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8BC records, 1983-1985

8BC (Organization: New York, N.Y.)


Collection Information

Size: 2 Linear feet

Summary: Articles (mostly photocopies) and magazines about 8BC; photographs, mainly of club performances; slides; scrapbooks, and a 331/3 recording, "Poo Poo Bomb." The material was compiled by Cornelius Conboy, and mostly relates to publicity of the club's events. Also found are books and articles on the East Village scene, and other clubs, galleries, and performance spaces operating during the 1980s.

Biographical/Historical Note

Multimedia gallery and performance art club; East Village, N.Y., located in the East Village, N.Y., on 8th St. between B and C. Cornelius Conboy was a co-founder and owner. The club opened October 31, 1983, and closed October 20, 1985.


Donated 2000 by Cornelius Conboy, owner of 8BC.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

8BC records, 1983-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.