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Thread Waxing Space records, 1980s-2001, bulk 1991-2001

Thread Waxing Space

Collection Information

Size: 36.7 Linear feet; 3.86 Gigabytes

Summary: The records of the New York City gallery Thread Waxing Space measure 36.7 linear feet and 3.86 GB and date from 1980s-2001 (bulk 1991-2001). Exhibitions and events held at the gallery are documented through correspondence, artists' bios, printed and digital materials, shipping records, photographic materials, audiovisual materials, and other administrative records. Also found are a handful of artist research files, clippings, and press books.

Biographical/Historical Note

Founded by Tim Nye, Thread Waxing Space opened in September 1991 on the second floor of 476 Broadway in New York City. Named after the building's previous occupants -- a factory which produced waxed thread -- the non-profit gallery and performance space explored the interdisciplinary nature of the arts and expanded the boundaries of a traditional gallery through diverse programming.


The Thread Waxing Space records were donated in 2008 by Thread Waxing Space founder Tim Nye.


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund