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Moonshots and snapshots of Project Apollo : a rare photographic history / John Bisney & J.L. Pickering

Title:
Moonshots & snapshots of Project Apollo
Author:
Bisney, John 1954-  Search this
Pickering, J. L. 1957-  Search this
Subject:
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.) History  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 252 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Illustrated works
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
Topic:
Space flight to the moon  Search this
Space photography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1108512

Baxter Art Gallery records, 1962-1997

Creator:
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Schwartz, Lillian  Search this
Belloli, Jay  Search this
Smith, David R. (David Rodman),  Search this
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Pasadena Gallery of Contemporary Arts  Search this
Topic:
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Space photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8504
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210681
AAA_collcode_baxtart
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210681
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Clark Refracting Telescope

Maker:
Clark, Alvan  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 4 1/2 in x 6 in x 5 in; 11.43 cm x 15.24 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
telescope, refractor
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
Date made:
1915
ID Number:
PH.320241A
Accession number:
241909
Catalog number:
320241
320241A
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1185195
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Baxter Art Gallery records

Creator:
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Names:
California Institute of Technology  Search this
Pasadena Gallery of Contemporary Arts  Search this
Belloli, Jay  Search this
Schwartz, Lillian  Search this
Smith, David R. (David Rodman), 1923-  Search this
Extent:
17 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1962-1997
Summary:
The records of the Baxter Art Gallery measure 17 linear feet and date from 1962 to 1997. The collection documents the activities of the gallery founded by Professor David Smith in 1971 on the campus of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. Documentation includes administrative records, business correspondence, programs and events, exhibition files, and printed material, as well as three films by artist Lillian Schwartz shown at the gallery. The bulk of the collection (9.7 linear feet) consists of Exhibition Files, which document nearly every exhibition held at the gallery from 1971 to 1985. Of note are detailed records regarding "25 Years of Space Photography," the last exhibition held at Baxter Art Gallery in 1985 which toured internationally through 1997. Also included are records of the Pasadena Gallery of Contemporary Arts, which was founded by former director Jay Belloli after Baxter Art Gallery closed.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the Baxter Art Gallery measure 17 linear feet and date from 1962 to 1997. The collection documents the activities of the gallery founded by Professor David Smith in 1971 on the campus of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. Documentation includes administrative records, business correspondence, programs and events, exhibition files, and printed material, as well as three films by artist Lillian Schwartz shown at the gallery. The bulk of the collection (9.7 linear feet) consists of Exhibition Files, which document nearly every exhibition held at the gallery from 1971 to 1985. Of note are detailed records regarding "25 Years of Space Photography," the last exhibition held at Baxter Art Gallery in 1985 which toured internationally through 1997. Also included are records of the Pasadena Gallery of Contemporary Arts, which was founded by former director Jay Belloli after Baxter Art Gallery closed.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1970-1987 (Boxes 1-4, Box 21; 3.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Business Correspondence, 1969-1988 (Box 4, Box 21; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Programs and Events, 1971-1986 (Boxes 4-5, Box 21; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1968-1997 (Boxes 5-14, Box 21, FC 17; 9.7 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1962-1989 (Box 14, Box 21, OV 16, OV 23; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 6: Pasadena Gallery of Contemporary Arts Records, 1981-1990 (Boxes 14-15, Boxes 21-22, OV 23; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 7: Motion Picture Film, circa 1970, circa 1975 (FC 18-20; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Baxter Art Gallery (1971-1985) was an art exhibition space at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California founded by Professor David Smith.

David R. Smith, professor of Literature, established an exhibition program for Caltech in 1968 as part of the Institute Programs Committee. In 1971 Baxter Art Gallery was formally established as part of the new Donald E. Baxter Hall of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The majority of the exhibitions focused on contemporary art, with a special interest in Southern California artists and art and technology. David Smith became the first gallery director. After years of struggling to find funding for exhibitions, in 1977 the gallery received sponsorship from the Pasadena Art Alliance. The establishment of Friends of the Baxter Art Gallery around this time allowed for more educational programs around the exhibitions, such as lectures, informal talks, films, tours, and performances.

Michael H. Smith served as director from 1977 to 1982, followed by Jay Belloli, director from 1982 to 1985. In 1984 the closing of the gallery was announced, despite outcry from faculty and the public. The last exhibition "25 Years of Space Photography" was held at the gallery from May 22 to September 2, 1985. That exhibition continued to tour internationally to over 50 museums under the curatorship of Jay Belloli.

