Archives of American Art

Jim Pallas papers

Collection ID:
Pallas, Jim
Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
(partially filmed on 1 reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Scrapbooks, portfolio, an interview and film outtakes documenting Jim Pallas' sculpture.
Scope and Contents
Reel 2538: Two scrapbooks contain correspondence, drawings, clippings, and photographs about Pallas' works "The Senate Piece" (1979), and "Hitchhikers" (1981-1982). A portfolio includes drawings, notes, printed material and photographs concerning Pallas' computer circuitries for kinetic sculpture (1971-1982).
Scope and Contents
Unfilmed: 43 reels of 16 mm motion picture film and soundtrack, work print, outtakes, and trims from the film JIM PALLAS: ELECTRONIC SCULPTOR (1981), a transcript of an interview with Pallas conducted by Sue Marx, one of the film's producers, and an announcement for the film. 33 of the film reels are grouped in 7 film cans; collection has 17 film cans total.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Born 1941. Electronic sculptor, Michigan.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 2538 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Loan: Originals are in the possession of the donor.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 2538 lent for microfilming 1982; unmicrofilmed material donated 1985 all by Jim Pallas.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Kinetic sculpture, American -- Michigan Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Michigan Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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