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Bern Porter mail art collection, 1953-1992 (bulk 1978-1992)

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Finding aid for the Bern Porter mail art collection, 1953-1992 (bulk 1978-1992)
Series III. John Pyros collection, 1953-1992 2.0 linear feet
Includes mail art by David Audet, Peter Craigie, Pyros and Chris Winkler. Some of Pyros' own work consists of clippings stapled to sheets of paper and very early letters from him to his father (1953-1955). Separate files contain artworks sent to Pyros to be exhibited in "Studies in Capital Punishment," 1986, "Ground Zero," 1988, and "Floating Theatre of All Possibilities," 1990.
Box Folder
19 1 A, includes
19 1 Accorti, Roberto n.d.
postcard.
19 1 Ashe, Herbert 1989
small jigsaw puzzle.
19 1 Aycock, Shirley 1985
Punclips, v. 1, no. 4.
19 2 Audet, David 1986-1991
10 postcards, Christmas postcard series featuring 1 for each day of the 12 days of Christmas (2 missing) and a photocopied clipping.
19 3 B, includes
19 3 Baccelli, Vittorio 1987
postcard.
19 3 Banana, Anna 1988 1990
postcard and note.
19 3 Barbot, Gerard 1985
postcard.
19 3 Bennett, John M. 1981
postcard.
19 3 Biscoe, Stu 1990
3 postcards.
19 3 Bleus, Guy 1985 1990
airmail envelope with drawing, invitation to participate and typescript "An introduction about zero-one mail-art."
19 3 Bloch, Mark 1990
postcard and typescript "Open letter to the network."
19 3 Boon Dance Baby Pants 1990 n.d.
postcard with wooden horse attached and a photograph.
19 4 C, includes
19 4 C., Richard 1987
postcard.
19 4 Carrion, Ulises 1981
invitation to participate.
19 4 Cook, Geoffrey 1991
signed notice.
19 4 Corroto, Mark (Fagagaga) 1991
postcard.
19 4 Craigie, Peter M. 1977-1988
includes notices, artists' books, copy art, printed cards designed by Craigie, postcards and letters, ca. 50 items.
19 4 Crouch, Bob ca. 1990
note and 2 letters.
19 5 D, includes
19 5 Daligand, Daniel n.d.
6 sheets with copy art, rubber stamp art and drawings.
19 5 Dogfish 1986
postcard.
19 5 Durland, Steve n.d.
postcard.
19 5 Duquette, Mike (Canadada) n.d.
invitation to participate.
19 6 E-F, includes
19 6 Fierens, Luc (Mr. Luce) 1987
includes 8 sheets of copy art.
19 6 Fox, Harry and Sally 1985-1986 n.d.
6 postcards and sheet with photocopied stamps and note.
19 7 G, includes
19 7 Galaxy Verbatim 1986-1987
postcard and sheet of copy art.
19 7 Glassman, Steve 1989-1990
5 postcards and 2 letters.
19 8 H, includes
19 8 Hairy Labs n.d.
artists' book and invitations to participate.
19 8 Held, John Jr. 1989-1990
note, photocopied articles and project documentation.
19 8 Hill, Crag 1986 1989 n.d.
4 postcards, 2 letters and sheet with computer art.
19 8 Honoria 1989
postcard.
19 8 Horn, Stu (Northwest Mounted Valise) 1973
exhibition notice.
19 9 I-K, includes
19 9 Icarus 1986 1989 n.d.
3 postcards.
19 9 Jankowski, Matty (Circle Arts) n.d.
invitation to participate.
19 9 James, C.M. (Fantome Press) 1991
invitation to participate.
19 9 Jupitter-Larsen, G. X. n.d.
typescript "There is a potentiality to the number zero...."
19 9 Kasher, Brian Keith (Kasher Communications) 1990
2 letters.
19 9 Kasnowski, Chester 1989
postcard.
19 9 Kossy, Donna (Out-of-Control Data Korporation) 1986
5 sheets of copy art.
19 10 L, includes
19 10 LeClair, Abd-Allah (Radio Free Dada) 1988
chain letter.
19 10 Louie, Gloria n.d.
artists' book and letter.
19 10 Luigetti, Serse 1987
postcard.
Box Folder
20 1-2 Level 9 1986
contributions of mail art, copy art and rubber stamp art from various artists.
20 3 M, includes
20 3 Malok 1986
photograph.
20 3 Mangled Efforts n.d.
letter and many small pieces of photocopies.
20 3 Mann, Ernest 1986 1990-1991
includes postcard, issues of Little Free Press and sheet with request for postage.
20 3 Mew, Tommy 1987
notice and a letter from Mew's father about the death of his wife.
20 3 Mitchell, Elizabeth 1988-1990
3 postcards with photographs of her work on the verso.
20 3 Musicmaster n.d.
letter.
20 4 N-O, includes
20 4 Nodera, Shinoh 1988
invitation to participate and a thank you postcard.
20 4 Nyman, Kjell 1986 1989
includes postcard, note and "Oh Art...."
