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Guide to the Free to Dance Records, 1987-2004

Summary

Free to Dance: The African-American Presence in Modern Dance was a three-part television documentary co-produced by the American Dance Festival and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in association with Thirteen/WNET New York. The series aired on PBS' Great Performances: Dance in America in 2001. It chronicled the role of African-American choreographers and dancers in the development of modern dance as an American art form. The collection includes film, video, sound recordings, oral histories, interview transcripts, business records, photographs, clippings, and research materials created or collected during the production of the three-part television documentary Free to Dance.

Collection Details

ID
ADF.008
Title
Free to Dance records
Date
1987-2004
Creator
American Dance Festival
Extent
96.34 Linear Feet
Repository
American Dance Festival Archives
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

The collection includes business records, grant proposals, correspondence, film, video, sound recordings, oral histories, interview transcripts, photographs, clippings, and research materials created or collected during the production of the three-part television documentary Free to Dance.

The bulk of the Free to Dance Collection dates from 1998 to 2001, when technical production of the series took place; however, the collection also includes grant proposals and early project development documentation dating back to 1987, as well as some correspondence and financial information created after its air date in 2001.

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[Identification of item], Free to Dance Records, American Dance Festival Archives.

Contents of the Collection

1. Administrative Records, 1987-2004 and undated

Arranged into six subseries: General Administration, Personnel, Finance, Grants and Fund Raising, Licensing and Agreements, and Promotion.

Box 1

General Administration, 1997-2000

7 folders

Contains information pertaining to office management, including general policies and procedures, equipment purchases and rentals, and staff contact information.

Computers: Purchase and Rental, 1997-1998, 2000
Computers: Maintenance and Use, 1998-1999
Materials for the Arts (Office Furniture), 1994-1998
Policies and Procedures, 1998-2000
Stationery and Logo, 1997-1998
Telephone Service, 1997-2000
Telephone System, 1997-1999

Personnel, 1994-2001

9 folders

RESTRICTED. Contains salary negotiations, contracts, and employment dates, as well as memoranda and notes regarding employees and their assignments and schedules.

Chodorov, Stephan, 1995-2001
Diamond, Matthew, 1995, 1998
Grumann, Amy, 1998-2000
Lacy, M. Davis, 1993-1998
Lambie, Jenna, 1998
Lenzer, Donald, 1998-1999
Ove, Horace, and Patrick, Maria, 1998-1999
Other Employees, 1994, 1998
Management Memoranda and Notes, 1997-2000

Finance, 1987-2004 and undated

5 Linear Feet

Contains financial records created by the American Dance Festival's Director of the Finance and Administration during the production of Free to Dance.

Accounts Payable, 1994-2001

2 Linear Feet

Contains check requests, invoices, receipts, and correspondence regarding archival repositories, rental facilities, FTD staff, consultants, film crews, and other service providers. The Accounts Payable series also contains signed licensing agreements for the use of footage and music.

A, 1998-2000
A
Abelcine Tech, 1998
Adelman, Alan, 1998-1999
Arndt, Prudence, 1998-1999
ASC (Audio Services Co.), 1998
Auchincloss, Malcolm, 1998-1999
B, 1998-2001
BBC Worldwide, 1998, 2000
C, 1995, 1998-2000
Chambliss, Candace, 1998
Chertok Associates, 1998-2000
Chick Chack Messenger, 1998-2000
Chodorov, Stephan, 1995, 1999
Cinepost, 1998
Consultants, 1995-1996, 1998-2000 (2 folders)
D, 1998-2000
Diamond, Matthew, 1999
Donald Lenzer Films, 1998-1999
DuArt Film Lab, 1994-1995, 1998-1999, 1999-2000 (3 folders)
E, 1998-2000
Educational Broadcasting Corporation, 1999-2001
Elliott, Doreen, 1998-2000
Eyeball on the Floor, 2000
F, 1998-2000
Federal Express, 1999-2000
Film Center, 1998-1999
Firethorn Productions, 1994-1995, 2000-2001 (2 folders)
Fisher, William, 1998
Frame:Runner, Inc., 2000
Frame Shop, 2000
Fussell, Ed, 1998-1999
G, 1998-2000
Greene, Denise, 1999-2000
Grumann, Amy, 1999-2000
H, 1998-2000
Hallick, Ned, 1998-1999
Harris-Chewning Inc., 1998-1999
Henninger Video, 2000
Historic Films, 1998, 2000-2001
I-J, 1998-2000
Jefferson, Kristin, 1999-2000
John E. Allen (JEA), Inc., 1998-2000
John Zecca Location, 1999-2000
Jones, Lewanne, 1998
Juett, Marci, 1998-2000
K, 1998-2000
Karimakwenda, Tererai, 1998-1999
Kaufmann, Amy, 1998
Klein, Randy, 2000
L, 1998-2000
Lacy, Madison Davis, 1997-2000 (3 folders)
Lambie, Jennifer (Jenna), 1998-2000 (2 folders)
Lefcourt, Karen, 1999
Liberty Lighting, 1998-2000
Box 2
Linson, Valerie, 1998-1999
M, 1998-2000
MacDonald, Annette, 1999-2000
McDowell Media Services, 1999-2000
Michaud, Rachelle, 2000
Miller, Peter, 1998-1999
MPI Media Group, 1999-2000
Museum of the City of New York, 1999-2000
Music Rights, A-D
Music Rights, E-M
Music Rights, O-S
Music Rights, T-Z
N, 1998-2000
New York Public Library, 2000-2001
New York Public Library Dance Collection Film Fund, 1999-2000
O, 1998-2000
One Art Productions, 1998-2000
Ove, Horace, 1998-1999
P, 1998-2000
Pathe Television, 1998-1999 (2 folders)
Patrick, Maria, 1998-1999
Patrick, Maria, Reimbursement, 1998-2000 (2 folders)
Pearson, Kier, 1999-2000
Petty Cash, 1998-2000 (7 folders)
Petty Cash Summary Reports, 1999-2000
Producers Library, 1998-2000
Q, 1998-2000
Quill Corp, 1998-2000
R, 1998-2000
Regal University Hotel, 1998-1999
Reichman, Rachel, 1998-2000
Romeo, John, 1998
S, 1998-2000
Sakakeeny, Tahnit, 1998
Shapiro, Jada, 2000
SnowBird Corp, 1998-2000
Sony Music, 2000
Squires, Eugene B., 1999-2000
Steadi Systems, 1995, 1999
Sumner, Andrea, 1998
T, 1998-2000
Tape Company, 1999-2000
Telephone Service: Bell Atlantic, 1997-1998
Telephone Service: Frontier, 1998-1999
Telephone Service: Global Crossing, 2000
Telephone Service: TCN, 1999-2000
Travel, 1998-2002 (2 folders)
Twentieth Century Fox, 2000
U, 1998-2000
University Products, 1998-2000
V, 1998-2000
Box 3
Victor, Jeffrey, 1998-1999
Video D Studios, 1998-2000
VidiPax, 1999
W-Z, 1998-2000
WGBH Educational Foundation, 1999-2001
WRS Motion Picture, 1998-2000
Wyatt, Karen, 1998-1999
Zucker, Adam, 1998-2000

Work Orders, 1998-1999

2 folders

Work Orders were used in the early research phase by the archival producers and researchers to account for footage transfers and licensing fees.

Work Orders, Preliminary Research, 1998-1999 (2 folders)
Budgets, Drafts: Film Shoots, Personnel, Show Four, "School," 1995-1999
General Ledger, 1997-2001 (6 folders)
Income Summaries, 1999-2000 and undated
Licensing Expenses, 2000
Summaries of Expenses, 1999-2000
Weekly Reports, 1998-2001 and undated (10 folders)
Memoranda, 1998-2001
Memoranda: Accounts Payable, Budgets, Policy, 1998-2001

Grants and Fund Raising, 1987-2004

1.5 Linear Feet

Includes grant proposals, critiques, correspondence, budgets, and other financial information pertaining to the eight major funders of Free to Dance: the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Ford Foundation, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Black Programming Consortium, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Public Broadcasting Service and its local New York affiliate Thirteen WNET, which replaced WETA (Washington, DC). This subseries also contains information pertaining to other fund raising efforts, especially in relation to international distribution rights and solicitations for outreach and education funding.

Budgets, 1996-2001
Contracts, 1997, 1999
Correspondence, 1995-1999, 2001 (5 folders)
Proposal, 1997
Budgets, 1994-2001
Correspondence, 1993-2000 (4 folders)
Interim Reports, 1998-1999
Proposals, 1994, 1999 (2 folders)
Correspondence, 1996-2001
Contracts, 2000-2001
Correspondence, 1999-2004 (3 folders)
Box 4
Final Financial Reports, 2001
Budgets, 1995-2001, (2 folders)
Correspondence, 1994-2001, (4 folders)
Instructions, Forms, etc., 1994-1995
Proposals, 1995, 1998
Proposal drafts by S'thembile West, 1994-1995
Budgets, 1995-2000 and undated
Correspondence, 1994-2003 (7 folders)
Federal Cash Transaction Reports, 1997-2000
Instructions and Forms, 1988-1997
Proposals, 1987, 1995-1996 (3 folders)
Proposal drafts, 1995
Contracts, 1999
Correspondence, 1995-2001
Correspondence, 1996-2000
Contract, 2000
Correspondence, 1996-2002 (2 folders)
Budgets, 1994-1999 and undated (4 folders)
Correspondence, 1996-2000 and undated
Box 5
Correspondence and Memos, 1994-2001
Proposal Drafts, 1994 and undated
International Distribution, 1999-2000
Outreach and Education, 1999-2000
Solicitations for International Co-Producers, 1995-1997
Solicitations, 1996

Licenses, Releases, and Agreements, 1998-2003

.5 Linear Feet

Contains documents regarding the reproduction rights for original and archival materials. Related material can also be found in the Licensing Expenses folders under Financial Reports in the Finance Subseries.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
Dunham, Katherine
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company
Edna Guy/Ruth St. Denis
Forces of Nature
Hampton University
Jones, Bill T.
Noble Douglas Dance Company
Oral History Interviews
Philadanco
Thompson, Clive
Related Information, 2000 and undated
Correspondence, Internal, 1998-2001 and undated

Footage, undated

6 folders

Footage agreements were either materials options, which guaranteed the right to use certain clips at a pre-determined price, or fully executed licenses, which were executed after footage was selected for use.

