A Finding Aid to the Rescue Public Murals Records, 2001-2013, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.heripres
Creators:
Heritage Preservation (Organization)
Dates:
2001-2013
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
1.2 Linear feet
10.68 Gigabytes
Repository:
The records of Heritage Preservation's Rescue Public Murals program measure 1.2 linear feet and 10.68 GB and date from 2001 to 2013. The collection documents the assessment, restoration, and advocacy of several public outdoor murals throughout the country. Included are administrative records and project files containing email correspondence, project forms, press materials, photographs, technical specifications, and electronic records.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The records of Heritage Preservation's Rescue Public Murals program measure 1.2 linear feet and 10.68 GB and date from 2001 to 2013. The collection documents the assessment, restoration, and advocacy of several public outdoor murals throughout the country. Included are administrative records and project files containing email correspondence, project forms, press materials, photographs, technical specifications, and electronic records.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 2 series.
  • Series 1: Administrative Records, 2001-2013 (0.4 Linear feet; Box 1, 0.141 GB; ER01)
  • Series 2: Project Files, 2006-2012 (0.8 Linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 10.54 GB; ER02-ER14)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Heritage Preservation (established 1982-2015) was an organization in Washington, D.C. working to preserve the nation's heritage for future generations through innovative leadership, education, and programs. In 2006, Heritage Preservation launched Rescue Public Murals, a program established to bring public attention to U.S. Murals, document their unique artistic and historic contributions, and secure the expertise and support to save them. Projects included mural assessments, restoration, creating written best practices for mural creation, advocacy, and documentation via digital photography. Heritage Preservation was established under the name National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
The collection was donated in 2015 by Heritage Preservation via Tom Clareson, former president.
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid written by Erin Kinhart in 2016. Born-digital materials were processed by Kirsi Ritosalmi-Kisner in 2019 with funding provided by Smithsonian Collection Care and Preservation Fund.
Author
Erin Kinhart
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 2015 by Heritage Preservation via Tom Clareson, former president.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
The Rescue Public Murals records 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
Rescue Public Murals records, 2001-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- Conservation and restoration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
https://www.aaa.si.edu/