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Collection #156

Richard Foltz Papers

Record:156
Date: 1940 - 2010
Size: 2 feet

Provenance

This collection was donated by Burt Lazarim and Frank Ireland, close friends of Richard Foltz, who settled Foltz’s affairs at the end of his life.

Scope and Content

This collection contains play notes, music sheets, personal notes, play scripts, audio tapes of Foltz’s Christmas music, and many photographs depicting Foltz’s life and activities.

History or Bio

Richard Foltz was a songwriter, musician, stage manager, actor, teacher, and leader. He was born in Woodstock, Virginia on May 28, 1942. Foltz moved to New York City in 1966. Foltz was involved in theater production, including working with the original New York production of “Boys in the Band,” in 1968. Foltz was also a founding member of Chelsea Gay Association in 1978, and was part of Out Music in the 1980s. In 1996, he produced the album “Richard Foltz, A Songwriter’s Christmas.” Foltz died January 25, 2014 in New York City.

Folder List

Box 1

1. Personal Notebooks
2. Agenda/ Planner 1990
3. Family Heritage Book
4. Media Coverage
5. Letters to Friends
6. Miscellaneous Letters
7. Conn Fleming
8. Funerary Materials of Family and Friends
9. Scrapbook of Photos, Notes, and News Clippings
10. Scrapbook of Photos, Headshots, and Poems
11. [Manuscripts of Musical Play Notes and Music Sheets 1]
12. [Manuscripts of Musical Play Notes and Music Sheets 2]
13. [Manuscripts of Musical Play Notes and Music Sheets 3]
14. “Days and Nights in the City” [Play]
15. “Remembering Charlie” [Play]
16. “Natural Causes” [Play]

Box 2

17. Center Theater: “My Romeo” [Play]
18. Mayer-Gasters Prints
19. Family Photos 1
20. Family Photos 2
21. Family Photos 3
22. Family Photos 4
23. Family Photos 5

Box 3

24. Miscellaneous Photos
25. Film Strip Negatives
26. Digital Imaging Photo CDs

Audio Tape List

1. Christmas Will Start
2. Down at Christmas 1
3. Songwrite XMas Dub
4. Tom’s Dat
5. Richard Foltz – Tracks
6. A Songwriters Christmas – Master
7. Christmas Album M
8. Christmas Album N
9. Dan Martin – Tracks
10. Down at Christmas 2
11. Back-up 1
12. Back-up 2
13. Christmas is the Time
14. Richard Foltz – A Songwriter’s Christmas CD