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Guide to the Jacki Apple Papers MSS.173

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Collection processed by Abigail Rubin

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 17, 2019
Finding aid written in English

 Record updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2017 accretion  , May 2018

Scope and Contents

The Jacki Apple Papers (dated 1976-2012) consist of materials created and collected by Apple documenting her career as an artist, producer, and eductor. The collection includes correspondence with artists and listeners, promotional material from artists and record labels, memos and letters pertatining to KPFK Los Angeles Public Radio buisness, cue sheets, and recordings of music, audio art, and interviews that were featured on the show. Materials in this collection also include grant applications, publications, original writings, and audio recordings of proposed and completed artistic endeavors Apple pursued as an individual artist, with collaborators, and through the non-profit Cactus Foundation she was a co-founder of. The projects documented in the collection illustrate the breadth of Apple's artistic output, including public arts commissions, multimedia installations, interdisciplinary performances, and recorded sound, with her EARJAM music festival and radio art series Redefining Democracy in America particularly well-represented. The collection also documents Apple's career as a critic and theorist through her original, published writings on various aspects of modern art and performance art in the late 20th century.


This collection is arranged into eleven series as follows:

Series I: KFPK Soundings
Series II: Record Label/Studios
Series III: Press/Promo/Catalogues
Series IV: Soundings- Radio Works/Spoken Word/Sound
Series V: Soundings- Music Tapes
Series VI: Radio Tapes with Jacki Apple/Audio Networks
Series VII: Radio Tapes with Jacki Apple/Soundings
Series VII: Artist Tapes
Series VIII: Soundings Miscellaneous
Series IX: Business Correspondence
Series X. Critical Writing on the Arts
Series XI. Media Works

Series I-VIII are arranged alpahbetically; Series IX-XI have not been arranged by an archivist and appear in the rough alphabetical order in which they were received.