Materials options are arranged alphabetically by licensor in the first three folders. Final licensing agreements are arranged by show in the last three folders.

A-K
M-P
R-W
Show 1
Show 2
Show 3
Correspondence, Internal 2000
Research, 2000
Shows 1-3
Tele Cinema, 2001-2003
Show 1
Show 2
Show 3
Miguel, Jewel
Underwood, Blair

2. Production Records, 1994-2001 and undated

Arranged into three subseries: Pre-Production Files, Production Files, and Post-Production Files.

Box 5

Pre-Production Files, 1994-2001 and undated

6.25 Linear Feet

Includes correspondence and documents produced by Gerald E. Myers, the director of ADF's humanities programs, and the team of scholars he gathered to advise the writers and producers. Also includes scheduling and planning memos, treatments, outlines, drafts of scripts, secondary sources research files, and production management records.

Consultants, 1995-1998
Internal, 1998-2000

Interview Preparation Files, 1995-2000

36 folders

Contains notes, correspondence, memoranda, and drafts of interview questions.

Interviewees and Potential Interviewees, 1998-1999
Show 2, 1998
Show 3, 1998
A-G, undated
Beatty, Talley, 1995
Berry, April, 1998
Brown, Ron K., 1999
Chief Bey, 1999
de Lavallade, Carmen, 1998
Dinizulu, Alice, 1999
Gottschild, Brenda Dixon, 1998
Grona, Eugene Von, 1995
H-P, undated
Haskins, James, 1999
Heard, Marcia, 1999
Holder, Boscoe, 1998
Holder, Geoffrey, 1999
Lawson, Cristyne, 1998
Lewitzky, Bella, 1998
McBurnie, Beryl, 1998
McKayle, Donald, 1995, 1998
Nash, Joe, 1998
Nettleford, Rex,1999
Osumare, Halifu, 1999
Pomare, Eleo, 1998
Powell, Richard, 1999
Queenan, Charles, 1999
R-Y, undated
Romero, Carmencita, 1999
Richardson, Dorene, 1998
Box 6
Russell, Maude, 1998
Sheldon, Dean, Notes,1998
Solomons, Jr., Gus, 1999
Thompson, Clive, 1998
Wasserman, Dale, 1998
West, S'tembile, 1999
Hampton, VA, 1998
New York, NY, 1998 and undated
Notes, circa 1997
Schedules and Planning, 1994, 1997-2000
Updates from Series Producer to Executive Producers, 1997-2001
Correspondence, 1997-1998
Development and Production, Dec. 1997-Feb. 1998

Secondary Sources Research Files

3.5 Linear Feet

Contains photocopies of programs, clippings, photographs, magazine articles, book excerpts, books, dissertations, interview transcripts, correspondence, press kits, and related materials used as secondary sources on dance, dancers, choreographers, and twentieth-century history.

92nd Street Y, New York, NY, 1937-1998
Africa, Politics and Government: Fanon, Frantz. Toward the African Revolution, 1964
African American Dance, 1978-2000 (9 folders)
African American Periodicals
A-N, 1921, 1950
Ebony, 1953
Hue, 1952-1954
Jet, 1952
Messenger, 1919-1927
New York Amsterdam News, 1922-1951
Notes, 1998
Opportunity, 1923
Our World, 1920-1955
African American Sociology, 1968, 1998, 1989
AIDS: Dancers Responding to AIDS, 1988-1996
Ailey, Alvin, 1960-1999 and undated (13 folders)
Allen, Zita D., 1974-1977 and undated
American Dance Festival Black Tradition in American Modern Dance, 1987-1999
Anthropology: Zamora, Mario D., Anthropology: An Overview and Other Essays. New Delhi: Reliance Publishing House, 1991
B-R, 1946, 1995-1999
Baker, Josephine, 1934-1935, 1998
Beatty, Talley, 1945-1999 (7 folders)
Belafonte, Julie Robinson, circa 1950-1959
Brown, Ronald K., circa 1990-1999 (2 folders)
Brown, Trisha, 1970-1973
Castle, Vernon and Irene, circa 1920-1985
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934), 1969, 2000
Civilian Conservation Corps, 1969
Collins, Janet, 1949-1995
Cuyjet, Marion, 1921-1996
Box 7
Dafora, Asadata, 1934-1998
Dance: Bibliography, 1996
Dance, History: Lloyd, Margaret, The Borzoi Book of Modern Dance. New York: Dance Horizons, 1949
Dance Sociology Course Packet: "Dance, Movement, and Pluralism", Temple University, 1997
Davis, Chuck, African American Dance Ensemble (AADE), 1970-1998 (3 folders)
de Lavallade, Carmen, 1955, 1958, circa 1980-2000 (2 folders)
DeLoatch, Gary, 1982, 1993
Destine, Jean Leon, 1950-1979 (2 folders)
Dove, Ulysses, 1996, 2000
Dunham, Katherine, circa 1910-2000 (36 folders)
Dunham, Katherine, 1939, 1979
Box OS1
Fagan, Garth, 1980-1998 (4 folders)
Box 8
Federal Theatre Project, 1935-1939, 1998-1999 (2 folders)
Film Production, Dance, 1996
Fort, Syvilla, 1998
Goldberg, Jane, 1979-1998
Gottschild, Brenda Dixon, 1990, 1995
Graham, Martha, 1948-1991
Grona, Eugene Von, circa 1930-1995 (6 folders)
Guy, Edna, circa 1914-2000 (7 folders)
Hampton Institute, Hampton Creative Dance Group, 1914-1945
Harlem, NY, circa 1930-1949, 1990 (4 folders)
Holder, Geoffrey, 1954-1998
Horton, Lester, 1937-1995
House of Flowers (play), circa 1950-1959, 1982 (2 folders)
Hurston, Zora Neale, 1992-1998 (2 folders)
Index of Dancers: Towers, Deirdre. Dance Film and Video Guide, 1991
International Association of Blacks in Dance Conferences, 1994-1999
Jacob's Pillow, Photographs: Lester Horton Dancers, Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, circa 1930-1959
Jamaica (musical comedy), 1957
Jamison, Judith, 1971-1998
Jazz Dance, 1968, 1978
Jefferson, Margo, 1995-1998
Jones, Bill T./Arnie Zane Dance Company, 1989-1994 (2 folders)
Jooss, Kurt, Jooss Ballet, circa 1947
Kitt, Eartha, 1955-1956, 1989
Lawson, Christyne, 1946, circa 1950-1959
Lynching, circa 1930-1939
Martin, John, 1936-1994 (2 folders)
Maslow, Sophie, 1983
McBurnie, Beryl, Little Carib Company, 1951-1998 (2 folders)
McIntyre, Dianne, 1974-1998, 2 folders
McKayle, Donald, circa 1950-1998 ( 8 folders)
Mitchell, Arthur, circa 1960-1979 (2 folders)
Modern Dance, 1940-1999 (3 folders)
Box 9
Modernism (Art), United States, 20th century, 1960-1987
Moore, Peter, 1963-1993
Morgan, Barbara, 1983
Nash, Joe, 1973-1995
Nettleford, Rex, 1983, 1990
New Dance Group, 1933-2000 (5 folders)
New York City Photographs, circa 1920-1939
Nicholas Brothers: Hill, Constance V., Brothers in Rhythm. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999
Nicks, Walter, circa 1930-1939
Olantunji, Babatunde, 1998-1999
Pageants, circa 1920-1929, 1997
Philadanco, 1998-1999
Photographers, Dance, 1999
Pilcher, Evelyn, circa 1930-1949
Pins and Needles (musical), 1938
Pomare, Eleo, 1969-1970)
Powell, Richard J., 1989-1999
Primus, Pearl, circa 1930-2000 (18 folders)
Q's Jook Joint (musical recording) liner notes, 1995
Race Riots, Detroit, MI, 1943 (2 folders)
Race Riots, Harlem, New York, Harlem, 1943
Ragtime dance and music, 1974-1994
Robeson, Paul, circa 1940-1959
Shawn, Ted: Cane Cutting Dance, circa 1930-1939
Social Dance photographs, 1939
Solomons, Gus, Jr., circa 1970-1999 (2 folders)
Southern States, Civilization, 1989
St. Denis, Ruth, Ted Shawn, Denishawn Dancers, circa 1930-1939
Tamiris, Helen, 1936, 1998-1999 (2 folders)
Tap Dancing, 1988-1999
Box 10
Theater, African-Americans, 1985, 1998 (2 folders)
Thompson, Clive, circa 1950-1989
Urban Bush Women, circa 1997-1998
Vaudeville, 1998
Wigman, Mary, circa 1930-1949, 1998
Williams, Lavinia, 1954
Winfield, Hemsley, 1931-1934
Women, Choreography: Goler, Veta. Dancing Herself: Choreography, Autobiography, and the Expression of the Black Woman Self in the Work of Dianne McIntyre, Blondell Cummings, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, 1994
World War II, 1935-1998 (2 folders)
Show 1, 1998-1999
Show 2, 1998-1999
Show 3, 1998-1999
Series, 1995 and undated

Production Files, 1994-2001 and undated

7.25 Linear Feet

Contains records created during the production of original footage shot specifically for Free to Dance and the gathering of archival resources used in the completed program.

Film Shoot Production Files, 1994-2000

2 Linear Feet

Includes the production records from the filming of interviews and dances shot specifically for inclusion in Free to Dance, including production itineraries, travel arrangements, camera and sound reports, information on film and lighting equipment, receipts, budgets, invoices, and correspondence with film crews and interviewees.

Arranged chronologically by the date of each film shoot.

Eugene Von Grona, Dec. 16, 1994
Donald McKayle, Talley Beatty, Feb. 6, 1995
Trinidad (Molly Ayhe, Boscoe Holder, Raymond Watt), Mar. 12-18, 1998 (4 folders)
East St. Louis (Katherine Dunham) and Chicago (Tommy Gomez), Apr. 24-28, 1998 (3 folders)
Joe Nash, May 29, June 8, 1998
American Dance Festival (Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble), June 12-16, 1998 (13 folders)
Atlanta (Richard Long and Sylvius Moore), July 7-8, 1998
Carmencita Romero and Charles Queenan, July 17, 1998
Philadelphia (Philadanco, Brenda Dixon Gottschild), July 20-24, 1998 (5 folders)
Babatunde Olatunji and Merle Derby, Aug. 6, 1998 (3 folders)
Dayton, OH (Donald McKayle and Ronald K. Brown with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company), Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 1998 (3 folders)
Vanoye Aikens, Joe Nash, Katrina Hazard Donald, Eleo Pomare, Sept. 14-15, 1998 (3 folders)
Box 11
Merle Derby and Dale Wasserman, Sept. 23, 1998 (2 folders)
Hampton, VA (Nina Butts, Elaine Cook, Armistead Tull, Mary Barbee Boone Pleasant), Oct. 23-27, 1998 (3 folders)
Carmen de Lavallade, Evelyn Pilcher, Muriel Manings, Miki Borde, Dorene Richardson, Nov. 14-15, 1998 (2 folders)
Jackie Goldman, Cristyne Lawson, Clive Thompson, Beryl Murray Campbel, Dec. 2-3, 1998 (3 folders)
Bill T. Jones and Zita Allen, Dec. 9, 1998 (2 folders)
Ruth Beckford, Peter Wood, Jean Leon Destine, Chief Bey, Christine Gray, Dean Sheldon, Leon Bibb, Dec. 16-19, 1998 (3 folders)
S'thembile West and James Haskins, Jan. 8, 1999
Durham, NC (Richard Powell, Chuck Davis), Jan. 16, 1999
Lynne Conner, Jan. 18, 1999
Dayton, OH (Dayton Contemporary Dance Company: Sheri Williams and Gary Harris), Feb. 5-6, 1999 (3 folders)
Donald McKayle and Beryl Murray Campbell, Mar. 4, 1999
Edna Guy/Ruth St. Denis Recreations, Mar. 8-11, 21, 1999 (3 folders)
Bill T. Jones and Estella Jones, Abdel Salaam, Apr. 6, 1999
Forces of Nature (Abdel Salaam), Apr. 12-13, 1999
Halifu Osumare, Gus Solomons, Jr., Apr. 24, 1999
American Dance Festival (Bill T. Jones, African American Dance Ensemble, Strange Fruit) June 9-10, 1999 (9 folders)
Hope Clarke, Julie Belafonte, Charles Queenan, July 29, 1999
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Ronald K. Brown, Rennie Harris, Aug. 17, 1999
Buster Brown, Trisha Brown, Judith Jamison, Eloise Hill Anderson, Katherine Dunham, Aug. 25-26, 1999
Geoffrey Holder, Dianne Walker, Garth Fagan, Roslynde LeBlanc, Oct. 12, 1999
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Bill T. Jones, Zita Allen, Paul Jefferson, Julia Foulkes, Dec. 14, 1999
John Perpener, Mar. 16, 2000
Edna Guy/Ruth St. Denis Recreations Voice-over, June 14, 2000
Delivery Receipts, 1998-2000
Logs, 1998 and undated
Stock, 1998-2000
Cinepost, 1998
DuArt, 1994-1995, 1998-2000
WRS Motion Picture and Video Laboratories, 1998-1999

Repository Files, 1994-2001

4.75 Linear Feet

Contains correspondence, licensing negotiations, and other materials regarding film, video, sound recordings, photographs, and other documents considered for inclusion in Free to Dance. These materials were compiled by research staff Jenna Lambie, Prudence Arndt, Lewanne Jones, and, occasionally, interns Jada Shapiro and Rachelle Michaud. Several freelance researchers were also employed, two working in Washington, DC, and two in Europe.

Arranged alphabetically by archival repository, stock house, library, or individual owner.

Box 12
Eugene Von Grona, Dec. 16, 1994
A: Alabama Archives-Ayers Publishing , 1998-2000
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, 1997-2000 (2 folders)
ABC News Video Source, 1999-2000
American Dance Asylum (Bill T. Jones), 2000
American Dance Festival Archives Moving Images Inventories, 1989-1998 (2 folders)
American Museum of Natural History, 1998
ARC Video: Eye on Dance and the Arts Series Catalog, circa 1980-1989
Associated Press/Wide World Photos (Katherine Dunham, Lynchings), 1999
Association for Cultural Equity, 1998, 2000
Atkin, Jonathon (photographer), 1999
B: Bader-British Pathe, 1998-1999
Barzel, Ann (Katherine Dunham), 1998-2000
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) (Alvin Ailey), 1998-2000
Bennington Museum (Pageants), 1998
Berryman-Johnson, Sherrill (Pearl Primus), 1999
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, 1999
Black Patti Research Project, 1998
Bonner, Norman and Johanna McCully-Bonner (Edna Guy), 2000
Boston Public Library, 1998
Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2000
Brown University, John Hay Library: William Chauncey Langdon Collection (Pageantry), 1998-1999
Bundesachiv (Federal Archives of Germany) (Mary Wigman), 1999
Burns, Stanley/Burns Collection: Lynching Stills, 1999
C: Carol Publishing Agency-Cuyjet, 1998-2001
California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts) (Gus Solomons, Jr.), 1999
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) (Donald McKayle), 1998-2000
Caribbean Cultural Center (Katherine Dunham Films), 1999-2000
Caribbean Cultural Center: Caribe Magazine 7:1-2, 1982
CBS News Archives (Alvin Ailey), 1998-2000
Chertok Associates, Inc., Jazz on Film, Chertok Archives, 1998-2000
Chicago Historical Society (Katherine Dunham, Chicago), 1998
Cinemateque de la Dance (Katherine Dunham), 1998 (2 folders)
Cine Search, 1998
Columbia University, 1998, 2000
Congress on Research in Dance Conference: Proposal by John O. Perpener III, 1995
Cornell University, Kheel Center, International Ladies' Garments Workers' Union Records (Pins and Needles),1998
Creative Arts Television Archive (Lester Horton), 1998-2000
D: Dance Magazine-Duke University Press, 1995, 1998, 1999
Dance Films Association (Helen Tamiris), 1997, 2000
Danish Broadcasting Corporation, 1995, 1998-2000
Deutsche Wochenschau Gmbh (Katherine Dunham), 1998-1999
Dinizulu Cultural Archives, 1999
E: Eiko and Koma-Encyclopedia Britannica, 1998-1999
Esquire, 2000
F: Facets-Frameline Distribution, 1995-1999
F.I.L.M. Archives, 1999
Film Video Stock Shots, 2000
Footage: The Worldwide Movie Image Sourcebook, 1998
G: George Mason University-GRM Associates, 1998-2000
Glazer, Gabby (Eugene Von Grona), 1999
Gould, Michael (Katherine Dunham), 2000
H: Hansen-Hunter College, 1998-2000
Hampton University Archives. 1998-1999 (2 folders)
Helman, Lawrence and Mark Heustis, 1999-2000
Hinton, James, 1999-2000
Historic Films, 1998-2000
Holman, Michael (Break Dancing), 1999
Hot Shots/Cool Cuts, 1998-2000
Huntley Film Archives (Harlem, New York City Nightclubs), 1998
Hurston, Zora Neale, Estate, 1998, 2000
I: Image Back-Indiana University, 1998-2000
Illuminations Television (Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co.), 2000
Image Bank, Petrified Films Collection, 2000
Institut National de l'Audiovisuel (INA) (Katherine Dunham), 1999-2000 (2 folders)
ITN Archive, Reuters Television, 1999-2000
Jacob's Pillow, 1996, 1999-2000
Box 13
Jim Dennis Photography (Garth Fagan), 1998-2000
John E. Allen. Inc. (JEA), 1998-2000
Journal and Guide (Katherine Dunham), 2000
K: Kentucky Railway Museum-Kroll Productions, 1999-2000
Katherine Dunham Center, 1998-2000
Kennedy, Stetson (Lynchings, Jim Crow, Civil Rights), 1999
Kindem, Gorham, 2000
Kitchen Center for Video, Music, Dance, Performance, Film and Literature, 1999-2000
Kultur International Films Ltd. (Alvin Ailey), 1999
L: Laursen-Louise-Victor Gollancz, 1998-2001
Lerner, Leah (Pearl Primus at Camp Wo Chi Ca), 1999
Library of Congress, 1998-2000 (6 folders)
List of Resources, Tape Logs, 1998
Lobster Films, 1998
M: Magnum Photos-Movin' Spirits Dance Theater, 1998-2000
MacDonald and Associates (Historical Stock Footage), 1998, 2000
Mangolte, Babette(Water Motor, Trisha Brown), 2000
Mahoney, Billie (Alvin Ailey), 1998, 2000
Mariners' Museum (Sailing and Boats), 1998
Michael Blackwood Productions, 1999-2000
Missouri Historical Society (Katherine Dunham Photograph Collection), 1998-2000
Moore, Barbara, 1999
Morgan, Lloyd, Barbara Morgan Photograph Collections, 1998
Muller, Nancy (Pearl Primus), 1998-2000
Municipal Archives of the City of New York (Views of Manhattan, Federal Writers Project), undated
Museum of the City of New York (Ruth St. Denis, Denishawn), 1999-2000
Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film and Video, 1998
Museum of Television and Radio,1998
N: Nash-New York University, 1998-2000
Nash, Joe, 2000
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1998-2000 (6 folders)
NBC News Archives, 1998-1999
Newberry Library (Katherine Dunham), 1999-2000
New Dance Group Arts Center, 1998
News Hour with Jim Lehrer, MacNeil-Lehrer Productions (Aids in the Arts, Bill T. Jones, Arnie Zane), 2000
New York Public Library, Billy Rose Theatre Collection (Eugene Von Grona, Pearl Primus), 1998
New York Public Library Catalog Search Results, 1998-2000 (2 folders)
New York Public Library, Dance Collection (Alvin Ailey), 1999-2000
New York Public Library, Dance Collection (Talley Beatty), 2000
New York Public Library, Dance Collection (Katherine Dunham), 1998, 2000
New York Public Library, Dance Collection (Edna Guy, Ruth St. Denis), 2000
New York Public Library, Dance Collection Footage, 1993 (4 folders)
New York Public Library, Dance Collection (Judson Dance Theater), 1999
Box 14
New York Public Library, Dance Collection Reference Requests, 1998-2000 (2 folders)
New York Public Library, Dance Collection, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (5 folders)
New York Times (Judith Jameson, Katherine Dunham), 2000
Northwestern University (Melville Herskovits, Katherine Dunham), 1999
NOS (Katherine Dunham, Alvin Ailey), 1999-2000 (2 folders)
Odyssey Productions (Roots of Tap on a North Carolina Back Porch), 2000
P: PBS-Princeton Book Company, 1999-2000
Pathe Television, 1998-2000
Penn, Robert E.(Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE), 2000
Pennebaker Hegedus Films, 1999-2000
Phoenix/BFA/Coronet Educational Media, 1998
Pomare, Eleo, 1999
Producers Library Service, 1998, 2000
R: Ramos-Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive, 1998-2000
Riverside Church Archives (Von Grona Dance Company), 1999
RM Associates, (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), 1999-2000
Rounder Records, Alan Lomax Collection Catalog of Music Recordings, 1998
Ruth Page Foundation (Katherine Dunham), 1998
S: Schiavone-SUNY Brockport, 1998-2000
Scorer Productions (Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin, Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane), 1999-2000
Sears, Roebuck and Co. Archives (Julius Rosenwald), 1999
Second Line Search, 1999-2000
Sherman Grinberg Film Library, 1998-1999
Smith, Marvin and Morgan Smith Brothers Collection, 1998-2000
Smithsonian Institution, Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, 1998
Smithsonian Institution, Human Studies Film Archive, 2000
Solomons, Gus, Jr., 1999
Southern Illinois University (Katherine Dunham Papers), 1998-2000
Summers, Elaine (Judson Dance Theater, Janet Collins), 1999
Sveringes Television (Katherine Dunham), 1997-1999 (2 folders)
T: Tatge/Lasseur Productions-Tschinke, 1999-2000
Thirteen WNET, 1998-2000 (3 folders)
Trisha Brown Dance Company, 2000
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., 1998, 2000
Twin Cities Public Television, KCTA-TV, 1999-2000
Twin Palms Publishers, 2000
U: United Nations-Urban Bush Women, 1998-2001
University of California, Berkeley, Bancroft Library (Denishawn Dancers), 1999
University of California Los Angeles Film and Television Archive, 1998-1999
University of California Irvine Libraries (Infinite Journey: Donald McKayle's Life in Dance Exhibit), 1999
University of Florida, Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts, 1998, 2000
University of Georgia, Peabody Collection, 1998
University of Mississippi, Southern Media Archive, 1998
University of Rochester, Dance Film Archive (Ruth St. Denis, Denishawn), 1998-2000
University of South Carolina, 1998
V: VAGA-Voice Arts Productions, 1998-2000
Video D Studios (Urban Bush Women), 2000
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Urban Bush Women), 2000
Warner Bros. (Carnival of Rhythm)1998-2000
Wesleyan University, Wesleyan Cinema Archives, 1998
WGBH,1999-2000 (2 folders)
Window to the World Communications, WTTW, 1998, 2000
Box 15
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theatre Research, 1998
Woody Guthrie Foundation (New Dance Group), 1998
WORK Rochester (Garth Fagan, The Lion King), 1999
WPA Film Library, MPI Media Group, 1998-2000 (2 folders)
Yale University Library, 1999-2000

Production Database Printouts

1 Linear Feet

Printouts of Archival Producer Jenna Lambie's databases for photographs, footage, and repository contact information.

Post-Production Files, 1994-2001 and undated

1.75 Linear Feet

Contains records created during editing and other post-production activities.

Closed captioning, 2000
Consultants, 2000
Filler, 2000-2001
Project Management, Editing, Voice-over, 1998-2000

Credits, 1999-2001

8 folders
Box 16
Correspondence, 1999-2001
Drafts, 2000 (5 folders)
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2000
Lower Thirds, 2000
Deliverables, 1999-2001
Correspondence: Katherine Dunham loaned materials, 2000
Footage: Reference Tape Log, 1998
Music, 2000
Visual Arts, undated
Visual Arts, Show 1, undated
Visual Arts, Show 2, undated
Visual Arts, Show 3, undated
Visual Arts: Photograph and Text Reproductions, undated
Box OS1
Correspondence, 1998-1999
Sound, Music, 2000
Visible Time Code Logs: Show 1, undated
Visible Time Code Logs: Show 2, undated
Visible Time Code Logs: Show 3, undated

Oral History Interview Transcripts, 1994-1999

70 folders

Oral histories of dancers, choreographers, and scholars were recorded to film, video, and audiotape. Transcripts were made to assist in editing.

Arranged alphabetically. Dates on the folders refer to dates that the interviews took place.

Aikens, Vanoye, Sept. 14, 1998
Ahye, Molly, Mar. 13, 1998
Allen, Zita, Dec. 9, 1998
Anderson, Eloise Hill, Aug. 26, 1999
Beatty, Talley, Feb. 6, 1995
Beckford, Ruth, Dec. 16, 1998
Belafonte, Julie, July 29, 1999
Bibb, Leon, Dec. 19, 1998
Borde, Miki, Nov. 15, 1998
Brown, Buster, Aug. 25, 1999
Brown, Ronald K., Aug. 17, 1999
Brown, Ronald K., and Donald McKayle, Aug. 17, 1999
Brown, Trisha, Aug. 25, 1999
Butts, Nina, Oct. 26, 1998
Chief Bey, Dec. 17, 1998
Christa, Gabri, Mar. 1999
Clarke, Hope, July, 29, 1999
Conner, Lynne, Jan. 18, 1999
Cook, Elaine, Oct. 24, 1998
Davis, Chuck, Jan. 16, 1999
de Lavallade, Carmen, Nov. 14, 1998
Derby, Merle, Sept. 23, 1998
Destine, Jean Leon, Dec. 17, 1998
Donald, Katrina Hazzard, Sept. 14, 1998
Dunham, Katherine, Apr. 22-23, 1998, Aug. 26, 1999
Fagan, Garth, Oct. 12, 1999
Foulkes, Julia, Dec. 14, 1999
Goldman, Jackie, Dec. 2, 1998
Gottschild, Brenda Dixon, July 23, 1998
Gray, Christine, Dec. 18, 1998
Harris, Gary, Feb. 5, 1999
Harris, Rennie, Aug. 7, 1999
Haskins, James, Jan. 8, 1999
Heard, Marcia, Jan. 18, 1999
Holder, Boscoe, Mar. 14, 1998
Holder, Geoffrey, Oct. 12, 1999
Jamison, Judith, Aug. 25, 1999
Jefferson, Paul, Dec. 14, 1999
Jones, Bill T., Dec. 9, 1998, Dec. 14, 1999
Lawson, Christine, Dec. 2, 1998
LeBlanc, Rosalynde, Oct. 22, 1999
Long, Richard, July 8, 1998
McKayle, Donald, Feb. 6, 1995, Mar. 1999
Manings, Muriel, Nov. 14, 1998
Moore, Sylvius, July 8, 1998
Nash, Joe, June 9, 1998, Sept. 14, 1998
Box 17
Nettleford, Rex, Jan. 18, 1999
Nicks, Walter, Dec. 18, 1998
Osumare, Halifu, Apr. 24, 1999
Pilcher, Evelyn, Nov. 14, 1998
Pleasant, May, Oct. 24, 1998
Pomare, Eleo, Sept. 15, 1998
Queenan, Charles, July, 17, 1998
Richardson, Dorene, Nov. 15, 1998
Robinson, Cleo Parker, Sept.1, 1998
Romero, Carmencita, July 17, 1998
Salaam, Abdel, Apr. 13, 1999
Sheldon, Dean, Dec. 19, 1998
Solomonoff, Henry, Dec. 16, 1994
Solomons, Gus, Apr. 24, 1999
Thomas, Ted, Mar. 1999
Thompson, Clive, Dec. 3, 1998
Von Grona, Eugene, Dec. 16, 1994
Walker, Dianne, Oct.12, 1999
Washington, Donald, Dec. 16, 1995
Wasserman, Dale, Sept. 23, 1998
Watt, Raymond, Mar. 18, 1998
West, S'thembile, Jan. 8, 1999
Williams, Sheri, Feb. 5, 1999
Wood, Peter, Dec. 16, 1998
Zollar, Jawole Willa Jo, Dec. 14, 1999, Aug. 17, 1999

Oral History Interview Selects

9 folders

The selection of interviews by the producers for inclusion in the final cut resulted in interview selects.

Arranged alphabetically.

Aikens-Ahye
Beatty-Butts
Christa-Dunham
Fagan-Heard
Jamison-Long
Manings-Osumare
Perpener-Romero
Salaam-Zollar
Oral History

3. Promotion and Marketing Records, 1998-2001 and undated

2 Linear Feet

Arranged into two subseries: Press and Publicity and Marketing.

Box 17
Air Dates, Thirteen WNET, 2001
Clippings, 2000-2001
Fact Sheets, 2000-2001
Press Kits, 2000-2001
Press Releases, 2000-2001
Printed Materials, 2000-2001
Printed Materials Correspondence, 2000-2001
Posters
Box OS1

Marketing, 1998-2001

13 folders
Box 17
Book: Free to Dance, Correspondence, 2000
Book: Free to Dance, Manuscript, 2000 (3 folders)
Book: Free to Dance, Manuscript, 2000
Box OS1
Book: Free to Dance, 16" x 18" loose-leaf mock-up, 2000
Correspondence, 2000
Box 17
Film Festivals and Screenings, 2000-2001
Promotional Video for Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, 1998-1999
Tribute to Katherine Dunham, 2000
Website, 2000-2001 (3 folders)

4. Photographic Materials, 1995-2001 and undated

2.25 Linear Feet

Prints, slides, negatives, and contact sheets from a variety of sources, used or created during the production of Free to Dance.

Arranged into three subseries: Production Photographs, Publicity Photographs, and Production Snapshots.

Box 18
Ailey, Alvin, Janet Collins, Ulysses Dove, Edna Guy
Dance Schools, Lynching
Dunham, Katherine (2 folders)
Free to Dance Office, circa 1997-2000
Von Grona, Eugene, and Leni Bouvier, Von Grona Dance Company
Hampton Institute
Negro Ocean Playground, Helmsley Winfield Dance Group, Jazz Musicians Count Basie, Hal Blaine, and Joe Williams
"School", January 16-17, 1998
Solomons, Gus, Jr.
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, undated
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Children of the Passage, 1995
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Children of the Passage, Feb. 10, 1998
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Children of the Passage, Mourner's Bench, Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder, undated
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Children of the Passage Rehearsal, Aug. 19- Sept. 2, 1998
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Mourner's Bench, undated
Dunham, Katherine, Choros, undated
G441, G443, undated
Guy, Edna, and Ruth St. Denis Letters, undated
Lacy, Madison Davis, Snapshots, undated
Lacy, Madison Davis, Snapshots, Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder, undated
Trinidad, Feb. 10, 1998
Unidentified, Mar. 15, 1998
Unidentified, undated
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Revelations
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Etude
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Last Night on Earth
Davis, Chuck, 1998
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Children of the Passage, Mourner's Bench, Awassa Astrige/Ostrich
Dunham, Katherine
Fagan, Garth
Philadanco, Strange Fruit
Primus, Pearl
Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, Angelitos Negros, Dirt Road
Urban Bush Women

Slides, undated

7 folders
African American Dance Ensemble
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble
Dayton Contemporary Dance Ensemble
Free to Dance Logos
Jones, Bill T.
Philadanco

Production Snapshots: Prints and Negatives, 1998-1999

1 Linear Feet

4"x6" color and black and white snapshots of various aspects of the production of Free to Dance, including Children of the Passage, Trinidad, The Stack-Up, Garth Fagan, Edna Guy recreations, D-Man in the Waters, and Strange Fruit.

Arranged chronologically.

Box 19

5. Sound Recordings and Moving Images, 1994-2001 and undated

78.75 Linear Feet

Original elements for Free to Dance exist on film, Beta SP, VHS, DVD, DAT, DA-88, audiocassettes, and open reel audio tape. To cross reference elements, see the entries below. Titles and item numbers are taken from hand-written labels on the Beta SP tapes made at film transfer. DVDs or VHS copies of the Betas have the same item number.

Audiocassette copies of the sound reels are numbered, but their numbers are not the same as the sound reels. UB numbers were assigned by DuArt Film & Video during editing.

Additional tapes (without item numbers) are also in the collection. See the box list below.

DVD access copies for each of the numbered DVDs listed below are in Box 85.

Box 20
Closer to the Truth #1: Donald McKayle, Nov. 30, 1998

Item Number: 6001Camera Rolls: 10-14

Closer to the Truth #2: Donald McKayle, Talley Beatty, Nov. 30, 1998

Item Number: 6002Camera Rolls: 15-19

Closer to the Truth #3: Talley Beatty, Nov. 30, 1998

Item Number: 6003Camera Rolls: 20-21

Closer to the Truth #4: Talley Beatty, Nov. 30, 1998

Item Number: 6004Camera Rolls: 25-28

Closer to the Truth #1: Eugene Van Grona, Nov. 12, 1998

Item Number: 7002Camera Rolls: 1-4Sound Rolls: 1-2

Closer to the Truth #2: Eugene Van Grona, Henry Solomonoff, Nov. 12, 1998

Item Number: 7003Camera Rolls: 5-9Sound Rolls: 3-5Audiocassettes: 1, 2

Trinidad: Molly Ayhe, Boscoe Holder, Mar. 26, 1998

Item Number: 7004Camera Rolls: 26-30Sound Rolls: 21Audiocassettes: 3

Boscoe Holder, Trinidad B-Roll: House, Beach, Trees, Mar. 26, 1998

Item Number: 7005Camera Rolls: 31-35Sound Rolls: 21Audiocassettes: 3

Trinidad: Stick Fighting, Field Work, Houses, Sea, Mar. 26, 1998

Item Number: 7006Camera Rolls: 36-40Sound Rolls: 21, 22Audiocassettes: 3, 4

Trinidad: Beach, Estabs, Dance on Beach, City, Market, Mar. 26, 1998

Item Number: 7007Camera Rolls: 41-45Sound Rolls: 22Audiocassettes: 4

Trinidad: Ray Watts, Katherine Dunham, Bellmont Stairs, Mar. 26, 1998

Item Number: 7008Camera Rolls: 46-50Sound Rolls: 23, 24Audiocassettes: 5, 6

Katherine Dunham, undated

Item Number: 7009Camera Rolls: 51-55Sound Rolls: 24, 25, 26Audiocassettes: 6, 7, 8

Katherine Dunham, undated

Item Number: 7010Camera Rolls: 56-59Sound Rolls: 26, 27Audiocassettes: 8

Joe Nash, June 12, 1998

Item Number: 7011Camera Rolls: 60-63Sound Rolls: 28Audiocassettes: 9

Joe Nash, June 12, 1998

Item Number: 7012Camera Rolls: 64-67Sound Rolls: 28Audiocassettes: 9

Durham: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder", June 22, 1998

Item Number: 7013Camera Rolls: A68-71Sound Rolls: 29, x1UB Number: 10

Durham: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder", June 22, 1998

Item Number: 7014Camera Rolls: A72-75Sound Rolls: 29, 30, x1, x2UB Number: 11

Durham: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, "The Stack-Up", June 22, 1998

Item Number: 7015Camera Rolls: A76-79Sound Rolls: 31, x3UB Number: 12

Durham: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, "The Stack-Up", "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder", June 22, 1998

Item Number: 7016Camera Rolls: A80-81, B68-69Sound Rolls: 31, x3, 29, x1UB Number: 13

Durham: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder", June 22, 1998

Item Number: 7017Camera Rolls: B70-73Sound Rolls: 29, x1UB Number: 14

Durham: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder", "The Stack-Up", June 22, 1998

Item Number: 7018Camera Rolls: B74-77Sound Rolls: 29-31, x1, x2, x3UB Number: 15

Durham: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, "The Stack-Up", June 22, 1998

Item Number: 7019Camera Rolls: B78-81Sound Rolls: 31, x3UB Number: 16

Durham: "Ostrich", "Mourner's Bench", "Las Desenamoradas", "Choros", June 23, 1998

Item Number: 7020Camera Rolls: A82-86Sound Rolls: 3, 33, x4, x5UB Number: 17

Durham: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, "Levee Blues", "Barrelhouse Blues", June 23, 1998

Item Number: 7021Camera Rolls: A87-91Sound Rolls: 33, 34, x5UB Number: 18

Durham: "Ostrich", "Mourner's Bench", "Las Desenamoradas", "Choros", June 24, 1998

Item Number: 7022Camera Rolls: A92-93, B82-84Sound Rolls: 34, 32, x4UB Number: 19

Durham: "Las Desenamoradas", "Choros", "Barrelhouse Blues", June 24, 1998

Item Number: 7023Camera Rolls: B85-89Sound Rolls: 32, 33, x4, x5UB Number: 20

Durham: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, "Levee Blues", June 24, 1998

Item Number: 7024Camera Rolls: B90-91Sound Rolls: 33, 34, x5UB Number: 21

Richard Long, July 14, 1998

Item Number: 7025Camera Rolls: A94-97Sound Rolls: 34Audiocassettes: 10UB Number: 22

Richard Long, Sylvius Moore, July 14, 1998

Item Number: 7026Camera Rolls: A98-101Sound Rolls: 35, 36, 37Audiocassettes: 11UB Number: 23

Sylvius Moore, July 14, 1998

Item Number: 7027Camera Rolls: A102-104Sound Rolls: 37, 38Audiocassettes: 12UB Number: 24

Carmencita Romero, July 20, 1998

Item Number: 7028Camera Rolls: A105-108Sound Rolls: 30, 39Audiocassettes: 13UB Number: 25

Carmencita Romero, Charles Queenan, July 20, 1998

Item Number: 7029Camera Rolls: A109-112Sound Rolls: 30, 39, 40Audiocassettes: 14, 15UB Number: 26

Charles Queenan, July 20, 1998

Item Number: 7030Camera Rolls: A113-A116Sound Rolls: 40Audiocassettes: 16UB Number: 27

Charles Queenan, July 20, 1998

Item Number: 7030ACamera Rolls: A117-120Sound Rolls: 40Audiocassettes: 17UB Number: 28

Walter Nicks and Philadanco, July 29, 1998

Item Number: 7031Camera Rolls: 121-124Sound Rolls: 41, 41AUB Number: 29

Philadanco Sound Only, Dub of SR #41A, undated

Item Number: 7031ASound Rolls: 41AUB Number:

Walter Nicks and Philadanco, July 29, 1998

Item Number: 7032Camera Rolls: 125-128Sound Rolls: 41, 41A, 42, 42AUB Number: 30

Philadanco Sound Only, Dub of SR #42A, undated

Item Number: 7032A Sound Rolls: 42A

Walter Nicks and Philadanco, July 29, 1998

Item Number: 7033Camera Rolls: 129-132Sound Rolls: 42, 42AUB Number: 31

Brenda Dixon Gottschild, July 29, 1998

Item Number: 7034Camera Rolls: 133-136Sound Rolls: 42Audiocassettes: 18UB Number: 32

Brenda Dixon Gottschild, Walter Nicks and Philadanco, July 29, 1998

Item Number: 7035Camera Rolls: 137-140Sound Rolls: 42, 43, 43AAudiocassettes: 18UB Number: 33

Walter Nicks and Philadanco, July 29, 1998

Item Number: 7036Camera Rolls: 141-144Sound Rolls: 43, 43AUB Number: 34

Philadanco Sound Only, Dub of #43A, undated

Item Number: 7036A Sound Rolls: 43A

Olatunjii, Merle Derby, Aug. 11, 1998

Item Number: 7037Camera Rolls: 145-148Sound Rolls: 44, 44AUB Number: 35

Philadanco Sound Only, Dub of SR #44, undated

Item Number: 7037A1Sound Rolls: 44

Philadanco Sound Only, Dub of SR #44, undated

Item Number: 7037A2 Sound Rolls: 44

Olatunjii, Merle Derby, Aug. 11, 1998

Item Number: 7038Camera Rolls: 149Sound Rolls: 44, 44AUB Number: 36

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Sept. 14, 1998

Item Number: 7039Camera Rolls: 150-153UB Number: 37

Donald McKayle, Ronald K. Brown, Sept. 14, 1998

Item Number: 7040Camera Rolls: 154-156AUB Number: 38

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Sept. 14, 1998

Item Number: 7041Camera Rolls: 157-161UB Number: 39

Dayton Contemporary Dance COMpany, Donald McKayle, Ronald K. Brown Interview, Sept. 14, 1998

Item Number: 7042Camera Rolls: 162-167UB Number: 40

Vanoye Aikens, Sept. 23, 1998

Item Number: 7043Camera Rolls: 168-171Sound Rolls: 47Audiocassettes: 19UB Number: 41

Vanoye Aikens, Joe Nash, Sept. 23, 1998

Item Number: 7044Camera Rolls: 172-175Sound Rolls: 47Audiocassettes: 19, 20UB Number: 42

Joe Nash, Sept. 24, 1998

Item Number: 7045Camera Rolls: 176-179Sound Rolls: 47, 48Audiocassettes: 20UB Number: 43

Joe Nash, Sept. 24, 1998

Item Number: 7046Camera Rolls: 180-182Sound Rolls: 48Audiocassettes: 20AUB Number: 44

K. Hazzard Donald, Sept. 24, 1998

Item Number: 7047Camera Rolls: 183-186Sound Rolls: 49, 50Audiocassettes: 21, 21A, 22UB Number: 45

K. Hazzard Donald, Sept. 24, 1998

Item Number: 7048Camera Rolls: 187-190Sound Rolls: 50Audiocassettes: 21, 22UB Number: 46

K. Hazzard Donald, Eleo Pomare, Sept. 24, 1998

Item Number: 7049Camera Rolls: 191-194Sound Rolls: 50, 51Audiocassettes: 21, 23UB Number: 47

Eleo Pomare, Sept. 28, 1998

Item Number: 7050Camera Rolls: 195-198Sound Rolls: 51Audiocassettes: 23UB Number: 48

Eleo Pomare, Sept. 28, 1998

Item Number: 7051Camera Rolls: 199-200Sound Rolls: 51Audiocassettes: 24UB Number: 49

Merle Derby, Oct. 1, 1998

Item Number: 7052Camera Rolls: 201-204Sound Rolls: 49BAudiocassettes: 25UB Number: 50

Merle Derby, Dale Wasserman, Oct. 2, 1998

Item Number: 7053Camera Rolls: 205-208, 211-212Sound Rolls: 49BAudiocassettes: 25, 26, 27, 29UB Number: 51

Dale Wasserman, Oct. 2, 1998

Item Number: 7054Camera Rolls: 207-210Sound Rolls: 49BAudiocassettes: 27, 28UB Number: 52

Hampton: May Pleasant, Elaine Cooke, Nov. 10, 1998

Item Number: 7055Camera Rolls: 213-216Sound Rolls: 50B, 51BAudiocassettes: 30UB Number: 53

Elaine Cook, Nov. 10, 1998

Item Number: 7056Camera Rolls: 217-220Sound Rolls: 51BAudiocassettes: 31UB Number: 54

Church Tower, Delta Girls Choral, Alphas, Nov. 10, 1998

Item Number: 7057Camera Rolls: 221-225Sound Rolls: 52Audiocassettes: UB Number: 55

AKA Girls Step, Nina Butts, Hampton, Nov. 10, 1998

Item Number: 7058Camera Rolls: 225-228Sound Rolls: 52Audiocassettes: 32UB Number: 56

Carmen DeLavellade, Nov. 30, 1998

Item Number: 7059Camera Rolls: 229-232Sound Rolls: 53Audiocassettes: 33AUB Number: 57

Carmen DeLavellade, Nov. 30, 1998

Item Number: 7060Camera Rolls: 233-236Sound Rolls: 53Audiocassettes: 33, 33AUB Number: 58

Evelyn Pilcher, Nov. 30, 1998

Item Number: 7061Camera Rolls: 237-240Sound Rolls: 53, 54Audiocassettes: 33, 34UB Number: 59

Muriel Mannings, Dec. 1, 1998

Item Number: 7062Camera Rolls: 241-244Sound Rolls: 54Audiocassettes: 35UB Number: 60

Muriel Mannings, Miki Bord, Dec. 2, 1998

Item Number: 7063Camera Rolls: 245-248Sound Rolls: 54, 55Audiocassettes: 35, 36UB Number: 61

Miki Bord, Dorene Richardson, Dec. 2, 1998

Item Number: 7064Camera Rolls: 249-252Sound Rolls: 55Audiocassettes: 36UB Number: 62

Dorene Richardson, Dec. 2, 1998

Item Number: 7065Camera Rolls: 253-256Sound Rolls: 55Audiocassettes: 37UB Number: 63

Jackie Goldman, Dec. 8, 1998

Item Number: 7066Camera Rolls: 257-260Sound Rolls: 57Audiocassettes: 38UB Number: 64

Jackie Goldman, Dec. 8, 1998

Item Number: 7067Camera Rolls: 261-264Sound Rolls: 57Audiocassettes: 38UB Number: 65

Jackie Goldman, Christine Lawson, Dec. 8, 1998

Item Number: 7068Camera Rolls: 265-268Sound Rolls: 57, 58Audiocassettes: 38, 39UB Number: 66

Christine Lawson, Clive Thompson, Dec. 8, 1998

Item Number: 7069Camera Rolls: 269-271Sound Rolls: 58, 59Audiocassettes: 39, 40UB Number: 67

Clive Thompson, Dec. 9, 1998

Item Number: 7070Camera Rolls: 272-275Sound Rolls: 59, 60Audiocassettes: 40UB Number: 68

Clive Thompson, Dec. 9, 1998

Item Number: 7071Camera Rolls: 276-279Sound Rolls: 60Audiocassettes: 40UB Number: 69

Bill T. Jones, Dec. 16, 1998

Item Number: 7072Camera Rolls: 280-283UB Number: 70

Bill T. Jones, Dec. 16, 1998

Item Number: 7073Camera Rolls: 284-287UB Number: 71

Bill T. Jones, Dec. 16, 1998

Item Number: 7074Camera Rolls: 288-294UB Number: 72

Bill T. Jones, Zita Allen, Dec. 16, 1998

Item Number: 7075Camera Rolls: 292-295Audiocassettes: 41UB Number: 73

Zita Allen, Dec. 16, 1998

Item Number: 7076Camera Rolls: 296-299Audiocassettes: 42UB Number: 74

Zita Allen, Dec. 16, 1998

Item Number: 7077Camera Rolls: 300Audiocassettes: 43UB Number: 75

Ruth Beckford, Dec. 21, 1998

Item Number: 7078Camera Rolls: 301-304Sound Rolls: 64, 65, 66Audiocassettes: 44UB Number: 76

Ruth Beckford, Peter Wood, Dec. 21, 1998

Item Number: 7079Camera Rolls: 305-308Sound Rolls: 66Audiocassettes: 44, 45UB Number: 77

Peter Wood, Dec. 21, 1998

Item Number: 7080Camera Rolls: 309-310Sound Rolls: 66Audiocassettes: 45UB Number: 78

Jean Leon Destine, Dec. 22, 1998

Item Number: 7081Camera Rolls: 311-314Sound Rolls: 67Audiocassettes: 46UB Number: 79

Jean Leon Destine, Chief Bey, Dec. 22, 1998

Item Number: 7082Camera Rolls: 315-319Sound Rolls: 67Audiocassettes: 46, 47UB Number: 80

Chief Bey, Dec. 22, 1998

Item Number: 7083Camera Rolls: 320-323Sound Rolls: 67, 68Audiocassettes: 47UB Number: 81

Christine Grey, Walter Nicks, Dec. 22, 1998

Item Number: 7084Camera Rolls: 324-327Sound Rolls: 69Audiocassettes: 48UB Number: 82

Walter Nicks, Dec. 28, 1998

Item Number: 7085Camera Rolls: 328-331Sound Rolls: 69Audiocassettes: 49UB Number: 83

Walter Nicks, Dec. 28, 1998

Item Number: 7086Camera Rolls: 332-335Sound Rolls: 69, 70Audiocassettes: 49UB Number: 84

Dean Sheldon, Leon Bibb, Dec. 28, 1998

Item Number: 7087Camera Rolls: 336-339Sound Rolls: 71Audiocassettes: 50, 51UB Number: 85

Leon Bibb, Dec. 28, 1998

Item Number: 7088Camera Rolls: 340-343Sound Rolls: 71Audiocassettes: 51UB Number: 86

Leon Bibb, Dec. 28, 1998

Item Number: 7089Camera Rolls: 344Sound Rolls: 71Audiocassettes: 51UB Number: 87

S'thembile West, Jan. 11, 1999

Item Number: 7090Camera Rolls: 345-348Audiocassettes: 52UB Number: 88

S'thembile West, James Haskins, Jan. 11, 1999

Item Number: 7091Camera Rolls: 349-352Audiocassettes: 53UB Number: 89

James Haskins, Jan. 11, 1999

Item Number: 7092Camera Rolls: 353Audiocassettes: 54UB Number: 90

Richard Powell, Jan. 21, 1999

Item Number: 7093Camera Rolls: 354-357Sound Rolls: 73Audiocassettes: 55UB Number: 91

Richard Powell, Jan. 21, 1999

Item Number: 7094Camera Rolls: 358-361Sound Rolls: 73Audiocassettes: 55UB Number: 92

Chuck Davis, Jan. 21, 1999

Item Number: 7095Camera Rolls: 362-365Sound Rolls: 74Audiocassettes: 56UB Number: 93

Chuck Davis, Jan. 21, 1999

Item Number: 7096Camera Rolls: 366Sound Rolls: 74Audiocassettes: 56UB Number: 94

Rex Nettleford, Jan. 21, 1999

Item Number: 7097Camera Rolls: 367-370Sound Rolls: 75Audiocassettes: 57UB Number: 95

Rex Nettleford, Jan. 22, 1999

Item Number: 7098Camera Rolls: 371-374Sound Rolls: 75Audiocassettes: 57UB Number: 96

Rex Nettleford, Lynne Conner, Jan. 22, 1999

Item Number: 7099Camera Rolls: 375-378Sound Rolls: 75, 76, 77Audiocassettes: 57, 58UB Number: 97

