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Finding Aid to the Bob Smith Stand-up Comedy and Writings Coll2012.004
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Professional files Series 1. Bulk, 1991-2005 1986-2006

Physical Description: 3.0 linear feet.

Series Description

The Professional Files series consists of material relating to Smith’s career as a writer and comedian.

Arrangement note

Materials are grouped into two subseries: Publicity and administration, and Writings, and with each arranged alphabetically.
 

Publicity and administration Subseries 1.1. 1972-2006

Physical Description: [33 folders]

Subseries Description

The Publicity and administration subseries contains materials relating to Smith's professional career, such as newspaper clippings of reviews of Smith's performances and publications, writing and performance contracts, calendars, portfolios, correspondence, and publicity tour schedules.
Box 1, Folder 1

Audition scripts 1993-2006

General Physical Description note: Includes 1 photograph: b&w.
Box 1, Folder 2

Awards 1995-1998

Box 1, Folder 3-5

Calendars 1986-1999

Box 1, Folder 6-16

Clippings

Box 1, Folder 6

Funny Gay Males 1989-2006

Box 1, Folder 7

Openly Bob 1997-1998

Box 1, Folder 8

Out There 1993

Box 5

Oversize clippings and posters 1995-2004

Physical Description: [1 oversized folder]
Box 1, Folder 9-15

Reviews and announcements 1988-2005

Box 1, Folder 16

Way to Go Smith! 1999-2000

Box 1, Folder 17-22

Contracts

Box 1, Folder 17

Amblin 1993-1994

Box 1, Folder 18

Funny Gay Males 1991-1992

Box 1, Folder 19

HBO Comedy Half-Hour 1994

Box 1, Folder 20

Openly Bob 1994-1996

Box 1, Folder 21

Other writing contracts 1996-1999

Box 1, Folder 22

Television, film, internet, radio contracts 1994-2003

Box 2, Folder 1

Eighth grade progress report 1972

Box 2, Folder 2

Portfolios 1994-2000

General Physical Description note: Includes 1 photograph: b&w.
Box 2, Folder 3

Professional correspondence 1994-2004

Box 2, Folder 2-5

Publicity tours

Box 2, Folder 4

Openly Bob 1996-1998

Box 2, Folder 5

Way to Go Smith! 1999-2000

 

Writings Subseries 1.2. 1981-2002

Physical Description: [22 folders]

Subseries Description

The Writings subseries consists of material Smith wrote throughout the course of his career, including scripts, manuscripts of his published works, clippings of published articles, and notes for his comedy routines. Some of this material is contained in floppy disks. Also included are research materials he used in writing his novel Selfish and Perverse, including two annotated books: Eskimo Essays and Boundaries and Passages.
Box 2, Folder 6-7

Comedy notes 1985-1997, undated

Box 3, Item 13-22

Floppy disks 1991, undated

General Physical Description note: [12 floppy disks (3 1/2 in.)]
Box 3, Item 13

Addresses undated

Box 3, Item 14

Back up HD3 undated

Box 3, Item 15

Funny Gay Males book, movie section undated

Box 3, Item 16

Jokes undated

Box 3, Item 17

"My stuff" undated

Box 3, Item 18

Out There, Bob Smith undated

Box 3, Item 19

Print file undated

Box 3, Item 20

Saturday Night Special undated

Box 3, Item 21

Stand-up 1991

Box 3, Item 22

Unlabeled floppy disks undated

Box 2, Folder 8

In Through the Out Door 1997

Box 2, Folder 9

It's a Fabulous Life undated

Box 2, Folder 10-12

Mad TV

Box 2, Folder 10

Research, notes, correspondence 1998-2000

Box 2, Folder 11

Sketches 2000

Box 2, Folder 12

Table draft 1999

Box 2, Folder 13-15

Openly Bob 1997

Box 2, Folder 16

Other writings undated

Box 2, Folder 17

Out There 1993

Box 2, Folder 18

Published articles 1995-2002

Box 3, Folder 1-5

Selfish and Perverse

Box 3, Folder 1-2

Manuscripts 2001, undated

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 3, Folder 3-5

Research and notes 1990-2001

Box 3, Folder 6

Snap Judgment circa 1981

Box 3, Folder 7-9

Way to Go Smith! 1999

 

Personal files Series 2. Bulk, 1992-2004 1972-1995

Physical Description: [3 folders]

Series Description

The Personal Files series consists of correspondence from friends and relatives, and other personal materials.