After Baxter Art Gallery closed Belloli established the Pasadena Gallery of Contemporary Arts and worked to find a new exhibition space. This gallery in collaboration with the Pasadena Arts Workshop became the Armory Center for the Arts in 1989 and Belloli served as Director of Gallery Programs.
Provenance:
The records were donated in 1986 by the Baxter Art Gallery via David Smith and Jay Belloli, Directors, and in 1991 by David Grether, chair of the Division of Humanities at the California Institute of Technology. Additional records were donated in 2011 and 2019 by Jay Belloli.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Baxter Art Gallery records 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.
Topic:
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Space photography  Search this
Function:
Art galleries -- California
Citation:
Baxter Art Gallery records, 1962-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.baxtart
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Baxter Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-baxtart
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Exhibition Files

Collection Creator:
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Extent:
9.7 Linear feet (Boxes 5-14, Box 21, FC17)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968-1997
Scope and Contents:
Found here are extensive files documenting exhibitions held at the Baxter Art Gallery. A small amount of material also documents early exhibitions from 1968-1970 held on campus before the gallery was founded in 1971. The amount of documentation on each exhibition varies, and files may include correspondence, lists of artwork, loan agreements, planning notes, exhibition layouts, biographical material about artists, press clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, slides, installation photographs, and audio and video recordings.

Also included are detailed records regarding "25 Years of Space Photography," the last exhibition held at Baxter Art Gallery in 1985 which toured internationally through 1990. Found here are extensive planning documents and correspondence as well as individual files for each exhibition location. Planning material for an exhibition, "The Earth from Space" (1993), curated by Jay Belloli, appears at the end of this series.
Arrangement:
Folders are arranged chronologically by date of exhibition. Folders regarding the tour of "25 Years of Space Photography" are arranged alphabetically by location.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Baxter Art Gallery records 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:
Baxter Art Gallery records, 1962-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.baxtart, Series 4
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Baxter Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-baxtart-ref1

Republic of China

Collection Creator:
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1987
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Baxter Art Gallery records 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:
Baxter Art Gallery records, 1962-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Baxter Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-baxtart-ref100

Reston, Virginia

Collection Creator:
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 37
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Baxter Art Gallery records 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:
Baxter Art Gallery records, 1962-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Baxter Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-baxtart-ref101

Rochester, New York

Collection Creator:
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 38
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1985-1987
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Baxter Art Gallery records 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:
Baxter Art Gallery records, 1962-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Baxter Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-baxtart-ref102

Rome, Italy

Collection Creator:
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 39-40
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986-1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Baxter Art Gallery records 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:
Baxter Art Gallery records, 1962-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Baxter Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-baxtart-ref103

San Francisco, California

Collection Creator:
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 41
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1985-1987
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Baxter Art Gallery records 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:
Baxter Art Gallery records, 1962-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Baxter Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-baxtart-ref104

Stockholm, Sweden

Collection Creator:
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988-1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Baxter Art Gallery records 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:
Baxter Art Gallery records, 1962-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Baxter Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-baxtart-ref105

Toronto, Canada

Collection Creator:
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986-1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Baxter Art Gallery records 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:
Baxter Art Gallery records, 1962-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Baxter Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-baxtart-ref106

Tucson, Arizona

Collection Creator:
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1987
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Baxter Art Gallery records 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:
Baxter Art Gallery records, 1962-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Baxter Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-baxtart-ref107

Utrecht, Netherlands

Collection Creator:
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 3-4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1985-1986
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Baxter Art Gallery records 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:
Baxter Art Gallery records, 1962-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Baxter Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-baxtart-ref108

Vancouver, British Columbia

Collection Creator:
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988-1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Baxter Art Gallery records 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:
Baxter Art Gallery records, 1962-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Baxter Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-baxtart-ref109

General Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 13-14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Baxter Art Gallery records 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:
Baxter Art Gallery records, 1962-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Baxter Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-baxtart-ref197

Photographs of Exhibition Installation

Collection Creator:
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1985
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Baxter Art Gallery records 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:
Baxter Art Gallery records, 1962-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Baxter Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-baxtart-ref198

Planning Documents

Collection Creator:
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 16-26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1983-1988
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Baxter Art Gallery records 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:
Baxter Art Gallery records, 1962-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Baxter Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-baxtart-ref199

Press Clippings and Publications

Collection Creator:
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 27-28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1985-1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Baxter Art Gallery records 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:
Baxter Art Gallery records, 1962-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Baxter Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-baxtart-ref200

Publicity Photographs

Collection Creator:
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1974-1986
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Baxter Art Gallery records 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:
Baxter Art Gallery records, 1962-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Baxter Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-baxtart-ref201

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