A Finding Aid to the Robin Forbes Slides of SoHo, 1975-1976
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.forbrobi
Creators:
Forbes, Robin
Dates:
1975 - 1976
Languages:
English
The collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.4 linear feet
Repository:
Archives of American Art
The Robin Forbes Slides of SoHo collection measures 0.4 linear feet and consists entirely of 35mm color slides of the SoHo District of New York City, taken between 1975-1976. Depicted are street scenes of Spring Street, Prince Street, West Broadway, and other streets in SoHo; SoHo faces taken on West Broadway; businesses including the Spring Street Bar, the OH HO SO bar, Fanelli's Bar, Parocelso, The Cheese Store, Clockmaker/Miso, and the SoHo Weekly News staff; gallery installations, including Robert Morris and Robert Smithson exhibitions; artists working in SoHo studios including Margery Bihan, Rosemarie Castoro, Marisol, and unknown artists, and dance performances and poetry readings.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The Robin Forbes Slides of SoHo collection measures 0.4 linear feet and consists entirely of 35mm color slides of the SoHo District of New York City, taken between 1975-1976. Depicted are street scenes of Spring Street, Prince Street, West Broadway, and other streets in SoHo; SoHo faces taken on West Broadway; businesses including the Spring Street Bar, the OH HO SO bar, Fanelli's Bar, Parocelso, The Cheese Store, Clockmaker/Miso, and the SoHo Weekly News staff; gallery installations, including Robert Morris and Robert Smithson exhibitions; artists working in SoHo studios including Margery Bihan, Rosemarie Castoro, Marisol, and unknown artists, and dance performances and poetry readings.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Due to its small size, this collection has been arranged into one series. Box numbers in the finding aid container listing represent archival slide storage containers housed in one larger box. Within each new container, groupings of slides are titled and arranged according to the handwritten labels found on the original slide boxes. These groupings are listed as folders in the finding aid.
Series 1: Slides of SoHo, 1975-1976 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Robin Forbes (d. 1982) was a photographer working in the SoHo district of New York City in the mid-1970s. He captured numerous images of street scenes, artists, studios, exhibition installations, lofts, people, performances, and businesses of the era.

Administration
Processing Information note
The collection was minimally processed by Barbara Aikens in 2013.
The goal for minimal-level processing at the Archives of American Art is to provide access to collections as quickly as possible while maintaining our high standards for arrangement, description and preservation. Generally, materials are minimally rearranged, existing folder titles are retained, and all materials are rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes. Staples and other fasteners are not removed, but materials are removed from binders or damaged binding when necessary.
Existence and Location of Copies note
This collection has been digitized in its entirety and is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Barbara Aikens
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
The collection was donated in 1988 by the estate of Robin Forbes via executor Jerremiah O. Bragstad.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation note
Robin Forbes slides of SoHo, 1975-1976, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center.
Conditions Governing Use note
The Robin Forbes slides of SoHo are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Bihan, Margery Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Castoro, Rosemarie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marisol, 1930- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morris, Robert, 1931- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithson, Robert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Slides Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
SoHo (New York, N.Y.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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