Collection ID:
8BC (Organization: New York, N.Y.)
Physical Description:
2 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Articles (mostly photocopies) and magazines about 8BC; photographs, mainly of club performances; slides; scrapbooks, and a 331/3 recording, "Poo Poo Bomb." The material was compiled by Cornelius Conboy, and mostly relates to publicity of the club's events. Also found are books and articles on the East Village scene, and other clubs, galleries, and performance spaces operating during the 1980s.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Multimedia gallery and performance art club; East Village, N.Y., located in the East Village, N.Y., on 8th St. between B and C. Cornelius Conboy was a co-founder and owner. The club opened October 31, 1983, and closed October 20, 1985.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2000 by Cornelius Conboy, owner of 8BC.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Performance art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
East Village (New York, N.Y.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Conboy, Cornelius Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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