AS-AP

Survey: Subspace archive

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1985
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Archive and home-based gallery
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$0 - $50,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Multipurpose Space [Amalgam of Multiple Artistic Disciplines]
Printed Periodical / Publication
Transient or Non-Physical Organization for Creation or Exhibitions
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
Information & inventories of the Subspace archives can be accessed at Public Collections: www.publiccollectors.org/StevePerkins.htm Other materials in the Subspace archive are the papers of the San Francisco Art Strike Action Committee (ASAC-SF): 1989-90, the San Francisco Festival of Plagiarism: 1988, documents & publications generated by the Decentralized Worldwide Networker Congress: 1992, and 1,500 photocopy street posters, San Francisco 1980-1990.
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Stephen Perkins perkinss@uwgb.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 Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 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.: 
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?: 
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
7c. Does the organization know how and where to seek expertise and assistance?: 
Yes
Part 8.
8a. Is the organization's archives in the collection of another institution or promised to one?: 
Yes
8a. Location: 
Some materials from the archive are in the Special Collections,Main Library at the University of Iowa, Iowa City.
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
No
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 10c.
10c. How are arrangements made for access to archive?: 
Phone or email.
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
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Photographs
Prints / Lithographs / Etchings / Screenprints / etc.
Videotapes
Unique Art Objects
Other Artwork. Please describe below.
Other:: 
Large collection of art works (photocopy, collage, rubber stamp, artist stamp sheets) received from activities in the correspondence art network. Artists’’ periodicals constitute at least 60% of the archive’’s materials.
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Posters / Flyers
Other Press or Promotional Materials - Please describe below.
Other:: 
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Artists' Publications
Brochures
Broadsides / Small Press
Commercially Published Materials
Programs of Events
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1960-1969
2000-2005
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Other Boxes
Three-Ring Binders
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
Some
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
51 - 60
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
21 - 30
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
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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: 
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Other Archive Storage Units - Please describe below.: 
300
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?: 
Yes
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.)?: 
Yes
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Inventory List
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
Acid-Free Housing
Part 19.
19. What type of climate-controls are present in the area[s] in which the archives are stored?: 
Limited climate-controls
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
Continue accessioning materials into archive.
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
1.
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
Their potential for creation of exhibits
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
1.
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.: 
$4,000 - $5,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
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Part 23.
23e. Not Applicable: 
Not Applicable
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_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