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Guide to the Paul Langland Papers, 1926-2018 MSS.253

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 12, 2019
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. Updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2018 accretion Updated by Christine Gennetti to reflect the addition of digital surrogates Updated by Stacey Flatt to reflect processing of 2019 accretion and notes  , March 2017 , December 2018 , May 2019 , September 2019

Scope and Contents

The Paul Langland Papers contain material created and collected by Paul Langland during the course of his career as a choreographer, dancer and educator. The collection documents in paper and electronic files his performance and teaching of contemporary dance techniques, including Allan Wayne Work (for which Langland is a main developer) and Contact Improvisation. There is also documentation of Langland's personal works, as well as his contributions to various dance ensembles, with a focus on those located in New York City.

Material includes choreography notes, journals, artist and project files, flyers, programs, posters, and records related to Langland's tenure as a professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Additionally, the collection includes photographs documenting Langland's projects, tours, and personal life. Also included in the collection are original video and film recordings of Langland's performances. Sound recordings may be unavailable until reformating occurs.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged into 13 series as follows:
Series I: Files
Series II: Notebooks and Planners
Series III: Photographs
Series IV: Posters, Programs, and Flyers
Series V: Allan Wayne Material
Series VI: Video Recordings
Series VII: Sound Recordings
Series VIII: Vinyl Sound Recordings
Series IX: Data Storage
Series X: Objects
Series XI: 2015 Accretion
Series XII: 2016-2017 Accretions
Series XIII: 2018 Accretion
Material is arranged both chronologically and alphabetically in different series, in some cases to retain the original organization. The materials in Series XI: 2015 Accretion, Series XII. 2016-2017 Accretions, and Series XIII. 2018 Accretion have not been arranged by an archivist and are in the order in which they were received from the donor.