Guide to the Carolee Schneemann Papers M1892

Franz Kunst
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
2016
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064
specialcollections@stanford.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Carolee Schneemann papers
Creator: Schneemann, Carolee, 1939-2019
Identifier/Call Number: M1892
Identifier/Call Number: 17361
Physical Description: 128.2 Linear Feet (245 boxes, 4 oversize folders)
Date (inclusive): circa 1954-2015
Abstract: The papers of Carolee Schneemann chronicle in detail her work as an artist, film maker, writer, art historian, feminist, and teacher.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

A portion of this collection was purchased by Stanford University Libraries in 2012; the remainder was a gift.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use except for the diaries in Subseries 5.3. which are restricted until 2024. Audiovisual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

Conditions Governing Use

While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], Carolee Schneemann papers (M1892). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Related Materials

The Getty Research Institute also holds a significant archive of Schneemann material, mostly devoted to her earlier years: http://archives2.getty.edu:8082/xtf/view?docId=ead/950001/950001.xml

Scope and Contents

Artist Carolee Schneemann was born October 12, 1939 in rural Pennsylvania. Her art, which primarily involves performance, film, painting, and installation, has largely focused on sexuality, gender, and the body, and she is considered part of the first generation of feminist artists.
Schneemann's work emerged from the 1950s-60s avant-garde surrounding Fluxus, Judson Hall and New York's dance, poetry, new music and happening scenes, but it quickly staked out a distinct territory of its own. Schneemann has stated that she considers what she does as an extension of painting, only freed from the canvas. Using her body as a collage element, she explores themes including physicality, dimensionality, and kinetics. Among the works most central to the establishment of her reputation for the uncompromising and iconoclastic are the following three:
Meat Joy (1964) is a performance involving eight partially clothed figures moving in materials including wet paint, sausage, raw fish and chicken, and scraps of paper. It was first performed in Europe and was later filmed and photographed as performed by Schneemann's Kinetic Theater group at Judson Memorial Church. Fuses (1964-1967) was Schneemann's exploration of heterosexual sex from a female perspective, using footage of her lovemaking with partner James Tenney which was then treated and edited in various ways, superimposing natural scenes and painting in a collage-like effect. Interior Scroll (1975) was first performed in East Hampton, New York and Colorado's Telluride, and featured Schneemann solo, first striking various figure modeling "action poses," then reading from her book Cézanne, She Was a Great Painter, and finally drawing forth from her vagina a three-foot scroll from which she read aloud.
Although these works have been invoked, recalled, and reinterpreted many times by Schneemann since their creation, this collection focuses more on her more recent projects. Her own writing and notes dominate, but there is a significant amount of correspondence, including printed and annotated email exchanges. One of the main series is devoted to project files, which begin around 1990. These have not been physically arranged, and in most cases folder titles were transcribed directly from the original. Printed material about Schneemann includes exhibit and event publicity as well as reviews and criticism. Of the many photographs and slides, most document her art and its evolution, as do the audiovisual media. There are also lecture and workshop notes, scrapbooks, research files, and book preparation material, especially for Correspondence Course, An Epistolary History of Carolee Schneemann and Her Circle edited by Kristine Stiles. There is even a small number of costume/environments as used in her performances.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Art, Modern
Schneemann, Carolee, 1939-2019

 

Series 1. Project files 1990-2008

Scope and Contents

The Project files series consists of Schneemann's day-to-day correspondence concerning various projects in the 1990s and 2000s. These projects include exhibitions, performances, lectures, publishing, teaching and workshops, film screenings, and other endeavors. Although the majority is correspondence (annotated by CS, especially with printed email), there are also notes (including concepts and ideas for art), reviews, interviews, contracts, itineraries, and drafts of programs and catalogs. Most of the communication is with curators and gallery staff, her assistants, other artists/collaborators, students, academics, journalists, and friends, and involves negotiation, logistics, and other planning. There is no over all chronological order to the series, but the original order per box has been retained. Folder titles and contents were also kept intact, with some names normalized. Many folders have other unrelated material, and some titles may not represent contents or date ranges.
box 36, folder 6

Location One

box 36, folder 7

Bruce McPherson - Jamie Gordon

box 36, folder 8

Robert Kelly Celebration Anthology 2011-05

box 36, folder 9

Iowa 2005

box 37, folder 1

Iowa 2011

box 37, folder 2

WCA [Women's Caucus for Art] 2011-02

box 37, folder 3

Francesco Conz

box 37, folder 4

Vanishing art

box 37, folder 5

Portland 2011-02

box 37, folder 6

Lawrence Brose 2010

box 37, folder 7

Taipei - Cameron

box 37, folder 8

Warhol Museum 2006-05

box 37, folder 9

Gallery Akinci 2005-02

box 37, folder 10

Tenney 2005

box 37, folder 11

Over with 2005-2006

box 37, folder 12

Follow up 2004

box 37, folder 13

Anne de Villepoix

box 38, folder 1

Grants 2002

box 30, folder 16

Grief

box 38, folder 2

Paintings ICI

box 38, folder 3

Feminisms & Its Discontents 2002

box 38, folder 4

Steve Baker

box 38, folder 5

UK

box 38, folder 6

Contacts WACBIZ

box 38, folder 7

Archive

box 38, folder 9

RISD Crisis Response show

box 38, folder 8

Whitney 1999

box 38, folder 10

Child drawings 2005

box 38, folder 11

Elga Wimmer

box 38, folder 12

Grant applications 1995-1996

box 42, folder 1

1960s performance images

box 42, folder 2-4

Miroslav Rogala ICS, Instructions Per Second

box 44, folder 3

Alan March Folder

box 44, folder 11

Interviews

box 44, folder 12

Butterfly Madonna

box 45, folder 1

By C.S. [New York memories etc.]

box 45, folder 2

Work statements

box 45, folder 3

Section II [chapter typescript]

box 45, folder 4

Mixed notes

box 45, folder 6

Fluxus 90s Walkert

box 45, folder 7

California 1991-1997

box 46, folder 1-2

articles, coursepacks

box 46, folder 3

Jen Barker notes 2005

box 46, folder 4

WACBIZ/Suzanne Hilleary (Writers & Artists Cooperative)

box 46, folder 5

Bruce Martin

box 46, folder 6

Texts - Reference [some by CS]

box 46, folder 7

DC 2008/Hirshorn 2004-5

box 46, folder 8

Go Away 2009

box 46, folder 9

Reina Sofia

box 46, folder 10

misc. exhibit material 2006

box 47, folder 1

Consignment

box 47, folder 2

Agreements - Permissions Long term

box 47, folder 3

Photo permissions

box 47, folder 4

Artist's Rights Society

box 47, folder 5

Marielle Nitoslawska/Brakhage screening permission 2004-2005

box 47, folder 6

Sagamie [Montreal]

box 47, folder 7

Cliff Eyland

box 47, folder 8

Ottawa 2005-01

box 47, folder 9-11

Canada

box 47, folder 12-13

P.P.O.W.

box 48, folder 1

Sensorium [Boston] 2006

box 48, folder 2

Finland

box 48, folder 3

London

box 48, folder 4-5

MIT

box 48, folder 6

Recommendations/CS appointments

box 48, folder 7

Under way 2007-2009

box 48, folder 8

Marjorie Keller

box 48, folder 9

Jack Tilton gallery

box 49, folder 1

Grey Art Gallery

box 49, folder 2

Writing Women

box 49, folder 3

Iceland 2006-11

box 49, folder 4

Guggy [Guggenheim] 2005

box 49, folder 5

Eye Body edition 2004

box 49, folder 6

Venice 2007

box 49, folder 7

Buffalo CEPA - MOCCA/Ontario etc. 2007

box 49, folder 8-9

CEPA catalog mockups "Split Decision"

box 50, folder 1

Bern 2008-12

box 50, folder 2

Norway 2008-12

box 50, folder 3

Denver Film Festival 2008

box 50, folder 4

Milwaukee 2008

box 50, folder 5

Pierre Menaud gallery 2007-10

box 50, folder 6

Rutgers 2006

box 50, folder 7

WACK: Art and the Feminist Revolution MOCA 2007-2008

box 50, folder 8

Berlin 2008-12

box 50, folder 10

misc. correspondence etc. 2007-2008

box 50, folder 11

Donnell Library - film

box 51, folder 1

Known/Unknown 1996

box 51, folder 2

Film brochure layouts

box 51, folder 3

MOCA Hall of Mirrors [reviews]

box 51, folder 4

Body As Membrane Denmark/Finland 1996

box 51, folder 5

Vienna 1995

box 51, folder 6

Canada/Western Front/Pacific Cinematique/UBC 1995

box 51, folder 7

Mortal Coils 1994

box 51, folder 8

Michelle Rhodes masters thesis "Performance Art As Therapy Practice"

box 62, folder 5

Rosanna Chiessi/Kent State 1990

box 62, folder 6

Emily/Italy/Paris 1990

box 62, folder 7

Key Gallery 1992

box 62, folder 8

London 1992

box 62, folder 9

Turner-Krull 1993

box 62, folder 10

Exhibitions 1993

box 62, folder 11

Exhibitions 1994

box 62, folder 12

Pace Roberts Foundation 1994

box 62, folder 13

C.G. Pompidou 1994

box 63, folder 1

California 1997

box 63, folder 2

Leonardo 1994

box 63, folder 3

Canada 1995

box 63, folder 4

Denmark 1995

box 63, folder 5

Projects 1995

box 63, folder 6

Anti-Demeter 1995

box 63, folder 7

Capp St. Project 1995

box 63, folder 8

Vienna 1995

box 63, folder 9

Paris 1995

box 64, folder 1

MOCA 1996

box 64, folder 2

Pompidou 1996

box 64, folder 3

Projects 1996

box 64, folder 4

Hubert Klocker 1996-2000

box 64, folder 5

Galerie Krinzinger 1996

box 64, folder 6

Musee de Marseille 1996

box 64, folder 7

Paris 1996

box 64, folder 8

New Museum 1996

box 64, folder 9

Al Hansen - Kolinisches Stat Museum 1996

box 65, folder 1

Rose Lee Goldberg 1997

box 65, folder 2

Winnipeg 1997

box 65, folder 3

Frauen Museum 1997

box 65, folder 4

Banff Centre for the Arts 1997

box 65, folder 5

Adrian Heathfield 1997

box 65, folder 6

Denmark 1997

box 65, folder 7

Turner- Krull 1997

box 65, folder 8

Bard exhibit 1997

box 65, folder 9

Chicago 1997

box 65, folder 10

Joan Hotchkis 1997

box 65, folder 11

Boston 1997

box 65, folder 12

Projects 1997

box 65, folder 13

New Museum 1997

box 66, folder 1

Wexner 1997

box 66, folder 2

MOMA 1998

box 66, folder 3

Carolyn Eyler/University of Southern Maine 1998

box 66, folder 4

Jay Dunn 1998

box 66, folder 5

New MOCA 1998

box 66, folder 6

Ryerson 1998

box 66, folder 7

Le Lieu 1998

box 66, folder 8

Linda Weintraub - Roberto Edwards, ArtCORPUS 1998

box 66, folder 9

Beyond Baroque 1998

box 66, folder 10

Kip Stroud/Arcadia Summer Art Program 1998

box 66, folder 11

Pollack-Krasner Foundation 1997-1998

box 66, folder 12

Vienna 1998

box 67, folder 1

Dinnerware Gallery 1998

box 67, folder 2

Farley-Speyer 1998

box 67, folder 3

Title Nine 1998

box 67, folder 4

MAC-BA 1998

box 67, folder 5

Pori Art Museum, Finland 1998

box 67, folder 6

Chicago 1998

box 67, folder 7

LA MOCA 1998

box 67, folder 8

Huttinger/Shiffler 1998

box 67, folder 9

Colorworks 1998

box 67, folder 10

Finland 1999

box 67, folder 11

Art Table 1999

box 67, folder 12

Maryland 1999

box 67, folder 13

Tokyo 1999

box 67, folder 16

Boston 1999

box 67, folder 14

Washington University 1999

box 67, folder 15

Bob Griffin 1999

box 67, folder 17

Rutgers 1999

box 67, folder 18

MOCA 1999

box 67, folder 19-20

Art Pace 1999

box 68, folder 1

Barcelona 1999

box 68, folder 2

Winnipeg 2000

box 68, folder 3

Peter Fend 2000

box 68, folder 4

College Art Association Conference 2000

box 68, folder 5

Gasser & Grunet 2000

box 68, folder 6

Richard Herskowitz 2000

box 68, folder 7

Illinois 2000

box 68, folder 8

Sweden 2000

box 68, folder 9

Munich 2000

box 68, folder 10

Norway 2000

box 68, folder 11

Musee de L'Elysee Lausanne 2000

box 68, folder 12-13

Cornerhouse 2000-2001

box 69, folder 1

England 2000

box 69, folder 2

New Zealand 2000

box 69, folder 3

Women Dallas 2000

box 69, folder 4

Denmark 2000

box 69, folder 5

East Hampton 2000

box 69, folder 6

Calendar 2000 Project 2000

box 69, folder 7

Nelson Atkins Museum 2000

box 69, folder 8

High Museum 2000

box 69, folder 9

Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship 2001

box 69, folder 10

Mass MOCA 2001

box 69, folder 11

Robert Lehrman re: Cornell 2001

box 69, folder 12

United Kingdom 2001

box 70, folder 1

Svetlana Mintcheva, PhD 2001

box 70, folder 2

Kansas 2001

box 70, folder 3

New Museum 2001

box 70, folder 4

Paule Anglim 2001

box 70, folder 5

Chicago 2001

box 70, folder 6

George Quasha 2001

box 70, folder 7

Carl Heyward 2001

box 70, folder 8

Istanbul 2001

box 70, folder 9

Cokkie Snoe Galerie Delta 2001

box 70, folder 10

Vienna 2001

box 70, folder 11

Minneapolis CAD & Art Omi 2002

box 70, folder 12

Joanna Nathan Welles "Of Wounded Birds" 2002

box 70, folder 13

American Academy of Arts & Letters 2002

box 70, folder 14

Kathy Acker 2002

box 70, folder 15

Maria Beatty 2002

box 70, folder 16

Sweden 2002

box 70, folder 17

Whitebox 2002

box 70, folder 18

Photo/Espana 2002

box 70, folder 19

LA 2002

box 71, folder 1

Palm Beach (PCIBA) 2002

box 71, folder 2

Madrid 2002

box 71, folder 3

Whitechapel Art Gallery 2002

box 71, folder 4

Darice Alexander/Baltimore Museum of Art 2002

box 71, folder 5

Guild Hall Women's Art Movement 2002

box 71, folder 6

Bard 2002

box 71, folder 7

Vienna 2003

box 71, folder 8

Three sisters (Smith, Mt. Holyoke) and Harvard 2003

box 71, folder 9

Amherst 2003

box 71, folder 10

One folder (CUNY, DIA Event, Elga, LA High Performance, "Gloria" Philly, ACF, Dorsky) 2003

box 71, folder 11

Kitchen 2003

box 72, folder 1

Cal Arts [honorary degree] 2003

box 72, folder 2

Reykjavik 2003

box 72, folder 3

John Natsoulas Gallery/Beat Generation & Beyond 2003

box 72, folder 4

Library of Maps - Moira Roth 2003

box 72, folder 5

Jean Touche/Jersey City Museum/Mance Research/USC/From Far Away Poems 2003

box 72, folder 6

Northwestern 2003

box 72, folder 7

Serra and Kathryn 2003

box 72, folder 8

9 Women In The Same Coat, Briggs Robinson Gallery, Projects 2002-2003

box 72, folder 9

Eyebeam 2003-2004

box 72, folder 10

Leeds 2004

box 72, folder 11

Syracuse 2004

box 73, folder 1

Sexy Beasts 2004

box 73, folder 2

Puerto Rico 2004

box 73, folder 3

McCoy Exhibit 2004

box 73, folder 4

Dortmund 2004

box 73, folder 5

Thanksgiving Party 2004

box 73, folder 6

Interview Praxis 2004

box 73, folder 7

Exhibit notes 2004

box 73, folder 8

Florida 2004-2005

box 73, folder 9

Museum Collectors 2005

box 73, folder 10

MOCCA 2005

box 73, folder 11

Agreements 2006

box 73, folder 12

Spain 2006

box 73, folder 13

Heide Hatry & John Wronoski 2006-2011

box 74, folder 1

Angry Women, etc. [annotated drafts of writing re: CS] 2006-2011

box 74, folder 2

Of Interest/Underway 2008-2011

box 74, folder 3

Art Institute of Chicago 2008

box 74, folder 4

Reykjavik 2008

box 74, folder 5

Legal 2008

box 74, folder 6

Korea 2009

box 74, folder 7

Ottawa 2009

box 74, folder 8

Greece 2009

box 74, folder 9

Le Lieu 2009

box 74, folder 10

Nancy Spero reading 2010

box 90, folder 2

Projects Canada - Where Are You 2006

box 90, folder 4

Remy Toledo Gallery 2004

box 90, folder 5

Articule 2005

box 90, folder 6

Underway - Went 2006-2008

box 90, folder 7

Whitechapel notebook 2002

box 90, folder 8

Photi [Giovanis]

box 92, folder 1

Special guys 2003-2007

box 92, folder 2

MOCCA Toronto 2007

box 92, folder 3

Jenni Knight 2007

box 92, folder 4

CEPA 2006

box 92, folder 5

Elga Wimmer 2005

box 92, folder 6

Elga Wimmer 2006

box 92, folder 7

Film LA 2008

box 92, folder 8

Sydney 2008

box 92, folder 9

Alice Maude-Roxby 2006-2007

box 92, folder 10

Calgary 2008

box 92, folder 11

Frederic Guilbard 1999

box 93, folder 1

Galleries/Collectors correspondence 1994-1995

box 93, folder 2

Due/overdue/done 1999-2000

box 93, folder 3

Completed - due to me 2001

box 93, folder 4

Publications/due to me 1990s

box 93, folder 5

Due/overdue/done 1993-1994

box 93, folder 6

Phaidon 1996-2000

box 93, folder 7

Location 1

box 93, folder 8

Done 2000-2001

box 93, folder 9

No longer due to me 2002-2003

box 94, folder 1

No longer due to me 1997-1999

box 94, folder 2

Over with? 2007-2009

box 103, folder 2

Guggenheim 1999-2000

box 105, folder 1

CS interviews [photocopies from published sources]

box 105, folder 2

Kristine has [correspondence]

box 105, folder 3

1960s Copy for C

box 105, folder 4

Jay [Murphy] Group 1995

box 105, folder 5

Volatile Huttinger

box 105, folder 6

Max Hutchinson

box 105, folder 7

JoAnn Wendl

box 105, folder 8

McPherson & Co.

box 105, folder 9

Annie Sprinkle & Pals

box 105, folder 10

Interview With Edwin Denby

box 105, folder 11

Lisa Cheng Gallagher - Joseph Cornell

box 105, folder 12

Beth Hander

box 105, folder 13

Melissa Moreton

box 105, folder 14

Volker Hamann

box 106, folder 1-2

James Schaeffer

box 106, folder 3

Rebecca Schneider dissertation

box 106, folder 4

Danielle Knafo

box 106, folder 5

Getty

box 107, folder 1

Photos - More Wrong Things 2001

box 107, folder 2

Miriam Seidel etc.

box 107, folder 3-4

PHD & Pests

box 107, folder 5

Transart, Vienna

box 107, folder 6

Misc.

box 107, folder 7

Joseph Berke 1996-1998

box 107, folder 8

Carol Berge

box 107, folder 9

David Levi Strauss

box 108, folder 1

Alex Juhasz Publishing 1994-1996

box 108, folder 2

Publications [permissions, submission requests, etc.] 1990s

box 108, folder 3

Release Forms - Maria Beatty & Annie Sprinkle

box 108, folder 4

Howard Hussey 1976-1977

box 108, folder 5

Meiling Cheng

box 108, folder 6

Jack Chambers 2002

box 108, folder 7

Ann Daly interview & article 1996-1997

box 109, folder 9-10

Stiles/D.C. correspondence 1980-1994

box 112, folder 8

Teaching jobs

box 112, folder 9

Film

box 112, folder 10

Terminal Velocity 2001

 

Series 2. Project binders

Scope and Contents

The Project binder series consists of material (photographs, slides, negatives, notes, etc.) originally in numbered three-ring binders used by Schneemann in her creative work. Most binders covered a single project, although material was frequently re-used and there are both originals and copies present. Not all binder numbers (B/N#) were used and some were assigned temporarily. The numerical sequence is mostly alphabetical by project name. B/N #94 represents scrapbooks (aka Life Books) which are described in a different series.
box 1, folder 1

Proto Feminist Body reproductions [B/N #2]

box 1, folder 2-6

Transparencies from Wooden Box (B/N #4] 1950s-1970s

Scope and Contents

More than 500 color and black and white negatives and slides of various sizes (8mm, 35mm, etc), numbered from #1-102 and arranged chronologically. This material includes travel shots and portraits as well as images of artworks.
box 1, folder 7

ABC- We Print Anything - In The Cards [B/N #5] 1977

Scope and Contents

Images and ephemera concerning the ABC exhibition, including negatives, contact sheets, and slides.
box 1, folder 8-9

ABC- We Print Anything - In The Cards [B/N #6] 1977

Scope and Contents

About 50 black and white photographs of various sizes, approx. 50 color transparencies, some clippings and notes.
box 2, folder 1

Affinity/Influence [B/N #7] 1995

Scope and Contents

Clippings and reviews about women artists, correspondence with Danielle Leventhal, Joanna Jones.
box 2, folder 2

Aggression for Couples [B/N #8] 1971

Scope and Contents

One-page typescript with minor holograph corrections, approximately six contact sheets with accompanying negatives.
box 2, folder 3

Al Hansen Slides and Notes [B/N #9] 1995

Scope and Contents

Contains 24 color slides, programs of a memorial concert, biography, clippings, sympathy letters, catalogue preparatory material, correspondence with Heike Lukrafka. Plus color images of CS & friends; b&w photo; 4x5 negative; b&w xeroxes; 2 Hersey candy bar wrappers.
box 2, folder 4

Animal. Anima. Animus [B/N #10] 1998-1999

Scope and Contents

Color slides documenting the exhibition, approximately 25 photographs, and various ephemera, plus 3x5 color negatives of "Infinity Kisses" photogrid.
box 2, folder 5-6

Basic Lecture [B/N #11] 1998-1999

Scope and Contents

Notes for lectures and readings, approximately 450 as well as over 600 misc. color slides of artist's own work as well as other art works for study and teaching.
box 3, folder 1

