All Series Level Scope and Content Notes
The collection consists of professional and personal correspondence, assorted clippings,
film festival awards and memorabilia, and scripts and production documents related to Alan
Rudolph's filmmaking career, spanning his early work in Riot (1969), through
2002's The Secret Lives of Dentists . Also included are a plethora of
documents from various unproduced projects. In the Artifacts and Graphics series are a small
selection of props from Rudolph's films, most notably The Moderns , along with
an assortment of film cast and crew branded gear, including caps, shirts, and jackets, movie
posters, and a representation of some of the numerous awards won by the Rudolphs.
A small sub-series of material devoted to friend and mentor, Robert Altman, consists of
articles and reviews, assorted programs, and, most notably, photographs taken by Joyce
Joyce Rudolph is represented by hundreds of her professional and sought-after on-set
photographs, company stills, and candid shots, all taken during the filming of projects by
Alan Rudolph and a wide variety of other notable filmmakers.
A series of Audio and Moving Image material consists of several VHS tapes, several movie
video disks as well as two soundtracks. The Artwork series contains an assortment of
drawings and paintings, most likely created by Alan Rudolph, along with two large acrylic
paintings used as props in The Moderns .