Finding aid for The Waitresses records, 1971-2015, undated

Allison Ransom


Descriptive Summary

Title: The Waitresses records
Date (inclusive): 1971-2015, undated
Number: 2017.M.45
Creator/Collector: Waitresses (Group of artists)
Physical Description: 61 Linear Feet (56 boxes, 2 flatfile folders, 22 videocassettes, 19 audiocassettes, 10 audiotape reels, 15 videodiscs, and 3 audio discs. Computer media: 6.3 GB [41 files], and 6 unprocessed compact discs)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
reference@getty.edu
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
(310) 440-7390
Abstract: The Waitresses was one of the first performance art groups to emerge from the Los Angeles Woman's Building. Founded in 1977 by Jerri Allyn and Anne Gauldin, the group used their collective experiences working as waitresses to explore feminist issues such as sex discrimination and wage inequality in the food service industry. Materials in the collection document the performances produced by the group from 1976 to 1985, as well as American Dining: A Working Woman's Movement, a performance produced by Jerri Allyn from 1986 to 1989. Materials also relate to a 25th anniversary re-staging of five performances in 2007, as well as other exhibitions and publications about The Waitresses after 1985. The collection consists of performance notes, scripts, costumes, photographs, press clippings, props and ephemera, research files related to social issues in the food service industry, and audiovisual recordings related to various performances and exhibitions.
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Language: Collection material is in English.

Biographical / Historical

The Waitresses was a performance art group founded by Jerri Allyn and Anne Gauldin in 1977 while they were students at the Feminist Studio Workshop (FSW), a program of the Los Angeles Woman's Building. Drawing from their experiences working as waitresses, they created performance art related to the issues of sex discrimination, stereotyping, and wage inequality. The group staged their first performance, the seven-day Ready to Order? (1978) which took place at various restaurants in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles and intended to educate customers who may not have been aware of labor issues in the food service industry. The group eventually grew to include fourteen members, including Elizabeth Canelake, Anne Mavor, Anita Green, Chutney Gunderson, and Denise Yarfitz, who wore waitress uniforms and adapted personas such as "Wonder Waitress" and the multi-breasted "Great Goddess Diana," in various performances produced in restaurants, conferences, and other unconventional settings. The Waitresses stopped performing in 1985, but Jerri Allyn continued creating performance art related to the issues surrounding waitressing in the performance series American Dining: A Working Woman's Movement , from 1986 to 1989.
Sources Consulted:
Allyn, Jerri, and Gauldin, Anne. The Waitresses Unpeeled: Performance Art and Life . Los Angeles: Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, 2011.
Tain, John. Acquisition Approval Form for "The Waitresses records, 1976-2015, accession no. 2017.M.45," May 16, 2016.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers. Some items are unavailable pending conservation. Born-digital content will be made available on-site only, through the digital preservation repository. Born-digital content and audiovisual materials are unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

The Waitresses records, 1971-2015, undated, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2017.M.45.
http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2017m45

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jerri Allyn and Anne Gauldin, The Waitresses. Acquired in 2017.

Processing Information

Allison Ransom processed the collection and wrote the finding aid in 2019 under the supervision of Jasmine Larkin and Kit Messick.
Digital materials were processed by Laura Schroffel in 2019. Files require further processing before access copies can be made available.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, ST-03-17-0007-17.

Related Materials

L.A. Artists for Survival records relating to Target L.A., 1981-1984, Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 2017.M.46
Sisters of Survival records, 1981-1985, Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 2017.M.47
Woman's Building records, 1971-2016, Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 2017.M.43
Several publications have been transferred to the Getty Research Library's general collections. These can be searched in the online catalog under the search phrase "Waitresses Collection."

Scope and Content of Collection

The records document the activities of The Waitresses performance group during the years it was active from 1976 to 1985. Also present in the collection are records related to the performance American Dining: A Working Woman's Movement, which was enacted in various restaurants throughout the United States by Jerri Allyn from 1986 to 1989. Subsequent performances, exhibitions, and publications created about The Waitresses, and the social issues the group explored, are also present in the collection. The materials were compiled by Jerri Allyn and Anne Gauldin and reflect the role The Waitresses played in the broader context of performance art in Los Angeles during the 1970s and 1980s.
The records comprise files, scripts, videos, costumes, photographs, press clippings, and original artwork related to various performances enacted by The Waitresses, as well as later exhibitions and publications related to the group. Also included are administrative files, correspondence, and files related to books published about The Waitresses, feminist art, and performance art.

Arrangement

The records are arranged in two series: ; .Series I. Performance and exhibition files, 1971-2015, undated Series II. Publications and Waitresses history, 1976-2013, undated

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Corporate Bodies

Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Subjects - Topics

Art, American -- California -- 20th century
Feminism and art -- United States -- 20th century
Women artists -- Archives
Women artists -- California -- Los Angeles
Performance art -- United States -- 20th century
Sex discrimination against women
Women artists -- United States -- 20th century

Genres and Forms of Material

Audiocassettes
Videocassettes
Black-and-white prints (photographs) -- United States -- Los Angeles -- 20th century
Color transparencies
Color slides
DVDs
Printed ephemera
Born digital
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Gelatin silver prints -- United States -- Los Angeles -- 20th century
Chromogenic color prints -- United States -- Los Angeles -- 20th century
Videodiscs (video recording disks)
Open reel audiotapes
Sound recordings
Video recordings

Contributors

Waitresses (Group of artists)
Gauldin, Anne
Allyn, Jerri, 1952-


Container List

 

Series I. Performance and exhibition files, 1971-2015, undated

Physical Description: 53.5 Linear Feet (49 boxes, 2 flatfile folders, 7 videocassettes, 18 audiocassettes, 9 audiotape reels, 15 videodiscs, and 3 audio discs. Computer media: 1.3 GB [35 files], and 2 unprocessed compact discs)

Scope and Content Note

Performance and exhibition files document various performances by The Waitresses staged in restaurants, festivals, and conferences throughout California, New York, and one performance in Edinburgh, Scotland. The series also documents exhibitions about The Waitresses, feminist performance art from the 1970s and 1980s, and the social issues The Waitresses addressed through their performances. The materials include notes and correspondence, press clippings, scripts, ephemera, fliers, postcards, posters, costumes, props, and photographic and audiovisual material.

Arrangement

The series is divided into performance and exhibition files. Files within each group are further arranged chronologically.
 

Performance files, 1971-2012, undated

box 1, folder 1

Performance workshop, 1976-1977

Scope and Content Note

Original folder labeled: Original Death Waitress/Blk Eyes in FSW.
 

Ready to Order?, 1978, undated

Scope and Content Note

Seven-day performance in Los Angeles restaurants Chez Puce, Pancho Villa Bar, Lafayette's Café, Jett's Café, Art Haus, Natural Fudge Company, Val's Café; and at the Women's Coffee House, University of California, Irvine.
box 1, folder 2

Original scripts and documents, 1978

box 1, folder 3-4

Announcements, 1978

box 1, folder 5

Writing and performance vignettes, 1978 April

box 1, folder 6

Black-and-white photographs, 1978

box 40

Color slides, 1978

box 41

Negatives, 1978

box 53*, folder 4

Color photographs, 1978 April

box 54*, folder 1-3

Wonder Waitress, 1978

Scope and Content Note

Three chromogenic color prints mounted on foam core.
box 1, folder 7-15

Press, 1978

box 23*-24*

Dime serving trays, undated

box 56*

Great Goddess Diana costume, undated

Scope and Content Note

One latex and acrylic costume.
Access to Box 56* is restricted due to conservation issues.
Flatfile 1**

Prop dollar bills, 1978

 

Connecting Myths: A series of investigations into the sources of violence and sexuality , 1978

Scope and Content Note

Performances produced by Cheri Gaulke and John Duncan. Included The Waitresses' performance Hands off!
box 1, folder 16

Performance schedule, 1978 March 23

box 1, folder 17

Hands off! and Connecting Myths documents, 1978 March 25

 

Performentation by L.A. Women Artists , 1978

Scope and Content Note

Performance held in Edinburgh at the Scottish Arts Council.
box 1, folder 18

Performance announcement, 1978

box 1, folder 19

"European press," 1978 August

box 1, folder 20

The Chrysalis Caterers, 1978

Scope and Content Note

Contains ephemera and one letter from Deborah Marrow.
 

So You Want to Be a Waitress, 1978, undated

box 1, folder 21

Documents, 1978

box 1, folder 22

Original drawing for performance flier, undated

box 29, Item DVD2-DVD4

DVDs 1978, undated

Scope and Content Note

3 videodiscs (DVD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 37, Item V1

"Copy from Leslie's 2nd generation dub," 1978

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (U-matic) (28 min., 50 sec.) : 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 37, Item V2

"2nd generation dub," 1978

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (U-matic) (29 min., 50 sec.) : 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 37, Item V3

"AG's NEA tape, Diana excerpt from 'Our Lady of L.A.,'" undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 37, Item V4

"Diana excerpt from 'Our Lady of L.A.,'" 1987

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (U-matic) : 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 1, folder 23

Witch and Waitress Ritual, Take Back the Night , 1978

Scope and Content Note

Original folder labeled: Porno Conf./FAW tour, Witch and Waitress Ritual, Take Back the Night. Contains publications, ephemera, and performance documents.
box 1, folder 24

Full Care Cuisine, 1978 October

Scope and Content Note

Contains one menu used in the performance.
 

Making it Safe for Waitresses, 1979

box 1, folder 25

Program and press clippings, 1979 August

box 1, folder 26

Program and ephemera, 1979 August

box 1, folder 27

Announcements, 1979 August

box 1, folder 28-29

Press, 1979

box 53*, folder 3

Color photographs, 1979 August

 

All-City Waitresses Marching Band , 1979-1981, 2007

box 1, folder 30-33

1979-1980

Scope and Content Note

Contains lyrics, sheet music for songs sung during performance, one copy of Spinning Off, performance announcements, and documents related to performance.
box 2, folder 1-6

2007

box 11*-13*

Apron costumes, 1979

Scope and Content Note

Three aprons, three sashes, and two bows.
box 53*, folder 5

Color photographs, 1979 December

box 2, folder 7-11

Press, 1980-1981, 2011

box 29, Item CM3

"Jerri Allyn interview, 'Swarm' performance," 2007 April 18

Scope and Content Note

1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 29, Item DVD5

"5/23/07 edit, no credits yet," 2007 May 23

Scope and Content Note

1 videodisc (DVD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 29, Item DVD15

"Edit/credits," 2007 May 31

Scope and Content Note

1 videodisc (DVD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 29, Item DVD14

"All City Final," 2007 October 16

Scope and Content Note

1 videodisc (DVD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 29, Item DVD6

"Jerri's final data disc," 2007

Scope and Content Note

1 videodisc (DVD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 29, Item DVD7

"Jerri's 2nd," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videodisc (DVD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 29, Item DVD8

"Video AA/DRE, Berry, band leader chat, chat video," 2007 April 18

Scope and Content Note

1 videodisc (DVD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 29, Item D1

"Introduction and audio voice over," 2007 August 29

Scope and Content Note

1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 29, Item V21

"All City Waitresses Marching Band redefined," 2007 April 18

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (MiniDV) : 1/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 29, Item DVD1

"Kelly Akashi photos, Lacy/Abele's at LACMA, LA Artscene 25th celebration," 2007 April 18

Scope and Content Note

1 videodisc (DVD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 29, Item CM8

"Morgan photos, LACMA," 2007 April 18

Scope and Content Note

1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 29, Item DVD10

"JA intro version," 2007 July

Scope and Content Note

1 videodisc (DVD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

Celebrate Thy Womanself, 1979

box 2, folder 12-13

Press, 1979

box 2, folder 14

Flier, 1979 March 31

 

Menu Hot Line: Take Out Orders/Art to Go , 1979, 1981, undated

Scope and Content Note

Performance was part of Working Together, an exhibition of performances from six collectives, held at the Exploratorium, University Student Union, California State University, Los Angeles.
box 2, folder 15

"Exploratorium/Cal State," 1979 February

Scope and Content Note

Contains notes, correspondence, and performance announcements.
box 2, folder 16

Performance ephemera, undated

box 32, Item C1

"Waitress phone message OIUSA w/Deb," 1981

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 42

Color photographs, 1979

box 41

Negatives, 1979

box 2, folder 17

"Staging Feminist Performance Events and Organizing Feminist Art Networks" workshop, 1979

Scope and Content Note

Contains one schedule of performances and workshops.
box 2, folder 18

Hassles and Hardwork: A Three-Dimensional Look at a Two-Dimensional Stereotype , 1979 April

Scope and Content Note

Contains documents related to a performance held at the Fifth Annual Southwest Labor Studies Conference, California State University, Dominguez Hills.
 

The Working Women's Menu, 1979 June

Scope and Content Note

Performed at "Women in Their Workplaces" Conference, Woman's Building, Los Angeles, California.
box 2, folder 19

Documents

box 40

Slides

 

Where the View Meets the Perrier , 1980

Scope and Content Note

The Waitresses fundraiser at the home of Sheldon Andelson in Bel Air, California. With Lily Tomlin appearing as "Mildred" the waitress.
box 2, folder 20-23

Press, 1980

box 2, folder 24

Script, 1980

box 2, folder 25

Event invitation, 1980

box 40

Slides, 1980 July 29

 

Coffee Cauldron: A Restaurant Ritual , 1980

Scope and Content Note

Performed by The Waitresses, Anne Gauldin and Chutney Gunderson. Soundtrack and production by Charlie Grimes. Part of Public Spirit/Live Art Los Angeles.
box 2, folder 26

Documents, 1980 May

Scope and Content Note

Contains draft of performance description with annotations, invitations, and schedule of Public Spirit: Live Art Los Angeles performances.
box 2, folder 27-28

Press, 1980

box 39*, folder 4

High Performance, Public Spirit, Live Art LA magazine cover, 1980

box 33, Item R1

Audio recording, undated

Scope and Content Note

"Sound by Charlie Grimes with Anne Gauldin and Chutney Gunderson."
1 audiotape reel : analog, 7 1/2 ips ; 7 in., 1/4 in. tape. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

Stepping Out with Eleanor, 1980

Scope and Content Note

Part of "An Intimate Dinner for 150, celebrating Eleanor Roosevelt and All Great Lesbians around the World," a fundraiser for the "Great American Lesbian Art Show" at Jen's Café + Art Haus.
box 2, folder 29

Documents and black-and-white photographs, 1980

box 32, Item C2

"Eleanor Roosevelt tape," 1980

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 33, Item R2

"Eleanor 1940s music," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiotape reel : analog ; 7 in., 1/4 in. tape. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 14-16

Aprons, undated

Scope and Content Note

Contains eight aprons.
box 3, folder 1

Eleanor masks, undated

Scope and Content Note

Contains two cardboard masks with paper pasted on their rectos, and string attached to their versos.
box 40

Slides, 1980

 

Apron: A Covering Worn in Front to Protect , 1980-1982, undated

Scope and Content Note

Part of "Private Conversations/Public Announcements," site-specific installations facilitated by Sheila de Bretteville in restaurants such as Pasquini's, Matsumo, and Vickman's.
 

Pasquini's, 1980-1981, undated

box 3, folder 3-4

Notes, 1980-1981

box 48*, folder 2

Artwork, undated

 

Matsumo, undated

box 3, folder 5

Notes

box 48*, folder 1

Artwork

 

Vickman's, undated

box 3, folder 6

Notes

box 38, folder 1

Artwork

box 3, folder 7-20

Research files and performance announcements, 1980-1982

box 3, folder 2

Black-and-white photographs, 1981

box 41

Negatives, 1981

box 40

Slides, 1981

 

Apron's Delight: An Art in Public Places Exhibition of Posters , 1980-1981

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition of posters by Jerri Allyn and mail art by members of the public, installed in restaurants and the Woman's Building galleries, Los Angeles, California.
box 3, folder 21

Documents, 1980

 

Mail Art Apron #7, 1980-1981

box 3, folder 22

Documents with edits

box 40

Slides

box 42

Color photographs

box 50-52

Mail art scrapbooks, 1981

Scope and Content Note

Contains two mail art scrapbooks. Box 51 contains an additional apron that was removed from Box 50.
Access to Box 51 is restricted due to conservation issues.
 

