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Biographical information, correspondence, writings, works of art, printed material, photographs and audio and video material regarding Colp.
Included is documentation on three works of art by Colp: 24 Small Scale Art Thefts, 1974; 1975 Mystery Museum Contest; and A Documentative Investigation: lead, 1976; exhibition files, files pertaining to Colp's donations to museums and other organizations, subject files; mail art from Clayton Bailey, Don Celender, Tony Delap, Ray Johnson, Sig Rennels, and Ernest Trova; three VHS video recordings, The Impractical Practical, The White Plains Library (1984), The Commuter's Lament or A Close Shave (1992, WNBCTV), and Subway Q and A (2003). Also included are two audio cassettes of WNYC radio interviews with Colp, 1982 and 1984.
Norman B. Colp papers, 1974-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conceptual artist; New York, N.Y.; b. 1944.
Donated 1993 and 2005 by Norman B. Colp.
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