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Fred Truck papers, 1965-2019

Truck, Fred, 1946-



Collection Information

Size: 11.7 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of multimedia and computer artist, Fred Truck, measure 11.7 linear feet and date from 1965-2019. Included are biographical material, interviews, correspondence, writings, subject and project files, photographs, rare printed material, preliminary works of art, and audiovisual material. A portion of the papers are in electronic format. The papers are organized by projects, institutions and individuals and include the following series: Fluxus art criticism and artist's books by Truck; performance art including the Performance Bank, the Electric Bank, and The Des Moines Festival of the Avant-garde; concrete poetry; mail art; digital performance and social media including Art Com Electronic Network (ACEN); sculpture and prints; art software; virtual reality software; three dimensional photography; collaborative works of performance art and collaborative works of early electronic art 1980- and the ACEN artists' network (1986-1999).

Biographical/Historical Note

Fred Truck (1946- ) is a multimedia and computer artist in West Des Moines, Iowa.


The collection was donated in 2020 by Fred Truck.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of audio visual recordings and born digital records with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.

How to Cite This Collection

Fred Truck papers, 1965-2019. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.