Body Collage [B/N #13] 1968

Scope and Contents

Approximately 35 contact sheets with accompanying negative strips, and photographs of the performance.
box 3, folder 2

Exhibitions [B/N #14] 2000

Scope and Contents

Reproductions of fliers and press releases and booklets mentioning and showcasing Carolee's work.
box 3, folder 3

Exhibitions [B/N #15] 2000

Scope and Contents

Color slides, reproductions of fliers and press releases, and brief descriptions of installation pieces.
box 3, folder 4

Selected Film & Video Works [B/N #17]

Scope and Contents

Brief descriptions of Carolee's films.
box 3, folder 5-6

Cat Scan [B/N #18] 1988

Scope and Contents

Artist's statement, review, black and white negatives, black and white and contact contact sheets, color slides, over 90 color and black and white photographs of various sizes. Photographed by Plauto.
box 4, folder 1

Cat Scan [B/N #19] 1987

Scope and Contents

About 60 color and black and white photographs of various sizes, about 9 black and white transparencies, contact sheets, 5 strips of 35 mm black and white negatives, color slides with cat images and personal.
box 4, folder 2

Cat Torture in the Liquid Gate [B/N #20] 1989

Scope and Contents

Performance notes, about 10 color photographs, and color slides.
box 4, folder 3

Chicago Notebook [B/N #21] 1980

Scope and Contents

Blue spiral-bound quarto with holograph notes regarding the Dirty Pictures exhibition, some typescript additions laid-in.
box 4, folder 4

Chromelodeon (4th Concretion) [B/N #22] 1963-06

Scope and Contents

Paper clippings, 6 black and white photographs (8" x 10"), 4 color photographs (7" x 5"), contact sheets, 35 color slides. Photos by Chuck Rothenberg.
box 4, folder 5

Train, Plane, City Landscape [B/N #23]

Scope and Contents

49 slides labeled "Train, Plane, City Landscape," removed from carousel.
box 4, folder 6

Clouds [B/N #24]

Scope and Contents

About 40 slides labeled "Clouds," removed from carousel.
box 4, folder 7

Collectors Editions [B/N #26] late 1980s

Scope and Contents

Carolee's correspondence with Francesco Conz, Alison Knowles, inventory sheets signed by Carolee for loans.
box 5, folder 1

Cooking with Apes [B/N #28] 1973

Scope and Contents

Approximately 20 pages of typescript with extensive holograph corrections, including the text of the American I Ching Apple Pie. Includes approximately 25 images, contact sheets and negative strips, 4x5 negative, articles, ephemera.
box 5, folder 2-3

Cycladic Imprints [B/N #29] 1988-1989

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with San Francisco Museum of Modern Art regarding the multimedia installation as well as press release, about 20 color and black and white negatives, contact sheets, about 5 transparencies, over 70 black and white photographs and color slides.
box 5, folder 4

Cycladic Imprints [B/N #30] 1988-1992

Scope and Contents

Sketches for Cycladic Imprints installation, contact sheets, black and white negatives, strips of 35 mm black and white negatives, 5 strips of 35 mm color negatives, 14 color photographs, 31 color negatives, 40 black and white photographs, watercolor sketches for the installation, letter to Elliot Elgart of UCLA Art Department, copies of notes and performance instructions, clippings, 31 slides, original drawings.
box 5, folder 5

Cycladic Slides [B/N #31] 1992

Scope and Contents

180 numbered slides (160 numbered; 20 Cincinnati installation). These are duplicates of slide trays MISC #6-7.
box 6, folder 1

Dirty Pictures [B/N #32]

Scope and Contents

Performance notes and sketches.
box 6, folder 2-3

Dirty Pictures [B/N #33]

Scope and Contents

Typescript notes for the exhibition/workshop, with minor holograph corrections and revisions. More than 100 photographs, of various sizes, approximately two hundred slides, contact sheets, negative strips, various ephemera. Some contact sheets removed to oversize folder.
box 140, folder 10

Dirty Pictures contact sheets [B/N #33]

box 6, folder 4

Dirty Pictures Formative Dirty Pictures [B/N #34]

Scope and Contents

Approximately 200 pages of typescript with extensive holograph revisions and drawings. Approximately 100 pages of typescript and holograph notes on the rehearsal for the performance. Also includes approximately five 8 1/2" x 11" photographs, and 20 numbered slides, original drawings, fliers
box 6, folder 5

Double Trouble [B/N #35] 2000

Scope and Contents

Newspaper clippings, over 30 color negatives, about 90 color slides, and about 40 color photographs.
box 7, folder 1

Drawings and Peformances [B/N #36] 1960s-1990s

Scope and Contents

Over 40 annotated sketches and watercolors diagraming performances and stage sets including Apple I-Ching Pie and Water Light/Water Needle.
box 7, folder 2

Dream Space Object [B/N #37] 1980s

Scope and Contents

Lecture material, 1 color photograph and 20 color slides.
box 7, folder 3

Early Work and Portraits of Carolee from various periods [B/N #38]

Scope and Contents

Over 20 strips of black and white negatives and contact sheets.
box 7, folder 4-5

Exhibitions [B/N #40] 1970s-1980s

Scope and Contents

Notes, press releases, about 40 color slides, approx. 125 photographs of various sizes depicting gallery installations, openings, Carolee at work, art works, etc., 6 strips of 35 mm color negatives; 6 strips of 2 3/4 cm color negatives, and contact sheets. Some photography by James M. Brown.
box 7, folder 6

Expansions Naked Action Lecture [B/N #41] 1968-1969

Scope and Contents

Images of the performance, with accompanying negatives, contact sheet, original cast list flier.
box 8, folder 1-2

Eye Body Master Negative Binder [B/N #43] 1963-1976

Scope and Contents

Various negatives and prints of the Eye Body project. It is accompanied by Carolee's memoir written in 1976 explaining the project. The binder contains 33 color and 2 black and white slides depicting both herself and her artworks, about 10 strips of regular negatives, 20 large (3 1/2 cm) negatives and about 10 extra large (8" x 10") negatives. The binder also contains about 30 contact sheets and about 80 black and white photographs ranging in size from 3 1/2" x 5' and 6 1/2" x 10" to 8" x 10". Photographers include Leo Choplin, Alex Sobelewski, Erro.
box 8, folder 3

Film As Art [B/N #44] 1996

Scope and Contents

Images of the exhibition. Approximately 40 images of various sizes, including color slides.
box 8, folder 4

Fresh Blood [B/N #45] 1981-1986

Scope and Contents

Notes, images and ephemera surrounding Fresh Blood. Approximately 100 pages of typescript notes and letters in all, with with minor holograph revisions to the exhibition notes.
box 8, folder 5-6

Fresh Blood [B/N #46] 1981-1986

Scope and Contents

Approximately 100 images of various sizes, 30 contact sheets, and photocopied typescript artist statements.
box 9, folder 1-8

Friends Travel [B/N #47] 1970s-1990s

Scope and Contents

Approx. 1,200 mostly color slides and about 10 black and white transparencies.
box 10, folder 1-2

Fuses [B/N #48]

Scope and Contents

Negatives, color and black and white photographs of various sizes, about 30 strips of color and black and white negatives, contact sheets, collage from photographs.
box 10, folder 3

Ghost Rev [B/N #49] 1965

Scope and Contents

Iinstructions for the installations, journal clippings, photographs (about 20 black and white 8" x 10"), negatives (about 7 strips), and contact sheets. Some photographs by Peter Moore and Ted Wester.
box 10, folder 4

History Slides [B/N #50] 1950s-1960s

Scope and Contents

Approximately 300 slides, half of which are labelled.
box 11, folder 1-2

Home Run Muse [B/N #51] 1977

Scope and Contents

Approximately 200 pages of typescript with moderate holograph revisions, images, contact sheets, slides, and negatives, organized chronologically.
box 11, folder 3

Home Run Muse [B/N #52] 1977

Scope and Contents

Approximately 75 photographs of the exhibition, including like number of contact sheets and negative strips. Plus notes, texts, scores, reviews.
box 11, folder 4

Illinois Central [B/N #54] 1968

Scope and Contents

Stage directions, clippings, about 60 color and black and white slides, over 60 black and white photographs ranging from cut down nonstandard sizes to 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" and 8" x10", contact sheets, over 100 strips of black and white negatives, copies of correspondence. Contains an envelop with small photographs of landscapes. Photographs by Art Sinsabaugh.
box 12, folder 1-2

Illinois Central [B/N #55] 1968

Scope and Contents

Stage instructions with sketches and over 70 black and white photographs, mostly by Art Sinsabaugh.
box 12, folder 3

Illinois Landscapes [B/N #56] 1968

Scope and Contents

About 90 slides by Art Sinsabaugh.
box 12, folder 4

Installations, Events, Works [B/N #58] 1980-2000

Scope and Contents

Approximately 75 slides, images of various sizes, and reproductions highlighting works from 1980 onward.
box 12, folder 5-6

Inverted Scroll + Cave [B/N #59] 1975, 1993

Scope and Contents

Approximately 50 prints of various sizes, with accompanying contact sheets and negatives. Includes photocopied text to adjoin the images.
box 13, folder 1

Isis Ice [B/N #60] 1973

Scope and Contents

Approximately 35 negative strips, several contact sheets, and approximately 30 photographs (photocopies) of the performance by Anthony McCall.
box 13, folder 2

Judson Dance Theater: Lateral Splay and Queen's Dog [B/N #62] 1962-1983

Scope and Contents

Sketches and notes, 10 strips of negatives, 6 color slides for the 1983 revival, about 5 contact sheets and about 10 black and white photographs (8" x 10"). Photos are by Peter Moore, Charles Rotenberg and others.
box 13, folder 3-4

Kitch's Last Meal [B/N #63]

Scope and Contents

Clippings, annotated copy of an article about the film, project information, contact sheets, over 70 black and white photographs of various sizes, notes and cue cards about sound editing, over 40 strips of black and white negatives, 4 color and black and white transparencies of various sizes, notes and sketches for the film, color slides.
box 13, folder 5

Kitch's Last Meal [B/N #64] 2003

Scope and Contents

Annotated transcript of sound dialogues in Kitch's Last Meal.
box 13, folder 6

Known/Unknown: Plague Column [B/N #65] 1996

Scope and Contents

Text for the 1996 exhibition, with moderate holograph corrections to the text. Also included are images from the installation and various press clippings.
box 14, folder 1

Known/Unknown: Plague Column [B/N #66] 1995-1996

Scope and Contents

Approximately 15 images, as well as the text used for the exhibition.
box 14, folder 2

Loans-Losses-Returns [B/N #68]

Scope and Contents

List of books stolen from Carolee in 1970, clippings, notes and correspondence and contracts about art work on loan; copies of letters sent by Traub and Yassky Attorneys at Law regarding the distribution of Fuses.
box 14, folder 3

Loft End of It [B/N #69] 2003

Scope and Contents

Over 60 color slides and 23 color photographs.
box 14, folder 4-5

Imaging Her Erotics Manuscript [B/N #69] 2000

Scope and Contents

With annotations, copies of correspondence between Carolee and John Isaacs and others.
box 14, folder 6

Master Review Booklet [B/N #71]

Scope and Contents

Reproductions of reviews.
box 14, folder 7, box 15, folder 1

Meat Joy [B/N #72] 1964

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts, photographs, 55 black and white photographs (8" x 10"), transparencies, contact sheets, 20 strips of black and white negatives, 3 color negatives. Some of the photos are by F. Massal (Paris).
box 15, folder 2-5

Meat Joy [B/N #73] 1964

Scope and Contents

Over 140 b&w photographs ranging in size from 5" x 7" to 8" x 10", 35 color photographs (3" x 4 1/2"), about 20 contact sheets, 20 black and white strips of negatives (3" x 2 1/2"), more than 10 color transparencies (4" x 5"), 6 slides with preparatory sketches. Binder includes transparencies with names of photographers. Photographs by Al Giese, P. Moore, Charles Rotenberg, H. Zucker, and others.
box 15, folder 6, box 16, folder 1

Meat Joy Slides [B/N #74] 1964

Scope and Contents

33 slide sleeves with about 550 color and black and white slides.
box 16, folder 2

Meat Systems [B/N #75] 1970

Scope and Contents

Approximately 35 slides, several images of the demonstration, and accompanying ephemera.
box 16, folder 3

Meat Joy - Whitechapel Art Gallery [B/N #76] 2002

Scope and Contents

Over 60 color photographs (4" x 6") and about 80 color slides.
box 16, folder 4

MIT Design Photos [B/N #77]

Scope and Contents

Reproductions of "Proto-Feminist Body" chapter.
box 16, folder 5

Moon in a Tree (Cornell) [B/N #78] circa 1972

Scope and Contents

Approximately 100 pages of autograph notes for lectures on Joseph Cornell after his death. Included are photocopies of correspondence between Schneemann and Cornell.
box 16, folder 6

More Wrong Things [B/N #79] circa 1972

Scope and Contents

Over 30 color transparencies, annotated typescripts, about 100 color slides, over 30 color photographs of various sizes, and press releases.
box 17, folder 1

Mortal Coils [B/N #80] 1994

Scope and Contents

About 40 slides documenting the set up of the installation, images and bios of 15 friends who died, press release from Penine Hart Gallery.
box 17, folder 2-3

Mortal Coils [B/N #81] 1997

Scope and Contents

Color slides of the exhibition. Approximately 19 25 4x6" detail images of the exhibition, and several 8.5x11" images of the installation. Included are various ephemera, press clippings, and short biographies of the subjects (fifteen friends who passed in 1993). Also included are approximately 100 4x6" photographs of the accompanying reception.
box 17, folder 4-5

Negatives B+W, Paintings, Installations, Body [B/N #82] 1960s-1990s

Scope and Contents

About 10 color slides, about 20 10 color and black and white photographs of various sizes, about 50 transparencies of various sizes, over 60 color and black and white negatives, contact sheets. Photographs by George Hirose, Dan Chichester.
box 248

Mortal Coils Negs, Slides, B+W [B/N #83] late 1990s

Scope and Contents

About 70 color and black and white photographs of various sizes, black and white transparencies, color slides, black and white negatives, contact sheets, notes and explanations, and gallery brochure regarding the "Mortal Coils" project and its installation. Binder also contains information about a memorial service for Charlotte Moorman.
box 18, folder 1

Nieman Edit - Film Book [B/N #84] 1970s

Scope and Contents

Misc. notes and reproductions such as photographs, artcles, artist statements, film notes.
box 18, folder 2

Night Crawlers - Expo Montreal [B/N #85] 1968

Scope and Contents

Clippings, news releases, about 7 black and white photographs, about 6 black and white negative strips, black and white transparency (3 3/4" x 5"), and contact sheets. Photographs by Shunk-Kender.
box 18, folder 3-4

Known/Unknown: Plague Column [B/N #86] 1968

Scope and Contents

Approximately 350 color slides of the exhibition, and approximately 35 photos of varying sizes from 8 1/2 x 11" to 4-6". Includes photocopies and ephemera surrounding the exhibition, also various notes from Galerie Samuel Lallouz containing packing list, bills and receipts regarding the installation.
box 18, folder 5-6

Nude [B/N #87] 1960-1996

Scope and Contents

Collection of nude photographs, including Schneemann's appearance in Caterpillar magazine, including original negatives. Approximately three hundred photographs of various sizes, and approximately 50 slides. (PLUS: negatives, ephemera, large negatives, letter from Fred McDarrah)
box 19, folder 1

Manipulations/Ordeals [B/N #88] 1967-1969

Scope and Contents

Clippings, performance instructions, 15 black and white 8 x 10 photographs, 15 strips of original negatives and 4 contact sheets. Photographs by Peter Moore.
box 19, folder 2-3

Out of Actions [B/N #89] 1997-1999

Scope and Contents

Approximately 100 photographs, ranging in size between 3x5" and 8 1/2x11", of the installation, several pages of autograph notes on the construction, and approximately 57 75 color slides. Also includes various ephemera surrounding the exhibition, 2x2 color negatives.
box 19, folder 4

Owl Ocean Table [B/N #90] 1985

Scope and Contents

Color and black and white photographs (some taped together to create a panoramic view), notes, script, clippings about birds, stage notes with sketches, correspondence with Johanna Demetrakas, 17 color slides.
box 19, folder 5-7

Painting Constructions [B/N #91] 1960s

Scope and Contents

Press releases related to Max Hutchinson Gallery, color reproductions, collage for "Concretion Collage" flier, over 70 black and white and color photographs of artworks (various sizes), 4 color transparencies. Some photographs by Eric Pollitzer.
box 20, folder 1-2

Painting Constructions Master Set-Slides [B/N #92] 1953-late 1980s

Scope and Contents

Approximately 400 color and black and white slides of artworks and happenings and 3 strips of negatives.
box 20, folder 3

Photo Negs and Contacts [B/N #95] 1976-1985

Scope and Contents

Contact sheets and about 170 color and black and white negatives, 4 b&w photos & 2 color images.
box 20, folder 4-6

Plagiarism, Telepathy or Forgetful Borrowings? [B/N #96]

Scope and Contents

Images of Carolee's work and that of other artists, agencies, etc that have similar qualities such as composition, medium, objects, themes.
box 21, folder 1

Plumb Line [B/N #97] 1968

Scope and Contents

Contact sheets, reproductions, about 50 black and white photographs of different sizes, over 20 strips of black and white negatives, about 5 transparencies, "Plumb Line" manuscript, contact sheets, and Carolee's filmography.
box 247

Preparations for Mortal Coils [B/N #98]

Scope and Contents

Newspaper clippings, biographical notes about friends, over 50 artist's manuscripts, color sketches and comments for the installation, about 40 color and black and white photographs of various sizes, about 5 transparencies.
box 21, folder 2

Round House [B/N #99] 1967

Scope and Contents

Several negative strips and accompanying contact prints, approximately 35 images of the performance and rehearsals, articles, score, photocopies.
box 21, folder 3

Round House and Thames Crawling [B/N #100] 1970

Scope and Contents

Approximately 200 pages of photocopied notes concerning the two exhibitions.
box 21, folder 4

Schlaget Auf, Ices Strip [B/N #101] 1970, 1971

Scope and Contents

Approximately 50 images of varying sizes of both exhibitions. Includes several contact sheets and negative strips, as well as a quarto-sized notebook with holograph notes on both exhibitions and two original photographs taken of Schlager Auf by Hermann Kiessling.
box 22, folder 1

Scroll Paintings with Exploded TV [B/N #102] 1991

Scope and Contents

Approximately 20 black and white images of the exhibition, and several contact sheets. Also included are slides and a poster advertisement for the show.
box 22, folder 2

Selected Works Survey [B/N #103]

Scope and Contents

Prospectus sent to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
box 22, folder 3

Site [B/N #104] 1964

Scope and Contents

18 color slides, 2 strips of black and white negatives, 2 black and white photographs, 2 color photographs (3" x 4 1/2") by Namuth. Photographs, including that of Carolee and Rauschenberg in his kitchen by Hans Namuth.
box 22, folder 4-5

Slide Groups [B/N #105] 1964

Scope and Contents

Collected slides, images, contact sheets, and negatives surrounding four exhibitions: Enter Vulva, Ask the Goddess, Skewed Beams, Art is Reactionary.
box 22, folder 6

Small Photos and Negs. Work Model Performed [B/N #106] 1964

Scope and Contents

Contact sheets, black and white negatives (about 14 strips), color slides (4), over 300 color and black and white photographs depicting performances, lectures, art works and friends.
box 23, folder 1-3

Snows [B/N #107] 1967

Scope and Contents

About 100 black and white photographs ranging in size from 3 1/2" x 5" and 8" x 10", 2 color photographs ranging in size from 1/2" x 5" and 8" x 10", contact sheets, about 10 marker and pencil sketches, about 45 color and black and white slides, color and black and white negatives, stage notes Photographs by Ted Wester, Charlotte Victoria, A.V. Sobolewski, Peter Moore.
box 23, folder 4-5

Teaching Black and White [B/N #108]

Scope and Contents

Approximately 50 images, as well as slides used for teaching. Plus negatives, contact sheets, notes, scores, texts, student drawings.
box 24, folder 1

Teaching-Slides photo copies [B/N #109]

Scope and Contents

Over 50 color photographs and about 60 color slides. Names mentioned include Sands Murray-Wassink, Marjanel Ragen Murray, Andrea Sulzer.
box 24, folder 2

The Environment for Sound and Motion [B/N #110] 1962

Scope and Contents

Color slides, contact sheets, newspaper clippings, notes, one strip of negatives and about 10 photographs.
box 24, folder 3-4

Unexpectedly Research [B/N #113] 1963-1982

Scope and Contents

Several hundred images made or performed between 1963 and 1982. Included are several hand-colored original prints, and several pages of negatives. Also included are related ephemera, from plans for the exhibition to press clippings and statements from the artist. Plus 2 hand-made collages of photogrid layout; 49 slides, color negatives by Nathalie Legault.
box 24, folder 5-6

Up to and Including Her Limits [B/N #114] 1973-1976

Scope and Contents

Images of various sizes detailing the performance, including approximately 50 contact sheets and negative strips. Also includes various ephemera concerning the exhibitions, slides, large negatives.
box 25, folder 1

Various [B/N #115] 1962-1967

Scope and Contents

Various images and notes on five early exhibitions: Looseleaf (1962), Originale (1964), Noise Bodies (1965), Push Pull (1965) and Night Crawlers (1967). Includes photocopied typescripts of notes and descriptions of each performance/exhibition, images of various sizes, contact sheets, negatives, & orginial drawings.
box 25, folder 2

Vespers Pool [B/N #119] 2000

Scope and Contents

About 80 slides.
box 25, folder 3

Vulva's Morphia [B/N #121] 1997

Scope and Contents

Reproductions of all Vulva plates and text.
box 25, folder 4-5

Vulva's Morphia [B/N #122] 1993-1996

Scope and Contents

Approximately 200 color slides, and approximately 100 photographs of various sizes. Also included here are several diagrams of the exhibition, with numbers for corresponding images in the layout, as well as folders containing notes and ephemera, most notably typescripts of text used in the exhibition.
box 25, folder 6, box 26, folder 1-2

Water Light/Water Needle [B/N #123] 1966

Scope and Contents

Performance program, about 75 slides, about 100 black and white photographs ranging from 6 3/4" x 7" to 8" x 10", black and white transparencies, 20 color photographs (3" x 4 1/2"), contact sheets, over 20 strips of black and white negatives, color transparency. Photographs by Herbert Migdoll, Mah Wah, C. Victoria. 5 strips of 8mm color film removed to oversize folder.
box 140, folder 11

Water Light/Water Needle film [B/N #123]

box 26, folder 3

Waterville Floods (Colby College [B/N #124] 1968

Scope and Contents

Stage instructions, script, with James Tenney divorce contract (Oct 9, 1968), contact sheets and 4 strips of black and white negatives.
box 26, folder 4

Women in Photography -- Lecture [B/N #125] 1992

Scope and Contents

Notes for Schneemann's 1992 lecture "The Delirious Arousal of Destruction: Or, is there a Feminist Erotic Iconography?" Included are approximately 40 fluxus-related images, and 16 slides.
box 124, folder 5

Selected Works Survey binder [B/N #126] 2009

box 26, folder 5

Shoots by Fred McDarrah [B/N #127]

Scope and Contents

Photocopies.
 

Series 3. Project ephemera

Scope and Contents

Instructions, inventories, performance notes, gallery guides and other material concerning performances, installations and exhibitions.
box 28, folder 1

Film/Video Inventory - Loft [M11] 2002

box 28, folder 3

Saw Over Want - Vulva [M19]

Scope and Contents

Reproductions for Vulva and other installations.
box 29, folder 1

Artwork - Installation & Instructions [A2] 1998

Scope and Contents

6 color diagrams of misc. installations with directions regarding equipment, lighting, etc.
box 28, folder 2

Known/Unknown: Plague Column [M12] 1996-1997

Scope and Contents

Prospectus for the exhibition, including various reproductions of images and text.
box 125, folder 2-7

Fresh Blood/Venus Vectors [photographs, layouts, notes, performance texts, etc.]

flat-box 128

performance texts [scripts/notes on index cards]

box 62, folder 4

exhibition lists/inventories 1961-1963

Scope and Contents

Also includes several pages from guest registry for a May 1963 Machin-Schneemann-Steinmann group show in New York City, with signatures from Robert Rauschenberg, Ray Johnson, Philip Corner, Aaron Siskind, Jonas Mekas, Yvonne Rainier, Allan Kaprow (with brief note), Susan Sontag, Claes Oldenberg, George Brecht, and many others.
box 134, folder 1

Up to & Including Her Limits [B11]

Scope and Contents

11" x 9" maquette for the catalogue, with comments and drawings by Schneemann, approx 30pp.
box 134, folder 2

Installation Instructions [A3] 1968-1980s

Scope and Contents

24pp., sketch pad (14" x 17") with drawings, instructions and comments about various happenings and installations.
box 140, folder 7

exhibition production book 1983

box 143

ABC We Print Anything cards [IC1]

Scope and Contents

"Cards stolen - Incomplete edition." Purple cloth box containing an incomplete set (56/151) of cards displayed at Whitebox Gallery around 2001; 8 out of 156 image cards went missing. The run contained 151 sets.
 

Series 4. Correspondence 1949-2011

Scope and Contents

Personal and professional correspondence to and from Schneemann, the bulk of which is from the 1990s and 2000s. The series is arranged chronologically. Some are photocopies, especially for earlier years, and much of the series consists of drafts of CS outgoing letters. Postcards and holiday cards are separated. There are significant amounts of correspondence in other series, especially Project Files and Other Artists.
box 76, folder 1

Joel Farber 1949-1950

box 76, folder 2

1953-1957

Scope and Contents

mosarly personal to and from Elsa. One to Jimpy And Al. Added Joanne, Alivia, Eve, Florence, Mari, family
box 108, folder 8

CS to Naomi Levinson [originals and drafts] 1955-1956

box 108, folder 9

CS to Naomi Levinson [originals and drafts] 1957

box 108, folder 10

CS to Naomi Levinson [originals and drafts] 1958

box 108, folder 11

CS to Naomi Levinson [originals and drafts] 1959

box 109, folder 1

CS to Naomi Levinson [originals and drafts] 1960, 1962, 1976

box 109, folder 2

Naomi Levinson to CS undated, 1955-1956

box 109, folder 3

Naomi Levinson to CS 1957

box 109, folder 4

Naomi Levinson to CS 1958

box 109, folder 5

Naomi Levinson to CS 1959

box 109, folder 6

Naomi Levinson to CS 1960, 1962

box 109, folder 7

Naomi Levinson- letters from others [Larry Jordan, Frederick Rzewski (dated mutal friend Elsa) 1960, 1962

box 76, folder 3

CS to Naomi Levinson [annotated photocopies] 1956-1060

box 76, folder 4

CS to parents 1958-1965

box 76, folder 5

1960s

box 76, folder 6

1970s

box 76, folder 7

1980s

box 76, folder 8

1991-1992

box 76, folder 9

Joan Hotchkis 1993-1995

box 76, folder 10-11

1994

box 77, folder 1-2

1995

box 77, folder 3-5

1996

box 78, folder 1

1996

box 78, folder 2

1997

box 79, folder 1-2

1998

box 79, folder 3-5

1999

box 80, folder 1

1999

box 80, folder 2-5

2000

box 81, folder 1-4

2001

box 81, folder 5

Jim Schaeffer 2001-2005

box 81, folder 6

Melissa Moreton 1999-2001

box 82, folder 1

Joe Berke 1994-2002

box 82, folder 2-6

2002

box 83, folder 1

2002

box 83, folder 2-4

2003

box 83, folder 5

2004

box 84, folder 1-2

2004

box 84, folder 3-4

2005

box 84, folder 5

2006

box 85, folder 1-2

2006

box 85, folder 3-5

2007

box 86, folder 1-3

2008

box 86, folder 4-5

2009

box 86, folder 6

Schaeffer political email 2009

box 87, folder 1-2

2010

box 87, folder 3-4

2011

box 87, folder 5

postcards 1950s

box 87, folder 6

postcards 1960s

box 88, folder 1

postcards 1970-1973

box 88, folder 2

postcards 1974-1975

box 88, folder 3

postcards 1976-1977

box 88, folder 4

postcards 1978-1979

box 88, folder 5

postcards 1980-1981

box 88, folder 6

postcards 1982-1983

box 88, folder 7

postcards 1984-1986

box 89, folder 1

postcards 1987-1989

box 89, folder 2

christmas cards 1980s

box 89, folder 3-5

christmas cards 1990s

box 90, folder 1

christmas cards 2000s

 

Series 4. Writing

Scope and Contents

Notes, dream journals, and other unpublished writing by Schneemann. Notebooks, artist books, scrapbooks and publications have been gathered in other series.
box 190, folder 10

articles, notes, correspondence, etc.

box 28, folder 4-5

Personal Notes [M23] 1963-2000

Scope and Contents

Various bits of diary, memoir, dream journal, drafts of letters. Mixed holograph and typescript with holograph additions, revisions, approx. 200pp.
box 28, folder 6

Spirit Work [P1]

Scope and Contents

Approximately 30 pages of holograph notes and correspondence regarding communication with animals.
box 28, folder 7

Kitch Notes [P2]

Scope and Contents

Approximately 20 images of Kitch, as well as approximately 100 pages of collected typescript with moderate holograph revisions.
box 28, folder 10

Essay - Ages of the Avant Garde [E1] 1994

Scope and Contents

Computer-generated typescript with holograph corrections, 10pp.
box 28, folder 11

Essays [E4]

Scope and Contents

Typescripts and computer-generated typescripts, much with holograph revision, of various essays, lectures, articles, stories, approx. 1250pp.
box 42, folder 5

Dreams 1960s-1990s

box 42, folder 6

Dreams/dreamwork

box 42, folder 7

Dream/Space/Object, Death/Mother/Bird

box 42, folder 8

Dreams/Notes 1980s-1990s

box 43, folder 9

Documentaries 1980s-1990s

box 43, folder 6-7

misc. notes

box 43, folder 8

Lebanon series, other notes

box 43, folder 4

Cluny Sailor + Animal

box 43, folder 2

Cats dreams notes 1994

box 43, folder 3

Dreams notes 1996-1997

box 43, folder 1

Notes & dreams 1988-1990

box 44, folder 4

Does Kristine [Stiles] Have

box 44, folder 1-2

misc. notes, writing, etc.

box 44, folder 10

Letters - Activist

box 44, folder 8

Story- Essays

box 44, folder 7

Color Money Book MIT

box 44, folder 9

Aging & Avant-Garde 1992-1993

box 44, folder 6

Video Book - Edit 1980

box 44, folder 5

Early Background [dreams etc.]

box 45, folder 8

Schaeffer research [house]

box 45, folder 10

misc. notes

box 90, folder 3

Notations/Dreams 2002-2007

box 110, folder 1

Type In [misc. notes] 1980s-1990s

box 110, folder 2

Notes [mostly re: sex & gender]

box 110, folder 3

Selected Notes [copies] 1954-1964

box 110, folder 4

Dean Rolston memorial

box 110, folder 5

Sketches With Process Notation

box 110, folder 6

Projects - Proposals

box 110, folder 7

Process Notes [clippings] 1992-1995

box 110, folder 8

Lecture Art - Life [notes]

box 111, folder 1

Morphologies

box 111, folder 3

Dreams - Notations

box 111, folder 4

Sexuality [notes]

box 111, folder 5

Vulva Morphia research

box 111, folder 10

Notes 1960s

box 111, folder 11

Notes 1970s

box 111, folder 12

Notes 1980s

box 124, folder 1

writing/notes/dreams [includes some school notes & papers] undated, 1954-1975

box 124, folder 2

personal notes 2002-2005

box 124, folder 3

personal notes 2006

 

Series 5. Notebooks, scrapbooks, sketchbooks, artist books, art

Scope and Contents

Schneeman writing and artwork mostly in bound form, both published and unpublished. Includes class notes, draft correspondence, collage, and childhood drawings and sketches. Notebooks contain sketches, dreams, ideas and other notes, addresses, to-do lists, and collage, and are arranged chronologically in a subseries. Self-published limited edition books (numbered in a "B" series originally) are also described as a subseries.
 

Subseries 5.1. Notebooks

Scope and Contents

These notebooks (many hand-decorated) document Schneemann's projects and travels,and functioned as address books, daily planners, diaries, and sketch pads. They have been sorted chronologically, but some notebooks have content from other years as well.
box 133, folder 3

loose sketches and notes in folder 1949-1955

box 133, folder 1

Papers Bard/Wayne [Battelle] 1953-1954

Scope and Contents

College notes, sketches, other notes, drafts. Also includes letters from boyfriend.
box 133, folder 2

Summer 53 1953-1957

Scope and Contents

Notes, sketches, teaching notes from Bennington YMCA, Bard course list, 1957 notes, New School For Social Research grades 1954, Wayne Batelle correspondence drafts. Some notes not by CS.drafts
box 244

London Notebooks 1-7

box 245

London Notebooks 8-14

box 246

London Notebooks 15-20

box 129, folder 1

1981-1990

box 129, folder 2

1991-1994

box 129, folder 3

1994-1995

box 130, folder 1

1995-1996

box 130, folder 2

1997

box 130, folder 3

1998

box 131, folder 1

1998-2000

box 132, folder 2

2000-2001

box 132, folder 3

2001-2002

box 132, folder 4

2003-2004

box 132, folder 5

2005-2006

box 141

unlabeled notebook with gold painted cover

Scope and Contents

Pasted in photographs of CS paintings, installations etc.
 

Subseries 5.2. Numbered books

box 140, folder 4

The Lebanon Series: War Mop [B4] 1983

Scope and Contents

Magazine produced in conjunction with an exhibit at the Max Hutchinson Gallery, September 10-October 8, 1983.
box 140, folder 1

Boca Ratan - Rat Mouth [B1] 1982

Scope and Contents

Journal with clippings, sketches, poems and personal notes.
box 140, folder 2

Cezanne She Was A Great Painter. The Second Book [B2] January 1975

box 140, folder 3

Parts of A Body House Book ; American I Ching Apple Pie [B3] January 1972

box 140, folder 5

Video Burn, SFAI [B6] 1992

Scope and Contents

Book published in conjunction with the 1991 exhibition from the drawing sequence Video Burn (1987-1991). Has ISBN.
 

Subseries 5.3. Diaries [RESTRICTED]

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted until 2024.
box 162

1953-1963

Conditions Governing Access

Diaries are CLOSED for research until five years after Schneemann's death.
box 163

1964-1969

Conditions Governing Access

Diaries are CLOSED for research until five years after Schneemann's death.
box 164

1970-1973

Conditions Governing Access

Diaries are CLOSED for research until five years after Schneemann's death.
box 142

1974-1977

Conditions Governing Access

Diaries are CLOSED for research until five years after Schneemann's death.
box 165

1978-1980

Conditions Governing Access

Diaries are CLOSED for research until five years after Schneemann's death.
box 166

1981-1984

Conditions Governing Access

Diaries are CLOSED for research until five years after Schneemann's death.
box 167

1985-1988

Conditions Governing Access

Diaries are CLOSED for research until five years after Schneemann's death.
box 168

1989-1992

Conditions Governing Access

Diaries are CLOSED for research until five years after Schneemann's death.
box 169

1993-1996

Conditions Governing Access

Diaries are CLOSED for research until five years after Schneemann's death.
box 170

1997-2000

Conditions Governing Access

Diaries are CLOSED for research until five years after Schneemann's death.
box 171

2001-2004

Conditions Governing Access

Diaries are CLOSED for research until five years after Schneemann's death.
box 172

2005-2007

Conditions Governing Access

Diaries are CLOSED for research until five years after Schneemann's death.
 

Subseries 5.4. Life Books [B/N #94]

Scope and Contents

Five bound scrapbooks of collaged photographs, notes, artwork, & ephemera numbered 1-4 with an additional partially finished volume from the 1980s. Many photos of family & friends, including James Tenney, Stan & Jane Brakhage, various Fluxus/Judson artists, Carl Ruggles, etc. Very fragile, some pages torn, some photos missing.
box 135

Life Book #1 c.1920s-late 1950s

box 136

Life Book #2 circa 1960s

box 137

Life Book #3 circa 1960s-1970s

box 138

Life Book #4 August 1973-December 1979

box 139

Life Book 1980s

Scope and Contents

Not originally numbered. Also includes loose material likely intended for scrapbooking.
 

Subseries 5.5. Juvenalia

box 133, folder 4-5

Childhood Drawings - Sketchbooks [A6]

Scope and Contents

CS was around 5 or 6 years old when she made these drawings. There is also one notebook here labeled "1966-67 French Excercises & Notes"
box 140, folder 9

Teen Drawings [A6] 1948-1949

box 140, folder 8

Childhood Drawings [A6]

 

Subseries 5.6. Art

box 157, folder 5

misc. artwork, collage, etc. (oversize)

box 140, folder 6

The High Priestess (Tarot) collage [M21] 1995

box 29, folder 2-3

Cat Scan & Ask the Goddess material [A5] 1987-1991

Scope and Contents

Drawings and text for Cat Scan and Ask the Goddess. Approx. 22 drawings and 50pp text most on large index cards.
 

Series 6. Writing on Schneemann

Scope and Contents

Articles, reviews, interviews, essays, theses, etc. concerning Schneemann. Arrangement is chronological, with oversized items filed separately.
 

Subseries 6.1. chronological

box 52, folder 1

1963

box 52, folder 2

1964

box 52, folder 3

1965

box 52, folder 4

1966

box 52, folder 5

1967

box 52, folder 6

1968

box 52, folder 7

1969

box 52, folder 8

1970

box 52, folder 9

1971

box 52, folder 10

1972

box 52, folder 11

1973-1974

box 52, folder 12

1975

box 52, folder 13

1976

box 53, folder 1

1977

box 53, folder 2

1978

box 53, folder 3

1979

box 53, folder 4

1980

box 53, folder 5

1981

box 53, folder 6

1982

box 53, folder 7

1983

box 53, folder 8

1984

box 53, folder 9

1985

box 53, folder 10

1986

box 53, folder 11

1987

box 54, folder 1

1988-1989

box 54, folder 2

1990-1992

box 54, folder 3

1993

box 54, folder 4

1994

box 54, folder 5

1995

box 54, folder 6

1996

box 54, folder 7

1997

box 55, folder 1

1998

box 55, folder 2

1999-2001

box 55, folder 3

2002

box 55, folder 4

2003

box 55, folder 5

2004

box 55, folder 6

2005

box 55, folder 7

2006

box 55, folder 8

2007-2010

map-folder 41, folder 3

posters 1970s

map-folder 75, folder 1

posters 1980s

map-folder 75, folder 2

posters 1990s

map-folder 75, folder 3

posters 2000s

box 55, folder 9

undated

 

Subseries 6.2. Miscellaneous

box 28, folder 8

Interviews [I1, I4] 1992,1993

Scope and Contents

1. 1) Berke, Joe c. 1993: Computer-generated transcripts of two parts of an interview between Joseph Berke and Schneemann, 7pp and 13pp, with extensive holograph revision by Schneemann. 4. Rebecca Schneider interview, computer-generated typescript with extensive holograph commentary by Schneemann
box 190, folder 11

CS in magazines

Scope and Contents

Heresies, Elima, Flash Art, High Performance, Meaning
box 190, folder 9

CS catalogs - Early Work, Recent Work, Video Burn

box 50, folder 9

Thomas McEvilley essay on CS, draft "What You Did Do" 2007

box 45, folder 9

Theses - Articles on CS

box 41, folder 2

(oversize) 1960s

box 28, folder 9

Works of Others [WOO1] 2005

Scope and Contents

Serra, M.M. and Ramey, Kathryn. Eye/Body: The Cinematic Paintings of Carolee Schneemann. 2005: Four typescript drafts of the essay, approx. 25pp each, each heavily commented by Schneemann.
 

Subseries 6.3. Separate chronological series, as described in bibliography

Scope and Contents

The material in this group was assembled by Schneemann herself and is listed in a bibliography available here: http://purl.stanford.edu/fv281yr5961. There is likely to be substantial overlap between this subseries and the other two.
box [1]

1955-1969

box [2]

1970-1974

box [3]

1974-1977

box [4]

1977-1979

box [5]

1980-1981

box [6]

1981-1984

box [7]

1984-1987

box [8]

1987-1988

box [9]

1988-1990

box [10]

1990-1991

box [11]

1992-1993

box [12]

1993-1994

box [13]

1994-1995

box [14]

1995-1996

box [15]

1996-1997

box [16]

1997-1998

box [17]

1998-1999

box [18]

1999-2000

box [19]

2000

box [20]

2000-2001

box [21]

2001-2002

box [22]

2002

box [23]

2002-2003

box [24]

2004-2005

box [25]

2005-2006

box [26]

2006

box [27]

2006-2007

box [28]

2008

box [29]

2008-2009

box [30]

2009-2010 & oversize

box [31-32]

oversize

 

Series 7. Publishing/book production

Scope and Contents

Contains material concerning Schneemann's books, including correspondence with editors and publishers, drafts and galleys, catalogs, and other related files.
 

Subseries 7.1. Stiles/MIT/Imaging Her Erotics/etc.

box 115, folder 1

CS interviews

box 115, folder 2

Diane Cleaver "Imaging" proposals

box 115, folder 3

Jay Murphy correspondence

box 115, folder 4

misc. correspondence

box 115, folder 5

Kristine Stiles 2003-2004

box 115, folder 6

Kristine Stiles 2005

box 116, folder 1

Kristine Stiles 2005

box 116, folder 2

Kristine Stiles correspondence, etc. 2001-2002

box 116, folder 3

Stiles/Fluxus

box 116, folder 4

CS Interviews

box 116, folder 5

CS Interviews (rejected)

box 116, folder 6

Vallie Export

box 116, folder 7

CS Writing (Typed)

box 116, folder 8-9

CS Interviews

box 117, folder 1

Stiles 2000

box 117, folder 2

Stiles 1999

box 117, folder 3

Kate Haug

box 117, folder 4

CS in Articles/Chapters

box 117, folder 5

MIT Cuts & Connections

box 118

Annotated drafts, notes, etc. [unfoldered]

box 119, folder 1

MIT catalogs, etc.

 

Subseries 7.2. More Than Meat Joy/McPherson & Co.

box 113, folder 2

More Than Meat Joy

 

Subseries 7.3. Correspondence Course

box 113, folder 1-3

Correspondence Course

box 113, folder 4-5

Correspondence Course

 

Subseries 7.4. Vulva Morphia / Enter...Vulva

box 119, folder 3

Enter Vulva

box 119, folder 4

Vulva Morphia original edits 1994

box 119, folder 5

Vulva Morphia Text 1993-1994

 

Subseries 7.5. Known/Unknown

box 119, folder 2

Known/Unknown material

 

Subseries 7.6. Other books

 

Subseries 7.7. Misc.

box 112, folder 11

book projects, other writing undated, 1967-1972

Scope and Contents

Includes Parts of a Body House Book ; Sexual Parameters Survey ; American I-Ching Apple Pie
box 112, folder 12

book projects, other writing 1975

Scope and Contents

Includes Cezanne She Was A Great Pianter ; Early & Recent Work (Documentext)
box 113, folder 1

CS publishing

Scope and Contents

Includes material about Cezanne She Was A Great Pianter, Vulva's Morphia, Up To & Including Her Limits, etc.
box 113, folder 3

McPherson & Co. catalogs

 

Series 8. Publicity

Scope and Contents

Contains printed material publicizing Schneeman's art and projects, including press releases, exhibition catalogs, fliers, posters, pamphlets, programs, schedules, paid advertisements in periodicals, etc. Arrangement is chronological, with oversized material (mostly posters) filed separately.
box 56, folder 1

1956-1962

box 56, folder 2

1963-1967

box 56, folder 3

The Bridge 1965

box 56, folder 4

1965-1966

box 56, folder 5

1967

box 56, folder 6

1968

box 56, folder 7

1969

box 56, folder 8

1970

box 56, folder 9

1971-1972

box 56, folder 10

1973

box 56, folder 11

1974

box 56, folder 12

1975

box 56, folder 13

1976

box 56, folder 14

1977

box 56, folder 15

1978

box 56, folder 16

1979

box 56, folder 17

1980

box 57, folder 1

1981

box 57, folder 2-3

1982

box 57, folder 4

1983

box 57, folder 5

1984

box 57, folder 6

1985

box 57, folder 7

1986

box 58, folder 1-2

1987

box 58, folder 3

1988-1989

box 58, folder 4

1990

box 58, folder 5

1991-1992

box 58, folder 6-7

1993

box 58, folder 8

1994

box 58, folder 9

1995

box 59, folder 1

1995

box 59, folder 2

1996

box 59, folder 3-4

1997

box 59, folder 5

1998

box 60, folder 1

1998

box 60, folder 2-3

1999

box 60, folder 4

2000-2001

box 60, folder 5

2002

box 61, folder 1

2002

box 61, folder 2-3

2003

box 61, folder 4-5

2004

box 61, folder 6

2005

box 62, folder 1

2006

box 62, folder 2

2007-2009

box 62, folder 3

undated

box 157, folder 1-4

posters (small)

Scope and Contents

Sorted approximately chronologically.
map-folder 158, map-folder 159, map-folder 160

posters (medium)

Scope and Contents

Sorted approximately chronologically.
map-folder 161

posters (large)

 

Series 9. Calendars, address books

flat-box 126, folder 1

calendars

box 91

Address file, index cards & scraps [unfoldered]

box 132

address books [unfoldered]

Scope and Contents

Some notes, decorations ,etc. Two appear to be some kind of account book.
 

