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Guide to the REPOhistory Archive
1911-1999 (Bulk 1989-1999)
 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 23, 2016
Description is in English.

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

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Historical/Biographical Note:

REPOhistory was a multi-ethnic group of visual and performance artists, writers, filmmakers, and historians, founded in New York City in 1989. The group took its name from the concept of "repossessing history." Its purpose was to retrieve, relocate and document absent historical narratives at specific sites in New York City, through public installations, performances, educational activities, printed matter and other visual media. REPOhistory sought to question how history is constructed and insert the stories of peoples and events which have been omitted. Their work addressed historical issues of colonialism, race, gender, and class in a context relevant to current histories.

REPOhistory operated as an artist/scholar cooperative through 6 major public projects and many smaller events. Believing the arts essential to shaping a collective cultural identity and the relationship between art, culture and society to be confused, it instigated a questioning of the culture of the 1980s and the early 1990s.

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    Scope and Content Note

    The REPOhistory Archive is comprised of the correspondence, meeting minutes, proofs of original artworks, promotional materials, source materials, and files of several founding members. Also included are complete sets of signs (artworks) used for 3 of 6 REPOHistory site specific installations, Queer Spaces, The Lower Manhattan Sign Project, and Buttermilk Bottom. The archive also includes various slides and photos that document specific projects and those members involved. The REPOhistory Archive is a part of the Downtown Collection at the Fales Library, New York University. The Fales Library is the primary special collections division of the NYU libraries, housing 200,000 volumes of English and American literature from 1700 to the present. Strengths of the collection include the development of the English and American novel, with an emphasis on the Gothic and the Victorian novel. The Downtown Collection, of which the REPOhistory Archive is a part, documents through personal and organizational papers, the artistic and literary Downtown New York scene from ca. 1975 to the present.  SERIES DESCRIPTION  Series 1: General Administration:contains four boxes of REPO general administrative files. The order of this series is maintained in the order it was originally kept. The series includes general correspondence, financial statements, fundraising materials, and meeting minutes arranged alphabetically.  Series 2: Projects, Exhibitions, and Panels:divided into subseries according to specific projects conceived by REPO, the subseries are arranged chronologically.
    • Subseries: A The Lower Manhattan Sign Project, REPOHistory's inaugural project was inspired by the celebration surrounding the quincentennial of Columbus' "discovery" of the Americas. While the country planned to commemorate a carefully selected history of Columbus' legacy, REPOhistory created a project that presented alternative views of history.
    • Subseries B: Choice Histories: Framing Abortion, was a 1991 gallery installation investigating the history of women's global struggle for reproductive rights.
    • Subseries C: Queer Spaces, as part of REPOHistory's contribution to the Storefront for Art and Architecture's exhibition  Queer Spaces, eight signs were placed at New York City sites where gays and lesbians gather for social and political purposes.
    • Subseries D: Entering Buttermilk Bottom, honors the passing of a community destroyed by Urban Renewal to make room for Modern Atlanta and the "New South." This site-specific public art installation consisted of signs, street markings, and a pavilion installation that illustrated the history of the community, as well as a reunion of former residents.
    • Subseries E: Voices of Renewal, following the 1995-96 project,  Entering Buttermilk Bottom, this project represents the second phase of REPOhistory's public art/public history work in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward. This Public Art Residency project was a collaboration by REPO artist Tom Klem and residents of the Fourth Ward's Glen Iris neighborhood. Working directly with those who lived these histories, six artist-created public history markers were created and installed permanently on the private property of those residents whose histories were unveiled and celebrated.
    • Subseries F: Out from Under the King George Hotel, for this project REPOHistory was invited to Houston, Texas, to create a public art project. They chose to document seven layers of history on the location of an abandoned hotel, the King George Hotel, which sat across the street from a homeless shelter and one block from the site of a new baseball stadium that was the cornerstone of the city's redevelopment plans for downtown Houston.
    • Subseries G: Civil Disturbances, was a public art project that presented two sets of 20 street signs created by teams of artists working in collaboration with legal scholars for more than a year and a half.
    • Subseries H: Circulation , an online project explores the city as body by examining the flow of blood through the city; blood as both a physical entity and as a metaphor for identity. The project can be viewed at  http://www.repohistory.org/circulation/index.php3
    • Subseries I:documentation of related projects.
     Series 3: Publicity and Promotion:contains a box of materials that relates to publicity and the promotion of REPO and their respective projects. It includes press packets and literature as well as reviews and articles of their work.  Series 4: Theoretical Material:contains a box of source materials used in researching specific projects. It includes articles and readings.  Series 5: Members Files:contains files of core members such as Ed Eisenberg, Greg Sholette, Tom Klem, and Jim Costanzo. Fales has maintained the integrity of the order in which these members kept their files.  Series 6: Slides and photos:contains slides and photos that document projects and events of REPOhistory. These photos are contained in box 14, and slides reside in three photo boxes numbered 15, 16, and 17.  Series 7: Video, Audio, and Electronic:includes videorecordings, audiorecordings and magnetic [computer] disks. The videotapes and audiotapes include interviews and some source material used in researching projects. The magnetic disks belonged to members of REPO and include templates and files that relate to specific projects.  Series 8: Artwork:includes complete sets of signs produced for site-specific art installations.

    Arrangement

    Folders are generally arranged chronologically within each subject/author heading.

    The files are grouped into eight series.

    Missing Title

    1. Series I: General Administration
    2. Series II: Projects
    3. Series III: Publicity and Promotion
    4. Series IV: Theoretical Material
    5. Series V: Members Files
    6. Series VI: Slides and Photos
    7. Series VII: Video, Audio and Electronic
    8. Series VIII: Artwork
    9. Series IX: Ephemera
    10. Accretion 2012 - Series VIII: Artwork

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    Access Points

    Subject Names

    • Sholette, Gregory
    • Wilson, Sherill D., 1953-
    • Lederman, Robert
    • Knauer, Lisa Maya, 1956-
    • Neville, Chris
    • Klem, Tom
    • Eisenberg, Ed (Edward), 1951-1997
    • Costanzo, Jim
    • Bogan, Neill

    Document Type

    • Correspondence
    • Financial records
    • Videotapes
    • Clippings (information artifacts)
    • Fliers (printed matter)
    • Photographs
    • Magnetic disks.
    • Audiotapes.
    • Political posters.
    • Ephemera
    • Grant proposals.

    Subject Organizations

    • REPOhistory (Organization)
    • Political Art Documentation/Distribution (Organization)

    Subject Topics

    • Atlanta, (Ga.) -- Description and travel.
    • Atlanta (Ga.) -- History.
    • Art -- Finance.
    • Art -x Finance -- United States
    • Art and society.
    • Multiculturalism.
    • Multiculturalism -- Law and legislation.
    • Censorship.
    • Racism.
    • Art -- E-perimental methods.
    • Theater and State.
    • Culture conflict -- United States.
    • National Endowment for the Arts.
    • Social problems in art.
    • Politics in art.
    • Artists and community -- United States
    • Performing arts -- Finance.
    • Art -x Censorship -- United States.

    Subject Places

    • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
    • Houston (Tex.) |x History.
    • United States |x Politics and government |y 20th century.
    • New York (N.Y.) |x Intellectual life.
    • New York (N.Y.) |x History.

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    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    The REPOhistory Archive was donated by REPOhistory in 2000. The initial organization of the collection was done by REPOhistory staff as they packed the materials for shipment. The collection was subsequently processed by members Alan Moore and Jim Costanzo. In 2012, Fales received metal sign mounts used to exhibit 5 signs from the Lower Manhattan Sign Project as part of an exhibition at 41 Cooper Gallery, Cooper Union.

    Access Restrictions

    Open to researchers. Appointments are necessary for the use of manuscript and archival materials.

    Use Restrictions

    Collection use is subject to all copyright laws. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Director of Fales Library and Special Collections. Please contact fales.library@nyu.edu. or call 212 998 2596.

    Preferred Citation

    Published citations should take the following form:

    Identification of item, date (if known); The REPOhistory Archive; MSS 113; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections
    , New York University Libraries.

    Separated Material

    There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.

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    Container List

    Series I: General Administration

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 1 Folder : 1 List of artists
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 2 Artist resumes
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 3 Art Matters book project
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 4 Book distribution correspondence and documents
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 5 General correspondence
    1989-1990
    Box: 1 Folder : 6 General correspondence
    1990-1991
    Box: 1 Folder : 7 General correspondence
    1991-1992
    Box: 1 Folder : 8 1993 correspondence between MOMA and Repohistory
    1993
    Box: 1 Folder : 9 General correspondence
    1993
    Box: 1 Folder : 10 General correspondence
    1994-1995
    Box: 1 Folder : 11 General correspondence
    1996
    Box: 1 Folder : 12 General correspondence
    1997
    Box: 1 Folder : 13 General correspondence (email format)
    1997-1999
    Box: 1 Folder : 14 Fundraising - general proposals
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 15 Fundraising - general correspondence
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 16 Fundraising - budgeting/planning
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 17 Drafts for grant applications/fundraising letters
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 18 Fundraising information
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 19 Lannan Foundation visual arts grant
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 20 Grant applications and correspondence - Art Matters
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 21 Grant applications - Artist Space
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 22 Grant from Cultural Council Foundations
    1990
    Box: 1 Folder : 23 Grant application - Arts Forward Fund
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 24 Grant application and correspondence - Manhattan Borough President
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 25 Documents and correspondence - Materials for the Arts
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 26 Grant application - Hudson River Middle School
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 27 Grant application - Metropolitan Life Foundation
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 28 Grant application - New York Council for the Humanities
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 29 Grant application - NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 30 Grant application - National Endowment for the Arts
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 31 Grant application - New York State Council for the Arts
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 32 Grant application - North Star
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 33 Grant application - Public Art Fund
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 34 Grant application - Puffin Foundation
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 34A. Grant application - Seattle Arts Commission
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 35 Grant application - Andy Warhol Foundation
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 36 New York Foundation for the Arts - community assists
    1998
    Box: 1 Folder : 37 Fundraising and financial reports
    1990-1995
    Box: 1 Folder : 38 Fundraising and financial report
    1998
    Box: 1 Folder : 39 Grant applications for REPO book - List and Kaplan Foundations
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 40 Internal Revenue Service application for tax-exempt status
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 1 Fundraising - NYFA Panel
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 2 Fundraising - Lower Manhattan Sign Project
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 3 Fundraising - LMSP grant guidelines
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 4 Fundraising - East Harlem
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 5 Fundraising - Queer Spaces
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 6 Fundraising - Circulations
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 7 Fundraising - Entering Buttermilk Bottom
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 8 Fundraising - Voices of Renewal
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 9 Fundraising - Foundation Contact Information
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 10 Fundraising - research
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 11 Fundraising - Neill Bogan folder
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 12 Fundraising - other organizations' proposals
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 13 Fundraising - individual foundations' literature and brochures
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 14 Fundraising - individual foundations' literature and brochures
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 15 Fundraising - individual foundations' literature and brochures
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 16 Fundraising - individual foundations' literature and brochures
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 17 Fundraising - loan agreements
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 18 Fundraising - mailing lists
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 19 Fundraising - letters of support
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 20 Fundraising - letters of fiscal sponsorship
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 21 Fundraising - pamphlets from libraries and museums
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 22 Fundraising - private donors
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 23 Letterhead
    1992
    Box: 2 Folder : 24 Minutes of meetings
    1989
    Box: 2 Folder : 25 Minutes of meetings
    1990
    Box: 2 Folder : 26 Minutes of meetings
    1991
    Box: 2 Folder : 27 Minutes of meetings
    1992
    Box: 2 Folder : 28 Minutes from structural meetings
    1992
    Box: 2 Folder : 29 Minutes of meetings
    1993
    Box: 2 Folder : 30 Minutes of meetings
    1994
    Box: 2 Folder : 31 Minutes of meetings
    1995
    Box: 2 Folder : 32 Minutes of meetings
    1996
    Box: 2 Folder : 33 Minutes of meetings of Repo Steering Committee
    1997
    Box: 2 Folder : 34 Minutes of meetings of Repo Steering Committee (Neill Bogan)
    1997
    Box: 2 Folder : 35 Minutes of meetings
    1998
    Box: 2 Folder : 36 Office leases and subleases
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 37 Receipts for expenses
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 38 Stationery designs
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 39 Repohistory logo
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 1 Expenses for Circulations
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 2 Receipts for Urban Encounters
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 3 Receipts and billings from Civil Disturbances
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 4 General receipts
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 5 Receipts for general operations and unidentified projects
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 6 Misc. general administration correspondence
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 7 Misc. general administration
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 8 Bank statements A
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 9 Bank statements B
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 10 Bank statements C`
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 11 Financial statements
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 12 Corrections of mailing addresses
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 1 New York state tax exempt papers
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 2 New York state charities registration documents
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 3 Treasurer's files - History Project
    1989
    Box: 4 Folder : 4 Treasurer's files - Repohistory
    1990
    Box: 4 Folder : 5 Treasurer's files - Repohistory
    1991
    Box: 4 Folder : 6 Treasurer's files - Repohistory
    1992
    Box: 4 Folder : 7 Treasurer's files - Repohistory
    1993
    Box: 4 Folder : 8 Treasurer's files - Repohistory
    1994-1995
    Box: 4 Folder : 9 Treasurer's files - ledger and bank statements
    1990-1994
    Box: 4 Folder : 10 Treasurer's files - financial records
    1990-1993
    Box: 4 Folder : 11 Treasurer's files - accounting report to fiscal sponsor
    1993
    Box: 4 Folder : 12 Treasurer's files - reimbursed receipts
    1992
    Box: 4 Folder : 13 Treasurer's files - federal tax returns and related documents
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 14 Lisa Knauer's files
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 15 Greg Sholette's files - minutes of meetings and narratives
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 16 Greg Sholette's files - History Project proposals
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 17 Greg Sholette's files - structure
    1997
    Box: 4 Folder : 18 Greg Sholette's files - minutes of Circulation project meetings
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 19 Greg Sholette's files - minutes of NY Lawyers in Public Interest meetings
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 20 Greg Sholette's files - Lower Manhattan Project Sign Project texts
    undated

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    Series II: Projects

    Subseries A: Projects - Lower Manhattan Sign Project (LMSP)

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 5 Folder : 1 Correspondence between Tom Klem and Jenny Dixon
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 2 Lisa Knauer's papers and correspondence
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 3 Lisa Knauer's administrative correspondence
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 4 Correspondence - legal matters
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 5 Correspondence - invitations
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 6 Correspondence - general
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 7 Original letters of support and city permissions
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 8 Planning for the opening performance
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 9 Edited texts for the signs and the map
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 10 Sherill Wilson - advisor on signs
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 11 Artist call for proposals
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 12 Budgeting/planning
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 13 Project outlines
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 14 Project proposal drafts
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 15 Sketches and designs of drafts
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 16 Preliminary drafts for signs
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 17 Jim Costanzo's notes and research materials
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 18 Greg Sholette's notes and research materials
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 19 Sign supplies
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 20 Original proposal for signs
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 21 Sign catalog copy
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 22 List of sites for signs
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 23 List of historical signs before LMSP
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 24 Notebook/planner
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 25 Proofs (master set)
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 26 Proofs - sign art/texts
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 27 Proofs - sign art/texts
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 28 Flyer layout and proofs
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 29 Research - historical society landmark
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 30 Research - general
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 31 Maps
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 32 Snug harbor
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 33 Educator towns - teacher handouts
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 34 Contact information
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 35 Umbrella organizations for larger public art project
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 36 Sign project tea information notebook
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 37 Parade/performance of opening
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 38 Parade
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 39 Parade - Neill Bogan file
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 40 Cloth to cover signs for day without art
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 41 Announcements of related events
    undated

    Subseries B: Projects - Choice Histories

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 6 Folder : 1 Proposals
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 2 Artist space exhibition - correspondence and official documents
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 3 General information
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 4 Articles and legal briefs
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 5 Women's health information
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 6 Gallery handouts and catalogue photocopy
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 7 Race and class committee materials and readings
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 8 Readings on abortion
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 9 'Sexuality' receipts
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 10 'Race/Class' receipts
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 11 'Medicine' receipts
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 12 'Law/Morality' receipts
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 13 'Book/Chronology' receipts
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 14 General receipts and financial statements
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 15 General receipts and video receipts
    undated

    Subseries C: Projects - Queer Spaces

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 6 Folder : 16 Correspondence
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 17 Correspondence - legal matters
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 18 Project outlines
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 19 Research
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 20 Contact information
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 21 Meeting minutes
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 22 Queers in Space
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 23 Proofs
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 23A. Printer's proofs [OVERSIZE]
    undated

    Subseries D: Projects - Entering Buttermilk Bottom

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 6 Folder : 24 Correspondence
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 25 Correspondence concerning specifications
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 26 Correspondence between Tom Klem and James Malone
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 27 Project outlines
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 28 Budgeting/planning
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 29 Meeting minutes
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 30 Contact information
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 31 Disk printouts of Donna Kessinger
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 32 Maps
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 33 Maps - Sanborn Mosaics
    1911
    Box: 6 Folder : 34 Maps - Sanborn Mosaics - Civic Center east
    1911
    Box: 6 Folder : 35 Maps - Sanborn Mosaic - Dickanny Alley
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 36 Maps - Sanborn Mosaics
    1932-1951
    Box: 6 Folder : 37 Maps - Sanborn Mosaics - Civic Center east
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 38 Maps - 'Misc. other maps'
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 39 Maps - unspecified
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 40 Research - official city documents
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 41 Research - white pages
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 1 Research - articles A
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 2 Research - articles B
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 3 Research - interviews
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 4 Research - 'Neill Bogan'
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 5 Research - 'U-Rescue articles'
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 6 Research - binder
    1995
    Box: 7 Folder : 7 Research - Atlanta Historical Society photo collection
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 8 Research - bibliography
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 9 Arts Festival of Atlanta -
    1995-1996
    Box: 7 Folder : 10 Arts Festival of Atlanta - site works
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 11 Original artwork
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 12 Proofs for artwork
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 12A. Artwork [OVERSIZE]
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 13 Labels
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 14 Misc.
    undated

    Subseries E: Voices of Renewal

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 7 Folder : 15 Correspondence
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 16 Project outlines
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 17 Budgeting/planning
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 18 Contact information
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 19 Research
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 20 Resumes
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 21 Proofs
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 22 Maps
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 23 Arts Festival Atlanta
    undated

    Subseries F: Out From Under the King George Hotel

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 7 Folder : 24 Correspondence
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 25 Budgeting/planning
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 26 Jim Costanzo's notes and correspondence A.
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 27 Jim Costanzo's notes and correspondence B.
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 28 Contact information
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 29 Research - Deeds and city/county documents
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 30 Research - articles
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 31 Research - photocopies of photo documentation of renovations
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 32 Research - handwritten notes
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 33 Research - Neill Bogan
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 34 Research - NY Public Library call slips
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 35 Research - bibliography
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 36 Proofs of artwork
    undated

    Subseries G: Civil Disturbances

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 8 Folder : 1 Correspondence
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 2 Correspondence - legal matters
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 3 'Lisa Knauer folder'
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 4 Research
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 5 Mayor Giuliani and artist Lederman
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 6 Research - legal briefs
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 7 New York Lawyers for Public Interest (NYLPI)
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 8 Receipts
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 9 Proofs for artwork
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 10 Printer's proofs
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 11 Misc.
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 12 Meeting minutes
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 13 Community board meetings
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 14 Budgeting/planning
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 15 Project outlines
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 16 Contact information
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 17 Proposals
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 18 Research
    undated

    Subseries H: Circulations

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 8 Folder : 19 Correspondence
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 20 Legal documents
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 21 REPO resume
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 22 List of proposals and contributors
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 23 Budgeting/planning
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 24 Project outlines
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 25 Timelines
    undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 26 Bio of members and artists
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    Box: 8 Folder : 27 Contact information
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    Box: 8 Folder : 28 Research - "People Notes"
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    Box: 8 Folder : 29 Research A.
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    Box: 8 Folder : 30 Research B.
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    Box: 8 Folder : 31 Research C.
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    Box: 8 Folder : 32 'Map Site Info'
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    Box: 8 Folder : 33 Drafts of drawings and texts
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    Box: 8 Folder : 34 Original art
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    Box: 8 Folder : 35 Web information
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    Box: 8 Folder : 36 Maps
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    Box: 8 Folder : 37 'Education/outreach ideas'
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    Box: 8 Folder : 38 Slide list
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    Box: 8 Folder : 39 Related announcements
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    Box: 8 Folder : 40 Catalogues
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    Box: 8 Folder : 41 Misc.
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    Subseries I: Related Projects

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 9 Folder : 1 African American Burying Ground procession
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    Box: 9 Folder : 2 Anti-racism conference
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    Box: 9 Folder : 3 Artists and writers out loud
    1990
    Box: 9 Folder : 4 Banff center library exhibition catalogue
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    Box: 9 Folder : 5 'Building Histories' at Apex Art
    1999
    Box: 9 Folder : 6 East Harlem project
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    Box: 9 Folder : 7 History Happened Here conference
    1996
    Box: 9 Folder : 8 Hudson River Middle School residency
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    Box: 9 Folder : 9 Hudson River Middle School - original art
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    Box: 9 Folder : 10 Hudson River Middle School - ephemera [see also Series IX: Ephemera]
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    Box: 9 Folder : 11 Labor History Happened Here
    1999
    Box: 9 Folder : 12 Whitney Museum downtown "City of Power" exhibition
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    Box: 9 Folder : 13 Museum of the City of New York - meetings and proposals
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    Box: 9 Folder : 14 Museum of Natural History
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    Box: 9 Folder : 15 New Museum education project
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    Box: 9 Folder : 16 Parasite at the Drawing Center
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    Box: 9 Folder : 17 DIA proposals for NYC Customs House
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    Box: 9 Folder : 18 REPOHistory website proposals
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    Box: 9 Folder : 19 Ruins in Reverse - CEPA gallery
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    Box: 9 Folder : 20 Sprawl exhibition - Atlanta, GA
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    Box: 9 Folder : 21 Urban Encounters - correspondence
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    Box: 9 Folder : 22 Urban Renewal - correspondence (legal)
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    Box: 9 Folder : 23 Urban Renewal - grant proposals
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    Box: 9 Folder : 24 Urban Renewal - project outlines
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    Box: 9 Folder : 25 Urban Renewal - planning
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    Box: 9 Folder : 26 Urban Renewal - budgeting
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    Box: 9 Folder : 27 Urban Encounters - budget book
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    Box: 9 Folder : 28 Urban Encounters - Research
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    Box: 9 Folder : 29 Urban Encounters - PAD/D
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    Box: 9 Folder : 30 Urban Encounters - New Museum
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    Box: 9 Folder : 31 Urban Renewal - Proofs
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    Box: 9 Folder : 32 Urban Encounters - Misc.
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    Box: 9 Folder : 33 Veiled Histories conference
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    Box: 9 Folder : 34 Whittier sign project
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    Box: 9 Folder : 35 Conferences and panel discussions about REPO
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    Box: 9 Folder : 36 Exhibitions which include REPO
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    Box: 9 Folder : 37 Exhibitions of members and friends of REPO
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    Series III: Publicity and Promotion

