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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 IV. Robert Saunders collection, 1976-1991 4 lin. ft.
Mail art from artists including Reed Altemus, Gary Allen, Buz Blurr and Chuck Welch). Filed separately in alphabetical order are contributions from over 175 artists for the exhibition "Gallery between the staircases," 1980, which Saunders curated at the Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire. There are also submissions from almost 50 artists for "Robert Saunders Surprise 50th Birthday Mail Art Exhibition," 1990.
Box Folder
23 1 A, includes
23 1 Aldinger 1984
letter and photograph of Saunder's "Statue Wrapping."
23 1 Alves, Andre M.B. n.d.
2 cards with printed words.
23 1 Anderson, Frank J. 1980
includes "The Book of Mail Art" and an exhibition checklist.
23 1 Andre, Carl 1979
postcard.
23 1 Artfoot 1981
postcard.
23 1 Avery, Rose 1980-1981
2 postcards.
23 2 Altemus, Reed 1990-1991
includes 5 letters regarding other mail artists, his research into Lettrism and his work, a postcard sent from José Oliveira to Altemus and "Neostic Lettre#2."
23 3 Allen, Gary 1978-1979 1981-1982
16 postcards and a questionnaire result.
23 4 BA-BL, includes
23 4 Banana, Anna 1980
2 postcards.
23 4 Banville, Bernard (Xona) 1984
2 blank postcards and Void, no. 2.
23 4 Beilman, Patrick (Cow Town Art) 1979 1981-1983
5 postcards and a letter.
23 4 Below, Peter 1981 n.d.
2 postcards and information sheet about Kulturkeller.
23 4 Bennett, John M. 1990
"Utter utter" and "Sleef."
23 4 Bleus, Guy 1981
invitation to participate and postcard.
23 5 Baroni, Vittore 1978-1980 1990-1991
includes copy art, issue of and invitations to participate in Arte Postale!, and a postcard.
23 6 Blurr, Buz (né Russell Butler) 1981-1982
includes postcard, 2 notes on computer punch cards, 3 sheets stapled together with copy art on each and a letter written on one, and color copy art with address lists.
23 7 BO-BU, includes
23 7 Boomerang Mail Works 1980-1982
3 postcards.
23 7 Bozotros Mythic Extravaganzer n.d.
2 postcards.
23 7 Brett, George 1979-1981 n.d.
10 postcards and a letter.
23 7 Brown, Jean 1981
postcard.
23 7 Bruscky, Paulo 1978
note.
23 7 Bushmiller, Edgar Allen 1981
advertisement with note.
23 8 C, includes
23 8 C., Richard 1984-1985
2 postcards.
23 8 Carrión, Ulises 1982
exhibition checklist.
23 8 Cantsin, Monty 1990
many stickers and a photocopied note to Carlo Pittore.
23 8 Cavellini, Guglielmo Achille n.d.
includes biography, 2 items.
23 8 Cleveland, Buster 1979
invitation to participate and 2 postcards.
23 8 Cohen, Ryosuke n.d.
postcard.
23 8 Corroto, Mark (Fagagaga) n.d.
postcard.
23 9 D, includes
23 9 Deagle, Richard 1979-1980
5 postcards.
23 9 D.O.A. 1990
copy art compilation by many artists (see also Miti, Box12, f.5).
23 9 Dogfish 1981
postcard.
23 9 Dreva, Jerry 1980
2 greeting cards, postcard and 3 sheets with images of Dreva getting tattooed.
23 9 Duch, Leonhard Frank 1980
2 sheets of copy art.
23 9 Durland, Steve 1980-1981
2 postcards, note and 2 sheets with concrete poetry.
23 9 Duquette, Michael (Canadada) 1980
invitation to participate.
23 10 E, includes
23 10 Edwards, Jesse 1981 1984
5 postcards.
23 10 Evans, James 1985
letter.
23 10 Evans, Sam 1980
letter.
Box Folder
24 1 F-G, includes
24 1 Fakkeldy, Henk 1981
exhibition checklist and performance documentation.
24 1 Fawcett, John S. 1979
small catalog of rubber stamps and 2 sheets with lists of items Fawcett would like to acquire with a letter written on one of the sheets.
24 1 Ferguson, Frank (Sirqworks) 1982
exhibition notice, 3 cards with copy art and a photocopied drawing.
24 1 Gaglione, Bill (Dadaland) 1981
note on an invitation to participate.
24 1 Greenberger, David B. 1980-1981 1984
4 postcards.
24 2 H-J, includes
24 2 Higgins, Dick 1978 1980
3 advertisements and a change of address postcard.
24 2 Higgins, E. F. III (Doo Da Postage Works) 1979-1980
6 postcards and a letter.
24 2 Hompson, Davi Det 1981
letter.
24 2 Jackson, Leavenworth 1978 1980
2 postcards.
24 2 Jacob, John P. 1982
2 postcards.
24 2 Janssen, Ruud (Travelling Art Mail [TAM]) 1990
"Info 1990.07."
24 2 Johnson, Ray 1979
note with enclosed postcard mask.
24 2 Jones, Connie Browning 1981 n.d.
postcard and letter on cardboard.
24 3 K, includes
24 3 Kasnowski, Chester 1982 n.d.
"Nexus mail art no. 10," and a pencil drawing.
24 3 Keech, B. C. 1982 1986
postcard, photocopied letter, 2 sheets with computer art and "Quick as You Can" proposal.
24 3 Kempton, Karl 1980 n.d.
postcard and letter.
24 3 Klayman, Toby Judith 1980
35 postcards of her paintings.
24 4 Kuentzel, Pete and Pat (Miami Mudworks) 1976-1981 n.d.
includes postcards and letters about his personal life and artwork, and articles, ca. 35 items.
24 5 L, includes
24 5 Lazarus 1979
2 postcards.
24 5 LeClair, Abd-Allah (Radio Free Dada) 1981 n.d.
2 postcards.
24 5 Lewis, Hank 1979 n.d.
includes greeting card, note with 5 sheets about "Sculpture Event," another note, postcard, P.S. 1 notice and copy art stamps.
24 5 Lister, A.S. 1978-1979
3 postcards.
24 5 Lloyd, Ginny 1984
postcard.
24 5 Luigetti, Serse 1981
postcard.
24 6 MA-ME, includes
24 6 Madam X 1981 n.d.
4 copies of "Madam X's Gazet" and "Madam X's True Love Magazine."
24 6 Maggi, Ruggero 1980-1981
invitations to participate and an exhibition checklist.
24 6 McAlpine, Bruce R. 1981
3 postcards.
24 6 McLimans, David 1981-1982
2 postcards.
24 6 Mehrl, C. 1979
includes 2 postcards and invitation to participate.
24 6 Metallic Avau 1981
includes postcard and an exhibition checklist, 4 items.
24 7 MI-MY, includes
24 7 Minimal Volumes 1981
postcard and "MX Alert."
24 7 Miss Fit 1978-1980
3 postcards.
24 7 Mollett, Michael 1979-1984 n.d.
3 postcards, letter and performance notice.
24 7 Morandi, Emilio (Artestudio) n.d.
stamp sheet colored in felt pen.
24 7 Muldoon, Brian 1979
4 copy art cards, mail art notice and letter.
Box Folder
25 1 N-O, includes
25 1 Navarro, Tony 1981 n.d.
3 postcards.
25 2 Olbrich, Jürgen 1980-1981
includes 2 thank you notes, exhibition notices, In a small frame, letter, 5 postcards for "Kunst Garten Schau," invitation to participate in "Kunst Garten Schau" with Saunders photocopied response and a postcard.
25 3 P, includes
25 3 Packard 1981
6 postcards.
25 3 Patrick, T. 1980-1981 n.d.
2 postcards, thank you note, exhibition checklist.
25 3 Pittore, Carlo 1979 1981-1982 n.d.
4 postcards, advertisement, notice and broccoli campagne manifesto.
25 3 Pitts, Ms. 1978 1981
2 postcards.
25 3 Pyros, John 1979-1980
postcard and photocopied article.
25 4 R, includes
25 4 R. Mutt 1977
3 postcards.
25 4 Radio, Roy n.d.
note.
25 4 Rehfeldt, Robert ca. 1975
biographical sheet.
25 4 Riz, Marisa da 1982
postcard.
25 4 Rizzo, Bob (Artniks Press) 1980
2 postcards, 2 letters and stickers.
25 4 Rosenberg, Marilyn R. 1980-1981
3 postcards.
25 4 Rutkovsky, Paul and Fran Cutrell (Doo Daa Florida) 1984
vol. 1, no. 3 of Doo Daa Florida and form letter.
25 5 Random, Steve 1982-1985 1990
5 postcards, 1 card and 3 letters.
25 6 Ray, Bill 1981 1983 1986
collage "project," postcard, exhibition checklist, invitation to participate, "Mail Art Kit" and 3 postcards.
25 7 S, includes
25 7 Sackner, Marvin 1981
2 letters.
25 7 Saunders, Jack 1984
Outfit art, See see writer, Open letter.
25 7 Schmidt, Angelika n.d.
2 postcards and a card.
25 7 Shmuel 1991
postcard.
25 7 Smuda, Gail 1982 1985 1990
2 postcards, greeting card with long message, invitation to participate and a tag.
25 7 Souza, Al 1979
3 postcards.
25 7 Spiegelman, Lon ca. 1981
postcard,.
25 7 Suel, Lucien 1982
invitation to participate.
25 7 Suez * Q 1984-1985 n.d.
4 postcards.
25 7 Summers, Rod (VEC) 1980
Audio Exchange program list and postcard.
25 8 Saunders, Robert 1980-1984
includes postcards, letter from his child, photograph of Saunders, letter from his mother, invitation to participate, list of works sent to an exhibition, articles, Regional selections 1980, annotated list of mail artists and 2 sheets of copy art.
Box Folder
26 1 T-V, includes
26 1 Tavenner, Patricia 1979 n.d.
postcard and advertisement.
26 1 Thenot, Jean-Paul 1980-1981
conference notice, certificate of participation, invitation to participate, video performance notice.
26 1 Tisa, J. Benedict 1981
invitation to participate.
26 1 Truck, Fred 1981
note.
26 1 TV 1982
free issue.
26 1 Vandenburgh, A. 1980
3 drawings.
26 1 Varney, Ed n.d.
postcard and artists' stamps advertisement.
26 2 Void (Hetty Huisman) 1908 1982 n.d.
3 series of postcards, 3 advertisements and a contribution list.
26 3 W, includes
26 3 Whitson (Sluj Press) 1981
exhibition reviews, participation list, invitation to participate, and a notice.
26 3 Whorrall, Bill 1981
postcard.
26 3 Wittels, Anne F. 1980-1981
2 postcards.
26 3 Woodrose Editions 1983 n.d.
includes advertisements, editions of "Parchment," letters, and order forms.
26 4 Welch, Chuck (Crackerjack Kid) 1979-1981 n.d.
includes 3 postcards, 4 letters about the handmade paper renaissance, his work and the state of mail art, and a catalog for the "Third National High School Postal Art Exhibit."
26 5 X-Z, includes
26 5 Xero Post n.d.
26 5 Yager, Jay 1977-1982
6 postcards, 2 notices, 2 chain letters, letter and invitation to participate.
26 5 Zastoupil, Carol 1980
2 postcards and an invitation to participate.
26 6-8 Unidentified
Box Folder
27 1-5 "Gallery between the staircases" 1980
mail art show curated by Saunders with original contributions from Al Ackerman (Blaster), Administrative Art, Gary Allen, André M. B. Alves, Carl Andre, A. de Araujo, Artfoot, Barbara Aubin, Rose Avery, Anna Banana, Dan Barber, Bob Barch, Jayme Barr, Slater Baron, Vittore Baroni, John M. Bennett, Carolyn Berry, Big Dada, Baron Infinity, Boomerang, Mario Borillo, B. Brenneman, A. Brewer, George Brett, Paulo Bruscky, Willy Buchholz, Charlton Burch, Sharon A. Burns, Edgar Allen Bushmiller, Richard C., Carl Camu, Captain Collage, Ulises Carrión, James Chefchis, Mat and Alex Chothowski, Maude Church, Norman B. Colp, Robin Crozier, J. W. Curry, Emil Daley, Diana Dawson, C. DeMartini, P. DiCarlo, James Dietsch, Irene Dogmatic, Marcelo Dolabela, David Drummond-Milne, Leonhard Frank Duch, Steven Durland, Martin Raul Eckmeyer, Eller-Yañez, James Evans, Maryann Fariello, J. Felgar, Toma Fichter, Pat Fish, Sue Fishbein, Rafael Franca, Joachim Frank, D. Freedman, Betsy Fuchs, Bill Gaglione, Johan van Geluwe, Gentleman's Magazine, Carolyn Gerardo, Jennifer Gibbon, Rush Glick, Alfred Gescheidt, Claudio Gomes, Edward R. Gonzo, Gonzola, K. T. Good, Eve Green, David B. Greenberger, György Galántai, Haddock, William Hazlitt, Haining, N. Hall, Richard A. Hambleton, Alberto Harrigan, Scott Helmes, E. F. Higgins III, Douglas Hinckle, Tyler James Hoare, Davi Det Hompson, Curt Huddleston, Mark Hurlstone, Margit Ilika, Inter Dada 80, Ko de Jonge, Gerald Jupitter-Larsen, Mitchell W. Keleman, Richard Kerr, Susan King, Edith Kodmur, Suzanne Lacy, Mario Lara, Pat and Dick Larter, Susan B. Laufer, Abd-Allah LeClair, David Lemsing, Lomholt Formular Press.
