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Guide to the Linda Mary Montano Papers, 1931-2014 MSS.386

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Collection processed by Emily King

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 13, 2019

 Updated by Shirin Khaki to include materials from accession 2017.092. Updated by Anna McCormick to include bibliographic materials formerly separated from the collection.  , July 2017 , August 2018

Container List

Series I: Art Practice

Scope and Content

This series documents Montano's work as a performance artist and writer.

Subseries A: Art Administration

Scope and Content

Subseries A includes Montano's administrative papers, which include informal and formal proposals for performances, videos, and text. More informal proposals take the form of handwritten performance ideas, many of which were realized and exist in other parts of her archive. This series also contains her grant applications, loan agreements, business correspondence, and emails with arts organizations, museums, and foundations that range from the beginning of her career to 2014.

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Art Life Institute
1983, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Artist Statement: ISA Problems
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Awards
1965-1988
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Book List: Amazon
2008
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Budgets
1987-1989
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Business Correspondence: A
1979-2011
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Business Correspondence: B
1980-2012
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Business Correspondence: C [1 of 2]
1974-2010
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Business Correspondence: C [2 of 2]
1977-2007
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Business Correspondence: D
1979-2001
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Business Correspondence: E
1979-1997
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Business Correspondence: F
1979-2002
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Business Correspondence: G
1993-2011
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Business Correspondence: H
1978-2003
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Business Correspondence: I
1986-2014
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Business Correspondence: J
1979-1991
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Business Correspondence: K
1980-2008
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Business Correspondence: L
1978-2014
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Business Correspondence: M
1982-2010
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Business Correspondence: N
1978-2009
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Business Correspondence: O
1984-2010
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Business Correspondence: P/Q
1985-2001
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Business Correspondence: R
1988-2012
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Business Correspondence: S
1978-2012
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Business Correspondence: T
1980-2012
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Business Correspondence: U
1985-1988
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Business Correspondence: V
1980-2013
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Business Correspondence: W
1981-2007
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Business Correspondence: X/Y/Z
1980-1993
Box: 2 Folder : 12 EMPAC Artist-In-Residence Program Application
2012
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Grants [1 of 2]
1980-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Grants [2 of 2]
1980-1998
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Handwritten Performance Ideas [1 of 9]
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Handwritten Performance Ideas [2 of 9]
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Handwritten Performance Ideas [3 of 9]
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Handwritten Performance Ideas [4 of 9]
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Handwritten Performance Ideas [5 of 9]
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Handwritten Performance Ideas [6 of 9]
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Handwritten Performance Ideas [7 of 9]
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Handwritten Performance Ideas [8 of 9]
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Handwritten Performance Ideas [9 of 9]
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Lecture: Mask, Gershwin Hotel
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Letters of Recommendation [1 of 2]
1978-2011
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Letters of Recommendation [2 of 2]
1990-2000
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Linda Montano CV/Resumes
1970-2013
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Loan Agreements, Permissions, and Contracts [1 of 4]
1976-2009
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Loan Agreements, Permissions, and Contracts [2 of 4]
1986-2014
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Loan Agreements, Permissions, and Contracts [3 of 4]
1981-2003
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Loan Agreements, Permissions, and Contracts [4 of 4]
1979-2002
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Material for Website
January 2001
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Performance: Art Life Counseling Notebook and Cards
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Performance: Chicken Co. Inc.
November 1970
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Performance Art/Danger/Hazing/Female Trauma/Brain Conference
1996
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Performance Artists Mailing List
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Performance documentation

Scope and Content

This folder includes documentation related to the following performances: "Why Laughter Exercises," undated, "Subconscious Re-doing," [2003], "Chicken Co., Inc.," [1985], "The Art/Life Decision Club," undated, "Forgiveness Performance with Jessica Wyman," undated, "Japanese Talk," undated, "Problems Anonymous: Send your Problems to the Internet," 1995, and "Performance in Gdansk," 2013.

[1985]-2013
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Performance: Go To Your Room, at University of Texas: Austin
December 8-11, 1994
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Performance Emails
2001, 2002, 2008
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Performance Proposals: Miscellaneous
1994, 2007, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Performance Proposals: Teaching Proposals [1 of 2]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Performance Proposals: Teaching Proposals [2 of 2]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Plays Performed at Zen Arts Center
1981-1983
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Proposal: The Snake Dancer
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Video Texts and Proposals [1 of 5]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Video Texts and Proposals [2 of 5]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Video Texts and Proposals [3 of 5]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Video Texts and Proposals [4 of 5]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Video Texts and Proposals [5 of 5]
undated

Subseries B: Writing

Scope and Content

Subseries B follows Montano's work as the author of several published works. These works include Art in Everyday Life, Letters from Linda Montano, and You Too Are a Performance Artist. The subseries also includes drafts and interviews Montano compiled for the book Performance Artists Talking in the '80s, in which artists talk about food, sex, death, and money. There are also book galleys, correspondence, artists' statements, and smaller pieces written for articles and exhibition catalogues.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by title of work.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 1 7 Years of Living Art: 7 Chakras
1984-1998
Box: 6 Folder : 2 7 Years of Living Art and Art Life Institute Proposals
1975-1991
Box: 6 Folder : 3 7 Years of Living Art + Another 7 Years of Living Art Bound Draft
1983-1991, 1991-1998
Box: 6 Folder : 4 7 Years of Living Art: Complete Document
2013
Box: 6 Folder : 5 "7 Years of Living Art" Essay by Moira Roth
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 6 7 Years of Living Art: "Failing to Repeat"
1999, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 7 7 Years of Living Art Guides
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 8 7 Years of Living Art: Handwritten Notes
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 9 7 Years of Living Art Instruction Cards and Chart
1984
Box: 6 Folder : 10 7 Years of Living Art Journal
1983-1991
Box: 6 Folder : 11 7 Years of Living Art: Year Two, Orange
1985
Box: 6 Folder : 12 14 Years of Living Art Galley for Future Book
2013
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Another 7 Years of Living Art
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Another 7 Years of Living Art at the United Nations Flyers
1991-1999
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Art in Everyday Life Galley: Chapter 1
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Art in Everyday Life Galley: Chapters 2-4
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Art in Everyday Life Galley: Chapters 5-6
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Art in Everyday Life Galley: Chapters 7-8
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Art in Everyday Life Handbook: Bound
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Art in Everyday Life Photographs
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Art in Everyday Life: Proof Copy
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 4 "Art in Everyday Life...Published by Astro Artz"
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Art/Life: Attention
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Art/Life Institute Handbook Galley
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Art/Life Institute History, Cards, Flyers
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Art/Life Institute Rationale
March 1981, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Art/Life Institute Statement of Plans
[1983]
Box: 8 Folder : 9A Art/Life Reality Letters, to Linda Montano, from Linda Montano
2002
Box: 8 Folder : 10 "7 Spiritual Lives of Linda M. Montano"
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 11 "Art and Life"
July 1977
Box: 8 Folder : 12 "Art and the Cross"
May 6, 1980
Box: 8 Folder : 13 "Art as Therapy"
August-September 1980
Box: 8 Folder : 14 "The Art of Attention...The Attention of Art"
1980
Box: 8 Folder : 15 "Audience and the Art of Linda Montano"
1999
Box: 8 Folder : 16 "Autobiography"
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 16A Beverly Ogdon on Singing
January-May 1981
Box: 8 Folder : 17 "blindfold"
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Blood Family Art / Dad Art
2001
Box: 8 Folder : 19 CAA Talk: Illness and Art
2007
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Chakraphonics
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 21 Characters from "Learning to Talk"
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 21A "The Chicken Who Learned to Fly"
March 1985
Box: 8 Folder : 22 "Chinmayananda"
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 23 The Cleveland Performance Art Festival
April 1999
Box: 8 Folder : 24 "Death"
1991
Box: 8 Folder : 25 Death Writing
1988, 1991, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 1 "Deborah Hay and Her Influence"
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 2 "A Difference Between Male and Female Performance"
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 3 "Distribute Later"
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Dr. Mehta and Seven Thoughts
2004
Box: 9 Folder : 5 "Does Technology Invite Isolation or Participation?"
January 3, 1979
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Early Poems
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 7 "Eleanor Montano, 1910-"
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 7a "Endurance: Then and Now"
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 8 The Essential Writings of Linda Montano [1 of 3]
February 2004
Box: 9 Folder : 9 The Essential Writings of Linda Montano [2 of 3]
February 2004
Box: 9 Folder : 10 The Essential Writings of Linda Montano [3 of 3]
February 2004
Box: 9 Folder : 11 "The Facing Life Award"
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Fairy Tales
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 13 "feathers"
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 14 "Five Nights of Living Art"
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 15 "Food and Art Lecture"
1980
Box: 9 Folder : 15a "Forgiveness as Spring Cleaning"
May 2001
Box: 9 Folder : 16 "Good and Evil"
July 1977
Box: 9 Folder : 17 "Guess My Salary / Win This Crucifix"
November 1994
Box: 9 Folder : 18 "How to Corrct [sic]"
April 1978
Box: 9 Folder : 19 Instructions
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 20 Intro to Talk at Unitarian Congregation
2010
Box: 9 Folder : 21 Journal Excerpt by Linda Montano
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 22 Keynote Speech: Art in Odd Places
2011
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Letter to Jill at the Village Voice
1978
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Letter to "J.J."
October 4, 1984
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Letter to Sartoro and Susanna
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 4 "Letter to Senior Citizen Gym Teacher"
[2011]
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Letters from Linda: Bound Book Proposal and Resume
2001
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Letters from Linda: Bound Draft of Interviews with Linda M. Montano
2002
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Letters from Linda: Bound Draft of Writings by Linda M. Montano
2002
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Letters from Linda: Bound Unedited First Draft
2002
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Letters from Linda: Chapter Lists
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Letters from Linda Montano: Completed 3rd Draft [1 of 2]
November 2002
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Letters from Linda Montano: Completed 3rd Draft [2 of 2]
November 2002
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Letters from Linda Complete: Fairy Tales
2002, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 13 Letters from Linda: Handwritten Notes
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Letters from Linda Almost Complete: Interviews of Linda M. Montano
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Letters from Linda Complete: Performance Texts, Video/CD Texts
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Letters from Linda Permissions
2004
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Letters from Linda Complete: Personal Writings
2002, undated
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Letters from Linda Complete: Poetry
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Letters from Linda Complete: Proposals
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Letters from Linda Complete: Statements
2002, undated
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Letters from Linda Complete: Teaching
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Letters from Linda Montano Draft 1: Chapter 1
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Letters from Linda Montano Draft 1: Chapter 2
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Letters from Linda Montano Draft 1: Chapter 3
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 12 Letters from Linda Montano Draft 1: Chapter 4
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 13 Letters from Linda Montano Draft 1: Chapter 5
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 14 Letters from Linda Montano Draft 1: Chapter 6
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 15 Letters from Linda Montano Draft 1: Chapter 7
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 16 Letters from Linda Montano Draft 2: Chapter 1
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Letters from Linda Montano Draft 2: Chapter 2
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Letters from Linda Montano Draft 2: Chapter 3
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Letters from Linda Montano Draft 2: Chapter 4
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Letters from Linda Montano Draft 2: Chapter 5
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Letters from Linda Montano Draft 2: Chapter 6
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Letters from Linda Montano Draft 2: Chapter 7
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Letters from Linda: Edited out of 14 Years of Living Art
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Letters from Linda: Edited out of Death
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Letters from Linda: Edited out of Elders
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Letters from Linda: Edited out of Fairy Tales
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Letters from Linda: Edited out of Interviews
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Letters from Linda: Edited out of Poetry
November 2002
Box: 12 Folder : 13 Letters from Linda: Edited out of Teaching
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 14 Letters from Linda: Edited out of Writings
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 15 Letters from Linda Extras: 14 Years of Living Art
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 16 Letters from Linda Extras: Dad
2002-2003
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Letters from Linda Extras: Death
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Letters from Linda Extras: Death / The Body
2002
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Letters from Linda Extras: Ecstasy of St. Rose
February 24, 2004
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Letters from Linda Extras: Fairy Tales
2002, undated
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Letters from Linda Extras: Interviews
2001-2002, undated
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Letters from Linda Extras: Poetry
August 2002
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Letters from Linda Extras: Teaching
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Letters from Linda Extras: Tenure
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Letters from Linda Extras: Writing
2001-2002, undated
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Letters from Linda: Rationale for Book Publication
2001
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Letters from Linda: Writings by Linda M. Montano
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Linda Mary Montano: Always Creative
2013
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Linda M. Montano Performance History
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 3 "Little Linda Becomes Performance Artist Chicken Linda Becomes Roman Catholic Linda Mary"
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 4 "Littleton Colorado and Performance Art"
1999
Box: 14 Folder : 5 "Living Art: Time Spent Artfully Alone or Not Alone"
1975
Box: 14 Folder : 6 "Looking at Life and Art"
1983
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Love Sex Galley [1 of 2]
September 15, 1995
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Love Sex Galley [2 of 2]
September 15, 1995
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Love Sex Galley
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Love Sex Galley
September 12, 1995
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Love Sex Stories
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 12 Meditation/Performance Teaching
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 13 Meditation, Spirituality, Performance
1980
Box: 14 Folder : 13A Miscellaneous handwritten writings
1962-2013
Box: 14 Folder : 14 Mitchell's Death
1978
Box: 14 Folder : 15 Moments of Consciousness at New Music America: Chicago
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 16 Montano on Hazing
1992
Box: 14 Folder : 17 Music
1979
Box: 14 Folder : 18 "My Astral History"
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 19 Note to Magda
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 20 Older is Bolder: Notes from the ELDERS Workshop
1996
Box: 14 Folder : 21 "Omichi"
2007
Box: 14 Folder : 22 "Once Upon A Time..."
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 23 One-Year Performance
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 24 "Performance and the Bay Area in the '70s"
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 1 "Performance Artists Talking: 1979-1989"
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Performance Artists Talking: Artists' Biographies, Info, and Correspondence
1998, undated
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Performance Artists Talking: Artists' Interview and Photo Releases
1997
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Performance Artists Talking: Book Proposal and Reader's Report
July 2001, undated
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Performance Artists Talking: Book Section Introductions
1998
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Performance Artists Talking: Correspondence and Interview Releases
1997, undated
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Performance Artists Talking: Correspondence with Jane McFadden
1998
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Performance Artists Talking: Cover Mock-ups and Promotional Material
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 9 Performance Artists Talking Drafts: Title Page, Section Pages, Introductions
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 10 Performance Artists Talking: Drafts of Interviews: Food
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 11 Performance Artists Talking: Drafts of Interviews: Money/Fame
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 12 Performance Artists Talking: Drafts of Interviews: Ritual/Death
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Performance Artists Talking: Drafts of Interviews: Sex
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Performance Artists Talking: Early Interviews
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Performance Artists Talking: Editing Draft [1 of 3]
June 20, 2000
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Performance Artists Talking: Editing Draft [2 of 3]
June 20, 2000
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Performance Artists Talking: Editing Draft [3 of 3]
June 20, 2000
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Performance Artists Talking: First Edit from Routledge [1 of 2]
January 10, 2004
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Performance Artists Talking: First Edit from Routledge [2 of 2]
January 10, 2004
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Performance Artists Talking: Food Annotated Draft
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Performance Artists Talking: Food Interviews: Final
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Performance Artists Talking: Food Intro
1980
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Performance Artists Talking: Food Originals
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Performance Artists Talking: Interview Releases, Book Proposal, Reader Reviews
1996, undated
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Performance Artists Talking in the '80s Galleys
1994, undated
Box: 17 Folder : 6 Performance Artists Talking: Last Edit from Routledge [1 of 2]
June 12, 2004
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Performance Artists Talking: Last Edit from Routledge [2 of 2]
June 12, 2004
Box: 17 Folder : 8 Performance Artists Talking: Money/Fame: Annotated Draft
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Performance Artists Talking: Money/Fame: Interviews
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Performance Artists Talking: Money/Fame Interviews: Final
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Performance Artists Talking: Money/Fame Originals
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Performance Artists Talking: The Performance Bible Bound Draft: Money/Fame
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Performance Artists Talking: The Performance Bible Bound Draft: Ritual/Death
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Performance Artists Talking: Performance Bible Final Draft
July 27, 1994
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Performance Artists Talking: The Performance Bible: Food Galley
January 25, 1994
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Performance Artists Talking: The Performance Bible: Ritual/Death Galley
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Performance Artists Talking: The Performance Bible: Sex Galley
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Performance Artists Talking: Photos of Interviewees [1 of 2]
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Performance Artists Talking: Photos of Interviewees [2 of 2]
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Performance Artists Talking: Hi-Res Photos
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Performance Artists Talking: Ritual/Death: Annotated Draft
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Performance Artists Talking: Ritual/Death: Corrected and Printed Final [1 of 2]
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 2 Performance Artists Talking: Ritual/Death: Corrected and Printed Final [2 of 2]
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Performance Artists Talking: Ritual/Death Interviews [1 of 2]
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Performance Artists Talking: Ritual/Death Interviews [2 of 2]
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Performance Artists Talking: Ritual/Death Originals [1 of 2]
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Performance Artists Talking: Ritual/Death Originals [2 of 2]
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Performance Artists Talking: Sex: Annotated Draft
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Performance Artists Talking: Sex: Corrected and Printed Final
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Performance Artists Talking: Sex Originals
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Performance Artists Talking: "Talking Artists"
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Performance Artists Talking: University of California Press Packet
1996-1998
Box: 21 Folder : 6 "Performance as Healing"
October 1986
Box: 21 Folder : 7 "Performance in the '80s"
1978, 1980
Box: 21 Folder : 8 "The Performance of Montano's Shoe Store"
2000
Box: 21 Folder : 9 Performance Texts/Video Texts Bound Draft
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 10 Persona Notes
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 11 Poetry
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Post-Menopausal Cards/Photo
1991
Box: 22 Folder : 2 Questions for Womens Caucus for the Arts
October 1986
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Rose Moon
March 1978
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Sacred Sex
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Sacred Sex draft
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Sacred Sex Galley
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 7 Mock-up for Sacred Sex [1 of 2]
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 8 Mock-up for Sacred Sex [2 of 2]
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 9 Sacred Sex Stories
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 10 Sacred Sex Stories
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 11 "Search"
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 12 "Seven Stages of Intoxication"
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 13 "Sex, Fear and the Catholic Church"
June 1981
Box: 22 Folder : 14 Sister Joan
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 15 Sister Rosita Summer Saint Camp: Promotional Materials, Correspondence
1987, 1989, 1991, undated
Box: 23 Folder : 1 "Statement"
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 2 "Subconscious Re-Doing"
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 3 The Story of Illegal Mexicans and their Legal Children in America
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 4 The Story of Sharada, wife of Ramakrishna
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 5 "Teaching Performance"
1981, 1998
Box: 23 Folder : 6 "Thoughts on Performance Art/A Performance Art Time Line"
August 1999
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Three Interactive/Performative: Slide Lectures by Linda M. Montano [1 of 2]
1992-1996
Box: 23 Folder : 8 Three Interactive/Performative: Slide Lectures by Linda M. Montano [2 of 2]
1992-1996
Box: 23 Folder : 9 "Time for a Poem"
2000
Box: 23 Folder : 10 "Time in General"
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 11 Video Quartet
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 12 "Why Computation is Like Meditation"
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 13 "Window Peace"
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 14 "The Women's Movement and the Arts"
July 1977
Box: 23 Folder : 15 Writing from Fred Poales Class
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 16 Writing Tour Papers
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 17 You Too Are a Performance Artist: Draft, with Photos [1 of 2]
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 18 You Too Are a Performance Artist: Draft, with Photos [2 of 2]
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 19 You Too Are a Performance Artist: Notes and Galley
2011-2013

Subseries C: Interviews

Scope and Content

Subseries C includes interviews Montano conducted for her book project entitled Performance Artists Talking in the '80s. It also contains material related to interviews of Montano by others for articles, both published and unpublished.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 24 Folder : 1 Address Book for Interviews
2002
Box: 24 Folder : 2 Compiled Interviews with Linda Montano
1999-2001, undated
Box: 24 Folder : 3 Interview by Alex & Allyson Grey
1984
Box: 24 Folder : 4 Interview by Arturo
undated
Box: 24 Folder : 5 Interview by Carolee Schneemann
undated
Box: 24 Folder : 6 Interview by Charles Duncan at the Brooklyn Rail

Scope and Contents

See oversize for separated material.

undated
Box: 24 Folder : 7 Interview by Cynthia Carr
July 10, 1984
Box: 24 Folder : 8 Interview by David Gunn
November 2000
Box: 24 Folder : 9 Interview by Hilary Robinson
1999
Box: 24 Folder : 10 Interview by Jenni Sorkin
December 7, 2001
Box: 24 Folder : 11 Interview by Jennie Klein
2004
Box: 24 Folder : 12 Interview by Lisa Weintraub
August 2004
Box: 24 Folder : 13 Interview by M. Ryan Noble
February 12, 2011
Box: 24 Folder : 14 Interview by Moira Roth
1978
Box: 24 Folder : 15 Interview by Paul Couillard
February 1, 1999
Box: 24 Folder : 16 Interview by Satori
1989
Box: 24 Folder : 17 Interview by Terri Cohn
2001
Box: 24 Folder : 18 Interview with Alec Duffy
April 26, 2001
Box: 24 Folder : 19 Interview with Ex-Zen Monk
undated
Box: 24 Folder : 20 Interview with Karen Finley
undated
Box: 24 Folder : 21 "Interview with Linda Montano, Performance Artist"
September 2001
Box: 24 Folder : 22 Interview with Mary Lachman
[2010]
Box: 24 Folder : 23 Interview with Montano for CAA
2001
Box: 24 Folder : 24 Interview with Tara Geer
December 2001
Box: 24 Folder : 25 "Linda Montano: Art in Everyday Life"
January 9, 1987
Box: 24 Folder : 26 Montano Interviewed by Others
undated
Box: 24 Folder : 27 Montano Interviews Head Cook at Zen Arts Center
1982
Box: 24 Folder : 28 Montano Interviews Other Artists
undated
Box: 24 Folder : 29 Preliminary Interview Questions
2001
Box: 24 Folder : 30 RE/SEARCH Issue 13: Angry Women
1991
Box: 24 Folder : 31 U-Turn: Montano Interviews Willoughby Sharp, Vito Acconci, Karen Finley, and Alan Kaprow
1985
Box: 24 Folder : 32 Unpublished Interviews
undated

