Since 2012, Pick Up Performance Co(s) and David Gordon have investigated an accurate archival system for his performance work. David Gordon’s complete archive will soon be housed and accessible at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
David Gordon's ARCHIVEOGRAPHY can be navigated through browsing the decade navigation menu at the top of the site.
ARCHIVEOGRAPHY SCRIPTS: scripts written by David Gordon for ARCHIVEOGRAPHY - as opposed to his scripts for live or filmed performance. ARCHIVEOGRAPHY scripts contain pictures, programs, scores, texts, and new storytelling about Gordon's life and work. These are accessible on the applicable decade pages, on associated work pages, and as a complete list on the DAVID WRITES ABOUT HIMSELF page.
DECADE PAGES: to bring up a decade page click on a decade in the navigation menu at the top of the site. Each decade page contains links to that decade’s ARCHIVEOGRAPHY script, a link to that decade's photos in the photo album, and a list of David Gordon works created in that decade. 
WORK PAGES: to bring up a work page click on a work from the list on a decade page or the title of a work in an ARCHIVEOGRAPHY script. Each work page has, when available, links to ARCHIVEOGRAPHY scripts, a flyer for the work, performance texts, reviews, a list of related David Gordon works, and a chronological performance listing with links to programs and videos.
David Gordon's ARCHIVEOGRAPHY can be navigated through browsing by topic using the left navigation menu.
DAVID WRITES ABOUT HIMSELF: click to find selected David Gordon interviews, articles, artist statements, and bios as well as a full list of ARCHIVEOGRAPHY scripts.
PEOPLE WRITE ABOUT DAVID: click to find selected articles, essays, profiles, reviews, and interviews. Additionally, each writing is also listed on the relevant work pages. 
NYPL / INSTALLATION: click to find information about DAVID GORDON: ARCHIVEOGRAPHY - Under Construction the related installation on view at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts December 6th 2016 - April 6th 2017.
PHOTO ALBUM: click to find images from David Gordon’s archive arranged by decade in Photo Ablum 1. Select Photo Album 2 to find the collages from the inslallation DAVID GORDON: ARCHIVEOGRAPHY - Under Construction. Links to related parts of the PHOTO ALBUM are also included on decade pages and work pages.
NYPL / VIDEO: click for David Gordon’s videos on the New York Public Library Digital Collections. Work pages also list relevant video links in the Performances section.
David Gordon's ARCHIVEOGRAPHY content is also fully searchable by using the search icon in the upper right.
A collaborative project of Pick Up Performance Co(s)
& David Gordon
Producer: Alyce Dissette
Archivist & Associate Producer: Patsy Gay
Editor: Jan Schmidt
Designer & Creative Director: Peggy Weil
Web Development: Creative Pursuits, Chris Loos
Production Assistant: Cassidy Samelian
Contributors: Ed Fitzgerald, Valda Setterfield, and Nick Ryckert
Archiveography, David Gordon's archive investigation, is made possible by
This Archiveography would not have been possible without the ongoing collaboration with
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and its many staff members. We would like to
specially thank Jacqueline Z. Davis: Barbara G. and Lawrence A. Fleischman Executive Director;
Linda Murray: Curator, Jerome Robbins Dance Division; and Tanisha Jones: Director, Moving Image Archive, Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
The majority of the photographs appearing on this site are by: © Gerald S. Ackerman,
© Catherine Ashmore, © Josef Astor, © Nancie Battaglia, © Tom Brazil, © Tom Caravaglia,
© Dee Conway, © Paula Court, © Michal Daniel, © G. Delahaye, © Andrew Eccles, © Johan Elbers,
© Joe Fornabaio, © Forster, © Ken Friedman, © Mark Garvin, © Lois Greenfield, © Philip Grey,
© Chris Ha, © Stephanie Harvin, © Andrew Lichtenstein, © Elisabeth/Babette Mangolte,
© Joan Marcus, © Dona Ann McAdams, © Peter Moore, © Keith Pattison, © Christiane Robin,
© Carol Rosegg, © Jonathan Slaff, © Pamela Slater, © Swiss Institute, © Martha Swope,
© Nathaniel Tileston, and © Jack Vartoogian. Additional photographers have been credited individually.
Photographs not otherwise credited are from David Gordon’s files. He would appreciate notification
for photographs not otherwise credited be sent to gordon@pupcs.org.
Thank yous in progress including: The Dance Heritage Coalition.