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America: Now and Here records, circa 2010-2012

Contents and Arrangement

This collection is arranged as 4 series.

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Series 1: Interviews , circa 2010
0.3 Linear feet
Box 1

Poets and artists from various disciplines were interviewed by America: Now and Here. Many of the interviews were conducted by Eugene Michael Santiago, but numerous transcripts do not identifiy the interviewer. Some well-known interview subjects include program founder Eric Fischl, playwright Edward Albee, visual artists Julian Schnabel and Bill Viola, various poets including Billie Collins and lesser known individuals. Subjects discussed include the meaning of "the American Journey," the development of the artist, sources of inspiration and work, and the relationship between art and culture.
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Artists, A-D, Transcripts, circa 2010
Includes born-digital records, see ER01
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1
Artists, E-K, Transcripts, circa 2010
1
2
Artists, L-P, Transcripts, circa 2010
1
3
Artists, R-W, Transcripts, circa 2010
1
4
Poets, B-Ma, Transcripts, circa 2010
1
5
Poets, Me-W, Transcripts, circa 2010
1
6
Transcripts and Audio and Video Interviews, Artists and Poets A-Z, 2012. Digital Audio and Video Recording, 2019
1.52 Gigabytes
389 computer files
ER01

Series 2: Writings , 2010-2011
2 Folders
Box 1

The project "Crossing State Lines, An American Renga" created a collaborative poem written by 54 American poets and was edited by Bob Holman and Carl Muske-Dukes. The renga concept is based on the Japanese "renga," or "conversation" poem, and was chosen to link the work of poets from across the country. Each poet wrote two five-line sequences.
"Give Away," a scene written by Matt Spicer, is based on a dream of Julie Norton and includes an artist's statement explaining the piece.
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"Crossing State Lines, An American Renga", Manuscript and Published Version, 2011
Includes born-digital records, see ER02
1
7
"Crossing State Lines, An American Renga", 2011. Digital Video Recording, 2019
1.52 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER02
"Give Away" by Matt Spicer, 2010
1
8

Series 3: Printed Material , circa 2010-2012
0.5 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2, OV 3

This series includes a large quantity of promotional material explaining the program's mission and components. Also included are posters, interactive materials related to the "Make-a-Mask" activity, and postcards to which visitors would respond. Miscellaneous items include fund raising materials, staff badges, a catalog, and a workbook prepared for children and family participation. Much of this series refers to the Kansas City program (2011 May).
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Clippings, 2011
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9
Posters, undated, circa 2011
Oversized material housed in OV 3.
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10
Presentation Materials, circa 2011
Includes born-digital records, see ER03
Oversized material housed in OV 3.
2
1
Presentation Materials, 2012. Digital Video Recording, 2019
2.01 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER03
Press Materials, circa 2010-2012
2
2-3
Program Postcards, Blank, circa 2010-2012
2
4
Program Poscards with Responses, circa 2010-2012
2
5
Miscellaneous Items, 2010-2011
2
6
Oversized Posters (from Box 1, Folder 10), circa 2011
OV 3
Oversized Presentation Materials (from Box 2, Folder 1), circa 2011
OV 3

Series 4: Artwork , circa 2010
1 Folder
Box 2

Artwork consists of a wicker and feather horn decorated with swatches of brightly colored fabric.
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Feathered Horn by Unidentified Artist, circa 2010
2
7

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  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.