Lynne Conner, Marcia Heard, Jan. 22, 1999

Item Number: 7100Camera Rolls: 379-382Sound Rolls: 77Audiocassettes: 58, 59UB Number: 98

Marcia Heard, Jan. 22, 1999

Item Number: 7101Camera Rolls: 383-386Sound Rolls: 77, 78Audiocassettes: 58, 59UB Number: 99

Marcia Heard, Jan. 22, 1999

Item Number: 7102Camera Rolls: 387-389Sound Rolls: 78Audiocassettes: 59UB Number: 100

Sheri Williams, Gary Harris, Feb. 10, 1999

Item Number: 7103Camera Rolls: 390-393Sound Rolls: 79Audiocassettes: 60UB Number: 101

Gary Harris, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Feb. 10, 1999

Item Number: 7104Camera Rolls: 394-398Sound Rolls: 79, 80Audiocassettes: 60UB Number: 102

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Feb. 10, 1999

Item Number: 7105Camera Rolls: 399-400Sound Rolls: 80UB Number: 103

Donald McKayle, Mar. 11, 1999

Item Number: 7106Camera Rolls: 401-404UB Number: 104

Donald McKayle, Ted Thomas, Mar. 11, 1999

Item Number: 7107Camera Rolls: 405-408Sound Rolls: 81Audiocassettes: 61UB Number: 105

Ted Thomas, Christa Gabri, Mar. 11, 1999

Item Number: 7108Camera Rolls: 409-411Sound Rolls: 82Audiocassettes: 62UB Number: 106

Edna Guy, Ruth St. Denis, Angel Orensanz Center for the Arts, Mar. 11, 1999

Item Number: 7109Camera Rolls: 412-415UB Number: 107

Edna Guy, Ruth St. Denis, Angel Orensanz Center for the Arts, Mar. 11, 1999

Item Number: 7110Camera Rolls: 416-417UB Number: 108

Edna Guy, Ruth St. Denis, Valerie's Brownstone, Grant's Tomb, Jumel Terrace, Mar. 19, 1999

Item Number: 7111Camera Rolls: 418-422UB Number: 109

Edna Guy, Ruth St. Denis, Abyssinian Church, Mar. 19, 1999

Item Number: 7112Camera Rolls: 423-425UB Number: 110

Edna Guy, Artists Painting, Mar. 24, 1999

Item Number: 7113Camera Rolls: 426-427UB Number: 111

Bill T. Jones and mother, Abdel Salaam, Apr. 15, 1999

Item Number: 7114Camera Rolls: 428-431UB Number: 112

Abdell Salaam, Apr. 15, 1999

Item Number: 7115Camera Rolls: 432-435UB Number: 113

Abdell Salaam, Apr. 15, 1999

Item Number: 7116Camera Rolls: 436-437UB Number: 114

Forces of Nature Dance Company, Apr. 20, 1999

Item Number: 7117Camera Rolls: 438-441UB Number: 115

Forces of Nature Dance Company, undated

Item Number: 7118Camera Rolls: 442-445UB Number: 116

Forces of Nature Dance Company, undated

Item Number: 7119Camera Rolls: 446-449UB Number: 117

Halifu Osmaje, Apr. 29, 1999

Item Number: 7120Camera Rolls: 450-453Sound Rolls: 89Audiocassettes: 64, 64AUB Number: 118

Halifu Osmaje, Gus Solomans, Jr., Apr. 29, 1999

Item Number: 7121Camera Rolls: 454-457Sound Rolls: 89, 90Audiocassettes: 64, 64AUB Number: 119

Gus Solomans, Jr., Apr. 29, 1999

Item Number: 7122Camera Rolls: 458-460Sound Rolls: 90UB Number: 120

"D-Man in the Waters", June 21, 1999

Item Number: 7123Camera Rolls: A460-463Sound Rolls: 90UB Number: 121

The Item numbers on the Betas and VHS copies of 7123-7133 disagree, i.e., VHS 7123 is not a copy of Beta 7123. It appears, however, that all the material on Betas 7123-7133 is represented on VHS, just with mixed up ID numbers.

"D-Man in the Waters", June 21, 1999

Item Number: 7124Camera Rolls: A464-467Sound Rolls: 90, 91UB Number: 122

"D-Man in the Waters", Chuck Davis, Farga, Isicathulo, Lamban, June 21, 1999

Item Number: 7125Camera Rolls: A468-471Sound Rolls: 91, 92UB Number: 123

Chuck Davis, Lambari, Balente, Strange Fruit, Etude, June 23, 1999

Item Number: 7126Camera Rolls: A472-475Sound Rolls: 92, 93UB Number: 124

Bill T. Jones, Etude, June 22, 1998

Item Number: 7127Camera Rolls: A476UB Number: 125

D-Man in the Waters, June 22, 1998

Item Number: 7128Camera Rolls: B460-461Sound Rolls: 90Audiocassettes: 65, 65AUB Number: 126

D-Man in the Waters, June 22, 1998

Item Number: 7129Camera Rolls: B462-463UB Number: 127

D-Man in the Waters, June 23, 1999

Item Number: 7130Camera Rolls: B464-465Sound Rolls: 90Audiocassettes: 65, 65AUB Number: 128

D-Man in the Waters, June 23, 1999

Item Number: 7131Camera Rolls: B466-467Sound Rolls: 90, 91Audiocassettes: 65, 65AUB Number: 129

D-Man in the Waters, Chuck Davis, Farga, Isicathulo, Lamban, June 23, 1999

Item Number: 7132Camera Rolls: B468-471Sound Rolls: 91, 92UB Number: 130

Chuck Davis, Lambari, Balente, Strange Fruit, Etude, June 23, 1999

Item Number: 7133Camera Rolls: B472-476Sound Rolls: 92, 93UB Number: 131

Katherine Dunham: Residence, Haiti, June 24, 1999

Item Number: 7134Camera Rolls: UN1UB Number: 132

Hope Clark, Aug. 2, 1999

Item Number: 7135Camera Rolls: 477-480Sound Rolls: 95Audiocassettes: 66UB Number: 133

Julie Belafonte, Aug. 2, 1999

Item Number: 7136Camera Rolls: 481-484Sound Rolls: 96Audiocassettes: 67UB Number: 134

Julie Belafonte, Charles Queenan, Aug. 2, 1999

Item Number: 7137Camera Rolls: 485-487Sound Rolls: 96UB Number: 135

Eloise Anderson, Sept. 3, 1999

Item Number: 7138Camera Rolls: 509-512Sound Rolls: 102Audiocassettes: 72UB Number: 136

Eloise Anderson, Katherine Dunham, Sept. 7, 1999

Item Number: 7139Camera Rolls: 513-516Sound Rolls: 102Audiocassettes: 72UB Number: 137

Katherine Dunham, Sept. 7, 1999

Item Number: 7140Camera Rolls: 517-520Sound Rolls: 103Audiocassettes: 73UB Number: 138

Katherine Dunham, Sept. 7, 1999

Item Number: 7141Camera Rolls: 521Sound Rolls: 103Audiocassettes: 73UB Number: 139

Jowale Zollar, Sept. 8, 1999

Item Number: 7142Camera Rolls: 488-491Sound Rolls: 97Audiocassettes: 68UB Number: 140

Ron Brown, Sept. 8, 1999

Item Number: 7143Camera Rolls: 492-495Sound Rolls: 98Audiocassettes: 69UB Number: 141

Rennie Harris, Sept. 8, 1999

Item Number: 7144Camera Rolls: 496-497Sound Rolls: 99Audiocassettes: 70UB Number: 142

Buster Brown, Trisha Brown, Sept. 16, 1999

Item Number: 7145Camera Rolls: 498-501Sound Rolls: 100Audiocassettes: 71UB Number: 143

Trisha Brown, Judith Jamison, Sept. 16, 1999

Item Number: 7146Camera Rolls: 502-505Sound Rolls: 100, 101Audiocassettes: 71, no numberUB Number: 144

Judith Jamison, Sept. 16, 1999

Item Number: 7147Camera Rolls: 506-508UB Number: 145

Rosalynde LeBlanc, Oct. 21, 1999

Item Number: 7148Camera Rolls: 522-525Sound Rolls: 104Audiocassettes: 74UB Number: 146

Geoffrey Holder, Oct. 21, 1999

Item Number: 7149Camera Rolls: 526-529Sound Rolls: 105Audiocassettes: 75UB Number: 147

Dianne Walker, Oct. 21, 1999

Item Number: 7150Camera Rolls: 530-533Sound Rolls: 105, 106Audiocassettes: 75, 76UB Number: 148

Dianne Walker, Garth Fagan, Oct. 21, 1999

Item Number: 7151Camera Rolls: 534-537Sound Rolls: 106, 107Audiocassettes: 76, 77UB Number: 149

Garth Fagan, Oct. 21, 1999

Item Number: 7152Camera Rolls: 538-539Sound Rolls: 107Audiocassettes: 77UB Number: 150

Jowale Zollar, Bill T. Jones, Oct. 21, 1999

Item Number: 7153Camera Rolls: 540-543Sound Rolls: 108, 109Audiocassettes: 78, 79UB Number: 151

Zita Allen, Paul Jefferson, Dec. 21, 1999

Item Number: 7154Camera Rolls: 544-547Sound Rolls: 110Audiocassettes: 81UB Number: 152

Paul Jefferson, Julia Foulkes, Dec. 21, 1999

Item Number: 7155Camera Rolls: 548-551Sound Rolls: 111Audiocassettes: 82UB Number: 153

Julia Foulkes, Dec. 21, 1999

Item Number: 7156Camera Rolls: 552-554Sound Rolls: 112Audiocassettes: 80UB Number: 154

John Perpener, Mar. 24, 2000

Item Number: 7157Camera Rolls: 555-558Sound Rolls: 113UB Number: 155

John Perpener, Mar. 24, 2000

Item Number: 7158Camera Rolls: 559-562Sound Rolls: 114UB Number: 156

Katherine Dunham Stills, Apr. 21, 1999

Item Number: 369Camera Rolls: 563-565UB Number: 157

DATs corresponding to Sound Reels #21-31, 33-55, 57-87, 89-93, 95-114
Edna Guy V.O. Complete Session, July 5, 2000
Playback, June 10, 1998
Playback, June 15, 1998
Playback: D-Man in the Waters, undated (2 DATs)
Playback: Strange Fruit, undated
Unlabeled
Five DTRS DA-88 tapes labeled X1 through X5
1 Closer to the Truth: Von Grona, Dec. 16, 1994
2 Closer to the Truth: Henry Solomonoff, Dec. 16, 1994
3-82 correspond to Sound Reels 3-5, 21-26, 28, 34-40, 42-43, 47-55, 57-75, 77, 79-82, 89-90, 85-100, 102-111
83, 83A, 83B Joe Nash Pre-Interview, undated
ADF "Free To Dance" Roll #101
ADF FTD Bill T. Jones, Dec. 9, 1998 (2 audiocassettes)
House of Flowers, Harold Arlen, Columbia Special Products, 1973
Drum Rhythms of Cuba, Haiti, Brazil, Katherine Dunham, Audio Fidelity, 1950

Audiocassette copy in box 21.

