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Guide to the Burhan Dogançay Photographs and Sketchbooks
1983-2017 (bulk, 1983-1988)
  PR 183

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Jessica Flon and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 25, 2021
Finding aid is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series III. "Scratchity" Sketchbooks, 1996-2009. 1.25 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

The "Scratchity" Sketchbooks were organized by size and date.

Scope and Contents Note

The "Scratchity" Sketchbooks (aka scratchiti) have sketches of grafitti, "vandalism," and posters that Dogançay came across on subway station walls, subway train windows and walls, as well as other walls of New York City. There is one exception with Dogancay's 2009 sketchbook which contains sketches from various countries. For the most part the sketches are of phrases, words, or combinations of letters. These combinations of letters likely meant something to someone. There are some sketches of designs/figures, color sketches of the tiled subway walls, and magazine clippings, mostly of people, included in the sketchbooks.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 10 Sketchbooks (12 volumes)

Scope and Contents Note

(1) 1996-1997, (1) 1997, (1) 1998, (1) 1998-1999, (1) 1999, (4) 2000, (2) 2001, (1) 2002

1996-2002
Box: 11 Sketchbooks (14 volumes)

Scope and Contents Note

(5) 2002, (3) 2003, (1) 2005, (1) 2006, (3) 2007, (1) 2009

2002-2009
Box: 12 Sketchbooks (10 volumes)

Scope and Contents Note

This box contains larger sketchbooks.

(1) 1998, (1) 1998-1999, (1) 1999, (1) 1998/2001, (2) 2000, (1) 2001, (1) 2005, (1) 2007, (1) 2008

1998-2008

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