Guide to the Donald McKayle Papers MS.P.023

Finding aid prepared by Processed by Laura Clark Brown, machine-readable finding aid created by James Ryan, 1998; edited by Audra Eagle Yun, 2012.
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, 92623-9557
949-824-3947
spcoll@uci.edu
© 2012

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Arts and Humanities --Performing Arts--Dance Arts and Humanities--Performing Arts --Theater


Title: Donald McKayle papers
Identifier/Call Number: MS.P.023
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 19.1 Linear feet (19 document boxes, 5 record cartons, 1 shoe box, 6 flat boxes, and 3 oversized folders) and 12.1 unprocessed linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1930-2009
Abstract: Photographs, programs, production notes, music scores, audio and video recordings, costume designs, reviews, and other printed and graphic materials illustrate the eclectic career of world-renowned choreographer and University of California, Irvine Professor of Dance Donald McKayle. Early materials pertain to his youth in Harlem and his performance career in New York City in concert dance, theater and television. The bulk of the collection documents McKayle's career as the choreographer of over fifty concert dance pieces between 1948 and 1998 and as a director or choreographer for theatrical productions both off and on Broadway, including Raisin and Sophisticated Ladies. The materials illustrate the development of individual choreographic pieces, the evolution of McKayle as an artist, and his career as a dance educator.
Creator: McKayle, Donald, 1930-

Access

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Preferred Citation

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Publication Rights

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Acquisition Information

Gifts of Donald McKayle in 1997 and 1998.

Processing History

The collection was processed by Laura Clark Brown and Emma Kheradyar in 1998. The finding aid was prepared by Laura Clark Brown and edited by William Landis in 1998; the finding aid was edited and updated by Audra Eagle Yun in 2012.

Biography

A world-renowned choreographer, Donald McKayle began his career in New York City, initially studying dance with the New Dance Group and dancing professionally for noted choreographers such as Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Sophie Maslow, and Anna Sokolow. In the 1950's he founded and directed Donald McKayle and Company, creating such landmark works as Games, Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder, and District Storyville between 1951 and 1962. Although originally created for McKayle's own company, these works are now found in the repertories of major modern dance companies such as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. McKayle's career has taken him to and beyond Broadway, where he choreographed Golden Boy, directed and choreographed Raisin, and conceived and choreographed Sophisticated Ladies. He has worked in film and television as well, choreographing dance sequences in Bedknobs and Broomsticks and The Minstrel Man and directing the first episodes of the television series Good Times.
Donald McKayle was born in New York City on July 6, 1930. A first-generation American and the son of Jamaican parents, he grew up in Harlem. The McKayles, a tightly knit, loving family, were part of the New York West Indian community which offered social interaction and cultural awareness to a young boy. McKayle first danced in public at a West Indian social activity.
He attended DeWitt Clinton High School and graduated in 1947. While in high school, McKayle showed a passion for both folk music and American and African-American history. He belonged to a high school chapter of the Frederick Douglass Society and a youth group called Club L'Ouverture which held folk dances and "sings," and on weekends he went to hootenannies and danced Latin at the Grand Plaza. His choreography later drew from these early experiences and interests.
McKayle's early years in New York City and his interests in the performing arts and folk music were a prelude to his dance career, which began in his senior year in high school when he won a scholarship to New York's New Dance Group in 1947. Pearl Primus, a Trinidad-born dancer, choreographer and scholar of African studies, drew McKayle into a life in dance. Her powerful performances of pieces such as African Ceremonial and Hard Time Blues were watershed moments for the young McKayle. Primus, regarded by many as the "Mother of African-American Dance," was his first exposure to a dancer who "wedded African rhythms and themes to modern training."
After winning a scholarship to the New Dance Group, McKayle surrendered his life to dance. The Group was a large, democratic artists' organization with first-generation disciples of modern dance pioneers Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Hanya Holm and Charles Weidman. He had the opportunity to study under established choreographers, including Sophie Maslow, Pearl Primus and Jean Erdman.
McKayle danced in several of Maslow's masterworks, including Folksay, The Village I Knew and Champion. The choreography and mentoring of Sophie Maslow and Pearl Primus had an enormous influence on McKayle's creative life. He adopted and adapted a similar approach to his own artistic work, whereby he translated both folk and African-American themes in his choreography.
In McKayle's second year of formal dance training, the New Dance Group embarked on a concert season which thrust him into performance. He danced in Sophie Maslow's Folksay and Champion and Jean Erdman's Four Four Time. The New York City dance world in the 1950's was fluid and McKayle moved easily within it, dancing with and for such masters as Anna Sokolow and Merce Cunningham. He won a scholarship to study at Martha Graham's School of Contemporary Dance and had the opportunity to work personally with this pioneering choreographer. Graham created a solo for him in her piece Ardent Song. He joined and traveled with the Martha Graham Company on a State Department-sponsored tour of East Asia in 1955 and 1956, a tour comprised of both performances and lecture demonstrations by Graham. It was his first experience with world travel and foreign cultures and it both impressed him and influenced his creative work.
While developing a busy professional dance career, McKayle began to choreograph first for himself and later for groups. In 1951 he founded Donald McKayle and Company. In 1969 he left New York and moved to California. He continued to perform, teach and create on the West Coast as artistic director of the Los Angeles Inner City Repertory Dance Company in the early 1970's. McKayle has not directed his own company since 1973.
In 1963 McKayle won the Capezio award, his first major award for choreography, and he has continued to receive recognition for his art ever since that time. Other prestigious honors include the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award in 1992. In 1997 McKayle became the first creative artist to receive the UC Irvine Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award for Research.
As Donald McKayle gained a solid reputation in the concert dance world as a choreographer, influential people in other theatrical realms took notice. The acclaim of his "jazz ballet" in pieces such as District Storyville drew the attention of Broadway producer Hillard Elkins, who asked McKayle to choreograph the dance sequences in his production of Golden Boy, starring Sammy Davis, Jr. Elkins was successful in enticing McKayle to choreography for Broadway, where Golden Boy premiered in 1964. The production was a success and McKayle earned a Tony nomination for his choreography, thus beginning another aspect of his career. In earlier years McKayle had danced on Broadway in Bless You All, House of Flowers, and West Side Story, and he had directed and choreographed musical theatre off Broadway.
He later directed and choreographed a musical version of the hit play Raisin in the Sun, entitled simply Raisin. The production, starring newcomer Debbie Allen, became a success in its own right and won the Tony for best musical in 1974. McKayle has earned five Tony nominations for his work on Broadway.
Donald McKayle conceived the Tony-nominated Broadway hit Sophisticated Ladies based on the life and writings of Duke Ellington. The show was originally titled "Duke," but was later given the "sexier" title Sophisticated Ladies before the show opened. Sophisticated Ladies premiered on Broadway in 1981 and starred Gregory Hines and Judith Jamison, who later became the director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. McKayle's original concept and staging of musical numbers had undergone a plethora of changes, but the "choreo-musical" that he conceived in 1978 received numerous Tony nominations. He won the NAACP Image Award for writing and an Outer Critics Circle Award for choreography in 1981.
Sophisticated Ladies in 1981 was McKayle's last endeavor on Broadway. He has also directed and choreographed numerous regional theater productions before and since his stint on Broadway; other credits include Emperor Jones in 1986 and Evolution of the Blues from 1978 to 1979.
Hollywood has also enlisted McKayle's talents. He choreographed dance for films, including Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Great White Hope and The Jazz Singer, and for television films and shows including The Minstrel Man, Free to Be You and Me, The Strolling Twenties, and The Ed Sullivan Show.
Teaching remains a vital part of Donald McKayle's dance career. He has taught master classes for professional companies in Moscow, Buenos Aires, Tel Aviv and Köln and has served on the faculty of numerous schools, including the American Dance Festival, Bennington College and the Juilliard School. He has served as artistic director of the UCI Department of Dance since 1989.
As an artist and professor, Donald McKayle continues to direct musical theater, teach dance and create new works for dance companies around the world, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, and Limón Dance Company. He has also created works for the UCI Department of Dance.

