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Creators:
Shebairo, Richard
Dates:
1983-1986
Size:
0.02 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.shebrich
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Mail art from Edward M. Plunkett to Richard Shebairo measures 0.02 linear feet and date from 1983-1986, including letters, rubber-stamped envelopes, newspaper clippings, perforated faux postage stamps, several handmade booklets and rubber stamped communications, an unopened letter to Plunkett, which he altered with rubber stamps and signed "EMP 84." Also included is a 3x5 inch memo book inscribed "to Richard April 1, 1985 E M Plunkett," containing rubber-stamp narratives. Correspondence relates to accounting tasks and materials, accompanied with mentions of Plunkett's enclosed mail art.

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Creators:
Held, John, 1947-
Dates:
bulk 1973-2013
1947-2018
Size:
12.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.heldjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of rubberstamp and artistamp artist, performance artist, collector of mail art, and fine arts librarian John Held, Jr. date from 1947-2018, bulk 1973-2013, and measure 12.9 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material, 18 printed diaries, letters received by Held from mail artists around the world, art work consisting of artistamps designed by miscellaneous mail artists, interview transcripts, writings, project and event files, printed material, mail art sent for the Gutai Historical Survey Exhibition held at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2013, and a collection of biographical material presented by Held at a Mail Art Study Day held at the Archives of American Art in 2018.

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Creators:
Bennett, Catherine Mehrl
Dates:
2018
Size:
0.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.benncath
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Mail art received by Catherine Mehrl Bennett sent by a variety of mail artists including Maralena Howard, Ed Giecek, Mike Dickau, Henry Guild, Mike Dyar, Diane Bertrand, José Nogueira, Darlene Altschul, Jayne B. Lyons, and others between July to October, 2018.

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Creators:
Bennett, John M.
Dates:
circa 1992-2018
Size:
0.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bennjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Mail art (versions unsent) created by John M. Bennett in the form of hundreds of Tacky Little Pamphlets (TLP) that are folded and disseminated in random ways.

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Creators:
Evans, John, 1932-
Dates:
1957-2012
bulk 1970-2012
Size:
7.1 Linear feet
1 Gigabyte
Collection ID:
AAA.evanjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of John Evans, 1957-2012, bulk 1970s-2000, measure 7.1 linear feet and 1.00 GB and document the collage artist's involvement with mail art. The vast majority of letters are from mail artists, often with embellished envelopes and include and a digital version of Collected Essays by John Held, Jr. Writings include a thesis about mail art by Marya Trianfellos. Subject files concern art stamps, mail art shows and events, Ray Johnson's death and memorial tributes to him. The most thoroughly documented mail art project, "John Evans Fake Collages," is of unknown origin. In addition, there are a few items relating to projects conceived by Evans and more substantial documentation of projects initiated by Christina Behmenburg, Leslie Caldera, Ryosuke Cohen, Peter W. Kaufmann, Angela and Peter Netmail.

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Creators:
Held, John, 1947-
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
2017 September 28-October 3
Size:
9 Items (Sound recording: 9 sound files (5 hr., 4 min.), digital, wav)
131 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.held17
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with John Held, Jr. conducted 2017 September 28 and October 3, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, at Karlstrom's home in San Francisco, California.

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Creators:
Shown, John, 1937-
Dates:
1937-1984
Size:
2 Items (partial microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
AAA.showjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical material, including a birth certificate and a resume; correspondence, 1973-1984 including mail art; 2 journals, 1982-1983 and 1983-1984, containing notes, printed material and mail art; 4 subject files, undated and 1978-1983, entitled: Creative New Yorkers, House Portraits, Intergalactic Communication Show, and Shown-Davenport Gallery,...

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Creators:
Plunkett, Ed (1922-)
Dates:
circa 1960-1990
Size:
2.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.plunedwar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Edward M. Plunkett papers measure 2.5 linear feet and date from circa 1960-1990. Included is mail art sent to Plunkett from Robert Delford Brown, Russell Butler (a.k.a. buZ blurr), Anna Banana, Buster Cleveland, Crackerjack Kid, Ken Friedman, John Held, Jr., E. F. Higgins, Ray Johnson, Tim Mancusi, Carlo Pittore, May Wilson, William Wilson, W. S. S...

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Creators:
Johnson, Ray, 1927-1995
Dates:
1970-1971
Size:
6 Items
Collection ID:
AAA.johnray
Repository:
Archives of American Art

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.

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Creators:
Friedman, Ken
Dates:
1969-1978
Size:
21.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.frieken
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Materials relating to Friedman's career, his art and his involvement in Fluxus and Fluxus West, including correspondence; exhibition announcements; bulletins; newsletters; clippings; card files of names and addresses; postcards; catalogs; press releases; journals; notes; comic strips; printed materials; material for "Annotated Bibliography on Zen B...

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