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
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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of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.