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NCFA records relating to Synchroma machine, 1969-1972

National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)


Collection Information

Size: 21 Items (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Records relating to a possible demonstration and exhibition of a Synchroma machine at the National Collection of Fine Arts. Correspondence is between Adelyn Breeskin and Jan Mulhert of the museum's 20th century department and inventors Stanley Elliott and Honore Guilbeau. Photographs, descriptive statements, and clippings are also included.

Biographical/Historical Note

The National Collection of Fine Arts, a branch of the Smithsonian Institution, changed its name through an act of Congress to the National Museum of American Art in 1980. The Syncroma machine creates constantly changing visual images using sonic inputs supplied by the artist.


Adelyn Breeskin represented NCFA in this gift to the Archives.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3161 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

NCFA records relating to Synchroma machine, 1969-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.