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Guide to the REPOhistory Archive MSS.113

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Collection processed by Alan Moore, Jim Costanzo, and Koo Lee - 2001; Leif Sorensen, 2003. Updated by Nicholas Martin, 2012

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 13, 2017
Description is in English.

 Updated by Megan O'Shea to prepare artwork being sent to offsite art storage in December 2017  , December 2017

Descriptive Summary

Creator: REPOhistory (Organization)
Title: REPOhistory Archive
Dates [inclusive]: 1911-1999
Dates [bulk]: 1989-1999
Abstract: The group, REPOhistory, was founded in New York City in 1989 and included multi-ethnic visual and performance artists, writers, filmmakers, and historians. Taking its name from the concept of "repossessing history," its purpose was to bring to light absent historical narratives involving, colonialism, race, gender, and class through public installations, performances, educational activities, printed matter and other visual media. The collection includes operation records, proofs of original artworks, promotional materials, source materials, and files of several founding members.
Quantity: 18 Linear Feet (18 boxes)
Call Phrase: MSS.113