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PRELIMINARY INVENTORY OF THE ELEANOR ANTIN PAPERS, 1953-2010
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Series I. Correspondence, 1965-2009, undated

Physical Description: 2.92 linear feet (7 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence regards primarily the production, presentation, and reception of Antin's work. Antin's letters are characterized by detailed descriptions of situations and people and a boisterous insistence on recognition. A memorable missive berates and threatens the faculty of the University of California, San Diego, for being reluctant to hire her. Where letters from the 1970s reflect Antin's struggle to gain acceptance and acclaim for her work, letters from the later decades are more concerned with organizing exhibitions and screenings.

Arrangement note

Arranged by decade, and within each decade in alphabetical order by the correspondents' last names and may include letters sent and received. Cards are arranged by date only, as the correspondents are generally not identifiable.
 

1969-1979

Box 1, Folder 1

A, 1972-1975

Box 1, Folder 2

Acconci, Vito, undated

Box 1, Folder 3

Agee, Bill, undated

Box 1, Folder 4

Albright, Thomas, 1972

Box 1, Folder 5

Art in America, 1971-1973

Box 1, Folder 6

Art News undated

Box 1, Folder 7

B, 1969-1974

Box 1, Folder 8

Baker, Betsey, undated

Box 1, Folder 9

Baldessari, John, 1972

Box 1, Folder 10

Brown, Lee, 1975

Box 1, Folder 11

Canepa, Anna, undated

Box 1, Folder 12

CAYC (Centro de Arte y Comunicacion), 1972-1973

Box 1, Folder 13

Celant, Germano, 1974

Box 1, Folder 14

Conant, Howard, 1977

Box 1, Folder 15

Constable, Rosalind, 1970

Box 1, Folder 16

Cunningham Dance Company, 1971

Box 1, Folder 17

Deitch, Jeffrey, undated

Box 1, Folder 18

Dwan Gallery, 1969

Box 1, Folder 19

E, 1969-1972

Box 1, Folder 20

F, 1969-1973

Box 1, Folder 21

Galleria Forma, 1974

Box 1, Folder 22

Gibson, John, 1970

Box 1, Folder 23

Gimpel, René, 1972

Box 1, Folder 24

Gluzberg, Jorge, 1971

Box 1, Folder 25

Goodman, Marcia, undated

Box 1, Folder 26

Graham, Dan, undated

Box 1, Folder 27

H, 1970-1973

Box 1, Folder 28

Henri 2 Gallery, 1971

Box 1, Folder 29

Hess, Tom, undated

Box 1, Folder 30

Huebler, Doug, undated

Box 1, Folder 31

J, 1970

Box 1, Folder 32

Johnson, Ray, 1972

Box 1, Folder 33

Kaprow, Vaughan, 1972

Box 1, Folder 34

Katz, Mel, 1973

Box 1, Folder 35

Koch, Bea, 1972

Box 1, Folder 36

Kostelanetz, Richard, undated

Box 1, Folder 37

Kozloff, Max, 1971

Box 1, Folder 38

LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), 1972-1973

Box 1, Folder 39

Lacy, Suzanne, 1973

Box 1, Folder 40

LAICA, 1975

Box 1, Folder 41

Lippard, Lucy, 1971

Box 2, Folder 1

M, undated

Box 2, Folder 2

Midland group, 1971-1972

Box 2, Folder 3

MOMA, 1972-1973

Box 2, Folder 4

Moore, Peter, 1970

Box 2, Folder 5

N, 1969-1970

Box 2, Folder 6

Nemser, Cindy, 1973

Box 2, Folder 7

Nova Scotia, 1972

Box 2, Folder 8

O'Doherty, Brian, undated

Box 2, Folder 9

Oliverso, Pauline, undated

Box 2, Folder 10

Otis, 1973

Box 2, Folder 11

Pasadena Museum, 1972

Box 2, Folder 12

Perrault?, John, undated

Box 2, Folder 13

Poinsot, Jean-Marc, 1972

Box 2, Folder 14

R, 1972

Box 2, Folder 15

Reese Palley (Gallery), 1971

Box 2, Folder 16

Ratliffe?, Carter, 1970

Box 2, Folder 17

Richard, Paul, undated

Box 2, Folder 18

Rosler, Martha, undated

Box 2, Folder 19

Rothenberg, Jerome, undated

Box 2, Folder 20

S, 1971-72

Box 2, Folder 21

Sleigh, Sylvia, undated

Box 2, Folder 22

Smith, Bob, undated

Box 2, Folder 23

Spectrum Gallery, 1969, undated

Box 2, Folder 24

Starkman, Elaine, 1970

Box 2, Folder 25

Stefanotty, Rob, undated

Box 2, Folder 26

Tucker, Marcia, 1970, undated

Box 2, Folder 27

Universities, 1972-1975

Box 2, Folder 28

V, 1972-1973

Box 2, Folder 29

W, 1972

Box 2, Folder 30

Wade, Robert, 1973

Box 2, Folder 31

Whitney Museum, 1971-1972

Box 2, Folder 32

Wilcox, John, undated

Box 2, Folder 33

First names or illegible names, circa 1970-1979

Box 2, Folder 34

Post event (unidenitifed) congratulations, undated

Box 2, Folder 35

Receipts and envelopes, 1971-1975

 

1980-1989

Box 3, Folder 1

A, 1980-1984

Box 3, Folder 2

Astro Artz, 1983

Box 3, Folder 3

B, 1983-1987

Box 3, Folder 4

Lois Bianchi, 1988

Box 3, Folder 5

C, 1983-1989

Box 3, Folder 6

Citakovic, Tatjana, 1989

Box 3, Folder 7

D, 1983

Box 3, Folder 8

Davies, Hugh, undated

Box 3, Folder 9

F, 1989

Box 3, Folder 10

Griggs, Michael, 1988

Box 3, Folder 11

H, 1984=1989

Box 3, Folder 12

Instituto de Estudios norteamericanos, 1989

Box 3, Folder 13

K, 1989

Box 3, Folder 14

Kohler, Michael, 1988-1989

Box 3, Folder 15

Kurcfeld, Michael, undated

Box 3, Folder 16

L, 1984

Box 3, Folder 17

Lonidier, Fred, undated

Box 3, Folder 18

Martin, Richard, 1983

Box 3, Folder 19

McCoy, Ann, 1985

Box 3, Folder 20

NEA, 1989

Box 3, Folder 21

New Television, 1988

Box 3, Folder 22

P, 1981-1989

Box 3, Folder 23

Pacific Film Archive, 1989

Box 3, Folder 24

Pincus-Witten, Robert, 1983

Box 3, Folder 25

R, 1989

Box 3, Folder 26

S, 1981-1989

Box 3, Folder 27

Tupitsyn, Margarita, 1983

Box 3, Folder 28

U, 1988-1989

Box 3, Folder 29

W, 1982-1985

Box 3, Folder 30

Whitney Museum of American Art, 1988-1989

Box 3, Folder 31

Wilson, Martha, 1988-1989

Box 3, Folder 32

ZDF, 1989

Box 3, Folder 33

Unidentified or first names, 1980-1989

 

1990-1999

Box 4, Folder 1

A, 1990-1999

Box 4, Folder 2

American Federation of Arts, undated

Box 4, Folder 3

Anderson, Miles, 1994

Box 4, Folder 4

Antin, Cindy, undated

Box 4, Folder 5

B, 1990-1999

Box 4, Folder 6

Bluehorse, 1992

Box 4, Folder 7

Bornstein, Seth, 1993

Box 4, Folder 8

Broo, Werner, 1992

Box 4, Folder 9

Buergel-Noack, 1999

Box 4, Folder 10

C, 1992-1999

Box 4, Folder 11

Chen, Fang, 1999

Box 4, Folder 12

Chicago, Judy, 1998

Box 4, Folder 13

Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, 1992-1994

Box 4, Folder 14

Codrescu, Andrei, 1993

Box 4, Folder 15

Cottingham, Laura, 1995-1997

Box 4, Folder 16

D, 1991-1992

Box 4, Folder 17

Darling, Lowell, 1993

Box 4, Folder 18

Exit Art, 1992-1993

Box 4, Folder 19

F, 1991-1993

Box 4, Folder 20

Fox, Howard

Box 4, Folder 21

Garner, Gretchen, 1992-1998

Box 4, Folder 22

George, Sherman, 1991

Box 4, Folder 23

Goldner, Barbara, 1993

Box 4, Folder 24

Guggenheim Museum, 1997

Box 4, Folder 25

H, 1991-1999

Box 4, Folder 26

Harris, Bob, 1992

Box 4, Folder 27

Hokes Archives, 1993

Box 4, Folder 28

Holt, Virginia, 1995

Box 4, Folder 29

I, 1990-1995

Box 4, Folder 30

Independent Curators Incorporated, 1991-1996

Box 4, Folder 31

Jewish Film Festival, 1991-1993

Box 4, Folder 32

K, 1990-1997

Box 5, Folder 1

L, 1991-1992

Box 5, Folder 1

LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), 1993-1995

Box 5, Folder 3

LACMA, 1996-1999

Box 5, Folder 4

Lartigue, Pierre, 1994-1995

Box 5, Folder 5

Levine, Les, 1991

Box 5, Folder 6

Lippard, Lucy, 1994

Box 5, Folder 7

Lure Art Books, 1993

Box 5, Folder 8

M, 1991-1998

Box 5, Folder 9

Majestic, 1991-1992

Box 5, Folder 10

Messerli, Douglas, 1996

Box 5, Folder 11

Moore, Barbara, 1990-1991

Box 5, Folder 12

Mc, 1990-1994

Box 5, Folder 13

N, 1991-1998

Box 5, Folder 14

Noack, Ruth, undated

Box 5, Folder 15

O'Doherty, Brian, 1991

Box 5, Folder 16

O'Neill, Brian, 1990

Box 5, Folder 17

P, 1991-1999

Box 5, Folder 18

Q, 1998

Box 5, Folder 19

R, 1994-1999

Box 5, Folder 20

Ronald Feldman, 1994-1995

Box 5, Folder 21

Rosenstein, Harris, 1992

Box 5, Folder 22

S, 1992-1999

Box 5, Folder 23

Saidye Bronfman Centre, 1994

Box 5, Folder 24

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 1994

Box 5, Folder 25

Singer, Ilana, 1992

Box 5, Folder 26

Skirball Museum, 1990

Box 5, Folder 27

Skoller, Jeffrey, 1996

Box 5, Folder 28

Santa Monica Museum of Art, 1994-1995

Box 5, Folder 29

T, 1994-1998

Box 5, Folder 30

U, 1990-1994

Box 5, Folder 31

University of California, Los Angeles, 1991-1999

Box 5, Folder 32

University of California, San Diego, 1990-1999

Box 5, Folder 33

University of Nevada, 1992-1993

Box 5, Folder 34

V, 1991

Box 5, Folder 35

Video Data Bank, 1999

Box 5, Folder 36

W, 1990-1992

Box 5, Folder 37

Ward, Jeff, 1993

Box 5, Folder 38

Whitney Museum of American Art, 1999

Box 5, Folder 39

ZDF, 1992-1993

Box 5, Folder 40

Zveress, John, 1990

Box 5, Folder 41

First names, 1990-1999

Box 5, Folder 42

Assorted material found in correspondence, 1990-1993

 

