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Allan Kaprow papers, 1940-1997

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Finding aid for the Allan Kaprow papers, 1940-1997

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Series I. Education, 1940-1996 3 lin. ft.
Education files include Oversize, and offer evidence of an early inclination toward art, such as an elementary school award for handicrafts and a Christmas card Kaprow designed for his high school. Otherwise, the series documents the intellectual aspect of Kaprow's development as an artist. It consists of notebooks for undergraduate and graduate courses in Art History and Philosophy, along with Kaprow's student essays, including a paper on Jackson Pollock that Kaprow wrote for a course with Meyer Schapiro, whose comments are on the paper. Also included are musical scores Kaprow created for courses with John Cage at the New School for Social Research.
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1 Education, 1940-1952
1 1 Brandes School, Arizona, 1940-1941
Brochure of Kaprow's elementary school and award he won for handicrafts.
1 2 High School of Music & Art, New York, 1941-1945
Christmas card designed by Kaprow for the school, Principal's letter of congratulations about the card, graduation invitations and program, diploma, and diploma from Junior High in Tucson.
1 3 New York University, 1946-1949
Kaprow essay on Hart Crane, program for student plays, exams for courses on Aesthetics and Ethics, notebook and study cards for Philosophy course, letter of conferment of degree.
1 4 New York University, 1946-1949
Philosophy notebook cover.
1 5 Columbia University, 1950-1952
One course notebook on Greek art and one on Romanesque painting, with loose notes on assorted topics.
1 6 Columbia University, 1950-1952
One course notebook on Modern Art and one on Early Christian painting, with loose notes on assorted topics.
1 7 Columbia University, 1950-1952
One course notebook on Baroque painting in Italy and one on Modern Art, with loose notes on assorted topics.
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2 Education, , 1950-1958 1996
2 1 Columbia University, 1950-1952
One course notebook on Medieval Art and one on Greek art.
2 2 Columbia University, 1950
Essay on Jackson Pollock for course taught by Meyer Schapiro, with Schapiro's comments.
2 3 Columbia University, 1950
Essay on The South Portal Tympanum of St. Sernin at Toulouse, for course on Romanesque sculpture taught by Meyer Schapiro, with Schapiro's comments.
2 4 Columbia University, 1950-1952
Handwritten draft of essay on Humanism and Raphael's "Disputa" and "Parnassus."
2 5 Columbia University, 1950-1952
Handwritten draft of essay on Titian.
2 6 Columbia University, 1950-1952
Essay on Frans Hals.
2 7 Columbia University, 1950-1952
Handwritten draft of essay on Piero della Francesca and Fernand Leger.
2 8 Columbia University, 1950-1952
Handwritten draft of review of Modigliani show at MOMA.
2 9 Columbia University, 1951
Master's thesis on Piet Mondrian, with dedication to Meyer Schapiro.
2 10 Columbia University, 1951
A second copy of above M.A. thesis, with handwritten corrections on tablet.
2 11 Columbia University, 1952
Master's Degree Diploma.
2 12 Goya Exhibition Program, 1950
With Kaprow's notes written in margins.
2 13 Book List, 1956
A list of books about art and artists.
2 14 New School for Social Research, 1957
Handwritten musical score ("Music").
2 15 New School for Social Research, 1957-1958
Handwritten musical score ("Roulette").
2 16 New School for Social Research, 1957-1958
Musical score ("Saw"), 2 copies.
2 17 Invitations, 1994-1996
Symposium and Memorial in honor of Meyer Schapiro.
Series II. Hansa Gallery, 1953-1958 0.25 linear feet
This Series consists of posters and announcements for exhibitions at the Hansa Gallery, where Kaprow's paintings and early environments were first exhibited.
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3 Hansa Gallery, 1953-1958
3 1 Announcements, 1953
Jan Müller mimeos.
3 2 Announcements, 1954-1958
For Kaprow's paintings and drawings exhibitions.
3 3 Posters, 195?
for Kaprow solo and group exhibitions.
Series III. Project Files, 1946-1999 14.0 linear feet
Project Files form the core of the collection. Arranged chronologically by year and, where possible, by month, they begin with .5 linear feet of slides and photographs of Kaprow's early paintings, and drafts of early scores. The remaining Project Files document the 231 Environments, Happenings, or Activities in the collection, including some that were never realized. Typically, a file contains a score, often both handwritten and revised typewritten versions; correspondence with the sponsoring institution regarding funding, site specifications, and travel arrangements; photographs of the work; and possibly clippings or press releases. Files for Happenings created between 1967 and 1969 often contain a poster that served as both publicity for a Happening and as its score (see also Series IV.D. Posters). Files for Activities created between 1970 and 1979 often contain Activity Booklets, that is, booklets made to look like training manuals that document a piece with photographs and text and may also serve as scores for future reinventions. Pieces Kaprow reinvented more than once in his career (such as "Yard" or "Words") are listed in the chronological sequence each time they were reinvented, and the entry for the original piece lists all subsequent reinventions for which there is documentation in the collection. (For a more complete list of Kaprow's work, see his Curriculum Vita in the Research file for 980063). The entry for each project begins with the name of the sponsoring institution or, where that is not known, the location. Please note that the dates of projects have been authenticated by reference to announcements or clippings or by discussions with Allan Kaprow and that dates on the versos of photographs are not authoritative. Moreover, research related to the GRI book on Kaprow has led to date reassignments that are noted in brackets next to the title of the Project file, but the files have not been moved. Also note that slides, negatives, minox, and color prints, while listed under the Project file, are in cold storage boxes 112-115.
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4 Project Files, 1946-1958
4 1 Varieties, 1946-1947
Ten complete issues from the New York University magazine for which Kaprow was a principle cartoonist. Includes covers and internal cartoons by Kaprow.
4 2 Varieties, 1946-1947
15 individual cartoons Kaprow drew for the N.Y. University magazine, with 1 copy of Varieties Cartoon Cavalcade and 1 Kaprow drawing.
4 3 Red forest, 1953
Black and white photographs of the Kaprow painting. No Photo credit.
4 4 Early works, ca. 1954-1957
Slides, negatives, and transparencies of early paintings, sculpture, and collages, including "Red Dancers," and "Woman Out of Fire," with an incomplete list in Kaprow's handwriting. No Photo credit.
4 5A Early works, ca. 1952-1953
4 5B Early works, ca. 1954
4 5C Early works, ca. 1955
4 5 Early works, ca. 1956-57
4 6 Caged pheasant #1 and #2, 1956
Black and white photographs and color transparencies and slides of the piece. Photo credits: Mary Kristen.
4 7 Tape score, 1957
Handwritten with photocopy.
4 8 Tape Score, 1957
Handwritten, with diagram of theater and a drawing.
4 9 Tape score, 1957-1958
Handwritten.
4 10 Composition, 1957-1958
Handwritten score involving music, dancers, and objects.
4 11 Score, n.d.
1 handwritten page. May not be Kaprow's work.
4 12 Rearrangeable panels, 1957-1995
Black and white photographs of early version; color transparencies of later version, with Kaprow statement from 1990. Photo credit: John Millaire; Rudolph Burckhardt; Photodyne.
4 13 Throat and cough piece, 1957-1958
1 page handwritten score.
4 14 Untitled environment, Mar 1958
First environment at the Hansa Gallery. Black and white photographs, color slides, one drawing. Photo credit: Jon Henry; Francesco Cantarella.
4 15 Untitled environment, Dec 1958
Second environment at Hansa for solo show. Writings, correspondence, announcements, black and white photographs. Photo credit: Francesco Cantarella. See also 1980 for later reinvention at Berlin Academy for show entitled "Eyes and Ears."
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5 Project Files, 1958-1959
5 1 A pastorale, 1958
George Segal's farm, North Brunswick, N.J. Handwritten score with diagrams. Part of score was incorporated into 18 Happenings.
5 2 Communication, Apr 1958
Douglass College, N.J. Handwritten score with diagrams and retrospective statement by Kaprow discussing this first public Happening.
5 3 Mountain, Dec 1959
Color snapshots and slides of this object shown at Reuben Gallery. No Photo credit.
5 4 Notes for electronic sound pieces, late 1950s
5 5 Something to take place: a happening, 1959
Published in Anthologist, v. 30, no. 4 (CJPA87-S944). Unrevised score of "18 Happenings in 6 Parts."
5 6 18 happenings in 6 parts, 1959
Reuben Gallery, NYC. Handwritten notes, scores, schemas and drawings.
5 6 18 happenings in 6 parts, 1959
Reuben Gallery, NYC. Handwritten notes, scores, schemas and drawings.
5 6A 18 happenings in 6 parts, 1959
Audience instructions.
5 7 18 happenings in 6 parts, 1959
Texts and speeches not filed under "Rooms."
5 8 18 happenings in 6 parts, 1959
Room 1, Sets 1-5.
5 9 18 happenings in 6 parts, 1959
Room 2, Sets 1-5.
5 9 18 happenings in 6 parts, 1959
Room 2, Sets 1-5.
5 9A 18 happenings in 6 parts, 1959
Room 3, Sets 1-6.
5 10 18 happenings in 6 parts, 1959
Slides of artwork used in piece. No photo credit.
5 11 18 happenings in 6 parts, 1959
Photographs not filed under Rooms. Photo credit: Scott Hyde
5 12 18 happenings in 6 parts, 1959
Correspondence (Organizational and post-performance response)
5 12A 18 happenings in 6 parts, 1959
Columbia University monitoring templates (where separated from materials)
5 13 Laughs and Balloons, A Happening in One Night, 1959
Reuben Gallery. Handwritten score.
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6 Project Files, 1960-1962
6 1 The big laugh, Jan 1960
Reuben Gallery. Score, 4 black and white photographs. No Photo credit.
6 2 Coca cola Shirley Cannonball, Feb 1960
Judson Gallery. Score, black and white photographs, negatives. No Photo credit.
6 3 Garage Environment, Sept 1960
In Kaprow's studio, Old Bridge, N.J. Black and white photographs and slides. No Photo credit.
6 4 Apple Shrine, Nov 1960
Judson Gallery, NYC. Black and white photographs and transparencies of 1960 version, with letter to the Village Voice regarding lack of critical response to the piece. Photo credit: Robert McElroy. See Box 33 for later reinvention in "7 Environments," Milan, Fondazione Mudima, 1991.
6 5 Stockroom, 1960
Stockholm. Score and black and white photographs. Photo credit: Vera Spoerri. See also "7 Environments," 1992, Box 33, for later reinvention.
6 6 A Spring Happening, Mar 1961
Reuben Gallery. Score, clipping of review, black and white and color photos and slides. Photo credit: Robert McElroy.
6 7 Yard, May 1961
Martha Jackson Gallery and David Anderson Gallery. Press release, Kaprow's statement, black and white and color photographs and transparencies. Photo credit: Robert McElroy; K. Heyman. For later versions of "Yard," see 1967 (Pasadena Art Musuem), 1970 (Köln), 1981 (Dusseldorf), 1982 (Staatliche Museen, Berlin), 1984 (Whitney Museum, NY), 1986 (Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund), 1991 (Fondazione Mudima, Milan), 1998 (MOCA LA).
6 8 Night, May 1961
Ann Arbor, as part of festival Open House 61. Score, letters, drawings, black and white photos. No Photo credit.
6 9 Chapel, 1961
A version of "Stockroom" (1960), this title was given in proposal to Bill Seitz of MOMA and was not realized. Proposal and letter to Seitz.
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7 Project Files, 1962
7 1 Service for the Dead, Part I, Mar 1962
Maidman Playhouse, NYC. Sponsored by NY Poet's Theatre. Handwritten and typewritten score. Published version of score (clipping from Art International, 1963 Jan 25), Black and white photographs, plus 4 glass slides. Photo credit: Robert McElroy.
7 2 Mirrors: A Happening, May 1962
Handwritten and typewritten score. Not performed; Kaprow developed it into a limited edition etching.
7 3 Service for the Dead, Part II, Aug 1962
Bridgehampton, NY, as part of Ergo Suits Festival. Handwritten and typewritten score. Black and white photographs, negatives, and glass slides. No Photo credit.
7 4 Sweeping, Aug 1962
Woodstock, NY, as part of Ergo Suits Festival. Handwritten and typewritten score. Black and white photographs and 1 glass slide. Photo credit: Peter Moore; Robert McElroy.
7 5 Words, Sept 1962
Smolin Gallery, NYC. Handwritten and typewritten score, press release, brochure, clipping. black and white photographs, 1 glass slide. Photo credit: Robert McElroy. See also 1984 reinvention of "Words" for Whitney show (Blam!), 1984 and 1992 reinvention for Galerie Donguy exhibition (4 Environments).
7 6 Courtyard, Nov 1962
Smolin Gallery, NYC. Mills Hotel, NYC. Score, press release, announcement, review, black and white photographs, plus 6 Kodachromes. Photo credit: Lawrence Shustak, Peter Moore. See also Box 15.
7 7 Courtyard, Nov 1962
More black and white photographs of the event, with 7 glass slides. Photo credit: Peter Moore. See also Box 15, for larger photographs of the event.
7 8 Mushroom, Nov 1962
Center Arts Council (Walker) sponsored Happening held in mushroom caves in St. Paul. Handwritten and typewritten scores and reviews.
7 9 Chicken, Nov 1962
Philadelphia Arts Council. Performed at YM/YWHA in Philadelphia. Score, correspondence, reviews, poster (duplicate in flat files), black and white photographs and slides. Photo credit: Edwin Sabol.
7 10 Fight, Part I, version 1, 1962
Handwritten and typewritten score. Never performed.
7 11 Fight, Part I, version 2, 1962
Handwritten score. Never performed.
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8 Project Files, 1963-1964
8 1 Birds, Feb [1964]
University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale. Handwritten and typewritten score. Black and white photographs. No Photo credit.
8 2 Push and Pull: A Furniture Comedy for Hans Hofmann, Apr 1963
Created for "Hans Hofmann and His Students," MOMA, NY. Typewritten score, performance instructions, exhibition list, press release, 2 clippings, black and white photographs, glass slides. Photo credit: Paul Berg, St. Louis Post Dispatch. For later reinventions of this environment, see also Pasadena Art Museum, 1967; "7 Environments," 1991; and "Out of Actions," MOCA LA, 1998.
8 3 Tree, May 1963
Performed as part of Yam Festival at George Segal's farm. Typewritten version of score, black and white photographs, 5 glass slides. Photo credit: Peter Moore.
8 4 Bon Marché, July 1963
At a Bon Marché department store in Paris, as part of Theatre of Nations Festival. Handwritten and typewritten score. Letter from Kaprow to Mr. O'Doherty describing the Happening a few weeks after it occurred, and a general explanation of Happenings. Black and white photographs, negatives, glass slides. Photo credit: Mercedes Guardado Olivenza; Shunk-Kender.
8 5 Out, Sept 1963
Edinburgh, at the International Arts Festival. Kaprow's handwritten and typewritten account of event and clipping of published version. Black and white photographs, one of which shows Eugene Ionesco in attendance. Photo credit: Alan Daiches; The Scotsman Publications.
8 6 Sea, Sept 1963
Prepared for Edinburgh International Writer's Conference, Sept. 1963, but cancelled at insistence of Chairman Kenneth Tynan. Handwritten and typewritten score with drawings.
8 7 Eat, Jan 1964
Ebling Brewery Caves, Bronx, NY, sponsored by Smolin Gallery. Black and white photographs, slides and glass slides. Photo credit: Peter Moore; Robert McElroy. See also Box 10 for larger photographs of the event and Box 33 for later reinventions at "7 Environments," Fondazione Mudima and Studio Morra, and "4 Environments," Paris.
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9 Project Files, 1964-1966
9 1A Household, [May] 1964
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Handwritten and typewritten score, also score for first version, entitled "Silver Foil," which was cancelled due to danger of the site. See Box 50 for photographs and Series X. for Kaprow's film and VHS use copy of Household.
9 1B Household, [May] 1964
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Black and white photographs, 26 glass slides. Photo credit: Sol Goldberg, Ithaca, NY. Photo credit for location photos of Silver Foil site: Alan Koslin. See Box 50 for photographs and Series X. for Kaprow's film and VHS use copy of Household.
9 2 Orange, Mar 1964
Miami Arts Council, Coral Gables, FL. Handwritten and typewritten scores, diagram, black and white photographs, 2 glass slides. Photo credit: Terry S. Lindquist.
9 3 Paper: A Happening, Mar 1964
UC Berkeley All Student Art Festival. Earlier draft called Tenants. Handwritten and typewritten score, black and white photographs, 4 color slides. Photo credit: Florian Steiner.
9 4 Originale, Sept 1964
2nd Annual New York Avant Garde Festival. Typewritten diagrammatic score by Karlheinz Stockhausen. (Kaprow directed this event). Black and white photographs. Photo credit: Peter Moore. 1 announcement for 1989 screening of Peter Moore film of the 1964 event.
9 5 Raining, Jan 1965
Handwritten and typewritten score. Not performed. Score was made into a booklet included in the Guggenheim exhibition entitled "Eleven from the Reuben Gallery."
9 6 Soap, Feb 1965
Florida State University, Sarasota. Cancelled due to "misinterpretation of intent." Handwritten and typewritten score, program, clippings, letter from pre-event participant. See also ref3712 roll 2 for score (black paint on butcher paper) intended for use in Happening.
9 7 Calling, Aug 1965
New York. Handwritten and typewritten score, black and white photographs, 19 glass slides, 3 slides. Photo credit: Peter Moore.
9 8 3 Country Happening, Spring, 1966
Proposal for a happening in 3 countries, with Kaprow (USA), Minujin (Argentina), and Vostell (Germany) in the form of a map/poster (duplicate of one in Series II, Posters), a letter from Horst Hahn (1969).
9 9 Self-Service, June 1966
Harry Abrams, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and Pasadena Art Museum. Handwritten and typewritten score, schedule of events to take place throughout the summer (in NYC, Boston and Los Angeles), maps, lists of participants.
9 10 Self-Service, June 1966
Black and white photographs of event. Photo credit: Peter Moore.
9 11 Towers, July 1966
Central Park, NYC. Handwritten note, telegram, black and white photographs, 14 slides. Photo credit: Elliott Landy.
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10 Project Files, 1964
10 1 Originale, 1964
Large black and white photograph of event. Photo credit: Hans Namuth. See also Box 9.
10 2 Eat, 1964
Large black and white photographs of event. Photo credit: Peter Moore. See also Box 8.
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11 Project Files, 1966
11 1 Gas, [August] 1966
Dwan Gallery and WCBS TV, Long Island, NY. Schedule of events and locations. Handwritten and typewritten score; addresses and phone numbers of some participants; letters from WCBS producers of the documentary about the event, to city officials, business proprietors and others (i.e. Marshall MacLuhan) explaining the event in advance; Dwan Gallery press releases, the documentary's script; clippings and one ms. describing the event; 1 poster (duplicate in flat files).
11 2 Gas, 1966
Black and white photographs of the event. Photo credit: Burton Berinsky; Ken Dewey; Peter Moore;
11 3 Gas, 1966
Black and white photographs of the event. Photo credit: Peter Moore; Burton Berinsky.
11 4 Gas, 1966
Negatives, slides, and contact sheets (some of which have views of Kaprow's family or other events.) Photo credit: Peter Moore.
11 5 Gas, 1966
Negatives and contact sheets. Photo credit: Peter Moore.
11 6 Gas, 1966
Black and white transparencies. No Photo credit.
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12 Project Files, 1967
12 1 Flick, Feb 1967
NYC. Anti-war protest event performed (in part) after poetry reading at Loeb. Typewritten score.
12 2 Sweep-In, Apr 1967
Lower East Side NYC. Contact prints and negatives, including views of miscellaneous unidentified events. Photo credit: Peter Moore.
