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Steinberg (Stephen Cobbett) Papers

- Series Description and Container List

Series Description and Container List

SERIES I. FILM & T.V. PROJECTS
Physical Description: 66 folders


Sub-series I. American Ballet Theatre 50TH GALA

Contents: Consists of correspondence, clippings, programs, souvenirs, research notes, scripts, and interview transcriptions Steinberg compiled while preparing film segments for American Ballet Theatre's 50th Anniversary Gala in 1990.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by record type and thereunder by date.

Box 1 - Folder 1
Contract 1989

Box 1 - Folder 2
Correspondence 1989-90

Box 1 - Folder 3
Financial Records 1989-90

Box 1 - Folder 4
Gala Dinner 1/14/90

Box 1 - Folder 5-6
Press clippings Jan 1990

Box 1 - Folder 7
Programs 2/20/90

Box 1 - Folder 8
Proposal 1990

Box 1 - Folder 9
Research - articles 1989

Box 1 - Folder 10
Research - American Ballet Theatre film holdings at NYPL 1989

Box 1 - Folder 11
Research - American Ballet Theatre rep. 1989

Box 1 - Folder 12
Souvenirs 1990

Box 2 - Folder 1
Log of tapes 1989-90

Box 2 - Folder 2
Film sequence rights worksheets 1989-90

Box 2 - Folder 3-4
Tape transcriptions 1989-90


Sub-series II. CHRISTENSEN DOCUMENTARY

Contents: Includes correspondence, publicity, interview transcriptons, research notes, and scripts prepared by Steinberg in conjunction with the production of a KQED-TV documentary on Lew Christensen.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by record type and thereunder by date.

Box 3 - Folder 1
Contract 1985

Box 3 - Folder 2
Correspondence 1985

Box 3 - Folder 3
Interview transcripts: Ruby Asquith Christensen 1985

Box 3 - Folder 4
Interview transcripts: Gisella Caccialanza, Christensen 1985

Box 3 - Folder 5
Interview transcripts: Harold Christensen 1985

Box 3 - Folder 6
Interview transcripts: Lew Christensen 1985

Box 3 - Folder 7
Interview transcripts: Willam Christensen 1985

Box 3 - Folder 8
Interview transcripts: Michael Smuin 1985

Box 3 - Folder 9
Log of tapes 1985

Box 3 - Folder 10
Publicity 1985

Box 3 - Folder 11
Research 1985

Box 3 - Folder 12
Script - Draft 1 1985

Box 3 - Folder 13
Script - Draft 2 1985

Box 3 - Folder 14
Script - Draft 3 1985

Box 3 - Folder 15
Script-five min. version 1985


Sub-series III. NIJINKSA DOCUMENTARY

Contents: Contains schedules, photos, research notes, scripts, and interview transcriptions produced in the course of filming a KQED-TV documentary on the first female choreographer, Bronislava Nijinksa. Also includes documentation on an exhibition organized by the De Young Museum on Nijinksa, as well as citations for awards received for the documentary.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by record type and thereunder by date.

Box 4 - Folder 1
Awards 1989

Box 4 - Folder 2
Baryshnikov filming schedule 1988

Box 4 - Folder 3
Contracts 1988

Box 4 - Folder 4
Credits 1988

Box 4 - Folder 5
Exhibition-Press Kit 1986

Box 4 - Folder 6
Exhibition-Clippings 1986

Box 4 - Folder 7
Exhibition-transcript, A. Danilova 1986

Box 4 - Folder 8
Exhibition-transcript, N. Youskovitch 1986

Box 4 - Folder 9
Photos-filming of doc. 1988

Box 4 - Folder 10
Photos - Nijinksa

Box 4 - Folder 11
Research - Nijinksa bio 1988

Box 4 - Folder 12
Research - Articles by Nijinksa 1988

Box 4 - Folder 13-14
Research-Articles 1988

Box 4 - Folder 15
Research - Programs 1988

Box 4 - Folder 16
Research -Dolin Interview 1988

Box 4 - Folder 17
Research - Vilzak Films 1988

Box 4 - Folder 18-20
Scripts 1988

Box 5 - Folder 1
Tape log 1988

Box 5 - Folder 2
Transcriptions: Frederic Franklin, Irina Nijinksa 1988


Sub-series IV. BEACH BLANKET BABYLON

Contents: Consists of correspondence, proposals, publicity, and scripts generated by Steinberg in conjunction with the production of a KQED-TV documentary on the contributions of Beach Blanket Babylon to the California theater scene.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by record type and thereunder by date.

Box 6 - Folder 1
Awards 1986

Box 6 - Folder 2
Contract 1986

Box 6 - Folder 3
Correspondence 1986

Box 6 - Folder 4
Proposal 1986

Box 6 - Folder 5
Publicity 1986

Box 6 - Folder 6
Scripts 1986


Sub-series V. ASIAN-AMERICAN T.V. SERIES

Contents: Includes contracts and proposals prepared for Steinberg's participation in the creation of a KQED-TV series on San Francisco's Asian-American arts community.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by record type and thereunder by date.

Box 6 - Folder 7
Contracts 1989

Box 6 - Folder 8
Proposals 1989-90


Sub-series VI. ODC MINI-DOCUMENTARY

Contents: Contains contracts and scripts relating to Steinberg's role as an advisor for a KQED-TV documentary on the history of the Oberlin Dance Collective.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by record type and thereunder by date.

Box 6 - Folder 9
Contract 1991

Box 6 - Folder 10
Script 1991

SERIES II. DANCE PROJECTS
Physical Description: 67 folders


Sub-series I. WHY A SWAN?

Contents: Consists of brochures, correspondence, reports, financial records, photos, publicity, and publications generated by Steinberg and the Dance Critics Association as they organized a seminar on Swan Lake in 1988. Arranged alphabetically by record type and thereunder by date.

Box 7 - Folder 1
Agenda 1988

Box 7 - Folder 2
Brochure 1988

Box 7 - Folder 3
Correspondence-Archives 1987-88

Box 7 - Folder 4
Correspondence-Funders 1988

Box 7 - Folder 5
Correspondence-Hotels 1988

Box 7 - Folder 6-7
Correspondence-Attendees 1988

Box 7 - Folder 8
Correspondence-Letters of support 1988

Box 7 - Folder 9
Correspondence-San Francisco Ballet 1988

Box 7 - Folder 10
Final report May 1988

Box 7 - Folder 11-12
Finances May 1988

Box 7 - Folder 13
Isadora Duncan Award 1989

Box 7 - Folder 14
Photos 1988

Box 7 - Folder 15
Press releases 1988

Box 7 - Folder 16
Proposals 1988

Box 7 - Folder 17
Publicity 1988

Box 7 - Folder 18
Registrants 1988

Box 7 - Folder 19
San Francisco Ballet Production 1988

Box 8 - Folder 1
Proceedings-Corres. 1988-89

Box 8 - Folder 2
Proceedings-Drafts 1988

Box 8 - Folder 3
Proceedings-Final Copy 1989

Box 8 - Folder 4
Proceedings-Publicity 1989

Box 8 - Folder 5
Proceedings-Reviews 1989

Box 8 - Folder 6
Proceedings-Transcripts 1989


Sub-series II. ON THE EDGE

Box 9 - Folder 1
Brochure 1989

Box 9 - Folder 2
Corres.-Archives 1989

Box 9 - Folder 3
Corres.-DCA 1989

Box 9 - Folder 4
Corres.-Funders 1989

Box 9 - Folder 5
Corres.-Hotels 1989

Box 9 - Folder 6
Corres.-Letters of Support 1989

Box 9 - Folder 7
Corres.-Misc. 1989

Box 9 - Folder 8-9
Corres.-Participants 1989

Box 9 - Folder 10
Corres.-Thank yous 1989

Box 9 - Folder 11
Final Report 1989

Box 9 - Folder 12
Finances-Expenses 1989

Box 9 - Folder 13
Finances-Income 1989

Box 10 - Folder 1
Gov. proclamations June 1989

Box 10 - Folder 2
Photos 1989

Box 10 - Folder 3
Press releases April 1989

Box 10 - Folder 4
Program hand-outs June 1989

Box 10 - Folder 5
Proposal 1989

Box 10 - Folder 6
Publicity 1989

Box 10 - Folder 7
Transcripts 1989


Sub-series III. NEA/Mellon Study

Contents: Contains correspondence, surveys, and reports compiled by Steinberg as an NEA/Mellon researcher on dance documentation and preservation needs in the Bay Area.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by record type and thereunder by date.

Box 11 - Folder 1
Contact sheet 1990

Box 11 - Folder 2
Correspondence 1990

Box 11 - Folder 3
Survey questions 1990

Box 11 - Folder 4
Completed surveys 1990

Box 11 - Folder 5
Report on San Francisco field research Aug 1990

Box 11 - Folder 6
Final report 1991


Sub-series IV. Isadora Duncan Dance Awards

Contents: Consists of correspondence, minutes, programs, and publicity relating to Steinberg's activities as a member of the nominating committee for the Isadora Duncan Awards, sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Area Dance Coalition.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by record type and thereunder by date.

