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Howard Davis-Artifacts Artist Group collection

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Howard Davis - Artifacts Artist Group papers

Juan Valdez papers



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Howard Davis-Artifacts Artist Group collection, 1979-2008 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Steve Hersh

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Collection Overview

Title: Howard Davis-Artifacts Artist Group collection, 1979-2008Add to your cart.

ID: ASM0221

Creator: Artifacts Artist Group

Extent: 19.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

The collection is organized into two series. The Howard Davis-Artifacts Artist Group papers document the work of Howard Davis and the group he founded and directed, the Artifacts Artist Group, a collective of local artists in the South Florida region.

The Juan Valdez papers document the nightclub, LGBT and drag subcultures prominent in Miami Beach during the 1980s-2000s.

Formats/Genres: Audiocassettes, Audiovisual materials, Sound recordings, Videocassettes

Scope and Contents of the Materials

A collection of papers, photographs, scrapbooks, ephemera and other objects that document various cultural scenes in Miami from the 1980s to the present, with an emphasis on the art, nightclub and drag subcultures.

Biographical Note

Artifacts Artist Group was founded by Howard Davis in June, 1984. According to Davis, "Artifacts was conceived with four goals in mind:

1. To provide a showcase for emerging as well as more established artists in Miami/South Florida

2. To provide a framework for artistic collaboration

3. To engage the various cultural communities in South Florida

4. To promote the 'demystification of art, i.e. presenting multimedia art happenings and installations in unconventioanl settings and venues, e.g. nightclubs, etc.'"

To that end, Artifacts would set up art salons and events in galleries and nightclubs throughout Miami, in neighborhoods such as the Design District and Miami Beach, places that were just then beginning to experience the renaissance that would eventually bring them to the forefront of the global arts community with contemporary events such as Art Basel.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 21 boxes

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research

Preferred Citation: Howard Davis-Artifacts Artist Group collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: Arranged and processed by Steve Hersh, 2014-2015.

Finding Aid Revision History: Audiovisual descriptions revised by David Rodriguez, May 2016


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Series 2: Juan Valdez papersAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Nightclub Flyers: Miami Beach, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Nightclub Flyers: Miami Beach, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Nightclub Flyers: Miami Beach, 1991-1994; 1997-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Nightclub Flyers: Miami Beach, 2000-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Nightclub Flyers: Miami Beach, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Nightclub Flyers: Miami Beach, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Nightclub Flyers: Miami Beach, 2004-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Nightclub Flyers: Miami Beach, 2006-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Nightclub Flyers: South Florida, 2000-2008Add to your cart.
Includes flyers for clubs in cities throughout the Miami-Dade/Broward/Palm Beach County region.
Folder 10: Nightclub Flyers: Non-South Florida, 2001-2003Add to your cart.
Includes flyers for clubs in cities outside of South Florida such as Tampa, New York, and Los Angeles.
Folder 11: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Nightclub Flyers: Amnesia Nightclub, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Nightclub Flyers: Amnesia Nightclub, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Photographs: Amnesia Nightclub, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Photographs: Amnesia Nightclub, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Photographs: Amnesia Nightclub, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Photographs: Amnesia Nightclub, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Photographs: Amnesia Nightclub, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Photographs: Amnesia Nightclub, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Photographs: Amnesia Nightclub, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Photographs: Amnesia Nightclub, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Photographs: Amnesia Nightclub, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Certificate of Baptism and Confirmation, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence: "Cartas de Mi Hermana", 1993-1996Add to your cart.
This correspondence was originally kept in one folder. The translation of the title is "Letters from My Sister."
Folder 3: Correspondence: "Cartas de Mi Hermana", 1997-1998Add to your cart.
This correspondence was originally kept in one folder. The translation of the title is "Letters from My Sister."
Folder 4: Correspondence: "Cartas de Mi Hermana", 2002-2007Add to your cart.
This correspondence was originally kept in one folder. The translation of the title is "Letters from My Sister."
Folder 5: Correspondence: Greeting Cards, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence: Letters from Decorative Box, n.d.Add to your cart.
These letters were all kept in a decorative box that has been retained but boxed separately, in Series 2 - Box 6.
Folder 7: Correspondence: Letters from Decorative Box, 1984, 1986Add to your cart.
These letters were all kept in a decorative box that has been retained but boxed separately, in Series 2 - Box 6.
Folder 8: Correspondence: Letters from Decorative Box, 1987Add to your cart.
These letters were all kept in a decorative box that has been retained but boxed separately, in Series 2 - Box 6.
Folder 9: Correspondence: Letters from Decorative Box, 1988Add to your cart.
These letters were all kept in a decorative box that has been retained but boxed separately, in Series 2 - Box 6.
Folder 10: Correspondence: Letters from Decorative Box, 1989Add to your cart.
These letters were all kept in a decorative box that has been retained but boxed separately, in Series 2 - Box 6.
Folder 11: Correspondence: Letters from Decorative Box, 1990Add to your cart.
These letters were all kept in a decorative box that has been retained but boxed separately, in Series 2 - Box 6.
Folder 12: Correspondence: Letters from Decorative Box, 1991Add to your cart.
These letters were all kept in a decorative box that has been retained but boxed separately, in Series 2 - Box 6.
Folder 13: Correspondence: Letters from Decorative Box, 1992Add to your cart.
These letters were all kept in a decorative box that has been retained but boxed separately, in Series 2 - Box 6.
Folder 14: Correspondence: Letters from Decorative Box, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
These letters were all kept in a decorative box that has been retained but boxed separately, in Series 2 - Box 6.
Folder 15: Correspondence: Photograph from "Suzy", 1990Add to your cart.
The return name on the envelope is listed only as "Suzy". The envelope is from the television show Saturday Night Live.
Folder 16: Correspondence: Photographs from David Shore, 1991Add to your cart.
All of these photographs were in one envelope, sent by David Shore.
Folder 17: Correspondence: Photographs from David Shore, 1991Add to your cart.
All of these photographs were in one envelope, sent by David Shore.
Folder 18: Correspondence: Photographs from David Shore, 1991Add to your cart.
All of these photographs were in one envelope, sent by David Shore.
Folder 19: Correspondence: Photographs from David Shore, 1991Add to your cart.
All of these photographs were in one envelope, sent by David Shore.
Folder 20: Correspondence: Photographs from David Shore, 1991Add to your cart.
All of these photographs were in one envelope, sent by David Shore.
Folder 21: Correspondence: Postcards, 1989-1993; 1999-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence: Tosi, John, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 23: DVD-R (Unlabeled), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Ephemera: Miami Vice Envelope, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Ephemera/Miscellaneous DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Ephemera: Travel, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Ephemera: Travel, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Employer Reference, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 29: HiVal Inc. Stock Certificate, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Miscellaneous Artwork, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Newspaper Clippings, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Publication: "City and County Clublife", 1987Add to your cart.
April/May 1987 issue.
Folder 33: Shelly Novak Awards Nominees, 2004Add to your cart.
Ballots for the Shelly Novak Awards, an annual celebration of the best in Miami Beach drag culture.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Artwork, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Calendar: Men of Cuba, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Magazine Clippings, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Magazine Clippings, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Photograph Album, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Scrapbook, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Scrapbook, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Scrapbook, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scrapbook, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 7: ObjectsAdd to your cart.

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