Chronology

Note: A more extensive choreology of Donald McKayle's concert dance pieces follows this chronology.
1930 Born on July 6th in New York City.
1947 Graduated from De Witt Clinton High School.
  Received work scholarship to the New Dance Group.
1947-1949 Attended City College of New York.
1948 Professional debut with the New Dance Group.
  Saturday's Child
1948-1952 Performed with the Mary Anthony Dance Company.
1948-1953 Performed with the Jean Erdman Company.
1948-1955 Performed with Dudley, Maslow and the New Dance Group.
1950 Bless You All.
  Performed with Contemporary Dance Company.
1951 Games
  Guest artist at Daniel Nagrin Dance Company.
1951-1969 Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer for Donald McKayle and Company.
1952 Her Name Was Harriet.
  Fred Waring Show
1952-1954 Performed with the New York City Opera Ballet.
1952-1955 Performed with Anna Sokolow Dance Company.
1954 Married Esta Beck.
  American Folk Suite.
  House of Flowers.
1955-1956 Joined Martha Graham Company for the American National Theatre Academy tour of the Near and Far East, sponsored by the State Department of the United States.
  Daughter Gabrielle born.
1957 West Side Story</title> and <title ns2:type="simple">Copper and Brass
1958 Daughter Liane born.
1959 Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder.
1960 Stepson Guy born.
  The Dance Has Many Faces
1962 District Storyville.
1963 Won the Capezio Dance Award.
1964 Golden Boy
  Daughters of the Garden.
1965 Married Lea Vivante.
  Workout.
  The Modern Dance: Seven Statements of Belief
1966 The Strollin' Twenties</title> and <title ns2:type="simple">The Ed Sullivan Show
  A Time for Singing for Broadway.
1967 The Ed Sullivan Show</title> and <title ns2:type="simple">The Bill Cosby Special
  Black New World
1968 The Motown Special
1969 Moved to California.
  The Great White Hope.
  Hollywood Palace
  The Bill Cosby Special
  Dick Van Dyke Special
1970 Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
1970-1973 Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer of Inner City Repertory Dance Company.
1972 Charlie and the Angel.
1974 Raisin
  Nominated for Tony Awards for Best Choreography and Best Direction.
  Good Times
1975 Minstrel Man
  Dr. Jazz
  Nominated for Tony Award for Best Choreography.
1976 Blood Memories.
1977 Choreographed the 49th Annual Academy Awards for television (ABC).
1978 The Last Minstrel Show
1978-1980 Sophisticated Ladies
1981 Sophisticated Ladies.
  Sophisticated Ladies.
  N'Orleans,
1984 Emperor Jones
  Dancing in the Streets
1986 Emperor Jones.
1989 "Present Vision/Past Voice: A Salute to Donald McKayle," a retrospective by the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company in Columbia, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois.
1989 Became a Professor of Dance at the University of California, Irvine.
1990 Stardust
1991 "All McKayle Program," a retrospective by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, staged at City Center Theatre in New York City.
1992 House of Tears
  Sombra Y Sol (Images of Frieda Kahlo)
  Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award.
1994 Living Legends Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement from the National Black Arts Festival.
  Lehman Award "for the advancement of dance in our society."
  American Dance Guild Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement.
  Blood Memories.
1995 "Trailblazers: Dancers of Change," a retrospective by the Los Angeles Dance Theatre, staged at Ford Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
  Shimmy
1995 Became Artistic Mentor and Resident Choreographer of the José Limón Dance Company.
1997 City and County of Denver proclaim "Masterworks: A Tribute to Donald McKayle Days."
  Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award for Research from the University of California.
  Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching at the American Dance Festival.
1998 "Infinite Journey: Donald McKayle's Life in Dance," an exhibit of materials from McKayle's archive, mounted in the Muriel Reynolds Gallery at the UCI Libraries.

Concert Dance Choreology

Note: The following choreology (a chronology of a choreographer's work) indicates the years of creation and premiere of concert dance pieces. It does not include McKayle's choreography in other genres such as theater and film. Unless otherwise noted, the pieces are ensemble dances.
1948 Saturday's Child,
1950 Creole Afternoon,
  Songs of the Forest,
1951 Games
1952 Her Name Was Harriet
  Nocturne
1953 Four Excursions
  They Called Her Moses
1954 American Folk Suite
  Prelude To Action
  The Street
1957 Muse In The Mews
1958 Out Of The Chrysalis
1959 Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder
1960 One, Two, Three Follow Me
1961 Legendary Landscape
1962 District Storyville
1963 Arena
  Blood of The Lamb
1964 Cross-town
  Daughters of the Garden
1965 Incantation
  Wilderness
  Workout
1966 Burst of Fists
1967 Black New World
1972 Migrations
  Songs of the Disinherited
1973 Sojourn
1974 Barrio
1976 Album Leaves
  Blood Memories
  Recuerdos,
1977 Argot
  Mountain of Spices
1982 Ricochet
1983 Solaris
1984 Avatar
  Collage
  Vévé (Vever)
1985 Looking for Jerusalem
1986 Beneath the Baobab
1987 Apsaras
  Twilight, solo for Gregg Lizenbery
1990 Distant Drum
  Ring-a-levio
1991 Infinite Journey
  Sombra Y Sol (Images of Frida Kahlo)
1992 House of Tears
1993 Mysteries and Raptures
  Ring-a-levio
1994 Blood Memories
  Gumbo Ya-Ya
  Vigils
1995 When I Grow Up ...When I Was A Child
1996 Rainbow Etude
1997 Delicious Obsession
  Heartbeats
  In the Deep Dreaming of My Hands
  Seven Deadly Sins
1998 Supplication

Scope and Content

Photographs, programs, production notes, music scores, audio and video recordings, costume designs, reviews, and other printed and graphic materials illustrate the eclectic career of world-renowned choreographer and University of California, Irvine Professor of Dance Donald McKayle. Early materials pertain to his youth in Harlem and his performance career in New York City in concert dance theater and television. The bulk of the collection documents McKayle's career as the choreographer of over fifty concert dance pieces between 1948 and 1998 and as a director or choreographer for theatrical productions both off and on Broadway, including Raisin and Sophisticated Ladies. The materials illustrate the development of individual choreographic pieces, the evolution of McKayle as an artist and his career as a dance educator.
Photographs and printed items, including programs, reviews, and clippings, constitute the vast majority of the McKayle Papers. In general, these materials pertain to Donald McKayle's concert dance choreography and his work in theater. Night club acts, television specials and films on which he worked are also represented in the collection. Other significant materials include drafts of his currently unpublished autobiography, provisionally entitled I Will Dance with You; his curriculum vitae; a complete choreology; videotapes of performances and interviews; and musical items such as recordings, scores, and lyrics. A few production notes and notebooks and research materials are in the collection, but these notes do not provide comprehensive documentation of McKayle's production career.
The collection is organized in eleven series based on format and genre of the materials. The collection begins with biographical items that illustrate McKayle's early life and career in dance, as well as published items and an autobiography that elaborate on his entire career. Programs, scripts, photographs, videos, scores and lyrics document his careers in choreography and dance performance. Graphic materials, including costume designs and posters, illustrate only a few theatrical productions and dance pieces. Critical reviews, clippings and various publicity materials provide nearly comprehensive documentation of McKayle's life in dance. The remainder of the collection is comprised of a smattering of correspondence from colleagues and students and items pertaining to his life as a UCI professor of dance and a professional artist active on national advisory boards and various committees.
Within each series, materials are arranged by the genres of performing arts McKayle worked in, including concert dance, film, nightclub acts, television, theatre and recordings. Under those headings, the items are generally arranged in alphabetical order by the title of the piece. Dates, when known, are provided after the title of the piece. Most choreographic works have been and continue to be performed numerous times, thus the creation date of a piece does not necessarily correspond to the date of a particular item about the piece. For example, there are numerous reviews of McKayle' definitive work Games, spanning from 1960 to 1995. Frequently, a single performance encompassed several of McKayle works. These multiple bills and retrospectives follow the single dance performances and are arranged either by the title of the first piece or by the dance company giving the retrospective.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

McKayle, Donald, 1930- -- Archives.
Online Archive of California.
University of California, Irvine -- Faculty -- Archives.
University of California, Irvine. Dept. of Dance -- Archives.
African American dancers.
Choreographers.
Choreography--United States -- History -- Sources
Costume design drawings.
Dance -- Archives
Dance cards
Dance in motion pictures, television, etc. -- United States
Dance teachers.
Dancers.
Modern dance -- United States -- History -- Sources
Negatives.
Photographic prints.
Scores.
Sound recordings.
Video recordings.

 

Biographical materials Series 1. 1930-1998

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, drafts of McKayle's autobiography I Will Dance with You, a curriculum vita and a comprehensive choreology are the primary items in the series. Photographs include portraits, publicity shots, group pictures, and family pictures as well as pictures from McKayle's early dance career and snapshots from his tour of East Asia in 1955 and 1956. Materials from childhood, passports, excepts from books, clippings, a bibliography, monthly planners, awards, speeches delivered at award ceremonies, and interviews on audio and video recordings comprise the remainder of the series. The series is organized in five subseries: 1.1. Photographs; 1.2. Autobiography and Early Life; 1.3. Printed Items; 1.4. Awards and Honors; and 1.5. Interviews and Documentaries.
 

Photographs Subseries 1.1.

Box 1, Folder 1-2

Family photographs (ca. 1930-1960)

Box 1, Folder 3-8

Portraits (ca. 1950-1998)

Box 1, Folder 9

Group photographs (ca. 1963-1997)

Box 26 OS, Folder 1

Oversized portraits and group photographs including Capezio Award Ceremony (1963) and the Legacy of the Masters Tribute to Alvin Ailey and Donald McKayle (1991)

Box 26 OS, Folder 1

McKayle's early dance career

Box 1, Folder 10

Sophie Maslow' company

Box 1, Folder 10

Champion

Box 1, Folder 10

Raincheck

Box 1, Folder 11

Village I Knew

Box 1, Folder 12

Pearl Primus picture postcard

Box 1, Folder 13

Martha Graham and Company (ca. 1955-1956)

Box 1, Folder 14

Jungle Drums on The Fred Waring Show

Box 1, Folder 15

Amahl and the Night Visitors, a television opera produced by Gian Carlo Menotti (1964)

Box 26 OS, Folder 2

Oversized Amahl and the Night Visitors

Box 1, Folder 16

Bless You All

Box 1, Folder 17-23

Travel pictures (ca. 1955-1956)

 

Autobiography and early life Subseries 1.2.

Box 1, Folder 17-23

"I Will Dance With You" (ca. 1994)

Box 1, Folder 24

Manuscript draft

Box 1, Folder 24

Early typescript draft

Box 1, Folder 25

"The New Dance Group"

Box 1, Folder 26

"At the Feet of Masters"

Box 1, Folder 27

"Around the World"

Box 1, Folder 28

"Lea"

Box 2, Folder 1

"Starting Over"

Box 2, Folder 2

"Hollywood"

Box 2, Folder 3

"At Home Abroad"

Box 2, Folder 3

Revised typescipt draft

Box 2, Folder 4

Chapter 1 "Early Moments"

Box 2, Folder 5

Chapter 2 "The New Dance Group"

Box 2, Folder 6

Chapter 3 "Games"

Box 2, Folder 7

Chapter 4 "At the Feet of Masters"

Box 2, Folder 8

Chapter 5 "Around the World"

Box 2, Folder 9

Chapter 6 "Rainbow Round My Shoulder"

Box 2, Folder 10

Chapter 7 "District Storyville"

Box 2, Folder 11

Chapter 8 "Lea"

Box 2, Folder 12

Chapter 9 "Starting Over"

Box 2, Folder 13

Chapter 10 "Hollywood"

Box 2, Folder 14

Chapter 11 "Raisin"

Box 2, Folder 15

Chapter 12 "At Home Abroad"

Box 2, Folder 16

Chapter 13 "The Broadway Banana Peel"

Box 2, Folder 17

Chapter 14 "Artist Professor"

Box 2, Folder 17

Edited chapters 8-10

Box 2, Folder 17

Publisher correspondence (1991-1993)

Box 3, Folder 1

Curriculum vita, biography, and chronology

Box 3, Folder 2-3

Passports (1955, 1959, 1964, 1970, 1975, and 1983)

Box 3, Folder 2-3

Diplomas, merit certificates and school materials

Box 3, Folder 2-3

1940

Box 3, Folder 4

City of New York, Department of Parks certificate

Box 3, Folder 4

1944

Box 3, Folder 4

Junior high school diploma

Box 3, Folder 4

William W. Niles Junior High School service certificate

Box 3, Folder 4

1945

Box 3, Folder 5

Magpie, the literary art publication of DeWitt Clinton High School

Box 3, Folder 6

American Association of Teachers of French certificate

Box 3, Folder 6

American Association of Teachers of Spanish certificate

Box 3, Folder 6

1946

Box 3, Folder 6

American Association of Teachers of Spanish certificates (2 items)

Box 3, Folder 6

1947

Box 3, Folder 6

De Witt Clinton High School outstanding service certificate

Box 3, Folder 6

High school diploma

Box 3, Folder 6

League of The Artista

Box 3, Folder 6

Letters of accomodation (2 items)

Box 3, Folder 6

Commencement program

Box 3, Folder 6

List of awards and prizes

Box 3, Folder 7

Yearbook

Box 30, Folder 7

Senior hat

Box 30, Folder 7

Philip McKayle

General note

(brother)
Box 3, Folder 8

Junior high school diploma (1943)

Box 3, Folder 8

High school diploma (1947)

Box 3, Folder 8

Clippings from early dance career

Box 3, Folder 9

New Dance Group

Box 3, Folder 10

Martha Graham Company

Box 3, Folder 10

Monthly planners

Box 3, Folder 11

1994

Box 3, Folder 12

1995

Box 3, Folder 13

1996

Box 3, Folder 14

Bibliography

 

Printed items Subseries 1.3.

Box 3, Folder 14

Excerpts

Box 3, Folder 15

Chujoy, Anatole and P.W. Manchester, The Dance Encylopedia.

Box 3, Folder 15

Cohen, Selma Jeanne, The Modern Dance: Seven Statements of Belief.

Box 3, Folder 15

Emery, Lynne Fauley, Black Dance From 1619 to Today

Box 3, Folder 15

Hughes, Langston and Milton Meltzer, Black Magic: A Pictorial History of the African-American in the Performing Arts.

Box 3, Folder 16

In Love With The Flame.

Box 3, Folder 16

Jiang-jing, Modern Dance (Chinese).

Box 3, Folder 16

Long, Richard A., The Black Tradition in American Modern Dance.

Box 3, Folder 16

McDonagh, Don, The Complete Guide to Modern Dance.

Box 3, Folder 17

Penrod, James, and Janice Gudde Plastino, The Dancer Prepares.

Box 3, Folder 17

Sorell, Walter (ed.), The Dance Has Many Faces (2nd ed.), Columbia University Press, New York and London, 1966.

Box 3, Folder 17

Thorpe, Edward, Black Dance. (Woodstock, New York: The Overlook Press, 1990).

Box 3, Folder 17

Woll, Allen, Black Musical Theatre: From Coontown to Dreamgirls.

Box 3, Folder 17

Clippings

Box 3, Folder 18

1953

Box 3, Folder 19

1960, 1963, 1964, 1968

Box 3, Folder 20

1970

Box 3, Folder 21

1971

Box 3, Folder 22

1973

Box 3, Folder 23

1982

Box 3, Folder 24

1988

Box 3, Folder 25-26

1989

Box 3, Folder 27

1990

Box 3, Folder 28-29

1991

Box 3, Folder 30-31

1992

Box 3, Folder 32-33

1993

Box 4, Folder 1-2

1994

Box 4, Folder 3

1995

Box 4, Folder 4

1996

Box 4, Folder 5

1997

Box 4, Folder 6

1998

Box 4, Folder 7

Undated clippings

Box 24, Folder 1-11

Original clippings of photocopies in Box 3 Folders 9-10, 18-33 and Box 4 Folders 1-7

General note

[Restricted due to fragility. Researchers must use photocopies.]
Box 29, Folder 1

Oversized original clipping of photocopies in Box 3 Folders 25

General note

[Restricted due to fragility. Researchers must use photocopies.]
Box 29, Folder 1

Miscellaneous items

Box 4, Folder 8

Ephemera from Martha Graham tour (1955)

Box 27 OS, Folder 1

Color separation for 'Still Stretching" ( Gumbo Ya-Ya, 1994)

Box 27 OS, Folder 1

Rendering for biographical insert (Donald McKayle and Lea Vivante)

Box 4, Folder 9

Alvin Ailey Memorial Program (1989)

 

Awards and honors Subseries 1.4.

Box 4, Folder 10

Capezio award (1963)

Box 4, Folder 11

Waltann School of Creative Arts awards (1964)

Box 4, Folder 12

NAACP Image Award for Sophisticated Ladies (1982)

Box 4, Folder 13

"Black Visions '89: Movements of Ten Dance Masters" (1989)

Box 4, Folder 14

Distinguished Artists Forum speech (1989)

Box 4, Folder 15

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Tribute "All McKayle Evening" (1991)

Box 4, Folder 16

"Black Choreographers Moving Towards the 21st Century: Legacy of the Masters: A Historical Tribute to Alvin Ailey and Donald McKayle" (1991)

Box 4, Folder 17

Griot Productions and the Fifth Annual Black Dance Conference certificate of appreciation (1992)

Box 4, Folder 18

Lauds and Laurels, UCI Alumni Association (1992)

Box 4, Folder 19

Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award (1992)

Box 4, Folder 20

American Black Achievements award (1993)

Box 4, Folder 21

American Dance Guild Award: American Black Arts Award in Fine Arts (1994)

Box 4, Folder 22

AUCI/UCI Alumni Association: Most Outstanding Professor, School of Fine Arts (1994)

Box 4, Folder 23

Second Annual Lehman Award (1994)

Box 4, Folder 24

Living Legend award (1994)

Box 4, Folder 25

National Black Arts Festival: Award for Distinguished Achievement (1994)

Box 4, Folder 26

California Dance Educators Association Heritage award (1995)

Box 4, Folder 27

National Dance Residency Program award (1995)

Box 4, Folder 28

Resolution from the County of Los Angeles (1995)

Box 4, Folder 29

City and Country of Denver Proclamation: "Masterworks: A Tribute to Donald McKayle Days" (1997)

Box 4, Folder 29

Nominations for Antoinette Perry ("Tony") Award (Choreography)

Box 4, Folder 30

Golden Boy, including program (1965)

Box 4, Folder 30

Raisin (1973-1974)

Box 4, Folder 30

Doctor Jazz (1974-1975)

Box 4, Folder 30

Sophisticated Ladies (1980-1981)

Box 4, Folder 30

Certificates

Box 4, Folder 31

Fellow of the Black Academy of Arts and Letters (1969)

Box 4, Folder 31

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (1976-1977)

Box 4, Folder 31

Drama - Logue (1978)

Box 4, Folder 31

Outer Critics Circle award (1980-1981)

Box 4, Folder 31

Foster award (1982)

Box 4, Folder 31

Professional Dancers Society ceritficate of appreciation (undated)

 

Interviews and documentaries Subseries 1.5.

Box 4, Folder 31

Film and video

Box 12, Folder 31

Conversation with Donald McKayle, Dancer/Choreographer, Dance Pioneers (1990).

Box 12, Folder 31

ICW Conversation with the Masters: Stuart Hodes, Linda Hodes, Donald McKayle and Betty Jones (June 17,1992)

Box 12, Folder 31

Conversations with Contemporary Masters of American Modern Dance: Speaking of Dance: Donald McKayle, American Dance Festival video (VHS, 1992)

Box 12, Folder 31

Donald McKayle: Games, Rainbows, and Other Dances produced by Dance Pioneers (VHS, January 5, 1995)

Box 12, Folder 31

Donald McKayle, Griot Productions "California Gold," Interview footage

Box 12, Folder 31

Donald McKayle: Singing His Life at the University of Hawaii Department of Theatre Arts (VHS, November 11, 1996)

Box 12, Folder 31

"Dance Maker, Peace Maker, Donald McKayle, November 28" Part 3 of the Pushing the Envelope Series (2 tapes, VHS)

Box 12, Folder 31

Charles Couralt, Toni (Morrison), Dorothea (Freitag)-Cast (Beta 500)

Box 12, Folder 31

Ponchita, Pierce, interview with McKayle and Morrison (Beta 500)

Box 12, Folder 31

Dance Choreographer Donald McKayle: From Harlem to Hollywood (VHS)

Box 12, Folder 31

[Unidentified with Hebrew text], Jerusalem

Box 12, Folder 31

Audio recordings

Box 17, Folder 31

"Capezio Dance Awards" (March 19, 1963)

Box 17, Folder 31

"All McKayle Evening," City Center (December 19, 1991)

Box 17, Folder 31

"Donald McKayle"

Box 17, Folder 31

"Donald McKayle" by Jean Battey Lewis for National Public Radio

Box 17, Folder 31

"Legacy of the Masters: Alvin Ailey and Donald McKayle" talk by Richard Long

Box 17, Folder 31

"The Roast" (Panel testimonials with speech by McKayle)

Box 17, Folder 31

National Public Radio transcripts

Box 4, Folder 32

Interview with Abby Ellis (1986)

Box 4, Folder 33

"Dance Notes" (1991)

Box 4, Folder 34

"Choreographer Donald McKayle Not Slowing Down at 63" (1994)

Box 4, Folder 35

Transcript of interview with Donald McKayle by Jacqui P. [?] for an MFA thesis project (1992)

 

Programs Series 2. 1952-1997

Scope and Content Note

Programs primarily document concert dance choreography and theater, both regional and Broadway. The series is organized in four subseries 2.1. Concert Dance; 2.2. Night Club Acts; 2.3. Television; and 2.4. Theater.
 

