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Box 8: 1975-October 1983

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  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: Papers, November 1983-1984, undated material

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