William Proxmire Papers, 1938-2004 (bulk 1957-1980)

Container Title
Subseries: Subseries 8D. Cultural Programming, 1959-1968
Scope and Content Note: This subseries is presently comprised of the files of two directors of cultural programming--Don Kellerman and Curtis W. Davis--and four producers--Brice Howard, Jac Venza (and his assistant Virginia Kassel who later became a producer in her own right), Jerome Toobin and Arthur Rabin.
Don Kellerman, Director of Cultural Programming, 1962-1966
Scope and Content Note: An alphabetically arranged subject file with most of the material for 1964. It contains primarily correspondence with affiliate stations and cultural programming staff, budget information and program proposals. Included is background information and job description material on the cultural programming personnel and positions (see Folder 10 Box 2).
Affiliates Correspondence
Box   1
Folder   1
General , 1964
Box   1
Folder   2
KCET, Los Angeles, California 1964
Box   1
Folder   3
KLRN, Austin, Texas 1964
Box   1
Folder   4
KQED, San Francisco, California 1964
Box   1
Folder   5
KRMA, Denver, Colorado 1964
Box   1
Folder   6
WGBH, Boston, Massachusetts 1964
Box   1
Folder   7
WHYY, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1964
Box   1
Folder   8
WNDT, New York, New York 1964
Box   1
Folder   9
WTTW, Chicago, Illinois 1964
Affiliates Meeting
Box   1
Folder   10
1964
Box   1
Folder   11
1965
Box   1
Folder   12
1966
Box   1
Folder   13
Board of Directors , 1962-1964
Box   1
Folder   14
Rita Broder , 1964
Budgets
Box   1
Folder   15
Administrative , 1964-1965
Box   1
Folder   16
Departmental Program , 1963-1965
Box   1
Folder   17
Half-Hour Film , 1964
Box   1
Folder   18
Miscellaneous , 1964
Box   1
Folder   19
Mary Burke , 1964
Box   2
Folder   1
Cost Control , 1964-1965
Box   2
Folder   2
Curt Davis , 1963-1964
Box   2
Folder   3
Dramas, Various Acquired 1964
Box   2
Folder   4
Linda Gottlieb , 1964
Box   2
Folder   5
Brice Howard 1961, 1963-1964
Box   2
Folder   6
Virginia Kassel , 1964
Box   2
Folder   7
Legal-Miscellaneous , 1964-1965
Box   2
Folder   8
NET, General
Box   2
Folder   9
Jim Perrin
Box   2
Folder   10
Personnel, Cultural Affairs 1963-1964
Programming, Cultural Department
Box   2
Folder   11
General , 1963-1964
Box   2
Folder   12
Operations , 1964
Box   3
Folder   1
International Division , 1963-1964
Programs
Box   3
Folder   2
Advertising in America 1964
Box   3
Folder   3
America Letters , 1964
Box   3
Folder   4
Chicago Legend 1964
Box   3
Folder   5
James Joyce Material , 1964
Box   3
Folder   6
Robert Lowell 1964
Box   3
Folder   7
Magazine of the Arts 1964
Box   3
Folder   8
Man in the Making 1964
Box   3
Folder   9
Music , 1962-1964
Box   3
Folder   10
Newport Folk Festival
Box   3
Folder   11
One Act 1964
Box   3
Folder   12
Performance Specials , 1964
Box   3
Folder   13
Proposals , 1964
Box   3
Folder   14
Science , 1964
Box   3
Folder   15
Spectrum Series , 1964
Box   3
Folder   16
Roger Stevens Panel
Projects
Box   3
Folder   17
Miscellaneous , 1964
Box   3
Folder   18
Rosselline , 1964
Box   3
Folder   19
Rutgers , 1965-1966
Box   4
Folder   1
Jack Sameth , 1964
Box   4
Folder   2
Schedule, Preliminary 1965-1966
Box   4
Folder   3
Scheduled Hours , 1964-1965
Box   4
Folder   4
Tom Slevin , 1962-1964
Box   4
Folder   5
Technical Department , 1964
Box   4
Folder   6
Technical Facilities, Outside 1964
Box   4
Folder   7
Technical Requirements , 1964
Box   4
Folder   8
Jerry Tobin , 1964
Box   4
Folder   9
Traffic , 1963-1964
Box   4
Folder   10
UHF Channel Expansion , 1964
Box   4
Folder   11
Jac Venza , 1962-1964
Box   4
Folder   12
Videotape Advertising , 1964
Box   4
Folder   13
Jack White
Curtis Davis, Director of Cultural Programming, 1963-1966
Scope and Content Note

Comprising boxes 14 to 21 of the files on Cultural Programming, this major segment contains information on a number of important series and programs, including The Creative Person, Magazine of the Arts, Pathfinders, USA: Arts, Music, and Poetry. It is arranged in three alphabetical subject files: one of programs, a second of program proposals and a third of general subjects. As in the other NET files, reverse chronological order within the individual folders is the rule. The file of programs includes programs actually undertaken for production by NET, regardless as to whether or not they were successfully completed. The program proposals includes ideas, formal proposals -- both from within NET and from without, and resource files of clippings and similar items.

Often a set of NET files were so hopelessly intermingled that it was next to impossible to separate one man's from another's. Sometimes it served no useful purpose to make the attempt. These files of Curtis Davis are a case in point. NET producer and Director of Cultural Programming in that order, Davis' files were mixed with those apparently generated by producers Craig Gilbert and James Perrin, both of whom worked in Cultural Programming, probably responsible to Davis. In addition to the major segments from the Gilbert and Perrin files, Davis' file also includes an occasional folder belonging to Kay Chessid and Rita Broder, containing memos, editing notes, bills and teletype. Kay Chessid eventually became a producer of documentaries, but her function with Davis is not clear. Because of the severe mixing and because of the limited quantity, the files were all grouped under Curtis Davis, Director of Cultural Programming. They include evidence of his work as a producer as well as an administrator and document the production activity of James Perrin on The Pathfinder series as well as Craig Gilbert on “The Creative Person” series. Also in evidence is Charles Vaughn, Producer of Science Programming who apparently consulted with the Cultural unit on a series done on the Argonne National Laboratory; also, Science Programming was a part of Cultural prior to 1965. In addition, unit producers Edward J. Hingers, Joe Morgenstern and Jerome C. Karpf are also present, as is Jack Sameth, Executive Producer with Perrin of Pathfinders. Whenever apparent, the name of the producer, other than Davis, responsible for a program or series was placed in the folder title.