Concert dance Subseries 2.1.

Box 4, Folder 35

Album Leaves

Box 5, Folder 1

Terzo Festival Dei Due Mondi (1960)

Box 5, Folder 1

Djazzex (1987)

Box 5, Folder 1

UCI (1993)

Box 5, Folder 1

Batsheva Dance Company (1976)

Box 5, Folder 2

American Folk Suite (1954)

Box 5, Folder 2

"Angelitos Negros" from Songs of the Disinherited

Box 5, Folder 3

Lula Washington Dance Theatre

Box 5, Folder 3

Choreographer's Showcase (1994)

Box 5, Folder 3

Showcase Gold Coast (1994)

Box 5, Folder 3

15th Anniversary Season (1995)

Box 5, Folder 3

Repertory Dance Theatre (undated)

Box 5, Folder 3

Riverside Community College Dance (1994)

Box 5, Folder 3

Apsaras

Box 5, Folder 4

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre (1985, 1990)

Box 5, Folder 4

Avatar

Box 5, Folder 5

San Antonio Ballet (1984)

Box 5, Folder 5

Black New World (1967)

Box 5, Folder 6-7

Festival Internazionale Del Balletto, Geneva

Box 5, Folder 6-7

Strand Theatre, England

Box 5, Folder 6-7

Teatro Estivo

Box 5, Folder 6-7

Teatro Romano

Box 5, Folder 6-7

Torino

Box 5, Folder 6-7

Blood Memories

Box 5, Folder 8

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (1977)

Box 5, Folder 8

Collage

Box 5, Folder 9

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (1984)

Box 5, Folder 9

Daughters of the Garden

Box 5, Folder 10

Batsheva Dance Company (1964)

Box 5, Folder 10

Escuela National de Danza (Uruguay 1992)

Box 5, Folder 10

Harkness Ballet (ca. 1965-1966)

Box 5, Folder 10

UCI (1995)

Box 5, Folder 10

District Storyville

Box 5, Folder 11

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company at American Dance Festival (1989, 1992)

Box 5, Folder 11

Games

Box 5, Folder 12-13

Donald McKayle Dancers (1952)

Box 5, Folder 12-13

New Dance Group Company (1953)

Box 5, Folder 12-13

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company at American Dance Festival (1988)

Box 5, Folder 12-13

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (1990, 1991)

Box 5, Folder 12-13

Dallas Black Dance Theatre (1991)

Box 5, Folder 12-13

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (1992)

Box 5, Folder 12-13

UCI (1992)

Box 5, Folder 12-13

Cleveland Ballet (1995)

Box 5, Folder 12-13

Gumbo Ya-Ya

Box 5, Folder 14

San Francisco Ballet (1994)

Box 5, Folder 14

Heartbeats

Box 5, Folder 15

Limón Dance Company (1997)

Box 5, Folder 15

House of Tears (Casa de Lagrimas)

Box 5, Folder 16

Ballet Nuevo Mundo (1993)

Box 5, Folder 16

San Jose Cleveland Ballet (1992, 1993)

Box 5, Folder 16

Infinite Journey

Box 5, Folder 17

Loyola Marymount University (1991)

Box 5, Folder 17

"Lust" from The Seven Deadly Sins

Box 5, Folder 18

UCI (1997)

Box 5, Folder 18

Migrations

Box 5, Folder 19

California State University, Long Beach (1991)

Box 5, Folder 19

Mysteries and Raptures

Box 5, Folder 20

Program Notes

Box 5, Folder 20

Nocturne

Box 5, Folder 21

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (1995)

Box 5, Folder 21

Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder

Box 5, Folder 22-23

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (1984, 1990, 1995)

Box 5, Folder 22-23

Inner City Repertory Dance Company (1985)

Box 5, Folder 22-23

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company at American Dance Festival (1988)

Box 5, Folder 22-23

New Dance Group Gala Concert (1993)

Box 5, Folder 22-23

Reflections in the Park

Box 5, Folder 24

Donald McKayle (1964)

Box 5, Folder 24

Ring-a-levio

Box 5, Folder 25

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (1993)

Box 5, Folder 25

UCI (1990)

Box 5, Folder 25

Sombra Y Sol (Images of Frieda Kahlo)

Box 5, Folder 26

UCI (1991)

Box 5, Folder 26

Program Notes

Box 5, Folder 26

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (1992)

Box 5, Folder 26

Program Notes

Box 5, Folder 26

Limón Dance Company (1995)

Box 5, Folder 26

Songs of the Disinherited

Box 5, Folder 27-28

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (1990, 1991)

Box 5, Folder 27-28

Lula Washington's Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Theater (1991)

Box 5, Folder 27-28

UNCW (1991)

Box 5, Folder 27-28

"Upon the Mountain" from Songs of the Disinherited

Box 5, Folder 29

Lula Washington's Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Theatre (1994)

Box 5, Folder 29

Vévé ( Vever)

Box 5, Folder 30

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (1987)

Box 5, Folder 30

UCI (1994)

Box 5, Folder 30

Vigils

Box 6, Folder 1

American Dance Festival (1994)

Box 6, Folder 1

When I Grow Up...When I Was a Child

Box 6, Folder 2

UCI (1995)

Box 6, Folder 2

Multiple billings and retrospectives

Box 6, Folder 2

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Box 6, Folder 3

"Angelitos Negros" from Songs of the Disinherited; District Storyville; Games; Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1991)

Box 6, Folder 3

American Repertory Dance Company/ Trailblazers: Dancers of Change Honoring the Work of Agnes de Mille and Donald McKayle

Box 6, Folder 3

"Angelitos Negros" from Songs of the Disinherited; Saturday's Child; and "Spanish Tinge" from Album Leaves (1995)

Box 6, Folder 3

Black Dance Companies Conference

Box 6, Folder 3

Games and Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1992)

Box 6, Folder 3

Chuck Davis African-American Dance Ensemble

Box 6, Folder 3

Distant Drum and Games (1990)

Box 6, Folder 3

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

Box 6, Folder 4

Songs of the Disinherited and Saturday's Child (1990)

Box 6, Folder 4

Blood Memories and Sombra Y Sol (Images of Frieda Kahlo) (1994)

Box 6, Folder 4

"Angelitos Negros from Songs of the Disinherited; Blood Memories; and Sombra Y Sol (Images of Frieda Kahlo) (1995)

Box 6, Folder 4

Cleveland Ballet

Box 6, Folder 5

Games and House of Tears (1995)

Box 6, Folder 5

Daniel Nagrin and Donald McKayle

Box 27 OS, Folder 1

Songs of the Forest; Saturday's Child; and Games (undated)

Box 27 OS, Folder 1

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Box 27 OS, Folder 1

Games; Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder; and District Storyville (1989)

Box 27 OS, Folder 1

Donald McKayle

Box 6, Folder 5

Infinite Journey; "Wounded Flesh" from Sombra Y Sol; and "Angelitos Negros" from Songs of the Disinherited (1991)

Box 6, Folder 5

Donald McKayle and Company

Box 6, Folder 6

Games and Nocturne (1953)

Box 6, Folder 6

Four Vignettes; Games; Her Name was Harriet; and Nocturne (1956)

Box 6, Folder 6

Games and Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1959)

Box 6, Folder 6

Games; Nocturne;and Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1963)

Box 6, Folder 6

Nocturne; Bursts of Fists; District Storyville; Games; Daughters of Eden; and Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1967)

Box 6, Folder 6

Donald McKayle/Normand Maxon Dance Company

Box 6, Folder 7

Legendary Landscape; Games; District Storyville; and Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1961)

Box 6, Folder 7

Games and Her Name was Harriet (1990)

Box 6, Folder 7

Inner City Repertory Dance Company

Box 6, Folder 8

Daughters of Eden; District Storyville; Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder; and Sojourn (1971)

Box 6, Folder 8

Daughters of Eden; Games; Migrations; and Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1972)

Box 6, Folder 8

Los Angeles Dance Theatre

Box 6, Folder 8

Saturday's Child and "Spanish Tinge" from Album Leaves (1995)

Box 6, Folder 8

San José/Cleveland Ballet

Box 6, Folder 9

Games and House of Tears (1995)

Box 6, Folder 9

Stage for Dancers

Box 6, Folder 9

Creole Afternoon; Exodus; and Saturday's Child (1950)

Box 6, Folder 9

Creole Afternoon; Saturday's Child; and Songs of the Heart (1952)

Box 6, Folder 9

Souvenir programs

Box 6, Folder 10

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (1983, 1990)

Box 6, Folder 11

Jacob's Pillow (1963)

Box 6, Folder 11

Miscellaneous

Box 6, Folder 12

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (1989, 1990)

Box 6, Folder 12

American Dance Festival (1990)

Box 6, Folder 12

Lea Vivante: Dances of Spain (1969)

Box 6, Folder 12

San José Cleveland Ballet (1992)

Box 6, Folder 

Programs in Hebrew (1985, undated)

 

Night club acts Subseries 2.2.

