INVENTORY OF THE YVONNE RAINER PAPERS, 1933-2006, bulk 1959-2001

Finding aid prepared by Martha Steele


Descriptive Summary

Title: Yvonne Rainer papers
Date (inclusive): 1871-2006 (bulk 1959-2001)
Number: 2006.M.24
Creator/Collector: Rainer, Yvonne, 1934-
Physical Description: 146.75 linear feet (151 boxes, 8 flat file folders)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
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Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
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Abstract: Yvonne Rainer is an avant-garde American dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and writer. Her papers document her life as an artist from the late 1950s through 2006, and include photographic material dated as early as 1933. Materials include dance scores; programs and posters; photographic and audiovisual documentation of performances, rehearsals, and films; correspondence; writings, including Rainer's feature-length film scripts; and critical response to her work.
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Language: Collection material is in English

Biographical / Historical Note

Choreographer, dancer, filmmaker and writer, Yvonne Rainer is celebrated as a pioneer of postmodern dance. Her often experimental and challenging work, continuously produced for more than forty years, has been widely influential. Rainer was born in San Francisco in 1934. In 1956 she moved to New York with painter Al Held to study acting, but the following year began studying dance instead.
Rainer's early dance study was comprehensive. From 1957 to 1959 she studied modern dance with Edith Stephen, Afro-Cuban dance with Emile Faustin and Syvilla Fort, and "body work" with Allan Wayne. She also took lessons at the Martha Graham school for one year, and at Ballet Arts. In 1960 Rainer attended Ann Halprin's summer workshop in California; studied composition with Robert Dunn, a composer and friend of John Cage; studied with James Waring; and began eight years of study with Merce Cuningham. She was performing by 1960, began to present her own choreography in 1961, was a founding member of the Judson Dance Theater in 1962, and by 1965 had established herself as an influential dancer and choreographer. She left dance for filmmaking in 1975, and returned to dance in 2000.
Rainer choreographed Three Satie Spoons in Dunn's workshop, and performed it and The Bells in 1961 at the Living Theater. In 1962, she and other members of Dunn's workshop formed the Judson Dance Theater collective, which is widely viewed as the foundation of postmodern dance. Artists in other media also participated as dancers in the Judson Theater performances, including visual artists Robert Rauschenberg, Red Grooms, Robert Morris, and Al Hansen. Rainer was active in the Judson Dance Theater through 1966. She also formed her own company briefly and participated in the Grand Union dance collective.
Between 1962 and 1975, Rainer presented her choreography throughout the United States and Europe. During this time she choreographed over 40 works. Rainer's innovative work broke with dance tradition by incorporating ordinary, everyday movements. Critics often situate Rainer's work from the 1960s within the context of Minimalism, Fluxus, and performance or event art. Rainer articulated her approach to dance in her 1965 "No Manifesto": "No to spectacle no to virtuosity no to transformations and magic and make believe no to glamour and transcendency of the star image no to the heroic no to the anti-heroic no to trash imagery no to involvement of performer or spectator no to style no to camp no to seduction of spectator by the wiles of the performer no to eccentricity no to moving or being moved." However, Rainer did not conceive of her choreography as purely anti-metaphorical, stating in an interview that, "as a dancer I knew it was impossible: the body speaks no matter how you try to suppress it." ( Art in America, July 1977). Trio A, part of The Mind is a Muscle, is perhaps Rainer's best-known work, and it has been performed by many other dancers since its creation.
Rainer began working in film in the mid-1960s, completing five films between 1966 and 1969. In 1968 she began to incorporate visual materials, including film clips and slides of text and images, into her performances. From 1970 to 1974, her work in performance and film overlapped. In 1975 she made a full transition to filmmaking and by 1996 had made seven feature-length films.
Rainer's films address a range of issues, including sexuality, domestic and sexual conflict, U.S. imperialism, social privilege, gender inequality, disease and aging, as well as everyday activity. The films also contain autobiographical material. Her earliest three films are non-narrative, mixed media pieces about dance and performance that employ the collage methods of her live performances. They combine reality and fiction, sound and visual elements to address social and political concerns. Rainer's latest feature film, MURDER and murder, featuring a lesbian couple as the main characters, has a more traditional narrative structure.
Rainer returned to dance in 2000 to choreograph work for the White Oak Dance Project, including the piece, After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, and a 2006 work based on Balanchine's AGON, presented at Dance Theater Workshop. In 2002 she also made the video, After Many a Summer Dies the Swan: Hybrid.
Rainer has published articles about her work and artistic and theoretical concerns throughout her career. Her books include Yvonne Rainer: Work 1961-73 (l974), The Films of Yvonne Rainer, a collection of her film scripts (1989), A Woman Who...: Essays, Interviews, Scripts (1999), and Feelings are a Fact of Life (2006).
Rainer has received numerous awards and fellowships, including two Guggenheim Fellowships (1969, 1988), three Rockefeller Fellowships (1988, 1990, 1996), a MacArthur Fellowship (1990-1995), and a Wexner Prize (1995), as well as four Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers, except audiovisual materials, which are unavailable until reformatting is complete.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Yvonne Rainer papers, 1933-2006, bulk 1959-2001, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2006.M.24.

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 2006 from Yvonne Rainer.

Processing history

Jocelyn Gibbs did preliminary processing, arranged the collection and wrote the box list in 2006. Martha Steele completed the processing and wrote the finding aid from January 2007 to through March 2009. Andra Darlington edited the finding aid in December 2009.

Reformatted Audiovisual Materials

Selected digitized versions are available online. Connect to selected digitized audio and video recordings.  Access is available only to on-site readers and Getty staff.
DVD use copies are available for the following audiovisual materials: DVD2, DVD4, DVD5, DD1, V41, V61, V74-V83, V107, V113, V124, F10, F24.

Separated Material

50 monographs and two serials were transferred to the library. These publications can be searched in the Library catalog by doing a Provenance search under "Yvonne Rainer."

Scope and Content of Collection

The Yvonne Rainer Papers document Rainer's work as a dancer, choreographer, performer, film maker and writer, from the late 1950s to 2006. Collection materials include Rainer's personal notebooks; correspondence; work files documenting her choreography, filmmaking and critical writing; materials documenting her touring, teaching activity, art exhibitions and film retrospectives; programs and posters; reviews of her work; research files; photographic and audiovisual documentation of her milieu, including posters and programs for works by contemporary artists and other ephemera. In Series I, Rainer's personal notebooks from 1949 to 2004 provide insight into her creative process. Her appointment books cover most years from 1970 to 2004. The correspondence in Series II is from dancers, choreographers, other artists, critics and avant-garde associates. Notable correspondents include Steve Paxton, Robert Morris, Trisha Brown, Joan Jonas, Simone Forti, Jasper Johns, Benjamin Buchloh, Paul Sharits, and Mark Rappaport. There is also personal correspondence, including letters from Robert Morris during the years that they lived together from 1964 to 1970, original letters written to her brother Ivan from 1952 through 1967, and letters from her neice, Ruth Rainer, that document the encouragement and support Rainer provided during the years that her niece studied music and voice in Europe.
Series III contains materials resulting from Rainer's creative process, including descriptions of dances, directions for dancers, dance scores, music scores, diagrams, drawings, programs (some annotated, some designed by Robert Morris, Steve Paxton and Robert Rauschenberg), reviews, scripts for dancers, lists of objects used in dances, biographies of dancers, texts for wall projections, small posters, film scripts (including drafts, some with annotation), shooting notes, production budgets, accounting sheets, production schedules and notes, character studies, and music rights information. Series III also contains Rainer's résumé and files of Rainer's published and unpublished writing, including annotated manuscripts and drafts. Additional documentation of Rainer's works, such as photographs, programs and posters, is in Series V and VII.
Documentation of Rainer's touring, in Series IV, covers her tours in Europe in 1964, 1965 and 1967, and in the United States from 1968 to 1997. Also in Series IV, conference documentation includes files on Rainer's work with Bérénice Reynaud on Sexism, Colonialism, Misrepresentation: A Corrective Film Series and Conference, 1988-1989. The same series also contains Rainer's teaching files from her work at the School of Visual Arts, New York, the Independent Study Program and the Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as files relating to her lectures, exhibitions, and retrospective screenings of her films.
In Series V, programs and posters are arranged in a chronological sequence, beginning with a list of dance performances from 1961 to 1965. Programs and posters for non-Rainer performances and events are included, especially in the material from the early 1960s, which include an announcement for Four Happenings (1963) by Allen Kaprow, Robot Opera (1964) by Nam June Paik, and Robert Rauschenberg's 1952 exhibition, White Paintings, at Leo Castelli gallery. Also in Series V, the files of reviews provide a history of the critical and popular reception of Rainer's work; Jill Johnston's reviews of dance performances in the 1960s are particularly well represented here and in the research files in Series VII. Rainer's research files on people, organizations and a range of topics show her political and social concerns and her exploration of the work of other artists.
The bulk of the photographic materials in Series VII documents Rainer's performances, including many photographs by Peter Moore. There is also documentation of her films in the form of production stills and frame enlargements, and some family and other personal photographs including (studio?) portraits of Rainer from the late 1950s, a photograph of Rainer with Andy Warhol at a reception in the 1960s, photographs of Al Held's studio, and of Robert Morris. Also included are photographs from the late 1950s and early 1960s of Rainer with Edith Stephan, in Louise Gilkes studio, in an off Broadway play, and at the Ann Halprin Workshop. The slides are mostly those used in Rainer's performances, but also include portraits of Rainer from 1957 and 1958.
In Series VIII, audiovisual materials include audio and video recordings, film reels, DVD's and a laser disc. Among the films are Rainer's short films from the 1960s and all of her feature films. Performances documented here include Three Seascapes, Room Service, Trio A, Trio A with Flags, Trio A Pressured, Continuous Project Altered Daily, In the College, Performance, Connecticut Rehearsal, Grand Union performances (copies from the Fales Library, NYU), We Shall Run, Chair/Pillow, Connecticut Rehearsal, Dance Fractions for the West Coast, White Oak Dance Project, and After Many a Summer Dies the Swan. The sound recordings include interviews and music for performances. This series also includes a film possibly by Michael Fajans and videos by others.
Oversize posters and fliers that cannot be thematically situated in other parts of the archive are described in Series IX. Finally, writings about Rainer, including published interviews, comprise the last series of the collection, Series X.

Arrangement note

Arranged in ten series: Series I. Notebooks, appointment and address books, 1949-2004; Series II. Correspondence, 1953-2005; Series III. Works, 1960-2005; Series IV. Professional and exhibition files, 1964-2006; Series V. Programs and reviews, 1959-2006; Series VI. Topical research files, circa 1951-2005; Series VII. Photography, 1933-2004; Series VIII. Audiovisual materials, circa 1963-2003; Series IX. Oversize materials, 1952-2004; Series X. Writings about Rainer, dance and film, 1934-2006.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Brown, Trisha, 1936-
Buchloh, B. H. D.
Moore, Peter, 1932-1993
Morris, Robert, 1931-
Rainer, Yvonne, 1934-

Subjects - Topics

Choreographers--United States
Experimental films--United States
Feminist films--United States
Modern Dance--United States
Motion picture producers and directors--United States

Genres and Forms of Material

Audiocassettes
DVDs
Motion pictures
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Photographs, Original
Posters
Programs
Slides (photographs)
Videocassettes

Contributors

Brown, Trisha, 1936-
Buchloh, B. H. D.
Moore, Peter, 1932-1993
Morris, Robert, 1931-


Container List

 

Series I. Notebooks, appointment and address books, 1949-2004

Physical Description: 3.0 linear feet
General Physical Description note: (7 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Notebooks, some of which include inserted pages, record Rainer's thoughts, notes on events, quotations from readings, choreography, drawings, dreams, and scores for dances. In most cases Rainer provided the dates of the notebooks and they are arranged chronologically. Appointment books offer a record of events, meetings, and travel.
Box 1-3

Notebooks, 1949-2004

Box 1, Folder 1

1949-1952

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

A diary and abook of quotations that include dance drawings.
Box 1, Folder 2

Circa 1960-1962

Scope and Content Note

Includes drawing for Watering Place; transcription of Spencer Holst's text "On Evil," used for Terrain. Watering Place was only performed in Robert Dunn's Workshop and Merce Cunningham's Studio 1960. Includes separate handwritten account of dance improvisation sessions with Rainer, Nancy [Mechan ?] and Simone [Forti], removed from wire-bound notebook dated 1960 May 23.
Box 1, Folder 3-4

1961-1962

Scope and Content Note

Includes descriptions of movements by Rainer of two dances by James Waring.
Box 1, Folder 5

Circa 1963

Scope and Content Note

Includes We Shall Run and parts of Terrain, Ball.
Box 1, Folder 6

1963-1965

Box 1, Folder 7

1963-1974

Box 1, Folder 8

Circa 1965

Scope and Content Note

Includes Parts of Some Sextets; transcribed excerpts from William Bentley's Diaries.
Box 1, Folder 9

1965-1966

Box 1, Folder 10

1966-1968

Scope and Content Note

Notes and scores for The Mind is a Muscle. Includes loose sheets with notes for The Mind is a Muscle, Trio A, and Trio B.
Box 1, Folder 11

Circa 1968

Box 1, Folder 12

1969

Scope and Content Note

Includes Rose Fractions; Performance Fraction for the West Coast.
Box 1, Folder 13

1970-1972

Box 2, Folder 1

1971

Scope and Content Note

India journal.
Box 2, Folder 2

1971-1972

Box 2, Folder 3

1972-1975

Box 2, Folder 4

1973-1975

Box 2, Folder 5

1974-1976

Box 2, Folder 6

1977

Box 2, Folder 7

1977-1993

Scope and Content Note

Includes a separate sheet with description of a dream.
Box 2, Folder 8

1978

Box 2, Folder 9

1978-1979

Box 3, Folder 1

1981-1983

Box 3, Folder 2

1983-1987

Scope and Content Note

Includes a separate sheet with description of a dream.
Box 3, Folder 3

1986-1989

Box 3, Folder 4

1989-1991

Box 3, Folder 5

1993-1999

Box 3, Folder 6

1999-2004

Box 3, Folder 7

2000

Box 4-6

Appointments books, 1970-2004

Scope and Content Note

Includes books and loose pages that have separated from their notebook covers. Material spans the years 1970-2004, but does not include 1975, 1976, 1978 or 2001.
Box 4, Folder 1

1970

Box 4, Folder 2

1971

Box 4, Folder 3

1972

Box 4, Folder 4

1973

Box 4, Folder 5

1974

Box 4, Folder 6

1977

Box 4, Folder 7

1979-1980

Box 4, Folder 8

1980-1981

Box 4, Folder 9

1982-1983

Box 4, Folder 10

1983-1984

Box 5, Folder 1

1984-1985

Box 5, Folder 2

1985-1986

Box 5, Folder 3

1986-1987

Box 5, Folder 4

1987-1988

Box 5, Folder 5

1988-1989

Box 5, Folder 6

1989-1990

Box 5, Folder 7

1990

Box 5, Folder 8

1991

Box 5, Folder 9

1992

Box 5, Folder 10

1993

Box 6, Folder 1

1994

Box 6, Folder 2

1995

Box 6, Folder 3

1996

Box 6, Folder 4

1997

Box 6, Folder 5

1998

Box 6, Folder 6

1999

Box 6, Folder 7

2000

Box 6, Folder 8

2002

Box 6, Folder 9

2003

Box 6, Folder 10

2004

Box 6-7

Addresses, undated

Box 6, Folder 11

Address books

Box 7

Addresses on index cards

Scope and Content Note

Also includes business cards.
 

Series II. Correspondence, 1953-2005

Physical Description: 9.0 linear feet
General Physical Description note: (18 boxes, 1 flat file folder)

Scope and Content Note

This series is comprised primarily of letters received by Rainer, but it also includes copies of some letters she sent, as well as original letters to her brother Ivan, which are among the earliest in the series. Correspondents include fellow artists, family, friends, people arranging for Rainer to speak at events, and people responding to, or inquiring about her films. Letters address Rainer's dance, choreography, film making, and critical writing, among other subjects. Arranged chronologically with letters to Ivan Rainer at the beginning and undated correspondence at the end.
Box 8, 65

Letters to brother Ivan Rainer and his wife, and family photographs, 1953-1978, undated

Box 8, Folder 1

Poster, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Announces a performance by the James Waring Dance Company and lists Rainer as one of the dancers.
Box 8, Folder 2-3

Letters, clipping and ephemera, 1953-1978

Scope and Content Note

Letters, including some written while Rainer was in Berlin on a DAAD scholarship, 1976-1977; one announcement for a dance performance at Judson Hall, 1963 Feb 15; one announcement for dance performances of A Concert of Dance #3 and A Concert of Dance #4 at Judson Memorial Church, 1963 Jan 29; clipping of a review by Jill Johnston of performances of Judson Concerts #3, #4 in the Village Voice, 1963 Feb 28.
Box 65

Family photographs, undated

Physical Description: 17.0 photographs
Box 8, Folder 4

1959, 1961, 1962

Physical Description: 8.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes one undated item from "Ellie" about Trio A.
Box 8, Folder 5

1963

Physical Description: 13.0 items

Scope and Content Note

With a letter from Joseph Beinhorn is a draft (?) of a response from Rainer, two pages of which are written on the back of a poster for a sculpture exhibition, Boxing match: 4 sculptors Arakawa, Ay-O, Morris, Yoshimura, at Gordon's Fifth Avenue Gallery Feb 27 - Mar 24.
Box 8, Folder 6

1964

Physical Description: 35.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Some correspondence is addressed to "Bob" [Robert Morris]. Includes letter typed on back of poster announcement of performance by the Dancers Workshop Company Nov 10, San Francisco State College. Includes one letter from Trisha Brown.
Box 8, Folder 7

1965

Physical Description: 37.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes one letter addressed to "Bob" [Robert Morris].
Box 8, Folder 8-9

1966

Physical Description: 51.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes one letter from Merce Cunningham. Get well letters (serious complications from an appendectomy required further surgery). Letter from "Ann" written on back of announcement for a dance performance by The Dancers Workshop, 1966 Nov 4.
Box 8, Folder 10-14

1967

Physical Description: 77.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes five letters from Robert Morris.
Box 8, Folder 15-16

1968

Physical Description: 38.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes two letters addressed to Robert Morris and Rainer, and three letters to Morris from Rainer.
Box 9, 133*

1969

Physical Description: 25.0 items
Box 9, Folder 1-3

Letters

Physical Description: 24.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes an exchange of letters with Robert Morris.
Box 133*, Folder 11

Building plan of Studio Theatre and the University of Illinois

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 9, Folder 4

1970

Physical Description: 15.0 items
Box 9, Folder 5-8

1971

Physical Description: 34.0 items
Box 9, 95

1972

Physical Description: 47.0 items
Box 9, Folder 9-12

Letters,

Physical Description: 46.0 items
Box 95

Transparency of Rainer's niece,

Scope and Content Note

From Apr 8 letter.
Box 9, Folder 13-21

1973

Physical Description: 105.0 items
Box 10, Folder 1-13

1974

Physical Description: 139.0 items
Box 10, Folder 14

Correspondence with Benjamin Buchloh, 1974-1975

Physical Description: 34.0 items

Scope and Content Note

31 letters from Buchloh, three from Rainer.
Box 10-11

1975

Physical Description: 145.0 items
Box 10, Folder 15-19

Jan-Apr and undated

Physical Description: 50.0 items
Box 11, Folder 1-5

May-Dec

Physical Description: 95.0 items
Box 11, Folder 6-16

1976

Physical Description: 177.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) stating that the Berliner Künstlerprogramm has recommended offering Rainer a "working stay" in West Berlin for 1976. (Rainer was in Berlin from Sep 1976 to Aug 1977.)
Box 12, Folder 1-9

1977

Physical Description: 176.0 items
Box 12, Folder 10-17

1978

Physical Description: 117.0 items
Box 13, Folder 1-12

1979

Physical Description: 136.0 items
Box 13, Folder 13-21

1980

Physical Description: 118.0 items
Box 13-14

1981

Physical Description: 104.0 items
Box 13, Folder 22-23

Jan-Feb and undated

Physical Description: 28.0 items
Box 14, Folder 1-6

Mar-Dec

Physical Description: 76.0 items
Box 14, Folder 7-13

1982

Physical Description: 108.0 items
Box 14, Folder 14-20

1983

Physical Description: 72.0 items
Box 15, Folder 1-7

1984

Physical Description: 74.0 items
Box 15, Folder 8-14

1985

Physical Description: 59.0 items
Box 15, Folder 15-21

1986

Physical Description: 78.0 items
Box 15-16

1987

Physical Description: 94.0 items
Box 15, Folder 22-24

Jan-Jun and undated

Physical Description: 16.0 items
Box 16, Folder 1-4

Jul-Dec

Physical Description: 16.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes letter from Trisha [Brown].
Box 16, Folder 5-11

1988

Physical Description: 81.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a poster for a week-long event at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, called "Contemporary Art in Context," for which Rainer gave a gallery talk.
Box 16, Folder 12-18

1989

Physical Description: 68.0 items
Box 16-17, 100

1990

Physical Description: 118.0 items
Box 16, Folder 19

Undated from 1990

Physical Description: 9.0 items
Box 17, Folder 1-10

Jan-Dec

Physical Description: 109.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter from Trisha [Brown]; photocopy of program for The Mind is a Muscle, at the Anderson Theater, 1968 Apr 11, 14, 15; and several letters and cards with congratulations to Rainer on her appointment as a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.
Box 17, 100

Australia visit, 1990

Physical Description: 16.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Rainer visited Australia from Jul 28 to Aug 24.
Box 17, Folder 11-12

Correspondence and printed matter

Box 100, Item C23

Sound cassette

Scope and Content Note

One sound cassette from Nicola, of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (perhaps a recording of a talk that Rainer gave?).
Box 18, Folder 1-8

1991

Physical Description: 116.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter from T. [Trisha Brown?]
Box 18, Folder 9-14

1992

Physical Description: 61.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter from Trisha [Brown] thanking Rainer for her donation to Trisha's dance company and transcript of interview of Rainer by Nicholas Zurbrugg, 18 pages; see also Box 149, folder 14.
Box 18, Folder 15-20

1993

Physical Description: 80.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter from Trisha Brown.
Box 19, Folder 1-7

1994

Physical Description: 68.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter from Trisha Brown thanking Rainer for her donation to a benefit.
Box 19, Folder 8-16

1995

Physical Description: 77.0 items
Box 19, Folder 17-23

1996

Physical Description: 52.0 items
Box 20, Folder 1-8

1997

Physical Description: 90.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter from Trisha Brown (Oct).
Box 20, Folder 9-15

1998

Physical Description: 75.0 items
Box 20, Folder 16-19

1999

Physical Description: 53.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a card from Yoko Ono, and a letter from Rainer to Misha [Mikhail Baryshnikiv] accepting his invitation to choreograph a dance for his White Oak Dance Project.
Box 21, Folder 1-4

2000

Physical Description: 50.0 items
Box 21, Folder 5-6

2001

Physical Description: 27.0 items
Box 21, Folder 7-8

2002

Physical Description: 16.0 items
Box 21, Folder 9-10

2003

Physical Description: 17.0 items
Box 21, Folder 11-12

2004

Physical Description: 20.0 items
Box 21, Folder 13

2005

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Flatfile 6**

Undated

Scope and Content Note

Poster reproduction of a drawing by Fred Troller, given to Rainer as a Christmas card by Fred and Beatrice Troller.
 

