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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