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Susan Yankowitz, Papers, 1960-2005

Inventory

Prepared by Cara Gilgenbach, August 13, 2001, and Craig Simpson, June 21, 2005
Updated by Kristin Cole, July 29, 2008
12 record storage boxes, 1 half record storage box, 12.5 cubic feet, 11th floor 


Biographical Note

Susan Yankowitz was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1941. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College and the Yale School of Drama. During the 1960s, Yankowitz began her professional career as a member of Joseph Chaikin's Open Theater group, where she authored Terminal, a groundbreaking collaborative play about human mortality. Following the Open Theater, Yankowitz went on to form her own distinctive voice by writing richly symbolic, socially-conscious works that include Night Sky, A Knife in the Heart, Slain in the Spirit, and Phaedra in Delirium, as well as demonstrating her versatility with Cheri, an opera, and True Romances, a musical collaboration with Elmer Bernstein. Yankowitz also has published Silent Witness, an acclaimed novel, and wrote Prison Game, a play for television.


Scope and Content

The Susan Yankowitz Papers contain manuscripts, in multiple drafts and versions, of Yankowitz's plays and other works. The manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by title. Accompanying these manuscripts are correspondence files, production files, research notes, photographs, and other materials related to each work. Additionally, there is a large series of correspondence, both personal and professional in nature, arranged alphabetically by the name of the correspondent. Other miscellaneous materials include essays by and about Yankowitz, audio-visual materials, artifacts, and biographical information. Materials in the collection date from the early 1960s through the present time and are organized into series, listed below.


Description of Series


Box 1

Series 1: Biographical Materials

Folder -- Contents

  1. Biographical Information, [various dates]
  2. Alpert Award in the Arts: Application Materials, 2007
  3. Article: "Buzzing and Humming: The New Writing," Chrysalis (6), 1978
  4. Article: "Cel de nit," Assaig de Teatre (16/17), 1999
  5. Article: "Culturemart," The Onion, 2006
  6. Article: "The Open Theatre (1963-1973): Looking Back," Performing Arts Journal 21, 1983
  7. Article: "The Plays of Wole Soyinka," African Journal, 1966
  8. Article: "The Presence of the Dramaturg: The Three Paradoxes of Joseph Chaikin" [no date]
  9. Article: "Remembering Joseph Chaikin," Theater, 2004
  10. Article: "Taking the Fall," published in Parnassus Poetry in Review [198?]
  11. Article: "Working in a Collective," 1971
  12. Articles: Miscellaneous [various dates]
  13. Awards, [various dates]
  14. Betrothed: Program and postcard
  15. Calls for Submission and Grant Guidelines, 2007
  16. Central Park Jogger: Clippings (Research), [various dates]
  17. Chaikin, Joseph: Obituaries and Remembrances, [various dates]
  18. College Notebook: "History of Philosophy," [196?]
  19. College Notebook: "Literature," [196?]
  20. College Notebook: "Poetry from 1890," [196?]
  21. Commedia (sp?): Research
  22. Cuthbert, David: Tenure Review Materials, no date
  23. Directories of Playwrights and Actors, [various dates]
  24. Essay: "From a Playwright's Notebook: Notes on Theatre" [no date]
  25. Essay: "Lowell's Benito Cereno: An Investigation of American Innocence," 1968
  26. Essay: "On Writing: Her Infinite Variety," [no date]
  27. Essay: "The Phony Face of Funnyface," [no date]
  28. Essay: "Play-Acting Transformations," [no date]
  29. Essay: "Thinking Writing While Writing," [no date]
  30. The Fool's Revenge: Copy of Text [no date]
  31. Graduate Playwrighting Workshop: Syllabus, Spring 2002
  32. Grants Received, 1969-97
  33. The Hamptons Film Festival: Screening Schedule for The Situation, 2006
  34. HarlemStage Program, 2006-2007
  35. HERE Arts Center: Programs, 2006-2007
  36. Interview: "Entrevista a Susan Yankowitz," La Posada en Escena, with an Excerpt from Cel De Nit [Night Sky], 1999 [Spanish]
  37. Interview: "In Search of a Common Language," The Dramatist, 2002
  38. Ireland (Productions), 1995
  39. Journal #1, [no date]
  40. Journal #2, [no date]
  41. Kauffmann, Stanley: Review of Sylvia: November 10, 2003
  42. Kauffman, Stanley: Speech at Yale Repertory Theatre Lounge, 2005
  43. Lafayette Inspirational Ensemble: Gospel Concert Program, 2006
  44. Martin E. Segal Theatre Center: No Passport Conference materials, 2006
  45. Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center: Booklet, 2005-2006
  46. Open Theater Conference: Kent State, [no date]
  47. Open Theater: Poster, SHELVED IN 12TH FLOOR MAP CASE
  48. Open Theater: Press Clippings [various dates]
  49. PAJ: Journal of Performance and Art (29), 2007

Box 1a

Series 1: Biographical Materials

Folder -- Contents

  1. Photographs, [no dates]
  2. Press Release, with a Blurb by Susan Yankowitz [no date]
  3. Programs [various dates]
  4. Provincetown Repertory Theatre: Playbills, 2004
  5. Reichstag Fire: Notes and Correspondence [no dates]
  6. Sarah Lawrence College Faculty Report [for Susan Yankowitz], February, 1963
  7. Songs: Unidentified Manuscripts, [no date]
  8. Stock Characters [1970s]
  9. Subject File: Open Theater [various dates]
  10. The Thalia Follies: Program, 2007
  11. Theatre Routes, 1983
  12. WestBeth Feminist Collective, [no date]
  13. Woodhull Research: Notes, [no date]
  14. Writer's Theater, [no date]
  15. Miscellaneous: General, [various dates]
  16. Miscellaneous Reviews, Articles, Playbills, [various dates]

Box 2

Series 2: Manuscripts and Accompanying Materials

ABCs - Boxes

Folder -- Contents

  1. ABCs: Manuscript, 1974
  2. ABCs: Manuscript, 1977
  3. ABCs: Heresies, 1977
  4. Acts of Love: Parts of Manuscript, [no date]
  5. Acts of Love: Publicity, 1973
  6. Adoption Agency: Concept for TV Series, 1991
  7. Alarms: Manuscript, First Draft, [1986?]
  8. Alarms: Manuscript, First Drafts, 1986
  9. Alarms: Manuscript, 1987
  10. Alarms: Manucript, Revised, 1988
  11. Alarms: Manuscript, 1989
  12. Alarms: Manuscript, "Corrupted Script," [no date]
  13. Alarms: Notes and Correspondence, 1986-87
  14. Alarms: Omaha Magic Theater [1988] and Project Planet at Primary Stages [1993]
  15. Alarms: Publicity, 1987-88
  16. Alarms: Research Materials, [no date]
  17. Alarms: Russian Translations, Old Drafts, [no date]
  18. American Originals: 100 Years of Women and Popular Culture: Proposal, [no date]
  19. The Amnesiac (an original screenplay): Manuscript, [no date]
  20. The Amnesiac: Notes, [no date]
  21. Anatomy of a Murder: Concept for a TV Series [no date]
  22. Baby: Manuscript, First Draft, 1979
  23. Baby: Manuscript, Third Draft, 1981
  24. Baby: Act II of Manuscript, [no date]
  25. Baby: Fragment of Manuscript, [no date]
  26. Baby: Fragment of Manuscript, [no date]
  27. Baby: Fragments of Manuscript, [no date]
  28. Baby: Fragments of Manuscripts, [no date]
  29. Baby: Fragments of Manuscripts, [no date]
  30. Baby: Fragments of Manuscripts, [no date]
  31. Baby: Fragments of Manuscript, [no date]
  32. Baby: Fragments of Manuscript and Notes, [no date]
  33. Baby: Fragments of Manuscript, Alan and Arlene, [no date]
  34. Baby: Fragments of Manuscript, Pam and Nick, [no date]
  35. Baby: Fragments of Manuscript, Polly, [no date]
  36. Baby: Clippings, [various dates]
  37. Baby: Contracts, Royalties, 1983-84
  38. Baby: Correspondence, 1983-84
  39. Baby: Correspondence, 1996-97
  40. Baby: Correspondence, [various dates]
  41. Baby: Photographs, [no dates]
  42. Baby: Playbills, Publicity, Reviews, [various dates]
  43. The Betrayal: Manuscript, [no date]
  44. Boner: Manuscript, 1991
  45. Boxes: Manuscript, [no date]
  46. Boxes: Manuscript, [no date]
  47. Boxes: Correspondence, 1996-97
  48. Boxes: Correspondence and Fragments of Manuscript
  49. Boxes: Playbill, [no date]
  50. Boxes: Publicity, [1970s?]
  51. Boxes: Publicity Materials, 1997

Box 3

Series 2: Manuscripts and Accompanying Materials (continued)

Cheri - A Knife in the Heart

Folder -- Contents

  1. Cheri: Manuscript 2002
  2. Cheri: Manuscript, 2002
  3. Cheri: Manuscript, [no date]
  4. Cheri: Manuscripts [partial], [2000?]
  5. Cheri: Fragments of Manuscript, [no date]
  6. Cheri: Part of Manuscript: Act II, [no date]
  7. Cheri: American Opera Projects, [no dates]
  8. Cheri: Article about Yankowitz, 2002
  9. Cheri: Article in Newsline, September, 2004
  10. Cheri: Article in Opera Today, Fall, 2004
  11. Cheri: Copy of Program, 2002
  12. Cheri: Correspondence, 2000
  13. Cheri: Notes, [2002]
  14. Cheri: Programs, 2002
  15. Cheri: Promotional Materials, 2004
  16. Cheri: Proposal, 2001
  17. Cheri: Publicity, 2000
  18. Cheri: Sheet Music, [no date]
  19. Cheri: Synopsis, [no date]
  20. Cheri: Miscellaneous [various dates]
  21. The Cross of Innocence [short story]: Manuscript, [no date]
  22. Danny AWOL: Manuscript 1969
  23. A Day in Her Life: Manuscript, 1977
  24. A Day in Her Life: Manuscript, 1981
  25. Death at an Early Age: Manuscript, Preliminary Scene Sketches, 1968
  26. Deronda: Manuscript, Original Version, [no date]
  27. The Excavators: Manuscript, 1976
  28. Foreign Bodies: Manuscript, 2005
  29. Foreign Bodies: Programs and Publicity, [no date]
  30. The Forerunner: Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Manuscript, First Draft, [no date]
  31. The Forerunner: Charlotte Perkins Gilman (a teleplay): Manuscript, Revised Draft, 1979
  32. [The Forerunner] Charlotte Perkins Gilman Script: Manuscript, January 1980
  33. The Forerunner: Notes on Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Mother Jones, [no date]
  34. Fuzzle [Children's Story]: Manuscript, [no date]
  35. George and Her Friends [also George and Her Passions]: Manuscript, Notes, Proposal, 1994
  36. Going: Manuscript, 1995
  37. Going: Manuscript, 1996
  38. Going: Manuscript, [no date]
  39. Going: Manuscript, Draft, [no date]
  40. Going: Publicity, 1995
  41. Going Down: A Play in One Act: Manuscript, [no date]
  42. A Great Life: Manuscript, [no date]
  43. The Ha-Ha Play: Manuscript, 1968
  44. The Ha-Ha Play: Manuscript, [no date]
  45. [The Ha-Ha Play] And the Hyenas Laughed...: Manuscript, [no date]
  46. A Home Away From Home: Manuscript, 1980
  47. Hostage: Drafts and Notes, [no dates]
  48. Inheritors of the Earth (a short film): Manuscript, 1970
  49. Inheritors of the Earth (a short film): Manuscript, [no date]
  50. The Joys of Doctor Voli: Manuscript, 1980
  51. Kali: A Radio Play: Manuscript, [no date]
  52. Kali: A Radio Play: Manuscript, [no date]
  53. A Knife in the Heart: Manuscript, 1981
  54. A Knife in the Heart: Manuscript, Partially Revised First Draft, 1982
  55. A Knife in the Heart: Manuscript, Early Draft, 1983
  56. A Knife in the Heart: Manuscript, 1986
  57. A Knife in the Heart: Manuscript [New Dramatists Version], 1991
  58. A Knife in the Heart: Manuscript, Revised [New Dramatists Version], 1992
  59. A Knife in the Heart, Manuscript, 1998 [revised]
  60. A Knife in the Heart, Manuscript, 2001
  61. A Knife in the Heart: Manuscript and Rehearsal Information, 2002
  62. A Knife in the Heart: Manuscript, [no date]
  63. A Knife in the Heart: Manuscript, Early Draft, [no date]

