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City of Colorado Springs / Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum / Collections / Archives Research / Finding Aids/Inventories / Save Outdoor Scultpure Collection

Save Outdoor Scultpure Collection

A holding of

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Starsmore Center for Local History

215 South Tejon Street

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Processed by

Elissa Arnesen

June 2002

Copyright 2002 The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Starsmore Center for Local History

Extent:

1 cubic foot

Finding Aid Prepared By:

Elissa Arnesen, June 2002

Provenance:

The materials in this collection were donated by Jan Butters in June of 2002. She was in charge of the Save Outdoor Sculpture (S.O.S.) project from 1994 to 1995. The nationwide project was the first comprehensive national survey of publicly accessible outdoor art. The programs two goals were to complete an inventory of publicly accessible outdoor sculpture in the U.S. and to increase public awareness about the need to provide on-going care for these monuments.

Arrangement:

Materials were arranged in topical order.

Copyright:

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Restrictions:

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Starsmore Center for Local History reserves the right to examine proofs and captions for accuracy and sensitivity prior to publication with the right to revise, if necessary. The Starsmore Center for Local History reserves the right to refuse reproduction of its holdings and to impose such conditions as it may deem advisable in its sole and absolute discretion in the best interests of the museum. Oversized and/or fragile items will be reproduced solely at the discretion of the Archivist. Under no circumstances will more than 25% of any one collection be reproduced.

Credit:

Reproduction, publication, or exhibition of this work must include the following credit in proximity to the image or in a special section of credits:

The Save Outdoor Sculpture (S.O.S.) Collection

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Starsmore Center for Local History

Series Description:

  1. Documents
  2. Published Materials
  3. Images

Scope Note:

The Save Outdoor Sculpture Collection consists primarily of materials gathered during the S.O.S project.

All materials were donated by Jan Butters who was in charge of the project from 1994 to 1995 and who produced the book that is the final product of the S.O.S. project.

The collection has been divided into three series to reflect the nature of materials involved. These are: Documents; Published Materials; and Images.

Contents:

  1. Documents

Scope note: This series consists of materials that document the Save Outdoor Sculpture project. The documents were created by a number of people who worked on the project. The materials include an inventory of sculptures and artists, a report to the Smithsonian Institution about the project, layouts, and handwritten notes.

Box 1

    1. S.O.S. Inventory: Includes the zip code of where the sculpture was found, and the title, artist(s), location, and address of each sculpture in the project.
    2. S.O.S. Report: Report for Colorado-Colorado Springs inventory of American sculpture, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. (not dated)
    3. Random Documents: Layouts about Colorado Springs sculptures, possibly for a book, used to wrap photographs. Includes a handwritten note about the S.O.S. project.
  1. Published Materials

Scope note: This series consists of materials that were published, they pertain to the S.O.S. project, sculptures, and art. The materials were created by a number of people who worked on the project and various outside entities who specialize in art and sculpture. The materials include a book that was a product of the S.O.S. project, and other books, catalogs, and brochures pertaining to art and sculpture.

    1. "Public Treasures" Book (Photocopy): S.O.S. Project?s finished product, a book titled Public Treasures, Outdoor Sculpture in the Pikes Peak Region, produced by Jan Butters.
    2. "Public Treasures" Book: S.O.S. Project?s finished product, a book titled Public Treasures, Outdoor Sculpture in the Pikes Peak Region, produced by Jan Butters.\

       

    3. Books: 2 books titled; Maintenance of Outdoor Sculpture-An Annotated Bibliography by Shelly Sturman, Julie Unruh, and Helen Spande(1996), and Going Public-A Field Guide to Developments in Art in Public Places by Jeffrey Cruikshank & Pam Korza (1988).
    4. Catalogs: 3 catalogs titled; 1987 Sculpture in the Park, 1998 Arts for the Parks Catalog, and Kennedy, about the sculpture of artist John Kennedy.
    5. Brochures: 2 brochures titled Take a Second Look, about the S.O.S. project, and 1 brochure about the Broadmoor Community Church.
  1. Images

Scope note: This series consists of visual materials pertaining to the S.O.S project. The materials were created by a number of people who worked on the project. The materials include photographs, contact prints, negatives and slides of sculptures in Colorado Springs and Manitou that were part of the S.O.S. project.

    1. Volunteers: Black and white photographs 3 " x 5" depict various people who volunteered for the Save Outdoor Sculptures program.
    2. Contact Prints: Black and white contact prints of the S.O.S. project.
    3. Air Force Academy: Black & white photographs of various sizes depict sculptures found on the Air Force base.
    4. Briargate Area: Black & white and color photographs of various sizes depict the horse sculpture found in the Briargate area.
    5. Broadmoor Area: Black & white and color photographs of various sizes depict sculptures found in the Broadmoor area.
    6. Cheyenne Mt. Zoo: Black & white and color photographs of various sizes depict sculptures found at the Cheyenne Mt. Zoo.
    7. Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum: Black & white photographs of various sizes depict sculptures found in the CSPM area.
    8. Commercial: Black & white and color photographs of various sizes depict sculptures done as commercial art.
    9. Downtown: Black & white and color photographs of various sizes depict sculptures found in the downtown area.
    10. Hospitals: Black & white 3 " x 5" photographs depict sculptures found outside of local hospitals.
    11. Manitou: Black & white photographs of various sizes depict sculptures found in the Manitou area.
    12. Memorials: Black & white photographs of various sizes depict sculptures done as memorials.
    13. Mining Museum: Black & white 3 " x 5" photographs depict sculptures found at the Mining Museum.
    14. Private Residences: Black & white 4" x 6" photographs depict a garden sculpture found at a private residence.
    15. Schools: Black & white photographs of various sizes depict sculptures found at Colorado Springs schools.
    16. Widefield / Ft. Carson: Black & white photographs of various sizes depict sculptures found in the Widefield / Ft. Carson area.
    17. Negatives: Black & white and color negatives depict sculptures for the S.O.S. project.

(1)26 Slides: Color slides depict sculptures for the S.O.S. project.

Notebook: Contains color slides that depict horse sculptures and the firefighter memorial. Includes black & white and sepia toned photographs of sculptures from Manitou, the Fine Arts Center, Pauline & St. Mary?s Chapels, Memorial Park and architectural sculptures from buildings in Colorado Springs.