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Carolee Schneemann papers, 1959-1994

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Schneemann (Carolee) Papers
Series X. Performance albums, 1962-1989 48 albums
Series X consists of albums that document approximately 35 of Schneemann's performances and kinetic theater events. The albums contain photographs, manuscript and printed material. Many of the photographs are original prints by Schneemann or by Peter Moore and others who have achieved prominence as photographers of performance art. Some albums also include performance texts, notes, clippings, and programs that complement material in Series I.
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76 Album 1: '62 The Living Theatre Performance, "An Environment for Sounds and Motions" and "Poem for Chairs, Tables and Benches," 1962
Sidney, Illinois: 9 8x10 and 4 5x7 in a hand-painted album.
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77 Album 2: A Concert of Dance #3 and #4, Judson Church, 1963
25 photos by Robert McElroy and Al Giese, some smaller than 8x10 and 3 of which are color; program; and photocopied announcement and review in a hand-painted album.
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78 Album 3: Dance by 5, Judson Church: "Lateral Splay"
Original performance (10 8x10 by Peter Moore); "Lateral Splay" St. Mark's Revival (13 color, 10 b/w 5x7 or smaller); and "Queen's Dog" (15 8x10 by Giese). Also includes a slide of an original drawing; 2 Judson announcements; performance instructions for both pieces; 3 pp. of notes; and photocopies of drawings.
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79 Album 4: Chromelodeon (4th Concretion), 1963
25 photographs, 8x10, by Giese; 3 5x7; 8 5x7 color; 1 3x5 color; and 1 review clipping.
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80 Album 5: Eye Body, 1963
29 8x10, 28 of which are by Erró and 1 by Tenney; 1 photo-collage; 2 contact sheets; 20 slides; 6 slides of drawings; and 2 pp. of notes.
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81 Album 6: Meat Joy, Paris, 1964
26 8x10 by Harold Chapman, F. Massal and Cheney.
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82 Album 7: Meat Joy, New York, 1964
68 8x10 by Harvey Zucker, Moore, Giese, T. Ray-Jones and Manfred Schroeder; 1 photocopy of an 8x10; 3 5x7; and program.
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83 Album 8: Meat Joy
49 slides; copies of 2 drawings, announcement and performance instructions; many small prints, including 1 3x5 color; and contact sheet clippings.
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84 Album 9: Meat Joy
30 small color prints. Photographer unidentified.
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85 Album 10: Several performances, 1963-1967
Snug Harbor, 1967; Push & Pull, 1965; Noise Bodies, 1965; Loose-leaf, 1963. Includes NY avant-garde festival programs, review of the festival, notes and performance instructions for "Push and Pull," 2 8x10, and 2 5x7 of "Loose Leaf" with performance instructions.
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86 Album 11: Noise Bodies, 1965
15 8x10 by Moore, Ted Wester and Charlotte Victoria; program; and performance notes (4 sheets).
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87 Album 12: Several performances, 1966
Ghost Rev, 1966: 9 8x10 by Moore and Wester, 3 5x7 or smaller and announcement. "2nd Thermo Couple" and "V" (Tenney): 4 8x10 by Moore. and "Site" (Robert Morris), 1966: 2 8x10 by Hans Namuth, 8 3x4 color, and 7 slides.
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88 Album 13: Water Light/Water Needle, 1966
48 8x10 many by Moore and some by Victoria; 2 5x7; 5 3x5 color; and a program.
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89 Album 14: Water Light/Water Needle, St. Mark's in the Bowery and Havermyer Estate
29 8x10 mostly by Victoria; 34 3x5; 4 5x7; 22 small color; 5 slides; and photocopies of reviews and drawings.
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90 Album 15: Snows, 1967
63 8x10 mostly by Buggiani and Victoria, and also some by A.V. Sobolewski, Wester and Moore; 3 5x7; 12 3x5; and a program.
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91 Album 16: Snows, 1967
35 3x5 color by Victoria and Herbert Migdoll; 80 slides, some by Migdoll; contact sheets; 1 color transparency; 3x5 cards with addresses; performance instructions; 4 photocopied drawings; and 3 pp. of notes.
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92 Album 17: Manipulations-Ordeals, 1967
8 8x10, 3 by Moore (one of which is cropped) and 2 by Victoria; "Manipulations" announcement; program and 1 pp. of notes for "Ordeals"; and Schneemann manuscript for Aspen Magazine n. 6A.
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93 Album 18: Round House, London, 1967
26 8x10, most by Michael Boone and some by John Haynes, Leena Komppa and Jennifer Pike; 7 5x7; 1 10x12; notes on 5 3x5 cards; clipping; program; and performance instructions.
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94 Album 19: Illinois Central (Transposed), 1968
52 8x10, many by Wester and a few by Holbrook, Victoria and Migdoll; and photocopy of "The Chicago Saga of Carolee Schneemann" by Peter Holbrook.
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95 Album 20: Mail Art, London
includes photocopies and photos of some of Schneemann's mail art/ephemera, postcards, and a collage, 15 items (See also ephemera files).
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96 Album 21: Colby College, 1968
7 8x10 by Lyhte and MacKay, announcement, and notes, some of which are photocopies.
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97 Album 22: Intermedia, 1968
10 8x10, notebook with sketches and text, announcements, press release, and bios.
