Nebraska I-80 Bicentennial Sculpture Corporation [RG1858.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG1858.AM:  Nebraska I-80 Bicentennial Sculpture Corporation (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Records:  1973-1977
Nebraska:  Public sculpture project
Size:  Approx. 14.5 cu.ft. of records

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The manuscript portion of this collection consists of the records of the Nebraska I-80 Bicentennial Sculpture Corporation, 1973-1977.  Included are correspondence, financial records, contracts, reports, and other materials documenting the sculpture competition [files on the winning artists and sculpture concepts, blue prints, and expenditures of the works in progress].  This is a partially processed collection, but the following container list is available.

Note:  Associated materials can be found in the photo component [RG1858.PH].

INVENTORY

Box 1

A-1 - Articles on Public Sculpture
A-2 - American Revolution Bicentennial Administration
A-3 - Arts Projects Information
B-1 - Bicentennial Projects Information
B-2 - Brochure
B-3 - Business Committee for the Arts
C-1 - Chambers of Commerce (non I-80 towns)
C-2 - Chambers of Commerce, 1st I-80 tour
C-3 - Chambers of Commerce, 2nd I-80 tour
C-4 - Sample Contracts
C-5 - Chautauqua 1976
D-1 - Department of Roads
D-2 - Department of Economic Development
D-3 - Dedication Ceremonies, July 4, 1976
D-4 - Dedication Press List
E-1 - ETV
F-1 - Foundries

Box 2

G-1 - Gibbon, Give Erma a Home Committee
G-2 - Grants and Contracts
L-1 - Legislature
L-1.01 - State Legislature
L-1.02 - Federal Legislature
L-1.03 - Governor Exon
L-1.04 - Lt. Governor Whelan
L-2 - Legislative Council, 12/1 through 2/75 Public Meetings
L-2.01 - Group Mailings
L-2.02 - Mailings to I-80 Committees
L-2.03 - Letter of Support
L-2.04 - Letters Against
L-2.05 - Hearings, miscellaneous
M-1 - Gifford Mullins
M-2 - Miscellaneous
N-1 - An organizational analysis, Doane College, 1976
N-1.01a - NBSP, I-80 History
N-1.01b - Final Report
N-1.02 - Budget
N-1.03 - Insurance
N-1.04 - Incorporation
N-1.05 - Minutes of Corporation (NO FILE)
N-1.06 - Fund Raising Luncheon, November 27, 1974
N-1.07 - Luncheon, March 6, 1975
N-1.08a - Cash Donations
N-1.08b - In-Kind Donations
N-1.09 - Personnel & Equipment
N-1.10 - Tax Forms
N-1.10b - Loan Information

Box 3

N-1 - Nebraska I-80 BSC (continued)
N-1.11 - Mailings to Board of Directors
N-1.12 - George Cook
N-1.13 - Norman Geske
N-1.14 - Goldwin McLellan
N-1.15 - Ronald Roskens
N-1.16 - Harry Seward
N-1.17 - Willis Strauss and Bill Green
N-1.18 - Durward Varner
N-1.19 - Tom Yates
N-1.20 - James Zumberge
N-2 - Nebraska Arts Council
N-3 - NAC Bicentennial Advisory Panel (with N-2)
N-4 - Nebraska Art Association, Grant Sculpture Seminars
N-5 - National Endowment for the Arts
N-6 - Nebraska American Revolution Bicentennial Commission
N-7 - Nebraska Photographic Documentary Project
N-8 - NETV

Box 4

P-2 - Publicity
P-2.01 - Press Release
P-2.02 - Publicity, early and miscellaneous
P-2.03 - Mailing Lists
P-2.04 - Press Conference, July 9, 1975
P-2.05 - Press Conference Responses
P-2.06 - Art teachers mailing
P-2.07 - Interviews
P-2.08 - Speaking Engagements
P-2.09 - Press Kit and Information Requests
P-2.10 - Publication Requests
P-2.11 - Slide Requests
P-2.12 - Film Requests
R-1 - Rudder and Finn
R-2 - Resource
Computer Sheets

Box 5

Expenditure Reports
General Office
Past Months Not Yet Billed
Payroll Distribution
Brady
Chappell
Cozad
Grand Island
Kearney
Kimball
Lexington
North Platte
Ogallala
Omaha
Seward/Milford
Sidney
York

Box 6

S-1 - I-80 Sculpture Selection
S-1.05 - Jurors final selection
S-2 - Sculpture Competition Requests
Negatives of Sculptures and Sculptors
George Baker
Correspondence
Record of Expenses
Sculpture
Richard Field
Correspondence
Record of Expenses
Sculpture
Bradford Graves
Correspondence
Record of Expenses
Sculpture
Linda Howard
Correspondence
Record of Expenses
Sculpture

Box 7

Anthony Padovano
Correspondence
Record of Expenses
Sculpture
John Raimondi
Correspondence
Record of Expenses
Sculpture
Jerry Rothman
Correspondence
Record of Expenses
Sculpture
Steve Urry
Correspondence
Record of Expenses
Sculpture
Hans Van de Bovenkamp
Correspondence
Record of Expenses
Sculpture

Box 8

Paul Von Ringelheim
Correspondence
Record of Expenses
Sculpture
T-1 - Thompson Personal Files
T-1.01 - TIAA-CREF
T-1.03 - Personal
T-1.04 - ELKANAH
T-1.05 - TAFY
T-1.06 - 3-R Ride
T-1.07 - MACAA Conference, October 1976
T-1.08 - Jobs
T-1.09 - Nat. Sculpture Conf., Jonesboro, ARK 1977
W-1 - Weather/Wind
July 4th Dedication
Food Service
Miscellaneous
Photo Prod.
Printing/Duplicating
Telephone/Taxi
Travel
Artists Photos and Model Sheets
Background Sheets
Bulletin Board
List of Committee Chair people

Box 9

Letterhead and jacket emblem
Originals
Public Hearing Transcripts, Dec. 1-5, 1975
Purposes, Procedures, and Benefits
Sculptor/Site
Sculpture Project Fact Sheets
List of State Senators
Unveil Winning Monumental Sculpture Concepts
Tape, KUON-TV, Dateline, February 10, 1976
Tape, KUON-TV, Today Show, October 3, 1975
Tape, Face Nebraska with Bradford Graves
Tape, Voice of America, July 9, 1975

The following are copies of articles:
Geysers Article
NI-80 BSP List of Sculptors
NI-80 BSP In-Kind Donations
NI-80 BSP Nations 1st Sculpture Project
NI-80 BSP Photo 1
NI-80 BSP Photo 2
NI-80 BSP Photo 3
NI-80 BSP Photo 4
Sets of Renderings
Renderings - Original Print Negatives
Photos of renderings, models, etc.:
Baker
Field
Graves
Howard
Padovano
Raimondi
Rothman
Urry
Van De Bovenkamp
Von Ringelheim

Box 10

Photos, contact sheets, and negatives

Box 11

Blueprints, Nebraska Wind Sculpture (2 sets)
Blueprints, Cozad Eastbound Rest Area
Blueprints, Kearney Westbound Rest Area
Blueprints, Kimball Eastbound Rest Area
Blueprints, Seed of Nebraska by Jerry Rothman
3 sets but each looks a little different

Box 12

Records relating to Thomas Yates' work with the Nebraska I-80 Bicentennial Sculpture Project.  The materials date from ca. 1973-1986 and include correspondence, speeches, press releases and newspaper clippings, etc.  Also included are 81 color snapshots, 18 slides (35mm) and 5 negative strips of sculpture dedication programs/events.

Addendum: 2016

Boxes 13-16 (Unprocessed)

Records relating to the Nebraska I-80 Bicentennial Sculpture Corporation.  Materials mostly date from the 1970s and include correspondence, artist/sculpture files, articles and clippings, publicity packets, etc.

 

Subject headings:

American Revolution Bicentennial Administration
Art and State -- Nebraska
Art -- Nebraska
Art patronage -- Nebraska
Baker, George
Field, Richard
Graves, Bradford
Howard, Linda
Outdoor sculpture -- Nebraska
Padovano, Anthony
Raimondi, John
Rothman, Jerry
Sculpture -- Nebraska
Urry, Steve
Van de Bovenkamp, Hans

 

KFK                     08-08-1996
Revised TMM      07-19-2016

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