2000-2009

Box 6, Folder 1

A, 2000-2008

Box 6, Folder 2

Arnolfini Gallery, 2001

Box 6, Folder 3

B, 2003-2009

Box 6, Folder 4

Berger, Bennett, 2000

Box 6, Folder 5

Brook, Sandy, undated

Box 6, Folder 6

C, 2002-2008

Box 6, Folder 7

Cheng, Meiling, 2000

Box 6, Folder 8

Cohen, Becky, 2002

Box 6, Folder 9

Coombs, Nicola, undated

Box 6, Folder 10

D, 2008

Box 6, Folder 11

Documenta 12, 2007

Box 6, Folder 12

Egan, Nancy, 2001

Box 6, Folder 13

F, 2005-2008

Box 6, Folder 14

Finley, Karen, 2001

Box 6, Folder 15

Fox, Maryl Jo, 2001

Box 6, Folder 16

Franklin Furnace, 2006-2007

Box 6, Folder 17

G, 2005-2007

Box 6, Folder 18

Gould, Ann, 2006-2009

Box 6, Folder 19

Green Integer, 2002

Box 6, Folder 20

I, 2004

Box 6, Folder 21

Independent Curators Incorporated, 2005-2008

Box 6, Folder 22

J, 2006

Box 6, Folder 23

K, 2001-2008

Box 6, Folder 24

L, 2007-2008

Box 6, Folder 25

LACMA, 2000-2002

Box 6, Folder 26

Los Angeles Times, 2000

Box 6, Folder 27

M, 2002-2008

Box 6, Folder 28

Macks, Cara, 2007

Box 6, Folder 29

Mitchell, Ilana, 2001

Box 6, Folder 30

Murray-Wassink, 2000-2001

Box 6, Folder 31

National Gallery of Canada, 2001-2008

Box 6, Folder 32

O, 2009

Box 6, Folder 33

P, 2000-2008

Box 6, Folder 34

Q, 2000

Box 6, Folder 35

R, 2000-2008

Box 6, Folder 36

Ronald Feldman Gallery, 2002

Box 6, Folder 37

Rutgers, 2005-2006

Box 6, Folder 38

S, 2002

Box 6, Folder 39

Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2002-2009

Box 6, Folder 40

Skoller, Jeffrey, 2002

Box 6, Folder 41

Smithsonian, 2000-2009

Box 6, Folder 42

T, 2001-2008

Box 6, Folder 43

University of California, San Diego, 2001

Box 6, Folder 44

V, 2001-2007

Box 6, Folder 45

Verbund, 2008

Box 6, Folder 46

W, 2006-2008

Box 6, Folder 47

Walker Museum, 2003

Box 6, Folder 48

Whitney Museum of American Art, 2000-2005

Box 6, Folder 48

Material found in correspondence, undated

Box 6, Folder 50

First names, 2001-2009

Box 6, Folder 51

Letters in foreign scripts, undated

 

Cards, 1965-2003, undated

Box 7, Folder 1-10

Postcards received, 1965-2003, undated

Box 7, Folder 11

Collected postcards, undated

 

Series II. Notebooks, 1970-2001, undated

Physical Description: 3.75 linear feet (9 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Notebooks span three decades and contain notes, sketches, bits of dialogue, and planning for various Antin works, mixed in with personal reflections, art world gossip, lists of tasks, drafts of letters, and other quotidian material. They often chronicle works throughout their process of development. Sketchbooks show her thought process as she develops works, including some early drawings blocking out compositions for 100 Boots, and extensive drawings for projects such as Angel of Mercy and Man Without a World. Drawings of female figures with abundant, messy hair occur throughout the notebooks.

Arrangement note

Arranged by decade and, where possible, in chronological order within the decade.
Box 8-11

1970-1979

Scope and Content Note

Including sketches, notes, and planning for 100 Boots, Angel of Mercy, The Nurse and the Hijackers, Before the Revolution, and Antinova.
Box 12-13

1980-1989

Scope and Content Note

Including sketches, notes, and planning for Being Antinova, El Desdichado, and Man Without a World.
Box 14

1990-2001

Scope and Content Note

Including notes, sketches, and planning for Man Without a World and notes from Roman Outtakes.
Box 15-16

Undated

Arrangement note

Box 16 contains seventeen very small notebooks in which accession, box, and item numbers have been written in pencil on the inside of the front covers.
 

Series III. Projects, circa 1965-2009

Physical Description: 5.5 linear feet (6 boxes, 1 flat file)

Scope and Content Note

This series includes Antin's notes, writings, and related items for all of her projects, including poetry, films, performances, installations, and exhibitions. It includes all of Antin's scripts in multiple states of revision, along with a number of unpublished works, including early poetry and experimental text works from the 1960s, and unpublished plays and performance pieces from the 1970s and 80s. Also included is correspondence related to specific projects, such as an interesting exchange between Antin and the writer Kathy Acker, whose story "Miss Garland's School for Girls," Antin had hoped to make into a film.

