Artpark Archives: 1973-2000


This two-year project will focus on the arrangement and description of the Artpark Archive collection, resulting in the creation of a DACS-compliant intellectual finding aid accessible through the Burchfield Penney's custom-built content management system (CMS). Artpark, an outdoor venue in upstate New York, opened in 1974 to provide avant-garde artists and performers, teachers, students, and the public a space to create, celebrate and explore the arts. Through state-sponsorship, it offered residencies to national and internationally known artists through the mid-1980s. The collection currently totals about 180 boxes, in a range of materials, of which approximately 60% are thought to be unique to this collection.


Digitizing Hidden Collections

Amount Awarded


Year Added



Burchfield Penney Art Center


  • Ms. Heather Gring
  • Mr. Tullis Johnson

Collaborating Institution(s)


Date Range

1973 - 2000

Geographic Scope

Artpark is located in Lewiston, NY but hosted local, national and international artists in all media


  • 332 Architectural Drawings , Artwork (Including Original Paintings, Prints, Sculpture, Etc.), Audio (Including Speech And Music), Audiovisual, Book (Including Serials), Ephemera, Image, Manuscript, Maps, Musical Scores, Text (Including Electronic Texts)