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Yvonne Rainer papers, 1871-2013 (bulk 1959-2013)

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Rainer (Yvonne) Papers
Series I. Notebooks, appointment and address books, 1949-2012, undated 3 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
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.
Arrangement note
This series is arranged in three groupings. Each grouping is then arranged chrononologically except for the address books.
Notebooks, 1949-2004
box folder
1 1 1949-1952 2 items
A diary and abook of quotations that include dance drawings.
1 2 circa 1960-1962
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.
1 3-4 1961-1962
Includes descriptions of movements by Rainer of two dances by James Waring.
1 5 circa 1963
Includes We Shall Run and parts of Terrain, Ball.
1 6 1963-1965
1 7 1963-1974
1 8 circa 1965
Includes Parts of Some Sextets; transcribed excerpts from William Bentley's Diaries.
1 9 1965-1966
1 10 1966-1968
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.
1 11 circa 1968
1 12 1969
Includes Rose Fractions; Performance Fraction for the West Coast.
1 13 1970-1972
box folder
2 1 1971
India journal.
2 2 1971-1972
2 3 1972-1975
2 4 1973-1975
2 5 1974-1976
2 6 1977
2 7 1977-1993
Includes a separate sheet with description of a dream.
2 8 1978
2 9 1978-1979
box folder
3 1 1981-1983
3 2 1983-1987
Includes a separate sheet with description of a dream.
3 3 1986-1989
3 4 1989-1991
3 5 1993-1999
3 6-7 1999-2004
Appointments books, 1970-2012
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 folder
4 1 1970
4 2 1971
4 3 1972
4 4 1973
4 5 1974
4 6 1977
4 7 1979-1980
4 8 1980-1981
4 9 1982-1983
4 10 1983-1984
box folder
5 1 1984-1985
5 2 1985-1986
5 3 1986-1987
5 4 1987-1988
5 5 1988-1989
5 6 1989-1990
5 7 1990
5 8 1991
5 9 1992
5 10 1993
box folder
6 1 1994
6 2 1995
6 3 1996
6 4 1997
6 5 1998
6 6 1999
6 7 2000
6 8 2002
6 9 2003
6 10 2004
box folder
205 1 2008-2012
Addresses, undated
box folder
6 11 Address books
box
7 Addresses on index cards
Also includes business cards.


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