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Guide to the Christopher Knowles Papers, 1973-2015 (bulk 1973-1990) MSS.414

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Collection processed by Sophie Glidden-Lyon.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 14, 2019
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Craig Savino to incorporate processed books  , January 2019

Container List

Series II: Performance

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically, with multiple occurances of the same performance arranged chronologically. Subseries A contains material for performances to which Knowles contributed directly. Subseries B contains material relating to performances in which Knowles was not immediately involved.

Scope and Content

This series contains material relating to Christopher Knowles' performance art. This includes programs, photographs, source material and posters, as well as some correspondence and press. Many of these performances were written by or originally conceived by others, most prominently Robert Wilson, but Knowles often contributed text or set design, if he was not performing in the piece itself.

Subseries A: Performances with Christopher Knowles

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 2 Lips and Dancers and Space
November 2004 - June 2005
Box: 2 Folder : 2 70 Angels on the Facade
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 3 $ Value of Man assorted material
1974-1976
Box: 2 Folder : 4 $ Value of Man program
1975
Box: 2 Folder : 5 $ Value of Man supporting material
c. 1975
Box: 2 Folder : 6 $ Value of Man loose material for program
1975, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 7 $ Value of Man libretto
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Alice Through the Looking Glass
1993
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Aquilarco
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Byrd Hoffman Performance Calendar
March 1975
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Christopher Knowles Invitations to Performances
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Contact Quarterly Benefit Performances
April 1978
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Contract for Scenarios with Richard Kostelanetz
1980
Box: 2 Folder : 14 "Nametapes" Copyright Registration
November 29, 1979
Box: 2 Folder : 15 The Days Before
June 1999 - July 1999
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Dialog/Curious George Reviews [1 of 2]
1980
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Dialog/Curious George Reviews
1980
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Dialog/Curious George Stagebill and Flyer
1980
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Dialog/Network original typescripts
1978
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Buffalo Dreams
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Einstein on the Beach Libretto
1976
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Einstein on the Beach Lincoln Center Program
1976
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Einstein on the Beach New York Times Review
November 23, 1976
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Einstein on the Beach Open Rehearsal
1976
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Einstein on the Beach Book and BAM program
1984, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Einstein on the Beach BAM program
1992
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Einstein on the Beach at McCarter Theater
July 1992
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Einstein on the Beach at the Barbican and Opera Orchestre National
2012
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Einstein on the Beach at BAM and Ann Arbor
2012
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Emily Likes the TV script
1976
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Emily Likes the TV unbound script
1976-1977
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Emily Likes the TV photographs
1976-1977
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Emily Likes the TV photographs and contact sheets
1977, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Emily Likes the TV and $ Value of man typescripts from workshop
1989, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Everyday Business photographs and contact sheets [1 of 2]
1976, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Everyday Business photographs and contact sheets [2 of 2]
1976, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Everyday Business Flyer
1979
Box: 2 Folder : 38 Everyday Business in the SoHo Weekly News
April 19, 1979
Box: 2 Folder : 39 Everyday Buesiness photographs
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 40 Get Wreck at The Kitchen
1978
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Global and Collection
1982
Box: 2 Folder : 42 Grace for Grace production notes
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 1 A Letter for Queen Victoria Book
1974-1975
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Queen Victoria press and program
1974-1975
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Life and Times of Joseph Stalin
1973
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Life and Times of Joseph Stalin photographs
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 5 A Mad Man, A Mad Dog
1974
Box: 3 Folder : 6 My Show invitations
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Other Rooms, Other Voices
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Parzival in Hamburg supporting material
1987-1988
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Parzival book [in German]
1987
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Parzival script
1987
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Parzival program at Thalia Theater
1987-1988
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Parzival by Tankred Dorst
1990
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Parzival photograph
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Parzival Photographs
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Rescue
1997
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Rescue gala performance
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Shakespeare's Sonnets [source material]
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 18 A Solo Performance
1975-1976
Box: 3 Folder : 19 A Solo Performance photographs
1976
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Spaceman program
1976
Box: 3 Folder : 21 The Sundance Kid is Beautiful
2012
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Sunshine Superman
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Taormina Festival: Robert Wilson symposium
1997
Box: 3 Folder : 24 A Tribute to Edwin Denby
1997
Box: 3 Folder : 25 T.S.E. come in under the shadow of this red rock
1994
Box: 3 Folder : 26 T.S.E. correspondence
1994
Box: 3 Folder : 27 T.S.E. correspondence with Change Performing Arts
1996
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Two Nietsches in Love
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Videotape inventory list from The Kitchen
1999-2000
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Watt
1995
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Watch Movies/Watt
1995
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Windows II script
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Wisdom of the King
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Wanderlust Swirling Through My Brain script
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 35 Workshop Transcripts
undated

Subseries B: Performance without Christopher Knowles

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 36 119 Comments by Cindy
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Airport Piece
1975
Box: 3 Folder : 38 Angie's Waltz
c. 1977
Box: 3 Folder : 39 Blah Blah Blah
2001
Box: 3 Folder : 40 Byrd Hoffman School of Byrds Performances
1972, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 41 Civil Wars Journal - American June '82 by S.K. Dunn
June 1982
Box: 3 Folder : 42 Civil Wars correspondence
1983-1984
Box: 3 Folder : 43 A Dialogue by Merce Cunningham and John Cage
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 44 Program from Follies
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 45 Performance Programs
1980, 1982
Box: 3 Folder : 46 Robert Wilson programs [1 of 2]
1970-2000
Box: 3 Folder : 47 Robert Wilson Programs [2 of 2]
1970-2000
Box: 3 Folder : 48 Tribute to Anthology Film Archives
1977
Box: 3 Folder : 49 Union Specific by Cindy Lubar
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 50 Unattributed Scripts
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 51 Watermill/Persephone
1995, 1998, undated

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