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Jim Pallas papers, 1970-1982

Pallas, Jim, 1941-



Collection Information

Size: 2.0 linear feet (partially filmed on 1 reel)

Summary: Scrapbooks, portfolio, an interview and film outtakes documenting Jim Pallas' sculpture.

Reel 2538: Two scrapbooks contain correspondence, drawings, clippings, and photographs about Pallas' works "The Senate Piece" (1979), and "Hitchhikers" (1981-1982). A portfolio includes drawings, notes, printed material and photographs concerning Pallas' computer circuitries for kinetic sculpture (1971-1982).

Unfilmed: 43 reels of 16 mm motion picture film and soundtrack, work print, outtakes, and trims from the film JIM PALLAS: ELECTRONIC SCULPTOR (1981), a transcript of an interview with Pallas conducted by Sue Marx, one of the film's producers, and an announcement for the film. 33 of the film reels are grouped in 7 film cans; collection has 17 film cans total.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born 1941. Electronic sculptor, Michigan.


Material on reel 2538 lent for microfilming 1982; unmicrofilmed material donated 1985 all by Jim Pallas.

Location of Originals

  • Loan: Originals are in the possession of the donor.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 2538 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Jim Pallas papers, 1970-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.