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

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Rainer (Yvonne) Papers
Series II. Correspondence, 1953-2008, undated 9 Linear Feet (14 boxes, 1 flatfile folder)
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.
Arrangement note
This series is arranged chronologically with letters to Ivan Rainer at the beginning and undated correspondence at the end.
Letters to brother Ivan Rainer and his wife, and family photographs, 1953-1978, undated
box folder
8 1 Poster, undated 1 item
Announces a performance by the James Waring Dance Company and lists Rainer as one of the dancers.
8 2-3 Letters, clipping and ephemera, 1953-1978
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 17 photographs
box folder
8 4 1959, 1961-1962 8 items
Includes one undated item from "Ellie" about Trio A.
8 5 1963 13 items
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.
8 6 1964 35 items
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.
8 7 1965 37 items
Includes one letter addressed to "Bob" [Robert Morris].
8 8-9 1966 51 items
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.
8 10-14 1967 77 items
Includes five letters from Robert Morris.
8 15-16 1968 38 items
Includes two letters addressed to Robert Morris and Rainer, and three letters to Morris from Rainer.
1969 25 items
box folder
9 1-3 Letters 24 items
Includes an exchange of letters with Robert Morris.
box folder
133* 11 Building plan of Studio Theatre and the University of Illinois 1 item
box folder
9 4 1970 15 items
9 5-8 1971 34 items
1972 47 items
box folder
9 9-12 Letters, 46 items
box
95 Transparency of Rainer's niece,
From Apr 8 letter.
box folder
9 13-21 1973 105 items
box folder
10 1-13 1974 139 items
10 14 Correspondence with Benjamin Buchloh, 1974-1975 34 items
31 letters from Buchloh, three from Rainer.
1975 145 items
box folder
10 15-19 Jan-Apr and undated 50 items
box folder
11 1-5 May-Dec 95 items
11 6-16 1976 177 items
Includes a letter from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) stating that the Berliner K├╝nstlerprogramm has recommended offering Rainer a "working stay" in West Berlin for 1976. (Rainer was in Berlin from Sep 1976 to Aug 1977.)
box folder
12 1-9 1977 176 items
12 10-17 1978 117 items
box folder
13 1-12 1979 136 items
13 13-21 1980 118 items
1981 104 items
box folder
13 22-23 Jan-Feb and undated 28 items
box folder
14 1-6 Mar-Dec 76 items
14 7-13 1982 108 items
14 14-20 1983 72 items
box folder
15 1-7 1984 74 items
15 8-14 1985 59 items
15 15-21 1986 78 items
1987 94 items
box folder
15 22-24 Jan-Jun and undated 16 items
box folder
16 1-4 Jul-Dec 16 items
Includes letter from Trisha [Brown].
16 5-11 1988 81 items
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.
16 12-18 1989 68 items
1990 118 items
box folder
16 19 Undated from 1990 9 items
box folder
17 1-10 Jan-Dec 109 items
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.
Australia visit, 1990 16 items
Rainer visited Australia from Jul 28 to Aug 24.
box folder
17 11-12 Correspondence and printed matter
box item
100 C23 Sound cassette
One sound cassette from Nicola, of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (perhaps a recording of a talk that Rainer gave?).
box folder
18 1-8 1991 116 items
Includes a letter from T. [Trisha Brown?]
18 9-14 1992 61 items
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.
18 15-20 1993 80 items
Includes a letter from Trisha Brown.
box folder
19 1-7 1994 68 items
Includes a letter from Trisha Brown thanking Rainer for her donation to a benefit.
19 8-16 1995 77 items
19 17-23 1996 52 items
box folder
20 1-8 1997 90 items
Includes a letter from Trisha Brown (Oct).
20 9-15 1998 75 items
20 16-19 1999 53 items
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 folder
21 1-4 2000 50 items
21 5-6 2001 27 items
21 7-8 2002 16 items
21 9-10 2003 17 items
21 11-12 2004 20 items
21 13 2005 1 item
box folder
205 2-3 2005-2008
flatfile
6** Undated
Poster reproduction of a drawing by Fred Troller, given to Rainer as a Christmas card by Fred and Beatrice Troller.


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