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Survey: Snug Harbor Cultural Center

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1976
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$500,001 - $750,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Exhibition Space
Performance Space
Presenting Organization
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
The mission of the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art is to: Promote inquiry and learning through exhibitions and artist projects and related educational and public programs, publications, and interpretive materials; Present art in a context which offers new and historical perspectives on contemporary issues to provide a platform for discourse and understanding; Support local, regional, national, and international artists through exhibitions, workspace, residencies, professional development opportunities, and commissioning new work; Create opportunities for artists to engage with other disciplines or have their work seen within the context of other disciplines; while providing innovative forums in which the public interacts with artists and participates in the creative process; Plan and implement programs in consultation with current and potential constituents with an emphasis on developing new audiences; Foster collaborations with on-site, regional, national, and international organizations; Explore new models for artist/public engagement.
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Frank Verpoorten fverpoorten@snug-harbor.org
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 Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 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?: 
Changes in your physical space that will result in endangerment to your archival materials
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?: 
Yes
8a. Location: 
Snug Harbor on Nelson Bay, North Carolina
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
Yes
Where are these locations?: 
Fort Schuyler, New York City
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?: 
No
Part 10d.
10d. Would you allow access in the future?: 
Yes
Part 10e.
10e. Under what circumstances would access to archives be allowed.: 
Timely requests, Scholarly Research
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
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / etc.]
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
Checklists / Performance Programs / Price Lists
Programs of Events
Publication or Merchandise Catalogues
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
11e. Other: 
Architectural Drawings / Floor Plan
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1950-1959
1960-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1999
2000-2005
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Other Boxes
File Cabinets
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: 
11 - 20
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: 
----
or: 
I can’t access the material to determine this
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.)?: 
No
16g. Who is responsible for working with the archival material?: 
General Staff
Interns
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Other - Please describe below.
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
Not Applicable
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?: 
Gather and centralize all hisotorical materials to be archived
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?: 
Reserach Archive
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.: 
$30,001 - $35,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$100,001 - $150,000
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: 
See contact information
Who executed this survey.: 
Frank Verpoorten, Visual Arts and Exhibitions Curator
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes