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K.S. Ernst Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PCMS-0085
The K.S. Ernst Collection (1965-2016) contains original dimensional work of visual poetry, works on paper, prints of digital work, and prints of images of work, as well as catalogs of her work. Included in the descriptions of pieces are the catalog numbers that reference Ernst's very detailed catalogs of her work.

Dates

  • 1965-2016

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The K.S. Ernst Collection, 1965-2016, is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the Poetry Collection before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

8.5 Linear Feet (9 containers)

Overview

K.S. Ernst has been writing poetry and making artwork since the 1960s. Her pieces span visual poetry, digital art, and fine art, incorporating sculpture, multimedia, works on paper, artists’ books, painting, fiber arts, and digital works. She has also participated in artist residencies, lectures, and performances with the Be Blank Consort, and runs Press Me Close, which publishes books, postcards, and T-shirts of visual poetry. The K.S. Ernst Collection (1965-2016) contains original dimensional work of visual poetry, works on paper, prints of digital work, and prints of images of work, as well as catalogs of her work. Included in the descriptions of pieces are the catalog numbers that reference Ernst's very detailed catalogs of her work.

Historical Note

K.S. Ernst has been writing poetry and making art since the 1960s. Her pieces span visual poetry, digital art, and fine art, incorporating sculpture, multimedia, works on paper, artists’ books, painting, fiber arts, and digital works.

Ernst has shown her work nationally and internationally including shows at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, the Berkeley Art Center, Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art, The Center for Book Arts, Rutgers University, The Nave Gallery, and her art is included in collections such as the Ohio State University Collection of Avant Garde and Experimental Writing, The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the Beinecke Library’s American Literature Collection at Yale University, as well as private collections such as The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry. Her work has been published in books and magazines including Poetry magazine and Photo Techniques magazine.

Ernst has also participated in artist residencies, lectures, and performances with the Be Blank Consort, and she runs Press Me Close, which publishes books, postcards, and T-shirts of visual poetry.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series:

  • Works, 1965-2013
  • Catalogs and Publications, 1969-2016
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Collection was donated by and purchased from K.S. Ernst in four accessions, 2016-2017.

    Accruals

    Further accruals are expected to this collection.

    Separated Materials

    Place Stamp Here (catalog #12901), issues 0-4 (1983-1985), and Manglar: 01/02 poétique à bascule (catalog # 12990.056) (2002) were removed to the Poetry Collection's periodicals collection.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Marie Elia, 2017.
    Title
    Finding aid for the K.S. Ernst Collection
    Status
    completed
    Author
    Finding aid prepared by Marie Elia
    Date
    2017
    Description rules
    dacs
    Language of description
    eng

    Repository Details

    Part of the The Poetry Collection Repository

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