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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.
DescriptionContainer
400 Seattle Horizons, Seattle, [Washington], 1969
4
1
"Aerial Art,", circa 1969
4
2
Alogon, 1966-1967
4
3
Amarillo Ramp, Amarillo, Texas, 1974
Oversized material housed in Box 17, F1
4
4
Asphalt Rundown, L'attico, Rome, Italy, 1969
4
5
Broken Circle and Spiral Hill, Emmen, Holland, 1971-1982
4 folders
Oversized material housed in OV 22 and RD 28
4
6-9
Broken Map, circa 1960s-1973
Oversized material housed in RD 29
4
10
Central Park (Frederick Law Olmstead), New York City, New York, 1972
3 folders
4
11-13
Circular Ramp (Promontory), circa 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 17, F1
4
14
Coastal Crescents, Salton Sea Project, California, 1972
Oversized material housed in Box 17, F1
4
15
Concrete Pour, Chicago, Illinois, 1969
4
16
Earth Map for Mexico (Gondwanaland), 1969
Oversized material housed in OV 22
4
17
"Eliminator,", 1964
4
18
First Upside-Down Tree, Alfred, New York, 1969
4
19
Florida Projects, 1969-1971
Oversized material housed in Box 17, F1
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
Oversized material housed in Box 17, F2 and RD 32
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
Oversized material housed in Box 17, F3 and RD 29
4
29
Lake Crescents, Forest Park, Illinois, 1970-1973
Oversized material housed in Box 17, F3
4
30
Lake Edge Crescents, Ohio, 1972
4
31
Mirror Displacement, Cayuga Salt Mine Project, Ithica, New York, 1968-1969
4 folders
Oversized material housed in Box 17, F3
4
32-35
Mirror Displacements, England, 1969
Oversized material housed in OV 22
4
36
Mirror Project, Amsterdam, Holland, 1969
4
37
Mirror Project, Rome, Italy, 1969
Oversized material housed in Box 17, F3
4
38
"Monument" (Film Project), circa 1967
4
39
Monuments of Passaic, Passaic, New Jersey, 1967-1968
4 folders
4
40-43
"Mud Pool Project,", circa 1960s-1973
4
44
New Jersey Projects, 1969
Oversized material housed in Box 17, F4
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
Oversized material housed in Box 17, F4
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 folders
4
52-55
Non-Site, California-Nevada (Double Non-Site), 1968
Oversized material housed in OV 22
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
Oversized material housed in Box 17, F5
4
60
Non-Site, Line of Wreckage, Bayonne, New Jersey, 1968-1969
4 folders
Oversized material housed in OV 22 and RD 33
5
1-4
Non-Site, Mono Lake, California, 1968
Oversized material housed in Box 17, F5 and RD 33
5
5
Non-Site, Palisades, Edgewater, New Jersey, 1968-1969
Oversized material housed in Box 17, F5
5
6
Non-Site, Pine Barrens, New Jersey, 1968-1969
2 folders
Oversized material housed in OV 22
5
7-8
Non-Site (Mica), Portland, Connecticut, 1968
5
9
Non-Site, (Slag), Oberhausen, Germany, 1968
5 folders
Oversized material housed in Box 17, F5
5
10-14
Non-Site, (Slag), Oberhausen, Germany, 1968
5 folders
5
15-19
Non-Site (Slate), Bangor, Pennsylvania, 1968
5
20
Partially Buried Woodshed, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1969-1975
2 folders
Oversized material housed in Box 17, F6
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
Oversized material housed in Box 17, F6 and OV 23
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 folders
Oversized material housed in Box 18, F1
5
28-32
"Pulverizations,", 1967
5
33
Quicksand Pool, Alfred, New York, 1969
Oversized material housed in Box 18, F1
5
34
"Short Description of Two Mirrored Crystal Structures,", circa 1965
5
35
Six Stops on a Section, New York - New Jersey, 1968-1969
