Jim Pallas papers, 1970-1982

Pallas, Jim, b. 1941
Active in Grosse Point, Mich.

Collection size: 2.0 linear feet (partially filmed on 1 reel)

Collection Summary: Scrapbooks, portfolio, an interview and film outtakes documenting Jim Pallas' sculpture.

Reel 2538: Two scrapbooks contain correspondence, drawings, clippings, and photographs about Pallas' works "The Senate Piece" (1979), and "Hitchhikers" (1981-1982). A portfolio includes drawings, notes, printed material and photographs concerning Pallas' computer circuitries for kinetic sculpture (1971-1982).

Unfilmed: 43 reels of 16 mm motion picture film and soundtrack, work print, outtakes, and trims from the film JIM PALLAS: ELECTRONIC SCULPTOR (1981), a transcript of an interview with Pallas conducted by Sue Marx, one of the film's producers, and an announcement for the film. 33 of the film reels are grouped in 7 film cans; collection has 17 film cans total.

Biographical/Historical Note: Born 1941. Electronic sculptor, Michigan.

Material on reel 2538 lent for microfilming 1982; unmicrofilmed material donated 1985 all by Jim Pallas.

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