Series III. Works, 1960-2005

Physical Description: 6.0 linear feet
General Physical Description note: (14 boxes, 2 flat file folders)

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in three subseries, this series contains: files relating to Rainer's dance, performance, and film works; scores and scripts by Rainer and others; and writings by Rainer in manuscript and published form.
Photographs that document Rainer's work and performance, including her films, are filed in Series VII. Additional programs and reviews for these events, and programs for the events of other dancers and performers, especially at Judson Church, can be found in Series V. Audiovisual documentation of Rainer's work is in series VIII.
Some folders include notes by Rainer that briefly describe items loaned to Sally Banes for research and never returned to the files. The current whereabouts of these items is unknown.
 

Subseries III.A. Dance, performance and film, 1960-2005

Physical Description: 4.0 linear feet
General Physical Description note: (13 boxes, 2 flat file folders)

Scope and Content Note

Files are arranged chronologically, with some exceptions. The subseries begins with Rainer's comprehensive resume. Dance files include dance scores, drawings, descriptions of dances and choreography, notes, directions for performers, programs and fliers, information for programs, and reviews. Files on Rainer's films include scripts, shooting notes, production notes and notebooks, production schedules, production stills, accounting sheets, budgets and files on distribution and sales.
Box 21, Folder 14

Résumé

Box 21, Folder 14

Watering Place score, circa 1960

Physical Description: 4.0 page(s)

Scope and Content Note

Orange crayon, pencil and ink on unlined paper with rounded corners. At the top of each page: "Instructions for..." and the name of each dancer: Steve, Ruth, Marnie, Paul. According to Rainer, Watering Place was never performed outside of Robert Dunn's workshop (Merce Cunningham's studio, New York City).
Box 21, Folder 15

Three Satie Spoons, copy of score, 1961

Scope and Content Note

Colored crayon on paper with handwritten description by Rainer in pencil on the reverse. Rainer's first choreographed solo.
Box 21, Folder 16

Ordinary Dance, score and monologue, 1961-1962

Scope and Content Note

Score, pencil and ink on paper.
Box 21, Folder 17-19

Terrain, 1963-1965

Scope and Content Note

Scores, typed and handwritten; Spencer Holst, On the Truth, and On Evil, in handwritten and typed form; programs; reviews; posters and flyers. Poster designed by Robert Rauschenberg.
Box 21, Folder 17-18

Scores and notes, 1963

Scope and Content Note

Typed and handwritten for various sections: "Bach," "Holst Solos," "Diagonal Section," and other directions for dances and notes.
Box 21, Folder 19

Programs and reviews, 1963-1965

Scope and Content Note

Programs, announcements for various performances; 1963 review by Jill Johnston; poster: An Evening of Dance, designed by Robert Rauschenberg; also, program for The Dance at Judson Hall, 1963 Feb 15, Ten performances, which do not include Terrain.
Box 21, Folder 20

Dialogues, 1964

Scope and Content Note

Two versions of a script, one in manuscript and the other typescript (and carbon copy and photocopy). Four pages of notes with sections: "with Cindy," "Cindy," "Weights and Measures," and "with Judy."
Box 21, Folder 21

Parts of Some Sextets, 1965

Scope and Content Note

Score; notes; program with annotations; photocopy captioned: "two stories from a forty-five minute tape taken from the Diary of William Bently, used as a sound track for Parts of Some Sextets."
Box 21-22

Carriage Discreteness, 1966, 1998

Scope and Content Note

Performed as part of 9 Evenings: Theater and Engineering, produced by Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) at the 69th Regiment Armory, New York City, 1966 Oct 15.
Box 21, Folder 22-23

Typed description and other materials, 1966

Scope and Content Note

Typed description of Carriage Discreteness, list of objects for the piece. Also includes a review of a performance, and information about the piece by Per Biorn, a performance engineer.
Box 21, Folder 24

9 Evenings: Theater and Engineering, 69th Regiment Armory, New York, 1966

Scope and Content Note

Press releases, reviews of 9 evenings events. Also includes materials titled "Projects for Stockholm Festival."
Box 22, Folder 1

Documentation provided by Julie Martin, 1966, 1968

Scope and Content Note

Documentation of Rainer's piece Carriage Discreteness sent to Rainer by Julie Martin with a letter, 1998. Photocopied documentation of 9 Evenings event produced by E.A.T.
Box 22, Folder 2, 4-5

The Mind is a Muscle, 1966-1968

Scope and Content Note

Programs, reviews, letters, sample of silver material. Includes programs for Brandeis and Spoleto performances. Also includes annotated paste-up program for performance at Anderson Theater, April 1968.
Box 22, Folder 6-9

Trio A, 1966, 1997, 2001, 2005

Box 22, Folder 6

"Dance Talking: Trio A", 1966

Scope and Content Note

Text of lecture with note that it was for publication in 0 to 9 magazine; notes, clipping of an essay by Vladimir Nabokov (from New York Times Book Review).
Box 22, Folder 7

Letter from Pat Catterson, 1997

Box 22, Folder 8

London International Summer School, 2005

Scope and Content Note

Printed text; Rainer taught Trio A at the summer school.
Box 22, Folder 9

Greg Catellier, 2001

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Catellier, who learned and performed Trio A.
Box 22, Folder 3

Trio B scores, 1968

Scope and Content Note

Two drawings, pencil on graph paper: Trio B Second Part, and Trio B running. Performed Anderson Theater, New York City.
Box 22, Folder 10

Performance Demonstration, 1968

Scope and Content Note

Some materials in this folder (including negatives) were originally in a folder with a note from Rainer that said, "Performance Demonstration - maybe?" Black-and-white negatives are in Box 94.
Box 22, Folder 11

Connecticut Composite, 1969

Scope and Content Note

Typed description, scores, programs. Performed at Connecticut College, New London, CT. Connecticut Composite included an early version of Continuous Project Altered Daily.
Box 22, Folder 12-13

Rose Fractions, 1969

Box 22, Folder 12

Billy Rose Theater, New York

Box 22, Folder 13

Program information, scores and programs, and correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Includes letter from Carl Andre written on graph paper about the performance.
Box 22, 133*

Continuous Project, Altered Daily, 1969-1970, 1998

Box 22, Folder 14

Programs, contracts, flyers for performances, 1969-1970

Box 22, Folder 15

Handwritten notes and directions for performances, letters, 1969-1970

Box 22, Folder 16

Copies of score, texts, 1969-1970

Scope and Content Note

Apparently scores used in Connecticut Composite, then reused for Continuous Project, Altered Daily. These papers were in a folder that was labeled "from Continuous Project, shown at MOCA [Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles]."
Box 22, Folder 17

Laban notation score, 1998

Box 133*, Folder 12

Scores for CP-AD "Chunks and Insertables"

Scope and Content Note

Three hand-written copies/versions on graph paper.
Box 133*, Folder 12

Oversize clipping

Scope and Content Note

From the New York Review of Books, part of an article about People's Park.
Box 22, Folder 18

War, 1970

Scope and Content Note

Scores, other texts. War re-used parts of Continuous Project-Altered Daily and was performed by Grand Union.
Box 22-23

Grand Union, 1970-1972

Scope and Content Note

Programs, brochures. See also files on Touring.
Box 22, Folder 19

New York University, 1970

Scope and Content Note

Grand Union and War. Description of piece and contract with New York University.
Box 22, Folder 20

Grand Union Dreams, 1970-1971

Scope and Content Note

Scores and programs. Also in Box 23, folder 1.
Box 23, Folder 2

Handwritten dreams of Grand Union dancers (?), Circa 1971

Box 23, Folder 3

Programs, fliers, and public relations material, 1970

Box 23, Folder 4

Biographies of dancers, 1970-1971

Scope and Content Note

Typed and handwritten - Grand Union dancers?
Box 23, Folder 5

Correspondence, 1970-1972

Scope and Content Note

Some letters relate to the incorporation of Grand Union, others to tours and performances. See also files in Series V for more information about Grand Union performances at various venues.
Box 23, Folder 6

Performance, 1972

Scope and Content Note

Script, etc. Includes Instructions for Story section from Lives of Performers, first performed in Performance, Hofstra University and the Whitney Museum.
Box 23, 96

Lives of Performers, 1972, undated

Scope and Content Note

Material also in flat-file 7**.
Box 23, Folder 7

Working script, draft pages, 1972

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten on yellow, lined paper. Lives of Performers is Rainer's first full-length film, and includes actual footage from the rehearsal of one of Rainer's pieces, Walk, She Said.
Box 23, Folder 8

Original script and related pages, 1972

Box 23, Folder 9

Wall text, 1972

Scope and Content Note

Text is on index cards. Corresponding black-and-white slides, :identified as "Slides for Brenda" described in "slides" section below.
Box 23, Folder 10

Script, 1972

Scope and Content Note

Two copies of typescript.
Box 23, Folder 11

Distribution, 1972

Scope and Content Note

Letters and receipts regarding distribution and sales, plus one sheet of corrections to be made to future copies of the video/film.
Box 23, Folder 12

Pandora's Box (Lulu), G.W. Pabst, 1972

Scope and Content Note

Paperback copy of book, with film stills cut out and loose. Source for Lives of Performers. Also used to illustrate Work, 1961-1973.
Flatfile 7**

Louise Brooks, Delta Productions, Montpellier, France, undated

Box 96

Slides, 1972

Box 96

Text slides for ocean, English

Physical Description: 31.0 slides

Scope and Content Note

Duplicates.
Box 96

French text, tray 1

Physical Description: 33.0 slides

Scope and Content Note

Up to "she starts to leave...".
Box 96

Text slides for ocean, French

Physical Description: 30.0 slides

Scope and Content Note

Duplicates.
Box 96

French text, tray 1 (end), tray 2

Physical Description: 15.0 slides
Box 96

English and French text

Physical Description: 27.0 slides

Scope and Content Note

Duplicates.
Box 96

Slides for Brenda

Physical Description: 9.0 slides
Box 23, Folder 13

In the College, 1972

Scope and Content Note

Notes and typed "Narrative suggestions." Piece created at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio and performed 1972 Jan.
Box 23, Folder 14

Photo Romanza, 1972

Scope and Content Note

Black-and-white photographs and notes for the poster designed by Rainer. See also Box 24, folder 8, Kristina (For a....Opera) published in Interfunktionen, 1975, edited by Benjamin Buchloh, photographs by Babette Mangolte. Material also in Flat-file 8**.
Box 23, Folder 14

Photographs and notes

Flatfile 8**

Oversize

Box 23, Folder 15

Sentimentale, 1972

Scope and Content Note

Magazine that served as a model for Rainer's Photo Romanza, purchased when she was in Italy.
Box 30, 137*

Inner Appearances, 1972 (?)

Box 30, Folder 1-2

Wall texts

Box 137*

Inner Appearances props

Scope and Content Note

Items used for performance: sun visor, toy gun, wrapped package, etc.
Box 23, Folder 16

This is the Story of a Woman and Man Who..., 1973

Scope and Content Note

Script.
Box 23-24

This is the Story of a Woman Who..., 1973

Box 23, Folder 17-18

Scripts

Scope and Content Note

Parts of the script, outline of sections, including Inner Appearances, Shirley's Dream and Grand Union Dreams pieces (for performance at Whitney? Theater for the New City?), plus flyers/programs for these two venues. Also includes part of a script, photographs, flyers, letter from "Steve," lighting and sound cues.
Box 24, Folder 1

Wall projections

Scope and Content Note

Texts for wall projections, index cards with text, "Instructions for the performance of Inner Appearances," which was incorporated into This is the Story...
Box 24, Folder 2

Annotated photographs

Scope and Content Note

With mailing list, flyers, images of Rainer and train (from newspaper), and two posters: 5 Evenings (Boston) and questa e la storia di una donna che... (Rome).
Box 24, Folder 3-7

Film About a Woman Who..., circa 1974

Box 24, Folder 3-4

Script

Box 24, Folder 5

Titles

Box 24, Folder 6-7

Notebooks

Scope and Content Note

Two notebooks with shooting notes.
Box 24, Folder 8-9

"Kristina (For a...Opera)," 1975

Box 24, Folder 8

Interfunktionen, no. 12

Box 24, Folder 9

Collected images

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, images clipped from publications used for the publication "Kristina (For a...Opera)" in Interfunktionen, 1975.
Box 25, Folder 1-8

Kristina Talking Pictures, 1976, 1978

Box 25, Folder 1

Script, first draft, 1976

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten and typed pages.
Box 25, Folder 2

Shooting notes, 1976

Box 25, Folder 3

Sixty-two index cards, 1976

Box 25, Folder 4

Script, notebook with shooting notes, 1976

Scope and Content Note

Script is partial.
Box 25, Folder 5

Film strips, production stills and photographs, 1976

Box 25, Folder 6-7

Collage images, 1976

Box 25, Folder 8

Script annotated for Afterimage, 7: 37-73, 1978

Box 25-26

Journeys from Berlin / 1971, 1978-1980

Box 25, Folder 9-10

British Film Institute, 1978-1980

Scope and Content Note

Letters, budgets, contacts relating to BFI support for production costs of the film.
Box 26, Folder 1

Working notes, 1979-1980

Scope and Content Note

Extensive notes, prospectus for the film, black-and-white photographs of hand holding a stone (negatives in Box 94).
Box 26, Folder 2

Images for Journeys from Berlin/ 1971, 1979-1980

Scope and Content Note

Black-and-white photographs, postcards.
Box 26, Folder 3

Research, 1979-1980

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, articles from newspapers. See also folders on Baader Meinhof, Box 45, folders 5-7.
Box 26, Folder 4

Production notes and schedules, 1979-1980

Box 26, Folder 5-8

Scripts, 1979-1980

Box 26, Folder 9

Story of a Filmmaker Who..., 1980

Scope and Content Note

Text of lecture performance (?) and cues.
Box 26-27

The Man Who Envied Women, 1985

Box 26, Folder 10-12

Scripts, prospectus

Scope and Content Note

Three scripts, plus prospectus; budget for film (?)
Box 27, Folder 1-5

Production notebooks and budget

Scope and Content Note

Includes production schedules, cast and crew lists, notes, script, and list of shots. Includes typescript: "The Man Who Envied Women: Collage with Martha Rosler," 1984 June 23; a dialogue between Rainer and Rosler.
Box 27, Folder 6-13

Privilege, circa 1990

Box 27, Folder 6-9

Scripts

Scope and Content Note

Script in folder 8 is annotated; see also color photographs in Box 91.
Box 27, Folder 10

Production

Scope and Content Note

Notes and accounting sheets for payroll. Description of project.
Box 27, Folder 11

Carlos

Scope and Content Note

Photocopied articles and notes related to background of this character.
Box 27, Folder 12

Rights

Scope and Content Note

Mostly relating to music.
Box 27, Folder 13

Distribution

Box 28-29

MURDER and murder, 1996-1997

Box 28, Folder 1-5

Scripts

Scope and Content Note

Includes three scripts and one annotated shooting script.
Box 28, Folder 6

Shooting notes and scene break-downs

Box 28, Folder 7

Budgets

Box 28, Folder 8

Credits

Box 28, Folder 10

Distribution

Box 29, Folder 1-4

Film festivals,

Box 29, Folder 5

Lesbians and cancer

Scope and Content Note

Information for distribution of film.
Box 29, Folder 6

30 anos de dança

Box 29, Folder 7

Letter from Barbara Haas regarding role of Doris

Scope and Content Note

Color photographs in Box 149.
Box 29, Folder 8

Mailing lists and phone numbers

Box 29, Folder 9

Music

Box 29, Folder 10

Music rights

Box 29, Folder 11

Script

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy from Performance Art Journal.
Box 29, Folder 12-14

Production notebook

Box 29, Folder 12

Notebook/folder with notes attached

Scope and Content Note

See folders 13-14 for papers that were inside.
Box 29, Folder 13-14

Production papers from notebook

Scope and Content Note

Regarding production and post-production.
Box 30, Folder 3-5

After the Summer Dies the Swan, 2000-2002

Box 30, Folder 3

Carl Schorske, Vienna Fin de siècle, annotated copy

Scope and Content Note

Rainer's source for After the Summer Dies the Swaan.
Box 30, Folder 4

Notes and images

Box 30, Folder 5

After the Summer Dies the Swan - Hybrid

Scope and Content Note

Typed and annotated working script, photocopies of photographs and texts for video.
Box 30, Folder 6

Unidentified and undated materials for works, undated

Scope and Content Note

Two newspaper clippings titled "Child Hood" and "Adult Hood;" one clipping of sites in Egypt; one typescript page for a slide, beginning "I am tired of your cunning and docility..."
 

Subseries III.B. Scores and scripts, circa 1960-1962

Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet
General Physical Description note: (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists primarily of scores related to Rainer's dance work from early 1960s, but also includes scripts by others that may have been for the New York Poets Theater.
Box 30, Folder 7

Philip Corner music scores

Scope and Content Note

Three handwritten scores:" Joyous Flashes" [composed in 1958], "Passionate Expanse of the Law" [composed while Corner was with the Judson Dance Theater between 1962 and 1964], and one untitled sheet [part of "Passionate Expanse"?].
Box 30, Folder 8

Eric Satie 3 Gymnopedias

Scope and Content Note

Used by Rainer for Three Satie Spoons.
Box 30, Folder 9

Dance scores

Scope and Content Note

Photocopied floor plan and "people plan" [ Connecticut Composite]; crayon drawing of multiple colored lines [see similar drawing in notebook]; note regarding items borrowed by Sally Banes.
Box 30, Folder 10

Dance scores in notebook, circa 1962

Box 30, Folder 11

Dance scores for Blam Blam Blam, Dialogues, 1962

Box 30, Folder 12

"Duet with Darius," 1962

Scope and Content Note

Written in pencil on the back of a poster for James Rosenquist.
Box 30, Folder 13

Two unidentified dance scores

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten on yellow note paper: "New stills."
Box 30, Folder 14

Scripts by others

Scope and Content Note

For New York Poets Theater?
Box 30, Box-folder 14

Tropismus, Sorrenti (?)

Box 30, Folder 14

Faust Foutu, Robert Duncan

Box 30, Folder 14

A Scene by John Wieners

Box 30, Folder 14

Our First Gobi Fossils, Larry Loonin

Box 30, Folder 14

Calling: A Happening for performers only, Allan Kaprow

Box 30, Folder 14

[Three scenes written as letters (?)], Al Mazza, Jr.

