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Tony Kushner papers, 1920, 1961-2018

Series III: Professional Files, 1983-2016

This series contains files and other materials related to awards, business files, events, honorary degrees, organizations, professional activities, research, and other subjects. It also includes photographs, articles and other press related to Kushner.

The series also contains a large set of interview notes and other research materials related to the Daily News strike in the early 1990s. These were gathered for a specific project for American Playhouse, but the project did not move forward and there is no related script.

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Subseries III.1: Awards, 1983-2016


Box 100 Folder 6 American Academy of Arts and Letters--Award in Literature, 1994

For Angels in America.

Box 100 Folder 7 Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award, 1991

For Angels in America.

Box 100 Folder 8 Cable Car Award, 1995

For Angels in America.

Box 100 Folder 9 Harvard University--Visiting Artist, 1994

For Angels in America.

Box 100 Folder 10 Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, 1990-1991

For Angels in America.

Box 100 Folder 11 New York Public Library--Literary Lions, 1993

Box 100 Folder 12 Minneapolis--Proclamation of Tony Kushner Day, 2009

Box 100 Folder 13 Obie Award--Acceptance Speech, 2015

Box 166 Folder 8 Princess Grace Awards, 1994

Includes awards certificate, correspondence, photographs, speech, etc.

Awards (Certificates)

Certificates. These were removed from any presentation folders, frames, etc. prior to their receipt at the RBML.

Box 100 Folder 14 AFI Award for Munich, 2005

Box 100 Folder 14 Antoinette Perry Award for Best Book of a Musical, Caroline or Change (Nomination), 2003-2004

Box 100 Folder 14 Antoinette Perry Award for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Caroline or Change (Nomination), 2003-2004

Box 100 Folder 14 Antoinette Perry Award for Best Play, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (Nomination), 1992-1993

Box 100 Folder 14 Antoinette Perry Award for Best Play, Angels in America: Perestroika (Nomination), 1993-1994

Box 100 Folder 14 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards, Writing, Caroline, or Change (Nomination), 2005 March 21

Box 100 Folder 14 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards, Musical Score, Caroline, or Change (Nomination), 2005 March 21

Box 100 Folder 14 State of Louisiana, Proclamation of Louisiana Legends Day, 2008 May 1

Box 100 Folder 14 New York University, Goddard Fellow, undated

Box 100 Folder 14 New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, J.S. Seidman Theatre Award for Excellence in Directing, 1983 May 10

Box 100 Folder 14 Obie Award for Slavs, 1994-1995

Box 166 Folder 5 Awards (Certificates)

Certificates. Two include presentation folders, the others were removed from any presentation folders, frames, etc. prior to their receipt at the RBML.

Box 166 Folder 5 Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Dramatic Special: Angels in America, HBO (Nomination), 2003-2004

Box 166 Folder 5 American Academy of Arts and Letters, Membership and Fellowship Certificates, 2005, 2 items

Box 166 Folder 5 Lake Charles, LA Proclamation of Tony Kushner's Day, 2006 March 5

Box 166 Folder 5 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Broadway Play for Angels in America, Parts I & II, 1993-1994

Box 175 Folder 8 Awards (Certificates)

Certificates. One item includes a presentation folder, and one item includes its mat, but no frame.

Box 175 Folder 8 New York City Comptroller's Commendation on the Occasion of Lesbian and Gay Pride and History Month, 1994 June 15

Box 175 Folder 8 Dramatists Guild, Elizabeth Hull-Kate Warriner Award for Homebody / Kabul, 2001

Box 100 Folder 16 American Academy of Arts and Letters--Induction, 2005

Box 175 Folder 9 American Jewish World Service, 2005 December 6

Photographs in mat.

Box 155 American Repertory Theatre Robert Brustein Award, 2007, Award; crystal in case

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Box 101 Folder 1 General--Prizes: Invites, Menus, etc., 1992-1994

Includes items related to the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Awards.

Box 100 Folder 17 Drama-Logue, 1992

For writing, at Mark Taper Forum.

Box 101 Folder 2 City and County of San Francisco, for 20th Anniversary of Angels in America, 2010 November 5, 2 items

Resolution declaring "Angels in America Day" in San Francisco, as well as a Certificate of Honor recognizing the 20th anniversary of the play.

Box 150 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, 1992-1993, Award plaque

Box 150 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play for Angels in America: Perestroika, 1993-1994, Award plaque

Box 166 Folder 6 Dramatists Guild, Elizabeth Hull-Kate Warriner Award for Angels in America, 1993

Includes presentation folder.

Box 153 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian and Gay Drama for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, 1993, Award; acrylic (resin)

Box 153 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian and Gay Drama for Angels in America, Part 2: Perestroika, 1994, Award; acrylic (resin)

Box 150 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Achievement--Ted Scmitt Award for Angels in America, 1992, Award plaque

Box 150 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Achievement--Writing Award for Angels in America at Mark Taper Forum, 1992, Award plaque

Box 169 Folder 7 Resolution of the Louisiana Legislature to Commend Kushner for Winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 1993, 10.5 x 16.25"

Item is matted.

Box 177 Folder 9 New York Drama Critics--Award for Best Play for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, 1992-1993, 14 x 18"

Box 151 Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, 1993, Award plaque

Box 101 Folder 3 Tony Award Announcement for Best Play (Millennium Approaches), 1993

Box 101 Folder 4 Tony Award Announcement for Best Play (Perestroika), 1994

Box 101 Folder 5 Tony Awards--Program, 1994

Box 169 Folder 24 Will Glickman Playwright Award for Millennium Approaches, 1992, 13 3/8 x 14"

Angels in America (HBO)

Box 101 Folder 6 Emmy Awards, 2004

Includes invitation, itinerary, and program.

Box 101 Folder 7 Emmy Acceptance Speech, 2004

Box 101 Folder 8 Writers Guild of America Award Nomination, 2004

Box 101 Folder 9 Brundibar (Book)--Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis Award Nomination, 2005

Caroline, or Change

Box 101 Folder 10 Evening Standard Awards Program, 2006

Box 175 Folder 12 Obie Award, 2003-2004

Certificate in mat.

Box 150 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Achievement--Award for Musical Score for Caroline, or Change at the Ahmanson Theatre, 2004, Award plaque

Box 156 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Mucical for Caroline, or Change, Public Theater, 2004, Award; acrylic (resin) with base

Base has become detached from the award

Box 154 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize, 2009, Award; medal in case

Box 101 Folder 11 City and County of San Francisco, Proclamation of Tony Kushner Day, 1997 May 18

Box 175 Folder 10 Columbia College, John Jay Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement, 1994

Box 101 Folder 12 Courage Awards, 2009

Program and flier.

Box 152 Georgia Theatre Conference Distinguished Career Award, 2017, Award plaque

Box 175 Folder 11 Homebody / Kabul--Obie Award for Playwriting, 2001-2002

Certificate in mat.

Box 166 Folder 7 Jews for Racial and Economic Justice Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Risk-Taker Award, 2006


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Box 165 Folder 7 Nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, 2012

Box 102 Folder 1 Academy Awards--Invitations, 2013

Box 102 Folder 2 Academy Awards--Lincoln Screening Program, 2013

Box 102 Folder 3 Academy Awards--Name Tag, 2013

Box 102 Folder 4 Academy Awards--Various, 2012-2013

Correspondence, invitations, tickets, etc.

Box 102 Folder 5 American Film Institute Award for Lincoln, 2012

Box 102 Folder 6 Boston Society of Film Critics, 2012

Certificate. Best Screenplay.

Box 169 Folder 25 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, 2013

Box 102 Folder 7 Civil War Round Table and Lincoln Group of New York--Award, 2013

Correspondence, acceptance speech, and printed page of photographs.

Box 157 Lincoln Group of New York 2012 Award of Achievement for Lincoln, 2013, Award plaque

Box 102 Folder 8 National Society of Film Critics, 2012

Certificate. Best Screenplay.

Box 165 Folder 9 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay for Lincoln, 2012

Box 102 Folder 9 Writers Guild Award Nomination, 2013

Box 102 Folder 10 Writers Guild Awards, 2013

Program and acceptance speech.

Box 153 Lotos Club Medal of Merit, 1994, Award; acrylic (resin) in case

Box 102 Folder 11 Louis Auchincloss Prize, 2016

Correspondence and information on the prize.

Box 102 Folder 12 Louis Auchincloss Prize Gala, 2016

Program only.

Box 157 Louisiana Legend Award, 2008 May 1, Award

Key to the city of Baton Rouge, in exhibit case with plaque.

Box 179 Folder 9 Louisiana Legends--Poster, 2008, 19.5 x 27"

Signed by the 5 legends. Numbered 5/400 and signed by the artist, R.B. Willoughby.

Box 154 Lucille Lortel Foundation Presentation of a Star on the Playwright's Sidewalk, 2004, Award plaque


Box 165 Folder 11 Academy Awards--Certificates, 2006

Includes nomination certificate and letter, as well as a certificate on Kushner's acceptance as a member of the Academy.

Box 102 Folder 13-14 Academy Awards--Academy Membership, 2006, 2 folders

Box 102 Folder 15 Academy Awards--Invitations, etc., 2006

Contains invitations and other materials related to the Academy Awards and related events.

Box 169 Folder 4 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences--Photograph from Nominees Luncheon, 2006, 8 x 16"

Include accompanying letter. Nominations are related to Munich.

Box 102 Folder 16 Academy Awards--Programs, 2006

Box 103 Folder 1 Academy Awards--Promotional Book for Best Picture Consideration, 2006

Box 152 National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) Recognition, 1999, Award plaque

Box 167 Folder 1 National Medal of Arts, 2013

Certificate and presentation folder.

Box 152 National Theatre Conference Person of the Year, 2009, Award plaque

Box 103 Folder 2 New York Public Library--Lions Gala, 2011

Includes program, photograph, and DVD.

Box 177 Folder 6 New York University Distinguished Recent Alumnus Award, 1993

Certificate and photograph in mat.

Box 155 Northwestern University--Medal for Hope Abelson Artist in Residence, 1995, Medal in case

Box 100 Folder 15 Prince William Sound Community College Last Frontier Theatre Conference--Edward Albee Last Frontier Awards, 2003

Program for conference, with announcment that Kushner would receive the 2004 playwriting and directing awards.

Box 158 Prince William Sound Community College Last Frontier Theatre Conference--Edward Albee Last Frontier Playwright Award, 2004, Award

Box 103 Folder 3 St. Louis University Library Association--45th Annual Literary Award, 2012 October 23


Box 149 The Shalom Center, for Prophetic Voice, 2010, 8.5 x 21.5"

Item is rolled.

Box 153 Slavs!--Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian and Gay Drama for Slavs!, 1995, Award; acrylic (resin)

Box 179 Folder 6 Stella Adler Studio of Acting--Jacob Adler Award, 2004, 20.5 x 24.5"

Box 103 Folder 4 Theater Hall of Fame--Induction, 2015

Includes DVD, programs, and speech.

Box 156 University of Iowa Distinguished Lecture Medallion, 2010, Award; medal in plastic stand

Subseries III.2: Honorary Degrees, 1993-2011

Commencement Programs and Speeches

Box 103 Folder 5 City University of New York (CUNY), 2011

Includes press, program, and speech.

Box 103 Folder 6 Columbia University, 2010 and 2011

Includes correspondence, photographs, press, program, and speech. Speech is probably for the School of the Arts commencement (2011).

Box 103 Folder 7 Emerson College, 2012

Program only.

Box 103 Folder 8 Muhlenberg College, 2011

Includes program and speech.

Box 103 Folder 9 New School, 2011

Script only.

Box 103 Folder 10 School of the Visual Arts, 2010

Includes correspondence, programs, and speech.

Honorary Degrees (Certificates)

Certificates. These were removed from any presentation folders, frames, etc. prior to their receipt at the RBML.

Box 103 Folder 11 Bard College, 2004

Box 103 Folder 11 Denison University, 1997

Box 103 Folder 11 Miss Porter's School, 2000

Box 103 Folder 11 Northwestern University, 1998

Box 103 Folder 11 Occidental College, 1999

Box 103 Folder 11 State University of New York at Purchase, 2008

Box 103 Folder 11 Wesleyan University, 1999

Box 166 Folder 9 Honorary Degrees (Certificates)

Certificates. These were removed from any presentation folders, frames, etc. prior to their receipt at the RBML.

Box 166 Folder 9 University of Minnesota, 2009

Box 166 Folder 9 Juilliard School, 2010

Box 175 Folder 13 Honorary Degrees (Certificates)

Certificates. These were removed from any presentation folders, frames, etc. prior to their receipt at the RBML.

Box 175 Folder 13 Brandeis University, 2006

Box 175 Folder 13 Columbia University, 2010

Box 175 Folder 13 Cooper Union, 2004

Box 170 Brandeis University--Academic Hood, 2006

Doctoral hood. Hood lining is blue, with no chevron.

Box 104 Folder 1-2 Brandeis University--Honorary Doctorate, 2006, 2 folders

Includes correspondence, programs, and a photo album.

Box 175 Folder 14 Columbia College of Chicago, 2003

Certificate. This was removed from any presentation folders, frames, etc. prior to its receipt at the RBML.

Box 170 Columbia University--Academic Hood, 2010

Doctoral hood. Colors are light blue and white.

Box 166 Folder 10 Emerson College, 2012

Includes presentation folder.

Box 170 John Jay College of Criminal Justice--Academic Hood, 2011

Doctoral hood. Colors are blue and gold.

Box 166 Folder 11 John Jay College of Criminal Justice--Certificate and Citation, 2011

Box 170 Juilliard School--Academic Hood, 2010

Doctoral hood. Colors are blue and red.

Box 103 Folder 12 Juilliard School--Commencement, 2010

Box 103 Folder 13 Juilliard School--Commencement Speech, 2010

Box 177 Folder 7 McNeese State University, 1993

Certificate, and a certificate in mat.

Box 166 Folder 12 Muhlenberg College--Citation and Degree, 2011

Citation from President written by Roland Kushner, cousin of Tony Kushner.

Box 166 Folder 13 The New School--Certificate and Citation, 2011

Box 103 Folder 14 Northwestern University--Commencement Program, 1998

For honorary degree.

Box 155 Northwestern University--Medal for School of Speech Convocation, 1998, Medal

Box 155 Northwestern University--Medal for Doctor of Humane Letters, 1998, Medal in case

Box 177 Folder 10 Pace University, 2004

Certificate, and a certificate in mat.

Box 175 Folder 15 School of Visual Arts, 2010

Certificate. This was removed from any presentation folders, frames, etc. prior to its receipt at the RBML. An accompanying text with tape on the back is stuck to the front of the certificate.

Box 178 Folder 36 University of Toronto, 2006, 16.5 x 20"

Subseries III.3: Other Files, 1983-2016

Box 105 Folder 9 3P Productions Papers, 1980s

Includes brochures, contact lists, contact sheets (group photographs), fliers, graphic designs, letterhead, etc.

Box 105 Folder 10 92nd Street Y Poetry Center, 1994-1995

Workshop by Kushner

Box 167 Folder 13 The Advocate--Cover, 1993 December 28, 10.5 x 13.75"

Magazine cover for man and woman of the year.

Box 105 Folder 11 Alpert Awards Nominations, 1995

Box 105 Folder 12 Alpert Award, 1995


Box 105 Folder 13 American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2012

Prorgram and script for Kushner's presentation of award to Pete Seeger. Kushner's remarks are not included in the file.

Box 105 Folder 14 American Academy of Arts and Letters--Board Meeting, 2010 October 6

Box 178 Folder 30 American Academy of Arts and Letters--Group Photograph, 2005, 9 x 22.25"

2 copies.

Box 178 Folder 31 American Academy of Arts and Letters--Group Photograph, 2010, 6 x 20.75"

2 copies. Includes cover letter.

Box 178 Folder 32 American Academy of Arts and Letters--Group Photograph, 2011, 9 x 22"

Includes cover letter.

Box 105 Folder 15-16 American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Benefit Play Research on Grutter v. Gratz, 2004, 2 folders

Research materials only. Possibly related to the ACLU Freedom Concert.

Box Tube B American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Freedom Concert--Banned Books / Concert Poster, 2004 October, 24 x 36"

Includes cover note from ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero. Poster is signed and inscribed to Tony by the artist, Chuck Close.

Box 106 Folder 1 American Jewish Historical Society, 2001-2003

Box 106 Folder 2 American Jewish World Service--September 11 Colloquium, 2001

Box 106 Folder 3 Appellate Judges Seminar, 1994 July 13

Lunch included Kushner

Box 104 Folder 3 Appointment Letters, 1990

Box 106 Folder 4 Architectural Digest, 1995

Correspondence and copy of issue featuring Kushner.

Box 106 Folder 5 Articles on Kushner, 1995-1996

Awards and Events

Box 104 Folder 4 Edward Albee Last Frontier Awards, 2004

Box 104 Folder 5 John Belluso Memorial, 2006

Box 104 Folder 6 Robert Brustein Award, 2007

Contains remarks on Kushner by Brustein.

Box 104 Folder 7 Childern of War: The Face of Conflict in Iraq, 2003

Box 104 Folder 8 Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) Spirit of Justice Award, 2002

Box 104 Folder 9 Harvard University--Tanner Lectures, 2008

Box 104 Folder 10 Hunter College Elementary School--Commencement, 2006 June 21

Box 104 Folder 11 Jewish Cultural Achievement Awards, 2000

Box 104 Folder 12 Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ)--Risk-Taker Awards, 2006

Box 104 Folder 13 Stanley Kunitz Tribute, 2001

Box 104 Folder 14 Louisiana Legends Awards, 2008

Box 105 Folder 1 Mark Book Party, 2008

Book party for Mark Harris.

Box 105 Folder 2 Arthur Miller Memorial, 2005 May 9

Box 105 Folder 3 Pace University--Commencement, 2004

Box 105 Folder 4 Persepolis Screening, 2007

Box 105 Folder 5 Samuel Scripps Award, 2006 May 8

Box 105 Folder 6 Maurice Sendak / 92nd Street Y, 2008 September

Box 105 Folder 7 University of Toronto, 2006 November

Includes remarks and other materials.

Box 105 Folder 8 Events--Miscellaneous, circa 1993-2007

Correspondence, and an unidentified guest list.

Box 106 Folder 6 Benefit Concert for the People of Kosova, 1998 July 20

Box 106 Folder 7 Eric Bentley Centennial Tribute Concert, 2015


Box 106 Folder 8 Brecht--Turandot or the Whitewashers' Congress

Box 145 Folder 2 Brecht Estate/Mother Courage/Good Person of Szechwan--Contracts, 1993-1994

Restricted until 2064.

Box 106 Folder 9 Bremen Coffee , 1983

A 3P Production. Kushner was invovled in the production in graphics and publicity, and the files designs for the programs and posters, as well as finished copies of these items.

Box 178 Folder 20 Bremen Coffee--Mercer Street Theater--Poster, [1983], 13 x 19.5"

2 copies.

Box 106 Folder 10 Buchbinder & Warren Lease for Suite 801, 2008

Box 106 Folder 11 Laura Bush--Bush Research, 2004

Box 106 Folder 12-13 City University of New York (CUNY) Tuition Fight, 1993, 2 folders

Includes correspondence, mailing list, press, and statements.

Box 107 Folder 1 City University of New York (CUNY) Tuition Hike Protest, 1997-1998

Box 39 Folder 12 City University of New York (CUNY), 2011 May-June

See: "The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures--Signature/Public Theater--New York Times Review and CUNY Articles" in Box 39 Folder 12. There are several articles from the New York Times, which primarily cover CUNY's decision to remove Kushner's name from the list of persons invited to receive honorary degrees.

Box 107 Folder 2 Coalition for the International Criminal Court, 2002

Box 164 Columbia University--Signed Cap for Class Day Speech, 2004 May

Kushner was a speaker for Class Day, 2004. This is a blue graduation cap that appears to have been signed by students and given to Kushner after his speech.

Box 107 Folder 3 Communist Manifesto, undated

This appearts to be a script, probably for an event.

Box 107 Folder 4 Comparative Drama Conference, 2016

Text and Presentation publication includes Kushner's remarks.

Box 107 Folder 5 Comparative Drama Conference--Correspondence, 2016

Includdes correspondence regarding the publication of remarks, and a typescript of the remarks for Kushner's review.

Box 107 Folder 6 Connecticut Forum--Storytellers and the Stories They Tell, 2008-2009

Correspondence, program, and DVD.

Box 107 Folder 7 Contracts, 2002, undated

Box 145 Folder 4 Contracts--Miscellaneous, 2001-2003

Restricted until 2056.

Includes contracts for Angels in America (HBO), Barclay, speaking engagements, permissions, etc.

Box 107 Folder 8 Contracts, 2008-2011

Box 107 Folder 9 Cooper Union--Program, 2009 December 1

"Great Evenings in the Great Hall," included reading by Kushner.

Box 107 Folder 10 Corpus Christi (Manhattan Theatre Club), circa 1995

Flyers, correspondence, official statements, and demonstration materials about the production of the Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi at the Manhattan Theatre Club.

Box 107 Folder 11 Daily News Strike--Research--List of Completed Interviews, circa 1990-1992

Box 107 Folder 12-13 Daily News Strike--Research--Notes, circa 1990-1992, 2 folders

Notes, including interview notes, on various people. One of the files includes a chronology of the strike.

Box 107 Folder 14 Daily News Strike--Research--Notes, Miscellaneous, circa 1990-1992

Box 108 Folder 1 Daily News Strike--Research--Chronology (American Playhouse)

Box 108 Folder 2 Daily News Strike--Research--Chronology (with Paul Lar)

Box 108 Folder 3 Daily News Strike--Research--Clippings, 1991-1992

Box 108 Folder 4-9 Daily News Strike--Research--Clippings, 1990 October-1991 April; 1991 October, 6 folders

Box 109 Folder 1-4 Daily News Strike--Research--Contract Meeting Transcripts, 1991 February-November, 4 folders

Typescript transcripts of the contract meetings between New York Newspaper Printing Pressmen's Union Number 2 and The Daily News.

Box 109 Folder 5-6 Daily News Strike--Research--Guild Strike News, 1990-1991, 2 folders


Box 110 Folder 1 Daily News Strike--Research--Robert Maxwell, 1991

Box 110 Folder 2-3 Daily News Strike--Research--Public Relations Society Award Submission by Kamber Group, 1990s, 2 folders

File includes copy of full submission binder.

Box 110 Folder 4-5 Daily News Strike--Research--Strike Articles (Times, Newsday, Post), 1989-1991, 2 folders

Box 110 Folder 6 Daily News Strike--Research--Strike Handouts and Bulletins, 1990, undated

Box 110 Folder 7 Daily News Strike--Research--Symposium '89, 1989

Box 111 Folder 1 Daily News Strike--Research--The Talk of 42nd Street, 1989-1992

Newsletter of the Newspaper Guild of New York, Daily News Unit.

Box 111 Folder 2 Daily News Strike--Research--Research Materials and Notes

Box 111 Folder 3-4 Daily News Strike--Research--Research Materials, 1989-1992, 2 folders

Box 112 Folder 1-2 Daily News Strike--Research--Research Materials, 1980s-1990s, 2 folders

Box 111 Folder 5-7 Daily News Strike--Research--Research Materials, 1990s, 3 folders

Includes clippings for March-September 1990, notes, and other materials.

