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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

Descriptive Summary

Source: Wilson, Robert 1941-
Creator: Christopher Knowles
Source: Johns, Jasper, 1930-
Source: Glass, Philip
Source: Cage, John
Creator: Knowles, Christopher
Title: Christopher Knowles Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1973-2015
Dates [bulk]: 1973-1990
Abstract: The Christopher Knowles Papers contain material relating to the personal and professional life of visual and performing artist Christopher Knowles. Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1959, Knowles connected with avant-garde artist Robert Wilson at age 14, after Wilson heard a tape of Knowles speaking the words of his poem "Emily Likes the TV." They collaborated on many performances pieces, most notably "Einstein on the Beach." Knowles has performed internationally and has had his artwork exhibited in both joint and solo shows at galleries including, but not limited to, the Holly Solomon Gallery, Gavin Brown's Enterprise and the Museum of Modern Art. He continues to live and work in New York City.
Quantity: 22.5 Linear Feet in 24 boxes and 2 record cartons.
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.
Language: Materials primarily in English.
Call Phrase: MSS.414

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Biographical / Historical

Born in Brooklyn in 1959, Christopher Knowles is an artist who works within a variety of mediums including performance, poetry, paintings and what are called "typings," visual pieces created using a typewriter, most commonly with the letter "c" for "Christopher". In 1973, at the age of 14, Knowles was approached by avant-garde theater director and artist Robert Wilson, who had heard a tape of Knowles reciting his piece, "Emily Loves the TV" and hoped to collaborate with Knowles. Knowles went, with his parents, to a performance of Wilson's "The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin," where Wilson brought Knowles on stage to perform what would become Knowles' piece, "Emily Likes the TV." This was the beginning of a long friendship which would lead them to collaborate many times over the years, most famously in 1976 on "Einstein on the Beach," which was also in collaboration with composer Philip Glass and choreographer Lucinda Childs. Knowles lived in Wilson's SoHo loft and art studio for a time, working with the Byrd Hoffman School of Byrd's, Wilson's art and performance collective. Other collaborative work included performances with Cindy Lubar and Richard Kostelanetz.

Knowles has had a number of joint and solo shows of his visual art at the Kitchen, the Holly Solomon Gallery, the Byrd Hoffman Studio, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, the Museum of Modern Art, ICA Philadelphia and the Louvre. The Museum of Modern Art acquired some of Knowles' Typings in 2013. Knowles continues to live and work in New York City and travels widely to perform.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains material pertaining to Knowles professional work as an artist. However, much of that work was done as a young adolescent, which is reflected throughout the collection. His journals are a repository for his artwork as well as his personal life and contain reflections of his exhibited or performed art. There is material relating to the many performances in which he took part, including programs, press, reviews, source material, scripts, photographs and publicity. Some of the performances include "Einstein on the Beach," "The $ Value of Man," "A Letter for Queen Victoria," "Dialog/Curious George," and "Parzival." Many of these were collaborations with Robert Wilson. In addition to the paper material related to his performances, there are video and sound recordings of shows, as well as recordings that Knowles used as a part of his performances.

Knowles produced a large portfolio of paintings and drawings in addition to his performance art. The collection includes material documenting his exhibitions, both domestic and international, including press, gallery cards, exhibit catalogs and correspondence. There are photographs of his exhibited work, as well as slides, in addition to marker, pen and crayon drawings. Notably, Knowles created what are called "Typings," made with a typewriter and most commonly using the letter "c" to create designs and images. This collection contains quite a few typings, as well as typewritten poetry and some prose.

Correspondence includes letters, cards and postcards both sent and received by Knowles. Notable correspondence includes Jasper Johns, John Cage, Robert Wilson and Cindy Lubar. Knowles also designed and created a large number of birthday and father's day cards, as well as invitations to his shows and his own birthday parties.

Photographs include many taken of Knowles and his family, as well of images of his art. There are photographs of performances and rehearsals, international exhibits and shows, in addition to family vacations and his home in Brooklyn. There is a small amount of material relating to Knowles' personal life, including medical and educational information and resumes.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 14 series:

SERIES I: Journals
SERIES II: Performance
Subseries A: Performance with Christopher Knowles
Subseries B: Performance without Christopher Knowles
SERIES III: Exhibitions
SERIES IV: Art
SERIES V: Correspondence
SERIES VI: Press
SERIES VII: Personal
SERIES VIII: Photographs
Subseries A: Photographs
Subseries B: Slides
SERIES IX: Sound recordings
SERIES X: Video recordings
SERIES XI: Data storage
SERIES XII: Sound and Video Preservaion
SERIES XIII: 2016 Accession SERIES XIV: Books

The material is arranged chronologically with the exceptions of Series II, Series IX, Series X, and Series XIV which are all arranged alphabetically. Series XIII has not been arranged by an archivist, and remains in the order in which it was received. Original order, as dictated by Knowles and a consulting archivist, was preserved wherever possible. Oversize material is arranged at the end, under the corresponding series number. There is also oversize material in map case 2D. Video and sound recordings, as well as the data storage, were left in the original order as received from the donor and given ID numbers.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Wilson, Robert 1941-
  • Johns, Jasper, 1930-
  • Glass, Philip
  • Cage, John

Document Type

  • Medical records.
  • Paintings (visual works)
  • crayons (drawing material)
  • Drawings

Subject Topics

  • Avant-garde (Music)
  • Avant-garde theater.
  • Avant-garde poetry.
  • Performance art.
  • Performance artists.
  • Painters -- United States.
  • Theater -- Germany.
  • Performance art -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Performance art -- United States.
  • Experimental theater.
  • Theater -- New York (State) -- New York.

Subject Places

  • Germany.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection 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); Christopher Knowles Papers; MSS 414; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

Related Materials

Judson Memorial Church Archive

Separated Materials

Books included in this collection have been removed and will be cataloged in BobCat. They will be available via a BobCat search for "Christopher Knowles."

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Christopher Knowles Papers were donated by Christopher Knowles in October of 2014. The accession number associated with this donation is 2014.414. The 2016 Accretion to the Christopher Knowles Papers was received in February of 2016. The accession number associated with this gift is 2016.012.

Processing Information

In 2016 an additional donation was received and added to the collection as a separate series in accordance with previous arrangement and descriptions. As there were no original folder titles available for the 2016 accession, these were supplied by an archivist. In 2019, books were processed as an additional series to the collection.

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Container List

Series I: Journals

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically, with undated material at the back.

Scope and Content

This series contains journals and sketchbooks filled by Christopher Knowles. Many contain work referencing larger complete artworks, such as "Curious George," which was a collaboration with Robert Wilson. Done mostly in marker or pen, the journals also include many of Knowles "Top Ten" song lists, which he created listening to WABC DJs. Occasionally, the journals contain typewritten text that was then tapped into the blank book. There are also two books created by Knowles as a young child, with the aid of a parent, using text, drawing and photographs. Additionally, a few of the journals include additions by collaborator Cindy Lubar and Robert Wilson.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 School Workbook
1971-1972
Box: 1 Folder : 2 The 6 People in the Knowles Family
February 1973
Box: 1 Folder : 3 The New York by Chris Knowles
February 1973
Box: 1 Folder : 4 The Book of People...
March 1973
Box: 1 Folder : 5 The Book About Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter
March 1973
Box: 1 Folder : 6 The 11 Chapters
April 1973
Box: 1 Folder : 7 A B C D E F G H I...
May 1981
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Chris' Math Book
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 [Cindy Lubar and Christopher Knowles]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 English
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Mr. Bojangles
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12 9 Chapters by Chris Knowles [part] 1
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 13 9 Chapters by Chris Knowles [part] 2
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Since Three Years...
undated

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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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Series III: Exhibitions

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically with undated material at the end.

Scope and Content

This series contains material relating to Christopher Knowles' exhibitions of his artwork. This includes joint and solo exhibitions. The artwork exhibited includes paintings and "typings." The material includes publicity, catalogs, invitations, and photographs as well as some press and correspondence.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Dessins et Sculptures
1974
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Schedule for The Kitchen
1976
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Grant Applications submitted by Christopher Knowles
1976-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Drawing Center Exhibit
1977
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Franklin Furnace exhibit
1977
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Patterning and Decoration at Museum of the American Foundation for the Arts
1977
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Summer/77 at the Drawing Center
1977
Box: 4 Folder : 8 About Earths and Universes at Holly Solomon Gallery
1978
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Holly Solomon Gallery and Drawing Center photographs
1978
Box: 4 Folder : 10 The Sorcerer's Apprentice Machine Assisted Art
May 12, 1978-June 14, 1978
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Typing Work
1978
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Red and Green: Paintings, Drawings and Audiotapes
1979
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Red and Green Show photographs
1979
Box: 4 Folder : 14 The Stage Show at MoMA
March 5, 1979 - May 29, 1979
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Words and Images at the Philadelphia College of Art
1979
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Artists and Models Ball: A benefit for Artists Space
1980
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Hallwall: Emblems and Paint
1980
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Holly Solomon Gallery: Three More
1980
Box: 4 Folder : 19 List of Exhibitions
1980
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Visual Diaries: A Personal Use of Words and Images
1980
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Art on Paper at the Weatherspoon Art Gallery
1981
Box: 4 Folder : 22 The Destroyed Print
November 15, 1982 - December 11, 1982
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Drawing Center Exhibit
1982
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Application for Institute for Art & Urban Resources
1984
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Herman Costa "Booth" Installation
1984
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Museum Boymans van Beuningen
1985
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Shipment records from Museum Boymans exhibit
1985
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Tekeningen en Typings [Museum Boymans publicity cards]
1985
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Holly Solomon Gallery Correspondence
1985-1989
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Galerie Dorrie & Priess "Typings"
1988
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Robert Wilson's Vision
1991
Box: 4 Folder : 32 La Tradicion: Performing Painting
1997
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Christopher Knowles Artwork Sales
1998
Box: 4 Folder : 34 The End: An Independent Vision of Contemporary Culture
2000
Box: 4 Folder : 35 To Whom it May Concern
2002
Box: 4 Folder : 36 Gavin Brown Delivery
April 23, 2004
Box: 4 Folder : 36a Christopher Knowles at Gavin Brown's Enterprise
June 2004
Box: 4 Folder : 37 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art
2006
Box: 4 Folder : 37a "Confines. Pasajes de Las Artes Contemporaneas" at the IVAM
2009
Box: 4 Folder : 38 Material for unrealized Einstein on the Beach Exhibit
2013
Box: 4 Folder : 39 Wynn Newhouse Awards Exhibition
2013-2014
Box: 4 Folder : 40 East Village gallery cards
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 41 Everyday Business: A Benefit Exhibition
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 42 Poetic Visions
undated

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Series IV: Art

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically with undated material at the back.

Scope and Content

This series contains original art by Christopher Knowles. This includes drawings and typings as well as poetry and prose. Some of the material relates to completed works of art like his collaboration with Robert Wilson, "Dialog/Curious George," as well as a few pieces that were exhibited in galleries. However, the majority of the material exists independently and should not necessarily be considered complete artworks.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 43 Assorted Drawings & Typings
1971, 1991-1994, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 44 Father's Day Art
1973, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 45 Typewritten play inspired by Letter for Queen Victoria
1974
Box: 4 Folder : 46 Andy Degroat and Dancers program
1977
Box: 4 Folder : 47 Copyright agreement for unknown piece
1977
Box: 4 Folder : 48 New Yorker poetry submission
1977
Box: 4 Folder : 49 Traveler's Digest "Letter to Paris"
1977
Box: 4 Folder : 50 Equipment manuals
1978, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 51 "Once Upon a Time" by Christopher Knowles
1980
Box: 4 Folder : 52 "Artifacts at the End of a Decade"
1981
Box: 4 Folder : 66 Poetic Visions Playing Cards
1981
Box: 4 Folder : 53 Artdates engagement calendar [1 of 2]
1984-1986
Box: 4 Folder : 54 Artdates engagement calendar [2 of 2]
1984-1986
Box: 4 Folder : 55 Photos & slides of Knowles paintings
1984-1994
Box: 4 Folder : 56 Calendar typings
1985
Box: 4 Folder : 57 "History of My Memories"
1988
Box: 4 Folder : 58 Photography and framing services for Knowles' paintings
1989-1992
Box: 4 Folder : 59 Photographs & photocopies of Knowles' paintings
1989, 1990-1993, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 60 Photographs of Parzival paintings
1990, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 61 Observations of Christopher Makos' opening preview
1992
Box: 4 Folder : 62 Christmas party invite
1995
Box: 4 Folder : 67 [Sketches/outsider art]
2002
Box: 4 Folder : 63 Birthday invitations
2004-2014, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 64 Lower Manhattan Map Project
2007
Box: 4 Folder : 65 MoMA Calendar
2010
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Art Collection Short Form Files
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Audio Work
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Color & B/W photocopies of Knowles' paintings
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Drawing of Simon Game
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Drawing of the Earth
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Handwritten list of song titles
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Happy 15th Birthday Emily
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Publicity photographs of WABC DJs [source material]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Uncredited napkin art
undated
Box: 10 Chart scroll
undated

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Series V: Correspondence

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically, with undated material at the back.

Scope and Content

This series contains correspondence both sent and received by Christopher Knowles. It includes many cards and post cards, as well as professional correspondence concerning the exhibition and sale of his artwork, arranging performances and travel. There is correspondence between him and his parents, Jasper Johns, Jay Moses, Robert Wilson, Cindy Lubar and the Holly Solomon Gallery.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Lettres francaises
1971
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Correspondence recieved by Knowles [1 of 2]
1972-1997
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Correspondence received by Knowles [2 of 2]
1972-1997
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Byrd Hoffman and Edward Knowles correspondence [1 of 2]
1973-1982
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Letters from Knowles to his parents
1973-1985
Box: 5 Folder : 16 George Ashley correspondence to Barbara and Ed Knowles
1974
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Correspondence regarding Knowles' typings and artwork
1976-1982
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Byrd Hoffman correspondence with Edward Knowles [2 of 2]
1973-1982
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Holly Solomon Gallery correspondence
1978-1984
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Edward Knowles Correspondence
1978-1979
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Correspondence regarding Knowles' book "Typing" [1 of 2]
c. 1979
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Correspondence regarding Knowles' book "Typing" [2 of 2]
c. 1979
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Correspondence regarding funding and exhibition of Knowles' work
1980-1984
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Correspondence regarding "Artifacts at the End of a Decade"
1980-1981
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Edward Knowles correspondence regarding Christopher Knowles
1980-1992
Box: 5 Folder : 25 Jasper Johns correspondence
1981
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Correspondence and typings from Knowles
1981
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Correspondence received by Knowles [1 of 2]
1982-1997
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Correspondence recieved by Knowles [2 of 2]
1982-1997
Box: 5 Folder : 29 Museum Boymans-van Beuningen correspondence
1983-1984
Box: 5 Folder : 30 Knowles letter to Jay Moses
1984
Box: 5 Folder : 31 Correspondence with Galleries Bebert
1985
Box: 5 Folder : 32 Correspondence received by Knowles
1985-1997
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Robert Wilson Correspondence
1986-1997
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Carolyn Heft correspondence
1993
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Hugh Lafave correspondence
1994
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Madame M.C. Dane correspondence
1994-1995
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Anna Tucker Correspondence
1994
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Jan Linders
1996
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Film Manufacturers Inc.
2001
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Invitation to Holly Solomon memorial
2002

