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Finding Aid for the Hallwalls Collection, 1974-2008

PCMS-0026

State University of New York at Buffalo. Poetry Collection


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Buffalo, NY 14260
United States
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Email: lpo-poetry@buffalo.edu
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Finding aid prepared by Karen Morse.
Finding aid encoded in EAD by Jason Kovari, 2008.
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid prepared using local best practices.

Please use the following URL when citing this document:
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Collection Overview

Title: Hallwalls Collection, 1974-2008
Creator: Hallwalls (Museum)
Extent: 370 linear feet
Language of Material: Collection material in English.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. Poetry Collection
Abstract: Opened in 2006, the Hallwalls Collection contains the Hallwalls Video Collection Preservation Project, featuring recorded performances as well as thousands of items of publications, photographs, artist files, grant applications, business records, calendars, publicity materials, and other ephemera and realia documenting the history of the Contemporary Arts Center.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Description and dates], Box/folder number, PCMS-0026, Hallwalls Collection, 1974-2008, The Poetry Collection, State University of New York at Buffalo.

See the Special Collections' preferred citations instructions for additional information.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Poetry Collection by Hallwalls.

Terms of Access

Hallwalls Collection, 1974-2008, are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the Poetry Collection before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Processing Information

Collection currently being processed.

Accruals and Additions

The Poetry Collection receives periodic additions to the collection.


Historical Note

Dedicated to supporting artists in the creation of new work in the visual, media, performing, and literary arts, and to making these works available to various audiences, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center was founded in Buffalo, New York in 1974 by a group of artists including Diane Bertolo, Charles Clough, Nancy Dwyer, Robert Longo, Cindy Sherman, and Michael Zwack. The organization continues to celebrate innovation by supporting local artists and by introducing Buffalo audiences to wider artistic communities. Over its thirty-year history, Hallwalls’s exhibitions and residencies have spanned the genres of painting, sculpture, conceptual art, installations, experimental and documentary film, video art, performance, fiction, jazz, and new music.


Scope and Content Note

Opened in 2006 to coincide with the organization’s 30th anniversary celebration, the Hallwalls Collection contains the Hallwalls Video Collection Preservation Project, featuring recorded performances by national and international artists including Laurie Anderson, Tony Conrad, Ethyl Eichelberger, and hundreds more; as well as thousands of items of publications, photographs, artist files, grant applications, business records, calendars, publicity materials, and other ephemera and realia documenting the history of the Contemporary Arts Center.


Arrangement

This collection is currently being processed.


Container List

Container list in preparation.


Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog.

Contributors

Zwack, Michael, 1949-
Bertolo, Diane
Clough, Charles, 1951-
Dwyer, Nancy
Longo, Robert
Sherman, Cindy
State University of New York at Buffalo. Poetry Collection
Western New York Collection of Small Presses and Cultural Institutions

Subjects

Art museums--New York (State)--Buffalo
Art museums--New York (State)--Buffalo
Art museums--New York (State)--Buffalo
Art, American--New York (State)--Buffalo--20th century
Art, Modern--20th century--United States--Exhibitions
Hallwalls (Museum)--Archives