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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Visual Studies Workshop collection
    source: Andrew Cahan. Bookseller
    Identifier/Call Number: M2088
    Physical Description: 8 Linear Feet (1 manuscript storage box, 7 flat boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1969-2011

    Content Description

    This collection consists of an extensive collection of ephemera (103 pieces) related to the early years of the Visual Studies Workshop, over 150 original silver photographs, silkscreen prints, offset lithographic prints, xerographic prints, and photo etching from students and faculty.
    The ephemera includess flyers, catalogs, class and workshop schedules, and other materials.

    Biographical / Historical

    The Visual Studies Workshop is a non-profit organization in Rochester, New York focused on art education. It was founded in 1969 by Nathan Lyons. In 1971 Joan Lyons established the Visual Studies Workshop Press, one of the few institutional publishers of artists' books in the United States. The VSW supports creators of images through education, publications, exhibitions, residencies, and collections.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual & born-digital materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Visual Studies Workshop collection (M2088). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, California.


    Page from library catalog: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/11348562

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Visual education
    Photography -- United States -- 20th century
    Photography, Artistic.
    Andrew Cahan. Bookseller