AS-AP

Survey: The Franklin Street Arts Center

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1975
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$100,001 - $250,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Multipurpose Space [Amalgam of Multiple Artistic Disciplines]
Part 4.
4a. Is organization currently active?: 
No
4b. Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 
1979
Part 5.
5a. Type of organization at its founding.: 
Non-Profit [IRS certified]
5b. Type of organization currently, or at the termination of activities.: 
Non-Profit [IRS certified]
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?: 
Yes
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?: 
No
8a. Location: 
IF YES to 8: University (Name)
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
Yes
Where are these locations?: 
Home of Private individuals
Part 9.
9. Does the organization maintain archives for any other organization.: 
Yes
survey_field_49: 
The Willoughby Sharp Archive
Part 10a.
10a. Is the archive accessible to scholars, curators or researchers?: 
No
Part 10d.
10d. Would you allow access in the future?: 
Yes
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
By-laws / Incorporation Documents
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Audiotapes [Any Format]
Oral History, Recordings and / or Transcripts
Other Audio Recordings (i.e. records, etc.)
Slides
Photographs
Videotapes
Other:: 
Other Artwork
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Posters / Flyers
Other:: 
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Checklists / Performance Programs / Price Lists
Programs of Events
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
11e. Other: 
Architectural Drawings / Floor Plan
Layouts / Sketches / Instructions for Installations
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1970-1979
1980-1989
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Other Boxes
Three-Ring Binders
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
None
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
1 - 10
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
----
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
1 - 10
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: 
1 - 10
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
16c. Electronic Based:: 
Not Applicable
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?: 
Other - Please describe below.
Please describe: 
Pamela Sharp
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?: 
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 inventory
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
Funding
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
To get recognition for Franklin Street Arts Center activities through exhibits and video oral history
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
Funding
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
To see that the FSAC is included in the history of media, the history of transmission art
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
$2,001 - $3,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$7,001 - $10,000
Part 23.
23d. Other - Please describe below.: 
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
24d. Other - Please describe below.: 
Promote the oral histories as important supplements to archives
Part 25.
25a. Is the organization a member of, or in contact with, any organizations concerned with archival issues?: 
Yes
25b. Who?: 
Ann Butler, Bard CCS Linda Tadic, NYU MIAP Program Milan Hughston, Museum of Modern art Michelle Elligott, Museum of Modern Art
Part 26.
26. Additional information, comments, observations, and questions.: 
As of July 18, 2010, a Google search of The Franklin Street Arts Center, New York yields no results. Beginning in June 2010, Pamela Sharp and Duff Schweninger (a founding member with Willoughby Sharp, Martha Wilson and others of the Franklin Street Arts Center in 1975) began writing a chronology of The Franklin Street Arts Center. They also began to: collect archival material associated with the founding of The Franklin Street Arts Center and the LIP/FSAC (Live Injection Point) at The Franklin Street Arts Center; create a video oral history of the infrared video transmission sent upstream to Manhattan Cable TV Public Access Channel D implemented by LIP/FSAC members Willoughby Sharp, Duff Schweninger and Paul Shavelson as part of SEND/RECEIVE Satellite Network "Two Way" bi-coastal artists satellite transmission in September 1977; and prepare material on the LIP/FSAC for EXIT ART’s September 2010 exhibition on alternative art spaces in New York. The history of the Franklin Street Arts Center has not been created until now. We would appreciate suggestions on how to get recognition for the FSAC and the LIP/FSAC.
Finish
survey_field_150: 
Pamela Smith
Who executed this survey.: 
Pamela Seymour Smith Sharp
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
No