Guide to the Records of the Pilobolus Dance Theatre, 1971 - 2007Manuscript ML-97

Series List

Go to: Series 1 | Series 2 | Series 3 | Series 4 | Series 5 | Series 6 | Series 7 | Series 8 | Series 9 | Series 10 | Series 11

Series 1, Gig Files, 1971-2000

Contains contracts, itineraries, programs, and correspondence. Documents the various "gigs" or productions performed by the Pilobolus Dance Company. Lists the dances performed, amounts paid for each performance.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 1 - 10 | 11 - 15

Series 2, Photographic Materials, 1972-1999

Contains photographs, negatives, slides and correspondence. Material is largely from Pilobolus performances, with a few portrait shots and group photos.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 16 - 21

Series 3, Publicity Materials, 1971-2005

Contains programs, memorabilia, clippings, magazines, posters, press releases, and correspondence. Documents both Pilobolus' publicity efforts and critical reviews of their performances.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 22 - 68

Series 4, Financial Records, 1977-2001

Contains records, ledgers, and payroll. Records Pilobolus's finances, including salaries, profits and losses, and expenses.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 27 - 30

Series 5, Fundraising and Grants, 1979-1994

Contains correspondence, invitations, applications, donor information and lists, and reports. Provides information on individual, corporate and institutional donations and grants as well as Pilobolus' fundraising campaigns and galas.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 31 - 33

Series 6, Administrative Files, 1972-1995

Contains cassette tapes, correspondence, payroll, contracts, and meeting notes. Records board meetings, decisions and membership. Includes dancer contracts and information, and administrative gig, financial, publicity and fundraising files.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 34 - 39

Series 7, Recordings, 1971-2006

Contains recordings on DVD, VHS, Betacam, DVcam, DAT, Super 8, and reels. Footage is mostly from live performances, plus interviews, award ceremonies, and advertisements featuring Pilobolus.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 40 - 49 | 50 - 62

Series 8, Artistic Files, 1998

Contains charts and notes. Includes choreography notes by artistic directors.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 63 - 63

Series 9, Correspondence, 1981-1993

Contains letters, postcards and brochures. Documents correspondence with fans, corporations, theaters, students and businesses.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 64 - 64

Series 10, Robby Barnett's Records, 1971-2002

Contains clippings, notebooks, correspondence, memorabilia and dancer information. Includies the records of founding member and artistic director Robby Barnett.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 65 - 66

Series 11, Digital use copies, circa 2005 - 2007

Contains DVCam tapes and DVD's copied by Rauner Special Collections Library from original 3/4 and 1/2 inch tape, 16 mm film, and VHS. These were created as use copies.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 69 - 70

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