Scope and arrangement
The Kenneth King papers are arranged in ten series:
The Correspondence Series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, with individual folders for those with more than 1 item of correspondence. Items within the folders are arranged chronologiclly. These groups are followed by a subseries relating to performances, and a subseries relating to an article by Arlene Croce in the New Yorker.However, there is correspondence throughout the collection, especially in the folders pertaining to danceworks and productions.
The Danceworks, Productions Series is arranged alphabetically by the title of the works. The quantity of material on each work varies; the documentation can contain texts for the dances, drawings and diagrams, production notes, lighting designs, research material, correspondence relating to the production, and promotional material such as press releases and flyers. The Performances subseries is arranged chronologically and contains correspondence, texts, and flyers for specific performances.
The Films Series is arranged alphabetically by title of the film and contains some correspondence. The Space Cityfolder contains a proposal, textscript, and scenario.
The Workshops, Teaching Series is arranged chronologically. It contains correspondence, letters of recommendation, critiques by students, biographies of students, rosters, notes and schedules.
The Grants, Funding Series is arranged alphabetically by name of the organization, and items are arranged chronologically within the folders. The series contains applications, contracts, correspondence and press releases. There is also biographical information in some applications. The Transmedia file includes Kenneth King's resume and lists the dates of many of his works.
The Publications Series is arranged chronologically and is divided into three subseries: articles and essays by King, articles and essays with mention of or about King, and books with sections by or about King.
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The “Memorabilia” Series carries the heading given by King and he divided the material into two subseries. The contents include correspondence, flyers, notes, articles, clippings and programs.
The “Other Artists Reference” Series, also named by King, contains programs and flyers and is divided into annotated and unannotated groups.
The Miscellany Series contains some of King's notes and memos, newsletters, a few xeroxes of photographs, and some writings of Barbara Hoffman.