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Scope and Contents of the Collection
Acquisition and Processing Information
Box Contents List
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Scope and Contents: Primarily ATCA administrative files containing a vast amount of information on the sources of the ATCA collections and detailed records regarding grants won by and exhibitions curated by ATCA staff prior to 2000.
Related Materials: See the web page for Alternative Traditions in Contemporary Art.
Acquisition and Processing Information: Administrative files for the ATCA project, founded by Estera Milman in 1982, absorbed by the Libraries on her departure from the University in 2000.
Photos: boxes 8 and 9
Audio: box 8
Elec. Computer disks: box 8
Copies of publications related to Fluxus
Milman publications related to ATCA
Material related to the Dada Archive
Misc. correspondence between Milman and various institutions and individuals
ATCA loan agreements and related correspondence
ATCA letters of support and solicitations
ATCA rhetoric and related material
ATCA catalogue system
ATCA acquisitions committee
Equipment requests 1989-1990
Charles Henry Hill docs.
Libraries Newsletter-ATCA Issue
Museum of Temporary Art docs.
ATCA gifts: A guide to gifts
ATCA gifts summer 1993
ATCA gifts summer 1991-1992
ATCA gifts 1987
Inventory of ATCA little magazines
Picard missing works
Bibliography for OZ books
E.F. Higgins III documents
Gift lists and appraisals 1988-1999
Friedman correspondence 1980-1999
Misc. Friedman correspondence
Friedman works and photos of works
Publications by and about Friedman
“The Mid-America College Art Conference,” “The Second Intermedia Festival,” and “The Artist and Television”: All three events were held Oct. 20-23, 1982, in Iowa City by the School of Art and Art History.
“Dada: the Art of Anti-art”: Exhibited Feb. 1983, at California State University. One folder includes checklist and misc. correspondence. Stephen C. Foster and Estera Milman contributed.
“The Book Project”: Exhibition and conference planned for 1984-1985. Project Coordinator Estera Milman.
“Fluxus: A Workshop Series”: Held Nov, 1984-May, 1985 in Iowa City. Directed by Stephen C. Foster and Coordinated by Estera Milman.
Kleinschmidt Project: a study of the Kleinschmidt collection, also known as Artistic Convergence in the Avant-Garde, 1910-1959.
“Portrait of the Western Avant-garde Book Project”: Stephen Foster, Directer and Estera Milman, Program Coordinator.
“Lunapark”: Interactive teleconference between Amsterdam and Iowa City. Coordinated by Estera Milman.
Landmark Arts Project
“Fluxus and Friends”: Exhibited Jan. 23-March 13, 1988, at the University of Iowa Art Museum. Curated by Estera Milman.
“The Avant-garde and the Text”: Opened at the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, 1988. Co-Curated by Estera Milman, Traveled to various locations including the University of Iowa Museum, Nov. 12-Jan. 8, 1989.
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“Media Consortium”: Held in 1988. Directed by Estera Milman and Kathy Rae Huffman.
“The World According to Dada”: Opened June 4, 1988 at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. Curated by Stephen C. Foster. A conference on the exhibition was held at the Taipei in July 1987.
“Art Networks and Information Systems Planning Conference” (also under “Contemporary Consortium”): Held April 13-15, 1989, at the University of Iowa. Folders include misc. correspondence and schedules.
“Fluxus Closing In”: Exhibited Oct. 6-Nov. 3, 1990 at Salvatore Ala. One folder includes checklist and slides of the show.
“Program for Modern Studies Annual Graduate Student Conference”: Held Oct. 6-7, 1990 at the University of Iowa.
“Metamorphoses of the Avant-garde Artist and Author, 1908-1939: Social Roles and Cultural Consequences”: Held Sept. 27-29, 1990, at the University of Puget Sound. Organized by Stephen C. Foster, Estera Milman, Rainer Rumold, and Kent Hooper.
“Program for Modern Studies Annual Graduate Student Conference”: Held Nov. 2-3, 1991 at the University of Iowa.
“Fluxus: The Making of an Avant-garde Community”: Exhibited fall 1991, [at the Franklin Furnace?]. Curated by Estera Milman.
“Ten Years on Broadway: Fluxus 1982-1992”: Exhibited [1992?] at the Emily Harvey Gallery. One folder includes checklists and misc. correspondence.
“Fluxus: A Conceptual Country:” Exhibited March 27-May 23, 1993, at the University of Iowa Museum. Also traveled to several other locations. Folders include misc. info. On show, check lists from various collections, misc. correspondence with various institutions, lists of articles and reviews, and responses to the show.
“In and Around Fluxus” Film Festival: Shown Feb. 19-21, 1993, at the Institute for Cinema and Culture, Communications Study Building. Folders include list of the films and various correspondence.
“In the Spirit of Fluxus”: Exhibited Feb. 14-June 6, 1993 at the Walker Art Center. Also traveled to several other locations. One folder includes several descriptions of the show.
“Program for Modern Studies Annual Graduate Student Conference”: Held April 16-17, 1994 at the University of Iowa.
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Misc. photos and slides
Floppy disks of various manuscripts
Audio tapes of Art Networks and Information Systems conference
5 binders containing slides and photos of various shows and artists
ATCA Administrative Documents
ATCA inventory lists
Artifacts of the Eternal Network
Artists Poster Committee’s Collection
Artists Television Network
Artwords and Bookworks
Artwords and Bookworks show catalogs
Brown, Jean Collection
CAYC Listing of artists’ works
CIAO (Conceptual and Intermedia Arts Project)
Courtney, R. K.
Display/Flat file inventory
Fine, A. M.
Hogan Appraisal of Friedman 1993 donation
Images from South Africa Show
Mitinet and Dbase Meetings
Nevai and Pyramid Show
Networker Databank Congress
NYCS Weekly Breeder
Something Else Press
Records for CIAO - a grant-funded consortium of several institutions including Iowa -- that worked to develop cataloging standards for conceptual art materials similar to those that compose the bulk of the ATCA collections.
Box 2:Documentation for the Artists Television Network collection and the Artists Television Project during the time these were administered by the ATCA program.