Open Theater papers

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Open Theater papers

The Open Theater papers

Finding Aid

Prepared by Alex Gildzen; Revised and prepared for the Web by Athena Salaba, September 1996; Last Updated: April 2021


Inclusive Dates: 1963-1984
Extent: 14.2 cubic feet (43 document cases)
Physical Location: 11th floor


Historical Note: The Open Theater, one of the world's leading avant-garde theater ensembles, was founded in 1963 as a workshop. It was directed by Joseph Chaikin, a key figure in contemporary American drama. Chaikin, formerly an actor with the Living Theater, founded the group with Peter Feldman to experiment, establish new forms and "open the bodies and minds of actors and audience." Productions were collaborative and began with exercises and group discussion. "America Hurrah" and "Viet Rock," two of off-Broadway's most significant dramas of the 1960s, originated in Open Theater workshops. Together with playwright Jean-Claude van Itallie, whose papers are also at Kent, the Open Theater collaborated on "The Serpent," which won an Ohio award, has been produced around the world and was presented on National Educational Television. The group's late works include the "Terminal," written by Susan Yankowitz, a study of death and resurrection which has been presented off-Broadway and has toured prisons throughout New York City, "The Mutations Show" and "Nightwalk." Having performed throughout Europe, Middle East, Algeria and U.S., the Open Theater gave its final performance in California in December 1973.


Scope and Content:  One of the major areas of strength of the Kent State University Special Collections and Archives is theater. A continuous effort is made to collect Open Theater related materials. Part of the collection consists of correspondences between distinguished members of the Open Theater such as Joseph Chaikin, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Peter Feldman, Marianne de Pury-Thompson, Susan Yankowitz, Rhea Gaisner and Peter Maloney. Also included is correspondence with Sam Shepard, Samuel Beckett, Arthur Miller and Joseph Papp. The collection also includes the theater's subject files and manuscripts. There are five boxes of newspaper and magazine clippings arranged chronologically, three boxes of programs, posters and photographs and two boxes of manuscripts materials, all of which are not listed in this inventory.


Acquisitions Note: The collection was donated to the Department of Special Collections and Archives by the Open Theater in December 1973.

Arrangement: Correspondence and manuscripts are arranged chronologically. The subject files are arranged alphabetically.

Box 1: 1963-1967
File -- Contents

  1. 1963, 19 Nov.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], 1936-
    A vast parade of possibilities . . . Typed Manuscript. 1 p., 21.6 cm.
    Discusses "ways of using the theatre."
  2. [1963, Nov.]: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], 1936-
    Perfect people. Typed Play. 4 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by 3 p. of notes.
  3. [1963, Dec.]: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], 1936-
    [Notes on circles and celebration]. Typed Manuscript. 2 p., 28 cm.
  4. 1964, 8 Mar.: Feldman, Peter.
    [Notebook excerpts]. Autograph Manuscript Signed. 2 l., 27.9 cm.
    Workshop notes.
  5. [1964, Mar.]: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], 1936-
    Woman murdered. Typed Manuscript. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Outline for play that became "Murdered Woman."
  6. 1964, 7 Apr.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], 1936-
    Notes to Joe. Typed Manuscript. 1 p., 27.8 cm.
    Comment on "Contest" and "The Murdered Woman,"
    Accompanied by typed page of part of the notes.
  7. 1964, 14 Apr.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, 1926-
    "Picnic in Spring" notes. Typed Manuscript. 1 l., 28 cm.
    Holograph notes and doodles on verso.
  8. [1964, Apr.]: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], 1936-
    The Contest. Typed Manuscript. 1 l., 28 cm.
    Holograph notes and doodles on verso.
  9. 1964, 26 Aug.: [Gilman, Richard].
    Talk with Dick Gilman. Typed Manuscript. 1 p., 18.5 cm.
    Brief notes of discussion on exercises and scripts.
  10. 1964, 21 Dec.: Sullivan, J. Roy. To Joe [Chaikin].
    Relates Ian Hugo's suggestion for "The Airplane" and expands it. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 28 cm.
  11. [1964?]: Open Theater
    Notes for the program. Typed Manuscript. 1 p., 27.8 cm.
    Notes on Warmup, The Hunter and the Bird, Odets and Now for the dream.
  12. [1965, Feb.]: [Brecht, Bertold], 1898-1956.
    [The Clown Play]. Typed Play (xerox). 5 p., 28 cm.
    Xerox of Marcia Jean Kurtz's copy.
  13. 1965, 15 May: [Open Theater]; New York City. To Sharon Thie; New York City.
    Announces the company's "Spring Party." Printed Postcard. 1 p., 8.7 cm.
  14. [1965?]: [Feldman, Peter]
    Emil Poggi notes. Autograph Manuscript. 5 l., 27.9 cm.
    Quotations from Columbia dissertation, The American Theater: An Economic Study, 1870-1931.
  15. [1965]: Fornes, Maria Irene, 1931-
    The Successful life of 3: a skirt for vanderville. Typed Play (copy). 30 [i.e. 34] p., 27.9 cm.
    Cues and revisions written in.
  16. [ca. 1965]: Steiner, Stan.
    Prospectus for a center of the theatre of commitment. Typed Manuscript (copy). 17 p., 28 cm.
  17. [1965]: van, Itallie, Jean-Claude, 1936-
    Dream. Typed Play (copy). 20 [i.e. 26] p., 27.9 cm.
    Rehearsal dates, revisions and notes written in.
  18. 1966, 18 July: Sharon, Muriel; New York City. To Joe [Chaikin].
    Sends her notes on early exercises. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by Sharon's Notes from Open Theater. Typed Manuscript (carbon). 3 p., 27.9 cm.
  19. [1966?]: Prada, Cecilia.
    Central Park bench number 33, Flight 207: a morality play in 10 scenes and epilogue. Typed Play (copy). 38 [i.e. 42] p., 35.4 cm.
    Handwritten corrections; 2 page insert.
  20. [c1966]: Feldman, Peter. To Joe [Chaikin].
    Lists expectations of the company. Typed Letter Signed (xerox). 2 p., 28 cm.
  21. 1967, 1 Aug.: Open Theater.
    Membership Roll Book. Autograph Manuscript. 8 l., 25 cm.
    In cardboard-bound composition notebook.
  22. 1967, 12 Sept.: Worley, Lee. To Members, The Open Theatre, Inc.
    Announces Joe Chaikin has called a "Special Meeting" for Sept. 25 to be followed by a workshop. Printed Card. 1 p., 8.5 cm.
    Accompanied by proof copy.
  23. 1967, 12-21 Sept.: Feldman, Peter.
    Notes. Autograph Manuscript Signed. 7 l., 27.9 cm.
    Discusses beginnings of Open Theater, early plays, "Viet Rock" and "America Hurrah."
    According to William Coco, these are notes by Robert Pasolli of an interview with Feldman for his book.
  24. 1967, 22 Sept.: Jecko, Timothy; Washington, D.C. To Mr. [Joseph] Chaikin; New York City.
    Describes himself as an Open Theater admirer and Megan Terry's student assistant at Yale; asks about possibilities of company performing at the Smithsonian. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p., 26.6 cm.
  25. [1967, 5 Dec.]: [Open Theater].
    Arrest information. Autograph Manuscript. 1 p., 17.4 cm.
    Names six members arrested and lawyer; gives instructions.
  26. 1967, 8 Dec.: [Pury-Thomspon], Marianne [de], 1935- To Dick [Snyder].
    Offers to help on European tour. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by xerox of her Dec. 6, 1967 letter to Joe [Chaikin].
  27. [1967, 22 Dec.]: Marowitz, Charles; London. To Richard Snyder; New York City.
    Lists theaters to contact; requests copy of Brecht's Clown Play; suggests possibility of using his own theater. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.5 cm.
  28. [1967]: [Glickfeld, Kenneth], 1944-
    Notebook. Autograph Manuscript. 58 l., 25.5 cm.
    Workshop notes about the creation of "The Serpent."
  29. [1967]: Gottlieb, Saul.
    America Hurrah: The Open Theatre emerges. Typed Manuscript (xerox). 39 p., 27.9 cm.
  30. [1967]:
    The Open Theatre Address List. Typed Manuscript (carbon). 3 p., 27.8 cm.
    Brief annotations by Kenneth Glickfeld.
  31. [1967]: Pomeroy, Susan.
    The Open Theater: Exercises and improvisations. Typed Manuscript (xerox). 6 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by two other copies.
  32. [1967?]: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], 1936-
    The great curse of God on the serpent and the earth and Eve and Adam and their children. Typed Play (copy). 4 p., 21.6 cm.
  33. 1966-67: [Open Theater].
    Dues. Autograph Manuscript. 3 p., 25.5 cm.

Box 2: 1968
File -- Contents

  1. 1968, 2 Jan.: Marowitz, Charles; London. To Richard Snyder.
    Describes his theater; asks dates of Open Theater visit. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.3 cm.
  2. 1968, 21 Jan.: Snyder, Richard. To Charles Marowitz.
    Asks about his offer; gives tentative tour dates; describes "The Serpent" and other possible productions. Typed Letter Signed (carbon). 1 p., 27.8 cm.
  3. 1968, 24 Jan.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, 1936-; New York City. To Friends.
    Must raise $10,000 to go to Europe; announce benefit performances to solicit funds. Typed Letter. 2 p., 27.8 cm.
    Accompanied by printed copy of letter. Also signed by Joseph Chaikin and Richard Snyder.
  4. 1968, 6 Feb.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935- To Richard Snyder.
    Seeks information before she schedules press conference. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p., 28 cm.
  5. 1968, 13 Feb.: Jecko, Tim; Washington, D.C. To Dick [Snyder]; New York City.
    Must see The Serpent to be able to plan a performance at the Smithsonian; requests script. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p., 26.5 cm.
  6. 1968, 17 Feb.: Snyder, Richard. To Tim [Jecko].
    Sees no print in discussing Open Theater performance at the Smithsonian until there is a space. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  7. [1968, Feb.]: Malpede, Karen.
    "An Informal Evening" review. Typed Manuscript. 4 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by two xeroxes.
  8. 1968, 5 Mar.: Jecko, Tim; Washington, D.C. To Dick [Snyder]; New York City.
    Must table Open Theater spring performance at the Smithsonian because space will not be available. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.6 cm.
  9. 1968, 16 Mar.: Snyder, Richard. To Mr. [Jerzy] Grotowski; Wroclaw, Poland.
    Expresses hope of Open Theater members to see his group perform while they tour Europe; requests performance schedule. Typed Letter Signed (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  10. 1968, 26 Mar.: Wardle, Irving; London. To Mr. [Richard] Snyder; New York City.
    Has been unable to find Open Theater material; thanks him for help; inquires about Italian tour. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.2 cm.
  11. 1968, 2 Apr.: [Snyder, Richard].
    Press release for French Line. Typed Manuscript (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by printed copy of similar release.
  12. 1968, 3 Apr.: Jacquot, Jean; Paris. To Mr. [Richard] Snyder; New York City.
    Understands there are "all sorts of obstacles" to a cooperation; will write to Jean-Claude van Itallie; asks for itinerary of European tour. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.9 cm.
  13. 1968, Apr.: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- To Mr. ______.
    Outlines plans and budget for next season; asks statement be considered a grant application. Typed Letter. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Draft for a letter.
  14. 1968, Apr.: Gaisner, Rhea.
    Notes. Autograph Manuscript Signed. 12 p., 31.8 cm.
    Includes 'Boat Schedule," workshop notes concerning "The Serpent" and European itinerary.
  15. 1968, [Apr.]: Open Theater.
    Europe 1968. Proof sheets. 15 p., 34.8 cm.
    Accompanying the corrected proof sheets for the company's tour booklet are 5 carbons of Jean-Claude van Itallie's contribution and a copy of the completed publication.
  16. [1968, Apr.]: [Worley, Lee], 1941-
    Notes on The Serpent. Autograph Manuscript. 4 l., 27.8 cm.
  17. 1968, 3 May:
    [Order of scenes for Rome performance of "The Serpent."] Autograph Manuscript. 3 p., 31.3 cm.
  18. 1968, 9 May: Weiss, Jerome; Utica, N.Y. To Joe [Chaikin]; New York City.
    Reminds him they worked together on The Girl on the Via Flaminia; asks if he could present a program at Utica College. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  19. 1968, 12 May: Sottsass, Ettore.
    JOE CHAIKIN with Ettore Sottsass and Fernanda Pivano. Typed Manuscript (carbon). 27 p., 29.6 cm.
    Transcript of interview taped in Venice.
  20. 1968, 16 June: Jacquot, Jean; Geneve. To Mr. [Richard] Snyder.
    Encloses agreement [between Open Theater and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique for purchase of materials]. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 27.9 cm.
  21. 1968, 18 June: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, 1936-; Zurich. To Janet [Roberts].
    Offers guidelines in dealing with Jean Jacquot's request for a script and tape recording of The Serpent; inquires about performing Interview in London; describes London arrangements. Autograph Letter Signed (copy). 5 p., 25.7 cm.
  22. 1968, 25 June: Snyder, Richard. To Mr. [Jean] Jacquot.
    Informs him Jean-Claude van Itallie has put matter into his agent's hands; offers him a copy of Kenneth Glickfeld's log. Autograph Letter Signed (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  23. 1968, 27 June: [Feldman], Peter. To Dick [Snyder].
    Discusses paying utilities on the loft. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  24. [1968, 28 June]: Rosenberg, Stanley; New York City. To Dick [Snyder]; Milan, Italy.
    Reports cancelation of tour; will attend Grotowski seminar with Andy Robinson; discusses division of utility bills for the loft. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 30.5 cm.
  25. 1968, 1 July: Jacquot, Jean; Paris. To Mr. [Richard] Snyder.
    Reports leaving from Jean-Claude van Itallie's agent; would still like a copy of Kenneth Glickfeld's log. Typed Letter Signed (carbon). 1 p., 26.9 cm.
    On verso Autograph Letter Signed (carbon) from Snyder to Jacquot dated Aug. 12, 1968.
  26. 1968, 3 July: [Snyder], Dick. To Stanley [Rosenberg].
    Reports "plenty of good & bad" on Open Theater tour; clarifies paying of utility bills for the loft. Autograph Letter Signed (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  27. 1968, 13 July: [Snyder], Dick; Copenhagen. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    May return home early to handle grant monies; Spoleto response good; asks if The Serpent will be done off-Broadway. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 27.8 cm.
  28. 1968, 23 July: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, 1936-; Pittsfield, Mass. To [Richard] Snyder; Copenhagen.
    Gives permission for radio broadcast. Telegram. 1 p., 14.4 cm.
  29. [1968, 26 July]: [Snyder], Dick; Copenhagen. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]; Charlemont, Mass.
    Reports Joe [Chaikin] is being "checked" by a doctor in London; Lee [Worley] has begun to chair meetings; doesn't think Open Theater should produce off-Broadway production of The Serpent; Joe wants to work with Antonioni. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 27.8 cm.
  30. [1968, 29 July]: [Snyder], Dick; Copenhagen. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Informs him of Open Theater reservations for Grotowski performances. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.8 cm.
  31. 1968, 30 July: [Chaikin, Joseph] Joe [and van Itallie] Jean-Claude; Charlemont, Mass. To Richard Snyder; Copenhagen.
    Asks company to discuss an off-Broadway production of The Serpent. Telegram. 1 p., 16.2 cm.
  32. 1968, 31 July: [Snyder], Dick. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Notifies him of Open Theater meeting in which company was divided about an off-Broadway production of The Serpent; reports Avignon Festival cancelation of Paradise Now performances. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.9 cm.
  33. 1968, 7 Aug.: [Snyder], Dick; Copenhagen. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]; Charlemont, Mass.
    Discusses return for the company, his "crazy home life." Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.9 cm.
  34. [1968], 9 Aug.: [Feldman], Peter. To Dick [Snyder].
    Explains mix-up about electricity bill; asks about college tour. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 10.1 cm.
  35. 1968, 12 Aug.:
    The Open Theater Incommunicado. No. 1. Typed Document (xerox). 1 p., 29.6 cm.
    Satirical newsletter.
  36. [1968, Aug.?]: [Feldman], Peter. To Dick [Snyder].
    Asks him to settle business of electricity bill with Stanley Rosenberg; did work in the loft. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  37. [1968, Aug.]: [Open Theater].
    What to do with grant money. 8 pieces. Autograph/Typed Manuscripts Signed.
    Includes responses from Jenn Ben-Yakov, Shami Chaikin, Rhea Gaisner, Ralph Lee and Paul Zimet.
  38. [1968, Aug.?]: [Zimet, Paul].
    First Serpent Masks tour. Autograph Manuscript. 25 l., 18.6 cm.
  39. 1968, 17 Sept.: Jacquot, Jean; Paris. To Mr. [Richard] Snyder.
    Continues interest in obtaining a copy of The Serpent log book and photographs; has written to Jean-Claude van Itallie's agent. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.9 cm.
  40. 1968, 26 Sept.: Snyder, Richard. To Mr. [Jean] Jacquot.
    Agrees to arrangement; suggests he contact photographer directly. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25 cm.
  41. 1968, 30 Sept.: Jacquot, Jean; Paris. To Mr. [Richard] Snyder; New York City.
    Arranges payment for a copy of Kenneth Glickfeld's log. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.9 cm.
  42. 1968, 15 Oct.: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, 1936-; New York City. To Dick [Snyder].
    Encloses check for Dutch performances of The Serpent; lists expenses due him. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  43. 1968, 28 Oct.: [Snyder, Richard]. To Mr. [Jean] Jacquot.
    Asks if he has received log. Typed Letter (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  44. 1968, 31 Oct.: Jacquot, Jean; Paris. To Mr. [Richard] Snyder; New York City.
    Informs him of receipt of log. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.9 cm.
    Accompanied by carbon of credit voucher.
  45. [1968, Oct.]: Feldman, Peter.
    Post-Stanislavskian acting. Typed Manuscript (xerox). 9 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by earlier drafts, Sept. 1968 and April 1967.
  46. 1968, Oct.: Open Theater.
    Meeting minutes. Typed Manuscripts. 12 p., 27.9 cm.
    Minutes from meetings of Oct. 4 and Oct. 28. Accompanied by copies.
  47. [1968, 27 Nov.]: [Open Theater].
    Report on meeting. Typed Manuscript. 8 p., 28.4 cm.
    Includes discussion of conflict about future productions of The Serpent. Accompanied by a Xerox.
  48. 1968, 12 Dec.: Bunnell, Alice E.; Poughkeepsie, N.Y. To Mr. [Richard] Snyder; New York City.
    Thanks the company "for moving and successful performance" at Vassav College. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 23.4 cm.
  49. 1968, 13 Dec.: [Open Theater].
    Committee of People meeting. Typed Manuscript. 13 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by a xerox copy, a summary and other notes.
  50. 1968, 26 Dec.: Open Theater.
    Address list. Typed Document. 3 p., 27.9 cm.
  51. [1968]: [Chaikin, Joseph], 1935-
    Directors notes on The Serpent. Typed/Autograph Manuscript. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    " ... addressed to actors and directors who might work on it."
  52. [1968?]: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935-; New York City. To Mr. Heyman; [New York City].
    Sends material about company; writes Susan Sontag and Edward Albee have volunteered letters; may contact Sharon Thile for more information. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.7 cm.
  53. [1968]: [Chaikin], Joe, 1935-. To Dick [Snyder].
    Received call from Michael Kustow in London proposing Open Theater performances in July. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  54. 1968: Cooper, Patricia.
    Helping out. Typed Play (copy). 41 [i.e. 44] p., 27.9 cm.
    Bound in blue board binder.
  55. [1968]: Maloney, Peter, 1941-
    The making of "The Serpent." Typed Manuscript (copy). 8 p., 27.6 cm.
    Essay for program of European tour (Spec Coll PS3572.A45S4M3).
  56. [1968]: [Nagrin], Daniel. To Joe [Chaikin].
    Gives Austrian contact; asks about plans when he returns. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 31.7 cm.
  57. 1968: Open Theater.
    Debit & Credit. Autograph Manuscript. 1 p., 28 cm.
    List of company members with amounts of payment.
  58. [1968]: [Shepard, Tina], 1941-
    [Notes for "The Serpent"]. Autograph/Typed Manuscript. 61 l., 21.8 cm.
    Accompanied by dittoed copy of "THE SERPENT-outline" and newspaper clippings of Martin Luther King speeches.

Box 3: 1967-1968
File -- Contents

  1. [1967-68]: [Chaikin, Joseph], 1935-
    "Serpent" notebook. Autograph Manuscript. 52 l., 24.5 cm.
    One page in the handwriting of Jean-Claude van Itallie.
  2. [1967-68]: [Glickfeld, Kenneth], 1944-
    "The Serpent" file. Typed/Autograph Manuscript. 163 l., 31.4 cm.
    Notes, order of scenes lists and drafts of text by Patricia Cooper, Dorothy Lyman, Jean-Claude van Itallie and Lee Worley.
  3. [1967-68]: Glickfeld, Kenneth, 1944-
    "Serpent" log. Typed Manuscript (xerox). 26 p., 27.9 cm.
    "The following log is typed directly from a series of notes made during Open Theater workshops."
    Accompanied by xerox of actual log.
  4. [1967-68]: [Glickfeld, Kenneth], 1944-
    Workshop notebook. Autograph Manuscript. 43 p., 28 cm.
    Concerns work on "The Serpent."
  5. [1967-68]: Open Theater.
    Actor's notes on "The Serpent." Autograph/Typed Manuscript (copies). 20 p., 27.9 cm.
  6. 1967-68: Open Theater.
    Dues. Typed/Autograph Manuscript. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by carbon.

