives

undated
Box: 111 Personal Photos

General note

Color Negatives, Color Slides, Photographic Prints

undated
Box: 112 Personal Photos

General note

Color Negatives, Color Slides, Photographic Prints

undated
Box: 113 Portraits and performance photos of John Watts

General note

Photographic Prints

1970-71, undated
Box: 114 Portraits and performance photos of John Watts

General note

Photographic Prints

1970-71, undated
Box: 114 Photos of unidentified persons and events

General note

Black-and-white Negatives, Photographic Prints, Color Slides, Contact Sheets

undated
Box: 115 Photos of unidentified persons and events

General note

Black-and-white Negatives, Photographic Prints, Color Slides, Contact Sheets

undated

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