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Jan Butterfield papers, 1950-1997

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3.2: Waterfront Project Photographs and Sound Recordings , 1976-1978
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Jan Butterfield coordinated the waterfront project while on the faculty of the San Francisco Art Institute. The project began in 1976 was modeled on the La Defense project in Paris, which involved local artists in urban planning of a blighted area. Participants in the project included Butterfield, Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, Melinda Wortz, Eric Orr, Dr. E. Wortz, Frank Gehry, Newton and Helen Harrison, and Josh Young, as well as students at the Art Institute. The project and was designed to take a cross-disciplinary approach to urban planning and development for the waterfront district of San Francisco, and to involve artists and local residents in decision-making. Records relating to the project found in this series include photographs of meetings and waterfront scenes, most of which are credited to Jan Butterfield, and sound recordings of meetings, lectures, and literary readings. The lecture by Jan Butterfield contains detailed information about the project as a whole. Sound recordings are on five sound tape reels and 1 sound cassette.
Fragments of additional taped meetings are found on reels that were recycled for Butterfield's interviews. See series 1, interviews and lectures, David Hockney interview and John Cage performance and lecture.
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Photographs, circa 1976-1978
10
1-2
Sound Recordings
10
Waterfront Meeting, Frank Gehry's, 1977 July 6
1 sound tape reel
10
3
Waterfront Lecture, Melinda Wortz, 1977 September
1 sound tape reel
10
3
Waterfront Class with Josh Young, 1977 September 16
1 sound tape reel
10
4
Waterfront Class with Toby Rosenblatt, Audrey Owen, Bob Moyer, 1977 October 21
1 sound tape reel
10
4
Lecture by Butterfield at San Francisco Art Institute, 1978 February 6
1 sound cassette
10
5
Literary Reading by Waterfront Writers, 1978 May
1 sound tape reel
10
5
Sound Tape Reel Box, Empty, Labeled Waterfront Meeting, Los Angeles, 1977 August 31
10
5

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