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Descriptive inventory for the Public Art Workshop records, 1968-1995, bulk 1970-1982

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Descriptive inventory for the Public Art Workshop records, 1968-1995, bulk 1970-1982

Prepared by Anne Nguyen; revised by Brittany Wilson; ed. by Peter T. Alter and Rachel Juris, 2011.
  
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Chicago History Museum, Research Center
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Chicago, IL 60614-6038
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E-mail: research@chicagohistory.org
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Public Art Workshop records, 1968-1995 (inclusive), 1970-1982 (bulk)
Creators: Mark Rogovin
Public Art Workshop
Dates: 1968-1995 (inclusive), 1970-1982 (bulk)
Accession number: 2010.0013
Bib number: 00217741
Call numbers: MSS Lot P
OMM 74
Size:19 linear feet (42 boxes)
1 vol.
47 sound recordings
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of Mark Rogovin (accession #: 2010.0013).

Terms governing use:

All rights owned by the donor, including copyright, were deeded to Chicago Historical Society. Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

For listening purposes, it is necessary to use a copy, not the original (and to have a copy made if one is not available).

Please cite this collection as:

Public Art Workshop records (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Chicago Mural Group records (1999.0037), as well as publications of the Public Art Workshop and Mark Rogovin, cataloged separately.

Separated material:

Separated materials for this collection include a collection of photographic materials for the Public Art Workshop (accession #: 2013.13.02).

Collection Summary +/-

Correspondence, research files, financial records, grant proposals, newsletters, press releases, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and other records of the Public Art Workshop (PAW), a non-profit community art center and mural workshop founded by muralist Mark Rogovin in Chicago (Ill.). Much of the collection consists of research materials collected in conjunction with PAW's mural resource center and the National Mural Slide Collection, a joint project of PAW and the Art Institute of Chicago. Includes working files related to Mural Manual, a community mural art instruction book published by Beacon Press (1975). Also present are sound recordings on topics of interest to PAW.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

The Public Art Workshop (PAW), a non-profit community art center and mural workshop, was founded in 1972 by muralist Mark Rogovin. PAW was located primarily at 5623 West Madison Street in the Austin community area of Chicago (Ill.). PAW sought to promote public art and encourage self-expression. The organization offered art, craft, and photography classes for neighborhood children and the hearing impaired, and operated a mural resource center to provide information, support research, and serve as a forum for communication among muralists. To this end, under Rogovin's leadership, PAW published the Mural Manual in 1975. PAW closed in 1981.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Art and society--Illinois--Chicago 20th century
Artists--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Community arts projects--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Mural painting and decoration--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Mural painting and decoration--Technique
Street art--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Persons:
Rogovin, Mark
Organizations:
Public Art Workshop--Archives
Genre/Form:
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes
Correspondence
Financial records
Grant proposals
Manuscripts for publication
Newsletters
Newspaper clippings
Pamphlets
Scrapbooks
Geographic:
5623 West Madison Street (Chicago, Ill.)
Austin (Chicago, Ill.)
Chicago (Ill.)--Intellectual life--20th century
West Side (Chicago, Ill.)

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in seven series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Administrative files, 1970-1981 (box 1-10, 36)
Series 2. Grant materials, 1973-1982 (box 11-13)
Series 3. Research files, 1969-1982 (box 13-26 and 1 v.)
Series 4. Mural research, 1968-1995 (box 26-33, 40-41)
Series 5. Mural Manual materials, 1973-1974 (box 33-35)
Series 6. Miscellaneous files, 1970-1982 (box 37-38)
Series 7. Audio recordings, 1969-1976 (0MM-74)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Julie Wroblewski using Oxygen editor, 2015
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to Explore Chicago Collections portal.
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