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Guide to the CITYarts Inc. Records
1969-2016
 MS 3096

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Collection processed by Sydney Bebon and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 04, 2021
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: CITYarts Inc. (New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Cityarts Workshop, Inc. (New York, NY)
Title: CITYarts Inc. records
Dates [inclusive]: 1969-2016
Abstract: The collection includes records from CITYarts Inc. and its predecessor organization Cityarts Workshop. CITYarts is a nonprofit public arts and education organization that engages youth with professional artists in the creation of public art, including murals and mosaics. The collection is especially rich in its photographic documentation of CITYarts and Cityarts Workshop projects from 1969 into the 2010s. There is much original artwork in the collection, including drawings from youth around the world as part of the Pieces for Peace project. Program administration files include those related to publicity, press coverage, and fundraising, among others.
Quantity: 63 Linear feet in 61 boxes of various sizes + 5 flat file folders
Location: Most of the materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact manuscripts@nyhistory.org prior to your research visit to coordinate access. Keep in mind that it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.
Language: The documents in the collection are primarily in English, but with the international reach of the organization, there are many in Hebrew and other languages.
Call Phrase: MS 3096

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Biographical / Historical

As stated on its website, CITYarts is a nonprofit public arts and education organization that engages youth with professional artists in the creation of public art, including murals and mosaics. The history of the organization traces back to 1968 and the formation of a community arts program under the leadership of Susan Shapiro-Kiok by the New York City Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Administration. By 1971, the program had spun off to become Cityarts Workshop, which incorporated in 1974 as a non-profit. Cityarts Workshop sought to both directly help community groups produce art, particularly murals, that reflected the community's culture and wishes, and to act as an educational resource generally for communities wanting to produce their own murals. Based in lower Manhattan, Cityarts Workshop initially focused its efforts mostly on its surrounding communities, including the Lower East Side and Chinatown, though it did occasional work elsewhere, notably with mosaic benches at Grant's Tomb. By the late 1970s, though, projects had commonly expanded to other Manhattan neighborhoods and other New York City boroughs. A 1980 inventory lists 31 murals on the Lower East Side and 22 murals in other New York areas. By the mid-1980s, well over 100 projects had been completed across the city, with murals ranging from themes of social justice to the movie, Star Wars.

It is unclear what may have formally happened with Cityarts Workshop in 1988-89; references typically say that it closed down then. In any case, in 1989 Tsipi Ben-Haim joined, or re-founded, the organization as Executive Director and its work continued, then and now under the name CITYarts Inc. While the present organization now points to 1989 as its founding year, that is a recent change from its prior datings to 1968, which is the date used throughout the documents in the collection at hand. Also, the organization's current (2021) count of over 330 completed projects includes those done by its predecessor entity from 1968-1988. (The collection includes a comprehensive list of projects through 2016; see Series I.)

CITYarts evolved in important ways under Ben-Haim's leadership. In 1995, she restructured the organization to focus on four programmatic areas: Community Identity Mural Program, Kids for Justice Mural Program, Young Minds Build Bridges Program, and the Windows of Opportunities Program. These programs remained in place through the 2010s and are reflected in the collection. Other programs also developed in later years, including Tribute to New York and New Yorkers in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, and Global HeARTwarming, which builds an appreciation of nature and global warming. Within these overall programs, there are various projects. An important example of this, well-represented in the collection, is Pieces for Peace with Youth from Around the World, a project under the Young Minds Build Bridges Program. Pieces for Peace involves workshops in which youth from around the world form tile-size art works illustrating their concept of peace, selections of which are used in traveling exhibitions, an online mosaic wall, and Peace Walls, including those in Harlem, Karachi, Tel-Aviv, London, and Berlin.

(The above note was based on documents from the collection (see especially the various publicity pieces in Series III), CITYarts website, and other on-line sources.)

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Scope and Contents

The collection primarily includes photographic documentation of CITYarts and Cityarts Workshop projects from 1969 into the 2010s. These are mostly slides and snapshots of murals and other artworks, and of the process of creating the artworks, held in binders organized by project. There are also photographs of opening events, benefits, and other organization activities.

Original artwork also comprises a substantial part of the collection. Much of this relates to the Pieces for Peace project, with submissions from school age students from around the world. Drawings of various murals or proposed murals are in the collection. One set of drawings, donated by the artist apart from the CITYarts records but included with the collection by N-YHS, are of murals by Leslie Bender.

The collection also holds various administrative records providing further context to the visual material. These include files of publicity and press coverage, fundraising efforts, such as benefits and sponsorships, subject reference files, volunteer logistics, and the like.

The collection holds over 200 videocassettes of CITYarts' projects, events and media coverage of them. These have not been reformatted and are restricted from use.

Arrangement

The collection is organized in 6 series:

Series I. Project Binders, 1969-2016

Series II. Pieces for Peace Project, 2004-2016

Series III. General Program Administration Files, 1970s-2016

Series IV. Audiovisual (RESTRICTED), 1974-2009

Series V. Artwork, Miscellaneous Photographs, and Other Visual Materials, 1970s-2011

Series VI. Leslie Bender Artworks (RESTRICTED), circa 1981

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Ben-Haim, Tsipi
  • Bender, Leslie (artist)

Document Type

  • Photographs.
  • Press clippings.
  • Project files.
  • Slides (photographs).
  • Videocassettes.
  • Works of art.

Subject Topics

  • Arts fund raising.
  • Arts publicity  -- New York (State)  -- New York.
  • Children and peace.
  • Community arts projects -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Mural painting and decoration, American -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century.
  • Street art.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers. Most of the materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact manuscripts@nyhistory.org prior to your research visit to coordinate access. Keep in mind that it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.

Some of the material in the collection is restricted for conservation reasons (audiovisual in Series IV and artwork in Series VI). See those series for specifics.

Use Restrictions

Taking images of documents from the library collections for reference purposes by using hand-held cameras and in accordance with the library's photography guidelines is encouraged. As an alternative, patrons may request up to 20 images per day from staff. Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to: Department of Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194, rightsandrepro@nyhistory.org. Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.

Copyrights and other proprietary rights may subsist in individuals and entities other than the New-York Historical Society, in which case the patron is responsible for securing permission from those parties. For fuller information about rights and reproductions from N-YHS visit: https://www.nyhistory.org/about/rights-reproductions

Preferred Citation

With the exception of Series VI (see that series for citation), the collection should be cited as: CITYarts Inc. records, MS 3096, New-York Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of CITYarts Inc., 2016, with the exception of the material in Series VI. Series VI was a gift of Leslie Bender in 2021.

Processing Information

The collection was inventoried and a finding aid prepared by archivist Larry Weimer and intern Sydney Bebon of the Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) program in July 2021. Minimal physical processing was done and so the collection remains in original binders, photographic slide and print enclosures, and folders as received from CITYarts in 2016. Digital and audiovisual content also remains in its original media.

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Container List

Series I. Project Binders, 1969-2016. 22 Linear feet in 22 cartons

Scope and Contents

The series holds about 130 binders documenting about 290 of CITYarts's projects from its earliest in 1969 to those of the early 2010s. The content is primarily photographic, with slides, snapshots and, later, digital formats comprising the bulk of the series. These images document the artwork itself as well as the creation process. Many binders also include related documents, such as "fact sheets" about the project, press clippings, press releases, flyers, artist statements, etc. The first box holds a master list of projects with data about artist, location, collaborators, sponsors, etc. that is useful for an overview. The bulk of the binders relate to one or more specific projects. A small set of the binders include select photographs and other materials that cut across the projects.

The container list below includes the titles from the binder covers. Especially for binders with multiple projects not necessarily listed in the binder cover, the notes include further identifying information taken from documents within the binder and/or from the master list in Box 1. The locations/addresses recorded here are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted.

Almost all the binders include photographs, often in the form of slides. The container list does not repeat this fact for each binder; instead the container list indicates when photos are NOT present. Almost all the binders also have at least some identifying, publicity, or other documentation with the photographs, though this is not consistently noted in the container list.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in three sets of binders, the first two sets documenting specific projects. Of these, the first set of binders is in its original sequence, numbering 1-105, which is roughly in project/chronological order, though there are exceptions. Also material on a given project may be found in multiple binders. The second set of project-specific binders has no apparent original sequence but was arranged in chronological order by the processing archivist. The third set of the series, which holds images and other material that cuts across multiple projects, is also in its original sequence, lettered A-I. Dates shown in the container list are generally the date of the project, not necessarily the date range of all documents in the binder.

Container 1     Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1 Master Listing of Projects

Scope and Contents

Contains list of all CITYarts projects by project number. The master list includes: project number, project title, name of overall program the project was part of (e.g., Community Identity), project type (e.g., mural, sculpture), size of artwork, year, artist(s), collaborators (i.e., institutions doing and/or hosting the artwork), location, financial sponsors, and an image. The dates of 2011 and 2016 indicate when the pages of the list had been last updated by CITYarts.

2011, 2016
Offsite-Box: 1 Binder #1. Projects 1-5

Scope and Contents

All 5 of these projects were done at the Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center, 80 Catherine Street, on the Lower East Side.