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 10 Folder : 1 Promotional packet - general
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    Box: 10 Folder : 2 Press about the collective
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    Box: 10 Folder : 3 Articles - Lower Manhattan Sign Project (LMSP)
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    Box: 10 Folder : 4 Press release - LMSP
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    Box: 10 Folder : 5 Walking tours - LMSP
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    Box: 10 Folder : 5a Promotional - Lower Manhattan Sign Project
    Box: 10 Folder : 6 Unpublished articles/reviews - LMSP
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    Box: 10 Folder : 7 Press release - Choice Histories
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    Box: 10 Folder : 8 Articles/reviews - Choice Histories
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    Box: 10 Folder : 9 Press release - Queer Spaces
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    Box: 10 Folder : 10 Reviews - Queer Spaces
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    Box: 10 Folder : 11 Press release - Entering Buttermilk Bottom
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    Box: 10 Folder : 12 Articles/reviews - Entering Buttermilk Bottom
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    Box: 10 Folder : 13 Public review/comments - Entering Buttermilk Bottom
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    Box: 10 Folder : 14 Reviews - Voices of Renewal
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    Box: 10 Folder : 15 Promotion - Out From Under King George
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    Box: 10 Folder : 16 Press release - Civil Disturbances
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    Box: 10 Folder : 17 Articles - Civil Disturbances
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    Box: 10 Folder : 18 Press release - Urban Encounters
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    Box: 10 Folder : 19 Reviews - Urban Encounters
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    Box: 10 Folder : 20 Press release - Circulations
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    Box: 10 Folder : 21 Articles/reviews - Circulations
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    Series IV: Theoretical material

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 10 Folder : 22 Greg Sholette's files - "Theory": narratives, talks, articles
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    Box: 10 Folder : 23 Labor history images
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    Box: 10 Folder : 24 1989-92 research
    1989-1992
    Box: 10 Folder : 25 Conferences
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    Box: 10 Folder : 26 Art work
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    Box: 10 Folder : 27 Alternative/radical histories
    1990-1992
    Box: 10 Folder : 28 Readings in race and class
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    Box: 10 Folder : 29 Readings for East Harlem project
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    Box: 10 Folder : 30 Readings for Museum City of New York project
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    Box: 10 Folder : 31 Readings in office file
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    Box: 10 Folder : 32 Linking American for the Arts
    1997

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    Series V: Members Files

    Subseries A: Members Files - Ed Eisenberg

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 11 Folder : 1 Correspondence
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    Box: 11 Folder : 2 Meeting minutes A
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    Box: 11 Folder : 3 Meeting minutes B
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    Box: 11 Folder : 4 Project outlines
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    Box: 11 Folder : 5 Budgeting/planning information
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    Box: 11 Folder : 6 Atlanta installation receipts
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    Box: 11 Folder : 7 Groundworks receipts
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    Box: 11 Folder : 8 Notes on Mac computer
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    Box: 11 Folder : 9 Contact information
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    Box: 11 Folder : 10 Funding/grant proposal
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    Box: 11 Folder : 11 Art show announcements
    1981
    Box: 11 Folder : 12 Art show announcements
    1982
    Box: 11 Folder : 13 Art show announcements
    1983
    Box: 11 Folder : 14 Art show announcements
    1984
    Box: 11 Folder : 15 Art show announcements
    1985
    Box: 11 Folder : 16 Art show announcements
    1986
    Box: 11 Folder : 17 Art show announcements
    1987
    Box: 11 Folder : 18 Art show announcements
    1988
    Box: 11 Folder : 19 Art show announcements
    1989
    Box: 11 Folder : 20 Art show announcements
    1990
    Box: 11 Folder : 21 Art show announcements
    1991
    Box: 11 Folder : 22 Art show announcements
    1992
    Box: 11 Folder : 23 Art show announcements
    1993
    Box: 11 Folder : 24 Art show announcements
    1994
    Box: 11 Folder : 25 Art show announcements
    1995
    Box: 11 Folder : 26 Art show announcements
    1996
    Box: 11 Folder : 27 Art show announcements (n. d.)
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    Box: 11 Folder : 28 Review of art shows
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    Box: 12 Folder : 1 Artists and Writers Out Loud (AWOL)
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    Box: 12 Folder : 2 Coalition for nuclear-free harbor A.
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    Box: 12 Folder : 3 Coalition for nuclear-free harbor B.
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    Box: 12 Folder : 4 Coalition for nuclear-free harbor C.
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    Box: 12 Folder : 5 Coalition for nuclear-free harbor D.
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    Box: 12 Folder : 6 Coalition for nuclear-free harbor E.
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    Box: 12 Folder : 7 Coalition for nuclear-free harbor F.
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    Box: 12 Folder : 8 Source material - AIDS
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    Box: 12 Folder : 9 Source material - nuclear weapon accidents
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    Box: 12 Folder : 10 'Ed's source material' A.
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    Box: 12 Folder : 11 'Ed's source material' B.
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    Box: 12 Folder : 12 'Ed's source material' C.
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    Box: 12 Folder : 13 'Ed's source material' D.
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    Box: 12 Folder : 14 'Ed's source material' E.
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    Box: 13 Folder : 1 Readings A.
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    Box: 13 Folder : 2 Readings B.
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    Box: 13 Folder : 3 Readings C.
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    Box: 13 Folder : 4 Readings D.
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    Box: 13 Folder : 5 Readings E.
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    Box: 13 Folder : 6 Readings F.
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    Box: 13 Folder : 7 Readings G.
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    Box: 13 Folder : 8 Memorial projects
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    Box: 13 Folder : 9 Village voice ad
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    Box: 13 Folder : 10 Groundworks
    1989
    Box: 13 Folder : 11 Groundworks
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    Box: 13 Folder : 12 Ephemera
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    Box: 13 Folder : 13 PADD (Policital Art Documentation/Distribution)- Correspondence
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    Box: 13 Folder : 14 PAD/D - Research
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    Box: 13 Folder : 15 PAD/D - photos and artwork
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    Box: 13 Folder : 16 PAD/D - bank statements
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    Box: 13 Folder : 16A. Stencil [OVERSIZE]
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    Subseries B: Members files - Greg Sholette