20 5 P, includes
20 5 Paul, Shane 1989
2 postcards.
20 5 Petasz, Pawel n.d.
postcard.
20 5 PhotoStatic Magazine 1985-1987
2 postcards and a note.
20 5 Planet Roc 1991
vol. 3, nos. 1-2.
20 5 Plunkett, Edward 1986
notice and postcard with pastel drawing.
20 5 Porter, Bern 1989
postcard.
20 5 Poste, C.W. 1990
2 invitations to participate.
20 5 Postler, Klaus 1986
2 postcards and a letter.
20 5 Private World 1986
2 postcards.
20 5 Purcell, Hank 1978 1986 1990
3 postcards and a letter.
20 6-8 Pyros, John ca. 1982-1991
includes postcards, photograph, notices, articles about the festival "Miami Waves" where Pyros' "Perseus and the alchemical rite" was performed, invitations to participate in Pyros curated events, handwritten notes, typescript "Making non-sense out of sense or vice versa," checklist for the mail art show "Homage to the Mad Diarist," checklist for "News/Sinews II Exhibition," annotated typescript "A defense of slang, argot, colloquailsim, jhargon and you-know," copies of letters to editors, very large amount of clippings stapled to sheets of paper, and materials related to Dramatika, such as notices, cancelled checks, postage receipts and grant papers.
Box Folder
21 1 Pyros, John 1953-1991
letters and postcards to John and Ellen Pyros from his parents, her brothers and their daughter, and from young Pyros to his father.
21 2 R, includes
21 2 Radio, Roy 1980
postcard.
21 2 Radio Free Texas 1980-1981 n.d.
2 postcards and an invitation to participate.
21 2 Random, Steve 1990
invitation to participate.
21 2 Riz, Marisa da 1982
postcard.
21 2 Rosa, Salvatore de 1987
2 sheets with copy art and rubber stamp printing.
21 3 S, includes
21 3 Sackner, Marvin 1986
letter and note concerning acquisition of Pyros' archive .
21 3 Saunders, Robert 1991
exhibition checklist.
21 3 Seifried, E. 1987
invitation to participate.
21 3 6¢ Postage 1986
4 postcards.
21 3 Shapiro, Elisha 1987
performance proposal, stickers and photocopied article.
21 3 Shimamoto, Shozo 1987
invitation to participate.
21 3 Skratz, G.P. n.d.
includes note, artists' book and typescript "The fall of Polyphemus."
21 3 Spiegelman, Lon 1980
invitation to participate, postcard and a clipping with notes written in the margins.
21 3 Suel, Lucien 1990
2 items.
21 3 Summers, Rev. Paul 1986 1989 1991
3 postcards.
21 4 T, includes
21 4 Tell, William 1990
artists' book.
21 4 Train, Brian X. (Citizen X) 1986-1987
3 postcards.
21 5 W, includes
21 5 Waite, David 1986
2 postcards.
21 5 Walter, Otis 1988-1989
2 letters and a postcard.
21 5 Welch, Chuck (The Crackerjack Kid) 1985
postcard regarding Networking currents.
21 5 Whatever, Sean (aka Sean Slack) 1989-1990
includes sticker and 3 postcards.
21 5 Whorrall, Bill n.d.
invitation to participate.
21 5 Winkler, Chris (Plutonium Press) 1987-1987 n.d.
includes letters, postcards and copy art, ca. 15 items.
21 6 X-Z, includes
21 6 Xex Graphix 1986
newsletter.
21 7 Unidentified
Box Folder
22 1 "Studies in Capital Punishment" 1986
mail art show curated by Pyros with original contributions from David Audet, Mike Bidner, Crag Hill, Mick Boyle, Bob H. Miller, Ayah Kwax, Tom Pack, Vittorio Baccelli, Andrej Tisma, L. Forteza, J. Gijsenbergs, Clemente Padin, Antonio Tregnaghi, Ottotron, Rerun, Giovanni Strada, Peter Küstermann, Gérard Barbot, Private World, Lang Thompson.
22 2 "Ground Zero" 1988
mail art show curated by Pyros with original contributions from Benedict Tisa, Thomas Koole, Hartmut Graf, David Audet, Liz Carpenter, Carlo Pittore, Brian Sherman, Lucien Suel, Bud Lee. Also includes invitation and checklist.
22 3 "Floating Theatre of All Possibilities" 1990
mail art show curated by Pyros with original contributions from Rocola, Cantwell, David Audet, A Classic Pair, Richard Mathews, Ashley Parker Owens, C. Nash, C. Schneck, L7, Jaya Christiansen, Mark Kingsley, John M. Bennett, Douglas P. Baulos, Brian Sherman, Homer L. Springer Jr., Robert Ashworth. Also includes invitations, checklist and clippings.
22 4 Invitations to participate 1979-1992 n.d.
mostly to mail art projects and exhibitions.
22 5 Notices 1985-1991 n.d.
mostly for exhibitions and also includes mail art exhibition checklists and catalogs.
22 6 Advertisements


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