AS-AP

Survey: Alternative Traditions in the Contemporary Arts

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
Before 1950
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Special Collections Department of a research library
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
Over $1,000,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Other
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
The University of Libraries is about the 20th largest research library in the United States.
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
The University was founded in 1847.
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview: 
http://www.uiowa.edu/homepage/about-UI/index.html
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
We have a limited exhibition and programming function but Alternative Traditions in the Contemporary Arts materials are often exhibited in the University of Iowa Museum of Art.
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/spec-coll/atca/intro.htm
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Estera Milman estera@snet.net
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 Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 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.: 
Non-Profit [IRS certified]
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
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?: 
Not Applicable
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.: 
Yes
survey_field_49: 
See the ATCA web site.
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?: 
No
Part 10c.
10c. How are arrangements made for access to archive?: 
Query or visit.
Part 10d.
10d. Would you allow access in the future?: 
Yes
Part 10e.
10e. Under what circumstances would access to archives be allowed.: 
We _are_ an archive.
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?: 
Other Boxes
File Cabinets
Flat Files
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
All
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
----
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
----
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: 
200 +
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
16c. Electronic Based:: 
Other
Other: 
primarily internet accessible html pages
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?: 
General Staff
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Electronic (Database, etc.)
Other: 
further html pages
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
Controlled Access
Disaster Plan
Acid-Free Housing
Part 19.
19. What type of climate-controls are present in the area[s] in which the archives are stored?: 
Dedicated climate control system
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
Continue inventories and rehousing
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
funding, staffing
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
continue inventories and rehousing
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
funding, staffing
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.: 
$45,001 - $50,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$150,001 - $200,000
Part 23.
23d. Other - Please describe below.: 
Transfer to institutions able and willing to archive
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?: 
SAA, MAC, RBMS, etc.
Part 26.
26. Additional information, comments, observations, and questions.: 
I’ll send a separate email message.
Finish
survey_field_150: 
The University of Iowa
Who executed this survey.: 
Sid Huttner
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes