AS-AP

Survey: Gallery 400 at UIC

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1983
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$100,001 - $250,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Exhibition Space
Part 2.
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
Gallery 400, a not-for-profit arts exhibition space at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was founded in 1983 to exhibit and support art, design and architecture. Over its 26 year history Gallery 400 has grown into a nationally recognized gallery that presents consistently acclaimed exhibitions, lectures, and artist commissions. The exhibitions and programs present a broad range of recent developments and aesthetic concerns and have included more than 1,000 artists to date.
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview: 
http://www.uic.edu/aa/college/gallery400/05_info.htm
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
http://www.uic.edu/aa/college/gallery400/01_exhibit.htm
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Lorelei Stewart lorelei@uic.edu
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Anthony Elms elms@uic.edu
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 Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 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.: 
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?: 
Technical Support / Expertise
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:: 
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
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?: 
Yes
Part 10c.
10c. How are arrangements made for access to archive?: 
Contact the Gallery Director.
Part 10e.
10e. Under what circumstances would access to archives be allowed.: 
Contact the gallery director.
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
Correspondence
Exhibition or Production Files
Financial Records
Legal Documents
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Audiotapes [Any Format]
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / 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: 
Brochures
Checklists / Performance Programs / Price Lists
Programs of Events
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
11e. Other: 
Layouts / Sketches / Instructions for Installations
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1980-1989
1990-1999
2000-2005
2006-2009
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Banker Boxes
File Cabinets
Flat Files
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
Some
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
11 - 20
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
1 - 10
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
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?: 
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?: 
General Staff
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Manual System (Card File, File Folders)
Electronic (Database, etc.)
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
Controlled Access
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?: 
Begin digitizing archive
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
Deciding on most efficient work plan
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
Have some archive material on every program available online
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
Other priorities - current programs, etc.
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.: 
$60,001 - $70,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$150,001 - $200,000
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?: 
Yes
25b. Who?: 
As a part of the University of Illinois at Chicago we have an affiliation with the UIC library.
Finish
Who executed this survey.: 
Lorelei Stewart, Anthony Elsm, and Caroline Carlsmith
survey_field_149: 
I wish to defer payment and allow AS-AP to use these funds to further AS-AP’s efforts to preserve the history of the alternative and avant-garde movement in America.
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes