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Series 8 | 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 8: Printed Material, 1955-1985
5.6 linear feet
Boxes 7-11, Box 18, RD 31

Printed materials include books, clippings, and periodicals related to Smithson, either containing writings or sketches by him, or containing articles reviewing his work. While some of the clippings review Smithson's exhibitions and work, the bulk of the clippings are on the general topics of contemporary art trends, earth art, and emerging artists.
Exhibition announcements and catalogs are of Smithson's group and solo shows from 1959 to 1985, and include the following concept exhibitions whose catalogs were issued in very limited numbers:
One Month
(organized by Seth Siegelaub, March 1969),
Letters
(organized by Philip Simkin, July 1969),
Projects Class
(Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Fall 1969), and
Exhibition 557,087
(organized by Lucy Lippard, 1969).
Other rare printed materials in the series include Vito Acconci's
Transference: Roget's Thesaurus
, Acconci's periodical
0 to 9
(#6, July 1969), and the avant-garde periodical
Aspen
(#8, 1970).
Also included are inventory lists of the published books, periodicals, and phonographs from Robert Smithson's library that have been transferred to off-site storage.
The series has been arranged by publication type.
DescriptionContainer
Books
Album 9-68 . 2-71
, ed. by Instituto Grafico Tiberno, 1971
7
1
Arte Povera
, by Germano Celant, 1969
7
2
Breakthrough Fictioneers
, ed. by Richard Kostelanetz, 1973
7
3
Essaying Essays: Alternative Forms of Exposition
, ed. by Richard Kostelanetz, 1975
7
4
Great Western Salt Works
, ed. by Jack Burnham, 1974
7
5
Handbook of the Collections: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
, 1981
7
6
If I had a Mind ??? (Ich Stelle Mir Vor)
, by Klaus Groh, 1971
7
7
Metro 14
, ed. by Alfieri, 1968-1969
7
8
Report on the Art and Technology Program of the Los Angeles Museum of Art 1967-1971
, by Maurice Tuchman, 1971
7
9
Robert Smithson: Sculpture
, ed. by Robert Hobbs, 1981
7
10
Transference: Roget's Thesaurus
, by Vito Acconci, 1969
7
11
Writings of Robert Smithson
, ed. by Nancy Holt, 1979
7
12
Booklet, "Pamphlet of Essays Occasioned by an Exhibition of Painting at the Guggenheim Museum,", 1966
7
13
Booklet, "Reclamation Works,", 1980
7
14
Booklet, "Whitney Review,", 1967
7
15
Clippings, circa 1955-1985
8
1
Clippings, 1965-1969
5 folders
8
2-6
Clippings, 1970-1974
5 folders
8
7-11
Clippings, 1975-1979
5 folders
8
12-16
Clippings, 1980-1985
3 folders
8
17-19
Clippings, by Robert Smithson, 1963-1973
8
20
Event Announcements, 1966
8
21
Event Announcements, Hayden Planetarium, "Domain of the Great Bear,", circa 1955- 1966
3 folders
8
22-24
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1959-1966
4 folders
8
25-28
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1967-1968
5 folders
8
29-33
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1969
5 folders
8
34-38
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1969
5 folders
9
1-5
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1969-1970
2 folders
9
6-7
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1970
3 folders
9
8-10
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1971
5 folders
Oversized material housed in Box 18, F5
9
11-15
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1972
9
16
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1972
4 folders
10
1-4
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1973-1979
5 folders
Oversized material housed in RD 31
10
5-9
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1980-1985
6 folders
10
10-15
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, Non-Smithson Related, 1965-1980
Oversized material housed in RD 31
10
16
Newsletter,
Public News + News Network
, 1972
10
17
Periodicals, with Articles by Robert Smithson
0 to 9
, 1969
10
18
Artforum
, 1967, 1982
10
19
Art Now: New York
, 1970
10
20
Art Present
, 1981
10
21
Arts Yearbook
, 1967
10
22
Aspen
, 1970
Oversized material housed in Box 18, F6
11
1
Avalanche
, 1970
Oversized material housed in Box 18, F6
11
2
Harvard Advocate
, 1982
11
3
Kalejdoskop
, 1982
11
4
On Site
, 1973
11
5
Pan
, 1958
11
6
Ta,'
, 1967-1968
11
7
Periodicals, with Articles on Robert Smithson
Art in America
, 1976-1985
4 folders
11
8-11
Artforum
, 1970-1981
2 folders
11
12-13
Arts
, 1981, 1984
11
14
Arts Canada
, 1975
11
15
Interfunktionen
, 1970-1971
11
16
Substitute
, 1972
11
17
Taide
, 1983
11
18
Printed Material, Miscellaneous, circa 1950s-1970s
11
19
Inventory List of Unfilmed Books and Periodicals, circa 1970s
11
20
Inventory List of Unfilmed Phonograph (Music) Records, circa 1970s
11
21
Exhibition Catalog, 1971
Oversized material from Box 9, F13
18
5
Periodicals,
Aspen
and
Avalanche
, 1970
Oversized materials from Box 11, F1-F2
18
6
Exhibition Announcements, 1974-1975
Oversized materials from Box 10, F6 and F16
RD 31

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  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
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