AS-AP

Survey: Institute of American Indian Arts

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1962
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
4 year fine arts college and museum
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
Over $1,000,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Other
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
MISSION STATEMENT "The IAIA is a multi-tribal center of higher education dedicated to the preservation, study, creative application, and contemporary expression of American Indian and Alaska Native arts and cultures." IAIA Campus The Institute of American Indian Arts (congressionally chartered as the Institute of American Indian & Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development) was established by Executive Order under President John F. Kennedy in 1962, and opened in August of that same year on the campus of the Indian School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Under the directorship of its co-creators, Dr. George Boyce and Lloyd Kiva New, Cherokee, the Institute embodied a bold and innovative approach to arts education, and has since played a leadership role in contemporary Indian art education. The Institute offers four-year degrees in Studio Arts, Visual Communication, Creative Writing and Museum Studies, and is singularly qualified to offer students an environment and foundation from which they can create new forms of artistic expression and accomplishment. Our unique learning environment promotes Indian leadership and an atmosphere that allows students to explore their cultural and artistic heritage. It is a place where the spirit and vision of American Indian and Alaska Native people is the first priority. It is a place where traditions are rediscovered and reaffirmed, where it’s possible for American Indian and Alaska Native students to celebrate their art and cultural identity. Since 1962, IAIA has empowered Indian People as they strive for education, economic self-sufficiency, and the expression of their artistic and cultural traditions. We take great pride in preparing students to pursue a life of ideas and moral values, to become leaders in a community of diverse cultures and environments. Our faculty, many of who are IAIA graduates, give testimony to the positive impact of IAIA’s unique learning environment, and serve as a catalyst for student achievements.
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Lloyd New
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
George Boyce
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
No
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?: 
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?: 
Private individuals, primarily
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?: 
Appointments are made in advance.
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
Correspondence
Board Minutes
Exhibition or Production Files
Financial Records
Legal Documents
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Audiotapes [Any Format]
Oral History, Recordings and / or Transcripts
Other Audio Recordings (i.e. records, etc.)
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / etc.]
Other Digital Materials
Films
Slides
Photographs
Prints / Lithographs / Etchings / Screenprints / etc.
Videotapes
Unique Art Objects
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: 
Artists' Publications
Brochures
Commercially Published Materials
Checklists / Performance Programs / Price Lists
Programs of Events
Publication or Merchandise Catalogues
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?: 
1960-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1999
2000-2005
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Other Boxes
File Cabinets
Flat Files
Three-Ring Binders
Other - Please describe below.
Please describe: 
Clamshell boxes, shelves
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
Some
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: 
200 +
Other Archive Storage Units - Please describe below.: 
About 200 linear feet, most currently in metal filing cabinets
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
No
Part 16.
16b. Paper-based:: 
Not Applicable
16c. Electronic Based:: 
Not Applicable
Part 16 / Electronic Files & Archival Management
16g. Who is responsible for working with the archival material?: 
Full-Time Archivist
General Staff
Interns
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Manual System (Card File, File Folders)
Inventory List
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
Controlled Access
Acid-Free Housing
Fireproof Building / Fireproof Room
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?: 
continue archiving the adminitration files
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?: 
create an online finding aids for researchers
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
funding
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.: 
$150,001 - $200,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$250,001 +
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?: 
SAA
Finish
Who executed this survey.: 
Ed LeBlanc
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