One folder entitled U.S.A.: The Opposition Theater illustrates several truths about the NET collection. First, there is pathetically little information when one considers the magnitude of the venture being documented, viz. a seven-program series. Secondly, the folder contains two types of documents not present in any of the other production files, namely Performer Engagement contracts and a “Permission to use Excerpts” form, which serves as a reminder that no single production file in NET contains examples of all the various types of production records. Thirdly, this file contains much William Kobin correspondence, illustrating the heavy incidence of passing letters from office to office that occurred at NET. Fourthly, the folder contains a little bit of everything on the series, including initial proposal, program agreement, engagement contracts, routine production “getting it done” memos, press releases, P. I.'s program information sheets, budget and technical information, distribution information, and viewer reactions.

Two folders, Box 21, Folders 10 and 11, on NET/ETS Music and Copyright Committee illustrate educational television's battle in 1963-66 to prevent a revision of the copyright laws in a manner detrimental to the future of poorly financed educational television. Curt Davis was a member of that committee.

Programs
Box   14
Folder   1
American Memoir
Box   14
Folder   2
Arts: USA (producer-James Perrin)
Box   14
Folder   3
Beethoven Sonata Cycle
The Creative Person
Box   14
Folder   4
Ideas and General
Rudolph Bing
Box   14
Folder   5
Research: Articles (Craig Gilbert, producer)
Box   14
Folder   6
Research: Notes
Box   14
Folder   7
Correspondence regarding interviews
Box   14
Folder   8
Finances
Box   14
Folder   9
Scripts
Box   14
Folder   10
Scripts
Box   15
Folder   1
Ossie Davis
Box   15
Folder   2
Alfred Knopf (Craig Gilbert, Producer)
Box   15
Folder   3
Richard Leacock (Craig Gilbert, Producer)
Box   15
Folder   4
Richard Loewy (Craig Gilbert, Producer)
Box   15
Folder   5
Marni Nixon (James Perrin, Producer)
Box   15
Folder   6
Eugene O'Neill (Craig Gilbert, Producer)
Box   15
Folder   7
Gregor Piatigorsky (James Perrin, Producer)
Box   15
Folder   8
Portrait of the Artist (James Perrin, Producer)
Box   15
Folder   9
Jean Renoir (James Perrin, Producer)
Box   15
Folder   10
King Vidor (James Perrin, Producer)
Box   15
Folder   11
Andrei Voznesensky
Box   15
Folder   12
Thornton Wilder (Craig Gilbert, Producer)
Challenge
Box   15
Folder   13
Argonne National Laboratory
Box   15
Folder   14
Correspondence , 1961-63
Box   15
Folder   15
Correspondence , 1963-1965
Box   16
Folder   1
ExPo, 67
Box   16
Folder   2
Lincoln Center
Box   16
Folder   3
Lincoln Center Project and Magazine of the Arts
Magazine of the Arts
Box   16
Folder   4
Correspondence (Craig Gilbert, Producer)
Box   16
Folder   5
Interoffice Correspondence
Box   16
Folder   6
Prospectus
Box   16
Folder   7
Gilbert Expense Vouchers
Box   16
Folder   8
Cosner Expense Vouchers
Box   16
Folder   9
The Black Humorists
Box   16
Folder   10
Dance
Box   16
Folder   11
Folk Music Show
Box   16
Folder   12
Robert Lowell
Box   16
Folder   13
Sculpture and Folk Music Show, Bills
Box   16
Folder   14
Sculpture Show
Box   16
Folder   15
Metropolitan Opera
Music
Box   16
Folder   16
Folk and Chamber, Individual Program Data
Box   16
Folder   17
Jazz, Individual Program Data
Box   16
Folder   18
Master Classes and Performers, Individual Program Data
Box   16
Folder   19
Opera, Individual Program Data
Box   16
Folder   20
Profiles, Individual Program Data
Box   16
Folder   21
Series on Music, Individual Program Data
Box   16
Folder   22
Symphonic, Individual Program Data
Box   17
Folder   1
Musically Speaking (RCA) (James Perrin, Producer)
Music in the Twenties
Box   17
Folder   2
Correspondence
Box   17
Folder   3
Production and Technical
Box   17
Folder   4
Transcripts 1-6
Box   17
Folder   5
Transcripts 7-12
Box   17
Folder   6
NET Playhouse, Kay Chessid's File, Memos; Notes
Box   17
Folder   7
The Ninety First Day, Utilization Kit
Pathfinders
Box   17
Folder   8
Undone
Box   17
Folder   9
Connie Mast
Box   18
Folder   1
John Marshall
Box   18
Folder   2
Elton Mayo
Box   18
Folder   3
Mack Sennett
Box   18
Folder   4
Frank Lloyd Wright
Box   18
Folder   5
Sports Project
Box   18
Folder   6
State of the Union, 1967
Box   18
Folder   7
Two Orchestras (James Perrin, Producer)
Box   18
Folder   8
The UN Day Concert, Advance Promotion Kit
USA
Box   18
Folder   9
Arts, A Tale of Two Cities
Note: See also USA: Music, Audience Shows
Box   18
Folder   10
Composers
Box   18
Folder   11
Music, Audience Shows (Craig Gilbert, Producer)
Music, The Music Student
Box   18
Folder   12
Correspondence
Box   18
Folder   13
General
Box   18
Folder   14
Bills and Invoices
Music, The Working Musician
Box   19
Folder   1
General Correspondence
Box   19
Folder   2
Budget
Box   19
Folder   3
Bills
Box   19
Folder   4
Transcript interview: notes and drafts
Box   19
Folder   5
Log Book
Box   19
Folder   6
Final Transcript
Box   19
Folder   7
Editing
Box   19
Folder   8
The Opposition Theatre
Poetry, William Carlos William
Box   19
Folder   9
Correspondence (Craig Gilbert, Producer)
Box   19
Folder   10
Financial
Box   19
Folder   11
Scripts
Box   19
Folder   12
Title Logs and Fx Notes
Box   20
Folder   1
Programs, Victorians, Edwardians, Jacobeans, Victoria Regina from Granada Television Limited, Memos and Editing Notes
Program Proposals
Box   20
Folder   2
Desilu-Journey of a Lifetime
Box   20
Folder   3
Film Series
Box   20
Folder   4
General
Box   20
Folder   5
Italian Film Producers
Music
Box   20
Folder   6
Composers
Box   20
Folder   7
Composers, Lukas Foss
Box   20
Folder   8
Financial; Folk; Experimental
Box   20
Folder   9
General
Box   20
Folder   10
Instrumental-Pianists and Cellists
Box   20
Folder   11
Jazz
Box   20
Folder   12
Lewis, Horne; Montveax, Switzerland
Box   20
Folder   13
Opera for Television, Rock & Roll
Box   20
Folder   14
Vocalists
Box   20
Folder   15
Newport, 1965; National Council on the Arts
Box   21
Folder   1
Outside Proposals (Charles Vaughn, Jim Perrin)
Box   21
Folder   2
James Perrin, Executive Producer
Box   21
Folder   3
WMSB, Michigan State University
Box   21
Folder   4
WTTW, Chicago Educational Television Association
Box   21
Folder   5
Program Proposals and Subject, Miscellaneous
Subject
Box   21
Folder   6
CBC agreements with Canadian Council of Authors and Artists and American Federation of Musicians
