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INVENTORY OF THE BREAD AND PUPPET THEATER ARCHIVES, 1962-1981, (bulk 1964-1975)
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Series 1.  Works by Bread and Puppet Theater, 1964-1975

Physical Description: 28 folders

Scope and Content Note

Divided into six subseries: Scripts, Programs, Monographs, Serials, Interview Transcripts, and Contributions to Serials.
 

Subseries 1.1.  Scripts, 1965-1975

Physical Description: 24 scripts

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Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 1:1

Attica- Fire.

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Box 1:2

Harvey McLeod- White Washing of the Dirty Sheets.

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Folio 4:1

Perez and Martina.

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[oversize handwritten fragment]
 

Subseries 1.2.  Programs, 1964-1972

Physical Description: 15 programs

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 1:3

Christmas Story- Nativity.

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Box 1:4

Stations of the Cross- Three Short Pieces.

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Subseries 1.3.  Monographs, 1967-1974

Physical Description: 8 volumes

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Arranged alphabetically by title
Box 1:5

Crash into the Grass, n.d.

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Box 1:6

Incredible Rain, 1973.

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Box 1:7

Lament of the Frontier Guard, 1967.

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Box 1:8

Mr. Miller Stories, No. 3, 1967.

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Box 1:9

Parable of the Burning House, 1970.

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Box 1:10

Puppen und Masken: Das Bread and Puppet Theater, 1973.

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Box 1:11

Sauerkraut, 1973.

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Box 1:12

Stations of the Cross, 1974.

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Subseries 1.4.  Serials, 1966-1974.

Physical Description: 34 items

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Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 1:13-14

Bread and News, Sept. 1970, Autumn 1970.

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Box 1:15

Bread and Puppet Comics and Lyrics, no. 1-3, 1973.

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Box 1:16

Bread and Puppet News: Two Fables, Feb. 16, 1970.

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Box 1:17-18

Bread and Puppet Newspaper, Dec. 1966-Jan. 1967, 1968, n.d.

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Box 1:19

Bread and Puppet Theater Workshop, 1968-1969.

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Box 1:20

Bread and Puppets and News, March 29, 1970.

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[manuscript newsletter]
Box 1:21

Bread and Rosebuds; April 25, 1970; Nov. 1972.

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[newsletter]
Box 1:22

Sugar, no. 1, 3-5, 1974.

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Subseries 1.5.  Interview Transcripts, 1968

Physical Description: 4 items

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Manuscripts.
Box 1:23

" Peter Schumann Talking to Juris Svendsen about Story," Sept. 1968.

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Subseries 1.6.  Contributions to Serials, 1965-1972.

Physical Description: 8 items

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 1:24

" [Article on Puppet Theater]." Motive(Feb. 1965): 29-35.

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Folio 4:2

" Bread and Puppet Theater." Silo(1972): 3.

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Box 1:25

" Christmas Story." Sing Out! 18, no. 5 (Dec. 1968/Jan. 1969): 18-26.

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Box 1:26

" God Himself: Problems Concerning Puppetry and Folkmusic and Folkart in the Light of God and MacNamara [sic]." Sing Out! 17, no. 1 (Feb./March 1967).

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Box 1:27

" Love and Marriage of the River Winooski and Lake Champlain." Scripts 1, no. 10 (Oct. 1972): 18-41.

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Folio 4:2

" The Student Theater--A Voice of Progress." Poland 187, no. 3 (March 1970): 4-7.

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Box 1:28

" Worries, Poisons, and Screams." April 1971.

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[manuscript]
Folio 4:2

" Worries, Poisons and Screams." Poland 213, no. 5 (May 1972): 4-5, 18.

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Series 2.  Business Records, 1967-1973

Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains business records of the Bread and Puppet Theater.
Box 1:29

Arrangements via Universal Movement Theatre Repertory, 1972-1973.

Physical Description: 57 items

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Box 1:30

Internal Memorandum from Peter Schumann to his Puppeteers, Feb. 23 (no year).

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Box 1:31-32

" List of Plays We Must Do," n.d.

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Box 1:33

Company History, circa 1970-1973.

Physical Description: 2 chronologies

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Box 1:34

Descriptions of Bread and Puppet Theater, 1967-1971, n.d.

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[French and English]
Box 1:35

Bibliography, 1973.

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Series 3.  Reviews, 1962-1973

Physical Description: 6 folders

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Arranged chronologically. Contains national and international reviews and articles.
Box 1:36-40

1962-1973, n.d.

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Folio 4:3

1971-1973, n.d.

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Series 4.  Ephemera, 1962-1975

Physical Description: 7 folders

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Contains catalogs, fliers, posters, prints, and other items connected to the Bread and Puppet Theater. Within each category, items are arranged chronologically.
Box 1:41

Catalogs, 1971-1972.

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Box 1:42

Fliers, 1962-1975, n.d.

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Folio 4:4

Oversize Fliers and Posters, 1964-1973.

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Map Case III:Drawer P

Posters, n.d.

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Box 1:43-44

Prints, 1965-1974, n.d.

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Box 1:45

Other, 1965-1974.

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Series 5.  Photographic Prints, 1968-1972

Physical Description: 17 prints

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Arranged by title.
Box 1:46-59

Domestic Resurrection Circus, 1968-1972, n.d.

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[b & w]
Box 1:60-61

Fire, 1968.

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[b & w]
Box 1:62

" Outdoor Performance and Parade," 1972.

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[b & w]
 

Series 6.  Realia, [1975]

Physical Description: 5 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains banners, mask, sign, and puppet from the Bread and Puppet Theater's 1975 performance of A Monument for Ishi at the University of California, Davis.
Box 2:1

Banners from A Monument for Ishi, [1975].

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Box 3

Hunchback Witch mask from A Monument for Ishi, [1975].

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Map Case III:Drawer P

Sign from A Monument for Ishi, [1975].

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Aisle 44a

Deer puppet from A Monument for Ishi, [1975].

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Series 7.  Added Materials, 1980-1981

Physical Description: 5 items

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Contains materials added after Peter Schumann donated the collection to the Library in 1975. Includes one monograph and sound and video recordings of Bread and Puppet Theater performances.
Box 2:2

Monograph, This Is, 1980.

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Box 2:3-4

Sound recordings, " Bread and Puppet Theater Rehearsal," n.d.

Physical Description: 2 reel to reel tapes

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Box 2:5

Video recording, " Bread and Puppet Theater," April 6, 1981.

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[U-matic]
Box 2:6

Video recording, " The Meadow's Green," April 6, 1981.

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[U-matic]