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Center for Book Arts (New York N.Y.) records, 1970-2010

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1813
Bib ID 12271215 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Center for Book Arts (New York, N.Y.)
Title Center for Book Arts (New York N.Y.) records, 1970-2010
Physical Description 92.5 linear feet (74 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information. Subset of boxes reviewed April 2021; boxes can be made available from a condition standpoint, but should be briefly reviewed by an archivist for personal information before being served in the reading room. kws 04-23-2021

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Description

Summary

The archive includes their analog artist files (now these are digital and we are not collecting those), which document the work of most of the important book artists in the United States, their educations and exhibition programs, other publicity materials, their contracts with artists and teachers, and relevant corporate records.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information. Subset of boxes reviewed April 2021; boxes can be made available from a condition standpoint, but should be briefly reviewed by an archivist for personal information before being served in the reading room. kws 04-23-2021

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Center for Book Arts (New York, N.Y.); Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accrual

Accruals are expected

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2016.2017.M082: Source of acquisition--Center for Book Arts (New York, N.Y.). Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--12/6/2016.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.

Revision Description

May 2021 Container list created from acquisition document. YH

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Artists' books (books) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Commercial correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Exhibition Catalogs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Bookbinding Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Books -- Format Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Center for Book Arts (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Minsky, Richard Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Occupation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Center for Book Arts in New York was founded in 1974 and was the first such organization founded, which is why New York is not an official part of the title. It was founded by book artist and printing historian Richard Minsky. The Center runs book arts educational programs, lectures, artist residences and memberships, and an exhibitions program.