One Planet, One Plate, 1981-1982, undated

Scope and Content Note

Performed at the Church in Ocean Park, Santa Monica, California, part of "Thanks But No Thanks," a city-wide performance event.
box 4, folder 1

"Church at Ocean Park," 1981

box 4, folder 2

Press release and exhibition documents, 1982

box 4, folder 3

"Sushi Gallery, San Diego," 1982 April 17

Scope and Content Note

Contains script and performance review from High Performance magazine.
box 4, folder 4

"Espace DBD, Los Angeles," 1982 June 25-1982 June 26

box 4, folder 5

"'What's Cooking,' San Diego, sponsored by Center for Music Experiment," undated

box 4, folder 6

Script and notes, undated

box 4, folder 7-9

Press, 1981-1982

box 4, folder 10

Black-and-white photographs, 1981 December

box 4, folder 11

"LACE/SPARC SOS + Waitresses," 1982 June

Scope and Content Note

Part of the Act/React performance series, which included the "One Planet, One Plate" performance and "Target L.A./The Art of Survival." File contains one exhibition and performance program.
box 33, Item R9

Audio recording, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiotape reel : analog, 7 1/2 ips ; 7 in., 1/4 in. tape. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 39*, folder 1

Original art for performance by Denise Yarfitz, undated

box 17-19

Aprons, undated

Scope and Content Note

Contains nine aprons.
box 31*

Plastic aprons, 1981-1982

box 20-21

Leaf aprons, undated

Scope and Content Note

Contains two stuffed polyester leaves.
 

Order Up!, 1981

Scope and Content Note

Performed at the "Women at Work" Conference, The Claremont Colleges, Claremont, California, and at the "Planning for Women in the Economy: A Changing Perspective," at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles.
box 4, folder 12-13

"Planning for Women in the Economy: A Changing Perspective conference, UCLA," 1981 February 21

box 4, folder 14

"Women at Work conference, Claremont Colleges," 1981 February 7

box 4, folder 15

Performance notes, 1981, undated

box 4, folder 16

Black-and-white photographs, 1981 February

box 53*, folder 1

Color photographs, 1981 February 7

box 4, folder 17

Pitzer College lecture and workshop, 1981

 

Liberty and Justice for All, 1981

box 4, folder 18-19

Documents, 1981 September

Scope and Content Note

Performance announcement and review.
box 32, Item C3

"Orange County Waitress collaboration lecture," 1981 September

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

The All-American Waitress Radio Show, KPFK Radio, 1981

Scope and Content Note

Performed by Anne Gauldin, Chutney Gunderson, Anne Mavor, Jamie Wildman-Webber, and Denise Yarfitz for KPFK's International Women's Day program.
box 4, folder 20

Scripts, 1981

box 4, folder 21

Documents, 1981 March 4

box 4, folder 22

Black-and-white photograph, 1981 February

box 4, folder 23

"Month of Women's Performances," Claudia Chaplin, Artists News, 1981 April-1981 May

 

The Waitresses Revue, 1981

Scope and Content Note

Part of "A Month of Women's Performance Art," co-sponsored by the Woman's Building and Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art.
box 4, folder 24-26

Documents, 1981

Scope and Content Note

Contains scripts, lyrics, sheet music, drafts, performance announcements and programs.
box 4, folder 27

Black-and-white photographs, 1981

box 40

Slides, 1981

box 53*, folder 2

Color photographs, 1981

 

Placemat Project, 1982, 1988-1990

box 4, folder 28

Black-and-white photographs, 1982

box 40

Slides, 1982

box 41

Negatives, 1982

box 4, folder 29-30

Press, 1982

box 4, folder 31

"MoMA, Print Exhibition, Traveling, Wendy Weitman," 1988-1990

 

Easy Three-Step Guide to Food Protection in the Event of Nuclear Attack , 1982-1983, undated

box 4, folder 32-33

Performance and exhibition documents, 1983

box 5, folder 1

Ephemera and notes, 1983 February 2

box 5, folder 2

"'Duck + Cover' paste-up," undated

box 5, folder 3-8

Press, 1982-1983

box 38, folder 4

"Nuclear War: How to Dress," Evening Outlook , 1983 February 3

box 5, folder 9-12

National Festival of Women's Theatre, 1983

 

Home on the Range, 1983

box 5, folder 13

Performance announcements, 1983 May 17

box 5, folder 14

Exhibition catalog photocopy, 1983

Scope and Content Note

Contains photocopied pages from the exhibition catalog written by Arlene Raven.
box 5, folder 15

Script and questionnaire, 1983, undated

box 5, folder 16-17

Press, 1983

box 37, Item V5

"'Home on the Range' with the Waitresses,' 'At Home in the Nuclear Age?' with SOS," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (U-matic) (10 min.) : 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 5, folder 18

Serving 1984, 1984

Scope and Content Note

Contains flier and ephemera.
 

American Dining: A Waitress Moment , 1985-1992, undated

Scope and Content Note

Performance installed in five diners throughout the United States, sponsored by the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. Included jukeboxes with audio recordings of stories about food, money, and work, and a set of four placemats used on the tables at each restaurant.
box 5, folder 19-26

Fundraising documents, 1985-1992

box 5, folder 27-28

"Art in Action, Ulster NY," 1988

 

Gefen's Dairy, New Museum, NY, 1987-1988

box 5, folder 29

"Sponsorship," 1987 November

 

Marty Heitner, 1987 December

box 5, folder 30

Black-and-white photographs

box 40

Slides

box 41

Negatives

box 42

Color photograph

 

Apron performance, New Museum, NY, 1987

box 5, folder 31

Black-and-white photographs

box 40

Slides

box 5, folder 32-34

Press, 1987-1988

box 32, Item C8

"Dub for Gefen's," 1987 November 19

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

Long Island City, PS1, 1987

box 6, folder 1-2

Documents, 1987

 

