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Guide to The Parasite Archive MSS.333

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Collection processed by Rachel Pedderson and Rhyannon J. Rodriguez, 2012.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on October 12, 2018
Finding aid written in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Content

The Parasite Archive includes administrative records, articles, correspondence, ephemera, photography, promotional materials, objects, and audiovisual elements. The bulk of the collection is from the Parasite Document Collection, which was a resource of contemporary and historical documents relating to project-based activity, created by the collective during their active years, and is supplemented by administrative records saved by the Collective, and by their treasurer Ben Kinmont.

Arrangement

Within each series, materials are arranged alphabetically or chronologically where noted.

Series I: Parasite Document Collection preserves a collection of contemporary and historical documents relating to project-based activity. Materials on particular artists and works include documentation of completed projects and, where possible, proposals, contracts, correspondence, and ephemera. These materials are arranged alphabetically by artist, item title, or subject.

Series II: Services: A Working - Group Exhibition includes materials pertaining to Andrea Fraser's project of the same title. These materials are arranged alphabetically by artist, item title, or subject.

Series III: Administrative contains Parasite management records. These materials are arranged alphabetically then chronologically. Subseries A: Parasite Files preserves correspondence between artists and institutions, meeting minutes, and promotional material. These materials are arranged alphabetically, then chronologically.

Subseries B: Ben Kinmont Files consists of records preserved by Parasite treasurer Ben Kinmont. These materials are arranged chronologically.

Series IV: Video recordings includes project recordings from the Parasite Document Collection in addition to Helmet Draxler and Andrea Fraser's "Services." These materials are arranged chronologically. Access Copies may not be available for consultation at this time, please ask a Fales archivist.

Series V: Audio recordings contains recordings of Parasite presentations, symposia, discussion groups, and other public programs of interest. These materials are arranged chronologically. Access Copies may not be available for consultation at this time, please ask a Fales archivist.

Subseries VI: Data Storage preserves computer files stored on disk. This element may not be available for consultation, please ask a Fales archivist.