Series 10. Clippings/subject files

Scope and Contents

Majority are from 1990s-2000s. Also includes some correspondence (especially printed out email), photographs, essays, and other printed material. Many articles are from the New York Times. Schneemann drew from these files as inspiration for her artwork.
box 30, folder 1

New Palz Mall

box 30, folder 2

Newspaper articles 1990s-2000s

box 30, folder 3

Historic/local [NY state]

box 30, folder 4

Yoko Sunday Mirror 2000

box 30, folder 5

Palestine

box 30, folder 6

Politics

box 30, folder 7

Radiation

box 30, folder 8

Orgasm

box 30, folder 9

WTC

box 30, folder 10

Disaster/catastrophe

box 30, folder 11

Bird-snake etc.

box 30, folder 12

Oil

box 30, folder 13

Art

box 30, folder 14

Analysis, War on Terror/biochemical

box 30, folder 15

Afghanistan

box 31, folder 1

Ecology

box 31, folder 2

Gender

box 31, folder 3

Humor

box 31, folder 4

Mystical

box 31, folder 5

Slaughter, foot & mouth

box 31, folder 6

Image sources

box 31, folder 7

Images exhibits 2002

box 31, folder 8

Images [old prints]

box 31, folder 9

Images, color copies

box 31, folder 10

Ideas for visuals

box 31, folder 11

Landscape

box 31, folder 12

Guardian cover [with CS]

box 31, folder 13

Jon Benet murder 1997

box 31, folder 14

Woman

box 31, folder 15

Women herstory research news

box 31, folder 16-17

misc.

box 31, folder 18

misc. images, old photos

box 32, folder 1-3

misc. clippings

box 32, folder 4-6

politics 2001-2002

box 33, folder 1-5

politics 2001-2002

box 34, folder 1-4

politics 2001-2002

box 35, folder 1-4

politics 2001-2002

box 36, folder 1-4

politics 2001-2002

box 36, folder 5

misc.

box 39, folder 1-3

magazines, art

box 39, folder 4

magazines, politics

box 39, folder 5

Middle East politics newsletters etc.

box 43, folder 5

Animal clippings

box 111, folder 2

Feminist articles

box 40

Middle East Report 1981-1982

box 41, folder 1

magazines, art (oversize)

box 103, folder 3

At War- Bosnia, Lebanon, Syria 1999-2000

box 103, folder 4

Virtual-Cyber 1999-2000

box 103, folder 5

Technical Info 1999-2000

box 103, folder 6

Sex 1999-2000

box 103, folder 7

Mythologies 1999-2000

box 103, folder 8

Political/Lebanon 1999-2000

box 103, folder 9

Local (NY) 1999-2000

box 103, folder 10

Jokes 1999-2000

box 103, folder 11

Ives/Ruggles 1999-2000

box 104, folder 1

Images 1999-2000

box 104, folder 2

Health / Youth 1999-2000

box 104, folder 3

Grief 1999-2000

box 104, folder 4

Women 1999-2000

box 104, folder 6

Friends 1999-2000

box 104, folder 5

Gender Biology 1999-2000

box 104, folder 7

Flora & Fauna 1999-2000

box 104, folder 8

Ecology 1999-2000

box 104, folder 9

Culture-Sensibility 1999-2000

box 104, folder 10

Conspiracy-Politics 1999-2000

box 104, folder 11

Brain-Nerves 1999-2000

box 104, folder 12

Book-Research 1996

box 104, folder 13

Black Issues 1999-2000

box 104, folder 14

Biology 1999-2000

box 104, folder 15

Anthropology 1999-2000

box 104, folder 16

Americana 1999-2000

box 104, folder 17

Alchemy Ritual 1999-2000

box 104, folder 18

Aggression-Violence 1999-2000

box 104, folder 19

Airline 1999-2000

box 104, folder 20

Art Issues 1999-2000

box 104, folder 21

Animal Ecology 1999-2000

box 104, folder 22

Gender-Social 1999-2000

box 104, folder 23

Pornography 1999-2000

box 111, folder 6

Research Body/Gender

box 111, folder 7

Pornography

box 111, folder 8

Obscene

box 111, folder 9

Film notes

 

Series 11. Other artists

Scope and Contents

Schneemann is a friend, supporter and collaborator with a variety of other artists (visual/media, performance, feminist, and many other) as well as poets, writers, dancers, filmmakers, composers, musicians, designers, critics, and scholars. This series consists primarily of printed material, including books, artist books, chapbooks, catalogs, exhibition notices, catalogs, magazines/journals/zines (covering art, literature, film/video, cultural studies), mail art, articles, essays & unpublished typescripts, etc. Please note that there is relatively little correspondence, and most original writing is confined to postcards, inscriptions, or other short notes. Schneemann also writes about some artists here, and annotates many of her books and magazines. Artists are also present in elsewhere in collection, particularly James Tenney, Clayton Eshleman, Anthony McCall, Stan Brakhage, Joseph Cornell, and the many artists in the Fluxus/Judson/NYC orbit.
The following unordered list of people and groups lends some sense of her milieu: Stan Brakhage, Clayton Eshleman, Robert Kelly, George Quasha, Mike Bidlo, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Jerome Rothenberg, Bruce Andrews, Joseph Cornell, Peter Garland/Soundings Press, Malcolm Goldstein, Philip Corner, Kathy Acker, Eleanor Antin, Mary Beth Edelson, Robert Haller, Claes Oldenberg, Charles Henri Ford, Peter Moore, Yoko Ono, Lil Picard, John Duncan, Nigel Rolfe, Anne Waldman, Christian Marclay, Barbara Ess, Linda Montano, Susan Sontag, Robert Rauschenberg, Ray Johnson, Opal Louis-Nations, Robert Filliou, Annie Sprinkle, Jill Johnston, Marina Abramović, Valie Export, Derek Jarman (inscribed book), Andy Warhol (poss. inscribed book), Charles Olson, Kwiek-Kulik, Julian Beck & Judith Malina/Living Theater, Judy Malloy, Centro De Arte Y Communication, Bob & Bob, David Det Hompson, Wendy Geller, Rose Garrard, John Giorno, Michael McClure, Kurt Schwitters, Marcia Resnick, Berty Skuber, Val Telberg (incl. inscribed copy of Anais Nin's House in Incest for which he took photos), Wolf Vostell, Charles Stein, Jonas Mekas/Anthology Film Archives, Poetry Project, Film-Maker's Cooperative, The Kitchen, Franklin Furnace, Canyon Cinema, Idiolects, Language, Letters, Left Curve, La Mamelle, Caterpillar, New Observations, New Wilderness Letter, Performance, Temblor, Wallpaper, Working Papers, Something Else Press/Black Bear, Treacle, McPherson & Co.
box 95, folder 6

A

box 180

Kathy Acker/Black Tarantula books

box 180

A-B books & magazines

box 181

B-C books & magazines

box 96, folder 5

B

box 96, folder 1-2

Mike Bidlo

box 96, folder 3-4

Stan Brakhage

box 97, folder 2

C

box 97, folder 1

Christo & Jeanne-Claude

box 181

Caterpillar magazine [includes issues with CS]

box 97, folder 4

D

box 182

D-F books & magazines

box 98, folder 1

E

box 112, folder 1

Clayton Eshleman correspondence ["duplicates", some photocopied"] 1960s

box 112, folder 2

Clayton Eshleman correspondence 1970-1974

box 182

Clayton Eshleman books

box 112, folder 3

Clayton Eshleman correspondence 1975-1979, 1985-1988, 1994

box 98, folder 2

F

box 94, folder 3

Fluxus general

box 94, folder 4

Fluxus artist correspondence

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence (most relatively brief) with Al & Bibbe Hansen, Geoff Hendricks, Jon Hendricks, Alison Knowles, Charlotte Moorman, and a few others.
box 190, folder 1-8

Fluxus/happening/Judson books & magazines

Scope and Contents

Includes books and other material by Allan Kaprow, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, Jackson Mac Low, Nam June Paik and others
box 98, folder 4

G

box 183

G-J books & magazines

box 98, folder 3

Peter Garland

box 183

Peter Garland/Soundings books

box 98, folder 5

H

box 94, folder 5

Dick Higgins

box 98, folder 6

J

box 95, folder 1

Judson/dance/etc.

Scope and Contents

Includes programs, fliers, articles, and other material related to Judson Dance Theater, Yvonne Rainer, Peter Moore, The Bridge, Surplus Dance Theater, Pocket Theater, Kinetic Theater, etc.
box 98, folder 7

K

box 184

K-L books & magazines

box 109, folder 8

Naomi Levinson writing etc.

box 186

P books & magazines

box 101, folder 3

R

box 184

Robert Kelly books

box 99, folder 1

L

box 100, folder 3

M

box 185

M-O books & magazines

box 95, folder 2

Manipulations - A Judson Publication 1967-10

Scope and Contents

Two copies with slight variations of this artist book/magazine production. another copy has been filed with other writing by Schneemann (in the Publicity/printed material series).
box 99, folder 2-4

Sands Murray-Wassink

box 100, folder 1-2

Sands Murray-Wassink

box 100, folder 4

N

box 101, folder 1

O

box 101, folder 2

P

box 186

George Quasha books

box 187

R-S books & magazines

box 186

Jerome Rothenberg books

box 101, folder 4-5

S

box 188

S-V books & magazines

box 102, folder 1

T

box 95, folder 3-4

James Tenney

Scope and Contents

First husband, composer, musician, together for over ten years. Includes correspondence (also with his last wife Lauren Pratt), programs, articles, etc. There are also a few pages from a diary. More material on Tenney is present elsewhere in collection.
box 95, folder 5

Tone Roads Ensemble/new music

Scope and Contents

Primarily early 1960s fliers for concerts by the Tone Roads Ensemble (many designed & printed by Schneemann), as well as correspondence with Malcolm Goldstein and a few items related to Philip Corner, John Cage, David Tudor, Tony Conrad, LaMonte Young, and others. Musicians and composers are also filed elsewhere in this series.
box 102, folder 2

V-W

box 189

W-Z books & magazines

box 102, folder 3

misc.unidentified art, art-related clippings, gallery postcards, other ephemera

box 102, folder 4-5

group shows & collaborations

box 103, folder 1

group shows & collaborations

box 189

Miscellaneous artists books - unsigned, conceptual, miniature, etc.

box 189

cassette, CD

box 189

water-damaged magazines & catalogs

 

Series 12. Photographs, slides, negatives

 

Subseries 12.1. Production Files

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs (both prints and photocopies) and textual material, presumably gathered for various projects.
box 120, folder 1

