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Edward Plunkett papers, circa 1960-2001

Plunkett, Ed


Collection Information

Size: 3.3 Linear feet

Summary: Edward M. Plunkett papers measure 3.3 linear feet and date from circa 1960-2001. Included is mail art sent to Plunkett from Robert Delford Brown, Russell Butler (a.k.a. buZ blurr), Anna Banana, Buster Cleveland, Crackerjack Kid, Ken Friedman, John Held, Jr., E. F. Higgins, Ray Johnson, Tim Mancusi, Carlo Pittore, May Wilson, William Wilson, W. S. Stipe, and others; perforated stamps; printed material including Collective Farm, No. 3, Post-Office Dinner, 1982 (number 15/100) and source material; art work consisting of sketches and more than 70 handmade books by Plunkett incorporating collage, drawing, rubber stamps, and found objects; photographs of Plunkett, friends and travel; a scrapbook; and loose collage items and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edward M. Plunkett (1922-2017) was a mail artist in New York, N.Y.


The collection was donated in 2019 and 2020 by Wendy Fern Hutton, niece of Edward M. Plunkett.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Edward Plunkett papers, circa 1960-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.