Arrangement note

Materials are arranged alphabetically.
Box 3, Folder 10

Correspondence 1992-2004

Box 3, Folder 11

Domestic partner enrollment form 1995

Access

RESTRICTED
Box 3, Folder 12

The Seven Deadly Sins of Lobe (inscribed to Smith) 1994

 

Audiovisual material Series 3. Bulk, 1982-2004 1982-2004

Physical Description: 1.0 linear foot.

Series Description

The Audiovisual Material series consists of recordings of Smith’s performances throughout his career on videocassettes, audiocassettes, and DVDs.

Arrangement note

Materials are grouped by format, then arranged chronologically.
Box 4, Item 1-41

Videocassettes 1990-2004

Physical Description: [41 videocassettes]
Box 4, Item 1-2

Bob Smith: The Duplex (Applause Video Productions) June 22, 1990, undated

General Physical Description note: 2 videocassettes (VHS)
Box 4, Item 3

Comics Only Show, Funny Gay Males (Pacific Ocean POST) December 23, 1991

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 4

Funny Gay Males, AM Philadelphia February 7, 1992

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 5

Funny Gay Males clip reel, Joan Rivers Show, Broadcast Plaza (Like Magic Entertainment Inc.) undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 6

Funny Gay White Males undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 7

Bob Smith: The Improv, Washington DC October 18-20, 1993

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 8

Bob Smith: Laugh Out Loud: Totota Comedy Fest 1993

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 9

Bob Smith: First International Gay and Lesbian Comedy Festival and Parade, Sydney Australia 1994

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 10

Bob Smith March 23, 1994

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 11

Dub for R&R with Roger Rose November 29, 1994

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 12

Bob Smith: Ricki Lake (Albrecht/Read Management) July 7, 1995

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 13

Ricki Lake undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 14

The MTV Video Awards 1996

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 15

We're Funny That Way Gala: Bob Smith April 23, 1997

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 16

Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, show 98-273 1998

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 17

Reno's Backstage Pass with Bruce Jackson, guest: Bob Smith August 18-19, 2000

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 18

Bob Smith Comedy: Norwegian Dawn July 13, 2004

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 19

Bob Smith: Bill Hicks Tape undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 20

New Screen Concepts, The One and Only Bob Smith, demo undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 21

Out in N.Y. undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 22

Bob Smith demo reel: The Late Late Show undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 23

Bob Smith: Entertainment Tonight undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 24

Bob Smith: America's Talking undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 25

Bob Smith: HBO/New York Comedy Festival (Albrecht/Read Management) undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 26

Bob Smith: HBO/NBC Comedy Showcase (Albrecht/Read Management) undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 27

Bob Smith: HBO Half-Hour promos undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 28

Bob Smith B-roll (HBO) undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 29

Bob Smith: Out on the Road, first rough edit undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 30

Giggles, episode 1 undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 31

Unlabeled Fuji tape undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 32-36

Saturday Night Special, episodes 103-106, Ninnyhammer Panopoly Productions (Dubs Incorporated) May 14, 1996

General Physical Description note: 5 videocassettes (VHS)
Box 4, Item 37

Bob Smith: HBO 20 Years of Comedy undated

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 38

Entertainment Tonight October 20, 1997

General Physical Description note: 1 Betacam cassette
Box 4, Item 39

Funny Gay Males, Danny Twice (All three) undated

General Physical Description note: 1 compact video cassette (CVC)
Box 4, Item 40

Out There, revised November 15, 1993 December 7, 1993

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 41

Funny Gay Males, 9 Broadcast Plaza November 13, 1990

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 4, Item 42-49

Audiocassettes 1982-1989

Physical Description: [8 audiocassettes]
Box 4, Item 42

Bob Smith: Tom Snyder and Tonight Show, Vortex Dance (Psycho Bitch) undated

Box 4, Item 43

Comedy at Thurston's with Bob Smith November 22, 1982

Box 4, Item 44

Comedy U., Forest Hills Jewish Center January 24, 1987

Box 4, Item 45

Comedy U., Rob Weinstein January 29-March 11, 1987

Box 4, Item 46

Comedy U., Rob Weinstein, Improv November 19-December 8, 1986

Box 4, Item 47

Funny Gay Males meet Howard Stern July 26, 1989

Box 4, Item 48

Funny Gay Males, Howard Stern Show November 1, 1989

Box 4, Item 49

Stand-up, Comedy U. August 10, 1986

Box 1, Item 50-53

DVDs 2003, undated

Physical Description: [4 DVDs]
Box 4, Item 50-51

Bob Smith: CBS Late Late Show, Entertainment Tonight, The Ice House Standup (Beach Front Booking) undated

Box 4, Item 52-53

Coming Out Party September 2, 2003