Scope and arrangement
The Lynn Garafola papers date from 1985 to 1992 and hold two sets of articles: academic articles she gathered for the Rite of Spring conference in 1988, and unpublished reviews written by Garafola for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).
The articles gathered for the Rite of Spring conference are written by dance scholars, including Kenneth Archer, Robert Craft, and others. The articles examine the original 1913 Nijinsky piece, Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), as well as choreographic reconstructions. These articles are both published and unpublished. The unpublished reviews that Garafola wrote for the NYSCA date from 1985 to 1992. All of the reviews are typescripts, the majority of which are inserted into programs for the performances. Garafola's reviews cover a wide range of performances, festivals, and dance companies.
The collection is divided into two categories: Rite of Spring Conference Material; and Unpublished Reviews.