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Guide to the Robert Alexander Papers MSS.114

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Collection processed by Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, September - December 2001. Media updates by Rhyannon Rodriguez, December 2009.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on October 12, 2018
Finding aid written in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Jacqueline Rider to reflect incorporation of video preservation master and sub-master files  , March 2017

Container List

Series II: Slides

Subseries A: Dance and performance

Scope and Content note

Series II: Subseries A - Boxes 12 through 18 are arranged alphabetically. Of special interest are several sheets of slides, in order, of Stuart Sherman's Eleventh Spectacle (Box 16).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 1 African dancers
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Geri Atwood
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Benefit, Dec 1980
1980
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Trisha Brown
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Yoshiko Chuma
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Circus
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Merce Cunningham
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Edwin Denby and Yoshiko Chuma
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Douglas Dunn
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Stephanie Evanitsky (Multigravitational Experimental Group)
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Laura Foreman
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Simone Forti
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 6 David Gordon
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Martha Graham
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Grand Union
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Diane Jacobowitz
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Risa Jaroslow
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Bill T. Jones
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Bill T. Jones and Kenneth King
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Judson Church
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Pooh Kaye
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Kenneth King
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Mime, Victoria Falls
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Steve Paxton
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Red Mole Theatre
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Dana Reitz
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Rukas [?]
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Shelley and Denman [?]
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Stuart Sherman, Eleventh Spectacle
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Min Tanaka
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Paul Taylor
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Paul Taylor
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Torville and Dean
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Whirling Dervishes
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Stephanie Woodard
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Unlabelled mixed performance
undated

Subseries B: Events

Scope and Contents note

Series II: Subseries B is arranged roughly chronologically, though dates are uncertain. Of special interest are slides of the John Lennon observance in Central Park, and those of Thelonius Monk's funeral.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Willowtown street fair, 1974
1974
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Halloween parade, 1980
1980
Box: 19 Folder : 3 John Lennon observance, 1980
1980
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Macy's Christmas, 1980
1980
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Christmas party in garment district, 1980
1980
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Thelonius Monk's funeral, 1982
1982
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Christmas pageant, 1982
1982
Box: 19 Folder : 8 Fireworks, 1983
1983
Box: 19 Folder : 9 Opera in Central Park, 1983
1983
Box: 19 Folder : 10 New London fireworks, 1983
1983

Subseries C: Portraits

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Robert Alexander
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 2 Alvin Ailey
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Ann Beckerman
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Trisha Brown
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Lucinda Childs
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Carter Frank
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 7 Sheldon Frank
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 8 Philippe Petite
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 9 Bucky and John Pizzarelli
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 10 Erik Roberts
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 11 Rob Seiga and Toby Klass
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 12 Peter Ustinov
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 13 Tom Waits
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 14 Mixed portraits
undated

Subseries D: Projects: 1973 - 1987, and other personal work

Scope and Contents note

These slides are arranged thematically and chronologically where possible. They comprise several ongoing projects, most of which document some aspect of life in Manhattan. Of special interest are the slides of the Alex Katz mural in the Attorney General's office. Box 25 appears to be a selection made by Alexander and the slides have been kept in the order in which he arranged them.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Movement series
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Ron Edson sculptures, Wids Delacour
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Alex Katz mural
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Mannekins
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Cabs
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Health clubs
undated
Box: 22 "From My Window" 30 sleeves of slides shot from Alexander's apartment window on 29th street
undated
Box: 23 Still life studies, 1971 - 1987; 22 sleeves
1971-1987
Box: 24 Memorabilia; 19 sleeves
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 1 Unlabelled: 1 sleeve
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 2 Kids mixed: 3 sleeves
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 3 Views from my window: 1 sleeve
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 4 Couples: 1 sleeve
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 5 City: 6 sleeves
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 6 Portraits: 3 sleeves
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 7 Workers and industrial: 2 sleeves
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 8 Commercial: 1 sleeve
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 9 City, city people: 14 sleeves
undated

Subseries E: City People, 1973 - 1983 (dates uncertain)

Separated Materials

Series II: Subseries E consists of one box of slides, arranged more or less chronologically.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 26 27 sleeves of candid photographs of people (mostly street scenes in New York City).
undated

Subseries F: City scenes, 1980 - 1986 (dates uncertain).

Scope and Contents note

Series II: Subseries F consists of extensive documentation of New York City (mostly Manhattan) over roughly six years. Includes photographs of the city bridges, the building of the West Side Highway, the city stations, street fairs, landmark buildings, and city parks.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 27 29 sleeves: Sep 1980 - Apr 1981
1980-1981
Box: 28 25 sleeves: May 1981 - Apr 1982
1981-1982
Box: 29 29 sleeves: May 1982 - Dec 1982
1982
Box: 30 27 sleeves: May 1983 - July 1986
1983-1986
Box: 30 12 sleeves: mixed dates
undated

Subseries G: Nature

Scope and Contents note

Series II: Subseries G includes slides of Maine, Long Island, Block Island, Novia Scotia, Utah, Colorado, and upstate New York.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 31 29 sleeves
1971-1978
Box: 32 17 sleeves
1981-1983
Box: 33 34 sleeves
1985-1987

Subseries H: Commercial work

Scope and Content note

Work done for jewelry and footwear catalogues. It represents a fraction of Alexander's commercial work in this field.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 34 14 sleeves
undated

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