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Series 5 | A Finding Aid to the Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers, 1905-1987, bulk 1952-1987

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

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Series 5: Project Files , circa 1950s-1982
6.5 Linear Feet
Boxes 4-5, Boxes 17-18, OV 20, OV 22-26, OV 36, RD 28-30, RD 32-35

Project files contain correspondence, project instructions, diagrams and sketches, research materials, photographic material, and maps related to over 50 of Smithson's artworks. These include concepts, proposed projects, sculptures, non-sites, and earthwork projects, including Spiral Jetty, Broken Circle, and Spiral Hill.
The series also includes miscellaneous textual and graphic research material collected by Smithson but unrelated to any specific art project.
The series has been arranged alphabetically by project name.
Description Container
400 Seattle Horizons, Seattle, [Washington], 1969
4
1
"Aerial Art", circa 1969
4
2
Alogon, 1966-1967
4
3
Amarillo Ramp, Amarillo, Texas, 1974
4
4
Asphalt Rundown, L'attico, Rome, Italy, 1969
4
5
Broken Circle and Spiral Hill, Emmen, Holland, 1971-1982
4
6-9
Broken Map, circa 1960s-1973
4
10
Central Park (Frederick Law Olmstead), New York City, New York, 1972
4
11-13
Circular Ramp (Promontory), circa 1970s
4
14
Coastal Crescents, Salton Sea Project, California, 1972
4
15
Concrete Pour, Chicago, Illinois, 1969
4
16
Earth Map for Mexico (Gondwanaland), 1969
4
17
"Eliminator", 1964
4
18
First Upside-Down Tree, Alfred, New York, 1969
4
19
Florida Projects, 1969-1971
4
20
Florida Projects, Hypothetical Continent of Lemuria, Sanibel Island, Florida, 1969-1971
4
21
Florida Projects, Mirror Shore, Sanibel Island, Florida, 1969-1971
4
22
Flows and Pours, 1969
4
23
Force-Findings of the Termites, 1996
4
24
Gyrostasis, 1968-1972
4
25
"Hum", circa 1965
4
26
Hypothetical Continent in Stone: Cathaysia, Alfred, New York, 1969
4
27
"Interpolation of the Enantiomorphic Chambers", circa 1966
4
28
Island of Broken Glass, Vancouver, Canada, 1970
4
29
Lake Crescents, Forest Park, Illinois, 1970-1973
4
30
Lake Edge Crescents, Ohio, 1972
4
31
Mirror Displacement, Cayuga Salt Mine Project, Ithica, New York, 1968-1969
4
32-35
Mirror Displacements, England, 1969
4
36
Mirror Project, Amsterdam, Holland, 1969
4
37
Mirror Project, Rome, Italy, 1969
4
38
"Monument" (Film Project), circa 1967
4
39
Monuments of Passaic, Passaic, New Jersey, 1967-1968
4
40-43
"Mud Pool Project", circa 1960s-1973
4
44
New Jersey Projects, 1969
4
45
New Jersey Projects, Chain Letter, 1969
4
46
New Jersey Projects, Map of Broken Glass, Atlantis, 1969
4
47
New Jersey Projects, Mirror Trail, 1969
4
48
New Jersey Projects, Mirror Wedge, 1969
4
49
New Jersey Projects, Urination Map of the Constellation Hydra, 1969
4
50
"Non-Site #2 (Based on Weehawken Quadrangle Map, New Jersey-New York", 1968
4
51
"Non-Site #3, Indoor Earthwork - Rock Fragments from Franklin, New Jersey" (Franklin Mineral Dump), 1966-1968
4
52-55
Non-Site, California-Nevada (Double Non-Site), 1968
4
56
Non-Site, California-Nevada (Double Non-Site, Baker Lava), 1968
4
57
Non-Site, California-Nevada (Double Non-Site, Obsidian Site), 1968
4
58
Non-Site, California-Nevada (Double Non-Site, Sand and Gypsum Site), 1968
4
59
Non-Site, Essen Soil and Mirrors, Essen, Germany, 1969
4
60
Non-Site, Line of Wreckage, Bayonne, New Jersey, 1968-1969
5
1-4
Non-Site, Mono Lake, California, 1968
5
5
Non-Site, Palisades, Edgewater, New Jersey, 1968-1969
5
6
Non-Site, Pine Barrens, New Jersey, 1968-1969
5
7-8