Box 30, Folder 14

What Happened, Gertrude Stein

Box 30, Folder 14

Shopping and Waiting: a dramatic pause, James Schuyler

 

Subseries III.C. Rainer writings and publications, 1963-2005

Physical Description: 1.5 linear feet
General Physical Description note: (4 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains Yvonne Rainer's writings in manuscript and published form, including handwritten notes. Arranged chronologically with undated materials at the end.
Box 31, Folder 1

"Some thoughts on improvisation (for painter James Byars)," 1963

Scope and Content Note

One handwritten, one typed manuscript.
Box 31, Folder 2

"Sleeping," 1964

Scope and Content Note

Two pages handwritten text (one sheet) untitled with first line "I want to make a dance about sleeping." With published copy in ICA Bulletin, Dec 1965.
Box 31, Folder 3

"Dwarf syndrome," 1965

Scope and Content Note

One-page typed manuscript, a statement about dance dated 1965 Oct 3.
Box 31, Folder 4

"Rreeppeettiittiioonn iinn mmyy wwoorrkk," circa 1965

Scope and Content Note

Three typed and one handwritten manuscripts.
Box 31, Folder 5

"Some retrospective notes on a dance for 10 people...," post 1965

Scope and Content Note

One handwritten and two typed manuscripts, with photocopy of published work in Tulane Drama Review.
Box 31, Folder 6

Lecture on movement, 1966

Scope and Content Note

One typed and one handwritten manuscript and notes on four index cards. See also Rainer's 1965-1966 notebook for an earlier version of this text.
Box 31, Folder 7

"Quasi survey of some minimalist tendencies...," undated

Scope and Content Note

Typed manuscript, and printed pages from Gregory Battcock's book, Minimalism, where it was published.
Box 31, Folder 8

"Account of my career," circa 1966

Scope and Content Note

Essay for grant application? With list of performances and statement of purpose.
Box 31, Folder 9

"Notes on Two Dances by Deborah Hay," 1967

Scope and Content Note

In Ikon, February, 1967: 2-3. One issue of the Journal.
Box 31, Folder 10

"Don't Give the Game Away," 1967

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript, typed and untitled; photocopy of published article; and one issue of the journal Arts Magazine, April, 1967: 44-47.
Box 31, Folder 12

Jill Johnston, 1969

Scope and Content Note

Untitled typed manuscript about Johnston, three pages.
Box 31, Folder 13

"Statement about muh moovies for Annette Michelson," circa 1972?

Scope and Content Note

Found in a folder with material about Lives of Performers.
Box 31, Folder 14

"From an Indian journal," 1970

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten loose notebook pages from Rainer's trip to India funded by E.A.T. With photocopy of published version in Drama Review, 15 (T-50, Spring 1971): 132-138. See also Rainer's notebooks for her India journal, Box 2, folder 1.
Box 31, Folder 15

"Dancing Ladies," 1972

Scope and Content Note

Statement about title of dance performance series arranged by James Waring, "Dancing Ladies."
Box 31, Folder 16

Writings, 1972

Scope and Content Note

Two untitled texts, typed, one page each. One on literary sources of Rainer's work, the other about performing and movement.
Box 31, Folder 17

"Parts of some sextets," post 1974

Scope and Content Note

Typed essay about this piece, with annotations. With photocopied photographs by Peter Moore.
Box 31, Folder 18

"Film about a Woman Who...," (script) Summer 1976

Scope and Content Note

In October, 2. Two issues of the journal.
Box 31, Folder 19

"A Likely Story," 1976

Scope and Content Note

Four copies. Paper delivered 1976 Sep 3 as part of the International Forum on Avant-Garde Film, Edinburgh Film Festival [A paper with the same title was published in Idiolects, 6 (June 1978)].
Box 31, Folder 20-21

"Annotated selections from the filmscript of 'Kristina Talking Pictures,'" Spring 1977

Scope and Content Note

In No Rose, 1, no. 3. Four issues of the journal.
Box 31, Folder 22

"Introduction to the second edition," 1979

Scope and Content Note

For Works, 1963-71. Two copies.
Box 31, Folder 23

"Backwater: Twosome / Paxton and Moss," 1979

Box 31, Folder 24

"Beginning with Some Advertisements for Criticisms of Myself, or, Drawing the Dog You May Want To Use To Bite Me With, and Then Going On To Other Matters," 1980

Scope and Content Note

In Millennium Film Journal, 6 (Spring 1980): 5-7. One issue of the journal.
Box 31, Folder 25

Texts about Journeys from Berlin / 1971, CIRCA 1980

Scope and Content Note

Five typed manuscripts, one of which is a Letter to the Editor.
Box 31, Folder 26

"Incomplete report of the first week of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, August 17-30, 1980, and Musings on Several Other Films," Winter 1980 / 1981

Scope and Content Note

In Idiolects, 9-10: 2-6. One issue of the Journal.
Box 31, Folder 27

"Looking Myself in the Mouth," 1981

Scope and Content Note

16 pages typed and annotated, with some tape. First published in October, no. 17 (Summer 1981): 8-12. Two photocopies of article, one with handwritten notes.
Box 31a, Folder 1

"More Screaming and Kicking from the Narrative Front / Backwater," 1982

Box 31a, Folder 2

"Trisha Brown: engineering calamity," 1985

Scope and Content Note

Clipping of article by Rainer, published in the Voice September 17, 1985.
Box 31a, Folder 3

"Rainer on Rappaport," 1985

Scope and Content Note

Typed manuscript and published article in NY Talk, November 1985. About filmmaker Mark Rappaport.
Box 31a, Folder 4

Texts about The Man Who Envied Women, circa 1985

Scope and Content Note

Four manuscripts: Interview with Rainer, Minneapolis, 1985 Sep 8, Bill Horrigan, Valerie Ellis, Helen DeMichiel; plus three texts by Rainer, typed with annotations.
Box 31a, Folder 5

"What's wrong with Ross MacElwee's 'Sherman's March,'" 1986

Scope and Content Note

two typed pages.
Box 31a, Folder 6

"Some ruminations around cinematic antidotes to the Oedipal net(les) while playing with De Lauraedipus Mulvey, or, he may be off screen, but...," 1986

Scope and Content Note

In Independent Film and Video Monthly, 9, no. 3 (April 1986): 22-25. Clipping of article and three issues of the journal.
Box 31a, Folder 7

"Thoughts on Women's Cinema: Eating Words, Voicing Struggles," 1987

Scope and Content Note

Clipping of article by Rainer, published in Independent Film and Video Monthly, 10, no. 3 (April 1987) and four issues of the journal.
Box 31a, Folder 8

1987-1988 "The Man Who Envied Women" - script, 1987-1988

Scope and Content Note

In Women and Performance, 3, no. 2, #6 (1987-1988): 103-160.
Box 31a, Folder 9

"Responses to Coco Fusco's 'Fantasies of Oppositionality,'" 1989

Scope and Content Note

In Screen, 30, no. 3 (Summer 1989): 91-98.
Box 31a, Folder 10

"Tea for Two," 1980

Scope and Content Note

Rainer (with Simone Forti), in Contact Quarterly, 15, no. 2 (Spring/Summer 1990): 27-31. Journal issue and typescript of the article.
Box 31a, Folder 11

"Work of art in the (imagined) age of unalienated exhibition," 1990

Scope and Content Note

Typescript of article by Rainer, published in Discussions in Contemporary Culture: Democracy, a project by group material, 1990, and issue of the journal.
Box 31a, Folder 12

[Unititled] "Shirley is gone," post 1980

Scope and Content Note

Six-page typed remembrance.
Box 31b, Folder 1

"Privilegien und Risiken, Ein Interview mit Kurt Eastwood, Susanne Fairfax und Laura Poitras," 1991

Scope and Content Note

In Frauen und Film, June 1991. Two issues of the journal.
Box 31b, Folder 2

"Narrative in the (dis) service of identity...," 1991

Scope and Content Note

Three copies of typed manuscript, photocopy of published article in Review of Japanese Culture and society, December 1991, and issue of the journal.
Box 31b, Folder 3

"Working Around the 'L' Word," 1991

Scope and Content Note

Two versions of a talk delivered at DCTV 1991 Oct 13, "Lookout: Lesbian and Gay Television Festival."
Box 31b, Folder 4

"Preface: The Work of Art in the (Imagined) Age of Unalienated Exhibition," 1991

Scope and Content Note

Discussions in Contemporary Culture: If You Lived Here, The City in Art, Theory and Social Activism, 1991.
Box 31b, Folder 5

Letter to Artforum, September, 1993

Scope and Content Note

About Lizzie Borden's piece on Trisha Brown and Rainer.
Box 31b, Folder 6

Letter to October, Winter 1995

Scope and Content Note

October, 71, "Feminist issues" (Winter 1995).
Box 31b, Folder 7

"The End of More Than a Century," 1996

Scope and Content Note

Written for X-Factor, faxed 27 August 1996.
Box 31b, Folder 8

Article about Robert Dunn, 1996

Scope and Content Note

In Movement Research, Performance Journal, 14 (Spring 1977). The issue commemorates the legacy of Robert Ellis Dunn.
Box 31b, Folder 9

"MURDER and murder" - script, 1997

Scope and Content Note

In Performing Arts Journal, 55 (1997): 76-117.
Box 31b, Folder 10

"Pedagogical Vaudeville 3," 2001

Scope and Content Note

In PAJ, no. 67 (January 2001): 48-61. Two copies of the journal.
Box 31b, Folder 11

" Trio A: Genealogy, Documentation, Notation," 2005

Scope and Content Note

In Dance Theatre Journal, 20, no. 4 (2005).
Box 31b, Folder 12

"Reflections and dogmas of a dogged dog," undated

Scope and Content Note

Text, largely about chance, written in ink on large sheets of colored construction paper.
Box 31b, Folder 13

"Film and performance," undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of published text, multiple copies.
Box 31b, Folder 14

[Untitled], undated

Scope and Content Note

Undated. Typed questions on yellow notepaper, with annotations.
Box 31b, Folder 15

Text about hospital and cancer, undated

Scope and Content Note

Untitled handwritten manuscript, three pages.
Box 31b, Folder 16

Four manuscripts, undated

Scope and Content Note

"Talking" (one handwritten page); "An Apology" (two handwritten pages); two typed pages about a duet later incorporated into a dance for 10 people and 12 mattresses; a dialogue (two handwritten pages of four), the first line of which is "It is so lovely to have changing."
Box 31b, Folder 17

Five manuscripts, undated

Scope and Content Note

"V-O dreams" (one typed page); "Food memories in the morning" (one typed page); "A List of shameful conditions and occurrences" (one typed page); untitled one-page typed manuscript, the first line of which is, "He thinks he is getting away with something"; untitled one-page typed manuscript, the first line of which is, "My father used to tell this awful joke...."
Box 31b, Folder 18

Seven manuscripts, undated

Scope and Content Note

One typed page of quotes; "Keening for women" (one handwritten page); "Reverie" (two handwritten pages about quality of photography in Rainer's films); Two handwritten pages about Rainer's aesthetic of time; One handwritten page of a sequence of actions (a dance or an exercise?); two typed and handwritten pages about the artist and social responsibility; "Coordinates of speech and image" (two handwritten pages about film clichés); two handwritten pages about a diner and short order cook (relates to a scene in Rainer's diary).
Box 31b, Folder 19

Annotated file folder, after 1961

Scope and Content Note

Notes about dance and performance works written on folder in pencil.
Box 31b, Folder 20

Two pages of notes, undated

Box 32, Folder 1-22

Work 1961-1973, 1974

Scope and Content Note

Materials for production of the 2nd edition of Rainer's book about her work, published 1974 by the Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Includes photographs of scores and other non-photographic illustration media. Professional photographs of performances that were used in the book are in Series VII. Photography; they can be identified by the page and illustration number which are written on the back of the photograph [blue pencil].
Box 32, Folder 1

Copy of the 1st edition of Work

Scope and Content Note

Annotated by Rainer in preparation for the 2nd edition.
Box 32, Folder 2-18

Photographic materials used in the book

Box 32, Folder 2

Book jacket, front cover

Scope and Content Note

Two illustrations on the front cover.
Box 32, Folder 3

End sheets

Box 32, Folder 4

Terrain

Scope and Content Note

Page 43: score for Al's sequence.
Box 32, Folder 5

Parts of Some Sextets

Scope and Content Note

Pages 44, 52-53, and 54.
Box 32, Folder 6

The Mind is a Muscle

Scope and Content Note

Pages 92-93, 94, and 104.
Box 32, Folder 7-8

Rose Fractions

Scope and Content Note

Pages 120 and 158. Photograph considered but not used in publication (folder 8).
Box 32, Folder 9

Continuous Project - Altered Daily

Scope and Content Note

Pages 132-133.
Box 32, Folder 10

War

Scope and Content Note

Page 169.
Box 32, Folder 11

Grand Union

Scope and Content Note

Page 204.
Box 32, Folder 12

Performance

Scope and Content Note

Page 241. Photograph used for program for performance at Hofstra University, 1972 Mar 21.
Box 32, Folder 13

Lives of Performers

Scope and Content Note

Pages 235 and 236.
Box 32, Folder 14

This is the Story of a Woman Who...

Scope and Content Note

Pages 249, 254, 256, 258 and 260.
Box 32, Folder 15

We Shall Run

Scope and Content Note

Page 292.
Box 32, Folder 17

Three Satie Spoons

Scope and Content Note

Page 284.
Box 32, Folder 18

"Scrapbook" chapter

Box 32, Folder 19

Correspondence and editing

Box 32, Folder 20

Paste-ups, photographs considered but not used for the book

Box 32, Folder 21

Notes on the 2nd edition appendix

Box 32, Folder 22

Miscellaneous

 

Series IV. Professional and exhibition files, 1964-2006

Physical Description: 3.0 linear feet
General Physical Description note: (9 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Files document Rainer's performance tours and residencies, beginning with her tour of Europe with Robert Morris in 1964 and 1965. A few files contain information about lecture venues and her teaching. Exhibitions of her work, dance, performance, and film, are documented in files dating circa 1975-2005. Also included are papers that document film festivals and screenings of her films. See also Series V for programs and Series IX for posters related to the events in this series.
Box 33-34

Touring, 1964-2001

Box 33, Folder 1

Cue sheets for dances, European tour (?), 1964-1965

Scope and Content Note

For: At My Body's House, Arizona [Morris piece], 3 Seascapes, Site [a Morris work], Some Thoughts on Improvisation, Part of a Sextet, "21.3", Three Satie Spoons, [Untitled Solo] Partially Improvised Solo with Bach's Toccata and Fuge, From the Solo Section, Waterman Switch [a Morris work], Mind is a Muscle.
Box 33, 132*

Europe, 1965-1967

Box 33, Folder 2

Reviews, 1965

Scope and Content Note

Reviews, publicity, notes, letters regarding Rainer's tour with Robert Morris.
Box 33, Folder 3-4

Clippings: Scandinavia, London, 1965

Scope and Content Note

Scandanavia: clippings from September 1965, reviews of performances in Scandinavia; programs for performance at the Studentafton; one letter to Rainer and Morris from Pelle, of Det Unge Tonekunstnerselskab. London: clippings from September 1965, reviews of a performance the Commonwealth Institute in London; program for the performance.
Box 132*, Folder 9

Studentafton, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Morris Modern Dans, Lund, 1965 Sep 9

Box 33, Folder 5

Spoleto, Festival of Two Worlds, 1967 Jul

Scope and Content Note

Rainer and William Davis in adaptation of material from The Mind is a Muscle.
Box 33, Folder 6

Touring possibilities, 1968-1975

Box 33, Folder 7

Goddard College, Plainfield, VT, 1968 Dec

Scope and Content Note

North East Passing. See also slides of event in Series VII.
Box 33, Folder 8

Connecticut College, New London, CT, 1968 Jul

Scope and Content Note

Connecticut Composite.
Box 33, Folder 9

Washington D.C., George Washington University, 1970

Box 33, Folder 10

Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1970

Scope and Content Note

Performance of War.
Box 33, Folder 11

Smithsonian Institution, 1970

Box 33, Folder 12

Paris, Festival d'automne a Paris, 1972 Nov

Scope and Content Note

Rainer and John Erdman. See also box 51, folders 9-10, possibly texts translated into French for this event.
Box 33, Folder 13

Hofstra University, Long Island, New York, 1972 Mar

Scope and Content Note

Performance.
Box 33, Folder 14

Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN, 1975

Scope and Content Note

Kristina (For a novella...).
Box 33, Folder 15-17

Montpellier danse, 1996

Box 34, Folder 1-2

Stockholm, 1997

Box 34, Folder 3

Move/Martha, 2000

Scope and Content Note

Richard Move at Jacob's Pillow, with Rainer.
Box 34, Folder 4-6

Berlin, 2000

Box 34, Folder 7

White Space, Limerick, Ireland, 2001

Box 34, 135*

Conferences, 1978-1989, 2001

Box 34, Folder 8

1978

Box 34, Folder 9

Television, /Society/Art, 1980

Box 34, Folder 10

1982-1986

Box 34, 135*

Sexism, Colonialism, Misrepresentation, 1988-1989

Scope and Content Note

Rainer worked on this conference with Bérénice Reynaud.
Box 34, Folder 11

Programs, 1988

Box 34, Folder 12

Notes, lists, letters, press releases 1988

Box 34, Folder 13

Post-event, 1988-1989

Scope and Content Note

Letters, publication, clippings.
Box 135*, Folder 5

Poster: Sexism, Colonialism, Misrepresentation, Collective for Living Cinema, New York, 1988 Apr 25 - May 8

Scope and Content Note

Two copies.
Box 34, Folder 14

1989-2001

Box 35, 64

Teaching

Box 35, Folder 1

School of Visual Arts, New York

Scope and Content Note

Papers related to Rainer's teaching at SVA.
Box 64, Folder 8

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Scope and Content Note

Regarding Rainer started to teach in the Independent Study Program in 1974.
Box 35, 136*

Lectures, 1995-2004

Scope and Content Note

Information about venues.
Box 35, Folder 2-7

Lecture circuit, 1995-2002

Box 35, Folder 8

Lecture notes 2000-2002

Box 35, Folder 9

"Woman and the body," 2000-2002

Box 136*, Folder 4

Rainer Hahnhardtsachs, 2004 Oct 19

Scope and Content Note

Yvonne Rainer in conversation with John Hahnhardt, with Sid Sachs at the Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick. Two copies.
Box 35-36, 98, 136*

Exhibitions, 1975-2004

Scope and Content Note

See also posters in oversize series.
Box 35, Folder 10

Edinburgh Film Festival, 1975

Scope and Content Note

Certificates for Lives of Performers and Film About a Woman Who....
Box 35, Folder 11

Exhibits, announcements, 1975-2006

Box 35, Folder 12

Reconsidering the Object of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1995-1996

Box 35, Folder 13

SFMOMA Media Arts Program, Films of Yvonne Rainer, 1997

Box 35, Folder 14

Mind Moving, 1999

Box 36, Folder 1-2

Barocke Party [Baroque Party], Kunsthalle, Vienna, 2001

Scope and Content Note

Includes material for catalog and copies of email correspondence between Sabine Folie and Peggy Phalen.
Box 36, 98

Radical Juxtapositions, 2000-2002

Scope and Content Note

Documentation and exhibit planning for Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia exhibition.
Box 36, Folder 3-4

Documentation and exhibit planning for Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia exhibition

Box 98

Slides for Yvonne Rainer, Radical Juxtapositions, 1961-2002, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions [LACE], 2004

Physical Description: 18.0 slides

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition held 2005 May 5 - Aug 8. Photography credit: Joshua White.
Box 136*, Folder 2

Women Artists at the Millennium, Princeton University, 2001 Nov 9 and 10

Scope and Content Note

Poster.
Box 36, Folder 5

Die Gewalt ist der Rand aller Dinge, 2002

Box 36, Folder 6-8

Los Angeles, various exhibits, events, 2004 Apr-May

Box 36, Folder 9

Melbourne, Yvonne Rainer, The Centre for Ideas, Victorian College of the Arts, 2004 Apr 19-23

Box 36, 136*

Retrospectives, 1994-1999, 2004

Box 36, Folder 10-11

Vienna, 1994

Scope and Content Note

Materials from the Viennale Internationale Filmfestwochen Wien.
Box 36, Folder 12-13

Retrospectives 1994-1999, 2004

Scope and Content Note

Folder 12 includes materials for the following retrospectives: Eine Veranstaltung des Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart 1994; Travelling Cultures: Sex, Race and the Media, American Center, Paris and New York, 1995; Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University (Rainer was the recipient of the Wexner Prize), 1995; Films by Yvonne Rainer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1997; The Yvonne Rainer Retrospective, Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center, New York, 1997; Seralves Foundation, Performing Arts Festival, Portugal, 1997; Yvonne Rainer Film Retrospective, Baltimore Museum of Art, 1997.
Folder 13 includes materials for the following retrospectives: Yvonne Rainer Performance into Politics, Barbican Centre, London, 1998; Yvonne Rainer Retrospective, Anthology Film Archives. New York, 11 June 2004; From Performer to Persona, The Films of Yvonne Rainer, Tisch School of the Arts, Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, New York University, 1999.
Box 136*, Folder 3, 8

Posters, 2004

Box 136*, Folder 3

The Films of Yvonne Rainer, Anthology Film Archive, New York City, 2004? Jan 25 - 29

Box 136*, Folder 3

Musée des beaux-arts de nantes nocturne, rencontre avec Yvonne Rainer et Christophe Wavelet..."Journey [sic] from Berlin," Cinémathèque francaise, 2004 Sep 16

Box 136*, Folder 8

The Other Cinema: Yvonne Rainer and her films, London, undated

Scope and Content Note

Two copies.
 

Series V. Programs, posters and reviews, 1959-2006

Physical Description: 10.0 linear feet
General Physical Description note: (12 boxes, 5 flat file folders)

Scope and Content Note

The first section is mostly comprised of programs, fliers and posters for dance performances of Rainer and for screenings of films by Rainer, but also includes programs and posters for works by other artists, all in chronological order. The second section of dance and film reviews is also organized in chronological order, with reviews on individual films in files named for the films.
Box 37-39, 132*-136*

Programs, 1961-2005

Scope and Content Note

Oversize materials also in Flatfiles 1**-2** and 4**-6**. Some programs and fliers are also located in Series III, including duplicates of material in this series.
Box 37, Folder 1

List of performances, 1961-1965

Box 37, Folder 2

1959-1960

Scope and Content Note

Programs for dance performances by Aileen Passloff and Company, James Waring and Dance Company, Katherine Litz presents; program for the 1960-1961 season of the Living Theatre.
Box 37, 132*

1961

Scope and Content Note

Programs for music, theater and dance performances. Includes program for the Fourteenth American Dance Festival, program for An Evening of Dance at The Living Theater in which Rainer performed Three Satie Spoons, and for an exhibition titled Ronald Bladen, Mark di Suvero, Green Gallery, New York City, 1961 28 Apr. Also in Flatfile 2**.
Box 37, Folder 3

Programs

Box 132*, Folder 2

Oversize

Flatfile 2**

Oversize

Box 37, Folder 4

Judson, 1962

Scope and Content Note

All material in this folder is related to the first concert of the Judson Dance Theater, including the poster for "A Concert of Dance," designed by Steve Paxton.
Box 37, Folder 5

Dance outside Judson, 1962

Scope and Content Note

Includes poster designed by Ray Johnson for An Evening of Dance... by Yvonne Rainer and Fred Herko at the Maidman Playhouse on 5 March 1962.
Box 37, Folder 6

Judson, 1963

Scope and Content Note

Includes a flyer designed by Robert Rauschenberg for a performance of Terrain performed at An Evening Of Dance, a new work: Yvonne Rainer, April 28 & 29.
Box 37, Folder 7

Dance outside Judson, 1963

Box 37, Folder 8

Other (non-dance), 1963-1964

Scope and Content Note

Theater announcements and programs, and exhibition announcements, including for Robot Opera, by Nam June Paik at the 2nd Annual New York Avant Garde Festival, 1964.
Box 37, 132*

Happenings, 1963-1964

Box 37, Folder 9

Ephemera, undated

Box 132*, Folder 4-5

Oversize posters, 1963-1964

Box 132*, Folder 4

Four Happenings by Allan Kaprow, Smolin Gallery, New York, undated, 1963?

Scope and Content Note

Postmark 11/18/1963.
Box 132*, Folder 5

You: A Décollage Happening by Vostell, Cricket Theater, New York, 1964 Apr 19

Scope and Content Note

According to caption on the poster, this was "An Action-Lecture between Allan Kaprow and Wolf Vostell...on the art of the happening."
Box 37, Folder 10

Music, 1963-1964

Box 37, 132*

Judson, 1964

Box 37, Folder 11

Programs

Scope and Content Note

Includes poster for Aileen Passloff and Dance Company (program information on the verso).
Box 132*, Folder 7, 11

Oversize poster: Judson Dance Theater Presents a Concert of Dance Nos. 14, 15, 16, Apr 27-29

Scope and Content Note

Designed by Robert Morris. Two copies.
Box 37, 132*

Dance outside Judson, 1964

Box 37, Folder 12

Programs

Scope and Content Note

See also Series VII for photograph by Peter Moore used for 24 April program, of Rainer in improvisation on the roof of a chicken coop for Yam Festival at George Segal's farm May 1963.
Box 132*, Folder 4-7

Oversize posters

Box 132*, Folder 4

Dances etc. by Beverly Schmidt, Theresa L. Kaufmann Concert Hall, May 2

Box 132*, Folder 5

Five New York Kvällar, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sep 13

Scope and Content Note

Performances by David Tudor, Merce Cunningham Dance Co., and Yvonne Rainer and Robert Morris. Three copies.
Box 132*, Folder 6

Five New York Kvällar, balett konsert happening, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sep 8

Box 132*, Folder 6

The Once Festival, Dramatic Arts Center, VFW Ballroom, Ann Arbor, Feb 25 - Mar 1

Scope and Content Note

Three copies.
Box 132*, Folder 7

Aileen Passloff and Dance Company presents four new works..., Judson Church, May 31-Jun 1

Box 37

Europe 1964, 1965

Scope and Content Note

Also in flatfile folder 1**.
Box 37, Folder 13

Programs

Scope and Content Note

Programs for Sprech und Tanzabend, and Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf; and Moderna Museet, Fylkingen, Moderna Museet; Yvonne Rainer, Bob Morris, Studentafton; NY amerikansk Ballet, Odd-Fellow Palaets; A Concert of Dance by Yvonne Rainer, Commonwealth Institute, London. Announcement for Robert Morris exhibition at Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf, 1964 October 26. See also poster for 5 New York Kvällar balett konsert hapening, Moderna Museet, Stockholm to Box 132* folder 6.
Flatfile 1**

Oversize poster: Commonwealth Institute Theatre, Michael White presents Yvonne Rainer, The American Danseuse in a Concert of Modern Dance, 1965 Sep 13

Box 37, 132*

Judson, 1965

Box 37, Folder 14

Programs

Scope and Content Note

See also contact print with photographs of Untitled Solo and another performance with Rainer and Morris in Box 69.
Box 132*, Folder 8

Oversize poster: Yvonne Rainer, Robert Morris, Judson Church, Mar 23-25

Scope and Content Note

25 copies in Series V, Judson, 1965. Each copy has a mailing address.
Box 37, 132*

Dance outside Judson, and non-dance programs, 1965

Box 37, Folder 15

Programs

Scope and Content Note

Includes announcement for a sculpture exhibition by Robert Morris, at the Green Gallery, 10 March-3 April.
Box 132*, Folder 8

Oversize poster: Two Evenings of Modern Dance by Yvonne Rainer, Wadsworth Atheneum, Mar 6-7

Box 37, 132*

Judson, 1966

Box 37, Folder 16

Programs

Box 132*, Folder 10, 12

Oversize posters

Box 132*, Folder 12

Trisha Brown, Deborah Hay, a Dance Concert, Judson Memorial Church, 1966 Mar 29 and 30

Box 132*, Folder 10

Dance Concert of Old Work and New, Judson Church, Jan 10-12

Scope and Content Note

Dancers: Rainer, David Gordon, Steve Paxton. Four copies.
Box 37, 132*-133*

Dance outside Judson, 1966

Box 37, Folder 17

Programs

Box 132*-133*

Oversize posters

Box 132*, Folder 11

An Evening of Dancing and Talking with David Gordon, Jill Johnston and Yvonne Rainer, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1966 Feb 25

Box 133*, Folder 1

The NOW Festival, Private Arts Foundation, Washington, D.C., Apr 26 - May 1

Scope and Content Note

Six copies.
Box 133*, Folder 3

9 evenings: Theatre and Engineering

Scope and Content Note

Program, Program Addenda, "CC Stage" plan for Rainer.
Box 37, 133*

1967-1968

Scope and Content Note

Also in Flat-file 2**.
Box 37, Folder 18

Programs

Box 133*, Folder 4-8

Oversize posters

Scope and Content Note

Also in Flat-file 2**.
Box 133*, Folder 4

Concerti di Danza, Decimo Festival, Teatrino delle Sette, Spoleto, 1967 Jul 9

Scope and Content Note

Program includes Rainer.
Box 133*, Folder 5

Dance Protest, Hunter Playhouse, New York, 1967 Jan 30

Box 133*, Folder 6

The Living Theatre, Paradise Now, undated 1967? 1968?

Box 133*, Folder 7

Dance Theater Workshop at Riverside, 1967 or 1968 Oct 18 - Nov 10

Box 133*, Folder 8

Benefit Show for Experiments in Art and Technology, Inc., Leo Castelli, New York, 1967 Dec 6-10.

Flatfile 2**

Spoleto Festival, "Dioniso Teatro-Club..." 1967

Box 133*, Folder 9

Midsummer, Inc, Presents Five Dance Performances, Deborah Hay, Yvonne Rainer, 1968 Apr

Box 133*, Folder 10

Midsummer, Inc, Presents Five Dance Performances by Lucinda Childs, Deborah Hay, Yvonne Rainer, Anderson Theater, New York, 1968? Apr

Box 37, Folder 19

1969

Box 37, 133*

1970-1971

Scope and Content Note

Also in Flat-file 4**.
Box 37, Folder 20

Programs

Box 133*

Oversize posters 1970-1972

Scope and Content Note

Also in Flatfile 4**.
Box 133*, Folder 13-14

Grand Union, Oberlin College, undated, [1970-1972]

Scope and Content Note

The Grand Union, YM-YWHA, New York, 1971; photographs by James Klosty and Susan Horwitz; reverse of poster contains detailed description of Grand Union, written by Peter Klein and Felicity Brock, with long quote from Robert Morris. Four copies.
Flatfile 4**

Latest version of Continuous Project - Altered Daily, Whitney Museum of Art, 1970 March 31, April 1, April 2

Scope and Content Note

Poster is torn with loss at bottom edge.
Box 31, 134*

1972

Scope and Content Note

Also in Flatfile 4**.
Box 31, Folder 27

Programs

Box 134*

Oversize posters,

Scope and Content Note

Also in Flatfile 4**.
Box 134*, Folder 2

Yvonne Rainer: Lives of Performers; Film About a Woman Who.., bfi, Distribution Library, undated, 1972?

Scope and Content Note

Two copies.
Box 134*, Folder 3

Lives of Performers; Film About a Woman Who.., 1972? Mar 4, Mar 10

Scope and Content Note

Seven copies, some badly torn.
Box 134*, Folder 4

Green Gallery Revisited: Philip Glass concert; Yvonne Rainer performance, Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, Long Island,

Box 134*, Folder 1

Emily Lowe Gallery: 1) Philip Glass Concert 1972 Feb 29; 2) Yvonne Rainer Performance, Hofstra University, Hempstead, Long Island,

Flatfile 4**

Photo Romanza: poster, Festival d'Automne á Paris,

Scope and Content Note

Pictures Rainer and John Erdman. Produced by Benedicte Pesle in Paris while Rainer presented This is the Story of a Woman Who... at the Festival. Photographs by Babette Mangolte.
Flatfile 4**

Yvonne Rainer's This is the Story of a Woman Who..., Pasadena Museum of Art and California Institute of the Arts, 1972? or 1973?

Box 37, 134*

1973

Box 37, Folder 22

Programs

Scope and Content Note

File contains program for This is the story of a woman who... and Lives of performers in March and April at the Theater for the New City, and biographies for a 1973 film festival.
Box 134*, Folder 5

Oversize poster: Questa è la storia di una donna che... ( This is the Story of a Woman Who...), Contemporanea, Parcheggio Villa Borghere, Rome, Feb 22

Box 38, 134*

1974-1975

Scope and Content Note

Also in Flatfile 8**.
Box 38, Folder 1-2

Programs

Box 134*

Oversize posters

Scope and Content Note

Also in Flatfile 8**.
Box 134*, Folder 5

Yvonne Rainer Performance Around a Film About a Woman Who.., Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1974? Oct 6

Box 134*, Folder 5

Paramedia Zeight aus dem Zyklus des neuen Berufe eine Aktion von Tabea Blumenschein und Ulrike Ottinger..., 1974 May 12

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 79, photographs of Tabea Blumenschein. Torn.
Flatfile 8**

Kristina (for a...Opera): Photo romanza designed by Yvonne Rainer, 1975

Scope and Content Note

On six foam core boards.

Scope and Content Note

Published in Interfunctionen 12 (1975): 13-47. Photos: Babette Mangolte et al.
Box 134*, Folder 7

Yvonne Rainer discussion and screening of her film Kristina Talking Pictures, S.U.C.B. [State University College at Buffalo], ...in co-operation with Hallswalls, undated, Apr 21, 1975

Box 38, 134*

1976

Box 38, Folder 3

Programs

Box 134*, Folder 6, 7

Oversize posters

Box 134*, Folder 6

La danse sur scène et sur film, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, 1976 Nov

Box 134*, Folder 7

Yvonne Rainer Drei Filme im Arsenal, Berlin, 1976? Mar 3-5

Box 38, Folder 4

1977

Box 38, 135*

1979

Box 38, Folder 5

Programs

Box 135*, Folder 1

Oversize poster: The Vanguard Today: Meanings of Modernism, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, 8 Oct - 26 Nov

Scope and Content Note

Yvonne Rainer lecture [among others].
Box 38, 135*

1980

Box 38, Folder 6

Programs

Box 135*, Folder 1-2

Oversize posters

Box 135*, Folder 1

Performance, arts plastiques, théâtre, danse, musique, cinéma d'aujourd'hui, Montreal, 1980 Oct and Nov

Box 135*, Folder 2

Journeys from Berlin, A Film by Yvonne Rainer,

Box 38, Folder 7

1981

Box 38, 135*

1982

Box 38, Folder 8

Programs

Box 135*, Folder 3

Oversize posters

Box 135*, Folder 3

Cinema Histories, Cinema Practices II, Milwaukee, Nov 9-12

Box 135*, Folder 3

Retrospektive Vsevolod I. Pudovkin, Filme von Jonas Mekas, Vienna, Mar

Box 39, 135*

1983-1990

Scope and Content Note

Also in Flatfile 5**.
Box 39, Folder 9-16

Programs

Box 135*

Oversize posters

Scope and Content Note

Also in Flatfile 5**.
Box 135*, Folder 4

2nd Yvonne Rainer Film Festival, University of Calif. Santa Cruz, 1985? Oct 9-17

Scope and Content Note

Four copies.
Box 135*, Folder 4

Yvonne Rainer Festival, sponsored by College Five and the Committee on Arts and Lectures, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1985? Feb 25-25

Box 135*, Folder 6

28th New York Film Festival, 1990

Flatfile 5**

Poster: Privilege: a new film by Yvonne Rainer, Zeitgeist films 1990?

Scope and Content Note

Nine copies.
Box 38, 135*

1991

Box 38, Folder 17

Programs

Box 135*, Folder 7

Oversize poster: Matrilineage Women Art Change, Syracuse University, Nov 9-17

Box 38, Folder 18

1992

Box 38, 135*

1993

Box 38, Folder 19

Programs

Box 135*, Folder 8

Oversize poster: Women Make Waves, Sistren Theatre Collective, Sep 26 - Oct 2

Box 38, Folder 20

1994-1995

Box 38, 135*

1996-1997

Scope and Content Note

Also in Flatfile 6**.
Box 39, Folder 1

Programs

Box 135*

Oversize posters

Scope and Content Note

Also in Flatfile 6**.
Flatfile 6**

MURDER and murder: the new film by Yvonne Rainer, Zeitgeist Films, undated 1996?

Scope and Content Note

Two copies.
Box 135*, Folder 8

MURDER and murder, Franklin Patterson Hampshire College, Amherst, 1997? Mar 27

Scope and Content Note

Six copies.
Box 39, 135*

1999

Box 39, Folder 2

Programs

Box 135*, Folder 9

Oversize poster: Afterimage: Drawing Through Process, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Apr 10

Box 39, Folder 3

2000

Box 39, 136*

Bessie awards, 2000

Box 39, Folder 4

Programs

Box 136*, Folder 1

Certificate: The Bessies, Sep 15

Scope and Content Note

Awarded to Rainer for her work, After the Summer Dies the Swan.
Box 38

2001-2002

Scope and Content Note

Also in Flatfile 6**.
Box 39, Folder 5-6

Programs

Flatfile 6**

Oversize poster: Eine Barocke Party : Augen blicke des Welttheaters in der Zeitgenössischen Kunst...Kunsthalle Wien, 2001 Jun 16 - Sep 16

Scope and Content Note

Origin of the poster is a frame enlargement from Rainer's film Privilege; Gabriella Farrar pictured. Eine Barocke Party was the opening show of the newly renovated Kunstalle Wien in 2001. Rainer installed "Inner Appearances," the slide show, here for the first time.
Box 39, 136*

2003

Box 39, Folder 7

Programs

Box 136*, Folder 2

Oversize poster: Beyond / After the Screen, The Impact of Documenta X and XI of Contemporary Film and Video Practice, University of Florida, Gainesville, Apr 10-12

Box 39, Folder 8-9

2004-2005

Box 204

Duplicates: programs and posters

Box 40-43, 135*

Reviews, 1961-2006

Scope and Content Note

Some reviews are also located in Series III.A.
Box 40, Folder 1

Judson, 1962

Box 40, Folder 2

Dance other than Judson, 1961-1962

Box 40, Folder 3

Judson, 1963

Box 40, Folder 4

Dance other than Judson, 1963

Box 40, Folder 5

Rainer and Morris, 1963-1966

Box 40, Folder 6

Rainer and Morris in Germany and Denmark, 1964-1965

Box 40, Folder 7

Judson, 1964

Box 40, Folder 8

Surplus Dance Theatre, 1964

Box 40, Folder 9

Judson, 1965

Box 40, Folder 10

Dance other than Judson, 1964-1965

Box 40, Folder 11

Judson, 1966

Box 40, Folder 12

Dance other than Judson, 1966

Box 40, Folder 13

1966

Box 40, Folder 14

1968

Box 40, Folder 15-16

1969

Scope and Content Note

Includes page of review excerpts titled: "Negative Dance Review excerpts."
Box 40, Folder 17

1970

Box 40, Folder 18

1971

Box 40, Folder 19

1972

Box 40, Folder 20

1973

Box 40, Folder 21

1974-1975

Box 40, Folder 22

1976

Box 40, Folder 23

1977

Box 41, Folder 1

1978-1980

Box 41, Folder 2

1982

Box 41, Folder 3

1983-1985, 1989

Box 41, Folder 4

1991-1992, 1994

Box 41, Folder 5

1996-1997

Box 41, Folder 6

1998-2003

Box 41, Folder 7

2004, 2006

Box 41, Folder 8

Lives of Performers

Box 41, Folder 9

Film About a Woman Who...

Box 41, Folder 10-12

Kristina Talking Pictures

Box 41-42, Folder 13-2

Journeys from Berlin / 1971

Box 42, Folder 3-6

The Man Who Envied Women

Box 42, Folder 7-13

Privilege

Box 43, Folder 1-7

MURDER and murder

 

Series VI. Topical research files, circa 1951-2005

Physical Description: 11.25 linear feet
General Physical Description note: (22 boxes, 2 flat file folders)

Scope and Content Note

Files contain collected material on people and topics. Much of this material seems to have fed Rainer's work. The files are organized alphabetically. Most of the file headings are from the original file folders.
Box 44, Folder 1

Abortion rights and birth control, undated

Box 44, Folder 2

Ackerman, Chantal, undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopied article, program for screenings at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Box 44, Folder 3

Activist information, undated

Box 44, Folder 4

AFNA, undated

Box 44, Folder 5

African film, undated

Scope and Content Note

Programs, articles.
Box 44, Folder 6

African-American film, undated

Scope and Content Note

Programs, articles, and notes.
Box 44, Folder 7

Aging, undated

Box 44, Folder 8

AIDS, undated

Box 44, Folder 9

AIDS and film, circa 1989-1990

Scope and Content Note

Fear of Disclosure project.
Box 44, Folder 10

Anarchism, undated

Box 44, Folder 11

Ann Arbor, Michigan and Once Festival, 1962-1965

Scope and Content Note

Performance programs and publication. [Rainer performed here in 1964.]
Box 44, Folder 12

Antin, Eleanor, undated

Scope and Content Note

Postcards, "100 boots" series.
Box 44, Folder 13

Art, miscellaneous printed images of paintings, undated

Box 44, Folder 14

Articles, collected, 1975-1978

Scope and Content Note

About people, events, Happenings, etc.
Box 44, Folder 15

Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America, General Statement, 1984 Jan

Scope and Content Note

Also in Flatfile 5**.
Box 44, Folder 15

Papers

Flatfile 5**

Oversize

Scope and Content Note

Poster designed by Claes Oldenburg.
Box 44, Folder 16

Artists Community Groups, undated

Box 44, Folder 17

Asian film, undated

Scope and Content Note

Programs, articles.
Box 45, Folder 1-2

Avant-garde film, 1971-2000

Scope and Content Note

Includes programs, articles and press releases. See also New York Film Festival.
Box 45, Folder 3

Avant-garde film: Sherry Millner, 1985

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Rainer regarding Millner film, collages by Millner, photograph of her son.
Box 45, Folder 4

Awards, 1993

Scope and Content Note

Rainer honorary degrees and awards.
Box 45, Folder 5-7

Baader Meinhof research and notes, 1975-1978

Scope and Content Note

Related to Rainer's film Journeys from Berlin/1971. See also files relating to the film in box 22.
Box 45, Folder 9

Backlash: Arlene Croce, undated

Scope and Content Note

Regarding Croce's article about "victim art." Clippings of responses by others.
Box 45, Folder 8

Barnes, Clive, undated

Scope and Content Note

Clippings of his reviews.
Box 45, Folder 10-12

Banes, Sally, undated

Scope and Content Note

Articles by, in manuscript and photocopies of published versions. Also in Box 46, folder 1.
Box 46, Folder 2

Barthes, Roland, undated

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper article/book review about.
Box 45, Folder 10-11

Bennington College, Crossett Library, undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of photographs owned by the Crossett.
Box 46, Folder 3

Berger, John, undated

Scope and Content Note

Three articles by Berger.
Box 59, Folder 5

Bernstein, Cheryl, "Performance as news," undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of article.
Box 46, Folder 4

Bibliographies: Film, undated

Box 46, Folder 5

Billops, Camille, undated

Scope and Content Note

Resume, articles and printed ephemera about.
Box 46, Folder 6-8

Books, undated

Scope and Content Note

Lists of titles, reading notes, clippings and catalogues.
Box 46, Folder 9

Borden, Lizzie, undated

Scope and Content Note

Articles and press about.
Box 46, Folder 10

Bordowitz, Gregg, undated

Scope and Content Note

Publicity information on films by Bordowitz, scripts for a film.
Box 46, Folder 11

Braderman, Joan, undated

Scope and Content Note

Resume, printed materials about, with letter asking Rainer for a letter in support of promotion/tenure.
Box 46, Folder 12

British film, undated

Scope and Content Note

Press, programs, articles about.
Box 55, Folder 15

Brown, Jean, 1960s

Scope and Content Note

Papers regarding the Jean Brown collection at Judson.
Box 46, Folder 13

Bryant, Tisa, undated

Scope and Content Note

Chapbook written by Bryant, with letter to Rainer and business card.
Box 46, Folder 14

Buñuel, Luis, undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopied pages about.
Box 46, Folder 15-16

Bush, George W., undated

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, political ephemera.
Box 47, Folder 1-4

Cancer, undated

Box 47, Folder 5

Carroll, Noël, undated

Scope and Content Note

"From Real to Real Entangled in Nonfiction Film," typescript.
Box 133*, Folder 2

Carmines, Al, 1966 Jul 3

Scope and Content Note

New York Times clipping about Al Carmines, minister of Judson Memorial Church.
Box 47, Folder 6

Cat, undated

Box 55, Folder 12

Catalogs and manuals, undated

Scope and Content Note

Catalog for books for magicians, catalog for sound effect records, manual for a Kodak Carousel 650 projector, documentation for the Farquhar "Earth in Space" globe, and a driver's license pamphlet.
Box 47, Folder 7

Central America, undated

Box 47, Folder 8

Centre national de la danse, 2002

Scope and Content Note

Press releases, promotional information.
Box 48, Folder 1

Cinematique (San Francisco), undated

Scope and Content Note

Program.
Box 48, Folder 2

Cockburn, Alexander, undated

Scope and Content Note

Article by.
Box 48, Folder 3-6

Collective for Living Cinema, undated

Scope and Content Note

Programs.
Box 48, Folder 7

Copeland, Roger undated

Box 48, Folder 8

Corner, Philip, undated

Box 49, Folder 1

Couvert Action, 1981, 1986

Scope and Content Note

Article by Glenn Alcalay, "America's Nuclear Colony," Fund for Information and Accountability, Fall, 1986; article by Russ W. Baker, "CIA Out of Control," Voice, 10 September 1981.
Box 49, Folder 2

Crimp, Douglas, undated

Box 49, Folder 3-4

Croce, Arlene, 1980

Scope and Content Note

Article by Croce, New Yorker, June 30, 1980; Rainer's response to the article.
Box 49, Folder 5

Cuba, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes packet of information from the Center for Cuban Studies.
Box 49, Folder 6

Cunningham, Merce, 1960-1967, 1980

Scope and Content Note

Programs, reviews, two photographs: Cage, Cunningham.
Box 49, Folder 7-8

Dance, miscellaneous, 1978-1992

Scope and Content Note

Program for Fall events, presented by the Dance Theater Workshop, 1982; Article by Owen Edwards, "The Look of Dance," New York Times Magazine, 26 November 1978; information on the 1992 Living Room Festival.
Box 49, Folder 9

Dance Notation Bureau, undated

Box 49, Folder 10

Dancer's Guide, 1963

Box 49, Folder 11

Denes, Magda, undated

Scope and Content Note

Three reprints of chapters from publications on gestalt therapy and sensitivity training.
Box 49, Folder 12

DIA Art Foundation, 1987-1989

Box 50, Folder 1

Dilexi Foundation, 1969

Box 50, Folder 2

Distribution information, undated

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the film The trouble with love and a film festival, The Age of New Yorker Films.
Box 50, Folder 3

Documentary, undated

Scope and Content Note

Regarding films.
Box 50, Folder 4

DOCUMENTS, 1992

Scope and Content Note

Project statement and letter to Rainer asking her to be on the Advisory Board for this publication.
Box 50, Folder 5

Dougherty, Cecilia, 1997

Scope and Content Note

Conversation with Yvonne Rainer.
Box 50

Drawings by Rainer of Nijinsky and Isadora Duncan, circa 1968?

Scope and Content Note

Drawings after photographs of Nijinsky. Twelve drawings, ink on paper, mounted on two boards, after drawings by Abram Walkowitz of Isadora Duncan. Also in flat-file 3**.
Box 50, Folder 6

Drawings

Flatfile 3**

Oversize

Box 50, Folder 7

Drawings, clippings, and paintings, undated

Scope and Content Note

By various people; also clippings of figures in Japanese prints.
Box 50, Folder 7

Dreyer, Carl, undated

Scope and Content Note

Scenario for film.
Box 50, Folder 9

Duras, Marguerite, 1975

Scope and Content Note

October offprint: Joan Copjec article.
Box 50, Folder 10

E.A.T. Newsletter, 1967-1968

Scope and Content Note

Two issues.
Box 50, Folder 11

Economics, 1988, 1990

Scope and Content Note

Articles.
Box 50, Folder 12

Electoral politics, undated

Scope and Content Note

Newsletter: Women's Rights Alert, from Senator Barbara Boxer.
Box 50, Folder 13

Environment, undated

Box 50, Folder 14

Farocki, Harun, undated

Box 50, Folder 15

Fassbinder, Rainer Werner, undated

Box 50, Folder 16

Feminist issues, undated

Box 50, Folder 18

Film: Actors Agencies, undated

Box 50, Folder 19

Film: Assistants, undated

Box 50, Folder 17

Film: Technical information, undated

Box 51, Folder 1

Films: Women, undated

Scope and Content Note

Film festival programs, seminars and articles.
Box 51, Folder 2

Floating Bear: a newsletter, 1961-1962

Scope and Content Note

Issues of the newsletter.
Box 51, Folder 3

Fluxhouse, 1967

Scope and Content Note

Material pertaining to the Fluxhouse Cooperative, formed to address the problem of working and living space for artists in New York City.
Box 51, 132*

Fluxus, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes announcements for Fluxus events, and Fluxus materials including postcards, FluxPost stamps, and six posters from 1962? - 1966. One of the posters is based on drawing by Nam June Paik, "Fluxus Island in Décollage Ocean."
Box 51, Folder 4

Files

Box 132*, Folder 3

Oversize

Box 51, Folder 5

Foreman, Richard, undated

Scope and Content Note

Programs, articles and other information relating to the American playwright and director.
Box 51, Folder 6

Frampton, Hollis, undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopied articles, public relations material, pertaining to the independent filmmaker.
Box 51, Folder 7-8

French cinema, undated

Scope and Content Note

Mostly programs from The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film, and Lincoln Center.
Box 51, Folder 9-10

French texts, circa 1972

Scope and Content Note

Translations of texts into French, probably for the event, Une Soiree Avec Yvonne Rainer, Yvonne Rainer et John Erdman, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, A.R.C., 15, 16 and 19 November 1972; and the Festival D'Automne and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 12 August 1972. See also Box 33, folder 12.
Box 51, Folder 11

Friedrich, Su, 1966

Scope and Content Note

Photocopied articles, announcements, pertaining to the filmmaker, and a letter to Rainer, 1996
Box 51, Folder 12

Gay, undated

Scope and Content Note

Conference programs, articles, newspaper announcements, and event announcements.
Box 52, Folder 1-2

Gay film, undated

Scope and Content Note

Programs, announcements.
Box 52, Folder 3

German film, undated

Box 52, Folder 4

Gever, Martha, undated

Scope and Content Note

Articles by, emails to Rainer.
Box 52, Folder 5

Godard, Jean Luc, undated

Box 52, Folder 6

Godmillow, Jill, undated

Scope and Content Note

Letters, resume, documentation of work supporting promotion.
Box 52, Folder 7

Goodeve, Thyrza, undated

Scope and Content Note

Articles, manuscripts by.
Box 52, Folder 8

Gorin, Jean Pierre, undated

Scope and Content Note

Program for his film, Poto and Cabongo.
Box 52, Folder 9

Graves, Nancy, undated

Scope and Content Note

Announcement for an exhibition of prints by the artist.
Box 52, Folder 10

Green, Renee, undated

Scope and Content Note

Letter, manuscripts, photocopied articles.
Box 52, Folder 11

Green, Shelley, undated

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Rainer about her book on Rainer's work, manuscript chapter about Privilege.
Box 52, Folder 12

Greenwich, London Dance Agency, 2003

Box 52, Folder 13

Greyson, John, undated

Scope and Content Note

About his film scripts.
Box 52, Folder 14

Group Material and Martha Rosler, DIA, 1989

Box 52, Folder 15

Guerilla Girls, undated

Scope and Content Note

Promotional materials, articles.
Box 53-54

Grant Applications, 1967-2003

Box 53, Folder 1-9

1967-1975

Box 53, Folder 10

1978-1979

Box 53, Folder 11

1982

Box 53, Folder 12

1984-1985

Box 53, Folder 13

1987-1988

Box 53, Folder 14

1989

Box 53, Folder 15

MacArthur Foundation, 1990

Box 54, Folder 1

Privilege, 1990

Box 54, Folder 2

Privilege, National Endowment for the Arts, 1990

Box 54, Folder 3

Privilege, The Rockefeller Foundation, 1990

Box 54, Folder 4

Grants, Correspondence, 1994

Box 54, Folder 5

The American Film Institute, 1994

Box 54, Folder 6

ITVS (Independent Television Service), 1994

Box 54, Folder 7

National Endowment for the Arts, 1994

Box 54, Folder 8

Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media, Women Make Movies, New York Foundation for the Arts, 1994

Box 54, Folder 9

Correspondence with actors, 1994-1995

Box 54, Folder 10

Correspondence, 1995

Box 54, Folder 11

The American Film Institute, 1995

Box 54, Folder 12

Funding Exchange, 1995

Box 54, Folder 13

ITVS (Independent Television Service), 1995

Box 54, Folder 14

National Endowment for the Arts, 1995

Box 54, Folder 15

New York State Council on the Arts, 1995

Box 54, Folder 16

The Rockefeller Foundation, 1995-1996

Box 54, Folder 17

Correspondence, 1996

Box 54, Folder 18

The American Film Institute, 1996

Box 54, Folder 19

Astraea, 1996

Box 54, Folder 20

Funding Information, 1996

Box 54, Folder 21

National Endowment for the Arts, 1996

Box 54, Folder 22

Final Reports, 1996-1997

Box 54, Folder 23

The Rockefeller Foundation, 1999

Box 54, Folder 24

NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts) Electronic Media and Film Program, 2002

Box 54, Folder 25

Video Data Bank , 2003

Box 54, Folder 27

Hammer, Barbara, undated

Scope and Content Note

Resume.
Box 54, Folder 28

Harper's Bazaar, 1967

Scope and Content Note

Issue devoted to "100 American Women of Accomplishment"; includes Rainer.
Box 54, Folder 29

Hay, Deborah, 1969-2005

Scope and Content Note

Programs and public relations material about her and her dance company.
Box 54, 95

Held, Al, undated

Box 54, Folder 30

Papers

Scope and Content Note

Two printed images of paintings, and an exhibition announcement (1967).
Box 95

Slides

Scope and Content Note

Slides show paintings in an interior (studio or apartment?); Al Held is in two of the views.
Box 55, Folder 1-4

Higgins, Dick, undated

Box 55, Folder 1

Printed texts, ephemera

Box 55, Folder 2

Manuscript of "Postface"

Physical Description: 83.0 leaves
Box 55, Folder 3

Newspaper clipping about Fluxus and Higgins

Box 55, Folder 4

Something Else Press printed matter

Scope and Content Note

Includes catalog, newsletter, chapbook, and directions to Higgins's house.
Box 55, Folder 5

History, undated

Box 55, Folder 6

History - film, undated

Box 55, Folder 7

Hollywood - film, undated

Box 55, Folder 8

Homeless, undated

Box 55, Folder 9

Housing, 1969

Scope and Content Note

Two announcements from the City-Wide Committee for Artist's Housing in Cooper Square.
Box 55, Folder 10

Human Rights Festival, undated

Box 55, Folder 11

Indian film, undated

Box 55, Folder 13

Jameson, Fredric, undated

Scope and Content Note

His review of books on Proust.
Box 55, Folder 14

Japanese film, undated

Box 55, Folder 16-19

Johnston, Jill, undated

Scope and Content Note

Reviews.
Box 55, Folder 20

Judson Memorial Church, undated

Scope and Content Note

Flyers, programs, public relations. See also Programs.
Box 55, Folder 21

Judson Memorial Church, Celebration of Freedom, 1999 Apr

Box 55, Folder 22

Judson Poets Theater, undated

Scope and Content Note

Programs, flyers.
Box 55, Folder 23

Julian, Isaac, 2003

Scope and Content Note

Articles and press for his film on Frantz Fanon.
Box 56, Folder 1

Kaprow, Allan, A Selection of Recent Happenings, 1964, 1965

Scope and Content Note

Typed scores.
Box 56, Folder 2

Kelly, Mary, undated

Scope and Content Note

Resume, articles.
Box 56, Folder 3

Koch, Stephen, undated

Scope and Content Note

Articles and reviews by Koch.
Box 56, Folder 4

Kosovo, undated

Box 56, Folder 5

Lambert, Carrie, undated

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript essay on Trio A.
Box 56, Folder 6

Larson, Ernest, undated

Scope and Content Note

Articles by Larson and flyers for programs he curated.
Box 56, Folder 7

Latin American film, undated

Box 56, Folder 8

Lehmann, Minnette, undated

Scope and Content Note

Articles by Lehmann.
Box 56, Folder 9

Le Roy, Xavier, undated

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Rainer, 1999, and description of one of his performances.
Box 56, Folder 10

Lesbians, undated

Box 56, Folder 11

Lesbians in film and video, undated

Box 56, Folder 12

Leung, Simon, undated

Scope and Content Note

Pinpricked drawing.
Box 56, Folder 13

Lew, Jeffrey, undated

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper article about Lew.
Box 56, Folder 14

Lewis, Glenn, undated

Scope and Content Note

Postcards and ephemera.
Box 56, Folder 15

Lewitt, Sol, undated

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition announcement/brochure, two copies.
Box 56, Folder 16

London, undated

Scope and Content Note

Article.
Box 56, Folder 17

Lord, Catherine, undated

Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts.
Box 56, Folder 18

Lower East Side, undated

Scope and Content Note

Article, flyer.
Box 56, Folder 19

Luca, Mark, undated

Scope and Content Note

Resume, writings and ephemera.
Box 56, Folder 20

Ludlam, Charles, undated

Scope and Content Note

"Manifesto, Ridiculous Theater, Scourge of Human Folly."
Box 56, Folder 21

MacLow, Jackson, undated

Scope and Content Note

Typed and printed poems. See also folders "Poetry."
Box 56, Folder 22

Mail Art, undated

Scope and Content Note

From Ray Johnson and others.
Box 56, Folder 23

Mailing lists, undated

Box 56, Folder 24

Mangolte, Babette, undated

Scope and Content Note

Resume, letters, and documentation for her application for a position at University of California, San Diego.
Box 57, Folder 1

Marriage, 1983

Scope and Content Note

Article by Vivian Gornick, "Against Marriage," Village Voice, 1983 November 15.
Box 57, Folder 2

Menopause, undated

Box 57, Folder 3

Millner, Sherry, undated

Scope and Content Note

Material to support a promotion including her resume, letters and articles.
Box 57, 58

Miscellaneous, undated

Box 57, Folder 4

Papers

Box 58, Folder 13

Note,

Scope and Content Note

A note from Rainer about a "Steno notebook" loaned to Sally Banes.
Box 57, Folder 5

Mitchell, Jack, 1968

Scope and Content Note

Article about, and reproduction of, a group photograph that Mitchell took of Merce Cunningham, Erick Hawkins, Paul Taylor, Yvonne Rainer, Don Redlich, Twyla Tharp, Martha Grahham and José Limón in 1968.
Box 57, Folder 6

Monk, Meredith, undated

Scope and Content Note

Process Notes on "Portable."
Box 57, Folder 7-9

Morris, Robert, undated

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, typescript review of Morris performance, note from Rainer regarding material loaned to Sally Banes, and a manuscript by Jill Johnston.
Box 57, Folder 10

Mulvey, Laura and Peter Wollen undated

Scope and Content Note

Flyers, press releases, notes.
Box 57, Folder 11

Music, undated

Scope and Content Note

Article by John Rockwell, "New York's Experimental Music Sounds Familiar Notes."
Box 57, Folder 12

Narrative, 1995, 1999

Scope and Content Note

Article; information about a class at Columbia University.
Box 57-58

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), 1990

Scope and Content Note

About NEA censorship controversy.
Box 57, Folder 13

Files

Box 58, Folder 1-2

Files

Box 58, Folder 3

New American Filmmakers, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1982

Box 58, Folder 4-5

New York, 1970's

Scope and Content Note

Articles, notes on retail goods and services, map of New York City.
Box 58, Folder 6-7

New York Film Festival, 1963, 2000-2004

Box 58, Folder 6

1963

Scope and Content Note

Articles, notes on retail good and services, map of New York City.
Box 58, Folder 7

circa 2000-2004

Scope and Content Note

Programs.
Box 58, Folder 7

New York Film Festival, circa 2000-2004

Scope and Content Note

Programs.
Box 58, Folder 8

New York Foundation for the Arts, undated

Box 58, Folder 9

New York Poets Theater, undated

Scope and Content Note

File contains only a note regarding loan of material to Sally Banes.
Box 58, Folder 10

New York Say No to War, undated

Scope and Content Note

Printed ephemera.
Box 58, Folder 11

News clippings, undated

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous news clippings, organized into three groupings: arts, international and politics, science and medicine.
Box 58, Folder 12

No More Nice Girls, undated

Box 58, Folder 14

NOW Festival, 1966

Scope and Content Note

Program. See also posters, Box 133*, f.1.
Box 58, Folder 15-16

Nuclear, anti-nuke, undated

Box 58, Folder 17

Owens, Craig, undated

Scope and Content Note

Article by Owens, and his obituary.
Box 59, Folder 1

Palestine, undated

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlet from Third World Newsreel.
Box 59, Folder 2

Paper Tiger, undated

Scope and Content Note

Flyers, articles.
Box 59, Folder 3

Paris, undated

Scope and Content Note

Article about.
Box 59, Folder 4

Paxton, Steve, undated

Scope and Content Note

Letters, notes, printed ephemera.
Box 59, Folder 6-7

Poetry, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes poems by Jackson MacLow, among others.
Box 59, Folder 8

Politics, civil rights, undated

Scope and Content Note

Magazines.
Box 59, Folder 9

Pornography, undated

Box 59, Folder 10-11

Postcards: old postcards from Rome, undated

Box 59, Folder 12

Postcards, clippings, photographs, undated

Box 59, Folder 13

Powell, Michael and Pressburger, undated

Box 59, Folder 14

Psychology, undated

Scope and Content Note

Articles.
Box 59, Folder 15

Psychoanalysis, undated

Scope and Content Note

Articles.
Box 59, Folder 16

Quattuor Albrecht Knust, undated

Scope and Content Note

Dance company in communication with Rainer regarding Continuous Project - Altered Daily.
Box 60, Folder 1-2

Race, undated

Scope and Content Note

Notes and clippings.
Box 60, Folder 3-4

Rainer, Childs, Hay, 1968

Scope and Content Note

Letters asking for financial assistance. Publicity.
Box 60, Folder 5

Rape, undated

Box 60, Folder 6

Rappaport, Mark, 1982

Scope and Content Note

Film proposal.
Box 60, 132*

Rauschenberg, Robert, 1951, 1966-1968

Scope and Content Note

Also includes the exhibition poster for White Paintings, his first exhibition at the Leo Castelli Gallery, Oct 12 - 27, 1951.
Box 60, Folder 7

Papers

Scope and Content Note

Letters, including hand-made Christmas cards for 1966, 1967 and 1968, composed of hand-illustrated 2 inch square cards; photographs; and programs.
Box 132*, Folder 1

Exhibition poster

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition poster for White Paintings, his first exhibition at the Leo Castelli Gallery, Oct 12 - 27, 1951.
Box 60, Folder 8-10

Reading notes, 1966-1968, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on Marshall McLuhan.
Box 60, Folder 11

Reynaud, Bérénice, 1966-1968

Scope and Content Note

Articles and manuscript about independent film.
Box 61, Folder 1-8

Research notes, 1980s-1990s

Box 60, Folder 12

Rich, Ruby, 1966-1968

Scope and Content Note

Articles, manuscripts.
Box 60, Folder 13

Rosenberg, Julius and Ethel, 1966-1968

Box 62, Folder 1

Rosler, Martha, undated

Scope and Content Note

Articles
Box 62, Folder 2

Russian film, undated

Scope and Content Note

Flyer.
Box 62, Folder 3

Schneider, Gary, undated

Scope and Content Note

Clippings.
Box 62, Folder 4

Sexuality, undated

Box 62, Folder 5

Sirk, Douglas, undated

Scope and Content Note

Program flyer.
Box 62, Folder 6

Soho (New York City), undated

Box 129*, Folder 1

South Africa, 1998

Scope and Content Note

Report of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), November 1998.
Box 129*, Folder 1

