A Finding Aid to the Kit Smyth Basquin Papers, 1992-2012, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.basqkit
Creators:
Basquin, Kit
Dates:
1992-2012
Languages:
English
Collection is in English
Physical Description:
4.8 Linear feet
3.49 Gigabytes
Repository:
The papers of New York City art historian and curator Kit Smyth Basquin measure 4.8 linear feet and 3.49 GB and date from 1992-2012. The collection documents Basquin's dissertation research on artists Lynne Allen, Lesley Dill, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and Pat Steir.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of New York City art historian and curator Kit Smyth Basquin measure 4.8 linear feet and 3.49 GB and date from 1992-2012. The collection documents Basquin's dissertation research on artists Lynne Allen, Lesley Dill, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and Pat Steir.
Writing and Research Files include a wide variety of materials such as correspondence, interviews and transcripts, photographic materials, printed materials, journals, exhibition catalogs, writings, sound and video recordings and subject files. Some of the materials are in digital format, including sound and video recordings. Also included is a bound copy of Basquin's dissertation, "Words Expand Postmodern Prints: Pat Steir, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Lynne Allen, and Lesley Dill." The collection contains seventeen sound cassettes of recorded interviews and one lecture.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as one series
  • Series 1: Writing and Research Files, 1992-2012 (4.8 linear feet; Box 1-6, 3.49 GB; ER01-ER07)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Kit Smyth Basquin (194?- ) is an art historian in New York City. Before retiring, she was Associate for Administration in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In 2009 she completed her dissertation in Interdisciplinary Studies at Union Institute and University. She holds a Masters in Art History from Indiana University, Bloomington, and had previously worked as Assistant Director for Collections and Public Programs at the Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2009. Born-digital materials were processed by Kirsi Ritosalmi-Kisner in 2019 with funding provided by Smithsonian Collection Care and Preservation Fund.
Author
Hilary Price
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2014 by Kit Smyth Basquin.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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 access copy requires advance notice.
Conditions Governing Use
The Kit Smyth Basquin papers 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.
Preferred Citation
Kit Smyth Basquin papers, 1992-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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