Subseries D: Research

Scope and Content

Subseries D contains mostly handwritten research and articles on a variety of subjects that informed Montano's art/life practices. Her research also serves as an extension of her art documentation. Themes include spirituality, astrology, health, religion, grief, meditation, and music.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 25 Folder : 1 Anorexia Nervosa Research
1982, undated
Box: 25 Folder : 2 Art/Life Research
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 3 Art Therapy
1986, undated
Box: 25 Folder : 4 Astrology Notes
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 5 Bach Flower Remedies
1983, 1986
Box: 25 Folder : 6 Bates Eye Exercises
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 7 Bhajans: Swami Dayananda Saraswati
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 8 Cancer
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 9 Chakra Research
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 10 Chakras
1992, undated
Box: 25 Folder : 11 Chakras Research Notes and Notepad
2008, undated
Box: 25 Folder : 12 CHUD
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 13 Contemplative Outreach of Orange County at St. Andrew's Research House
2001-2004
Box: 26 Folder : 1 Death and Health Research
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 2 Densal Magazine
1984-1989
Box: 26 Folder : 3 Dystonia Dialogue Magazine
2007-2012
Box: 26 Folder : 4 Dystonia Research [1 of 2]
2006, 2007, undated
Box: 26 Folder : 5 Dystonia Research [2 of 2]
2006, 2007, undated
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Dystonia Spasmodic Torticollis Magazine
2008-2013
Box: 26 Folder : 7 Economy and Catholicism
October 7, 2011
Box: 26 Folder : 8 The Elizabeth Kubler-Ross Center
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 9 Epic: A Journey Through Church History
2009
Box: 26 Folder : 10 Family and Caregiving
2008, 2011
Box: 26 Folder : 11 Grief Research
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 12 Handbook for Building Homes of Earth
1970
Box: 26 Folder : 13 Healing and Healthcare
1993, 2010
Box: 27 Folder : 1 The Healing Tao Journal
Spring 1989
Box: 27 Folder : 2 Health and Feelings Research [1 of 7]
1991-2008
Box: 27 Folder : 3 Health and Feelings Research [2 of 7]
1991-2008
Box: 27 Folder : 4 Health and Feelings Research [3 of 7]
1991-2008
Box: 27 Folder : 5 Health and Feelings Research [4 of 7]
1991-2008
Box: 27 Folder : 6 Health and Feelings Research [5 of 7]
1991-2008
Box: 27 Folder : 7 Health and Feelings Research [6 of 7]
1991-2008
Box: 27 Folder : 8 Health and Feelings Research [7 of 7]
1991-2008
Box: 27 Folder : 9 Health Herbs
1990-1991, undated
Box: 27 Folder : 10 History of Performance Book from Rose Cee Goldberg
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 11 Home Improvements
undated
Box: 28 Folder : 1 Inquiring Mind
1986-1989
Box: 28 Folder : 2 Insight
Spring 1994
Box: 28 Folder : 3 The Kalacakra Empowerment
1982
Box: 28 Folder : 4 Karate Research
1978-1984
Box: 28 Folder : 5 Meditation [1 of 4]
undated
Box: 28 Folder : 6 Meditation [2 of 4]
undated
Box: 28 Folder : 7 Meditation [3 of 4]
undated
Box: 28 Folder : 8 Meditation [4 of 4]
undated
Box: 28 Folder : 9 Menopause
1990, undated
Box: 28 Folder : 10 Mercy of God Prayer Center Manual
1998, undated
Box: 28 Folder : 11 Miscellaneous Publications
1972-1993
Box: 28 Folder : 12 Neurology Now Magazine
2009
Box: 28 Folder : 13 Performance Art Articles
undated
Box: 29 Folder : 1 Piano Music
undated
Box: 29 Folder : 2 Prayers and Praying Binder [1 of 2]
2000-2006, undated
Box: 29 Folder : 3 Prayers and Praying Binder [2 of 2]
2000-2006, undated
Box: 29 Folder : 4 Radio
2001
Box: 29 Folder : 5 Sansho Aikido Journal of the USAF Western Region
1984-1988
Box: 29 Folder : 6 School for Spiritual Growth and Inner Healing Binder [1 of 3]
1997
Box: 29 Folder : 7 School for Spiritual Growth and Inner Healing Binder [2 of 3]
1997
Box: 29 Folder : 8 School for Spiritual Growth and Inner Healing Binder [3 of 3]
1997
Box: 29 Folder : 9 Sex, Chakras, Tantra
1986, undated
Box: 29 Folder : 10 Shri Ramamurti International Center: ISCA Bulletin
Summer 1986
Box: 29 Folder : 11 Snow Lion Newsletter and Catalog
1988-1989
Box: 30 Folder : 1 Songs
undated
Box: 30 Folder : 2 Spirit Daily Binder
undated
Box: 30 Folder : 3 Spirit Tours
1998-2003
Box: 30 Folder : 3a Stress
1974
Box: 30 Folder : 4 T'ai Chi Research
undated
Box: 30 Folder : 5 Ten Directions
1986-1989
Box: 30 Folder : 6 Tibetan Ritual and Medicine
undated
Box: 30 Folder : 7 The To Do Institute
2001, undated
Box: 30 Folder : 8 Universal Life Church
undated
Box: 30 Folder : 9 The Vajradhatu Sun
undated
Box: 30 Folder : 9a Vedic Interpretation Profile for Linda Montano
July 27, 1994
Box: 30 Folder : 10 Volunteer Training Manual: Hospice Association of Ulster County
1988
Box: 30 Folder : 11 Where to Acupuncture
undated
Box: 30 Folder : 12 Yoga Nidri
1997-1998