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 13 Folder : 17 History Project - original proposal
    1989
    Box: 13 Folder : 18 Planning documents and narratives
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    Box: 13 Folder : 19 Waking Up drafts
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    Box: 13 Folder : 20 Articles and artwork by Greg Sholette
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    Box: 13 Folder : 21 Announcement of Greg's works
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    Box: 13 Folder : 22 Articles/reviews of Greg and Janet's work
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    Box: 13 Folder : 23 Literature on foundations and programs
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    Box: 13 Folder : 24 Syllabi on courses taught by Greg
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    Box: 13 Folder : 25 Resume
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    Subseries C: Members files - Tom Klem

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 13 Folder : 26 Correspondence A.
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    Box: 13 Folder : 27 Correspondence B.
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    Box: 13 Folder : 28 Drafts of text
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    Box: 13 Folder : 29 Announcements/promo
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    Box: 13 Folder : 30 Catalogues
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    Box: 13 Folder : 31 'Tom's outreach folder'
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    Box: 13 Folder : 32 Budgeting/planning
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    Box: 14 Folder : 1 Whittier Community Dialogue Sign Project
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    Box: 14 Folder : 2 Art commission of the city of New York
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    Box: 14 Folder : 3 Insurance certificates
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    Box: 14 Folder : 4 Source material and research
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    Box: 14 Folder : 5 Slide list
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    Box: 14 Folder : 6 Maps
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    Box: 14 Folder : 7 Office supply catalogue
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    Box: 14 Folder : 8 Research
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    Box: 14 Folder : 9 Project outlines
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    Box: 14 Folder : 10 Contact information
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    Box: 14 Folder : 11 Community board meetings
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    Box: 14 Folder : 12 Department of Transportation - New York City
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    Box: 14 Folder : 13 Meeting minutes
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    Box: 14 Folder : 14 Site proposals
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    Box: 14 Folder : 15 Resumes
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    Box: 14 Folder : 16 Notebook/planner
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    Box: 14 Folder : 17 Proofs
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    Box: 14 Folder : 18 Photos
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    Box: 14 Folder : 19 Sholette's art folder
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    Box: 14 Folder : 20 Mailing list
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    Box: 14 Folder : 21 REPO contracts folder
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    Box: 14 Folder : 22 REPO/NYLPI folder
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    Box: 14 Folder : 23 Temporary files folder
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    Box: 14 Folder : 24 Reviews of Tom's work
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    Box: 14 Folder : 25 Misc.
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    Subseries D: Members files - Jim Costanzo

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 14 Folder : 26 Correspondence - email and written
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    Box: 14 Folder : 27 Grant applications and notes
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    Box: 14 Folder : 28 Abstracts and drafts of articles
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    Box: 14 Folder : 29 Photos of meeting - 12/17/90
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    Box: 14 Folder : 30 Photos of meeting - 7/29/91
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    Box: 14 Folder : 31 Michael Richards - REPO member who died 9/11/01 in WTC
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    Box: 14 Folder : 32 Documents from the website by Jim Costanzo
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    Series VI: Slides and Photos

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 14 Folder : 33 Lower Manhattan Sign Project
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    Box: 14 Folder : 34 Choice Histories
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    Box: 14 Folder : 35 Out From Under the King George Hotel
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    Box: 14 Folder : 36 Circulations
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    Box: 14 Folder : 37 Entering Buttermilk Bottom - Research - Photos of Atlanta
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    Box: 14 Folder : 38 Entering Buttermilk Bottom - by Jim Costanzo
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    Box: 14 Folder : 38A. Entering Buttermilk Bottom - Cardboard mounted photos
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    Box: 14 Folder : 39 Voices of Renewal
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    Box: 14 Folder : 40 Civil Disturbances
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    Box: 14 Folder : 41 Circulations
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    Box: 14 Folder : 42 Ed Eisenberg
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    Box: 14 Folder : 43 PAD/D
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    Box: 14 Folder : 44 Not for Sale - show by Tom Klem
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    Box: 15 Folder : data_value_missing_7e534a683d224fae6e1561a73fde0b82 Black photo box; Photos and negatives of parades and openings of REPO projects; Slides of photos used in grant applications.
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    Box: 16 Folder : data_value_missing_7932fd7c08ac938a1b89b3430b4f9887 Black photo box; Slides of photos of REPO members working and installing.
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    Box: 17 Folder : data_value_missing_9949e593ce71c36627b1c219ec538608 Black photo box; Ed Eisenberg - Groundworks.
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    Series VII: Video, Audio, and Electronic.