Arrangement note

Arranged in chronological order by year, using the first year the project was shown or performed.
Box 17, Folder 1-5

Poetry, circa 1965-circa 1970

Box 17, Folder 6

Gain Ground, 1968

Box 17, Folder 7-8

Portraits of Eight New York Women, 1969

Box 17, Folder 9

Nine Movies, 1969

Box 17, Folder 10-11

100 Boots, 1970

Box 17, Folder 12-13

Library Science, 1971

Box 17, Folder 14

The King, 1972

Box 17, Folder 15-16

The Ballerina, 1974

Box 17, Folder 17-18

Battle of the Bluffs, 1975

Box 17, Folder 19

Carving, 1975

Box 18, Folder 1

My Life Begins, 1976

Box 18, Folder 2-4

Angel of Mercy, 1977

Box 18, Folder 5-7

The Nurse and the Hijackers, 1977

Box 18, Folder 8

"Pocohontas," circa 1979

Box 18, Folder 9-11

Before the Revolution, 1979

Box 19, Folder 1-9

Recollections of My Life with Diagelev, 1980

Box 19, Folder 10

Help! I'm in Seattle, 1986

Box 19, Folder 11-13

Who Cares About a Ballerina? 1987

Box 19, Folder 14-17

The Nights of Rasputin, 1989

Box 20-21

Man Without a World, 1991

Box 21, Folder 4

"Miss Garland's School for Girls," 1992

Scope and Content Note

Plans for a film based on a story by Kathy Acker, with correspondence between Antin and Acker.
Box 21, Folder 5-7

Vilna Nights, 1993

Box 21, Folder 8-10

Minetta Lane, 1995

Box 21, Folder 11-12

Sandwich Man, 1995

Box 21, Folder 13

Group show, Museum of Contemporary Art. Los Angeles ( Reconsidering the Object of Art), 1995

Box 21, Folder 14

Retrospective, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1999

Box 22, Folder 1

Retrospective, Washington University, 2000

Box 22, Folder 2

Biennal, Sydney, 2002

Box 22, Folder 3-7

Roman Allegories, 2004

Box 22, Folder 8

100 Boots, 2006

Box 22, Folder 9

Group show (Centre Pompidou), 2006

Box 22, Folder 10

Group show, Santa Monica Museum of Art ( Identity Theft), 2007

Box 22, Folder 11

Group show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles ( Wack!), 2007

Box 22, Folder 12

Group show, Getty Museum ( California Video), 2008

 

Historical Takes, 2008

Box 22, Folder 13

Notes and drafts

Flatfile 1**

Poster

Box 22, Folder 14

Helen's Odyssey, 2008

Box 22, Folder 15

Classical Frieze, 2009

Box 22, Folder 16

Group show, Cardwell Jimmerson Gallery ( San Diego and the Origins of Conceptual Art), 2009

Box 64*

Introduction panels, 1975-2008

Scope and Content Note

The King of Solana, 1975, Recollections of My Life with Diaghilev, 1980, Angel of Mercy, 1981, The Last Day of Pompeii, 2002, Historical Takes, 2008.
 

Series IV. Personal/miscellaneous, 1973-2008, undated

Physical Description: 0.42 linear feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

In addition to honors received, there are receipts, a partial resume, and miscellanous material.

Arrangement note

Arranged in chronological order by year within two groupings.
Box 23, Folder 1-3

Awards and Guggenheim fellowship, 1992-1998

Box 23, Folder 4-8

Financial/fragmentary, 1973-2008

 

Series V. Work by others, 1962-2010, undated

Physical Description: 0.42 linear feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

This series includes poetry, artist books, many manuscripts of essays about Antin, and assorted material. Among the more notable artists represented are Diane Wakaowski, Suzanne Lacy, Les Levine, and Moria Roth.

Arrangement note

Arranged in two sections, and within each section material is arranged in chronological order by year and, where possible, identified by the name of the artist or author.
 

Writing and artwork by others, 1962-2010

Box 24, Folder 1

Out of Sight?, 1962

Box 64*, Folder 1

Diane Wakowski, circa 1965

Box 24, Folder 2

Children's postcards for 100 Boots, 1973

Box 24, Folder 3

Video Bander, 1974

Box 24, Folder 4

Eleanor Munro, 1978

Box 24, Folder 5

Suzanne Lacy, 1978

Box 24, Folder 6

Kurtyca, 1979-1982

Box 24, Folder 7

Sabato Fiorelli, 1980

Box 24, Folder 9

Eddie Ellis, 1983

Box 24, Folder 8

John Mills, 1987

Box 24, Folder 10

Tom Jenkins, 1986

Box 24, Folder 11

Norine Dworkin, 1989

Box 24, Folder 12

Les Levine, circa 1990

Box 24, Folder 13

Jeffrey Skoller, 1995

Box 24, Folder 14

Howard Fox, 1999

Box 24, Folder 15

Lisa Bloom, 1999

Box 24, Folder 16

Jayne Wark, 2006

Box 24, Folder 17

Alisa Lebow, 2007

Box 24, Folder 18

Amelia Jones, 2008

Box 24, Folder 19

Bettie Sue Hertz, 2008

Box 24, Folder 20

Matt Witkovsky, 2010

Box 24, Folder 21

Unidentified, undated

 

Interviews, 1973-1994

Box 24, Folder 22

Moira Roth, 1973

Box 24, Folder 23

Denice Wilde, 1976 April 22

Box 24, Folder 24

JW?, 1980

Box 24, Folder 25

Sue Dakin, 1994

 

Series VI. Ephemera, 1960-2010, undated

Physical Description: 4.17 linear feet (7 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Includes postcards, announcements, and posters for Antin's performances and exhibitions, including Vilna Nights, Man Without a World, and El Desdichado.

