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Guide to the Subway Therapy Collection
2016
 MS 3025

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400


© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on May 19, 2017 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers. Special handling instructions are found in the collection container. N-YHS also holds two other, similar collections of sticky notes (see Related Materials Note); to ensure that the contents are not accidentally mixed, only one of the collections may be presented to a patron at any one time.

Use Restrictions

There are conditions on the use of the collection, including photographic reproductions, as defined by the agreement between N-YHS and the donor/artist. The curatorial staff should be consulted prior to any photographic, reproduction, exhibition, or other use of the collection, including the taking of photographs by patrons.

Preferred Citation Note

This collection should be credited as follows: Subway Therapy concept and curation by Matthew "Levee" Chavez, www.subwaytherapy.com (MS 3025, New-York Historical Society).

Related Archival Materials Note

As a follow-on to Matthew Chavez’s Subway Therapy project and to his donation of a portion of the work to New-York Historical, N-YHS implemented a similar project on its front glass wall, titled  Messages for the President-Elect. Those sticky notes are available; see call number MS 3027.

Chavez’s work inspired similar projects in other parts of the country. One such project was implemented by the third grade of the Brooklyn Friends School. N-YHS holds that collection as well; see call number MS 3026.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Donated by the artist, Matthew "Levee" Chavez, in December 2016.

Processing Information Note

The individual sticky notes/Post-its that make up the collection were housed on plastic sheets and in archival trays by conservator Alan Balicki in April 2017. The descriptive finding aid was prepared by archivist Larry Weimer in April 2017.