AS-AP

Survey: East Village Eye

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1979
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$100,001 - $250,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Printed Periodical / Publication
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
East Village Eye was mostly dedicated to bridging the fields of popular and avant-garde culture, and covered the most active forms of the time, including punk rock, new wave, hip hop, East Village and other new developments in art, insurrectionary and anitimperialist activities, gentrification and real estate-related issues, performance art, street art, and underground film, fashion, literature and theater.
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
The Eye was a constantly morphing collection of people who contributed many hours for little or no financial recompense. The constants in personnel included Publisher/Editor Leonard Abrams, Senior Editor Richard Fantina, Associate Editor Celeste Lindsey, Contributing Editor Sylvia Falcon, Systems Analyst Philippo, and Books Editor Josh Gosciak. Other key contributors included writers/editors Walter Robinson, Carlo McCormick, William Harris, Yasmin Ramirez-Harwood, Cookie Mueller, Glenn O’’Brien, Mick Farren, Allen Moore, Craig Bromberg, Ann-Sargent Wooster, Helen Knode, Ameena Meer and Patrick McGrath. Art Directors included Christof Kohlhoefer, David Allen, Flick Ford and Ronald Hooft. Fashion Editors included Sharon Ilsen, Lawrence Chua and Joanna Seetoo.
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
East Village Eye was a "hybrid" newspaper/magazine that for its seven years of existence was mostly monthly except for a brief stint as a biweekly and a rough year as an occasional. In its last year it was renamed International Eye but it was essentially the same publication. We printed 72 issues, were distributed heavily in Manhattan and the New York area, and in selected locations across the country and internationally.
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Leonard Abrams leonardoabrams@yahoo.com
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
Yes
Part 4.
4a. Is organization currently active?: 
No
4b. Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 
1987
Part 5.
5a. Type of organization at its founding.: 
For-Profit
5b. Type of organization currently, or at the termination of activities.: 
For-Profit
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?: 
No
7d. Does the organization have specific concerns regarding starting an archive working with its historic materials?: 
Fiscal Need
Part 8.
8a. Is the organization's archives in the collection of another institution or promised to one?: 
Yes
8a. Location: 
New York Public Libary has microfilm, Library of Congress has set of originals, Fales Library has set of originals, Leonard Abrams has all other parts of archive.
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
Unknown
Where are these locations?: 
Where are these locations? [I.E. Home / Office of Private Individual(s) (i.e. Former Board, Staff, Funders, etc)]
Part 9.
9. Does the organization maintain archives for any other organization.: 
No
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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.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
Correspondence
Financial Records
Legal Documents
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Photographs
Prints / Lithographs / Etchings / Screenprints / etc.
Other Artwork. Please describe below.
Other:: 
some old mechanicals.
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Posters / Flyers
Other:: 
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Other Printed Publications - Please describe below.
Other:: 
Set of originals.
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1980-1989
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Other Boxes
File Cabinets
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
None
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
21 - 30
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: 
11 - 20
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
No
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
No
16b. Paper-based:: 
Not Applicable
Other: 
The covers are online at http://www.eastvillageeye.com
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.)?: 
No
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
We are not currently processing new material
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
None or Limited
Part 19.
19. What type of climate-controls are present in the area[s] in which the archives are stored?: 
No or minimal climate controls [i.e. in an attic, basement, unheated / uncooled storage area, etc.]
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
begin archive
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
funds
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
I want to put the entire published archive online.
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
funds
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
1.
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
$15,001 - $20,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$30,001 - $35,000
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: 
Leonard Abrams
Who executed this survey.: 
Leonard Abrams, publisher/editor, East Village Eye
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes