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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 You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

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

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

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

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

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.

External users and Columbia affiliates may view materials on-site at RBML. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only Columbia affiliates may view materials on-site at Avery, Starr, and Burke. After clicking 'Submit Request', users will login with their UNI and password (Columbia affiliates) or their special collections account (external users). Appointments are required and will be arranged according to each individual repository's policy.


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



Box 1 Board of Directors binder, clippings, newsletters, magazines, publications; and Business records, R.Minsky correspondence, Non-CBA promotional materials, info on individual artists, clippings, 1980s-1990s



Box 2 Misc Dev, PR, Admin material; and Admin and misc old, 1970s-1990s



Box 3 Admin and development; and Misc Admin, 1970s-2000s



Box 4 Admin; and Admin misc, 1970s-1980s



Box 5 Correspondence and misc files, ~1976-1979



Box 6 Correspondence; and Grants (including NYSCA and NEA), ~1976-1980



Box 7 Admin, education programming files, ~1990-1996



Box 8 Development miscellaneous, 1990s



Box 9 Development miscellaneous, 1984-1999



Box 10 Grants and misc. admin; and Fundraising, Membership, PR, 1970s-1990s



Box 11 Auction, fundraising, membership, financial, misc, 1980s-1990s



Box 12 Fundraising, misc admin, 1990s



Box 13 Fund for Paper Printing and the Book, 1992-1993



Box 14 Joint venture files, 1992-1993



Box 15 Press/marketing, early 90s; and Education program, Early 1990s-2000s



Box 16 Education program; Education planning; and Historical Class Registration Information, 1975-2005



Box 17 Historical Class Registration Information; and Class Evaluations, 1989-1999



Box 18 Historical Instructor Files, 1990s



Box 19 Past Instructors Workshops, 1995-1997



Box 20 Past Instructors Workshops, 1982, 1988, 1991-93, 1995, 1997-2000



Box 21 Outreach / Cultural Autobiography / Misc. Education; and Outreach / Education Planning / Monthly Renter Info / Monthly Renter Policies, 1982, 1991-1999



Box 22 Outreach / Education Planning / Monthly Renter Info / Monthly Renter Policies; Outreach / Cultural Autobiography; and Public Programs / Literary Programs, 1990-2005



Box 23 Public Programs / Literary Programs; and Admin and Education misc, 1980-2008

Contain cassette tapes



Box 24 Printing plates and mock ups, undated



Box 25 Membership and annual fund letters, 1994-2008



Box 26 Strategic Plan Printouts and Strategic Planning; and Marketing materials, 1981-2010



Box 27 Literary Programs; Residency & Scholarship, 2001-2008



Box 28 Residency & Scholarship; Class Registrations; Literary Programs, 1997, 1999-2008



Box 29 Misc admin; and Ephemera, 1975, 1980-2005



Box 30 Membership Renewals / 1993 Artist Member Slides, 1993



Box 31 Photos, Slides, and Negatives from events at that took place in the Bleecker Street location, ~1970s



Box 32 Koob Stra files, BAR, Exhibitions, misc, ~1990s



Box 33 Artist Member Files, undated



Box 34 William Jay Smith Project; Plain Talk, unbound books, undated



Box 35 Artist member and non-member slides, Late 1970s-early 1980s



Box 36 Artist Member Slides, 1998-2002



Box 37 Artist Member Slides, 1986



Box 38 Artist Member files, D-J, resumes and information, undated



Box 39 Artist Member files, K-M, resumes and information, undated



Box 40 Artist member files, USIA files, chapbook, 1990s-2000s



Box 41 Artist Members A-C, resumes and information, undated



Box 42 Artist Members M-P, resumes and information, undated



Box 43 Artist Member Slides, 2002-2004



Box 44 Artist member registry files, 1992-1996



Box 45 Artist Members Slides, early 2000s



Box 46 Miscellaneous Artist Member Slides, undated



Box 47 Artist Member Slides, undated



Box 48 Artist Member slides and information, 2001-2010



Box 49 Artist Member slides and information, 2001-2010



Box 50 Artist Member slides and information, 2000s



Box 51 Book Arts Review issues; and Koob Stra issues 1-18, 1982-2000



Box 52 1995 Pubs / Lat. Am. Artist Books Exhibit participating artist files & ephemera, 1995



Box 53 Latin American Book Arts Exhibition, related materials and ephemera, 1995



Box 54 Exhibitions in 1981 and 1989, Book Arts in the USA conference, 1980, 1981, 1989



Box 55 Exhibition planning, 1982-1983



Box 56 Exhibition planning, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995



Box 57 Exhibition planning, 1984-1987, 1992



Box 58 Exhibition planning, 1987-1989, 1991-1992, 1998



Box 59 Exhibition planning, 1991-1996



Box 60 Exhibition planning, 1993-1995



Box 61 Exhibition planning, 1989-1991, 1993, 1996



Box 62 Exhibition planning, 1996-1998



Box 63 Exhibition planning, 1998



Box 64 Exhibition planning, 1998



Box 65 Exhibition planning, undated



Box 66 Exhibition planning, 2001-2002



Box 67 Exhibition planning, 1999, 2001, 2002



Box 68 Exhibition planning, 1999, 2001, 2002



Box 69 Exhibition planning, 2006-2007



Box 70 Board and leadership documents, 2006-2007



Box 71 Board handbooks, Board minutes, 1988-1991, 1995, 1997-1999



Box 72 Board Meetings, Minutes, and Misc, 1980s, 2003