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UNLV Libraries Collection on Claes Oldenburg's Flashlight Sculpture
Coll #: MS-00970
Date: 1972-1981, 2011
Extent: 1 bo (0.46 cubic feet, 0.42 linear feet)
The UNLV Libraries Collection on Claes Oldenburg's Flashlight sculpture is comprised primarily of correspondence, photographs, and information dating from approximately 1972 to 1981, and 2011 about the planning and installation of the Flashlight at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) campus. The materials include correspondence between Brock Dixon, Dean of Administration, and the sculpture grant committee, the National Endowment for the Arts, and sculptors considered for the job such as Richard Serra and Claes Oldenburg. The collection also includes photographs of Flashlight maquettes and installation on campus and postcards depicting the Flashlight on the UNLV campus. Also included is a written history of the commissioned sculpture, a UNLV News Center article about the sculpture from 2011, and an autographed copy of Claes Oldenburg: Large Scale Projects, 1977 to 1980.
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