Box 4

Series 2: Manuscripts and Accompanying Materials (continued)

A Knife in the Heart - Night Sky

Note: Night Sky was originally written under the names Utterance in the Firmament and Utterances. There is additional correspondence related to specific productions in the individual production files listed below. SEE ALSO: Correspondence: Chaikin, Joseph (Joe) for letters related to Night Sky.

Folder -- Contents

  1. A Knife in the Heart: Various Endings and Notes, [no date]
  2. A Knife in the Heart: Correspondence, 1982-2002
  3. A Knife in the Heart: Correspondence [New Dramatists Version], 1992-98
  4. A Knife in the Heart: O'Neill Center National Playwrights Conference: Playbills, 1982
  5. A Knife in the Heart: Poster, SHELVED IN 12TH FLOOR MAP CASE
  6. A Knife in the Heart: Programs, [no dates]
  7. A Knife in the Heart: Publicity, Clippings, 1980s-1990s
  8. A Knife in the Heart: Research Materials, 1983
  9. A Knife in the Heart: Reviews [various dates]
  10. A Knife in the Heart: Williamstown Theater Festival: Clippings, 1983
  11. A Knife in the Heart: Williamstown Theater Festival: Photographs, [1983]
  12. A Knife in the Heart: Williamstown Theater Festival: Playbill, 1983
  13. A Knife in the Heart: Williamstown Theater Festival: Publicity, 1983
  14. A Knife in the Heart: Williamstown Theater Festival: Script Notes, 1983
  15. A Knife in the Heart: Women's Project & Productions: Correspondence, 2000
  16. A Knife in the Heart: Women's Project & Productions: Publicity, [2001]
  17. A Knife in the Heart: Miscellaneous, [various dates]
  18. Lady Jo: Concept for TV Series, 1990
  19. The Land of Milk and Funny or Portrait of a Scientist as a Dumb Broad: Yale/Theatre, Fall 1974
  20. The Land of Milk and Funny or Portrait of a Scientist as a Dumb Broad (a film scenario): Manuscript, [no date]
  21. [The Land of Milk and Funny] Portrait of an Artist as a Dumb Broad, Manuscript, [no date]
  22. [The Land of Milk and Funny] Portrait of an Artist as a Dumb Broad, Manuscript, [no date]
  23. [The Land of Milk and Funny] Portrait of an Artist as a Dumb Broad: Fragments of Manuscript, [no date]
  24. Little Boy in the Mirror [Children's Story]: Manuscript
  25. The Ludicrous Trial of Mr .P: Correspondence, 2007
  26. The Ludicrous Trial of Mr. P: Manuscript [Draft], [no date]
  27. The Ludicrous Trial of Mr. P: Manuscript, [Draft], [no date]
  28. The Ludicrous Trial of Mr. P: Programs and Publicity, [no date]
  29. The Lynching: Proposal, 1996
  30. The Lynching: Proposal and Research, [no date]
  31. Milk and Honey: Notes, [no date]
  32. Milk and Honey (a comical musical teleplay): Manuscript, First Draft, March 1976
  33. Monk's Revenge: Manuscript, Original Version, 1982
  34. Monk's Revenge: Manuscript, 1984
  35. Night Sky: Manuscript, 1991
  36. Night Sky: Manuscript [Rehearsal Version, Not Final], 1991
  37. Night Sky: Manuscript [Revised], 1993
  38. Night Sky: Manuscript [Draft], 1994
  39. Night Sky: Manuscript [Revised], 1994
  40. Night Sky: Manuscript [Draft with Changes for Samuel French Publication, 2nd ed.], [1997]
  41. [Night Sky] Utterances: Manuscript [A.C.T. Version], 1990
  42. [Night Sky] Utterances: Manuscript [A.C.T. Version], 1990
  43. [Night Sky]: Cel De Nit, Manuscript, 1999 [Spanish]
  44. [Night Sky]: Eclipse, Manuscript, 1991 [French]
  45. [Night Sky] Utterances/Night Sky: Correspondence, 1989-90
  46. [Night Sky] Utterances: Correspondence; Publicity; Miscellaneous [A.C.T. Version], 1989-90
  47. Night Sky: Articles, [no date]
  48. Night Sky: Contact Sheets
  49. Night Sky: Correspondence, 1991
  50. Night Sky: Correspondence, 1992-94
  51. Night Sky: Correspondence, 1995-2003
  52. Night Sky: Correspondence, 2003-2007
  53. Night Sky: Correspondence, [no date]

Box 5

Series 2: Manuscripts and Accompanying Materials (continued)

Night Sky - Seven

Folder -- Contents

  1. Night Sky: Grant Information, 1989-90
  2. Night Sky: Initial New York City Workshop, 1989
  3. Night Sky: Interview with Yankowitz and Spanish Translation: Appears in Assaig de Theatre, no. 16/17, 1999
  4. Night Sky: Miscellaneous Articles and Reviews, 1990s
  5. [Night Sky] Firmament: Music and a New York Times Article [no date]
  6. Night Sky: NCCD 10th Annual Communications Awards, 1991
  7. Night Sky: Notes, 1994
  8. Night Sky: NYU Medical Center: Correspondence, 1993-98
  9. Night Sky: Production Possibilities
  10. Night Sky: Productions: A.C.T. Plays-in-Progress, 1989-90
  11. Night Sky: Productions: Avignon, France, 1997
  12. Night Sky: Productions: Barcelone, Spain, 1999
  13. Night Sky: Productions: Brock University, Canada, 1994
  14. Night Sky: Productions: Cape Fear Community College, [1998?]
  15. Night Sky: Productions: HAI Theater Festival, 1996
  16. Night Sky: Productions: Judith Anderson Theater, 1991
  17. Night Sky: Productions: Market Theater Co., South Africa, 1992
  18. Night Sky: Productions: New Dramatists, 1994
  19. Night Sky: Productions: Parnassus Poetry in Review Benefit, 1991
  20. Night Sky: Productions: Philadelphia, 1994
  21. Night Sky: Productions: Odyssey Theater Ensemble, 2000
  22. Night Sky: Productions: Scotland, 1993-94
  23. Night Sky: Productions: 7 Stages, Atlanta, GA, 1993
  24. Night Sky: Productions: Smith College, 1996
  25. Night Sky: Productions: Virginia Commonwealth University, 2000
  26. Night Sky: Productions: William and Mary Theater, 1993
  27. Night Sky: Productions: Women's Project & Productions, 1991
  28. Night Sky: Programs and Clippings, 2002
  29. Night Sky: Source Material, [no date]
  30. Night Sky: Student Papers, 2007
  31. Night Sky: Poster, SHELVED IN 12TH FLOOR MAP CASE
  32. Phaedra in Delirium: Manuscript, 1987
  33. Phaedra in Delirium: Manuscript and Early Drafts, 1987
  34. Phaedra in Delirium: Manuscript, 1988
  35. Phaedra in Delirium: Manuscript, 1997
  36. Phaedra in Delirium: Manuscript, 1998
  37. Phaedra in Delirium: Manuscript, 2001
  38. Phaedra in Delirium: Manuscript, [no date]
  39. Phaedra in Delirium: Fragment of Manuscript, 1997
  40. Phaedra in Delirium: Contact Sheets, 1998
  41. Phaedra in Delirium: Corrections, [no date]
  42. Phaedra in Delirium: Correspondence, 1997-1998
  43. Phaedra in Delirium: Notes, [no date]
  44. Phaedra in Delirium: Photograph, [no date]
  45. Phaedra in Delirium: Playbills, [no date]
  46. Phaedra in Delirium: Reviews, [various dates]
  47. Pretty as a Picture: Manuscript, 1980
  48. Prince [Children's Story]: Manuscript, 1987
  49. Prison Game (a play for television) (Visions #4105-312): Manuscript, 1976
  50. [Prison Game]: Manuscript, [no date]
  51. [Prison Game] One in Three: Manuscript, [no date]
  52. Prison Game: Correspondence and Introduction, 1977
  53. Prison Game: Reviews and Clippings, [1977]
  54. Prospect: Manuscript, [no date]
  55. The Revenge: Manuscript, 2001
  56. The Revenge: Advertisement, [2002?]
  57. The Revenge: Correspondence, 2002-2003
  58. Scam: Teleplay Idea, 1985
  59. Seeing the Elephant (Children's Television Workshop): Manuscript, September 1974
  60. Seeing the Elephant: Manuscript, 1974
  61. Seven: Correspondence, 2006-2007
  62. Seven: Manuscript, Oct. 2006
  63. Seven: Manuscript, Dec. 2006
  64. Seven: Manuscript, Sept. 2007

Box 6

Series 2: Manuscripts and Accompanying Materials (continued)

