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Series 3: Graphic Materials (continued)
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.
Subseries 6: Oversize graphic materials, circa 1960s-1989, undated
BOX-FOLDER 27/1 Black and white photographs, circa 1960s
Pete Seeger, 1962
8 in. x 12 in.
Photographed by Joe Alper.
Exterior of Caffè Lena
8 in. x 12 in.
Photographed by Craig Sweet.
Lena Spencer
8 in. x 12 in.
Photographed by Joe Alper.
Lena Spencer sitting in Caffè Lena, with a white cat sitting on a table
11 in. x 13 3/4 in.
BOX-FOLDER 27/2 Contact sheets and multi-image sheets
Photos by Dan Stetkar, 1962
1 sheet of plain paper with 3 in. x 3 1/4 in. prints of black and white images. Sheet measures 11 in. x 14 in.
Photos by Dan Stetkar, 1989
Four sheets of plain paper with black and white prints of contact sheets. Sheets measure 10 in. x 12 in.
Photos of Lena Spencer and others at an event, 1989 or before
One sheet of color photos, each image measuring 4 1/2 in. x 5 in.
BOX-FOLDER 27/3 Publicity and related materials
All items are 20 in. x 14 in. or smaller. Includes publicity posters for the bands Bitchin' Babes (signed), Wicky Sears, and Three Guitars and a Mandolin (benefit concert for Ed Harris), small publicity posters for Caffè Lena, and a hand-drawn mock-up for renovation work on Caffè Lena.
BOX-FOLDER 27/4 Powerhouse Arena (Brooklyn, New York book store): publicity posters
One folder with two posters, each measure approximately 24 in. x 24 in.; one is a blow-up image of Bob Dylan, taken by Joe Alper, and the other is a calendar of events, including a scheduled book lunch for the book Caffè Lena: Inside America's Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse , by Jocelyn Arem, featuring photos by Joe Alper.
Series 4: Moving Images
Digital items received from the donor are not yet processed. The item ID information in the finding aid refers to the physical items, as the digital item IDs are different from the analog item IDs.
MV01-11, MV14, and MV16 were discovered to be audio-only items after they were numbered. They have been renumbered SR518-530. The previously-used MV numbers have not been reassigned.
ITEM_ID AFC 2009/035: MV18 "The Water Plan," circa 1960s
1 film reel (1100 ft.) : sound, color ; 16 mm tail sync print (answer print).
May be a documentary about a dam project and the environmental impact that would result from its creation.
ITEM_ID AFC 2009/035: MV12 John Phillips and his Pickup Band, 1985 or before
Original ID number LENAA015. John is introduced as Papa John Phillips. The recording cuts away abruptly at about 01:33:00 to commercials and a segment of the movie "Back to the Future."
ITEM_ID AFC 2009/035: MV13 Interview with Lena Spencer, August 10, 1989
1 videocassette (U-Matic, 00:10:52) : analog.
Part of an interview with Lena Spencer. Recording begins with clips of a male singer onstage at Caffè Lena.
ITEM_ID AFC 2009/035: MV27 Voices on the Wind, with Beth Jochum, Brenda Fisher and Jude Klucitas, April 24, 1992
1 videocassette (VHS) : analog.
ITEM_ID AFC 2009/035: MV28 Folk-A-Thon report, July 8, 1994
1 videocassette (VHS) : analog.
Broadcast on Channel 13, 11:05 p.m.
ITEM_ID AFC 2009/035: MV21 Frank Porter on In Tune, August 2, 1998
1 videocassette (VHS) : analog.
ITEM_ID AFC 2009/035: MV24 An evening at Caffè Lena: Phil Henry, Nelson Shapiro, Brendan Coyle, March 29, 2000
1 videocassette (VHS) : analog.
ITEM_ID AFC 2009/035: MV29 "Caffè Lena revisited": Phil Henry, Brendan Coyle, and Nelson Shapiro at Caffè Lena, September 24, 2000
1 videocassette (VHS) : analog.
Segment provided by Channel 10, Ticonderoga, NY TV.
ITEM_ID AFC 2009/035: MV26 Dave Carter night at Caffè Lena, May 10, 2003
1 videocassette (VHS) : analog.
ITEM_ID AFC 2009/035: MV17 News magazine story on "No Direction Home" (documentary), September 29, 2005
1 videocassette (VHS, 28 min., 2 sec.) : analog.
InSight (program), copyright 2005 WMHT Educational Telecommunications, Albany NY. A look at Bob Dylan's impact on the local Saratoga Springs community and his relationship with photographer Elliott Landy. Marianne Potter interviews Landy. Jocelyn Arem speaks briefly.
ITEM_ID AFC 2009/035: MV19 Bob Dylan 70th Birthday Tribute / Caffè Lena 51st Anniversary Concert, May 21, 2011
1 videodisc (DVD-R, 59 min., 6 sec.) : sound, color.
Various performer doing cover versions of Bob Dylan songs. MV19 and MV20 in this collection may have the same content.
ITEM_ID AFC 2009/035: MV20 Bob Dylan 70th Birthday Tribute / Caffè Lena 51st Anniversary Concert, May 21, 2011
1 videodisc (DVD-R) : sound, color.
ITEM_ID AFC 2009/035: MV22 Rick and friends at Caffè Lena
1 videocassette (VHS) : analog.
ITEM_ID AFC 2009/035: MV25 Ira Bernstein
1 videocassette (VHS) : analog.
ITEM_ID AFC 2009/035: MV23 Lena's chronicle (Saratoga tape)
1 videocassette (VHS) : analog.
ITEM_ID AFC 2009/035: MV15 Utah Phillips
1 videocassette (VHS, 26 min., 21 sec.) : analog.
Phillips sings and talks between songs.
ITEM_ID AFC 2009/035: MV31 Rory Block; unidentified male singer
1 videocassette (VHS) : analog.
ITEM_ID AFC 2009/035: MV30 MSNBC
1 videocassette (VHS) : analog.
News stories with no direct relationship to the collection.
Series 5: Artifacts
BOX 28 Three t-shirts, 1990, circa 2000s
Two t-shirts date from circa 1990: a small red t-shirt and an x-large white t-shirt, both with an image in black of Lena Spencer and her Siamese cat, Sasha. These are accompanied by a letter from Dirk Westervelt, explaining the history of the t-shirts (as a fundraiser to keep Caffè Lena in business after Lena's death). The third t-shirt is large, in black with a colorful design on the back depicting the Caffè Lena building front and the motto "good folk since 1960." The front of the t-shirt has a smaller design, in white with black letters: "Lunch at the Ritz Studios / Beekman Street Galleries."

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