Collection ID:
Tacha, Athena, 1936-
Physical Description:
36.1 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of sculptor and educator, Athena Tacha, measure 36.1 linear feet and date from 1960-2019. Material primarily relates to Tacha's public projects and research files compiled by Tacha, related to her publications and involvement on various committees, panels, and symposia. Included are proposals; correspondence; meeting minutes; sketches; financial material; research material; photographs and slides of Tacha, travel, and images used as source material; and printed material about individual commissions. Also included are files on women artists and modern sculptors, each arranged alphabetically, and files on individual artists Eli Nadelman, Auguste Rodin, and Constantin Brancusi, video artists, performance artists, and film artists, and her Ph.D. thesis on light in sculpture; and files on Oberlin College visiting artists, 1973-1997.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Athena Tacha (1936-) is a sculptor, and educator from Oberlin, Ohio.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1998 and 2019 by Athena Tacha. Tacha donated her teaching files, as well as her research files relating to Ellen Johnson's Frank Lloyd Wright house in Oberlin, Ohio, to Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, and her early and student writings to the Balch Institute of Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia, Pa. Tacha was also the executor of Ellen Johnson's estate, and worked with the Archives in donating Johnson's papers in 1994 (cataloged separately under Johnson).

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.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brancusi, Constantin, 1876-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rodin, Auguste, 1840-1917 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nadelman, Elie, 1882-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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