Seven - Taking Liberties

Folder -- Contents

  1. Seven: Manuscript, Many Shining Lights, Inc., [no date]
  2. Seven: Manuscript, New Dramatists Reading, Feb. 2007
  3. Seven: Research
  4. Seven: Vital Voices Book, 2006
  5. Seven: Vital Voices Related Events, Ads, and Promotional Materials, 2007
  6. The Shadows Between: Manuscript, [no date]
  7. Silent Witness: Manuscript, 1976
  8. Silent Witness: Manuscript, Second Draft, [no date]
  9. Silent Witness: Galleys, [no date]
  10. Silent Witness: Adaptation for the Screen, First Draft, [no date]
  11. Silent Witness: Adaptation for the Screen, [no date]
  12. Silent Witness: Correspondence, 1974-1995
  13. Silent Witness: Covers, [no dates]
  14. Silent Witness: Paper Written about Susan Yankowitz, 1990
  15. Silent Witness: Reviews, Notes and Correspondence, [various dates]
  16. Slain in the Spirit: Manuscript, December 1993
  17. Slain in the Spirit: Manuscript, Second Draft, October 1995
  18. Slain in the Spirit: Clippings and Photos [various dates]
  19. Slain in the Spirit: Correspondence, 1992-2000
  20. Slain in the Spirit: Draft, [no date]
  21. Slain in the Spirit: Introductory Materials, 1993
  22. Slain in the Spirit: Notes, [no date]
  23. Slain in the Spirit: Press Release, 1997
  24. Slain in the Spirit: Proposal, 1994
  25. Slain in the Spirit: Publicity Materials, 1995
  26. Slain in the Spirit: Research Materials, 1995-2005
  27. Slain in the Spirit: Taj Mahal articles, 1994
  28. [Slain in the Spirit]: Jonestown: An American Tragedy, 2000
  29. [Slain in the Spirit] Jonestown: Prologue, 2003
  30. [Slain in the Spirit] Jonestown: The Musical: Playbill, [no date]
  31. Slaughterhouse Play: Manuscript, 1968
  32. Slaughterhouse Play: Manuscript, 1970
  33. Songs: Manuscripts, [no date]
  34. Spring, 1837: Manuscript: Abridged Version for Presentation, 1987
  35. Still Life: Manuscript, Original Versions, 1975
  36. Still Life: A Distillation: Manuscript, Revised, 1988
  37. Still Life: Correspondence, 1981
  38. Summer Romance: Story Idea, 1988
  39. Sylvia Plath: Arrow to the Sun: Manuscript, First Draft, Revised, 1985
  40. Sylvia Plath: Arrow to the Sun: Correspondence, 1989
  41. Sylvia Plath: Notes, [no date]
  42. Sylvia Plath: Research Materials [folder 1 of 2]
  43. Sylvia Plath: Research Materials [folder 2 of 2]
  44. Sylvia Plath: Voices & Visions Screening and Reception, 1987
  45. Tabula Rasa: Publicity Materials, [no date]
  46. Taking Liberties: Manuscript, pp. 1-110, 1982
  47. Taking Liberties: Manuscript, pp. 111-220, 1982
  48. Taking Liberties: Manuscript, pp. 221-349, 1982

Box 7

Series 2: Manuscripts and Accompanying Materials (continued)

Taking Liberties - True Romance

Folder -- Contents

  1. Taking Liberties: Manuscript, pp. 160-268, 1982
  2. Taking Liberties: Manuscript, pp.269-372, 1982
  3. Taking Liberties: Manuscript, pp. 373-476, 1982
  4. Taking Liberties: Manuscript, First Draft, January 3, 1984
  5. Taking the Fall: Early Draft, [no date]
  6. Taking the Fall: Early Draft, pp. 1-60, [no date]
  7. Taking the Fall: Early Draft, pp. 61-119, [no date]
  8. Taking the Fall: Parnassus [15], 1989
  9. Taking the Fall: Manuscript, 1993
  10. Terminal: Manuscript, [no date]
  11. Terminal: Manuscript, [no date]
  12. Terminal: Manuscript, [no date] and New York Times Review, 1970
  13. Terminal: Biographical and Grant Information [various dates]
  14. Terminal: Copy of Text, [no date]
  15. Terminal: Correspondence 1972-2003
  16. Terminal: Handbills, 1970-1971
  17. Terminal: The Off Project: Playbills and Correspondence, 2006
  18. Terminal: Outtakes [no dates]
  19. Terminal: Reviews, 1970
  20. Terminal: Performing Arts Journal, 1997
  21. Terminal: Scripts, 1971
  22. Terminal: Seven Stages and PS 122 [no dates]
  23. Terminal: Theater, Article on Terminal by Susan Yankowitz, 1998
  24. 1969 Terminal 1996: Fragments of Manuscript, [no date]
  25. 1969 Terminal 1996: Articles [various dates]
  26. 1969 Terminal 1996: Contract, 1995
  27. 1969 Terminal 1996: Correspondence, 1975-1996
  28. 1969 Terminal 1996: Notes [no date]
  29. 1969 Terminal 1996: Performance Reviews, 1996
  30. 1969 Terminal 1996: Performing Arts Journal, 1997
  31. 1969 Terminal 1996: Theater, 1998
  32. 1969 Terminal 1996: Workshop/Play Descriptions [1996?]
  33. A Torment of Mirrors: Manuscript, [no date]
  34. Transplant: Manuscript, [no date]
  35. Transplant: Clippings, [various dates]
  36. True Romances: Manuscript, 2000
  37. True Romances: Manuscript, 2001
  38. True Romances: Manuscript, 2003
  39. True Romances: Manuscript, 2003
  40. True Romances: Manuscript, 2003
  41. True Romances: Manuscript and Song Listing, 2003
  42. True Romances: Manuscript, Act I [no date]
  43. True Romances: Manuscript, Act II [no date]
  44. True Romances: Correspondence, 2000-
  45. True Romances: Playbill, New Dramatists, 2000
  46. True Romances: Photographs, 2000
  47. True Romances: Photographs, [ no date]
  48. True Romances: Playbills, [various dates]

Box 8

Series 2: Manuscripts and Accompanying Materials (continued)

Two Mamas - Untitled Manuscript Excerpts

Folder -- Contents

  1. Two Mamas: Manuscript, [no date]
  2. Under the Skin: Manuscript, 1995
  3. Under the Skin: Manuscript, 2001
  4. Under the Skin: Manuscript, 2001
  5. Under the Skin: Correspondence, 1995-97
  6. Under the Skin: Notes, Partial Manuscripts, [no dates].
  7. Under the Skin: Publicity, 1995-96
  8. [Under the Skin] Real Life: Notes and Drafts, 1993
  9. [Under the Skin] Real Life: Manuscript, 1991
  10. [Under the Skin] Real Life: Manuscript, 1992
  11. [Under the Skin] Real Life: Contact Sheets, 1992
  12. [Under the Skin] Real Life: Correspondence, 1993
  13. [Under the Skin] Real Life: Publicity, 1991-93
  14. The Vermin of Provence: Manuscript, 2006
  15. The Vermin of Provence: Manuscript, 2007
  16. Very Early Sketches: Manuscript, [no date]
  17. Who Done It?: Manuscript, 1978
  18. Who Done It?: Manuscript, 1978
  19. Who Done It?: Manuscript [no date]
  20. Who Done It?: Manuscript [no date]
  21. Who Done It?: Manuscript, [no date]
  22. Who Done It?: Photos and Correspondence [1983]
  23. [Who Done It?] Qui Est Anna Marks?: Manuscript, French Version, [no date]
  24. [Who Done It?] Qui Est Anna Marks?: Correspondence, 1982
  25. [Who Done It?] Qui Est Annie Marks?: Miscellaneous Materials, [various dates]
  26. Wings of Deliverance: Manuscript, pp. 1-150 [2003]
  27. Wings of Deliverance: Manuscript, pp. 151-300 [2003]
  28. Wings of Deliverance: Manuscript, pp. 301-448 [2003]
  29. A Winter Vacation: Script Proposal, [no date]
  30. Wooden Nickels: Manuscript, 1970
  31. Wooden Nickels: Correspondence, 1971
  32. Wooden Nickels: Pamphlet, [no date]
  33. Xpectations: Manuscript Proposal, 1996
  34. Xpectations: Correspondence, 1998
  35. Unfinished Manuscripts, [various dates]
  36. Untitled Manuscript Excerpts, [various dates]

Box 9

Series 3: Manuscripts by Other Playwrights

Folder -- Contents

  1. Adultery Without Touch [by Len Berkman]: Manuscript, 1988
  2. Excuse Me for Even Daring to Open My Mouth [by Len Berkman]: Manuscript, 1987
  3. I Won't Go See a Play Called 'A Parent's Worst Nightmare' [by Len Berkman]: Manuscript, 1994
  4. Missing Children [by Len Berkman]: Manuscript, 1990
  5. Just a Song at Twilight [by Len Berkman]: Manuscript, 1994
  6. On the Undoing [by Len Berkman]: Manuscript, 2005
  7. Really Now [by Len Berkman]: Manuscript, 1970
  8. 'Til the Beatles Reunite [by Len Berkman]: Manuscript, 1979
  9. Voila: Rape in Technicolor [by Len Berkman]: Manuscript, 1977
  10. Saint Simone [by Allan Havis]: Manuscript, 1994

Box 10

Series 4: Correspondence (arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent)

Note: Correspondence in this series dates from the 1960s to the present time.

Folder -- Contents

  1. Aaron, Joyce
  2. Abrash, Barbara
  3. Adachi, Barbara
  4. Adams, Randy
  5. Albert, Allan
  6. Alexander, Ben
  7. Anton, Robbie
  8. Ashley, Freddie
  9. August, Matt
  10. Austin, Gayle
  11. AvivaFilms
  12. Barnes, Christopher and Katie
  13. Barnett, Allen
  14. Barrett, Andrea
  15. Baumgaertner, Jill
  16. Beaumont, Carol
  17. Bellini-Sharp, Carol
  18. Bellows Wender, Phyllis
  19. Bensussen, Melia
  20. Berger, Sidney
  21. Berkman, Joyce
  22. Berkman, Leonard
  23. Berkman, Zak
  24. Bernfield, Susan
  25. Bernstein, Elmer
  26. Blumenthal, Eileen
  27. Boesing, Martha
  28. Bogart, Anne
  29. Bossler, Gregory
  30. Bottoms, Steve
  31. Boyers, Bob
  32. Brandt, Kirsten
  33. Breuer, Joann
  34. Brody, J. Raoul
  35. Brook, Peter
  36. Brustein, Robert
  37. Busackino, Barbara
  38. Busby, Lisa
  39. Butler, Linda
  40. Carlyle, Susan and Dennis
  41. Cattaneo, Anne
  42. Cayler, Tom
  43. Chaikin, Joseph (Joe)
  44. Chaikin, Judy
  45. Chaikin, Miriam
  46. Chambers, David
  47. Chinquapin, Renee
  48. Cloran, E.M.
  49. Cohen, Edward
  50. Cole, Toby
  51. Cole, William
  52. Cooper, Karen
  53. Cosentino, Al
  54. Cotel, Moshe
  55. Daniels, Barry
  56. Dannenberg, Penelope
  57. Danoff, Ann
  58. Delgado, Maria
  59. Dellaira, Michael
  60. DeLorenzo, Bart
  61. Dennis, Judith
  62. Diamond, Liz
  63. Diaz, Edith
  64. Dickstein, Rachel, and Eskin, Blake
  65. Dixon, Stephen
  66. Dobbin, Libby
  67. Donahue, L.
  68. Douglas, Mitch
  69. Dower, David
  70. Ducornet, Rikki
  71. Duffy, John
  72. Dworkin, Andrea
  73. Dye, Gloria
  74. Eckardt, Marianne
  75. Eisner, Kim
  76. Eliasberg, Jan
  77. Epstein, David
  78. Farm, Ribby
  79. Feingold, Michael
  80. Feldman, Peter
  81. Fjeld, Julianna
  82. Flicker, Robin
  83. France, Richard
  84. Frank, Leah
  85. Franko, Mark
  86. Franzen, Dale
  87. Fredericks-Malone, Connie
  88. Frey, Katherine
  89. Friedman, Paul
  90. Gaffney, Elizabeth
  91. Gaisner, Rhea
  92. Galbraith, Adam
  93. Garber, Barbara
  94. Geist, Ronnie
  95. Gildzen, Alex
  96. Gilgenbach, Cara and Kent State University
  97. Gleason, Judith
  98. Glubke, Mark
  99. Gold, Paula
  100. Gonzalez, Amy
  101. Gonzalez, Rosario
  102. Gonzalez-Falla, Sondra
  103. Gornick, Vivian
  104. Green, Warren
  105. Groag, Lillian
  106. Guillenard, Hortense
  107. Hagen, Daron
  108. Halpern, Charles
  109. Handel, Rob
  110. Hanna, Christopher
  111. Harden, Mary
  112. Harris Field, Mary Elizabeth
  113. Havis, Allan
  114. Henderson, James
  115. Henschen, Sylvia
  116. Hepburn, Joan
  117. Hofflund, Mark
  118. Hoffman, William and Skofield, James
  119. Hoopengardner, Anna
  120. Horowitz, Joshua
  121. Houghton, James
  122. Hoyt, Robert
  123. Huey, Lynda
  124. Hughes, Celia
  125. Inez, Collette
  126. Jaffe, Michael
  127. Jones, Dana
  128. Jones, Judith
  129. Kasten, Kate
  130. Kauffmann, Laura
  131. Kauffmann, Stanley
  132. Keller, Judith
  133. Kentridge, William
  134. Kent State University
  135. Kern, Maxine
  136. King, Kenneth
  137. King, Kimberly
  138. King, Roger
  139. Knudson, R. R.
  140. Knudson, Zan
  141. Kolin, Philip
  142. Kondoleon, Harry
  143. Korie, Michael
  144. Kosersky, Rena
  145. Kotker, Zane
  146. Kriegel, Gail
  147. Kurzweil, Allen
  148. Lacabe, Keith
  149. Landesman, Rocco
  150. Lasher, Susan
  151. Lazard, Naomi
  152. Leaf, Paul
  153. League of Professional Theatre Women
  154. Leavitt, Dinah
  155. Lebensohn, Jeremy
  156. Lebow, Barbara
  157. Leibowitz, Gabe
  158. Leibowitz, Herb
  159. LeMay, Eric
  160. Lerner, Michael
  161. Lewis, Eleanor
  162. Lewithin, Margot
  163. Lifshin, Lyn
  164. Lindstrom, Lisa
  165. Link, Peter J.
  166. Loewenberg, Susan
  167. Loomis, Gloria
  168. Lopez Huffman, Kali
  169. Lust, Geraldine
  170. MacArthur, Mary
  171. MacBryde, Phyllis
  172. MacDonald, Cynthia
  173. MacNeacail, Aonghas
  174. McClain, Kim
  175. McLaughlin, Ellen
  176. Madden, Corey
  177. Madeson, Frances
  178. Madison, Cathy
  179. Madlon, Ruth
  180. Maltby, Richard
  181. Manueldis, Laura
  182. Martin, Carol
  183. Martin, Yvonne
  184. Marton, Tonda
  185. Masullo, Chris
  186. Matlovsky, Alisa
  187. Melrose, Rob
  188. Mennon, Rebecca
  189. Metzger, Deena
  190. Micksil, Joan
  191. Miles, Julia
  192. Miller, Jess
  193. Mitchell, Nina
  194. Mokler, Alan
  195. Monk, Charlene
  196. Monroe, Michael
  197. Moore, Honor
  198. Moorhead, Hugh
  199. Mordini, Francesca
  200. Morgan, Ian
  201. Murray, Joan

Box 11

Series 4: Correspondence (continued)

Folder -- Contents

  1. Narden, Hope
  2. Nathan, Jean
  3. Nathanson, Beth
  4. New Dramatists
  5. Newmark, Louise
  6. Nicholas, Nancy
  7. Nicola, Jim
  8. Norman, Charles
  9. Ohnemus, Chris
  10. Oppenheim, Yoni
  11. Overboard: Correspondence Regarding the Movie
  12. Owen, Teri
  13. Papp, Joseph
  14. Parsons, Estelle
  15. Passanante, Jean
  16. Peters, Leonard
  17. Pfeifer, Karen
  18. Phillips, William
  19. Pillsbury, Henry
  20. Pinner, Richard
  21. Pons, Ventura
  22. Provincetown Repertory Theatre Correspondence
  23. Putnam, Jon
  24. Quilter, Chris
  25. Quilter, Deborah
  26. Quinn, Alice
  27. Ray, John
  28. Reisman, Beth
  29. Requena, Teresa
  30. Reynolds, Rosina
  31. Rhodes, Lucille
  32. Richards, Lloyd
  33. Richardson, Elaina
  34. Roberts, Flora
  35. Rogoff, Gordon
  36. Rosengard, Bob
  37. Roth, Philip
  38. Rothen, Dan
  39. Rothenberg, Dan
  40. Rourke, Kelly and Opera Conference 2006
  41. Rudin, Ellen
  42. Russell, Donn
  43. Sacharow, Larry
  44. Salz, Amy
  45. Samuels, Mark
  46. Sandrow, Nahma
  47. Schechter, Joel
  48. Schenkar, Joan
  49. Scheuer, Steven
  50. Schlesinger, Stephen
  51. Schlossberg, Julian
  52. Schoenberg, Steven
  53. Schoenberger, Nancy
  54. Schulmann, Helene
  55. Schuman, Bob J.
  56. Schultz, Barbara
  57. Scoppettone, Sandra
  58. Seaquist, Carla
  59. Searle, Judith and Langton, Basil
  60. Sevush, Ralph
  61. Shapiro, Mark
  62. Sharp, Rose
  63. Sheehy, Catherine
  64. Shengold, Nina and Lane, Eric
  65. Shepley, Michael
  66. Shiojiri, Yasuko
  67. Shriver, Lionel
  68. Sica, Grazia Gobbi
  69. Sinclair, Damian J.
  70. Skolnick, Irene
  71. Smith, Charles
  72. Smith, Chuck
  73. Smith, Corlies
  74. Smith, Mark G.
  75. Sonoko
  76. Spear, David
  77. Spektor, Mira
  78. Spender, Natasha
  79. Stanley, Jennifer
  80. Steele, Kurt
  81. Stevenson, Gerda
  82. Stevenson, Juliet
  83. Stoltenberg, John
  84. Stone, Nancy Rae
  85. Sturm Smith, Carol
  86. Sturner, Lynda
  87. Sullivan, John
  88. Sundell, Michael
  89. Sunshine, Gary
  90. Svich, Caridad
  91. Swenson, May
  92. Tapley, Brendan
  93. Terry, Megan
  94. Thorne, Joan
  95. Tiffany, John
  96. Tolan, Kathleen
  97. Tomlin, Lily
  98. Trupiano, Greg
  99. Vanderbroucke, Russell
  100. van Itallie, Jean-Claude
  101. van Nostrand, Abbie
  102. Van Wagenen, Lola
  103. Vapnek, Jessica
  104. Vaughn, Kimberly
  105. Volansky, Michele
  106. Walker, James (Jimmy), [includes articles and legal documents]
  107. Walker, Leila
  108. Walsh, Addie
  109. Walz, Maura
  110. Ward, Brendan
  111. Weckwerth, Wendy
  112. Weems, Marianne
  113. Weiss, David
  114. Weschler, Lawrence "Ren" and the Chicago Humanities Council
  115. Weschler, Lawrence and the NY Institute for the Humanities
  116. West, Paul
  117. Wetzsteon, Ross
  118. Wexler, Haskell
  119. Wheeler, Scott
  120. Wishna, Victor
  121. Wolf, Evi
  122. Wood, Kevin
  123. Woodruff, Robert
  124. Yang, June
  125. Yankowitz, David
  126. Yankowitz, Eric
  127. Young, Cheryl A.
  128. Zohn, Patricia
  129. International Correspondence
  130. Unknown Correspondence - from Susan Yankowitz
  131. Unknown Corresondence - to Susan Yankowitz
  132. Unknown Greeting Cards, Holiday Cards, and Postcards (1)
  133. Unknown Greeting Cards, Holiday Cards, and Postcards (2)
  134. Yankowitz: Class Correspondence

Box 12

Series 5: Audio/Visual

Note: A/V Materials are for listening or viewing only, due to copyright restrictions. Duplications cannot be made without permission of copyright owner(s).

Folder -- Contents

Videotapes

  1. Alarms, [no date]
  2. American Opera Projects, [no date]
  3. Aphasia: Night Sky, [no date]
  4. Joseph Chaikin, Working Director, no date
  5. Night Sky, [no date]
  6. Night Sky, [no date]
  7. Night Sky, April 26-May 5, 2002
  8. The Sylvia Plath Story, April 21, 1988
  9. The Sylvia Plath Story, April 21, 1988
  10. Terminal, [no date]
  11. Terminal: April 18, 1993
  12. Terminal: April 18, 1993
  13. Terminal, [no date]
  14. Terminal, [no date]
  15. Utterances, [no date]
  16. UCSD Guestbook: Joseph Chaikin and Susan Yankowitz, May 14, 1996
  17. UCSD Guestbook: Joseph Chaikin and Susan Yankowitz, May 14, 1996
  18. UCSD Guestbook: Joseph Chaikin and Susan Yankowitz, May 14, 1996

Audiocassettes

  1. Alarms: Tape 1, [no date]
  2. Alarms: Tape 2, [no date]
  3. Alarms: Tape 3, [no date]
  4. Bill's Music, [no date]
  5. Bill's Music and Good Stuff, [no date]
  6. Mary Shelly - Opera, [no date]
  7. Mary Shelley - Chamber Opera, [no date]
  8. Prospect Interfaith, [no date]

Reel-to-Reel Tapes [Audio]

  1. Boxes, [no date]
  2. Slaughterhouse Play, [no date]
  3. Slaughterhouse Play, [no date]
  4. Transplant: Audio Recording, [no date]
  5. Transplant: Audio Recording, [no date]

CDs [Audio]

  1. Projections: Yankowitz and Holden, 2001
  2. Slain in the Spirit: Recording and List of Songs with Notes, 2006

DVDs

1. Conducting Light on a Shoestring with David Lee Cuthbert, 1990

Computer Disks

  1. Cheri, 2000
  2. Cheri, 2003-2004
  3. Cheri, [no date]
  4. Cheri, [no date]
  5. Essays
  6. Goya/Cheri, 1999
  7. Knife [in the Water], 2002
  8. Night Sky, 2002
  9. Phaedra [in Delirium], 2002
  10. Proposals
  11. True Romances, 2000
  12. True Romances, 2003
  13. True Romances, [no date]

Series 5: Artifacts

  1. Night Sky, Necklace
  2. Silent Witness, Pendant from Juliana Field
  3. Susan Yankowitz: Distinguished Service Award, National Council on Communicative Disorders, 1994
  4. Taking the Fall: Stuntmen's Association Pin
  5. Unidentified Award, [no date]