F-Stop Fitzgerald, 1987 March

box 7, folder 3

Black-and-white photographs

box 40

Slides

box 41

Negatives

 

Ellen Wilson, 1987 September

box 7, folder 4

Black-and-white photographs

box 40

Slides

box 42

Color Photographs

box 41

Negatives

 

Dona McAdams, "Creative Time," 1987 September 2

box 6, folder 1-2

Black-and-white photographs

box 40

Slides

box 38, folder 3

"Creative Time, Performance in the Park" article, 1987

 

Ohio State University, 1988

box 6, folder 3-4

Documents, 1988

 

Ted Rice, 1988 January

box 6, folder 5

Black-and-white photographs

box 40

Slides

box 41

Negatives

box 42

Color photograph

box 6, folder 6-7

Press, 1988

 

Seattle Area, 1988

 

Nine One One Contemporary Arts Center, Glen Weiss, 1988

box 6, folder 8

Documents, 1988

box 39*, folder 3

Posters, 1988

 

Seattle, Market Café, John Stamets, 1988 March

box 6, folder 9

Documents and black-and-white photographs,

box 42

Color photograph,

 

Blake Grinstein, 1988 March

box 6, folder 10

Documents and black-and-white photographs

box 41

Negatives

box 40

Slides

box 6, folder 11-14

Press, 1988

box 37, Item V6

"King 5 News, Seattle," 1988 March 14

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (U-matic) : 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

Maine Arts Festival, 1988

box 6, folder 15

Bau Graves, 1988 October

box 42

Color photographs, 1988 August

 

Publications regarding performances and exhibitions, 1988-1991

box 6, folder 16-19

Press releases, correspondence, clippings, and ephemera, 1988-1991

box 7, folder 1

"Political Art that Seeks to Effect Social Change," Edward J. Sozanski, 1991 January 31

box 38, folder 2

"American Herstory: Women and the U.S. Constitution" pamphlet, 1988 January 27-March 5

box 42

Color photograph, 1990

 

Administrative and preparatory documents, 1986-1991

box 7, folder 2

"Project description for slides," 1987-1988

box 7, folder 5

Audiocassette labels and covers, 1989-1991

box 7, folder 6

"Comments, questionnaire," 1986-1988

box 7, folder 7

"Proposal, budget, fact sheet, resume," 1986 July

box 7, folder 8

Composers, 1986-1991

box 7, folder 9

"Copyright/Lynn Darcy, placemat images," 1987 May

box 7, folder 10

"Plexi/jukeboxes, Greg Sholette," 1986-1988

box 7, folder 11

Printing, Ade Weiss resume, July 1986, 1988

Scope and Content Note

Contains copy for posters and postcards designed by Adrienne Weiss.
box 49*, folder 1

Printing, Ade Weiss, placemats and poster, 1987-1988

box 7, folder 12

Notes, 1987-1988

box 7, folder 13

Shipping, 1988

 

"Placemat ideas" research materials, 1978-1992

box 27*, folder 1-5

Placemats, 1987-1988

Scope and Content Note

Contains original placemats from restaurants used as source material and inspiration for placemats created by Jerri Allyn for the performance.
box 27*, folder 6

"Apron history, sexual repression of women," undated

box 7, folder 14

Guest checks and menus, 1978

box 7, folder 15

Worker holidays research scans, 1978

Scope and Content Note

Contains scanned articles and chapters from books about labor issues.
box 7, folder 16

Work quotes, laboring quotes, undated

Scope and Content Note

Contains research articles about labor issues.
box 7, folder 17

Notes and newspaper clippings, 1987

box 7, folder 18

Money notes, undated

box 7, folder 19

"Waitress of the world" note, undated

Scope and Content Note

Contains one note about the position of women in the workforce over time.
box 39*, folder 7

Diner calendars, 1986, 1988

box 7, folder 20

Diner articles and publications, 1992

box 7, folder 21

"Diner food chain, A, B, C's of food," 1971-1975, undated

 

"Sweet tarts, women and sweets," 1987, undated

box 7, folder 22

Notes and articles

box 28*, folder 1

Oversize

box 7, folder 23-24

"Famous food women," 1987, undated

 

Placemats for performances, 1987-1988, undated

box 28*, folder 4

"Fish and Chicks," 1987

box 28*, folder 4

"Follow the Dots," 1987

box 28*, folder 3

"Name that Dame," 1988, undated

box 28*, folder 3

"Edible Quotes from A-Z," 1988, undated

box 28*, folder 2

"Name That Dame" placemat with edits, undated

box 32, Item C4-C6

Audio tapes, undated

Scope and Content Note

3 audiocassettes : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 32, Item C7

"Master dubbing cassette for opening," 1987 November 17

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 32, Item C9

"Western Public Radio Work," 1987 December 06

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 32, Item C10

"New Museum work tape," 1987 December

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 32, Item C11

"Audio track," 1988

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 32, Item C12

"America restaurant," 1988 December

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 32, Item C13

"America performance tape," 1988 December 8

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

Jerri Allyn, Harvestworks, Inc., 1987-1988

box 32, Item C14

"A Waitress Moment, stories about food, work, and money," 1988

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 32, Item C15

"Cinnie Cole demo tape," 1988

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 32, Item C16

"Ladygourd Fangoma demo tape," 1988

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 36, Item R7-R8

"8 track master for jukeboxes, Carol Parkinson, Harvestworks, censored," 1987-1988

Scope and Content Note

2 audiotape reels : analog ; 10 1/2 in., 1/2 in. tape. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 34, Item R3-R4

"Master mix for jukeboxes, Carol Parkinson, Harvestworks, censored," 1988 January 8