Box 6, Folder 13

Harry Belafonte (1959)

 

Television Subseries 2.3.

Box 6, Folder 14

The 43rd Annual Academy Awards (1971)

Box 6, Folder 14

The 49th Annual Academy Awards (1977)

 

Theater Subseries 2.4.

Box 6, Folder 15

Ain't Nothing but the Blues (1997)

Box 6, Folder 16

Golden Boy (1964 and undated)

Box 6, Folder 17

House of Flowers (1987)

Box 6, Folder 18

I'm Solomon (1968 and undated)

Box 6, Folder 19

Raisin (1972-1973 and undated)

Box 6, Folder 20

Rockin' With Rachmoninov (1991)

Box 6, Folder 21

Shimmy (1994)

Box 6, Folder 22-24

Sophisticated Ladies (1980-1983 and undated))

Box 6, Folder 25

South Pacific (1986)

Box 6, Folder 26-27

Stardust (1988-1990)

Box 6, Folder 28

Threepenny Opera (1992-1993)

Box 6, Folder 29

West Side Story (1991-1992)

Box 6, Folder 29

Program Notes

 

Synopses, scripts, and production notes Series 3. 1975-1996

Scope and Content Note

Scripts pertain primarily to theater works, including drafts of Sophisticated Ladies, Shimmy and N'Orleans. Synopses and production notes document a few concert dance pieces and theatre productions. Other items include Labanotation scores of Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder and cast and company member lists.
 

Synopses Subseries 3.1.

Box 4, Folder 29

Concert dance

Box 7, Folder 1

Distant Drum (1990 and undated)

Box 7, Folder 2

House of Tears (1992)

Box 7, Folder 3

Mysteries and Raptures (1993)

Box 7, Folder 4

Sombra Y Sol (1990)

Box 7, Folder 4

Theater

Box 7, Folder 5

"Duke," original title for piece that became Sophisticated Ladies

Box 7, Folder 6

Emperor Jones

Box 7, Folder 7

The Last Minstrel Show (undated)

Box 7, Folder 8

N' Orleans-The Storyville Musical (undated)

Box 7, Folder 9-11

Shimmy (1994-1995)

Box 7, Folder 12-13

Sophisticated Ladies

 

Scripts Subseries 3.2.

Box 7, Folder 14

Duke (First draft of Sophisticated Ladies, 1978)

Box 7, Folder 15

House of Flowers (annotated 1986)

Box 7, Folder 16-18

The Last Minstrel Show

Box 7, Folder 19-23

N' Orleans: The Storyville Musical (annotated, 1982 and 1984)

Box 8, Folder 1

Raisin

Box 8, Folder 2-4

Shimmy (1993 and undated)

Box 8, Folder 5-6

Sophisticated Ladies (1980)

Box 8, Folder 7

Storyville (1981)

Box 8, Folder 8

Untitled partial script

 

Production notes Subseries 3.3.

Box 8, Folder 8

Concert dance

Box 8, Folder 9

Album Leaves

Box 8, Folder 10

Blood Memories

Box 8, Folder 11

Collage

Box 8, Folder 12

House of Tears

Box 8, Folder 13

Looking for Jerusalem (ca. 1985)

Box 8, Folder 13

Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder

Box 8, Folder 14

Notebook

Box 8, Folder 14

List of dancers who worked with McKayle

Box 8, Folder 15

Labanotation score by Mary Corey (1993)

Box 8, Folder 16

Labanotation score by Wendy Chu (1994)

Box 9, Folder 1

Ringalevio and Distant Drum

Box 9, Folder 2

Sombra Y Sol

Box 9, Folder 3-4

They Called Her Moses

Box 9, Folder 3-4

Theater

Box 9, Folder 5

Emperor Jones (undated)

Box 9, Folder 6-8

House of Flowers (1986)

Box 9, Folder 9

The Last Minstrel Show (undated)

Box 9, Folder 11

The Minstrel Man (1975)

Box 9, Folder 12

N'Orleans

Box 9, Folder 13-15

Shimmy

Box 9, Folder 16

Sophisticated Ladies (undated)

Box 9, Folder 17

West Side Story

Box 9, Folder 17

Cast lists

Box 9, Folder 18

District Storyville

Box 9, Folder 18

Games

Box 9, Folder 18

Heartbeats (1996)

Box 9, Folder 18

Ring-a-levio

Box 9, Folder 18

Sombra Y Sol (Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble and UCI)

Box 9, Folder 18

West Side Story (1991)

Box 9, Folder 19

Donald McKayle and Company and Inner City Repertory Dance Company members (1951-1973)

 

Photographs Series 4. ca. 1951-1995 and undated

Scope and Content Note

Photographs illustrate McKayle's choreography, primarily in concert dance and his career as a dance teacher all over the globe. Most of the photographs are undated. The series is organized in three subseries: 4.1. Performance and Publicity; 4.2. Teaching and Rehearsal; and 4.3. Negatives. Negatives are unprocessed and restricted from researcher use. Subseries 4.1 is arranged first by performing art genre and then alphabetically by title of the piece.
 

Performance and publicity Subseries 4.1.

Box 9, Folder 19

Concert Dance

Box 10, Folder 1

"Angelitos Negros" from Songs of the Disinherited

Box 10, Folder 2

Arena

Box 26 OS, Folder 3

Oversized Arena

Box 10, Folder 3

Barrio

Box 10, Folder 4-5

Black New World

Box XOS, Folder 1

Blood Memories

Box 10, Folder 6

Blood of the Lamb

Box 26 OS, Folder 3

Oversized Blood of the Lamb

Box 10, Folder 7-9

Daughters of the Garden

Box 26 OS, Folder 4

Oversized Daughters of the Garden

Box 10, Folder 10-15

District Storyville

Box 26 OS, Folder 4

Oversized District Storyville

Box 10, Folder 16

Four Excursions

Box 10, Folder 17-20

Games

Box 26 OS, Folder 4

Oversized Games

Box 10, Folder 21-22

Legendary Landscape

Box 10, Folder 23

Migrations

Box 10, Folder 24-27

Nocturne

Box 26 OS, Folder 4

Oversized Nocturne

Box 10, Folder 28-35

Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder

Box 26 OS, Folder 5

Oversized Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder

Box 10, Folder 36-38

Reflections in the Park

Box 11, Folder 1-2

Sojourn

Box 11, Folder 3

Sombra Y Sol

Box 11, Folder 4-5

They Called Her Moses

Box 11, Folder 6

Wilderness

Box 11, Folder 6

Companies (contact sheets with multiple dances)

Box 11, Folder 6

Donald McKayle and Company

Box 11, Folder 7-9

Arena

Box 11, Folder 7-9

Blood of the Lamb

Box 11, Folder 7-9

Daughters of the Garden

Box 11, Folder 7-9

District Storyville

Box 11, Folder 7-9

Games

Box 11, Folder 7-9

Legendary Landscape

Box 11, Folder 7-9

Nocturne

Box 11, Folder 7-9

Rainbow Round My Shoulder

Box 11, Folder 7-9

Sojourn

Box 11, Folder 7-9

Inner City Repertory Dance Company

Box 11, Folder 10

Performance

Box 11, Folder 10

Company pictures

Box 11, Folder 11

Scrapbook (1971)

Box 11, Folder 12

San Francisco Ballet

Box 11, Folder 12

Individual dancers

Box 11, Folder 13

Hodes, Linda M.

Box 11, Folder 13

Maxon, Normand

Box 11, Folder 13

Mills, George

Box 26 OS, Folder 6

Unidentified dancers

Box 26 OS, Folder 6

Television

Box 11, Folder 14

Cindy

Box 11, Folder 14

Bill Cosby Special

Box 11, Folder 15

Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman (Mary Tyler Moore)

Box 11, Folder 16

The Strollin' Twenties

Box 11, Folder 16

Film

Box 11, Folder 17

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Box 26 OS, Folder 6

Oversized Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Box 26 OS, Folder 6

Theater

Box 11, Folder 18

Emperor Jones

Box 11, Folder 19

Golden Boy

Box 11, Folder 20

Raisin

Box 11, Folder 21

Sophisticated Ladies

 

Teaching and rehearsal Subseries 4.2.

Box 11, Folder 22

Donald McKayle and Company (undated)

Box 11, Folder 22

Boston, Massachusetts (ca. 1963)

Box 11, Folder 22

Florida State University (ca. 1979)

Box 11, Folder 22

Portland State University in Portland, Oregon (1983)

Box 11, Folder 23

International Sommerakademie des Tanz in Köln, Germany (ca. 1973-1976)

Box 11, Folder 24-27

McKayle teaching Rainbow Round My Shoulder in Moscow to dancers from Bolshoi Ballet; Free Ballet; Marseyev Company; and Russian Seasons Ballet Company (1993)

 

Negatives Subseries 4.3.

Box 25, Folder 1-11

Unprocessed negatives

 

Performance film and videos Series 5. 1959-1994

Scope and Content Note

Videocassettes and kinescopes document performances of McKayle's works, primarily in concert dance and television. Items are arranged by performing arts genre.
Box 25, Folder 1-11

Concert dance

Box 12, Folder 1-11

Album Leaves performed by the Bat Sheva Dance Company (PAL)

Box 12, Folder 1-11

Blood Memories presented by Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

Box 12, Folder 1-11

Collage performed by "The Company We Keep," Portland State University in Portland Oregon.

