Zoetrope (Newsletter) records

Inclusive Dates: 
1977–1981
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

2 linear feet of material consisting of financial records, sales and advertisement records, layout design drafts, correspondence, publicity files, legal files, posters, etc. relating to Zoetrope, a path-breaking newsletter about New Wave design. Correspondence includes letters between founder Larry Janiak and potential contributors discussing submissions and between the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office relating to Janiak's efforts to patent the Zoetrope. Also included are issues 1-8 of the Zoetrope.

Biographical Historical Note

The Zoetrope newsletter, a Chicago publication that featured New Wave artists and design, was founded by Larry Janiak in 1977.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Larry Janiak Teaching at the Institute of Design 1968-1980, and Larry Janiak papers, Chicago History Museum; Larry Janiak Papers, University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives; Larry Janiak Collection, Chicago Film Archives