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Printed Matter, Inc. records

Creator:
Printed Matter, Inc  Search this
Names:
Davis, Douglas  Search this
DeAk, Edit  Search this
Fasnacht, Heide, 1951-  Search this
Huebler, Douglas  Search this
Lawler, Louise  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Linn, Nancy  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Nonas, Richard, 1936-  Search this
Princenthal, Nancy  Search this
Rosler, Martha  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Sischy, Ingrid  Search this
Spiegelman, Art  Search this
Stuart, Michelle, 1933-  Search this
Tacha, Athena, 1936-  Search this
Weiner, Lawrence.  Search this
Extent:
24.9 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Architectural drawings
Date:
1970-1990
Summary:
The records of Printed Matter, Inc., a non-profit artists' book publisher and distributor in New York, measure 24.9 linear feet and date from 1970 to 1990. Documentation on this organization includes artist, distributor, and client files; inventory records; legal and administrative records; general correspondence; ledgers, invoices, and other financial records; files arranged by subject; and architectural drawings of the interior office space. The administrative correspondence scattered across the various series shows Printed Matter's philosophy, operations, and relationships to artists. Many early notes and minutes are in Sol LeWitt's handwriting. Among the names to be found in the files are former staff members Edith deAk, Mike Glier, Nancy Linn, Ingrid Sischy, and Nancy Princenthal; founders Sol LeWitt and Lucy Lippard; and contracted artists, such as Douglas Davis, Heidi Fasnacht, Jenny Holzer, Douglas Huebler, Louise Lawler, Richard Nonas, Martha Rosler, Ed Ruscha, Art Spiegelman, Michelle Stuart, Athena Tacha, and Lawrence Weiner.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Printed Matter, Inc., a non-profit artists' book publisher and distributor in New York, measure 24.9 linear feet and date from 1970 to 1990. Documentation on this organization includes artist, distributor, and client files; inventory records; legal and administrative records; general correspondence; ledgers, invoices, and other financial records; files arranged by subject; and architectural drawings of the interior office space. The administrative correspondence scattered across the various series shows Printed Matter's philosophy, operations, and relationships to artists. Many early notes and minutes are in Sol LeWitt's handwriting. Among the names to be found in the files are former staff members Edith deAk, Mike Glier, Nancy Linn, Ingrid Sischy, and Nancy Princenthal; founders Sol LeWitt and Lucy Lippard; and contracted artists, such as Douglas Davis, Heidi Fasnacht, Jenny Holzer, Douglas Huebler, Louise Lawler, Richard Nonas, Martha Rosler, Ed Ruscha, Art Spiegelman, Michelle Stuart, Athena Tacha, and Lawrence Weiner.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series.

Artist Files, circa 1970-1990 (Boxes 1-3; 3.0 linear feet)

Distributor Files, 1976-1988 (Boxes 4-6; 3.0 linear feet)

Client Files, 1971-1989 (Boxes 7-8; 2.0 linear feet)

Inventory Cards, circa 1970s-1980s (Boxes 9-10; 2.0 linear feet)

Legal and Administrative Records, 1976-1989 (Boxes 11-13; 2.6 linear feet)

Correspondence, 1975-1986 (Boxes 13-14; 0.7 linear feet)

Subject Files, 1972-1990 (Boxes 14-20; 6.0 linear feet)

Financial Records, 1975-1989 (Boxes 20-25; 5.5 linear feet)

Architectural Drawings, circa 1985 (OV 26; 0.1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Printed Matter, Inc., a non-profit artists' book publisher and distributor in New York was established in 1976 by Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, and others. The organization grew from a small business coalition of artists into the largest facility dedicated to publications made by artists in book form. By 1986, Printed Matter had published or disseminated books by more than 1800 artists. Its history also mirrors the trajectory of the downtown art scene in the 1970s and 1980s, for which it became a matrix, an outlet, and a representative.
Provenance:
Donated in 2001 by David Platzker for Printed Matter, Inc.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Publishers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Printed Matter, Inc. records, 1970-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.prinmati
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Archives of American Art
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Printed Matter, Inc. records, 1970-1990

Creator:
Printed Matter, Inc.  Search this
Subject:
Glier, Mike  Search this
Rosler, Martha  Search this
Stuart, Michelle  Search this
Nonas, Richard  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Linn, Nancy  Search this
Davis, Douglas  Search this
Weiner, Lawrence  Search this
Sischy, Ingrid  Search this
Princenthal, Nancy  Search this
DeAk, Edit  Search this
Huebler, Douglas  Search this
Tacha, Athena  Search this
Holzer, Jenny  Search this
Lawler, Louise  Search this
Fasnacht, Heide  Search this
Spiegelman, Art  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Publishers  Search this
Architectural drawings  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5968
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)227906
AAA_collcode_prinmati
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_227906
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Printed Matter, Inc. - New York, New York

Collection Creator:
Held, John, 1947-  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986-1992
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The John Held papers relating to mail art are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
John Held papers relating to mail art, 1973-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-heldjohn-ref1170

Printed Matter, Inc. - New York, New York

Collection Creator:
Held, John, 1947-  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981-1985
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The John Held papers relating to mail art are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
John Held papers relating to mail art, 1973-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-heldjohn-ref319

Gem, from [2,3]

Designer:
Tauba Auerbach, American, b. 1981  Search this
Publisher:
Printed Matter, Inc., New York, New York, USA, founded 1976  Search this
Medium:
Paper contruction
Type:
Exhibitions
Book
Object Name:
Book
Date:
2011
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Libraries, N7433.4.A94 B73
Accession Number:
92.2016.65
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_92.2016.65

“Cubearc,” [2,3]

Designer:
Tauba Auerbach, American, b. 1981  Search this
Publisher:
Printed Matter, Inc., New York, New York, USA, founded 1976  Search this
Medium:
Cut paper
Type:
albums (bound) & books
Exhibitions
Book
Object Name:
Book
Date:
2011
Credit Line:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Library; fN 7433.4 .A94 B73 2010X v. 1-6 CHMRB
Accession Number:
58.2015.2
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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edanmdm:chndm_58.2015.2
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Printed Matter bookstore

Photographer:
Linn, Nancy  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
197-?
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1045
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1045

[2,3] / Tauba Auerbach

Title:
2, 3
Two, three
Author:
Auerbach, Tauba 1981-  Search this
Printed Matter, Inc  Search this
Subject:
Auerbach, Tauba 1981-  Search this
Physical description:
[6] v. : all col. ill. ; 53 x 43 cm. + colophon card
Type:
Specimens
Artists' books
Smithsonian Libraries artists' books
Place:
United States
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2010
C2010
21st century
Topic:
Pop-up books  Search this
Toy and movable books  Search this
Geometrical constructions in art  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Call number:
N7433.4.A94 B73 2010X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1007664

Catalogue / Printed Matter, Inc

Title:
Artists' books
Author:
Printed Matter, Inc  Search this
Subject:
Printed Matter, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 22-28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1977
19uu
1977-
Topic:
Artists' books  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_966141

Printed Matter, Inc.

Collection Creator:
Lanyon, Ellen  Search this
Container:
Box 16, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976-1996
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Ellen Lanyon papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Ellen Lanyon papers, circa 1880-2014, bulk 1926-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-lanyelle-ref294

Fekner, John

Collection Creator:
Printed Matter, Inc  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 56
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980-1985
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Printed Matter, Inc. records, 1970-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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[Printed Matter catalog] / Tom Sachs

Author:
Sachs, Tom  Search this
Printed Matter, Inc  Search this
Subject:
Sachs, Tom  Search this
Physical description:
30 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_911082

Ransacked : Aunt Ethel, an ending / Nancy Holt

Title:
Aunt Ethel, an ending
Author:
Holt, Nancy 1938-2014  Search this
Printed Matter, Inc  Search this
Subject:
Holt, Nancy 1938-2014  Search this
Holt, Ethel 1901-1979  Search this
Physical description:
38 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Type:
Specimens
Artists' books
Artists' books (books)
Smithsonian Libraries artists' books
Date:
1980
©1980
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Older people--Abuse of  Search this
Call number:
N6537.H573 A4 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_731431

Writing in threads : weaving language / writing, Mairéad Bryne [and 14 others] ; weavings, editor Francesca Capone

Title:
Weaving language
Writer of afterword:
Capone, Francesca C.  Search this
Author:
Byrne, Mairéad  Search this
Issuing body:
Printed Matter, Inc.  Search this
Subject:
Capone, Francesca C  Search this
Physical description:
83 pages, 4 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 38 cm
Type:
Poetry
Specimens
Artists' books
Artists' books (books)
Smithsonian Libraries artists' books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2015
Topic:
Weaving  Search this
Fiberwork  Search this
Stitches (Sewing)  Search this
Storytelling  Search this
Communication and technology  Search this
Weaving in literature  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Call number:
N7433.4.C368 W75 2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1073889

Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2010, bulk 1960s-1990

Creator:
Lippard, Lucy R., 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Henes, Donna  Search this
Darboven, Hanne  Search this
Stevens, May  Search this
Edelson, Mary Beth  Search this
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Andre, Carl  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Pearson, Henry Charles  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Chicago, Judy  Search this
Judd, Donald C. (Donald Clarence)  Search this
Women's Caucus for Art  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Addison Gallery of American Art  Search this
Printed Matter, Inc.  Search this
Art Workers Coalition  Search this
Political Art Documentation/Distribution (Organization)  Search this
Alliance for Cultural Democracy  Search this
Studio International (Firm)  Search this
University of Colorado  Search this
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
Artists  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Authors  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Curators  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7895
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210062
AAA_collcode_lipplucy
Theme:
Women
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210062
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Artist Files

Collection Creator:
Printed Matter, Inc  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1970-1990
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Printed Matter, Inc. records, 1970-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.prinmati, Series 1
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Archives of American Art
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Distributor Files

Collection Creator:
Printed Matter, Inc  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976-1988
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Printed Matter, Inc. records, 1970-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.prinmati, Series 2
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-prinmati-ref1353

Client Files

Collection Creator:
Printed Matter, Inc  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971-1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Printed Matter, Inc. records, 1970-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.prinmati, Series 3
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-prinmati-ref1494

Financial Records

Collection Creator:
Printed Matter, Inc  Search this
Extent:
5.5 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Printed Matter, Inc. records, 1970-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.prinmati, Series 8
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Archives of American Art
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Architectural Drawings

Collection Creator:
Printed Matter, Inc  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1985
Scope and Contents:
Found here are sketches and designs for the Printed Matter interior office space. Most drawings are signed by either Stephen Wanta and Daniel Wheeler.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Printed Matter, Inc. records, 1970-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.prinmati, Series 9
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