Box 112 Folder 3-5 Daily News Strike--Research--Research Materials (Folders 1-3, of 4), 1990s, 3 folders

Includes clippings for March-April 1991, and various subject files.

Box 113 Folder 1 Daily News Strike--Research--Research Materials (Folder 4, of 4), 1990s, 1 folders

Includes clippings for March-April 1991, and various subject files.

Box 114 Folder 1-5 Daily News Strike--Research--Research Materials, 1990s, 5 folders

Box 113 Folder 2-3 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History--Early Materials, circa 2010, 2 folders

Box 113 Folder 4 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History--Meeting, 2011

Box 113 Folder 5 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, 2012

Includes letter from Jean Kennedy Smith.

Box 113 Folder 6 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, 2012

Box 113 Folder 7 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, 2014

Includes invitation, program, and annotated script / remarks.

Box 113 Folder 8 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, 2017

Program only. It appears that the Remarks are in the Speeches, Miscellaneous file (Box 82, Folder 25).

Box 113 Folder 9 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History--Press, 2012-2018

Box 113 Folder 10 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History--Thank You Note from Edward M. Kennedy, Jr., 2013

Box 113 Folder 11 Erwin Piscator Award Luncheon, 2017

Kushner gave remarks about Jim Nicola. File includes correspondence and photographs. It appears that the Remarks are in the Speeches, Miscellaneous file (Box 82, Folder 24).

Box 113 Folder 12 Farleigh Dickinson University, 1997


Box 113 Folder 13 Fiddler on the Roof/Alisa Solomon, circa 2013


Box 113 Folder 14 Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown), undated

Invitation to benefactor's dinner featuring Kushner.

Box 113 Folder 15 Friends in Deed Benefit Performance--Project Notebook, 2002

Proj[ect] notebook for Friends in Deed benefit performance for Mike Nichols.

Box 113 Folder 16 Gap Ad Featuring Tony Kushner, 1992

Magazine clipping. Ad appeared in the July 1992 issue of Vanity Fair.

Box Tube F Gap Ad Featuring Tony Kushner--Bus Shelter Poster, 1993, 46 x 70"

This poster was meant to be removed from its backing and to adhere to a surface. The poster has some damage - it is coming off the backing and bunching in spots, and has some damage near the top.

Box 113 Folder 17 Gershwin--Work / Notes for Spielberg, circa 2010

Work was not produced. Includes draft of script written by Doug Wright, along with Kushner's notes and comments.

Box 178 Folder 1 GLAAD Presents Paul Monette--Poster (Signed), 1994, 14 x 22"

Signed by Monette, Kushner, and others.

Box 113 Folder 18 Golem Research, 1995

Box 113 Folder 19 Governor's Program for Gifted Children--Theater Comic Book--Original Drawings, circa 1981

Comic book about the importance of theater, for the cast and crew of the Governor's Program for Gifted Children productions. Also includes a note to the cast and crew.

Box 115 Folder 1 Guthrie Theater--Correspondence, 2009

General correspondence from Guthrie Theater; three of Kushner's plays were performed during the 2008-2009 season.

Box 179 Folder 2 Guthrie Theatre--Everything Kushner at the Guthrie--Cast Photographs with Title (Mounted), circa 2009, 20.25 x x25"

Two photographs, with two text banners - "Everything Kushner at the Guthrie: A Three-Stage Celebration Under One Roof." Mounted on foam core; looks to have been framed at one time.

Box 115 Folder 2 Guthrie Theater--Promotional Materials, 2009

Box 115 Folder 3 Guthrie Theater Trip, 2008 January

Box 115 Folder 4 Harvard University--Tanner Lectures, 2008

Includes typescript of remarks.

Box 115 Folder 5 Heat & Light Company, Inc.--Brochures, etc., undated

Box 115 Folder 6 Heat & Light Company, Inc.--Logo, 1997

Box 115 Folder 7 Heat & Light Company, Inc.--Newsletter, 1987

Box 115 Folder 8 Home (Maurice Maeterlinck)

Photocopies of published translations of this and other works.

Box 115 Folder 9-10 Interviews with Kushner Recorded on CD and DVD, 2005-2008, undated, 2 folders

These interviews include: a. Beyond the Pale interview. November 13, 2005; b. This Way Out interview. November 26, 2007; c. David Grubin Poetry Project contribution. March 31, 2008; d. Eldridge + Co., CUNY TV interview. April 29, 2008; e. Rachel Maddow Show (undated).

Box 115 Folder 11 The Iraq Plays, 2001

This event was co-produced by Naomi Wallace, with the Artists Network of Refuse & Resist!, " Imagine: Iraq." The event was to include readings of nine plays, including one by Kushner. Includes proposal, background material, and typescripts of some of the plays, but not Kushner's.

Box 115 Folder 12 Jack / of all trades: New Voices on the AIDS Crisis, 1994 December

Program and press.

Box 115 Folder 13 Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ), 1994-1997

Kushner served on the organization's board. Includes correspondence and information about the organization.

Box 115 Folder 14 John Jay College of Criminal Justice--Justice and Injustice--Photographs, 2010

Includes contact sheets and CD-R with photographs.

Box 115 Folder 15 Joyce Ketay Agency $, 1993

Box 48 Folder 5 The Klezmatics--Possessed, 1997, 1 compact disks

Signed and inscribed by the band. Much of Possessed is a collaboration with Kushner; Kushner contributed lyrics to two of the the songs, and the second half of the album was designed as a musical score for "A Dybbuk: Between Two Worlds".

Box 116 Folder 1 Larry Kramer File, 2005-2007

Includes clippings, and a typescript of Kramer's remarks at the 20th Anniversary of ACT UP.

Box 116 Folder 2 Larry Kramer Tribute at the 92nd Street Y, 2004

Box 116 Folder 3 Jill Krementz. The Writer's Desk Calendar, 2006

Includes photographs of Kushner.

Box 116 Folder 4 Kushner Rough Cut with Angels in America Clip


Lecture Notes, Speeches, Correspondence, Articles, Personal-Artifact-Type-Things

Box 116 Folder 5 "Three Screeds from Key West" Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, 1997 Spring

Magazine issue

Box 116 Folder 6 Lease Agreement for Union Square (Office), 1993

Box 116 Folder 7 Theatre Week Cover, 1993 December

Box 116 Folder 8 "The 50 Most Influential Baby Boomers" Life, 1996

Includes Kushner.

Box 116 Folder 9 Liebovitz / HIV Piece, 1993

Includes typescript draft, notes, and research materials.

Box 116 Folder 10 Washington Post--Inaugural Address, 1997 January

Includes typescript, agreement, and clippings.

Box 116 Folder 11 The Advocate--Election, 1996

Typescript with cover letter.

Box 116 Folder 12 The Advocate--Home Entertainment, 1996 June 25

Magazine issue

Box 116 Folder 13 AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) (Irene Borger), 1996

Typescript of the introduction to From a Burning House. File includes faxes of other material.

Box 116 Folder 14 Michael Callen Piece, 1995-1996

Correspondence, typescript, and material on Callen.

Box 117 Folder 1 Kushner--Early Interviews, 1991-1992

Box 117 Folder 2 Personal Letters to TK, 1996

Box 117 Folder 3 Kushnerabilia, 1995-1996

Articles related to Kushner.

Box 117 Folder 4 Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Keynote Address, 1997-1998

Speech, which was published as "A Modest Proposal" in American Theatre in January 1998. File includes typescript of speech and copies of the published article.

Box 117 Folder 5 "Culture" Out, 1996-1997

Correspondence and the February 1997 issue.

Box 117 Folder 6 Memorials and Obituaries, 1993-1995

Subject file.

Box 117 Folder 7 Playwright Notes, circa 1990

Notes related to West Coast Playwrights Workshops; at least one of these featured Kushner. Includes notes and brochures.

Box 117 Folder 8 Melville Reading with Maurice Sendak, 1996

Box 117 Folder 9 "A Difficult Jewish Man", 1995

For the retirement of Peter Zeisler from the Theater Communications Group. Printed copy, with covers.

Box 117 Folder 10 Queer Theater Conference / Larry Kramer, 1995

Correspondence, flier, notes from talk with Larry Kramer.

Box 117 Folder 11 Sontag Talk - City Arts, San Francisco, undated


Box 117 Folder 12 George Wolfe, 1995

Typescript of remarks on.

Box 117 Folder 13 Division of AIDS Services (DAS) Speech, 1994 April 12


Box 117 Folder 14 Budget Cuts - Demo Speech, 1990s

Box 117 Folder 15 Notes - Harold Bloom, 1992 or later

Box 167 Folder 10 Edge (Gay Marriage), 1996

Correspondence, issue of magazine, and a letter to the editor on the piece from a later issue.

Box 117 Folder 16 Los Angeles Times (Gay Marriage), 1996


Box 117 Folder 17 Kunstler Project, 1995


Box 117 Folder 18 San Francisco Opera / Bobby McFerrin, 1996

Relates to what became "St. Cecilia or The Power of Music." Includes press and other materials on the project.

Box 117 Folder 19 Tariq Ali, 1996


Box 117 Folder 20 Ricky Ian Gordon, 1996

Correspondence, etc.

Box 117 Folder 21 Rent / Lynn Thomson, 1997

Legal correspondence

Box 117 Folder 22 Elizabeth Roberts (Artist), 1996


Box 117 Folder 23 American Press (Lake Charles, LA), 1995-1996

Clippings, including a piece by Kushner.

Box 117 Folder 24 W.W. Norton--Publishing Offer, 1994


Box 117 Folder 25 "On Art, Angels, and "Postmodern Fascism" " Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, 1995 Spring

Box 117 Folder 26 Tony Kushner in Conversation with Naomi Wallace, 1996-1997

Writers on Writers. Includes unedited transcript.

Box 118 Folder 1 Mr. Abbott Award, 1995

Article on Gordon Davidson in The Journal for Stage Directors & Choreographers.

Box 118 Folder 2 (Answered) Letters to Tony Kushner, 1996

Box 118 Folder 3 Louisville 96 Speech - Dramatists Guild, 1996


Box 118 Folder 4 Mother Jones, 1995 July/August

Magazine issue includes interview with Kushner.

Box 118 Folder 5 Art Institute of Chicago Commencent 1996, 1995-1996

Correspondence and press.

Box 118 Folder 6 PEN/Faulkner, 1997 October

Correspondence, photograph, program, and press. Kushner gave a reading as part of this gala event.

Box 118 Folder 7 Etcetera (Cards, Notes to Tony Kushner), 1996-1997

Includes professional correspondence and a letter from Harold Bloom.

Box 118 Folder 8 Europe, 1995 May-June

Box 118 Folder 9 Kleist / Mar. Theater, undated

Articles and notes. Lecture notes?

Box 118 Folder 10-12 Dutch Masters, 1980s-1990s, 3 folders

Project description and related research.

Box 118 Folder 13 Death of a Salesman Essay, 1997

"Death of a Salesman, Rosalie Robinson's Theater in the Round, Lake Charles Louisana, 1962." Typescript.

Box 118 Folder 14 Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization (ILGO), 1993-1996

Includes press, statements, benefit concert contracts. Also includes materials related to Kushner's arrest as part of an ILGO-organized protest at the 1995 St. Patrick's Day parade.

Box 119 Folder 1 Letters of Recommendation, 2002

Box 119 Folder 2 Library of America, 2012

Box 119 Folder 3 Magazine Articles on Kushner, 1993-1999

Box 119 Folder 4 Magazine Articles on Kushner, 2010-2011

Box 119 Folder 5 Magazine Articles on Kushner, 2012-2013

Box 166 Folder 1 Magazine Articles on Kushner, 1993, 2016

Box 119 Folder 6 Medjugorje Materials

Brochures from travel company; brochures related to Medjugorje.

