Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.zackmich
Creators:
Zackheim, Michele
Dates:
1976-2012
bulk 1980-2000
Languages:
English
Collection is in English
Physical Description:
2.3 Linear Feet
Repository:
The papers of artist Michele Zackheim measure 2.3 linear feet and date from 1976 to 2012, bulk 1980-2000. The collection documents her career in the visual arts through correspondence, interviews, writings, project files, teaching files, printed material, and photographic material.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of artist Michele Zackheim measure 2.3 linear feet and date from 1976 to 2012, bulk 1980-2000. The collection documents her career in the visual arts through correspondence, interviews, writings, project files, teaching files, printed material, and photographic material.
Correspondence includes communication with museums, galleries, and publishers relating to Zackheim's projects. The interview is a radio broadcast on one sound cassette. Writings include an illustrated botany manuscript and learning portfolios. Project files relate to Zackheim's major works including Tent of Meeting and The Café Series, and are comprised of notes, correspondence, photographic material, video recordings, and a sound recording. Teaching files include notes, slides, and articles that Zackheim used for courses she taught at the College of Santa Fe. Printed material includes exhibition cards and announcements, clippings, journals, and a poster. Photographic material includes artwork, installation process, and portraits of the artist.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 7 series
  • Series 1: Correspondence, 1986-2002 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Interviews, circa 1980s (0.1 linear foot; Box 1)
  • Series 3: Writings, 1990-1991 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 4: Project Files, 1983-2012 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1-2)
  • Series 5: Teaching Files, circa 1990-1991 (0.4 linear feet; Box 2)
  • Series 6: Printed Material, 1977-1998 (0.4 linear feet; Box 2-3)
  • Series 7: Photographic Material, 1976-circa 2000 (0.4 linear feet; Box 2-3)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Michele Zackheim (1941- ) is a writer and former visual artist in New York City working throughout the 1970s-1990s as a fresco muralist, installation artist, print-maker, and painter.
Zackheim was born in Reno, Nevada and grew up in Compton, California. She began working as an artist in the 1970s in New York City, where she was active in the early feminist art movement. In the 1980s, Zackheim moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she taught at the College of Santa Fe and continued to make art. Notable projects include Inherited Dreams, Tent of Meeting, and The Café Series. Tent of Meeting was a large-scale installation using fabric that she printed with images from religious history and proposed the possibility of peaceful coexistence among people of various backgrounds.
In the mid-1990s, Zackheim became a writer of biographical fiction. She currently teaches Creative Writing from a Visual Perspective at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2015.
Author
Hilary Price
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Michele Zackheim donated her papers to the Archives in 2014.

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.
Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Conditions Governing Use
The Michele Zackheim papers 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
Michele Zackheim papers, 1976-2012, bulk 1980-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Mural painting and decoration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Installations (Art) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prints -- Technique Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Authors -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
College of Santa Fe -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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