3 folders
Oversized material housed in Box 18, F1 and OV 23
5
36-38
Spiral Jetty, Great Salt Lake, Utah, 1969-1972
5 folders
5
39-43
Spiral Jetty, Great Salt Lake, Utah, 1969-1972
5 folders
Oversized materials housed in Box 18, F2, OV 23 and RD 34
5
44-48
Spiral Jetty, Great Salt Lake, Utah, 1969-1972
5 folders
5
49-53
Tailing Pond, Creede, Colorado, 1973
Oversized materials housed in OV 23
5
54
Yucatan Projects, Yucatan, Mexico, 1968-1969
2 folders
Oversized material housed in Box 18, F3
5
55-56
Unidentified Project, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, 1970
5
57
Unidentified Projects, circa 1966-1973
Oversized material housed in Box 18, F3 and OV 24, and RD 29
5
58
Unidentified Proposed Project Maps, circa 1960s-1973
5
59
Miscellaneous Research Material, Images, circa 1950s-1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 18, F4
5
60
Miscellaneous Research Material, Maps, circa 1950s-1970s
Oversized material housed in OV 20, OVs 24 - 26, OV 36, RD 30, and RD 35
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
Oversized materials from Box 4, F4, F13-14, and F19
17
1
Flows and Pours, 1969
Oversized material from Box 4, F22
17
2
Island of Broken Glass; Lake Crescents (Illinois); Mirror Displacement (Cayuga Salt Mine Project); and Mirror Project (Rome, Italy), 1968-1973
Oversized materials from Box 4, F28-29, F31, and F37
17
3
New Jersey Projects (Urination Map of the Constellation Hydra), 1969
Oversized materials from Box 4, F45 and F50
17
4
Non-Site, Essen Soil and Mirrors; Non-Site, Mono Lake; Non-Site, Palisades; and Non-Site, (Slag; Oberhausen, Germany), 1968-1969
and Box 5, F5-F6, and F10
17
5
Partially Buried Woodshed; and Proposal for Earthworks and Landmarks (Dallas-Fort Worth Air Terminal), 1967-1975
Oversized materials from Box 5, F21 and F24
17
6
Proposed Mining Reclamation Projects; Quicksand Pool; and Six Stops on a Section, 1968-1973
Oversized materials from Box 5, F28, F34, and F36
18
1
Spiral Jetty, 1969-1972
Oversized material from Box 5, F44
18
2
Yucatan Projects; Unidentified Projects, 1966-1973
Oversized materials from Box 5, F55 and F58
18
3
Miscellaneous Research Material, Images, circa 1950s-1970s
Oversized material from Box 5, F60
18
4
Miscellaneous Research Material, Maps, circa 1950s-1970s
Oversized material from Box 5, F61
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
and Box 5, F1 and F7
OV 22
Proposal for Earthworks and Landmarks (Dallas-Fort Worth Air Terminal); Six Stops on a Section; Spiral Jetty; and Tailing Pond, 1967-1973
Oversized materials from Box 5, F24, F36, F44, and F54
OV 23
Unidentified Projects; and Miscellaneous Research Material, Maps, circa 1950s-1970s
Oversized material from Box 5, F58 and F61
OV 24
Miscellaneous Research Material, Maps, circa 1950s-1970s
Oversized material from Box 5, F61
OV 25-26
Miscellaneous Research Material, Maps, circa 1950s-1970s
Oversized material from Box 5, F61
OV 36
Broken Circle and Spiral Hill, 1971-1982
Oversized material from Box 4, F6
RD 28
Broken Map; Island of Broken Glass; and Unidentified Projects, circa 1966-1973
and Box 5, F58
RD 29
Miscellaneous Research Material, Maps, circa 1950s-1970s
Oversized material from Box 5, F61
RD 30
Flows and Pours, 1969
Oversized material from Box 4, F22
RD 32
Non-Site, Line of Wreckage; and Non-Site, Mono Lake, 1968-1969
Oversized materials from Box 5, F1 and F5
RD 33
Spiral Jetty, 1969-1972
Oversized material from Box 5, F44
RD 34
Miscellaneous Research Material, Maps, circa 1950s-1970s
Oversized material from Box 5, F61
RD 35

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