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m003. Alternative Traditions in Contemporary Arts (ATCA)

 Record Group
Identifier: m003
Serving as an interface among University of Iowa facilities–the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, the University Libraries, and a number of academic units–Alternative Traditions in the Contemporary Arts (ATCA) is committed to the collection and preservation of works and papers of contemporary artists and to the facilitation and dissemination of research related to the post-World War II avant-garde. The project was founded by Estera Milman in 1982, and Milman acted as its director until her departure from the University in 2000. Composed of a complex body of contemporary artifacts and documentation spanning such phenomena as Fluxus, event arts and happenings, book works and visual poetry, artists’ video, correspondence art, conceptual art, performance relics, and artists’ papers, the collection is similar in kind to holdings housed at the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities and the Museum of Modern Art, among others.

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Lil Picard Papers

Identifier: MsC0817

Correspondence and related files of an artist, art journalist, and collector. Picard was born in Germany but migrated to New York City with her second husband in 1936. Exhibiting her own work, her writing about New York City art, and her extensive collecting made her a central figure in New York art until very near the end of her life.

Dates: 1899-1994

Lloyd Dunn Papers

Identifier: MsC0520

Publisher of Retrofuturist and PhotoStatic magazines and member of collage music groups the Tape-beatles and Public Works. The collection includes audio cassettes as well as two boxes of videotapes and a number of small art works which incorporate audio cassettes.

Dates: 1980-1990

NC92 Networker Databank Congress Papers

Identifier: MsC0783

443 indexed items generated by participants in the Decentralized World-Wide Networker Congress (August 1, 1991 -- March 15, 1992) (coordinated by the Crackerjack Kid - aka Chuck Welch) as well as additional materials documenting the congress.

Dates: 1991-1993

R. Keith Courtney Papers

Identifier: MsC0761

Iowa City resident and artist. From the late 1970s to the late 1980s Courtney conducted a project titled Notes From All Over, which invited artists to send him found objects and printed matter. The collection consists of art works, correspondence, and related documentation dating from 1971-1995.

Dates: 1971-1995

Steven Durland Papers

Identifier: MsC0787

Writer, sculptor, performance artist, and editor of High Performance magazine. Personal correspondence and documentation as well as artworks and other documentation from the Not Clay International Mail Art Show, co-curated by Durland and Melvin Tearle in 1977, and The Cover, co-curated by Durland and Robert Harris in 1978.

Dates: 1977-1983

William Gaglione Papers

Identifier: MsC0866

Personal papers and art work of the stamp and mail artist. An ATCA collection.

Dates: -

Zagreb Folios: Yugoslavian Artists' Work

Identifier: MsC0765

Half a linear foot of original art works by Yugoslavian artists and a scholarly paper that discusses several of these works.

Dates: 1974-1997