Survey: Helene Verin (individual)

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
ephemera collector
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$0 - $50,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
I worked for the Richard Demarco Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland in the 70’s, for Joseph Beuys at Documenta 76, and have been in an out of the art world fringe for 30 years. My great friend was Jean Brown (fluxus collection at the Getty), and I’ve worked for several artists, including Christo, Dennis Oppenheim, and Colette. For some reason, through many moves, I still have some interesting resource materials.
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Helene Verin
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
Part 4.
4a. Is organization currently active?: 
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 Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 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?: 
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?: 
7c. Does the organization know how and where to seek expertise and assistance?: 
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?: 
8a. Location: 
IF YES to 8: University (Name)
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
Where are these locations?: 
Home/office of private individual.
Part 9.
9. Does the organization maintain archives for any other organization.: 
IF YES to 9: 10a. Please describe:
Part 10a.
10a. Is the archive accessible to scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Part 10d.
10d. Would you allow access in the future?: 
Part 10e.
10e. Under what circumstances would access to archives be allowed.: 
Any circumstance.
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Unique Art Objects
Other Artwork. Please describe below.
Artwork: Dennis Oppenheim "Haymaze, Whitewater" 1970, "Tar Wells" 1977, Joseph Beuys "Food for Thought", Andy Warhol, "Portrait", Angelo Bozzola (several pieces), Colette (several pieces), Luciano Bartolini (several pieces), Joseph Beuys "Felt postcard", "Yoko Ono and John Lennon", photograph, much more.
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Posters / Flyers
Oppenheim "Indentations" ed.500, Yaki Kornblit, "9 Days w/ d.o." August 71, signed, "D.O" Kunsthalle Basel 79, "Proposals 67-74" 399/500 and 368/500, signed, box of hundreds b/w 8x 10s photos of earthworks, "D.O" Stedlijk Museum ’74. Beuys "I Like America and America Likes Me" Rene Bloch, 74, Christo "Wrap In Wrap Out", double sided poster 74/100, 1969, Robert Morris in chains poster,Castelli, "Warhol/Basquiat" Shafrazi, many more.
11d. Printed Publications: 
Artists' Publications
Checklists / Performance Programs / Price Lists
Other Printed Publications - Please describe below.
Ed Ruscha, "Babycakes" 1970, Ian Hamilton Findlay "The Mast of Hankies", "The Olsen Excerpts 71", "In Memoriam-Horatio Alger’s Psycho-Narrative Press", 76 (595/1000), Annette Messager "Ma Collection de Proverbs", 76 Politi, 1500 copies, Don Celender "Olympics of Art" 74 (2000 in edition), Don Celender "Opinions of Working People Concerning the Arts" 75, Claus Oldenburg "Notes in Hand" 71, photos Hannah Wilke, "Chinese Whispers", We Productions 76, Ida Applebroog (10 books), "SMS", LYC MUSEUM (12 catalogues 73-76), "Prace Natali", Permafo-Suma 70-73 Wroclaw, "Art of Experience of Art" by Michael Hafftka, Jasper Johns "6 Lithographs 1976" Gemini GEL, "Jasper Johns Screenprints" Brooke Alexander hand screened cover 3000 copies, Joseph Beuys "Free International University" 77 symposia at Documenta VI xerox, Joseph Beuysm postcards from Venice Biennale 76 in original Free University envelope, "Lotta Poetica" Marzo 75 #46 Studio Brescia, "Brick Wall" by Alexander Hollweg 73, "Andy Warhol, His Early Works 47-59" 71, Ray Smith Glaerie Raiis Barquet 94, Laurie Andersen "O Superman" Walk the Dog 33, Matt Groening "School is Hell", Robert Jessup 86 Ruth Siegal, Roni Horn," Island-to place-folds" 91, Keith Haring, Robert Pincus Witten 92, Guiseppe Chiari "Music is Easy" signed 83, Diagrams and Drawings Rijksmuseum 72, etc.
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Other Boxes
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
11 - 20
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
Other Archive Storage Units - Please describe below.: 
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
16b. Paper-based:: 
Written or Typewritten Inventories
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.)?: 
16g. Who is responsible for working with the archival material?: 
Other - Please describe below.
Please describe: 
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
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
keep it safe
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
just one person.
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
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?: 
Part 26.
26. Additional information, comments, observations, and questions.: 
I have a lot of material but need help cataloging et al. Most stuff gets thrown out, I want to make sure someone knows of my archive. Acid free boxes would be great as well as an intern to help catalogue.
Helene Verin
Who executed this survey.: 
Helene verin
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: