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Guide to the Free to Dance Records, 1987-2004

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
American Dance Festival Archives Box 90772 Durham, North Carolina, 27708-0772 USA Phone: 919-684-6402 Fax: 919-684-5459 Email: adfarchives@americandancefestival.org
Creator
American Dance Festival, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Thirteen/WNET New York
Title
Free to Dance records 1987-2004
Language of Material
English
Extent
96.34 Linear Feet
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the ADF Archives.

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.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Patrons must sign the Acknowledgement of Legal Responsibility and Privacy Rights form before using this collection.

Collection is open for research.

In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.

Access to film, videotapes, or audiotapes in this collection requires the use of reference copies. To arrange for the creation of reference copies, if none exist, please contact American Dance Festival Archives.

Records, such as search committee files or others pertaining to employment where individuals are identified, are closed for 70 years.

Portions of these materials are restricted by donor request.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for official American Dance Festival administrative records is held by the American Dance Festival; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

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

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
Box 1
Computers: Maintenance and Use, 1998-1999
Box 1
Materials for the Arts (Office Furniture), 1994-1998
Box 1
Policies and Procedures, 1998-2000
Box 1
Stationery and Logo, 1997-1998
Box 1
Telephone Service, 1997-2000
Box 1
Telephone System, 1997-1999
Box 1

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
Box 1
Diamond, Matthew, 1995, 1998
Box 1
Grumann, Amy, 1998-2000
Box 1
Lacy, M. Davis, 1993-1998
Box 1
Lambie, Jenna, 1998
Box 1
Lenzer, Donald, 1998-1999
Box 1
Ove, Horace, and Patrick, Maria, 1998-1999
Box 1
Other Employees, 1994, 1998
Box 1
Management Memoranda and Notes, 1997-2000
Box 1

