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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 I. Bern Porter collection, 1973-1992 3.0 linear feet
Mail art sent from artists such as Mark Corroto, Ryosuke Cohen, John Held, Matty Jankowski, Peter and Angela Küstermann, Minóy, Lon Spiegelman, Michael VooDoo, Wordless Press, Chuck Welch, Whitson and Chris Winkler.
Box Folder
1 1 A, includes
1 1 Accorti, Roberto 1991-1992
photograph postcard and sheet of photocopy art.
1 1 Ali Dada 1991-1992
2 postcards with rubber stamp printing.
1 1 Altemus, Reed 1990
announcement with note, postcard and letter.
1 1 Alternative Press n.d.
2 bookmarks, 13 blank postcards and 2 broadsides.
1 1 Aono, Kikuko 1989-1990
postcard, and note with 2 photographs, stamps and copy art
1 1 Aristide 3108 1988 1990
2 envelopes with small printed ephemera.
1 1 Art + Communication 1991
no. 1.
1 1 Art Postal Nov 1990
no. 7.
1 1 Ausente 1991
2 items.
1 1 Azega 1987
photograph postcard with text on verso.
1 2 Annpac 1980-1981
Documents of artist-run centres in Canada.
1 3 BA-BE, includes
1 3 Baccelli, Vittorio 1987
includes sheet of copy art, 2 items.
1 3 Banana, Anna Sep 1987
Banana rag no. 21.
1 3 Barbot, Gerard ca. 1988
copy art postcard, letter with many small photocopied invitations to participate, large postcard with long birthday greeting.
1 3 Baroni, Vittorio 1992
4 pieces of printed ephemera, including Crackerjack Kid stamp.
1 3 Bellini, Lancillotto (Art Naturale) 1986-1990
5 postcards and a separate envelope.
1 3 Bennett, John M. (Luna Bisonte Prods) 1987 1992
2 postcards.
1 4 BL-BU, includes
1 4 Bleus, Guy 1990
postcard.
1 4 Bloch, Mark (Panpost) 1988 1991
2 postcards
1 4 Bondioli, Guido 1988 1992
3 postcards and an invitation to participate sent in a grommeted paper bag by Richard Pickering.
1 4 Bowling, Amy (Sister Moon) 1991-1992
note and 3 postcards.
1 4 Bruscky, Paulo 1988
postcard.
1 4 Buttons ca. 1992
large, decorated postcard.
1 5 C, includes
1 5 C., Richard 1990
2 postcards.
1 5 C-Art (group of artists from RISD and Brown) 1991-1992
6 sheets of invitations to participate and corresponding documentation.
1 5 Cantsin, Monty n.d.
2 items,.
1 5 Chiarlone, Bruno 1990
includes small clippings with printed illustrations, "Ecoarte: bollettino ufficiale," and a note.
1 5 Corroto, Mark (Fagagaga) 1986-1992
10 postcards
1 5 Creative Thing 1983
Rant# 4+5.
1 5 Crozier, Robin 1987
"Memo(random)-Memo(ry)."
1 6 Cohen, Ryosuke 1987-1992
includes many sheets of "Brain Cell," lists of contributors and invitations to participate.
1 7 D, includes
1 7 De Media n.d.
"extra mail art issue" and sticker.
1 7 D'Haeseleer, Kristof 1991
postcard and note accompanied by four sheets consisting of a statement, copy art, an invitation and a notice.
1 7 Dogfish 1989
postcard.
1 7 Dogmatic, Irene n.d.
photocopied drawing.
1 7 Duquette, Mike (Canadada) 1989 1992
2 invitations to participate with 5 accompanying postcards and a letter.
1 7 Dyar, Mike (Eat art) 1992
notices and copy art.
1 8 E 1990-1991
Edelweiss (Kingdom of Edelweiss; Alexander, King of Edelweiss): postcard, note and printed ephemera.
1 9 F, includes
1 9 Ferro, Toni 1985
"Una torre per la pace" project.
1 9 Fiorello, Sabato 1984-1990
16 postcards, many from the "D'annunzio project."
1 9 Fox, Hugh 1983
"Ghost Dance" portfolio consisting of 6 signed prints.
1 9 Fox, Michael 1990 1992
postcard and invitation to participate.
1 9 Framelius, Kimmo 1990
sheet with copy art and 3 drawings.
Box Folder
2 1 G, includes
2 1 Gagnon, Jean-Claude (Réparation de poésie) 1992
invitation to participate.
2 1 Galántai, György (Artpool) 1990 1992
includes copy art and invitations to participate.
2 1 Gordon, Coco n.d.
artist's book.
2 2 H, includes
2 2 Hairy Labs n.d.
letter.
2 2 Handa, Mayumi 1991
note on a photocopied clipping.
2 2 Held, John 1988-1992
invitation to participate, book notice, sheet of copy art, 3 sheets of stamps, exhibition notice, and catalog for the International correspondence art exhibition.
2 2 Higgins, E. F. III (Doo Da Postage Works) 1979
exhibition notice.
2 2 Honoria 1990-1991 n.d.
decorated letter and postcard, and photograph.
2 3 I, includes
2 3 Institute of Fatuous Research 1990-1991
5 invitations to participate and exhibition notices.
2 3 Interdada 84 1984
2 pins.
2 4 J, includes
2 4 James, C. M. (Fantome Press) 1990-1991
2 postcards, sheet of copy art and catalog from Kenneth Patchen mail festival.
2 4 Jankowski, Matty (Circle Fine Arts) 1988
includes 3 cards with copy art, notices, 4 sheets of tattoo designs, and postcards, 14 items total.
2 4 Janssen, Ruud (Traveling Art Mail [TAM]) 1986-1987
4 invitations to participate, photocopied article about TAM and a letter.
2 4 Johnson, Dale 1989
includes 2 postcards and ink drawing.
2 4 Johnson, Ray n.d.
postcard with birthday wishes.
2 4 Josean, M. L. (The Sneak) ca. 1987
note with The Sneak no. 2 and 2 invitations to participate.
2 4 Jupitter-Larson, G. X. n.d.
2 5 K, includes
2 5 Kroch (Krzysztof Kowalski) ca. 1988
includes crayon drawing, 5 items.
2 6 Küstermann, Peter and Angela 1991-1992
large folder includes 1 sound cassette of Küstermanns on Melbourne radio, postcard, 3 photographs, and information about their personal postal service.
2 7 L, includes
2 7 Lastname, Bradley n.d.
Bile, no. 129/200.
2 7 László, Vincze 1990
3 cards and letter accompanied by many pieces of signed copy art.
2 7 LeClair, Abd-Allah (Radio Free Dada) 1990
sheet of copy art.
2 7 Luigetti, Serse 1988-1989
4 postcards and 3 sheets, all with copy art.
Box Folder
3 1 M, includes
3 1 Maggi, Ruggero n.d.
collage, copy art stamps and a notice.
3 1 Malok 1988
photograph.
3 1 Malossi, Giorgia (Aleph) 1990-1991
many photocopied sheets with invitations to participate and long computer printout of upcoming mail art projects annotated by Porter.
3 1 Mew, Tommy 1977-1979
6 photographs of his work.
3 1 Minóy 1990
2 series of photographs, "You may not see this" and "The odor of patriarchy," and an artists' book.
3 1 Mother of Ashes n.d.
3 copy art postcards.
3 2 N, includes
3 2 National, Opal 1973
4 sheets of rubber stamp examples made with Genesis P. Orridge for L'Ecole de l'Art Infantile.
3 2 Naud, J.P. 1989
1 item.
3 2 Neaderland, Louise 1986-1991
copy art book "La Strada," and 2 items concerning the International Society of Copier Artists.
3 2 Nee (c/o Msfft) n.d.
includes many ink drawings and copy art in the form of chain letters and invitations to participate.
3 2 Nishimura, Seiei 1987-1989
mostly invitations to participate in mail art shows, but also includes 2 collages, 13 items.
3 2 Nodera, Shinoh 1987-1990
includes invitations to participate and postcards, 12 items.
3 2 Nyman, Kjell 1988
invitation to participate.
3 3 O, includes
3 3 Olbrich, Jürgen 1990 1992
postcard, Harlekin ephemera and sheet of stamps.
