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Edward Plunkett papers, circa 1960-1990

Plunkett, Ed


Collection Information

Size: 2.5 Linear feet

Summary: Edward M. Plunkett papers measure 2.5 linear feet and date from circa 1960-1990. 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 materials including Collective Farm, No. 3, Post-Office Dinner, 1982 (number 15/100); more than 70 handmade books by Plunkett incorporating collage, drawing, rubber stamps, and found objects; and loose collage items and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note

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


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

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.

How to Cite This Collection

Edward Plunkett papers, circa 1960-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.