12 3 Interruption, May 1967
State University of New York, Stony Brook. Handwritten and typewritten score, clippings recounting the experience, letters from faculty at Stony Brook complaining about the disruption to their lives.
12 4 L&M; Gold, June 1967
Proposal by Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co. to employ a Happening consultant to advise them on how to create publicity happenings for their new product, L&M Golden 100's. Kaprow's ideas for such a campaign written by hand on product press release. 2 black and white photographs of cigarette boxes. No Photo credit.
12 5 Moving, [Nov-Dec] 1967
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Activity booklet, clippings regarding city's war against commercial signs, correspondence regarding arrangments for the Happening and an exhibition including "Words" that occurred around the same time.
12 6 Moving, 1967
Black and white photographs. Photo credit: Peter Moore.
12 7 Moving, 1967
Negatives and black and white and color transparencies. No Photo credit.
12 8 Watching, Sept 1967
WCBS-TV. Handwritten and typewritten score, correspondence.
12 9 Environments, Oct 1967
Pasadena Art Museum. Included reinventions of "Yard," and "Push and Pull." "Fluids" created for the exhibition, was performed in various locations throughout the LA area. Handwritten score, letters from the Pasadena Art Museum, color snapshots of a backyard performance which was the trial run for "Fluids," black and white photographs of the other pieces. Photo credit: Julien Wasser.
12 10 Fluids, Oct 1967
Black and white photographs. Photo credit: Julian Wasser.
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13 Project Files, 1967-1968
13 1 Fluids, Oct 1967
Black and white photographs. Photo credit: Bruce Breland.
13 2 Fluids, Oct 1967
Black and white photographs. Photo credit: Bruce Breland.
13 3 Fluids, Oct 1967
Slides and transparencies. Photo credit: Bruce Breland.
13 4 Record I, Mar 1968
University of Texas, Austin. Handwritten score, poster (printed score), letters from UT staff, contract. Not performed.
13 5 Arrivals, Apr 1968
Nassau Community College, Hempstead, NY. Poster (printed score).
13 6 Overtime, May 1968
Created for SUNY New Paltz (cancelled) and then adapted for UC San Diego. Handwritten score, poster (printed score) done for New Paltz, correspondence with UCSD and SUNY staff, black and white photographs. No Photo credit.
13 7 Record II, Apr 1968
University of Texas. Handwritten score, poster (printed score), activity booklet, letters from UT staff, black and white photographs, photocopies of photographs. Photo Credit: Howard Smagula.
13 8 Population, May 1968
Colby College, New Hampshire. Typewritten score, poster (printed score), correspondence with college staff, correspondence with George Braziller regarding possible book, slides, transparencies, 1 black and white photograph. Photo credit: Louis Thompson?
13 9 Message Units I, May 1968
Typewritten score, in a letter to E.A.T. president Francis Mason, Jr.
13 10 Hello, Nov 1968
WGBH-TV, Boston for program "The Medium is the Medium," broadcast April 1969. Announcement, contact sheet, issue of Art Rite, no. 7, Autumn, 1974, containing article by Kaprow explaining Hello's plan and execution.
13 11 Noise, 1968
For the 6th annual New York Avant Garde festival (on a ferry boat). Handwritten score.
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14 Project Files, 1968-1969
14 1 Transfer, [Feb] 1968
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Handwritten score, poster (printed score), negatives, transparencies, black and white photographs. Photo credit: Andy Glantz?
14 2 Runner, [Feb] 1968
Washington Univ, St. Louis. Handwritten score and poster (printed score), correspondence with university staff (partly regarding the concurrent exhibition of Kaprow's work in the university gallery), black and white photographs (of the exhibition), transparencies, slides. Photo credit: John Millaire; Herb Weitman.
14 3 Round Trip, Mar 1968
SUNY, Albany. Handwritten score, poster (printed score), correspondence, black and white photographs. Photo credit: Nick Brady; Klaus Schnitzer.
14 4 Sign, June 1968
Typewritten proposal for E.A.T. project that was not realized, with letter from Kaprow to E.A.T. president Francis Mason.
14 5 Travelog, July 1968
8th International Artists' Seminar, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, N.J. Typewritten score, drawings, announcements, correspondence, black and white photographs. No Photo credit.
14 6 Travelog, July 1968
Black and white photographs, slides. No Photo credit.
14 7 Refills, Aug 1968
Dwan Gallery. Typewritten score, letter from Kaprow, black and white photographs. Photo credit: Gerald S. Frank.
14 8 Charity, Mar 1969
Other Ways, Berkeley, CA. Typewritten score, clippings, black and white photographs. No Photo credit.
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15 Project Files, 1962-1969
15 1 Courtyard, 1962
8 large black and white photographs. See also Box 7.
15 2 Transfer, 1968
10 large photos. See also Box 14.
15 3 Days Off, 1969
MOMA Calendar. See also boxes 17 and 23.
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16 Project Files, 1969
16 1 Pose, Mar 1969
Other Ways, Berkeley, CA. Clippings, snapshots, slides. See Folder 3 for score (on poster). No Photo credit.
16 2 Forecast, Apr 1969
Handwritten and typewritten score.
16 3 Fine!, [Mar] 1969
Other Ways, Berkeley, CA. Handwritten score, typewritten score, photocopies of parking citations, poster (printed score for this and 6 other happenings sponsored by Other Ways), black and white snapshots (some captioned), negatives. No Photo credit.
16 4 Shape, [Mar] 1969
Other Ways, Berkeley, CA. Sardonic description (score), letters, clippings reporting on the event, black and white transparencies and photographs. No Photo credit.
16 5 Shape, Apr 1969
Black and white photographs, slides and negatives. See Folder 4 for score (on poster). Photo credit: Gretchen Garlinghouse, Diane Gilkerson, Deborah Patten, Ken Graves.
16 6 Transplant, [May] 1969
Nevada Southern University. Typewritten score, correspondence, black and white photographs. No Photo credit.
16 7 Takeoff, [Apr] 1969
UC San Diego. Typewritten score, black and white snapshots, negatives. Also done at Cal State, Sacramento in May 1969. No Photo credit.
16 8 Course, May 1969
University of Iowa, Iowa City. Handwritten score, typewritten score, poster (printed score), map with directions, correspondence with students and faculty, issue of Iowa Alumni Review (June-July 1969) with article about Kaprow, black and white photographs, slides, negatives. Photo credit: Nancy Brush.
16 9 Giveaway, May 1969
Other Ways, Berkeley, CA. Handwritten list of locations, black and white snapshots, negatives, slides. See folder 3 for score (on poster). No Photo credit.
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17 Project Files, 1969
17 1 Purpose, May 1969
Other Ways, Berkeley, CA. Black and white snapshots, slides, negatives. See Box 16, folder 3 for score (on poster). No Photo credit.
17 2 Dial, May 1969
San Francisco Art Institute. Handwritten and typewritten score, black and white snapshots. No Photo credit.
17 3 Homemovies: A Marriage Happening for Catherine and Daniel Schmidt, July 1969
New Jersey and New York. Handwritten and typewritten score, notes, wedding invitation, poster (score), paste-up of poster.
17 4 Work, Sept 1969
Typewritten score, correspondence with the Jewish Museum, NY. Happening cancelled.
17 5 Days Off: A Calendar of Happenings, Oct 1969
John Gibson Gallery and MOMA, NY. Correspondence, notes, press release, black and white photographs, announcement stickers. Photo credit: centro de arte y comunicación (argentina), Charles Gatewood.
17 6 Days Off, Oct 1969
Black and white photographs used in the calendar. Photo credit: Colby Junior College, Howard Smagula, Allan Kaprow, Andy Glantz, John Milaire, Peter Moore, Julian Wasser. See also Boxes 15 and 23.
17 7 Heavenly Passtime - Year 2000, Oct 1969
E.A.T. proposal/typewritten score for the Pepsi Cola Pavilion, Japan World Exhibition 70, Osaka. Never performed. Correspondence, brochure, diagrams.
17 8 Home Brew, Nov 1969
KPFK, Los Angeles. Typewritten score with correspondence.
17 9 Moonsounds, Dec 1969
Blau wedding. Typewritten score, map to El Mirage Dry Lake, letter to Kaprow from Dick Blau.
17 10 Solo, 1969
Handwritten score.
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18 Project Files, 1970
18 1 Graft, Jan 1970
Kent State University Creative Arts Festival. Handwritten and typewritten scores, correspondence, contract, poster, black and white photographs. Photo credit: Doug Moore.
18 2 Good Morning!, May 1970
San Francisco State. Handwritten score.
18 3 Level, Aug 1970
Art Council of the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies. Handwritten and typewritten score, letter, slides. No Photo credit.
18 4 A Supermarket Event, Aug 1970
Art Council of the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies. Handwritten and typewritten reports on the event by members of Kaprow's Happenings workshop. One clipping folded in origami figure labelled "Bull".
18 5 Don't, Sept 1970
Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation "summer change 70" program. Handwritten and typewritten score, letter describing the event and reactions, brochure documenting the event.
18 6 Publicity, Oct 1970
California Institute of the Arts. Handwritten and typewritten score, black and white photographs, pages of an Italian newspaper. No Photo credit.
18 7 Sales Pitch, Oct 1970
Proposal submitted to E.A.T., a variant of "Hello" (1969).
18 8 Ribbon Cutting, Nov 1970
For dedication ceremony celebrating opening of UC Berkeley University Art Museum and the Hans Hoffmann wing. Typewritten score in body of letter to Museum Director.
18 9 Sawdust, Nov 1970
Cologne Art Festival. Typewritten score, correspondence with Wolf Vostell, Dick Higgins, and others, clipping, issue of Kunst Nachrichten (Feb. 1971) covering the festival.
18 10 Sawdust, Nov. 1970
Black and white photographs. Photo credit: Werner Krüger, Archiv Sohm, Wolf Vostell, Christian Dalchow, Hartmut Beifuß.
18 11 Car Spaces (Pasadena Freeway Project), Nov 1970
California Institute for the Arts. Black and white photographs, minox negatives, memo from Arts in Society magazine, which published some of the photographs(?)
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19 Project Files, 1970-1971
19 1 Sweet Wall, Nov 1970
Galerie René Block, Berlin. Letter from René Block, activity booklet, black and white photographs. Photo credit: Galerie René Block, Peter Smokler, Kalionzes, Dick Higgins, Bee Ottinger.
19 2 Sweet Wall, Nov 1970
Black and white photographs, negatives, slides. No Photo credit.
19 3 Yard, [Nov] 1970
Köln. Black and white photographs. Photo credit: Wolf Vostell; Werner Kruger.
19 4 Tracts, May 1971
California Institute of the Arts. Poster (printed score), black and white photographs, slides. No Photo credit.
19 5 Tag, June 1971
Aspen Design Conference. Typewritten score, press release, Aspen trail map, black and white photographs.
19 6 Labor Day, Sept 1971
Centro Apollinaire, Milan. Typewritten score, announcements, correspondence.
19 7 Print-Out, Sept 1971
Cultural Affairs Com. of Milan. Typewritten score, poster (printed score), black and white photographs, negatives, slides. Photo credit: J. Minkoff Genére.
19 8 City Works, Sept-Oct 1971
Galerie Baecker, Bochum. Handwritten and typewritten scores, correspondence, receipts, poster.
19 9 Scales, Oct 1971
California Institute of the Arts. Typewritten score, clipping, color slides. No Photo credit.
19 10 Calendar, Oct 1971
Handwritten and typewritten scores.
19 11 Unidentified exhibition and event, 1971
Art Systems. Black and white photographs. Photo credit: Scheidler?
Box
20 Project Files, 1972-1973
20 1 Message Units, , Feb 1972 May 1972
California Institute of the Arts (Feb.) and University of Illinois, Normal (May). Typewritten score.
20 2 Easy, , Feb 1972 May 1972
California Institute of the Arts. Colorado College (May?) Typewritten score, Kaprow's introduction to activity booklet of the event, printed pages from the booklet with black and white photos on them, slides. Photo credit: Alvin Comiter.
20 3 Baggage, April 1972
Rice University. Typewritten score, Kaprow's retrospective description of the event, black and white photographs, slides. Photo credit: Bob Covington.
20 4 Meters, May 1972
California Institute of the Arts. Handwritten score.
20 5 Burbank, Sept 1972
California Institute of the Arts. Handwritten and typewritten scores, color slides.
20 6 Meteorology, Sept 1972
Galerie Baecker, Bochum. Handwritten and typewritten score. See also Box 22.
20 7 Idea, [Sep] 1972
Portland Center for Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon. Typewritten score.
20 8 Entr'Acte, Dec 1972
California Institute of the Arts. Handwritten and typewritten score, black and white photographs, slides. No Photo credit.
20 9 George Brecht Dedication Ceremony, 1972
Cologne. Letter from Wolf Vostell, black and white photographs. Photo credit: Erik Andersch.
20 10 Copy, 1972
Handwritten and typewritten score.
20 11 Private Lines, 1972
Video score (handwritten and drawn).
20 12 Operazione Vesuvio, Jan 1973
Il Centro, Milan (3 part exhibition on Mt. Vesuvius). Clippings and press releases describing the exhibition and Kaprow's event.
20 13 Loss, Jan 1973
New York City. Handwritten and typewritten score, Kaprow ms. describing and explaining the activity, activity booklet, correspondence, black and white photographs, slides, negatives. Photo credit: Peter Moore.
20 14 Highs, Feb 1973
University of Kansas Museum of Art. Handwritten and typewritten score. Black and white photographs, slides, Minox. No Photo credit.
20 15 Dial, Feb 1973
Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington. Handwritten and typewritten score, drawings, black and white photographs. Photo credit: David D. Johnson
20 16 Anniversary, [May] 1973
Sacramento, CA. For Jane and John Fitzgibbon. Handwritten score.
20 17 Basic Thermal Units, Mar 1973
For three German museums. Handwritten and typewritten scores, correspondence, clippings (in German). See also Box 21.
20 18 Basic Thermal Units, Mar 1973
Black and white photographs and Minox. Photo credit: Timm Rautert.
Box
21 Project Files, 1972-1973
21 1 Baggage, Apr 1972
Large printed pages of booklet about the event. See also Box 20.
21 2 Basic Thermal Units, Mar 1973
Large (12" x 15") black and white photographs. See also Box 20.
Box
22 Project Files, 1972
22 Meteorology, Sept 1972
Large (15" x 19") black and white photographs. Photo credit: Lothar Wolleh. See also box 20.
Box
23 Project Files, 1969-1973
23 1 Days Off, Oct 1969
Printed pages (12" x 19") for booklet about event. See also Boxes 15 and 17.
23 2 Time Pieces, 1973
Printed pages (12" x 19") for booklet about event. See also Box 24.
23 3 Moving, 1967
Poster (15" x 19") for event mounted on board. See also Box 12.
23 4 Rates of Exchange, 1975
Large activity booklet. See also Box 26.
Box
24 Project Files, 1973
24 1 Clockwork, May 1973
California Institute of the Arts. Handwritten and typewritten score.
24 2 Wink, May 1973
California Institute of the Arts. Handwritten score.
24 3 Time Pieces, Sept 1973
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein for its festival "Aktionen Der Avantgarde," Berlin. Handwritten and typewritten score, activity booklet, booklet in various stages of revision, correspondence.
24 4 Time Pieces, Sept 1973
Slides, black and white photographs. Photo credit: Jürgen Müller-Schneck.
24 5 Time Pieces, Sept 1973
Black and white photographs. Photo credit: Hermann Kiessling.
24 6 Creatures, Sept 1973
Galerie Baecker, Bochum. Typewritten score, drawings, clippings, press packets.
24 7 Creatures, Sept 1973
Black and white snapshots and minox. No Photo credit.
24 8 Air Condition, Oct 1973
California Institute of the Arts. Handwritten score, transcript of audio tape of event, activity booklet, printed pages from booklet, black and white photographs and slides. Photo credit: Alvin Comiter.
24 9 Routine, Dec 1973
Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Oregon. Handwritten and typewritten scores, activity booklet, Kaprow's introduction to booklet about event, correspondence, black and white photographs, slides.
Box
25 Project Files, 1974
25 1 Then, Mar 1974
Videotape produced by art/tapes, Florence, Italy. Handwritten score and drawings for video, letter/contract.
25 2 2nd Routine, Mar 1974
Stefanotty Gallery, NY. Handwritten and typewritten score, transcript of conference at D'Arc, slides, black and white photographs. Photo credit: Peter Moore.
25 3 Dial, May 1974
California Institute of the Arts. Black and white photographs. No Photo credit.
25 4 3rd Routine, July 1974
"Project 74", Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne. Handwritten and typewritten score, Kaprow's postscript to event for booklet, printed text and photos for booklet, slides.
25 5 On Time, Sept 1974
Galerie Gerald Piltzer, Turenne. Handwritten score, activity booklet, posters, black and white photographs.
25 6 Take Off, Oct 1974
Galleria Martini & Ronchetti, Genoa. Handwritten and typewritten score, black and white photographs, slides, booklet text.
25 7 Affect, Oct 1974
Galleria Martano, Turin. Handwritten and typewritten score, printed pages of booklet, black and white photographs.
Box
26 Project Files, 1975
26 1 Rates of Exchange, Mar 1975
Stefanotty Gallery, NYC. Handwritten and typewritten scores for three parts: Reflecting, Walking and Shaking, Clothing. Black and white photographs and printed text for booklet. Activity booklet in Box 23 (because too large for file).
26 2 Rates of Exchange, Mar 1975
Transcripts of audio tapes of the activities, with Linda Bastien, Victoris, Frantisek (or J.P.).
26 3 Rates of Exchange, Mar 1975
Transcripts of audio tapes of the activities, with Michael, Max, Baecker.
26 4 Rates of Exchange, Mar 1975
Transcripts of audio tapes of the activities, with Marcia Tucker, Frantisek, Antonio, Inge Baecker.
26 5 Philadelphia Bicentennial Project, May 1975
Letter to Acey Wolgin describing score for a proposed happening.
26 6 Echo-Logy, May 1975
Merrieworld West Gallery, Far Hills, NY. Handwritten and typewritten scores, black and white snapshots, activity booklet, printed pages from booklet. Photo credit: Lizbeth Marano.
26 7 Comfort Zones, June 1975
Galeria Vandrés, Madrid. Handwritten and typewritten score in English and Spanish. Black and white photographs, negatives, activity booklet, printed pages from booklets.
26 8 Match, Aug 1975
Kunst und Museumverein Wuppertal, Germany. Handwritten and typewritten scores, correspondence, activity booklet, printed pages from booklet, black and white photograph. Photo credit: Jürgen Müller-Schneck.
26 9 Warm-Ups, Oct 1975
Center for Advanced Visual Studies, MIT, Boston. Handwritten and typewritten score, activity booklet, printed pages of booklet, correspondence, black and white photographs. Photo credit: Bee Ottinger.
26 10 Likely Stories, Nov 1975
Galleria Luciano Anselmino, Milan. Handwritten and typewritten score, activity booklet, printed pages from booklet, black and white and color photographs. Photo credit: Skip Norman
Box
27 Project Files, 1975-1976
27 1 Useful Fictions, Dec 1975
Galleria Schema, Florence. Handwritten and typewritten score, printed pages of booklet, black and white photographs. Photo credit: Bee Ottinger.
27 2 Natural Distances, Mar 1976
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art. Typewritten score, printed pages of booklet, black and white photographs.
27 3 Maneuvers, Mar 1976
Galleria Framart, Naples. Handwritten score, activity booklet, slides, black and white photographs. No Photo credit.
27 4 7 Kinds of Sympathy, Mar 1976
Museum of the 20th Century, Vienna. Handwritten score, activity booklet, printed pages from booklet, black and white photographs. Photo credit: Bee Ottinger.
27 5 Satisfaction, Apr 1976
D'Arc Gallery, NYC. Handwritten and typewritten score, activity booklet, printed pages from booklet, black and white photographs. Photo credit: Bee Ottinger
27 6 Durations, May 1976
Film in cooperation with Pro Musica Nova, Radio Bremen, Galerie Baeker, Bochum. Handwritten and typewritten score, drawings, clippings, festival program, earlier contracts, and versions of piece originally created in 1968, revised in 1972, and finally performed in 1976.
27 7 Durations, May 1976
Black and white photographs. Photo credit: Joseph Somogyi, A. Buttmann.
27 8 Testimonials, [April] 1976
Galeria Foksal, Warsaw. Handwritten score, activity booklet, black and white photographs. No Photo credit.
27 9 Pre-Socratic, Aug 1976
Artpark, Lewiston, NY. Handwritten score, drawings, clippings, snapshots.
27 10 Frameworks, Aug 1976
American Theater Association Convention, Los Angeles. Handwritten score, transcript of audio recording of activity, black and white snapshots. No Photo credit.
Box
28 Project Files, 1976-1978
28 1 Frames of Mind, Sept 1976
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein. Handwritten score, shooting score, printed pages of booklet, correspondence, clippings, poster.
28 2 Frames of Mind, Sept 1976
Black and white photographs. Photo credit: Dr. Rainer Wick; Jürgen Müller-Schneck.
28 3 Private Parts, Nov 1976
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Handwritten score, video script for later filming at Cal State Long Beach.
28 4 Proposal for Documenta, 1977
Handwritten proposal.
28 5 Timing, [April 1978]
What's Cooking, Festival 1, UC San Diego. Handwritten score.
28 6 2 Appointments, Jan 1978
Holly Solomon Gallery, NY. Handwritten and typewritten score, letters from participants describing the experience.
28 7 Peeping Tom, Mar 1978
La Jolla. Transcript of tape recording of participants.
28 8 Hello/Good-bye, July 1978
Los Angeles. Typewritten score.
28 9 Courtesy, [June 1977]
KPFA, Los Angeles. Handwritten score.
28 10 Toothbrushing Piece, 1978
La Jolla. Transcript of tape recording of participants.
28 11 Standards, [Dec] 1978
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls-Waterloo. Handwritten score, activity booklet, background material on Happenings for booklet.
28 12 Standards, Dec 1978
Transcript of audio tape of participants.
28 13 Standards, Dec 1978
Transcript of audio tape of participants.
28 14 Standards, Dec 1978
Black and white snapshots, negatives, transparencies.
Box
29 Project Files, 1979-1980
29 1 Blindsight, Apr 1979
Wichita State University, Kansas. Handwritten and typewritten score, transcript of audio recording of participants, writings by participants, activity booklet, and drafts of writings for booklet, correspondence.
29 2 Blindsight, Apr 1979
Negatives, black and white photographs, transparencies. No Photo credit.
29 3 Museum Portraits, Mar [1977]
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg. Handwritten and typewritten score, correspondence (which explains why piece was not performed).
29 4 Easy Too, July 1979
University of Arizona, Tucson. Typewritten score.
29 5 Performing Life, Aug 1979
Typewritten score.
29 6 Shadows, Sept 1979
Kunstwoche in Ihme Zentrum, Hannover. Handwritten score.
29 7 Tire Tower, Fall 1979
Galerie Baecker, Bochum. Typewritten description of project by Inge Baecker. Black and white and color photographs of tower before and after it was destroyed by arson in January 1980.
29 8 Untitled Environment, Jan 1980
Berlin Academy, "Eyes and Ears." Reinvention of Dec. 1958 environment.
29 9 Exercise, May 1980
L.A.C.E. and Public Spirit, Los Angeles. Handwritten score.
29 10 Convoy, Sept 1980
Tel Hai 80 Arts Festival, Israel. Handwritten description, correspondence, clippings.
29 11 Team, Oct 1980
L.A.C.E. and Public Spirit 2, Los Angeles. Handwritten and typewritten score, transcript of participant's account.
29 12 Making Faces, Dec 1980
Handwritten score.
Box
30 Project Files, 1981
30 1 Meditation Piece, Mar 1981
Zen Center, Los Angeles. Typewritten score, description of project, letter.
30 2 Die Zeit Project, Mar 1981
An action performed in the pages of Die Zeit. Letters, interview, clippings of the piece, reviews.
30 3 Europe Tour, Apr-May 1981
A suite of seven works performed with friends throughout Europe. Correspondence and planning.
30 4 Just Walking on the Edge (Europe tour), Apr 1981
Oxfordshire. Handwritten score, transcript of audio tape of participants.
30 5 Leaving No Footprints (Europe tour), May 1981
Berlin. Handwritten score, transcript of audio tape of participants.
30 6 Drawing on Stories (Europe tour), May 1981
Amsterdam. Handwritten score, drawings, transcript.
30 7 Quiet Please (Europe tour), May 1981
Paris. Handwritten score, notes, transcript.
30 8 Going/Staying (Europe tour), May 1981
Pouillac-Le-Moustier. Handwritten score, transcript.
30 9 Weighty Matters (Europe tour), May 1981
Florence. Handwritten and typewritten score, transcript.
30 10 Our Life Together (Europe tour), May 1981
Munich. Handwritten and typewritten score, transcript.
30 11 Europe tour, Apr-May 1981
Bound compilation of transcripts.
30 12 Yard, Oct 1981
Dusseldorf. Letters, clippings and black and white photographs of this reinvention of the 1960 Happening as part of an exhibition entitled "Black," which also travelled to Japan. Photo credit: Antje Zeis; Ulrich Baatz.
Box
31 Project Files, 1981-1987
31 1 (Meditation 2) Piece for 80 Langston Street, Aug 1981
San Francisco. Handwritten score and notes.
31 2 Exercise no. 6, Oct 1981
Typewritten score.
31 3 Exercise no. 4, Oct 1981
Espace DBD, Los Angeles. Handwritten score.
31 4 Maybe the Shortest Parade, Nov 1981
Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C. Typewritten score, correspondence, clippings, poster, slides, black and white photographs. Photo credit: Mary Swift; Mark Gulezian.
31 5 Company, Apr 1982
Rutgers University. Score/announcement.
31 6 Photoplay, Oct 1982
Los Angeles/San Diego. Handwritten score, typewritten description of activity.
31 7 Yard, Oct 1982
Staatliche Museen, Berlin. Correspondence, drawings.
31 8 Carpet Bagging, Dec 1982
Handwritten score.
31 9 Untitled, May 1983
Video as Attitude, Santa Fe/Albuquerque Museums. Handwritten scores for 6 video spots Kaprow created for the festival, correspondence, brochure, clippings.
31 10 Drag, June 1984
UC San Diego. Handwritten and typewritten score, Kaprow's account of the activity.
31 11 A Private Act in a Public Place, Aug 1984
International Summer Academy, Salzburg. Typewritten score. See also Box 65, folder 7.
31 12 Blam!, Oct 1984
Whitney Museum retrospective on Pop, Minimalism and Performance, which included Kaprow's "Yard" and "Words." (See Box 6 and 7 for files on the first versions of these environments.) Photocopy of letter from Kaprow to Barbara Haskell discussing installation of the exhibition and other matters, drawings, press release, color slides. No Photo credit.
31 13 René Block Said Don't Call This the Milky Way and I Agreed, Nov 1985
Hamburg Peace Biennale. Correspondence and 2 black and white photographs of Kaprow's event on verso of which is title. Photo credit: Elke Walford.
31 14 Piece for Coryl's Birthday, Dec 1985
Handwritten score.
31 15 Kaprow retrospective, [Oct] 1986
Das Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany. Correspondence, announcements, drawings, black and white photographs of "The Perfect Bed" and events reinvented for the retrospective. Photo credit: Alfred Koch; Erik Andersch.
31 16 Conference Event, Oct 1986
The Evaluative Process in Contemporary Art, Richmond Museum of Fine Arts. Handwritten and typewritten score, Kaprow's description of event and reaction to it, correspondence regarding Richmond event and an earlier attempt at a conference event at the University of Iowa, which was interrupted.
31 17 Apples and Oranges, Oct 1986
La Commedia del Arte, Los Angeles. Typewritten score, press release, poster, clipping, color snapshots.
31 18 Burdens, Mar 1987
Penn State Museum of Art. Transcript of audio tape of event, correspondence.
31 19 Whether Weather, Apr-May 1987
Museum of Seasonal Change, San Diego. Handwritten and typewritten score, color slides.
31 20 Events for Documenta 8, Jun-Dec. 1987
Documenta 8, Kassel. Handwritten description of two events Kaprow created: "Red Carpet for the Public," and a broom piece; correspondence.
Box
32 Project Files, 1987-1992
32 1 Office Boy, Nov 1987
Zabriskie Gallery, NY. Score (as devised by Virginia Zabriskie) in a letter to Kaprow, other letters describing reaction to the event or event planning.
32 2 Help Yourself, 1987
Color snapshot and slides. No Photo credit.
32 3 Proceedings, UT Arlington Kaprow Retrospective, Mar 1988
Reinvention of Kaprow pieces and symposium on his work. Correspondence, writings on the theme of retrospection, transcript of taped conversation between Barbara Smith, Richard Schechner and Jeff Kelley, snapshots, drawings. See also folders 5 and 6 for "18 Happenings" and "Routine," reinvented as part of this retrospective.
32 4 Proceedings, UT Arlington Kaprow Retrospective, Mar 1988
Posters, programs, proposals, workshop notes.
32 5 18 happenings in 6 parts, Mar 1988
New York City. Typewritten score, list of participants, black and white photographs. Photo credit: Peter Moore.
32 6 Routine, [May] 1988
Mills College, Oakland, CA. typewritten score.
32 7 What's Watts Watts, 1988
Handwritten score.
32 8 An Electronic Happening, July 1989
Western Behavioral Science Institute, La Jolla. Handwritten and typewritten score, notes, drawings, e-mails.
32 9 Taking a Shoe for a Walk, Aug 1989
Salute to Fluxus, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn. Handwritten and typewritten score, correspondence, clippings, poster, bound book of black and white photographs. Photo credit: Wolfgang Träger.
32 10 Where the Borders Really Are, Jun 1990
A Meeting of the Worlds, An International Festival of Music and the Arts, Finland. Handwritten and typewritten score, correspondence, brochures, programs, maps, press releases.
32 11 Kaprow-Negesy Project, Sept 1991
UC San Diego. Handwritten notes, program.
32 12 Cabin, Sept 1991
Milan. Color photographs, black and white photocopies.
32 13 Shaking Barrels, 1991
Published booklet of tributes to Jerome Rothenberg at 60 containing Kaprow Happening.
32 14 7 Environments, 1991-1992
Fondazione Mudima, Milan (1991) and Studio Morra, Naples (1992). Correspondence and printed matter regarding the exhibition. See also Box 61, folder 23 for correspondence regarding this exhibition.
32 15 7 Environments, 1991-1992
Fondazione Mudima, Milan (1991) and Studio Morra, Naples (1992). Color transparencies, photocopies, black and white photographs of the environments reinvented for the Milan portion of the retrospective. Black and white photographs of "Yard," (Milan). Photo credit: Fabrizio Garghetti.
Box
33 Project Files, 1991-1997
33 1 7 Environments, 1991-1992
Fondazione Mudima, Milan (1991) and Studio Morra, Naples (1992). More of the material found in Box 32, folder 15. Color transparencies, photocopies, black and white photographs of the environments reinvented for the Milan portion of the retrospective. Black and white photographs of "Yard," (Milan). Photo credit: Fabrizio Garghetti.
33 2 7 Environments, 1991-1992
Studio Morra, Naples. Black and white photographs and color snapshots of the Naples portion of the exhibition. Photo credit: Enrico Cattaneo.
33 3 4 Environments, Sept 1992
La Zonmééé, Montreuil and Espace Donguy, Paris. Correspondence between Kaprow and Jacques Donguy regarding the planning of "4 Environments" and other events, such as panels, that the gallery arranged for Kaprow to participate in. Color transparencies and black and white photographs of 4 environments reinvented for retrospective: "Eat," "Apple Shrine," "Short Circuit" (reinvention of 1958 untitled environment), and "Words." See also Box 62 Galerie Donguy files. Photo credit: André Morain.
Transparencies and polaroid prints moved to Box 115, folder 19A.
33 4 Beauty Parlor 2, Apr 1993
New York. At Trident Group Printing Firm. Correspondence, drawings, black and white photographs. No Photo credit.
33 5 Five Minute Delay, Aug 1993
Biennale d'art contemporain, Lyon, France. Correspondence with Jacque Donguy and Theirry Raspail and Thierry Prat regarding the piece Kaprow designed for the international festival in Lyon. The piece was called "Barriers" in the correspondence, but its final name was "Five Minute Delay." Various drawings for the piece included in the correspondence. Handwritten score, drawings, correspondence, negatives, color snapshots. No Photo credit.
33 6 Five Minute Delay, Aug 1993
Biennale d'art contemporain, Lyon, France. Handwritten score, drawings, correspondence, negatives, color snapshots. No Photo credit.
33 7 Smarrjack; Load Aug 1994
Proposals for Multimediale, NY-Seoul. Handwritten letter containing score. Not performed for this event, but performed later (Feb 1998) for Jerry Rothenberg's class at UC San Diego.
33 8 Hors Limites, Sept 1994
Galerie Beaubourg, Paris. Report by David Rammant on the creation of the event. See also Correspondence, Box 62 and 63, Galerie Donguy files.
33 9 Waxworks, May 1995
John Gibson Gallery, NY. Color snapshots of the activity.
33 10 Fall, Oct 1995
Performance Festival ("Save/Give") at Kasseler Kunstverein. Handwritten score, correspondence, clippings, black and white photographs. Photo credit: Martin Rindlisbacher.
33 11 Assemblage of Hundreds, Nov [1994]
Benefit for Children's Museum of San Diego. Handwritten score for several possible environments, clipping.
33 12 A Waste of Time, [1994]
Leipzig. Typewritten score in English and German.
33 13 If the Shoe Fits, Sign It, Apr 1997
Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA. Handwritten score.
33 14 Plans of Happenings, Apr 1997
Archivio Conz, Verona. Compilation of typewritten scores presented at exhibition.
Box
34 Project Files, , and Project-related material, 1996-1999 1940-1977
34 1 Yard, 1996-1997
MOCA, Los Angeles, "Out of Actions." Reinvention of 1960 happening. Correspondence between Kaprow and Paul Schimmel. 1 color slide and three negatives. Photo credit: Staff Photographer.
34 2 Yard, 1998-1999
MOCA, Los Angeles,"Out of Actions." Correspondence between Kaprow and Paul Schimmel.
34 3 Yard, 1998
"Out of Actions," Spain, Japan and Austria. Correspondence with curators of the exhibition at MAK, Austria, MAC, Barcelona, and MOCA, Tokyo.
34 4 Metal sign, n.d.
A sign reading, in German, as follows: "Please do not pay any attention to this sign." From unidentified happening?
34 5 unidentified photos, n.d.
Black and white photographs of an unidentified environment?
34 6 Diary, 1940-1944
A handwritten diary, not by Kaprow, that Kaprow purchased at a thrift store and used for research.
34 7 Notes, 1960s?
Handwritten notes, ideas, lists, diagrams, notebook pages, draft of review of Jenson's art history text.
34 8 Notes, 1970s?
Handwritten notes, lists, fragments from unidentified happenings and activities.
34 9 Notes, 1990s?
Handwritten notes, lists, fragments from activities and lectures.
34 10 Draft, 1970s?
Handwritten draft of essay about how to use the videotapes and booklets about Kaprow activities.
34 11 Project proposal, 1958
"Project in Multiple Dimensions," by Kaprow, Robert Watts, and George Brecht.
34 12 Project proposal, 1970
"The Cubic Mile." Proposal for EA.T. Projects Outside Art, correspondence, interview transcript.
34 13 Project proposal, 1976?
Proposal for CME - UNESCO, to study closely the consciousness participation in a Kaprow activity induces.
34 14 Project proposal, 1977
"The Use of Art Performance as a Model for Personal and Social Awareness," a proposal to NEA by Kaprow and six other artists.
Series IV. Printed Matter, 1952-1997 7.0 linear feet
Printed Matter includes ref3712 and is organized in 6 subseries.
Series IV.A. Scrapbooks, 1953-1962 1.5 linear feet
Pages from two different scrapbooks, disbounded and conserved as individual leaves, containing newspaper clippings, announcements, and press releases regarding Kaprow's solo and group exhibitions, Happenings, Environments and Activities.
Box
35 Scrapbook, 1953-1959
Box
36 Scrapbook, 1959-1962
Box
37 Cover of scrapbook in Box 36
Series IV.B. Clippings, 1953-1997 2.0 linear feet
Reviews, feature articles, newspaper announcements of Kaprow's solo and group exhibitions, Environments, Happenings, and Activities. Some duplication of the scrapbook material, but generally more extensive coverage. Also selected press releases and a box of clipped articles on topics of interest to Kaprow. Arranged chronologically by year.
Box
38 Clippings, 1953-1966
38 1 1953
38 2 1954
38 3 1955
38 4 1956
38 5 1957
38 6 1958
38 7 1959
38 8 1960
38 9 1961
38 10 1962
38 11 1963
38 12 1964
38 13 1965
38 14 1966
38 15 1966
Box
39 Clippings, 1967-1983
39 1 1967
39 2 1968
39 3 1969
39 4 1970
39 5 1971
39 6 1972
39 7 1973
39 8 1974
39 9 1975
39 10 1976
39 11 1977
39 12 1978
39 13 1979
39 14 1980
39 15 1981
39 16 1982
39 17 1983
Box
40 Clippings and press releases, , 1984-1997 1961-1992
The file of press releases is not comprehensive; additional press releases are filed with the specific piece to which they pertain.
40 1 1984
40 2 1985
40 3 1986
40 4 1987
40 5 1988
40 6 1989
40 7 1991
40 8 1992
40 9 1993
40 10 1994-1995
40 11 1997
40 12 n.d.
40 13 Collection of cartoons and advertisements using the word "Happening."
40 14 Clippings of general interest
40 15 Press releases, 1961-1992
Box
41 Clippings, 1927-1997
Clippings and photocopies of articles and book chapters, generally on topics of interest to Kaprow, sometimes on topics that include Kaprow. See also Oversize.
41 1 Evreinoff, Nicolos, The Theatre in Life, 1927
41 2 anthologist, 1959
41 3 Klaw, Spencer, "The Cultural Innovators," Fortune, 1960
41 4 "A Gallery of Galleries in Manhattan," Time, 1962
41 5 Restany, Pierre, "les HAPPENINGS," Domus, 1963
41 6 Ascott, Roy, "The construction of change," (serial?) 1964
41 7 Mumma, Gordon, "Alvin Lucier's Music for Solo Performer," Source, 1965
41 8 McLuhan, Marshall, "Great Change-Overs for You," Vogue, 1966
41 9 Lippard, Lucy R., "Pulsa," Arts Canada, 1968
41 10 "The Venerability of Pop," Time, 1969
41 11 Gruen, John, The Party's Over Now (photocopied excerpt), 196?
41 12 Seckler, D.G., "The Audience is His Medium," The Artist in America, 196?
41 13 Kirby, M., "The Influence of Happenings and Events," (serial?) 1970
41 14 Chalupecky, J., "Art in Our Age," (serial?) 1970
41 15 DeMott, Benjamin, "Looking Back on the Seventies," Atlantic Monthly, 1971
41 16 Roth, Moira, "Toward a History of California Performance," Part II, 1978
41 17 Copeland, Roger, "The Politics of Perception," 1979
41 18 Buchwald, A., "TV Fiction, Reality," 197?