3 3 Oliveira, José (Nomad Museum) 1990-1991
3 postcards.
3 4 PA-PI, includes
3 4 Padín, Clemente 1990 n.d.
2 postcards and photocopied clippings.
3 4 Paul, Shane n.d.
postcard.
3 4 Pawson, Mark 1989
includes postcards.
3 4 Pes, Celestino 1990 1992
many invitations to participate.
3 4 Pilcher, Barry Edgar 1990
includes 2 notices and photograph.
3 5 Pfander, Erika n.d.
large quantity of clippings with illustrations.
3 6 Pl-PY, includes
3 6 Poste, C.W. 1990-1992
envelope decorated with invitations to participate, envelope with drawings and a postcard.
3 6 Prez, James 1989-1990
includes photograph, small box with two photographs, note and postcard.
3 6 Private World (i.g.h.) 1998
"Time Capsule 88."
3 6 Pyros, John 1984-1989
7 postcards, exhibition notices and invitations to participate.
3 7 Porter, Bern 1980-1990
5 items returned to sender, notices, 2 photographs, Utopia: envisioning a dream, Neverends, and see also Flat file folder 1** for "Ciao" poster.
3 8 R, includes
3 8 Random, Steve 1990
postcard.
3 8 Rev, etc. 1988 n.d.
2 issues.
3 8 Rosa, Salvatore de n.d.
sheet of copy art.
3 8 Rutkovsky, Paul and Fran Cutrell (Doo Daa Florida) n.d.
advertisement for Doo Daa Florida.
Box Folder
4 1 SA-SH, includes
4 1 Sassu, Antonio 1988-1989
2 postcards and a chain letter.
4 1 Saunders, Robert 1991
3 postcards.
4 1 Seifried, E. 1987-1988
2 postcards.
4 2 SK-SZ, includes
4 2 Skopnik, Bernhard 1986
postcard.
4 2 Snik-snak 1992
postcard with ink illustrations.
4 2 Spiegelman, Lon and Linda 1984 1992
includes 3 page account of Spiegelman's problems with Judith Hoffberg and invitations to participate.
4 2 Stetser, Carol 1991-1992
postcard and sheet of copy art.
4 2 Stickney, John 1988
note with copy art, 3 sheets of copy art with decorated envelope.
Oversize
**1 Lo straniero 1990-1992
nos. 10-11, 13.
Box Folder
4 3 T-V, includes
4 3 Tagliabue, Grace 1978
4 postcards with printed concrete poetry, 1 of which has a note.
4 3 Varney, Ed 1987
essay in "Corresponding worlds-artists' stamps" catalog.
4 4 VooDoo, Michael (The Church of Christ; The Palm Beach Werewolf Society) 1988-1992 n.d.
includes many sheets of copy art and some stickers.
4 5 W, includes
4 5 Wordless Press 1987-1992
3 issues of In the mail, 2 postcards and 2 sheets of copy art.
4 6 Welch, Chuck (The Crackerjack Kid) 1990-1992
includes note and envelope made of handmade paper, postcards, notices, a folio of artists' stamps entitled "Blackjax," and 2 sheets of stamps.
4 7 Whitson (Sluj Press) 1977-1979
includes 3 postcards, letter and much copy art.
4 8 Winkler, Chris (Plutonium Press) 1987-1990 n.d.
includes Hairbone stew by Jake Berry, Anatomy of a male slut by Bill Shields, 2 issues of Scrap, postcard advertisements and copy art.
4 9 X-Z, includes
Zimmer, Gregg (Zimpost) 1987-1990
5 postcards.
Box Folder
5 1-3 Unidentified
5 4-7 Invitations to participate 1984-1990
mostly to mail art projects and exhibitions.
Box Folder
6 1-3 Invitations to participate 1991-1992 n.d.
mostly to mail art projects and exhibitions.
6 4 Chain letters
6 5-8 Notices 1978-1992 n.d.
mostly for exhibitions and also includes mail art exhibition checklists and catalogs.
6 9 Advertisements
6 10 Empty and cut envelopes
6 11 Miscellaneous


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