8.3 Linear feet (Box 8-13, 44-45, OV 53-73, RD 105)
Scope and Contents:
Printed materials and commercially published sound and video recordings in the collection are extensive and reflect Cosmos's unique interests and inspirations, and his tendency to save and collect material discarded or rejected by others. There are books and periodicals featuring Cosmos's work, annotated by Cosmos, or of special significance to Cosmos. There is a large group of ephemera, such as announcements, catalogs, press releases, programs, playbills, and assorted items covering several decades of New York exhibitions, events, concerts, and performances. There are posters for exhibitions, events, performances, film screenings, and concerts.
The series is arranged as four subseries
5.1: Books and Periodicals, circa 1940s-2003
5.2: Exhibition and Performance Ephemera, 1950s-2000s
5.3: General Clippings, Broadcast and Published Sound Recordings, 1955-2000s
5.4: Posters, 1894-2000s, bulk 1960-1980
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 copy requires advance notice.
Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers, circa 1860-2011, bulk 1940-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.