Box 4: 1969-1970
File -- Contents

  1. 1969, 4 Jan.: Chaikin, Joseph. To _____.
    Recommends Fred de Boer kept on the Wesleyan faculty. Autograph Letter Signed (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  2. [1969], 25 Jan.: Open Theater.
    Decisions from meeting. Autograph Manuscript. 2 p., 27.8 cm.
  3. 1969, 30 Jan.: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude; New York City. To Dick [Snyder].
    Reiterates "agreed-upon conditions" between the Open Theater and himself regarding royalties from The Serpent. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.8 cm.
  4. [1969, 7 Feb.]: [Open Theater]
    Meeting minutes. Typed Manuscript. 4 p., 35.4 cm.
  5. 1969, 4 Mar.: [Schultz], Bob; Johnstown, N.Y. To Ken [Glickfeld]; Brooklyn, N.Y.
    Encloses his theater's light plans. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  6. [1969, Mar.?]: [Snyder], Dick. To Open Theater.
    Pledges to have a healthy summer; says goodby. 1 p., 17.7 cm.
  7. 1969, 1 Apr.: [Pury-Thompson, Marianne de], 1935-. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Requests he ask his editor for Open Theater photographs. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  8. 1969, 17 Apr.: Pury [-Thompson], Marianne de, 1935-. To Rina [MaCrelli]; Los Angeles.
    Encloses letter to Luciano Berio requesting his letter of recommendation for the company. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by carbon of her letter to Berio and a copy of his letter of recommendation, dated May 1969.
  9. [1969], 1 May: [Worley], Lee, 1941-. To Susan [Yankowitz].
    Sends poem for "Terminal." Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 29.6 cm.
  10. 1969, 6 May: [Snyder], Dick. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson].
    Explains problem with Con Edison; informs her of post office tracing to recover package he sent from Copenhagen with Mary Frank drawings. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 31.5 cm.
  11. 1969, 9 May: Papp, Joseph, 1921-; New York City. To Joe [Chaikin]; New York City.
    Gives terms of agreement between the New York Shakespeare Festival and the Open Theater. Typed Letter Signed (xerox). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  12. 1969, 20 May: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935-. To Mr. [Hughes] van Itallie; New York City.
    Thanks him for his "generous contribution" to the Open Theater. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  13. [1969, 16 June]: [Ben-Yakov], Jenn; Putten, Holland. To Rhea [Gaisner]; New York City.
    Offers advice about performing in Amsterdam. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 26.3 cm.
  14. [1969], 5 Sept.: [Gaisner], Rhea. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson].
    Suggests contacting Walter Jacobs and Paul Binnerts about performing in Amsterdam; advises against Mickery Theater; is teaching workshops for a modern dance group. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 27.1 cm.
  15. 1969, 15 Sept.: Pury [-Thompson], Marianne de, 1935-. To Rhea [Gaisner]; Amsterdam.
    Would like to appear in December. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  16. [1969], 18 Sept.: [Gaisner], Rhea; Amsterdam. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson]; New York City.
    Asks about taping a performance; describes theater; suggests time; Tania [Leontov] and Rimpoche are coming to dinner. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 29.7 cm.
  17. [1969], 1 Oct.: [Gaisner], Rhea; Amsterdam. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson]; New York City.
    Asks what she can do; has moved. Autograph Postcard. 1 p., 10.5 cm.
  18. [1969], 3 Oct.: [Gaisner], Rhea; Amsterdam. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson]; New York City.
    Requests publicity material; is helping raise money; asks her to write to Walter Jacobs. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 29.7 cm.
  19. [1969], 6 Oct.: [Gaisner], Rhea; Amsterdam. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson]; New York City.
    Teaches sessions with dance and acting groups; would like to see the company in Paris. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 29.6 cm.
  20. [1969], 9 Oct.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de]. To Rhea [Gaisner]; Amsterdam.
    Explains company decided to go to Algeria. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  21. [1969], 13 Oct.: [Gaisner], Rhea; Amsterdam. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson]; New York City.
    Expresses disappointment over change of plans; asks for publicity material and itinerary; is leaving for Poland. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 29.5 cm.
  22. 1969, 23 Oct.: [Jecko], Tim; Washington, D.C. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson]; New York City.
    Reports budgetary problems have eliminated an Open Theater appearance at the Smithsonian. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.6 cm.
  23. 1969, 12 Nov.: Pury [-Thompson], Marianne de. To Rhea [Gaisner]; Amsterdam.
    Thanks her; sends schedule. Typed Letter Signed (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  24. 1969, 12 Nov.: Pury [-Thompson], Marianne de. To Tim [Jecko]; Washington, D.C.
    Expresses disappointment; will leave the next day. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  25. [1969, Nov.?]: [Feldman], Peter. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson].
    Asks who is in charge of the loft while company is in Europe; claims it's "unbelieveably, disgustingly filthy"; thinks publicity makes Open Theater look like "a one-man operation" rather than an ensemble. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.8 cm.
  26. 1969, 14 Dec.: [Howard], Mel; New York City. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson]; Bern.
    Asks for company approval of enclosed letters. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by 2 Typed Letters (with carbons) to Howard from The Open Theater regarding performances
  27. [1969?]: [Chaikin, Joseph], 1935-
    Curse. Autograph Manuscript. 5 l., 19.3 cm.
    Material for "The Serpent."
  28. [1969?]" [Chaikin, Shami], 1934-. To Susan [Yankowitz].
    Explains origin of song "Ani Maamin." Autograph Letter. 2 p., 22.9 cm.
  29. [1969?]: [Chaikin, Shami], 1934-. To Suzette [Yankowitz].
    Remembers her father's dying. Autograph Letter. 2 p., 22.9 cm.
  30. [1969]: [Faber, Ron]
    "Edward II" proposal. Autograph Manuscript. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Grant proposal for a production of the Brecht play that never happened.
  31. [1969]: Gaisner, Rhea.
    Project - Story of Jonah. Autograph Manuscript Signed. 2 p., 27.6 cm.
    Proposal for a workshop that never happened.
  32. 1969: [Glickfeld, Kenneth], 1944-
    Week-at-a-glance. Autograph Manuscript. 60 l., 27.6 cm.
    Printed appointment book filled out by Glickfeld.
  33. 1970, 13 Jan.: Pury[-Thompson], Marianne de. To Peter [Feldman].
    Asks him to have loft cleaned; enjoyed seeing him in Amsterdam. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  34. 1970, 16 Jan.: [Kelman], Barnet; New Haven. To Joe [Chaikin].
    Would like him to see work of the New America Theatre Ensemble; seeks help in management. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by ensemble's prospectus.
  35. 1970, 16 Jan.: Rossenfeld, Sonia; Des Moines. To Shami [Chaikin].
    Feels little has changed in Des Moines since the Chaikin family left; comments on Drake's theater department; invites company to perform; recalls her and her brother as children. Typed Letter Signed. 3 p., 28 cm.
  36. [1970, Jan.]: [Pury-Thompson, Marianne de], 1935-. To Muriel [Miguel Borst].
    Reports Dale returned her check and W2 for; invites her to see Terminal. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  37. [1970], Jan.-Apr.: [Yankowitz, Susan]
    "Terminal" notebook. Autograph Manuscript. 60 l., 22.3 cm.
    Workshop notes.
  38. 1970, 12 May: [Bermel], Al; New York City. To Lee [Worley]; New York City.
    Sends check; found evening "superb, especially that first improvisation on Kent State." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.6 cm.
  39. 1970, 2 May: Lezier, Gil; New York City. To Lee [Worley]; [New York City].
    Felt "lifted" by appearance at Columbia; completed "our antiwar piece." Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.7 cm.
  40. 1970, 3 June: Willis, John; New York City. To Mr. [Joseph] Chaikin.
    Regrets not getting press seats; requests program and photographs for Theatre World. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.7 cm.
  41. 1970, 9 June: Pury[-Thompson], Marianne de, 1935-. To Mr. [Nicolas] Nabokov; Aspen.
    Expresses hope of company to perform in Japan; sends reviews. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  42. 1970, 19 June: Nabokov, Nicolas; Aspen. To [Marianne] de Pury[-Thompson]; New York City.
    Thanks her for Open Theater material; notifies her the Japan authority isn't there yet. Typed Letter. 1 p., 27.8 cm.
  43. [1970, June]: [Feldman], Peter. To Joe [Chaikin].
    Introduces him to Ellen Maddow, an apprentice from the Great Lakes Colleges Association. Typed Notes. 1 p., 8 cm.
    Stapled to Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm. to Feldman from Richard Wengenrath about Maddow's apprenticeship.
  44. [1970], 22 July: [Dixon], Brenda, 1942-. To Pat [Berman].
    Clarifies when she worked for Open Theater; discusses unemployment. Typed/Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  45. 1970, 22 July: [Snyder], Dick; East Sullivan, Maine. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson]; New York City.
    Reminds her the phone in the loft is in his name. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 13.4 cm.
    Letter not complete.
  46. 1970, 27 July: [Pury-Thompson, Marianne de], 1935-. To Susan Yankowitz.
    Reports only "little bits" of Terminal were filmed for use in NET program about Opera; suggests she talk with Jean-Claude van Itallie. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  47. [1970, July]: [Unger], Lois; New York City. To Joe [Chaikin]; New York City.
    Invites women of the Open Theater to perform at a festival marking 50th anniversary of ratification of 19th amendment. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  48. [1970], 8 Aug.: [Feldman], Peter. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson].
    Has heard she wishes to work only with Joe's group; requests she send material on Clown Play to Rhea Gaisner; reminds her money is to be split; predicts coming months will be difficult. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  49. [1970], 18 Aug.: [Sklar], Roberta. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson].
    Sends checks from Santa Fe Opera; describes "Opera" as "a gruesome experience" and Luciano Berio as "a very silly man"; outlines assignments for "the Terminal Book." Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 27.9 cm.
  50. [1970, Summer]: [Chaikin], Joe, 1935-
    [Agreement concerning split]. Typed Document. 1 p., 27.8 cm.
  51. 1970, 10 Sept.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-. To Joyce [Aaron]; Amsterdam.
    Sends her a royalty check for Opera; asks how she is. Typed Letter Signed (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  52. 1970, 19 Sept.: Pury [-Thompson], Marianne de, 1935-. To Luciano [Berio]; Weekawken, N.J.
    Encloses Open Theater's contract with him regarding "Opera"; notes section on directors. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
    Attached is signed carbon of agreement dated 11 August 1970.
  53. 1970, 21 Oct.: [Snyder], Dick; Vancouver. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson].
    Reports first impressions of Vancouver are good; asks for letter of recommendation; will return in December. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 14.5 cm.
  54. 1970, 28 Oct.: Albright, Hardie, 1903-; Los Angeles. To The Open Theater; New York City.
    Requests workshop photographs for his new book. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.5 cm.
  55. [1970, 17 Nov.]: [Feldman], Peter; Ureterp, Netherlands. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson]; New York City.
    Reports difficulties of working on three plays at once; inquires about health insurance. Autograph Postcard Signed. 2 p., 13.8 cm.
  56. 1970, 2 Dec.: [Cole], Toby; New York City. To Susan [Yankowitz].
    Sends 24 copies [of contract?] for her signature. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.5 cm.
    On verso Autograph Letter Signed from Susan [Yankowitz] to Marianne [de Pury].
  57. [1970]: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-. To Ken Glickfeld.
    Sends his W2 form; reports robbery at loft; needs "exact list of things we used to have." Typed Letter Signed (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  58. 1970: Yankowitz, Susan.
    Terminal. Typed Play (xerox). 49 p., 27.8 cm.
    Incomplete copy of finished script. Accompanied by copies of scenes, a synopsis, notes, lists of technical requirements, program credits and related material.
  59. [1969-70]: [Yankowitz, Susan]
    "Terminal" notes. Typed Manuscript. 86 l., 27 cm.
    Includes drafts of various scenes.
  60. [1969-70]: [Zimet, Paul]
    Terminal Notes. Autograph Manuscript. 108 l., 18.6 cm.

Box 5: 1971
File -- Contents

  1. 1971, 16 Mar.: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935-. To 36253 Allenwood, Pa.
    Informs him Open Theater is doing a program called "Messages from Prison"; requests contribution to be read. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by signed master letter.
  2. 1971, 19 Apr.: Cole, Toby; New York City. To Susan [Yankowitz] and Marianne [de Pury]; New York City.
    Notifies them Simon & Schuster releases them from contract for Terminal . Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  3. 1971, 14 July: [Chaikin], Joe, 1935-. To the company.
    Discusses words and their use; asks them to prepare songs over the summer; hopes to drop "Terminal" and "Mutation Show" from repertoire; wants to know "To what do we have responsibility?" Typed Letter Signed. 2 p., 27.9 cm.
  4. 1971, June: [Open Theater]
    Lighting requirements and cues. Typed/Autograph Manuscript. 5 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by light plot tour.
  5. [1971, 31 July]: [Snyder], Dick; Vancouver, B.C. To Alex [Gildzen]; Kent, Ohio.
    Informs him he has Open Theater material but isn't certain where. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.4 cm.
  6. [1971], 8-17 Aug.: [Zimet, Paul]
    Mid-East tour. Autograph Manuscript. 18 l., 20.9 cm.
    Journal entries followed by "Interview for Win."
  7. 1971, 20 Aug.: [Stoltenberg, John; New York City. To Alex [Gildzen]; Kent, Ohio.
    Thanks him for material; encloses material on The Serpent; discusses financial records. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  8. [1971, Summer]: Gold, Eva; Philadelphia. To The Open Theater.
    Requests another benefit performance for Philadelphia Resistance. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.6 cm.
  9. [1971, Summer]: Gold, Eva; Philadelphia. To Tina [Shepard].
    Thanks Open Theater for check [for Philadelphia Resistance]. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.8 cm.
  10. 1971, 10 Sept.: O'Brien, William J.; Valhalla, N.Y. To Mr. [John] Stoltenberg; New York City.
    Admits some Westchester County Penitentiary inmates "had difficulty in understanding Terminal," but he feels the performance was a "morale builder." Typed Letter Signed (xerox). 1 p., 28 cm.
  11. [1971, 14 Sept.]: [Harris], Cynthia; New York City. To Alex [Gildzen]; Kent, Ohio.
    Has kept no Open Theater material; views it as part of the past. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 10.5 cm.
  12. 1971, 18 Oct.: Stark, Judy; Cambridge, Mass. To John Dillon; New York City.
    Requests copy of his conference speech to publish in NETC News. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  13. 1971, 1 Nov.: Stoltenberg, John. To Jusy [Stark]; Cambridge, Mass.
    Encloses John Dillon's speech to the New England Theatre Conference. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by carbon of Dillon's Address to the NETC Convention, October 17, 1971.
  14. 1971, [Nov.]: Dillon, John.
    Performing in prisons. Typed Manuscripts (carbon). 12 p., 28 cm.
    "This article is based on his address to the convention of the New England Theatre Conference in Boston, October 17, 1971 ..."
  15. 1971, Dec.: [Open Theater]
    Reservation book. Autograph Document. 30 l., 25.5 cm.
    In spiral notebook.
  16. [1971?]: Open Theater
    Judgement book. 1 vol., 26.4 cm.
    Two typed pages of "The Judgements" are stapled into a copy of the 1951 Trinity Ivy for use in 'Terminal."
  17. [1971]: Open Theater.
    "Terminal" sequence. Autograph Manuscript. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Laminated sheet listing order of scenes used for performance.
  18. [1971]: [Shepard, Tina], 1941-
    [Open Theater notebook]. Autograph Manuscript. 29 l., 19.6 cm.
    Notes about "Terminal" and "Mutations."
  19. [1971]: Yankowitz, Susan.
    Terminal: a collective work created by the Open Theatre Ensemble. Typed Manuscript. 61 [i.e. 62] p., 27.9 cm.
  20. [1970-71]: Open Theater.
    The Mutation Show. Typed/Autograph Manuscript. 12 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by numerous drafts and notes; copies of articles by Kingsley Davis and E. Burnet Tylor, and a poem by James Dickey.
  21. [1970-71]: Shepard, Tina, 1941-
    [Mutations notebook]. Autograph Manuscript Signed. 27 l., 19.9 cm.
    Accompanied by seven note cards written to her by Joseph Chaikin and three miscellaneous pages.
  22. [1970-71]: [Zimet, Paul]
    [Mutations notebook]. Autograph Manuscript. 87 l., 18.4 cm.
    Accompanied by holograph and typed mss of "Rules."

Box 6: 1972- March 1973
File -- Contents

  1. [1972], 28 Feb.: [Open Theater]
    Committee meeting report. Typed Document (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
    Sheet with notes stapled to report.
  2. 1972, 3 Apr.: Lahr, John, 1941; New York City. To John Stoltenberg; New York City.
    Regrets errors; requests script. Typed Postcard. 1 p., 8.2 cm.
  3. 1972, 17 May: Fabricant, Gwen. To Pat [Berman].
    Encloses receipts for costume expenses. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 22.8 cm.
    Attached are six receipts.
  4. [1972, 7 July]: Snyder, Dick; Vancouver, B.C. To Alex [Gildzen]; Kent, Ohio.
    Will send carton of Open Theater material but not his personal notes; also has Joseph Chaikin's notebooks. Autograph Letter Signed.. 1 p., 35.4 cm.
  5. [1972, 25 July]: Snyder Dick; Vancouver, B.C. To Alex [Gildzen]; Kent, Ohio.
    Has written to Joe Chaikin about his notebooks; wants money for his own notes but also wants to keep them as material for poetry. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 27.9 cm.
  6. [1972, 15 Aug.]: [Open Theater]
    Sleep notes. Autograph Manuscript. 3 p., 21.8 cm.
  7. [1972, 22 Aug.]: [Snyder], Dick; Vancouver, B.C. To Alex [Gildzen]; Kent, Ohio.
    Notifies him parcel post cannot be registered. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 13.9 cm.
  8. [1972, 13 Sept.]: Snyder, Dick; Vancouver, B.C. To Alex [Gildzen]; Kent, Ohio.
    Sends insurance receipt on Open Theater material mailed. Autograph Note Signed. 1 p., 7.6 cm.
    Accompanied by receipt.
  9. 1972, 20 Sept.: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935-; New York City. To Ted Hughes.
    Explains new piece Open Theater will build; asks for words. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by holograph drafts and noes, carbons of same letter to Allen Gensberg, Megan Terry, Sam Shepard, Bob Dylan and R.D. Laing.
  10. [1972, 21 Sept.]: B[erman], P[at]. To M[arianne] de P[ury] T[hompson].
    Sends copy of letter from Joe Chaikin for her to forward to Jean Genet; dreams of going to Europe. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  11. 1972, 25 Sept.: H[ughes], Olwyn; London. To Mr. [Joseph] Chaikin; New York City.
    Advises him Ted Hughes approves of his use of poems from Crow; notes Grover Dale has theatrical rights but admires his work and will allow him to use any of the poems. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.8 cm.
  12. [1972, Sept.]: [Ginsberg], Allen, 1926-; Cherry Valley, N.Y. TO Joe [Chaikin]; New York City.
    Acknowledges letter but doesn't understand it; will call; reports Julius [Orlovsky] is in hospital. Autograph Postcard Signed. 1 p., 8.2 cm.
  13. [1972, 13 Oct.]: [Chaikin, Joseph], 1935-; New York City. To Par Berman; New York City.
    Asks her to send enclosed letter; get blackboard. Typed Letter. 1 p., 17.7 cm.
    Accompanied by draft of letter and carbons of same to Allen Ginsberg, Ted Huges and Rimpoche.
  14. 1972, 18 Oct.: Stoltenberg, John. To Stanley [Rosenberg]; Newtonville, Mass.
    Asks his contact at the National Theatre of Iceland. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  15. 1972, 30 Oct.: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson]; Zurich.
    Feels less intimidated by the job; asks if she'll arrange European bookings for the company; gives details and terms. Typed Letter (carbon). 2 p., 28 cm.
  16. 1972, Oct.: Dillon, John.
    The development of performance material in The Open Theatre. Typed Manuscript (xerox). 121 [i.e. 133] p., 27.9 cm.
    Columbia University masters theses about "The Mutation Show" and the prison piece.
  17. [1972, Oct.]: [Rosenberg], Stanley. To Joe [Chaikin]; New York City.
    Taught in Denmark; suggests company play Iceland; met Jenn Be-Yakov in Amsterdam. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  18. [1972, Oct.]: Rosenberg, Stan; Newtonville, Mass. To John [Stoltenberg]; New York City.
    Will write to Sveinn Einarsson on behalf of the Open Theater; suggests another contact. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
    On verso of Stoltenberg's Typed Letter Signed of Oct. 18, 1972.
  19. [1972, Oct.?]: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], 1936-
    [Note on Denise Levertov]. Autograph Manuscript. 1 p., 22.5 cm.
    On same page holograph note from John S[toltenberg].
  20. [1972, 1 Nov.]: [Chaikin], Joe, 1935-. To Pat [Berman].
    Asks her to write to Ted Hughes' agent for permission to quote from Crow in Open Theater piece; sends name of Bob Dylan's agent; requests photos be sent to France. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  21. 1972, 1 Nov.: Stoltenberg, John. To Olwyn Hughes; London.
    Informs him Joseph Chaikin will work with two lines by Ted Hughes in "exploratory workshops." Typed Letter Signed (carbon). 1 p., 28.1 cm.
  22. 1972, 2 Nov.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Agrees to book Europe for the Open Theater; lists options; feels "culture shock" since moving to Zurich; wants total control of European booking. Typed Letter Signed. 4 p., 29.7 cm.
  23. 1972, 5 Nov.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Will book a single specific place for the company. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 29.5 cm.
  24. 1972, 8 Nov.: [Stoltenberg], John. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson]; Zurich.
    Reflects on reelection of Richard Nixon; offers exception to her deal of exclusivity in organizing the tour; asks about transporting production materials; invites her to accompany the tour; reveals everyone but Joe wants to continue performing The Mutation Show. Typed Letter Signed (carbon). 3 p., 28 cm.
  25. 1972, 13 Nov.: Hughes, Olwyn; London. To Mr. [John] Stoltenberg; New York City.
    Grants permission for use of Ted Hughes lines. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 29.8 cm.
  26. 1972, 13 Nov.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Provides problems in reserving hotel accommodations, dollar value and moving production equipment; will go with the company if she hasn't a job by then. Typed Letter Signed. 3 p., 29.7 cm.
  27. 1972, 21 Nov.: Berman, Pat. To Jimmy McCort; New York City.
    Forwards letters to those "asked to submit works for our new project," per Tom Lillard's request. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  28. 1972, 22 Nov.: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson]; Zurich.
    Reports London in March is out; gives individual travel preferences of company members; encloses copy of Typed Letter Signed form Jack Lang of the Festival Mondial du Theâtre. Typed Letter (carbon). 2 p., 28.1 cm.
  29. 1972, 26 Nov.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Suggests he contact Stanley Kauffmann about Iceland; quit a job but may work for French television; indicates company dislikes playing festivals; Jean Genet wrote he wants nothing to do with theater anymore. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p., 29.7 cm.
  30. 1972, 28 Nov.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-; Zurich. To John [Stoltenberg]; New York City.
    Lists items she needs; informs him Zurich will work but not Prague. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 28 cm.
  31. 1972, 29 Nov.: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Susan [Yankowitz]; Atlanta.
    Asks for the name of the director of Academy Theatre; informs her the company would like to tour south; offers use of film of Terminal. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  32. 1972, 12 Dec.: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson].
    Lists sources for American college guides; suggests she write Mark Hall Amitin; tour will be later; announces Joe's intention to end the Open Theater, Ralph Lee's addition to company; inquires about archives. Typed Letter (carbon). 4 p., 28 cm.
  33. 1972, 13 Dec.: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Susan [Yankowitz]; Atlanta.
    Reminds her to send name of director of Academy Theater. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  34. 1972, 14 Dec.: Stoltenberg, John. To Mr. [Frank] Wittow; Atlanta.
    Informs him of company's desire to perform in Atlanta; seeks help. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  35. 1972, 18 Dec.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Stresses contacts made previous to Mark Hall Amitin's becoming an agent; not surprised to hear of Joe's decision to disband; her husband will work the tour full-time; feels archives should not be at Kent State; has been commissioned to write a musical. Typed Letter Signed. 4 p., 29.7 cm.
  36. 1972, 18 Dec.: Stoltenberg, John. To Audrey Berman; New York City.
    Refutes her Open Theater item in the "Off-Stage" column of the Village Voice. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by clipping of the column.
  37. [1972, Dec.]: [Yankowitz], Susan; Atlanta. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Misses New York; wants to work on new piece; suggests he contact Frank Wittow; mourns for Terminal. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  38. [1972?]: Maddow, Ellen.
    The judgement of your life. Typed Manuscript. 3 l., 27.9 cm.
    What Maddow typed during four performances of "Terminal."
  39. [1972?]: Open Theater.
    Suggested title. 1 envelope, 10.5 cm.
    In envelope are 10 slips containing holograph names for piece which became Nightwalk.
  40. [1972]: S[toltenberg], John. To "Everyone."
    Requests company to vote about forthcoming tours. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  41. [1972?]: Stoltenberg, John; New York City. To _____.
    Apologizes for "from letter"; asks questions about lodging, banking and transportation needs of company while on tour. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by copy.
  42. 1971-72: Open Theater.
    Performance log. Typed/Autograph Document. 51 p., 28 cm.
    In ring binder.
  43. 1973, 3 Jan.: Stoltenberg, John. To Mark [Samuels]; Baltimore.
    Thanks him for helping to get the company to Baltimore. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  44. 1973, 4 Jan.: Stoltenberg, John. To Robb [Pendleton].
    Outlines hours Pilobolus may use the Open Theater's space; is anxious for the company to work with them. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  45. 1973, 10 Jan.: Berman, Audrey; New York City. To Mr. [John] Stoltenberg; New York City.
    Apologizes for mistake; intends no slur to the Open Theater. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  46. 1973, 22 Jan.: Kauffmann, Stanley, 1916-; New York City. To Mr. [John] Stoltenberg, New York City.
    Furnishes name and address of Icelandic theater critic in New York. Typed Postcard Signed. 1 p., 8.3 cm.
  47. 1973, 29 Jan.: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson].
    Announces Mark Hall Amitin will probably go out of business, David Aukin will visit; lists those working on new piece; thinks nobody talks to Roberta Sklar anymore. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  48. 1973, 29 Jan.: Stoltenberg, John. To Rhea [Gaisner]; Amsterdam.
    Notifies her the Open Theater is disbanding; requests details of decision for company's archives to go to Kent State. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  49. 1973, 31 Jan.: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Rhea [Gaisner]; Amsterdam.
    Reports talking to Jean-Claude van Itallie about the Open Theater archives. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  50. [1973], 9 Feb.: [Gaisner], Rhea. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Agrees Open Theater archives should remain at Kent State; has been in contact with Marianne de Pury-Thompson about European tour; feels their fees too steep for Holland. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 29.6 cm.
  51. 1973, 19 Feb.: Hewes, Henry, 1917-; New York City. To John Stoltenberg.
    Thanks him for arranging for Hewes' class to visit the Open Theater. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.7 cm.
    Accompanied by two copies of New School for Social Research announcement of the class.
  52. 1973, 20 Feb.: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson].
    Announces the company will play Great Britain all of May; asks her to book on the continent for June. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  53. [1973], 26 Feb.: [Gildzen], Alex, 1943-; Kent, Ohio. To John [Stoltenberg]; [New York City].
    Will ne in New York to discuss Open Theater archives; invites company to his home following Kent State performance. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  54. 1973, 5 Mar.: Rogoff, Gordon; Buffalo. To Mark [Hall Amitin]; New York City.
    Expresses interest of theater department in an Open Theater performance. Typed Letter Signed (xerox). 1 p., 28 cm.
  55. 1973, 8 Mar.: [Stoltenberg], John; New York City. To Alex [Gildzen]; Kent, Ohio.
    Agrees to meet to discuss Open Theater's archives. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  56. 1973, 12 Mar.: Stoltenberg, John. To Sam [Shepard]; London.
    Thanks him for contact; discusses rights for "Nightwalk." Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by copies of his speeches and Stoltenberg's correspondence with Shepard's agent about royalties.
  57. 1973, 16 Mar.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1925-. To [John Stoltenberg].
    Asks if the company will play Berlin. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  58. 1973, 26 Mar.: [Stoltenberg], John; New York City. To Marianne [de Pury-] Thompson; Geneva.
    Agrees to Berlin; Dublin impossible. Telegram (carbon). 1 p., 17.9 cm.
  59. 1973, 26 Mar.: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson]; Geneva.
    Waits for London contact; Joe Chaikin may go earlier for publicity; still working on Iceland. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  60. 1973, 30 Mar.: [Chaikin], Joe, 1935-. To the company.
    Suggests title of new piece for the tour. Typed Letter. 1 p., 28 cm.
  61. 1973, 30 Mar.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Confirms Zurich performances in May; feels Berlin is "shaky." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 29.7 cm.
  62. 1973, Mar.: Bartuccio, Michael.
    Ground plans. Drawings. 3 p., 21.6 cm.
    Plans for Terminal, The Mutation Show and Nightwalk. Accompanied by notes and copies.

Box 7: April 1973-1974
File -- Contents

  1. 1973, 2 Apr.: [Pury-Thompson], Mar[ianne de], 1935-. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Asks about Holland Festival and determination about performing Terminal. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 29.7 cm.
  2. 1973, 9 Apr.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-; Geneva. To John [Stoltenberg], New York City.
    Requests he cable decision on Holland Festival hasn't heard from Berlin. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 29.7 cm.
  3. 1973, 9 Apr.: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson]; Geneva.
    Explains Terminal will be done only in London; provides room list; seeks detailed contracts. Typed Letter (carbon). 2 p., 27.8 cm.
  4. 1973, 11 Apr.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-; Geneva. To John [Stoltenberg]; New York City.
    Discusses Holland commission; hotel bookings and other details. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p., 29.7 cm.
  5. 1973, 16 Apr.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-; Geneva. To The Open Theater; New York City.
    Notifies them of the impossibility of Reykjavik. Telegram. 1 p., 14 cm.
  6. 1973, 17 Apr.: [Stoltenberg], John; New York City. To Marianne [de Pury-] Thompson]; Geneva.
    Informs her Iceland appearance cancelled, tour to begin in Zurich. Telegram (carbon). 1 p., 17.8 cm.
  7. 1973, 17 Apr.: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson]; Geneva.
    Reports playing Iceland "didn't make sense"; figures her commission; inquires about flying over equipment; will perform new piece at Kent State; asks about translating texts for tour. Typed Letter (carbon). 2 p., 27.8 cm.
  8. 1973, 17 Apr.: Stoltenberg, John. To Olwyn Hughes; London.
    Seeks permission to use seven lines of Ted Hughes' "Crow's Account of the Battle" in performances of untitled piece. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  9. 1973, 17 Apr.: Stoltenberg, John. To Gerald Summer; New York City.
    Asks permission to use six lines from Wallace Stevens' "On the Road Home" in performances of untitled piece. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.8 cm.
  10. 1973, 18 Apr.: Mohan, Roberta Newcomer.
    Interview with Tina Shepard of The Open Theater. Typed Manuscript (copy). 32 p., 27.9 cm.
    Transcript of taped interview (Spec Coll Reel-7 6), used as research for Kent State thesis.
  11. 1973, 19 Apr.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Encloses Holland Festival contracts; working on Zurich hostels; requests he mail materials. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 29.7 cm.
  12. [1973], 20 Apr.: [Gildzen], Alex, 1943-; Kent, Ohio. To John [Stoltenberg]; [New York City.
    Has heard "only good things" about the company's Kent State appearance; reiterates Charles Walker's offer to design an Open Theater poster. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  13. 1973, 21 Apr.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Mentions the possibility of booking the Open Theater into Berlin; suggests how to pay her; emphasizes Supervision of sets; describes job at Theatre de Carouge. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p., 29.7 cm.
  14. 1973, 23 Apr.: Finger, Diane; New York City.
    Grants permission to quote Wallace Stevens poem. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.6 cm.
  15. 1973, 25 Apr.: [Stoltenberg], John; New York City. To Alex [Gildzen]; Kent, Ohio.
    Notifies him it's too late for a poster for London but perhaps for fall tour; thanks him for party. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 27.8 cm.
  16. [1973, Apr.?]: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-; Geneva. To The Open Theater; New York City.
    Advises of change of performance dates for Holland. Telegram. 1 p., 20.6 cm.
  17. [1973, Mar.-Apr.]: [Open Theater]
    [Reservation book]. Autograph Document. 51 l., 26.6 cm.
  18. [1973, 1] May: [Gildzen], Alex, 1943-; Kent, Ohio. To John [Stoltenberg]; [New York City].
    Suggests he send material on farewell tour to Charles [Walker] for poster design. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  19. 1973, 10 May: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Gives hotel information; asks company to decide on southern trips. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p., 29.7 cm.
  20. 1973, 11 May: Roggensack, David; New York City. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Upset at not being able to work with Open Theater in the fall; asks to be considered as company's press representative. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  21. 1973, 11 May: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson].
    Expresses concern at not hearing from Zurich contact; gives room list; wants to discuss how best to pay her; reports making cover of Plays and Players. Typed Letter (carbon). 2 p., 28 cm.
  22. 1973, 11 May: Stoltenberg, John. To Zimmerman; Munich.
    Presents European tour schedule and terms for possible engagement. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  23. 1973, 12 May: Stoltenberg, John. To Mr. [Hughes] van Itallie, Brussels.
    Thanks him for $1,000 gift; sends itinerary for European tour. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  24. 1973, 15 May: [Stoltenberg], John; New York City. To Joe Chaikin; Amsterdam.
    Gives name of hotel in Zurich. Telegram (carbon). 1 p., 17.7 cm.
    Accompanied by carbon of same telegram to Tina Shepard in London.
  25. 1973, 16 May: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Meg [Terry]; New York City.
    Encloses royalty check for "Nightwalk." Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  26. 1973, 18 May: Stoltenberg, John. To Kevin [O'Connor] and Steve [Evans].
    Confirms extension of St. Clements run. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  27. 1973, 26 May: [Stoltenberg], John. To Roberta [Sklar].
    Writes on a train to Nice; likes "Taking off from life of the company"; notifies her of company decision that she be paid $10 per contracted performance of "Terminal" and "Mutation Show." Autograph Letter Signed (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  28. [1973, May?]: [Chaikin], Joe, 1935-. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Asks him to work on "statement"; requests tour itinerary be sent. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  29. [1973, May]: [Chaikin], Joe, 1935-; Amsterdam. To John Stoltenberg; New York City.
    Notifies him Chaikin will meet him at the airport. Telegram. 1 p., 21.4 cm.
  30. [1973, May?]: [Chaikin], Joe. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Reports changing his mind; agrees to television Interview in London. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  31. [1973, May]: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-; Geneva. To Open Theater; New York City.
    Informs them Christoph Vitali will meet them at the airport. Telegram 1 p., 22.9 cm.
  32. [1973, May]: Zimmermann; Munich. To The Open Theater.
    Inquires about new program. Telegram. 1 p., 18.3 cm.
  33. 1973, 1 July: [Stoltenberg], John. To Pat [Berman].
    Gives instruction on work to be done while he's away. Autograph Letter Signed. 5 p., 25.3 cm.
  34. 1973, 3 Aug.: [Stoltenberg], John. To Roberta [Sklar]; New York City.
    Lists performances of "Mutation Show" and "Terminal"; encloses royalty check. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  35. 1973, 3 Aug.: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Meg [Terry]; New York City.
    Informs her he has just returned form Amsterdam; lists performances of "Nightwalk" sends royalty check. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  36. [1973], 9 Aug.: [Gildzen], Alex, 1943-; [Kent, Ohio]. To John [Stoltenberg]; [New York City].
    Encloses 1969 European clippings; requests he save other clippings for the collections. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  37. 1973, 14 Aug.: [Gildzen], Alex, 1943-; Kent, Ohio. To John [Stoltenberg]; New York City.
    Reports John Caughie is researching in the Open Theater archives; inquires about poster and bookings for final tour. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  38. 1973, 28 Aug.: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Arden [Fingerhut].
    Sends payment for work she did last spring. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  39. 1973, 28 Aug.: Stoltenberg, John. To May [Frank]; Lakehill, N.Y.
    Sends graphic design and check; will keep drawing for her. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  40. 1973, 30 Aug.: Stoltenberg, John. To Merril [Brockway]; New York City.
    Reports company interest in taping Nightwalk or The Mutation Show for "Camera 3"; gives performance schedule. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  41. 1973, Aug.: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935-
    About the end of the Open Theater. Typed Manuscript Signed. 2 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by three drafts and a copy of the published version.
  42. [1973, Sept.?]: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Pat [Berman].
    Lists performance places and deposits due. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  43. 1973, Fall: [Stoltenberg, John]
    Itinerary of final tour of the Open Theater. Typed Manuscript (copy). 9 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by printed copy of tour's performing schedule.
  44. 1973, 1 Dec.: ProVisional Theatre; Los Angeles. To The Open Theatre; Santa Barbara.
    Invites members to visit; thanks them. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Signed by 11 members of the company.
  45. [1973, 10 Dec.]: [Lanzet], Leigh; Twin Lakes, Ohio. To Alex [Gildzen] & Charles [Walker]; Twin Lakes, Ohio.
    Thanks them for their hospitality. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Includes note from Michael [Bartuccio]. They were in route from Santa Barbara to New York City and dropped Open Theater costumes and props at Kent State University.
  46. 1973, 18 Dec.: [Amstrong], Peg; Santa Barbara. To John [Stoltenberg]; New York City.
    Calls Open Theater's final performance "a night to remember," encloses review. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by xerox of Bob Barber's News-Press review.
  47. 1973, 19 Dec.: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Roberta [Sklar]; New York City.
    Sends royalty check with list of performances. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  48. 1973, 19 Dec.: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Meg [Terry]; New York City.
    Lists performances for "Nightwalk" between September and December. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  49. [1973]: [Malpede], Karen. To Paul [Zimet].
    Asks him to let Tina Shepard read her essay. Typed Note Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by a copy of Malpede's draft for "Introduction: Three Works by the Open Theater" and two pages of holograph notes.
  50. [1973]: Open Theater.
    [History]. Typed Manuscript. 8 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by tow drafts and a copy of the published version.
  51. [1973]: Open Theater.
    Joseph Chaikin. Typed Manuscript. 2 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by two carbons of the biographical statement.
  52. [1973]: [Zimet, Paul]
    Book on Making of Nightwalk. Autograph Manuscript. 139 l., 18.4 cm.
    Accompanied by 2 pages of notes, dated Sept. 3, [1973].
  53. [1972-73]: Open Theater.
    Nightwalk. Typed Manuscript. 97 p., 28 cm.
    Includes contributions by Sam Shepard, Megan Terry and Jean-Claude van Itallie; and texts by Ted Hughes and Wallace Stevens.
  54. [1972-73]: [Shepard, Tina], 1941-
    [Nightwalk notebook]. Autograph Manuscript. 45 l., 25.5 cm.
    Accompanied by miscellaneous notes on envelopes, toilet paper and other scraps.
  55. 1974, 20 Apr.: Malpede, Karen.
    Notes for "Anarchist Esthetics" #4. Typed Manuscript (copy). 8 p., 28.1 cm.
  56. [1974], 30 Aug.: [Stoltenberg], John; New York City. To Alex [Gildzen]; Kent, Ohio.
    Feels humiliated by current production of his play; is revising it. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  57. 1974, 17 Sept.: Blumenthal, Eileen.
    Interview w. Joe Chaikin & Bob Montgomery. Typed Manuscript (carbon). 29 p., 27.9 cm.
    Transcript of taped interview used as research for author's dissertation (Spec Coll PN 2297.O6B5).

Box 8: 1975-October 1983
File -- Contents

  1. 1975, Jan.-Feb.: Blumenthal, Eileen.
    Barbosa-Vann interviews. Typed Manuscripts (carbons). 49 p., 28 cm.
    Transcripts of interviews with James Barbosa and Barbara Vann taped Jan. 25 and Feb. 28 used as research for the author's dissertation (Spec Coll PN2297.O6B5).
  2. 1975, 23 Feb.: Feldman, Peter.
    Interview. Typed Manuscript (copy). 20 p., 29.6 cm.
  3. 1975, 4 Mar.: Blumenthal, Eileen.
    Interview with Tina Shepard. Typed Manuscript (carbon). 44 p., 28 cm.
    Transcript of taped interview used as research for the author's dissertation (Spec Coll PN2297.O6B5).
  4. 1975, 20 Apr.: Blumenthal, Eileen.
    Talking with Fred Katz about Joe. Typed Manuscripts (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
    Transcript of excerpts from a taped interview used as research for the author's dissertation (Spec Coll PN2297.O6B5).
  5. 1975, Mar.-Apr.: Blumenthal, Eileen.
    Susan Yankowitz interviews. Typed Manuscripts (carbons). 33 p., 28 cm.
    Transcripts of interviews taped Mar. 4 and April 20 used as research for the author's dissertation (Spec Coll PN2297.O6B5).
  6. 1975, 19 May: Blumenthal, Eileen.
    Interview w. Joyce Aaron. Typed Manuscript (carbon). 17 p., 28 cm.
    Transcript of taped interview used as research for author's dissertation (Spec Coll PN2297.O6B5).
  7. 1975, 19 May: Blumenthal, Eileen.
    Interview with Peter Maloney. Typed Manuscript (carbon). 9 p., 28 cm.
    Transcript of taped interview used as research for the author's dissertation (Spec Coll PN2297.O6B5).
  8. 1975, 8 June: Blumenthal, Eileen.
    Interview with Shami Chaikin. Typed Manuscript (carbon). 30 p., 28 cm.
    Transcript of taped interview used as research for the author's dissertation (Spec Coll PN2297.O6B5).
  9. 1975, 27 June: Feldman, Peter.
    Interview 2. Typed Manuscript (carbon). 11 p., 29.6 cm.
  10. [1975?]: [Blumenthal, Eileen]
    Interview with Jean-Claude van Itallie. Typed Manuscript (carbon). 4 p., 27.8 cm.
    Pages 10-13 of transcript of a taped interview used as research for the author's dissertation (Spec Coll PN2297.O6B5).
  11. 1975: Blumenthal, Eileen.
    Westbeth interviews with Joe Chaikin. Typed Manuscripts (carbons). 45 p., 28 cm.
    Transcripts of interviews taped on April 20 and Sept. 27 used as research for the author's dissertation (Spec Coll PN2297.O6B5).
  12. 1976, 5 June: Blumenthal, Eileen.
    Interview with Paul Zimet and Ellen Maddow. Typed Manuscript (carbon). 7 p., 28 cm.
    Transcript of taped interview used as research for the author's dissertation (Spec Coll PN2297.O6B5).
  13. 1982, 1 Oct.: Daniels, Barry, 1945-; Kent, Ohio. To Ms. [Megan] Terry; [Omaha].
    Informs her of the Open Theater conference; asks if she would be interested in being an artist-in-residence at Kent State University. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  14. 1982, 8 Nov.: [Terry], Megan; Omaha. To Mr. [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Couldn't come to Kent State for an entire semester but would like to develope a new work there. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.5 cm.
  15. 1982, 17 Nov.: Gildzen, Alex, 1943-; Kent, Ohio. To Sharon Thie; New York City.
    Invites her to participate in a conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Open Theater. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Thie's response, dated 21 Nov. 1982, is at bottom of letter.
  16. 1982, 2 Dec.: Daniels, Barry, 1945-; Kent, Ohio. To Ms. [Megan] Terry, [Omaha].
    Informs her the Theatre Division Faculty would like to have her in residence for five weeks if funding can be secured. Typed Letter (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  17. 1982, 7 Dec.: Straus, Roger W.; New York City. To Mr. [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Acknowledges his letter to Susan Sontag which has been forwarded to Paris. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.8 cm.
  18. 1982, 10 Dec.: [Terry], Megan; Omaha. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Agrees to dates. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.5 cm.
  19. 1982, 17 Dec.: [Daniels], Barry, 1945-; Kent, Ohio. To Megan [Terry]; [Omaha].
    Notifies her of production dates for "Viet Rock"; must find funding. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  20. 1982, 17 Dec.: Shank, Theodore; Davis, Cal. To Professor [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Calls conference proposal "worthwhile"; can't attend but suggests exhibiting his photographs. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28.1 cm.
  21. 1983, 1 Jan.: Benedetti, Bob; Ashland, Oregon. To Mr. [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Expresses willingness to chair conference panel; recalls discussion with Joseph Chaikin and Megan Terry in his study the night before the Open Theater's final public performance. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28.1 cm.
  22. 1983, 29 Jan.: Shank, Ted; Louisville, KY. To Professor [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Is directing a play; discusses his photographs; will send copies of interviews. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28.1 cm.
  23. 1983, 27 Feb.: Sontag, Susan, 1933-; New York City. To Mr. [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Followed the work of the Open Theater "from the beginning" but is unable to commit to participating in the conference this early. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  24. [1983, Mar.?]: Feldman, Peter L.; Toronto. To "Collegue."
    Will travel as free-lance director and teacher-lecturer; plans to bridge Stanislavski methodology with today's theater forms; asks to share "my enthusiasm for the mask and the metaphor." Typed Letter Signed (copy). 2 p., 27.9 cm.
  25. 1983, 17 May: Fornes, Maria Irene, 1930-; New York City. To Mr. [Alex] Gildzen; Kent, Ohio.
    Notifies him of her fee for participating in the Open Theater Conference. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  26. 1983, 25 June: Daniels, Barry, 1945-; Kent, Ohio. To Mr. [Peter] Feldman; Toronto.
    Discusses plans for the Open Theater conference; asks id he'd direct "Viet Rock"; suggests he donate his papers to provide balance to the Kent collection. Typed Letter (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  27. 1983, 4 July: Feldman, Peter; Toronto. To Prof. [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Asks him to clear his directing "Viet Rock" with Megan Terry; would treat the production as a political event; states his fees. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25.3 cm.
  28. 1983, 8 July: Daniels, Barry, 1945-; Kent, Ohio. To Mr. [Peter] Feldman; [Toronto].
    Responds to his conditions; comments on student apathy; explains funding problems. Typed Letter (copy). 2 p., 27.9 cm.
  29. 1983, 19 July: Patton, Eleanor.
    Interview with Gwen Fabricant on July 19, 1983. Typed Manuscript (copy). 19 p., 27.9 cm.
    "Taped Telephone Conversation with Eleanor Patton for Dissertation."
  30. 1983, 16 Aug.: [Witham], Barry; Seattle. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Disseminated word of the conference in Minneapolis; suggests his participation. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  31. 1983, 18 Aug.: Feldman, Peter L. To Barry Daniels; [Kent, Ohio].
    Announces his teaching assignment at Connecticut College will prelude his directing "Viet Rock." Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.9 cm.
  32. 1983, 21 Aug.: [Daniels], Barry, 1945-; Kent, Ohio. To Mr. [Peter] Feldman.
    Visited Joseph Chaikin; notifies him lack of funding has resulted in cancelation of "Viet Rock" and sealing down of conference. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  33. 1983, 21 Aug.: Daniels, Barry, 1945-; Kent, Ohio. To Ms. [Megan] Terry; [Omaha].
    Informs her of failure to receive national funding for conference and cancelation of "Viet Rock" production; wants to discuss her papers, Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  34. 1983, 24 Aug.: [Witham], Barry; Seattle. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Proposes doing a slide lecture on his production of "Artaud." Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  35. 1983, 1 Sept.: [Terry], Megan; Omaha. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Sympathizes with granting difficulties; suggests a student production of "Viet Rock." Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by copies of Omaha Magic Theatre reviews.
  36. 1983, 3 Sept.: [Chaikin], Shami, 1934-; New York City. To Alex [Gildzen] and Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Wants to be included in the conference; asks if Susan Yankowitz is coming. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 12.8 cm.
  37. 1983, 9 Sept.: Gaisner, Rhea; New York City. To Barry Daniels and Alex Gildzen.
    Accepts invitation to participate in conference. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 10.5 cm.
  38. 1983, 10 Sept.: Worley, Lee, 1941-; Boulder. To Mr. [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Thanks him for inviting to participate in conference; prefers "workshops to words." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  39. 1983, 13 Sept.: Barbosa, James; New York City. To Professor [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Informs him that he and Barbara Vann will participate in conference. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  40. 1983, 19 Sept.: Yankowitz, Susan; New York City. To Barry Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Will participate in conference. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  41. 1983, 21 Sept.: Daniels, Barry, 1945-; Kent, Ohio. To Ms. [Susan] Sontag; New York City.
    Gives dates of conference; assumes her inviting remains open. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 28 cm.
  42. 1983, 23 Sept.: [Fabricant], Gwen; Portland, Ore. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Looks forward to conference; has discusses exhibition with Jim Janson. Autograph Postcard Signed. 1 p., 15.4 cm.
  43. 1983, 26 Sept.: Straus, Roger W.; New York City. To Mr. [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Informs him that Susan Sontag will be unable to attend conference. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.7 cm.
  44. 1983, 29 Sept.: Maddow, Ellen; New York City. To Mr. [Barry] Daniels and Mr. [Alex] Gildzen; Kent, Ohio.
    Wants to participate in conference; informs them Paul Zimet and Tina Shepard will be performing then. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  45. 1983, 4 Oct.: [Witham], Barry; Seattle. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Commits to presenting paper at conference; gives biographical material. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  46. 1983, 5 Oct.: Yankowitz, Susan; New York City. To Barry Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Urges an invitation to Joyce Aaron to participate in conference; will look up "Terminal" manuscripts. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  47. 1983, 7 Oct.: Gilman, Richard; New Haven. To Prof. [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Will participate in panels. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.7 cm.
  48. 1983, 8 Oct.: Aaron, Joyce, 1935-; New York City. To Mr. [Barry] Daniels, and Mr. [Alex] Gildzen; Kent, Ohio.
    Looks forward to participating in conference. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  49. 1983, 8 Oct.: Lust, G[eraldine]; New York City. To Messrs. [Barry] Daniels and [Alex] Gildzen; Kent, Ohio.
    Informs them she has no money, prefers not to be addressed "Ms" and would not be a good addition to the conference. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  50. 1983, 10 Oct.: Dillon, John; Milwaukee. To Messrs. [Barry] Daniels and [Alex] Gildzen.
    Is unable to attend conference; suggests Michael Bennett as source of funding. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  51. 1983, 10 Oct.: Schechner, Richard; New York City. To Mr. [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Will post conference information at New York University. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  52. 1983, 12 Oct.: [Daniels, Barry Vincent], 1945-; Kent, Ohio. To Susan Yankowitz.
    Informs her Joyce Aaron will participate in conference; explains how actors were chosen; discusses her "Terminal" material. Typed Letter (copy). 1 p., 28 cm.
  53. 1983, 12 Oct.: D[ixon] S[towell], B[renda], 1942-; [Philadelphia]. To [Barry Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Sends resumé. Autograph Note Signed. 2 p., 27.9 cm.
    Written at foot of letter of invitation.
    Accompanied by resumè.
  54. 1983, 13 Oct.: Thie, Sharon; New York City. To [Barry Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Will be unavailable for the conference. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 27.9 cm.
  55. 1983, 14 Oct.: Gilbert, Ronnie; New York City. To [Barry Daniels and Alex Gildzen]; Kent, Ohio.
    Cannot attend conference; "Joe Chaikin and Open Theatre set me on a path I've never been happy to stray too far from." Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 22.8 cm.
  56. 1983, 17 Oct.: Sainer, Arthur; New York City. To Alex Gildzen and Barry Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Agrees to participate in conference. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 23.8 cm.
  57. 1983, 18 Oct.: Walden, S[tanley]; Hopwell Jct., N.Y. To Mr. [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Would love to celebrate his birthday at the conference. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by resumè.
  58. 1983, 19 Oct.: Brock[ett], [Oscar], 1923-; Austin. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Won't be able to attend conference but suggests his graduate student Mark Sterner. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  59. 1983, 21 Oct.: Hendrix, Erlene; Norfolk, Va. To Mr. [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Encloses two proposals for papers for conference. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by proposal and vita.
  60. 1983, 21 Oct.: London, Roy; Los Angeles. To Mr. [Barry] Daniels, and Mr. [Alex] Gildzen; Kent, Ohio.
    Is uncertain if he is being invited to participate in conference. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by resumè.
  61. 1983, 21 Oct.: Rogoff, Gordon, 1931-; New York City. To Mr. [Barry] Daniels and Mr. [Alex] Gildzen; Kent, Ohio.
    Informs them he will be in Italy in December; considers theirs "a difficult and sensitive task." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  62. 1983, 21 Oct.: Sterner, Mark H., 1949-; Austin. To Dr. [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Submits outline for possible conference paper. Typed Letter. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by outline.
  63. 1983, 21 Oct.: W[orley], Lee, 1941-; Boulder. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Answers his questions about workshops and other conference details. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 28.1 cm.
  64. [1983, 24 Oct.]: Feldman, Peter; New London, Conn. To Barry Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Discusses travel arrangements. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 21.6 cm.
  65. 1983, 24 Oct.: Lassiter, Laurie; New York City. To Professor [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Describes her intended conference paper; encloses copy of her article "The Performance Technique of Joseph Chaikin." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by resumè and copies of papers on Chaikin.
  66. 1983, 24 Oct.: Whiteley, Rose Marie; Omaha. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Responds for Megan Terry and Jo Ann Schmidman who are on tour; encloses material on Terry's recent honors. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by two Omaha Magic Theatre press releases.
  67. [1983, 27 Oct.]: Faber, Ron; New York City. To Mr. [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Agrees to participate in conference. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 22.9 cm.
    Accompanied by resumè.
  68. [1983, 27 Oct.]: Feldman, Peter; New London, Conn. To Barry Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Answers questions about his role in the conference; makes suggestions on how to reach former Open Theater members. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by his resumè.
  69. 1983, 28 Oct.: Whiteley, Rose Marie; Omaha. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Forgot to send resumès. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.2 cm.
  70. 1983, 29 Oct.: Aaron, Joyce, 1935-; New York City. To Barry Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Answers his questions about her role in the conference. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  71. 1983, 30 Oct.: Lillard, Tom; Los Angeles. To Mr. [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Would participate in conference if travel and housing are paid. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by resumè.
  72. [1983, Oct.]: Haynes, Jayne; New York City. To Alex [Gildzen]; Kent, Ohio.
    Will be unable to attend conference. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.6 cm.

Box 9: Nov. 1983-1984, undated
File -- Contents

  1. 1983, 1 Nov.: Copeland, Roger; Oberlin, Ohio. To Mr. [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Gives his background as teacher and critic; would like to participate in conference. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by copies of selected articles.
  2. 1983, 2 Nov.: [Donohue], Joe. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Permits him to announce Open Theater conference at ASTR. Typed Postcard Signed. 1 p., 9.2 cm.
  3. 1983, 2 Nov.: [Terry], M[egan]; Omaha. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Suggests writing to ABC for address of Frederic Forrest. Autograph Note Signed. 1 p., 29.9 cm.
    Written on Hollywood Reporter ad for "Who Will Love My Childern?"
  4. 1983, 3 Nov.: Barbosa, James; New York City. To Mr. [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Answers his questions about conference participation. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  5. 1983, 3 Nov.: [Fabricant], Gwen; Portland, Ore. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Offers to give the gallery talk twice; asks to stay in same motel as other participants. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  6. 1983, 3 Nov.: [McNamara], Brooks; New York City. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Distributes information about conference. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  7. [1983, 3 Nov.]: Sainer, Arthur; New York City. To Barry Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Offers to appear on panels on collaborative process and current trends in performance. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 23.7 cm.
  8. 1983, 7 Nov.: Sterner, Mark, 1949-; Austin. To Professor [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Gives the title of his paper and flight information. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  9. 1983, 7 Nov.: [Witham], Barry; Seattle. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Won't require housing for the conference but will need a projector. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  10. [1983], 10 Nov.: Feldman, Peter; New London, Conn. To Barry Daniels; [Kent, Ohio].
    Received tickets. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.5 cm.
  11. 1983, 12 Nov.: [Fabricant], Gwen; Portland, Ore. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Notifies him of arrival of airplane tickets. Autograph Postcard Signed. 1 p., 15.7 cm.
  12. [1983, 14 Nov.]: [Gaisner], Rhea; New York City. To Barry Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Received tickets. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 10.5 cm.
  13. [1983], 14 Nov.]: Maddow, Ellen; New York City. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Received ticket; sent missing page of Paul Zimet's resumè. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 15.7 cm.
  14. 1983, 15 Nov.: Whiteley, Rose Marie; Omaha. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Notifies him tickets for Megan Terry and Jo Ann Schmidman arrived. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.3 cm.
  15. 1983, 18 Nov.: Barbosa, James; New York City. To Mr. [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Requests his workshop be called "The Integrated Actor." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  16. [1983, 18 Nov.]: Schmidman, Jo Ann; Omaha. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Returned from tour to find tickets. Autograph Postcard Signed. 1 p., 14.9 cm.
  17. 1983, 21 Nov.: Feldman, Peter; New London, Conn. To Barry Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Asks to conduct a workshop on Imagery for Actors. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.6 cm.
  18. 1983, 21 Nov.: Sterner, Mark H., 1949-; Austin. To Prof. [Barry] Daniels; Kent, Ohio.
    Changes flight plans. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  19. [1983, 29 Nov.]: Faber, Ron; New York City. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Cancels conference appearance. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 22.9 cm.
  20. 1983, Nov.:
    Conference catalog. Printed Document Rev. 15 l., 28 cm.
    Catalog of library and art exhibitions together with conference schedule, list of participants and contributions by Joseph Chaikin and Jean-Claude van Itallie.
  21. 1983, 7 Dec.: Blumenthal, Eileen; New York City. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Thanks him for conference; asks him to look for picture of Joseph Chaikin for her book. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  22. 1983, 7 Dec.: Worley, Lee, 1941-; Boulder. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Thanks him for "wonderful reunion"; wishes him a good vacation. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 28.1 cm.
  23. [1983], 10 Dec.: [Maddow], Ellen; New York City. To Barry [Daniels]; Kent, Ohio.
    Tanks him for check; asks if anyone found a piece of clothing she left in Korb Hall. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 15.7 cm.
  24. 1983, 17 Dec.: [Maloney], Peter, 1941-; New York City. To Alex [Gildzen]; Kent, Ohio.
    Thanks him for conference; sends copies of his Open Theater writings; asks if the university might publish a small book of his. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.7 cm.
    Accompanied by copies of articles published in Changes.
  25. [1983]: Open Theater Conference.
    5 folders.
    Files kept by co-directors Barry Daniels and Alex Gildzen, including publicity, grant proposals and registration materials.
  26. 1983: Patton, Eleanor.
    Sketches of Open Theatre Costumes. Autograph Manuscript (copy). 48 p., 27.9 cm.
    Drawings of Gwen Fabricant costumes.
  27. [1984, 9 Jan.]: [Ben-Yakov], Jenn; Amsterdam. To Alex [Gildzen]; Kent, Ohio.
    Credits Lee Worley and Joe Chaikin with providing "a spirit of inquiry"; explains her credits. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 29.6 cm.
    Accompanied by her vita.
  28. [1984, 11 Jan.]: [Terry], Megan, and [Schmidman], Jo Ann; [Omaha]. To Barry [Daniels] and Alex [Gildzen]; [Kent, Ohio].
    Thank them for conference; express dismay that the actors weren't named in New York Times story; plan to "keep the reunion going" by producing new work sent them. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  29. Undated: [Barnes, Djuna], 1892-1982.
    Nightwood excerpt. Typed Manuscript. 7 p., 32.6 cm.
    Lee Worley's copy of script taken from chapter 7 of the novel.
  30. Undated: [Chaikin, Joseph], 1935-
    Birth-childhood notes. Autograph Manusript. 14 p., 19.3 cm.
  31. Undated: [Chaikin, Joseph], 1935-
    Journey notes. Autograph Manuscript. 24 p., 12.7 cm.
    Material for "The Mutation Show."
  32. Undated: [Chaikin], Joe, 1935-; New York City. To Morris _____.
    Lists fundamentals and intentions of the Open Theater. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 28 cm.
  33. Undated: [Feldman, Peter]
    Growtowski. Autograph Manuscript. 3 l., 25.1 cm.
  34. Undated: Gilman, Richard; New Haven. To Prof. [Barry] Daniels; [Kent, Ohio].
    Would like to participate in conference. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.7 cm.
  35. Undated: [Open Theater]
    Exercises. Typed Manuscript (copy). 7 p., 27.9 cm.
  36. Undated: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], 1936-
    Fundamentals of OT. Autograph Manuscript. 4 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by carbon of an outline.
  37. 1999, July: Feldman, Peter
    Jerzy Grotowski. Article, Canadian Theatre Review, 4 p.
     

