Archive Hierarchy

Explore Flanagan’s archive hierarchy

Drill down the archive levels by clicking on the sections that interest you. Do this till you can view the corresponding file entries to view the content available.

JBF/1
Sketches, maquettes and writings, 1965-2009
124 folders, 76 volumes, 2 PDF files: 573 MB (2 folders)

Material written, drawn and printed by Barry Flanagan including notes on his thoughts and for his correspondence, sketches for works, samples and proofs for prints, sculpture plans and templates and laser and rubber stamp drawings.

JBF/2
View entries (17)
Diaries, 1976-2006
17 volumes

Appointment diaries, year books and monthly planners, the majority of which contain entries and notes on personal and professional matters.

JBF/3
Photographic material, c.1920-2009
306 folders, 20 volumes, 13 boxes, 25 PDF files: 2.81 GB (11 CDs, 2 folders); 60.5 MB

Photographs, negatives, slides, transparencies, scans and print-out images.

Barry Flanagan’s original files and, where evident, series have been left in tact and categorised, as far as possible, according to function, subject or type.

JBF/4
Audiovisual material, 1982-2009
1 VHS film, MP3 & MP4: 56.26 GB (24 CDs, 7 DVDs, 7 tapes, 2 VHS films, 1 casette tape, 1 film roll) 22 audiocassettes

Audio and film recordings.

JBF/5
Press and printed material, 1966-2009
63 posters, 37 folders, PDF: 4.9 MB (1 folder), 17 volumes, 3 sheets, 4 calendars

Includes research files, private view cards, posters and postcards with related papers.

JBF/6
Operational papers, 1959-2009
348 folders, 38 volumes, 4 boxes, PDF & Filemaker pro: 310.5 MB (1 folder, 1 CD)

Includes correspondence and subject files, administrative and business papers.

The ‘extent’ for this series includes sub-series hidden from public view comprising 43 folders.

JBF/7
Other interests and research, 1964-2008
22 folders, MP3: 74.9 (1 CD)

Includes reference materials

Or have a look at the index of all the archive files without the hierarchy

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FAQs
How do I find a specific artwork on the website and any related information that the Estate holds?

This website is comprised of two main sections: the ARTWORKS and the ARCHIVE. The ARTWORKS is a catalogue raisonné – a comprehensive list of works by Barry Flanagan. The Archive, found in the research tab, brings together supporting material, including the artist’s sketches, photographs, diaries and personal papers.

Both sections can be accessed several ways and are interlinked.

Search by keyword

Simply enter one or more keywords in the SEARCH field. You will be presented with a list of corresponding search results. These results can be divided by category, e.g. Archive Files, Artworks, Events, Exhibitions, Media, Posts, Press, Publications, Other. Select one of the results to view more information. The number of results available in each category will be visible in brackets.

All artwork records are displayed with any linked archive records. All connected entries will be displayed underneath the artwork details alongside related exhibitions, events, publications, and media. Alternatively, when searching a specific artwork, filters can be selected to go directly to various connected records eg. Events, Exhibitions, Media etc.

If you are interested in searching our online ARCHIVE you have two options. Either browsing using the HIERARCHY as your starting point or the INDEX.

The Hierarchy

The structure of an archive catalogue is hierarchical. This structure operates in much the same way as the folders stored on a computer, where a folder may contain one or more associated folders and files. Here the folders represent groups of records called series.

The main series are:

JBF/1  Sketches, maquettes and writings, 1965-2009

JBF/2  Diaries, 1976-2006

JBF/3   Photographic material, c.1920-2009

JBF/4  Audio visual material, 1982-2009

JBF/5  Press and printed material, 1966-2009

JBF/6  Operational papers, 1959-2009

JBF/7  Other interests and research, 1964-2008

The Index

The INDEX is a list of all the files contained within the archive catalogue. They are identical to those in the hierarchy but arranged as an alphabetised list.

What is the difference between the physical archive and the online archive?

Our physical archive is comprised of 160 boxes of sketchbooks, diaries, correspondence, writings, photographs and casting records that span the whole of Flanagan’s career from the late 1950s to 2009.  Our online archive offers access to this catalogue of records, with 2,500 scanned documents available to view.  However for various reasons not all our records are available online.  If you are interested in visiting us in person please contact us.

How do I search the online archive?

If you are interested in searching our online ARCHIVE you have two options. Either browsing using the HIERARCHY as your starting point or the INDEX.

The hierarchy

The structure of an archive catalogue is hierarchical. This structure operates in much the same way as the folders stored on a computer, where a folder may contain one or more associated folders and files. Here the folders represent groups of records called series.

The main series are:

JBF/1  Sketches, maquettes and writings, 1965-2009

JBF/2  Diaries, 1976-2006

JBF/3   Photographic material, c.1920-2009

JBF/4  Audio visual material, 1982-2009

JBF/5  Press and printed material, 1966-2009

JBF/6  Operational papers, 1959-2009

JBF/7  Other interests and research, 1964-2008

The Index

The INDEX is a list of all the files contained within the archive catalogue. They are identical to those in the hierarchy but arranged as an alphabetised list.

 

How do I visit the archive?

Our archive and library are open to researchers by appointment. To make a booking click here

I would like to include an artwork or archive material by Barry Flanagan for an exhibition I am curating, who should I contact?

Please contact us at the estate in the first instance as we will be able to advise you whether an artwork is available for loan and if it is whom best to contact.

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