Scope and Content Note

2 audiotape reels : analog ; 10 1/2 in., 1/4 in. tape. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 35, Item R5-R6

"Master mix for performance, Carol Parkinson, Harvestworks, censored," 1988 January 11

Scope and Content Note

2 audiotape reels : analog ; 10 1/2 in., 1/4 in. tape. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

New American radio series, 1989, 1991

box 29, Item C18

"Excerpts, part 1, radio program," 1989

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 32, Item C17

"American Dining with Ladygourd, part 2," 1991 February

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 49*, folder 2

Posters, 1988

box 25

T-shirt, undated

box 26

Dress, undated

 

Use Mass Transit, 1981-1982, 1993

box 7, folder 25

Correspondence and ephemera, 1993 January

box 28*, folder 5

Press, 1981-1982

Scope and Content Note

Contains two black-and-white photographs.
box 7, folder 26

220 Glimpses of Utopia, Los Angeles Poverty Department, 2007

Scope and Content Note

Contains email correspondence related to performance.
 

Unhappy Hour, 2007-2009

Scope and Content Note

Performance intended to educate and organize the public regarding the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Pay Equity Act.
box 7, folder 27

"Postcard/march" 2007-2008

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Jerri Allyn, members of the National Organization for Women, and Barbara Boxer, US Senator of California, regarding production of Unhappy Hour event.
box 7, folder 28

"Pans tour event with pie," 2007-2008

Scope and Content Note

Contains drafts of fliers supporting the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
box 8, folder 1

"Labor and Social Justice Fair, CSU Dominguez Hills," 2009 April 9

box 8, folder 2

"Otis MFA exhibition," 2009 May 9

box 39*, folder 5

Labor and Social Justice Fair poster, 2009 April 30

box 8, folder 3

Breaking Silence, 2012 January 15

Scope and Content Note

Contains documents related to the performance, which was part of the "Three Weeks in January: End Rape in L.A." event.
 

Exhibition files, 1978-2015, undated

 

L.A. Women Narrations, 1978

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition at Mandeville Gallery, University of California, San Diego.
box 8, folder 4

Press and documents

box 40

Slides

 

Summer Art Program Student Exhibition , 1980, 1988

box 8, folder 5

Documents, 1980 August 21

box 49*, folder 2

Poster, 1988

box 8, folder 6-7

The Art of the Woman's Building: Graphics, Performance, Video , 1980

box 8, folder 8

A Decade of Women's Performance Art , 1982

Scope and Content Note

Contains one announcement for the exhibition opening reception.
box 8, folder 9-10

Passages: A Survey of California, Women Artists, 1945-Present , 1987

box 8, folder 11-12

High Performance: The First Five Years, 1978-1982 , 2002

Scope and Content Note

M.A. thesis exhibition by Jenni Sorkin at The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
 

Never Done: Exhibiting the Work of Women's Collectives , 2007

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition curated by Nancy Buchanan.
box 8, folder 13-14

Documents, 2007

box 39*, folder 2

Artist's statement for exhibition, 2007

 

Building Bridges, 2007, 2009

box 8, folder 15-16

Documents, 2007, 2009

Flatfile 2**

Poster, Manifestations of Contemporary Art in Iran, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007

box 29, Item D3

"Voice introduction," 2007 June 28

Scope and Content Note

The English recordings are by Jerri Allyn, and the Farsi recordings are by Marjan Vayghan.
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 29, Item DVD11

"Farsi version, All City Waitress Marching Band, LA Artscene 25th Anniversary Celebration," 2007 April 18

Scope and Content Note

1 videodisc (DVD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

Intersection: A Public Art Installation Project , 2007

Scope and Content Note

Site-specific installations in Studio City and Future Studio, Highland Park, Los Angeles.
box 8, folder 17

"Site-specific installations, Studio City, Future Studio, Highland Park," 2007 May-2007 August

box 8, folder 18

"Waitresses install," 2007

box 41

Negatives, 2007

box 42

Color photographs, 2007

box 29, Item DVD9

"All City Waitress Marching Band, for Intersection exhibit," 2007

Scope and Content Note

1 videodisc (DVD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

Making it Together: Women's Collaboration Art and Community , 2008

box 8, folder 19

"Collage install," 2008

box 8, folder 20

"Perf/collab's," 2008 May 17

box 8, folder 21

"'Performance Day: Contemporary Collectives Do Outrageous Work,' Bronx Museum of Art," 2008 May 17

box 8, folder 22

"Women's Collaborative Art + Community, guest curator: Carey Lovelace," 2008 March 2-2008 August 8

box 9, folder 1-2

"Bronx Museum of Art," 2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes one galley copy of the book The Waitresses Unpeeled: Performance Art and Life .
box 29, Item DVD12

"Waitresses pdf, march collage psd, Jerri Allyn," 2008 February 6

Scope and Content Note

1 videodisc (DVD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 9, folder 3

Genre: Norme et Transgressions, 2008 February

Scope and Content Note

Contains documents related to the video exhibition in Paris, France.
 

re.act.feminism, Akademie der Künst, Berlin, 2008, 2012-2013

box 9, folder 4

re.act.feminism, Berlin, 2008 December 8

box 39*, folder 6

re.act.feminism #2, "React Feminism, a performing archive," performance schedule and poster, 2012-2013

box 9, folder 5-6

Los Angeles Goes Live: Exploring the Origins of Performance Art in Southern California 1970-1983 , 2009-2011

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.
 

