A Finding Aid to the Julian Stanczak Papers, 1938-2002, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.stanjuli
Creators:
Stanczak, Julian, 1928-2017
Dates:
1938-2002
Languages:
Some of the clippings are in Polish.
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
Repository:
The Julian Stanczak papers measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1938 to 2002. The collection documents Stanczak's life through a series of microfilmed scrapbooks containing printed materials, letters, photographs, and writings. Also included are professional material made up of video recordings documenting Stanczak's career and transcripts for a series of interviews conducted by Neil K. Rector with Stanczak.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Julian Stanczak papers measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1938 to 2002. The collection documents Stanczak's life through a series of microfilmed scrapbooks containing printed materials, letters, photographs, and writings. Also included are professional material made up of video recordings documenting Stanczak's career and transcripts for a series of interviews conducted by Neil K. Rector with Stanczak.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is divided into 2 series.
  • Series 1: Professional Activity Files, 2000-2002 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Scrapbooks, 1938-1974 (microfilm reel 871)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Julian Stanczak (1928-2017) was a Polish-born American artist. He was born in Poland in 1928, and he emigrated to the United States in 1950, settling in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Th Op Art movement was named for his first major exhibition in 1964. Stanczak also taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Stanczak died in 2017.

Administration
Author
Ricky Gomez
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1974 by Julian Stanczak. Videos and transcripts were donated by Stanczak in 2007.
Existence and Location of Copies
Portions of the collection are available on 35mm microfilm reel 871 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. researchers should note that the arrangement of material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Existence and Location of Originals
Scrapbooks returned to donor after being microfilmed.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Ricky Gomez in 2020.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing 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.
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. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Preferred Citation
Julian Stanczak papers, 1938-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Optical art Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators -- Ohio -- Seven Hills Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Ohio -- Seven Hills Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rector, Neil K. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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