Project 1: Children's Mural, 1969
Project 2: Halls Mural, 1969
Project 3: Sandcast Mural, 1969
Project 4: Anti-Drug Abuse Mural, 1969
Project 5: Black Woman's Mural (also referred to as Black Women of America Today), 1970-71

1969-1971
Offsite-Box: 1 Binder #2. Projects 6-14

Scope and Contents

Project 6: Patch Work Plaza, mosaic, 1971, Washington Square Park.
Project 7: Multi-Ethnic Mural, 1972, Corner of Bowery and Catherine Street.
Project 8: Arise from Oppression mural, 1972, Henry Street Settlement Playhouse, 464 Grand Street.
Project 9: Against Domestic Colonialism mural, 1972, Curtis Park/West 46th Street Playground. (Documents only, no photos. See also the unnumbered binder in box 20 relared to the mural's restoration.)
Project 10: Grant's Tomb mosaic bench project is not in this binder, but see binder #67.
Project 11: History of Chinese Immigration to the U.S. (also referred to in the documents as the Asian Mural), 1972, Chatham Square.
Project 12: 7th Precinct Youth Council mural, 1972, 8-20 Ludlow Street.
Project 13: A Jewish Ethnic Mural, 1973, Bialystoker Home for the Aged, East Broadway.
Project 14: Effects of Budget Cuts, 1973, Forsyth and Division Streets.

1971-1973
Offsite-Box: 1 Binder #3. Projects 15-20

Scope and Contents

Project 15: Destruction of Nature, mural, 1973, Sanitation Department Building, 140 Madison Street.
Project 16: Chinatown Today, mural, 1973, 109 East Broadway.
Project 17: Afro-Latin Mural, 1973, 50 Avenue C.
Project 18: New Birth, mural, 1974, 181 Chrystie Street.
Project 19: Art as an Alternative to Violence, mural, 1974, 73 Delancey Street.
Project 20: Italian Mural, 1974, New York Post Building, 465 Water Street. (See also binder 4.)
[Project 55]: Rivington Street Parking, mural, 1979, Rivington & Chrystie streets. (Items out of sequence; see also binder 13).

1973-1977, 1979
Offsite-Box: 2 Binder #4. Projects 20-23

Scope and Contents

Project 20: Italian Mural, 1974, New York Post Building, 465 Water Street. (See also binder 3.)
Project 21: Black Liberation Mural, 1974, Water Resources Building, South and Clinton streets.
Project 22: Women Hold Up Half the Sky, mural, 1974, P.S. 63, 3rd Street & Avenue A. (See also binder 7.)
Project 23: Wall of Respect for Women, mural, 1974, Lower East Side Community Manpower Service Center, 165 East Broadway. (See also binder 6.)

1974
Offsite-Box: 2 Binder #5. Project 24: Chi Lai/Arriba/Rise Up

Scope and Contents

Mural, P.S. 2 Playground, Madison and Pike streets.

1974
Offsite-Box: 2 Binder #6. Project 23: Wall of Respect for Women

Scope and Contents

Mural, Lower East Side Community Manpower Service Center, 165 East Broadway. (See also binder 4.)

1974
Offsite-Box: 2 Binder #7. Project 22: Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Related Materials

Mural, P.S. 63, 3rd Street and Avenue A. (See also binder 4.)

1974
Offsite-Box: 2 Binder #8. Projects 25 & 26

Scope and Contents

Project 25: Seeds for Progressive Change, mural, 1975, 142 Forsyth Street.
Project 26: Phoenix, mural, 1975, 42nd Street & 8th Avenue. (The documents for this project also refer to Project 65, Henry Street Settlement Playhouse, 1980. See binder 12.)

1975
Offsite-Box: 3 Binder #9. Projects 27 & 28

Scope and Contents

Project 27: Hospital Mural, 1975, Gouverneur Hospital, 227 Madison Street.
Project 28: Puerto Rican Heritage Mural, 1975, Rutgers Community Center, Madison and Rutgers streets.

1975
Offsite-Box: 3 Binder #10. Projects 29-34

Scope and Contents

Project 29: Crear Una Sociedad Nueva, mural, 1976, 14 2nd Avenue.
Project 30: Su Casa, mural, 1976, Lower East Side Service Center's Methadone-to-Abstinence Rehabilitation location, 9 Gouverneur Slip East
Project 31: Por Los Ninos, mural, 1976, 135 Mangin Street.
Project 32: Tribute to John Lennon, mural, 1976, 2nd Avenue & Houston Street. (Fact sheet only, no photos.)
Project 33: Let Our People Grow, mural, 1976, J.H.S. 65, 46 Forsyth Street.
Project 34: Douglass Street Mural, 1976, 389 Douglass Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.

1976
Offsite-Box: 4 Binder #11. Projects 35-51

Scope and Contents

Project 35: Instead of a specific title or brief reference, the project fact sheet records this statement: "The Painting is about the struggles and aspirations of the community seen through the eyes of Black and Latin teenagers who designed it," 1977, 5th Avenue & 1st Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. (Documents here include those related to controversy over the mural).
Project 36: Building the Community, 1976, 166 West 132nd Street. (Documents only, no photos).
Project 37: Plaza Cultural, mural, 1977, 10th Street and Avenue C. (Documents here include agreement with landlord).
Project 38: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, mural, 1978, Saint Barnabus House, 304 Mulberry Street.
Project 39: The Performing Arts, mural, 1977, Tompkins Square Park (includes drawing).
No Project 40 in the binder.
Project 41: Wall of Respect for the Working People of Chinatown, mural, 1977, Canal Street between Bowery and Hester Street.
Project 42: Tito Rodriquez Memorial Mural, 1977, East 10th Street at Avenue D. (Fact sheet only, no photos.)
Project 43: Children are Born to be Happy, mural, 1978, the records conflict on the location, but was possibly the Sloane Children's Center, 630 East 6th Street.
Project 44: Promenade Mural, Peace and Harmony in Nature, mural, Salvation Army, 1151 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn.
Project 45: Sports Mural, 1978, 122nd Street and Mount Morris Park West.
Project 46: Celebration in Central Park Mural, 1978, American Nursing Home, 26 Avenue B.
Project 47: El Espiritu Latino, mural, 1978, 36 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn.
Project 48: Star Wars Mural, 1978, Northside Center for Child Development, 1301 5th Avenue. (Documents only, no photos.)
Project 49: Liberty with Birds, mural, 1978, P.S. 63, East 3rd Street. (Documents only, no photos.)
Project 50: 12th Street Garden Mural, 1978, 12th Street between Avenues A and B.
Project 51: Stapleton Library Mural Project, 1978, Wright Street, Staten Island. (Documents only, no photos.)

1977-1978
Offsite-Box: 4 Binder #12. Projects 62-79

Scope and Contents

Project 62: Lincoln Hospital Satellite Clinic mural, 1980, Bronx. (Fact sheet only, no photos.)
Project 63: Building the Community (also referred to as Building the Community in Struggle and Unity), mural, 166 West 132nd Street.
Project 64: Brooklyn and Our Neighborhood, mural, 1980, Fifth Avenue and 54th Street, Brooklyn. (Fact sheet only, no photos. See binder 14 for photos.)
Project 65: Henry Street Settlement mural, 1980, Lower East Side. (Fact sheet only, no photos. See also binders 8 and 14 for photos.)
Project 66: Lion and Tiger, mural, East 9th Street and Avenue C. (Fact sheet only, no photos)
Project 67: Green Market mural, 1980, Manhattan. (Fact sheet only, no photos. See binder 14 for photos.)
Project 68: Delancey Street mural, 1980, F train's Delancey Street station. (Fact sheet only, no photos.)
Project 69: The Pot of Knowledge/Black Pride, mural, 1980, Martin de Porres Center, 3-10 Astoria Blvd., Queens. (See also binder 14.)
Project 70: Mu-Kei/Dream Landscape, mural, 1980, Bellevue Hospital, 27th (or 30th?) Street and 1st Avenue.
Project 71: Changes in Growth, mural, 1980, 259 Monroe Street, Passaic, NJ. (See also binder 14.)
Project 72: Sunrise/Sol Naciente, mosaic, 1980, Roberto Clemente State Park, Cedar Avenue and West Tremont Bridge, Bronx.
Project 73: The Renaissance of Church Ave, mural, 1980, 1711 Church Avenue, Brooklyn.
Project 74: Pollination, 1980-81, mural, East 48th Street Community Garden, Brooklyn.
Project 75: Unidos Venceremos, mural, East 103rd Street between Lexington and Park avenues. (Documents only, no photos. See the unnumbered binder for the 2012 restoration project in Box 21, which has 1980s photos.)
Project 76: Wall of Achievement, mural, 1980, P.S. 150, Jackson Heights, Queens. (Fact sheet only, no photos.)
Project 77: The Home, mural, 1980, 280 Stone Avenue, Brooklyn.
Project 78: Dawn of Peace, Senior Citizens Mural Project, 1980, Brookdale Senior Citizens Center, 817 Avenue H, Brooklyn. (Documents only, no photos. See binder 14 for photos.)
Project 79: Dancing Colors and Sounds, mural, 1980, P.S. 192, West 136th Street. (Documents only, no photos. See binder 14 for photos.)

1979-1980
Offsite-Box: 4 Binder #13. Projects 52-61

Scope and Contents

Project 52: The Future Springs from the Past, mural, 1979, Langston Hughes Library, Northern Boulevard, Queens.
Project 53: God Bless Our Home, mural, 1979, 1590 East New York Avenue(?), Brooklyn.
Project 54: The Four Seasons, mural, 1979, 48th Street and Church Avenue, Brooklyn.
Project 55: Rivington Street Parking mural, 1979, Rivington and Chrystie streets. (Documents only, no photos.)
Project 56: That's the Way of the World, mural, 1979, 2182 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn.
Project 57: Port Authority Mural, 42nd Street and 8th Avenue.
Project 58: Coming Home, mural, 1979, 280 Stone Avenue, Brooklyn.
Project 59: Mosaic Workshop, 1979-81.
Project 60: People on the Bench, mural, 1980, Harlem Hospital Medical Center, Lexox Avenue.
Project 61: Rebuilding the Community in Unity and Struggle, mural, 1980, 317 Rockaway Avenue, Brooklyn.

1979-1981
Offsite-Box: 5 Binder #14. Various Projects (64, 65, 67, 69, 71, 78, 79)

Scope and Contents

Project 64: Brooklyn and our Neighborhood, Fifth Avenue and 54th Street, Brooklyn.
Project 65: Henry Street Settlement, 1980.
Project 67: Green Market, 1980, Manhattan.
Project 69: The Pot of Knowledge/Black Pride, 1980, Martin de Porres Center, 3-10 Astoria Blvd., Queens.
Project 71: Changes in Growth, 1980, 259 Monroe Street, Passaic, NJ
Project 78: Dawn of Peace, 1980, Brookdale Senior Citizens Center, 817 Avenue H, Bronx.
Project 79: Dancing Colors and Sounds, 1980, P.S. 192,West 136th Street.

See binder 12 for additional documents related to these projects.

1980
Offsite-Box: 5 Binder #15. Various Projects (136, 137, 141, 146-49, 153, 155)

Scope and Contents

Overall, this binder primarily includes documents, with only some photos.

Project 136: Geometric Abstractions, mural, 1987, J.H.S. 57, 125 Stuyvesant Avenue, Brooklyn.
Project 137: Louis Armstrong: The Prevalence of Love, Devotion, and Jazz, mural, 1987, 107-10 Northern Blvd., Queens.
Project 141: Muneco De Nieve (Snow Man), mural, 1988, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (See also binder 25.)
Project 146: Through the Bricks, mural, 1989, J.H.S. 51, 350 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn. (See also binder 26.)
Project 147: Career Quilt, mural, 1989, P.S. 86, 2756 Reservoir Avenue, Bronx.
Project 148: Queens, mural, 1990, I.S. 126, 31-35 21st Street, Queens. (See also binder 26.)
Project 149: P.E.P.'s Bing-Bong Circus, mural, 1990, P.S. 198, 1700 3rd Avenue.
Project 152: Past, Present, Future, mural, Classon Avenue Garden, Brooklyn. (See also binder 26.)
Project 153: Save the Earth (or Colors of Music?), mural, 1989-90, Joan of Arc School, 154 West 93rd Street.(See also binder 26.)
Project 155: The Creative Process Exhibition, 1991, The Cork Gallery-Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall, Bronx Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.
Kids for Justice Project, 1999.
Also a packet an assortment of "random" documents that seem to date around 1999 concerning various projects.

1987-1991, 1999
Offsite-Box: 5 Binder #16. Projects 80-89

Scope and Contents

Project 80: Reflections, mural, 1981, Brooklyn. (Documents only, no photos.)
Project 81: Sunnyside Mural, 40-01 43rd Avenue, Queens.
Project 82: Summercast Live on Channel 13, 1981.
Project 83: Girls Town, mural, 1981, 307 East 12th Street.
Project 84: Beach Street Entrance, mosaic mural, 1981, 116th Street, Rockaway Boardwalk.
Project 85: Set Design, mural, 1981, P.S. 166, 33-09 35th Avenue, Queens.
Project 86: Remember the Dream, mural, 1981, 4-5 Astoria Blvd., Queens.
Project 87: Dungeons and Dragons, mural, 1981, 15-145 Mini School, 33-34 80th Street, Queens.
Project 88: P.S. 82 Mural, 1982, 88-02 144th Street, Queens. (continues in binder 17)
Project 89: Avenue C Mural, 1982, 73-75 Avenue C. (continues in binder 17)

1981-1982
Offsite-Box: 5 Binder #17. Various Projects (88, 90-94, 96-98, 100)

Scope and Contents

Project 88: P.S. 82 Mural, 1982, 88-02 144th Street, Queens. (See also binder 16.)
Project 89: Avenue C Mural, 1982, 73-75 Avenue C. (See also binder 16.)
Project 90: Flushing Mural, 1982, L.I.R.R. trestle between 40th and 41st avenues, Queens.
Project 91: Sunset Park Mural, 1982, P.S. 169, 4305 7th Avenue, Brooklyn.
Project 92: Stepping Stones, mosaic sculpture, 1982, Manhattan.
Project 93: Hebrew Educational Society of Canarsie Mural, 1982, 9502 Seaview Avenue, Brooklyn.
Project 94: Puerto Rico: Feasts, Landscape and Culture, mural, 1982, Borinquen Plaza Senior Citizen Center, 80 Seigel Street, Brooklyn.
Project 96: Louis Armstrong Mural, 1982, 32-02 Junction Blvd., Queens.
Project 97: East Harlem Mural, East 103rd Street and Park Avenue.
Project 98: Avenue X Gravesend Mural, 1982, Citibank, 265 Avenue X, Brooklyn.
Project 100: Learning (Hunter Elementary School Mural), 1982, 71 East 94th Street.

1982
Offsite-Box: 6 Binder #18. Projects 90-105

Scope and Contents

Several of these projects are also found in binder 17.

Project 90: Flushing Mural, 1982, L.I.R.R. trestle between 40th and 41st avenues, Queens. (Documents only, no photos. See binder 17.)
Project 91: Sunset Park Mural, 1982, P.S. 169, 4305 7th Avenue, Brooklyn. (Documents only, no photos. See binder 17.)
Project 92: Stepping Stones, mosaic sculpture, 1982, Manhattan. (Documents only, no photos. See binder 17.).
Project 93: Hebrew Educational Society of Canarsie Mural, 1982, 9502 Seaview Avenue, Brooklyn. (Mostly documents, including a poem, with few photos. See binder 17.)
Project 94: Puerto Rico: Feasts, Landscape and Culture, mural, 1982, Borinquen Plaza Senior Citizen Center, 80 Seigel Street, Brooklyn.
Project 95: La Colonizacion, mural, 1982.
Project 96: Louis Armstrong Mural, 1982, 32-02 Junction Blvd., Queens.
Project 97: East Harlem Mural, 1982, East 103rd Street and Park Avenue.
Project 98: Avenue X Gravesend Mural, 1982, Citibank, 265 Avenue X, Brooklyn. (Documents only, no photos. See binder 17.)
Project 99: Marble Hill Senior Center Mural, 1983, 5365 Broadway, Bronx.
Project 100: Learning (Hunter Elementary School Mural), 1982, 71 East 94th Street.
Project 101: Performing Arts Mosaic, 1983, CPE, 1573 Madison Avenue. (Documents only, no photos.)
Project 102: Central Park East School Mosaic, 1983, CES 90, 1116 Sheridan Avenue, Bronx.
Project 103: Home Sweet Hollis Home Mural, 1983, 199th Street & Hollis Avenue, Queens.
Project 104: Pueblo Nuevo, mural, 1983, 14,15,28 Clinton Street.
Project 105: St. Albans Greatest Hits, mural, underneath the Saint Albans Long Island Railroad subway station, Queens.

1982-1983
Offsite-Box: 6 Binder #19. Projects 106-113

Scope and Contents

Project 106: The Tree of Life: Through the Golden Years, mural, 1983, Allen Community Senior Citizen Center, 166-01 Linder Blvd., Jamaica, Queens.
Project 107: We Shall Live and Build Together, mural, 1983, 24 Furman Avenue, Brooklyn. Project 108: Bushwick Mural, 1983, 24 Furman Avenue, Brooklyn.
Project 109: Nothing on this project here, but see project 102 in binder 18.
Project 110: Flowering Light, 1984, mural, 303 West 42nd Street.
Project 111: Inner City, mural, 1984, CES 2, 1363 Fulton Avenue, Bronx.
Project 112: Generations (also referred to as From One Generation to Another), mural, 1984, Avenue C between 7th and 8th Avenues.
Project 113: You'd Wish for a Million Free Parking Spaces or, On Second Thought, That You Could Fly, mural, 1984, 2 Steinway Street, Astoria, Queens.

1983-1984
Offsite-Box: 6 Binder #20. Projects 114-120

Scope and Contents

Project 114: Roof-top Garden Mural, 1985, Village Nursing Home, 607 Hudson Street. (Documents only, no photos. See binder 22).
Project 115: Plaza Las Americas, mural, 1985, location unclear.
Project 116: Swim, mural, 1986, Manhattan.
Project 117: Human Support (also referred to as Los Sures), mural, 1985, Havemeyer and South 4th Street, Williamsburg.
Project 118: Broadway Starship, sculpture, 1985, Corporal Lawrence Thompson Park, Staten Island (includes exceptionally extensive documentation of the project).
Project 119: Roman Garden, mural, 1985, CYO Senior Center, Port Richmond, Staten Island. (Documents only, no photos. See binder 22.)
Project 120: Jackson Heights Mural, 1985, Dan's Supreme Supermarket, 87th & Northern Blvd., Queens.

1985
Offsite-Box: 7 Binder #21. Projects 121-123

Scope and Contents

Project 121: Pasaje Verde, mural, 1985, Casabe Senior Center of Casabe Houses, 150 East 121st Street.
Project 122: Carroll Gardens Collage, mural, 1985, P.S. 58, 330 Smith Street, Brooklyn.
Project 123: Birdhouses, 1985-86, Hong Ning Residence for the Elderly, 51 Norfolk Street.

1985-1986
Offsite-Box: 7 Binder #22. Projects 114, 119, 124

Scope and Contents

Project 114: Roof-top Garden Mural, 1985, Village Nursing Home, 607 Hudson Street.
Project 119: Roman Garden, mural, 1985, CYO Senior Center, Port Richmond, Staten Island. (See binder 20).
Project 124: Rockaway Seniors, 1985, Rockaway Senior Citizens Center, Queens. (See binder 23.)

