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Robin Forbes slides of SoHo, 1975-1976

Robin Forbes slides of SoHo, 1975-1976

Forbes, Robin

Photographer

This site provides access to the papers of Robin Forbes in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2013, and total 622 images.

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear feet

Summary: The Robin Forbes Slides of SoHo measure 0.4 linear feet and consist entirely of 622 35mm color slides of the SoHo District of New York City, taken between 1975-1976. Depicted are street scenes of Spring Street, Prince Street, West Broadway, and other streets in SoHo; SoHo faces taken on West Broadway; businesses including the Spring Street Bar, the OH HO SO bar, Fanelli's Bar, Parocelso, The Cheese Store, Clockmaker/Miso, and the SoHo Weekly News staff; gallery installations, including Robert Morris and Robert Smithson exhibitions; artists working in SoHo studios including Margery Bihan, Rosemarie Castoro, Marisol, and unknown artists, and dance performances and poetry readings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robin Forbes (died 1982) was a photographer working in the SoHo district of New York City in the mid-1970s.

Provenance

The collection was donated in 1988 by the estate of Robin Forbes via executor Jerremiah O. Bragstad.

A Finding Aid to the Robin Forbes Slides of SoHo, 1975-1976
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Author
Finding aid prepared by Barbara Aikens
Biographical/Historical note
Robin Forbes (d. 1982) was a photographer working in the SoHo district of New York City in the mid-1970s. He captured numerous images of street scenes, artists, studios, exhibition installations, lofts, people, performances, and businesses of the era.
Arrangement note
Due to its small size, this collection has been arranged into one series. Box numbers in the finding aid container listing represent archival slide storage containers housed in one larger box. Within each new container, groupings of slides are titled and arranged according to the handwritten labels found on the original slide boxes. These groupings are listed as folders in the finding aid.
Series 1: Slides of SoHo, 1975-1976 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)
Scope and Contents note
The Robin Forbes Slides of SoHo collection measures 0.4 linear feet and consists entirely of 35mm color slides of the SoHo District of New York City, taken between 1975-1976. Depicted are street scenes of Spring Street, Prince Street, West Broadway, and other streets in SoHo; SoHo faces taken on West Broadway; businesses including the Spring Street Bar, the OH HO SO bar, Fanelli's Bar, Parocelso, The Cheese Store, Clockmaker/Miso, and the SoHo Weekly News staff; gallery installations, including Robert Morris and Robert Smithson exhibitions; artists working in SoHo studios including Margery Bihan, Rosemarie Castoro, Marisol, and unknown artists, and dance performances and poetry readings.
Provenance
The collection was donated in 1988 by the estate of Robin Forbes via executor Jerremiah O. Bragstad.
Processing Information note
The collection was minimally processed by Barbara Aikens in 2013.
The goal for minimal-level processing at the Archives of American Art is to provide access to collections as quickly as possible while maintaining our high standards for arrangement, description and preservation. Generally, materials are minimally rearranged, existing folder titles are retained, and all materials are rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes. Staples and other fasteners are not removed, but materials are removed from binders or damaged binding when necessary.

Additional Forms Available

This collection has been digitized in its entirety and is available on the Archives of American Art's website.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Robin Forbes slides of SoHo, 1975-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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