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Series 1: Manuscripts
Subseries A: Administration
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 General scope and content note, 1970s-2010
The general scope and content note was written by the donor, Sherry Onna Handlin. There are multiple copies of the document with handwritten notes. It also includes an inventory list and an access and restrictions statement for the collection.
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 New York Public Library, general scope and content, 1996-2005
Inventory, catalog and other materials pertaining to the donation of the collection to the New York Public Library, Special Collections, Dance Division at the Lincoln Center on May 25, 2005.
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 DTON overview, 2000-2010
Original documents and photocopies of flyers, programs, articles, letters and other information pertaining to the origins of the dance group; its founders and artists, the country of Nepal and its folk and musical traditions.
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Biographical summary: Raj Kapoor, 1980s-2000s
Includes copies of newspaper clippings, performance programs and flyers, photocopied colored photographs, and letters of recommendation.
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Biographical summary: Sherry Onna Handlin, 1970s-1990s
Includes a resume, newspaper clippings, photocopied colored photographs, flyers, programs, certificates and letters of recommendation.
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Dance and visual arts classes, 2004; 2009
Contains a syllabi, advertisements, students' work, and thank you letters from students of Sherry's art class at Pratt Institute and University Settlement, New York.
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 Ephemera, 1990s-2000s
Postcards, flyers and photocopied colored photographs of the artists in the Dance Theater of Nepal.
Subseries B: Artist profiles and works
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Two Faces of a Coin, 2008
The monograph is written by Nepali native, Unnati ‘Sheela’ Bohara, poet, author, and song-writer. It is based on husband and wife relationships in a male-dominated Hindu society.
In English.
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 Love from across the ocean, 2010
The monograph is written in Nepali by Santu Maya Adhikara Ghimire.
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 Global Echoes, and Sunkeshari, undated
Two-page photocopy of the artists' profiles and a list of recordings by, Suraj Nepal and Shubha Bahadur. See AFC 2011/002: SR03-SR04.
BOX-FOLDER 1/11 Baskota Shambhujeet, undated
Two-page photocopy of the artist's profile and a list of contents. See AFC 2011/002: SR01 and AFC 2011/002: MV06.
BOX-FOLDER 1/12 Subarna Chhetri and Ram Raj, undated
Photocopy of the artists' profiles and list of contents. See AFC 2011/002: MV08 and AFC 2011/002: MV10.
BOX-FOLDER 1/13 Tsewang Dorje, undated
Photocopy of the artist's profile. See AFC 2011/002: MV09 and AFC 2011/002: MV15.
BOX-FOLDER 1/14 Goma Gurung, 1996-1998, 2000, 2002-2003; 2005-2010
Includes a photocopy of the artist's profile and a list of materials which includes pubilicty photographs, newspaper clippings, and awards belonging to Goma Gurung. See AFC 2011/002: MV07 and AFC 2011/002: MV11.
BOX-FOLDER 1/15 Krishna Gurung, 2009
Photocopy of the artist's profile and a list of contents along with a copy of his monograph entitled, Dhorje. It is about a young man who leaves his family in Nepal and travels to New York in search of a better life.
In Nepali.
BOX-FOLDER 1/16 Ramesh Gurung, undated
Photocopy of the artist's profile and a list of contents. See Box 3 for color prints and AFC 2011/002: MV12 and AFC 2011/002: MV13 for recordings.
BOX-FOLDER 2/17 Deepak Koirala, 2010
Photocopy of the artist's profile and an inventory of contents in the folder including newspaper clippings, and a program book highlighting Deepak Koirala and his career. See AFC 2011/002: MV16 and AFC 2011/002: MV17.
BOX-FOLDER 2/18 Dharambir Lama, undated
Two-page photocopy of the artist's profile and a list of contents along with a biographical sketch of Dharambir Lama. See AFC 2011/002: MV18.
BOX-FOLDER 2/19 Raja Mahat, 2010
Newspaper clippings in Nepali.
BOX-FOLDER 2/20 Ram A. Nagarkoti, 2000
Two-page photocopy of the artist's profile and a list of contents including an award, a flyer and a photographic print of the artist. See AFC 2011/002: MV19.
BOX-FOLDER 2/21 Binod Oli and Devi, undated
Folder received with no content.
BOX-FOLDER 2/22 Binita Poudyal, undated
Two-page photocopy of the artist's profile and list of contents including a performance resume. See AFC 2011/002: MV20.
BOX-FOLDER 2/23 Charan Pradhan, undated
Two-page photocopy of the artist's profile and a list of contents along with photocopies of photographic prints. See AFC 2011/002: MV21.
BOX-FOLDER 2/24 Basanti D. Rai, 2002-2003; 2008-2010
Two-page photocopy of the artist's profile and a list of contents along with photocopies of flyers, awards and photographic prints.
Oversized newspapers separated to Box 6
BOX-FOLDER 2/25 Ang Kami Sherpa, undated
Photocopy of the artist's profile and an inventory of items along with a black and white photocopy of the artist. See AFC 2011/002: PH215 and AFC 2011/002: PH216.
BOX-FOLDER 2/26 Gagan Shrestha and Harish Mathema, 2008
Two-page photocopy of the artist's profile and a list of contents including a letter of recommendation. See AFC 2011/002: MV22.
BOX-FOLDER 2/27 Shisir Shrestha, undated
Two-page photocopy of the artist's profile and a list of contents. See AFC 2011/002: MV23 and AFC 2011/002: SR02.
BOX-FOLDER 2/28 Hari Siwakoti, 1999
Photocopy of a New York Times article about Hari Siwakoti.
BOX-FOLDER 2/29 Shashi Kala Tiwari, 1982, 1992; 1996-1997
Photocopy of the artist's profile including original brochures of various art galleries highlighting Shashi Kala Tiwari's paintings.
BOX-FOLDER 2/30 Prajwal Vajracharya, 2004, 2008-2009; undated
Photocopy of the artist's profile including articles, postcards and flyers about Newar Buddhist tradition and Dance Mandal.
Subseries C: Newspaper clippings and promotional materials
BOX-FOLDER 2/31 Nepal, 1995-2010 (1/3)
Clippings from Nepali newspapers, from October 1995-November 2010. The majority of clippings are written in Nepali.
BOX-FOLDER 2/32 Nepal, 1995-2010 (2/3)
Clippings from Nepali newspapers, from October 1995-November 2010. The majority of clippings are written in Nepali.
BOX-FOLDER 2/33 Nepal, 1995-2010 (3/3)
Clippings from Nepali newspapers, from October 1995-November 2010. The majority of clippings are written in Nepali.
Oversized newspapers separated to Box 6
BOX-FOLDER 2/34 Nepal's current events, 1995-2007
Printouts and newspaper clippings on Nepal and its current events, 1995-2007. In English, except for 3 newspaper clippings in Nepali.
BOX-FOLDER 2/35 Promotional materials, 1998-1999, 2001, 2004, 2006; 2008-2009 (1/3)
Originals and photocopies of photographic prints, advertisements, postcards, brochures, newspaper clippings and related programs to DTON. Materials are in English.
BOX-FOLDER 2/36 Promotional materials, 1998, 2003, 2005; undated (2/3)
Brochures, magazines, and postcards of Nepal.
BOX-FOLDER 2/37 Promotional materials, undated (3/3)
Brochures and postcards of Nepal including a handwritten postcard to Sherry Onna Handlin.
Series 2: Sound recordings
ITEM-ID AFC 2011/002: SR01 Global Instrumental, 2010
1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio recording of a collaboration by Shambhujeet Baskota, Niraj Singh, Sauryjeet and Sandeep Mitra. See Folder 12.
ITEM-ID AFC 2011/002: SR02 Samamutu, undated
1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
An audio disc of Shisir Shrestha’s band, Samamutu. The recordings feature a number of traditional Nepali instruments, including the tungna and madal. See Folder 28.
ITEM-ID AFC 2011/002: SR03 Global Echoes: Musical Harmony in Esraj, 2010
1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Includes seven musical renditions of Nepali music by Suraj Nepal. The madal and sarangi, which are traditional Nepali instruments, are not listed as instruments used in the renditions. See Folder 11.
ITEM-ID AFC 2011/002: SR04 Sunkeshari, 2003
1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Sunkeshari is the tale of a beautiful girl with cascading, golden hair. The tale is rendered in song and attempts to pay homage to her beauty. The disc has a number of tracks that is dedicated to the tale. See Folder 11.
ITEM-ID AFC 2011/002: SR05 Kathmandu Embrace: Music from the Himalayan Land of Nepal, 2007
1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
A collection of folk tunes and melodies from the Himalayan Land of Nepal by Arjun Gurung and Raj Kapoor.
ITEM-ID AFC 2011/002: SR06-SR07 Newar Music, undated
2 sound discs (CD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Music from the Newar (Nepalese people) of Kathmandu Valley. The music involves chanting accompanied by a number of different wind and percussion instruments.
Series 3: Graphic images
Subseries A: Prints
BOX-FOLDER 3/38 New York Public Library Archives Project, 2005
6 color prints
AFC 2011/002: PH001-PH005B: Photographs of NYPL collection and its creators.
BOX-FOLDER 3/39 Sherry Onna Handlin, 1988/1989
1 black-and-white print
AFC 2011/002: PH006: Photograph of Sherry Onna Handlin working with her collection.
BOX-FOLDER 3/40 Trip to archives in Dharamsala, India, 1994
8 color prints
AFC 2011/002: PH007-PH014: Photographs of Sherry’s trip in India en route to Nepal.
BOX-FOLDER 3/41 DTON performers, 2008, undated
3 color prints
AFC 2011/002: PH028-PH030: Photographs of the Dance Theater of Nepal performers in New York City. See Box 5 for slides.
BOX-FOLDER 3/42 DTON performance at various locations, 1990s-2010
79 color prints
AFC 2011/002: PH031-PH103: Photographs of the Dance Theater of Nepal performers at various venues, including a few photographs of Sherry with the NYPL collection.
BOX-FOLDER 3/43 Nepal, 1994
33 color prints
AFC 2011/002: PH104-PH136: Photographs of Sherry’s trip to Nepal.
BOX-FOLDER 4/44 Nepali community, 1990s-2010
14 color prints
AFC 2011/002: PH137-PH150: Photographs of the Nepalese community at various functions in the United States.
BOX-FOLDER 4/45 DTON performers, 1997-1999; 2003-2005; 2008, undated
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