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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

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Alexander Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1962-1987
Abstract: Alexander was born in 1943 in New York. He was a photographer closely connected with performance art and experimental dance during the late seventies and early eighties, and worked with choreographers such as Douglass Dunn, Simone Forti, and Yvonne Rainer. His photographs of dance and theatre performances appeared regularly in the Soho Weekly News in 1978 and 1979, and he collaborated with the dance critic and writer Sally Banes on the book:  Terpsichore in Sneakers, which remains a standard text of postmodern dance. His photography thus documents an important period in the development of contemporary dance and performance art. In addition to his work on dance, Alexander was a keen observer and documenter of the city in which he spent all of his life. The collection contains hundreds of slides and prints of New York street scenes and architecture from the late sixties until just before Alexander's death in 1989. The Robert Alexander papers is an extensive collection of his photography and related materials.
Quantity: 14 Linear Feet in 41 boxes
Location: Some materials are stored offsite, and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Call Phrase: MSS.114

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Biographical Note

Robert Alexander was born in Brooklyn on the 21st of November 1943. He spent most of his early life there, eventually working as a freelance photographer and photographer's assistant from various addresses, including Remsen Street in the downtown area of the city. He studied Art History at the University of Pennsylvania from 1961 to 1965 (but did not graduate) and did brief stints at the New School for Social Research (film production) and at the School of Visual Arts (16mm film editing). By the early seventies, Alexander had moved to Manhattan and had begun his work as a freelance photographer, though he continued to assist other photographers for several years. He also worked as a commercial photographer, doing catalogues and advertising for jewelry and clothing manufacturers.

Alexander's early portfolio work is at first tentatively formalist, but he quickly develops a strongly realist approach to subjects. He moves from photographing everyday, domestic objects to photographing people and street scenes. Though he retained his interest in still life photography all through his photographic career, sometimes photographing single objects in obsessive detail, it is as an observer of people in motion and interacting with a changing environment that Alexander is at his best. His photographs of New York streets, people, and architecture have that combination of intense engagement with and detachment from subjects that characterizes the work of many renowned documenters of modern city life. Alexander's slides and prints of New York City during the seventies and eighties are a lively record of a city undergoing intense change and they reveal a fascination both with the ordinariness of city life and the grandeur and strangeness of the city itself. He undertook several personal projects, photographing New York cabs and shop mannequins, and, over several years, scenes of the street from his apartment on 29th street. He also documented the building of the West Side Highway and took hundreds of slides of the Manhattan skyline.

Alexander's first resumes indicate that by the early seventies he had begun to think of himself as specializing in performance photography. His work had started to appear in various publications associated with the arts and he had collaborated with Sally Banes on the book: Terpsichore in Sneakers. His black and white photographs are given a special place in the book, accompanying individual chapters and also comprising a separate section at the end of the text. The spare, often stark simplicity of the photography suggests that Alexander had understood the tension between the singularity of the dancer's body and its sometimes violent, sometimes playful interaction with other bodies and objects. The choreographers and dancers he photographed for the book and for other publications had inherited a strong dance vocabulary from the avant-garde performers and choreographers of the fifties and sixties, but they were constantly seeking to break free of some of the constraints imposed upon modern dance by that vocabulary. These attempts to redefine movement and dance are perhaps best exemplified by the development of Contact Improvisation, with its mixture of randomness, spontaneity, and carefully focused give and take between dancers. Alexander frequently photographed Steve Paxton, who was instrumental in the development of this form, as well as the other choreographers and dancers of the collaborative group: Grand Union. His photographs of them are of performers who seem at times restrained and poised and at times utterly abandoned to movement and to contact with other dancers. His strongest street photographs share this quality with his dance pictures. He seems drawn to the vulnerability of bodies in a dynamic environment, and his work conveys something of the dancer's desire both to control spaces and to be abandoned to them.

While Alexander did not achieve the broad recognition of some of his contemporaries such as Peter Moore, his work is an important contribution to the documentation of experimental dance and performance of the seventies and eighties. He photographed most of the major experimental choreographers, dancers, and performers of the period, including Stuart Sherman, Kenneth King, Simone Forti, David Gordon, Valda Setterfield, Laura Foreman, Carter Frank, Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton, Douglass Dunn, Rudy Perez, Meredith Monk, Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, and many others. He also photographed musicians and actors, such as the then emerging Tom Waits and the already famous Peter Ustinov.

By the mid-eighties Alexander was doing less and less dance photography and more photography of the city. The collection includes thousands of slides of Manhattan dating from this period, many of which reveal Alexander's interest in ordinary street scenes and people. Most, however, are of the city's skyline and monolithic architecture, and testify to the photographer's obsession with the city that he lived in all of his life and which he left only briefly as a young man. Alexander died on the 8th of October, 1989.

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    Scope and Content Note

    The Robert Alexander Papers are a part of the Downtown Collection at the Fales Library, New York University. The Fales Library is the primary special collections division of the NYU libraries, housing nearly 200,000 volumes of English and American literature from 1700 to the present. Strengths of the collection include the development of the English and American novel, with an emphasis on the Gothic and the Victorian novel.

    The Robert Alexander Papers comprise mainly photographs, contact sheets and negatives, and slides. There is one box of personal papers, correspondence, and memorabilia, and two boxes containing other media, such as 16mm and Super 8 films and audio cassettes. The negatives and contact sheets have been kept in chronological order, as Alexander had organized them, and the prints and slides have been arranged alphabetically. There are three boxes of unprocessed material at the end of the collection.

    Arrangement

    Folders are generally arranged alphabetically by subject but sometimes chronologically within each series.

    The files are grouped into 7 series.

    Missing Title

    1. Series I: Prints
    2. Series II: Slides
    3. Series III: Negatives and Contact Sheets
    4. Series IV: Printed and Other Materials
    5. Series V: Film
    6. Series VI: Video recordings
    7. Series VII: Sound recordings

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    Access Points

    Subject Names

    • Dunn, Douglas, 1942-
    • Boyle, Peter, 1933-
    • Beckerman, Ann
    • Chuma, Yoshiko
    • Cumming, Ann
    • Childs, Lucinda
    • Chong, Ping
    • Ailey, Alvin
    • Banes, Sally
    • Beardsley, Bettany
    • Antin, Eleanor
    • Atwood, Geri
    • Brown, Trisha, 1936-
    • Kroesen, Jill
    • Kushner, Robert, 1949-
    • Landry, Richard
    • Lord, Carolyn
    • Malpede, John
    • McLean, Bruce
    • Monk, Meredith
    • Jacobowitz, Diane
    • Jaroslow, Risa
    • Joyce, Donald
    • Kast, Maggie
    • Katz, Alex, 1927-
    • Kaye, Pooh
    • King, Kenneth, 1948-
    • Glass, Philip
    • Gordh, Bill
    • Goldblum, Jeff, 1952-
    • Rainer, Yvonne, 1934-
    • Hay, Deborah, 1941-
    • Halprin, Anna
    • De Groat, Andrew
    • Cummings, Blondell
    • Dunas, William
    • Forti, Simone
    • Foreman, Laura
    • Gardner, Barbara
    • Frank, Carter
    • Woodberry, David
    • Zaloom, Paul
    • We, Ellen
    • Whitman, Sylvia
    • Van Riper, Peter
    • Waits, Tom, 1949-
    • Ustinov, Peter
    • Taylor, Paul, 1930-
    • Tanaka, Min
    • Smith, Nancy Stark
    • Sherman, Stuart, 1945-2001
    • Setterfield, Valda
    • Selmier, Dean
    • Rudner, Sara
    • Roberts, Erik
    • Reitz, Dana
    • Perez, Rudy
    • Paxton, Steve
    • Overlie, Mary
    • Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997
    • Gordon, David, 1936-

    Document Type

    • Tear sheets.
    • Clippings (information artifacts)
    • Financial records
    • Photographs.
    • Record covers.
    • Audiocassettes.
    • Super 8
    • Correspondence.
    • Printed ephemera.
    • 16mm

    Subject Organizations

    • Big Apple Circus
    • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
    • No Theatre (Theater group)
    • Kipper Kids (Group of artists)
    • Grand Union (Performance group)
    • Squat Theatre (Theater group)
    • Rockettes (Dance company)

    Subject Topics

    • Landscape photography.
    • Photography, Artistic.
    • Dance |v Pictorial works.
    • Dancers |v Portraits.
    • Dance photography.
    • Portrait photography.

    Subject Places

    • New York (N.Y.)

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    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    The Robert Alexander Papers were bequeathed to the Fales Library by the estate of Ann Beckerman, Robert Alexander's second wife. The transfer of materials, which included photographic prints, contact sheets and negatives, several boxes of slides, as well as personal papers and memorabilia, took place in January 2001 with the assistance of Dan Beckerman, Ann Beckerman's brother and the executor of her estate.

    Access Restrictions

    Materials are open without restrictions. Please contact fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by Robert Alexander, was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

    Preferred Citation

    Published citations should take the following form:

    Identification of item, date (if known); Robert Alexander Papers; MSS 114; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    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.

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    Container List

    Series I: Prints

    Subseries A: Dance prints

    Scope and Content note

    Series I: Subseries A contains 4 boxes, ordered alphabetically, of dance and performance-related photographs. Box 4 is oversize.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 1 Folder : 1 Trisha Brown:
     Figure Eight, rehearsal, 1973 (2 prints)
     Primary Accumulations, rehearsal, 1973 (1 print)
     Water Motor, performance, 1979 (7 prints)
     Interview portrait, Jan 1974 (1 print)

    1973-1979
    Box: 1 Folder : 2 Lucinda Childs:
     Melody Excerpt, rehearsal, 1978 (4 prints)
     Katema, performance, 1978 (2 prints)
     Dance, rehearsal, 1979 (2 prints)

    1978-1979
    Box: 1 Folder : 3 Yoshiko Chuma, 9 Mar 1980 (2 prints)
    1980
    Box: 1 Folder : 4 Douglas Dunn:
     101, performance exhibition, 1974 (4 prints)
     Lazy Madge, performance, 1976 (4 prints)
     Coquina, performance, 1979 (2 prints)

    1974-1979
    Box: 1 Folder : 5 Simone Forti at Fordham, Apr 1976 (10 prints)
    1976
    Box: 1 Folder : 6 Simone Forti at St Marks, May 1976 (6 prints)
    1976
    Box: 1 Folder : 7 Simone Forti and Peter Van Riper at the Museum of Modern Art, Aug 1978 (11 prints)
    1978
    Box: 1 Folder : 8 Carter Frank (with Maggie Kast et al), May 1974 (2 prints)
    1974
    Box: 1 Folder : 9 David Gordon:
     Not necessarily Recognizable Objectives, performance, 1978 (5 prints)
     What Happened, performance,1978 (2 prints)
     Times Four, performance with Valda Setterfield, 1976 (3 prints)
    David Gordon/Pick Up Co., performance, Apr 1978 (2 prints)

    1978
    Box: 1 Folder : 10 Bill Gordh and John Malpede, Dead Dog and Lonely Horse, Nov 1978
    1978
    Box: 1 Folder : 11 Grand Union:
    Improvisatory performance, 1974 (8 prints)
    Rehearsal, June 1975 (3 prints)
    Performance at La Mama, Apr 1976 (2 prints)

    1974-1976
    Box: 1 Folder : 12 Deborah Hay:
    Rehearsal, Feb 1979 (1 print)
    Solo performance, Feb 1979 (1 print)
     The Grand Dance, workshop, 1979 (2 prints)

    1979
    Box: 1 Folder : 13 Diane Jacobowitz, performance, May/June 1980 (2 prints)
    1980
    Box: 1 Folder : 14 Risa Jaroslow, 21 Oct 1978 (1 print)
    1978
    Box: 1 Folder : 15 Pooh Kaye, Blur, Mar 1982 (1 print) (see also slides)
    1982
    Box: 2 Folder : 1 Kenneth King:
    With Carter Frank, performance, 8 Dec 1978 (6 prints)
    Performance, 8 Dec 1978 (1 print)
     Word Raid, performance at St Marks benefit, 1 Jan 1979 (1 print)

    1978-1979
    Box: 2 Folder : 2 Meredith Monk:
     Education of the Girlchild, performance, 1973 (5 prints)
     Education of the Girlchild, performance, 1979 (2 prints)

    1973-1979
    Box: 2 Folder : 3 Meredith Monk and Ping Chong, Paris, performance, 1974 (8 prints)
    1974
    Box: 2 Folder : 4 Multi-gravitational Experimental Group:
    Performance, Dec 1973 (21 prints) Performance, May 1974 (2 prints)

    1973-1974
    Box: 2 Folder : 5 Steve Paxton:
     Backwater: Twosome, performance, 1978 (3 prints)
    With Nancy Stark-Smith, Contact Improvisation, performance, 1978 (1 print)
    Contact Improvisation, performance, 1978 (2 prints)

    1978
    Box: 2 Folder : 6 Steve Paxton with Grand Union, 1973 (1 print) - photograph by Gwen Thomas
    1973
    Box: 2 Folder : 7 Rudy Perez, rehearsal and performance, Dec 1973 (15 prints)
    1973
    Box: 2 Folder : 8 Yvonne Rainer, New Version of Convalescent Dance, performance, 1979 (2 prints)
    1979
    Box: 2 Folder : 9 Paul Taylor, Arden Court, Apr 1982 (1 print) (see slides)
    1982
    Box: 2 Folder : 10 Terpsichore in Sneakers:
    Yvonne Rainer,  Trio A, performance, 1978 (6 prints)

    1978
    Box: 2 Folder : 11 Terpsichore in Sneakers:
    Deborah Hay,  The Grand Dance, 1979
    Lucinda Childs,  Katema, 1978
    Lucinda Childs,  Melody Excerpt, 1978
    Meredith Monk and Ping Chong,  Paris, 1974
    Meredith Monk,  Education of the Girlchild, 1973
    Kenneth King, Wor(l)d (T)rade, 1978
    Kenneth King,  RadeoA.C.tiv(ID)ty, 1978
    Douglas Dunn,  Coquina, 1979
    Douglas Dunn,  101, 1974
    Douglas Dunn, improv., 1974
    Grand Union, improv., 1974

    1973-1979
    Box: 2 Folder : 12 Terpsichore in Sneakers:
    Simone Forti,  Big Room, 1976
    Grand Union, Improvisation, 1974
    Simone Forti,  Fountain Huddle, 1978
    Steve Paxton, Backwater: Twosome, 1978
    Trisha Brown, Water Motor, 1979
    David Gordon,  Not Necessarily Recognizable Objectives, 1978
    Deborah Hay, solo, 1979
    Lucinda Childs, Dance, rehearsal, 1979
    Meredith Monk,  Education of the Girlchild, 1979
    Kenneth King, Word Raid, 1978
    Douglas Dunn,  Lazy Madge, 1976

    1974-1979
    Box: 2 Folder : 13 Terpsichore in Sneakers:
    Simone Forti,  Phoenix, 1978
    Simone Forti and Peter Van Riper,  Big Room, 1979
    Yvonne Rainer, New Version of Convalescent Dance, 1979
    Steve Paxton and Nancy Stark-Smith, 1978
    Trisha Brown,  Primary Accumulation, 1973
    Trisha Brown,  Water Motor, 1979
    David Gordon, Times Four, 1976
    David Gordon,  What Happened, 1978
    David Gordon,  Not Necessarily Recognizable Objectives, 1978
    Deborah Hay, solo, 1979

    1973-1979
    Box: 2 Folder : 14 Ellen Webb, dance relaxation techniques, Mar 1979 (1 print)
    1979
    Box: 3 Folder : 1 Bettany Beardsley
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 2 Peter Boyle
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 3 Trisha Brown
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 4 Trisha Brown
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 5 Trisha Brown
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 6 Trisha Brown
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 7 Trisha Brown
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 8 Trisha Brown
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 9 Lucinda Childs
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 10 Lucinda Childs
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 11 Lucinda Childs
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 12 Lucinda Childs
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 13 Yoshiko Chuma
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 14 Andy DeGroat, Philip Glass, Dickie Landry
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 15 Andy DeGroat, Philip Glass, Dickie Landry
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 16 Andy DeGroat, Philip Glass, Dickie Landry
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 17 Philip Glass
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 18 Dickie Landry, Philip Glass
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 19 Dickie Landry
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 20 Andy DeGroat and dancers
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 21 Shelley and Denman at Ear Inn
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 22 Shelley and Denman
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 23 Denman
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 24 Shelley and Denman
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 25 Bill Dunas dancer
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 26 Bill Dunas dancer
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 27 Bill Dunas dancer
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 28 Doug Dunn and Dave Woodberry
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 29 Doug Dunn and Dave Woodberry
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 30 Doug Dunn and Sara Rudner
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 31 Doug Dunn and Sara Rudner
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 32 Doug Dunn and Sara Rudner
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 33 Doug Dunn and Sara Rudner
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 34 Doug Dunn and Sara Rudner
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 35 Doug Dunn and Sara Rudner
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 36 Doug Dunn and Sara Rudner
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 37 Doug Dunn and Sara Rudner
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 38 Simone Forti and Peter Van Riper
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 39 Peter Van Riper
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 40 Peter Van Riper
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 41 Peter Van Riper
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 42 Carter Frank
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 43 Carter Frank, Maggie Kast, et al
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 44 Carter Frank, Maggie Kast, et al
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 45 Friday 13th at MoMA
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 46 Friday 13th at MoMA
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 47 Friday 13th at MoMA
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 48 Friday 13th at MoMA
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 49 Barbara Gardner
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 50 Barbara Gardner
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 51 Barbara Gardner
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 52 Barbara Gardner
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 53 Allen Ginsberg
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 54 St Marks Benefit
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 55 Jeff Goldblum
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 56 Jeff Goldblum
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 57 Jeff Goldblum
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 58 David Gordon and Valda Setterfield
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 59 David Gordon and Valda Setterfield
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 60 Grand Union
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 61 Grand Union
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 62 Grand Union
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 63 Grand Union
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 64 Grand Union
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 65 Grand Union
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 66 Grand Union
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 67 Grand Union
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 68 Grand Union
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 69 Grand Union
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 70 Grand Union
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 71 Grand Union
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 72 Grand Union
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 73 Grand Union
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 74 Anna Halprin
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 75 Diane Jacobowitz dancer
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 76 Diane Jacobowitz dancer
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 77 Diane Jacobowitz
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 78 Diane Jacobowitz
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 79 Diane Jacobowitz
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 80 Diane Jacobowitz et al
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 81 Diane Jacobowitz et al
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 82 Diane Jacobowitz dancer
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 83 Diane Jacobowitz et al
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 84 Diane Jacobowitz dancer
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 85 Alex Katz mural
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 86 Alex Katz mural
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 87 Alex Katz mural
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 88 Pooh Kaye et al
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 89 Pooh Kaye et al
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 90 Kenneth King
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 91 Kipper Kids
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 92 Kipper Kids
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 93 Robert Kushner's New York Hat Line
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 94 Robert Kushner's New York Hat Line
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 95 Robert Kushner
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 96 Robert Kushner
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 97 Carolyn Lord
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 98 Carolyn Lord
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 99 Bruce McLean
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 100 Meredith Monk
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 101 Meredith Monk
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 102 Meredith Monk
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 104 Multigravitational Experimental Group
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 105 Steve Paxton
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 106 Steve Paxton
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 107 Rudy Perez
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 108 Rudy Perez
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 109 Rudy Perez et al
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 110 Le Plan K
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 111 Le Plan K
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 112 Dana Reitz
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 113 Dana Reitz et al
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 114 Erik Roberts
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 115 Erik Roberts
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 116 Dean Selmier
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 117 Dean Selmier
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 118 Squat Theater
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 119 Sylvia Whitman
    undated

    Oversize - Subseries A

    Scope and Contents note

    Prints mounted for P.S. 1 exhibition; Alternative Gestures, Dec 1978 - Jan 1979 (oversize)

