Harriet E. Shapiro
Scope and Contents
The records of America: Now and Here, a traveling arts program headquartered in New York City that provided traveling arts presentations, measure 0.9 linear feet and 5.05 GB and date from circa 2010-2012. The collection consists of interviews with artists and poets, two writings, and printed and digital material, much relating to the America: Now and Here program in Kansas City (2011 May). The materials were designed to create interactive dialogues with visitors about the "American Journey," our culture, the arts, and creativity.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The America: Now and Here records were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2012 by Dorothy Dunn, former Director of the organization.
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared in 2014 by Harriet E. Shapiro. The Archives of American Art has implemented minimal processing tactics when possible in order to increase information about and access to more of our collections. Minimal processing included arrangement to the series and folder levels. Generally, items within folders were simply verified with folder titles, but not arranged further. Folders within boxes were not numbered. The collection was rehoused in archival containers and folders, but not all staples and clips were removed. Born-digital materials were processed in 2019 by Kirsi Ritosalmi-Kisner with funding provided by Smithsonian Collection Care and Preservation Fund.