Subject Files
File -- Contents

  1. Actors Information. 17 folders.
    Includes membership and guest lists, drivers' license and passport information, lost luggage refund and letters of recommendation for Ray Barry and Rhea Gaisner.
  2. [Address Book]. 1 folder.
     
  3. Advance Program Copy. 8 folders.
    Includes correspondence; Clément Simard's Theatre U.S.A.; A new piece, as yet untitled; The Mutation Show; Terminal; Nightwalk; lighting requirements; and technical requirements.
     
  4. Air transportation 1969. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence, departure for Europe, flight arrangements, and schedule for European tour.
  5. Algeria. 30 folders.
    Includes correspondence, informational pamphlet on the Théâtre National Algérien, list of flight preferences, list of contacts and addresses for tour.
  6. Alternative Theatre Newsletter. 1 folder.
    Includes newsletters.
  7. Howard Atlee. 1 folder.
    Includes standard individual contract of employment.
  8. Aukin -- London. 46 folders.
    Includes correspondence, statements to D[avid] Aukin, statements from International Fringe Limited, agreement with David Aukin, suggested repertoire for season, note to Mutation Show light plot, notes on the poster design, agreement with The Round House Productions, The Round House (newsletter), list of company members, summaries of performances at The Round House, details of expenses while in the United Kingdom, and miscellaneous notes.
  9. Australia. 2 folders.
    Includes correspondence.
  10. Awards. 5 folders.
    Includes correspondence.
  11. Belgium. 2 folders.
    Includes correspondence.
  12. Benefit -- April-May '71. 8 folders.
    Includes correspondence, agreement with Fortune Theatre, letter regarding need for a theater and explaining the group's work, information on four performances at the Fortune Theatre, invoices and receipts, information on five benefit performances of "Terminal," and miscellaneous accounting and notes.
  13. Benefits -- 1970. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence, information on four performances at the Fortune Theatre, contributions to Ellis Island Indians, and Terminal.
  14. Cal-Chi, April '72. 56 folders.
    Includes hotel and air reservations, contracts and correspondence of tour to California and Chicago, check stubs and accounting, itinerary and information sheets, and mailing addresses for tour.
  15. California. 22 folders.
    Includes correspondence, list of performance at St. Clement's, and miscellaneous notes.
  16. Canada. 35 folders.
    Includes correspondence, miscellaneous notes and accounting.
  17. Canada Feb. '72. 16 folders.
    Includes correspondence, Itinerary/Information sheets for Canada tour, agreement with Dartmouth College, map of York University, and notes on WIN benefit.
  18. Canada 1972. 70 folders.
    Includes correspondence, contract and agreement with York University, tentative motel reservation, tour schedule, performance log, agrement with Sullivan County Community College, agreement with McCarter Theatre (Princeton), agreement with Treble Clef Entertainments, Ltd., agreement with Dalhousie University, agreement with Universitie de Laval, agreement with The Fathers of Confederation Memorial Building Trust, agreement with The Theatre of the National Arts Centre, agreement with the State University of New York at Buffalo, map of York University campus, check stubs, and miscellaneous notes.
  19. China. 1 folder.
    Includes miscellaneous note.
  20. Clippings.
    Includes magazine and newspaper clippings, 1961-
  21. College Tour Spring '70. 31 folders.
    Includes correspondence, agreement with State University of New York at Stony Brook, agreement with The Pennsylvania Players, directions to Annenberg School of Communications, rental fees, rental agreements, budget, transportation fees, actor's payment, and accounting Apr. 1969.
  22. College Tour Spring '71. 44 folders.
    Includes correspondence, sign-up sheet for tours in Massachusetts, air schedules, University of Massachusetts campus guide, arrangements for Boston, arrangements for University of Massachusetts, memorandum of agreement with University of Massachusetts, notice of experience rating charges, agreement with State University College at Pottsdam, agreement with State University College at Brockport, agreement wit State University College at New Paltz, agreement with Fulton-Montgomery Community College, agreement with Nazarth College, agreement with Queensborough Community College, address lists and notes.
  23. Con Edison. 1 folder.
    Includes deposit receipt.
  24. Concerned Citizens for the Arts. 5 folders.
    Includes correspondence, maps of New York (State). news releases, excerpts from study by N.Y. State Commission on Cultural Resources.
  25. Door Show. 31 folders.
    Includes correspondence, list of the group's work in prisons, proposal on the "Prison Piece," statement on the creation of "The Door Show." list of props and equipment used, proposal for a summer '73 touring program, explanation of The Door Show, program copy, performance logs, and miscellaneous notes.
  26. Dublin. 8 folders.
    Includes correspondence, and miscellaneous notes.
  27. East Africa. 3 folders.
    Includes correspondence and address list.
  28. El Al Refunds. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence and miscellaneous travel documents.
  29. End Game. 4 folders.
    Includes correspondence, information on three-week at Washington Square Methodist Church, End Game, and miscellaneous note.
  30. England. 3 folders.
    Includes correspondence.
  31. Ensemble per se. 9 folders.
    Includes Intentions of the Ensemble, company responsibilities, a petition to Actors' Equity and material on 1968 grants.
  32. Europe -- Shipping. 2 folders.
    Includes information pamphlet on carnets, and itemized lists for Customs.
  33. Europe 1973. 23 folders.
    Includes correspondence, information on United States passports, general information sheets for tour, mailing addresses for tour, progress on tour, list of booking agents, foreign contract information, informational pamphlet on Festival Mondial du Theatre, information on Internationales Theater Institut.
  34. European Tour 1968. 400 folders.
    Includes correspondence, arrangements, contracts, receipts and income.
  35. European Tour 1969-1970. 41 folders.
    Includes correspondence, contracts, receipts, proposal for filmrecording of The Serpent, waybill and arrangements.
  36. European Tour 1970. 41 folders.
    Includes correspondence, tour schedule, travel arrangements, actors' vital statistics, Ubu Cocu, The Serpent: A Ceremony, End Game, and Terminal.
  37. Fall 1973. 142 folders.
    Includes correspondence, performance log, address list, flight information, schedules, informational pamphlet on Ford's Theatre, Joe Chaikin's statement on the end of the group, statement on the Open Theater, quotes on Nightwalk, and miscellaneous notes.
  38. Fall '73 -- New York. 2 folders.
    Includes correspondence and news release.
  39. Fall Tour Nov. 1971. 51 folders.
    Includes correspondence, suggested transportation plan for tour, list of personnel traveling to London, Ontario, program copy, information on booking in London, Ontario, itinerary/information sheets for midwest tour, list of bookings pending for midwest tour, list of booking pending for California tour, agreement with Drake University, Drake University's performance agreement with Open Theater, agreement with the University of Notre Dame, agreement with the University of Southern Illinois, agreement with the University of Western Ontario, check stubs, statement of pension, retirement and other income, and miscellaneous notes.
  40. Film. 19 folders.
    Includes correspondence, film funding notes, list of films available for viewing, Public Media Program Guidelines (1973), statement on film of the Open Theater, and miscellaneous notes.
  41. [Final Tour]. 151 folders.
    Includes correspondence, agreement with Colorado State University, agreement with Concordia Teachers College, agreement with Orange Coast College, agreement with Santa Ana College, agreement with California State University, agreement with Golden West College, agreement with University of California at Riverside, agreement with Washington University, agreement with York University, agreement with Thomas Jefferson College, agreement with University of Michigan, agreement with Carnegie Mellon University, agreement with State University of New York College at Oneonta, agreement with Franklin Pierce College, agreement with University of Rhode Island, performing schedule and mailing addresses for Fall Tour 1973, agreement with Lehigh University, Tech-mailing list (Fall 1973), itinerary and information for U.S. tour (1973), schedule for Fall Tour 1973, check stubs, performance logs, and miscellaneous notes.
  42. Ford Foundation. 53 folders.
    Includes correspondence, terms of grants, budgets (Sept. 1, 1969 - June 30, 1970 and Sept. 15, 1970 - June 15, 1971), budget for the initial year of a three-year program, news from the Ford Foundation, statement to the Ford Foundation, grant quarterly payment request, tour schedule, application for grant, memorandum to Ford Foundation grantees, progress report on the Open Theater, remittance advice, and miscellaneous note.
  43. Foreign Misc. 7 folders.
    Includes flight information, weekly box office return from The Round House, list of participating members in Middle East tour (1971), dates of performances, itemized lists for Customs, and miscellaneous notes.
  44. Foundations. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence, operating budget for 1972-73 season, projected operating budget for 1973-74 season, and miscellaneous notes.
  45. France. 50 folders.
    Includes correspondence, list of officials and contracts in Alger, schedule and registered mail receipt.
  46. French Course. 1 folder.
    Includes manuals and study sheets.
  47. Fund Raising. 89 folders.
    Correspondence, list of theatrical producers, theaters, advertising agencies, etc., invitation to a tribute by the Ford Hood Defense Committee, address list, informational pamphlet on Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, "Support for Theatre," piece, and miscellaneous notes.
  48. General O.T. & Tech. 14 folders.
    Includes correspondence, list of group's work in prisons, hotel room list for Zurich, room list for London, hotel room list for Holland Festival, mailing addresses for European tour (1973), technical requirements, list of Open Theater productions, budget for one week touring, program copy for Nightwalk, program copy for Terminal, lists of places where the group has performed, and miscellaneous notes.
  49. Germany. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence.
  50. Gintz. 17 folders.
    Includes correspondence, contract, list of hotels in Amsterdam and Paris, preliminary instructions for Ubu Cocu and hotel arrangements.
  51. Grant information. 41 folders.
    Includes correspondence, budgets, address lists for foundations and notes on money received.
  52. Holland. 5 folders.
    Includes correspondence.
  53. Holland 1973. 21 folders.
    Includes correspondence, supplementary lighting information, agreement with Holland Festival, and hotel room list for Holland Festival.
  54. Mel Howard. 1 folder.
    Includes letter of agreement for bookings and engagements.
  55. Hungary. 2 folder.
    Includes correspondence.
  56. Iceland. 13 folders.
    Includes correspondence.
  57. Income -- 1968. 1 folder.
    Includes purchase orders and check stubs.
  58. Income -- 1969. 2 folders.
    Includes correspondence, purchase orders and check stubs.
  59. Invitations. 32 folders.
    Includes correspondence, conference abstract (Ohio State University), and miscellaneous notes.
  60. Iran. 25 folders.
    Includes correspondence and miscellaneous notes.
  61. Israel. 59 folders.
    Includes correspondence, agreement with the Israel Festival, preliminary program of the Israel Festival, list of people for Israel Festival performances, note to all artists participating at the Israel Festival, statement of calls and telegrams, and miscellaneous notes.
  62. ITI. 5 folders.
    Includes correspondence, issues of Theatre Notes, informational piece on the group for Theatre Notes, and "Support for Theatre" note.
  63. Itineraries. 5 folders.
    Includes Canada tour, California/Chicago tour, European tour (1973), U.S. tour (1973), and Ohio mini-tour.
  64. Japan. 6 folders.
    Includes correspondence and miscellaneous notes.
  65. Latin America. 15 folders.
    Includes correspondence, draft for contract for Latin-American tour, and address list.
  66. Lease -- Loft. 23 folders.
    Includes correspondence, lease agreements, insurance policy, and advertisement notes.
  67. Lewis -- Horowitz. 8 folders.
    Includes correspondence and account identification record.
  68. Loft -- Schedule classes. 13 folders.
    Includes certificate of occupancy for building, loft schedule, correspondence, zoning maps, application for alteration of building, notes on Will's and Roberta's workshop, and miscellaneous notes, addresses, and phone numbers.
  69. London. 24 folders.
    Includes correspondence, budget for one week touring in the U.S., list of invitations to all three productions, statement on the group's work by Shami Chaikin, and miscellaneous notes.
  70. London Travel. 12 folders.
    Includes correspondence and miscellaneous notes.
  71. Lost Luggage. 18 folders.
    Includes correspondence, and an explanation of the luggage situation.
  72. March College Tour. 9 folders.
    Includes correspondence, receipts and income, and address lists.
  73. March '72 Run -- Space. 5 folders.
    Includes correspondence, news release, invoices for display advertising in The Village Voice, and miscellaneous notes.
  74. Meeting Minutes. 12 folders.
    Includes minutes: Oct.-Nov. 1971, Feb. 1973, Sept. 1973; correspondence; proposal for two one-month residencies at Brandeis University; proposal regarding Camera Three money on Mutations; list of projected expenses; Labor Day List of Things; committee report; and miscellaneous notes.
  75. Mellon Foundation. 1 folder.
    Includes correspondence.
  76. Mental Hospitals. 4 folders.
    Includes correspondence, maps for Bronx State Hospital, miscellaneous notes.
  77. Mid-East Tour Conference. 5 folders.
    Includes correspondence.
  78. Mid-East Tour '71 -- Shipping Only. 22 folders.
    Includes correspondence, itemized list for customs, flight information, invoices, schedule and list of agents.
  79. Middle-East Tour 1971. 30 folders.
    Includes correspondence, contract with BITEF, synopsis of Terminal, statement on Mutations, list of departures from Israel, list of contacts and mailing addresses for tour, final list of people coming on tour, program credits for Terminal, list of participants in tour, contract with Le Theatre National Algerian, fact sheet for Le Festival D'Israel, miscellaneous accounting and notes.
  80. Stephen Harris Miller. 75 folders.
    Includes correspondence, performance logs, agreement with University of Wisconsin, floorplans for UMW Fine Arts Theatre, New York State Council on the Arts touring program, informational pamphlets on The Workgroup, information on Quog, agreement with Niagara County Community College, agreement with The Smithsonian Institution Performing Arts Division, list of Chicago contacts, promotion and miscellaneous notes.
  81. Miscellaneous. 125 folders.
    Includes correspondence, statement on Black Panther trial, list of items the group feels obligated to boycott, letter to bring in contributions for the group, cancelled check, and miscellaneous notes.
  82. Miscellaneous [#2]. 12 folders.
    Includes list of company members, passport information, claim notices from Travelers Insurance Company, mailing addresses for European tour, flight information, itemized lists for Customs, statement on the nature and termination of the group, reservations with Sealing Travel Limited, accounting and receipts, and address list.
  83. Miscellaneous [#3]. 21 folders.
    Includes correspondence, projected budget for 1972-73 season, financial statement for 1971-72 season, lists of bookings, budget (Sept. 1970 - Aug. 1971), and miscellaneous notes.
  84. Misc. Production Information 1973. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence, itemized list for Customs, lighting requirements, dock tally, and miscellaneous notes.
  85. NET. 5 folders.
    Includes correspondence, agreement with NET, modification of agreement with NET, and check stub.
  86. New England Theatre Conference, Oct. '71. 17 folders.
    Includes correspondence, agreement with the New England Theatre Conference, informational pamphlet on the conference, map of Boston, announcement on the conference, miscellaneous notes and accounting.
  87. N.Y. Council on the Arts. 24 folders.
    Includes correspondence, agreement for special or education project, and miscellaneous notes and check stubs.
  88. New York State University Residencies '70-'71. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence, agenda for meeting, proposals for residents at Brandis University.
  89. [Nitewalk]. 1 folder.
    Includes record.
  90. Ohio, Apr. '73. 19 folders.
    Includes correspondence, program for University of Toledo performance, agreement with the University of Toledo, itinerary, flight arrangements, performance log, and note to Mutation Show light plot.
  91. OOBA. 10 folders.
    Includes correspondence, informational pamphlet on OOBA, newsletters and information bulletins, meeting notices, publicity information, three-year development project, services and essential information sheets.
  92. Open Theater 1971. 2 folders.
    Includes disbursements and receipts.
  93. Craig Owes. 15 folders.
    Includes correspondence and miscellaneous notes.
  94. Pat -- P.R. '73. 12 folders.
    Includes correspondence, news releases, mailing or telephoning list, performance logs, list of contacts, invoice for display ads in The Village Voice, and miscellaneous notes.
  95. Performance Requests. 76 folders.
    Includes correspondence, check stubs and press release.
  96. Photographs. 18 folders.
    Includes photographs from the Doris plays, Serpent, Terminal, Masks, America Hurrah, poster, Endgame, Mutation Show, Clown Show, Ubu Cocu, Viet Rock, Calm Down Mother, Keep Tightly Closed in a Cool Dry Place, Open Theater Conference (1983), and miscellaneous photos.
  97. Pittsburgh, Upsala, Bennington. 24 folders.
    Includes correspondence, arrangements, map of Upsala campus, Upsala list of money received, agreement with Upsala college, agreement with Carnegie Institute of Technology, Bennington list of money received, and remittance statement.
  98. Plans for Summer. 13 folders.
    Includes correspondence and information on arrangements and accommodations.
  99. Poster. 2 folders.
    Includes correspondence and miscellaneous notes.
  100. Potential Bookings -- Sept. '70. 23 folders.
    Includes correspondence, agreement with the "Y Arts Council" of the JYC of Philadelphia, and miscellaneous notes.
  101. Press. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence, letters of invitation to workshop for foreign correspondence, statement of calls, correspondence and telegrams, and directory of members of The Foreign Press Association (1967).
  102. Prison Fund Raising. 18 folders.
    Includes correspondence, and The National Council of Arts' guidelines for applicants (1973).
  103. Prisons. 32 folders.
    Includes correspondence, proposal for a prison performance program, projected activities, projected budget, statement on group's work and prison performances, letter to chief wardens, schedule and arrangements, miscellaneous notes and literature on prisons.
  104. Programs. 1 folder.
    Includes program copy.
  105. Promotion. 9 folders.
    Includes correspondence, list of places where the group has performed, mailing addresses for European tour (1973), announcement of the last performances by the group.
  106. Public Relations Requests. 35 folders.
    Includes correspondence, news release, list of places where the group has performed, and miscellaneous notes.
  107. Publicity '73 -- Space. 9 folders.
    Includes correspondence, frequency contract with The Village Voice, advertising information for The Village Voice, A New Piece, The Mutation Show.
  108. Puerto Rico. 3 folders.
    Includes correspondence and miscellaneous notes.
  109. Radical Theatre Repertory. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence, Booking Information Sheet, information on Radical Booking Agency, and Open Theater's resignation from repertory.
  110. Receipts. 52 folders.
    Includes the years: 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973. Also includes record books 1-7, 9-12, 14-15, 19; payroll book and tax analysis (1968-1969); check stub record (1966), and account notebook (1969).
  111. Requests 1971. 1 folder.
    Includes miscellaneous notes.
  112. Reviews -- Europe 1973. 1 folder.
     