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98 Album 23: Naked Action Lecture, 1968 and "Expansions," 1969, 1968-1969
12 8x10, many by Massal and Sidney Zamochnick; announcements, one with notes and sketch; performance instructions; sheet of notes; and photocopied review.
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99 Album 24: Montreal Expo, Viet-Flakes, 1968
16 8x10 by Shunk-Kender, and notes (10 items).
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100 Album 25: Body Collage, 1968
15 8x10 by Michael Benedikt, 1 5x7, 3 3x5, and 1 color xerox.
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101 Album 26: Thames Crawling
2 8x10 with 4 images on each; 1 contact photo-collage; photocopied sketches and collages; International Underground Film Festival schedule book of notes and sketches (originally listed under Köln, 1970); substantial quantity of other notes and sketches; performance instructions; and an announcement.
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102 Album 27: Köln, 1970
9 8x10, most by Balthasar Burkhard, 5 5x7, and many photocopied notes and sketches.
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103 Album 28: Aggression for Couples, London, 1971
22 8x10, many are hand-painted and some have collage elements; 57 3x5 or smaller; and statement.
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104 Album 29: Schlaget Auf 1970, and Ices Strip 1971, 1970-1971
12 8x10; 1 3x5; contact collage; announcement; notes; performance instructions; and many photocopied notes and sketches.
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105 Album 30: Cooking with Apes, Sweden, 1973
13 8x10; 1 5x7; 14 color; 20 slides; Nutida Musik 2 1973/74; announcement; performance instructions; notes; sketches; clippings; 7 letters, most with Susanne Valentin of Fylkingen.
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106 Album 31: Interior Scroll, Sep 1975
includes 13 8x10; 2 5x7; contact sheets; and notes.
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107 Album 32: Up to and Including Her Limits, 1974-1975
70 8x10 by Gianfranco Gorgoni, Alan Power, Anthony McCall, Peter Moore, Tal Streeter, Carol Wikarska, Gwenn Thomas, A. Tannenbaum, Shelley Farkas, Jill Lynne, Susan Weiley, Mary Harding, Terry Slotkin, Henrik Gaard, Diane Nilsen, and Susan Hiller; 6 slides; 1 color xerox; and announcements.
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108 Album 33: Up to and Including Her Limits, 1974
2 8x10 by Shelley Farkas and C. Mary Harding; 1 color xerox; program; installation plan; clippings; announcement; notes and small sketches, some of which are photocopied; and corresp. with Axel Beyer and Jill Lynne (photographer).
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109 Album 34: Up to and Including Her Limits, 1974
Includes 4 8x10 and 4 5x7 by Shelley Farkas and Mary Harding (some are possibly laser prints), photocopies of sketches and notes, and photocopied clipping.
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110 Album 35: Moon in a Tree, Cornell, 1976
includes 2 color copies, notes, photocopied articles, letter from Walker Art Center, exhibition catalog from Minneapolis Institute of the Arts.
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111 Album 36: Cornell
7 8x10 by Farkas and Haller, 4 color xeroxes, 1 clipping, and 3 pp. notes.
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112 Album 37: Missing Precedents, 1973
Includes notes, text, images.
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113 Album 38: Homerunmuse, 1977
24 8x10 by Farkas and Bill Thompson, 96 color slides, 3 color xeroxes, score, notes, announcements, and photocopied clippings.
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114 Album 39: Fresh Blood, 1981-1983
32 8x10, some by Ginerva Portlock, Leigh Williams and James Brown; 1 5x7; 6 3x5; 44 3x5 color; 27 color slides; numerous sketches and notes; performance instructions; 5 color copies of color slides; poster; bibliography and image credits; and statement.
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115 Album 40: ABC We Print Anything, 1977
20 8x10, some by Haller and Jürgen Vogdt; 13 5x7 or smaller; 3 color xeroxes; performance description; a few sketches; and corresp. to Irena (?).
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116 Album 41: C. Schneemann and Her Work
25 8x10; 16 5x7 or smaller; 9 small color; 1 color xerox; and 1 photo-calendar page of Schneemann working.
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117 Album 42: Early Work
26 8x10; 29 5x7 or smaller; 50 color; 3 small color xeroxes; 1 color polaroid; and 1 contact sheet.
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118 Album 43: Early Work
19 8x10; 16 5x7 or smaller; 1 small color; 96 color slides.
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119 Album 44: Reproduction Prints - Early Drawings, Watercolors
53 8x10, 8 smaller b/w.
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120 Album 45: Teaching/Student Performance Art, 1979-1989
At UCLA, Ohio State, Univ. of Texas at Austin, Univ. of Massachusetts. Photocopy prints of student drawings; 2 contact sheets from Kent State; 85 slides; and 10 smaller b/w by Colin Klein.
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121 Album 46: Infinity Kisses (with Cluny), 1987
1 8x10, 40 slides, a color xerox, and performance article.
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122 Album 47: Cat Scan, 1987
Fliers, text, 1 8x10 and 18 smaller by Plauto; 3 color xeroxes; 3 3x5 color; 4 5x7 color; performance instructions; notes; program; and 2 announcements.
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123 Album 48: Dirty Pictures, 1980
Contact sheets; reviews; fliers; notes; text; scores; 16 8x10 by Lisa Kahane; and 18 color slides.


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