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Series 3 | A Finding Aid to the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art records, 1973-1988

Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art records, 1973-1988

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Series 3: General Operations, 1974-1988
(Boxes 2-3; 1.25 linear feet)

This series consists of records that document the the administrative, financial, and legal activities of LAICA. Administrative materials include files about LAICA's members and donors, lists of LAICA's staff, and information about LAICA's organizational structure. Financial records consist of financial reports, bank account information, and invoices. Legal materials include leases for LAICA's South Robertson and Traction Avenue properties, tax filings, and financial documents filed with the city of Los Angeles. This series also contains extensive documentation of LAICA's applications to receive funding from federal and state agencies.
Additional administrative and financial records are found in Series 5, Exhibitions and Programs and Series 6, Publications.
3.1:Administrative Files, circa 1974-1988
Found here are records relating to the general operations and administration of LAICA. The bulk of the files relate to grant fund applications and general fundraising. Grant proposals are to the National Endowment for the Arts, Institute of Museum Services, and the Southern California Center for the Arts, and include funded projects and denied proposals. The denied grants provide information about proposed exhibits and programs that are not documented elsewhere.
Also found in this subseries are files concerning membership and donors, staff, committees and an advisory council, space and floor plans, and works of art sold by LAICA which were possibly donated by artists for fundraising purposes. The material is arranged in a rough alphabetical order according to either topic, activity, or type of material.
DescriptionContainer
Address Lists, mid 1970s-late 1980s
2
4
Advisory Council, 1982, undated
2
5
Advocates and Sponsors, circa 1985
2
6
Art Sales, 1982-1984
2
7
Floor Plans, circa 1974-1980
2
8
Forms, circa late 1970s-early 1980s
2
9
Fundraising Materials, circa early 1980s
2
10
Grant Applications, Institute of Museum Services, 1982-1985
(2 folders)
2
11-12
Grant Applications, National Endowment for the Arts, 1980-1988
(13 folders)
2
13-25
Grant Applications, National Museum Act, 1982-1985
2
26
Grant Applications, Southern California Center for the Arts, 1982
2
27
Grant Applications, Letters of Support, 1982-1983
2
28
Grant Applications, Other Materials, 1982-1986
2
29
Grant Funding List, circa 1980
2
30
Job Descriptions, circa late 1970s-mid 1980s
2
31
Membership Lists, circa 1970s
2
32
Member Questionnaire, circa 1983
2
33
Museum Assessment Program, 1984-1987
2
34
Organizational Charts, late 1970s-mid 1980s
2
35
Salary Survey, circa late 1970s
2
36
Staff Lists, 1970s and circa 1985
2
37
3.2:Legal and Financial Records, 1974-1987
Financial records found within this subseries include financial reports, lists of financial contributions, banking and tax documentation, and files concerning the purchase and sale LAICA's property at 2020 South Robertson Boulevard and 811 Traction Avenue. Legal records including leases, and government business filings. Also included are scattered records relating to a typesetting service ran by LAICA in the early 1980s.
DescriptionContainer
2020 South Robertson Building, Purchase, 1979-1982
2
38
2020 South Robertson Building, Sale, 1985-1986, undated
2
39-40
811 Traction Avenue Building, 1979-1983
(3 folders)
2
41-43
Affirmative Action Materials, 1978-1985
2
44
Bank Account Information, circa late 1970s
2
45
Chart of Accounts, circa 1980s
2
46
Contributions, 1983-1984
2
47
Financial Reports, 1974-1987
(4 folders)
3
1-4
Financial Reports, undated, circa late 1970s-mid 1980s
3
5
Invoices, 1984-1985
3
6
Notes, circa 1980s
3
7
Promissory Notes and Loans, 1985-1986
3
8
Taxes, 1974-1986
3
9
Typesetting Materials, 1982-1983
3
10
Workers Compensation, 1980
3
11

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