    Scope and Contents note

    [Research copies may not be available for these materials yet. Check with the Fales archivist.]

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 18 Folder : 1 Lower Manhattan Sign Project (VHS videocassette and audio tape)

    General

    DVD Access Copy available.

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    Box: 18 Folder : 2 Choice Histories - "In Defense of Roe" by ACLU (VHS videocassette) -
    1991
    Box: 18 Folder : 3 Entering Buttermilk Bottom (VHS videocassette)

    General

    DVD Access Copy available.

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    Box: 18 Folder : 4 Atlanta - "Atlanta Tape 1 and 2" (VHS videocassette)
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    Box: 18 Folder : 5 Atlanta interviews - Mrs. Brayboy, Mrs. Humphery, and Mrs. Sutton (VHS videocassette)
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    Box: 18 Folder : 6 Atlanta interviews - Thad Olive, Ron Grier, Mrs. Sheats, and A. B. Cooper (VHS videocassette)
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    Box: 18 Folder : 7 Atlanta interviews - Malone (VHS videocassette)
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    Box: 18 Folder : 8 Tom Klem - "Tracey Takes on. . . Age", "Game Plans", and "Ooh La La" (VHS videocassette)
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    Box: 18 Folder : 9 PAD/D - "PAD/D Presents. . ." (VHS videocassette)
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    Box: 19 Folder : 10 Magnetic disks - REPO general
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    Box: 19 Folder : 11 Magnetic disks - Atlanta (Lisa Knauer)
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    Box: 19 Folder : 12 Magnetic disks - Atlanta
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    Box: 19 Folder : 13 Magnetic disks - Bogan/Neville signs
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    Box: 19 Folder : 14 Magnetic disks - LMSP Sign templates
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    Box: 19 Folder : 15 Magnetic disks - Entering Buttermilk Bottom
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    Box: 19 Folder : 16 Magnetic disks - Bogan/Ledwith
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    Box: 19 Folder : 17 Magnetic disks - Lisa Knauer
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    Box: 19 Folder : 18 Magnetic disks - (zipdisks) from Greg Sholette
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    Series VIII: Artwork

    Scope and Contents note

    For the purposes of description, each sign is identified by the first sentence of text on the front of each sign.

    Subseries A: Queer Spaces

    Scope and Contents note

    All signs are pink triangles featuring the words Queer Spacesacross the top and the words  Places of Struggle Places of Strengthrunning left to right on the other two edges of the triangle. On each sign the text ends with the REPOhistory logo and the sign number at the apex of the triangle.

    Container 1     Title Date
    Box: 23 Sign 1: The first gay rights demonstration in New York City occurred on September 19, 1964 in front of the Whitehall Street Induction Center.
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    Box: 23 Sign 2: On March 24, 1987, The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) held its first demonstration at this corner.
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    Box: 23 Sign 3: New York City's Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights Bill was introduced in the City Council on January 6, 1971.
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    Box: 23 Sign 4: The Gay Activists Alliance occupied the former Firehouse at 99 Wooster Street from May 1971 until October 1974, when it was destroyed by arson.
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    Box: 23 Sign 5: The Daughters of Bilitis, one of the earliest lesbian political organizations, had offices at 30 Charlton Street for several years, beginning in 1963.
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    Box: 23 Sign 6: Bonnie and Clyde's, a lesbian bar, stood at 82 West 3rd Street from the early seventies through the mid-eighties.
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    Box: 23 Sign 7: Marsha P. Johnson 1945-1992 born Malcolm Michaels Stonewall Veteran, performer, panhandler, prostitute, Warhol Model, on July 6, 1992, the body of this legendary drag queen was found floating in the river near this site.
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    Box: 23 Sign 8: In 1966, the State Liquor Authority imposed a 30-day suspension on Julius', the landmark bar located at 159 West Tenth St., after an undercover policeman had reported that the bar permitted gay men to "consort themselves in an offensive and indecent manner contrary to good morals."
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    Box: 23 Sign 9: In 1888, financier James Everard converted an old church at 28 W. 28th Street into a Turkish bathhouse.
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    Subseries B: Lower Manhattan Sign Project

