The MoMA Library recently acquired the Steven Leiber collection of artists' generated ephemera featured in the 2001 exhibition, and corresponding exhibition catalog, Extra Art: A Survey of Artists’ Ephemera, 1960 – 1999. The scope of the collection covers a broad span of art movements including Fluxus, Arte Povera, conceptual art, visual poetry, minimalism, pop art, and more, with the physical contents being similarly widely varied. Steven Leiber, scholar and curator of the collection, applied th
As an intern at the Frick Art Reference Library, one of my projects was to read Matilda Gay’s diaries which form part of the Walter and Matilda Gay Collection in The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives. While the diaries have been previously excerpted in publications (e.g.
The Museum of Modern Art hosted a thoroughly modern gathering of librarians, archivists, curators, and preservationists this month. Archive-It NY--the local network of partners and friends of the web archiving software service Archive-It--met for the very first time, and its members got to know the faces and personalities behind some of the region’s most ambitious and technically challenging collecting efforts.