Box 12, Folder 1-11

District Storyville

Box 14, Folder 1-11

Kinescope (October 21, 1962)

Box 12, Folder 1-11

Video of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (VHS)

Box 12, Folder 1-11

Video (No "Little Lou")

Box 12, Folder 1-11

Games

Box 12, Folder 1-11

Video of African American Dance Ensemble at the American Dance Festival (VHS, 1981)

Box 12, Folder 1-11

Video of rehearsal with singers (High 8)

Box 12, Folder 1-11

Videos of rehearsals (2 tapes, High 8)

Box 12, Folder 1-11

Video of McKayle on Games (High 8)

Box 12, Folder 1-11

Games and Vever (premiere) performed by Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble for Tenth Anniversary (Beta L-500 and VHS, 1984)

Box 13, Folder 1-11

Gumbo Ya-Ya (February 10, 1994)

Box 13, Folder 1-11

House of Tears

Box 13, Folder 1-11

Cleveland Ballet (November 11 and 14, 1992)

Box 13, Folder 1-11

Looking For Jerusalem with Donald McKayle and M. Shlomo Gillinich (PAL)

Box 13, Folder 1-11

Mysteries and Raptures performed by Cleveland Ballet (October 17, 1993)

Box 13, Folder 1-11

Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder

Box 14, Folder 1-11

Kinescope (June 14, 1959)

Box 13, Folder 1-11

Video (Beta 500, June 14, 1965)

Box 13, Folder 1-11

Ricochet

Box 13, Folder 1-11

Ring-a-levio performed by Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (May 2, 1993)

Box 13, Folder 1-11

Songs of the Disinherited performed by Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (seven-minutes excerpt, 1991)

Box 13, Folder 1-11

Solaris

Box 13, Folder 1-11

They Called Her Moses produced by Dance Pioneers, Camera 3 Production (VHS, April 30, 1960)

Box 13, Folder 1-11

Television

Box 13, Folder 1-11

The Cosby Show (Beta)

Box 13, Folder 1-11

43rd Annual Academy Awards excerpt of "Thank You Very Much"

Box 13, Folder 1-11

49th Annual Academy Awards

Box 13, Folder 1-11

Academy Award dance numbers

Box 13, Folder 1-11

Ann Margaret, Lea Vivante, and Ben Vereen (Beta)

Box 13, Folder 1-11

Free to Be You and Me (Beta)

Box 13, Folder 1-11

Theater

Box 13, Folder 1-11

Dancin' in the Streets (VHS, April 19, 1984)

Box 13, Folder 1-11

Rockin' With Rachmaninoff at the Barnsdale Gallery Theatre (June 7 and 8, 1991)

Box 13, Folder 1-11

Stardust (December 1988)

Box 13, Folder 1-11

Storyville

 

Music scores and lyrics Series 6. ca. 1949-1970

Scope and Content Note

Music scores and lyrics for concert dance pieces including Black New World, Games, Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder, and Burst of Fists-and theater productions such as Golden Boy.
 

Music scores Subseries 6.1.

Box 13, Folder 1-11

Concert dance

Box 27 OS, Folder 2

Black New World; Blood Memories

Box 27 OS, Folder 3

Blood of the Lamb (ca. 1963)

Box 15, Folder 1-24

Bursts of Fists

Box 27 OS, Folder 4

Games (1949)

Box 27 OS, Folder 4

Prelude for Action composed by Alonso Levister

Box 27 OS, Folder 5

"Jackleg Preacher"

Box 27 OS, Folder 5

Rainbow ' Round My Shoulder

Box 27 OS, Folder 5

"Darlin'"

Box 16, Folder 1

They Called Her Moses (1969)

Box 27 OS, Folder 5

Traditions (dance piece by Charles Weidman)

Box 27 OS, Folder 5

Night Club Acts

Box 16, Folder 2

"I'm the Greatest Star," Aretha Franklin (2 copies)

Box 16, Folder 3

"Kenya Greeting Song," Belafonte Singers

Box 16, Folder 3

Television

Box 16, Folder 3

Bill Cosby Show

Box 16, Folder 4

"Someone Else's Bag"

Box 16, Folder 4

The Dick Van Dyke Show

Box 16, Folder 5

"On the Other Hand"

Box 16, Folder 5

Theater

Box 16, Folder 5

One More Time

Box 27 OS, Folder 6

"Blues in the Night"

Box 27 OS, Folder 6

A Time for Singing

Box 27 OS, Folder 6

"Come You Men"

Box 16, Folder 6

Emperor Jones

Box 16, Folder 6

Golden Boy (1964)

Box 27 OS, Folder 6

wa

Box 16, Folder 7

Queenie Pie, Opera Buffa by Duke Ellington (1974)

 

Lyrics Subseries 6.2.

Box 16, Folder 7

Concert Dance

Box 16, Folder 8

"Angelitos Negros" from Songs of the Disinherited

Box 16, Folder 8

District Storyville

Box 16, Folder 8

"Michie Banjo" from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre version

Box 16, Folder 9

Games (undated)

Box 16, Folder 9

Theater

Box 27 OS, Folder 7

House of Flowers

Box 27 OS, Folder 7

The Road to Jerusalem

Box 16, Folder 10

"Where's Jerusalem" (Notes in Hebrew)

 

Music audio recordings Series 7. ca. 1959-1993

Scope and Content Note

Reel-to-reel and cassette tapes of music for concert dance pieces; theater, including Raisin; and a rehearsal of the children's recording Come and See the Peppermint Tree.
 

Reel to reel Subseries 7.1.

Box 16, Folder 10

Concert dance

Box 18, Folder 10

Arena (1963)

Box 18, Folder 10

Barrio (1972)

Box 18, Folder 10

Blood of the Lamb (3 reels 1963)

Box 18, Folder 10

Daughters of the Garden

Box 18, Folder 10

District Storyville

Box 18, Folder 10

"How Green is My Valley " from A Time For Singing (2 reels)

Box 18, Folder 10

Kicks and Co. (2 reels)

Box 18, Folder 10

Legendary Landscape

Box 18, Folder 10

Migration (2 reels) (1971)

Box 18, Folder 10

Muse in the News

Box 18, Folder 10

Nocturne (2 reels)

Box 18, Folder 10

"No. 1. Wind, No. 2 Windy-Reedy, No. 3. Flight" musical sketches

Box 18, Folder 10

Pas de Deux/ Rhythms [1 reel]

Box 19, Folder 10

Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder

Box 19, Folder 10

"Canticle no. 3," Bennington College (ca. 1950-1955)

Box 19, Folder 10

"Rainbow and Zulu", Valley Stream, New York

Box 19, Folder 10

Sojourn (2 reels)

Box 19, Folder 10

Solomon Solomon (2 reels)

Box 19, Folder 10

Songs of the Disinherited

Box 19, Folder 10

They Called Her Moses

Box 19, Folder 10

Theater

Box 19, Folder 10

Raisin (2 reels)

Box 19, Folder 10

Television

Box 19, Folder 10

"Exploring," music for "Baseball Ballet" NBC (2 reels)

Box 19, Folder 10

Recording

Box 19, Folder 10

Come and See the Peppermint Tree rehearsal "Don (Donald McKayle) and Evelyn" (1959)

Box 19, Folder 10

Miscellaneous

Box 19, Folder 10

"Charles Blackwell (production manager): Backstage at the Imperial Theatre"

Box 19, Folder 10

"Dance Workshop" (1960)

Box 17, Folder 10

"From Gwen Watson at Mills College, California" (1963)

 

Cassette tapes Subseries 7.2.

Box 17, Folder 10

Concert dance

Box 17, Folder 10

Distant Drum (1989)

Box 17, Folder 10

Games and Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (interview)

Box 17, Folder 10

Gumbo Ya-Ya

Box 17, Folder 10

"Senegalese Ballet"

Box 17, Folder 10

"Wayayé" (verticals and finale)

Box 17, Folder 10

McKayle and James Newton (1993)

Box 17, Folder 10

Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder

Box 17, Folder 10

Television

Box 17, Folder 10

The Last Minstrel Show

Box 17, Folder 10

Theater

Box 17, Folder 10

Duke (demo tape)

Box 17, Folder 10

Rockin' with Rachmaninoff, including Horace Silver Band rehearsal (2 cassettes)

Box 17, Folder 10

Shimmy (4 cassettes)

 

Graphic material Series 8. 1952-2009

Scope and Content Note

Costume designs, posters and set designs comprise the series and illustrate concert dance and theater. Major pieces illustrated include Blood Memories and Sophisticated Ladies. The series also contains original costume drawings by Donald McKayle and copies of drawings by Lea Vivante and Bernard Johnson for Songs of the Forest, Gumbo Ya Ya and Daughters of the Garden.
 

Costume designs Subseries 8.1.

Box 16, Folder 10

Concert dance

Box 16, Folder 11

Blood Memories. Drawings by Lea Vivante (1994)

Box 16, Folder 12

Cantes de (1994)

Box 16, Folder 13

Daughters of the Garden . Drawings by Bernard Johnson (1995)

Box 16, Folder 14

Devil in Massachusetts. Original drawings by Donald McKayle for the Mary Anthony Dance Company (1952)

Box 16, Folder 15

Gumbo Ya-Ya (1994)

Box 16, Folder 16

Songs of the Forest. Original drawings by Donald McKayle (1952)

Box 28 OS, Folder 1

Mysteries and Raptures. Drawings by by Lea Vivante (1993)

Box 28 OS, Folder 1

Theater

Box 16, Folder 17

Emperor Jones (undated)

Box 28 OS, Folder 2

One More Time (My Heart Belongs to Broadway)

Box 16, Folder 18-19

Sophisticated Ladies

 

Posters Subseries 8.2.

Box 16, Folder 18-19

Concert dance

Box XOS, Folder 2

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (1989)

Box XOS, Folder 2

Black New World (1967)

Box 28 OS, Folder 3

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble Presents "Masterworks: A Tribute to Donald McKayle"

Box XOS, Folder 2

Dance Ensemble (1983)

Scope and Content Summary

Original artwork signed by artist.
Box XOS, Folder 2

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (annotated)

Box FB-046, Folder 11

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company 41st Anniversary Season (2009) 2009

Box XOS, Folder 2

Donald McKayle and Company

Box FB-046, Folder 11

Donald McKayle and the ONU Choreography Showcase (2009) 2009

Box XOS, Folder 2

UCI Dance Visions Presents Generations (1995)

Box XOS, Folder 

Choreography festivals

Box XOS, Folder 

XIV. Internationale Sommerakademie Des Tanzes Mit Wettbewerbjunger Choreographen (1970).

Box XOS, Folder 2

XV. Internationale Sommerakademie Des Tanzes Mit Wettbewerbjunger Choreographen (1971).

Box XOS, Folder 2

Theater

Box XOS, Folder 2

Black New World and Emperor Jones (1967)

Box XOS, Folder 3

Emperor Jones (1984)

Box XOS, Folder 3

Evolution of the Blues (undated)

Box XOS, Folder 

Raisin (undated)

Box XOS, Folder 

Unsorted

Box 28 OS, Folder 4

Committee for Freedom in Argentina (with letter from Maria Ferer) (undated)

 

Other graphic materials Subseries 8.3.

Box 28 OS, Folder 4

Set designs

Box 28 OS, Folder 4

Concert dance

Box 28 OS, Folder 5

Games

Box 28 OS, Folder 5

Theater

Box 31 OS, Folder 5

Free to Be You and Me, set mock up

Box 28 OS, Folder 5

N'Orleans: The Storyville Musical

Box 16, Folder 20

Raisin, photograph of set

Box 16, Folder 21

Dancers: Drawings, by Suzanne Rosenblatt (signed)

 

Publicity materials Series 9. 1951-1998 and undated

Scope and Content Note

Reviews, clippings, mailers and advertisements are arranged by performing arts genres. Reviews are further arranged by title of the piece or production and alphabetically by the surname of the reviewer.
 

Reviews Subseries 9.1.

Box 16, Folder 21

Concert dance Sub-subseries 9.1.1.

Box 20, Folder 1

Album Leaves (1993)

Box 20, Folder 2

American Folk Suite (1954)

Box 20, Folder 2

"Angelitos Negros" from Songs of the Disinherited (1994)

Box 20, Folder 3

Blood Memories (1970-1976)

Box 20, Folder 4

Collage (1984)

Box 20, Folder 5

Distant Drum (1990)

Box 20, Folder 6-7

District Storyville (1966-1992)

Box 20, Folder 8-9

Games (1960-1995 and undated)

Box 20, Folder 10

Gumbo Ya-Ya (1994-1995 and undated)

Box 20, Folder 11

Heartbeats (1997)

Box 20, Folder 12

House of Tears (1992-1993)

Box 20, Folder 13

Mysteries and Raptures (1993)

Box 20, Folder 14

Nocturne (1995)

Box 20, Folder 15-16

Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1989-1995 and undated)

Box 20, Folder 17

Reflections in the Park (1964)

Box 20, Folder 18

Ring-a-levio (1990-1993)

Box 20, Folder 19

Saturday's Child (1995-1996)

Box 20, Folder 20

Sombra Y Sol (Images of Frieda Kahlo) (1991-1995)

Box 20, Folder 21

Songs of the Disinherited (1990-1993)

Box 20, Folder 22

Supplication (1998)

Box 20, Folder 23

Vévé (1984-1989)

Box 20, Folder 23

Concert dance (two dances) Sub-subseries 9.1.2.

Box 20, Folder 24

"Angelitos Negros" from Songs of the Disinherited and Nocturne (1994)

Box 20, Folder 24

Daughters of the Garden and Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1992)

Box 20, Folder 24

Distant Drum and Games (1990)

Box 20, Folder 25

Games and Her Name Was Harriet (1952)

Box 20, Folder 25

Games and House of Tears (1993)

Box 20, Folder 25

Games and Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1960-1988 and undated)

Box 20, Folder 25

I'm on My Way, Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1954)

Box 20, Folder 26

Nocturne, The Street (1970)

Box 20, Folder 26

Saturday's Child and Songs of the Disinherited (1990)

Box 20, Folder 26

Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder and "I'm On My Way" from Songs of the Disinherited (1970)

Box 20, Folder 26

Concert dance (three dances) Sub-subseries 9.1.3.

Box 20, Folder 27

"Angelitos Negros" from Songs of the Disinherited, District Storyville, and Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1992)

Box 20, Folder 27

"Angelitos Negros" from Songs of the Disinherited, I'm on My Way, Saturday's Child (undated)

Box 20, Folder 27

District Storyville, Games; and Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1989-1991)

Box 20, Folder 27

District Storyville, Nocturne; and Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1962)

Box 20, Folder 27

Games, Nocturne, The Street (1971-1990 and undated)

Box 20, Folder 27

Concert dance (four dances) Sub-subseries 9.1.4.

Box 20, Folder 28

"Angelitos Negros" from Songs of the Disinherited; "Suite" from Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder; Saturday's Child; and "Spanish Tinge" from Album Leaves (1995)

Box 20, Folder 28

Barrio, Migrations, Rainbow 'Round My Shoulderand Sojourn (1972)

Box 20, Folder 28

Daughters of Eden, District Storyville, Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder Sojourn (1971)

Box 20, Folder 29

Reviews in Hebrew

Box 20, Folder 29

Film Sub-subseries 9.1.5.

Box 20, Folder 30

The Great White Hope (1970)

Box 20, Folder 30

Night club acts Sub-subseries 9.1.6.

Box 20, Folder 31

Rita Moreno (1978)

Box 20, Folder 31

Theater Sub-subseries 9.1.7.

Box 20, Folder 32

Dancin' in the Streets (Hebrew copy with English translation) (1984)

Box 20, Folder 33

Dr. Jazz (1975)

Box 20, Folder 34

Evolution of the Blues (1978)

Box 20, Folder 35

The Emperor Jones (1984)

Box 20, Folder 36

Golden Boy (1964 and undated)

Box 20, Folder 37

House of Flowers (1987)

Box 20, Folder 38

The Last Minstrel Show (1978)

Box 20, Folder 39

Mass (1973 and undated)

Box 20, Folder 40

Raisin (1973-1978 and undated)

Box 20, Folder 41

Rockin' with Rachmaninoff (1991)

Box 20, Folder 42

Sophisticated Ladies (undated)

Box 20, Folder 43

Stardust (1990)

Box 20, Folder 44

Threepenny Opera (1992)

Box 20, Folder 45

West Side Story (1991)

Box 24, Folder 12-34

Original clippings from photocopies in Box 20 Folders 1-45

General note

[Restricted due to fragility. Researchers must use photocopies.]
Box 29 OS, Folder 2-3

Oversized original clippings from photocopies in Box 20

General note

[Restricted due to fragility. Researchers must use photocopies.]
 

Other publicity materials Subseries 9.2.

Box 29 OS, Folder 2-3

Clippings and press releases Sub-subseries 9.2.1.

Box 29 OS, Folder 2-3

9.2.1.1. Concert Dance

Box 20, Folder 46

Album Leaves (1993)

Box 20, Folder 47

"Angelitos Negros" from Songs of the Disinherited (1992, 1994-1995 and undated)

Box 20, Folder 48

Avatar (1984)

Box 20, Folder 49

Blood Memories (1976, 1994-1995)

Box 20, Folder 50

District Storyville (1979, 1992-1993 and undated)

Box 20, Folder 51

Games (1953, 1986, 1988-1989, 1991-1995)

Box 20, Folder 52

Gumbo Ya-Ya (1993-1994 and undated)

Box 20, Folder 53

House of Tears (1992-1993, 1995)

Box 20, Folder 54

Infinite Journey (1991)

Box 20, Folder 55

Nocturne (1994)

Box 20, Folder 56

Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1960, 1968-1969, 1992-1994, and undated)

Box 20, Folder 57

Ring-a-levio (1990, 1993)

Box 20, Folder 58

Sombra Y Sol (Images of Frieda Kahlo) (1991-1992, 1994 and undated)

Box 20, Folder 59

Songs of the Disinherited (1993-1994 and undated)

Box 20, Folder 60

Vigils (undated)

Box 20, Folder 61

When I Grow Up...When I Was a Child (1995)

Box 20, Folder 61

9.2.1.2. Concert Dance (Multiple Bills)

Box 21, Folder 1

"Angelitos Negros ( Songs of the Disinherited)" and Nocturne (1994)

Box 21, Folder 1

Creole Afternoon and Saturday's Child (1951)

Box 21, Folder 1

Distant Drum; Saturday's Child; and Songs of the Disinherited (undated)

Box 21, Folder 1

Games and Nocturne (1994)

Box 21, Folder 1

Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder and Shimmy (theatre) (1992)

Folder 

Saturday's Child and "Spanish Tinge" from Album Leaves (1995)

Box 21, Folder 1

9.2.1.3. Television

Box 21, Folder 2

Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1969)

Box 21, Folder 2

43rd Annual Academy Awards Program (1977)

Box 21, Folder 2

9.2.1.4. Theater

Box 21, Folder 3

The Emperor Jones (1984-1985)

Box 21, Folder 4

Evolution of the Blues (undated)

Box 21, Folder 5

The Goober Man (ca. 1979)

Box 21, Folder 6

House of Flowers (1987)

Box 21, Folder 7

The Last Minstrel Show (1978 and undated)

Box 21, Folder 8

N'OrleansThe Storyville Musical (1982)

Box 21, Folder 9

Raisin (1973-1975, 1977 and undated)

Box 21, Folder 10

Shimmy (1993)

Box 21, Folder 11

Sophisticated Ladies (1989)

Box 21, Folder 12

Stardust (1989-1990)

Box 21, Folder 13

Threepenny Opera (1992)

Box 21, Folder 14

West Side Story (1991 and undated)

Box 21, Folder 14

9.2.1.5. Other Clippings

Box 21, Folder 15-16

Clippings for Donald McKayle's research

Box 24, Folder 35-51

Original clippings of photocopies in Box 20 Folders 46-61 and Box 21 Folders 1-17

General note

[Restricted due to fragility. Researchers must use photocopies.]
Box 29 OS, Folder 4

Oversized original clippings of photocopies in Box 20 Folders 46-61 and Box 21 Folders 1-17

General note

[Restricted due to fragility. Researchers must use photocopies.]
Box 29 OS, Folder 4

Mailers and advertisements Sub-subseries 9.2.2.