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 4 Folder : 1 Trisha Brown, Water Motor, performance, 1979
    1979
    Box: 4 Folder : 2 Trisha Brown, Water Motor, performance, 1979
    1979
    Box: 4 Folder : 3 Bill Dunas, 30 Sep 1978
    1978
    Box: 4 Folder : 4 Douglas Dunn, Lazy Madge, performance, 1976 (2)
    1976
    Box: 4 Folder : 5 Simone Forti, Fountain Huddle, performance, 1978
    1978
    Box: 4 Folder : 6 Simone Forti, 30 Sep 1978
    1978
    Box: 4 Folder : 7 David Gordon/Pick Up Co., Not Necessarily Recognizable Objectives, performance, 1978 (2)
    1978
    Box: 4 Folder : 8 David Gordon and Valda Setterfield, Times Four, performance 1976
    1976
    Box: 4 Folder : 9 Deborah Hay, solo performance, 1979
    1979
    Box: 4 Folder : 10 Risa Jaroslow, 21 Oct 1978 (2)
    1978
    Box: 4 Folder : 11 Kenneth King and Carter Frank, RadeoA.C.tiv(id)ty, performance, 1978
    1978
    Box: 4 Folder : 12 Meredith Monk and Ping Chong, Paris, performance, 1974
    1974
    Box: 4 Folder : 13 Meredith Monk, Education of the Girlchild, performance, 1973
    1973
    Box: 4 Folder : 14 Steve Paxton and David Moss, Backwater: Twosome, performance, 1978
    1978

    Subseries B: Prints for the Soho Weekly News

    Scope and Contents note

    Series I: Subseries B is a series of prints, arranged chronologically, of work done for the Soho Weekly News. Copies of the tearsheets from the newspaper can be found in Series IV, box 38, folder 38.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 5 Folder : 1 Sylvia Whitman
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 2 Anna Halprin
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 3 Anna Halprin
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 4 The Rockettes
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 5 The Rockettes
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 6 The Rockettes
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 7 The Rockettes
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 8 James Neu's Echo Ranch
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 9 Echo Ranch
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 10 Echo Ranch
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 11 Echo Ranch
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 12 Geri Atwood and Carter Frank
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 13 Geri Atwood and Carter Frank
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 14 Big Apple Circus
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 15 Big Apple Circus
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 16 No Theatre Company
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 17 No Theatre Company
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 18 Blondell Cummings
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 19 Blondell Cummings
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 20 Blondell Cummings
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 21 Simone Forti
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 22 Simone Forti
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 23 Simone Forti
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 24 Big Apple Circus
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 25 Big Apple Circus
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 26 Big Apple Circus
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 27 Kenneth King
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 28 Kenneth King
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 29 Kenneth King
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 30 Kenneth King
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 31 Kenneth King
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 32 Stuart Sherman
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 33 Stuart Sherman
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 34 Stuart Sherman
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 35 Lucinda Childs
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 36 Lucinda Childs
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 37 Lucinda Childs
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 38 Laura Foreman
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 39 Laura Foreman
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 40 Bill Dunas
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 41 Simone Forti
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 42 Simone Forti
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 43 Steve Paxton
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 44 David Gordon
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 45 David Gordon
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 46 The Hummers
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 47 The Hummers
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 48 The Hummers
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 49 Jill Kroesen
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 50 Jill Kroesen
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 51 Jill Kroesen
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 52 Mary Overlie et al
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 53 Mary Overlie
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 54 Dog'd Shots
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 55 Dog'd Shots
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 56 Donald Joyce
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 57 Donald Joyce
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 58 Donald Joyce
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 59 Risa Jaroslow
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 60 Whirling Dervishes
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 61 Steve Paxton
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 62 Steve Paxton
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 63 Steve Paxton
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 64 Michael and Paul Galasso
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 65 San Francisco Mime Troupe
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 66 Alvin Ailey
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 67 Alvin Ailey
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 68 Alvin Ailey
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 69 Alvin Ailey
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 70 Alvin Ailey
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 71 Bill Gordh and John Malpede
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 72 Dancing Songs
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 73 Ann Cumming
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 74 Ann Cumming
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 75 Ann Cumming
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 76 Tom Waits
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 77 Maple Sugar
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 78 Kenneth King
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 79 Kenneth King, Carter Frank, Diane Jacobowitz
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 80 Kenneth King, Carter Frank, Diane Jacobowitz
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 81 Kenneth King and Carter Frank
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 82 Kenneth King, Carter Frank, Diane Jacobowitz
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 83 Kenneth King and Diane Jacobowitz
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 84 Kenneth King, Carter Frank, Diane Jacobowitz
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 85 Meredith Monk et al
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 86 Eleanor Antin
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 87 Paul Zaloom
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 88 Paul Zaloom
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 89 Peter Ustinov
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 90 Peter Ustinov
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 91 Yvonne Rainer
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 92 Yvonne Rainer
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 93 On Mount Chimborazo
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 94 On Mount Chimborazo
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 95 Ellen Webb
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 96 Ellen Webb
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 97 Ellen Webb
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 98 Ellen Webb
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 99 Ann Waldman
    undated

    Subseries C: Celebrity and other portraits

    Scope and Contents note

    Peter Moore photographs; chimpanzee photographs for the NYU Physician; Kodak commemorative photographs.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 6 Folder : 1 Alvin Ailey, Nov 1978 (1 print)
    1978
    Box: 6 Folder : 2 Gerri Atwood and Carter Frank (4 prints)
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 3 Ann Beckerman (2 prints)
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 4 Ann Beckerman (6 prints)
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 5 Peter Boyle, Feb 1979 (3 prints)
    1979
    Box: 6 Folder : 6 Lucinda Childs, Sep 1978 (4 prints)
    1978
    Box: 6 Folder : 7 Bill Dunas, Sep 1978 (1 print)
    1978
    Box: 6 Folder : 8 Laura Foreman, 22 Jan 1980 (4 prints)
    1980
    Box: 6 Folder : 9 Simone Forti, Sep 1978 (2 prints)
    1978
    Box: 6 Folder : 10 Sheldon Frank (2 prints)
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 11 Michael and Paul Galasso, Nov 1978 (2 prints)
    1978
    Box: 6 Folder : 12 Peter Ustinov, Mar 1979 (2 prints)
    1979
    Box: 6 Folder : 13 Tom Waits, Nov 1978 (6 prints)
    1978
    Box: 6 Folder : 14 Lab chimpanzees for the NYU Physicianarticle on chimpanzees of The Gambia (5 prints)
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 15 Kodak commemorative prints
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 16 Peter Moore photographs (2 prints)
    undated

