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Series 3: Graphic Materials
Subseries 1: Caffè Lena: older history and activities, 1970s-2000s, undated
BOX-FOLDER 21/1 Caffè Lena: history
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Caffè Lena: capital campaign
Two black and white positives of advertisement for the campaign.
BOX-FOLDER 21/3 The Hostage (Caffè Lena Theatre), 1978
Play staged at Caffè Lena Theatre; color photos both of the production and off-stage activities.
BOX-FOLDER 21/4 Caffè Lena building: interior and exterior (set 1)
Interior and exterior of the building. Color images, captioned.
BOX-FOLDER 21/5 Caffè Lena building: interior and exterior (set 2)
See note for the first set of building images.
BOX-FOLDER 21/6 Folk-A-Thon, 1998
Color photos; most are of performers on the Caffè Lena stage.
BOX-FOLDER 21/7 Arlo Guthrie at a post-performance reception
Several duplicate copies; all photos are in color.
BOX-FOLDER 21/8 Performers
Most photos are black and white; a few are in color.
BOX-FOLDER 21/9 Caffè Lena from the air
Color photo of Caffè Lena and the surrounding neighborhood, photographed from the air.
BOX-FOLDER 21/10 Model and diagrams of Caffè Lena building
Color photos, showing both interior and exterior views.
BOX-FOLDER 21/11 Lena Spencer, circa 1970s
Lena photographed in the kitchen, plus other informal photos, and also in a stage play.
BOX-FOLDER 21/12 Materials from Ann Friedman
Note card from Ann Friedman to Jocelyn Arem, plus photos and printed copies of photos of Caffè Lena, including Lena Spencer. Also includes a photocopied humorous drawing of Lena cleaning up the stage after a musical performance. Images are in black and white and in color.
BOX-FOLDER 21/13 Jackie Alper, circa 1970s-2000s
Three photos of Jackie Alper, two in color, and one of these with an unidentified woman.
Subseries 2: Publicity photos, circa 1970s-1990s
The majority of photos measure 8 in. x 10 in.
BOX-FOLDER 22/1 Publicity photos "A"
Black and white photos; some have multiple copies.
BOX-FOLDER 22/2 Publicity photos "B"
See note for folder 23/1.
BOX-FOLDER 22/3 Publicity photos "C"
See note for folder 23/1.
BOX-FOLDER 22/4 Publicity photos "D-F"
See note for folder 23/1.
BOX-FOLDER 22/5 Publicity photos "G"
See note for folder 23/1.
BOX-FOLDER 22/6 Publicity photos "H, J-L"
See note for folder 23/1.
BOX-FOLDER 22/7 Publicity photos "M-N, P"
See note for folder 23/1.
BOX-FOLDER 22/8 Publicity photos "R"
See note for folder 23/1.
BOX-FOLDER 22/9 Publicity photos "S"
See note for folder 23/1.
BOX-FOLDER 22/10 Publicity photos "T-W"
See note for folder 23/1.
BOX-FOLDER 22/11 Publicity photos - unidentified performers
See note for folder 23/1.
Subseries 3: Photos by Joe Alper, early to mid-1960s
Black and white prints (each image measures 2 3/4 in. x 1 3/4 in.) of digitized images, usually with 10 images per sheet. Images are watermarked with Alper's name. The list of individuals, groups, and venues given below is not exhaustive.
BOX-FOLDER 23/1 00di07, rolls 1-2, 11, 16-18, 20-21, early to mid-1960s
Bob Dylan, Suze Rotolo, Lena Spencer, George Alper, Jackie Alper, Guy McKenzie
BOX-FOLDER 23/2 Rolls 126, 129-130, 132-134, 136, 138, 143-145, 152
Jackie Washington, Sue Abel, Jackie Alper, George Alper, Sylvia Mars, Tom Paley, Lena Spencer, Jaye Alper, Lena Spencer, Pete Stampfel, Jeri Alper
BOX-FOLDER 23/3 Rolls 277, 285-288, 290-291, 297-299
Molly Scott, Roy Berkley, Dave Van Ronk, Bill Spencer, Lena Spencer, Barry Kornfeld
BOX-FOLDER 23/4 Rolls 309, 315, 321-329, 341, 344-348
Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Hedy West, Peter La Farge, Mira Gilbert, Rev. Gary Davis, Lena Spencer, Molly Scott, Mark Spoelstra, John Herald
BOX-FOLDER 23/5 Rolls 354, 356-357, 365-366, 370-375
Jackie Washington, Hedy West, Dave Van Ronk, Caffè Lena Theater, George Alper, Jackie Alper.
BOX-FOLDER 23/6 Rolls 409, 411-413, 424-428, 443-447, 464, 468, 475, 479
Caffè Lena Theater, Molly Scott, Skidmore Theater, Gil Turner, Noel [Paul] Stookey [Paul Stookey], New Voices Group, Hedy West, Henry Hood, Music Barn, The Weavers
BOX-FOLDER 23/7 Rolls 521, 594-595
Tom Paxton, Greenbriar Boys
BOX-FOLDER 23/8 Rolls 654, 675
Gerde's Folk City, John Lee Hooker, Mike Settle, George Alper, Pete Seeger
BOX-FOLDER 23/9 Rolls 740, 794
John Herald, Ralph Rinzler, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Rutha Harris, Charles Neblett, Freedom Singers, George Alper, Joe Alper
BOX-FOLDER 24/1 Rolls 956, 993-995
Bernice Johnson Reagon, Charles Neblett, Rutha Harris, Cordell Reagon, Freedom Singers, George Alper, Joe Alper
BOX-FOLDER 24/2 Roll 1075
Bernice Johnson Reagon, Cordell Reagon, Lena Spencer, Eric Nussbaum, Margaret Cunningham, George Alper
BOX-FOLDER 24/3 Rolls 1149-1151, 1190-1193, 1196-1197, 1199
Lena Spencer, Jim Kweskin, George Alper, Jeri Alper, Guy McKenzie, Bob Beers, Evelyn Beers, Martha Beers, Jaye Alper, Joe Alper, Hedy West, Ken and Joanie Jenkins, Jane Tillema
BOX-FOLDER 24/4 Rolls 1220-1229, 1233, 1235-1236
John Hammond, Jr., Larry Older, George Alper, Angus Godwin
BOX-FOLDER 24/5 Rolls 1237-1241, 1247, 1250-1253, 1299
Angus Godwin, Ed McCurdy, Len Chandler, Clarence (Tom) Ashley, George Alper, Paul Clayton, Rev. Gary Davis, Caroline Paton, Sandy Paton
BOX-FOLDER 24/6 Rolls 1300, 1381-1386, 1390-1393
Carline Paton, Sandy Paton, Big Joe Williams, John (Short Stuff) Macon, Jackie Alper, Janet Scott, Sterling Clink, George Alper, Jaye Alper
BOX-FOLDER 24/7 Rolls 1404-1406, 1438-1440
Gil Robbins, Caffè Lena Theater, Jackie Alper, Bernice Johnson Reagon
BOX-FOLDER 24/8 Rolls 1524-1526, 1559-1563, 1568-1572, 1592-1593
Bridie O'Donnell, Jacqui McDonald [Jacqui and Bridie], Charlotte Daniels, Pat Webb, Pete Williams, David Marash, Megan Marash, Caffè Lena Theater, George Alper, Bill Hjerpe, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Toshi Reagon
BOX-FOLDER 25/1 Rolls 1645, 1679, 1684-1687, 1692-1694
Caffè Lena Theater, street scenes, animals, studio portraits.
BOX-FOLDER 25/2 Rolls 1835, 1853, 1857-1858, 1860
Highway scenes, portraits, Caffè Lena Theater, Lena Spencer, Bob Beers, Evelyn Beers, Cordell Reagon
BOX-FOLDER 25/3 Rolls 1975-1976, 1994
Mark Spoelstra, Ritchie Havens, Gerde's Folk City, Lena Spencer, Joe Alper, George Dawson
BOX-FOLDER 25/4 Rolls 2166, 2251, 2306, 2379-2381
Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Movement Singers, SNCC, Ali Khan [probably Ali Akbar Khan], Buffy Sainte-Marie, Len Chandler, college [campus images], Greenbriar Boys, George Dawson, Charles O'Hagerty
BOX-FOLDER 25/5 Samples of contact sheets
3 black and white images; Joe Alper, photographer. The images may have been copied from contact sheets.
Subseries 4: Photos by other photographers, circa 1960s-2006
BOX-FOLDER 25/6 Photos by Jocelyn Arem, 1999, 2005
BOX-FOLDER 25/7 Photos by Doris Armstrong, early to mid 1970s
14 photos, 3 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in.; all but three are in color. Photo IDs on most images, although some are followed by a question mark: Michael Cooney (?), Molly Scott (?), John Herald, Green Mountain Boys [Greenbriar Boys?], Frank Wakefield, Tom Paxton (?), Pat Webb.
BOX-FOLDER 25/8 Joe Deuel Caffè Lena photo collection, circa 1960s-1970s
A group of photos in various dimensions, both black and white and color, taken by other photographers and gathered together by Joe Deuel. Includes photographic images of Lena Spencer and various performers, as well as exhibit visitors. Most of the photos are of lower quality, with many printed on bond paper. Accompanying the images are a few manuscript items, including a trading card for Christine Lavin, and a miniaturized version of the play "Outward Bound," produced at Caffè Lena Dinner Theater.
BOX-FOLDER 25/9 Photos by Howard Eskin - general (1 of 2), 1998-2005
Photos are 4 in x 6 in. The majority are in color, and show performers in concert.
BOX-FOLDER 25/10 Photos by Howard Eskin - general (2 of 2), 1998-2005
See note for 26/9.
BOX-FOLDER 25/11 Photos by Howard Eskin - Caffè Lena: recent history, circa 2006
See note for 26/9.
Subseries 5: Exhibit images and art works, circa 1960s-2004
Sub-subseries 1: Exhibit images
13 black-and-white and 5 color photos affixed to foam core, probably for an exhibit circa 2006. Images range in size from approximately 3 in. x 4 1/2 in. to 6 3/4 in. x 10 in. Subjects include performers in concert at Caffè Lena and elsewhere, as well as portraits.
BOX 26/1 Gordon and Sharon Boyd's wedding party at Caffè Lena, October 8, 1971
Two color photos, plus an exhibit sign when the photos were on display.
BOX 26/2 Color images
One photo of Lena Spencer in the kitchen; two photos of performers playing at Caffè Lena.
BOX 26/3 Black and white images (1 of 3)
Images of performers playing or posing, people in Caffè Lena, and photos at various locations.
BOX 26/4 Black and white images (2 of 3)
See note for 27/1.
BOX 26/5 Black and white images (3 of 3)
See note for 27/1.
Sub-subseries 2: Art works
BOX 26/6 Art works by various artists; four are mounted on foam core. Images range in size from approximately 6 in. x 4 3/4 in. to 8 1/2 in. x 11 in. circa 1988-2004
6 items; different sizes, with most in black and white. Various art works paying tribute to Caffè Lena and Lena Spencer and, in one case, advertising an event.
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