Special Collections and Archives

Joseph Chaikin papers, Box 2, 1969-1972

Special Collections and Archives

Joseph Chaikin papers, Box 2, 1969-1972

Joseph Chaikin papers


Subseries 1B: Papers: Chronological: 1969-1972

Box 2

Folder -- Contents

  1. [1969, 8 Feb.]: [Bentley], Eric, 1916- , New York City. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Wants to meet with him to discuss audience involvement. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  2. 1969, 8 Feb.: [Malina], Judith, 1926- , Wyoming. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Sends old letters she just found. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 22.1 cm.
    Written on verso of second page of undated Autograph Letter Signed about "how to live in the world."
  3. 1969, 13 Feb.: Kaplan, Donald, New York City. To Mr. [Joseph] Chaikin, New York City.
    Admires "The Serpent" which he saw with Richard Schechner and Joan MacIntosh; believes he is "a most remarkable fellow." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  4. 1969, 27 Feb.: Bissinger, Karl. To Joe [Chaikin].
    Thanks him for doing a benefit performance of "The Serpent." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Also signed by Grace Paley and three others.
  5. 1969, 28, April: Antonioni, Michelangelo, Los Angeles. To Whom It May Concern.
    Letter of recommendation for Chaikin and "his group," whom Michelangelo worked with on the movie, Zabriskie Point. Typed Letter Signed (photocopy) 1 p.
  6. 1969, 6 May: Roy, Claude, Paris. To J[oseph] C[haikin], New York City.
  7. Wishes to meet him in June. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.9 cm.
  8. 1969, May: Berio, Luciano, Weehawken, New Jersey. To Whom It May Concern.
    Letter of recommendation for the Open Theater in their application for financial aid. Typed Letter Signed (photocopy) 1 p.
  9. [1969], 15 June: [Bentley], Eric, 1916- , New York City. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
  10. Asks if he received manuscript. Typed Postcard Signed. 1 p., 8.2 cm.
  11. 1969, 26 June: Atheneum Publishers Inc., New York City. To Joseph Chaikin.
    Sets terms of agreement to publish A Book about the Theatre. Printed Letter Signed (copy). 4 p., 28 cm.
    Chaikin's copy of contract for what became The Presence of the Actor .
  12. [1969, July?]: [Malina], Judith, 1926- , Toulouse. To Joe [Chaikin].
    Feels persecuted but "disgustingly famous"; discusses French politics; remembers being at Berkeley when Ronald Reagan called out the National Guard; worries students will be killed. Autograph Letter Signed. 5 p., 21 cm.
  13. 1969, 10 Aug.: [Malina], Judith, 1926- , Essaouira, Morocco. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Thinks about doing street theater and a film; dreamed about him while she was in jail; reflects on Africa and the Moroccan policy against "hippies." Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25.3 cm.
  14. 1969, 11 Sept.: Grotowski, [Jerzy], 1933- , Wroclaw, Poland. To Joseph Chaikin, New York City.
    Is pleased by his letter; hopes to see him in New York. Telegram. 1 p., 14 cm.
  15. 1969, 11 Nov.: [Laing], Ronnie, 1927- , London. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Feels it is unlikely he'll be able to write a speech for the piece on dying; wants to see transcription of their conversation before approving publication in his book. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.3 cm.
  16. 1969, 2 Dec.: Farbstein, Leonard, Washington, D.C. To Mr. [Joseph] Chaikin, New York City.
    Congratulates him on his N.E.A. grant. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.9 cm.
  17. [1969]: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935-
    Terminal notebook. Autograph Manuscript. 100 l., 25.2 cm.
  18. 1969: [Chaikin, Joseph], 1935-
    Week-at-a-glance. Autograph Manuscript. 69 l., 15.5 cm.
    Spiral-bound appointment book.
  19. 1970, 3 Feb.: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- . To Mr. [Joseph] Campbell, New York City.
    Thanks him for his generosity in talking to the Open Theater four times; feels he has brought "such extraordinary and poetic insight" to their work. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  20. 1970, 18 Feb.: Strasberg, Lee, 1901-1982, New York City. To Mr. [Joseph] Chaikin, New York City.
    Invites him to participate in Actors Studio symposium on Jerzy Grotowski. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.8 cm.
  21. 1970, 27 Feb.: [Davis], Ron, 1933- , San Francisco. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Apologizes for not seeing him; heard about the reduction of the Open Theater company; is working with the San Francisco Mime Troupe on a piece about the Chicago 7. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.8 cm.
  22. 1970, 2 Sept.: World Eye Bookshop.
    Sales Slip. Autograph Manuscript. 1 p., 12.8 cm.
    Removed from Joseph Chaikin's 1970 Week-at-a-glance book.
  23. 1960: [Chaikin, Joseph], 1935-
    Week-at-a-glance. Autograph Manuscript. 69 l., 15.5 cm.
    Spiral-bound appointment book.
  24. 1971, 18 Jan.: [Malina], Judith, 1926- , Sao Paulo. To Joe [Chaikin].
    Feels he is part of her life; describes Brazilian response to their work; suggests future. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 31.8 cm.
  25. 1971, 25 Feb.: [McReynolds], David, New York City. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Invites him to help sponsor a proposed call for tax resistance. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  26. 1971, 27 June: Boal, Augusto, Buenos Aires. To [Joseph] Chaikin, New York City.
    Regrets not meeting him; would liked to have discussed politics and theater; thanks him for his support; discusses his trial; tends to stay in Brazil working on new plays. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 22 cm.
  27. 1971, 14 July: Boal, Augusto, Buenos Aires. To [Joseph] Chaikin.
    Informs him of the arrest of the Becks in Brazil; feels international pressure will help them; asks for a letter of support. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 22.1 cm.
  28. 1971, 30 July: [LaFarge], W.E.R., New York City. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Sees no point in continuing work on the piece; discusses the "imperialism" of the playwright and the director; feels he fulfills playwright's function; reacts to being outside his marriage. Typed Letter Signed. 3 p., 27.8 cm.
  29. 1971, 8 Aug.: Campbell, Joseph, 1904- , New York City. To Joe Chaikin, New York City.
    Feels his work in mythology should be used by artists to enrich the entire culture; respects his work. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 27.9 cm.
  30. 1971, 10 Aug.: Boal, Augusto, Buenos Aires. To [Joseph] Chaikin.
    Sends information about the imprisonment of Judith Malina and Julian Beck; is putting on a play of his banned in Brazil. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 22 cm.
  31. 1971: [Chaikin, Joseph], 1935-
    Week-at-a-glance. Autograph Manuscript. 69 l., 15.5 cm.
    Spiral-bound appointment book.
  32. [1972, 20 Jan.]: [Bentley], Eric, 1916- , New York City. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Expounds on his Weinberg quotation; invites him to dinner. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  33. 1972, 18 Mar.: Bersani, Leo, 1931- . To Joe [Chaikin].
    Was "overwhelmed by the beauty and the power" of "The Mutation Show"; looks forward to visiting the Open Theater again. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 22.8 cm.
  34. 1972, 5 July: Boal, Augusto, Buenos, Aires. To Joseph Chaikin.
    Liked "Mutation Show"; seeks his opinion of "Torquemeda"; deplores political situation in Brazil. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p., 16.6 cm.
  35. 1972, 14 Sept.: [Frank], Robert, Montreal. To Joseph [Chaikin].
    Comments on his book. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  36. 1972, 21 Oct.: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935-
    Doctor of Fine Arts degree. Printed Document Signed. 2 p., 17.7 cm.
    Granted by Drake University.
    Mounted in leather case.
  37. 1972, 24 Nov. [Brook], Peter, 1925- , Paris. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Will visit New York after Africa. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.1 cm.
  38. 1972, 16 Dec.: [Boal], Augusto, Buenos Aires. To [Joseph Chaikin], New York City.
    Sends his best. Printed Card Signed. 1 l., 14.6 cm.
  39. [1972]: [Brook], Peter, 1925- , Paris. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Is unable to travel to the U.S.; must work for Africa; enjoys his book. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 21 cm.
  40. [1972?] [Brooks], Peter, 1925- , Paris. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Hopes his pain is easing; feels the need "to make viable pieces"; will go "into the thick of things." Autograph Letter Signed. 5 p., 21 cm.
  41. [1972?]: [Shepard], Sam, 1943- , London. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Expresses feelings of having wasted the times they were together; feels the Open Theater like "a religious group"; thanks him "for being around when I was." Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 17.7 cm.
  42. [1972-73]: Chaikin, Joseph, 1925-
    Nightwalk notebook. Autograph Manuscript. 3 vol., 21 cm.

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