    Subseries D: Portfolios and other personal work

    Scope and Contents note

    Series I: Subseries D - Boxes 7 through 11 contain prints from Alexander's portfolios. These photographs were not clearly dated by the photographer. Since the subject matter is varied and the dates uncertain the prints have been boxed in no particular order. Wherever possible however, prints that were grouped together by the photographer have been kept together in the collection. Box 11 contains oversize prints.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 7 9 folders containing portfolio work (mounted and unmounted prints).
    undated
    Box: 8 15 folders containing portfolio work, polaroids, photographs of friends, self-portraits, photographs of New York City.
    undated
    Box: 9 Folder : 1 Portfolio (7 sleeves)
    undated
    Box: 9 Folder : 2 Architectural (9 sleeves)
    undated
    Box: 9 Folder : 3 Still life (5 sleeves)
    undated
    Box: 9 Folder : 4 Street scenes, NYC (10 sleeves)
    undated
    Box: 9 Folder : 5 Color polaroids - still life (3 sleeves)
    undated
    Box: 9 Folder : 6 School children (2 sleeves)
    undated
    Box: 9 Folder : 7 Children dancing (9 sleeves)
    undated
    Box: 9 Folder : 8 Chimpanzees (1 sleeve)
    undated
    Box: 10 35 sleeves of portfolio work from 1981, 1982, and 1983 (though dates are uncertain). These include self-portraits, domestic scenes, subway scenes, street scenes, portraits, still lifes.
    1981-1983

    Oversize - Subseries D

    Container 1     Title Date
    Box: 11 7 folders of portfolio work
    undated

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    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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    Series III: Negatives and Contact Sheets

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 35 Folder : 1 Hillside nature shots, 7 Mar 1966
    1966
    Box: 35 Folder : 2 23rd Street, 15 June 1966
    1966
    Box: 35 Folder : 3 Delancey Street, 20 June 1966
    1966
    Box: 35 Folder : 4 Personal: Diane; honeymoon, June 1966 - June 1968
    1968
    Box: 35 Folder : 5 Diane
    undated
    Box: 35 Folder : 6 Catskills campsite
    undated
    Box: 35 Folder : 7 5th Avenue
    undated
    Box: 35 Folder : 8 Joan Berlin et al modeling for John Mandel, Aug 1968 - May 1969
    1969
    Box: 35 Folder : 9 Picnic at Silvermine, 27 Oct 1968
    1968
    Box: 35 Folder : 10 Gnarled tree, Atlantic Ave, etc, 5 Nov 1968
    1968
    Box: 35 Folder : 11 Summer '69 photo course, summer 1969
    1969
    Box: 35 Folder : 12 Ethical Culture School, 7 June 1969
    1969
    Box: 35 Folder : 13 Personal, 1971 and 1973: Barbara (nudes), fern, rock,
    1971-1973
    Box: 35 Folder : 14 Moon men on 5th, Mar 1971
    1971
    Box: 35 Folder : 15 S.E.L.C. march on Wall Street, April 1971
    1971
    Box: 35 Folder : 16 Michael, June 1971
    1971
    Box: 35 Folder : 17 Paul Kempf, June 1971
    1971
    Box: 35 Folder : 18 Marty Mevado, July 1971
    1971
    Box: 35 Folder : 19 Barbara, July 1971
    1971
    Box: 35 Folder : 20 Various: Macdougals, Bronx Zoo, Jan 1972
    1972
    Box: 35 Folder : 21 Various (including self-portrait), June 1972
    1972
    Box: 35 Folder : 22 Wood stacks, skyline, Vivian, Aug 1972
    1972
    Box: 35 Folder : 23 Central Park, Fran Atherton, Oct 1972
    1972
    Box: 35 Folder : 24 Yarn still life, 6 Oct 1972
    1972
    Box: 35 Folder : 25 Andre bakes a Christmas cake, 5 Dec 1972
    1972
    Box: 35 Folder : 26 Buildings lower Manhattan, spring 1973
    1973
    Box: 35 Folder : 27 Architecture book, Oct 1973
    1973
    Box: 35 Folder : 28 Multigravitational Experimental Group, Dec 1973
    1973
    Box: 35 Folder : 29 Rudy Perez rehearsal and performance, Dec 1973
    1973
    Box: 35 Folder : 30 Barbara Gardner, Dec 1973
    1973
    Box: 35 Folder : 31 Meredith Monk, Education of the Girlchild, Dec 1973
    1973
    Box: 35 Folder : 32 Carolyn Lord performance, interview, portrait, Jan 1974
    1974
    Box: 35 Folder : 33 Trisha Brown interview, Jan 1974
    1974
    Box: 35 Folder : 34 Trisha Brown rehearsal, Jan 1974
    1974
    Box: 35 Folder : 35 Twyla Tharp Greatneck master class, Feb 1974
    1974
    Box: 35 Folder : 36 Grand Union, Annenberg, PA, Mar 1974
    1974
    Box: 35 Folder : 37 Rudy Perez publicity shots, Apr 1974
    1974
    Box: 35 Folder : 38 Douglas Dunn, Piece 101, May 1974
    1974
    Box: 35 Folder : 39 Willowbrook, May 1974
    1974
    Box: 35 Folder : 40 Powers Nursing Home - Joanne Weisner dancing, May 1974
    1974
    Box: 35 Folder : 41 Various - Schlomo Karlbach etc, May 1974
    1974
    Box: 35 Folder : 42 Mulit-gravitational performance, May 1974
    1974
    Box: 35 Folder : 43 Maggie Kast and Carter Frank, May 1974
    1974
    Box: 35 Folder : 44 Meredith Monk, Paris/Chacon, June 1974
    1974
    Box: 35 Folder : 45 Trisha Brown, Art Now, performance, June 1974
    1974
    Box: 35 Folder : 46 Trisha Brown, Ivan Karp Gallery performance, June 1974
    1974
    Box: 35 Folder : 47 Wids Delacour architecture, 1975/1972 (?)
    1975
    Box: 35 Folder : 48 Doug Dunn and David Woodberry, 1975
    1975
    Box: 35 Folder : 49 Doug Dunn and Sara Rudner, 1975
    1975
    Box: 35 Folder : 50 Bengal alarm clock, 1975
    1975
    Box: 35 Folder : 51 Black light, Jan 1975
    1975
    Box: 35 Folder : 52 Lawn chairs, 1975
    1975
    Box: 35 Folder : 53 Wids Delacour, 1975, and architecture models, 1969
    1969-1975
    Box: 35 Folder : 54 Personal - still life, building, 1975
    1975
    Box: 35 Folder : 55 Grand Union rehearsal, June 1975
    1975
    Box: 35 Folder : 56 Deborah Hay - portrait at Madbrook, fall 1975
    1975
    Box: 35 Folder : 57 Doug Dunn, Lazy Madge, performance, 1976
    1976
    Box: 35 Folder : 58 Andy DeGroat, Dickie Landry, Philip Glass, winter 1976
    1976
    Box: 35 Folder : 59 Yvonne Rainer interview, winter 1976
    1976
    Box: 35 Folder : 60 Flaming rock, Jan 1976
    1976
    Box: 35 Folder : 61 David Gordon and Valda Setterfield, Feb 1976
    1976
    Box: 35 Folder : 62 Barbara Dilley at St Marks, Feb 1976
    1976
    Box: 35 Folder : 63 P.S.P.J. record cover, Feb 1976
    1976
    Box: 35 Folder : 64 David Woodberry at St Marks, Mar 1976
    1976
    Box: 35 Folder : 65 Simone Forti at Fordham, Apr 1976
    1976
    Box: 35 Folder : 66 Grand Union at La Mama, Apr 1976
    1976
    Box: 35 Folder : 67 Barbara Dilley interview, Apr 1976
    1976
    Box: 35 Folder : 68 Doug Dunn, Lazy Madge, rehearsal, May 1976
    1976
    Box: 35 Folder : 69 Simone Forti at St Marks, May 1976
    1976
    Box: 35 Folder : 70 Personal - wedding, summer 1976
    1976
    Box: 35 Folder : 71 Sheldon and Carter Frank, Sep 1976
    1976
    Box: 35 Folder : 72 Ann Beckerman etc, 1976
    1976
    Box: 35 Folder : 73 Ann Beckerman, Sep 1976
    1976
    Box: 35 Folder : 74 Personal - "detritus," 1976
    1976
    Box: 35 Folder : 75 Push the War Button, Nov 1976
    1976
    Box: 36 Folder : 1 Sylvia Whitman performance, Mar 1977
    1977
    Box: 36 Folder : 2 Sandy Gross (?), May 1977
    1977
    Box: 36 Folder : 3 Weed: A Rare Batch record cover, May 1977
    1977
    Box: 36 Folder : 4 Deborah Hay, May 1977
    1977
    Box: 36 Folder : 5 Ellie Dylan and Bob Atman, Sep 1977
    1977
    Box: 36 Folder : 6 Kenneth King, RadeoA.C.tiv(id)ty, rehearsal, winter 1977
    1977
    Box: 36 Folder : 7 Personal - various, Feb 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 8 Geri Atwood; Carter Frank, The Baroque Rolodex, performance, Mar 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 9 Kenneth King at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Mar 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 10 Anna Halprin, Mar 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 11 The Rockettes, Apr 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 12 Le Plan K, 23 Skiddoo, Apr 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 13 Echo Ranch, Apr 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 14 David Gordon/Pickup Co., Apr 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 15 Wayside School - photos by Theresa and Sandra, May 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 16 Wayside School graduation, June 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 17 Jim Burton, June 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 18 Carter Frank and Geri Atwood, June 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 19 Big Apple Circus, 12 June 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 20 Squat Theatre, 20 July 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 21 No Theatre Company, The Elephant Man, 27 July 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 22 Photos by Robert Segal of Alexander loft, 18 Aug 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 23 Robert Kushner's New York Hat Line, Aug 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 24 Lucinda Childs rehearsal at Delacorte Theatre, 14 Aug 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 25 Charles Sheeler photos, 15 Aug 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 26 Blondell Cummings, Cycle, 17 Aug 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 27 Simone Forti and Peter Van Riper, MOMA Summer Garden, 18 Aug 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 28 Jill Kroesen, 19 Aug 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 29 Big Apple Circus, 22 Aug 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 30 Stuart Sherman, Eleventh Spectacle (The Erotic), Sep 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 31 Art on the Beach, Sep 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 32 Group improv at Cooper Hewitt (Kenneth King et al), 5 Sep 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 33 David Gordon, 26 Sep 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 34 Bill Dunas, Lucinda Childs, Laura Dean, Simone Forti (interviews), 30 Sep 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 35 Andrea Levine dancing jazz tap, 7 Oct 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 36 Videocabaret - The Hummer Sisters, 8 Oct 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 37 Friday 13th at MOMA, 13 Oct 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 38 Dog'd Shots, 15 Oct 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 39 Donald Joyce, 19 Oct 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 40 Risa Jaroslow, 21 Oct 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 41 Lucinda Childs at The Kitchen, rehearsal, 23 Oct 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 42 Dana Reitz, 24 Oct 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 43 E. Monk Stenn - head shots, 28 Oct 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 44 Voices cover, 29 Oct 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 45 Whirling Dervishes, 30 Oct 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 46 Steve Paxton and David Moss, 31 Oct 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 47 The Theatre of Mistakes, 4 Nov 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 48 Bruce McLean, 5 Nov 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 49 Michael and Paul Galasso, 7 Nov 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 50 Stephanie Woodard, 10 Nov 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 51 Judy Nylon, 11 Nov 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 52 Steve Paxton et al, Contact Improvisation, 11 Nov 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 53 Naropa, Dancing Songs, 13 Nov 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 54 Ann Cumming, 16 Nov 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 55 Erik Roberts, 17 Nov 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 56 Kipper Kids, 18 Nov 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 57 San Francisco Mime Troupe, 19 Nov 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 58 Bettany Beardsley, 20 Nov 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 59 Dead Dog and Lonely Horse, 21 Nov 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 60 Alvin Ailey, 22 Nov 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 61 Tom Waits, 27 Nov 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 62 Pooh Kaye, 30 Nov 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 63 Kenneth King, Carter Frank, Diane Jacobowitz, 8 Dec 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 64 Maple Sugar, 9 Dec 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 65 Geri Atwood, 12 Dec 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 66 Bill Dunas at The Kitchen, 12 Dec 1978
    1978
    Box: 36 Folder : 67 Jill Kroesen at The Kitchen, 22 Dec 1978
    1978
    Box: 37 Folder : 1 St Marks benefit, 1 Jan 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 2 Red Mole Theatre, Goin' to Djibouti, 14 Jan 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 3 Ron Robboy, 15 Jan 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 4 Jeff Goldblum, 19 Jan 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 5 Trisha Brown, 23 Jan 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 6 Meredith Monk, Vocal Music, 27 Jan 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 7 Deborah Hay rehearsal, 1 Feb 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 8 Deborah Hay performance, 2 Feb 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 9 Peter Boyle, 5 Feb 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 10 Meredith Monk, Education of the Girlchild, 6 Feb 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 11 Go-go dancer for Rudy Burckhardt film, 19 Feb 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 12 Douglas Dunn rehearsal at Intermedia, 20 Feb 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 13 Eleanor Antin, Before the Revolution, 24 Feb 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 14 Peter Ustinov, 1 Mar 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 15 Diane Jacobowitz, 4 Mar 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 16 Paul Zaloom, 10 Mar 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 17 Deborah Hay, The Grand Dance, 13 Mar 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 18 Geri Atwood, 26 Mar 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 19 Ellen Webb, Dance Relaxation Techniques, 29 Mar 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 20 Yvonne Rainer, 1 Apr 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 21 Lucinda Childs, 11 Apr 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 22 Dean Selmier, 15 Apr 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 23 On Mount Chimborazo, 16 May 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 24 Hasidic wedding, June 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 25 Susan and Jen Yeh, 5 Aug 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 26 Kate Yeh, 19 Aug 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 27 Diane Jacobowitz, 12 Sep 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 28 Laura Foreman, Hisachika Takahashi, John Watts, 13 Sep 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 29 Headshots (Rachel?), 9 Nov 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 30 Sheeler photos for Susan Yeh, 14 Dec 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 31 Shiatsu hands, 15 Dec 1979
    1979
    Box: 37 Folder : 32 Laura Foreman, 22 Jan 1980
    1980
    Box: 37 Folder : 33 Yoshiko Chuma, 9 Mar 1980
    1980
    Box: 37 Folder : 34 Pooh Kaye and co., 10 Mar 1980
    1980
    Box: 37 Folder : 35 Jane Stevens, Blue installation, 30 Apr 1980
    1980
    Box: 37 Folder : 36 Lab glass, 13 May 1980
    1980
    Box: 37 Folder : 37 Diane Jacobowitz, 2 June 1980
    1980
    Box: 37 Folder : 38 Liz Ross, 4 June 1980
    1980
    Box: 37 Folder : 39 Julie Cole (nudes) 15 July 1980
    1980
    Box: 37 Folder : 40 Commercial work - tile brochure, 22 July 1980
    1980
    Box: 37 Folder : 41 Commercial work - Mitsubishi, 4 Aug 1980
    1980
    Box: 37 Folder : 42 Alex Katz mural - Attorney General's office, 18 Sep 1980
    1980
    Box: 37 Folder : 43 Min Tanaka, 14 Nov 1980
    1980
    Box: 37 Folder : 44 Commercial work - Baker assembly plant, 19 Nov 1980
    1980
    Box: 37 Folder : 45 Carter Frank and son, 29 Nov 1980
    1980
    Box: 37 Folder : 46 Andrea Levine, n/d
    undated
    Box: 37 Folder : 47 Christmas party at garment center, 17 Dec 1980
    1980
    Box: 37 Folder : 48 Andrea Levine, [1982]
    undated
    Box: 37 Folder : 49 Shelley at Ear Inn, Feb 1982
    1982
    Box: 37 Folder : 50 Denman, 28 Feb 1982
    1982
    Box: 37 Folder : 51 Street scenes, NYC, 1982
    1982
    Box: 37 Folder : 52 Netherlands Dance Theater, 13 July 1982
    1982
    Box: 37 Folder : 53 Personal - Ann Beckerman, Brighton Beach, July 1982
    1982
    Box: 37 Folder : 54 Various - self portraits, street scenes, etc, Aug 1982
    1982
    Box: 37 Folder : 55 Various personal, [Oct 1982]
    undated
    Box: 37 Folder : 56 American Ballet Theater gala (Raul Julia, Natalia Makarova, et al), 16 Oct 1982
    1982
    Box: 37 Folder : 57 Personal - domestic still life, Dec 1982
    1982
    Box: 37 Folder : 58 Various - self portraits, Ann Beckerman, NYC, domestic, Apr/June 1983
    1983
    Box: 37 Folder : 59 Julie Finch and Lynn Walker, 8 May 1983
    1983
    Box: 37 Folder : 60 Merce Cunningham at Park Avenue Armory, June 1983
    1983
    Box: 37 Folder : 61 Yoshiko Chuma rehearsal at The Kitchen, 8 Dec 1983
    1983
    Box: 37 Folder : 62 Building, n/d
    undated
    Box: 37 Folder : 63 Lab chimpanzees for the NYU Physician (see prints, box 6), Spring 1984
    1984
    Box: 37 Folder : 64 Various - personal, May 1986
    1986
    Box: 37 Folder : 65 Various - city, 1986
    1986
    Box: 37 Folder : 66 Various - city, buildings, 1986
    1986
    Box: 37 Folder : 67 Central Park, Ann Beckerman, n/d
    undated
    Box: 37 Folder : 68 Various - Robert Alexander, Ann Beckerman, streets, forest, lawn chairs, n/d
    undated

