John T. Banks
consists of a scrapbook of the design, construction, and dedication
of the CSUN "spaghetti letters" sculpture located on the corner of Nordhoff
St. and Zelzah Ave., and a single unlabeled video. Please note that several of the
images can also be found in the University Archives Photograph Collection and that the
numbering system used for these slides is an older system that is no longer in use by
Special Collections and Archives.
John T. Banks is or has been a California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
student/alumni, iron worker, sculptor, firefighter, hazardous material technician,
emergency medical technician, and more. As an art major at CSUN in 1973, he won the
design contest for what he called an environmental sculpture to be constructed on the
CSUN campus. Construction was completed in 1975. This was his first of several
monumental public art works commissioned and/or completed.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)
of this collection has not been transferred to California State University,
Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or
reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond
that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of
the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
The collection is open for research use.