Five 7" reels of 1/4" audiotape, Sound Rolls 34-38
Beta SP 6001-6004, 7002-7003
DVD 6001-6004, 7002-7003

Unnumbered Betas

The following tapes appear to contain edited footage of complete versions of individual works. No complete works appear in Free to Dance; however, complete versions of Awassa Astrige/Ostrich, Barrelhouse Blues (excerpt), Strange Fruit, Mourner's Bench, Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder, and D-Man in the Waters (Section 1) are available on Dancing in the Light, a DVD commercially released in 2007.

Barrelhouse Blues, Choreography by Katherine Dunham, Performance by Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, TRT 6:30
Children of the Passage (excerpts), Choreography by Donald McKayle and Ron Brown, Performance by Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
D-Man in the Waters, Performance by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, TRT 14:14
Mourner's Bench, Choreography by Talley Beatty, Performed by Jerome Stigler
Ostrich Dance, Choreography by Asadata Dafora, Performed by Garry Harris
Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder, Choreography by Donald McKayle, Performance by Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, TRT 17:38
The Stack-Up, Choreography by Talley Beatty, Performed by Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
D2 7002-7003
Box 23
Beta SP 7004-7015
DVD 7004-7015
VHS 7014
Beta SP 7016-7028
Box 24
DVD 7016-7028
VHS 7017-7018
Beta SP 7029-7036A
Box 25
DVD 7029-7036A
Beta SP 7037-7048
Box 26
DVD 7037-7048
VHS 7039-7042
Beta SP 7049-7060
Box 27
DVD 7049-7060
Beta SP 7061-7072
Box 28
DVD 7061-7072
Beta SP 7073-7086
Box 29
DVD 7073-7086
Beta SP 7087-7100
Box 30
DVD 7087-7100
Beta SP 7101-7115
Box 31
DVD 7101-7115
Beta SP 7116-7126
Box 32
Beta SP dub 7126
DVD 7116-7120, 7122-7126
VHS 7123, 7125
Beta SP 7127-7137
Box 33
Beta SP dub 7133
DVD 7127-7137
Beta SP 7138-7147
Box 34
DVD 7138-7147
Beta SP 7148-7158, 369
Box 35
DVD 7148-7158
VHS 369
VHS 6001-6004, 7002-7005, 7007-7012, 7014-7029
Box 36
VHS 7030-7038, 7043-7044, 7046-7049, 7052-7065
Box 37
VHS 7066-7091
Box 38
VHS 7092-7114, 7116, 7122-7127
Box 39
VHS 7128-7130, 7132-7138, 7142-7158
Box 40
RESTRICTED. Screeners and other copies of video received from various repositories.
Box 41-47
Dayton: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Feb. 6, 1999, Hi8
Box 47
Free to Dance Dayton #1 DCDC Sunday, Monday, Hi8
Free to Dance Tuesday #2 Dayton DCDC "Children", Hi8
Free to Dance DCDC: Ostrich, Mourner's Bench, Las Des, Rain, Barrelhouse, Hi8
Making of Free to Dance: Rainbow, Stack-Up, Ostrich, Mourner's Bench, Las Des, Hi8
Rehearsal Scenes, Donald McKayle and Ronald K. Brown with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Edited Sketches, VHS
Free to Dance Sampler, Sept. 18, 1998, Beta SP, VHS, DVCPro
Free to Dance Promo, June 1999, Beta SP, VHS
Free to Dance Promo, Sept. 1999, Beta SP
BAM Presentation, Jan. 17, 2000, Beta SP
Selects for Title Open, Music for Credits, Feb. 16, 2000, Beta SP
Rough Cut, Apr. 3, 2000, Beta SP
Final Cut, Apr. 13, 2000, Beta SP
Final Edit, Apr. 26, 2000, Beta SP
Show 2 Pick Up Narration, Blair Underwood, May 10, 2000, Beta SP
Narration Record with Blair, June 28, 2000, 4 Beta SP
Show #2 Titled/Mixed Protection Master, May 17, 2000, Beta SP
Box 48
CR #OX10-OX11, June 30, 2000, Beta SP
Show #3 Generic Master/Split Audio, July 19, 2000, U-Matic
CR #OX12, July 20, 2000, Beta SP
Credit Sequence Beds for all 4 Programs, July 26, 2000, Beta SP
CR #OX30, Aug. 1, 2000, Beta SP
Show #1 What Do You Dance, Titled Master, Mixed Audio, Long Credits, Not for Broadcast, Sept. 12, 2000, Beta SP
Show #2 Steps Of The Gods, Titled Master, Mixed Audio, Long Credits, Not for Broadcast, Sept. 12, 2000, Beta SP
Show #3 Go For What You Know, Titled Master, Mixed Audio, Long Credits, Not for Broadcast, Sept. 12, 2000, Beta SP
Show #1 What Do You Dance, Titled Master, Mixed Audio, Sept. 12, 2000, Beta SP
Show #2 Steps Of The Gods, Titled Master, Mixed Audio, Sept. 12, 2000, Beta SP
Show #3 Go For What You Know, Titled Master, Mixed Audio, Sept. 12, 2000, Beta SP
Credit Roll for 3-Hour Broadcast, Sept. 12, 2000, DigiBeta
Box 49
Thirteen/WNET: Free to Dance, April 27, 2001, 3 Beta SP
Thirteen/WNET: Free to Dance, April 27, 2001, 3 Beta SP
The American Dance Festival and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in association with Thirteen/WNET New York: Free to Dance, 3 Beta SP
3 Minute Promo, 4:45 Minute Promo, undated, Beta SP
15 PBS Fillers, undated, VHS
Compilation Tapes #1-3, undated, 3 VHS
Box 50
D-Man in the Waters Rough Cut GH Cut 2, Jan. 29, 2000, VHS
Edited Dance Sequences, undated, VHS
Free to Dance: Barrelhouse Blues, Ostrich Dance, D-Man in the Waters, Mourner's Bench, Rainbow Round My Shoulder, The Stack Up, Children of the Passage (Excerpts), Beta SP
Filler, 6 Teases, Opening Graphic, Mixed, Titled, undated, DigiBeta
Filler, 6 Teases, Open, Split, Pre-Mixed Audio, No Titles, undated, DigiBeta
Filler: The African Drum: The Beat Behind the Dance, undated, VHS
Sample Videotape for PBS, undated, VHS
Show 2 Narration, Tape 1, undated, Beta SP
Show 2 Narration, Tape 2, undated, Beta SP
Show 2 Reading for "Strange Fruit" Transfer from DAT, Beta SP
Tape 2 Unedited Dances: Etude, Strange Fruit, Levee Blues, Choros, undated, VHS
Trial Compilation, undated, 2 VHS
60-67, A68-A75
A76-A93
Box 52
B68-B87
Box 53
B88-B91, 94-104
Box 54
105-118
Box 55
119-134
Box 56
135-149
Box 57
150-167
Box 58
168-179
Box 59
180-190
Box 60
191-206
Box 61
207-222
Box 62
223-238
Box 63
239-254
Box 64
255-269
Box 65
270-285
Box 66
286-300
Box 67
301-317
Box 68
318-333
Box 69
334-350
Box 70
351-366
Box 71
367-382
Box 72
383-402
Box 73
403-420
Box 74
421-439
Box 75
440-457
Box 76
458-459, A460-A473
Box 77
A474-A475, B460-B475
Box 78
A476, 477-487
Box 79
488-505
Box 80
205-521
Box 81
522-539
Box 82
540-556
Box 83
557-565, OX10-OX12, OX30, UN1
Box 84
6001-6004, 7002-7003, 7014-7158
 

Historical Note

Free to Dance: The African-American Presence in Modern Dance was a three-part television documentary co-produced by the American Dance Festival and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in association with Thirteen/WNET New York. The series aired on PBS' Great Performances: Dance in America in 2001 and won an Emmy for Outstanding Cultural and Artistic Programming-Long Form. It chronicled the role of African-American choreographers and dancers in the development of modern dance as an American art form. Dance masterpieces by African-American choreographers were filmed expressly for the series, including the works of Katherine Dunham (Barrelhouse Blues), Pearl Primus (Strange Fruit), Donald McKayle (Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder), Talley Beatty (Mourner's Bench), Bill T. Jones (D-Man in the Waters), Alvin Ailey (Revelations), and many others.

Free to Dance was an outgrowth of the American Dance Festival's Black Tradition in American Modern Dance (BTAMD) program. Initiated in 1987 to preserve, present, and interpret significant dances by African-American choreographers, BTAMD reconstructed and presented twenty-three dances in danger of being lost. BTAMD's national touring initiative presented performances throughout the US by African-American dance companies, including Chuck Davis' African American Dance Ensemble, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Philadanco, and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. Scholars touring with the companies contextualized and interpreted the cultural and aesthetic significance of the dances in panel discussions.

The success of the BTAMD project led to the creation of Free to Dance, and the American Dance Festival began fund raising efforts in 1993. Fund raising, research, and conceptual development continued through 1997. Full production commenced in 1998, including scripting, securing the rights to archival footage and photos, and the filming of interviews, performances, and scene recreations. Editing was completed in 2001.


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Provenance

The Free to Dance Records were received by the American Dance Festival Archives as transfers in 2000-2004.

Processing Information

Processed by ADF Archives Staff, Oct. 2004

Encoded by Dean Jeffrey, Jan. 2009

Accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.