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Waterfront Project Photographs and Sound Recordings

Catalog Data

Collection Creator:
Butterfield, Jan  Search this
0.4 Linear feet
Box 10
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Jan Butterfield coordinated the waterfront project while on the faculty of the San Francisco Art Institute. The project began in 1976 was modeled on the La Defense project in Paris, which involved local artists in urban planning of a blighted area. Participants in the project included Butterfield, Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, Melinda Wortz, Eric Orr, Dr. E. Wortz, Frank Gehry, Newton and Helen Harrison, and Josh Young, as well as students at the Art Institute. The project and was designed to take a cross-disciplinary approach to urban planning and development for the waterfront district of San Francisco, and to involve artists and local residents in decision-making. Records relating to the project found in this series include photographs of meetings and waterfront scenes, most of which are credited to Jan Butterfield, and sound recordings of meetings, lectures, and literary readings. The lecture by Jan Butterfield contains detailed information about the project as a whole. Sound recordings are on five sound tape reels and 1 sound cassette.
Fragments of additional taped meetings are found on reels that were recycled for Butterfield's interviews. See series 1, interviews and lectures, David Hockney interview and John Cage performance and lecture.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Jan Butterfield papers, 1959-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
AAA.buttjan, Subseries 3.2
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Jan Butterfield papers
Jan Butterfield papers / Series 3: Project Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art