Subseries E: Press

Scope and Content

This subseries tracks press about Montano's career from the 1970s to the early 2000s. It includes promotional postcards, advertisements, and press releases. It also contains newspaper clippings, reviews and articles written about her art and performances, from publications like High Performance Magazine to the New York Times.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 31 Folder : 1 Advertisement
undated
Box: 31 Folder : 2 Blank Postcards
undated
Box: 31 Folder : 3 Book Publicity
2011, undated
Box: 31 Folder : 4 Business Cards
undated
Box: 31 Folder : 5 Catalogs, Magazines, Publications
1970-1979
Box: 31 Folder : 6 Catalogs, Magazines, Publications [1 of 2]
1980-1989
Box: 31 Folder : 7 Catalogs, Magazines, Publications [2 of 2]
1980-1989
Box: 31 Folder : 8 Catalogs, Magazines, Publications [1 of 3]
1990-1999
Box: 31 Folder : 9 Catalogs, Magazines, Publications [2 of 3]
1990-1999
Box: 32 Folder : 1 Catalogs, Magazines, Publications [3 of 3]
1990-1999
Box: 32 Folder : 2 Catalogs, Magazines, Publications [1 of 5]
2000-2009
Box: 32 Folder : 3 Catalogs, Magazines, Publications [2 of 5]
2000-2009
Box: 32 Folder : 4 Catalogs, Magazines, Publications [3 of 5]
2000-2009
Box: 32 Folder : 5 Catalogs, Magazines, Publications [4 of 5]
2000-2009
Box: 33 Folder : 1 Catalogs, Magazines, Publications [5 of 5]
2000-2009
Box: 33 Folder : 2 Catalogs, Magazines, Publications [1 of 3]
2010-2013
Box: 33 Folder : 3 Catalogs, Magazines, Publications [2 of 3]
2010-2013
Box: 33 Folder : 4 Catalogs, Magazines, Publications [3 of 3]
2010-2013
Box: 33 Folder : 5 Catalogs, Magazines, Publications
undated
Box: 33 Folder : 6 Press Releases
1975-2001, undated
Box: 34 Folder : 1 Promotional Material
1960-1965
Box: 34 Folder : 2 Promotional Material
1970-1979
Box: 34 Folder : 3 Promotional Material [1 of 3]
1980-1989
Box: 34 Folder : 4 Promotional Material [2 of 3]
1980-1989
Box: 34 Folder : 5 Promotional Material [3 of 3]
1980-1989
Box: 34 Folder : 6 Promotional Material [1 of 2]
1990-1999
Box: 34 Folder : 7 Promotional Material [2 of 2]
1990-1999
Box: 34 Folder : 8 Promotional Material [1 of 2]
2000-2013
Box: 34 Folder : 9 Promotional Material [2 of 2]
2000-2013
Box: 34 Folder : 10 Promotional Material
undated
Box: 35 Folder : 1 Promotional Material (Religious)
2010, undated
Box: 35 Folder : 2 Promotional Postcards
1965, 1970-1980
Box: 35 Folder : 3 Promotional Postcards
1980-1989
Box: 35 Folder : 4 Promotional Postcards
1990-1999
Box: 35 Folder : 5 Promotional Postcards
2000-2013
Box: 35 Folder : 6 Promotional Postcards
undated
Box: 35 Folder : 7 Promotional Posters
1983, 1993, 2000, 2012
Box: 35 Folder : 8 Reviews
1970-2011
Box: 35 Folder : 9 Reviews
1970-2011
Box: 36 Folder : 1 Reviews
1970-2011
Box: 36 Folder : 2 Reviews
1970-2011
Box: 36 Folder : 3 Reviews of Marcia Tucker's "Choices: Making An Art of Everyday Life"
1986

Subseries F: Photos

Scope and Content

Subseries F contains photographic material of both a personal and professional nature. Other photographic material related to collaborations, teaching, and family can be found within Series II-V.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Binder: A Performance Photos
undated
Binder: B Performance Photos

Scope and Content

Binder B includes:

"A Home Event, Sept. 1974," Sept. 1974-Sept. 1976 "Photo a Day by Linda Montano," [1974] "Mikhail Horowitz Bud Plate Materials," 1983 Untitled Performance Photos

1974-1976, undated
Box: 36 Folder : 4 Performance Printed Photos from Untitled Binder
undated
Binder: C Personal Photos
undated
Binder: D Personal Photos
undated
Box: 36 Folder : 5 Untitled Performance Prints
undated

