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UrbanArts, Inc. Records

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Administration

Programming and Project Files

Publications and Publicity

Oversize Material


UrbanArts, Inc. Records, 1970-2014 | Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

By Margaret Phalen, under the supervision of Eve Griffin, 2014

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Collection Overview

Title: UrbanArts, Inc. Records, 1970-2014Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates: 1980-2014

Collection Identifier: FA 2015.02

Extent: 300.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The records were inventoried and arranged into four series prior to donation to the Boston Public Library by Paul Dobbs, Library Director at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Matthew Hincman, Associate Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The collection was further arranged chronologically within each series during the creation of this finding aid. The collection is made up of 113 boxes sepeterated into four series: Adminstration, Programming and Project Files, Publications and Publicity, and Oversize Material.

Date Acquired: 08/29/2013

Subjects: Art, Municipal--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Art, Municipal--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Art and architecture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Art and architecture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Art and society--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Art and society--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Art and state--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Art and state--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., City planning--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Civic improvement--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Civic improvement--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Installations (Art)--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Installations (Art)--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Landscape design--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Landscape design--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Massachusetts College of Art and Design., Massachusetts Cultural Council., Public architecture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Public architecture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Public art--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Public art--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Public art spaces--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Public art spaces--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Public sculpture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Public sculpture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Sustainable design--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Sustainable design--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Sustainable urban development--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Sustainable urban development--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., UrbanArts, Inc.--Correspondence., UrbanArts, Inc.--Press coverage., UrbanArts, Inc.--Records (Documents), Urban beautification--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Urban beautification--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Worden, Pamela.

Languages: English

Abstract

The collection provides a comprehensive history of the UrbanArts Institute public art activities of Boston and is a vital resource for scholars and historians of public art administration, urban planning, and contemporary Boston history. The collection includes photographs, slides, negatives, contact sheets, samples of artwork, administrative records, newspaper clippings documenting the activities of the institute, and a small amount of oversized materials.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The UrbanArts Institute is an independent, non-profit organization 501(c) (3) affiliated with Massachusetts College of Art and Design. An award winning non-profit, UrbanArts has a thirty-year history of managing and implementing temporary and permanent works of public art and design. The collection provides a comprehensive history of the public art activities of Boston and is a vital resource for scholars and historians of public art administration, urban planning, and contemporary Boston history.

The UrbanArts Records are comprised of visual materials such as photographs, slides, negatives, contact sheets, and samples of artwork, as well as administrative records such as business correspondence, publicity (posters, pamphlets, flyers, published reports, manuscripts and galleys), artist contracts, and annual reports. There are newspaper clippings documenting the activities of the institute, and a small amount of oversized materials. There is a small amount of AV material: audiocassettes of oral history interviews documenting the Orange Line, as well as VHS recordings of various public arts projects.

The collection is made up of 113 boxes sepeterated into four series: Adminstration, Programming and Project Files, Publications and Publicity, and Oversize Material.

The administration series (1970-2012) contains general program files, director's files, financial files, grant research files, and board of director's files. It primarily contains correspondence, financial, and grant information, including applications for grants, acceptance and rejection letters, and monthly project updates for grant-funded projects. It also contains agendas and meeting minutes from Board of Director's meetings, as well as correspondence and administrative files for UrbanArts founder and director, Pamela Worden.

Programming and Project Files (1974- 2012) covers administrative, correspondence, and grant information for the Arts in Transit, the Central Artery Project, and YouthWorks/Art Works programs, as well as smaller, individual projects. These files contain photographs, slides, negatives, contact sheets, AV material, artist contracts, publicity, and other administrative information about each project.

Publications and Publicity (1980-2004) contains newspaper clippings and press releases related to public art and UrbanArts, Inc. It includes clippings from local newspapers and newsletters, including The Boston Ledger, Southwest Corridor News, the Harvard Advocate, Cambridge Chronicle, Jamaica Plain Art News, The Boston Globe, Boston Phoenix, and The Boston Herald, among others. It also contains publication preparation files, which include drafts of reports, photographic prints of images used in publications, author biographies, and film negatives.

The Oversize Materials (1980-2002) Series also covers works that do not necessarily fit into other catergories in addition to oversized material. It includes VHS tapes of TV news segments about public art projects, audio cassettes of radio interviews, and oversized materials including copies of posters and handouts from UrbanArt events.

Collection Historical Note

UrbanArts, Inc. is a not-for-profit public arts agency in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1980 by Pamela Worden, the UrbanArts mission has been based on the belief that the cultural vitality of communities depends on incorporating the arts in the public realm, by engaging artists and citizens. The alliance in 1999 of UrbanArts with the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, provides a unique and revitalized platform from which to promote this ideal. It has been widely recognized for its important contribution to the revitalization of urban America. Award citations from the American Institute of Architects, the US Department of Transportation, the President's Commission of the Arts and Humanities, the Boston Society of Architects, and the City of Boston have recognized the high quality of art produced as well as the unique way in which UrbanArts engages communities in the design process, encouraging citizens to become full players in planning for the future of their communities.

UrbanArts has designed and managed projects for the City of Boston, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Massachusetts Highway Department, the Massachusetts Port Authority, and countless neighborhood organizations. In addition, UrbanArts maintains the largest and most diverse artists slide registry in the region. Notable projects undertaken by UrbanArts include "Arts in Transit," installing public art works in the Southwest Corridor of the Orange Line MBTA route, "YouthWorks/Art Works" programs, providing children and young adults in Boston with the opportunity to work with professional artists and experience art in new ways, and the Central Artery "Artery Arts" Project, installing public artworks into the highway infrastructure and the pedestrian environment.

In 1994 UrbanArts was the recipient of a Commonwealth Award, and in 1995 received an  Institute Honors award from the American Institute of  Architects, presented for “distinguished achievements that  benefit the environment and the architectural profession,”  noting in particular UrbanArts’s strong advocacy for citizen  participation in the city design process and its role as a liaison  between the public and those who make public policy.  UrbanArts led the artist selection for South Boston Maritime Park,  which won a National Honor Award from the American Society of  Landscape Architects in 2006. In 2007 Americans for the Arts  granted a Year in Review award for the Honan-Allston Library Bike Rack and Tree Guards project.

UrbanArts is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency supporting the arts, humanities, and sciences.

Subject/Index Terms

Art, Municipal--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Art, Municipal--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Art and architecture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Art and architecture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Art and society--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Art and society--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Art and state--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Art and state--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
City planning--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Civic improvement--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Civic improvement--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Installations (Art)--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Installations (Art)--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Landscape design--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Landscape design--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Public architecture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Public architecture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Public art--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Public art--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Public art spaces--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Public art spaces--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Public sculpture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Public sculpture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Sustainable design--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Sustainable design--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Sustainable urban development--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Sustainable urban development--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
UrbanArts, Inc.--Correspondence.
UrbanArts, Inc.--Press coverage.
UrbanArts, Inc.--Records (Documents)
Urban beautification--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Urban beautification--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Worden, Pamela.

Administrative Information

Repository: Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. The Boston Public Library does not hold copyright on the material in this collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright.

When reproducing material from this collection please include the credit line "Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/ Arts Department."

Acquisition Source: Massachusetts College of Art

Acquisition Method: Gift

Processing Information: Margaret Phalen, under the supervision of Eve Griffin, 2014


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Administration],
[Series 2: Programming and Project Files],
[Series 3: Publications and Publicity],
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Series 2: Programming and Project FilesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Arts in TransitAdd to your cart.
Box 38Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 38: Box 38, 1974-1988Add to your cart.
Contains the Southwest Corridor development plans; copies of articles about the project (1988); files containing general administrative information relating the to the Arts in Transit project; procedures for entering applications into the UrbanArts slide registry; notes on seeking funding for the project from sources other than the MBTA to complete the documentation of the project; meeting minutes and notes from the selection committee of the Back Bay Station; plans, correspondences, and further information about the Oral History project; contracts for photographers of the project; other forms, letters, and press releases concerning multiple UrbanArts projects including the Arts in Transit project.
Box 39Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 39: Box 39, 1982-1988Add to your cart.
Contains files from the site committees for each stop on the Southwest Corridor of the Orange line, including Forrest Hills, Massachusetts Avenue, Ruggles, and Roxbury Crossing. Also includes general site committee minutes and information files about Massachusetts government agencies such as the Massachusetts Foundation for Humanities and Public Policy, the Department of Commerce and Development, the office of Senator Kennedy, and the Massachusetts Art Lottery. Contracts and correspondence to and from commissioned artists about their projects, including Dan George, John Scott, and Virginia Gunter. Forms for selected artists, MBTA general information (1985), station plans, inventories, contracts and invoices for artists John Toatley and Paul Goodnight, and a script from the Oral History Project.
Box 40Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 40: Box 40, 1983-1987Add to your cart.
Contains budgets and invoices for the Arts in Transit project, information booklets for the Culture and Commerce: Partners for Success conference, MBTA station profiles, volunteer information, including internship descriptions and requests sent to local agencies and schools, notes and ads for workshops in volunteer management. The Artists' Lens: A Focus on Relocation proposals sent to a number of potential funding institutions, exhibition notes for displays related to the Arts in Transit project, photographer resumes and photographs of Green Street, Stony Brook, Massachusetts Avenue, and Ruggles stations; support letters and support material for the Arts in Transit project.
Box 41Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 41: Box 41, 1984-1986Add to your cart.
Contains Arts in Transit artist contracts, artist proposals, contracts, and monitoring schedules for the project, meeting minutes, project notes on A. Phillip Randolph, grant requests to MCAH, and notes on the artist selection process for the Arts in Transit project.
Box 42Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 42: Box 42: UA/MCA 26, 1984-1990Add to your cart.
Contains Arts in Transit invoices, photographs, prints of commissioned works, colored prints of finished art pieces, a box of slides containing a presentation of "Fashions on the Orange Line," as part of The Artists' Lens: A Focus on Relocation project.
Box 43Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 43: Box 43: UA/MCA 27, 1984-1990Add to your cart.
Contains invoices, correspondence, and files concerned with the installation of the Arts in Transit project. Includes consultation estimates from several companies, a bound booklet of Historical Documentation: Boston's Elevated Railway Company Washington Street Elevated Mainland Structure MBTA Orange Line (1987), a copy of Smithsonian Magazine (April 1987) containing an article about the MBTA's Red Line art project, slides of the commissioned art works for Arts in Transit, and assorted administrative files about the project.
Box 44Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 44: Box 44, 1984-1996Add to your cart.
Contains forms and questionnaires sent out to artists about the UrbanArts slide registry and artist resource center (1996), files on UrbanArts consulting projects including the UrbanArts Resource Center for Artists and Communities, correspondence to and from Lisa Jones, acting director of the Resouce Center, press information for lecture series, notes for the Dudley Town Common Project, invoices and financial information for and about the Resource Center, a file labeled "Important Letters"  containing correspondence concerning a number of projects including the Arts in Transit project (1984-1988), copies of files from the UrbanArts project director Eileen Meny, files about space maintenance (1988), files about the Oral History Center, and press releases for the Arts in Transit project (1989).
Box 45Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 45: Box 45, 1985-1987Add to your cart.
Contains project files for the Arts in Transit project including planning information for the Sources of Strength dramatic presentation, script drafts, actor and director resumes for the production, literature project files and review panel notes, photo project notes, graphics, media, and information files, a file about the Along the El exhibit at the Boston Public Library, photo project exhibit notes, and project files about the Oral History project, including classes and interview notes.
Box 46Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 46: Box 46, 1985-1987Add to your cart.
Contains a proposal for public art services for the Springfield Campanile Plaza project in Springfield, Massachusetts; brochures, announcements, and programs for the art projects at each MBTA Orange Line station; files for the Arts Panels held through the project, including minutes, proposals, and notes about decision making throughout the project. Some files on the YouthWorks/ArtWorks night at the Boston House of Blues and First Night (Teen Blues Project), file with information on the A. LaSalle case regarding the artist selection process for the Arts in Transit Project (see also Box 49: 09-584B).
Box 47Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 47: Box 47, 1985-1988Add to your cart.
Contains financial files with information about cash flows and the Arts in Transit project, budget spreadsheets, a file on the second selection process for the Back Bay station, plans for an open house (Fall 1986), fact sheets for the permanent art program, documentation of project artwork, artist contracts, folder on the literary review panel for the Boston Contemporary Writers part of the project, opening day ceremony planning, opening day video production notes, files on A. Philip Randolph and the Oral History Project, notes on public relations and the MBTA, Traditions in Motion MACH Technical Assistance Grant, consultants contracts, oral history fact sheets and general information, literature project fact sheets, design and installation questions and responses, grant to NEA for Literature Audience Development, and literature project installation information.
Box 48Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 48: Box 48, 1986-1990Add to your cart.
Contains general administrative records associated with the Arts in Transit project. Includes letters of support for UrbanArts projects, fundraising notes, Arts in Transit educational programs, status reports on community participation, copies of resumes for Eileen M. Meny, senior project director at UrbanArts, the final approved text for the Arts in Transit: The Southwest Corridor book, bi-weekly reports to the MBTA from UrbanArts, MBTA financial information, blank invoice forms, mailing labels, notes and correspondence with the Somerville Arts Council, notes from the Southwest Corridor Summit Meeting (March 1987), contract documents, and phone directories.
Box 49Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 49: Box 49, 1986-1989Add to your cart.
Contains notes, drafts, and reports about the Arts in Transit book, status reports on community participation and minority involvement, a spiral-bound booklet of "Program Information," which includes copies of newspaper articles about the Orange Line and the Arts in Transit project, a folder labeled "supplement" containing budget worksheets and consultant proposals for the project, a binder of information about the project for Dean Huble Jones (B.U. school of social work) to look over and use prior to a meeting with James F. O'Leary (General Manager) of the MBTA on March 13 1986. The files contain background information about the project, funding information, contact supplements, artists' contracts, schedules, station profiles, and responses to concerns put forth by artist Archy LaSalle regarding section procedures for the project (see also Box 46, 09-615). Finally, the box contains a binder containing a revised scope of services, project schedule, project budget, staff hours chart, staff salaries chart, and organization chart.
Box 50Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 50: Box 50, 1987-1989Add to your cart.
Contains correspondences and invoices for the Oral History Tapes and Transcriptions, files dealing with the Oral History Workshop and course, project schedules, and cassette tapes containing recordings of part of the Oral History interviews.
Box 51Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 51: Box 51, 1987Add to your cart.
Contains cassette tapes of Oral History recordings and an inventory list.
Box 52Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 52: Box 52, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Contains photographs and negatives of the Arts in Transit project including prints that were used as part of the Oral History class, a box of photos labeled "Ricardo Smith," and negatives of portraits of individuals as part of the Oral History project.
Box 53Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 53: Box 53, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Contains organizational files and poet resumes for the poetry workshop You Are the Poem/We Are, and Voices from the Corridor Script, "We Are the Poem" and anthology of poetry from You Are the Poem/We Are Workshops, files and notes regarding the creation of a figurative sculpture in memory of A. Philip Randolph for the Back Bay station, poetry workshop/anthology notes, and submissions to the Arts in Transit Literature Project.
Box 54Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 54: Box 54, 1987-1995Add to your cart.
Contains UrbanArts administrative files, press clippings on permanent and educational art projects, UrbanArts statements of qualifications for art projects, mailing list updates, notes on general UrbanArts projects and activities, and future planning processes.
Box 55Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 55: Box 55, 1988Add to your cart.
Contains photographs and negatives, Hakim Raquib YouthWorks/ArtWorks slides. Photographs and negatives are of the Orange Line stations and the communities around them.
Box 56Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 56: Box 56, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Includes photographs, portraits, and Arts in Transit publication files. Most of the photos and portraits are taken by Ann McQueen, and the files contain slides of the images as well as prints. Photos of artwork and artwork being installed in different Orange Line stations. Box also contains contracts between the MBTA, UrbanArts, and commissioned artists. Negatives of images taken by Ann McQueen, and copyright surrounding those images is also included. Binder of photographs, negatives, and slides of non-commissioned works. Also includes publications and information about publishing options, including budgets, drafts, and correspondence with the MBTA. Photos and text to be included in the final publication  of Arts in Transit: The Southwest Corridor are included. Other photographers include Henry Hortenstein, J. Luenders Booth, and Monika Anderson.
Box 57Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 57: Box 57, 1989-1992Add to your cart.
Includes Arts in Transit publication files. Specs and bids for final publication, photographers files, including contracts and correspondence, for John Lueders Booth, Monika Anderson, and Lisa De Francis. Final publication budget information, including scope and schedule, invoices, general correspondence relating to the final publication, public relations correspondence with Michael McDowell, final draft test, including artist statements by Richard Gubernick, Stephen Antonakos, Virginia Gunter, Dan George, John Scott, and others. Text relating to station descriptions, oral history write-ups and transcripts for Max Trager, Sylvester Barker, Suzanne Lee, and Henry Wong, Alfredo DeJesus, Jean and Kahlil Gibran, Libby Smith, Lewis Weinstein, Margarita Winthrop, Roland Peters, Jean-Claude Matrineau, and others. Also includes details for a Roxbury Community College exhibit (1992) using photographs and oral histories from the project.
Box 58Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 58: Box 58, 1990-1993Add to your cart.
Contains photo supply catalogs, installation photos by Stephen Antonakos, installation photos by Ann McQueen, paperwork and correspondence about the final book publication, photography, and the permanent art in the project, transcripts of an interview with Ann Hershfang and Ken Kruckmeyer, Voices from the Corridor script, You are the Poem/We Are publicity samples, paperwork, and files associated with the Dudley Town Commons project, including correspondence, meeting minutes, fliers, contracts, portraits by Paul Goodnight, Richard Gubernick, Stephen Antonakos, Dan George, and Bruce Taylor. Installation photographs and negatives, and a binder containing the final publication from the MBTA.
Sub-Series 2: Central Artery ProjectAdd to your cart.
Box 59Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 59: Box 59, 1988-1994Add to your cart.
Contains general administrative files concerning the MassPort Central Artery project, including subconsultant contracts for the Logan Exhibition Program and the archives and documentation of the project, MassPort press clippings about the project, the contract between UrbanArts and MassPort, project proposals, project fact sheets for the Enclosed Walkways project, the Fish Pier and World Trade Center project, and the "A Day in the Life" project. Also includes files on the Ferry Terminal artist selection process, the Archival Records System Manual, correspondence with artists, notes on artist proposals, and artist presentations for the Terminal E project.
Box 60Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 60: Box 60, 1990-1994Add to your cart.
Contains concept reports for the Artery Arts program, Central Artery press releases, notes from client meetings, artists' suggestions for the Artery Arts program, contract negotiations for the Central Artery Contract, Central Artery cost proposal, insurance information for the project, the Central Artery mailing list, along with other general administrative files relating to the project.
Box 61Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 61: Box 61, 1990-1994Add to your cart.
Contains general correspondence between UrbanArts and MassPort concerning the contract between them for the Central Artery Art Project, correspondence with MassPort about the Logan Exhibition Program, sketches of exhibition cases for the Logan Exhibition Program,  a draft of the Archival Records System Manual for the Massachusetts Port Authority Art Collection, and information packets about the Port of Boston.
Box 62Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 62: Box 62, 1992-1994Add to your cart.
Contains files on the Central Artery Project sites, selected artist information booklets, artist selection panel notes, and general project administrative files. Project sites include the "Area North of Causeway," Charles River Crossing, Dewey Square, the Fort Point Channel Walkway, the Mass Ave Connector, the Southbay Underpass, Spectacle Island, and others. Files contain information on planning meetings, conceptual work, temporary projects, and newspaper clippings about the project.
Box 63Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 63: Box 63, 1994Add to your cart.
Contains the Central Artery artist registry for the Artery Arts project. Includes audio cassettes with music demos, brochures, programs, video tapes, photographs, and correspondences with artists including: Danny Tucker, Kim Steele, Bonnie Barnett, Atwater-Donnelly, Donald Zook, Thomas Young, Irene Smalls, Benjamin Sears, Phil Scarff, Norman Moore, Jeffrey Krieger, Jane Goldman, Annie Finch, the Anahi Galante Dance Theatre, Kay Lindsay, Phyllis Stern, Darrell Katz, Calvin Huchinson, Thomas Janzen, and Peter Vantine. Most of the artists are musicians, with some writers, dancers, and photographers.
Box 64Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 64: Box 64, 1994Add to your cart.
Contains artist registry envelopes for Peter Calo (music), and Cliff Garten (sculpture), containing cassette tapes, VHS tapes, look books, brochures, and artist information/correspondence about the artist and their work. Also includes five books and a VHS tape from Cliff Garten regarding his work on the Saint Paul Cultural Garden and the Dr. Seuss Public Art Project, a portfolio and VHS tape of Carlos W. Byron (portraitist and calligrapher), a poster for a bridge project in Oklahoma by Tom Pershall, files of slide registry applications and slides from the slide registry.
Box 65Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 65: Box 65, 1994-1999Add to your cart.
Contains Director's Files about the Central Artery Project. These include artists' suggestions for the Artery Arts program, a proposal to the Mass Turnpike Authority Public Art Program for Service Areas on the MassPike, RFQ response/proposal for the Artery Arts Program Central Artery/Tunnel project, a "Grants Strategy and Schedule Book" (1994) containing a list of grants, requirements, deadlines, and contact information. Box also contains a copy of the lease for UrbanArts offices in Harvard Square at 4 Brattle Street; correspondence with the Turnpike Authority, and specifications for the Turnpike project; Natick Visitor Center art project agreements and discussions and notes on the artist selection process for the Mass Turnpike; correspondences with artists about the project; color photographs of the Mass Turnpike site; conceptual design plans for the Mass Turnpike project; grant applications for FY98, and project notes for several projects including Boston Memorials: Citizens for Safety, City Hall Plaza, Millennium: Boston, Washington Street Charette, and the Boston Foundation: New Arts Initiative. Also includes annual UrbanArts newsletters and lecture series notes (1996), new project ideas, and notes on completed projects.
Box 66Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 66: Box 66, 1995-2000Add to your cart.
Contains administrative files concerning the MassPort/Logan 2000 Bridges artist selection process, project personnel, artist proposals, and artist presentations. Also includes information on the Piers Park project, including panelists, artist correspondence, site plans, specifications, artist proposals and selections, and correspondence with MassPort about the project.
Sub-Series 3: Youthworks/ArtworksAdd to your cart.
Box 67Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 67: Box 67, 1986-1993Add to your cart.
Contains administrative and financial files about the Youth Works/Art Works projects, contracts between UrbanArts and Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), legal consultation information and forms for parental consent, outreach fliers, fundraising letters and files relating to donors and grant agencies, YW/AW public relations files, and intern opinion polls.
Box 68Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 68: Box 68, 1992-1995Add to your cart.
Contains a scrapbook of poems and photographs for Carolyn and Larry Tribe for their support of the 1992 YouthWorks/ArtWorks program, copies of the YW/AW final report for 1993, copes of Writers With a Message anthology magazine of poetry and art by YW/AW students, lists of advisors and schedules for the 1994 program, blank application forms for YW/AW internships and Youth Art Committee positions (1994). Also includes the project overview for the 1993 class, job announcements for Urban Design Instructor and Photography Instructor, a file on the YW/AW video workshop (1993), invitations to the opening reception for In Our Own Words (1994-1995), a 3.5 in floppy disk containing proofs for the invitations from Benjamin Franklin Smith Inc. Printers, mailing lists for the invitations, YW/AW publicity information, YW/AW workshop research, YW/AW budgets (1994), Urban Design Opinion polls, Action for Boston Community Developments, Inc. (ABCD) applications for YW/AW worksite funding, Urban Design workshop student projects (1994), correspondence with YW/AW host sites, thank you letters to donors, sponsors and fundraising information, instructor meeting notes, correspondence with ABCD counselors, other administrative and publicity notes and files for the 1993-1995 seasons.
Box 69Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 69: Box 69, 1993-2001Add to your cart.
Contains administrative files pertaining to the Youth Reach programs. Includes files on the YW/AW advisory committee, the Urban Design program, ABCD Summer Works (1995), YW/AW Theatre, YW/AW Spring Semester (1996), publications, programs, and invitations to YW/AW projects, articles about different YW/AW projects, personnel policy (1994), Mission Main project (2000), the Boston After School Arts partnership, stipend reimbursements for the Teen Advisory Council (2000), notes on the Epiphany project, application for the Making Our Mark Fenway Alliance Grant, and Budget/finances for YW/AW (2000-2001).
Box 70Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 70: Box 70, 1994-1996Add to your cart.
Contains a scrapbook of literary selections from the Amherst Writers and Artist Institute, the Artworks Dover Street Teen Arts Coalition, the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, the Partners for Youth with Disabilities Access to Theatre Program, the Somerville Arts Council Books of Hope, the Theatre Offensive True Colors, and the Worcester Center for Crafts. Also contains two binders of YW/AW major public art projects (1994-1996), which include pictures, programs, and reviews of projects.
Box 71Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 71: Box 71, 1994-2000Add to your cart.
Contains general administrative files related to the YW/AW project. Includes the 1994 fundraising strategy, correspondence with advertising company Ackerley Communications, consultant contracts and correspondences, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) education manual, reimbursements, job descriptions, worksite applications, Youth Advisory Committee meetings agendas and notes, project schedules, project brainstorming, summer schedules, press releases, master copy of summer project certificates of participation, youth permission slips, final reports, mailing lists, student questionnaires for the MCC mural project (1999), and files about advisors and instructors for the project.
Box 72Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 72: Box 72, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Contains pages from YW/AW sketchbooks, some are labeled with the student names while others are unmarked. Also contains a folder with photographs from the YW/AW collaboration with Looking to Learn at MassArt, an instructor's manual, negatives and photographs from various YW/AW projects, notes from youth advisory meetings, a copy of a curriculum resource book, pages of creative writing from students of the program, and a project binder for the Banner Project.
Box 73Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 73: Box 73, 1995-2001Add to your cart.
Contains YW/AW media. Includes slides, negatives, and video recordings of YW projects and opening receptions. Two zip-disks are included, but they are unlabeled. Also contains copies of invitations, programs, and Mystic River Trading Cards, photographs and negatives of student photography projects (1995), lots of printed photographs of various events and projects, and three VHS tapes labeled "UrbanArts Institute YW/AW Travelling Mural Project Fall 2000-Winter 2001."
Box 74Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 74: Box 74, 1999Add to your cart.
Contains slide transparencies from the YW/AW projects in 1999, including slides from individual student photographers. About 34 containers of slides labeled with student names, and approximately 50 print file sheets of slides.
Box 75Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 75: Box 75, 2000-2005Add to your cart.
Contains copies of programs and invitations to YW/AW receptions, and envelopes containing "Mystic River Trading Cards," produced as part of a YW/AW project for use in middle school classrooms.
Box 76Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 76: Box 76, 2000-2005Add to your cart.
Contains project binders for YW/AW projects including: "Airport 'Wanna Fly' Project" (2001), "After School Arts Program" (2002), Teen Advisory Council (2000-2004), the Mission Main Photo/Writing Project (2000), the Mystic River Trading Card Project (2001), and the Teen Curators Project. Binders contain general information about the project, participants, fact sheets, correspondence, sign in sheets, photographs, slides, and other project documentation.
Box 77Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 77: Box 77, 2000-2005Add to your cart.
Contains YW/AW project binders for projects including: Epiphany School project, IBA project, Teen Curators Workshop, the Travelling Mural project, and Kids with a Mission project. Box also contains an envelope of VHS Tape labels and a filled business card Rolodex.
Sub-Series 4: Individual ProjectsAdd to your cart.
Box 78Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 78: Box 78, 1984-1990Add to your cart.
