Chuck Welch papers relating to mail art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.welcchuc
Creators:
Welch, Chuck, 1948-
Dates:
1974-2019
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
4.2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Chuck Welch papers relating to mail art date from 1947-2019 and measure 4.2 linear feet. Included are letters to Welch received through the USPS and international mail systems and typed descriptions arranged alphabetically by sender/artist, and a 27-volume "Artistamp Archive"; contents of the 2019 'A Book About Death' 10th Anniversary exhibition with supplemental information. Notable figures including Dick Higgins, Ray Johnson, and John Held are among the hundreds of artists included in the collection. Some samples of mail art are composed of small objects, such as patches, plastic toys, feathers, and other three dimensional objects. A portion of the collection is in electronic format.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Chuck Welch (1948- ) is an artist, musician, and mail art historian in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 2019 by Chuck Welch.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Terms of Use
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Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art historians -- New Hampshire Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- New Hampshire Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mail art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnson, Ray, 1927-1995 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Held, John, 1947- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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