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Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers, 1905-1987, bulk 1952-1987

How to Use This Collection

Exploring the Collection

This collection has a finding aid which allows users to navigate to specific parts of the collection. To explore this collection, use either the expandable links in the sidebar or through the container inventory located in the Contents and Arrangement. Digitized materials will be indicated with the Digitized items icon icon.

A PDF of the entire finding aid can be found on the Overview page.

Requesting Materials

You can request an appointment to view materials in the Washington, D.C. reading room or to receive reproductions. Requests can be made as you navigate through the collection on either the series description page (found through Contents and Arrangement) or on individual folders.

Alternative Forms Available

Portions of the collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reels 3832-3827 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.

The motion picture films Pine Barrens (release print and a portion of outtakes) and Suntunnels (work print) were transferred to videocassette for research access in 2003 and are available at the Archives of American Art offices.

Restrictions on Access

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

Robert Smithson's personal library is temporarily unavailable to researchers due to archival processing. Contact reference services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers, 1905-1987, bulk 1952-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.