41 19 Rohde, Sam, "An Introduction Marinetti's Futurist Cooking," 197?
41 20 Musgrave, Victor, "The Unknown Art Movement," 197?
41 21 Wortz, Melinda, "Architects of Emptiness," Arts Magazine, 1980
41 22 Cullen, Arthur Barrett, "Roy Lichtenstein," United, 1984
41 23 Tomkins, Calvin, "The Prince of Pop," Vogue, 1993
41 24 Reviews of Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life, 1993-1994
41 25 Reviews of "InSite 94," 1994
41 26 Macys, Ryan, "Conceptual, Interactive showings at the Hyde," The Summit, 1997
41 27 "Schöpfer des Happenings," (serial?) 1997
41 28 Carpenter, Edmund, "Silent Music and Invisible Art," n.d.
41 29 [author?], Conversations with Igor Stravinsky (photocopied excerpt from book), n.d.
Series IV.C. Announcements, 1952-1997 1 lin. ft.
Announcements for Kaprow solo exhibitions, events, and speaking engagements and for Kaprow group exhibitions and events and for exhibitions of other artists. Arranged chronologically by year in each category.
Box
42 Announcements, 1955-1982
42 1 AK solo, 1955-1959
42 2 AK solo, 1960-1964
42 3 AK solo, 1965-1969
42 4 AK solo, 1970-1974
42 5 AK solo, 1975-1979
42 6 AK solo, 1980-1984
42 7 AK solo, 1985-1989
42 8 AK solo, 1990-1994
42 9 AK solo, (UC Press catalog advertising Kaprow's book), 1993
42 10 AK solo, 1995-1999
42 11 AK solo, n.d.
42 12 AK group, 1953
42 13 AK group, 1954
42 14 AK group, 1957
42 15 AK group, 1958
42 16 AK group, 1959
42 17 AK group, 1960
42 18 AK group, 1962
42 19 AK group, 1963
42 20 AK group, 1964
42 21 AK group, 1965
42 22 AK group, 1966
42 23 AK group, 1967
42 24 AK group, 1968
42 25 AK group, 1969
42 26 AK group, 1969
42 27 AK group, 1970
42 28 AK group, 1972
42 29 AK group, 1973
42 30 AK group, 1974
42 31 AK group, 1976
42 32 AK group, 1977
42 33 AK group, 1978
42 34 AK group, 1979
42 35 AK group, 1980
42 36 AK group, 1981
42 37 AK group, 1982
Box
43 Announcements, 1952-1997
43 1 AK group, 1983
43 2 AK group, (Video as Attitude) 1983
43 3 AK group, 1984
43 4 AK group, 1985
43 5 AK group, 1986
43 6 AK group, 1987
43 7 AK group, 1988
43 8 AK group, 1989
43 9 AK group, 1990
43 10 AK group, 1991
43 11 AK group, 1992
43 12 AK group, 1993
43 13 AK group, 1994
43 14 AK group, 1995
43 15 AK group, 1996
43 16 AK group, 1997
43 17 AK group, n.d.
43 18 Other artists, 1952
43 19 Other artists, 1957
43 20 Other artists, 1958-1959
43 21 Other artists, 1960-1961
43 22 Other artists, 1962
43 23 Other artists, 1964
43 24 Other artists, 1966
43 25 Other artists, 1969
43 26 Other artists, 1970
43 27 Other artists, 1971
43 28 Other artists, 1976
43 29 Other artists, 1979
43 30 Other artists, 1984
43 31 Other artists, n.d.
Series IV.D. Posters, 1951-1995 16.0 flat file folders
Posters announcing Kaprow's solo or group exhibitions, happenings or environments, or the exhibitions of other artists. In some cases the poster also serves as the score for an event. Posters arranged chronologically by year.
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1** Kaprow solo exhibitions or events, 1957-1969
1** C-Print of "Rearrangeable Panels," 1957-1958
1** "!8 Happenings in 6 Parts," Reuben Gallery, NY, 1959
1** "4 Happenings by Alan Kaprow," Smolin Gallery, NY, n.d.
1** "Bon Marché," Idealia, Paris, 1963
1** "Eat," Smolin Gallery, NY, 1964
1** Lecture Series, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1966
1** "Gas," Long Island, NY, 1966
1** "Fluids," Pasadena Art Museum, 1967
1** "Moving," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1967
1** "Population," Colby Jr. College, 1968
1** "Overtime," SUNY, New Platz, 1968
1** "Transfer," Wesleyan University, 1968
1** "Record," University of Texas, 1968
1** "Round Trip," SUNY Albany, 1968
1** "Arrivals," Firehouse Gallery, NY 1968
1** "Days Off," MOMA, NY, 1969
1** Happening, Cooper Union, NY, n.d.
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2** Kaprow solo exhibitions or events, 1970-1984
2** "Graft," Kent State University, 1970
2** "Sawdust," 1970
2** "Time Pieces" (video), 1973
2** "Affect," Galleria Martano, Torino, 1974
2** "Tree," 1975
2** Activity-Model, Galeria Foksai PSP, Warszawa, 1976
2** "Maneuvers," Framart/Studio, Napoli, 1976
2** Stories of Allan Kaprow's events in his everyday life, School of Visual Arts, NYC, 1984
2** Free Seminar and Lecture, Tucson Museum of Art, n.d.
2** "Ritual and Group Interaction," York University, n.d.
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3** Kaprow solo exhibitions or events, 1993-1996
3** "Beauty Parlor," Gibson Gallery, NYC, 1993
3** "Hors Limites," Paris, 1994
3** Allan Kaprow at Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, 1996
3** Activity, Performance, Event, 1994
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4** Kaprow group exhibitions or events, 1958-1967
4** "Collage in America" (Kaprow, Johns, Kline, et al), 1958
4** "No Show," Gertrude Stein Gallery, NYC, 1963
4** "A New Vocabulary," and "A Happening," n.d.
4** "Art Now," (Kaprow, Robert Indiana, Richard Stankiewicz), University of Vermont, 1964
4** "Festival of Contemporary Arts," Cornell University, 1964
4** "Ten from Rutgers University," Bianchini Gallery, NYC, 1965
4** "4th annual new york avant garde festival," NYC, 1965
4** "4th annual new york avant garde festival," NYC, (different than above with signatures), 1965
4** "5th annual new york avant garde festival," NYC (with signatures), 1966
4** "Happenings in 3 Countries," (Kaprow, Minujin, Vostell), (3) 1966
4** "A Grand Feed," (Kaprow, Phillip, Al Hansen, et. al.), MASS ART Store, NYC, 1966
4** "3 Evenings of Fan Music," (Kaprow, Phillip Conner, James Terney) NYC, 1967
4** "6th annual NY avant garde festival," 1967
4** "Happening at the Reuben Gallery," (Kaprow, Red Grooms, Robert Whitman), NYC, 196?
4** "Environments, Situations, Spaces," (Oldenburg, Dine, et. al.) Martha Jackson Gallery, NYC, n.d.
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5** Kaprow group exhibitions or events, 1971-1979
5** International Design Conference, Aspen, 1971
5** "Two American Artists," (Kaprow and Elkin) Western Washington State University, Bellingham, 1973
5** "Aktionen der Avantgarde," (Filliou, Vostell, et. al.), Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, 1973
5** "Author, Sunshine, Muse," (Kaprow, Neal, Plagens) Eastern Michigan University, 1975
5** "Southland Video Anthology," (Kaprow, Baldessari, Paik, et. al.), Long Beach Museum of Art, 1975
5** "Frames of Mind," Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, 1976
5** "Medium Film," (Kaprow, Broodthaers, Weiner), Berlin, 1976
5** "13th annual new york avant garde festival," NYC, 1977
5** "The Ethics and Economics of Performance Art," (Kaprow, McCarthy, et. al.), LAICA, Los Angeles, 1978
5** "The Gallery of Art," (Kaprow, DeKooning, et. al.) University Northern Iowa, 1978-1979
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6** Kaprow group exhibitions or events, 1980-1989
6** "Myth and Ritual," Walker Art Center, Minn., 1980
6** "Public Spirit," Los Angeles, 1980
6** "The Artist: An Endangered Species?" Washington State University, Pullman, 1981
6** "Experimental Theater Festival," UC San Diego, 1982
6** "Fluxus," Museum Wiesbaden, 1982
6** UC San Diego faculty exhibition, 1984
6** "Visiting Artists," University of Mississippi, 1985-1986
6** Visiting Artists, University of Colorado, Boulder (2), 1985-1986
6** "artists in space project," Hamburg, 1985-1987
6** documenta, Kassel, 1987
6** Fluxus, Bonn, 1982-1989
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7** Kaprow group exhibitions or events, 1990-1995
7** "Collages," Museé d'Unterlinden, Colmar, 1990
7** "The Readymade Boomerang," daadgalerie, Berlin, 1991
7** "Site 94," US/Mexico border, 1994
7** "Here Comes Everybody," conference on Cage, Mills College, 1995
7** Allan Kaprow, Visiting Professor, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, 1995
7** "Trash," (Kaprow, Oldenburg, Warhol, et. al.), Real Art Ways, Hartford, n.d.
7** "The Art-Life Game," UC San Diego Visual Arts, n.d.
7** "A Museum Lecture Workshop Series, LSU, n.d.
7** La Commedia del Arte," Barbara Smith, Los Angeles, n.d.
7** "Performance Art Summer," (Kaprow, Rosenthal, McCarthy, et. al.), Los Angeles, n.d.
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8-14** Other artists' exhibitions or events, 1951-1974, n.d.
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8** "White Paintings," Rauschenberg (Castelli), 1951
8** Alfred Jensen at Martha Jackson Gallery, 1959
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9** B. Thompson (Zabriski), 1960
9** Jasper Johns (Castelli), 1961
9** Jasper Johns (Sonnabend), 1962
9** Tinguely (Galerie handschin), Basel, 1962
9** Brecht, Dine, Johns, et. al. (Arts Council) Philadelphia, 1962-1963
9** Jasper Johns (Castelli), 1963
9** "Hole," Robert Whitman, 1963
9** Nam June Paik (Exposition of Music, Galerie Parnass), 1963
9** Lichtenstein (Castelli), 1963
9** Alfred Jensen (Graham Gallery), 1963
9** "No Show," Kusama, Tyler, et. al., n.d.
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10** Kriesberg (Graham Gallery), 1964
10** Fluxfest at Cinematheque, 1964
10** Vostell, Beuys, et. al. (Aachen), 1964
10** Arthur Köppcke (galerie allen), Copenhagen, 1964
10** George Segal (Green Gallery), NY, 1964
10** "2ieme Festival de la Libre Expresion," Lebel at Centre Americaine des Americaine des Artistes, 1965
10** Lebel (Galerie Edouard Smith), 1965
10** Alfred Jensen (Royal Marks), 1966
10** Ray Johnson (Castelli), 1966
10** "3ieme Festival de la Libre Expresion," Jean-Jacques Lebel, Théatre de la Chimère, 1966
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11** Bill Bollinger (Bykert Gallery), 1967
11** Group show: Bollinger, Judd, et. al. (Bykert Gallery), 1967
11** Robert Duran (Bykert Gallery), 1967
11** Jeff Berner, "The Avant-garde from Dada to McLuhan and Beyond" (Big Sur), 1967
11** Oldenburg (Janis Gallery), 1967
11** Robert Morris (Castelli Gallery), 1967
11** Cy Twombly (Leo Castelli Gallery), 1967
11** Ray Johnson (Richard Feigen Gallery), 1968
11** Christo Wraps the Museum (MOMA), 1968
11** Ron Cooper (Ace Gallery), 1969
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12** George Miller (18 W. 11th St.), 1970
12** Ray Ferrer (Castelli Gallery), 1970
12** "Straight Information: a dialogue series of 13 evenings," (School of Visual Arts), 1971-1972
12** Alfred Jensen (Pace Gallery), 1972
12** Guy Johnson (Hundred Acres), 1972
12** Alfred Jensen (Pace Gallery), 1972
12** "Push Pins' New Line,"(Gallery at Cal State, Fullerton), 1974
12** Bill Bollinger- Sculpture (Bykert Gallery), n.d.
12** No name or title (Howard Wise Gallery), n.d.
12** "Slipcover," Les Levine (Architecture League of NY), n.d.
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13** Robert Grosvenor (Dwan Gallery), 1966
13** Richard Serra (ACE Gallery), 1970
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14** "Here and Now With Watchers: Hawkins, Dlugoszewski, Lang, Dorazio," n.d.
14** Jay Milder (Delancey St. Museum), n.d.
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15** "Calling," words on plastic, 1965
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16** "Rearrangeable panels," a C-print, 1957
Series IV.E. Serials, 1959-1994 0.5 linear feet
Sets of avant-garde journals to which Kaprow subscribed and which occasionally featured his work, or individual issues of serials or catalogs with articles or items relevant to Kaprow.
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44 Serials, 1959-1994
44 1 The Pittsburgh Bicentennial, 1959
Brochure for the Carnegie Institute exhibition of contemporary painting and sculpture
44 2 Scrap, 1960-1961
Issues 1-6 of the avant-garde journal.
44 3 The Floating Bear, 1961-1962
Issues 1-22 of the avant-garde journal.
44 4 The Floating Bear, 1961-1962
Issues 25-37 of the avant-garde journal.
44 5 Art 1963 - A New Vocabulary, 1962
Corrected proof of a catalog published by the Arts Council of the YM/YWHA.
44 6 Arts Yearbook 9, 1967
This serial is edited by the staff of Arts Magazine. This issue titled "The Museum World." Includes article by Kaprow.
44 7 Judson Newsnotes, June 1967
44 8 Japanese serial (title?), 1968
Contains several photographs of Kaprow happenings and environments.
44 9 Magazin KUNST, Nr. 4, 1974
Issue on video featuring articles section about Kaprow's "Time Pieces."
44 10 Backworks, 1977
Catalog about contemporary photography.
44 11 The Dumb Ox, 1980
Issue on performance, guest-edited by Kaprow and Paul McCarthy.
44 12 Community Arts, 1980
San Diego serial with interview of Kaprow.
44 13 Arizona Artist, 1980
44 14 To the Astonishing Horizon, 1985
Brochure for exhibition by Los Angeles Visual Arts, curated by Peter Frank.
44 15 Made in U.S.A., 1987
Brochure of Berkeley Art Museum exhibition.
44 16 Action/Performance and the Photograph, 1993
Catalog from Turner/Krull Galleries.
44 17 Performing Arts Journal 46, 1994
Features Kaprow essay on the avant-garde.
Series IV.F. Miscellaneous, 1965-1995 .5 lin. ft.
Papers from Kaprow's books (in the Getty library) and other assorted printed matter.
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45 Miscellaneous, 1965-1995
45 1 Vision '65 Conference description, 1965
45 2 Provincetown Fine Arts Workshop information sheet, 1969
45 3 Video distribution catalog, 197?
45 4 IREX travel arrangements information, 1985
45 5 UC San Diego course listing Kaprow's book, 1990
45 6 Restaurant newsletter, 1995
45 7 Items tipped in books, 1950-1980
45 8 Items tipped in books, 1982-1996
Series V. Writings, 1953-1997 5 lin. ft.
Writings is further divided into two subseries.
Series V.A. Writings by Kaprow, 1953-1997 3.5 lin. ft.
Handwritten and typewritten drafts of Kaprow's writings arranged chronologically by year, followed by files of photographs taken for Assemblage, Environments and Happenings, not all of which were printed in the book; these are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the artists. Photographs taken to illustrate other writings also included.
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46 Writings by Kaprow, 1953-1964
46 1 Notes on Rutgers exhibition, 1953
Handwritten draft of review of New York School exhibition; typewritten drafts and brief descriptions of various other exhbitions.
46 2 Review of figure painting by Felix Pasilis, 1954
Typewritten drafts.
46 3 Three drawings by George Bogdonovitch, 1955
Typewritten drafts.
46 4 Rutgers Report on World Affairs, 1955
Typewritten drafts.
46 5 American Universities and the Advance-Guard Painter (Rutgers Radio Talk), 1955
Typewritten drafts.
46 6 Some Thoughts on Italy and America (Rutgers Radio Talk), 1955
Typewritten drafts.
46 7 Hans Hofmann, 1956
Handwritten and typewritten drafts.
46 8 Brandeis Youth Foundation Art Program, 1956
Short essays on selected European artists, including Pissarro, Chagall, Modigliani. Typewritten and printed versions.
46 9 The Demiurge, 1958
Typewritten.
46 10 The Plain of La Crau by Vincent Van Gogh, 1958
Typewritten.
46 11 The Principles of Modern Art, 1959
Typewritten, with clipping. Published in It Is (New York) no. 4.
46 12 Letter to the Editor, 1959
Clipping of Kaprow letter to Art News regarding Irving Sandler article.
46 13 "Some Observations on Contemporary Art," 1961
Typewritten ms. published in catalog for the exhibition "New Forms, New Media I," Martha Jackson Gallery. With note describing it as condensed version of essay in Assemblage, Environments and Happenings, which was not finally published until 1966.
46 14 "Happenings in the New York Scene," 1961
Handwritten and typewritten drafts, galleys, and clipping of Kaprow article published in Art News 60, no. 3.
46 15 "Irving Kriesberg," 1961
Handwritten and typewritten drafts of essay published in the Jewish Museum catalog.
46 16 Lecture at Smolin Gallery, NY, 1962
Handwritten draft of essay about Happenings; no title on ms.
46 17 "Nature in the Art of Irving Kriesberg," 1963
Handwritten draft of essay published in Art News, Dec. 1963
46 18 A reading of a Mondrian painting, 1963?
Handwritten fragmentary draft, possibly an early draft of Mondrian section of "Impurity,"
46 19 "The Construction of Boston," 1963
Handwritten draft of article describing this theater event.
46 20 "The Effect of Recent Art Upon the Teaching of Art," 1963
Presented at CAA; published in Art Journal 23, no. 2.
46 21 "Impurity," 1963
Handwritten and typewritten drafts of essay published in Art News 61, no.9.
46 22 "The Future of Pop Art," 1963
Several typewritten versions of piece published in German in Happenings, ed. Jurgen Claus et al. Also possibly was a talk presented at a symposium at the Jewish Museum, March 3, 1963.
46 23 "Pop Art," 1963
Excerpt from above article.
46 24 "Art and Politics," 1963
Handwritten draft of talk given at SUNY?
46 25 "Segal's Vital Mummies," 1964
Handwritten and typewritten drafts, with letters to Thomas Hess. Published in Art News 62 no.10.
46 26 "The Artist as a Man of the World," 1963
Typewritten corrected drafts of this essay published in Art News 63 no. 6.
46 27 "Model of Behavior for a Leisure Society," 1964
Handwritten draft; version of "The Artist as a Man of the World."
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47 Writings by Kaprow, 1964-1966
47 1 "Continuous Experimentation in the Humanities," 1964-1965
Six typewritten copies.
47 2 "A Selection of Recent Happenings," 1964-1965
Typewritten.
47 3 "The Creation of Art and the Creation of Art Education," 1965
An essay for the Seminar on Research and Curriculum Development in Art Education, Penn State University. Two copies of typewritten drafts and one partial printed version distributed at conference. Papers by two other conferencees, Harold Rosenberg and Joshua Taylor.
47 4 "A Proposal to Bring Professional Artists into Public Schools," 1965
Two copies of typewritten ms.
47 5 "New Goals and Techniques of Happenings," 1965
Handwritten notes for lecture given in NYC.
47 6 On How to Make a Happening, 1966
Handwritten lecture notes; eventually part of article in folder 15.
47 7 "Happenings are Dead: Long Live the Happenings!" 1966
Typewritten fragment of the article published in Artforum, 4 no. 7.