Soviet Union, 1991

Scope and Content Note

Issues of the New York Times from August 1991 reporting the fall of the Soviet Union.
Box 62, Folder 7

Spiro, Ellen, 2000

Scope and Content Note

Resume, letters.
Box 62, Folder 8-9

Students, undated

Scope and Content Note

Resume, letters and writings.
Box 62, Folder 10

Straub, Jean-Marie and Daniele Huillet, undated

Scope and Content Note

Program of films.
Box 62, Folder 11

Sugerman, George, undated

Scope and Content Note

Two Christmas cards from Sugerman, one with a collage, dated 1959, and one with a painting.
Box 62, Folder 12

Theater history, 1975 Feb 4

Scope and Content Note

Article by Rachel Rosenthal, Journal of the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, February 4, 1975.
Box 62, Folder 13-19

Theater programs, 1982-1998 and undated

Box 62, Folder 13

Brooklyn Academy of Music, undated

Box 62, Folder 14

C-D, undated

Box 62, Folder 15

Lincoln Center, 1982-1984

Box 62, Folder 16

M-O, undated

Box 62, Folder 17

Playbill, 1987, 1992-1998

Box 62, Folder 18

Public Access, 1996

Box 62, Folder 19

Miscellaneous, undated

Scope and Content Note

The Summer in Gossensass, 1998; Theater Oobleck production of Necessity (undated); La Ma Ma etc. (undated); Now that Communism is Dead my Life Feels Empty, 2001; Roy Cohn/Jack Smith, 1992.
Box 62, Folder 20

Theater Rally, 1965

Box 62, Folder 21

Third World Cinema Conference and other programs, undated

Scope and Content Note

Programs for the Third World Cinema Conference, 1983; Early Black Cinema (undated); The Black Woman Independent: Representing Race and Gender, 1987; X ( The Life and Times of Malcolm X), 1986; and Antonio das Mortes, 1986.
Box 63, Folder 1

Tillman, Lynn, undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopied article.
Box 129*, Folder 1

Titanic, 1998

Scope and Content Note

An April 15, 1998 reissue of the April 16, 1912 New York Times reporting the news of the sinking of the Titanic.
Box 63, Folder 2

Trinh T. Minh-ha, undated

Scope and Content Note

Articles, public relations material.
Box 63, 134*

Trisha Brown Company, 1978-2005

Box 63, Folder 3-22

Files

Scope and Content Note

Interview (manuscript, folder 3), programs, reviews and articles.
Box 134*, Folder 6, 8

Oversize posters

Box 64, Folder 1

USSR, undated

Scope and Content Note

Ephemera regarding film.
Box 64, Folder 2

Video Against AIDS, undated

Scope and Content Note

Programs.
Box 64, Folder 3

War Game Project, undated

Scope and Content Note

Public relations material.
Box 64, Folder 4

Warhol, Andy, undated

Scope and Content Note

William Wilson article, "Prince of Boredom"; photocopy excerpt from POPism : the Warhol '60s; and a letter to Rainer from Mark Francis, Curator of the Andy Warhol Museum, informing Rainer that he had acquired a photograph (of Rainer with Warhol) in a group of photographs taken by David McCabe (see Box 86, folder 8).
Box 64, Folder 5

Waring, James, undated

Scope and Content Note

Ephemera; note regarding items loaned to Sally Banes.
Box 64, Folder 6

Weems, Carrie Mae, undated

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition ephemera.
Box 64

Wexner Prize, 1995

Scope and Content Note

Also in Flatfile 5**.
Box 64, Folder 7

Articles, press releases

Flatfile 5**

Wexner Center poster

Scope and Content Note

Photos by Peter Moore. According to Rainer: "The images are three different photos from an improvisation that Trisha Brown and I did on the roof of a chicken coop at George Segal's farm at a Fluxus event called the Yam Festival in 1963. The Wexner used those images as a poster when I got the Wexner Prize in 1995." Seven copies
Box 64, Folder 9

Wilson, Deborah, undated

Scope and Content Note

Essay titled "The Man Moves."
Box 64, Folder 10

Wittgenstein, Ludwig, undated

Scope and Content Note

Articles.
Box 64, Folder 11

Womens' Action Committee, undated

Box 64, Folder 12

World Trade Center, 2001

Scope and Content Note

Emails, flyers, clippings.
Box 64, Folder 13

World War II, undated

Scope and Content Note

Articles.
Box 65, Folder 8

Zummer, Thomas, 1993

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript text for a performance.
 

Series VII. Photography, 1933-2004

Physical Description: 18.25 linear feet
General Physical Description note: (35 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Rainer is pictured in most of the photographs. Where known, the photographers are listed. Includes early portraits and images of Rainer performing, and stills from her films, as well as some images of others. Arranged by photographic format and date.
 

Subseries VII.a. Black and white photographs, 1933-2001

Physical Description: 15.5 linear feet
General Physical Description note: (25 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The black and white photographs include extensive documentation of Rainer's dance performances and rehearsals and also include frame enlargements from her films. Photographers include Peter Moore, Julie Abeles, Al Giese, Susan Horowitz, Babette Mangolte and Ted Wester.
Box 66

Personal photographs and documents, circa 1933-2001

Physical Description: 72.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Box 66 begins with family photographs from the correspondence file of letters to Rainer's brother, Ivan Rainer, 1953-1959 (12 photographs). The other photographs are mostly images of Rainer; other persons represented in the photographs include the sculptor Ronald Bladen in 1958 (four photographs), the actress Ruth Sobotka in 1961 (one photograph), and Robert Morris.
Box 67-84

Photographs of Rainer performing, 1957-2000

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically, overall. Photographs of much performed works are listed together.
Box 67

Rainer performing with Edith Stephan, circa 1957

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

With three unidentified dancers. Photographer: Bela Cseh.
Box 67

Rainer in Louise Gilkes studio, circa 1957

Physical Description: 8.0 photographs
Box 67

Rainer and Nancy Meeham improvising, 1960

Physical Description: 9.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Simone Forti.
Box 67

Rainer in an off-off Broadway play, Greenwich Village, New York, circa 1958

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs
Box 67

Anna Halprin workshop, 1960 Summer

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Group portrait, includes Rainer.
Box 67

Three Satie Spoons, KQED-TV studio, San Francisco, 1962

Physical Description: 4.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Warner Jepson.
Box 67

Ordinary Dance, rehearsal, KQED-TV, San Francisco, 1962

Physical Description: 6.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Warner Jepson.
Box 67

Ordinary Dance, performance, KQED-TV, San Francisco, 1962

Physical Description: 6.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Warner Jepson.
Box 67

The Bells, KQED-TV, San Francisco, 1962

Physical Description: 3.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Warner Jepson.
Box 67

Satie for Two , 1962

Physical Description: 11.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Rainer and Trisha Brown in a studio.
Box 67

Satie for Two, 92nd St. YMHA, New York, 1962 or 1963

Physical Description: 11.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Vladimir Sladon. Contact sheets of performance (three pages), and business card of photographer.
Box 67

Rainer in unidentified James Waring dances, Judson Church, circa 1963

Physical Description: 4.0 photographs
Box 67

Three Seascapes, rehearsal, Judson Church, 1963

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit on one print: Robert R. McElroy.
Box 67

Three Seascapes, performance, Judson Church, 1963

Physical Description: 3.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit on one print: Al Giese.
Box 67

Word Words, Judson Church, 1963 Jan 29

Physical Description: 3.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Rainer and Steve Paxton. Photography credit: Robert R. McElroy; Al Giese.
Box 67

Rainer in Carolee Schneemann's Newspaper Event, Judson Church, 1963

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Al Giese.
Box 67

Rainer in Gertrude Stein's What Happened directed by Al Carmines and Lawrence Kornfield, Judson Church, 1963

Physical Description: 1.0 contact sheets

Scope and Content Note

Pictured: Rainer, Aileen Passloff, John Baker.
Box 67

Shorter End of a Small Piece, 1963 Nov 20

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Performance image, with structure by Charles Ross. Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 67

Treatment of a Peter Moore photograph by Billy Linich (?), circa 1963

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Color and background have been manipulated. Original image is of Rainer in an improvisation with Trisha Brown (not pictured) at George Segal's farm, Yam Day, 1963. Two copies with differing captions. See also seven additional images in Box 86.
Box 67

Publicity photographs for dance concert, Judson Church, 1963 or 1964

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Three prints and one contact sheet. Pictured: Phyllis Lamhut, Albert Reid, Rainer, William Davis.
Box 67

Room Service, Judson Church, 1963 Nov 11-12

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 68

Terrain, Judson Church, 1963 Apr 27

Physical Description: 42.0 items
Box 68

Yvonne Rainer

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Al Giese.
Box 68

Love section

Physical Description: 8.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Al Giese.
Box 68

Diagonal

Physical Description: 7.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Al Giese, Henry Genn.
Box 68

Play

Physical Description: 4.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Al Giese
Box 68

Duet Section

Physical Description: 8.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Rainer and Trisha Brown. Includes one photocopy of a photograph. Photographers: Al Giese, V. Sladon.
Box 68

Walking Solo

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Judith Dunn and Steve Paxton performing with other dancers watching.
Box 68

Solo Section

Physical Description: 4.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Steven Paxton, Rainer, William Davis. Photography credit: Al Giese, Peter Moore.
Box 68

Bach

Physical Description: 4.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Al Giese.
Box 68

Death and Sleep

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Albert Reid and Trisha Brown. Photography credit: Al Giese.
Box 68

Slow

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Al Giese. "Bill and Judy."
Box 68

Fast

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Al Giese.
Box 68

Rainer taking a bow at the end of Terrain

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Al Giese.
Box 69

At My Body's House, State University College, New Paltz, New York, 1964 Jan 30

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 69

Three Seascapes, 1st and 2nd sections, Stage 73, New York City, 1964 Mar 24

Physical Description: 3.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 69

Three Satie Spoons, Judson Church, 1964

Physical Description: 12.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Rainer and Phil Corner.
Box 69

Unidentified, 1964

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph
Box 69

Some Thoughts on Improvisation, Once Festival, Ann Arbor, MI, 1964 Feb 27

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph
Box 69

Dialogues, Stage 73, New York City, 1964 Feb 9

Physical Description: 10.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Deborah Hay, Lucinda Childs, Rainer, Judith Dunn. Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 69

Rainer, Robert Morris, Europe concert, 1964

Physical Description: 7.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Lütfi Ozkök. "Sculpture" written on the verso of one photograph.
Box 69

Part of a Sextet, 1964-1965

Box 69

Judson Church, 1964 Jun 30

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 69

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, 1965 Mar 7

Physical Description: 3.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Rainer and Robert Morris. Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 69

Parts of Some Sextets,, 1965-1966

Box 69

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, 1965 Mar 7

Physical Description: 5.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 69

Rehearsal, New York City, 1965

Physical Description: 22.0 items

Scope and Content Note

In Rainer's and Robert Morris's loft. Photography credit: Al Giese, plus one from publicity dept of Wadsworth Atheneum. 15 prints and six contact sheets
Box 69

Judson Church, 1966 Jan 10

Physical Description: 5.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Phil MacMullan, Al Giese, Peter Moore.
Box 69

1966 Mar 25

Physical Description: 8.0 contact sheets

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Phil MacMullan.
Box 69

We Shall Run, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, 1965 Mar 7

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore. Deborah Hay, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Morris, Sally Gross, Joseph Schlichter, Tony Holder, Alex Hay.
Box 69

Untitled Solo, Judson Church, 1965

Physical Description: 3.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Rainer in mask. See contact sheets by Phil MacMullan, below.
Box 69

Untitled Solo, and Parts of Some Sextets?, Judson Church, 1965 Mar 25

Physical Description: 1.0 contact sheets

Scope and Content Note

Contact sheet with photographs of Untitled Solo and another performance with Rainer and Morris, dancing nude. Photography credit: Phil MacMullan.
Box 69

New untitled Partially Improvised Solo with Pink T-Shirt, Blue Bloomers, Red Ball, and Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Wadsworth Atheneum, 1965 Mar 6

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 69

Rainer back stage at Dick Higgins Opera, Hrusalk 1965 Dec

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Rainer wearing a lead brassiere constructed by Robert Morris.
Box 69

George Brecht photo-collage

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Incorporates an image of Rainer by Al Giese from rehearsal of Parts of Some Sextets, above. Label on verso: "from Chap VII of the Book of the Tumbler on Fire: For Yvonne Rainer."
Box 69

Rope Duet, Judson Church, 1 1966 Jan 10

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 69

9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering, 1966

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Group portrait outside the Armory, New York City. Photographic postcard with photograhy credit: Peter Moore.
Box 69

Carriage Discreteness, 1966 Oct 15

Physical Description: 22.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Rainer's dance performed as part of 9 Evenings. Eight photographs and seven sheets of paper with photocopies of 14 photographs. Photographers: Peter Moore, Elliott Landy.
Box 70

Trio A, 1965-1981

Physical Description: 22.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Most of the images are of Rainer alone.

Scope and Content Note

See also negatives in Box 94.
Box 70

Rainer's studio, New York City, 1965 Nov 26

Physical Description: 2.0 contact sheets

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 70

Studio photographs, 1965

Physical Description: 3.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Zachary Freyman.
Box 70

1966 May 24

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

William Davis, David Gordon, and Rainer. Two photographs and one photographic postcard. Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 70

Convalescent Dance ( Trio A), Hunter Playhouse, Angry Arts Week, 1967 Feb 2

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 70

Final sequence of The Mind is a Muscle, 1968

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph
Box 70

People's Flag Show, Judson Church, 1970 Nov 9

Physical Description: 10.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 70

First section of The Mind is a Muscle, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1973

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Two photographic prints, three contact sheets.
Box 70

Portland Center for Visual Arts, 1973

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs
Box 70

Theater for the New City, New York City, 16 Mar 1973

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

John Erdman performing during This is the Story of a.... Photographer: Babette Mangolte.
Box 70

During conversation with Stephen Koch, 1975 ?

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph
Box 70

Stephen Koch, 1975 ?

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph
Box 70

Studio photograph of Rainer, 1981

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph
Box 70

Performance Demonstration, Library and Museum of Performing Arts, 1968 Sep 16

Box 70

Trio A during Performance Demonstration 1968

Physical Description: 6.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Steve Paxton, Rainer, Becky Arnold. Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 70

Rehearsal

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 70

Slides of stairs projected during performance 1968

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore.
 

Performance Demonstration (?), 1968 ?

Physical Description: 1.0 contact sheets

Scope and Content Note

One contact sheet. Negative sheet given this tentative identification; contact sheet was grouped with contact sheets for 1970, 1971 performances. See also negative sheet in Box 94.
Box 71

The Mind is a Muscle, 1966-1968

Scope and Content Note

See also Trio A in Box 70.
Box 71

Judson Church, 1966

Physical Description: 3.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

William Davis, David Cordon, Rainer, Becky Arnold, Barbara Dilley, Peter Saul, Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 71

Trio A, 1st version of The Mind is a Muscle, Judson Church, 1966 May 24

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore
Box 71

Trio B, 2nd part from 1st version of The Mind is a Muscle, Judson Church, 1966 May 24

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore
Box 71

Mat rehearsal, for New School, 1967 Sep

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Becky Arnold, William Davis for Choreo-concerts at the New School. Photography credit: Julie Abeles.
Box 71

Riverside Church, 1968 Oct 19

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Steve Paxton in Trio film, and Becky Arnold, Barbara Dilley on the floor. Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 71

Group photo before touring to Brandeis University, 1968

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph
Box 71

Location unknown 1968

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Ted Wester.
Box 71

Anderson Theater, New York City, 1968 Apr 11

 

Trio B (Running) rehearsal

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Barbara Dilley, Becky Arnold, Gay Delangle. Photography credit: Julie Abeles.
Box 71

Trio B, 2nd part, rehearsal

Physical Description: 6.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Julie Abeles.
Box 71

Trio A, The Mind is a Muscle

Physical Description: 9.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Barbara Dilley, Becky Arnold, Gay Delanghe watch Steve. Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 71

Act

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 71

Mat

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore. Becky finishes "Mat" as Paxton, Gordon, and Rainer watch
Box 71

Trio B, 2nd part

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 71

Stairs, and Mat, rehearsal

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore. Becky (and Bill Davis) finish Mat as 2nd routine of Stairs occurs.
Box 71

Stairs and Mat, performance

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 71

Stairs, rehearsal

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Julie Abeles.
Box 71

Contact sheets

Physical Description: 6.0 contact sheets

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Julie Abeles.
Box 71

Stairs, rehearsal and contact sheet

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Rehearsal and performance.
Box 71

Stairs, performance

Physical Description: 8.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore (six photographs) and Julie Abeles (two photographs).
Box 71

Before Mat, performance

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Becky Arnold (?) perhaps with Bill Davis before they do "Mat." Photography credit: Ted Wester.
Box 71

Act

Physical Description: 5.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore (three photographs), and Ted Wester (two photographs).
Box 71

Horses

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Ted Wester (one photograph) and Peter Moore (one photograph).
Box 71

Lecture

Physical Description: 3.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore (two photographs).
Box 71

Film

Physical Description: 5.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore (two photographs) and Julie Abeles (three photographs).
Box 71

Film, rehearsal at Judson Church gym, 1968

Physical Description: 6.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Two contact sheets, seven photographs. Photography credit: Julie Abeles. [Rehearsal for Anderson Theater performance?]
Box 72

North East Passing, Goddard College, 1968

Physical Description: 40.0 items

Scope and Content Note

36 prints and three contact sheets, one of which is annotated. Photographers: D. Koolish; Goldenson.
Box 73

Rose Fractions, Billy Rose Theater, New York City, 1969 Feb 3

Physical Description: 30.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Most images seem to be of rehearsals, on the Billy Rose stage. Performance included North East Passing. The last photograph in this section is a group portrait of dancers, after a rehearsal. Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 73

Performance Fractions for the West Coast, Vancouver, 1969 ?

Physical Description: 4.0 contact sheets
Box 73

Line, 1969

Physical Description: 10.0 images

Scope and Content Note

Ten stills from Line, with Susan Marshal, a 16mm film shot by Phil Niblock.
Box 74

Connecticut Composite, Connecticut College, 1969 Jul 19

Scope and Content Note

Connecticut Composite was an early version of Continuous Project-Altered Daily, performed at Connecticut College, New London, for their American Dance Festival, 1969 July 19.
Box 74

Michael Fajans photographer, rehearsal

Physical Description: 13.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Stills from a film by Fajans. See also Box 94 for 4x5 negatives (12). See also the video, films.
Box 74

Ellen Levine photographer

Physical Description: 27.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

13 of the prints seem to be of rehearsals. Photography credit: Ellen Levene. See also Box 94 for 35mm. negatives.
Box 74

Unidentified photographer

Physical Description: 14.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Includes view of "Chair-Pillow" section. Performers: Becky Arnold, David Gordon, Rainer, Douglas Dunn, Barbara Dilley. Photography credit: Unidentified.
Box 74

Continuous Project - Altered Daily 1969-1970

Scope and Content Note

Continuous Project - Altered Daily was performed at Amherst (1969) and the Whitney Museum of American Art (1970). See negatives for a performance for Continuous Project-Altered Daily at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1970, by photographer Susan Horowitz in Box 94. See videos and films.
Box 74

Continuous Project - Altered Daily, Amherst, 1969

Box 74

Contact sheets

Physical Description: 19.0 contact sheets

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Susan Horwitz. See Box 94 for negatives.
Box 74

Group imitating sports group photos

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Susan Horwitz.
Box 74

Continuous Project - Altered Daily, Whitney Museum of Art, 1970 Apr

Physical Description: 20.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore; see also Box 79 for his contact sheets.
Box 74

Continuous Project - Altered Daily, undated 1970?

Physical Description: 6.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Selected images from contact sheets. From the Whitney Museum performance? Photography credit: Susan Horwitz.
Box 75

M-Walk (from The Mind is a Muscle), 1970 May2

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Street action protesting the U.S. invasion of Cambodia.
Box 75

War, 1971

Box 75

Douglas College, 1970 Nov 6

Physical Description: 34.0 contact sheets

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: James Klosty. Three sets of contact sheets. See also negatives in Box 94.
Box 75

New York University 1970-1971

Box 75

1970 Nov 22

Physical Description: 6.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs, three contact sheets. Photographer: Peter Moore
Box 75

Downstairs, 1970 Nov 22

Physical Description: 35.0 contact sheets

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Susan Horwitz (and ?). See also negatives in Box 94.
Box 75

Upstairs, 1971 Jan 4

Physical Description: 10.0 contact sheets

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Susan Horwitz (and ?). See also negatives in Box 94.
Box 75

1971 Jan 4

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

One photograph and two contact sheets. Photographer: Peter Moore.
Box 75

Location and date unknown, 1970 or 1971 ?

Physical Description: 4.0 contact sheets

Scope and Content Note

See also negatives in Box 94.
Box 76

Unidentified, 1970? 1971?

Physical Description: 4.0 contact sheets

Scope and Content Note

Unidentified performance, three contact sheets, including a contact sheet with 35 views of Rainer, Trisha Brown, a woman, two men and two children next to brick wall and in an apartment (?).
Box 76

Grand Union Dreams, 1971

Box 76

Emmanuel Midtown YM-YWHA, N.Y.C., 1971 May 16

Box 76

Susan Horowitz photographer

Physical Description: 18.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

See also four negatives in Box 94.
Box 76

James Klosty photographer

Physical Description: 13.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Five photographs, eight contact sheets.
Box 76

Photographer unknown

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

David Gordon and Yvonne Rainer.
Box 76

1971 Location unknown, 1971

Physical Description: 12.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Small. 3.5 x 5" photographs. See also color photograph in Box 90.
Box 76

Numerous Frames, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 1971 May 29

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph
Box 77, 84

Performance, 1972

Box 77

Hofstra University, 1972 Mar 21

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 130*.
Box 77

Peter Moore photographer

Physical Description: 3.0 photographs
Box 77

Elisabeth Mangolt photographer

Physical Description: 7.0 photographs
Box 77

Whitney Museum, 1972 Apr 21

Box 77

Peter Moore photographer

Physical Description: 9.0 photographs
Box 77

Elisabeth Mangolt photographer

Physical Description: 34.0 photographs
Box 84

Art piece in the form of a small box, made for Rainer

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Cardboard box, 10.5 x 7.5 x 2 cm, incorporating four photographs of the dance piece Performance, two from the performance at Hofstra University and two from the performance at the Whitney Museum of Art. Also inside the box are newspaper clippings from texts declaring love and admiration.
Box 77

Lives of Performers, 1972

Physical Description: 27.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Frame enlargements.
Box 78

This Is the Story of a Woman Who..., 1972, 1973

Box 78

Festival D'Automne á Paris, Musée de la Vile, Paris, 1972 Nov 15

Physical Description: 6.0 contact sheets

Scope and Content Note

See also negatives in Box 94.
Box 78

Theater for the New City, 1973 Mar 16

Box 78

Photography credit: Babette Mangolte

Physical Description: 75.0 items

Scope and Content Note

12 contact sheets, 60 photographs.
Box 78

Photographer unknown

Physical Description: 3.0 photographs
Box 78

Photography credit: Peter Moore, 1973 ?

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Theater for the New City?
Box 79

Three Satie Spoons, Theater for the New City, 1973

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph
Box 79

Inner Appearances, 1973

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore.
Box 79

Film About a Woman Who..., 1974

Physical Description: 15.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Frame enlargements.
Box 79

Kristina (For a ...Novella), 1974 or 1975

Physical Description: 16.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Nine photographs, five contact sheets of either the performance at S.U.N.Y., Purchase, 1974 Oct 11, or the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1975 May 17 and 18. Photographer: Babette Mangolte.
Box 79

Kristina Talking Pictures, 1976

Physical Description: 20.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Babette Mangolte. 17 frame enlargements, one contact sheet.
Box 79

Group portrait with Rainer, Trisha Brown and 10 other people, 1976

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Babette Mangolt. Photograph taken on a roof top with cityscape in background.
Box 79

Tabea Blumenschein, 1974 or 1975?

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

On back of photographs: Copyright, Ulrike Ottinger. See also poster in Box 144*, f.5.
Box 80-81

Peter Moore contact prints, 1963-1973

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs
Box 80

1963-1968

Physical Description: 49.0 contact sheets
Box 81

1969-1973

Physical Description: 51.0 contact sheets
Box 82

Journeys From Berlin / 1971, 1978-1980

Physical Description: 38.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Frame enlargements, last in group labeled "not good."
Box 82

We Shall Run (1963), Bennington College, 1980

Physical Description: 6.0 contact sheets
Box 82

The Man Who Envied Women, 1984

Physical Description: 18.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Frame enlargements.
Box 82

Privilege, 1990

Physical Description: 53.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Frame enlargements and production stills; 33 photographs, eight contact sheets. See also, twelve Polaroid photographs in Box 91; two sheets of negative strips in Box 94.
Box 83

MURDER and murder, frame enlargements and production stills, 1996

Physical Description: 39.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes 38 photographs and one contact sheet. See also negatives in Box 94 and color photographs in Box 90.
Box 83

After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, 2000

Physical Description: 7.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Stephanie Berger. See also four color photographs in Box 92.
Box 83

Yvonne Rainer by Peter Moore, exhibition at Bound and Unbound, New York City, 2001

Physical Description: 27.0 items

Scope and Content Note

23 of the photographs for this exhibition are reproduced on post card exhibition notices.
Box 83

Unidentified photographs

Physical Description: 41.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of man at podium pouring a glass of water; close-up of a face and hand; 35 photographs numbered for a publication on Rainer's work; photograph by Peter Moore of five musicians, four performing on keyboards and one playing marimbas (1971); five photographs of unidentified men and women on a carpeted staircase. Photographer: Babette Mangolte. See also 8 x 10 in. negatives in Box 94.
Box 85-89

Large format photographs, 1963-1999

Scope and Content Note

Photographs too large to fit into a binder, organized chronologically.
Box 85, Folder 2

Rainer made up for Steve Paxton's English, Judson Church dressing room, 1963

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph
Box 85, Folder 5-9

Terrain , 1963-1983

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph
Box 85, Folder 5

Slow, 1983

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Peter Moore. Trisha Brown and three other dancers.
Box 85, Folder 6

Play, 1963

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Al Hansen.
Box 85, Folder 7

Ball and Solo, 1963

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Al Hansen.
Box 85, Folder 8-9

Love, 1963

Physical Description: 4.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Rainer and William Davis. Photography credit: Al Hansen.
Box 86, Folder 1

Treatment of a Peter Moore photograph by Billy Linich (name?), circa 1963

Physical Description: 9.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Color and background have been manipulated. Original image is of Rainer in an improvisation with Trisha Brown (not pictured) at George Segal's farm, Yam Day, 1963. Two copies with different captions.
Box 86, Folder 3

Rainer and Robert Morris concert, Künstakademie Düsseldorf, 1964

Physical Description: 3.0 photographs
Box 86, Folder 5

Three Seascapes, Stage 73, 1964

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Rainer performing.
Box 86, Folder 8

Andy Warhol, Rainer and Barbara Rose, 1964

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: David McCabe.
Box 87, Folder 1-5

Trio A, 1965

Physical Description: 10.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Zachary Freyman. Two copies each of five images.
Box 88, Folder 1-3

Continuous Project - Altered Daily, Whitney Museum of Art, 1970 Apr

Physical Description: 21.0 contact sheets

Scope and Content Note

Enlarged contact sheets. Photographer: Susan Horwitz. See also prints and contact sheets in Box 73, and negatives in Box 94.
Box 88, Folder 4

Grand Union Dreams, 14th Street YMHA, 1971

Physical Description: 21.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: James Klosty.
Box 88, Folder 5

Inner Appearances, 1973

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph
Box 89, Folder 1

Kristina Talking Pictures, 1976

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Copy photo of a magazine or newspaper image of James Cagney.
Box 89, Folder 2

Journeys From Berlin/1971, 1978

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs
Box 89, Folder 3

Trio A, 1981

Physical Description: 4.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs mounted on board. Photographer: Jack Mitchell.
Box 89, Folder 4

Trio A Pressured, 1999

Physical Description: 19.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Christian Uhl.
Box 85-87, 89

Personal photographs, 1958-1969, undated

Box 85, Folder 1

Portraits of Rainer, circa 1958?

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs
Box 86, Folder 2

Lucinda Childs portrait, 1963

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph
Box 86, Folder 4

Portraits of Rainer, Stockholm, circa 1964

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs, one contact sheet.
Box 86, Folder 6

Rainer in studio, circa 1964

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

One photograph and one contact sheet. Photographer: Jim Gale.
Box 86, Folder 7

Rainer and Robert Morris at the Whitney Museum during installation of his show, circa 1964

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs
Box 87, Folder 6

Rainer and Steve Paxton, circa 1969

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Two prints of the same image.
Box 89, Folder 5

Portrait of Rainer, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph
Box 130*

Oversize photographs, 1972-1973

Box 130*, Folder 1

Performance, Hofstra University, 1972

Box 130*, Folder 2

Personal photographs, 1972-1973

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of Rainer by Babette Mangolte.
 

Subseries VII.b. Color photographs, circa 1962-2004

Physical Description: 1.5 linear feet
General Physical Description note: (5 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Color photography includes mostly personal photographs and production stills from her films.
Box 90

Rainer in George Sugarman's studio, circa 1962

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph
Box 90

Rainer and James Lee Byers in Byers event at the Green Gallery, New York, 1963

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten note on reverse: Y. Rainer Dance ('63). Film by Andy Warhol.
Box 90

Personal photographs, 1970-2004

Physical Description: 19.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

The subjects of the photographs include: Rainer and Ivan Rainer, early 1970s; undated passport photograph; Rainer and Andy Warhol, early 1970s; Rainer at the Kennedy Center, 1982; Rainer in Japan, 1991; Rainer at the Musée d'Orsay, 1993; Rainer on the set of MURDER and murder, 1995; Rainer with John Greson in South Africa, 1997; Rainer in Portugal, 1997; Rainer near Jacob's Pillow, 2002; Richard Move at Jacob's Pillow, 2002; Rainer congratulating Su Friedrich after premier of Odds of Recovery, 2004; unidentified photographs.
Box 90

Letter and photographs from Michael Fajans, 1974 Dec 2

Physical Description: 11.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Letter from the painter (and former dancer) Michael Fajans, written on the backs of four photographs of his paintings, with six additional photographs of his paintings; also includes one Polaroid photograph taken outside at night.
Box 90

Grand Union Dreams, 1971

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

See also small 3.5 x 5" photographs in Box 75, taken in same location.
Box 90

Trio A, 1978 and 2001

Physical Description: 2.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Rehearsal for film of Trio A, Merce Cunningham Studio, 1978; Trio A performed by Rainer in a Roman amphitheater in southern Turkey, 2001.
Box 90

Vienna International Film Festival (Viennale), 1994 Jan

Physical Description: 13.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of Rainer at the Viennale, at reception(s) (?) and standing behind a podium.
Box 90

MURDER and murder, production stills, sets and locations, 1995

Physical Description: 78.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes 28 photographs and 49 Polaroids.
Box 90

Barbara Haas, 1995 ?

Physical Description: 9.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Personal photographs of Barbara Haas, cast member of MURDER and murder.
Box 91

Privilege, circa 1990

Physical Description: 114.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Polaroids (92) and color (22) snapshots taken during shooting. See also Box 81.
Box 92

The American Century, artists shoot, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, 1999 Sep 23

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of 82 artists in the exhibition "The American Century: Art and Culture, 1900-2000" at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1999. Photography credit: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.
Box 92

After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, 2000

Physical Description: 9.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Two color photographs and two color copies. See also 12 photographs in Box 83.
Box 92

White Oak Plantation, Florida, 2000

Physical Description: 28.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Group of 12 photographs with "Deborah Hay" written on the back of one photograph; group of 16 photographs, perhaps also by Deborah Hay (?). See also color negatives in Box 94.
Box 92

Bard College, 2000 ?

Physical Description: 5.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Personal photographs of Rainer and man and woman (in four prints), and Rainer alone, on deck next to clap board building.
Box 93

Trio A, circa 1998

Physical Description: 27.0 items

Scope and Content Note

18 photographs and nine contact sheets of Rainer at Bard College studio practicing Trio A. Photographer: M.L. Kurtin. Includes card from Kurtin.
Box 131*

Oversize, undated

Box 131*, Folder 1

Rainer with cat in her loft, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph
Box 131*, Folder 2

Rainer and a man playing catch in a white room, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 photograph
Box 131*, Folder [2 or 3-6?]

Rainer in a dance studio, undated

Physical Description: 4.0 photographs
Box 131*, Folder 2

Story of a Woman Who..., undated

Physical Description: 4.0 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Interpositives for posters, flyers.
 

Subseries VII.c. Negatives, 1964-2000

Physical Description: 0.25 linear feet
General Physical Description note: (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

Most of the negatives document Rainer's dance performances and rehearsals, including Trio A, North East Passing, Performance Demonstration, The Mind is a Muscle, Connectocut Composite, Continuous Project-Altered Daily, War, Grand Union Dreams and Story of a Woman Who.... Films documented in this section include Journeys from Berlin/ 1971, Privilege and MURDER and murder.
Box 94

Trio A, San Francisco, 1964

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Two sheets of negatives.
Box 94

North East Passing, "printed slides," undated

Physical Description: 4.0 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: David Vivian. Negatives are 4 x 5.
Box 94

Performance Demonstration (?), 1968 (?)

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

One negative sheet. See also contact sheets for 1970 and 1971 performances in Box 71.
Box 94

The Mind is a Muscle, 1968

Physical Description: 8.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Negative strips copied onto 8 x 10 negative sheets. Photographer: Peter Moore. See also Box 80 for corresponding contact sheets.
Box 94

Connecticut Composite, Connecticut College, 1969

Box 94

Rehearsal, 1969 July 12

Physical Description: 12.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Negatives are 4 x 5 in. See also Box 74 for nine photographic prints.
Box 94

Photography credit: Ellen Levene, 1969

Physical Description: 6.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Negative sheets. One roll of film per negative sheet. See also Box 74 for photographs.
Box 94

Continuous Project, Altered Daily, 1969-1970

Box 94

Amherst, 1969

Physical Description: 18.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Negative sheets. Susan Horwitz. See Box 74 for contact sheets.
Box 94

Continuous Project, Scores, 1969-1970

Physical Description: 3.0 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Negatives are 4 x 5 in.
Box 94

Whitney Museum of American Art, 1970 Mar 31 - 1970 Apr 2

Physical Description: 15.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Susan Horowitz.
Box 94

War, 1970-1971

Box 94

Douglas College, 1970 Nov 6

Physical Description: 24.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: James Klosty. 24 pages of negative strips. See also contact sheets in Box 75.
 

New York University, 1970-1971

Box 94

Downstairs, 1970

Physical Description: 18.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Susan Horwitz (and ?), 18 pages of negative strips. See also contact sheets in Box 75.
Box 94

Upstairs, 1971 Jan 4

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Five pages of negative strips. See also contact sheets in Box 75.
Box 94

Location and date unknown, 1970 or 1971 ?

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Two pages of negative strips. See also contact sheets in Box 75.
Box 94

Grand Union Dreams, Emmanuel Midtown YM-YWHA, New York City, 1971

Physical Description: 9.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: Susan Horowitz. Four negatives are 8 x 10 and 5 negatives are 35 mm. See also photographs in Box 76.
Box 94

Story of a Woman Who ..., 1972-1973

Box 94

Festival D'Automne á Paris, Musée de la Ville, Paris, 1972 Nov 15

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

4 pages of negative strips. See also contact sheets in Box 78.
Box 94

Theater for the New City, New York City, 1973 Mar 16

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

2 pages of negative strips.
Box 94

Journeys From Berlin/1971, 1978-1980

Physical Description: 10.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Four 2.5 x 3.25 in. negatives and one 35 mm film strip in six sections. The film strip shows images of a hand holding a stone.
Box 94

Privilege, 1990

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Two pages of negative strips. See also production stills and frame enlargements in Box 82.
Box 94

MURDER and murder, 1996

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

One page of negative strips for roll no. 4922 and one page of negative strips and film strips.
Box 94

Rainer in Portugal, 1997

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

One negative is unidentified.
Box 94

White Oak Plantation, Florida, 2000 Jan

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Two sheets of color negatives. Photographer: Deborah Hay? Film roll number 13956, 63823 and 63824.
Box 94

Unidentified,

Scope and Content Note

Five images of individual men and women on a carpeted staircase. Photographer: Babette Mangolte. See also photographs in Box 83.
 

Subseries VII.d. Slides, 1957-1976

Physical Description: 1.0 linear feet
General Physical Description note: (4 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This section includes portraits of Rainer from 1957-1958, slides used in performances (including North East Passing, Lives of Performers and Performance Around a Woman Who... and Grand Union Dreams), slides from the exhibition Radical Juxtapositions, and personal slides.
Slide identifications were taken from notation on slide boxes.
Box 95

Portraits of Rainer, 1957-1958

Physical Description: 5.0 slides
Box 95

"Running Dance" diagram for We Shall Run, 1963

Physical Description: 1.0 transparency

Scope and Content Note

Drawing / diagram from notebook. See also Box 1, folder 5.
Box 95

Carriage Discreteness, 1966

Physical Description: 10.0 slides
Box 95

Slides used in North East Passing, Goddard College, 1968

Physical Description: 315.0 slides

Scope and Content Note

Photography credit: David Vivian
Box 95

Billy Rose, "Lenny Bruce et. al.," 1969 ?

Physical Description: 20.0 slides
Box 95

Group Hoist, Continuous Project-Altered Daily, 1969 or 1970

Physical Description: 51.0 slides
Box 95

Slides of Grand Union Dreams and text slides, 1972

Physical Description: 39.0 slides

Scope and Content Note

Used for Performance?
Box 95

Ruth Rainer, 1972

Physical Description: 1.0 slide

Scope and Content Note

Rainer's niece.
Box 96

New photos for John Renfrew, undated

Physical Description: 27.0 slides
Box 96

Unidentified slides, undated

Physical Description: 4.0 slides
Box 96

Stairs, The Mind is a Muscle

Physical Description: 237.0 slides
Box 97

Inner Appearances, circa 1972-1973

Physical Description: 47.0 slides
Box 97

A Woman Who..., 1973 or 1974

Physical Description: 114.0 slides

Scope and Content Note

Includes slides from Film About a Woman Who... and Performance Around a Woman Who....
Box 97

Kristina (For a Opera), 1975

Physical Description: 26.0 slides
Box 97

Kristina Talking Pictures, 1976

Physical Description: 86.0 slides
Box 98

Italian postcards

Physical Description: 9.0 slides
Box 97

Pergamum Altar

Physical Description: 5.0 slides
Box 97

Solar system

Physical Description: 8.0 slides

Scope and Content Note

Slides from Hale Observatories.
Box 97

Duplicates, old photos

Physical Description: 39.0 slides
Box 97

Unidentified slides originally in metal slide box

Physical Description: 84.0 slides
Box 98

Psycho stills

Physical Description: 36.0 slides

Scope and Content Note

Stills from the shower scene in Hitchcock's film Psycho, used in Film About A Woman Who ....
Box 98

Travel,

Physical Description: 28.0 slides
 

Series VIII. Audiovisual materials, circa 1963-2003

Physical Description: 67.25 linear feet (82 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The audiovisual series documents Rainer's dance performances and rehearsals, music for dance performances, Rainer's films, interviews of Rainer, lectures, and videos by others. Materials are organized by format: sound cassettes, sound tape reels, video recordings, DVDs, a laser disc, and motion picture films.
Audiovisual materials are unavailable until reformatting is complete. Contact the repository for information regarding access. Use copies are indicated in container list below. Items were numbered by the repository.
Selected digitized versions are available online. Connect to selected digitized audio and video recordings.  Access is available only to on-site readers and Getty staff.
Box 99-100

Sound cassettes, 1977-1990 and undated

Box 99, Item C1

Frank Muggia, 1985 May 8

Physical Description: 1.0 sound cassette
Box 99, Item C2

Trisha [Brown] - Rainer, 1985 Aug 10

Physical Description: 1.0 sound cassette
Box 99, Item C3

Rainer CAA (College Art Association) talk, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 sound cassette

Scope and Content Note

Other side labeled: Vito Acconci, Joan Jonas.
Box 99, Item C4

Peter Wollen ABC Cinema, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 sound cassette
Box 99, Item C5

Rainer - [Steve] Paxton, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 sound cassette
Box 99, Item C6

Rainer, 1977

Physical Description: 1.0 sound cassette
Box 99, Item C7

David Misam, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 sound cassette
Box 99, Item C8

Judson Interview, 1981

Physical Description: 1.0 sound cassette
Box 99, Item C9a-c

[Steve] Paxton - Rainer, Dec 1974

Physical Description: 3.0 sound cassettes

Scope and Content Note

3 sound cassettes of 3. Sides of cassettes numbered 3-7.
Box 99, Item C10

Lives of Performers, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 sound cassette
Box 99, Item C11

Susan Love, Dana Farber, 1985 Jun 17

Physical Description: 1.0 sound cassette
Box 99, Item C12

Tuba Miram Requiem Berliosz, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 sound cassette
Box 99, Item C13

Unidentified with ornate purple label of shell designs, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 sound cassette
Box 99, Item C14

David Misam, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 sound cassette
Box 100, Item C15a-b

Gloria-Larkspur, 1988 Jan 16

Physical Description: 2.0 sound cassettes
Box 100, Item C16

Audrey and part of Gloria Martocchia, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 sound cassette
Box 100, Item C17

Cath Kenneally talking to Rainer, Adelaide, 1990 Aug 13

Physical Description: 1.0 sound cassette
Box 100, Item C18

Yvonne Rainer and Ramona Koval, Melbourne, 1990 Aug 7

Physical Description: 1.0 sound cassette

Scope and Content Note

Interview on 3LO Australian Radio.
Box 100, Item C19

La Jolla Museum, Performance, 1988 Jan 26

Physical Description: 1.0 sound cassette
Box 100, Item C20

Tea for Two, Rainer, Simone Forti, a conversation, 1980

Physical Description: 1.0 sound cassette

Scope and Content Note

M. R. benefit.
Box 100, Item C21

Suskind, interview with Sharon Hunt, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 sound cassette
Box 100, Item C22