Box Folder
28 1-5 "Gallery between the staircases" 1980
Sally Mack, Madam X, Vivienne Maricevic, Joy Martin, Graciela Gutierrez Marx, G. E. Marx Vigo, Bill Massey, Bruce McAlpine, Mary McNeil, Damon Meadows, C. Mehrl, L. E. Merenstein, Douglas Messerli, Tommy Mew, Effie Mihopoulos, Don P. Miller, Eve Mills, MIT, Paul Nicholson, Northern Star, Jürgen Olbrich, Brendon O'Sullivan, T. Patrick, Vida Pavesich, Pawel Petasz, A. M. Pillar, Olimpio Pinheiro, Carlo Pittore, Ms. Pitts Pie, Bern Porter, L. Poteet, Emanuel Ravelli, Robert and Ruth Rehhfeldt, Mario Röhnelt, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Dave Ruff, Ellis Sample, Robert Saunders, Bryan Sauvé, Tomasz Schulz, Michael Scott, Zdzislaw R. Sikora, C. Simeone, Ben Simmons, Iara Simonetti, Claudia Smith, Stephanie Smith, Erma Smith-Flasher, Smuda, Soft Art Press, Lon Spiegelman, Lance Stephens, Carol Stetser, Andre Stitt, Frances E. Storey, Ross A. Sussman, Bruno Talpo, Tane, Sharon Teabo, Don Tinsley, Benedict Tisa, Tom Tobin, Ed Varney, Edgardo-Antonio Vigo, Void, Karyn Ward, Dawn Warren (see also Whitson), Chuck Welch, Kim Wheatland, Whitson, Bill Whorrall, Anne F. Wittels, Willie Anne Wright, Paula Winfrey, A. K. Yost.
Box Folder
29 1-2 "Gallery between the staircases" 1980
Unidentified and a review.
29 3-6 "Robert Saunders Surprise 50th Birthday Mail Art Exhibition" 1990
contributions from Larry Angelo, Robert Ashworth, Buz Blurr, Carroll Brooks, Claudine Barbot, Gerard Barbot, Keith Bates, A Classic Pair, David Cole, Michel Collet, Kristof D'Haeseleer, Creative Thing, Mark Corroto, Robin Crozier, Daniel Daligand, Patrick Flynn, Jean-Claude Gagnon, Edward Gonzo, S. A. Griffin, Bob Grumman, Brian Keith Kasher, M.A. Longbottom, Ruggero Maggi, Malok, Des McLean, Mark Melnicove, Minóy, Angela and Henning Mittendorf, Emilio Morandi, Michael Mollott (M. M.), José Oliveira, Ashley Parker Owens, Géza Perneczky, Daniel Plunkett, Bern Porter, J. K. Post, Private World, John Pyros, Mark Rose, Steve Random, Jörg Seifert, Sensoria, Lon Spiegelman, Chuck Stake, Carol Stetser, Shmuel, Johnny Tostdada. Also 2 invitations to participate.
Box Folder
30 1-2 Invitations to participate 1978-1984 n.d.
mostly to mail art projects and exhibitions.
30 3-4 Notices 1978-1984 n.d.
mostly for exhibitions and also includes mail art exhibition checklists and catalogs.
30 5 Advertisements


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