  113. Reviews (Originals). 1 folder.
     
  114. Rockefeller Foundation. 36 folders.
    Includes correspondence, statement of projected activities, projected budget, budget, report to the Rockefeller Foundation, The Actor's Voice, budget for the initial year of a three-year program, the foundation's policy with respect to the announcement of grants, and miscellaneous notes.
  115. Rosenfeld. 23 folders.
    Includes correspondence, contacts and miscellaneous notes.
  116. St. Clement's, Fall 1973. 18 folders.
    Includes correspondence, advertising information for New York Magazine, tour itinerary, press releases, advertising information for The Village Voice, advertising information for The New York Post, tax exemption certification, program copy for Nightwalk, program, copy for The Mutation Show, program copy for Terminal, list of performances, agreement with St. Clement's, and miscellaneous notes.
  117. Santa Fe. 18 folders.
    Includes correspondence, notes on "Opera," check stubs, and notes on arrangements.
  118. [Schedules]. 1 folder.
    Includes calendars and schedules.
  119. [Scrapbook]. 1 folder.
    Includes scrapbook from 1973 European tour.
  120. Le Serpent. 4 folders.
    Includes correspondence, preliminary instructions, royalty statements, and "Le Serpent: Un Rite."
  121. Space, Inc. 26 folders.
    Includes correspondence, informational pamphlet on The Space, information on the conception and plan of The Space, agreement with The Space, bulletin from The Space, and list of those involved with the Open Theater.
  122. Spring 1973. 13 folders.
    Includes correspondence, proposal for Fall 1973, performance log, and miscellaneous notes.
  123. Stoltenberg, 1973. 4 folders.
    Includes correspondence.
  124. Swiss Television. 23 folders.
    Includes correspondence, note of expenses, documentary material, and Marianne de Pury's resumé.
  125. Switzerland. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence.
  126. TCG. 15 folders.
    Includes correspondence, newsletters, newsletter information, touring kit, and theatre directory.
  127. TDF. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence, master list of theaters, off-off Broadway voucher manifests, and miscellaneous notes.
  128. Tan van. 2 folders.
    Includes motor vehicle tax return, copies of N.Y. State insurance identification card and certificate of registration.
  129. [Taxes]. 18 folders.
    Includes correspondence, balance sheet (1966), summary of finances (Sept. 1968-June 1969), statement of receipts and expenditures (Jan.-Dec. 1966), list of people who will be on salary, matching funds (accounting), tax returns (1967), tax returns (1968), employer's instructions for reporting taxes (1970), exemption application, and miscellaneous notes.
  130. Three Week Run. 5 folders.
    Includes record of cash sales, record of phone orders, total sheet for Washington Square South, record of gross income, miscellaneous accounting, receipts, and notes.
  131. Truck Sale. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence, bill of sale, information, information on van,, information on insurance policy, advertisements, and miscellaneous notes.
  132. To Be Filed. 48 folders.
    Includes correspondence, statement of Nightwalk, statement on The Open Theater, list of awards won by the group, proposal for performing (Spring 1973), list of Chicago contacts, Nightwalk: Sequence, The Mutation Show: Sequence of scenes, tax information, news releases, agreement draft revisions with David Aukin, itemized list for Customs, information on carnets, room list for London, mailing addresses in Europe, and miscellaneous notes.
  133. Ubu Cocu. 1 folder.
    Includes preliminary instructions, and program copy.
  134. UMTR. 29 folders.
    Includes correspondence, address list, informational pamphlet on UMTR, summer fun '73 events, and miscellaneous notes.
  135. [Unmarked, 1]. 21 folders.
    Includes fee schedules, royalty statement on The Serpent, list of debts, correspondence, schedule of contributions and donations, list of receipts, list of people who owe money to The Open Theater, actors' Optional Wage and Tax Statement--1968, receipt for box-office money, accounting for 1968 and 1969, payment of actors, budgets, notification of audit, list of actors' social security numbers.
  136. [Unmarked, 2]. 8 folders.
    Includes seating chart for the New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater, correspondence, The Serpent: a ceremony, notes on CBS arrangements, statement on video tape rights to The Serpent, statement regarding the obligation of the group to boycott list of products, and payroll.
  137. [Unmarked, 3]. 34 folders.
    Includes correspondence, actors' payroll, bank deposit slip, payroll notes for Buffalo performances of End Game, payroll notes for Harvard performances, payroll notes on Pittsburgh Performances, Opera royalties, payroll notes on Philadelphia performances, miscellaneous accounting and notes.
  138. [Unmarked, 4]. 5 folders.
    Includes correspondence, questionnaire from the Cultural Council Foundation, Theatre Notes (Newsletter), flyer from USITT.
  139. [Unmarked, 5]. 20 folders.
    Includes correspondence, flight information, tour itinerary (Fall 1973), list of possible performances, schedules of performances (Fall 1973), itinerary and information for U.S. Tour (1973), and miscellaneous notes.
  140. [Unmarked, 6]. 21 folders.
    Includes correspondence, information on support for Bobby Seale and Angela Davis, quotes and translations from reviews, drawing, itinerary/information sheet for Midwest tour (Fall 1971), itemized list for Customs, set-up chart for Mutation Show, box office statements for the Theater at St. Clement's, and miscellaneous notes and accounting.
  141. Village Voice. 1 folder.
    Includes ads, bills, and tearsheets.
  142. Yugoslavia. 36 folders.
    Includes correspondence, schedule for Middle East tour performances, emergency addresses, list of contacts and mailing addresses for tour, contract with BITEF, list of participants in Middle East Tour, and address list of actors' relatives and friends.
  143. Zürich, May 1973. 9 folders.
    Includes correspondence, tentative agreement with Theatre 11 (Zürich), and miscellaneous notes.