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Ephemera

Caffè Lena Performer Files

Twenty file boxes containing original memorabilia saved by Lena Spencer documenting the performance history of Caffè Lena; organized by performer. Material includes press kits, newspaper articles, photographs, personal correspondence, business records, etc.

Lena Spencer Collection

Six file boxes containing original memorabilia saved by Lena Spencer, documenting her life and the early history of Caffè Lena including Lena's memoirs and original writings, performance calendars, personal correspondence between Lena and musicians/patrons, original manuscripts, notes, monographs, journals, business records, pamphlets, newspaper articles, promotional materials, rare and ephemeral folk music publications, posters, illustrations, published books, reviews, etc. [Note: This collection is not yet digitized, no PDFs available at this time].

Jan Nargi Collection

Four file boxes owned by Jan Nargi - containing original memorabilia documenting Lena Spencer's life and the theater history of Caffè Lena including Lena Spencer's original vinyl record and cookbook collections, newspaper articles, magazines, catalogues, journal, newsletters, playbills, press releases, programs, publicity, theater scripts, songbooks, publicity materials, etc. [Note: This collection is not yet digitized, no PDFs available at this time].

Lively Lucy's Coffeehouse Collection

Two file boxes containing original memorabilia documenting an important student run coffeehouse at Skidmore College, created with help from Lena Spencer in 1972 including newspaper articles, correspondence, etc.

Board of Directors Collection

Seven boxes and two folders containing material documenting Caffè Lena as a nonprofit organization (1991-present day). Materials include correspondence, event calendars, newspaper articles, photographs, exhibition artifacts, scrapbooks, performance logs, business records, research materials related to the Caffè Lena History Project (2002-2013), publicity materials, publications, and oral history files related to Caffè Lena performers and patrons.[Note: This collection is not yet digitized, no PDFs available at this time]