Ink People Arts Archive Inventory in Eureka

Client: The Ink People Center for the Arts, Eureka, CA., 2014


The Ink People was established in 1979 as a community-based, grassroots, artist-run, arts and culture organization to serve the communities of Northern California. The organization serves as a regional umbrella for over 70 self-directed projects, with exhibitions, performances, and educational opportunities for all ages. Their unprocessed organizational archives included original documents and records as well as mixed media AV materials, films and photographs that documented their activities, as well as art on paper. Before their recent move to a new office space, the archival collections were inventoried, reboxed into archival containers and relocated to secure storage. Guerra & McBane developed the Preliminary Inventory and Analysis that identified significant record groups within this unique arts archive with recommendations for preservation and access.