    Scope and Contents note

    All signs are printed on the front and back. In cases in which text appears on both sides it is noted in the transcription, otherwise the text appears only on the back. All signs end with one or two boxed questions in the lower left corner on the back with the sign number and the REPOhistory logo in the lower right corner. Note: For this project, the archive does not have a copy of sign number 35.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: map case, drawer 8 Folder : 1 Introduction: The Lower Manhattan Sign Project
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    Box: map case, drawer 8 Folder : 2 Sign 1: What is all-inclusive history? (2 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 8 Folder : 3 Sign 2: Spirits of America (2 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 8 Folder : 4 Sign 3A: "They Died Very Stubbornly" wrote justice Daniel Horsmanden of those executed during the New York Conspiracy or "Great Negro Plot" of 1741.; Sign 3B: The New York Conspiracy of 1741; Sign 3C: Rumors of revolt…fueled the inquest into the "Great Negro Plot" of 1741.
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    Box: map case, drawer 8 Folder : 5 Sign 4: Leisler's Rebellion (3 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 8 Folder : 6 Sign 5: These are the remains of the gilded King George III equestrian statue after patriots pulled it from its pedestal here on July 9, 1775. (2 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 8 Folder : 7 Sign 6: On the fourth day of the month of March in the year nineteen ninety-one, three homeless Americans passed a very cold and bitter night on this spot in lower manhattan. (3 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 8 Folder : 8 Sign 7: Then, accidentally, due to a mistake in the filing system, the married father of three children was drafted, he lived a long time, maybe three months and killed several guerrillas, two by strangulation, two by being a crack shot, and one in self-defense. (3 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 8 Folder : 9 Sign 8: The shoreline of Nieuw Amsterdam began at Pearl Street. (2 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 8 Folder : 10 Sign 9: Summer 1990-Nelson Mandela visits New York (3 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 11 Sign 10: "Esta gente viven endios" C.C. 1492 (3 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 12 Sign 11: Manhattan before the Dutch exchanged it to the English in 1667 for Surinam, South America, after having only leased it from the Delaware Indians. (3 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 13 Sign 12: Where is the fabulous wealth of India, the spices, silks and gems which Columbus sought? (3 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 14 Sign 13: Exchange Place (2 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 15 Sign 14: Advantages of an Unregulated Free Market Economy (3 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 16 Sign 15: False Democracy (3 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 17 Sign 16: How do things get explained away so easily (2 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 18 Sign 17: Who owns your life? (3 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 19 Sign 18: The Meal and Slave Market
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 20 Sign 19: Women's Trade Union League (3 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 21 Sign 20: The Earliest Chinese Community in New York
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 22 Sign 21: Our blankets for your beaver (2 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 23 Sign 22: You are standing on landfill. (2 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 24 Sign 23A: "The evilest woman in New York!," screamed the headlines when Ann Lohman, alias Madame Restell, was arrested in 1878. (3 copies); Sign 23B: Anthony J. Comstock (1844-1915), the nemesis of Madame Restell (see nearby sign), devoted most of his adult life to a crusade against obscenity which he defined to include birth control and abortion. (2 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 25 Sign 24: Office workers eat their lunch (3 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 26 Sign 25: Sticks and stones may break her bones but names…? (2 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 27 Sign 26: Welcome to Gotham City (3 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 28 Sign 27: Public School Cholera Hospital (2 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 29 Sign 28: Frances Wright (3 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 30 Sign 29: Vito Marcantonio: The People's Congressman
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 31 Sign 30: Nonviolent Protests Against Civil Defense Drills in NYC (3 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 32 Sign 31: Fight Tonight
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 33 Sign 32: Forlorn house (3 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 34 Sign 33: No Where to Go
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 35 Sign 34: "It was a desolate, unappropriated spot…" (2 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 9 Folder : 36 Sign 36: United Tailoresses' Society of New York
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    Subseries C: Buttermilk Bottom

    Scope and Contents note

    All signs are printed on the front and back. In cases in which text appears on both sides it is noted in the transcription, otherwise the text appears only on the back. Each sign features the following text on the bottom of the back side with the REPOhistory logo and the Arts Festival of Atlanta logo on the left and right, respectively, of the first line: Entering Buttermilk Bottom. Despite harsh conditions imposed by segregation, Buttermilk Bottom was a vibrant community with African-American-run schools, churches and businesses. Its bulldozing under "urban renewal" during the 1960's damaged community structures throughout Atlanta.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: map case, drawer 10 Folder : 1 Sign 1: Entering Buttermilk Bottom (2 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 10 Folder : 2 Sign 2: Urban Renewal
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    Box: map case, drawer 10 Folder : 3 Sign 3: Welcome to the Double Shotguns
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    Box: map case, drawer 10 Folder : 4 Sign 4: What is the effect of urban renewal on crime? (2 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 10 Folder : 5 Sign 5: Woodman / Coldman (2 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 10 Folder : 6 Sign 6: Wash Lady, Scrub Lady
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    Box: map case, drawer 10 Folder : 7 Sign 7: House on Fire
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    Box: map case, drawer 10 Folder : 8 Sign 8: Mrs. Sara Lena Echols Malone raised her family on 267 Pine Place Apt. #3 in the early thirties.
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    Box: map case, drawer 10 Folder : 9 Sign 9: …I sing because I'm happy (3 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 10 Folder : 10 Sign 10: War is Hell
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    Box: map case, drawer 10 Folder : 11 Sign 11: Nearly every corner in Buttermilk Bottom boasted a beauty salon, shoe repair shop or restaurant, many owned by African-Americans.
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    Box: map case, drawer 10 Folder : 12 Sign 12: Renewal (2 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 10 Folder : 13 Sign 13: "…we have caught the sunshine in the bricks and mortar of our homes and have builded therein not one ignoble prejudice or memory." (2 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 10 Folder : 14 Sign 14: Do you know where your neighborhood is?
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    Box: map case, drawer 10 Folder : 15 Sign 15: Alleyway on Felton
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    Box: map case, drawer 10 Folder : 16 Sign 16: Remember in this valley there was a neighborhood torn down
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    Box: map case, drawer 10 Folder : 17 Sign 17: Segregation on the map (2 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 10 Folder : 18 Sign 18: Welcome to Buttermilk Bottom (2 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 10 Folder : 19 Sign 19: Penny Candy (2 copies)
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    Box: map case, drawer 10 Folder : 20 Sign 20: [Untitled]
    undated

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    Series IX: Ephemera

    Container 1     Title Date
    Box: 19 T-shirts - Hudson Valley Middle School

    General

    [removed from Series II, Subseries I, Box 9, Folder 10]

    Box: 20 Plaster casts of pills

    General

    [removed from Series II, Subseries I, Box 9, Folder 10]

    Box: 20 Vinyl strips with red dots

    General

    [removed from Series II, Subseries I, Box 9, Folder 10]

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    Accretion 2012 - Series VIII: Artwork

    Container 1     Title Date
    Box: 21 Metal mounts for signs from the Lower Manhattan Sign Project

    Provenance

    These mounts were acquired in 2012 from Cooper Union, who exhibited 5 signs in the exhibition, "Ruptures: Forms of Public Address" (9/4/12 - 10/13/12) at 41 Cooper Gallery.

    undated

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