Eye on Dance Records, 1966-1995
Scope and Content Note
The Eye on Dance Records consist primarily of material collected as background for the many guests interviewed on the series. There is research gathered by the show's producers and staff, organized by episode and frequently annotated with potential questions or comments for the interview. There are publicity materials sent by the various individuals and organizations profiled, which include press kits, advertisements and reproduced clippings. This material is not annotated. The collection includes a large series of dance performance programs, representing the work of many of the dancers and companies seen on the show. There is a series of clippings, as well, addressing the subject of dance, as well as other arts and media subjects, and even recipes and international news.
Apart from the background material on various dancers and companies, the collection includes scripts for more than half the episodes in the series, consisting of Celia Ipiotis's introductions and proposed questions for the guests. The office files mostly represent the work of Arts Resources in Collaboration and The Living Arts Summer Dance Company, two non-profit arts organizations Ipiotis and Jeffrey Bush managed. There is very little production material, and what is included is mostly studio time schedules. There is, however, a small amount of personal material, such as art class notes and television viewing journals.