Helen Meglen, 1988 Jan 24

Physical Description: 1.0 sound cassette
Box 100, Item C23

[Australia Radio Talk] undated

Physical Description: 1.0 sound cassette
Box 101-102

Sound tape reels, 1968-1975 and undated

Box 101.a, Item R1

Cal Arts, 1975 Feb 13

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 7 ½ ips, stereo, 7 in.
Box 101.a, Item R2

Dilexi #8 Rainer 5 cuts, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 7 in.
Box 101.a, Item R3

Rainer Oct 70 Gym. choreography, 1970 Oct

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 7 in., ½ in. tape

Scope and Content Note

With note: return to Robert Devine.
Box 101.a, Item R4

John Talking, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 7 in.
Box 101.b, Item R5a-b

Unlabeled, undated

General Physical Description note: 2 sound tape reels : 7 in.
Box 101.b, Item R6

Yvonne tape #2, Dreams from In the College, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 7 ½ ips, 7 in.
Box 101.b, Item R7

Performance Demonstration #1, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

Written on box: Music lecture, Tiomkin, Trio A Lecture, Rehearsal lecture and door banging Chamber Bros.
Box 101.c, Item R8

North East Passing, Dance C tape D, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 7 in.
Box 101.c, Item R9

Unlabeled except for a large number "1," undated

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 7 in.
Box 101.c, Item R10

KDS möte Sarabrottskolan, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

Large number "2" on front of box.
Box 101.c, Item R11

Bessie Smith Empty Bed Blues I, II, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 7 in.
Box 101, Item R12

Kristina, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 7 in.
Box 101, Item R13

On tape - T-Y-R, BFVF [Boston Film Video Foundation?], 1979 Dec 6

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

[Reel without box].
Box 101, Item R14

"Parts of the Body" lecture, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 7 in.
Box 101, Item R15

Lecture Demo II, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel (13 ½ min.) : 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

On back of box: Tiomkin, Buzzer, Horses, Rainer.
Box 101, Item R16

Music for Duet section from Terrain (1963), Philip Corner and Bach ("Ich Habe Genug") music, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 7 in.
Box 102.a, Item R17-R18

North East Passing, undated

Box 102.a, Item R19

Rainer, We Shall Run, Berlioz, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 5 in.
Box 102.a, Item R20

Morris - Rainer 9 1/2, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 5 in.
Box 102.a, Item R21

Tape for Performance Fractions for the West Coast, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 5 in.
Box 102.a, Item R22

Seascapes [crossed-out], undated

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 5 in.
Box 102.a, Item R23

Gordon Mumma. Rainer music, Tape A, 1968 Jul

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 7 ½ ips, 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Boulder, Colorado, Mexico City.
Box 102.a, Item R24

Gymnopedia - Corner Greig Sonatas, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 5 in.
Box 102.a, Item R25

"Sleep" tape for Corridor Solo the first section of Part of a Sextet, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Performed by Rainer and Robert Morris.
Box 102.a, Item R26

Class Moving Definitions: for Yvonne Rainer, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 sound tape reel : 5 in., recorded at 3 ¾ ips
Box 103-124, 127-128

Video recordings,

Box 120, Item V107, V134, V135

Three Seascapes (1962), 2002

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS). 3 copies

Scope and Content Note

N.B., one copy has date 2002 Sep 20]. On the original cassette jacket of copy 1 and 2: "88908 (2).5" Choreographed by Rainer, performed by Patricia Hoffbauer at Judson Church, 2002 September 30
Use copy available.
Box 108, Item V41

We Shall Run, Bennington,

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (U-matic)

Scope and Content Note

Use copy available.
 

Trio A, 1973-2001

Box 119, Item V105

Peoples Flag Show, Judson Church, 1970

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) (32 min., 45 sec.)

Scope and Content Note

May be a 1998 transfer of the original 1970 recording (?).
Use copy available, see DVD5.
Box 119, Item V106

Trio A with Flags (1970), performed at the opening of the People's Flag Show, Judson Church, 1970 Nov 9

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Use copy available, see DVD4.
Box 111, Item V61

Trio A, produced by Sally Banes, 1978

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (10 min.), master

Scope and Content Note

Use copy available.
Box 108, Item V37

Danced by Wendy Perron, 1980 Oct 3

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (U-matic)
Box 108, Item V38

Trio A, Dancespace, Korean Broadcasting Co., 1982 Apr

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (U-matic)

Scope and Content Note

Performed by Rainer. Rehearsal.
Box 107, Item V34

Museum of Contemporary Art, 1995 Sep 28

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP)
Box 119, Item V102

Trio A Pressured, Rainer choreographer, Movement Research at Judson Church, 1999 Oct 4

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)
Box 107, Item V35

OSU, G. [Greg] Catellier, V. Tucker, C. Feck, 2001 Feb 20

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP)
Box 107, Item V31-V33

Undated

General Physical Description note: 3 videocassettes (Betacam SP)
Box 107, Item V36

Dance in America, Trio A, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 video reel

Scope and Content Note

No audio.
Box 119, Item V101

Trio A: Rainer, Trisha [Brown], Bob, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Note on label: "unique copy."
Box 123, Item V124

Cleaning of Trio A with Yvonne Rainer, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Portland, Oregon.
Use copy available.
Box 118, Item V95-V99

Trio A rehearsal, undated

Physical Description: 6 videocassettes (mini DV)

Scope and Content Note

Rainer teaching choreography to Steve Paxton in a studio. Cassette no. V97 has "50 min. remain" written on label.
 

Chair Pillow 2001, undated

Box 108, Item V42

Dennison U rehearsal, undated

Box 108, Item V43

Canyon College, 2001

Box 119, Item V103

Connecticut Rehearsal, 1969 Jul

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Early rehearsal of Rainer's Continuous Project, Altered Daily, shot by Michael Fajans at Connecticut College. See DVD copy in Box 125.
Box 111, Item V59-V60

Continuous Project, Altered Daily, Connecticut Rehearsal, 1969

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassettes (Betacam SP) : 30 min. 50 sec.; 1 videocassettes (U-matic) : 30 min. 50 sec.

Scope and Content Note

With: Whitney Museum Performance, 1970 Mar 31 (11 min.).
Box 119, Item V104

Dance Fractions for the West Coast, 1969?

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) (51 min.) : b&w and color

Scope and Content Note

Directed by Rainer; produced by KQED-TV, San Francisco. In email Rainer calls this "Performance Fractions for the West Coast." Note: 3/4 in. NTSC transfer from 1 in. open reel video mater.
Use copy available, see DVD3.
Box 124, Item V125-V131

Grand Union, 1972 May

Physical Description: 7.0 videocassettes (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

A series of performances, possibly incomplete, on 7 videocassettes (of 8?). See file in box for performers, history of Grand Union, history of recording and reformatting, and content descriptions. These copies are from the Fales Library, NYU, numbers D222, D227-D232.
Box 108, Item V39-V40

La Jolla Museum of Art, 1998 Jan 26

General Physical Description note: 2 videocassettes (U-matic)

Scope and Content Note

Performed by Rainer.
Box 115-116, 120

White Oak, 2000

Box 115, Item V74

#01 - 02

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Use copy available.
Box 115, Item V75

#02 end - 04

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Use copy available.
Box 115, Item V76

#04 end, 05, 06

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Use copy available.
Box 115, Item V77

#06 end, 07, 08

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Use copy available.
Box 115, Item V78

#09, 10

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Use copy available.
Box 115, Item V79

#11, 12

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Use copy available.
Box 116, Item V80

#12 end, 13, 14

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Use copy available.
Box 116, Item V81

#15, 16

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Use copy available.
Box 116, Item V82

#17, 18

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Use copy available.
Box 116, Item V83

#19, 20

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Use copy available.
Box 116, Item V84

#21, 22

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)
Box 120, Item V108

White Oak Dance Project, UCLA, Royce Hall, 2000 Oct 28-29

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Contents: Talking Solo (1963); Chair / Pillow (1970); Trio A Pressured (1966). All choreographed by Rainer, performed 2000 Oct 28-29.
Use copy available.
Box 120, Item V109

After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, Rainer, BAM, 2000 Jun

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Commissioned by the Baryshnikov Dance Foundation.
Use copy available, see DVD7.
Box 108, Item V44

Rainer at Reed College, 2003 April 6

Box 119, Item V100a-b

Rehearsal with Steve, pt. I, pt. II, undated

Scope and Content Note

2 videocassettes of 2 (VHS)
Box 111, Item V62

Beyond the Mainstream : Dance in America series, 1980 May 8

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (U-matic)

Scope and Content Note

Information on original cassette label: Cassette machine no. 3, Eng.: PD, copied from no. 13259B.
Box 112, 123

Journeys from Berlin / 1971 1971, 1980

Box 112, Item V63

Part I

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette of 3 (U-matic) (60 min.)
Box 112, Item V64

Part II

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette of 3 (U-matic) (60 min.)
Box 112, Item V65

Part III

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette of 3 (U-matic) (5 min.)
Box 112, Item V66-V67

Part II [excerpt]

General Physical Description note: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (30 min.): 2 copies
Box 123, Item V120

1980

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) (125 min.) : b/w
Box 103-105, 113, 128

Privilege undated and 1990

Box 103, Item V1-V6

6 videocassettes (VHS), undated

Scope and Content Note

Australian Film Institute, Distribution LTD. V1-V5 have a duration of 97 minutes and "VHS 500" is written on the spine; V6 has a duration of 105 minutes.
Box 128, Item V133

1 video reel, undated

Scope and Content Note

Note on label: "withdrawn."
Box 104-105

Interviews with women (for Privilege), undated

Box 104-105

Audrey

Box 104, Item V13

Audrey and Gloria #1

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)
Box 104, Item V14

Audrey #1

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (Betacam)
Box 105, Item V17

Audrey #2, Gloria #1

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (Betacam)
Box 104-105

Gloria

Box 104-105

Gloria #2

Box 104, Item V11

1 videocassette (VHS)

Box 105, Item V18

1 videocassette (Betacam)

Scope and Content Note

On original cassette case: "T. Rainer Two, Privilege".
Box 104-105

Gloria #3

Box 104, Item V12

And Los Gatos

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)
Box 105, Item V19

1 videocassette (Betacam)

Scope and Content Note

On original cassette case: "T. Rainer Two, Privilege".
Box 104-105

Gloria-Larkspur

Box 104, Item V7

1 videocassette (VHS)

Box 105, Item V21

Reel 1

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (Betacam)
Box 105, Item V22

Reel 2

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (Betacam)
Box 105, Item V20

Gloria #4 and Los Gatos

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (Betacam)
Box 105

Minette Lehmann

Box 105, Item V23

Reel 1

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (Betacam)
Box 105, Item V24

Reel 2

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (Betacam)
Box 105, Item V25

1 videocassette (VHS)

Box 104-105 , Item V15-V16

Helene Moglen

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) ; 1 videocassette (Betacam)
Box 104

Shirley Triest

Box 104, Item V8

1 videocassette (VHS)

Box 104, Item V9

Reel 1

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (Betacam)
Box 104, Item V10

Reel 2

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (Betacam)
Box 113, Item V68

"I'm going to will menopause away," undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (U-matic)

Scope and Content Note

For Privilege; plus excerpt from Faith interview.
Box 113, Item V69-V70

Privilege source, 1990 Feb

General Physical Description note: 2 videocassettes of 2 (U-matic)
Box 113, Item V71

Reshoot, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (U-matic)
Box 127, Item V132

Film About a Woman Who,

Physical Description: 1.0 video reel
Box 122, Item V117-V123

The Yvonne Rainer Collection, A Zeitgeist Films Release 1972-1996

Box 122, Item V117

Lives of Performers, 1972

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) (90 min.) : b&w
Box 122, Item V118

Film About a Woman Who..., 1974

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) (105 min.) : b&w
Box 122, Item V119

Kristina Talking Pictures, 1976

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) (90 min.) : b&w
Box 123, Item V121

The Man Who Envied Women, 1985

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) (125 min.) : col.
Box 123, Item V122

Privilege, 1990

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) (103 min.) : b&w and col.
Box 123, Item V123

MURDER and murder, 1996

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) (113 min.) : col.
Box 106, Item V26-V28

Interviews with Rainer and events at which she appeared, 1995 and undated

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 125, DVD1, Screening Room, with Robert Gardner: Yvonne Rainer.
Box 106, Item V26

Wexner Prize, Yvonne Rainer, 1995 May

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)
Box 106, Item V27

Rainer and Lynne Tillman: A Conversation, Wexner Center, 1995 May 18

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Plus plus: cat listening to music (Chris Marker).
Box 106, Item V28

Donahue - Women; Oprah Winfrey - Women aging, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)
Box 106, Item V29

Lenny Bruce, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)
Box 114, Item V72

This is the story of a filmmaker who..., Film and Video Review, [1980]

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (U-matic), master
Box 106, Item V30

Weerklank, Ruth Rainer - Matthgs Wils, 1986 Jan

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)
Box 111, Item V58

Rainer interview with D. Fort, 2000 Jan 13

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP)
Box 114, Item V73

Rainer. The Judson Project, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (56 min, 10 sec.)

Scope and Content Note

"Time base dub."
Box 121, Item V112

Rainer interview with Deborah Fort, 2000 Jan 13

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)
Box 116, Item V85-V89

Charles Atlas, Rainer Variations, 2001-2002

Scope and Content Note

Charles Atlas's Rainer Variations is a montage dealing with Rainer's career using real and simulated interviews and rehearsal footage.
Box 116, Item V85a-b

Move # 1 and #2

General Physical Description note: 2 videocassettes (DVCam)

Scope and Content Note

i.e., Richard Move, actor who impersonates Martha Graham (?).
Box 116, Item V86a-b

Rainer / Graham #1 and #2

General Physical Description note: 2 videocassettes (DVCam)

Scope and Content Note

Rainer with Richard Move as Martha Graham (?)
Box 116, Item V87a-b

Atlas / [Kathleen] Chalfant #1 and #2

General Physical Description note: 2 videocassettes (DVCam)
Box 116, Item V88-V89

Y1 and Y2, 2001 May 23

Physical Description: 2.0 videocassettes (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

With 2 typed scripts: "Gregg #1, Script #2 (for Kathleen)" 9pp; and "Gregg #2, Script #2 (for Richard) 10pp. [For Charles Atlas's "Rainer Variations"?]
Box 118, Item V93a-V93b, V94a-V94b

Rainer conversation, 2001 May 23

Physical Description: 4 videocassettes of 4 (mini DV)

Scope and Content Note

Written on label of tape V94b: "Y/G conversation." Written on tapes V93a and V93b, respectively: "Y1" and "Y2." Written on tapes 94a and 94b, respectively: "G1" and "G2."
Box 122, Item V115

Talking Dance: Sally Banes and Yvonne Rainer, 2001 Sep 26

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

At Walker Art Center Auditorium.
Box 122, Item V116

Yvonne at the Pillow, Jacob's Pillow Festival, 2002 Aug 11

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)
Box 121, Item V111a-c

Rainer, Barbara Moore, Carrie Lambert, 2002 Feb 1

General Physical Description note: 3 videocassettes of 3 (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

All labeled as copy 2.
Box 118, Item V90

Clinton interview,

Physical Description: 1 videocassette (mini DV)
Box 121, Item V110

Eye on Dance,

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) (28 min., 35 sec.)

Scope and Content Note

Guests: Yvonne Rainer, Sara Rudner, host: Celia Ipiotis. Produced by ARC Videodance, New York, 1990. Recorded: 1990 Jun 25. First air date: 1990 Nov 26.
Box 121, Item V113

Rainer meetings with Xavier Le Roy, Berlin,

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Use copy available.
Box 122, Item V114

What Does She Want: Women with a past, Program 6,

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Produced by Lynn Blumenthal, 1987. Distributed by Video Data Bank. Interviews with: Christine Choy, by Joyce Bolinger, Nalani McClendon, Chris Straayer; Yvonne Rainer, by Lyn Blumenthal; Nancy Spero, by Kate Horsfield.
Box 109-110

Videos by others, 1981, 1993 and undated

Box 109, Item V45

Anita Thatcher, Film and Video Works, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette of 1 (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Contains: Homage to Magritte (1975, 10 minutes), One Art (1987, 2 minutes), Loose Corner (1986, 10 minutes), Sea Travels (1978, 10 minutes), Permanent Wave (1968, 3 minutes), The Breakfast Table (1979, 13 minutes), and To the Top (1991, 7 minutes).
Box 109, Item V46

Trudy Fruitcake, Forbidden Fruitcake: excerpts, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : 7 min.
Box 109, Item V47

Program #107: The Individual and Tradition, 1993 Apr 12

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)
Box 109, Item V48-V50

Signal to Noise: Life with Television. Show One, Show Two, Show Three, undated

General Physical Description note: 3 videocassettes of 3 (VHS)
Box 110, Item V51

Dee Dee Halleck, The Circus Burning : Der Zirkus breint, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 videocassette (VHS)
Box 110, Item V52

Margaret Stratton, Kiss the Boys and Make them Die, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) (30 min.)
Box 110, Item V53-V54

Abortion demonstration, [shot by?] Rainer. Madison Square Garden, 1981 May 20

General Physical Description note: 2 videocassettes of 2 (U-matic)
Box 110, Item V55-V57

Unlabeled

General Physical Description note: 3 videocassettes (U-matic, VHS and Betacam)
Box 118, Item V91-V92

Yvonne and Colin, undated

Physical Description: 2 videocassettes (mini DV)
Box 118, Item V91

Rehearsal, undated

Physical Description: 1 videocassette (mini DV)
Box 118, Item V92

Performance, undated

Physical Description: 1 videocassette (mini DV)
Box 125, Item D1-D2

Sound discs, 1991, undated

Box 125, Item D1

[Untitled: 9 Tracks], undated

General Physical Description note: 1 sound disc (Compact disc) : digital ; 4 ¾ in.

Scope and Content Note

Includes: "I want to make a dance," "[illegible] Vocal," "[illegible] Collage," "Alarm," "Horse Trot," "This Tape-" "[illegible]," "I really don't like being here," "Tonight [illegible]."
Box 125, Item D2

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Rainer, Y., 1991

General Physical Description note: 1 sound odisc (Compact disc) : digital ; 4 ¾ in.

Scope and Content Note

CD labeled "1 of 2"; number 2 is not present.
Box 125, Item DVD1 - DVD11

DVD's, 1969-2000 and undated

Box 125, Item DVD1

Screening Room With Robert Gardner, 2005

General Physical Description note: 1 videodisc (DVD) : digital ; 4 ¾ in.
Box 125a, Item DVD2

Connecticut Rehearsal, Rainer, 1969

General Physical Description note: 1 videodisc (DVD) : digital ; 4 ¾ in.

Scope and Content Note

Rehearsal for Connecticut Composite, which included an early version of Continuous Project - Altered Daily. Shot by Michael Fajans at Connecticut College, July 1969. [See videocassette in Box 109; See films.]
Use copy available.
Box 125b, Item DVD3

Dance Fractions for the West Coast, 1969

General Physical Description note: 1 videodisc (DVD) : digital ; 4 ¾ in.

Scope and Content Note

DVD3 is available for use by qualified researchers.
Box 125, Item DVD4

Trio A with Flags (1966), performed at the opening of the People's Flag Show, Judson Church, 1970 Nov 9

General Physical Description note: 1 videodisc (DVD) : digital ; 4 ¾ in.

Scope and Content Note

DVD4 is available for use by qualified researchers.
Box 125, Item DVD5

Peoples Flag Show, Judson Church, 1970 Nov 9

General Physical Description note: 1 videodisc (DVD) : digital ; 4 ¾ in.

Scope and Content Note

DVD5 is available for use by qualified researchers.
Box 125, Item DVD6

White Oak Dance Project, UCLA Royce Hall, 2000

General Physical Description note: 1 videodisc (DVD) : digital ; 4 ¾ in.

Scope and Content Note

Includes "Talking Solo," Trio Pressured," and "Chair/Pillow."
See also V108.
Box 125c, Item DVD7

After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, Rainer, BAM, undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videodisc (DVD) : digital ; 4 ¾ in.

Scope and Content Note

DVD7 is available for use by qualified researchers.
Box 125, Item DVD8-DVD9

Martha @ the Pillow, undated

General Physical Description note: 2 video discs (DVD) : digital ; 4 ¾ in.

Scope and Content Note

Richard Move as Martha Graham; with Rainer at Jacob's Pillow.
Box 125, Item DVD10

A Woman Who...Selected Works of Yvonne Rainer, undated

General Physical Description note: 2 videodiscs of 2 (DVD) : digital ; 4 ¾ in. + booklet

Scope and Content Note

Video Data Bank presents, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Box 126, Item DD1

Laser discs: Trio A, 1995 Oct 1

General Physical Description note: 1 laser disk [brand name]

Scope and Content Note

Use copy available.

Scope and Content Note

Choreographed 1966, filmed 1978.
Box 152-203, Item F1-F46

Motion picture films, 1964-1980 and undated

Scope and Content Note

All 16 mm., some exist in multiple formats (see videos) and generations. Repository has re-wound all the films.