1985
Offsite-Box: 7 Binder #23. Projects 124-132

Scope and Contents

Project 124: Rockaway Seniors, mural, 1985, Rockaway Senior Citizens Center. (Documents only, no photos. See binder 22.)
Project 125: The Musicians, mural, 1986, 169 Rivington Street. (Documents only, no photos.)
Project 126: Communion/Temple, mural, 1986, United Nations Plaza.
Project 127: Come Back to Far Rockaway, mural, 1986, Vanguard Building, Far Rockaway, Queens.
Project 128: The Music Must Continue, mural, 1986, 177 Stanton Street.
Project 129: Tango USA, mural, 1986, 37th Avenue & Junction Blvd., Queens.
Project 130: Puerto Rico Theatre, mural, 1986, Queens.
Project 131: Festival of Our Lives, mural, 1986, Far Rockaway, Queens. (Fact sheet only, no photos.)
Project 132: A Salute to Ronald R. McNair, Astronaut, mural, 1986, P.S. 132, 1245 Washington Avenue, Bronx.

1985-1986
Offsite-Box: 8 Binder #24. Projects 135-139

Scope and Contents

Project 135: Senior Citizens Mural, 1987, Brooklyn.
Project 136: Geometric Abstractions, mural, 1987, J.H.S. 57, 125 Stuyvesant Avenue, Brooklyn. (See also binder 15.)
Project 137: Louis Armstrong: The Prevalence of Love, Devotion, and Jazz, mural, 1987, 107-10 Northern Blvd., Queens. (See also binder 15.)
Project 138: Nothing in the binder for this project.
Project 139: West Astoria Hieroglyphs, mural, 1988, 12-09 Astoria Blvd., Queens.

1987-1988
Offsite-Box: 8 Binder #25. Projects 140-146

Scope and Contents

Project 140: Jungle Dream, mural, 1988, P.S. 38, 450 Pacific Street, Brooklyn.
Project 141: Muneco de Nieve (Snow Man), mural, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (Documents only, no photos. See also binder 15.)
Project 142: Home Run, mural, 1988, 140 Hinsdale Street, Brooklyn.
Project 143: Washington Houses, mural, 1988, 1775 3rd Avenue.
Project 144: Multi-generational Project, mural, 1988, Washington Community Center/Union Settlement, 1775 3rd Avenue.
Project 145: Four Drivers, mural, 1989, 55-58 Queens Midtown Expressway.
Project 146: Through the Bricks, mural, 1989, J.H.S 51, 350 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn. (See also binder 15.)

1988-1989
Offsite-Box: 8 Binder #26. Various Projects (148, 149, 151-153)

Scope and Contents

Project 148: Queens, mural, 1990, I.S. 126, 31-35 21st Street, Queens. (See also binder 15.)
Project 149: P.E.P's Bing-Bong Circus, mural, 1990, P.S. 198, 1700 3rd Avenue. (See also binder 15.)
Project 151: Stapleton Tower Suites Finalists, sculpture, 1990, Tappen Park, Staten Island.
Project 152: Past, Present, Future, mural, 1990, Garden, 474 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn.(See also binder 15.)
Project 153: Save the Earth (or Colors of Music?), mural, 1989-90, Joan of Arc School, 154 West 93rd Street. (See also binder 15.)

1990
Offsite-Box: 8 Binder #27. Project 169: Destiny

Scope and Contents

Mural, 817 East 180th Street, Bronx. Documents include announcement, correspondence, and other records concerning creation of the mural.

1991
Offsite-Box: 8 Binder #28. Project 159: Displacement & Replacement in the Bronx: The Path of Domination

Scope and Contents

Mural, 2120 Mapes Avenue, Bronx. Documents include correspondence, etc.

1991
Offsite-Box: 8 Binder #29. Project 158: Do the Dance of Life

Scope and Contents

Mural, 1904 Union Street, Brooklyn. Documents include those from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, correspondence, notes, etc.

1991
Offsite-Box: 8 Binder #30. Project 164: The Eagle's Nest, Tree of Life

Scope and Contents

Mural, 1879 Clinton Avenue, Bronx. Documents include correspondence, grant information, announcements, poem, questionnaires, etc.

1991
Offsite-Box: 9 Binder #31. Project 166: Esta Casa Que Hemos Hecho (This House That We Have Made)

Scope and Contents

Mural, Deacon Juan Santos Plaza, 1965 Vyse Avenue, Bronx. Includes correspondence, flyer, announcements, etc.

1991
Offsite-Box: 9 Binder #32. Project 160: Live in Peace with Yourself First

Scope and Contents

Mural, 500 W. 159th Street. Includes press release and other promotional materials.

1991
Offsite-Box: 9 Binder #33. Project 171: Longfellow Mural

Scope and Contents

Mural, 1496-1504 Longfellow Avenue, Bronx. Includes articles, correspondence, announcements, and certificate.

1991
Offsite-Box: 9 Binder #34. Project 172: Recycle the Planet

Scope and Contents

Mural, 823 Hunts Point Avenue, Bronx. Includes correspondence, workplan, and artist statement.

1991
Offsite-Box: 9 Binder #35. Project 165: Tools of the Trade

Scope and Contents

Mural, 509 West 160th Street.

1991
Offsite-Box: 9 Binder #36. Project 167: You Are Here

Scope and Contents

Mural, 1815 Davidson Avenue, Bronx. Includes correspondence, certificate, and CITYarts Executive Director profile.

1991
Offsite-Box: 9 Binder #37. Project 175: Aim High, Stop the Violence

Scope and Contents

Mural, 1435 University Avenue, Bldg. #15, Bronx. Includes press release, article, artist agreement, and flyer. See related project 176 in binder 43.

1992
Offsite-Box: 9 Binder #38. Project 173: Every Life is Unique/Toda La Vida Es Unica

Scope and Contents

Mural, 500 West 134th Street at Amsterdam Avenue. Includes flyer, press release, and correspondence.

1992
Offsite-Box: 10 Binder #39. Project 163: Playground Mural

Scope and Contents

Mural, Amsterdam, Avenue and 180th Street. Includes press releases, community announcements/informational sheets, and correspondence.

1992
Offsite-Box: 10 Binder #40. Project 162: Sixth Street Community Center

Scope and Contents

Mural, 638 East 6th Street.

1992
Offsite-Box: 10 Binder #41. Project 177: The Elements

Scope and Contents

Mural, 1506 Walton Avenue, Bronx. Includes flyers, press release and correspondence.

1992
Offsite-Box: 10 Binder #42. Project 168: Times Square Theatre

Scope and Contents

Mural, 219 West 42nd Street. Includes articles, announcements, correspondence, etc. See related project 170 in binder 45.

1992
Offsite-Box: 10 Binder #43. Project 176: To Our Homestead

Scope and Contents

Mural, 1476 Shakespeare Avenue, Bldg. #5, Bronx. Includes grant and ceremony information, flyers, artist contract, etc. See related project 175 in binder 37.

1992
Offsite-Box: 10 Binder #44. Project 174: West Harlem Wishes

Scope and Contents

Mural, 240 West 116th Street. Includes press release and artist agreement.

1992
Offsite-Box: 10 Binder #45. Project 170: Yesterday & Today

Scope and Contents

Mural, Nathan's building, 43rd Street and Broadway. Includes articles, announcements, etc. See related project 176 in binder 43.

1992
Offsite-Box: 11 Binder #46. Project 180: Urban Stories Exhibition

Scope and Contents

Marine Midland Bank, 599 Broadway. Includes press release, locations sheet, article, promotional materials, etc.

1993-1994
Offsite-Box: 11 Binder #47. Project 185: A Dream Grows in Red Hook

Scope and Contents

Mural, Mr. Natural Building, 212 Wolcott Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn. Includes news article and press release.

1994
Offsite-Box: 11 Binder #48. Project 183: Grant's Tomb Benches Restoration

Scope and Contents

Includes documents ranging from 1979-1997, including memos, press release, articles, informational sheet, and a historical publication on the site by the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior. The articles relate to the mosaic benches generally as well as to the criticism and contestation over their presence at the memorial.

1994
Offsite-Box: 11 Binder #49. Project 181: Green Village

Scope and Contents

Mural, P.S. 3, 490 Hudson Street. Includes press release, unveiling invitation, program, etc.

1994
Offsite-Box: 11 Binder #50. Project 187: Jacob's Ladder

Scope and Contents

Sculpture, Dupont Street Senior Residence, 80 Dupont Street, Brooklyn. Includes press release, etc.

1994
Offsite-Box: 11 Binder #51. New York Botanical Garden Mural #1

Scope and Contents

Mural, New York Botanical Garden Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden. Includes press release, article, and correspondence, including a congratulatory letter from U.S. Vice President Al Gore.

1994
Offsite-Box: 11 Binder #52. Project 186: Time Out on Broadway

Scope and Contents

Mural, The Healy Building, Broadway between 94th and 95th streets. Includes articles, press releases, flyers, etc.

1994
Offsite-Box: 12 Binder #53. Project 188: Young Minds Build Bridges

Scope and Contents

Mural, Rodeph Sholom School and the Family Academy. Includes records from the reception, press release, list of participants in the project, an article, and a pamphlet from the school. See also binder 60.

1994
Offsite-Box: 12 Binder #54. Project 189: Circle of Friends

Scope and Contents

Sculptures, 1995, Riverside South Temporary Park, 70th-72nd streets. Includes flyers, articles, and press releases.