Non-Site (Mica), Portland, Connecticut, 1968
5
9
Non-Site, (Slag), Oberhausen, Germany, 1968
5
10-14
Non-Site, (Slag), Oberhausen, Germany, 1968
5
15-19
Non-Site (Slate), Bangor, Pennsylvania, 1968
5
20
Partially Buried Woodshed, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1969-1975
5
21-22
"Predictable Model for Unpredictable Project", circa 1966
5
23
Proposal for Earthworks and Landmarks, Dallas-Fort Worth Air Terminal, Texas, 1967- 1969
5
24
"Proposal for Seven Aerial Pavements", circa 1960s-1973
5
25
"Proposal for the Detection of Approximate Period Quality", circa 1966
5
26
"Proposal for the Venezuelan Exposition Art in the Wilderness", circa 1960s-1973
5
27
Proposed Mining Reclamation Projects, 1972-1973
5
28-32
"Pulverizations", 1967
5
33
Quicksand Pool, Alfred, New York, 1969
5
34
"Short Description of Two Mirrored Crystal Structures", circa 1965
5
35
Six Stops on a Section, New York - New Jersey, 1968-1969
5
36-38
Spiral Jetty, Great Salt Lake, Utah, 1969-1972
5
39-43
Spiral Jetty, Great Salt Lake, Utah, 1969-1972
5
44-48
Spiral Jetty, Great Salt Lake, Utah, 1969-1972
5
49-53
Tailing Pond, Creede, Colorado, 1973
5
54
Yucatan Projects, Yucatan, Mexico, 1968-1969
5
55-56
Unidentified Project, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, 1970
5
57
Unidentified Projects, circa 1966-1973
5
58
Unidentified Proposed Project Maps, circa 1960s-1973
5
59
Miscellaneous Research Material, Images, circa 1950s-1970s
5
60
Miscellaneous Research Material, Maps, circa 1950s-1970s
5
61
Miscellaneous Research Material, Photographs, circa 1950s-1970s
5
62
Miscellaneous Research Material, Text, circa 1950s-1970s
5
63
Amarillo Ramp; Circular Ramp (Promontory); Coastal Crescents; and Florida Projects, circa 1969-1970s
17
1
Flows and Pours, 1969
17
2
Island of Broken Glass; Lake Crescents (Illinois); Mirror Displacement (Cayuga Salt Mine Project); and Mirror Project (Rome, Italy), 1968-1973
17
3
New Jersey Projects (Urination Map of the Constellation Hydra), 1969
17
4
Non-Site, Essen Soil and Mirrors; Non-Site, Mono Lake; Non-Site, Palisades; and Non-Site, (Slag; Oberhausen, Germany), 1968-1969
17
5
Partially Buried Woodshed; and Proposal for Earthworks and Landmarks (Dallas-Fort Worth Air Terminal), 1967-1975
17
6
Proposed Mining Reclamation Projects; Quicksand Pool; and Six Stops on a Section, 1968-1973
18
1
Spiral Jetty, 1969-1972
18
2
Yucatan Projects; Unidentified Projects, 1966-1973
18
3
Miscellaneous Research Material, Images, circa 1950s-1970s
18
4
Miscellaneous Research Material, Maps, circa 1950s-1970s
OV 20
Broken Circle and Spiral Hill; Earth Map for Mexico (Gondwanaland); Mirror Displacements (England); Non-Site, California-Nevada (Double Non-Site); Non-Site, Line of Wreckage; and Non-Site, Pine Barrens, 1968-1982
OV 22
Proposal for Earthworks and Landmarks (Dallas-Fort Worth Air Terminal); Six Stops on a Section; Spiral Jetty; and Tailing Pond, 1967-1973
OV 23
Unidentified Projects; and Miscellaneous Research Material, Maps, circa 1950s-1970s
OV 24
Miscellaneous Research Material, Maps, circa 1950s-1970s
OV 25-26
Miscellaneous Research Material, Maps, circa 1950s-1970s
OV 36
Broken Circle and Spiral Hill, 1971-1982
RD 28
Broken Map; Island of Broken Glass; and Unidentified Projects, circa 1966-1973
RD 29
Miscellaneous Research Material, Maps, circa 1950s-1970s
RD 30
Flows and Pours, 1969
RD 32
Non-Site, Line of Wreckage; and Non-Site, Mono Lake, 1968-1969
RD 33
Spiral Jetty, 1969-1972
RD 34
Miscellaneous Research Material, Maps, circa 1950s-1970s
RD 35

Make a Request

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