A Finding Aid to the Barbara Kulicke papers, 1963-2006, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kulibarb
Creators:
Kulicke, Barbara
Dates:
1963-2006
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
7.4 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of New York art consultant, entrepreneur, publisher, and painter, Barbara Kulicke measure 7.4 linear feet and date from 1963 to 2006. The papers document Kulicke's career through personal business records, alphabetical files, and project files.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of New York art consultant, entrepreneur, publisher, and painter, Barbara Kulicke measure 7.4 linear feet and date from 1963 to 2006. The papers document Kulicke's career through personal business records, alphabetical files, and project files.
Personal business records include Barbara Kulicke's resumes, art exhibition announcements, letterhead designs, invoices and receipts, a disbound album on project commissions, and miscellaneous legal records.
Alphabetical files include a mixture of artist files and subject files. The artist files include correspondence, photographs, resumes, exhibition catalogs, announcements, clippings, and other material. The subject files mostly contain printed material about topics of interest to Kulicke and a few business records.
Project files are mostly about public art commissions that Kulicke worked on as an art consultant, though some of the material appears to be related to her businesses, Betsy Ross Flag and Banner Co. and Multiples. Files include project proposals, correspondence, photographs, and printed material.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is arranged as 3 series.
  • Series 1: Personal Business Records, 1970-2006 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Alphabetical Files, 1963-circa 1989, circa 2000 (5.9 linear feet; Boxes 1-7)
  • Series 3: Project Files, 1977-circa 1988 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 7-8)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Barbara Kulicke (circa 1929-2015) was a New York-based art consultant, entrepreneur, publisher, and painter. In 1963, Kulicke founded the Betsy Ross Flag and Banner Co., which made banners based on artists' designs. In 1965, she started the company Multiples, which incorporated Betsy Ross Flag and Banner Co., with Marion Goodman, who later opened the Marion Goodman Gallery in New York. Barbara Kulicke also ran her own art consultant company from 1980-1990. Her art consultant business focused on public art commissions such as installations, sculptures, mosaics, and murals. Some of these projects relied on funding from New York City's Percent for Art law that designated one percent of the budget to art commissions for city facilities, such as schools. Kulicke is also an artist and has had several exhibitions of her work, primarily landscape paintings. She began focusing on her art full-time from 1990 until her death in 2015.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Rihoko Ueno in 2020.
Author
Rihoko Ueno
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Barbara Kulicke papers were donated by Barbara Kulicke in 2003.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Terms of Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Barbara Kulicke papers, 1963-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Publishers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art consultants -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Multiples, Inc. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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