Derow

box 120, folder 2-3

color copies of photographs - cats, house, CS, Tenney

box 120, folder 4

Vespers Pool

box 120, folder 5

Text Infinity Kisses

box 120, folder 6

SNAFU

box 120, folder 7

Portrait Partials

box 120, folder 8

Alison White

box 120, folder 9

Scanned Hi-Res Images on File

box 120, folder 10

Projections

box 121, folder 1

Vespers Pool

box 121, folder 2

ArtPace

box 121, folder 3

Work [images]

box 121, folder 4

Photos of CS

box 121, folder 5

Photos of CS, others 1980s-1990s

box 121, folder 6

Vespers Pool

box 121, folder 7

Nostalgia - Past to Present

box 121, folder 8

Works 1960s

box 121, folder 9

Works 1970s

box 121, folder 10

Up To & Including Her Limits - New Museum

box 121, folder 11

War Mop Pix

box 121, folder 12

Performance 1960s

box 122, folder 1

Performance 1970s

box 122, folder 2

Performance 1980s

box 122, folder 3

Performance 1990s

box 122, folder 4

Polarity Burn

box 122, folder 5

Mortal Coils, NYC 1994

box 122, folder 6

Photos of Work

box 122, folder 7

Saw Over Want

box 122, folder 8

Hand/Heart

box 122, folder 9

Infinity Kisses Xerox & Photo

box 122, folder 10

Works 1980s-1990s

box 122, folder 11

Family [incl. Eve Bailey Lerner, CS' godmother]

box 122, folder 12

I Ching Apple Pie Photos

box 122, folder 13

Book Objects [photos]

box 122, folder 14

Works [notebook] 1987

box 122, folder 15

CineProbe MOMA 1992

box 122, folder 16

Cluny - Lights

box 122, folder 17

Friends

box 122, folder 18

Kitch's Last Meal

box 123, folder 1

Emily Harvey

box 123, folder 2

David Levi Strauss [writing]

box 123, folder 3

Fluxus Deluxe

box 123, folder 4

Photos 2003

box 123, folder 5

Photos 2002

box 123, folder 6

Kathy Brew

box 123, folder 7

Misc. Xerox

box 123, folder 8

Dada

box 123, folder 9

Photos, CS etc. [prints & photocopies] 1960s

box 123, folder 10

Rauschenberg Memorial

box 123, folder 11

CS photos

box 123, folder 12

NYC

box 123, folder 13

Photos 1970s

box 123, folder 14

Photos 1980s

box 123, folder 15

Photos 2000

 

Subseries 12.2. Slides (boxes numbered 1-8)

box 145

1A

Scope and Contents

Including Dirty Pictures, Paintings on Paper, and Blood Diary.
box 145

2A

Scope and Contents

Includes Eye Body, Interior Scroll, Up To and Including Her Limits, Forbidden Actions, Cornell, and Eros, Parts of a Body House, Saw Over Want, among others.
box 146

3A

Scope and Contents

Includes War Mop, Vulva's Morphia, Cycladic Imprints, Infinity Kisses and Dustworks, among others.
box 146

4A

Scope and Contents

Includes Unexpectedly Research, Cycladic Imprints, and others.
box 147

5A

Scope and Contents

Early Paintings/Painting Constructions
box 147

6A

Scope and Contents

Assorted slides from various exhibitions including Snows, Cooking with Apes, and Lateral Splay, among others.
box 148

7A

Scope and Contents

Includes Meat Joy, Water Light/Water Needle, Vespers Pool among others.
box 148

8A

Scope and Contents

Includes ABC, Vulva, Mystic Duplicates, and Art is Reactionary, among others.
 

Subseries 12.3. Slides (boxes numbered 7-23)

Scope and Contents

Each case contains approximately 400 slides.
box 149

Travels & Friends [7] 1992-1995

box 149

Travel-Friends '98/Vienna/MOCA '99/Rothenberg/CalArts/Ohio/Schliffer/Minos/Brakhage/2004 [10] 1998-2004

box 150

Home/Friends/LA/Montreal [11] 1998-2004

box 150

Travel 93,94,95/Friends 1994/California/Landscape/Family [13] 1993-1995

box 151

J&C, cats 1990s/Psyche/Furrow/Lantern [15] 1988-1993

Scope and Contents

Slides of various exhibitions including Psyche, Furrow and Lantern.
box 151

Travels 1981-92: Holland/DC/Ohio/England/Colorado/Arizona/Chicago '92/Deer Ice '87/NY Fire '87/Mother/Sante Fe/Tom Maura B. (Bar Tur Games)/Cactus [16] 1981-1997

box 152

Cluny & pets/home base 1976-1987/Wicca/Lumiere/Lantern [19] 1976-1987

box 152

Teaching Slides: Kent State/UCLA/Tahoe/UMass/Pratt '94/Lecture Boston/Table/Austin [18] 1977-1994

box 153

Travels & Friends/Telluride/Nitsch/Europe 1978 [20] 1973-1980

box 153

Travel-Cats-Home 2000 [23] 2000

 

Subseries 12.4. Photographs & slides (M and A numbered group)

box 26, folder 6

Bad Negs [M1]

Scope and Contents

Approximately 20 pages of bad negatives and contact sheets.
box 154

1990s prints, negatives & diskettes [M3] 1980s-2002

Scope and Contents

Computer diskettes [8] are dated 7/31/98 & 1/8/99. L.A. with Treasure '99 ; 1980s Bruce Cluny Lantern ; Psyche Furrow 90s ; Fugs & LA 99 ; Home-Annex-House-Snow 97-01 ; Roger Conover Neumann CS 95 ; Nevada - Sculpture Class '94 ; Home 90s CS & Cats ; Landscape Spring 95 ; C & Works '95 ; 90s Home Freind Parties ; Friends 91-97 ; Beatty Birthday 80s Dietz Shit ; Loft Party 10/02.
box 155

Vesper prints, negatives & diskettes [M4] 2000-2002

Scope and Contents

Vesper ; PPOW 3/02 & Book Party 02 ; Parties Winter Fall 02 NY & Fla. ; Jan & Alan & Cats 02 ; Bday Loft 02 ; Mass MOCA Jon Hendricks 01 ; Schnetter Performs 02 ; Istanbul 01 ; Winter Snow Home 00 ; No.2 11/2000 ; White Box 3/01 ; Party Loft 00 ; Maine 01 ; Brew. Loft Home 3/02 ; Parties - Jan & Alan ; Quasha Parties 01
box 156

prints, negatives [M5] 2002-2004

Scope and Contents

Montreal 2004 ; Vienna 2004 Museum ; Aug. 04 Minos Pam Lee ; Family ; Atlantic Center 04 ; Fall 03 Beautiful Super Imposure [?] ; Karma Dead ; Dec.03 Brente Party ; Roof-Joyce-Cats 03 ; Out of ACtions - LA Vienna ; No.03 Montreal ; Malcolm Gilles ; Fall 03 Davis Calif. & Cats Lama ; June 03 LA Mathis & P. Hiller ; Photo Espana 7/02 ; Minneapolis 02 ; Venus Vectors 02 ; Minnesota 7/02
box 27, folder 1-2

Family Friends [M8]

Scope and Contents

Approximately 150 slides of Schneemann's personal life.
box 27, folder 3-4

Friends, Travel, Home [M9] 1970-1999

Scope and Contents

Approximately 400 photographs of travel abroad. Also includes approximately 35 slides.
flat-box 127, folder 1-4

photographs [prints, negatives, mounted]

Scope and Contents

Includes photo documentation of American I-Ching Apple Pie performance 1975
box 27, folder 5-6

Friends, Travel, Home [M10] 1990-1999

Scope and Contents

Approximately 300 photographs various content. Also includes approximately 35 slides and 25 negative strips.
box 134, folder 3

photographs [A4]

Scope and Contents

about 34 large black and white photographs of various sizes of landscapes, nudes, parties and happenings, as well as Schneemann's own sketches and black and white photographs of cats. Some photographs by Sobelewski, Gene Hines, Bill Thompson, etc.
 

Subseries 12.5. Other photographs

box 127, folder 5

Illinois Central mounted photographs, Max Waldman 1968

box 112, folder 4

photographs of CS and others

Scope and Contents

Contains copies and original prints. Many depict performances and workspace. Includes Schneemann's 1960 university ID card.
 

Series 13. Media

Scope and Contents

Recordings of and for art and projects; lectures and workshops; actuality/field recordings (some of which were used in her art); answering machine cassettes, etc. Works from others are also present, including several films from Stan Brakhage given to Schneemann and James Tenney. A searchable spreadsheet indexing all of the collection's media (based on their labels) is available here: http://purl.stanford.edu/sn229md3325 Please note that none of this material has been digitally transferred as of 4/2016.
 

Subseries 13.1. Audio

box 211-226

audiocassettes

Scope and Contents

Most are recordings of or from various projects; Schneemann also maintained a collection of answering machine cassettes and environmental recordings (conversations, cats, trains, etc.).
box 227-230, box 231-233, 240

open reel tapes

 

Subseries 13.2. Moving Image

box 191-205, box 206-209

videocassettes

Scope and Contents

Mostly VHS, some Beta and a few U-Matic.
box 210

optical media

box 235-238, box 241-243, box 239

film

 

Series 14. Costumes/environments

box 144

Rauschenberg E.A.T. dress

box 173

Chromelodeon - Lucinda's Costume 1963

Scope and Contents

"Chromelodeon". Kinetic Theater with dancers, actors. Judson Dance Theater, NYC.
box 174

3 Queen's Dog Costumes - Tops and Matching Bottoms 1965

Scope and Contents

The Queen's Dog". Kinetic Theater. Judson Dance Theater, NYC.
box 175

Chromelodeon [two pink boas] 1963

Scope and Contents

"Chromelodeon". Kinetic Theater with dancers, actors. Judson Dance Theater, NYC.
box 176

Chromelodeon Environment Piece with Meat Joy Costume [bikini] Sewn On. A Later Meat Joy Creation? 1963

Scope and Contents

"Chromelodeon". Kinetic Theater with dancers, actors. Judson Dance Theater, NYC.
box 177

Chromelodeon Environment 1963

Scope and Contents

"Chromelodeon". Kinetic Theater with dancers, actors. Judson Dance Theater, NYC.
box 178

Chromelodeon - Deborah Hay's Costume 1963

Scope and Contents

"Chromelodeon". Kinetic Theater with dancers, actors. Judson Dance Theater, NYC.
box 179

Chromelodeon - Bones & Fur Dress 1963

Scope and Contents

"Chromelodeon". Kinetic Theater with dancers, actors. Judson Dance Theater, NYC.
 

Series 15. Awards & recognition, bios, portfolios

box 45, folder 5

Early Kinetic Theater Chronology [portfolio with original layout] 1968

box 124, folder 4

Bios/portfolios/itineraries,etc.

box 124, folder 6

American Academy of Arts & Letters 2002

box 125, folder 1

awards, certificates, etc.

 

Series 15. Miscellaneous

box 112, folder 5

ephemera

box 112, folder 6, box 29, folder 4

postcards, blank, unsent but annotated, etc.

box 51, object 9

box of rubber stamps for projects, addresses, etc.

box 234

wooden box with splicers, other film editing tools

 

Series 16. Addendum 2021-298

Box 249, Folder 1

Carolee Schneemann notepads and letter to Peter Blank 2012

Box 249, Folder 2

Printout of images for a conference with a note from Carolee Schneemann to Peter Blank 2012

Box 249, Folder 3

Letter and invitation to Peter Blank for Carolee Schneemann. Kinetic Painting exhibition 2015