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Lewis Lloyd papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 752
Scope and Contents
The papers of Lewis Lloyd include correspondence, writings, business records, photographs, artwork, audio tapes, video tapes, printed material, production programs, posters, books and ephemera. The papers document his work between 1962 and 1989 in a number of professional positions: as owner of the off-Broadway Pocket Theater; manager of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company; general manager for the Brooklyn Academy of Music; program director for the New York State Council for the Arts; and as a consultant to television and radio stations, dance companies and art museums in the Northeast. Lloyd also was an avid collector of theatre and dance memorabilia. Along with his personal papers are books, production programs, posters, photographs and other materials documenting the history and productions of Alvin Ailey, Ballets Russes, the American Ballet Company, New York City Ballet, Twyla Tharp, as well as dancers and choreographers.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.

Boxes 97 and 103 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 96 (reel-to-reel tape and 8mm film): Restricted fragile. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Lewis Lloyd Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lewis Lloyd, 1995-1996, 2012, and 2013.
Arrangement
Organized into five groupings: I. May 1995 acquisition, 1880-1984; II. October 1995 acquisition, 1977-1994; III. February 1996 acquisition, 1964; IV. August 2012 acquisition, 1964-1968; V. February 2013 acquisition, 2012-2013.
Dates
1880 - 2013
Majority of material found within 1961 - 1994
Extent
50.32 Linear Feet ((61 boxes) + 29 broadsides, 4 broadsides oversize, 11 art)
Related Names
Lloyd, Lewis L.
Language of Materials
English