Scope and arrangement
The Eye on Dance Records consist primarily of material collected as background for the many guests interviewed on the series. There is research gathered by the show’s producers and staff, organized by episode and frequently annotated with potential questions or comments for the interview. There are publicity materials sent by the various individuals and organizations profiled, which include press kits, advertisements and reproduced clippings. This material is not annotated. The collection includes a large series of dance performance programs, representing the work of many of the dancers and companies seen on the show. There is a series of clippings, as well, addressing the subject of dance, as well as other arts and media subjects, and even recipes and international news.
Apart from the background material on various dancers and companies, the collection includes scripts for more than half the episodes in the series, consisting of Celia Ipiotis’s introductions and proposed questions for the guests. The office files mostly represent the work of Arts Resources in Collaboration and The Living Arts Summer Dance Company, two non-profit arts organizations Ipiotis and Jeffrey Bush managed. There is very little production material, and what is included is mostly studio time schedules. There is, however, a small amount of personal material, such as art class notes and television viewing journals.
The Eye on Dance records are arranged in six series:
- 1981-19927.75 linear feet [16 boxes]
This series consists of clippings, publicity and other material, often annotated, used as preparatory material for individual episodes of Eye on Dance. Most, but not all, episodes are represented.
- 1981-1990.5 linear feet [1 box]
This series contains partial scripts for episodes of Eye on Dance. The nature of the show precludes the possibility of complete scripts. Thus, the scripts in this series are limited to Celia Ipiotis’s introductions and proposed questions for her guests. 177 episode scripts are included. There is also a script for an episode of Mork and Mindy, found among the other scripts.
- 1977-199513.25 linear feet [27 boxes]
This series contains press releases, publicity material, advertisements and reproduced press clippings from individuals and organizations that were subjects or potential subjects for Eye on Dance.
- 1979-19959.5 linear feet [19 boxes]
This series consists of programs of various dance exhibitions.
- 1966-19881 linear foot [2 boxes]
This series consists of clippings on a wide variety of subjects, including not only dance but many other art forms, as well as food and general news.
- 1974-19892.5 linear feet [5 boxes]
The files included in this series represent Arts Resources in Collaborationand The Living Arts Summer Dance Company, two non-profit arts organizations in which Celia IpiotisandJeffrey Bushwere involved before and during their Eye on Dance period. The series also includes some personal material, a set of art slides and a small amount of production material relating to Eye on Dance.