Doin' It in Public: Art and Feminism at the Woman's Building , 2009-2012

Scope and Content Note

Part of Pacific Standard Time sponsored by the J. Paul Getty Trust, curated by Meg Linton and Sue Maberry, at Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles.
box 9, folder 7

"Waitresses ideas for Otis exhibition," 2010

box 9, folder 8-9

Documents, 2011-2012

box 9, folder 10

Contract, 2009 January

box 9, folder 11

Poster and postcard, 2011

box 9, folder 12

"Black box, Liz Glynn, PST/LACE" correspondence, 2012 January 25

box 9, folder 13-15

Press, 2010-2012

box 29, Item DVD13

"Waitresses loop, continuous slide show," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videodisc (DVD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

"Oral Herstories" video, 2009-2011

box 9-10

Documents, 2009 January

box 29, Item CM2

Slides, 2010 March 17- 2010 March 19

Physical Description: 1.3 GB (35 files)

Scope and Content Note

1 computer disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
CM2 contains: 31 Tagged Image File Format (.tif). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

Wonder Women, 2015

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition of women artists inspired by popular culture, comics, or animation that included The Waitresses, at Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota.
box 10, folder 2-3

Documents, 2015 January 20-2015 February 14

box 29, Item D2

"Looping audio," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 10, folder 4

The Feminist Art Project, 2009-2010

 

Series II. Publications and Waitresses history, 1976-2013, undated

Physical Description: 7.5 Linear Feet (15 boxes, 15 videocassettes, 1 audiocassette, and 1 audiotape reel. Computer media: 5.0 GB [6 files], and 4 unprocessed compact discs)

Scope and Content Note

Publications and Waitresses history document the reception and legacy of The Waitresses's performances as recorded in various press clippings and books written about the group, as well as performance art and feminist art from the 1970s and 1980s. Also included in the series are administrative records, correspondence, ephemera, and audiovisual recordings of The Waitresses: A Video Retrospective, 1977-1984 .
Several publications have been transferred to the Getty Research Library's general collections, including exhibition catalogs, cookbooks, newsletters, magazines, and books. These publications relate to women's history, restaurant architecture, cooking, feminism, and political art. These can be searched in the online catalog under the search phrase "Waitresses Collection."

Arrangement

The series is arranged topically by press, research files, book files, and administrative documents. Materials are further arranged chronologically within each topic.
 

Press, 1979-2012

box 10, folder 5

"Moving Out Part II: The Artists Speak," Spinning Off , 1979 May

box 10, folder 6

"The Woman's Building: From Anger to Art to Activism," Jan Alexander-Leitz, NeWorld, 1979 November-1979 December

box 10, folder 7

Waitresses reveal themselves, CSU San Bernadino, 1979

Scope and Content Note

Folder was empty.
box 10, folder 8

"Waitresses Unleashed," High Performance , 1979

box 10, folder 9

"Serving up Food for Thought," Jan Alexander-Leitz, Ms. Magazine, 1980 March

box 10, folder 10

"Movable Feasts for the Eyes," Tricia Crane, Valley News , 1980 June 27

box 10, folder 11

"How the West Was Won: Feminist Art in California," Faith Wilding, Women Artists News, 1980

box 38, folder 5

"The Waitresses: Feminist Artists Provide Entertainment, Insights," Mary Beth Goodman, Daily News, 1980 October 30

box 10, folder 12

"The Circle: Ritual and the Occult in Women's Performance Art," Arlene Raven, New Art Examiner, 1980 November

box 10, folder 13

"Performance Art of the Woman's Building," Cheri Gaulke, High Performance, 1980

box 10, folder 14

"1893 Pacesetter LA Protype," Elizabeth Freilicher, New Directions for Women, 1981

box 10, folder 15

"The Waitresses," High Performance , 1981

 

"The Waitresses," back cover, High Performance , 1981-1982, undated

box 10, folder 16

Magazine and black-and-white photographs, 1981-1982, undated

box 41

Negatives, undated

box 10, folder 17

"No Piece of Cake, Workers and Artists Collaborate," Barbara Baracks, Womanews, 1982 June

 

"Big Money," 1982

box 10, folder 18

Calendar

box 46

Slides

box 10, folder 19

"The Art of Protest," Suzanne Lacy, Ms. Magazine , 1982 October

box 10, folder 20

"What is Women Culture? Feminist Artists, Academics Meet at Cal State Long Beach," Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times , 1983 November 10

box 43, folder 1

"Performance Art: What's It All About?" Diana Rico, Daily News, 1985 March 10

box 43, folder 2

"No Regrets," Lucy Lippard, Art in America , 2007 June

box 43, folder 3

"When Feminist Art Went Public," Michele Kort, Ms. Magazine , 2011

box 43, folder 4

"A Journey through L.A.'s Famous Art Landmark and What's Become of Them Today," Ed Schad, LA Weekly, 2011 September 23

box 43, folder 5

"A Landmark in Feminism," Jori Finkel, Los Angeles Times , 2012 January 15

 

Research files, 1977-2013

Scope and Content Note

Files comprise articles and photocopied chapters from books about issues relevant to The Waitresses's performances, such as sex and race discrimination in the workplace and the history of waitressing. Also included is one file with documents related to other performances about waitresses.
box 43, folder 6

Waitress research, circa 1977-1979

box 43, folder 7-8

Sex harrassment, 1977-1982

box 43, folder 9

"Racism/labor research," circa 1979

box 43, folder 10

Supporting press materials, 1979-1981

box 43, folder 11

SOS press materials, 1979, 1987

box 43, folder 12

Other performances about waitresses, circa 1980

box 43, folder 13

"Waitresses revolting," Rebecka Lundgren, Pitzer College, 1980

box 43, folder 14-15

"Culture, women," 2005-2010

box 43, folder 16

Assorted waitress related, 2009-2013

 

