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Ostrow, Stephen E. Interview

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Gigabytes (3 computer files)
Container:
Box ER07
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
2012
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Print Council of America records
Print Council of America records / Series 3: Oral History Project
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref660

Ostrow, Stephen E. Interviewed by Meg Morgan Grasselli

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2010
Scope and Contents:
Recorded on December 11, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Includes transcript, resume, digital photographic prints of Ostrow, and born digital material in ER07.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Print Council of America records
Print Council of America records / Series 3: Oral History Project
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref442

Aaron Siskind papers

Creator:
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Names:
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Arnheim, Rudolf  Search this
Caponigro, Paul, 1932-  Search this
Chermayeff, Ivan  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Jachna, Joseph D.  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Lewis, Golda, d. 2005  Search this
Ostrow, Stephen E.  Search this
Robbins, Daniel  Search this
Savage, Naomi, 1927-2005  Search this
Shestack, Alan  Search this
Teller, Jane  Search this
Weber, Hugo, 1918-1971  Search this
Extent:
1,257 Items ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1977
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; biographical information; financial papers; clippings; exhibition catalogs and announcements. Correspondents include Ansel Adams, Rudolf Arnheim, Paul Caponigro, Ivan Chermayeff, Imogen Cunningham, Joseph Jachna, Gyorgy Kepes, Golda Lewis, Stephen Ostrow, Daniel Robbins, Naomi Savage, Alan Shestack, Jane Teller, and Hugo Weber, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer; Providence, R.I., Born 1903. Died 1991.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1977 by Aaron Siskind.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Photographers -- Rhode Island -- Providence  Search this
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.siskaaro
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-siskaaro

Print Council of America records

Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Names:
Print Council of America. Newsletter  Search this
Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917  Search this
Fine, Ruth, 1941-  Search this
Haverkamp Begemann, Egbert  Search this
Ostrow, Stephen E.  Search this
Reed, Sue Welsh  Search this
Extent:
24.5 Linear feet
3.056 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Date:
1951-2020
Summary:
The records of the Print Council of America measure 24.5 linear feet and 3.056 gigabytes, and date from 1951 to 2020. The collection includes administrative files, correspondence and subject files, interviews, exhibition and project files, financial records, and printed materials that document the council's founding and activities as a non-profit, professional organization of print specialists. There is a unprocessed born-digital addition to the collection that includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews that date from 2012-2020. Included are interviews with Georgia "Gigi" Barnhill, Francesca Consagra, Alan Fern, Richard Field, Betsy Fryberger, Katherine Lochan, Timothy Riggs. Also included are Consent and Git forms and some corresponding CVs and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the Print Council of America measure 24.5 linear feet and 3.056 gigabytes, and date from 1951 to 2020. The collection includes administrative files, correspondence and subject files, interviews, exhibition and project files, financial records, and printed materials that document the council's founding and activities as a non-profit, professional organization of print specialists.There is a unprocessed born-digital addition to the collection that includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews that date from 2012-2020. Included are interviews with Georgia "Gigi" Barnhill, Francesca Consagra, Alan Fern, Richard Field, Betsy Fryberger, Katherine Lochan, Timothy Riggs. Also included are Consent and Git forms and some corresponding CVs and photographs.

Administrative files consist of general administrative records and files for memberships, board of directors, trustees, committees, and digital photographs. Correspondence and subject files contain a mixture of correspondence, writings, and printed material for various correspondents and topics. The oral history project consists of twelve digital sound recordings and transcripts of interviews with council members Ruth Fine, Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, Stephen E. Ostrow, Sue Reed, Robert Waddell, and others.

Files for exhibitions include American Prints Today 1959 and 1962 , the VII São Paulo Biennial exhibition Eleven American Printmakers (1963), the New York World's Fair of 1964-1965, and 30 Contemporary American Prints (1964). Project files include documentation for the Index to Print Catalogues Raisonné database, other publishing and research projects, surveys, a print collection in India, the People-to-People Program, the sales of an Edgar Degas work, and project proposals.

Financial records consist of cash vouchers, check stub books, financial reports, disbursement and cash receipt ledgers, The Lessing and Edith Rosenwald Foundation grant information, paid bills, and tax information. In printed materials are issues of Print Council's Newsletter, press releases, print sales and exhibition catalogs, reprints of advertisements, informational flyers created by the council, and a booklet marking the council's 50th anniversary.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as eight series.

Series 1: Administrative Files, 1955-2016 (9.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-7, 24-28, OV 29; 0.26 gigabytes, ER01)

Series 2: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1953-2016 (5.9 linear feet; Boxes 7-12)

Series 3: Oral History Project, 2006-2016 (0.4 linear feet; Box 13; 2.08 gigabytes, ER02-ER13)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1956-2005 (3.0 linear feet; Boxes 13-16, OV 29)

Series 5: Project Files, 1956-2013 (3.4 linear feet; Boxes 16-19, OV 29)

Series 6: Financial Records, 1956-1995 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 19-21)

Series 7: Printed Materials, 1951-2016 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 21-22)

Series 8: Unprocessed Addition, 2012-2020 (0.716 GB and 1 CD)
Biographical / Historical:
The Print Council of America (est. 1956- ) is a non-profit, professional organization of print specialists in Boston, Massachusetts.

The idea of a print council began in 1954 when a group of prominent art collectors, curators, and scholars gathered in New York to discuss creating a national organization that could promote prints and print collecting. After much discussion, by-laws and other legal documentation were drawn up by Joshua Binion Cahn, a legal advisor for the Print Council of America, to establish the organization. Some of the earliest members of the council, including Adelyn Breeskin, Gustav von Groschwitz, Una Johnson, William Lieberman, A. Hyatt Mayor, Elizabeth Mongan, Paul J. Sachs, and Carl Zigrosser, were led by Lessing J. Rosenwald, an art collector and son of Julius Rosenwald, who was part owner of Sears, Roebuck and Company.

Rosenwald's mission was to "foster the creation, dissemination, and appreciation of fine prints, old and new," and to encourage and professionalize the preservation, administration, and study of print collections in the United States and Canada. Eventually the organization evolved to become an authority on print standards, educating print professionals and collectors on how to prevent fraudulent practices by learning ways to identify authentic or "original" prints. As an authority on prints, the council published numerous guides and directories of print resources. One of the council's most notable accomplishments was the compilation of European, American, and Japanese print resources into the Index of Print Catalogues Raisonné online database. The council also aimed to provide its members with an avenue to share ideas through holding annual meetings. After the closing of the organization's New York office in 1973, annual and semi-annual meetings continued to be a valuable resource for members.

Today, the council continues to provide educational tools and resources for print professionals.
Provenance:
The Print Council of America records were donated in multiple installments from 1981 to 2017 via former council presidents Andrew Robinson, Sue Reed, Jay Fisher, Marjorie B. Cohn, and James A. Ganz and in 2020 via Jane Myers McNamara, Coordinator, Oral History Program.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Occupation:
Art dealers  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Curators -- United States  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Prints  Search this
Prints -- societies, etc  Search this
Prints -- Technique -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.princoun
See more items in:
Print Council of America records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-princoun

Aaron Siskind papers, 1967-1977

Creator:
Siskind, Aaron, 1903-1991  Search this
Subject:
Caponigro, Paul  Search this
Chermayeff, Ivan  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Jachna, Joseph D.  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy  Search this
Lewis, Golda  Search this
Ostrow, Stephen E.  Search this
Robbins, Daniel  Search this
Savage, Naomi  Search this
Shestack, Alan  Search this
Teller, Jane  Search this
Weber, Hugo  Search this
Adams, Ansel  Search this
Arnheim, Rudolf  Search this
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8470
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210646
AAA_collcode_siskaaro
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210646

Print Council of America records, 1951-2020

Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Subject:
Degas, Edgar  Search this
Fine, Ruth  Search this
Haverkamp Begemann, Egbert  Search this
Ostrow, Stephen E.  Search this
Reed, Sue Welsh  Search this
Print Council of America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Curators -- United States  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Prints  Search this
Prints -- Societies, etc  Search this
Prints -- Technique -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8581
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210760
AAA_collcode_princoun
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210760
Online Media:

Digitizing historical pictorial collections for the Internet / by Stephen E. Ostrow

Author:
Ostrow, Stephen E  Search this
Council on Library and Information Resources Commission on Preservation and Access  Search this
Council on Library and Information Resources Digital Libraries  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 28 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Sources
Date:
1998
Topic:
Pictures--Computer network resources  Search this
History--Computer network resources  Search this
Picture archiving and communication systems  Search this
Digital preservation  Search this
Libraries--Special collections--Pictures  Search this
Audio-visual archives  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_785862

Visions & revisions. [Exhibition] Oct. 18-Nov. 24, 1968

Author:
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art  Search this
Ostrow, Stephen E  Search this
Physical description:
48, xxvi (i.e. lii) p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1968
1968]
Topic:
Art  Search this
Composition (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N5020 .P96v
N6370 .R47
N5020.P96v N6370.R47
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_22559

Raid the icebox 1 with Andy Warhol; an exhibition selected from the vaults of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. [Catalogue by Stephen E. Ostrow

Author:
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art  Search this
Warhol, Andy 1928-1987  Search this
Ostrow, Stephen E  Search this
Rice University Institute for the Arts  Search this
Isaac Delgado Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
103 p. illus. (part col.) 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
1969]
Call number:
N714.P7 A75
N714.P7A75
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_3855

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