About the La MaMa Archives

La MaMa Archives collects material related to the work of La MaMa Experimental Theater Club, its founder Ellen Stewart, and its contributing artists. The bulk of the archive consists of materials that were created in the normal course of the theater’s business. The Archive almost never accepts outside archival donations; in the rare situations that we do accept donations, we require that donors agree to transfer both physical ownership of the materials and copyright to La MaMa. Our records are mostly in English, with other languages (Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, French, and Chinese, among others) scattered throughout. Formats include paper, film, video, photographic materials, electronic media, papier mache, fabric, and wood.

The materials found here on the La MaMa Digital Collections site represent only a small portion of what is held at the Archive. Our digitization project began in 2014, and has expanded access to our vast collection of photographs, flyers, programs, press, correspondence and more. Some items have been cataloged, but not digitized. Much of our production footage has also been digitized and is available for remote viewing. Please contact the Archive with any questions or requests for access.


Ozzie Rodriguez, Director
Kylie Goetz, Manager of Digital and Special Projects
Shigeko Suga, Archive Associate
Piruz Haney, Digitization/Metadata Specialist
66 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

To Schedule an in person visit call (212)-260-2471 or email archives@lamama.org
Hours: 12pm-6pm, Monday - Friday

To view footage remotely, or for inquiries regarding the digital collections site, email kylie@lamama.org