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    Series IV: Printed and other materials

    Subseries A: Printed material, memorabilia, correspondence, ephemera

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 38 Folder : 1 Pilgrimage certificate, marriage certificate and photo.
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 2 Letters and postcards
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 3 Letters to Robert Alexander from Kenneth King and Martha Graham.
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 4 Letters to Robert Alexander from Simone Forti and Peter Van Riper, Simone Forti, Lucinda Childs, Trisha Brown, Artist Housing for New York City.
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 5 Letters to Robert Alexander from Kenneth King, Deborah Hay, Denman, Rob and Nancy.
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 6 Letters from Robert Alexander to Sally Banes, Judy O'Gorman, Karen, Enrico, Lindsay Audin, Barrett Gallagher nominating Peter Moore for Performing Arts Photography Award 1982.
    1982
    Box: 38 Folder : 7 Letter from Robert Alexander to Flower Tenants Corporation.
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 8 Notes, cards, ephemera.
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 9 Diary 1982, address book.
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 10 Personal notebook/journal.
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 11 Personal diary/notebook.
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 12 Personal diaries/notebooks (2).
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 13 Personal letters and accounts of dreams.
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 14 Various personal photos, slides, polaroids (family etc).
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 15 Divorce papers, last will and testament.
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 16 Documents pertaining to Flower Tenants Corporation.
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 17 Resumes
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 18 Parsons, Summer 1979.
    1979
    Box: 38 Folder : 19 Invoices 1975.
    1975
    Box: 38 Folder : 20 Invoices 1976.
    1976
    Box: 38 Folder : 21 Invoices 1977.
    1977
    Box: 38 Folder : 22 Invoices 1978.
    1978
    Box: 38 Folder : 23 Invoices 1979.
    1979
    Box: 38 Folder : 24 Invoices 1980.
    1980
    Box: 38 Folder : 25 Invoices 1981.
    1981
    Box: 38 Folder : 26 Invoices 1982.
    1982
    Box: 38 Folder : 27 Income and expenses ledger, 1981, 1982.
    1981-1982
    Box: 38 Folder : 28 Playbills.
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 29 Ads, flyers, posters, programs for various performances.
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 30 Advertising for various performances: Julie Finch et al, Geri Atwood, Grand Union.
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 31 Poster for Carter Frank and Geri Atwood Dance Solos and Duet.
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 32 Documents, clippings, projects.
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 33 Cuttings etc on career workshops (with Henrietta Brackman).
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 34 Memorabilia/ads for Alternative Gesturesexhibition at P.S. 1, Dec 1978 - Jan 1979.
    1979
    Box: 38 Folder : 35 Manuscript of Cops, play by Terry Curtis Fox.
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 36 Sheldon Frank manuscript.
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 37 Arnie Klein manuscript.
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 38 Soho Weekly Newstear sheets, 16 March 1978 - 31 January 1980.
    1980
    Box: 38 Folder : 39 Layout notes for Terpsichore in Sneakers.
    undated
    Box: 38 Folder : 40 Letters and documents pertaining to Terpsichore in Sneakers
    undated

    Oversize - Subseries A

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 39 Folder : 1 Record covers, tear sheets from Life magazine (Jan 1983) and Footwear Newsmagazine.
    undated
    Box: 39 Folder : 2 Memorabilia from Alternative Gesturesshow at P.S. 1, Dec 1978 - Jan 1979.
    1979
    Box: 39 Folder : 3 Poster: "Harry Schwartz Moved His Studio ".
    undated
    Box: 39 Folder : 4 Dance posters: Kenneth King, Camptown(Pooh Kaye et al),  Ragged Valley(Yoshiko Chuma).
    undated
    Box: 39 Folder : 5 Proofs for cover of Terpsichore in Sneakers.
    undated

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    Series V:Film

    Scope and Content note

    This series consists of original motion picture film elements.

