AS-AP

Survey: Dumb Ox

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1976
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$0 - $50,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Printed Periodical / Publication
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
To give visibility to emergying artists, review exhibitions, promote conceptual-oriented artwork.
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview: 
http://www.uturn.org/editors.htm
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
http://www.uturn.org/ox.htm
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Theron Kelley il_editore@verizon.net
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
Yes
Part 4.
4a. Is organization currently active?: 
Yes
4b. Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 
Organization Still Active
Part 5.
5a. Type of organization at its founding.: 
Collective / Unincorporated Association
5b. Type of organization currently, or at the termination of activities.: 
Collective / Unincorporated Association
Part 6.
6a. Does the organization have an archive?: 
Yes
6b. Are there any short or long-term threats to the organization?: 
None / Not Applicable
6c. Other threats to the organization:: 
Are there other threats to your organization? Please describe below.
Part 7.
7a. How important is to the organization to preserve the organization’s historical material. From 1 – Very Important to 5 – Not Important.: 
1. Very Important
7b. Has planning for the preservation and documentation of archive begun?: 
Yes
7c. Does the organization know how and where to seek expertise and assistance?: 
Not Applicable
7d. Does the organization have specific concerns regarding starting an archive working with its historic materials?: 
Not Applicable
Part 8.
8a. Is the organization's archives in the collection of another institution or promised to one?: 
Yes
8a. Location: 
All printed and digital material archived in the Joan Flasch Book Collection in the Flaxman Library, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
Yes
Where are these locations?: 
Former co-editor, Theron Kelley, Santa Monica, CA
Part 9.
9. Does the organization maintain archives for any other organization.: 
No
survey_field_49: 
IF YES to 9: 10a. Please describe:
Part 10a.
10a. Is the archive accessible to scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Yes
Part 10b.
10b. Are there conditions of access for scholars, curators or researchers?: 
No
Part 11.
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / etc.]
Other Artwork. Please describe below.
Other:: 
Hard copy back issues of The Dumb Ox and U-Turn magazine
Other:: 
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Broadsides / Small Press
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1999
2000-2005
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
File Cabinets
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
I don’t know
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
----
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
----
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
----
14d. Estimated the total Linear Feet. ["Linear Feet" is standard measure of the quantity of archival materials on the basis of shelf space occupied or the length of drawers in vertical files or the thickness of horizontally filed materials. For example, a: 
----
or: 
I don’t know
Other Archive Storage Units - Please describe below.: 
you’d have to ask Flaxman Library staff
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
Yes
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
Yes
16b. Paper-based:: 
Card File
16c. Electronic Based:: 
Database
Part 16 / Electronic Files & Archival Management
16f. Does the organization have a back-up program, or back-up schedule, for its electronic records and perform monitoring of its removable media (i.e. floppies, ZIP disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, portable hard drives, etc.)?: 
Yes
16g. Who is responsible for working with the archival material?: 
General Staff
Part 16 / Database
16d. What type of database software is in use?: 
Other “archives management software” - Please identify below.
Other: 
ask Flaxman Library staff
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
No System
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
Other - Please describe below.
Other: 
ask Flaxman Library staff
Part 19.
19. What type of climate-controls are present in the area[s] in which the archives are stored?: 
Standard office heating / air conditioning / humidity controls running 24 hours / 7 days
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
n/a
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
n/a
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
n/a
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
n/a
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
n/a
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
$0
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$0
Part 24.
24. What archival issues could / should visual arts organizations address collectively in the next three to five years? Ranked from 1 (highest priority) to 5 (lowest priority).24a. Shared standards / protocols for digitization: 
Promote professional standards / protocols for digitization
Part 25.
25a. Is the organization a member of, or in contact with, any organizations concerned with archival issues?: 
No
Finish
survey_field_150: 
James R. Hugunin
Who executed this survey.: 
James Hugunin, editor of The Dumb Ox, and now U-Turn E-zine
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes