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Osumare (Halifu) papers
BANC MSS 2019.198  
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Career Overview Files

Carton 1, Folder 1

Dance Photos 1968-1973

Carton 1, Folder 2-3

Portrait Photos and Dance – Early Dance and Publicity Headshots, includes Nature and Rainbows, Galaxy's circa 1974-1988, undated

Carton 1, Folder 4

Black Choreographers Moving toward the 21st Century (BCM) Book: Photos: Contact Sheets – Kathy Sloane, Photographer circa 1989

Carton 1, Folder 5

Dance Photos – Harry Wade, Photographer – Proof Sheets circa 1978-1988

Carton 1, Folder 6

Dance Photos circa 1977-1984

Carton 1, Folder 7

Osumare Dance Programs and Reviews 1969-1986

Carton 1, Folder 8

News Articles about Osumare circa 1989-1998

Carton 1, Folder 9

Published Black Dance News Articles by Osumare 1981-1990

Carton 1, Folder 10

“Arts in America,” Handwritten Personal Reflections 1989-1994

Carton 1, Folder 11

Publications and Public Addresses 2000-2005

Carton 1, Folder 12

Osumare in the Bay Area circa 1987-1995

Carton 1, Folder 13

Dixon-Gottschild Dance Criticism Controversy, “Village Voice” 1992

 

Dancing in Blackness, A Memoir (DIBAM) (Specific Career Files)

Carton 1, Folder 14

Major News Coverage 2017-2018

Carton 1, Folder 15

Photos and Permissions 1969-2017

Carton 1, Folder 16

Introduction – Original Manuscript 2010, undated

Carton 1, Folder 17-18

Chapter 1 – Coming of Age in the San Francisco Bay Area – Original Manuscript, Correspondence circa 1973-2015

Carton 1, Folder 19

Early Modern Dance Training in San Francisco 1991-2018

Carton 1, Folder 20

San Francisco State University Strike and Black Arts Movement-West 1989-2016

Carton 1, Folder 21

Zack Thompson – Project – Glenne McIlhinney 1996-2014

Carton 1, Folder 22-23

Chapter 2 – Dancing in Europe – Original Manuscript, Support Materials circa 2014, undated

Carton 1, Folder 24

Notes on “March of the Created” – Choreography in Stockholm 1970

Carton 1, Folder 25-26

Chapter 3 – Support Materials, Photos and Programs (includes Boston/NY) 1971-2016

Carton 1, Folder 27

Boston Info – Support Materials 2014-2015

Carton 1, Folder 28

Rod Rogers Dance Company 1996-2016

Carton 1, Folder 29

Dance in New York – Interviews 2014-2015

Carton 1, Folder 30

Chapter 3 – African Dance in New York – Doris Green 2010-2015

Carton 1, Folder 31-32

Dancing in New York – Magazines/New York Dance Magazines 1967-2015

Carton 1, Folder 33

Chapter 4 – Materials: Bay Area – After Europe and East Coast 1973-1976, 2015

Carton 1, Folder 34

“Four Women” Original Script 1973

Carton 1, Folder 35

Research on Berkeley’s Rainbow Sign 1973, 2017

Carton 1, Folder 36-37

Ntozake Shange – Friendship and Collaborations, Her Poems 1986-2015, undated

Carton 1, Folder 38

The Pyramids (Kimathi) in Performance, University of California, Berkeley – Slides 1976

Carton 1, Folder 39

University Without Walls – B.A. Degree 1975-2015

Carton 1, Folder 40

“Evolution of Black Dance,” Manuscript 1975

Carton 1, Folder 41

Poems in "Hambone," Stanford University Committee on Black Performing Arts Literary Magazine 1974

Carton 1, Folder 42

Chapter 5 – Dancing in Africa – Support Materials circa 1976-2016

Carton 1, Folder 43-45

Dancing in Africa – Ghana, Photos and Slides (includes Kenya) 1976-1996

Carton 1, Folder 46

Ghana Fieldwork Photos – Ga, Ashanti, and Ewe People 1976-1977

 

1990 Malawi, Central Africa Files

Carton 1, Folder 47

USIS Malawi Residency, with Kwacha Cultural Troupe (6 weeks) 1990, 2001

Carton 1, Folder 48-50

Malawi Residency/Dancing in Africa Photos, including Proof Sheets and Color Snapshots 1990

Carton 2, Folder 1-2

Malawi Residency/Dancing in Africa Photos/Beni Photos, including Proof Sheets and Color Snapshots 1990

Carton 2, Folder 3

Malawi Residency Written Field Notes 1990

Carton 2, Folder 4

Malawi Residency, Article in “In Dance” (Bay Area Dance Coalition) 1990-1991

Carton 2, Folder 5

Nairobi, Kenya – Bomas of Kenya Cultural Center Brochures, etc. 1990, undated

Carton 2, Folder 6

“Beni Dance of East and Central Africa” – Appendix to Master’s Thesis undated

 

Community Cultural Activism Files

Carton 2, Folder 7-8

Everybody’s Creative Arts Center (ECAC) – Flyers, Programs, Board Meetings circa 1979-2014

oversize_folder 1A

ECAC – Flyers, Programs 1979-1982

Carton 2, Folder 9-10

ECAC/CitiCentre Dance Theatre Photos/My Choreography (List) 1977-1997

Carton 2, Folder 11

Aquarius Rising Dance Theater – ECAC 1978-1979

Carton 2, Folder 12

“Evolution of Black Dance” – Slides for Lecture-Demo circa 1976-2000

Carton 2, Folder 13

Correspondence with Interviewees for Chapter 6 [of DIBAM?] – Teacher/Dancers at ECAC (Key Contributors) 2015

Carton 2, Folder 14

CitiCentre Dance Theatre Company (CDT) – Photos and News Articles 1983-1988

Carton 2, Folder 15

Leon Jackson In Memorium (Founding Member, CDT) 1990

Carton 2, Folder 16-18

Dance Black America, 1983 (Osumare and Leon Jackson Perform) 1983

Carton 2, Folder 19

Dance Black America Documentary – San Francisco Chronicle Article 1985

Carton 2, Folder 20

Expansion Arts Services – Osumare as Arts Consultant circa 1987

Carton 2, Folder 21

Osumare and Kimathi in San Francisco Carnival – Slides by Osumare 1990

 

Choreographic Projects

Carton 2, Folder 22

“Spell #7” and “Boogie Woogie Landscape” by Ntozake Shange, Lorraine Hansberry Theater – Choreography 1985

Carton 2, Folder 23

“For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf,” Ntozake Shange, San Franciso State University 1987

Carton 2, Folder 24

“Joe Turner’s Come & Gone,” by August Wilson, American Conservatory Theater 1988-1989

 

The Stanford University Years

Carton 2, Folder 25

Stanford Dance Years circa 1981-1993

Carton 2, Folder 26-27

Teaching in Stanford Dance Division, includes 1992 Cuban Dance Workshop 1989-1993, 2015

Carton 2, Folder 28

Program Coordinator – Stanford’s Committee on Black Performing Arts 1991-1993

Carton 2, Folder 29

Stanford Choreography Photos – “Body Talk” 1992, 2015, undated

Carton 2, Folder 30

Mae Jemison – First Black Woman Astronaut – Stanford Dance Student 1992-1996

Carton 2, Folder 31

“Maskarade,” by Sylvia Wynter and Jonkunnu Research – Choreography, Dancing at Stanford 1983

 

Black Choreographers Moving Toward the 21st Century (BCM)

Carton 2, Folder 32

Original Conception 1988

Carton 2, Folder 33

Mission and History 1989-1996

Carton 2, Folder 34

Program Model (Dancing in Blackness) 1992-1993

Carton 2, Folder 35-36

Media Coverage, San Francisco, Los Angeles, National News 1989

Carton 2, Folder 37-38

Inauguration – News Articles, Programs, etc. 1989

Carton 2, Folder 39

Panels and Audience Photos 1989-1990

Carton 2, Folder 40-42

San Francisco and Los Angeles 1991

Carton 2, Folder 43-44

Dance Education Unit – Lower and Higher Levels 1991

Carton 2, Folder 45

San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego 1992

Carton 2, Folder 46

BCM 1993

Carton 2, Folder 47

Symposia (Los Angeles/San Francisco) 1993

Carton 2, Folder 48

Continuation – News Articles and Reviews 1992-1999

Carton 2, Folder 49

Black Choreographs Moving: A National Dialogue – Book and List of Universities that Bought It circa 1993-1998

Carton 2, Folder 50-51

BCM, Inc. Incorporation, California and Ohio 1992-2002

 

Black Traditions in American Modern Dance (BTAMD)

Carton 2, Folder 52-53

American Dance Festival’s (BTAMD) Project (Precursor to BCM) 1990-2015

box 1, Folder 1-2

American Dance Festival/Black Traditions/African Slides (Art) 1988

box 1, Folder 3

American Dance Festival – Black Traditions – Revival – Programs, Articles, Power Points 1975-1995

box 1, Folder 4

Notes from Joe Nash, Black Dance Historian 1993

box 1, Folder 5

Donald McKayle Archives – Photographs, Signed Programs 1993-1994, 2016

box 1, Folder 6

American Dance Festival (ADF) Correspondence 1993-1994, 2016

box 1, Folder 7

"Free to Dance" – ADF Documentary, Osumare Featured as Dance Scholar circa 1995-2002

 

Color Slides

box 1, Folder 8

Chakras June 1974

box 1, Folder 9

Nigeria (Pre-Festac) 1976-1977

box 1, Folder 10

Festival 2000 – San Francisco, Osumare and Katherine Dunham October 1990

box 1, Folder 11

University of Ghana, Legon, Dance Department [and Other Slides from Africa] 1976-1977

Carton 3, box 2

Videotapes (VHS) 1979-1999

Scope and Content Note

Consists of choreographic and community dance workshops, community events, and concert choreography.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Access to audio-visual materials may be restricted due to technical limitations.

Restrictions

Videotapes are in process. Unavailable for use.