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

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Rainer (Yvonne) Papers
Series VI. Topical research files, circa 1951-2005, undated 12 Linear Feet (23 boxes, 2 flatfile folders)
The files in this series contain collected material on people and topics. Much of this material seems to have fed Rainer's work.
Arrangement note
The files are organized alphabetically. Most of the file headings are from the original file folders.
box folder
44 1 Abortion rights and birth control, undated
44 2 Ackerman, Chantal, undated
Photocopied article, program for screenings at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
44 3 Activist information, undated
44 4 AFNA, undated
44 5 African film, undated
Programs, articles.
44 6 African-American film, undated
Programs, articles, and notes.
44 7 Aging, undated
44 8 AIDS, undated
44 9 AIDS and film, circa 1989-1990
Fear of Disclosure project.
44 10 Anarchism, undated
44 11 Ann Arbor, Michigan and Once Festival, 1962-1965
Performance programs and publication. [Rainer performed here in 1964.]
44 12 Antin, Eleanor, undated
Postcards, "100 boots" series.
44 13 Art, miscellaneous printed images of paintings, undated
44 14 Articles, collected, 1975-1978
About people, events, Happenings, etc.
Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America, General Statement, 1984 Jan
box folder
44 15 Papers
flatfile
5** Oversize
Poster designed by Claes Oldenburg.
box folder
44 16 Artists Community Groups, undated
44 17 Asian film, undated
Programs, articles.
box folder
45 1-2 Avant-garde film, 1971-2000
Includes programs, articles and press releases. See also New York Film Festival.
45 3 Avant-garde film: Sherry Millner, 1985
Letter to Rainer regarding Millner film, collages by Millner, photograph of her son.
45 4 Awards, 1993
Rainer honorary degrees and awards.
45 5-7 Baader Meinhof research and notes, 1975-1978
Related to Rainer's film Journeys from Berlin/1971. See also files relating to the film in box 22.
45 9 Backlash: Arlene Croce, undated
Regarding Croce's article about "victim art." Clippings of responses by others.
45 8 Barnes, Clive, undated
Clippings of his reviews.
45 10-12 Banes, Sally, undated
Articles by, in manuscript and photocopies of published versions. Also in Box 46, folder 1.
box folder
46 2 Barthes, Roland, undated
Newspaper article/book review about.
box folder
45 10-11 Bennington College, Crossett Library, undated
Photocopies of photographs owned by the Crossett.
box folder
46 3 Berger, John, undated
Three articles by Berger.
box folder
59 5 Bernstein, Cheryl, "Performance as news," undated
Photocopy of article.
box folder
46 4 Bibliographies: Film, undated
46 5 Billops, Camille, undated
Resume, articles and printed ephemera about.
46 6-8 Books, undated
Lists of titles, reading notes, clippings and catalogues.
46 9 Borden, Lizzie, undated
Articles and press about.
46 10 Bordowitz, Gregg, undated
Publicity information on films by Bordowitz, scripts for a film.
46 11 Braderman, Joan, undated
Resume, printed materials about, with letter asking Rainer for a letter in support of promotion/tenure.
46 12 British film, undated
Press, programs, articles about.
box folder
55 15 Brown, Jean, 1960s
Papers regarding the Jean Brown collection at Judson.
box folder
46 13 Bryant, Tisa, undated
Chapbook written by Bryant, with letter to Rainer and business card.
46 14 Buñuel, Luis, undated
Photocopied pages about.
46 15-16 Bush, George W., undated
Clippings, political ephemera.
box folder
47 1-4 Cancer, undated
47 5 Carroll, Noël, undated
"From Real to Real Entangled in Nonfiction Film," typescript.
box folder
133* 2 Carmines, Al, 1966 Jul 3
New York Times clipping about Al Carmines, minister of Judson Memorial Church.
box folder
47 6 Cat, undated
box folder
55 12 Catalogs and manuals, undated
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 folder
47 7 Central America, undated
47 8 Centre national de la danse, 2002
Press releases, promotional information.
box folder
48 1 Cinematique (San Francisco), undated
Program.
48 2 Cockburn, Alexander, undated
Article by.
48 3-6 Collective for Living Cinema, undated
Programs.
48 7 Copeland, Roger undated
48 8 Corner, Philip, undated
box folder
49 1 Couvert Action, 1981, 1986
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.
49 2 Crimp, Douglas, undated
49 3-4 Croce, Arlene, 1980
Article by Croce, New Yorker, June 30, 1980; Rainer's response to the article.
49 5 Cuba, undated
Includes packet of information from the Center for Cuban Studies.
49 6 Cunningham, Merce, 1960-1967, 1980
Programs, reviews, two photographs: Cage, Cunningham.
49 7-8 Dance, miscellaneous, 1978-1992
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.
49 9 Dance Notation Bureau, undated
49 10 Dancer's Guide, 1963
49 11 Denes, Magda, undated
Three reprints of chapters from publications on gestalt therapy and sensitivity training.
49 12 DIA Art Foundation, 1987-1989
box folder
50 1 Dilexi Foundation, 1969
50 2 Distribution information, undated
Regarding the film The trouble with love and a film festival, The Age of New Yorker Films.
50 3 Documentary, undated
Regarding films.
50 4 DOCUMENTS, 1992
Project statement and letter to Rainer asking her to be on the Advisory Board for this publication.
50 5 Dougherty, Cecilia, 1997
Conversation with Yvonne Rainer.
Drawings by Rainer of Nijinsky and Isadora Duncan, circa 1968
Drawings after photographs of Nijinsky. Twelve drawings, ink on paper, mounted on two boards, after drawings by Abram Walkowitz of Isadora Duncan.
box folder
50 6 Drawings
flatfile
3** Oversize
box folder
50 7 Drawings, clippings, and paintings, undated
By various people; also clippings of figures in Japanese prints.
50 7 Dreyer, Carl, undated
Scenario for film.
50 9 Duras, Marguerite, 1975
October offprint: Joan Copjec article.
50 10 E.A.T. Newsletter, 1967-1968
Two issues.
50 11 Economics, 1988, 1990
Articles.
50 12 Electoral politics, undated
Newsletter: Women's Rights Alert, from Senator Barbara Boxer.
50 13 Environment, undated
50 14 Farocki, Harun, undated
50 15 Fassbinder, Rainer Werner, undated
50 16 Feminist issues, undated
50 18 Film: Actors Agencies, undated
50 19 Film: Assistants, undated
50 17 Film: Technical information, undated
box folder
51 1 Films: Women, undated
Film festival programs, seminars and articles.
51 2 Floating Bear: a newsletter, 1961-1962
Issues of the newsletter.
51 3 Fluxhouse, 1967
Material pertaining to the Fluxhouse Cooperative, formed to address the problem of working and living space for artists in New York City.
Fluxus, undated
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 folder
51 4 Files
box folder
132* 3 Oversize
box folder
51 5 Foreman, Richard, undated
Programs, articles and other information relating to the American playwright and director.
51 6 Frampton, Hollis, undated
Photocopied articles, public relations material, pertaining to the independent filmmaker.
51 7-8 French cinema, undated
Mostly programs from The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film, and Lincoln Center.
51 9-10 French texts, circa 1972
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.
51 11 Friedrich, Su, 1966
Photocopied articles, announcements, pertaining to the filmmaker, and a letter to Rainer, 1996
51 12 Gay, undated
Conference programs, articles, newspaper announcements, and event announcements.
box folder
52 1-2 Gay film, undated
Programs, announcements.
52 3 German film, undated
52 4 Gever, Martha, undated
Articles by, emails to Rainer.
52 5 Godard, Jean Luc, undated
52 6 Godmillow, Jill, undated
Letters, resume, documentation of work supporting promotion.
52 7 Goodeve, Thyrza, undated
Articles, manuscripts by.
52 8 Gorin, Jean Pierre, undated
Program for his film, Poto and Cabongo.
52 9 Graves, Nancy, undated
Announcement for an exhibition of prints by the artist.
52 10 Green, Renee, undated
Letter, manuscripts, photocopied articles.
52 11 Green, Shelley, undated
Letter to Rainer about her book on Rainer's work, manuscript chapter about Privilege.
52 12 Greenwich, London Dance Agency, 2003
52 13 Greyson, John, undated
About his film scripts.
52 14 Group Material and Martha Rosler, DIA, 1989
52 15 Guerilla Girls, undated
Promotional materials, articles.
Grant Applications, 1967-2003
box folder
53 1-9 1967-1975
53 10 1978-1979
53 11 1982
53 12 1984-1985
53 13 1987-1988
53 14 1989
53 15 MacArthur Foundation, 1990
box folder
54 1 Privilege, 1990
54 2 Privilege, National Endowment for the Arts, 1990
54 3 Privilege, The Rockefeller Foundation, 1990
54 4 Grants, Correspondence, 1994
54 5 The American Film Institute, 1994
54 6 ITVS (Independent Television Service), 1994
54 7 National Endowment for the Arts, 1994
54 8 Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media, Women Make Movies, New York Foundation for the Arts, 1994
54 9 Correspondence with actors, 1994-1995
54 10 Correspondence, 1995
54 11 The American Film Institute, 1995
54 12 Funding Exchange, 1995
54 13 ITVS (Independent Television Service), 1995
54 14 National Endowment for the Arts, 1995
54 15 New York State Council on the Arts, 1995
54 16 The Rockefeller Foundation, 1995-1996
54 17 Correspondence, 1996
54 18 The American Film Institute, 1996
54 19 Astraea, 1996
54 20 Funding Information, 1996
54 21 National Endowment for the Arts, 1996
54 22 Final Reports, 1996-1997
54 23 The Rockefeller Foundation, 1999
54 24 NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts) Electronic Media and Film Program, 2002
54 25 Video Data Bank , 2003
54 27 Hammer, Barbara, undated
Resume.
54 28 Harper's Bazaar, 1967
Issue devoted to "100 American Women of Accomplishment"; includes Rainer.
54 29 Hay, Deborah, 1969-2005
Programs and public relations material about her and her dance company.
Held, Al, undated
box folder
54 30 Papers
Two printed images of paintings, and an exhibition announcement (1967).
box
95 Slides
Slides show paintings in an interior (studio or apartment?); Al Held is in two of the views.
Higgins, Dick, undated
box folder
55 1 Printed texts, ephemera
55 2 Manuscript of "Postface"
83 leaves.
55 3 Newspaper clipping about Fluxus and Higgins
55 4 Something Else Press printed matter
Includes catalog, newsletter, chapbook, and directions to Higgins's house.
55 5 History, undated
55 6 History - film, undated
55 7 Hollywood - film, undated
55 8 Homeless, undated
55 9 Housing, 1969
Two announcements from the City-Wide Committee for Artist's Housing in Cooper Square.
55 10 Human Rights Festival, undated
55 11 Indian film, undated
55 13 Jameson, Fredric, undated
His review of books on Proust.
55 14 Japanese film, undated
55 16-19 Johnston, Jill, undated
Reviews.
55 20 Judson Memorial Church, undated
Flyers, programs, public relations. See also Programs.
55 21 Judson Memorial Church, Celebration of Freedom, 1999 Apr
55 22 Judson Poets Theater, undated
Programs, flyers.
55 23 Julian, Isaac, 2003
Articles and press for his film on Frantz Fanon.
box folder
56 1 Kaprow, Allan, A Selection of Recent Happenings, 1964, 1965
Typed scores.
56 2 Kelly, Mary, undated
Resume, articles.
56 3 Koch, Stephen, undated
Articles and reviews by Koch.
56 4 Kosovo, undated
56 5 Lambert, Carrie, undated
Manuscript essay on Trio A.
56 6 Larson, Ernest, undated
Articles by Larson and flyers for programs he curated.
56 7 Latin American film, undated
56 8 Lehmann, Minnette, undated
Articles by Lehmann.
56 9 Le Roy, Xavier, undated
Letter to Rainer, 1999, and description of one of his performances.
56 10 Lesbians, undated
56 11 Lesbians in film and video, undated
56 12 Leung, Simon, undated
Pinpricked drawing.
56 13 Lew, Jeffrey, undated
Newspaper article about Lew.
56 14 Lewis, Glenn, undated
Postcards and ephemera.
56 15 Lewitt, Sol, undated
Exhibition announcement/brochure, two copies.
56 16 London, undated
Article.
56 17 Lord, Catherine, undated
Manuscripts.
56 18 Lower East Side, undated
Article, flyer.
56 19 Luca, Mark, undated
Resume, writings and ephemera.
56 20 Ludlam, Charles, undated
"Manifesto, Ridiculous Theater, Scourge of Human Folly."
56 21 MacLow, Jackson, undated
Typed and printed poems. See also folders "Poetry."
56 22 Mail Art, undated
From Ray Johnson and others.
56 23 Mailing lists, undated
56 24 Mangolte, Babette, undated
Resume, letters, and documentation for her application for a position at University of California, San Diego.
box folder
57 1 Marriage, 1983
Article by Vivian Gornick, "Against Marriage," Village Voice, 1983 November 15.
57 2 Menopause, undated
57 3 Millner, Sherry, undated
Material to support a promotion including her resume, letters and articles.
Miscellaneous, undated
box folder
57 4 Papers
box folder
58 13 Note,
A note from Rainer about a "Steno notebook" loaned to Sally Banes.
box folder
57 5 Mitchell, Jack, 1968
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.
57 6 Monk, Meredith, undated
Process Notes on "Portable."
57 7-9 Morris, Robert, undated
Clippings, typescript review of Morris performance, note from Rainer regarding material loaned to Sally Banes, and a manuscript by Jill Johnston.
57 10 Mulvey, Laura and Peter Wollen undated
Flyers, press releases, notes.
57 11 Music, undated
Article by John Rockwell, "New York's Experimental Music Sounds Familiar Notes."
57 12 Narrative, 1995, 1999
Article; information about a class at Columbia University.
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), 1990
About NEA censorship controversy.
box folder
57 13 Files
box folder
58 1-2 Files
58 3 New American Filmmakers, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1982
58 4-5 New York, 1970's
Articles, notes on retail goods and services, map of New York City.
New York Film Festival, 1963, 2000-2004
box folder
58 6 1963
Articles, notes on retail good and services, map of New York City.
58 7 circa 2000-2004
Programs.
58 7 New York Film Festival, circa 2000-2004
Programs.
58 8 New York Foundation for the Arts, undated
58 9 New York Poets Theater, undated
File contains only a note regarding loan of material to Sally Banes.
58 10 New York Say No to War, undated
Printed ephemera.
58 11 News clippings, undated
Miscellaneous news clippings, organized into three groupings: arts, international and politics, science and medicine.
58 12 No More Nice Girls, undated
58 14 NOW Festival, 1966
Program. See also posters, Box 133*, f.1.
58 15-16 Nuclear, anti-nuke, undated
58 17 Owens, Craig, undated
Article by Owens, and his obituary.
box folder
59 1 Palestine, undated
Pamphlet from Third World Newsreel.
59 2 Paper Tiger, undated
Flyers, articles.
59 3 Paris, undated
Article about.
59 4 Paxton, Steve, undated
Letters, notes, printed ephemera.
59 6-7 Poetry, undated
Includes poems by Jackson MacLow, among others.
59 8 Politics, civil rights, undated
Magazines.
59 9 Pornography, undated
59 10-11 Postcards: old postcards from Rome, undated
59 12 Postcards, clippings, photographs, undated
59 13 Powell, Michael and Pressburger, undated
59 14 Psychology, undated
Articles.
59 15 Psychoanalysis, undated
Articles.
59 16 Quattuor Albrecht Knust, undated
Dance company in communication with Rainer regarding Continuous Project - Altered Daily.
box folder
60 1-2 Race, undated
Notes and clippings.
60 3-4 Rainer, Childs, Hay, 1968
Letters asking for financial assistance. Publicity.
60 5 Rape, undated
60 6 Rappaport, Mark, 1982
Film proposal.
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1951, 1966-1968
Also includes the exhibition poster for White Paintings, his first exhibition at the Leo Castelli Gallery, Oct 12 - 27, 1951.
box folder
60 7 Papers
Letters, including hand-made Christmas cards for 1966, 1967 and 1968, composed of hand-illustrated 2 inch square cards; photographs; and programs.
box folder
132* 1 Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster for White Paintings, his first exhibition at the Leo Castelli Gallery, Oct 12 - 27, 1951.
box folder
60 8-10 Reading notes, 1966-1968, undated
Includes notes on Marshall McLuhan.
60 11 Reynaud, Bérénice, 1966-1968
Articles and manuscript about independent film.
box folder
61 1-8 Research notes, 1980s-1990s
box folder
60 12 Rich, Ruby, 1966-1968
Articles, manuscripts.
60 13 Rosenberg, Julius and Ethel, 1966-1968
box folder
62 1 Rosler, Martha, undated
Articles
62 2 Russian film, undated
Flyer.
62 3 Schneider, Gary, undated
Clippings.
62 4 Sexuality, undated
62 5 Sirk, Douglas, undated
Program flyer.
62 6 Soho (New York City), undated
box folder
129* 1 South Africa, 1998
Report of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), November 1998.
129* 1 Soviet Union, 1991
Issues of the New York Times from August 1991 reporting the fall of the Soviet Union.
box folder
62 7 Spiro, Ellen, 2000
Resume, letters.
62 8-9 Students, undated
Resume, letters and writings.
62 10 Straub, Jean-Marie and Daniele Huillet, undated
Program of films.
62 11 Sugerman, George, undated
Two Christmas cards from Sugerman, one with a collage, dated 1959, and one with a painting.
62 12 Theater history, 1975 Feb 4
Article by Rachel Rosenthal, Journal of the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, February 4, 1975.
Theater programs, 1982-1998, undated
box folder
62 13 Brooklyn Academy of Music, undated
62 14 C-D, undated
62 15 Lincoln Center, 1982-1984
62 16 M-O, undated
62 17 Playbill, 1987, 1992-1998
62 18 Public Access, 1996
62 19 Miscellaneous, undated
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.
62 20 Theater Rally, 1965
62 21 Third World Cinema Conference and other programs, undated
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 folder
63 1 Tillman, Lynn, undated
Photocopied article.
box folder
129* 1 Titanic, 1998
An April 15, 1998 reissue of the April 16, 1912 New York Times reporting the news of the sinking of the Titanic.
box folder
63 2 Trinh T. Minh-ha, undated
Articles, public relations material.
Trisha Brown Company, 1978-2005
box folder
63 3-22 Files
Interview (manuscript, folder 3), programs, reviews and articles.
box folder
134* 6, 8 Oversize posters
box folder
64 1 USSR, undated
Ephemera regarding film.
64 2 Video Against AIDS, undated
Programs.
64 3 War Game Project, undated
Public relations material.
64 4 Warhol, Andy, undated
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).
64 5 Waring, James, undated
Ephemera; note regarding items loaned to Sally Banes.
64 6 Weems, Carrie Mae, undated
Exhibition ephemera.
Wexner Prize, 1995
box folder
64 7 Articles, press releases
flatfile
5** Wexner Center poster
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 folder
64 9 Wilson, Deborah, undated
Essay titled "The Man Moves."
64 10 Wittgenstein, Ludwig, undated
Articles.
64 11 Womens' Action Committee, undated
64 12 World Trade Center, 2001
Emails, flyers, clippings.
64 13 World War II, undated
Articles.
box folder
65 8 Zummer, Thomas, 1993
Manuscript text for a performance.


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