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Zimmerman, Elyn, 1945-  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Gund, Agnes  Search this
Teraoka, Masami  Search this
Varnedoe, Kirk  Search this
Dicker, Ruth  Search this
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
37.8 Linear feet; 1,710.223 Gigabytes
The collection is arranged as nine series. Series 1: Correspondence, 1978-2011 (3.7 linear feet; Box 1-4) Series 2: Interviews, circa 1991-2005 (0.2 linear feet; Box 100) Series 3: Writings, Agendas, and Address Books, 1970-2003 (0.5 linear feet; Box 4-5) Series 4: Project and Commission Files, 1970-2022 (20.4 linear feet, Box 5-15, 21-22, 100, 123-125 OV 23-85, 109-116, 120-122, 126-127 RD 97-98; 0.223 gigabytes, ER01-04) Series 5: Exhibition Files, 1969-2018 (4.6 linear feet; Box 15-16, 20-21, 100, 103, 123, OV 86-96,105-108, 120, RD 99) Series 6: Teaching Files, 1970-1994 (0.4 linear feet; Box 16) Series 7: Printed Material, 1970-2018 (2.2 linear feet; Box 16-19, 100, 123) Series 8: Photographic Material, 1967-2018 (3.6 linear feet; Box 100-102, 123-125, OV 117-119) Series 9: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1967-2022 (2.2 linear feet; Box 128-130, OV 131-135)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
The papers of sculptor and site-specific installation artist Elyn Zimmerman measure 37.8 linear feet and 1710.223 gigabytes, and date from 1967-2022. The collection documents the artist's life and work through correspondence, interviews, writings, project and commission files, exhibition files, teaching files, printed material, and photographic material. Project and commission files comprise the majority of the collection at 19.40 linear feet and comprehensively document dozens of Zimmerman's site-specific sculptural projects and proposals for public and private sites across the United States and internationally. Items include correspondence, contracts, photographs, models, blueprints, and original sketches and drawings. Photographic material documents Zimmerman's work through color and black and white slides, transparencies, contact sheets, negatives, and prints. The papers include a small number of born digital records, including interviews, digital images of projects, construction sites, and floorplans, as well as PowerPoint presentations. There is a 2.2 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2023 that includes project files, photographs, works of art on paper, journals, a scrapbook and printed material regarding Elyn Zimmerman. Materials date from circa 1967-2022.
Elyn Zimmerman papers, 1967-2022. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Use Note:
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Biography Note:
Elyn Zimmerman (1945-) is a New York City and Los Angeles based sculptor best known for her large scale site-specific outdoor installations incorporating granite, water features, and landscape architecture.
Language Note:
English .
The collection was donated in 2015-2023 by Elyn Zimmerman.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Record number:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art