Arrangement note

Arranged in chronological order by year, with specific topical groupings at the end.
 

Dated material, 1960-2010

Scope and Content Note

Includes a petition to censure Director Thomas Messer of the Guggenheim Museum for art censorship; Frantisek Deak, "The Use of Character in Artistic Performance," The Dumb Ox, 1980; and a summary of an interview with Eleanor Antin in San Diego, April 29, 1980.
Box 25, Folder 1

1960-1969

 

1970-1979

Box 25, Folder 2-9

Papers

Box 64*, Folder 1

Posters

Flatfile 1**

Oversize material

 

1980-1983

Box 25, Folder 10-13

General

Box 64*, Folder 2

Posters

 

1984-1989

Box 26, Folder 1-6

General

Box 64*, Folder 2

Posters

 

1990-1994

Box 26, Folder 7-9

General

Box 64*, Folder 3

Posters

 

1995-1999

Box 27, Folder 1-5

General

Box 64*, Folder 3

Posters

 

2000

 

2001-2007

Box 28, Folder 1-5

General

Box 64*, Folder 4

Posters

 

2008-2010

Box 29, Folder 1-4

General

Box 64*, Folder 4

Posters

 

Undated material

 

Topics

Box 30, Folder 1

Ballerina-based images, 1975-2010

Scope and Content Note

Recollections of My Life with Diaghilev, Feeling what no longer is, Loves of a Ballerina, Who cares about a ballerina?, Help! I'm in Seattle, Eleanor Antinova, Traditional Art.
Box 30, Folder 2

Boots-based images, 1972-1999

Box 30, Folder 3

King-based images, 1972-2007

Scope and Content Note

The Nurse and the Hijackers, The Angel of Mercy, El Desdichado, Identity Theft, The King
Box 30, Folder 4

El Desdichado, 1983

Box 30, Folder 5-7

Man Without a World, 1990-1991

Box 30, Folder 8

Vilna Nights, 1993

Box 30, Folder 9

Movies and filmic installations, 1990-1996

Scope and Content Note

The Last Night of Rasputin, Minetta Lane, The Man Without a World, and Artist and The Community: Eleanor Antin- Ghosts.
Box 30, 64*

Romans, Greeks, Pompeii, 2002-2008

Box 30, Folder 10

Postcards

Box 64*, Folder 4

Posters

Box 30, Folder 11

Miscellaneous images, 1978-2009

 

Series VII. Reviews and press releases, 1965-2009

Physical Description: 2.5 linear feet (6 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Includes reviews and press releases of Antin's work, offering a comprehensive overview of the critical reception of feminist-conceptual art during the period. Of note are the somewhat bewildered early reviews and the numerous favorable articles about Antin's retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1999.

Arrangement note

Arranged in chronological order by year.
Box 31, Folder 1-2

1965-1969

Box 31, Folder 3-9

1970-1974

Scope and Content Note

Includes various clippings relating to 100 Boots; a review of Carving: A Traditional Sculpture by Peter Plagens; and "The Pink Biennale and The Battle of the Bluffs," by Barbara Radice.
Box 32, Folder 1-5

1975-1977

Scope and Content Note

Includes excerpt from American Narrative/Story Art: 1967-1977.
Box 33, Folder 1-3

1977-1979

Box 33, Folder 4-8

1980-1983

Scope and Content Note

Includes "The Use of Character in Artists Performance," by Frantisek Deak; Linda Podheiser's conference presentation, "New Video Soaps: 3 Feminist Variations;" and various clippings relating to El Desdichado.
Box 34, Folder 1-6

1984-1989

Box 34, Folder 7-9

1990-1992

Scope and Content Note

Most clippings relating to Man Without a World.
Box 35, Folder 1-8

1993-1999

Scope and Content Note

Includes various articles about Vilna Nights and the LACMA Retrospective exhibition; and "Ethic Notions and Feminist Strategies of the 1970's" from Jewish Identity in Modern Art History, by Lisa Bloom.
Box 36, Folder 1-11

2000-2009

Scope and Content Note

Includes various articles relating to The Last Days of Pompeii; and "You Guys are Kind of Like Trekkies!?" by Annette Vowinckel.
 

Series VIII. Photographs, 1965-2007, undated

Physical Description: 5.63 (16 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

An extremely comprehensive photographic documentation of Antin's performances and exhibitions, including little known installations from the 1970s, numerous film stills or set photography, and a small number of personal portraits.

Arrangement note

Materials are grouped under the title of the work to which they pertain and works are arranged in chronological order by year.
 

Blood of a Poet, 1965-1968

Box 37, Folder 1

Black-and-white photographs

Box 43

Negatives and slide

Box 37, Folder 2

Fragments of Roissy, 1966-1967

 

Movie Boxes, 1969-1970

Box 37, Folder 3

Black-and-white photographs

Box 43

Negatives and slides

 

California Lives, 1969

Box 37, Folder 2

Black-and-white photographs

Box 43

Color photographs, negatives, and slides

 

Portraits of Eight New York Women, 1969-1970

Scope and Content Note

Includes some proofs of California Lives.
Box 37, Folder 5

Black-and-white photographs

Box 43

Negatives and slides

 

100 Boots and 100 Boots Go Fishing (St. Louis, Missouri) 1971-2000

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos from LACMA's reinstallation.
Box 38

Black-and-white photographs

Box 43

Negatives and slides

Box 43

Library Science, 1971

 

Representational Painting, 1971

Box 39, Folder 1

Black-and-white photographs

Box 43

Negatives and slides

 

Encounters/Withdrawals Domestic Peace, 1971-1972

Box 39, Folder 2

Black-and-white photographs

Box 43

Negatives and slides

Box 44

Transactions, 1972

 

Carving, 1972

Box 39, Folder 3

Black-and-white photographs

Box 44

Negatives and slides

Box 44

The Eight Temptations, 1972

 

The King, 1972

Box 39, Folder 4-5

Black-and-white photographs

Box 43

Negatives and slides

Box 44

Caught in the Act, 1973

 

The Ballerina (Caught in the Act), Little Match Girl Ballet, and Ballerina and the Bum, 1973-1975

Box 39, Folder 6-8

Black-and-white photographs

Box 45

Negatives and slides

Box 45

The Ballerina King, 1974

 

The King's Meditations, 1974

Box 39, Folder 9

Black-and-white photographs

Box 45

Negatives and slides

Box 45

Eleanor 1954, 1974

 

The King of Solana Beach, 1974-1975

Box 39, Folder 10

Black-and-white photographs

Box 45

Negatives and slides

Box 45

Escape, 1975

 

Battle of the Bluffs, 1975

Box 39, Folder 11

Black-and-white photographs

Box 45

Color photograph and slides

Box 45

The Little Match Girl Ballet, 1975

 

The Adventures of a Nurse, 1976

Box 39, Folder 12

Black-and-white photographs

Box 45

Negatives and slides

 

Angel of Mercy, 1977-1981

Box 40, Folder 1-2

Black-and-white photographs

Box 46

Color photographs, negatives, and slides

Box 47, Folder 1-4

The Nurse and the Hijackers, 1977

 

The Black Ballerina 1978

Box 40, Folder 3

Lost moment in dance 1978

Box 47, Folder 5

Negatives

 

Before the Revolution 1979

Box 40, Folder 4-6

Black-and-white photographs

Box 47, Folder 6

Slides

 

Recollections of my life with Diaghilev, 1979-1981

Box 40, Folder 7-8

Photographs of drawings

Box 40, Folder 9

Performance at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Gallery

Box 40, Folder 10

Portraits of great roles

Box 41, Folder 1-3

Being Antinova in New York

Box 47, Folder 7

Negatives and slides

 

El Desdichado, 1983

Box 41, Folder 4-5

Black-and-white photographs

Box 47, Folder 8

Negatives and slides

 

Help! I'm in Seattle!, 1986

Box 47, Folder 6

Hymn to the Sea

Box 47, Folder 9

Slides

 

Loves of a Ballerina, 1986

Box 41, Folder 7

Black-and-white photographs

Box 47, Folder 10

Slides

Box 48

Who cares about a Ballerina?, 1987

 

The Last Night of Rasputin, 1989

Box 41, Folder 8-9

Black-and-white photographs

Box 48

Slides

 

Man Without a World, 1991

Box 42, Folder 1

Black-and-white photographs

Box 48

Color photographs, negatives, and slides

 

Vilna Nights, 1993

Box 42, Folder 2

Black-and-white photographs

Box 48

Negatives and slides

 

Minetta Lane: A Ghost Story, 1995

Box 42, Folder 3-4

Black-and-white photographs

Box 48

Negatives and slides

 

Photo murals (Little Romance), 1995

Box 42, Folder 5

Black-and-white photographs

Box 52

Negatives

 

Music Lessons, 1997

Box 42, Folder 6-7

Black-and-white photographs

Box 48

Negatives

Box 48

Waiting in the Wings, 1999

Box 51

LACMA's retrospective exhibition, 1999

 

Freebooters, 2000

Box 42, Folder 8

Black-and-white photographs

Box 48

Color photographs, negatives, and slides

Box 49

The Last Days of Pompeii, 2001

Box 49

Roman Allegories, 2004

Box 50

Helen's Odyssey, 2007

 

Miscellaneous

Box 42, 52

Personas, 1973-1989

Box 42, Folder 9

Black persona proofs

Box 52

Negatives

Box 42, Folder 10

Portraits of Antin, 1991, undated

Box 42, Folder 11

Eleanor PR photo proofs, undated

Box 42, Folder 12-13

Ballerina, 1973-1987

Box 52

Drawings, 1978-1983

Box 52

Text and Textiles, undated

Box 52

Personal and early show openings, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes Allan Kaprow slides and David Antin negatives.
 

Series IX. Audiovisual and digital materials, 1953-2010

Selected Eleanor Antin audiovisual materials, 1953-2010 (digital version - access is available on-site only)

Physical Description: 11.42 linear feet (11 boxes, 2 film reels)

Scope and Content Note

Includes audio and or audiovisual recordings of virtually every work by Antin, along with recordings of her appearances on talk programs or of interviews, as well as outtakes of films and raw footage.

Arrangement note

Materials are arranged in chronological order by year.
Box 54, Item C1

Ely, 1953

Physical Description:

Scope and Content Note

2 sound cassettes of 2 ; 1/8 in.
Box 54, Item C2

Eleanor, 1954

Scope and Content Note

Performed Winter; 1 sound cassette of 1 (80 min.) ; 1/8 in.
Box 54, Item C3

Eleanor, 1954

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 1 (80 min.) ; 1/8 in.
Box 54, Item C4

Eleanor, 1954

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 1 (80 min.) ; 1/8 in.
Box 56, Item V1

Representational Painting, 1971

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette of 1 (DV) (38 min.) : si., b&w; 3/4 in.
Box 55, Item R2

The King, 1972

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette of 1 (DV) (51 min.) : si., b&w ; 3/4 in.
Box 55, Item R3

French version of TV commercial for [...King], circa 1972-1975

Scope and Content Note

1 sound tape reel of 1 ; 1/4 in.
Box 56, Item V3

Caught in the Act, 1973

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette of 1 (DV) (36 min.) : sd., b&w ; 3/4 in.
Box 55, Item R1

Eleanor, 1974

Scope and Content Note

On label: 1/4 [tracks]; Channel 1- Side 1; Beginning [tomorrow] 1100; 3 3/4 play; Winter 1974- performed at Woman's Building, L.A.; 1 sound tape reel of 1 ; 1/4 in.
Box 56, Item V4

The Ballerina and The Bum, 1974

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette of 1 (DV) (53 min.) : sd., b&w ; 3/4 in.
Box 54, Item C5

Fly, circa 1974

Scope and Content Note

On label: Tape for Ballerina [with] Bottle- you have to believe; 1 sound cassette of 1 ; 1/8 in.
Box 63, Item D1

The Turning Point from the Black Ballerina, 1975

Scope and Content Note

1 CD-R of 1 ; 4 3/4 in. Still images only.
Box 58, Item F2

The King Meditations, 1975 May

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel of 1 ; 1/4 in.
Box 54, Item C6

The King in Solana Beach, 1975 March

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 1 ; 1/8 in.
Box 56, Item V5

The Little Match Girl Ballet, 1975

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette of 1 (DV) (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Box 56, Item V6

The Adventures of a Nurse, 1976

Scope and Content Note

2 videocassettes of 2 (DV) (66 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Box 56, Item V7

The Nurse and The Hijackers, 1977

Scope and Content Note

2 videocassettes of 2 (DV) (75 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Box 54, Item C7

Before the Revolution, 1979 February 24

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 1 ; 1/8 in.
Box 54, Item C8

"Battle of the Bluffs" in Montreal, 1981 March 29

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 1 ; 1/8 in.
Box 57, Item V8

The Angel of Mercy, 1981

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette of 1 (DV) (66 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Box 54, Item C9

Antinova Remembering, circa 1981

Scope and Content Note

Produced by Jeff Gordon, N.Y.; 1 sound cassette of 1 ; 1/8 in.
Box 54, Item C11

Elly performing Antinova (may be Student Days), circa 1981-1982

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 1 ; 1/8 in.
Box 54, 55

Student Days in Paris, 1982 February 2- March 12

Box 55, Item R4

Visual recording, 1982 February 26

Scope and Content Note

On label: 1/4 tracks; engineer: PS; Producer: JG; side 1/side2; 1 sound tape reel of 1 ; 1/4 in.
Box 54, Item C10

Audio recording, 1982 March 12

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 1 ; 1/8 in.
Box 57, Item V9

El Desdichado (The Unlucky One), 1983

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette of 1 (DV) (70 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Box 55, Item R5

"Dance Studio School," 1985 November 10

Scope and Content Note

5 sound tape reels of 5 ; 1/4 in.
Box 54, Item C12

The Great Chatrand, 1986 April 6

Scope and Content Note

T. Amos for E. Antin; 1 sound cassette of 1; 1/8 in.
Box 54, Item C13-C14

It Ain't the Ballets Russes, 1986

Box 54, Item C13

Audio recording 1986

Scope and Content Note

Antin and Amos; 1 sound cassette of 1 ; 1/8 in.
Box 54, Item C14

Background music (Tom Amos), 1986

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 1 ; 1/8 in.
Box 54, Item C15

"Charm. " K88K/ High Performance, 1986

Scope and Content Note

© Rachel Rosenthal. Producer: Jacki Apple; 1 sound cassette of 1 (47 min.) ; 1/8 in.
Box none, Item F7-F9

Ballerina and the Gambler, circa 1986

Scope and Content Note

3 film reels ; 16mm.
Box 57, 58

From The Archives of Modern Art, 1986-1987

Box 58, Item F1-F6

Loves of a Ballerina, 1986

Scope and Content Note

6 film reels ; 16mm.
Box 58, Item F1

Original

Box 58, Item F2

1. 2nd window vignette

Box 58, Item F3

2. The ballerina and the poet; love's shadow

Box 58, Item F4

3. 2nd half of ballerina and the poet; loves shadow (rips); swan lake (rips); "Love of a..." (main title); 1st half of ballerina and the poet

Box 58, Item F5

4. 2nd half of love's shadow; swan lake (rips); "Loves of a... (main title); ballerina and the poet; 1st half of love's shadow

Box 58, Item F6

5. 2nd half ballerina and the poet; loves shadow; swan lake; "Loves of a..." (main title); 1st half of ballerina and the poet

Box 57, Item V10

Final version, 1987

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette of 1 (U-Matic) (19 min.) : sd., b&w ; 3/4 in.
Box 55, Item R5

Who cares about a Ballerina?, 1987

Scope and Content Note

On label: 1/2 track stereo; 7.5 ips head out; ampex 456; odB 1K test tone; duB of raw studio session; 1 film reel of 1 ; 1/4 in.
Box 53, 54

The Last Night of Rasputin, 1989

Box 53

Performance text

Scope and Content Note

1 floppy disk ; 3.5 in.
Box 54, Item C16

Last Night...,

Scope and Content Note

Side 1- 1st take; Side 2- 2nd take; Organ; 1 sound cassette of 1 ; 1/8 in.
Box 54, Item C17

Musical accompaniment: "organ"

Scope and Content Note

Takes 1 and 2; 1 sound cassette of 1 ; 1/8 in.
Box 54, 58, 59-62

The Man Without a World, 1991-1992

Box 54, Item C18-C19

Musical accompaniment by Lee Erwin

Scope and Content Note

2 sound cassettes of 2 ; 1/8 in.
Box 58, Item F9

Complete version

Scope and Content Note

On label: Print #2 JEA; 2 film reels of 2 : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 58, 59-62

Outtakes

Box 58, Item F10-F19

Prologue

Scope and Content Note

10 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 58, Item F20-F39

"1A Market Day"

Scope and Content Note

20 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 58, Item F40-F46

"1B Butcher Shed"

Scope and Content Note

7 film reels : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Box 58, Item F47-F70

"1C Troupe Arrives"

Scope and Content Note

24 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 59, Item F71-F83

"2 Sickbed Stories"

Scope and Content Note

13 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 59, Item F84-F121

"3 Good times at Moshes"

Scope and Content Note

38 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 59, Item F122-F139

"4 Deathbed"

Scope and Content Note

18 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 59, Item F140-F164

"5 Mother's Funeral"

Scope and Content Note

25 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 60, Item F165-F166

"6 Cemetary (sic) Gate"

Scope and Content Note

2 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 60, Item F167-F177

"7 Walk Through Town"

Scope and Content Note

11 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 60, Item F178-F197

"8 Dybbuk Story at Bridge"

Scope and Content Note

20 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 60, Item F198-F206

"9 Seduction"

Scope and Content Note

9 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 60, Item F207-F215

"10 Nightmare"

Scope and Content Note

9 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 60, Item F216

"Lifts SC11"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 60, Item F217-F221

"12 Making Bread"

Scope and Content Note

4 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 60, Item F222-227

"13 Chicken Chase"

Scope and Content Note

5 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 60, Item F228-F233

"14 Rukhele writes at grave"

Scope and Content Note

6 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 60, Item F234-F245

"15 Sooreleh's Abduction"

Scope and Content Note

12 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 60, Item F246-F290

"16 Poetry, Dance, Chess at Moshes"

Scope and Content Note

45 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 61, Item F291-F311

"18A- 1st Exorcism Dance"

Scope and Content Note

21 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 61, Item F312-F335

"18B Excorcism (sic) and Death"

Scope and Content Note

24 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 61, Item F336-F338

"19 Mr. D Walks By"

Scope and Content Note

3 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 61, Item F339-F347

"20 Sooreleh's Funeral"

Scope and Content Note

9 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 61, Item F348-F357

"21 Parents Agree to Wedding"

Scope and Content Note

10 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 61, Item F358-F367

"21 A 22 Bookstore"

Scope and Content Note

10 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 61, Item F368-F376

"22 Dress Fitting"

Scope and Content Note

9 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 61, Item F377-F403

"23 Tailor Shop"

Scope and Content Note

27 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 61, Item F404-F411

"24 Butcher Drinks"

Scope and Content Note

8 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 61, Item F412-F431

"25 Mikva"

Physical Description:

Scope and Content Note

20 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 62, Item F432-F437

"27C Future Visions"

Scope and Content Note

6 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 62, Item F438-F442

"28 Escape"

Scope and Content Note

5 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 62, Item F443

"1/23 Friends and Revolution"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 62, Item F444

"37, 38 #100779"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 62, Item F445

"39, 40, 41 #100817"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 62, Item F446

"23, 24 UCSD"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 62, Item F447

"27, 27 UCSD"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Box 62, Item F448

"Old Film [Ballerina] 62-625- 62/404"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel ; 16 mm.
Box 62, Item F449

"Old Film [Ballerina]"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel ; 16 mm.
Box 62, Item F450

"'Old" Rev. title"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel ; 16 mm.
Box 62, Item F451

"D11325. No Title, U.C.S.D at SJ"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel ; 16 mm.
Box 54, Item C20

Morning Edition, 1992 September 11

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 1 ; 1/8 in.
Box 57, Item V11

Vilna Nights, 1993 March 11

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette of 1 (DV) ; 3/4 in.
Box 54, Item C21

Fresh Air, 1995 September 18

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 1 ; 1/8 in.
Box 57, Item V12-V13

Minetta Lane: A Ghost Story, 1995

Box 57, Item V12

Video

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) ; 3/4 in.
Box 57, Item V13

Wrecking Ball

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) ; 1/2 in.
Box 57, Item V14

Little Romances, 1995 October 1

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette of 1 (Video Tape) ; 1/2 in.
Box 54, Item C22

The Politics of Culture, 1999 May 18

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 1 ; 1/8 in.
Box 54, Item C23

These Days, 1999 June 16

Scope and Content Note

Eleanor Antin on KPBS Radio; 1 sound cassette of 1 ; 1/8 in.
Box 54, Item C24

Eleanor Antin and Howard Fox, circa 1999-2001

Scope and Content Note

3 sound cassettes of 3 ; 1/8 in.
Box 57, Item V15

Lesung, 2007 June 19

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette of 1 (DAT) ; 1/4 in.
Box 63, Item D2

Stalin, 2010

Scope and Content Note

On label: 1-12; 11/08; 1 CD-R of 1 ; 4 3/4 in. Contains writings on art.
Box 54, Item C25

Ely practice tape sing, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 1 ; 1/8 in.
Box 54, Item C26

E & D Antin, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 1 ; 1/8 in.