AS-AP

Survey: University of Windsor (Canada) Futurist Archives

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1968
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Establishing the archives of Futurism (Italian and International: Printed matter, manifestoes, photos and all documents)
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$0 - $50,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Printed Periodical / Publication
Other
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
Our mission of collecting all documents pertaining to Futurism (Italian and inyternational) is continuing. At the present date, we have collected more than 9,000 articles from all international sources, 1,000 pictures and more than 800 documents related to Futurism.
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
direct link: deville@uwindsor.ca 9List ofpublication about Futurism)
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Jean-Pierre Andreoli-de Villers deville96@hotmail.com
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 Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 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.: 
For-Profit
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:: 
none, except accidental fire in building or in storage place.
Part 7.
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death of founder of the archive and legal ownership of collections
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:: 
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
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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?: 
by appointments. restricted to scholars
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: 
Audiotapes [Any Format]
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / etc.]
Films
Slides
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
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
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?: 
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: 
----
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
31 - 40
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: 
41 - 50
Other Archive Storage Units - Please describe below.: 
1,000slides special drawers
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
16c. Electronic Based:: 
Word Processing Document [i.e. Word]
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?: 
Interns
Hired Out
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Manual System (Card File, File Folders)
Inventory List
Electronic (Database, etc.)
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
Fireproof Cabinet
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
continue archiving
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
Time
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
continue archiving
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
Time and staffing competent researcher
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
To find an institution of higher learning which will take good care of the archive
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
$7,001 - $10,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$7,001 - $10,000
Part 23.
23d. Other - Please describe below.: 
general announcement about the scope of their holdings
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?: 
Beinecke Rare Book and Document Library, Yale University. Ransom Research Center, University of Texas at Austin
Part 26.
26. Additional information, comments, observations, and questions.: 
Would like to know the real value of such an archive.
Finish
survey_field_150: 
Jean-Pierre de Villers, Archives of Futurism
Who executed this survey.: 
Dr. Jean-Pierre de Villers, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes