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Box 4: 1969-1970

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  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: Papers, 1971

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