Box   21
Folder   7
Chelsea Hotel (New York)
Box   21
Folder   8
International Cooperation Year; Committee on International Non-Theatrical Events
Box   21
Folder   9
Music Personnel
NET/ETS Music and Copyright Committee
Box   21
Folder   10
1963-1965 June
Box   21
Folder   11
1965 July-1966 May
Box   21
Folder   12
Producer Craig Gilbert, General Memos, Notes, Miscellaneous Articles
Box   21
Folder   13
Programming, General
Box   21
Folder   14
Science File (James Perrin)
Brice Howard, Producer, Cultural Programming, 1959-1967
Scope and Content Note: Arranged alphabetically by subject, this file contains correspondence, scripts, production material, budgets, research material and miscellaneous material, mainly covering the years 1964-1966 and relating primarily to specific programs and series. There is also a box of material on theater. The series and programs for which there is the largest amount of material and with which Howard seemed to have worked the most extensively are The Creative Person (see also Jac Venza), History of the Negro People (see also Arthur Rabin), An Essay on Death, Poetry, and Through the Eyes of.
Box   5
Folder   1
Rita Broder, Correspondence 1962-1965
Correspondence
Box   5
Folder   2
1962-1963
Box   5
Folder   3
1966-1967
Box   5
Folder   4
Ossie Davis , 1965-1966
Box   5
Folder   5
Drama , 1965
Box   5
Folder   6
International Division , 1962-1964
Box   5
Folder   7
Esther Jackson , 1966
Box   5
Folder   8
Hy Kalus , 1966
Box   5
Folder   9
Jack Kuny , 1966
Box   5
Folder   10
Language Material , 1959-1961
National Academy TV Arts and Sciences
Box   5
Folder   11
Correspondence , 1966-1967
Box   5
Folder   12
Plays , 1966-1967
Box   5
Folder   13
Research
Box   6
Folder   1
Procedures (Pink Sheets) , 1963-1967
Programs
Box   6
Folder   2
Act, Research 1962 1966-1967
Box   6
Folder   3
American Theate 1963, 1965-1966
Box   6
Folder   4
Arts: USA 1965
Box   6
Folder   5
Ballad of America
Box   6
Folder   6
Black New World
Box   6
Folder   7
Lizzie Borden 1966-1967
Box   6
Folder   8
Circus 1964
Box   6
Folder   9
Conversations
Creative Person
Box   6
Folder   10
Erick Bentley , 1966-1967
Box   6
Folder   11
Hallie Flanagan-Correspondence , 1965
Box   6
Folder   12
Hallie Flanagan , 1965
Box   6
Folder   13
Future Programs , 1964-1966
Box   6
Folder   14
Antonio Gaudi , 1966-1967
Box   7
Folder   1
General , 1966-1967
Box   7
Folder   2
Tyrone Guthrie , 1966-1967
Box   7
Folder   3
Logos , 1967
Box   7
Folder   4
Edna St. Vincent Millay , 1966
Box   7
Folder   5
Eero Saarinen , 1966-1967
Box   7
Folder   6
Crime and Punishment 1966
Box   7
Folder   7
Dramas , 1965
Box   7
Folder   8
English for Americans 1961
Essay on Death
Box   7
Folder   9
Budget, 1964
Box   7
Folder   10
Correspondence, 1964-1966
Box   7
Folder   11
Credits, 1964
Box   7
Folder   12
Library Material
Box   7
Folder   13
Miscellaneous Materials
Box   7
Folder   14
Press Reviews, 1964
Box   7
Folder   15
Original Scripts
Box   7
Folder   16
Final Scripts
Box   8
Folder   1
Ethics and Foreign Policy
Box   8
Folder   2
Festival of Golden Eagles
Box   8
Folder   3
Florence: Days of Destruction, 1966-1967
Box   8
Folder   4
Girl Scouts..., 1963
Box   8
Folder   5
Glory Trail -- The Iron Horse, 1965
Box   8
Folder   6
Heritage-Ben Shahn
History of the Negro People
Box   8
Folder   7
Budget, 1963-1965
Box   8
Folder   8
Contracts, 1965
Box   8
Folder   9
Correspondence, 1962-1965 August
Box   8
Folder   10
Correspondence , 1965 September-1966
Box   8
Folder   11
“Free At Last”
Box   9
Folder   1
“The Inner World of the Free Negro”
Box   9
Folder   2
Miscellaneous, 1964-1966
Box   9
Folder   3
Outline , 1964-1966
Box   9
Folder   4
Phone List
Box   9
Folder   5
Research
Box   9
Folder   6
“Slavery”
Box   9
Folder   7
Symposium, 1965
Box   9
Folder   8
Individual Program Data, 1962-1965
Box   9
Folder   9
Kaleidoscope, 1963-1965
Box   9
Folder   10
La Mana Playwrights
Box   9
Folder   11
A Mother for Janck
Net Playhouse
Box   9
Folder   12
General
“Misalliance”
Box   9
Folder   13
Accounting, 1966-1967
Box   9
Folder   14
Correspondence
Box   10
Folder   1
NET Business , 1966-1967
Box   10
Folder   2
Script
Box   10
Folder   3
Eliot Norton Interviews, 1962-1964
Box   10
Folder   4
Old Glory
Box   10
Folder   5
Our Lives...
Poetry
Box   10
Folder   6
Budget
Box   10
Folder   7
Correspondence, 1964-1967
Box   10
Folder   8
Marianne Moore, 1965
Box   10
Folder   9
NET Business, 1963-1966
Box   10
Folder   10
Poems
Box   10
Folder   11
Research
Box   11
Folder   1
Scripts
Box   11
Folder   2
Portrait of America, 1965-1966
Box   11
Folder   3
Rape of Lucretia
Box   11
Folder   4
Shakespeare, 1964
Box   11
Folder   5
Short Stories of deMaupassant, 1965-1966
Box   11
Folder   6
Tartuffe
Through the Eyes of
Box   11
Folder   7
Correspondence, 1963-1966
Box   11
Folder   8
General
Box   11
Folder   9
Program A
Box   11
Folder   10
Program B
Box   11
Folder   11
Program C
Box   11
Folder   12
Program D
Box   11
Folder   13
Program E
Box   11
Folder   14
Program F
Box   11
Folder   15
Proposals, 1966
Box   11
Folder   16
Trio 1966
Box   11
Folder   17
Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1966
Box   11
Folder   18
Uncle Vanya, 1966
Box   12
Folder   1
World of Magic, 1961-1962
Box   12
Folder   2
World Theater, 1964
Box   12
Folder   3
Why So Socrates, 1964
Box   12
Folder   4
Young Performers, 1967
Box   12
Folder   5
Project Data Sheets, 1966-1967
Box   12
Folder   6
Project, Clarence Pickett
Box   12
Folder   7
Proposal, Man Answers Death, 1964
Box   12
Folder   8
Proposal, New Dramatists, 1965
Box   12
Folder   9
Proposal, UFO
Box   12
Folder   10
Ralin Productions, 1962
Box   12
Folder   11
Research
Audio 504A
Tape, In A Dark Time
U.S. Mss 66AF
Theater
Box   12
Folder   12
Bread and Puppet Theater, 1966
Box   12
Folder   13
James Case
Box   13
Folder   1
Carnovsky's “King Lear,” 1963
Box   13
Folder   2
Company of Boston, 1966
Box   13
Folder   3
Editing Schedule, 1965
Box   13
Folder   4
Free Southern Theatre, 1966
Box   13
Folder   5
Elsa Gress, 1967
Box   13
Folder   6
Productions, 1966-1967
Box   13
Folder   7
Projects, 1961-1962, 1964
Box   13
Folder   8
Schedules, 1965
Box   13
Folder   9
“Tattered Tom,” 1965
Box   13
Folder   10
University and College, 1962-1963
Box   13
Folder   11
University and College Documentaries, 1963
Box   13
Folder   12
West Coast Trip
Box   13
Folder   13
WGBH , 1965
Jac Venza, Producer, Cultural Programming, 1962-1968
Scope and Content Note

Comprising boxes 22 to 38 of the records of cultural programming, Jac Venza's files are the largest single unit therein. Venza was apparently a producer of uncommon vitality and ability, as evidenced by the wide range of programs he produced and their extraordinary number. Emphasizing primarily dance and music, programs and series worked on by Venza included The Creative Person, Dance/USA, Lincoln Center: Stage Five, NET Festival, NET Playhouse,and Trio. Venza's close assistant was Virginia Kassel, who later became assistant to Vice President for Programming and a producer in her own right. Wherever possible, folders that were primarily hers have been identified as such.

The vast majority of this series is production files for various series and programs. Most of the material is Venza's. There are, however, two sets of folders that are completely Kassel's; one is a set of affiliates correspondence, and the other is folders on the Creative Person series. The Kassel Creative Person folders usually contain correspondence regarding a particular program or a certain producer. The Venza folders for the same series contain a wider variety of production-type material, including schedules, scripts, bills, and receipts, thus providing information about the series from two administrative levels and documenting the breakdown of responsibility between Venza and Kassel.

The following folders contain information of special interest: Box 16, folder 2-information about entire arts programming for 1964-1965 season; box 4, folder 1-Creative Person Jack Beeson later was removed from the series and used as a companion for Lizzie Borden; box 5, folder 3-a list of principles for consideration of creative persons and Curt Davis' reaction to the 1965 series; box 11, folder 14-a prophetic comment about the future career of Dustin Hoffman; and box 2, folder 7-individual program data sheets for 1965 Creative Person series. Removed from the files was a 16 mm film of the opening frames of The Creative Person and the magnetic sound track to accompany it.

General
Box   22
Folder   1
Affiliates Meeting, 1965
General Correspondence
Box   22
Folder   2
Jac Venza
Box   22
Folder   3
V. Kassel
Correspondence, Affiliates (V. Kassel folders)
Box   22
Folder   4
KCET
Box   22
Folder   5
KQED
Box   22
Folder   6
WETA
Box   22
Folder   7
WGBH, 1966 February-July
Box   22
Folder   8
WGBH, 1966 August-1968 August
Box   22
Folder   9
WGTV
Box   22
Folder   10
WKNV
Box   22
Folder   11
WMVS
Box   22
Folder   12
WQED
Box   22
Folder   13
WTTW
Box   22
Folder   14
WUFT
Box   22
Folder   15
Budget information
Box   22
Folder   16
Contracts
Box   22
Folder   17
Graphics
Box   22
Folder   18
International Music Center
Procedures
Box   23
Folder   1
1964-1966 June
Box   23
Folder   2
1966 July-1968
Programs
Box   23
Folder   3
American Artist
Box   23
Folder   4
American Artist Abroad
Box   23
Folder   5
Carmina Burana, Budget
Box   23
Folder   6
Julia Child at the White House
Creative Person Series (V. Kassel folders)
Box   23
Folder   7
Miscellaneous File
Correspondence
General
Box   23
Folder   8
1965 September-1966 January
Box   23
Folder   9
1966 February-1967 November
Box   23
Folder   10
Mike Alexander
Box   23
Folder   11
Henry Dore
Box   23
Folder   12
Craig Gilbert
Box   23
Folder   13
Sumner Glimcher
Box   23
Folder   14
Cynthia Haas
Box   24
Folder   1
Thomas Johnson
Box   24
Folder   2
Perry Miller
Box   24
Folder   3
Allan King Associates
Box   24
Folder   4
Amram Nowak
Jay Sheers
Box   24
Folder   5
1965 February-1966 June
Box   24
Folder   6
1966 July-1967 April
Box   24
Folder   7
Jack Sameth
Box   24
Folder   8
Lane Slate
Box   24
Folder   9
Tom Slevin
Memos
Box   24
Folder   10
From Curt Davis
To Curt Davis
Box   24
Folder   11
1966 January-May
Box   24
Folder   12
1966 June-December
Box   24
Folder   13
Budget and Finances, 1967 Series
Box   24
Folder   14
Logos
Box   24
Folder   15
Acquisitions
Box   24
Folder   16
Viewings and Timings
Individual Programs: Creative Person
Box   25
Folder   1
Jack Beeson
Box   25
Folder   2
Gwendolyn Brooks
Box   25
Folder   3
John Burton
Box   25
Folder   4
Hart Crane
Box   25
Folder   5
Martha Graham
Box   25
Folder   6
George Grosz
Box   25
Folder   7
Tyrone Guthrie
Box   25
Folder   8
Patricia Jaffe (proposed)
Box   25
Folder   9
Robinson Jeffers (proposed)
Box   25
Folder   10
James Joyce
Box   25
Folder   11
Alfred Knopf (proposed)
Box   25
Folder   12
Latin America
Box   25
Folder   13
Joseph Mankiewicz
Box   25
Folder   14
Thomas Mann, General
Box   25
Folder   15
Thomas Mann, Air Script
Box   25
Folder   16
H.L. Mencken
Box   25
Folder   17
Henry Roth
Box   25
Folder   18
Adlai Stevenson
Box   25
Folder   19
Dylan Thomas
Box   25
Folder   20
Bruno Walter
Box   25
Folder   21
Thomton Wilder
Box   25
Folder   22
Program information and press releases
Creative Person Series (Jac Venza Folders)
Box   26
Folder   1
Background material, 1965 Series
Box   26
Folder   2
Budgets, 1965
Box   26
Folder   3
Proposals, 1966
Box   26
Folder   4
Proposals
Individual Programs
Box   26
Folder   5
Leonard Baskin, budget
Box   26
Folder   6
Leonard Baskin
Box   26
Folder   7
George Braque, budget
Box   26
Folder   8
George Braque
Box   26
Folder   9
Henri Cartier-Bresson, budget
Box   26
Folder   10
Henri Cartier-Bresson, production
Box   26
Folder   11
Isadora Duncan
Box   26
Folder   12
Harry Golden
Box   26
Folder   13
Alexander Liberman
Box   26
Folder   14
Anna Pavlova, budget
Box   27
Folder   1
“The Puppets of Kinosuke”
Box   27
Folder   2
William Schuman, budget
Box   27
Folder   3
James Thurber
Box   27
Folder   4
Conversations Series
Dance: USA Series
Box   27
Folder   5
General
Box   27
Folder   6
American Ballet Theater
“Four Pioneers”
Box   27
Folder   7
Budget
Box   27
Folder   8
Production
Box   27
Folder   9
Additional production materials
Box   27
Folder   10
Martha Graham
Box   27
Folder   11
“Jazz” (working title), budget
“Echoes of Jazz”
Box   27
Folder   12
Production
Box   28
Folder   1
Scripts, set designs
“Robert Joffrey Ballet”
Box   28
Folder   2
1965 November-1966 May
Box   28
Folder   3
undated
Box   28
Folder   4
Production
“Jose Limon” (proposed) see “Four Pioneers”
Box   28
Folder   5
Production
Box   28
Folder   6
Bouchard photographs
Box   28
Folder   7
Missa Brevis and Passacaglia
Box   28
Folder   8
Missa Brevis and Passacaglia, production
Box   28
Folder   9
Missa Brevis sequence
Box   28
Folder   10
Passacaglia sequence
“NYC Ballet”
Box   29
Folder   1
Budget
Box   29
Folder   2
Production
Box   29
Folder   3
Ballanchine interviews
Box   29
Folder   4
Music score
“Anna Sokolow's Rooms”
Box   29
Folder   5
Budget
Box   29
Folder   6
Production
“Concert” and “In Search of Lovers”
Box   29
Folder   7
1966 February-April
Box   29
Folder   8
undated
Box   29
Folder   9
An Evening's Journey to Conway, Massachusetts
Box   29
Folder   10
Scripts
Box   29
Folder   11
Hosts
Lincoln Center: Stage Five
Box   30
Folder   1
Budget and general
Auditions
Box   30
Folder   2
Photographs
Box   30
Folder   3
Promotional photographs
Box   30
Folder   4-6
“Ballet of the Five Senses”
Box   30
Folder   7
“Three Premieres”
Box   31
Folder   1
NET Ballet
NET Festival
Box   31
Folder   2
Logo
Box   31
Folder   3
“Mozart”
“Carl Sandburg Memorial”
Box   31
Folder   4
Miscellaneous
Box   31
Folder   5
Correspondence
Box   31
Folder   6
Scripts
Box   31
Folder   7
NET Jazz
NET Playhouse
“Camina Real”
Box   31
Folder   8
Correspondence
Box   31
Folder   9
Budget
Box   31
Folder   10
Casting
Box   32
Folder   1
Pre-production and schedules
Box   32
Folder   2
Production materials
Box   32
Folder   3
Post-production
“An Enemy of the People”
Box   32
Folder   4
Correspondence
Box   32
Folder   5
Budget
Box   32
Folder   6
Casting
Box   32
Folder   7
Production materials
Box   32
Folder   8
Post-production
“Journey of the Fifth Horse”
Box   32
Folder   9
Correspondence
Box   32
Folder   10
Budget
Box   32
Folder   11
Casting
Box   32
Folder   12
Production
Box   32
Folder   13
Script
Box   32
Folder   14
Post-production
Box   33
Folder   1
“Home”
“Infancy-Childhood”
Box   33
Folder   2
Correspondence
Box   33
Folder   3
Budget
Box   33
Folder   4
Additional budget items
Box   33
Folder   5
Cast
Box   33
Folder   6
Production
Box   33
Folder   7
Scripts
NET Preview Show
Box   33
Folder   8
, 1967-1968 Season
Box   33
Folder   9
1967-1968 Season, scripts
Box   33
Folder   10
Our World
Past Imperfect series
Box   33
Folder   11
Budget and pilots
Box   34
Folder   1
Scripts
Box   34
Folder   2
Pathfinders series
Box   34
Folder   3
E.O. Lawrence
Box   34
Folder   4
The Real Revolution, Talks by Krisnamurti
Trio
Box   34
Folder   5
General
Box   34
Folder   6
Original material: , 1962 June 22
Box   34
Folder   7
Final material: , 1962 June 22
Box   34
Folder   8
Original scripts: , 1962 June 29
Box   34
Folder   9
Working scripts: , 1962 June 29
Box   34
Folder   10
Original material: , 1962 July 13
Box   34
Folder   11
Working script: , 1962 July 13
Box   34
Folder   12
Original material: , 1962 July 20
Box   34
Folder   13
Working script: , 1962 July 20
Box   34
Folder   14
Original material, 1962 August 3
Box   34
Folder   15
Original material, 1962 August 10
Box   34
Folder   16
Working script, 1962 August 10
Box   34
Folder   17
Original material , 1962 August 24
Box   34
Folder   18
Working script , 1962 August 24
Box   34
Folder   19
Original scripts , 1962 August 31
Box   35
Folder   1
Working script , 1962 August 31
Box   35
Folder   2
Original materials , 1962 September 7
Box   35
Folder   3
Working script , 1962 September 7
Box   35
Folder   4
Westminster Abbey
Program proposals
Box   35
Folder   5
Affiliates
Box   35
Folder   6
Avant Guard special
Box   35
Folder   7
Cluster programming
Box   35
Folder   8
Dance
Box   35
Folder   9
Peter Dragadze
Box   35
Folder   10
Film
Box   35
Folder   11
Harkness Ballet
Box   35
Folder   12
“I...”
Box   35
Folder   13
International
Box   35
Folder   14
“It beats working in an office”
Miscellaneous
Box   35
Folder   15
1963-1965
Box   35
Folder   16
1966-1968
Box   35
Folder   17
Music
Box   36
Folder   1
Outside program suggestions
Box   36
Folder   2
Performing Arts Foundation
Program ideas
Box   36
Folder   3
1964-1967
Box   36
Folder   4
circa 1967
Box   36
Folder   5
Radio documentary
Rejected
Box   36
Folder   6
1963-1966
Box   36
Folder   7
1967 January-October
Box   36
Folder   8
1967 November-1968 January
Box   36
Folder   9
1968 February-June 5
Box   36
Folder   10
1968 June 6-December
Box   37
Folder   1
Vision , 65
Projected schedules
Box   37
Folder   2
Master Plan for Arts: USA , 1964-1965 Season
Box   37
Folder   3
1964-1966
Box   37
Folder   4
1967-1968
Box   37
Folder   5
Publicity
Research
Box   37
Folder   6
Art
Box   37
Folder   7
Ballet
Box   37
Folder   8
Bavarian TV
Box   37
Folder   9
Cultural events, New York City
Box   38
Folder   1
Dance
Box   38
Folder   2
Dance Magazine articles
Box   38
Folder   3
Drama
Box   38
Folder   4
Film
Box   38
Folder   5
Music
Box   38
Folder   6
Newspaper articles
Box   38
Folder   7
Photograph
Jerome Toobin, Producer, Cultural Programming, 1964-1965
Scope and Content Note: Toobin's files contain research materials, sheet music, scripts, production materials, rehearsal schedules and correspondence. Consisting mainly of production files, they relate almost entirely to three series: Arts/USA: Music, Festival Orchestra, and World of Music.All three are musical programs, as was apparently almost everything Toobin worked on.
General
Box   39
Folder   1
American Federation of Musicians
Box   39
Folder   2
Barrett Management
Correspondence
Box   39
Folder   3
Herbert Breslin
Box   39
Folder   4
Curt Davis
Box   39
Folder   5
Inter-office
Box   39
Folder   6
Friedberg Management
Box   39
Folder   7
Robert Gewald Management
Box   39
Folder   8
Jay K. Hoffman Presentations
Box   39
Folder   9
S. Hurok
Box   39
Folder   10
Marlboro Music
Box   39
Folder   11
Albert Murray
Box   39
Folder   12
Musical Theater
Programs
Arts/USA: Music
Correspondence
Box   39
Folder   13
Camden and Green
Box   39
Folder   14
Agnes DeMille
Research
Box   39
Folder   15
Blues
Box   39
Folder   16
Notes and articles
Box   39
Folder   17
Records, music
Box   39
Folder   18
Budget
Box   39
Folder   19
Finances
Box   39
Folder   20
Personnel
Box   39
Folder   21
Contracts
Box   40
Folder   1
Legal
Box   40
Folder   2
Music clearance
Box   40
Folder   3
Film Fac.
Box   40
Folder   4
Proposed programs
Box   40
Folder   5
Proposed program on blues
Box   40
Folder   6
Program outlines
Box   40
Folder   7
“Jazz Goes Intellectual Bop!”
Box   40
Folder   8
“Jazz the Experimenters”
Box   40
Folder   9
Scripts
Box   40
Folder   10
“Rock and Roll”
Box   40
Folder   11
Play of Daniel
Festival Orchestra
Box   40
Folder   12
General
Box   40
Folder   13
Bills
Box   41
Folder   1
Personnel, Thomas Dunn
Box   41
Folder   2
Program #1
Box   41
Folder   3
Program #2
World of Music
Research
Box   41
Folder   4
Civil rights pictures
Box   41
Folder   5
Columbia Artists Management
Box   41
Folder   6
Mannes College of Music
Box   41
Folder   7
Development
Box   41
Folder   8
Breakdown and bills
Box   41
Folder   9
Finances-payment requests
Box   41
Folder   10
Personnel, Morton Gould
Box   41
Folder   11
Legal
Box   41
Folder   12
Openings and closings
Box   41
Folder   13
Proposed programs
Box   42
Folder   1
“The Glory of Cremona”
Box   42
Folder   2
“Harburg”
Box   42
Folder   3
Music
Box   42
Folder   4
“Marilyn Horne”
Box   42
Folder   5
Music
Box   42
Folder   6
“The Instrument Maker”
Box   42
Folder   7
“Charles Ives”, Harold Faberman, conductor
Box   43
Folder   1
“Learning to Live with Music”
Box   43
Folder   2
“Madrigals of Gesualdo”
Box   43
Folder   3
Music
Box   43
Folder   4
“Medina”
Box   43
Folder   5
“Music for a Brass Choir”
Box   43
Folder   6
“The Music Lesson”
Box   43
Folder   7
“Orchestral Player”
Box   43
Folder   8
“Philadelphia String Quartet”
Box   43
Folder   9
“Pro Musica Antiqua”
Box   44
Folder   1
“Judith Raskin”
Box   44
Folder   2
“Renaissance Band”
Box   44
Folder   3
Scripts
Box   44
Folder   4
“M. Schammo”
Box   44
Folder   5
Secular Music of the Renaissance
Box   44
Folder   6
“Songs of Freedom”
Box   44
Folder   7
“Leopold Stokowski”
Box   44
Folder   8
“Story of a Collaboration”
Box   44
Folder   9
“Twilight of a Culture”
Box   44
Folder   10
“Valkki”
Box   44
Folder   11
“Varese”
Box   44
Folder   12
Reviews
Box   45
Folder   1
Tape shipments
Box   45
Folder   2
Affiliates air dates
Program proposals
Box   45
Folder   3
Abbey Singers
Box   45
Folder   4
Suggestions by J. Karpf
Box   45
Folder   5
Research, Citizens' Housing and Planning Council
Box   45
Folder   6
Talent
Box   45
Folder   7
Teletape
Box   45
Folder   8
Rosalyn Tureck
Box   45
Folder   9
Violins
Box   45
Folder   10
Beatrice Witkin
Box   45
Folder   11
Writers' Guild
Arthur Rabin, Producer, Cultural Programming, 1963-1965
Scope and Content Note

These six boxes of production files are devoted entirely to the eight-program series, History of the Negro People. Produced by Arthur Rabin and directed by Norton Bloom, this series is one of the most thoroughly documented in the entire NET collection.

The series focused on the three major concentrations of Negro population: Africa, Latin America and the United States. Arthur Rabin, the producer of these programs, began research in 1963, and terminated work on the series in July 1965. NET telecast the series beginning the week of October 10, 1965. Ossie Davis is narrator for the series and wrote the drama “Slavery” which is one of the programs. The other drama “Free At Last” was written by Arthur Rabin and James Benjamin. Novelist John A. Williams wrote a program on the American Negro's ties with Africa entitled, “Omoude-A Child Returns,” which is part of the program “Back to Africa.”

In this series NET has traced the evolution of the Negro People from their African past to their probable future, shooting the film both in the studio and on location.

The first program of the series concerns the “Negro and His African Past.” No scripts or research materials are included on this program, but Rabin's outline of the series states that this program looks at the heritage of the Negro to reveal the civilizations and achievements of ancient Africa usually ignored by historical research and examines its significance to the American Negro today.

Directly related to this, but more contemporary is the second program “Back to Africa,” which deals with the relationship of the American Negro to Africans and Africa. John A. Williams, an outstanding Negro novelist reports on the odyssey of an American Negro in Africa.

A third program relates to the “History of the Negro in Brazil,” compared and contrasted to the American Negro's experience. The question of whether Brazil is in fact a racial paradise is explored.

[Included in the research file for Brazil are two different versions of a handwritten diary (written in retrospect) of Florence Marg de Swart (Miss Flora). Written during World War II, she describes her experiences during and feelings toward her thirty years (1913-1944) in Brazil. She was born in Paris, and spent her early years in England and France. She went to Brazil in 1914 as the governess for the Count and Countess Candido Mendes de Almeida, and she later worked for the Countess Pereira Carneiro, as a companion to her mother for over ten years. Her reminiscences include descriptions of: time spent in France, Brazil's inflation of currency, the WWI armistice in England, the cost of land in Rio de Janeiro in the 1920s, Rio's growth and development over the thirty years, impressions of the French, impressions of the U. S. and its people, Natal, Rio Grande de Norte, Recife, the heat of Belem, the first planes to northern Brazil, the sugar refineries of Pernambuco. She taught English at Natal for nine years; she made numerous trips between Europe and Brazil, and within Brazil; she helped during both World Wars, and she describes that--first in England and second in Brazil at a way station for English fliers. Many photos are included in the diary, mostly of local Brazilian scenes, and including one of the Brazilian imperial family, whom she met.]

After examining Brazil, NET used a dramatic choral work to focus on the question of slavery. This program was adapted by Ossie Davis from the actual testimony of former slaves, and was performed by Davis, Ruby Dee and the choral group VOICES, Inc.

Directly related to the existence of slavery is an examination of the history of the South from slavery to the Supreme Court decision of 1954. “Negro and the South” also explores the southern way of life and what this has meant to the Negro.

Coinciding chronologically with the “Negro and the South” is “Oh Freedom,” which explores the history of the Negro from emancipation to the end of World War II. This history is told through the actual words of four major Negro figures: Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. DuBois, and Marcus Garvey.

The next program deals with the “New Mood of the American Negro.” In this examination covering the New Militancy and the Supreme Court decision of 1954 to the present, stress is placed upon the last ten years of Negro “revolt” and its impact upon Negro and white Americans.

In “Inner World of the Free Negro,” impressions are given on the richness and variety of the culture of the Negro. Through interview transcripts and an essay it presents the thoughts, experiences, and motivations unique to the Negro in American life.

The last program deals with the future of the Negro with a symposium of scholars who prophesy about the future of Negroes in the U. S. and around the world.

This series includes correspondence, research materials, clippings, pamphlets, foreign government brochures, contracts, releases, scripts, transcripts, records of stock footage, music, and credits, outlines and progress reports. Also included is a book proof of Together in America by Johanna Johnson, published March 1965, which is located in the general research folder for the series.

Important correspondents: January 29, 1964, letter from Mrs. W.E.B. DuBois, also Leo Hansberry and Gilberto Freyre.

History of the Negro People
Correspondence
Box   46
Folder   1
1962 January-1963 December
Box   46
Folder   2
1964 January-July
Box   46
Folder   3
1964 August-December
Box   46
Folder   4
1965 January-September
Box   46
Folder   5
Consultants, Lists of
Box   46
Folder   6
AFTRA Agreement , 1964-1967
Box   46
Folder   7
Budget
Box   46
Folder   8
Staff Contracts and Lists
Box   46
Folder   9
Publicity
Box   46
Folder   10
Program Outline
Box   46
Folder   11
Proposed Filming Schedule
Box   46
Folder   12
Progress Reports, Jan. 1962-Jan. 1965
Box   46
Folder   13
African Survey Trip Itinerary
Box   46
Folder   14
Research
Box   47
Folder   1
Research
Box   47
Folder   2
Stock Footage
“Back to Africa”
Box   47
Folder   3-4
Research
Box   47
Folder   5
Scripts
Box   47
Folder   6
Credits
“Brazil”
Box   47
Folder   7
Research Proposal to National Science Foundation
Box   47
Folder   8
Research
Box   48
Folder   1
Research
Box   48
Folder   2
Script
Box   48
Folder   3
Interview Transcripts
Box   48
Folder   4
Shooting Scripts
Box   48
Folder   5
Stock Footage
Box   48
Folder   6
Credits, Timings
Box   48
Folder   7
Liability Releases
“Slavery”
Box   48
Folder   8
Script and Songs
Box   48
Folder   9
Liability Releases
“Negro and the South”
Box   48
Folder   10
Research, Negro in South and North
Box   49
Folder   1
Script
Box   49
Folder   2
Script
Box   49
Folder   3
Script
Box   49
Folder   4
Editor's Mississippi Transcript
Box   49
Folder   5
Rabin's Mississippi Transcript
Box   49
Folder   6
Tobias-Carlin Transcript
Box   49
Folder   7
Cut Work Transcript
Box   50
Folder   1
Wild Track Transcript
Box   50
Folder   2
Wild Track Transcripts-Cocktail Party
Box   50
Folder   3
Breakdown-Footage-Music
Box   50
Folder   4
Liability Releases
“Oh Freedom”
Box   50
Folder   5
Outlines
Box   50
Folder   6
Script
Box   50
Folder   7
Script
“New Mood”
Box   50
Folder   8-9
Research
Box   51
Folder   1
Research
Box   51
Folder   2
Scripts
Box   51
Folder   3
Liability Releases
“Inner World of the Free Negro”
Box   51
Folder   4
Scripts
Box   51
Folder   5
“What is Negro” Script
Box   51
Folder   6
Interview Transcripts
Box   52
Folder   1
Interview Transcripts
Box   52
Folder   2
Interview Transcripts-Cooper
Box   52
Folder   3
Interview Transcripts-Excerpts
Box   52
Folder   4
Liability Releases