    Subseries A: Access Copies

    Conditions Governing Access

    Please see available film-to-tape transfers in Series VI: Videotape Recordings, Subseries A: Access Copies, or ask a Fales archivist.

    Subseries B: Originals

    Conditions Governing Access

    Researcher use is limited to Subseries A: Access Copies. Please consult a Fales Archivist for assistance.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 40 Media : ID: 114.0001 New York City Streetscape

    Physical Characterisitcs and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Length: 50-ft reel

    Brand: Kodachrome

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Box: 40 Media : ID: 114.0002 New York City Streetscape, Indoor Telephone Shot

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Length: 50-ft reel

    Brand: Kodachrome

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Box: 40 Media : ID: 114.0003 People by Poolside

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Length: 50-ft reel

    Brand: Kodachrome

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Box: 40 Media : ID: 114.0004 People, Trucks on Street

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Length: 50-ft. reels

    Brand: Kodachrome

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Box: 40 Media : ID: 114.0005 Plastic Bag

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Length: 50-ft reel

    Brand: Kodachrome

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Box: 40 Media : ID: 114.0006 Street Scene, Skylight

    Physical Characterstics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Length: 50-ft reel

    Brand: Kodachrome

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Box: 40 Media : ID: 114.0007- 114.0009 Corner Walking

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Length: 3, 50-ft. reels

    Brand: Ektachrome

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Box: 40 Media : ID: 114.0010 Panoramic Hotel

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Lenght: 1, 50-ft. reel

    Brand: Kodachrome

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Box: 40 Media : ID: 114.0011- 114.0014 By the Pool

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Length: 4, 50-ft. reels

    Brand: Ektachrome

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Box: 40 Media : ID: 114.0015 Approach to Montauk

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Length: 1, 50-ft. reel

    Brand: Kodachrome

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Box: 40 Media : ID: 114.0016 Montauk, Rock and Stuff

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Length: 1, 50-ft. reel

    Brand: Ektachrome

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Box: 40 Media : ID: 114.0017 Toshi

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirement note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Length: 1 50-ft. reel

    Brand: Kodachrome

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Box: 40 Media : ID: 114.0018- 114.0022 Bean-Mother Outtakes

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Length: 5, 50-ft reels, numbered sequentially

    Brand: Ektachrome

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Box: 40 Media : ID: 114.0023 Kite on Beach, Driving to Montauk

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Length: 1, 50-ft. reel

    Length: Kodachrome

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Box: 40 Media : ID: 114.0024 Venetian Blinds

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Length: 1, 50-ft reel, original

    Brand: [no film stock information]

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Box: 40 Media : ID: 114.0025 Jawbone

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Length: 1, 50-ft reel, original

    Brand: [no film stock information]

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Case: 114.0026 Baudelaire's Mother

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Length: 1 reel (approx. 75 ft.), edited original

    Brand: [no film stock information]

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Box: 40 Media : ID: 114.0027- 114.0028 Summer Garden K.K. (Kenneth King)

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Length: 2, 50-ft. rolls, original

    Brand: Kodachrome

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Case: 114.0029 Carter F(rank) Dancing

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Length: 1, 50-ft. roll, original

    Brand: Ektachrome

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Box: 40 Media : ID: 114.0030 First Roll

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Length: 50-ft. roll

    Brand: Ektachrome

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Box: 40 Media : ID: 114.0031 Second Roll

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Length: 50-ft. roll

    Brand: Ektachrome

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Case: 114.0032 Untitled

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: Super 8 film

    Length: 7, 50-ft. reels, original

    Brand: Kodachrome

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Case: 114.0033
    Case: 114.0034
    Case: 114.0035
    Case: 114.0036
    Case: 114.0037
    Case: 114.0038
    Reel: 114.0039 Ann on Ladder

    Physical Chartacteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: 16mm film

    Length: unknown

    Brand: unknown

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Reel: 114.0040 Trio A, Yvonne Rainer - performer, choreographer; Robert Alexander, camera

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Original format: 16mm

    Length: unknown

    Brand: unknown

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    1978
    Reel: 114.0040A

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    Series VI: Video recordings

    Scope and Content note

    This series consists of film-to-video transfers of original film material found in Series V.

    Subseries A: Access Copies

    Conditions Governing Acess

    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.

    Container 1     Title Date
    Case: 114.0055 Baudelaire's Mother, October 1977

    Existence and Location of Copies

    DVD access copy available.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently available.

    General

    Duration: 04 minutes

    Original Format: Super 8mm Film

    October 1977
    Case: 114.0057 Carter Frank Dancing

    Existence and Location of Copies

    DVD access copy available.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently available.

    General

    Duration: 3 minutes

    Original Format: Super 8mm Film

    undated

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    Series VII: Sound recordings

    Scope and Content note

    This series consists of original sound recordings.

    Subseries A: Access Copies

    Conditions Governing Access

    Sound recordings have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers.

    Subseries B: Originals

    Conditions Governing Access

    Please consult a Fales Archivist for assistance.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 41 Media : ID: 114.0046 Audio cassette - "Journal 71-73," 1 30-minute Sony tape

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    1971 - 1973
    Box: 41 Media : ID: 114.0047 Audio cassette - "For you" and "Plumbing Music," Peter Van Riper, St. Marks, 1 60-minute Basf tape

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    November 1977
    Box: 41 Media : ID: 114.0048- 114.0051 Audio cassette - "Solo for Body and Clocks," tapes 1-3, April 30, 1977 performance Alternate Space Gallery, 1 worktape, all TDK 60-minute tapes

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    April 30, 1977
    Box: 41 Media : ID: 114.0042- 114.0045 Audio cassette - "Henrietta Brackman," 4 90-minute Ampex tapes

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated
    Box: 41 Media : ID: 114.0041 Audio cassette - 1 unlabelled 90-minute tape

    Conditions Governing Access

    Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

    undated

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