Box 119 Folder 7 Metropolitan Museum of Art and PEN World Voices of International Literature--Exit Strategies, 2012 May 2


Box 119 Folder 8 Arthur Miller Interview Notes--Jewish Museum, undated

Box 119 Folder 9 Arthur Miller Night at the 92nd Street Y, 2012 May 23

Box 119 Folder 10 Newport Beach Library, 2007 November 4

CD-R of photographs from Tony Kushner and Friends event.

Box 178 Folder 34 New York Public Library--"1969: The Year of Gay Liberation", 2009, Poster is 18 x 24"

Includes a note from Carey Maloney, a flier, and an exhibition poster.

Box 119 Folder 11 New York Public Library--AIDS Benefit, 1994

Box 119 Folder 12 New York Public Library--Literary Lions, 1994

Includes photograph

Box 119 Folder 13 New York Public Library--Notebook Loan, 1994

Box 119 Folder 14 New York Theatre Workshop--Posters Designed by Kushner, 1980s

This file includes poster designs, but also two pamphlet-type publications with drawings, including a publication on Columbia University created by Students Against Militarism.

Box 119 Folder 15 New York Times Book Review--Letter to the Editor, 1995

On the review of Urvahsi Vaid's Virtual Equality.

Box 120 Folder 1 New York University Tisch School of the Arts Gala, 2010


Box 178 Folder 35 Not in Our Name, 2002, undated, Photocopies. Approximately 17.25 x 21.5"

Photocopies of two advertisements. Kushner was a signatory.

Box 120 Folder 2 Office Renovation, 2006

Box 26 Folder 4 Eugene O'Neill Materials, 2003-2012

This includes a highlighted copies of "The Genius of O'Neill" published in the Times Literary Supplement in 2003 and program notes for the National Theatre's production of O'Neill's "Mourning Becomes Electra" (2004, 2014). The file also includes a brochure for "Blizzard at Marblehead Neck" at Glimmerglass (2011) and what appear to be revision notes for that work.

Box 120 Folder 3 Eugene O'Neill--Program for Mourning Becomes Electra, National Theatre, 2003 Autumn

Includes program note, "The Genius of the Fog: On O'Neill," by Kushner.

Box 120 Folder 4-8 Palestinian Theater Trip, 2002, 5 folders

Includes corespondence, itineraries, notes, scripts, and other materials.

Box 121 Folder 1 Permission/Release Forms, 2007

Box 121 Folder 2 Photographs--Headshots, with Negatives, circa 1990?

Prints are of a single pose; negatives include an additional pose.

Box 121 Folder 3 Photographs--Headshots of Kushner by Greg Weiner, circa 1990?, Color Slides

Box 121 Folder 4 Photographs--Headshot, with Negatives, circa 1993

Prints and negatives for single pose.

Box 121 Folder 5 Photographs--Portraits by Robert Giard, 1995, 3 items

Box 121 Folder 6 Photographs--Headshots by Susanne Gelles, 1996

Includes cover letter, and a photograph of Thomas Bernhard.

Box 121 Folder 7 Photographs--Headshots and Other Portraits, 1990s, Contact Sheets

Box 121 Folder 8 Photographs--Photographs of Kushner by Jill Krementz, 2004

Box 166 Folder 4 Photographs, circa 2008

Two portrait photographs of Kushner.

Box 121 Folder 9 Photographs--10th Anniversary Benefit Event for Madre, 1993, 4 items

Box 121 Folder 10 Photographs--Tony Awards, 1994, 1 items

Box 121 Folder 11 Photographs--MOCA?, 1995 May-June, Photocopies

This file include photocopies of two photographs with identifying information, and an additional note. One of the photographs appears to be related to a reading that took place at MOCA in June 1995.

Box 121 Folder 12 Photographs--Photograph with Note from George C. Wolfe, undated

Photograph includes Kushner and what appears to be an Angels in America parade float.

Box 121 Folder 13 Photographs--Kushner at Unidentified Event, 1990s, 3 items

Box 121 Folder 14 Photographs--Kushner at Unidentified Event, 1990s, 1 items

Tony Kushner and an unidentified man. There is a cover note with the photograph, from P. at the Theatre Communications Group (TCG).

Box 121 Folder 15 Photographs--Kushner at Unidentified Event, 1990s, 4 items

Four photographs, and a note from Rachel Rosenberg. Some items appear to include college students.

Box 121 Folder 16 Photographs--Kushner with Tere Johns, 1994, 1 items

Box 121 Folder 17 Photographs--Kushner with Naomi Wallace, and her daughters, 1994, 2 items

Box 121 Folder 18 Photograph--Unidentified, 1994

Box 121 Folder 19 Press-Baruch Today, 1999 Winter

Box 121 Folder 20 Press--Magazines, 1994-1995

Box 121 Folder 21 Press--Magazines, 2008-2010

Box 166 Folder 2 Press--Magazines, 1993

This issue of Bomb magazine contains an article on Kushner written by Craig Lucas.

Box 121 Folder 22 Press--Newspaper Clippings, 2009-2010

Box 121 Folder 23 Psychotherapy Institute--An Evening with Tony Kushner, 2012

Program for 40th anniversary benefit featuring "Terminating".

Box 121 Folder 24 Public Theater--50th Anniversary Booklet, 2017

Box 121 Folder 25 Nancy Quinn Memorial, 1993

Booklet contains short reminiscences from several people including Kushner.

Box 121 Folder 26 Rabbis for Human Rights-North America: Israel at 60, 2008


Box 121 Folder 27 Repertory Theatre of St. Louis--Correspondence, 1985-1986

On programming for the theatre.

Box 122 Folder 1 Research, 1997

"Research for Tony" with covering letter. Mainly related to Jesse Helms.

Box 122 Folder 2 Research--FDA Action Handbook, 1988

Primarily relates to AIDS.

Box 122 Folder 3 San Francisco Jewish Museum, 1996

Box 122 Folder 4 Maurice Sendak--Last Dance, 2002, 1 DVDs

DVD, featuring Philobolus dance company and Maurice Sendak.

Box 122 Folder 5 Maurice Sendak--Planning for 80th Birthday Celebration at 92nd Street Y, 2008

Includes correspondence, annotated script (typescript), contacts list, program, and contract.

Box 148 Folder 1-2 Maurice Sendak--92nd Street Y Sendak Event--CDs / DVDs / PIX, 2008, 17 items

Includes slideshows of book covers used at the 2008 event, as well as DVDs of the event itself. Some of the other CD's include music.

Box 148 Folder 3 Maurice Sendak--Memorial--DVDs, 2012, 2 DVDs

Includes opening and final clips, and a media DVD with movies and a powerpoint.

Box 122 Folder 6 Maurice Sendak--Memorial--Guest Lists, 2012

Box 122 Folder 7 Maurice Sendak--Memorial--Programs and Tickets, 2012

Box 122 Folder 8 Maurice Sendak--Memorial--Script, 2012

Box 122 Folder 9 Maurice Sendak--Memorial--Press, 2012

Box 122 Folder 10 Maurice Sendak--My Brother's Book--Cover, circa 2013

Box 122 Folder 11 Maurice Sendak--Related Materials, 2011-2012

Includes correspondence received by Kushner after Sendak's memorial, and a copy of an editorial cartoon. These are also three original cartoons of Kushner and Sendak by Tom Bloom.

Box 122 Folder 12 Maurice Sendak--Sendak Fellowship, 2000-2010

Box 166 Folder 14 Maurice Sendak--Sendak Calendar, 2013

In celebration of Maurice Sendak and the 50th anniversary of Where the Wild Things Are.

Box Tube B Maurice Sendak--"We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy: Two Nursery Rhymes with Pictures"--Proofs, 1994, 4 items; 22.5 x 33.5"

Proofs; each item has multiple illustrations. Each item is signed and inscribed to Tony by Sendak, April 1994.

Box 122 Folder 13 Maurice Sendak--"Where the Wild Things Are"--Script, 2004 August 10

Box 123 Folder 1 Michael Shaieb--Correspondence and Scores, 2011

Includes correspondence, scores, and a demo recording of Triology: 3 Settings of Texts by Tony Kushner, commissioned by the Twin Cities Gay Mens Chorus.

Box 123 Folder 2 Signature Theatre--Planning for 2010-2011 Season, 2008-2009

The Signature Theatre devoted its 2010-2011 season to the works of Kushner. File includes meeting agendas and calendars.

Box 123 Folder 3-4 Signature Theatre--2010-2011 Season--Casting Notes, 2009-2010, 2 folders

Includes casting notes for Angels in America, The Illusion, and The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures.

Box 160 Signature Theatre--Gift--Wand and Tiara, 2011

From the Signature Theatre - "Thanks again for a wonderful season. We crown you 'Miss Signature Theatre 2011'!" Includes card, tiara, wand, and pink tissue paper.

Box 123 Folder 5 Signature Theatre--Program and Anniversary Book, 2010

Program from the 20th Anniversary Gala, honoring Kushner, and an anniversary book for the theatre's 20th season.

Box 169 Folder 22 Signature Theatre--Invocation and Blessing for the Pershing Square Signature Center--Poster, 2012 January 30, 12.25 x 18"

2 copies.

Box 123 Folder 6 Sondheim Interview Notes, 2010

Includes notes for the Public Forum and the Skirball Interview.

Box 123 Folder 7 Steven Barclay Agency--Catalog of Speakers, 2006

Box 123 Folder 8 Steven Barclay Agency--Contracts, 2002-2008

Box 123 Folder 9 Syracuse University Department of Drama, 2013

Primarily thank you notes. Includes disk of Kushner with no video.

Box 123 Folder 10 To Be Filed, circa 1987-1994

Box 123 Folder 11 Tolerance as an Art Form, 1993

Article on conference; Kushner was a panelist.

Box 123 Folder 12 Theatre of War--Flier for Tribecca Film Festival, 2008

Box 124 Folder 1 University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2008

Includes program and a CD-R with photographs.

Box 124 Folder 2 Veterans Writing Project, 2009

Box 124 Folder 3 War Horse , 2010 July-August

Kushner wrote on the original envelope that this file contained "Richard Curtis shooting scripts" and "uncredited script rewrites". File includes Curtis' shooting script and typescript notes by Kushner.

Box 124 Folder 4 Westlake Films Nametag, undated

Kushner is identified as a wrtier on the nametag but film is unidentified; possibly related to Munich.

Box 124 Folder 5 White House--Invitations / State of the Union Address, 1995-1996

Includes an invitation and other items related to the ceremony and dinner in honor of the recipients of the National Medal of the Arts and the Charles Frankel Prize Awards (1995). Also includes a copy of the State of the Union Address (1996) signed by Bill Clinton.

Box 124 Folder 6 White House--Invitations / Programs, 2009-2010

For reception honoring recipients of the National Medal of the Arts and the National Humanities Medal.

Box 124 Folder 7 Wikileaks Call Notes, 2012 August 1

Box 124 Folder 8 August Wilson Century Cycle--Flier, circa 2007

Box 124 Folder 9 Wrestling with Angels , 2001, 2006

Includes correspondence with proposal, and a flier for the film.

Box 124 Folder 10 Wrestling with Angels--Press, 2007

Includes a program, tickets, and press related to an event with director Frida Mock at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. Film poster is filed in Box 169.

Box 169 Folder 23 Wrestling with Angels--Poster, circa 2007, 12 x 18"

Poster was originally in press file in Box 124, above.

Box 165 Folder 14 Wrestling with Angels--Score by Jeanine Tesori, 2005

Score is inscribed to Tony by Frieda [Lee Mock].

Box 124 Folder 11 Writers Guild of America (WGA) Pension Plan, 2005

Box 124 Folder 12 Yale University, 1997

Correspondence and press.