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

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
Box 1
A&B Courier, 1999-2000
Box 1
Abelcine Tech, 1998
Box 1
Adelman, Alan, 1998-1999
Box 1
Arndt, Prudence, 1998-1999
Box 1
ASC (Audio Services Co.), 1998
Box 1
Auchincloss, Malcolm, 1998-1999
Box 1
B, 1998-2001
Box 1
BBC Worldwide, 1998, 2000
Box 1
C, 1995, 1998-2000
Box 1
Chambliss, Candace, 1998
Box 1
Chertok Associates, 1998-2000
Box 1
Chick Chack Messenger, 1998-2000
Box 1
Chodorov, Stephan, 1995, 1999
Box 1
Cinepost, 1998
Box 1
Consultants, 1995-1996, 1998-2000 (2 folders)
Box 1
D, 1998-2000
Box 1
Diamond, Matthew, 1999
Box 1
Donald Lenzer Films, 1998-1999
Box 1
DuArt Film Lab, 1994-1995, 1998-1999, 1999-2000 (3 folders)
Box 1
E, 1998-2000
Box 1
Educational Broadcasting Corporation, 1999-2001
Box 1
Elliott, Doreen, 1998-2000
Box 1
Eyeball on the Floor, 2000
Box 1
F, 1998-2000
Box 1
Federal Express, 1999-2000
Box 1
Film Center, 1998-1999
Box 1
Firethorn Productions, 1994-1995, 2000-2001 (2 folders)
Box 1
Fisher, William, 1998
Box 1
Frame:Runner, Inc., 2000
Box 1
Frame Shop, 2000
Box 1
Fussell, Ed, 1998-1999
Box 1
G, 1998-2000
Box 1
Greene, Denise, 1999-2000
Box 1
Grumann, Amy, 1999-2000
Box 1
H, 1998-2000
Box 1
Hallick, Ned, 1998-1999
Box 1
Harris-Chewning Inc., 1998-1999
Box 1
Henninger Video, 2000
Box 1
Historic Films, 1998, 2000-2001
Box 1
I-J, 1998-2000
Box 1
Jefferson, Kristin, 1999-2000
Box 1
John E. Allen (JEA), Inc., 1998-2000
Box 1
John Zecca Location, 1999-2000
Box 1
Jones, Lewanne, 1998
Box 1
Juett, Marci, 1998-2000
Box 1
K, 1998-2000
Box 1
Karimakwenda, Tererai, 1998-1999
Box 1
Kaufmann, Amy, 1998
Box 1
Klein, Randy, 2000
Box 1
L, 1998-2000
Box 1
Lacy, Madison Davis, 1997-2000 (3 folders)
Box 1
Lambie, Jennifer (Jenna), 1998-2000 (2 folders)
Box 1
Lefcourt, Karen, 1999
Box 1
Liberty Lighting, 1998-2000
Box 2
Linson, Valerie, 1998-1999
Box 2
M, 1998-2000
Box 2
MacDonald, Annette, 1999-2000
Box 2
McDowell Media Services, 1999-2000
Box 2
Michaud, Rachelle, 2000
Box 2
Miller, Peter, 1998-1999
Box 2
MPI Media Group, 1999-2000
Box 2
Museum of the City of New York, 1999-2000
Box 2
Music Rights, A-D
Box 2
Music Rights, E-M
Box 2
Music Rights, O-S
Box 2
Music Rights, T-Z
Box 2
N, 1998-2000
Box 2
New York Public Library, 2000-2001
Box 2
New York Public Library Dance Collection Film Fund, 1999-2000
Box 2
O, 1998-2000
Box 2
One Art Productions, 1998-2000
Box 2
Ove, Horace, 1998-1999
Box 2
P, 1998-2000
Box 2
Pathe Television, 1998-1999 (2 folders)
Box 2
Patrick, Maria, 1998-1999
Box 2
Patrick, Maria, Reimbursement, 1998-2000 (2 folders)
Box 2
Pearson, Kier, 1999-2000
Box 2
Petty Cash, 1998-2000 (7 folders)
Box 2
Petty Cash Summary Reports, 1999-2000
Box 2
Producers Library, 1998-2000
Box 2
Q, 1998-2000
Box 2
Quill Corp, 1998-2000
Box 2
R, 1998-2000
Box 2
Regal University Hotel, 1998-1999
Box 2
Reichman, Rachel, 1998-2000
Box 2
Romeo, John, 1998
Box 2
S, 1998-2000
Box 2
Sakakeeny, Tahnit, 1998
Box 2
Shapiro, Jada, 2000
Box 2
SnowBird Corp, 1998-2000
Box 2
Sony Music, 2000
Box 2
Squires, Eugene B., 1999-2000
Box 2
Steadi Systems, 1995, 1999
Box 2
Sumner, Andrea, 1998
Box 2
T, 1998-2000
Box 2
Tape Company, 1999-2000
Box 2
Telephone Service: Bell Atlantic, 1997-1998
Box 2
Telephone Service: Frontier, 1998-1999
Box 2
Telephone Service: Global Crossing, 2000
Box 2
Telephone Service: TCN, 1999-2000
Box 2
Travel, 1998-2002 (2 folders)
Box 2
Twentieth Century Fox, 2000
Box 2
U, 1998-2000
Box 2
University Products, 1998-2000
Box 2
V, 1998-2000
Box 3
Victor, Jeffrey, 1998-1999
Box 3
Video D Studios, 1998-2000
Box 3
VidiPax, 1999
Box 3
W-Z, 1998-2000
Box 3
WGBH Educational Foundation, 1999-2001
Box 3
WRS Motion Picture, 1998-2000
Box 3
Wyatt, Karen, 1998-1999
Box 3
Zucker, Adam, 1998-2000
Box 3

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)
Box 3
Budgets, Drafts: Film Shoots, Personnel, Show Four, "School," 1995-1999
Box 3
General Ledger, 1997-2001 (6 folders)
Box 3
Income Summaries, 1999-2000 and undated
Box 3
Licensing Expenses, 2000
Box 3
Summaries of Expenses, 1999-2000
Box 3
Weekly Reports, 1998-2001 and undated (10 folders)
Box 3
Memoranda, 1998-2001
Box 3
Memoranda: Accounts Payable, Budgets, Policy, 1998-2001
Box 3

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

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
Box 5
Dunham, Katherine
Box 5
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company
Box 5
Edna Guy/Ruth St. Denis
Box 5
Forces of Nature
Box 5
Hampton University
Box 5
Jones, Bill T.
Box 5
Noble Douglas Dance Company
Box 5
Oral History Interviews
Box 5
Philadanco
Box 5
Thompson, Clive
Box 5
Related Information, 2000 and undated
Box 5
Correspondence, Internal, 1998-2001 and undated
Box 5

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
Box 5
M-P
Box 5
R-W
Box 5
Show 1
Box 5
Show 2
Box 5
Show 3
Box 5
Correspondence, Internal 2000
Box 5
Research, 2000
Box 5
Shows 1-3
Box 5
Tele Cinema, 2001-2003
Box 5
Tallies of Agreements, 2000 and undated
Box 5
Show 1
Box 5
Show 2
Box 5
Show 3
Box 5
Miguel, Jewel
Box 5
Underwood, Blair
Box 5

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

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
Box 5
Internal, 1998-2000
Box 5

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

Interviewees and Potential Interviewees, 1998-1999
Box 5
Show 2, 1998
Box 5
Show 3, 1998
Box 5
A-G, undated
Box 5
Beatty, Talley, 1995
Box 5
Berry, April, 1998
Box 5
Brown, Ron K., 1999
Box 5
Chief Bey, 1999
Box 5
de Lavallade, Carmen, 1998
Box 5
Dinizulu, Alice, 1999
Box 5
Gottschild, Brenda Dixon, 1998
Box 5
Grona, Eugene Von, 1995
Box 5
H-P, undated
Box 5
Haskins, James, 1999
Box 5
Heard, Marcia, 1999
Box 5
Holder, Boscoe, 1998
Box 5
Holder, Geoffrey, 1999
Box 5
Lawson, Cristyne, 1998
Box 5
Lewitzky, Bella, 1998
Box 5
McBurnie, Beryl, 1998
Box 5
McKayle, Donald, 1995, 1998
Box 5
Nash, Joe, 1998
Box 5
Nettleford, Rex,1999
Box 5
Osumare, Halifu, 1999
Box 5
Pomare, Eleo, 1998
Box 5
Powell, Richard, 1999
Box 5
Queenan, Charles, 1999
Box 5
R-Y, undated
Box 5
Romero, Carmencita, 1999
Box 5
Richardson, Dorene, 1998
Box 6
Russell, Maude, 1998
Box 6
Sheldon, Dean, Notes,1998
Box 6
Solomons, Jr., Gus, 1999
Box 6
Thompson, Clive, 1998
Box 6
Wasserman, Dale, 1998
Box 6
West, S'tembile, 1999
Box 6
Hampton, VA, 1998
Box 6
New York, NY, 1998 and undated
Box 6
Notes, circa 1997
Box 6
Schedules and Planning, 1994, 1997-2000
Box 6
Updates from Series Producer to Executive Producers, 1997-2001
Box 6
Correspondence, 1997-1998
Box 6
Development and Production, Dec. 1997-Feb. 1998
Box 6

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

1 linear foot
Box 15

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

Closed captioning, 2000
Box 15
Consultants, 2000
Box 15
Filler, 2000-2001
Box 15
Project Management, Editing, Voice-over, 1998-2000
Box 15
Correspondence, 1999-2001
Box 16
Drafts, 2000 (5 folders)
Box 16
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2000
Box 16
Lower Thirds, 2000
Box 16
Deliverables, 1999-2001
Box 16
Correspondence: Katherine Dunham loaned materials, 2000
Box 16
Footage: Reference Tape Log, 1998
Box 16
Music, 2000
Box 16
Visual Arts, undated
Box 16
Visual Arts, Show 1, undated
Box 16
Visual Arts, Show 2, undated
Box 16
Visual Arts, Show 3, undated
Box 16
Visual Arts: Photograph and Text Reproductions, undated
Box OS1
Correspondence, 1998-1999
Box 16
Sound, Music, 2000
Box 16
Visible Time Code Logs: Show 1, undated
Box 16
Visible Time Code Logs: Show 2, undated
Box 16
Visible Time Code Logs: Show 3, undated
Box 16

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

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

Arranged alphabetically.

Aikens-Ahye
Box 17
Beatty-Butts
Box 17
Christa-Dunham
Box 17
Fagan-Heard
Box 17
Jamison-Long
Box 17
Manings-Osumare
Box 17
Perpener-Romero
Box 17
Salaam-Zollar
Box 17
Oral History
Box 17

Arranged into two subseries: Press and Publicity and Marketing.

Air Dates, Thirteen WNET, 2001
Box 17
Clippings, 2000-2001
Box 17
Fact Sheets, 2000-2001
Box 17
Press Kits, 2000-2001
Box 17
Press Releases, 2000-2001
Box 17
Printed Materials, 2000-2001
Box 17
Printed Materials Correspondence, 2000-2001
Box 17
Posters
Box OS1
Book: Free to Dance, Correspondence, 2000
Box 17
Book: Free to Dance, Manuscript, 2000 (3 folders)
Box 17
Book: Free to Dance, Manuscript, 2000
Box OS1
Book: Free to Dance, 16" x 18" loose-leaf mock-up, 2000
Box OS1
Correspondence, 2000
Box 17
Film Festivals and Screenings, 2000-2001
Box 17
Promotional Video for Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, 1998-1999
Box 17
Tribute to Katherine Dunham, 2000
Box 17
Website, 2000-2001 (3 folders)
Box 17

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

Ailey, Alvin, Janet Collins, Ulysses Dove, Edna Guy
Box 18
Dance Schools, Lynching
Box 18
Dunham, Katherine (2 folders)
Box 18
Free to Dance Office, circa 1997-2000
Box 18
Von Grona, Eugene, and Leni Bouvier, Von Grona Dance Company
Box 18
Hampton Institute
Box 18
Negro Ocean Playground, Helmsley Winfield Dance Group, Jazz Musicians Count Basie, Hal Blaine, and Joe Williams
Box 18
"School", January 16-17, 1998
Box 18
Solomons, Gus, Jr.
Box 18
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, undated
Box 18
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Children of the Passage, 1995
Box 18
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Children of the Passage, Feb. 10, 1998
Box 18
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Children of the Passage, Mourner's Bench, Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder, undated
Box 18
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Children of the Passage Rehearsal, Aug. 19- Sept. 2, 1998
Box 18
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Mourner's Bench, undated
Box 18
Dunham, Katherine, Choros, undated
Box 18
G441, G443, undated
Box 18
Guy, Edna, and Ruth St. Denis Letters, undated
Box 18
Lacy, Madison Davis, Snapshots, undated
Box 18
Lacy, Madison Davis, Snapshots, Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder, undated
Box 18
Trinidad, Feb. 10, 1998
Box 18
Unidentified, Mar. 15, 1998
Box 18
Unidentified, undated
Box 18
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Revelations
Box 18
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Etude
Box 18
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Last Night on Earth
Box 18
Davis, Chuck, 1998
Box 18
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Children of the Passage, Mourner's Bench, Awassa Astrige/Ostrich
Box 18
Dunham, Katherine
Box 18
Fagan, Garth
Box 18
Philadanco, Strange Fruit
Box 18
Primus, Pearl
Box 18
Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, Angelitos Negros, Dirt Road
Box 18
Urban Bush Women
Box 18
African American Dance Ensemble
Box 18
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Box 18
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble
Box 18
Dayton Contemporary Dance Ensemble
Box 18
Free to Dance Logos
Box 18
Jones, Bill T.
Box 18
Philadanco
Box 18
Production Snapshots: Prints and Negatives, 1998-1999

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.

1 linear foot, 62 envelopes
Box 19

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.

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

Item Number: 6001Camera Rolls: 10-14

Box 20
Closer to the Truth #2: Donald McKayle, Talley Beatty, Nov. 30, 1998

Item Number: 6002Camera Rolls: 15-19

Box 20
Closer to the Truth #3: Talley Beatty, Nov. 30, 1998

Item Number: 6003Camera Rolls: 20-21

Box 20
Closer to the Truth #4: Talley Beatty, Nov. 30, 1998

Item Number: 6004Camera Rolls: 25-28

Box 20
Closer to the Truth #1: Eugene Van Grona, Nov. 12, 1998

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

Box 20
Closer to the Truth #2: Eugene Van Grona, Henry Solomonoff, Nov. 12, 1998

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

Box 20
Trinidad: Molly Ayhe, Boscoe Holder, Mar. 26, 1998

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

Box 20
Boscoe Holder, Trinidad B-Roll: House, Beach, Trees, Mar. 26, 1998

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

Box 20
Trinidad: Stick Fighting, Field Work, Houses, Sea, Mar. 26, 1998

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

Box 20
Trinidad: Beach, Estabs, Dance on Beach, City, Market, Mar. 26, 1998

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

Box 20
Trinidad: Ray Watts, Katherine Dunham, Bellmont Stairs, Mar. 26, 1998

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

Box 20
Katherine Dunham, undated

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

Box 20
Katherine Dunham, undated

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

Box 20
Joe Nash, June 12, 1998

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

Box 20
Joe Nash, June 12, 1998

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

Box 20
Durham: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder", June 22, 1998

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

Box 20
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

Box 20
Durham: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, "The Stack-Up", June 22, 1998

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

Box 20
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

Box 20
Durham: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder", June 22, 1998

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

Box 20
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

Box 20
Durham: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, "The Stack-Up", June 22, 1998

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

Box 20
Durham: "Ostrich", "Mourner's Bench", "Las Desenamoradas", "Choros", June 23, 1998

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

Box 20
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

Box 20
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

Box 20
Durham: "Las Desenamoradas", "Choros", "Barrelhouse Blues", June 24, 1998

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

Box 20
Durham: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, "Levee Blues", June 24, 1998

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

Box 20
Richard Long, July 14, 1998

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

Box 20
Richard Long, Sylvius Moore, July 14, 1998

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

Box 20
Sylvius Moore, July 14, 1998

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

Box 20
Carmencita Romero, July 20, 1998

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

Box 20
Carmencita Romero, Charles Queenan, July 20, 1998

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

Box 20
Charles Queenan, July 20, 1998

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

Box 20
Charles Queenan, July 20, 1998

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

Box 20
Walter Nicks and Philadanco, July 29, 1998

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

Box 20
Philadanco Sound Only, Dub of SR #41A, undated

Item Number: 7031ASound Rolls: 41AUB Number:

Box 20
Walter Nicks and Philadanco, July 29, 1998

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

Box 20
Philadanco Sound Only, Dub of SR #42A, undated

Item Number: 7032A Sound Rolls: 42A

Box 20
Walter Nicks and Philadanco, July 29, 1998

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

Box 20
Brenda Dixon Gottschild, July 29, 1998

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

Box 20
Brenda Dixon Gottschild, Walter Nicks and Philadanco, July 29, 1998

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

Box 20
Walter Nicks and Philadanco, July 29, 1998

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

Box 20
Philadanco Sound Only, Dub of #43A, undated

Item Number: 7036A Sound Rolls: 43A

Box 20
Olatunjii, Merle Derby, Aug. 11, 1998

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

Box 20
Philadanco Sound Only, Dub of SR #44, undated

Item Number: 7037A1Sound Rolls: 44

Box 20
Philadanco Sound Only, Dub of SR #44, undated

Item Number: 7037A2 Sound Rolls: 44

Box 20
Olatunjii, Merle Derby, Aug. 11, 1998

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

Box 20
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Sept. 14, 1998

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

Box 20
Donald McKayle, Ronald K. Brown, Sept. 14, 1998

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

Box 20
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Sept. 14, 1998

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

Box 20
Dayton Contemporary Dance COMpany, Donald McKayle, Ronald K. Brown Interview, Sept. 14, 1998

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

Box 20
Vanoye Aikens, Sept. 23, 1998

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

Box 20
Vanoye Aikens, Joe Nash, Sept. 23, 1998

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

Box 20
Joe Nash, Sept. 24, 1998

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

Box 20
Joe Nash, Sept. 24, 1998

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

Box 20
K. Hazzard Donald, Sept. 24, 1998

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

Box 20
K. Hazzard Donald, Sept. 24, 1998

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

Box 20
K. Hazzard Donald, Eleo Pomare, Sept. 24, 1998

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

Box 20
Eleo Pomare, Sept. 28, 1998

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

Box 20
Eleo Pomare, Sept. 28, 1998

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

Box 20
Merle Derby, Oct. 1, 1998

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

Box 20
Merle Derby, Dale Wasserman, Oct. 2, 1998

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

Box 20
Dale Wasserman, Oct. 2, 1998

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

Box 20
Hampton: May Pleasant, Elaine Cooke, Nov. 10, 1998

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

Box 20
Elaine Cook, Nov. 10, 1998

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

Box 20
Church Tower, Delta Girls Choral, Alphas, Nov. 10, 1998

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

Box 20
AKA Girls Step, Nina Butts, Hampton, Nov. 10, 1998

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

Box 20
Carmen DeLavellade, Nov. 30, 1998

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

Box 20
Carmen DeLavellade, Nov. 30, 1998

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

Box 20
Evelyn Pilcher, Nov. 30, 1998

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

Box 20
Muriel Mannings, Dec. 1, 1998

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

Box 20
Muriel Mannings, Miki Bord, Dec. 2, 1998

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

Box 20
Miki Bord, Dorene Richardson, Dec. 2, 1998

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

Box 20
Dorene Richardson, Dec. 2, 1998

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

Box 20
Jackie Goldman, Dec. 8, 1998

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

Box 20
Jackie Goldman, Dec. 8, 1998

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

Box 20
Jackie Goldman, Christine Lawson, Dec. 8, 1998

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

Box 20
Christine Lawson, Clive Thompson, Dec. 8, 1998

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

Box 20
Clive Thompson, Dec. 9, 1998

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

Box 20
Clive Thompson, Dec. 9, 1998

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

Box 20
Bill T. Jones, Dec. 16, 1998

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

Box 20
Bill T. Jones, Dec. 16, 1998

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

Box 20
Bill T. Jones, Dec. 16, 1998

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

Box 20
Bill T. Jones, Zita Allen, Dec. 16, 1998

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

Box 20
Zita Allen, Dec. 16, 1998

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

Box 20
Zita Allen, Dec. 16, 1998

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

Box 20
Ruth Beckford, Dec. 21, 1998

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

Box 20
Ruth Beckford, Peter Wood, Dec. 21, 1998

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

Box 20
Peter Wood, Dec. 21, 1998

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

Box 20
Jean Leon Destine, Dec. 22, 1998

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

Box 20
Jean Leon Destine, Chief Bey, Dec. 22, 1998

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

Box 20
Chief Bey, Dec. 22, 1998

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

Box 20
Christine Grey, Walter Nicks, Dec. 22, 1998

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

Box 20
Walter Nicks, Dec. 28, 1998

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

Box 20
Walter Nicks, Dec. 28, 1998

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

Box 20
Dean Sheldon, Leon Bibb, Dec. 28, 1998

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

Box 20
Leon Bibb, Dec. 28, 1998

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

Box 20
Leon Bibb, Dec. 28, 1998

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

Box 20
S'thembile West, Jan. 11, 1999

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

Box 20
S'thembile West, James Haskins, Jan. 11, 1999

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

Box 20
James Haskins, Jan. 11, 1999

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

Box 20
Richard Powell, Jan. 21, 1999

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

Box 20
Richard Powell, Jan. 21, 1999

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

Box 20
Chuck Davis, Jan. 21, 1999

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

Box 20
Chuck Davis, Jan. 21, 1999

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

Box 20
Rex Nettleford, Jan. 21, 1999

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

Box 20
Rex Nettleford, Jan. 22, 1999

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

Box 20
Rex Nettleford, Lynne Conner, Jan. 22, 1999

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

Box 20
Lynne Conner, Marcia Heard, Jan. 22, 1999

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

Box 20
Marcia Heard, Jan. 22, 1999

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

Box 20
Marcia Heard, Jan. 22, 1999

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

Box 20
Sheri Williams, Gary Harris, Feb. 10, 1999

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

Box 20
Gary Harris, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Feb. 10, 1999

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

Box 20
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Feb. 10, 1999

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

Box 20
Donald McKayle, Mar. 11, 1999

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

Box 20
Donald McKayle, Ted Thomas, Mar. 11, 1999

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

Box 20
Ted Thomas, Christa Gabri, Mar. 11, 1999

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

Box 20
Edna Guy, Ruth St. Denis, Angel Orensanz Center for the Arts, Mar. 11, 1999

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

Box 20
Edna Guy, Ruth St. Denis, Angel Orensanz Center for the Arts, Mar. 11, 1999

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

Box 20
Edna Guy, Ruth St. Denis, Valerie's Brownstone, Grant's Tomb, Jumel Terrace, Mar. 19, 1999

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

Box 20
Edna Guy, Ruth St. Denis, Abyssinian Church, Mar. 19, 1999

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

Box 20
Edna Guy, Artists Painting, Mar. 24, 1999

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

Box 20
Bill T. Jones and mother, Abdel Salaam, Apr. 15, 1999

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

Box 20
Abdell Salaam, Apr. 15, 1999

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

Box 20
Abdell Salaam, Apr. 15, 1999

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

Box 20
Forces of Nature Dance Company, Apr. 20, 1999

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

Box 20
Forces of Nature Dance Company, undated

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

Box 20
Forces of Nature Dance Company, undated

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

Box 20
Halifu Osmaje, Apr. 29, 1999

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

Box 20
Halifu Osmaje, Gus Solomans, Jr., Apr. 29, 1999

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

Box 20
Gus Solomans, Jr., Apr. 29, 1999

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

Box 20
"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.

Box 20
"D-Man in the Waters", June 21, 1999

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

Box 20
"D-Man in the Waters", Chuck Davis, Farga, Isicathulo, Lamban, June 21, 1999

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

Box 20
Chuck Davis, Lambari, Balente, Strange Fruit, Etude, June 23, 1999

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

Box 20
Bill T. Jones, Etude, June 22, 1998

Item Number: 7127Camera Rolls: A476UB Number: 125

Box 20
D-Man in the Waters, June 22, 1998

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

Box 20
D-Man in the Waters, June 22, 1998

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

Box 20
D-Man in the Waters, June 23, 1999

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

Box 20
D-Man in the Waters, June 23, 1999

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

Box 20
D-Man in the Waters, Chuck Davis, Farga, Isicathulo, Lamban, June 23, 1999

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

Box 20
Chuck Davis, Lambari, Balente, Strange Fruit, Etude, June 23, 1999

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

Box 20
Katherine Dunham: Residence, Haiti, June 24, 1999

Item Number: 7134Camera Rolls: UN1UB Number: 132

Box 20
Hope Clark, Aug. 2, 1999

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

Box 20
Julie Belafonte, Aug. 2, 1999

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

Box 20
Julie Belafonte, Charles Queenan, Aug. 2, 1999

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

Box 20
Eloise Anderson, Sept. 3, 1999

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

Box 20
Eloise Anderson, Katherine Dunham, Sept. 7, 1999

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

Box 20
Katherine Dunham, Sept. 7, 1999

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

Box 20
Katherine Dunham, Sept. 7, 1999

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

Box 20
Jowale Zollar, Sept. 8, 1999

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

Box 20
Ron Brown, Sept. 8, 1999

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

Box 20
Rennie Harris, Sept. 8, 1999

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

Box 20
Buster Brown, Trisha Brown, Sept. 16, 1999

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

Box 20
Trisha Brown, Judith Jamison, Sept. 16, 1999

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

Box 20
Judith Jamison, Sept. 16, 1999

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

Box 20
Rosalynde LeBlanc, Oct. 21, 1999

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

Box 20
Geoffrey Holder, Oct. 21, 1999

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

Box 20
Dianne Walker, Oct. 21, 1999

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

Box 20
Dianne Walker, Garth Fagan, Oct. 21, 1999

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

Box 20
Garth Fagan, Oct. 21, 1999

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

Box 20
Jowale Zollar, Bill T. Jones, Oct. 21, 1999

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

Box 20
Zita Allen, Paul Jefferson, Dec. 21, 1999

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

Box 20
Paul Jefferson, Julia Foulkes, Dec. 21, 1999

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

Box 20
Julia Foulkes, Dec. 21, 1999

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

Box 20
John Perpener, Mar. 24, 2000

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

Box 20
John Perpener, Mar. 24, 2000

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

Box 20
Katherine Dunham Stills, Apr. 21, 1999

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

Box 20
DATs corresponding to Sound Reels #21-31, 33-55, 57-87, 89-93, 95-114
Box 20
Edna Guy V.O. Complete Session, July 5, 2000
Box 20
Playback, June 10, 1998
Box 20
Playback, June 15, 1998
Box 20
Playback: D-Man in the Waters, undated (2 DATs)
Box 20
Playback: Strange Fruit, undated
Box 20
Unlabeled
Box 20
Five DTRS DA-88 tapes labeled X1 through X5
Box 20
1 Closer to the Truth: Von Grona, Dec. 16, 1994
Box 21
2 Closer to the Truth: Henry Solomonoff, Dec. 16, 1994
Box 21
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
Box 21
83, 83A, 83B Joe Nash Pre-Interview, undated
Box 21
ADF "Free To Dance" Roll #101
Box 21
ADF FTD Bill T. Jones, Dec. 9, 1998 (2 audiocassettes)
Box 21
House of Flowers, Harold Arlen, Columbia Special Products, 1973
Box OS1
Drum Rhythms of Cuba, Haiti, Brazil, Katherine Dunham, Audio Fidelity, 1950
Box OS1
Five 7" reels of 1/4" audiotape, Sound Rolls 34-38
Box 54
Beta SP 6001-6004, 7002-7003
Box 22
DVD 6001-6004, 7002-7003
Box 22

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
Box 22
Children of the Passage (excerpts), Choreography by Donald McKayle and Ron Brown, Performance by Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
Box 22
D-Man in the Waters, Performance by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, TRT 14:14
Box 22
Mourner's Bench, Choreography by Talley Beatty, Performed by Jerome Stigler
Box 22
Ostrich Dance, Choreography by Asadata Dafora, Performed by Garry Harris
Box 22
Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder, Choreography by Donald McKayle, Performance by Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, TRT 17:38
Box 22
The Stack-Up, Choreography by Talley Beatty, Performed by Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
Box 22
D2 7002-7003
Box 23
Beta SP 7004-7015
Box 23
VHS 7014
Box 23
Beta SP 7016-7028
Box 24
DVD 7016-7028
Box 24
VHS 7017-7018
Box 24
Beta SP 7029-7036A
Box 25
DVD 7029-7036A
Box 25
Beta SP 7037-7048
Box 26
DVD 7037-7048
Box 26
VHS 7039-7042
Box 26
Beta SP 7049-7060
Box 27
DVD 7049-7060
Box 27
Beta SP 7061-7072
Box 28
DVD 7061-7072
Box 28
Beta SP 7073-7086
Box 29
DVD 7073-7086
Box 29
Beta SP 7087-7100
Box 30
DVD 7087-7100
Box 30
Beta SP 7101-7115
Box 31
DVD 7101-7115
Box 31
Beta SP 7116-7126
Box 32
Beta SP dub 7126
Box 32
DVD 7116-7120, 7122-7126
Box 32
VHS 7123, 7125
Box 32
Beta SP 7127-7137
Box 33
Beta SP dub 7133
Box 33
DVD 7127-7137
Box 33
Beta SP 7138-7147
Box 34
DVD 7138-7147
Box 34
Beta SP 7148-7158, 369
Box 35
DVD 7148-7158
Box 35
VHS 369
Box 35
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
Box 47
Free to Dance Tuesday #2 Dayton DCDC "Children", Hi8
Box 47
Free to Dance DCDC: Ostrich, Mourner's Bench, Las Des, Rain, Barrelhouse, Hi8
Box 47
Making of Free to Dance: Rainbow, Stack-Up, Ostrich, Mourner's Bench, Las Des, Hi8
Box 47
Rehearsal Scenes, Donald McKayle and Ronald K. Brown with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Edited Sketches, VHS
Box 47
Free to Dance Sampler, Sept. 18, 1998, Beta SP, VHS, DVCPro
Box 47
Free to Dance Promo, June 1999, Beta SP, VHS
Box 47
Free to Dance Promo, Sept. 1999, Beta SP
Box 47
BAM Presentation, Jan. 17, 2000, Beta SP
Box 47
Selects for Title Open, Music for Credits, Feb. 16, 2000, Beta SP
Box 47
Rough Cut, Apr. 3, 2000, Beta SP
Box 47
Final Cut, Apr. 13, 2000, Beta SP
Box 47
Final Edit, Apr. 26, 2000, Beta SP
Box 47
Show 2 Pick Up Narration, Blair Underwood, May 10, 2000, Beta SP
Box 47
Narration Record with Blair, June 28, 2000, 4 Beta SP
Box 47
Show #2 Titled/Mixed Protection Master, May 17, 2000, Beta SP
Box 48
CR #OX10-OX11, June 30, 2000, Beta SP
Box 48
Show #3 Generic Master/Split Audio, July 19, 2000, U-Matic
Box 48
CR #OX12, July 20, 2000, Beta SP
Box 48
Credit Sequence Beds for all 4 Programs, July 26, 2000, Beta SP
Box 48
CR #OX30, Aug. 1, 2000, Beta SP
Box 48
Show #1 What Do You Dance, Titled Master, Mixed Audio, Long Credits, Not for Broadcast, Sept. 12, 2000, Beta SP
Box 48
Show #2 Steps Of The Gods, Titled Master, Mixed Audio, Long Credits, Not for Broadcast, Sept. 12, 2000, Beta SP
Box 48
Show #3 Go For What You Know, Titled Master, Mixed Audio, Long Credits, Not for Broadcast, Sept. 12, 2000, Beta SP
Box 48
Show #1 What Do You Dance, Titled Master, Mixed Audio, Sept. 12, 2000, Beta SP
Box 48
Show #2 Steps Of The Gods, Titled Master, Mixed Audio, Sept. 12, 2000, Beta SP
Box 48
Show #3 Go For What You Know, Titled Master, Mixed Audio, Sept. 12, 2000, Beta SP
Box 48
Credit Roll for 3-Hour Broadcast, Sept. 12, 2000, DigiBeta
Box 49
Thirteen/WNET: Free to Dance, April 27, 2001, 3 Beta SP
Box 49
Thirteen/WNET: Free to Dance, April 27, 2001, 3 Beta SP
Box 49
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
Box 49
3 Minute Promo, 4:45 Minute Promo, undated, Beta SP
Box 49
15 PBS Fillers, undated, VHS
Box 49
Compilation Tapes #1-3, undated, 3 VHS
Box 50
D-Man in the Waters Rough Cut GH Cut 2, Jan. 29, 2000, VHS
Box 50
Edited Dance Sequences, undated, VHS
Box 50
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
Box 50
Filler, 6 Teases, Opening Graphic, Mixed, Titled, undated, DigiBeta
Box 50
Filler, 6 Teases, Open, Split, Pre-Mixed Audio, No Titles, undated, DigiBeta
Box 50
Filler: The African Drum: The Beat Behind the Dance, undated, VHS
Box 50
Sample Videotape for PBS, undated, VHS
Box 50
Show 2 Narration, Tape 1, undated, Beta SP
Box 50
Show 2 Narration, Tape 2, undated, Beta SP
Box 50
Show 2 Reading for "Strange Fruit" Transfer from DAT, Beta SP
Box 50
Tape 2 Unedited Dances: Etude, Strange Fruit, Levee Blues, Choros, undated, VHS
Box 50
Trial Compilation, undated, 2 VHS
Box 50
60-67, A68-A75
Box 51
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

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.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

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.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.