47 8 "Experimental Art," 1966
Notes, handwritten and typewritten drafts of the essay published in Art News65, no. 1.
47 9 "The Role of New Museums," 1966
Notes and drafts of this lecture presented at the ICA Boston.
47 10 "What Is A Museum? A dialogue between Allan Kaprow and Robert Smithson," 1966
Photocopy of clipping.
47 11 "An Institute For Experimental Research In The Arts," 1966?
Typewritten proposal for the Center for Instructional Resources at SUSB, with budget and clipping about modern art.
47 12 Assemblage, Environments, and Happenings, 1966
Handwritten drafts and assorted notes for title essay, first written in 1960, then rewritten and published in 1965.
47 13 Assemblage, Environments, and Happenings, 1966
Handwritten and typewritten drafts of title essay.
47 14 Assemblage, Environments, and Happenings, 1966
Typewritten drafts of chapters on individual artists.
47 15 Assemblage, Environments, and Happenings, 1965-1977
Correspondence with publisher Harry Abrams regarding the book.
47 16 Assemblage, Environments, and Happenings, 1966-1967
Reviews of book, published in 1965, including one review in manuscript.
47 17 "The Radical Use of the Past," 1966
Handwritten and typewritten drafts of talk given at CAA, with CAA conference program.
47 18 "Manifesto," 1966
Handwritten, typewritten, and printed essay from Manifestos, A Great Bear pamphlet, Something Else Press, NY.
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48 Writings by Kaprow, 1967-1989
48 1 "Alfred Jensen," 1967
Handwritten drafts of this catalog essay excerpted from a longer essay published in Art News, 1963; a letter from Jensen; press releases from Martha Jackson Gallery, 1961.
48 2 "Pinpointing Happenings," 1967
Two typewritten copies of essay published in Art News 66, no. 6.
48 3 "The Shape of the Art Environment," 1968
Two typewritten copies of essay that appeared in Art Forum 6, no. 10.
48 4 "A Pilot Program in Art Education in the Lower Schools," 196?
Three typewritten copies of the proposal.
48 5 "The Arts and Social Well Being," 196?
Two typewritten copies.
48 6 "Happenings and the 20th Century Environment," 1970
Handwritten draft of lecture given at Downstate Medical Center.
48 7 "The Education of the Un-Artist," Part I, 1971
Typewritten, corrected drafts and clipping of this essay that appeared in Art News 69, no. 10.
48 8 "The Education of the Un-Artist," Part II, 1971
Typewritten, corrected draft and clipping of this essay that appeared in Art News 71, no. 3.
48 9 Report on the teaching of art in high schools, 1972
Typewritten letter and introduction.
48 10 "Doctor MD," 1973
Typewritten copy of essay that appeared in the MOMA exhibition catalog Marcel Duchamp; with letter to Kaprow from MOMA curator.
48 11 "The Utility of a Particular Past," 1973
Typewritten essay on Duchamp, with letter from Kaprow.
48 12 "Formalism: Flogging a Dead Horse," 1974
Typewritten version of essay that appeared in Quadrille 9, no. 1.
48 13 "Video Art: Old Wine, New Bottle," 1974
Two typewritten versions of essay that appeared in Art Forum 12, no. 10.
48 14 "The Education of the Un-Artist, Part III," 1974
Handwritten and typewritten drafts of essay that appeared in Art in America 62, no. 1.
48 15 "postcard back home," 1974
Typewritten poem about Los Angeles.
48 16 "Roy Lichtenstein," 1977
Typewritten corrected draft of essay for Lichtenstein exhibition catalog, California Institute of the Arts.
48 17 "Participation Performance," 1977
Typewritten corrected draft of essay that appeared in Artforum 15, no. 7.
48 18 "Playing With Memory," 1978
Typewritten corrected drafts of essay originally requested for Art-Rite magazine but not published.
48 19 "New Art Spaces," 1978
Handwritten essay, an amplified version of talk originally given at LAICA, Los Angeles.
48 20 "A Preliminary Futurology for Training Professional Artists," 1978
Typewritten essay for NEA Task Force on Education, with correspondence.
48 21 Speech about Miriam Schapiro, 1978/1980
Handwritten draft of speech honoring Miriam Schapiro at the Skohegan Awards ceremony, with other material regarding Miriam Schapiro.
48 22 "Thought on Picasso in Our Time," 1980
Typewritten corrected draft of essay for Art in America, never published, with letter.
48 23 "The Futility of New Museums," 1982
Handwritten draft of talk given at UC Los Angeles panel.
48 24 "The Real Experiment," 1983
Six typewritten corrected drafts of essay that appeared in Artforum 12, no. 4.
48 25 "The Real Experiment," 1983
Handwritten drafts of above essay (folder 24).
48 26 "Right Living," 1987
Handwritten and typewritten drafts of essay in exhibition catalog A Tribute to John Cage.
48 27 "A Scenario," 1988-1989
Essay in Expanding the Exploratorium, a record of symposium proceedings about the future of the San Francisco Exploratorium.
48 28 essay on Mu Chi, 14 April 1989
In Zeitmagazin.
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49 Writings by Kaprow, and 1990-1997 n.d.
49 1 Bon Marché, 1990
Three copies of typewritten lecture.
49 2 "The Meaning of Life," 1990
Four typewritten copies, one with corrections, and one photocopy of essay published in Artforum 28, no. 10.
49 3 7 Environments 1992
Proofs of essays in the book by Kaprow and others, with Kaprow's corrections.
49 4 "Giuseppe Zevola," 1993
Clipping bearing brief description of an installation published in an Italian/English bilingual journal.
49 5 "Further Thoughts on Experimentation," 1997
Typewritten account of "Trading Dirt."
49 6 Memorial for Michael Kirby, 1997
Handwritten, with letter.
49 7 Talk on Contemporary Art and Myth, n.d.
Handwritten notes.
49 8 "Artists and Art Historians," n.d.
Handwritten notes.
49 9 "The Other Side of Performance," n.d.
Handwritten notes.
49 10 Notes on Performance, n.d.
Handwritten lecture notes.
49 11 Notes for essay on Modernism, n.d.
Handwritten and typewritten corrected drafts.
49 12 "Rub-a-dub, Rub-a-dub," Part I, n.d.
Typewritten essay.
49 13 "Zen Buddhism and the American Avant-garde," n.d.
Handwritten and typewritten drafts.
49 14 Assorted notes, n.d.
Handwritten.
49 15 Microfilm copies of various published articles by Kaprow, n.d.
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50 Photographs for Assemblage, Environments, and Happenings, 1960-1966
Black and white photographs of work by artists featured in the book, with additional photographs not selected for inclusion. Arranged in alphabetical order by the artists' last names. Photo credit listed if known.
50 1 Ay-O
Photo credit:?
50 2 George Brecht
Photo credit: Scott Hyde
50 3 Ken Dewey
Photo credit: Scotsman Publications, Ltd.; Pressens Bild AB; Alan Daiches.
50 4 Jim Dine
Photo credit: Robert McElroy; Oldenburg; George Harych?
50 5 Martha Edelheit
Photo credit: Gilligan
50 6 Jean Follett
Photo credit:?
50 7 Red Grooms
Photo credit: Max Baker
50 8 Gutai theater
Photo credit:?
50 9 Allan Kaprow
Photo credit: Terry S. Lindquist; Robert McElroy; Peter Moore; Edwin M. Sabol; Will Gainfort; George Hurych; shunk-kender; Shustak.
50 10 Allan Kaprow ("Household")
Photo credit: Peter Moore?
50 11 Milan Knízák
Photo credit: Fotografovala
50 12 Yayoi Kusama
Photo credit: Peter Moore
50 13 Jean Jacques Lebel
Photo credit: F. Massal; Camera Photo.
50 14 Claes Oldenburg
Photo credit: Robert McElroy; Rudolph Burckhardt
50 15 Robert Rauschenberg
Photo credit: Rudolph Burckhardt
50 16 Lucas Samaras
Photo credit: ?
50 17 Clarence Schmidt
Photo credit: Peter Moore
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51 Photographs for Assemblage, Environments, and Happenings, "Education of the Un-Artist," and Alfred Jensen essays. 1960-1974
51 1 George Segal
Photo credit: Nancy Astor, Carlo Bavagnoli, Peter Moore, Eric Pollitzer
51 2 Jean Tinguely
Photo credit: Peter Moore, David Gahr
51 3 Wolf Vostell
Photo credit: Kuhn; Peter Moore;
51 4 Bob Watts
Photo credit: Robert McElroy
51 5 Robert Whitman
Photo credit: John Pitkin, Robert McElroy, Francesco Cantarella
51 6 various, with letter from Harry Abrams regarding the photographs
Photo credit: Gerard Ifert, Alfred Konzelle, Don Cook
51 7 Contact prints
Photo credit: Peter Moore
51 8 Photos for "The Education of the Un-Artist," ca. 1974
Photo credit:?
51 9 Photos for Alfred Jensen research, ca. 1963
Photo credit: Oliver Baker; Rudolph Burckhardt; Adolph Studly
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52 Maquette of 7 Environments, with copy, 1992
Series V.B. Writings by Others, 1960-1994 1.5 lin. ft.
Manuscripts of critical essays on Kaprow or on art movements of which his work may be considered a part. Interviews with Kaprow. Theses and dissertations on Kaprow or related to his work. Arranged in alphabetical order by the last name of the authors.
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53 Critical essays and interviews, 1960-1994
53 1 Baier, Hans, Kunst 4/5 Magazine interview, 1966
Handwritten and typewritten drafts, correspondence, issue of magazine.
53 2 Constable, Rosalind, "Some Notes on Pop Culture," 1960
Typewritten manuscript.
53 3 Daniels, Dieter, "Interview with Allan Kaprow," 1986
Handwritten and typewritten drafts. Published in Ludwig Museum (Köln) catalog.
53 4 Donguy, Jacques, "Allan Kaprow" (interview) 1991
Typewritten corrected manuscript.
53 5 Frank, Peter, "Allan Kaprow: Early Figuratve Pictures," 1981
Typewritten manuscripts.
53 6 Leonard Harris interview with Kaprow for CBS, 1967
Typewritten script, skeletal, with only Harris' lines inserted.
53 7 Heinemann, Sue and Carrie Rickey, "Engaged in a Trial-ogue," 1978
Typewritten ms. of interview with the two authors and Allan Kaprow.
53 8 Heitz, Richard, "The Theory of Performance Art," 1979
Three copies of typewritten ms.
53 9 Heitz, Richard, "Flesh Art," 1980
Typewritten ms. with letter.
53 10 Hindman, James T., "Self-Performance: Allan Kaprow's Activities," 1979
Typewritten ms. and galley.
53 11 Kelly, Jeff, Prospectus for Child's Play, n.d.
Typewritten ms. with letter.
53 12 Kontova, Helena, and Giancarlo Politic, "Allan Kaprow," 1992
Typewritten corrected ms. of interview published in Flash Art.
53 13 Montano, Linda, "Allan Kaprow," n.d.
Typewritten ms. of interview.
53 14 Krim, Seymour, "Seymour Krim Interviewing Allan Kaprow," 1960
Three copies of typewritten ms., with letter.
53 15 Roth, Moira, "Coming of Age: California Performance Art in 1980," 1980
Typewritten ms.
53 16 Roth, Moira, "Interview with Allan Kaprow," 1981
Typewritten ms. of interview for Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institute.
53 17 Roth, Moira, "Allan Kaprow," 1973
Typewritten ms. with letter.
53 18 Roth, Moira with Suzanne Lacy, and Kaprow, 1983
Taped discussion/interview. See also udiotape (C65 in Series X) this is transcribed from.
53 19 Stiles, Kristine, 1994
Typewritten ms., "Shadows in a Vertical Life."
53 20 Strimling, Arthur, "Allan Kaprow Interviewed by Arthur Strimling," 1991
Typewritten ms.
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54 Theses and dissertations, 1989-1994
54 1 Koop, Stuart, "Amateurism: An emergent category of cultural analysis in the 50s and 60s," 1994
M.A. thesis for Monash University, Australia, for which Kaprow wrote an outside report.
54 2 Lehnert, Pamela A., "An American Happening: Allan Kaprow and a Theory of Process Art," 1989
Bound dissertation for University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. (Too large for folder).
54 3 Massi, Richard Wood, "Computer, Graphic, and Traditional Systems: A Theoretical Study of Music Notation," 1993
UC San Diego doctoral dissertation for which Kaprow served on committee, pp. 1-143.
54 4 Massi, Richard Wood, 1993
Same as above, pp. 144-307.
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55 Theses and dissertations, 1979-1994
55 1 O'Dell, Kathy R., "Allan Kaprow: The Artist as Writer and Educator," 1979-1980
Seminar paper for History of Art course.
55 2 O'Dell, Kathy R., "Allan Kaprow: The Artist as Educator," 1982
Bound M.A. Thesis, UC Berkeley.
55 3 Schröder, Johannes Lothar, "Identität, Überschreitung, Verwandlung: Happenings, Aktionen, und Performances von bildenden Künstlern," 1986
Paper bound dissertation.
55 4 Schröder, Johannes Lothar, "Identität, Überschreitung, Verwandlung: Happenings, Aktionen, und Performances von bildenden Künstlern," 1986
Appendix.
55 5 Sinn, Dorothy G., "The Duchamp Effect: the influence of Marcel Duchamp on the work of John Cage and Allan Kaprow," 1994
M.A. thesis for Kent State University
Series VI. Teaching files, 1952-1993 4 lin. ft.
This series includes ref3712 and is further divided into three subseries.
Series VI.A. Correspondence, 1952-1993 .5 lin. ft.
Correspondence between Kaprow and teaching colleagues or university administrators, frequently regarding salary or promotion.
Box
56 Correspondence, 1952-1993
56 1 Rutgers University Correspondence, 1952-1961
Kaprow's letter of application to teach in the Art Department and discussion of course content with Professor Helmut von Erffa, Department Chair. Correspondence with the Dean regarding reappointment. Lengthy distressed letter from Kaprow to Meyer Schapiro disclosing his difficulties with colleagues and administration. Further letters to various administration officials regarding well-earned promotions not received. Letters regarding Kaprow's decision to leave Rutgers.
56 2 Rutgers University Correspondence, 1959
Correspondence with various faculty members and administrators regarding the controversy over the work of Lucas Samaras, student of Allan Kaprow's at Rutgers, who submitted poems containing profanity as part of his final art project.
56 3 SUNY, Stonybrook Correspondence, 1961-1966
Correspondence regarding Kaprow's teaching appointments and re-appointments at Stonybrook. One indignant letter from Kaprow regarding the University's hiring of an artist not embraced by the art department faculty. Two brochures on University policies and one on Regents rules regarding subversive activities.
56 4 SUNY, Stonybrook Correspondence, 1967-1968
Correspondence regarding promotions, awards, and leaves of absence.
56 5 SUNY, Stonybrook Correspondence, 1968-1969
Correspondence regarding Grand Jury investigation of drug use by Kaprow and others at Stonybrook.
56 6 Letters from University of California, 1966
Regarding visiting appointments.
56 7 Letter to Hunter College, n.d.
Handwritten draft of application letter written to Hunter college, apparently while Kaprow was teaching at Stonybrook.
56 8 California Institute of the Arts Correspondence, 1968-1972
Correspondence regarding appointment, re-appointments, and salary.
56 9 UC San Diego Correspondence, 1979-1989
Correspondence regarding merit increases, research, etc.
56 10 Honors , 1993
UC San Diego undergraduate celebration of the arts award, Phi Beta Kappa membership handbook for new members.
Series VI.B. Course Materials, 1952-1989 1 lin. ft.
Scattered notes and drafts of lectures, exams, workshop assignments and syllabi. Box 57A devoted to Project Other Ways, an educational program for Berkeley Public Schools sponsored by the Carnegie Institute and co-directed by Allan Kaprow and Herbert Kohl.
Box
57 Course materials, 1952-1989
57 1 Note for Rutgers courses, 195?
Handwritten draft of exam; library check-out slips.
57 2 Pratt Institute teaching notes, 1961
Handwritten and typewritten syllabus.
57 3 Lecture notes on middle class art, 1967
Handwritten notes.
57 4 Course syllabi, SUNY Stonybrook, 1966-1968
Syllabi and course descriptions for film class and other classes Kaprow taught.
57 5 Courses for New York University, 1969
Correspondence and course materials.
57 6 Notes for courses and projects, ca. 1960-1980
Miscellaneous handwritten notes for class exercises, lectures, etc.
57 7 Chinese Art course, 1965
Course notes for summer class Kaprow taught at NYU.
57 8 Chinese Art course, 1965
Photocopies of articles and other research materials for course.
57 9 California Institute of the Arts courses, ca. 1971-1979
Assignments for courses on Happenings, with student work/responses.
57 10 UC San Diego courses, ca. 1980-1989
Handwritten syllabi and course descriptions.
57 11 Paul Klee lecture notes, n.d.
Handwritten list of works discussed.
57 12 Art History exam, n.d.
Reproduction of Picasso painting with exam question; miscellaneous press releases.
Box
57A Project Other Ways, 1967-1969
57A 1 Other Ways, 1967-1969
Correspondence regarding this art education project for Berkeley public schools.
57A 2 Other Ways, 1968-1969
Reports on the Huntting conference for Teachers and Writers, with Herbert Kohl, co-director of Project Other Ways.
57A 3 Other Ways, 1968-1969
Photocopied articles regarding education (research materials for Project Other Ways?)
57A 4 Other Ways, 1968-1969
Brochures, posters, booklets, audio record, and other materials regarding this art education project for Berkeley public schools.
57A 5 Other Ways, 1968-1969
Brochures, posters, booklets, audio record, and other materials regarding this art education project for Berkeley public schools.
Series VI.C. Art Reproductions, n.d. 1.5 lin. ft.
Images from all periods of art history that Kaprow used for teaching and research. See also Lecture Slides Boxes 116-118.
Box
58 Reproductions
58 1-3 Art reproductions
58 4-5 Art reproductions-announcements
Box
59 Reproductions
59 1-2 Art reproductions-clippings
59 3-4 Art reproductions-postcards
Box
60 Reproductions
Images needing 13 x 17 inch box.
60 1-2 Art reproductions
60 3-4 Art reproductions-clippings
Series VII. Professional Correspondence, 1946-1998 2.5 lin. ft.
This series comprises correspondence with associates other than fellow artists, including curators, dealers, editors, academics. Arranged alphabetically by the last name of the correspondent or the name of the institution or organization.
Box
61 Professional Correspondence, 1958-1997
61 1 American Federation of the Arts, 1983-1996
Regarding AFA exhibitions "Neo-Dada" and "Hans Hoffmann," to which Kaprow contributed pieces. Draft of Kaprow letter requesting payment for damage done to his collage "Blue, Blue, Blue." Clippings.
61 2 annual avant-garde festival of new york, 1975
Letter of thanks to Kaprow for his piece; festival program.
61 3 Archives of Experimental Art, 1987
Letter from Barbara Moore regarding the Dortmund catalog.
61 4 Artforum, 1983-1984
Responses to Kaprow's "The Real Experiment," that appeared in Artforum's December 1983 issue.
61 5 Art in America, 1994
Photocopies of Kaprow environment, with letter.
61 6 Art News, 1958-1959
Kaprow's Letter to the Editor regarding Sandler's response to his article on Pollock, Kaprow's response to Rosenberg's "10th Street" article, and one letter from a reader responding to Fairfield Porter's negative review of Kaprow's work.
61 7 Artists for Aids Assistance, 1987
Regarding a Kaprow performance for this group.
61 8 Athenaeum, 1989-1990
Letter, press releases and clippings regarding panels and seminars on integrating art and architecture in San Diego.
61 9 Avant-Garde magazine, 1969
Kaprow letter containing statement about reforming education so as to teach the value of play.
61 10 Bechtel, 1989
Letter and report informing Kaprow of plans for an Advanced Building Project in Japan.
61 11 Baecker, Inge, 1979-1986
Correspondence documenting the decline of Kaprow's relationship with this German dealer, mainly over financial issues.
61 12 Calder, John, 1963-1964
Regarding Happenings in Edinburgh and London at festivals and Calder's being put on trial for indecency.
61 13 California Arts Council, 1987
Request for Kaprow to serve on Interdisciplinary Arts Program board.
61 14 California College of Arts and Crafts, 1991
Invitation to "Mapping the Terrain" retreat, with brochures.
61 15 California Council of Landscape Architects, 1987
Invitation to participate in conference; conference materials.
61 16 College Art Association of America, 1961-1981
Letters and schedules regarding Kaprow's participation on panels; draft of a talk.
61 17 Conant, Howard, 1961
Letter from Kaprow.
61 18 Conz, Francesco, 1994-1997
A thick file of letters and faxes regarding ideas for collaborations, exhibitions, and mutual friends.
61 19 Daniels, Dieter, 1991-1994
Thick file of correspondence regarding "Mininamedia" exhibition in Leipzig and production of the catalog for it.
61 20 Dany Keller Galerie, 1980-1981
Regarding exhibition of Kaprow work at the gallery.
61 21 Dialogue, 1987
Regarding the publication of Kaprow's account of "Conference Event." (See also Project file in Box 31)
61 22 documenta 8, 1987
Regarding funding for Kaprow's travel to and from Kassel.
61 23 Fondazione Mudima, 1990
Thick file of letters and faxes to and from Gino Di Maggio regarding Kaprow's piece in Di Maggio's Fluxus exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Included are drawings for a reinvention of "Push and Pull," an artist's statement, and many letters from Kaprow requesting details about the execution of the piece, which he didn't see. For 1991 correspondence see Box 33, files about 7 Environments.
61 24 Fondazione Mudima, 1992
Letters and faxes between Kaprow and Di Maggio regarding production of the catalog for 7 Environments and its promotion. (For corrected proofs of the ms., see Writings) Also discussed are the details of contracts between Mudima and Studio Morra and Galerie Donguy regarding Kaprow exhibitions. There are drawings by Kaprow, and an interview by letter with Angelo Trimarco.
Box
62 Professional Correspondence, 1946-1998
62 1 Fondazione Mudima, 1993
Correspondence between Kaprow and Di Maggio regarding production and promotion of the catalog for 7 Environments. Desperate letters and faxes from Kaprow regarding potential sales of his work to collectors and the exhibition of his work at the Venice Biennale and Casa Malaparte. Drawings of environments. Discussion of Kaprow's problematic public persona as "the Father of Happenings."
62 2 Fondazione Mudima, , 1994-1997 n.d.
Correspondence between Kaprow and Gino Di Maggio regarding distribution of the catalog for 7 Environments, Kaprow's "Hors Limites" environment at Centre Pompidou and the Pompidou's refusal to return a Kaprow piece and other disappointments and financial problems.
62 3 Fondazione Ratti, 1997
Correspondence between Kaprow and Anna Ratti regarding a summer course Kaprow taught at the foundation and arrangements for a collective environment created by students in the course.
62 4 Forest Hills Cadet Training Squadron, 1946
Thank you note to Kaprow for the insignia he designed.
62 5 Foundation for Art Resources, 1983
Thank you note to Kaprow for an inspiring talk he gave to the foundation.
62 6 Fuori Uso, 1998
Request to participate in an exhibition.
62 7 Galerie Donguy, Jan-Mar 1994
Correspondence between Kaprow and Donguy regarding the Centre Pompidou's intention to purchase some Kaprow pieces, payment for "Five Minute Delay," and plans for Kaprow to create a new piece ("Hors Limites") at the Centre Pompidou. See also Box 34, files 3, 5, 6.
62 8 Galerie Donguy, Apr-Jun 1994
Correspondence regarding the near cancellation of "Hors Limites" (due to budget cuts) and Kaprow's relationship with the Centre Pompidou.
62 9 Galerie Donguy, Jul-Sep 1994
Correspondence regarding Kaprow's "Hors Limites" and the catalog for it.
62 10 Galerie Donguy, Oct-Dec 1994
Correspondence regarding Kaprow's "Hors Limites" and films and slides of it.
Box
63 Professional Correspondence, 1957-1997
63 1 Galerie Donguy, 1995
Correspondence regarding the refusal of the Centre Pompidou to purchase Kaprow's paintings or environments, after having led him to believe they would.
63 2 Galerie Donguy, 1996-1997
Regarding Kaprow's book (translated) and his scheduled talks. An introduction Kaprow wrote to Donguy's computer program for writing poetry.
63 3 Gutenberg Museum, 1987
Letters from the museum curator.
63 4 Gutman, Walter, n.d.
Kaprow applying to Gutman Foundation for assistance in publishing his book, Assemblage, Environments, and Happenings.
63 5 John Gibson Commissions, 1969-1972
Kaprow's correspondence with his "representative" John Gibson with photographs of Kaprow pieces promoted by the gallery.
63 6 Gualco, Caterina, 1997-1998
Correspondence with this dealer from Genoa and Kaprow, with color snapshots of Kaprow at events she arranged.
63 7 Journal of Education, 1983
Letter fragment from the editor(?) suggesting topics for discussion in a Kaprow article (?)
63 8 Harper & Row, 1968
A letter indicating interest in future Kaprow book project.
63 9 Headlands Center for the Arts, 1991
Letter arranging panel discussion.
63 10 Holt, Nancy, , 1984 1987
Brief letters, one from Kaprow, one from Holt, regarding Holt's sculpture and that of Coryl Crane.
63 11 Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, 1997
Letter thanking Kaprow for drawings used in exhibition.
63 12 Institute for Transcendental Studies, 1981
Letter thanking Kaprow for his help in a recent workshop, with other materials.
63 13 Intermedia, 1967-1968
Correspondence with John Brockman, director of the program sponsored by New York State Council of the Arts.
63 14 International Drama Conference, n.d.
Conference information.
63 15 International Seminar on the Arts, 1987
Information about the Warsaw event.
63 16 Kramer, Hilton, 1957
Letters from Kaprow complaining that his work was not reviewed as he had been assured it would be.
63 17 Long Beach Museum, 1984-1985
Letters and material from the museum regarding their two part video retrospective, featuring a video of one of Kaprow's activities.
63 18 Mapping the Terrain, 1992
Letters from Suzanne Lacy, editor of a collection of articles on public art, with ms. and clippings.
Box
64 Professional Correspondence, 1957-1998
64 1 Artomatic, 1987
Letter to Kaprow.
64 2 Mills College, 1995
Letter to Kaprow regarding John Cage concert.
64 3 Morgan, Robert, 1978
Letters regarding Morgan's dissertation on conceptual art.
64 4 Museum Ludwig, Köln, 1980-1984
Correspondence between Kaprow and Karl Ruhrberg and others regarding a retrospective that was to have included Kaprow's work, but due to a series of misunderstandings and betrayals did not take place.
64 5 Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, 1989
Letter regarding arrangements for Kaprow's lecture and visit.
64 6 Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1991-1992
Correspondence and other materials related to Kaprow lectures on MOCA exhibitions. See also Project Files, Box 34, for lengthy correspondence regarding Kaprow's reinvention of "Yard" for MOCA's "Out of Actions" exhbition.
64 7 Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1983-1998
Scattered correspondence, regarding a Video Art retrospective (1983), MOMA's severe editing of Kaprow's Warhol piece (1989) and the receipt of a Pollack photograph (1998).
64 8 National Endowment for the Arts, 1986
Letter thanking Kaprow for serving on Inter-Arts Program panel.
64 9 New Museum, New York, 1986
Thank you letter to Kaprow.
64 10 New York Times, 1957
Letter from Kaprow to Dore Ashton responding to her review of his painting exhibition.
64 11 New York Times Sunday Magazine, 1963
Kaprow letter to the editor responding to Kenneth Tynan piece critical of Kaprow's work.
64 12 New York University, 1989
Letter and other materials regarding panel on '60s art that Kaprow took part in.
64 13 Newport Harbor Art Museum, 1987
Letter requesting Kaprow donation.
64 14 Other Ways, 1969-1972
Correspondence between Kaprow's lawyer, Kaprow, and his colleague Kohl regarding copyright issues generated by their joint project, Other Ways. See also Project files, 1969, and Teaching files, Box 57, folder 5.
64 15 Pasadena Art Museum, 1972-1973
Memoranda and minutes of meeting of the museum's Board of Trustees, of which Kaprow was a member. A few handwritten notes by Kaprow regarding art education programs or reforms.
64 16 Mark Patsfall Graphics, 1994
Correspondence regarding portfolio to benefit Multimedia Mediale, with graphic by Kaprow.
64 17 PERF '94, 1994
Letter arranging conference where Kaprow was keynote speaker.
64 18 Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1996
Letter regarding videotape Kaprow lent for exhibition.
Box
65 Professional Correspondence, 1962-1994
65 1 Remer, Michael, 1967-1968
Correspondence between Remer (Kaprow's lawyer), Kaprow, and various other parties, regarding the publication of the LP recording, "How to Make a Happening."
65 2 Rosenberg, Harold, 1968
Correspondence regarding the relevance of Rosenberg's theory of action painting for Kaprow's work.
65 3 San Diego Museum, 1987
Letters from the museum regarding Kaprow's lecture for the Docent Lecture Series.
65 4 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1984
Letter regarding award ceremony and catalog.
65 5 Solway, Carl, 1986-1988
Correspondence regarding exhibition in honor of John Cage, Solway's attempt to sell Kaprow's work, and the loss of two Kaprow prints in a fire.
65 6 Something Else Press, 1966
Message to Kaprow reporting that his article "Some Recent Happenings," is being assigned in a course at Syracuse.
65 7 Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst, 1983-1984
Correspondence and papers regarding Kaprow's course for this summer school.
65 8 Tillim, Sidney, 1962
Correspondence between Kaprow and Tillim, regarding the critic's comments about Kaprow's work.
65 9 Time Magazine, 1966
Letter regarding Time coverage of a Kaprow happening ("Gas"?).
65 10 Timken Art Gallery, 1984
Thank you note.
65 11 Turner/Krull Gallery, 1993
Letter regarding gallery exhibition "Action/Performance and the Photograph."
65 12 TV2000, 1980
Requesting Kaprow film for West German television.
65 13 University of New Mexico, , 1983 1987
Thank you letters to Kaprow.
65 14 Vice-Versand, 1971-1972
Correspondence between Kaprow and Wolfgang Feelisch regarding plans to install a reinvention of "Yard" at an autobahn crossroad.
65 15 Video Data Bank, 1979-1980
Request for a video interview with Kaprow, with other materials.
65 16 Walker Art Center, 1967
Letter of congratulations on Kaprow's book.
65 17 Wexner Center, 1994
Correspondence and other materials relating to the exhibition, In the Spirit of Fluxus.
65 18 Zabriskie Gallery, 1987-1988
Correspondence and Kaprow drafts relating to the exhibition "Photographic" and another on collage at the Paris Gallery.
65 19 Zen Center, Los Angeles, 1982
Letter from Kaprow to Gempo Merzel regarding a Sales Training Seminar Merzel has proposed.
65 20 Zwirner Gallery, 1993
Letter and materials regarding a video exhibition.
65 21 Miscellaneous, 1950s
65 22 Miscellaneous, 1960s
65 23 Miscellaneous, 1970s
65 24 Miscellaneous, 1980s
65 25 Miscellaneous, 1980s
65 26 Letters pulled from serials, 1959-1993
Series VIII. Artists' Files, 1955-1996 2.5 lin. ft. plus 1 ref3712 roll
This series comprises Kaprow's correspondence with fellow artists and material, objects, or photographs the artists sent to him. Files are arranged alphabetically by the artists' last names.
Box
66 Artists' Files, 1959-1996
66 1 Acconci, Vito, 1969-1970
Acconci's curriculum vita and performance notes, along with black and white photographs of several activities he performed while represented by John Gibson Commissions. Photo credit: Bill Beckley; Joseph Carlucci; Kathy Dillon; Bernadette Meyer; Betsy Jackson.
66 2 Anderson, Eric, n.d.
Photocopies of typed instructions for various operas and opuses, with three drawings.
66 3 Antin, David, n.d.
A printed booklet in the shape of a bookmark containing a story entitled "Three Musics for Two Voices."
66 4 Baldessari, John, n.d.
Black and white snapshots of paintings.
66 5 Blesh, Rudi, n.d.
Letter from Kaprow to Blesh, explaining the difficulties of doing his kind of art.
66 6 Blau, Herbert, 1970-1971
Ensemble exercises used in Cal Arts class.
66 7 Brecht, George, 1960-1962
Events/activities printed on individual cards or sheets of paper.
66 8 Brown, Robert Delford, 1992
Book entitled Ikons of the First National Church of the Exquisite Panic, Inc., a parody of a fundamentalist church brochure, published by Francesco Conz.
66 9 Brown, J., n.d.
Photocopy of pages of a booklet entitled Vanished Values.
66 10 Celender, Don, 1971
Artball; a collection of cards featuring 20th century artists as baseball players, with an example of each artist's work on the verso of the card bearing his picture.
66 11 Comiter, Alvin, n.d.
Black and white photographs by Comiter.
66 12 Corita, Sister Mary, 1964
Brochure of the artist's work; newspaper clippings featuring one of her pieces.
66 13 Duchamp, Marcel, 1962
A letter offering to recommend Kaprow for a Copley Foundation Award; another letter letting Kaprow know that the Copleys would like to attend Kaprow's upcoming Happening.
66 14 Duchamp, Teeny, 1987
Letter from Teeny regretting not having been able to contribute to a tribute to John Cage organized by Kaprow, with response from Kaprow.
66 15 De Jong, Constance, 1976
Two booklets, comprising Book Three and Book Five of the Complete Works of Constance De Jong.
66 16 Fabrizio, Margaret, n.d.
A typewritten ms. of a Happening entitled "Dual Gallant" and dedicated to Kaprow, enclosed in hand-printed folder.
66 17 Filliou, Robert, n.d.
Two typewritten, photocopied pieces by the artist.
66 18 Forti, Simone, 1987
Note from Kaprow.
66 19 Fuller, Buckminster, 1969
Published copy of Fuller's World Game Report and various clippings relating to it.
66 20 Fussener, Howard, 1961
Letter to Kaprow.
66 21 Gutai Theater, 1970
Poster of Gutai Art Festival and black and white captioned snapshots of performances.
66 22 Hainke, Wolfgang, 1995-1996
Correspondence between Kaprow and Hainke; color snapshots of an exhibition of Hainke's work, with announcement.
66 23 Harrell, John and Mary, 1968
Communicating the Gospel Today: a box with cards and booklets illustrating the art scene of that time.
66 24 Grooms, Red, n.d.
Two painted posters and one negative.
66 25 Higgins, Dick, 1959
"A Black 'n White Book," by Higgins, a collection of smudges on paper put in mylar and bound in paper folder.
66 26 Higgins, Dick, n.d.
Two copies of a typewritten ms. by Higgins entitled "Outline of a Social Theory of Art Today."
66 27 Higgins, Dick, 1960
Two typewritten term papers by Higgins, one on Picasso and one on Gertrude Stein.
Box
67 Artists' Files, 1960-1987
67 1 Higgins, Dick, 1960-1965
A thick file of material by Higgins, including performance pieces, plays "non-performance pieces," "performing graphics," and concerts.
67 2 Higgins, Dick, 1960-1967
A selection of performance pieces and writings, including "Some Graphis Mirrors," and "The Tart."
67 3 Higgins, Dick, 1961-1963
Typewritten poetry manuscripts by Higgins.
67 4 Higgins, Dick, 1965-1966
Correspondence and a typewritten ms. relating to Wolf Vostell.
67 5 Higgins, Dick, n.d.
Poetry, performance pieces, etc.
67 6 Higgins, Dick, n.d.
"The Cork Industry," typewritten ms., probably not by Higgins.
67 7 Higgins, Dick, 1966
Note and mss. by Geoff and Bici Hendricks
67 8 Higgins, Dick, 1966
Material relating to Ben Vautier, including issues 9 and 10 of Tout, chapters of his book Rien.
67 9 Higgins, Dick, 1966
Two letters from Marshall McLuhan to Higgins.
67 10 Higgins, Dick, 1966
Letter from George Segal to Higgins, with poems by Higgins.
67 11 Higgins, Dick, 1966-1971
Issues of the something else NEWSLETTER that feature pieces by Higgins.
67 12 Higgins, Dick, 1966
Letters from Higgins to K.G. Hulten.
67 13 Higgins, Dick, 1966
Draft of Higgins' The Fabulous World of Typhoon-Willie
67 14 Higgins, Dick, 1970
Published version of above ms. in German.
67 15 Higgins, Dick, 1971
Typewritten ms. by Higgins, "City with all the Angles," a radio play.
67 16 Higgins, Dick, 1976
Two copies of typewritten ms. entitled "Two Essays Written on May 16, 1976."
67 17 Higgins, Dick, 1978
2 posters, several postcards, and one book by Higgins entitled What Are Legends.
67 18 Higgins, Dick, n.d.
Fragment of a typewritten ms. by Higgins entitled A Book About Love and War and Death.
67 19 Higgins, Dick, 1985-1987
Many typewritten letters from Higgins to Kaprow, one note from Kaprow, a ms. by Higgins on John Cage, and a clipping.
Box
68 Artists' Files, 1960-1992
68 1 Jensen, Alfred, 1961-1975
Detailed, forthcoming letters from Jensen to Kaprow regarding Kaprow's article on his work, his friendship with Mark Rothko, and other art-related matters.
68 2 Huebler, Douglas, 1969
Description of site sculpture project by Huebler.
68 3 Johnson, Ray, 1966-1992
Announcements and photocopies of Johnson's pieces; art object (rubber band piece- deteriorated).
68 4 Judson Gallery, 1960
Program and material relating to "Ray-Gun."
68 5 Kaprow, Susan, 1986
Announcements and a letter from the artist unrelated to Allan Kaprow.
68 6 Kirby, Michael, 1970
Photographs printed on cardboard to be folded into cube boxes.
68 7 Kaufman, Irving, 1961
Postcard from Kaufman to Kaprow.
68 8 Kantor, Tadeuz, 1965-1967
Thick file of writings, published booklets, and journal (in Polish).
68 9 Klintberg, Bengt af, 1974
Publication by the artist "The Forest Diver."
68 10 Knízák, Milan, n.d.
Thick file of material, including letters, writings, small art objects such as a photo accordion book and paper hats, and photo documentation of an activity.
68 11 Knízák, Milan, n.d.
Letters to Kaprow with mss.
68 12 Knízák, Milan, n.d.
Handmade scrapbook.
68 13 Koren, Shlomo, 1978
Color photograph of environment by the artist.
Box
69 Artists' Files, 1955-1987
69 1 Lacy, Suzanne, 1971-1978
Limited edition photo book by the artist; photo/postcard to Kaprow.
69 2 Lebel, Jean-Jacques, 1964
Letters from Lebel, posters, brochures, clippings, drawings.
69 3 Lucier, Alvin, 1965
Correspondence with Kaprow; artist's statement about his "Music for Solo Performer."
69 4 Minujin, Marta, 1966
Press release, clippings, poster, black and white photographs documenting Minujin's part in the three country event she collaborated in with Kaprow and Vostell.
69 5 McElroy, Robert, n.d.
Handwritten note regarding a slide Kaprow used in a book.
69 6 Neuhaus, Max, 1971-1976
Photocopies of project proposals, clippings, brochures and posters by the artist.
69 7 Oldenburg, Claes, 1960-1961
Correspondence documenting the decline of the friendship between Kaprow and Oldenburg.
69 8 Oliveros, Pauline, 1978-1981
Handwritten account of a dream featuring Kaprow; material for UC San Diego class.
69 9 Ono, Yoko, 1987
Friendly letter from Kaprow.
69 10 Paik, Nam June, 1962-1986
Brochure, clippings, poster, letter to Kaprow, slides.
69 11 Richter, Hans, 1963
Two postcard size collages with notes to Kaprow.
69 12 Richter, Horace, 1959
Fragment of photocopied letter asking for contributions to the Allan Kaprow Research Fund.
69 13 Rauschenberg, Robert, 1964-1965
Two black and white photographs of Rauschenberg performances. One unidentified color photograph. Photo credit: Elisabeth Novick; Hans Malmberg.
69 14 Rion, René, 1981
Photograph of environment by the artist.
69 15 Sherk, Bonnie, 1981
Clippings about the conceptual artist.
69 16 Stewart, Sherry, n.d.
A booklet of the artist's photos.
69 17 Stockhausen, Karlheinz, 1955
Notes on electronic sound systems, plans for the first synthesizer, hand drawn graphs.
69 18 Tenney, James, 1971
Scores for two pieces.
69 19 Tyler, Richard, 1960
Publications from Uranian Press.
Box
70 Artists' Files, 1960-1993
70 1 Uranian Press, 1965-1977
Publications from the press.
70 2 Vautier, Ben, 1960-1993
Various printed pieces, photograph, one issue of Real Bullshit, of which Vautier was co-editor.
70 3 Vostell, Wolf, 1960-1965
A variety of pieces on paper by the artist, letter to Kaprow, clippings, photographs, brochures. Typewritten manuscript co-written by Kaprow, entitled "The Art of the Happening."
70 4 Vostell, Wolf, 1962-1966
A variety of materials by the artist, including drawings, writings, published booklets, letters to Kaprow (some written on the verso of photographs of happenings), posters, clippings, issue of Book (May 1966).
70 5 Vostell, Wolf, 1963-1064
Scores for Happenings and photographs and negatives of Happenings. See also Oversize roll 1.
70 6 Watts, Bob, 1963
Materials regarding the Yam Festival, created by Watts and Brecht.
70 7 Whitman, Robert, n.d.
One photograph of a sculpture.
70 8 Zaj group, 1966
Posters and printed matter about the group and their events.
70 9 Various artists, 1958
Work under the collective title "City."
70 10 Various artists, 1969
Student proposals in project class at Nova Scotia College.
70 11 Unidentified, 1962
Letter sent to Kaprow and other artists by unknown correspondent regarding Fluxus exhibition and publication.
70 12 Unidentified, n.d.
a pencil drawing; a rubbing.
Series IX. Personal, 1946-1996 3 lin. ft.
This series includes ref3712 and comprises awards and honors Kaprow received, and photographs of Kaprow by himself, with family, or with friends. A highlight are the beautiful photographs by Julian Wasser of Kaprow at home.
Box
71 Awards and Curriculum Vitae, 1949-1986
71 1 Copley Foundation Award, 1962
71 2 La Guardia Memorial Award, 1974
71 3 Skowhegan Gold Medal, 1975
71 4 Skowhegan Gold Medal, 1982
Kaprow presents gold medal to Miriam Schapiro.
71 5 NEA- U.S./Japan Exchange Fellowship, 1986
71 6 Miscellaneous exhibition records and cv's, ca. 1949-1980
For current CV, please see research file 980063 in the repository.
Box
72 Photographs and cards, 1946-1996
72 1 Photographs of Tom Mix Monument, n.d.
Monument dedicated to Kaprow's childhood idol.
72 2 Family momentos, , 1949 n.d.
Holiday card made of tin; 45 rpm recording of Happy Birthday made for Kaprow's father.
72 3 Handmade cards, 1946
Cards Kaprow made for his father.
72 4 Addresses of friends, n.d.
72 5 Photographs of Kaprow, ca.1950-ca.1970
Black and white photographs of Kaprow with friends and family, including M. Lowe, Wolf Vostell, Ray Johnson. Photo credit: Walt Silver; Peter Moore; Morris Slavin; Ron Batzdorff; Ted Tessler; Lisl Steiner; Harry Shunk; Charles Reynolds.
72 6 Photographs of Kaprow, 1967
Portraits by Julian Wasser for Life of Kaprow by himself and with first wife Vaughn Rachel and children.
72 7 Photographs of Kaprow, ca. 1970-1996
Mostly black and white photographs of Kaprow by himself or with family and friends, including Nam June Paik. Photo credit: Jlona Jeismann; John Waggaman; shunk-kender; Karin Mack; Stephanie Rancou.
Series X. Films, Video and Audio Tapes, 1957-1995 22.25 linear feet
Audio visual materials are unavailable until reformatted; use copies are indicated when available.
Box
73-77 Audio cassettes, 1973-1995
Note that original cassettes C23 (bad tape), C62 (blank) and C89 (duplicate) were not tranferred by Kirby or reformatted.
Box
73 C1-C35, 1973-1978
C1 - Air Condition, 1973
1 sound cassette (14 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Activity (Happening) at Cal Arts, "Tape 1, PNO 1" - on original inventory.
Use copy available.
C2 - Loss, 1973
1 sound cassette (24 min. 7 sec.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. "Tape - PNO 2/3," on original inventory.
Use copy available.
C3 - 2nd Routine, 1974
1 sound cassette (26 min., 46 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. With Linda Bastian; Note: Allan believes this is from "2nd Routine" sponsored by the D'ARC Gallery, NY. "Tape 1 - PNO 4/5," on original inventory.
Use copy available.
C4 - Rates of Exchange, 1975
1 sound cassette (8 min., 7 min.) With Mickiko and Charlemagne Palestine, "Tape 2 - PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
C5 - Rates of Exchange, 1975 Mar. 22
1 sound cassette of 2 (31 min., 30 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. With Tim Y. "Tape 2 - PNO 3/4," on original inventory.
C6 - Rates of Exchange, 1975 Mar. 22
2nd cassette of 2 (5 min.), 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. With Tim Y. "Tape 2 - PNO 5" on original inventory.
C7 - Rates of Exchange, 1975 Mar. 22
1 sound cassette (3 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Sylvia and Stanley reading, includes note from "S"; "Tape 2 - PNO 6" on original inventory.
C8 [unknown], 1975
1 sound cassette (31 min., 31 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Side A: "Tape 2 - PNO 7"; Side B: "Tape 3- PNO 1" Labeled "A: male and female" on original inventory.
C9 - Rates of Exchange, 1975
1 sound cassette of 4 (18 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. "Tape 3 - PNO 2," on original inventory.
Use copy available.
C10 - Rates of Exchange, 1975
2nd sound cassette of 4 (8 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. "Tape 3 - PNO 3," on original inventory.
Use copy available.
C11 - Rates of Exchange, 1975
3rd sound cassette of 4 (6 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Labeled: "person unknown, male." "Tape 3 - PNO 4," on original inventory.
Use copy available.
C12 - Rates of Exchange, 1975
4th sound cassette of 4 (31 min., 31 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Labeled "person unknown, female." "Tape 3 - PNO 5/6," on original inventory.
Use copy available.
C13 - Rates of Exchange, 1975
1 sound cassette (24 min., 29 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. With Charlemagne Palestine and Michiko. "Tape 4 - PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
C14 - Rates of Exchange, 1975
1 sound cassette (31 min., 7 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. With Victoria, labeled "A1". "Tape 4 - PNO 3/4," on original inventory.
C15 - Rates of Exchange, 1975
1 sound cassette (21 min., 30 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. With Frantisek or J.P., labeled "A2"; "Tape 4- PNO 5/ Tape 5 PNO 1" on original inventory.
C16 - Rates of Exchange, 1975
1 sound cassette (29 min., 31 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. With Michael, labeled as "A3". "Tape 5 - PNO 2/3," on original inventory.
C17 - Rates of Exchange, 1975
1 sound cassette (7 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. With Max, labeled as "A4". "Tape 5 - PNO 4," on original inventory.
C18 - Rates of Exchange, 1975
1 sound cassette (30 min., 31 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Baecker and Kaprow, labeled as "A5". "Tape 6 - PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
C19 - Rates of Exchange, 1975
1 sound cassette of 2 (31 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. With Marcia Tucker, labeled "A6". "Tape 6 - PNO 3," on original inventory. [2nd cassette not found, perhaps C8?] See Peter Kirby's inventory.
C20 - Rates of Exchange, 1975
1 sound cassette (32 min., 32 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Kaprow to Alanna, labeled "A7". "Tape 7 - PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
C21 - Rates of Exchange, 1975
1 sound cassette (27 min., 37 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. With Antonio,labeled as "A8". "Tape 6 - PNO 4/5," on original inventory.
Box
74 C22-C42, 1975-1978
C22 - Rates of Exchange, 1975
1 sound cassette (31 min., 30 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Kaprow and Inge Baecker, labeled as "A9". "Tape 7- PNO 3," on original inventory.
C23 - Rates of Exchange; Walking , 1975 n.d.
1 sound cassette, 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. side 1: Rates of Exchange, with Michuko. side 2: Walking, date unidentified. Bad tape. NOT TRANSFERRED/NOT REFORTMATTED.
C24 - Time Pieces, 1975
1 sound cassette (3 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. "Tape 8 -PNO 1," on original inventory.
C25 - Artpark, 1976
1 sound cassette (60 min., 60 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Labeled "final meeting." "Tape 8 -PNO 2/3," on original inventory.
Use copy available.
C26 - Frameworks, 1976
1 sound cassette (40 min. 62 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. With Kaprow, Deeks, and Peters at the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles. "Tape 9-PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
C27 - Satisfaction, 1976 Apr 29
1 sound cassette (62 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Labeled "1st night." "Tape 10-PNO 1/2/3," on original inventory.
C28 - 7 Kinds of Sympathy, 1976?
1 sound cassette of 2 (38 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Discussion, after participating in piece, using video (made by Peter Kirby and Allan Kaprow) as guide. Participants: Peter Kirby, Allan Kaprow Nancy Buchanan, Sylvia and Jerry Simpson, and Vaughn Rachel at Video Transitions, Hollywood. Activity took place in 1976 in Vienna and Italy. "Tape 10 PNO 4," on original inventory.
C29 - 7 Kinds of Sympathy, , 1976? 1977?
2nd sound cassette of 2 (46 min., 23 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Discussion, after participating in piece, using video as a guide. Participants: Peter Kirby, Nancy Buchanan, Sylvia and Jerry Simpson, Allan Kaprow, and Vaughn Rachel at Video Transitions, Hollywood. Actual piece is "7 Kinds of Sympathy. "Tape 11-PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
C30 - Exercises and Tom Peeping, 1977 Nov. 15
1 sound cassette (56 min.; 60 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. With Kaprow, Bruce and Carol.
Side 1: (56 min.) "Tape 11-PNO 3";
Side 2: (60 min.) "Tape 12-PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
C31 - Exercises and Tom Peeping, 1978 Mar. 2
1 sound cassette (44 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Labeled "Kaprow Piece - La Jolla," with Kaprow, Carol, and Bruce. "Tape 12 - PNO 3," on original inventory.
C32 - Carol's Piece, 1978 Mar. 9
1 sound cassette (46 min., 46 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Allan doesn't remember the title of this Activity. It may be part of "Small exercise I," "Small Exercise 2," or "Mantra." [About noticing everyday events walking around.] "Tape 13 -PNO 1/2" on original inventory.
C33 - Kaprow piece at Bruce Reynolds' house with Moira Roth and Coryl Crane, 1978
1 sound cassette (46 min., 46 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Allan doesn't remember the title of this Activity. It may be part of "Small Exercise I," "Small Exercise 2," or "Mantra." [About sensing the presence of another person.] "Tape 14-PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
Use copy available.
C34 - Standards, 1978
1 sound cassette (30 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. With David Roger and Martha Sanford. "Standards" cassettes were all made in 1978 at the University of Iowa, Cedar Falls. The Activity booklet, "Standards" was partially created from prearranged situations and documentation of the actual Activity / Event. "Tape 14-PNO 3," on original inventory.
Use copy available.
C35 - Standards, 1978
1 sound cassette (19 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. With Joni Sauke and Carl Petersen. This tape is also labeled "Pre-Standards Sheet Work." "Standards" cassettes were all made in 1978 at the University of Iowa, Cedar Falls. The Activity booklet, "Standards" was partially created from prearranged situations and documentation of the actual Activity / Event. "Tape 15-PNO 1," on original inventory.
C36 - Standards, 1978
1 sound cassette (45 min., 37 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Interpretations with Sanford Shaman and Bill Witt. "Standards" cassettes were all made in 1978 at the University of Iowa, Cedar Falls. The Activity booklet, "Standards" was partially created from prearranged situations and documentation of the actual Activity / Event. "Tape 15-PNO 2/3," on original inventory.
C37 - Standards, 1978 Dec. 10
1 sound cassette (41 min., 44 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Review #2. "Standards" cassettes were all made in 1978 at the University of Iowa, Cedar Falls. The Activity booklet, "Standards" was partially created from prearranged situations and documentation of the actual Activity / Event. "Tape 16-PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
C38 - Standards, 1978 Dec
1 sound cassette (40 min., 37 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. With Bruce and Pat. "Standards" cassettes were all made in 1978 at the University of Iowa, Cedar Falls. The Activity booklet, "Standards" was partially created from prearranged situations and documentation of the actual Activity / Event.
Side 1: (40 min.) "Tape 16-PNO 3";
Side 2: (37 min.) "Tape 17-PNO 1" on original inventory.
C39 - Standards, 1978 Dec
1 sound cassette (45 min., 45 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Final group meeting. "Standards" cassettes were all made in 1978 at the University of Iowa, Cedar Falls. The Activity booklet, "Standards" was partially created from prearranged situations and documentation of the actual Activity / Event.
Side 1: (45 min.) "Tape 17-PNO 2";
Side 2: (45 min.) "Tape 18-PNO 1," on original inventory.
C40 - Standards, 1978
1 sound cassette (34 min., 16 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. With Carol Schaaf and Kaprow. This cassette is labeled Jan-Feb. 1979; according to Allan, this is incorrect. "Standards" cassettes were all made in 1978 at the University of Iowa, Cedar Falls. The Activity booklet, "Standards" was partially created from prearranged situations and documentation of the actual Activity / Event. "Tape 18-PNO 2/3/4," on original inventory.
C41 - Standards, 1978
1 sound cassette (41 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. "Standards" cassettes were all made in 1978 at the University of Iowa, Cedar Falls. The Activity booklet, "Standards" was partially created from prearranged situations and documentation of the actual Activity / Event. "Tape 19-PNO 1," on original inventory.
C42 - Toothbrushing Piece, 1978
1 sound cassette (31 min., 31 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. With Kaprow, Carol Mansfield, and Bruce Reynolds, La Jolla, CA. Also labeled "meeting following piece, Venice, CA." "Tape 19 - PNO 2/3," on original inventory.
Box
75 C43-C63, 1978-1981
C43 - Standards, 1978
1 sound cassette (45 min., 19 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. "Tape 20-PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
C44 - Standards, 1978
1 sound cassette (40 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. With Rieken/Ploog. Cassette is labeled Jan.-Feb. 1979 - according to Allan this is incorrect. "Tape 20 - PNO 3," on original inventory.
C45 - 2 Appointments, 1978 Jan. 29
1 sound cassette (17 min., 45 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Side 1: (17 min.) "preliminary intro";
Side 2: (45 min.) "review."
"Tape 21-PNO 1; Tape 21-PNO 2," on original inventory.
C46 - 2 Appointments, 1978 Jan. 29
1 sound cassette (34 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Side 3. "Tape 21-PNO 3," on original inventory.
C47 - Ups/Downs, (What's Cooking II), 1978 Apr. 22
1 sound cassette (45 min., 45 min.)
Labeled "What's Cooking II," this was arranged for the "What's Cooking Festival II," Center for Music Experiment, UCSD, La Jolla, CA. "Tape 22 -PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
C48 - Carol Mansfield Piece, 1978 Jan. 19
1 sound cassette (7 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. 2nd tape. "Tape 22-PNO 3," on original inventory. Note from inventory: Allan is unsure what Activity this recording documents. Perhaps "Small Exercises I," "Small Exercises 2" or "Mantra."
C49 - Carol's Reflection Piece, 1978 July 17
1 sound cassette (45 min., 45 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. First half of pre-recordings. "Tape 23-PNO 1; Tape 23-PNO 2," on original inventory. Note from inventory: Allan thinks this recording is part of "Hello/Goodbye."
C50 - Carol's Reflection Piece, 1978 July 17
1 sound cassette (38 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Second half of pre-recordings. "Tape 24-PNO 1," on original inventory. Note from inventory: Allan thinks this recording is part of "Hello/Goodbye."
C51 - Carol Mansfield Piece, 1978 Jan. 19
1 sound cassette (45 min., 43 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. "Tape 24-PNO 2 and 3," on original inventory. Allan is unsure what Activity this recording documents. Perhaps "Small Exercises I," "Small Exercises 2" or "Mantra."
C52 - Blindsight, 1979 Mar. 10
1 sound cassette (30 min., 31 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. "Tape 25-PNO 1/2," on original inventory. Note on inventory: Allan is unsure what Activity this recording documents. Perhaps "Small Exercises I," "Small Exercises 2" or "Mantra."
Use copy available.
C53 - Blindsight, 1979
1 sound cassette (30 min., 3 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. "Tape 25-PNO 3/4," on original inventory. Note from inventory: Allan is unsure what Activity this recording documents. Perhaps "Small Exercises I," "Small Exercises 2" or "Mantra."
Use copy available.
C54 - Exercise; [Meyer's piece], 1980 May
1 sound cassette (26 min., 47 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Side 1: Exercise (26 min.) Per note in inventory, "Exercise" may be "Small Exercises I." "Small Exercises 2" or "Mantra." "Tape 25-PNO 5" on original inventory.
Side 2: AK talks followed by participants in "The Experience of Giving and Taking," (47 min.); not an AK piece, "This is Meyer's piece." "Tape 26-PNO 1," on original inventory.
C55 - Piece for Pierre Restany, 1981 May 14
1 sound cassette (46 min., 46 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. A discussion after a performance in Paris.
Side 1: (46 min.)"Tape 26-PNO 2;
Side 2: (46 min.), "Tape 27-PNO 1," on original inventory.
C56 - Richard Hamilton Piece (side A); Ludwig Thurmer Piece (side B), , 1981 Apr. 17 1981 May 1
1 sound cassette (45 min., 42 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Side A: Richard Hamilton (45 min.), "Tape 27-PNO 2";
Side B: Ludwig Thurmer (42 min.), "Tape 28-PNO 1," on original inventory.
C57 - Richard Hamilton Piece, 1981
1 sound cassette (13 min., 13 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Allan's tape for Hamilton Piece. Richard Hamilton walking through field. "Tape 28-PNO 2,3," on original inventory.
C58 - Robert Filliou Piece; Bicocchi Piece, , 1981 May 21 1981 May 26
1 sound cassette (46 min., 45 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Side A: (46 min.) Peyzac-le Moustier, France, "Tape 28-PNO 4";
Side B: (46 min.) Firenze, "Tape 29-PNO 1," on original inventory.
C59 - Piece for Dany Keller, 1981
1 sound cassette of 2 (45 min., 47 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Side 1: 45 min. - "Tape 29-PNO 2";
Side 2: 47 min. - "Tape 30-PNO 1," on original inventory.
C60 - Piece for Dany Keller, 1981
2nd sound cassette of 2 (47 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. "Tape 30-PNO 2," on original inventory.