Contains administrative files for the Public Art Conference and the Culture and Commerce project. Includes correspondence, information packets, speaker information, Boston Development projects, fundraising notes, letters of support, budget information, artist information, and submissions for projects.
Box 79Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 79: Box 79, 1986-1990Add to your cart.
Contains a binder labeled "Department of Environmental Mgt. Pjts." Contains information about collaborative projects between Urban Arts and the Department of Environmental Management, specifically the Culture and Commerce Partners for Success project. Includes advisory and steering committee information, descriptive materials, fundraising notes, cash flow projections, notes on potential collaborators, and notes on the growth and development of the city of Boston.
Box 80Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 80: Box 80, 1986-1990Add to your cart.
Project files for "On Site/New England: Public Art and Perspective," including documentation forms for selected and unselected works for New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island, exhibit checklists, notes on lenders to the exhibition, notes and invitations for the opening reception, exhibit tour notes, and photographs and press clippings for the project.
Box 81Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 81: Box 81, 1987-1989Add to your cart.
Contains files on the collaboration between UrbanArts and the Department of Environmental Management on the Worker's Place project in Lawrence, MA. Includes project contracts, grant applications, general correspondence, financial records, personnel information, selected artists for the project, public relations and press clippings for the project, fund raising information, and other administrative files relating to the Worker's Place project.
Box 82Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 82: Box 82, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Contains project files for the Mary Ellen McCormack project, and the ComFed project. The McCormack project includes correspondence, budget, contracts and contract negotiations, selected artist information, press clipping, a geotechnical report, project plan, scope, and schedule, and arts panel meeting notes. The ComFed project includes financial and contract files, artist selection processes, artist proposals for the project, and a binder about the ComFed Savings Bank Public Art Competition.
Box 83Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 83: Box 83, 1987-1989Add to your cart.
Contains files relating to projects completed by UrbanArts for the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) in the late 1980s. Includes an administrative contract between UrbanArts and the Department of Environmental Management, selection panel information, minutes from meetings to do with DEM projects, project proposals and correspondence having to do with projects such as the Springfield Campanile project, a submission for a collaboration between UrbanArts and the Carlson Group for a project in Pemberton Square, the Ames Pond Dam project, the Minuteman Bike Way Trail, the Washington Park in Chelsea project, copies of Sculptor magazine, and newspaper clipping detailing the different projects.
Box 84Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 84: Box 84, 1987-1990Add to your cart.
Contains files on the Daniel J. Ahern memorial in Copley Square. Includes a project proposal, notes from panel meetings, correspondence about the project, contracts, scope, schedule, and budget for the project, financial reports and invoices, notes from site committee meetings and art panel meetings, file on the selection procedure, and press clippings about the project.
Box 85Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 85: Box 85, 1988-1991Add to your cart.
Contains notes on the Arts in Transit budget, an internal audit, invoices for Arts in Transit, further notes on the Ahern Memorial project in Copley Square, and other similar financial and project files, primarily about the Arts in Transit projects.
Box 86Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 86: Box 86, 1993-1999Add to your cart.
Contains project files for the Women's Memorial on Commonwealth Avenue. Includes project fact sheets, site information, information about artists being considered, the artist selection process, artist proposals, client proposals and contracts, contract information, project schedule, arts panel directory, project specifications, invoices, budget, and financial reports to the client (City of Boston), a history of the Commonwealth Mall, textile samples in a binder labeled "Monk's Belt", and textile samples in a binder labeled Miscellaneous Napkins."
Box 87Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 87: Box 87, 1994-1996Add to your cart.
Contains project files for the Vendome Memorial project, includes proposals, panel directory, and committee information, meeting minutes, publicity notes, correspondence, artist presentations, contracts, project specifications, and financial files for the project.
Box 88Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 88: Box 88, 1994-1999Add to your cart.
Contains files on the UrbanArts Artist Resource Center, notes on video projects, a workbook from a public design workshop, reports on review of financial statements (1994-1996). Also contains files on the merger of UrbanArts with MassArt, including fiscal information, legal files, negotiations, and staffing.
Box 89Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 89: Box 89, 1995Add to your cart.
Contains project files for the Dr. Seuss Memorial in Springfield, MA. Includes information on Springfield libraries and museums, artist interviews, meeting agendas and minutes, site notes and photographs, correspondence, copies of Dr. Seuss poems, stories, and notes, project specifications, and Springfield public art tour information.
Box 90Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 90: Box 90, 1999-2004Add to your cart.
Contains grant and project proposals to the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the National Endowment of the Arts. Includes applications, budgets, project reports, and other information relating to those grants and projects.
Box 91Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 91: Box 91, 2000-2006Add to your cart.
Contains project files for a number of projects including ones on hold or inactive. Includes files on the YW/AW Bates School Project, and the 1003 YW/AW Show. Includes David Phillips files, featuring notes on the David Phillips vs. Pembroke Real Estate case concerning the Massachusetts Art Preservation Act. Also includes grant applications and grant information for different projects, including grant applications sent to the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Boston Vision Fund.
Box 92Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 92: Box 92, 2005Add to your cart.
Contains the proposal for a project for the Mayor Kevin White memorial, presented by Wendy M. Ross.
Box 93Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 93: Box 93: UA/MCA 09, 2005-2012Add to your cart.
Contains project files for projects done since UrbanArts move to MassArt. Includes files on the Mayor White Memorial project, MassPort marketing strategies, the Unifying Gift project exchange between artists in Macedonia and the US (2005), the Mass Horticultural Society Greenway Parcels, the Mattapan Library Art project, Mission Hill Bike Racks, the Poe Square project, the Save the Harbor Save the Bay project, and the Utile Convention Center, among others. Files generally contain correspondence, artist contacts, budgeting information, proposals, and other general administrative files.
Box 94Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 94: Box 94: UA/MCA 08, 2006-2012Add to your cart.
Contains files for projects done after the move to MassArt. Includes contracts and budgets for the Mayor White Memorial, an artist resume for sculptor Pablo Eduardo, invoices, a contract between UrbanArts and Unicorn Art Studio Inc., a contract between UrbanArts and Washington Gateway Main Street for the Nack Art project, Neck Art project proposals and budgets, fundraising, and copies of proposals for the project, and files from the Worcester Commons project.
Box 95Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 95: Box 95: UA/MCA 10, 2006-2012Add to your cart.
Contains project files since the UrbanArts move to MassArt, incluiding "Active Projects in 2012." Includes the Battery Wharf project, the Boston Harbor Show (2009), the Brighton Library, the Boston Medical Center, the Children's Museum windows, the Clippership Wharf project, a Nation Endowment of the Arts grant application for the Deer Island project, as well as proposals for the project ,the Dorchester Arts Collaborative, the Peabody Square project, projects with the Fenway Alliance, and others.  Files generally contain budgets, correspondence, artist proposals and selection, site information, contracts, and invoices.
Box 96Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 96: Box 96: UA/MCA 01, 2005-2012Add to your cart.
Contains individual project files for several projects, including: the Honan Library project in Allston, the Packards Corner projects in Allston, Battery Whard, BCEC (2005-2007), Boston Art Windows Project, the Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston Photo Nights, Boston Medical Center project, Boston Schoolyard Initiative, and the Harold Connolly Tribute. The files generally contain financial and fundraising information, correspondence, artist proposals and selections, press releases, and other general administrative files.
Box 97Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 97: Box 97: UA/MCA 02, 2005-2012Add to your cart.
Contains administrative files for individual projects, including: the Harold Connolly Tribute, Brookline Arts Center, Cambridge 101 Main Street project, Cambridge Constellation Center, Forbes Park in Chelsea, the Children's Hospital, Clippership Wharf, Connecticut River Riverscaping, East Boston Harbor Arts, and the Deer Island Irish Monument project. Files generally contain invoices, artist proposals, financial and fundraising files, production files, artist contracts, research, and other administrative files.
Box 98Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 98: Box 98: UA/MCA 03, 2005-2012Add to your cart.
Contains administrative files for individual projects, including: Deer Island Memorials, Mission Hill Park, Ashmont Vince Droser tribute, Ashmont Peabody Square project, Dorchester Fallen Heros memorial, and the Dorchester Four Corners project. Files include project proposals, consultations from outside contractors, correspondence, invoices, artist proposals and selections, research, applications for funding, and other administrative files.
Box 99Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 99: Box 99: UA/MCA 04, 2005-2012Add to your cart.
Contains administrative files for individual projects, including: the East Boston Condor Street Fence Panels project, the Fenway Artistic Identifiers, the Fenway/Kenmore development, Lawrence Union Crossing, Lederman Field, Lowell Point Park, Lowell Appleton Studios, Appleton Art Yard, MassArt Lost in Boston project, and the MassPort Terminal A project. Includes press releases, correspondence, artist contracts and billing, artist proposals and selections, master plans for projects, reports, research, and other general administrative files.
Box 100Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 100: Box 100: UA/MCA 05, 2005-2012Add to your cart.
Contains administrative files for individual projects including: the Mattapan Library, Mission Hill bike racks, Mozart Park, Massachusetts State House Edward Cohen Plaque, MassPort Terminal A project, and the Mayor Kevin White Tribute. Includes administrative and financial information, invoices, reports, research, correspondence, artist proposals and selection process, press, contracts, and designs.
Box 101Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 101: Box 101: UA/MCA 06, 2005-2012Add to your cart.
Contains administrative files for individual projects including: the Mayor White Tribute, the North End Library, the Richmond Project, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Roxbury Center for Arts at Hibernian Hall, the Neck Art Project, the South Bay Harbor Trail, and the Washington Gateway. It includes a file on the Sasaki Artist Pool Database. The files generally contain correspondence, contracts and billing, artist proposals and selections, designs, research, maps, and other administrative files about the projects.
Box 102Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 102: Box 102: UA/MCA 07, 2005-2012Add to your cart.
Contains administrative files for individual projects including: the South Bay Harbor Trail, Spectacle Island, the Stanhope Children's Park, the Summer Street Project, Tufts University, Watertown Charles River Park, the White House Holiday Ornament, Windscape Ideas Competition, and Worcester Art in the Park. Includes master plans, invoices, billing, contracts, correspondence, artist proposals and selection, research designs, maps, and other administrative information.

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