Series VI. THE BIRTH PROJECT
Exhibitions of the The Birth Project were carefully monitored by Through the Flower. Groups wishing to stage exhibitions were required to submit site plans, photographs, and requests for specific pieces of art. Through the Flower, with Chicago's guidance, would approve or disapprove planned exhibition, often after requesting extensive alterations of the space. Once approved, exhibitors were required to submit samples of all printed material associated with The Birth Project. A Through the Flower representative would occasionally assess the security and maintenance of an exhibit throughout its run. After years of rotating exhibits of the work, Chicago and Through the Flower worked with a variety of institutions to place all pieces on permanent loan.
The Birth Project contains correspondence, questionnaires, applications, contracts, interviews, journals, manuscript drafts, clippings, printed material, etc., arranged in five subseries.
- Majority of material found within 1957-2004
Language of Materials
111.18 linear feet ((54 cartons, 1+1/2 file boxes, 29 card file boxes, 9 folio boxes, 6 folio+ boxes, 2 oversize boxes) plus 1 roll box, 1 supersize folder, 97 photograph folders, 3 folio photograph folders, and electronic records)
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