Subseries G: Artworks

Scope and Content

This series contains some of Montano's artwork, including her series of "Dad Paintings," and her "Shoe" series. It also documents the art she produced and outifits she during her performance "7 Years of Living Art," and her study of the chakras. Other pieces include prints, pencil sketches, paintings, drawings. Montano also kept annotated photo albums and scrapbooks that were created both by her and her grandmother. A large portion of artwork can also be found in Oversize Series I, Subseries G.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 36 Folder : 6 Birth Drawings
undated
Box: 36 Folder : 7 Chakra Drawings
1989-1998, undated
Box: 36 Folder : 8 "Chakra Girl"
1998
Box: 36 Folder : 9 Chicken Drawing on Fabric
undated
Box: 36 Folder : 10 Dad Paintings [1 of 15]
2002-2004
Box: 36 Folder : 11 Dad Paintings [2 of 15]
2002-2004
Box: 36 Folder : 12 Dad Paintings [3 of 15]
2002-2004
Box: 36 Folder : 13 Dad Paintings [4 of 15]
2002-2004
Box: 36 Folder : 14 Dad Paintings [5 of 15]
2002-2004
Box: 36 Folder : 15 Dad Paintings [6 of 15]
2002-2004
Box: 36 Folder : 16 Dad Paintings [7 of 15]
2002-2004
Box: 36 Folder : 17 Dad Paintings [8 of 15]
2002-2004
Box: 36 Folder : 18 Dad Paintings [9 of 15]
2002-2004
Box: 36 Folder : 19 Dad Paintings [10 of 15]
2002-2004
Box: 36 Folder : 20 Dad Paintings [11 of 15]
2002-2004
Box: 36 Folder : 21 Dad Paintings [12 of 15]
2002-2004
Box: 36 Folder : 22 Dad Paintings [13 of 15]
2002-2004
Box: 36 Folder : 23 Dad Paintings [14 of 15]
2002-2004
Box: 36 Folder : 24 Dad Paintings [15 of 15]
2002-2004
Box: 37 Folder : 1 Diagram Drawings
undated
Box: 37 Folder : 2 Dream Drawings
1978
Box: 37 Folder : 3 Dry-erase Notes
undated
Box: 37 Folder : 4 Edgewood College's Signature
Winter/Spring 1967
Box: 37 Folder : 5 "Encounter," "Red Time," "Man + Boy," "watusi," "Dance of Death," Untitled
undated
Box: 37 Folder : 6 "I Will Follow My Heart"
1975-1976
Box: 37 Folder : 7 Linda Montano + Tehching Hsieh: Art Life One Year Performance
undated
Box: 37 Folder : 8 "Lying in Ecstasy"
undated
Box: 37 Folder : 9 Maxi-Pad Writing Tablet
undated
Box: 37 Folder : 10 "Mitchell Shot in Head Murdered by Cousin"
1977
Box: 37 Folder : 11 "1 Minute Sketch"
undated
Box: 37 Folder : 12 Paper Man
undated
Box: 37 Folder : 13 Portraits in Pencil
undated
Box: 37 Folder : 14 Prints by Linda Montano [1 of 3]
undated
Box: 37 Folder : 15 Prints by Linda Montano [2 of 3]
undated
Box: 37 Folder : 16 Prints by Linda Montano [3 of 3]
undated
Box: 37 Folder : 17 "Sanctuary"
1967
Box: 37 Folder : 18 Sketchbook/Comic
Spring 1978
Box: 37 Folder : 19 Sketchbook: "Portraits and Automatic Writings"
1978
Folder: 11 "Solution"
undated
Box: 37 Folder : 20 "Some Past Performances by Linda M. Montano"
[2007]
Box: 37 Folder : 21 Strathmore Alexis Drawing Pad
undated
Box: 37 Folder : 22 Untitled Pencil Sketches [1 of 2]
undated
Box: 37 Folder : 23 Untitled Pencil Sketches [2 of 2]
undated
Box: 37 Folder : 24 Untitled Piece with Red Plastic
undated
Box: 38 Folder : 1 Untitled Works [1 of 5]
undated
Box: 38 Folder : 2 Untitled Works [2 of 5]
undated
Box: 38 Folder : 3 Untitled Works [3 of 5]
undated
Box: 38 Folder : 4 Untitled Works [4 of 5]
undated
Box: 38 Folder : 5 Untitled Works [5 of 5]
undated
Box: 38 Folder : 6 Untitled Works on Cloth
undated
Box: 38 Folder : 7 "We All Partake of the Bread"
undated
Box: 86 14 Years of Living Art: outfits worn during "blue" year of performance

Scope and Content

Includes jumpsuit, karate belt, shoes, and selected other clothing. Additional clothing from this performance can be accessed via the donor, Linda Mary Montano.

Box: 87 14 Years of Living Art: outfits worn during "yellow" and "green" years of performance

Scope and Content

Includes jumpsuit, karate belt, shoes, and selected other clothing. Additional clothing from this performance can be accessed via the donor, Linda Mary Montano.

Box: 88 14 Years of Living Art: outfits worn during "white" year of performance

Scope and Content

Includes jumpsuit, karate belt, shoes, and selected other clothing. Additional clothing from this performance can be accessed via the donor, Linda Mary Montano.

Box: 89 14 Years of Living Art: outfits worn during "purple" year of performance

Scope and Content

Includes jumpsuit, karate belt, shoes, and selected other clothing. Additional clothing from this performance can be accessed via the donor, Linda Mary Montano.

Box: 90 14 Years of Living Art: outfits worn during "red" year of performance

Scope and Content

Includes jumpsuit, karate belt, shoes, and selected other clothing. Additional clothing from this performance can be accessed via the donor, Linda Montano.

Box: 91 14 Years of Living Art: outfits worn during "orange" year of performance

Scope and Content

Includes jumpsuit, karate belt, shoes, and selected other clothing. Additional clothing from this performance can be accessed via the donor, Linda Mary Montano.

Box: 105 14 Years of Living Art: 7 Scarves, 7 Jackets
undated
Box: 106 14 Years of Living Art: 7 Baby Suits
undated
Box: 104 "Suitcase" Costumes
undated
Box: 93 Art and Performance Items
Box: 95 Performance Props
Box: 92 Skeleton Prop

Scope and Content

One of 7 used in exhibition for 14 years of living art, shown with chakra jumpsuits and associated outfits. Other 6 are available for exhibtion from donor Linda Mary Montano.

Box: 107 "Chicken Dance: The Streets of San Francisco"

Scope and Contents

Six out of seven exhibition copies of photographs (1972, printed 2011) from "State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970" exhibition.

2011

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