Collection MS 339 - The Attic Archive Collection / Marshall Anderson Journals / Peter Haining

Identity area

Reference code

MS 339

Title

The Attic Archive Collection / Marshall Anderson Journals / Peter Haining

Date(s)

  • 1970-2018 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

4 shelves

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Pete Horobin began the Attic Archive Project, one of many projects, after graduating from Duncan of Jourdanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee with a diploma in drawing and painting in 1975. The project dates from 1980-2005 and documents distinct decades of the artist's life under the names of Pete Horobin, Marshall Anderson, Peter Haining, Aitch and Haining The first of these projects, the DATA (Daily Action Time Archive) 01.01.1980-13.12.1989, was undertaken during the 1980s and reflected Horobin's involvment in the international movements of mail art and neoism. The second project, the Marshall Anderson Journals, was completed between 1990-1999 and reflected Anderson's artistic style as a mixed media artist and freelance art journalist. The third project, completed 2000-2005, was entitled Haining's Irish Bike tour in Eire and Round N Ireland (Arts) (HIBERNIA) and reflected Haining's interest in autodidactic art practice across Ireland. This collection comprises records relating to Haining's DATA project and Marshall Anderson Journals project as well as various materials relating to his research into artists' unemployment across Scotland and the work he undertook for his Accsssiblity of the Art project. Haining moved from Dundee to Kirkaldy in 2012, then to Selkirk and in 2020 is known as Aitch, operating as Ae Phor.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Research notes, Journals, drawings, correspondence and art projects relating to the Attic Archive Project.

Accruals

Not expected

System of arrangement

Usually chronological within series.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Paper, analogue and digital media.

Finding aids

Handlist

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

The records are original.

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

The Attic itself was sold in 2012. Its many varied parts are now relocated in numerous museums and collections as follows - The Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh The Museum of Communications, Burntisland, Fife Kirkcaldy Museum & Art Gallery, Fife McManus Museum & Art Gallery, Dundee Central Library, Dundee Dundee University Archives Artpool, Budapest The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh The National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh The National Irish Visual Art Library, Dublin (information from Edinburgh College of Art blog https://gsaarchivesandcollections.wordpress.com/tag/peter-horobin/

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

MS 339

Rules and/or conventions used

Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

Status

Catalogued

Dates of creation revision deletion

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related genres

Related places