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Series VI: Press

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically, with undated material at the back.

Scope and Content

This series contains press relating to Christopher Knowles artwork and performances. Publications include, but are not limited to, the New York Times, Artforum, the Village Voice, Andy Warhol's Interview, The Guardian and the Boston Globe. Reviews of performances, publications and gallery shows are included here, as well interviews and profiles.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Robert Wilson Press
1973-2013
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Byrd Hoffman Press
1973-1994
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Life and Times of Joseph Stalin Dance Magazine
February 1974
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Tehran Journal
1974
Box: 6 Folder : 13 New Yorker Robert Wilson profile
January 1975
Box: 6 Folder : 14 "Robert Wilson and Therapy" Drama Review
1975
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Ear Magazine
1975
Box: 6 Folder : 16 A Letter for Queen Victoria, Vogue
1975
Box: 6 Folder : 17 Poetry Reading at St. Marks Church
1975
Box: 6 Folder : 19 Robert Wilson's Moving Pictures
1978
Box: 6 Folder : 20 Robert Wilson Semiotexte Interview
1978
Box: 6 Folder : 21 Village Voice "Network"
1978
Box: 6 Folder : 22 Passages "Who is Robert Wilson?"
1979
Box: 6 Folder : 23 "Typings" reviews
1979
Box: 6 Folder : 24 Chris Kadison review of "Typings"
1980
Box: 6 Folder : 25 Assorted Press Clippings
1982, 1995-1999
Box: 6 Folder : 26 Cue: Official Magazine of Theta Alpha Phi
1986
Box: 6 Folder : 27 Parzival press clippings
1987
Box: 6 Folder : 28 Live 5 "Typings" review
1987
Box: 6 Folder : 29 American Theatre "Secret Sharers"
1989
Box: 6 Folder : 30 Knot I Land press clippings
1990
Box: 6 Folder : 31 New York Times "Grace for Grace"
1991
Box: 6 Folder : 32 Zeit Magazine by Bob Wilson
July 1991
Box: 6 Folder : 33 Vanity Fair Robert Wilson Profile
1995
Box: 6 Folder : 34 New York Times clippings
1998, 2002
Box: 6 Folder : 35 Watermill Center Brochure
c. 2000
Box: 6 Folder : 36 Robert Wilson/Christopher Knowles Press Kit
c. 2002
Box: 6 Folder : 37 John Russell's Frozen Tears II
2004
Box: 6 Folder : 38 The New Yorker
June 28, 2004
Box: 6 Folder : 39 New York Magazine
July 2004

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Series VII: Personal , 1962-2001

Scope and Content

This series contains a small amount of material that is not directly related to Christopher Knowles' professional life as an artist. Most material dates from early childhood to adolescence and includes medical material such as neurological exams, as well as information concerning his early education. The only exception to this is the "biography file" which contains resumes in addition to material concerning his family and friends.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 40 Medical - general
1962-1990
Box: 6 Folder : 41 Philedelphia Institute material
1964-1970
Box: 6 Folder : 42 Schooling
1968-1980
Box: 6 Folder : 43 Birthday Calendar
1976
Box: 6 Folder : 50 Christopher Knowles Resume
1978-1991
Box: 6 Folder : 44 Biography files [resumes etc]
1979-2001
Box: 6 Folder : 45 Work session material
1980
Box: 6 Folder : 46 Christopher Knowles earnings via Byrd Hoffman Foundation
1980-1984
Box: 6 Folder : 47 Kimberton Hills
1984
Box: 6 Folder : 48 Jury Exemption
1995-2001
Box: 6 Folder : 49 Medical letter from Jay Kislak
1998
Box: 6 Folder : 51 [Folder List]

Scope and Content

This folder contains a folder list compiled by the consulting archivist who worked with this collection prior to its arrival at Fales Library. It should be noted that this list will not correspond to the current arrangement.

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Series VIII: Photographs, 1978-2009

Scope and Content

This series includes professional photos of Knowles' artwork and exhibitions, as well as photographs of performances, Knowles' family and his travels for both professional and personal reasons. There are a small number of postcards included in the boxed photos.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by original order and in two subseries. Subseries A includes photographs in two binders as well as a box containing photographs arranged and labeled by Knowles, with the aid of a consulting archivist. Where possible, labels were put in place by Knowles, or transcribed.

Subseries A: Photographs

Container 1     Title Date
Binder: A Performances, exhibits
1978-1985, undated
Binder: B Christopher Knowles, Cindy Lubar, Byrd Hoffman Byrds, Artwork Photographs
1994, undated
Box: 7 Boxed photographs
1987-2009

Subseries B: Slides

Container 1     Title Date
Binder: C Artwork and Exhibits
1981-1993, undated
Binder: D Artwork
1976-1994, undated

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Series IX: Video recordings

Scope and Content

This series includes video recordings of performances in which Christopher Knowles took part. This includes performances in which he acted, like Parzival, but also performances for which he wrote text, or designed the set or the sound. They are largely in VHS format, with some DVDs.

Arrangement

The material is arranged adhering as close to original order as is possible.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Media : ID: 414.0001 (Moving images [31142054862589]) "Chris Knowles in Buffalo Dreams, New York City"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: VHS

Duration: 57 minutes

Existence and Location of Copies

Access DVD available

March 15, 1987
Case: 414.0001
Box: 17 Media : ID: 414.0002 "Christopher Knowles/Rotterdam Show 85/Boymans, Rotterdam."

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: VHS

August 19, 1985
Box: 17 Media : ID: 414.0003 "Dupe of Rotterdam Show; Dupe of G. Klauber tape of CK drawing for Rotterdam Show."

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: VHS

August 19, 1985
Box: 17 Media : ID: 414.0004 (Moving images [31142054862589]) "The Days Before, New York City."

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: VHS

Duration: 115 minutes

Existence and Location of Copies

Access DVD available

1999
Case: 414.0004
Box: 17 Media : ID: 414.0005 "The Kitchen Presents: Einstien on the Beach & Spaceman Performance."

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: VHS

March 26, 1976
Box: 17 Media : ID: 414.0006 (Moving images [31142054862589]) "The Kitchen presents: Emily Likes the TV, New York City."

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: VHS

Existence and Location of Copies

Access DVD available

October 26, 1976
Case: 414.0006
Box: 17 Media : ID: 414.0007 "Klauber tape Chris Knowles drawing."

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: VHS

July 1985
Box: 17 Media : ID: 414.0008 "A Letter for Queen Victoria / A Byrd Hoffman Production / December 16, 1974 / Paris"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: VHS

December 16, 1974
Box: 17 Media : ID: 414.0009 "The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin / By Robert Wilson"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: VHS

December 1973
Box: 17 Media : ID: 414.0010 "Nightshift, WCVB CH5 ; Knowles/Rutkowski"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: VHS

1989?
Box: 17 Media : ID: 414.0011 (Moving images [31142054862589]) "Parzival, Berlin."

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: VHS

Duration: 160 minutes

Existence and Location of Copies

Access DVD available

1987
Case: 414.0011
Box: 17 Media : ID: 414.0012 "Rescue : gala performance in aid of warchild / Royal Festival Hall."

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: VHS

July 5, 1997
Box: 17 Media : ID: 414.0013 "Robert Wilson: Dialog with Lucinda Childs, Christopher Knowles, New York City."

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: VHS

February 19, 1976
Box: 17 Media : ID: 414.0014 "Robert Wilson interviewed on the Charlie Rose Show"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: VHS

June 29, 1995
Box: 17 Media : ID: 414.0015 "Sunshine Superman / by Richard Rutkowski."

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: VHS

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Box: 17 Media : ID: 414.0016 "SUNSHINE SUPERMAN / a film by Richard Rutkowski / with Christopher Knowles"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: VHS

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Box: 17 Media : ID: 414.0017 "SUNSHINE SUPERMAN / a film by Richard Rutkowski / with Christopher Knowles" [copy 2]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: VHS

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Box: 17 Media : ID: 414.0018 (Moving images [31142054862589]) "T.S.E. / Casa de Stefano"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: VHS

Duration: 130 minutes

Existence and Location of Copies

Access DVD available

1994
Case: 414.0018
Box: 17 Media : ID: 414.0019 "'THE WATCH MOVIE' 'SUNSHINE SUPERMAN' Shorts by Richard Rutkowsky"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: VHS

April 15, 2002
Box: 17 Media : ID: 414.0020 "The Watch Movie & Sunshine Superman / by Richard Rutkowski."

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: VHS

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Box: 17 Media : ID: 414.0021 "My Friend Su, The Moon's Other Side"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: DVD-R

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Series X: Sound recordings

Arrangement

The material is arranged adhering as close to original order as is possible.

Scope and Content

This series includes sound recordings collected or made by Christopher Knowles. The material exists largely in tape cassette format, with one audio reel. Much of the material was used in Knowles performances and are recordings of his own voice, recordings he made off the television and radio, or of ambient noise. There are also sound recordings of his performances.

Conditions Governing Access

Audio materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0022 Aquilarco (Akwilarco)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: CD-R

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0023 Rule of 3

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audio reel

February 11, 1982
Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0024 John Simon Drop the Gun Hands on Your Head Hands Against the Wall [Side 1: John Ashbery Side 2: John Simon]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0025 The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0026 Emily Likes the TV [Side A] Name: George Klauber [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0027 Name John Klaber [Side A] Name Robert Ashly [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0028 The Musicfactory Hamburg Parzival

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

December 9, 1987
Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0029 Named Donald Crawford [Side A] Named Horace Solomon [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0030 Chris Bday Tape for Emily's 15th Bday [Side A] "Emily Likes the TV + his involvement with Bob Wilson [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0031 Chocolate Ice Cream George Klauber The Very Best of All Time [Side A] George Klauber [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

January 1981
Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0032 b Frank Bell [Side A] Brady Bunch [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0033 Drunk Driving [Drive A] Lester Klauber [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0034 Christopher Knowles Collage - Parzival [Tape 1]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

1987
Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0035 Christopher Knowles Collage - Parzival [Tape 2]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

1987
Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0036 Mother Father R. Sisters Grandma [Side A] Top 7 of Saturday March 23rd 1968 Mother Father R. Sisters Grandma [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0037 Chris' Parzival Collage - Hamburg

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0038 The $ Value of Man

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

May 17, 1975
Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0039 Network Extra

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0040 Jay Smith and Parzival - Klaus Pohl

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0041 The Copy of Chris's Collages Parzival [Side A] The Copy of Johannes Waitz [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0042 Named George Klaber

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0043 Name Bud Snyder [Side A] Name Jerry Robbins [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0044 Chris in France touring with "Letter for Queen Victoria," At the Self-Service Restuarant [Side A] "Curious George Goes to the Hospital" [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

1974, February 1979
Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0045 Bday tape for Emily's 15th Bday [Side A] "Emily Likes the TV" and involvement with Bob Wilson [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0046 Christopher Knowles

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

November 29, 1990
Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0047 Brady Bunch

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0048 Adam Twelve Officers [Side A] George Klauber Name Great Best [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0049 Mother Father Sisters R.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0050 Step-Grandmother Mother Father Aunts Uncles Sis. Saracuse

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0051 Family Aunt Uncle Mom Dad Grand R. Grandma

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0052 Chuck Miller [Side A] Bucky Miller [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0053 Claude Thompson [Side A] Robert McCoy [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0054 Net Work

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0055 Net Work

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0056 Quack! Quack!

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0057 Uncle George Fredrick Blaurock

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0058 Mary and Emily interviewing Christopher

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

1978
Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0059 Christmas

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0060 Bum

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0061 Mother Father R. Sisters Grandma

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0062 Mother Father R. Sisters Grandma

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0063 Suitcase [Side A] Edward Knowles [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0064 "Network" Dialog

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

1977
Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0065 Jay Moses [Side A] Paul Mancuso [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0066 Mother Father Sisters R.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0067 Name George Klauber

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0068 The Flinstones Program tape from Christopher Knowles [Side A] The Mary Hartman program tape from Christopher Knowles [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0069 The Beatles first tape from Christopher Knowles [Side A] The Beatles second tape from Christopher Knowles [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0070 Request Adam Twelve Officers [Side A] Request [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0071 Jessye Norman Play Perform

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0072 The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0073 Cindy Lubar 1.Scream 2. "You See What I Did" 3."Hat Hath Hap" [Side A] Brady Bunch U.F.O. F.B.I. Agent [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0074 Top 20 Countdown [Side A] Marvin Klauber [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0075 Top 20 Songs

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0076 Word Is Out

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0077 Word Is Out

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0078 Mother Father R. Sisters Grandma

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0079 Speeding Up [illegible] Name David Bailey [Side A] Name Walter Orr [Side B]
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Box: 18 Media : ID: 414.0080 Best Songs George Klauber [Side A] George Klauber [Side B]
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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0081 I got Rhythm Curious George [Side A] George Klauber [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0082 Mother Father Sisters R. Christmas

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

1982
Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0083 Speeding Down, Up [Side A] The Brady Bunch The FBI Agent [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

1976
Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0084 The Tape Copy of The Sundance Kid

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0085 I Got Rhythm Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

February 9, 1979
Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0086 Family Sisters Mother Father

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0087 Horace Solomon [Side A] George Klauber [B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

1979
Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0088 Parzival Copy Klaus Pohl Emily Likes the TV [Side A] Robert Chambers [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0089 Horace Solomon [Side A] George Klauber And George Glauber [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

1979
Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0090 Barbara Knowles [Side A] Sarah Knowles [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0091 Lester Klauber [Side A] Margie Klauber [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0092 Family Aunt Mom Uncle Dad Grand R. Grandma

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0093 Blue Bleu Blau John Ashbery [Side A] Red Rouge Rot John Simon [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0094 The Self-Service Story

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0095 Bernard Lubar [Side A] George Klauber [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0096 Christopher Knowles [Side A] Paul Kiok [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0097 Jerry McNeely [Side A] Early Rudolph [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0098 Craig Crimmins [Side A] Rick James [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0099 Can We Still Be Friends George Ashley [Side A] George Klauber [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0100 Bob & Chris Sections 1, 2 & 3 Tra La La La La [Side A] Music Beatles P. McCartney R. Starr [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0101 Curious George

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

June 12, 1980
Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0102 Name George Harrison [Side A] Name Ringo Starr [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0103 The Brady Bunch

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0104 Family Brother Sister Mother Father Oberlin, Ohio

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0105 Name Frank Bell [Side A] Name [Illegible] Vance [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0106 The Beatles Third stape from Christopher Knowles [Side A] The Beatles Fourth stape from Christopher Knowles [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0107 Popular Songs

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0108 Emily Likes the T.V. [Side A] George Klauber [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0109 Mother Father R. Sisters Grandma

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0110 Family Sisters Mother Father

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0111 Mary Knowles [Side A] Emily Knowles [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0112 Koopy Parzival Klaus Pohl [Side A] Bernard Goetz [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0113 First and Foremost

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0114 Barbara Knowles Copy

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0115 Christopher and Linda Bell

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

1978-1979
Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0116 Saturday March 14th 1953 to Friday March 14th 2003 10 Presidents of USA

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0117 Then/Now

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0118 Quack! Quack!

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0119 6 Songs of Wed. February 18th 1976 [Side A] The Profile of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0120 Named Isabelle Knowles [Side A] Named Holly Solomon [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0121 John Ashbery [Side A] John Simon [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0122 Mother Father Sisters R. Christmas '82

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

1982
Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0123 Mark Chapman [Side A] Keith Burman [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0124 Alcestis First Text Prologue [Side A] Beth Laub [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0125 Danae Wilson

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0126 Jim Neu Best of All Time [Side A] Brady Bunch Cindy Expert Tattletale [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Box: 19 Media : ID: 414.0127 Jerry McNeely [Side A] Kathy Novak [Side B]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/4" audiocassette

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Series XI: Data Storage, tbd

Arrangement

This series was arranged to as to maintain original order as much as possible.

Conditions Governing Access

Born-digital materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Item : ID: 414.3.0001 C. Knowles
June 3, 2002
Box: 19 Item : ID: 414.3.0002 CK Parzival Portrait 1987 and St Mark's Church RDG 1975
1975, 1987
Box: 19 Item : ID: 414.3.0003 Chris Knowles Scans #1
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Box: 19 Item : ID: 4141.3.0004 Chris Knowles Scans #2
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Box: 19 Item : ID: 414.3.0005 Chris Knowles Scans #3
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Box: 19 Item : ID: 414.3.0006 Chris Knowles Scans #4
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Box: 19 Item : ID: 414.3.0007 Chris Knowles' Books Disk #1 Stills
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Box: 19 Item : ID: 4141.3.0008 Chris Knowles' Books #2 Stills
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Box: 19 Item : ID: 414.3.0009 Chris Knowles' Books Disk #3 Stills
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Box: 19 Item : ID: 414.3.0010 Christopher Knowles Archive
January 2002
Box: 19 Item : ID: 414.3.0011 Christmas 2000
2000
Box: 19 Item : ID: 414.3.0012 Christopher Knowles '77 Maplethorpe [sic]
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Series XIV: Books, 1973-2011. 2 Linear Feet 2 record cartons.

Scope and Contents

This series contains several volumes donated with the collection.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 25 Folder : 1 Checkpoint Charley
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Box: 25 Folder : 2 Dworkin, Craig, and Kenneth Goldsmith. Against Expression
2011
Box: 25 Folder : 3 Esopus 20: Special Collections (Fall 2013)
2013
Box: 25 Folder : 4 Glass, Philip. Music by Philip Glass
1987
Box: 25 Folder : 5 Hindsight May 1976-April 1977
1976
Box: 25 Folder : 6 Ibsen, Henrik. When We Dead Awaken
1991
Box: 25 Folder : 7 Knowles, Christopher. Drawings
1985
Box: 25 Folder : 8 Knowles, Christopher. Typings (1974-1977)
1974
Box: 25 Folder : 9 Kotik, Charlotta and Tumelo Mosaka. Open House: Working in Brooklyn
2004
Box: 25 Folder : 10 Live: Performance Art 1, 2, 4, 5, 6/7
1979-1982
Box: 25 Folder : 11 MuseumJournaal No. 26/2
1981
Box: 25 Folder : 12 Of Mice and Men
2006
Box: 25 Folder : 13 Of Mice and Men: Exhibition Guide
2006
Box: 26 Folder : 1 Rattemeyer, Christian. The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection: Catalogue Raisonne
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Box: 26 Folder : 2 Robert Wilson o il teatro del tempo
1999
Box: 26 Folder : 3 Roof VI: 27 poems by 18 poets, Spring 1978
1978
Box: 26 Folder : 4 Shyer, Laurence. Robert Wilson and his Collaborators
1989
Box: 26 Folder : 5 So & So Fall 1978
1978
Box: 26 Folder : 6 St. Mark's Church Poetry and Danspace Projects Eye and Ear Theater, Inc. A Tribute to Edwin Denby
1983
Box: 26 Folder : 7 Two Conversations with Edwin Denby
1973
Box: 26 Folder : 8 Valencia 09/Confines
2009
Box: 26 Folder : 9 Unmuzzled Ox vol. IV no. 3
1977
Box: 26 Folder : 10 Wilson, Robert. 14 Stations
2000
Box: 26 Folder : 11 Wilson, Robert. 70 Angels on the Façade: Domus 1928-1998
1998
Box: 26 Folder : 12 The World #31
1978

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OVERSIZE: Series I

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Clubs Spades Diamonds Hearts
May 1974
Box: 8 Folder : 2 The Sundance Kid
April 1974
Box: 8 Folder : 3 13 Chapters
January-February, 1975
Box: 9 Folder : 1 [Song List]
c. 1972
Box: 9 Folder : 2 [Dialog/Curious George]
c. 1979
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Happy 28th Birthday...
May 1987
Box: 9 Folder : 4 [20 Faces in Pen...]
c. 1988
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Book II
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Brother, Sister, Mother, Father...
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 7 This is Christopher's Book & At the Beach Book
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 8 This Magic Moment...
undated

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OVERSIZE: Series II

Subseries A: Performances with Christopher Knowles

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 1 $ Value of Man Poster
1975
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Avalance "Because Why" with Bob Wilson
1975
Box: 11 Folder : 3 De Hoek Van de Straat 5 "Dialog/Network"
1976
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Emily Likes the TV Poster
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Knot I Land Poster & Program
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 6 A Letter for Queen Victoria
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Mehdi Khonsari Photos of "A Mad Man, A Mad Dog..."
1974
Folder: 5 Dialog/Curious George Poster
1980

Subseries B: Performances without Christopher Knowles

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Byrd Hoffman School of Byrds Programs
1972, undated
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Riding the Right Horse Poster
August 1979

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OVERSIZE: Series III

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Gavin Brown's Enterprise Posters
2004
Box: 11 Folder : 11 4 Typings Shown at Gladstone Gallery
2006

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OVERSIZE: Series IV

Arrangement

This series contains three bags of color paper cut outs used by Knowles in an exhibit at the Museum Boymans in Rotterdamn. They are listed here as folders 1 through 4 in box 15.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 12 Portraits of Christopher by "K.K."
1974
Box: 11 Folder : 13 Paris Self-Service Story
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 1 All About Me Book, Song list
1972, undated
Box: 12 Folder : 2 David Hatchett Parzival Watercolor
1988
Box: 12 Folder : 3 History of My Memories
1988
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Get lost Artists Map Downtown New York
c. 2007
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Bike Race Print
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Clock Drawing
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Drawings [1 of 2]
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Drawings [2 of2]
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 9 [Marker Drawing]
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 10 [Marker Drawings & Songs]
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 11 [Parzival, song list, birthday drawings]
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 12 [Pen Drawings]
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 13 Red Ray Stevens, Green Glen Campbell
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 14 Ramsen Street Drawings, water colors and pen drawings
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 15 [Years and Watercolors]
undated
Box: 13 Exit Art Labyrinth Wall Typing
February 2009
Box: 14 Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie Scroll
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Paper cutouts used at Boymans Exhibit
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Paper cutouts used at Boymans Exhibit
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Paper cutouts used at Boymans Exhibit
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Paper cutouts used at Boymans Exhibit
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 5 I Got Rhythm
c. 1967
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word [Song titles]
undated
Folder: 6 [Yellow, Red, Green Crayon Drawing]
undated
Folder: 7 New York City's Top 101 of 1967 [Typing on Rice Paper]
undated

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OVERSIZE: Series VI

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 14 Christopher Knowles & Bob Wilson Press
1978, 1987
Box: 16 Folder : 1 A Letter for Queen Victoria
1974-1975
Box: 16 Folder : 2 $ Value of Man press clippings
1975
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Andy Warhol's Interview
1976-1977
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Einstein on the Beach Village Voice
1976
Box: 16 Folder : 5 A Solo Performance SoHo Weekly News
1976
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Art Communications Edition
1977
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Emily Likes the TV news clippings
1977
Box: 16 Folder : 8 New York Post Drawing Center Exhibition
1977
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Traveler's Digest Christopher Knowles/Cindy Lubar portrait
1978
Box: 16 Folder : 10 Dialog/Curious George New York Times
1978-1980
Box: 16 Folder : 11 American Book Review of Typings
1979
Box: 16 Folder : 12 "Typings" Press Cards
1979
Box: 16 Folder : 13 Art Forum
1979, 2004
Box: 16 Folder : 14 Parzival New York Times
1988
Box: 16 Folder : 15 Knot I Land Nashville Scene
1990
Box: 16 Folder : 16 La Tradicion Village Voice
1997
Box: 16 Folder : 17 Art + Auction
2003

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OVERSIZE: Series VIII

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 15 Photo portrait of Christopher Knowles
undated

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