Box 12 - Folder 1
Correspondence 1987-91

Box 12 - Folder 2
Nominating Committee 1987-88

Box 12 - Folder 3
Nominating Committee 1989-91

Box 12 - Folder 4
Policy guidelines 1987

Box 12 - Folder 5
Programs 1989-90

Box 12 - Folder 6
Publicity 1988-90


Sub-series V. DANCE RESEARCH CENTER

Contents: Consists of proposals written by Steinberg for enhancing the San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum' dance collections.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Box 12 - Folder 7
Proposals 1987


Sub-series VI. DANCE VIDEO LIBRARY

Contents: Contains grant proposals written by Steinberg for the establishment of a Dance Video Library at the San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museums.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Box 12 - Folder 8
Proposals 1988


Sub-series VII. KQED-TV PROJECTS

Contents: Includes paperwork relating to Steinberg's organization of publicity campaigns for KQED-TV programs on dance.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Box 12 - Folder 9
Publicity 1989


Sub-series VIII. WNET-TV DANCE PROJECT

Contents: Consists of correspondence, publicity, and proposals relating to Steinberg's participation in the development of a television series on dance in world cultures.
Arrangement: Arranged by record type and thereunder chronologically.

Box 12 - Folder 10
Correspondence 1990

Box 12 - Folder 11
Press release 1990

Box 12 - Folder 12
Proposal 1990


Sub-series IX. STANFORD LECTURE SERIES

Contents: Contains research notes and lecture outlines Steinberg prepared for a Stanford University class on love and sexuality in dance.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Box 12 - Folder 13
Notes 1990


Sub-series X. NEA PANEL

Contents: Includes paperwork relating to Steinberg's activities as a member of an NEA Panel for selection of candidates for choreography fellowships.
Arrangement: Arranged by alphabetically by record type and thereunder by date.

Box 12 - Folder 14
Applicants 1990

Box 12 - Folder 15
Contract 1990

Box 12 - Folder 16
Correspondence 1990

Box 12 - Folder 17
Panel members 1990

SERIES III. WRITINGS
Physical Description: 35 folders


Sub-series I. San Francisco Ballet Magazine

Contents: Consists of program notes and articles written by Steinberg for the San Francisco Ballet Magazine between 1978 and 1988.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Box 13 - Folder 1
Prog. notes- Orpheus Jul 1978

Box 13 - Folder 2
Prog. notes - Song for a Dead Warrior May 1979

Box 13 - Folder 3
San Francisco Ballet's full-length works Dec 1982

Box 13 - Folder 4
Song for a Dead Warrior Mar 1983

Box 13 - Folder 5
Profile on R. Gladstein Apr 1983

Box 13 - Folder 6
San Francisco Ballet at Jacob's Pillow May 1983

Box 13 - Folder 7
Russell Hartley Dec 1983

Box 13 - Folder 8
Jinx Apr 1984

Box 13 - Folder 9
Lew Christensen May 1985

Box 13 - Folder 10
George Platt Lynes Mar 1986

Box 13 - Folder 11
Filling Station Apr 1986

Box 13 - Folder 12
Ballo della Regina Jan 1988

Box 13 - Folder 13
Swan Lake Apr 1988

Box 13 - Folder 14
San Francisco Ballet history 1987-88


Sub-series II. CINEASTE

Contents: Contains film reviews written by Steinberg for Cineaste between 1976 and 1978.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Box 13 - Folder 15
Review: The Last Woman Wint 1977

Box 13 - Folder 16
Review: Pumping Iron Sum 1977

Box 13 - Folder 17
Review: Word is Out Sum 1978


Sub-series III. NEW WEST

Contents: Includes reviews and articles written by Steinberg for New West in 1979.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Box 13 - Folder 18
San Francisco Ballet's New Season 1/15/79

Box 13 - Folder 19
American Ballet Theatre's Don Quixote 2/26/79

Box 13 - Folder 20
Royal Ballet 7/16/79


Sub-series IV. SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW OF BOOKS

Contents: Consists of dance reviews written by Steinberg for the San Francisco Review of Books between 1976 and 1978.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Box 13 - Folder 21
Some Time in the Sun Oct 1976

Box 13 - Folder 22
S.F. Film Festival Dec 1976

Box 13 - Folder 23
Secret Paris of the 30s Feb 1977

Box 13 - Folder 24
Preview of San Francisco Ballet Season Nov 1977

Box 13 - Folder 25
Turning Point Jan 1978

Box 13 - Folder 26
Loie Fuller Feb 1978

Box 13 - Folder 27
Coppelia May 1978

Box 13 - Folder 28
Paul Taylor Dance Co. Jun 1978


Sub-series V. S.F. PALM

Contents: Contains long-range plans and annual reports prepared by Steinberg for the San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum between 1984 and 1991.
Arrangement: Arranged by record type and thereunder by date.

Box 14 - Folder 1
Annual report 1984

Box 14 - Folder 2
Annual report 1985-86

Box 14 - Folder 3
Annual report 1987

Box 14 - Folder 4
Annual report 1988-89

Box 14 - Folder 5
Annual report 1990

Box 14 - Folder 6
Long-range plan 1985-89

Box 14 - Folder 7
Long-range plan 1991-93

SERIES IV. PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE
Physical Description: 1 folder
Contents: Includes letters Steinberg received during the last few months of his life, most paying tribute to his accomplishments.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Box 14 - Folder 8
Letters received 1991


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