Ray Johnson papers
Two collages by Johnson; an illustrated letter to Sylvia Wilkinson Murphy, editor of the MICHIGAN ART JOURNAL, May 6, 1976; a photograph of William Carlos Williams' hand; and printed material concerning the New York Correspondence School, 1970-1981.
Oral history interview with Ray Johnson
24 Pages (Transcript)
An interview of Ray Johnson conducted 1968 Apr. 17, by Sevim Fesci, for the Archives of American Art.
Ultra Violet papers
Ca. 200 personal letters and notes to Ultra Violet from John Graham, Ray Johnson, and John Chamberlain; a few photographs of Graham and Johnson; a few sketches by each of the three artists; and miscellaneous clippings, magazine articles, and exhibition announcements.
Ted and Joan Wilentz collection of Fluxus-related materials
56 items, almost entirely printed matter, consist of exhibition catalogues, announcements, books, pamphlets, newsletters, flyers, broadsides, calendar, prospectus cards, clippings, and posters generated by central and orbital figures associated with Fluxus: Allan Kaprow, Charlotte Moorman, Dick Higgins, Ray Johnson, George Maciunas, Peter Moore, and Richard Kostelanetz.
Oral history interview with Richard Lippold
An interview of Richard Lippold conducted 1971 Dec. 1, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Lippold speaks of his family background and early life in Milwaukee; his early interests in art and music; early teachers; the impact of the Chicago World's Fair; studying industrial design at the Chicago Art …
Jonathan Katz interview with William Wilson
Katz, Jonathan D., 1958-
93 Pages (Transcript)
A digital audio recording of an interview with William Wilson conducted by Jonathan Katz in 2012. Wilson talks about his relationships in the art world including Ray Johnson, Andy Warhol, Valerie Solanis, his mother May Wilson, and many others.
Chuck Welch papers relating to mail art
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 …
Kit Schwartz interviews with artists
A compendium of interviews for a project created by Kit Schwartz consisting of responses by 45 artists to the statement "People who live in glass houses should not throw stones" and responses from 90 artists to the question "Describe yourself as a person." Materials include sound recordings and corresponding transcripts of each …
Betty Esman papers
The scattered papers of painter and collector Betty Esman measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1936 to 1979. Found are artworks, artist files, biographical material, correspondence, photographs of Esman and others, printed material, and a mixed media scrapbook. Of note are files on Ray Johnson which include mail art addressed to and collected by Esman.