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Primarily research files compiled by Tacha, related to her publications and involvement on various committees, panels, and symposia. Included are files on women artists and modern sculptors, each arranged alphabetically, and files on individual artists Eli Nadelman, Auguste Rodin, and Constantin Brancusi, video artists, performance artists, and film artists, and her Ph.D. thesis on light in sculpture. Files may include correspondence, photographs, proposals, biographical materials, clippings, and printed materials. Also included are files on Oberlin College visiting artists, 1973-1997.
Athena Tacha papers, 1974-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Athena Tacha (1936-) is a sculptor, and educator from Oberlin, Ohio.
Donated 1998 by Athena Tacha. Tacha donated her teaching files, as well as her research files relating to Ellen Johnson's Frank Lloyd Wright house in Oberlin, Ohio, to Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, and her early and student writings to the Balch Institute of Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia, Pa. Tacha was also the executor of Ellen Johnson's estate, and worked with the Archives in donating Johnson's papers in 1994 (cataloged separately under Johnson).
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