C61 - Piece for Shlomo and Shula Koren, 1981 May 5
1 sound cassette (45 min., 22 min.) Amsterdam.
Side 1: (45 min.), "Tape 30-PNO 3";
Side 2: (22 min.), "Tape 31-PNO," on original inventory.
C62 - Exercise no. 5, 1981
Activity (Happening) for Rachel Rosenthal's workshop, "DBH" in Los Angeles. The Tape is BLANK. NOT TRANSFERRED, NOT REFORMATTED.
C63 - Piece for 80 Langton Street, 1981 Aug
1 sound cassette (43 min., 25 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. (Alternative space, San Francisco.) "Tape 31-PNO 2/3," on original inventory.
Box
76 C64-C84, 1981-1987
C64 - Piece for 80 Langton Street, 1981 Aug
1 sound cassette (47 min., 35 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. (Alternative space, San Francisco.) "Tape 32-PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
C65 - Moira Roth, 1982 May 14
1 sound cassette (46 min., 10 min.) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Interview with Kaprow and Suzanne Lacy, "Tape 33-PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
C66 - Allan, Suzanne and Moira at Moira's, 1983 May 9
1 sound cassette (33 min.?) 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Interview: Kaprow and Suzanne Lacy interviewed by Moira Roth. "Tape 33-PNO 3/4/5," on original inventory.
C67 - Environments, Happenings, Fluxus, and Performance: Review, Critical Evaluation, and Prognostication, 1983 Mar. 2
1 sound cassette (45 min., 33 min.) Kaprow lecture at La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, "Wolf Kahn talk." Lecture series title: Toward an understanding of issues in 20th century art. "Tape 34-PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
C68 - Wolf Kahn Talk, 1984 Jan. 11
1 sound cassette (46 min. 34 min.) Kaprow lecture at San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art. "Tape 35-PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
C69 - Coryl's Birthday Piece, 1985 Dec. 2
1 sound cassette (47 min., 6 min.) Kaprow's piece for his second wife, Coryl Crane. "Tape 36-PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
Use copy available.
C70 - Grad Seminar #5, Art and Politics, 1985 Feb. 4
1 sound cassette of 2 (63 min., 3 min.) Kaprow lecture for UCSD class.
Side 1: (63 min.), "Tape 36-PNO 3,";
Side 2: (3 min.), "Tape 37-PNO 1," on original inventory.
Use copy available.
C71 - Grad Seminar #5, Art and Politics, 1985 Feb 4
2nd sound cassette of 2 (33 min.) Kaprow lecture for UCSD class. "Tape 37-PNO 2," on original inventory.
Use copy available.
C72 - Grad Seminar #6, Humor in Art, 1985 Feb. 11
1 sound cassette of 2 (62 min., 62 min.) Kaprow lecture for UCSD class. "Tape 38-PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
Use copy available.
C73 - Grad Seminar #6, Humor in Art, 1985 Feb. 11
2nd sound cassette of 2 (6 min.) Kaprow lecture for UCSD class. "Tape 39-PNO 1," on original inventory.
Use copy available.
C74 - Grad Seminar #7, Today's Art of Quotation, 1985 Feb. 18
1 sound cassette of 3 (63 min., 59 min.) Kaprow lecture for UCSD class. "Tape 39-PNO 2/3," on original inventory.
Use copy available.
C75 - Grad Seminar #7, Today's Art of Quotation, 1985 Feb. 18
2nd sound cassette of 3 (47 min., 47 min.) Kaprow lecture for UCSD class. "Tape 40-PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
Use copy available.
C76 - Grad Seminar #7, Today's Art of Quotation, 1985 Feb. 18
3rd sound cassette of 3 (4 min.) Kaprow lecture for UCSD class. "Tape 40-PNO 3," on original inventory.
C77 - Grad Seminar #8, Performance, 1985 Feb. 25
1 sound cassette (62 min., 51 min.) Kaprow lecture for UCSD class. "Tape 41-PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
C78 - Grad Seminar #9, Criticism, 1985 Mar. 4
1 sound cassette (63 min., 48 min.) Kaprow lecture for UCSD class. "Tape 42-PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
C79 - Grad Seminar #10, Collaboration, 1985 Mar. 11
1 sound cassette of 2 (63 min., 63 min.) Kaprow lecture for UCSD class. "Tape 43-PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
C80 - Grad Seminar #10, Collaboration, 1985 Mar. 11
2nd sound cassette of 2 (19 min.) Kaprow lecture for UCSD class. "Tape 44-PNO 1," on original inventory.
C81 - Mills College, 1988 May 5
1 sound cassette (32 min., 32 min.) Kaprow lecture. "Tape 44-PNO 2/3," on original inventory.
C82 - Mills #3, 1988 May 5
1 sound cassette (4 min.) Kaprow lecture. "Tape 44-PNO 4," on original inventory.
C83 - Apples and Oranges, 1986 Oct. 25
1 sound cassette (47 min., 47 min.) "Tape 45-PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
C84 - Allan Kaprow at Penn State, 1987 Mar. 22
1 sound cassette (46 min., 46 min.) Kaprow lecture. "Tape 46-PNO 1/2," on original inventory.
Box
77 C85-C90, 1977-1995
C85 - Penn State, 1987 Mar. 21
1 sound cassette (31 min., 11 min.) Museum of Art lecture.
Side 1: 31 min.,"Tape 46-PNO 3";
Side 2: 11 min., "Tape 47-PNO 1," on original inventory.
C86 - Allan Kaprow with David Antin, 1990 Oct. 22
1 sound cassette (40 min., 43 min.) Lecture. "Tape 47-PNO 2/3," on original inventory.
C87 - Kaprow Kasseler Kunstverein, 1995 Oct. 26
1 sound cassette (35 min.) "Tape 48-PNO 1," on original inventory.
C88 - den Satzvon Herm Neuendorf, wiederholen DIE ABARTIGEN, n.d.
1 sound cassette (29 min.) With Kaprow, Vostell, Paik, Saree, Albrecht d., Toche U., Hendricks, and 1 booklet (in folder in Box). "Tape 48-PNO 2," on original inventory.
C89 - den Satzvon Herm Neuendorf, wiederholen DIE ABARTIGEN,
1 sound cassette (29 min.) 2nd copy of C88, above. NOT TRANSFERRED / NOT REFORMATTED.
C90 - Courtesy, 1977 Jun. 2
1 sound cassette (15 min.) Labeled "Courtesy," this is a copy from Close Radio cassette. "Tape 48-PNO 3," on original inventory.
Box
78-85 Reel-to-reel 1/4 audiotapes, 1957-1966
Box
78 R1-R4, 1957-1958
R1 - attacks, 1957-1958
1 sound tape reel (9 min.), 7 in., 1/4 in. tape. "Tape 49 - PNO 1," on original inventory. Sound material.
Use copy available (Use tape 1).
R2 - attacks, 1957-1958
1 sound tape reel (23 min.), 7 in., 1/4 in. tape."Tape 49 - PNO 2/3/4," on original inventory. Electronic sound library materials.
Use copy available (Use tape 1).
R3 - junk-echoes-distortions, 1957-1958
1 sound tape reel (12 min.), 7 in., 1/4 in. tape."Tape 49 - PNO 5," on original inventory. Sound material.
Use copy available (Use tape 1).
R4 - Rapid Changes, 1957-1958
1 sound tape reel (3 min.), 5 in., 1/4 in. tape. "Tape 49 - PNO 6," on original inventory. Sound material for piece.
Use copy available (Use tape 1).
Box
79 R5-R8, 1957-1958
R5 - sound sources, 1957-1858
1 sound tape reel (4 min.), 5 in., 1/4 in. tape. "Tape 49-PNO 7," on original inventory. Labelled "Poem" on reel.
Use copy available (Use tape 1).
R6 - sound sources, 1957-1958
1 sound tape reel, 5 in., 1/4 in. tape. "Blank tape?" on original inventory. [NOT TRANSFERRED / NOT REFORMATTED.]
R7 - 18 Happenings in 6 Parts, 1958
1 sound tape reel (7 min.), 5 in., 1/4 in. tape. "Tape 49-PNO 8," on original inventory. Note: This tape comes from one of two Environments created at the Hansa Gallery in 1958. It was incorporated along with new sound material into 18 Happenings in 6 Parts; Allan is unsure of the titles for the Hansa Environments in 1958.
Use copy available (Use tape 2).
R8 - 18 Happenings in 6 Parts, 1958
1 sound tape reel (7 min.), 5 in., 1/4 in. tape. "Tape 49-PNO 9," on original inventory. Note: This tape comes from one of two Environments created at the Hansa Gallery in 1958. It was incorporated along with new sound material into 18 Happenings in 6 Parts; Allan is unsure of the titles for the Hansa Environments in 1958.
Use copy available (Use tape 2).
Box
80 R9-R12, 1958
R9 - 18 Happenings in 6 Parts, 1958
1 sound tape reel (7 min.), 5 in., 1/4 in. tape. "Tape 49-PNO 10," on original inventory. Note: This tape comes from one of two Environments created at the Hansa Gallery in 1958. It was incorporated along with new sound material into 18 Happenings in 6 Parts; Allan is unsure of the titles for the Hansa Environments in 1958.
Use copy available (Use tape 2).
R10 - 18 Happenings in 6 Parts, 1958
1 sound tape reel (6 min.), 5 in., 1/4 in. tape. "Tape 49-PNO 11," on original inventory. Note: This tape comes from one of two Environments created at the Hansa Gallery in 1958. It was incorporated along with new sound material into 18 Happenings in 6 Parts; Allan is unsure of the titles for the Hansa Environments in 1958.
Use copy available (Use tape 2).
R11 - 18 Happenings in 6 Parts, 1958
1 sound tape reel (20 min.), 7 in., 1/4 in. tape. "Tape 49-PNO 12," on original inventory. Sound material.
Use copy available (Use tape 2).
R12 - Show, Tape #1, 1958
1 sound tape reel (8 min.), 4 in., 1/4 in. tape. "Tape 50-PNO 1," on original inventory.
Use copy available (Use tape 3).
Box
81 R13-R16, 1958
R13 - Show, Tape #2, 1958
1 sound tape reel (8 min.), 4 in., 1/4 in. tape. "Tape 50-PNO 2," on original inventory.
Use copy available (Use tape 3).
R14 - Show, Tape #3, 1958
1 sound tape reel (8 min.), 4 in., 1/4 in. tape. "Tape 50-PNO 3," on original inventory.
Use copy available (Use tape 3).
R15 - Show, Tape #4, 1958
1 sound tape reel (8 min.), 4 in., 1/4 in. tape. "Tape 50-PNO 4," on original inventory.
Use copy available (Use tape 3).
R16 - Show, Tape #5, 1958
1 sound tape reel (8 min.), 4 in., 1/4 in. tape. "Tape 50-PNO 5," on original inventory.
Use copy available (Use tape 3).
Box
82 R17-R20, 1960
R17 - intermission piece from The Killers (pt. 1), 1960 Mar.
1 sound tape reel, 7 in., 1/4 in. tape. Reuben Gallery. Tape labeled "reel I Mar 1960 Intermission Piece 71/2 Kaprow Original." [NOT TRANSFERRED / NOT REFORMATTED. Copy of R19, below]
R18 - intermission piece from The Killers (pt.2), 1960
1 sound tape reel, 7 in., 1/4 in. tape. Labeled Rueben Gallery. [NOT TRANSFERRED / NOT REFORMATTED. Copy of R20, below]
R19 - intermission piece from The Killers, 1960
1 sound tape reel (34 min.), 7 in., 1/4 in. tape. "Tape 50-PNO 6," on original inventory.
Use copy available (Use tape 4).
R20 - intermission piece from The Killers, 1960
1 sound tape reel (34 min.), 7 in., 1/4 in. tape. "Tape 50-PNO 7," on original inventory.
Use copy available (Use tape 4).
Box
83 R21-R24, 1960-1961
R21 - Good-bye Shirley Cannonball?, 1960
1 sound tape reel 21 min.), 1/4 in. tape. Note: this work was later re-titled "Coca-Cola Shirley Cannonball"? "Tape 51 - PNO 1" on original inventory.
Use copy available (Use tape 5).
R22 - Ann Arbor, 1961
1 sound tape reel (6 min.) 1/4 in. tape."Tape 51-PNO 2, 6 min." on original inventory
Use copy available (Use tape 5).
R23 - A Spring Happening, 1961
1 sound tape reel (17 min.), 1/4 in. tape. Labeled copy of tape. "Tape 51 - PNO 3," on original inventory.
Use copy available (Use tape 5).
R24 - A Spring Happening, 1961
1 sound tape reel (6 min.), 1/4 in. tape. "Tape 51-PNO 4," on original inventory.
Use copy available (Use tape 5).
Box
84 R25-R28, 1962-1966
R25 - Words, 1962
1 sound tape reel (23 min.), 1/4 in. tape. Note on inventory: "Environment at Smolin Galllery, includes tapes 1-4" "Tape 51-PNO 5," on original inventory.
Use copy available (Use tape 5).
R26 - Vostell-Kaprow talk, 1964
1 sound tape reel (42 min.), 1/4 in. tape. Note on inventory: "Tenants: A Happening." "Tape 53-PNO 1" on original inventory.
Use copy available (Use tape 6).
R27 - Gas, 1966
1 sound tape reel (28 min.), 1/4 in. tape. Labeled Happening and WCBS - East Hampton mix - copy. "Tape 51-PNO 6," on original inventory.
Use copy available (Use tape 7).
R28 - Ann Arbor Happening n.d.
1 sound tape reel (6 min.), 1/4 in. tape. Includes typed instructions. "Tape 51-PNO 7," on original inventory.
Use copy available (Use tape 7).
Box
85 R29-R35, 1961
R29 - unidentified Happening, 1961
1 sound tape reel (29 min.),7 in., 1/4 in. tape. Allan Kaprow and Irving Kaufman. "Tape 52-PNO 1," on original inventory.
Use copy available (Use tape 8).
R30 - The Killer, n.d.
1 sound tape reel (35 min.), 7 in., 1/4 in. tape. Labeled substitute reel. [Ionesco's Absurd theatre] "Tape 52-PNO 2," on original inventory.
Use copy available (Use tape 8).
No number - Opera Game-Sunday Night Performance, n.d.
1 sound tape reel. Composer: Loran Carrier, includes various newspaper clippings from 1969. Information from original inventory. [TAPE NOT FOUND/NOT TRANSFERRED, NOT REFORMATTED.]
R31 - stock pile of sounds, n.d.
1 sound tape reel 33 min.), 5 in. 1/4 in. tape. Tape labeled: recorded for "Random Piece." "Tape 52-PNO 3,on original inventory.
Use copy available (Use tape 9).
R32 - blank tape, n.d.
1 sound reel, 3 in. [NOT TRANSFERRED / NOT REFORMATTED.]
R33 - Kaprow recording Anton's voice, n.d.
1 sound reel, 5 in. Kaprow recording his son Anton's voice, probably at first year birthday party. Tape 52-PNO 4," on original inventory.
Use copy available (Use tape 9).
R34 - Conference of the Society of Cemetery Aestheticians, n.d.
1 sound reel (27 min.), 3 in. From Robert Delford Brown. "Tape 53-PNO 2/3," on original inventory.
Use copy available (Use tape 6).
R35 - Weiderman Piano Sonata, n.d.
1 sound reel, 7 in. Title from label on tape. "Tape 53-PNO 8," on original inventory.
Use copy available (Use tape 7).
Box
86-95 Videos, 1966-1996
Box
86 V1-V4, 1966-1969
V1 - Gas, 1966
1 video cassette (VHS). Copy of 16mm film (F41). [Video not transferred or reformatted.]
V2 - Hello, 1968
1 videoreel (29 min.), sd. b&w, 1/2 in. tape. Poor quality, unedited footage from work done at WGBH, Boston. Edited version was broadcast in 1969; See Medium is the Medium.
Use copies available (Use VHS tapes 17, 30 and DVD).
V3 - Medium is the Medium, 1969
1 videoreel (4 min.), sd., b&w, 2 inch quad. Edited version of Hello done at WGBH, Boston in 1968 and broadcast in 1969. Unedited footage is on V2 as "Hello."
Use copies available (Use VHS tape 17 and DVD).
V4 - Home Movies: a marriage happening, 1969
1 videoreel, 1/2 in. tape. [NOT REFORMATTED; not on Peter Kirby's inventory.]
Box
87 V5-V12, V58-V59, 1970-1972
V58 - Tag, 1971
1 videoreel of 2 : 1/2 in. (32:18) : sd., b&w.
1 videocassette (Betacam SP). Archival master. T. Ramos/ A. Ramos.
Use copy available.
V59 - Tag, 1971
2nd videoreel of 2 : 1/2 in. (32:56) : sd., b&w.
1 videocassette (Betacam SP). Archival master. T. Ramos/A. Ramos.
Use copy available.
V5 - Tracts, 1971 May 7
1 videoreel (32 min.),sd., b&w, 1/2 in. tape. Videotape by Paul Challacombe. (see also F.25-F.31)
Use copies available (Use VHS tape 20 and DVD).
V6 - Fragile works of Art (Bob McCarn), 1971?
1 videoreel (55 min.), b&w, 1/2 in. tape. MFA thesis project by Bob McCarn, Cal Arts. Not a Kaprow event. (see also F.5, F.6, F.42)
Use copies available (Use VHS tape 28 and DVD).
V7 - Tieing Up. . . , 1971?
1 videoreel (27 min.), b&w, 1/2 in. tape. Tony Ramos, Lowell Darling, Greg Edwards at Cal Arts. Labelled "Technological Trypditch." Class project. Not a Kaprow event.
Use copies available (Use VHS tape 28 and DVD).
V8 - Message Units Test Tape I, 1972
1 videoreel 2 (16 min.) sd.,b&w, 1/2 in. tape. "No master" - note on tape.
Use copies available (Use VHS tape 23 and DVD).
V9 - Message Units Test Tape II, 1972
2nd videoreel of 2 (32 min.), sd., b&w, 1/2 in. tape.
Use copies available (Use VHS tape 23 and DVD).
V10 - Message Units, 1972
1 videoreel, sd.,b&w, 1/2 in. tape. [Copy? NOT REFORMATTED; not on Peter Kirby's inventory.]
V11 - Message Units Performance Documentation, 1972
1 videoreel (32 min.), b&w, 1/2 in. tape.
Use copies available (Use VHS tape 25 and DVD).
V12 - Message Units I and II, 1972
1 videoreel, 1/2 in. tape. [Copy? NOT REFORMATTED; not on Peter Kirby's inventory.]
Box
88 V13-V20, 1972-1973
V13 - Message Units (Final) , 1972 1972?
1 videoreel (42 min.),sd., b&w, 1/2 in. tape. Illinois State University, Normal. Hugh Stumbo. Tape is labelled "Happening."
Use copies available (Use VHS tape 24 and DVD).
V14 - Scales, Cal Arts, or 1971 1972
1 videoreel of 2 (18 min.), sd., b&w, 1/2 in. tape. Piece at Cal Arts.
Use copies available (Use VHS tape 23 and DVD).
V15 - Scales, Cal Arts, or 1971 1972
2nd videoreel of 2 (18 min.), sd.,b&w, 1/2 in. tape. Piece at Cal Arts.
Use copies available (Use VHS tape 23 and DVD).
V16 - Scales, Cooper Union, or 1972 1973
1 videoreel of 5 (33 min.),sd.,b&w, 1/2 in. tape. Piece at Cooper Union.
Use copies available (Use VHS tape 21 and DVD).
V17 - Scales, Cooper Union, or 1972 1973
2nd videoreel of 5 (32 min.), sd.,b&w, 1/2 in. tape.
Use copies available (Use VHS tape 21 and DVD).
V18 - Scales, Cooper Union, or 1972 1973
3rd videoreel of