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Jean Brown papers, 1916-1995 (bulk 1958-1985)

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Brown (Jean) papers
Series III. Topical ephemera, circa 1910-1989, (bulk 1965-1989) ca. 17 Linear Feet (12 boxes and 5 flat folders)
Series III includes printed ephemera and some clippings arranged by subject: copy art, Dada and Surrealism, dance, Fluxus, happenings, mail art, music, poetry, rubber stamp printing, semiotics, small presses, and video. Items typically document group activities occurring in venues different from those in Series II. The small presses section, the bulk of this series, comprises catalogs and publicity from publishers, distributors and bookstores dealing in artists' books, poetry and art multiples. Notations by Brown record her acquisitions. Most materials within a topic are arranged chronologically, except for the semiotics and small presses sections which are filed alphabetically.
box folder
94 1 Copy art, circa 1978-1984
94 2-17 Dada and Surrealism ephemera, circa 1910-1985, undated
Printed announcements, broadsides and posters. Some folders include small catalogs. Some photocopies, some clippings.
94 2 1910s
94 3 1920-1922
94 4 1924-1929
94 5 1930-1935
94 6 1936-1939
94 7 1940s
94 8 1950s
94 9 1960-1964
94 10 1965-1969
94 11 Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism: printed ephemera, 1967-1980
94 12 Dada and Surrealism ephemera, 1970-1975
Includes catalogs, postcards.
94 13 1976-1979
94 14 1980
Includes catalog in binder from Reinhold-Brown Gallery for The Dada Poster.
94 15 1981-1985
94 16 Dada, Bonn, 1980
Clippings, announcements of Dada events in Bonn, Germany.
94 17 undated
flatfile
60** Dada and Surrealism
"Excursions & visites: Dada 1ère visite," 1921; "Grand bal travesti transmental" at Salle Bullier, 1923; "Erste internationale Dada-messe," n.d.; "We ask your attention," n.d.; "Festival Dada" at Salle Gaveau, 1920; announcement for Minotaure nos. 3-4; poster of "Dada 1916-1923" at Sidney Janis Gallery, 1953; and poster "Dada Lives," 1969. (See Jas Duke file for identification of artists in Series I.)
box folder
94 18-21 Dance, 1972-1985, undated
Ca. .25 lin. ft.
Fluxus
box folder
95 1-9 Fluxus, 1962-1989
Ca. .66 lin. ft.
flatfile
61** Fluxus
18 items.
flatfile
62** Fluxus
18 items and some early clippings from German newspapers.
box folder
95 10 Happenings, undated
Mail art
box folder
95 11-16 Mail art, 1970-1981
Ca. .25 lin. ft.
box folder
96 1-9 Mail art, 1974-1986, undated
Includes separate files for postage stamps, 1974-1986, n.d.; ca. .5 lin. ft.
Music
box folder
96 10-17 Music, 1937-1978
ca. .5 lin. ft.
box folder
97 1-10 Music, 1979-1985, undated
ca. .5 lin. ft.
Poetry
box folder
97 11-14 Poetry, 1964-1985
Concrete poetry, sound and visual poetry, ca. .5 lin. ft.
box folder
98 1-4 Poetry, miscellaneous, 1970-1985
98 5-6 Rubber stamp printing, 1976-1984, undated
98 7-11 Semiotics
Primarily photocopied articles filed by author's name, A-Z; ca. .33 lin. ft.
Small presses, undated
box folder
98 12-20 Small presses, AG-ASSE
box folder
99 1-27 Small presses, ASSO-E
box folder
100 1-24 Small presses, F-MAI
box folder
101 1-20 Small presses, MAY-PR
box folder
102 1-23 Small presses, P miscellaneous-UN
box folder
103 1-8 Small presses, U miscellaneous-Z, unidentified
flatfile
63** Small Presses, A-L
flatfile
64** Small Presses, M-Z
Video
box folder
103 9-20 Video, 1966-1977
ca. .5 lin. ft.
box folder
104 1-14 Video, 1978-1986, undated
box folder
105 1-2 Video, undated
105 3-4 Video miscellaneous


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