1995
Offsite-Box: 12 Binder #55. Project 198, 199: Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Restoration

Scope and Contents

Includes Broadway Starship, Stapleton Suites, Rockaway Mosaic, Greenpoint Gate.

1995
Offsite-Box: 12 Binder #56. Project 193: Learning in Color

Scope and Contents

Mural, P.S. 40, 319 East 19th Street. Includes press release, certificate, etc.

1995
Offsite-Box: 13 Binder #57. Project 192: No More War

Scope and Contents

Mural, U.N. School, 24-50 FDR Drive. Includes correspondence, etc.

1995
Offsite-Box: 13 Binder #58. Project 190: Sweet Home

Scope and Contents

Mural, Meltzer Tower Senior Apartment Complex, 78 East 1st Street. Includes press release.

1995
Offsite-Box: 13 Binder #59. Project 191: Alice in Wall Street Land (also referred to as Wall Street Mural)

Scope and Contents

55 Broad Street. Includes budget, articles, press release, drawings, flyer, etc.

1995
Offsite-Box: 13 Binder #60. Project 188: Young Minds Build Bridges (Soho Arts Festival)

Scope and Contents

Mural, Rodeph Shalom Academy. Includes press release and program. See also binder 53.

1995
Offsite-Box: 13 Binder #61. Project 194: Golden Hands

Scope and Contents

Sculptures placed across Manhattan during the Soho Arts Festival.

1995-1996
Offsite-Box: 13 Binder #62. Project 200: Genesis

Scope and Contents

Stained glass mural, 1996, Genesis Apartments at Union Square, 113 East 13th Street. Includes press release, flyer, invitation, sketches, and notes on the design from the artist.

1996
Offsite-Box: 13 Binder #63. Project 196: Hunts Point Mural

Scope and Contents

The Point, 940 Garrison Avenue, Bronx. Includes press release, flyer, etc. Also includes related exhibition of sketches for the mural presented at the Mexican Cultural Institute.

1996
Offsite-Box: 13 Binder #64. Projects 202, 203, 204: Kids for Justice

Scope and Contents

Mural, Reach Elementary, Hostos Academy, P.S. 6. Includes correspondence, article, announcement, and lesson plans. Also includes photos and information from the 1996 Shakespeare benefit. Further materials are in the back pocket of the binder including a publication on the artwork of Richard Mock "And Through the Eye Correct the Heart" and more articles. See also binder 69.

1996
Offsite-Box: 14 Binder #65. Project 195: Soho Arts Festival

Scope and Contents

Mural, Studio Tours, Manhattan. Includes flyer and press release.

1996
Offsite-Box: 14 Binder #66. Project 197: Tributes to Kusama: Arts Infinity-Net.

Related Materials

Mural, Thompson Street Playground. Includes flyer and press release.

1996
Offsite-Box: 14 Binder #67. Various Projects

Scope and Contents

Mostly includes articles and photos of project 10: Grants Tomb Mosaic Bench, 1971-74, 122nd Street & Riverside Drive. Additionally there are some materials concerning projects: Changing Walls, 1973 (fact sheet, articles) and "All that Wall and No Graffiti," 1973 (fact sheet, photographs, articles).

1971-1979
Offsite-Box: 14 Binder #68. Project 243: Spirit of New York

Scope and Contents

Materials concerning "Spirit of New York" benefit exhibition curated by CITYarts for 55 Wall Street Restaurant at the Regent Wall Street. The binder includes: fact sheets, exhibition listing, articles, artist statements, artist bios, etc.

1989-2002
Offsite-Box: 14 Binder #69. Projects 202, 203, 204: Kids for Justice

Scope and Contents

Mural, Reach Elementary, Hostos Academy, P.S. 6. Includes artist statement, correspondence, articles, announcements, etc. See also binder 64.

1996
Offsite-Box: 14 Binder #70. CityArts/ Joseph Papp Public Theatre Collaboration (Kids for Peace)

Scope and Contents

Includes various documents. There is also an unrelated fact sheet on a CITYarts and New York City Kids Ceremony to Honor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1997, The Museum for African Art, 593 Broadway).

1997
Offsite-Box: 14 Binder #71. Comite D' Accueil Canada-France

Scope and Contents

Temporary canvas paintings, P.S. 1, 8 Henry Street between Catherine and Oliver streets. Includes announcement.

1997
Offsite-Box: 14 Binder #72. Project 206: Dreams of Home

Scope and Contents

Mural, Visy Paper Mill, 4435 Victory Blvd., Staten Island. Includes credit line, press releases, project schedule, etc.

1997
Offsite-Box: 15 Binder #73. Project 205: Flowering Vine

Scope and Contents

Mural, St. James Square Park. Includes artist statement, two 3-1/2 inch floppy disks of digital content for related postcard, etc.

1997
Offsite-Box: 15 Binder #74. Kids For Justice (binder 1 of 2)

Scope and Contents

Kids for Justice Traveling Exhibition, 1997, related to projects 202, 203 and 204, The Scholastic Gallery at 555 Broadway. The binder includes a program fact sheet, flyer, invitation, announcement, press release, correspondence, program information, etc.

1997
Offsite-Box: 15 Binder #75. Kids For Justice (binder 2 of 2)

Scope and Contents

Related to Kids for Justice projects 207 and 209, 1997-98. Includes press release, correspondence, promotional materials, etc.

1997-1998
Offsite-Box: 15 Binder #76. Projects 214-223: Kids for Peace: A World in Harmony

Scope and Contents

Murals, 1998-99, Simon Baruch School, Clinton School, Dwight School, Crossroads School, Friends Seminary, Haywood-Burns School, I.S. 131, Rodeph Sholom School, and La Scoula Guglielmo Marconi School. This binder includes both photographs and records from several of these projects.

1998
Offsite-Box: 15 Binder #77. Project 212: Kids for Justice: The Pillars of Justice (binder 1 of 2)

Scope and Contents

Mural, Simon Baruch Middle School, 330 East 21st Street.

1998-1999
Offsite-Box: 15 Binder #78. Project 212: Kids for Justice: The Pillars of Justice (binder 2 of 2)

Scope and Contents

Mural, Simon Baruch Middle School, 330 East 21st Street. Includes press release, correspondence, lesson plan, etc.

1998-1999
Offsite-Box: 15 Binder #79. Project 211: A Congo Chronicle: Patrice Lumumba in Urban Art

Scope and Contents

Mural, Museum for African Art. Includes flyer and article.

1999
Offsite-Box: 16 Binder #80. Projects 214-223: Kids for Peace

Scope and Contents

Murals, various locations. Includes Kids for Peace participant certificate and flyer/invitation, correspondence, and sketches, Also, folder with records from Celebrating the Heroes of Our City.

1999
Offsite-Box: 16 Binder #81. Project 227: Banana Republic Exhibition

Scope and Contents

Project 227: Public Art Exhibition and benefit at Banana Republic, 2000, 59th Street and Lexington Avenue location (includes programs).

2000
Offsite-Box: 16 Binder #82. Project 236: Cultural Mosaic

Scope and Contents

Mural, 210 West 146th Street. Includes program, artist contract, correspondence, invitation to dedication, statement from the artist, etc.

2000
Offsite-Box: 16 Binder #83. Project 230: Living on Mars (binder 1 of 2)

Scope and Contents

Mural, Schoolyard Wall, C.E.S. (Community Elementary School) 64, Walton Avenue, Bronx. Includes invitation, correspondence (including with First Lady Hillary Clinton), announcement, press release, article, publication by the Planetary Society, records from the ceremony, teacher's guide concerning the topic, etc.

2000
Offsite-Box: 16 Binder #84. Project 230: Living on Mars (binder 2 of 2)
2000
Offsite-Box: 17 Binder #85. Project 237: Rivers of Communication (binder 1 of 3)

Scope and Contents

Mural, Grand Canal Court, Avenue of the Americas and Thompson Street. Includes certificate of accomplishment, pamphlet of art by Osmo Rauhala, correspondence, press release, article, etc.

2000
Offsite-Box: 17 Binder #86. Project 237: Rivers of Communication (binder 2 of 3). Slides and negatives)
2000
Offsite-Box: 17 Binder #87. Project 237: Rivers of Communication (binder 3 of 3). Ribbon Cutting Ceremony)
2000
Offsite-Box: 17 Binder #88. Project 228: Wishes to Mars (binder 1 of 2)

Scope and Contents

Sculpture, CES (Community Elementary School) 64, Bronx. Includes media alerts, notes, pamphlet about the program, etc.

2000-2003
Offsite-Box: 17 Binder #89. Project 228: Wishes to Mars (binder 2 of 2)
2000-2003
Offsite-Box: 19 Binder #90. Small Projects

Scope and Contents

Various materials concerning: Project 229 (St. Alban's Restoration Mural, 2001, The St. Alban's School); Chashama Theatre-Urban Arts Festival (2003, Chashama Theatre, 135 West 42nd Street); The Many Faces of NY projects; Project 249 (Starbucks on 38 Park Row, 2002).

2001-2003
Offsite-Box: 17 Binder #91. Project 242: Forever Tall

Scope and Contents

Mural, 35 Cooper Square. Includes press release, correspondence, article, etc.

2001
Offsite-Box: 19 Binder #92. Project 241: Living Sculpture

Scope and Contents

Floyd Bennet Field Gardens, Brooklyn. Includes flyers, announcement, press release, etc.

2001
Offsite-Box: 18 Binder #93. Project 246: Celebrating the Heroes of our City (binder 1 of 4)

Scope and Contents

Mural, Henry M. Jackson Playground, intersection of Henry, Grand & Madison streets. Binders include many documents, such as certificate, flyers, permit, articles, correspondence, CDs with digital content.

2002
Offsite-Box: 18 Binder #94. Project 246: Celebrating the Heroes of our City (binder 2 of 4)

Scope and Contents

Project 246. Celebrating the Heroes of Our City, 2002, Henry M. Jackson Playground, intersection of Henry, Grand & Madison streets (includes a CD).

2002
Offsite-Box: 18 Binder #95: Project 246: Celebrating the Heroes of our City (binder 3 of 4)

Scope and Contents

Project 246. Celebrating the Heroes of Our City, 2002, Henry M. Jackson Playground, intersection of Henry, Grand & Madison streets (fact sheet, certificate, flyer, permit, article, correspondence).

2002
Offsite-Box: 18 Binder #96: Project 246: Celebrating the Heroes of our City (binder 4 of 4)

Scope and Contents

Project 246. Celebrating the Heroes of Our City, 2002, Henry M. Jackson Playground, intersection of Henry, Grand & Madison streets (includes CD, announcement flyers, certificate, and a magazine-like publication on the project).

2002
Offsite-Box: 18 Binder #97. Project 226: Kids for Justice. Pillars of Justice

Scope and Contents

Mural, Simon Baruch Middle School, 330 East 21st Street.

2000
Offsite-Box: 18 Binder #98. Project 251: Discovery of Dreams

Scope and Contents

Mural, P.S. 193, Queens. Includes correspondence, press release, etc.

2003
Offsite-Box: 18 Binder #99. Project 253: Sundial

Scope and Contents

Sculpture, P.S. 72., 104th Street and Lexington Avenue. Includes notes, 6 CDs, a program, etc.

2004
Offsite-Box: 19 Binder #100. Project 265: Reaching for the Stars

Scope and Contents

Mural, Washington Irving High School, 40 Irving Place. Includes flyer, invitation, press releases, article, and 8 CDs.

2006
Offsite-Box: 19 Binder #101. Project 266: Safe Spaces

Scope and Contents

Mural, Claremont Pool, East 170th Street, Bronx. Includes correspondence, children's drawings and 5 CDs.

2006
Offsite-Box: 19 Binder #102. Project 263: Welcome to our Neighborhood

Scope and Contents

Mural, NY Department of Homeless Services Intake Center, 346 Powers Avenue, Bronx. Includes press release, media advisory, other press records, artist bio, final report flyers, members list, certificate, and 3 CDs.

2006
Offsite-Box: 19 Binder #103. City Arts Projects

Scope and Contents

Materials from various projects in the programs Engaging Graffiti Kids in Creation, not Destruction (projects 266 and 268) and Commmunity Identity (project 265). The binder includes timelines, calendars, project updates, ribbon cutting ceremony schedule, press release, map, 6 CDs, contact sheet, budgets, proposals, site information, sketches, site photographs, etc.

2006-2007
Offsite-Box: 19 Binder #104. Project 268: Heat Dances to the Sun's Beat

Scope and Contents

Mural, Baruch Park at corner of Stanton and Mangin streets. Includes general overview, 5 CDs, flyers, correspondence, artist statement, and press releases.

2007
Offsite-Box: 19 Binder #105. Project 246?: The Wildlife Mosaic: The Tile Project

Scope and Contents

Mosaic, 14 East 33rd Street.

2002
Offsite-Box: 20 Binder. Against Domestic Colonialism (restoration)

Scope and Contents

Restoration of Project 9: Against Domestic Colonialism, 1972, 430 West 46th Street. Includes articles.

1972, 1973, 2011
Offsite-Box: 20 Binder. Project 178: The Nature of This Flower is to Bloom

Scope and Contents

Mural, Pintchik Decorating Center (as of 2021, a Petco), 92nd Street & Broadway. Includes press releases, artist statement, sketches.

1993
Offsite-Box: 20 Binder. Project 238: Why Should I Hide Me?

Scope and Contents

Mural, 230 West 146th Street.

2000
Offsite-Box: 20 Binder. Project 236: Cultural Mosaic

Scope and Contents

Mural, 210 West 146th Street. Includes program from unveiling. This project seems to be the same mural as the "Why Should I Hide Me?" mural listed separately in the master list as project 238.

2000
Offsite-Box: 20 Packet of Material for Cultural Mosaic Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Scope and Contents

Includes program and speeches.

2000
Offsite-Box: 20 Binder. How to Make a Mural

Scope and Contents

This binder includes an educational guide to making public murals: "How to Make a Mural/An Educational Guide to Public Art" by CITYarts, as well as "Mural Manual" by Mark Rogovin and Marie Burton.

2000
Offsite-Box: 20 Binder. Project 244: Freedom to Imagine Mural (Whydam Makowsky Milestone Project)

Scope and Contents

Also referred to as Wyn and His Friends Give Back (Bar Mitzvah Project). Includes correspondence, letter of agreement, and participant list. Also includes an unrelated booklet from Living on Mars (Project 230, 2000, Community Elementary School 64, 1425 Walton Avenue Bronx, with correspondence, press summary, sponsors list, article, and a certificate.

2002
Offsite-Box: 20 Binder. Project 245: Alice in Wall Street Land

Scope and Contents

Also referred to as Alice on the Wall. Mural, Stuyvesant School, Chambers Street and West Side Highway. Includes artist statement, article, correspondence, flyer, press release, sketches, etc.

2002
Offsite-Box: 20 Binder. Project 269: Doors of Hope (binder 1 of 2)

Scope and Contents

Mural, New York to New Orleans. Eight City schools participated in the project as well as the Louisiana Children's Museum. In this binder are sketches, participant lists, photographs, and notes from each school.

2008
Offsite-Box: 20 Binder. Project 269: Doors of Hope (binder 2 of 2). Process Binder

Scope and Contents

Mural, New York to New Orleans. Eight City schools participated in the project as well as the Louisiana Children's Museum. In this binder are records concerning the process, contract, budget, legal forms, contact information, and supplemental materials. There are also some photographs and sketches from the schools involved. The photos and process files are both in paper and on two CDs.

2008
Offsite-Box: 21 Binder. Project 271: Grant's Tomb Mosaic Bench Restoration

Scope and Contents

2008 restoration of 1972 project (project 10). Includes fact sheet, correspondence, articles, and press releases.

1972, 2008
Offsite-Box: 21 Binder. Project 272: Nature is Love on Earth

Scope and Contents

Project within the program Engaging Graffiti Kids in Creation, not Destruction. St. John's Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn. Includes flyers, poems, questionnaires, program, correspondence, press release, project schedule, and 4 CDs.

2009
Offsite-Box: 21 Binder. Project 277: Living Planters

Scope and Contents

Mural, Stonehenge Village, 120 West 97th Street. Includes flyers and fact sheet.

2009
Offsite-Box: 21 Binder. Project 285: Alice in Wall Street Land Restorations

Scope and Contents

Restoration of 2010-11, Stuyvesant School, Chambers Street and West Side Highway. Includes proposal, artist statement, letter of permission, budget, participant waiver, media advisory, photos 2010-11, contacts 2011, and one CD.

2010-2011
Offsite-Box: 21 Binder. Project 287: Pride, Respect, Peace

Scope and Contents

Mural, Polo Grounds Community Center. Includes proposal summary, proposal, executive summary, fundraising plan, budget, contacts, and 4 CDs.

2011-2012
Offsite-Box: 21 Binder. Unidos Venceremos. Restoration re: Project 75

Scope and Contents

103rd Street between Lexington and Park Avenues. Includes schedule, assessment form, fact sheet, contact sheet, flyer, and artist bio. Although there are planning documents for a 2012 restoration, no documents here indicate the project was carried out. Most of the binder holds photographic slides of the original 1980 project.

1980, 2012
Offsite-Box: 21 Binder. Project 293: Celebrating the Heroes of Our City and Life Goes On

Scope and Contents

Mural, Henry M. Jackson Playground, intersection of Jackson, Madison, and Henry streets. Includes article, etc.

2013
Offsite-Box: 21 Binder A. Master Slide Binder

Scope and Contents

Binder holds a selection of photographic slides from projects #1-237, though there are many gaps.

1969-2002
Offsite-Box: 22 Binder B. Slides/Book No.2. 34th Street Commercial Bank

Scope and Contents

The binder holds a relatively small number of slides, most of which do not appear to be CITYarts projects, but examples of murals. There do appear to be a few slides here related to the "Black Women of America Today" project (1970, #5).

1971
Offsite-Box: 22 Binder C. Selected CITYarts Slides

Scope and Contents

Binder holds various slides sleeved under the headings "Orientation, 1981," "Finished Shots" [of various projects], "Process Shots," "Detail Shots," "Festivals," "Copies," and 4 slides of Cityarts Workshop "old location" (2 exterior, 2 interior).

1972-1981
Offsite-Box: 21 Binder D. Institutional Memory

Scope and Contents

Binder holds a selection of news articles, brochures, publicity material, a few photos, and other documents providing an overview of the organization's first 25 years or so. A synopsis of each document in the binder is at the front.

1979-1993
Offsite-Box: 22 Binder E. Creative Process Exhibit

Scope and Contents

Project 155: Creative Process traveling exhibition, 1991, The Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, Bronx Museum, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, and the Brooklyn Museum. Includes photographs and some planning documents.

1989-1992
Offsite-Box: 22 Binder F. Various Pictures

Scope and Contents

This binder holds thumbnail print-outs of digital photographs, including pictures from CITYarts Gala, Red Road To Mars, Berlin Peace Wall, UN Dinner, 44th Benefit, London Peace Wall, Discovery of Dreams, Milestone, etc. Overall, it appears that these are print-outs of at least some of the images from the CDs in the following binder (G).

2003-2012
Offsite-Box: 22 Binder G. Random CDs

Scope and Contents

Binder holds 63 CDs of benefits, ribbon-cuttings, and other events; projects (e.g., London and Berlin Peace Walls, Polo Grounds, Grant's Tomb bench 2008 restoration, various Pieces for Peace); CITYarts Powerpoint slideshow; overseas travel (Mexico, Jerusalem); etc. See binder F for what appear to be thumbnail print-outs of at least some of this digital content.

2009-2012
Offsite-Box: 22 Binder H. Fact Sheets

Scope and Contents

Binder holds fact sheets for projects from 1971-1997. These typically include basic information about a project and can often be found in the project-specific binders above.

1971-1997
Offsite-Box: 22 Binder I. Project Cards

Scope and Contents

Binder holds samples of postcards produced by CITYarts with images of projects.

1974-2007

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Series II. Pieces for Peace Project, 2004-2016. 8 Linear feet in 8 cartons + part of an oversize box

Scope and Contents

The series includes some administrative files concerning arrangements for the various aspects of the Pieces for Peace project, including solicitation of school/children participants, traveling exhibition of samples, and mosaic Peace Walls in various locations; photographs of the artworks and related events; and Pieces for Peace original artwork submissions (drawings on paper) from around the world.

Arrangement

The series is arranged by document type/format.

Container 1     Title Date
Offsite-Box: 23 Project administration files

Scope and Contents

Includes files on general administration of the project and some country specific files. Includes some files on the iEARN conferences in Egypt and Uzbekistan.

2005-2010
Offsite-Box: 24 Project administration files

Scope and Contents

Includes a set of country-specific files in alphabetical sequence concerning potential and actual participants in the program, and a set of files related to the project's Peace Wall in Israel (2010-11).

2007-2011
Offsite-Box: 25 Project administration binders

Scope and Contents

Box holds 6 binders related to the Pieces for Peace traveling exhibition (contact lists, press information, sponsors, fliers/publicity, budgets/expenses, venue lists, thumbnail photos of some exhibitions, copies and some originals of letters of support (original signed letter from Israel President Shimon Peres); and 2 binders related to the international Peace Walls in Karachi, Pakistan and, especially, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2005-2016
Offsite-Box: 26 Project photograph binders

Scope and Contents

Includes 4 binders: New York City Peace Wall in Jacob H. Schiff Park in Harlem, 2004-05 (CDs of photos with print-outs of thumbnails, some snapshots, publicity); thumbnails of photos of works used in the traveling exhibition and images originally submitted by various countries (with some CDs of images and some background information); DVDs of London Project (no thumbnails/prints); and photographs of the Pieces for Peace exhibition and opening reception at the Gabarron Foundation-Carriage House Center for the Arts in New York (2007).

2004-2008
Offsite-Box: 27 Artwork

Scope and Contents

Original Pieces for Peace drawings from children, filed in alphabetical sequence by country. This box holds countries Belarus to Iraq.

circa 2009-2010s
Offsite-Box: 28 Artwork

Scope and Contents

Original Pieces for Peace drawings from children, filed in alphabetical sequence by country. This box holds countries Mexico to the United Kingdom. United States then starts, foldered by specific school/location.

circa 2009-2010s
Offsite-Box: 29 Artwork

Scope and Contents

Original Pieces for Peace drawings from children, filed in alphabetical sequence by country. This box continues from above with the United States, foldered by specific school/location.

circa 2009-2010s
Offsite-Box: 30 Artwork

Scope and Contents

Original Pieces for Peace drawings from children, filed in alphabetical sequence by country. This box continues from above with the remaining United States submissions, foldered by specific school/location. The sequence then concludes with folders of artwork for the exhibition at the United Nations, 2010. The box then includes a few "out of order" country artwork folders: France, Ghana, Israel, and Campion School in London.

circa 2009-2010s
Offsite-Box: 58 Artwork (oversize flat box)

Scope and Contents

Includes oversize artwork from P.S. 328 and various textured collages with glitter

undated

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Series III. General Program Administration Files, 1970s-2016. 13 Linear feet in 13 cartons + 1 flat file folder

Scope and Contents

The series includes records related to the general administration of the organization and its programs. These files primarily concern fundraising through annual benefit events and sponsorships of particular projects, and publicity and media coverage of CITYarts and its work. Some files concern administrative matters for particular projects, reference files dating from the 1970s about urban murals generally, financial data, and some Board level documents. The container list provides further detail of the content for each box.

Arrangement

The series is arranged roughly by subject matter.

Container 1     Title Date
Offsite-Box: 31 Benefit binders

Scope and Contents

Primarily photographs of the events, with some publicity materials and sponsor/financial-related information.

1993-1998
Offsite-Box: 32 Benefit binders

Scope and Contents

Includes primarily photographs of the events with publicity and related documents.

1999-2002
Offsite-Box: 33 Benefit binders

Scope and Contents

Primarily photos with some "process" and publicity

2003-2006
Offsite-Box: 34 Benefit binders
2007-2010
Offsite-Box: 34 Designing Brick Awards

Scope and Contents

Photographs of the annual award, identifying the artist and honoree.

1993-2016
Offsite-Box: 44 Anniversary benefit programs

Scope and Contents

Includes the program, invitations, and related documents from the award/benefit events from the 40th anniversary (2008) to the 48th (2016). Also includes the DVD for the 39th anniversary (2007) and a general CITYarts publicity DVD.

2007-2016
Offsite-Box: 35 Press clippings (binders)

Scope and Contents

4 binders of clippings and other publicity materials, 1977-2010.

1977-2010
Offsite-Box: 36 Publicity binders; publicity kits

Scope and Contents

Binder of press releases and event fliers, 1978-2002; binder of "Constant Contact" press updates, 2003-2009; binder of photocopies of letters of support from politicians, government officials, etc., 1983-2016, with packet of thank you letters from children, 2015; binder of publicity brochures, especially for awards and benefits; and six packets of publicity material, including for Pieces for Peace and related book, 1984-circa 2010.

1978-2016
Offsite-Box: 37 Publicity files

Scope and Contents

Folders of clippings and other press coverage of specific CITYarts projects or general coverage. Also includes a small set of files with results from a 1980 survey concerning public reactions to certain murals.

1977-1986
Offsite-Box: 38 Publicity files; Loose publicity cards, etc.

Scope and Contents

The box holds the continuation of publicity files from 1987-1999. It also holds packets of miscellaneous postcards and other publicity pieces from the 1990s-2000s found loose in the collection.

1987-2000s
Offsite-Box: 39 Publicity files

Scope and Contents

Folders of clippings and other press coverage of specific CITYarts projects or general coverage.

2000-2010
Offsite-Box: 40 Subject reference files

Scope and Contents

Includes extensive files on various arts, community arts projects, especially murals, and organizations across the United States, including Baltimore, Chicago, Haight-Ashbury, and many others. These files do not appear to concern specific CITYarts projects, but seem more for reference about community murals generally.

1970s
Offsite-Box: 41 General project files

Scope and Contents

Includes a broad mix of files that generally appear to concern potential CITYarts projects (or project concepts), sponsors, funding, partnerships, and the like. Some files date to the 1970s; one of these is a field studies assessment of CITYarts done by Heriverto Alicea in 1976 in connection with his coursework for a fundraising workshop held by the Community Service Society.

1972-2000s
Offsite-Box: 42 General project files

Scope and Contents

Includes administrative files on various projects, including, among others Harlem RBI, Grant's Tomb Bench Restoration, Celebrating Our Heroes, Polo Grounds, and Alice in Wall Street Land Restoration.

2008-2012
Offsite-Box: 43 General project files

Scope and Contents

Includes some publicity and press releases from the 1970s; newsletters, operating proposals, mural lists and other general files from the 1980s; volunteers information and forms, potential sites and partnerships, and other general information for 1990s-2000s.

1970s-2000s
Offsite-Box: 44 "State of murals in Manhattan"

Scope and Contents

Binder of photographs and brief descriptive assessments conducted in 1998 of the condition of murals sponsored by CITYarts in prior years.

1998
Offsite-Box: 44 Board meeting documents
2001, 2005-2009
Offsite-Box: 44 Financial data (binder)
2001-2016
Folder: FF-1 Floor plans by architect Gene Kaufman for the CITYarts' offices at 525 Broadway (oversize flat file)
2011

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Series IV. Audiovisual (RESTRICTED), 1974-2009. 8 Linear feet in 8 cartons

Scope and Contents

The series primarily includes about 207 videocassettes, primarily from the 1990s into the very early 2000s, with some earlier and later. Most of these are labeled and dated. Generally, the content includes benefits, opening events, publicity pieces, clips from news reports and other television segments about CITYarts or particular projects (some are from overseas media), program activities, celebrity visits, interviews, and the like.

The videocassettes are in multiple formats, including both VHS and Betamax, as well as others. Many of the videos have multiple versions (e.g., master, edited, etc.). Most of the videocassettes are ordered with an alphabetical sequence code, which is roughly chronological. For example, the video beginning the sequence with "A" is "Community Murals" from 1978 and the latest in the sequence is "TTT" from an event in 2007. The code also serves in most cases to link related cassettes together; for example, all 12 cassettes with code "AA" relate to the "A dream grows in Red Hook" project.

The series also holds a small number of other formats, specifically film reels (including CITYarts' educational film "How to do a mural"), a videotape, and an audiotape.

Arrangement

Most of the series is arranged following the alphabetical sequence coding given the videocassettes by CITYarts, which is roughly chronological. Cassettes without a sequence code, and other formats, are at the end of the series. This arrangement is modified at points to account for storage needs of media of different sizes.

Conditions Governing Use

The videocassettes and other media in the series are restricted because of their fragility and because N-YHS has no equipment on which to play them. Please contact the curator of manuscripts at manuscripts@nyhistory.org for further information.

Container 1     Title Date
Offsite-Box: 45 Videocassettes

Scope and Contents

Includes 31 tapes coded E-Y (some gaps). Tapes include, among several others, those that relate to "Making a difference through the arts"; overseas TV coverage of "The nature of this flower is to bloom," including opening with Alice Walker; and pool mural at Fort Hamilton High School.

1986-1994
Offsite-Box: 46 Videocassettes

Scope and Contents

Includes 33 tapes coded AA, BB, LL, MM , and one not coded. Among several other topics, these concern "A dream grows in Red Hook" and "Young minds build bridges." About 10 tapes appear to have been coded BB retroactively to fit a chronological sequence, but relate to various benefits, public service announcements, etc.

1994-1997
Offsite-Box: 47 Videocassettes

Scope and Contents

Includes 34 tapes coded CC, OO, QQ, RR, TT, UU, and one not coded. Among several other topics, these concern "Young minds build bridges" and "Kids for justice."

1997-1999
Offsite-Box: 48 Videocassettes

Scope and Contents

Includes 31 tapes coded SS-ZZ (with gaps) and AAA-EEE. Among several other topics, these concern"Kids for peace"; "Kids for justice"; "Living on Mars"; and "Forever Tall."

1998-2001
Offsite-Box: 49 Videocassettes; Film reel

Scope and Contents

Includes 32 tapes coded FFF-TTT, with gaps, and several not coded. Among several other topics, these concern "Celebrating the heroes of our city"; "Alice on Wall Street"; a "Pieces for peace" exhibition; and several benefits. Also one unidentified reel of film.

2002-2009
Offsite-Box: 50 Videocassettes; Videotape; Audiotape; Film reels

Scope and Contents

Includes 22 tapes, mostly from 2002, including "Alice on Wall Street" and "Celebrating the heroes of our city"; several are unidentified. Also, a videotape of "Community Murals" by Eva Cockcroft and Daniel del Solar; a reel-to-reel audiotape (of guitar music by Heitor Villa-Lobos?), 1974; and 3 film reels in box labeled "How to do a mural."

1974, 2002
Offsite-Box: 51 Videocassettes (oversize cartridges); Film reel

Scope and Contents

Includes 12 tapes with oversize cartridges. Includes codes A,C,D,N,R,X, and CC. Among other topics includes "Young minds build bridges" and "Community murals." Also includes 1 film reel titled "Great Wall of LA."

1978-1997
Offsite-Box: 52 Videocassettes (oversize cartridges)

Scope and Contents

Includes 12 tapes in oversize cartridges. Includes codes B (a tape from Fuji TV "Story on Avenue C") and CC ("Young minds build bridges"). Other uncoded tapes relate to benefits or are not well identified.

1982-2005

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Series V. Artwork, Miscellaneous Photographs, and Other Visual Materials, 1970s-2011. 11.5 Linear feet in 8 boxes of various size + 4 flat file folders

Scope and Contents

The series is composed of various visual materials found more or less as standalone items in the collection (that is, not found within particular contexts such as the project binders or program files). The material primarily includes artworks, photographs, reproductions of photographs on boards for display, and posters.

Artworks include drawings in crayon, pencil/color pencil, pen and ink, and watercolors. They generally depict murals or details of murals. Most are uncaptioned and undated, so it is not certain if these were proposals or as executed.

Photographs include slides, color and black-and-white prints, and oversize prints and reproductions. These depict completed murals, the process of creating the murals, and various events.

Arrangement

The series is arranged roughly by format and size of materials.

Container 1     Title Date
Offsite-Box: 53 Photographic slides

Scope and Contents

This box holds a small container of slides from the late 1960s and possibly early 1970s, and 3 carousels of slides: 2 noted as "How to make [or do] a mural" and one noting it includes highlights compiled in 1994.

1968-1990s
Offsite-Box: 54 Photographic slides

Scope and Contents

This box holds three carousels of slides. Produced by Cityarts Workshop, they appear to be educational tools. Titles of the compilations are: "The Mexican mural renaissance: Part 1: Mexican history," "The Mexican mural renaissance: Los Tres Grandes: Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente & David Alfaro," and "New Deal: WPA."

1970s?
Offsite-Box: 55 Black-and-white photographs

Scope and Contents

This box holds unsorted b&w 8x11 inch photographs of murals and the process of creating murals. Most are undated and uncaptioned, but those that are identified date primarily from the 1970s, with some into the 1980s and 1990s. There are many duplicates and the photos have warped, though the image remains clear. There are some negatives and contact sheets.

1970s-1992
Offsite-Box: 56 Photographs

Scope and Contents

This box holds various photographs of murals, the process of creating murals, and benefits and other events. Few are captioned or dated, but range into the 2000s. The photos are both assorted and those that were compiled as an album, or mounted on boards, or formed as a set in some other way. Most of the photographs are color prints, but some are black-and-white, negatives, or on digital discs.

undated
Offsite-Box: 57 Artwork; Photographs; Printed Material (oversize flat box)

Scope and Contents

This oversize flat box includes:

Photograph album from the 5th annual "Arts Are Cooking" Benefit Buffet

Artworks including, among others:
*Pen and ink drawings seemingly of African-American, Hispanic, and labor history.
* Watercolors from students in Germany, 2005
* Crayon drawings on Global Warming theme, 2007

Oversize photographs of murals and other installations.

Printed material, including:
* 2 CITYarts posters (Peace Night, 41st anniversary)
* Poster for Bravo's Arts for Change campaign
* 2 certificates of accomplishment in connection with the Peace Wall in Tel Aviv, 2011
* Mock-ups

1980s-2011
Offsite-Box: 58 Artwork (oversize flat box)

Scope and Contents

1 oil painting on wood; 2 oils on canvas

2007, undated
Offsite-Box: 59 Photographs; Printed Material (oversize flat box)

Scope and Contents

This oversize (36x24 inch) flat box includes:
* poster on board, with photograph, for the opening of Broadway Starship "play sculpture" in Corporal Thompson Park, West Brighton, Staten Island, 1985, and 4 design drawings by Gillian Bradshaw-Shaw for Broadway Starship, 1984;
* news clippings/publicity glued to board, 1970s;
* 14 images (matted photographs or photoreproductions on foamcore) of murals, creating murals, or events, including Kids for Justice event with Susan Sarandon;
* 4 CITYarts posters (Pieces for Peace, Forever Tall, 41st anniversary event, and 40th anniversary event, which is mounted on aluminum);
* mock-up for a brochure for tours of CITYarts projects, 2007.

1970s-2007
Box: 61 Artwork (oversize flat box)

Scope and Contents

Includes:
* 5 matted drawings on the theme of peace;
* 2 color drawings (pencil?) of proposals inviting comment for a "Women's mural" on the Garden Cafeteria at East Broadway and Essex Street, 1970s?;
* 4 color pencil drawings for a Chinatown mural, 1977;
* color pencil drawing by J. Stephenson of an Avenue D mural;
* blueline drawings of design by Lucinda Luvass of the left and right walls for the Louis Armstrong mural, 1981,and a crayon drawing of the right wall (see also flat files below for additional Armstrong drawings);
* Drawings for "Forever Tall" [World Trade Center, 2001];
* "Creative Process" exhibition poster, hand-colored, 1990;
* various other drawings.

1970s-2000s
Folder: FF-2 Drawing for "Young Minds Build Bridges" (oversize flat file)

Scope and Contents

From a collaboration between Family Academy in Harlem & Robert Schlom School.

undated
Folder: FF-3 Proposal for a composite photomural for Herald Square Station, by Claude Samton (oversize flat file)
undated
Folder: FF-4 Drawings re: Louis Armstrong mural (oversize flat file)

Scope and Contents

Includes a blueline design drawing by Lucinda Luvass for both walls of the Louis Armstrong mural, and an oil on board painting of the mural. See also box 61 for smaller pieces related to this mural, each depicting the right or left wall only.

1981
Folder: FF-5 Various drawings (oversize flat file)

Scope and Contents

Includes drawings (crayon, pencil, pen & ink, watercolors) including, among others, Beach 116 Street Entrance for Rockaway Park, NY; "Nature of this flower is to bloom"; wall painting for Municipal Parking Lot #2, Astoria, Queens; etc.

undated

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Series VI. Leslie Bender Artworks (RESTRICTED), circa 1981. .42 Linear feet

Scope and Contents

The series includes several artworks drawn by Leslie Bender for Cityarts murals. Includes pencil, crayon, chalk, pastels, and other media. Bender was the artist for at least two Cityarts Workshop projects at schools in Queens (see Series I, projects 87 and 88) and the artworks in this series might be related to those.

Conditions Governing Access

The drawings are rolled and require preparatory conservation work before use. Please give advance notice of 3 days, in addition to the usual advance notice for offsite material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Leslie Bender, 2020. The gift was not received as part of the CITYarts records donation, but was added to the finding aid by N-YHS staff because of the close connections of the content of the material.

Preferred Citation

Material from this series should be cited as: Leslie Bender artwork, CITYarts Inc. records, MS 3096, New-York Historical Society.

Container 1     Title Date
Offsite-Box: 60 Leslie Bender artworks (Restricted)
circa 1981

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