Box 29 OS, Folder 4

9.2.2.1. Concert Dance

Box 21, Folder 17

Album Leaves

Box 21, Folder 18

"Angelitos Negros" from District Storyville

Box 21, Folder 19

Avatar

Box 21, Folder 20

Blood Memories

Box 21, Folder 21

Daughters of the Garden

Box 21, Folder 22

District Storyville

Box 21, Folder 23

Games

Box 21, Folder 24

Gumbo Ya-Ya

Box 21, Folder 25

Heartbeats

Box 21, Folder 26

Her Name Was Harriet

Box 21, Folder 27

House of Tears

Box 21, Folder 28

Infinite Journey

Box 21, Folder 29

Migrations

Box 21, Folder 30

Nocturne

Box 21, Folder 31

Rainbow Etudes

Box 21, Folder 32

Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder

Box 21, Folder 33

Rhythms

Box 21, Folder 34

Ring-a-levio

Box 21, Folder 35

Sombra Y Sol

Box 21, Folder 36

Songs of the Disinherited

Box 21, Folder 37

Multiple bills

Box 21, Folder 38

Miscellaneous

Box 21, Folder 38

9.2.2.2. Theatre

Box 21, Folder 39

Emperor Jones

Box 21, Folder 40

Golden Boy

Box 21, Folder 41

The Last Minstrel Show

Box 21, Folder 42

N' Orleans: The Storyville Musical

Box 21, Folder 43

Threepenny Opera

Box 21, Folder 44

West Side Story

 

Correspondence Series 10. 1965-1991

Scope and Content Note

This series contains letters from friends, colleagues and students. Correspondence is relatively minor in both scope and content.
Box 21, Folder 45

1961-1977

Box 21, Folder 46

1983-1989

Box 21, Folder 47

1990

Box 21, Folder 48

1991

Box 21, Folder 49

1992

Box 21, Folder 50

1993

Box 21, Folder 51

1994-1998

Box XOS, Folder 3

Oversized card from American Dance Festival students (ca. 1997)

Box 21, Folder 52-53

undated

 

Professional activity Series 11. ca. 1989-1997

Scope and Content Note

This series, primarily comprised of printed materials, illustrates other aspects of McKayle's career as a member, advisor and/or participant in numerous national and regional activities in the world of performing arts. Significant affiliations include the National Endowment for the Arts Advisory Panel and the American Dance Festival. Other items pertain to negotiations and contracts for the use of his choreography. The remaining materials document his academic career and professional service at the University of California, Irvine.
 

National and regional activity Subseries 11.1.

Box 21, Folder 52-53

Advisory Sub-subseries 11.1.1.

Box 22, Folder 1

Arts Recognition and Talent Search, panel member (1989-1990, 1993)

Box 22, Folder 2

Black Choreographers Moving Towards the 21st Century, advisory committee (1989, 1992)

Box 22, Folder 3

CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts, panelist (1995)

Box 22, Folder 4

California Arts Council Fellowship Program, panelist (1991)

Box 22, Folder 5

Capezio/Ballet Makers Dance Foundation's 1993 Capezio Dance Award, advisor (1993)

Box 22, Folder 6

Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Discipline Advisory Committee for Fulbright Scholar Awards (1993, 1995)

Box 22, Folder 7

Cultural Affairs Departments, panelist and presenter

Box 22, Folder 7

City of Los Angeles (1990)

Box 22, Folder 7

City of Irvine (1991-1992)

Box 22, Folder 7

Dance/USA National Round-table, keynote speaker (1992, 1994)

Box 22, Folder 8

Keynote address

Box 22, Folder 8

Program

Box 22, Folder 8

National Endowment for the Arts Dance Advisory Overview Panel

Box 22, Folder 9

1991

Box 22, Folder 10-11

1992

Box 22, Folder 12

1994 (Chair)

Box 22, Folder 13

National Foundation for Advancement for the Arts, Board of Trustees (1990, 1991-1992, 1993 1995)

Box 22, Folder 14

National Society of Arts and Letters, judge for modern dance competition (1995)

Box 22, Folder 15

NEST (New El Salvador Today) Foundation, Benefit Committee (1991)

Box 22, Folder 16

Philadanco, executive committee (undated)

Box 22, Folder 17

Saint Joseph Ballet Company, member of board (1991-1992)

Box 22, Folder 17

Ballet contracts and negotiations Sub-subseries 11.1.2.

Box 22, Folder 18

Concor Dance

Box 22, Folder 19

Loyola Marymount Unviversity Infinite Journey

Box 22, Folder 20

Ballet contract agreement

Box 22, Folder 20

Conferences Sub-subseries 11.1.3.

Box 22, Folder 21

Black Dance Companies Conference (1991-1992)

Box 22, Folder 21

Contemporary Black Arts Program (1990)

Box 22, Folder 21

Dance: Black America, State University of New York and the Brooklyn Academy of Music

Box 22, Folder 21

Dance Critics Association Conference, master of ceremonies (1990)

Box 22, Folder 21

Society of Dance History Scholars 15th Annual Conference (1992)

Box 22, Folder 21

Festivals and residencies Sub-subseries 11.1.5.

Box 22, Folder 22

American College Dance Festival (1992)

Box 22, Folder 23

Los Angeles High School for the Performing Arts (1991)

Box 22, Folder 24

Distinguished Visiting Artist at Mills College, California (1992)

Box 22, Folder 25

University of Akron, Ohio (1993)

Box 22, Folder 25

Lectures and demonstrations, workshops and master classes Sub-subseries 11.1.6.

Box 22, Folder 26

Black Board of Director Project (1997)

Box 23, Folder 1

California Arts Project, Master Artist/Educator, California State University, Dominguez Hills (1990)

Box 23, Folder 1

Los Angeles Dance Theatre (1995)

Box 23, Folder 1

Tribute to Legendary Dancers at Longwood College, Virginia (1996)

Box 23, Folder 1

West Coast Performing Arts Center in Mission Viejo, California (1991)

Box 23, Folder 1

Projects Sub-subseries 11.1.7.

Box 23, Folder 2

American Dance Legacy Institute Interactive Etudes CD ROM (1995)

Box 23, Folder 3

Dance Pioneers video/film documentary

Box 23, Folder 4

Artsource: The Music Center Study Guide to the Performing Arts (1990)

 

American Dance Festival Subseries 11.2.

Box 23, Folder 5

Administrative materials (1989, 1990, 1992)

Box 23, Folder 6

"African American Genius in Modern Dance" (undated)

Box 23, Folder 7

"ADF Durham: The First 15 Years" (undated)

Box 23, Folder 8

Clippings

Box 23, Folder 9

Directories (1993-1994)

Box 23, Folder 10

Newsletters

Box 23, Folder 11

Program (1993)

Box 28 OS, Folder 6

Schedules

 

University of California, Irvine Subseries 11.3.

Box 23, Folder 12

Artistic Director of Dance Department

Box 23, Folder 12

Department concerts

Box 23, Folder 13-14

"Dances in Painted Light" (1991)

Box 23, Folder 15

"Dance Spectrum" (1992)

Box 23, Folder 15

Costume budget for Epistola Despre Sinje

Box 23, Folder 15

"Dance Visions II" (1997)

Box 23, Folder 15

"New Slate" (1992)

Box 23, Folder 15

"Transfigured Pueblo, MFA II" (1992)

Box 23, Folder 15

Guest artists

Box 23, Folder 16

Dallas Black Dance Theatre residency (1992)

Box 23, Folder 17

Sophie Maslow teaching The Village I Knew (1992)

Box 23, Folder 18

Katheryn Posin (1993)

Box 23, Folder 19

Pearl Primus, Chancellor's Distinguished Lecturer (1990)

Box 28 OS, Folder 7

Oversized poster for Pearl Primus

Box 23, Folder 20

Student Project: Sombra Y Sol by Richard Crawford

Box 23, Folder 21

Schedules of classes (1992)

Box 23, Folder 21

Service

Box 23, Folder 22

School of Fine Arts

Box 23, Folder 23-24

Campus including a proposal for a program in African American Studies

Box 23, Folder 25

Letters of recommendation for Donald McKayle appointment at UCI (1989)

 

Unprocessed additional film, video, and audio materials accn2011.012 1948-2011

Physical Description: 6.6 Linear feet (8 boxes, 2 oversize folders)

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the materials in this unprocessed addition consist of audio and video recordings, publications, programs, and contact lists of world-renowned choreographer and University of California, Irvine Professor of Dance Donald McKayle. Audio recordings include 7" and 5" audio reels consisting of music used for research and dance performances including Rainbow Round My Shoulder, District Storyville, and Raisin. Video recordings include Beta and primarily VHS videocassettes consisting mainly of performances choreographed by McKayle throughout his career. A small part of the addition includes publications, performance programs dating from circa 1990-2011, event planning correspondence, and research files.

Access

This addition to the collection has not been processed. Access to original sound and video recordings is restricted. Use copies must be requested. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access.