Book files, 1978-2012

Scope and Content Note

Files comprise preparatory manuscripts and notes used to write chapters of various books related to The Waitresses, including the book The Waitresses Unpeeled: Performance Art and Life , 2011, Otis College of Art and Design. Also included are files related to books about performance and feminist art during the 1970s and 1980s in which The Waitresses are featured, and one Master of Arts thesis written by Anne Gauldin.
box 55

"Quest through the Matrix: Edinburgh Arts Europe '76: Feminist Education, Feminist Art," 1978

Scope and Content Note

Master of Arts thesis by Anne Gauldin, Goddard College, 1977.
box 43, folder 17

The Amazing Decade, Women and Performance Art in America, 1970-1980 , Moira Roth, 1983

box 43, folder 18

"Labowitz and Lacy, 'Fem. Art: Developing...' in Fight Back," 1981

box 43, folder 19

Art of Our Time in Southern California: A Guide to the Documentation of Contemporary Art , William K. Cohen, 1986

box 43, folder 20-21

The Waitresses Reviews, Documentation and Ephemera , 1987

box 44, folder 1

Collectivism after Modernism: Art and Social Imagination after 1945 , Blake Stimson, Gregory Sholette, 2006

 

The Waitresses Unpeeled: Performance Art and Life , 2008

box 44, folder 2

"Exhibit + Performance Install, Book," 2007-2008

box 44, folder 3

"Wait Book," 2007-2008

box 44, folder 4

"Wait Unpeeled, Book Proposal," 2008

box 44, folder 5-9

Chapter manuscripts, 2008

box 29, Item CM4-CM5

"Jerri Allyn interview #1," 2008 January 8

Scope and Content Note

2 computer discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 29, Item CM6-CM7

"Jerri Allyn interview #2," 2008 January 26

Scope and Content Note

2 computer discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 29, Item CM1

"High and low res pdf of book," 2011

Physical Description: 5.0 GB (6 files)

Scope and Content Note

1 computer disc (DVD-RW) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
CM1 contains: 3 Acrobat PDF 1.3 - Portable Document Format (.pdf). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 44, folder 10

End of the Rainbow: Sisters of Survival, 1981-1985 , 2008-2010

box 44, folder 11

Live Art in LA, Peggy Phelan, Routledge, 2011-2012

 

Administrative documents and ephemera, 1976-2010, undated

box 44, folder 12

"Personal waitress writing," 1976-1978

Scope and Content Note

Writings by Jerri Allyn.
box 45, folder 1

"Promo kit," 1977-1979

 

Slides and supporting documents, 1978-1981

box 45, folder 2-3

Slide packet description

box 46

Slides

box 48*, folder 3

Poster, "Three Lectures: Photography as a Common Language; The Politics of Making Art; A Part of Us: The Woman's Building," undated

Scope and Content Note

Contains one poster for lectures given by Deborah Rountry including one about the Woman's Building.
box 45, folder 4

Woman's Building month of performance art, 1980 December

Scope and Content Note

Contains one schedule of courses and workshops held at the Woman's Building.
box 45, folder 5

"Waitresses notes/ideas," 1981 April

box 45, folder 6

Correspondence, 1981-1987

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence sent to and from Anne Gauldin and Jerri Allyn regarding various performances.
box 42

Color photograph, undated

box 45, folder 7

Financial records, 1981, 1986-1987

box 45, folder 8

"The First Decade: Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the Woman's Building" publication, 1983

 

The Waitresses: A Video Retrospective, 1977-1984 , 1987

Scope and Content Note

Video by Anne Gauldin, Chutney Gunderson, and Denise Yarfitz.
box 45, folder 9

"Waitresses video" documents, 1984

box 30, Item V7

Master videocassette, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (U-matic) : 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 30, Item V8-V9

Videocassette copies of master, 1987

Scope and Content Note

2 videocassettes (U-matic) (23 min.) : 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 33, Item R10

"Original music without voice overs," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiotape reel : analog ; 7 in., 1/4 in. tape. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 30, Item V10

"The Woman's Building presents: 'The Waitresses' 1977-1984," 1987

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (U-matic) : 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 30, Item V11

"Slides, master for Long Beach Video Annex," 1987

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (U-matic) : 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 47, Item V12

"Duplication master," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (Beta SP) (31 min., 40 sec.) : 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 47, Item V13

"Analog dub of BSP duplication master," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) (31 min., 40 sec.) : 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
 

Videocassette copies, 1987, 2007, undated

box 47, Item V14-V17

1987

Scope and Content Note

4 videocassettes (VHS) (31 min., 40 sec.) : 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 47, Item V18

2007

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) (31 min., 40 sec.) : 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 29, Item V20

Undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (MiniDV) (31 min., 40 sec.) : 1/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 47, Item V19

"Valerie B, masks," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 29, Item C19

"Spontaneous inventions, Bobby McFerrin," 1986

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 30, Item V22

"Stones for Ibarra, Flash Dance, 30 Something, '88 Olympics," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
box 45, folder 10

Email printout sent to Anne Gauldin regarding Breaking the Silence performance from 1977, 2010

box 45, folder 11-12

Notes, undated

 

Ephemera and logo, undated

box 45, folder 13

Logo, flying coffee cart

box 45, folder 14

Business cards, note cards, and stationery

box 45, folder 15

Menu

Scope and Content Note

Unidentified menu for a performance.
box 45, folder 16

"Resume, etc."

Scope and Content Note

Contains multiple curriculum vitae for The Waitresses, descriptions of various performances, and photocopies of photographs of The Waitresses.
box 22*

Jerri Allyn apron with signatures

box 22*

Jerri Allyn apron, "Jerri Bear"