Size: 35.9 Linear feet; 1,710.223 Gigabytes
Summary: The papers of sculptor and site-specific installation artist Elyn Zimmerman measure 35.9 linear feet and 1710.223 gigabytes, and date from 1967-2019. The collection documents the artist's life and work through correspondence, interviews, writings, project and commission files, exhibition files, teaching files, printed material, and photographic material. Project and commission files comprise the majority of the collection at 19.40 linear feet and comprehensively document dozens of Zimmerman's site-specific sculptural projects and proposals for public and private sites across the United States and internationally. Items include correspondence, contracts, photographs, models, blueprints, and original sketches and drawings. Photographic material documents Zimmerman's work through color and black and white slides, transparencies, contact sheets, negatives, and prints. The papers include a small number of born digital records, including interviews, digital images of projects, construction sites, and floorplans, as well as PowerPoint presentations. There is a 2.1 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2022 that includes project fies relating to photographic and outdoor projects. Material consists of photographs, plans, announcements and clippings. Materials date from circa 2009-2017.