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John Held papers relating to Mail Art, 1947-2013

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Series 6: Writings, 1984-2000
0.5 linear feet
Box 8

Writings by John Held, Jr. consist of catalog essays, miscellaneous essays, bibliographies, miscellaneous box set texts, and miscellaneous typescripts.
Exhibition catalog essays provide contextual background on artists, collectors, and the mail art movement. Miscellaneous essays also cover mail art artists, mail art history, the effect of international influences on the (mail art) Eternal Network, archival practice, artistamps, Fluxus, and performance and alternate DIY art cultures. Bibliographies are of published resources relating to artistamps, the San Francisco Bay Area Dada and DIY alternative cultures, feminist art, and the Eternal Network. Box set texts are exhibition descriptions of particular mail art pieces, stamps, and artifacts. Miscellaneous typescripts include mail art project proposals, reports, and book reviews.
Writings are arranged alphabetically by title.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Catalog Essays
"Andrew Tisma: Spiritual Sculptor" , circa 1984-2000
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"Caustic Jelly Post Portraits of buZ blurr", circa 1984-2000
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"First International Female Artistamp Exhibition" , circa 1984-2000
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"Formidable Blue Stamp of Yves Klein", circa 1984-2000
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"Guy Bleus: Global Administration" , circa 1984-2000
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"James W. Felter: Artistamp Activist", circa 1984-2000
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"Learning from Friedman: Rubber Stamp Activity" , circa 1984-2000
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"May Wilson: Grandmother to the Avant-Garde", circa 1984-2000
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"Open world of Dobrica Kamperelic", circa 1984-2000
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"Robert Watts: The Complete Postage Stamp Sheets, 1961-1986", circa 1984-2000
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"Rubber Stamps of Ray Johnson", circa 1984-2000
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"Sugar-Coated Bullets of Pawel Petasz" , circa 1984-2000
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"Tam Rubberstamp-Archive of Ruud Janssen", circa 1984-2000
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"The Treatment of Vision: Arman's
Cachets
", circa 1984-2000
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"Yugoslavian Networkers: Towards the Open World on an Unpaved Super Highway", circa 1984-2005
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Miscellaneous Essays
"Across Vanishing Borders: Mail Art and the Internet", 2000
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"Architecture (For Guy Bleus)", circa 1984-2000
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"Archives and Memory", circa 1984-2000
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"Archiving and Documenting the Underground", circa 1984-2000
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"Archivist of the Underground: Jean Brown, 1911-1994", 1994
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"Artistamps by Joki", 1993
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"Before Punk and Zines: Bay Area Dada", 1999
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"Big Brother Meets Art Brut: Photocopier Works by Artists", circa 1984-2000
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"Bunny Dead: The Mysterious Life and Death of Ray Johnson and the Rise of the New York Correspondence School of Art", 1995
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"buZ blurr: Caustic Jelly Post", circa 1984-2000
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53
"Chaos and the Network (for Ruggero Maggi)", 2000
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"Collaging Information: The Artist, The Librarian, The Artist/Librarian", circa 1984-2000
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"Crossing the Cactus Curtain: Politics and Isolation Test and the Commitment of Latin American Artists", 1992
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56
"Dada Never Preached: The Underground Heroism of Perry 'Indian Ralph' Mancusi", circa 1984-2000
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57
"Dada to DIY: The Rise of Alternative Cultures in the Twentieth Century", 1998
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"Debate on Mail Art (In Response to Clemente Padin)", 1999
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"Decentralized World-Wide Networker Congress", 1992
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"Decentralized World-Wide Networker Congress, Artist Statement by John Held, Jr.", 1992
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"Do-It-Yourself Postage Stamps", 1994
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"Do-It-Yourself Stamp Culture", circa 1984-2000
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"Fake Picabia Bros. 1992-2000", 2000
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"From Moticos to Mail Art", 1990
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"Guglielmo Achille Cavellini", 1990
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"Heart of a Networker", circa 1984-2000
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"History of Rubber Stamp Art", 1999
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"Impressions in Flux", circa 1984-2000
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"In Search of the Photograph that Kills", 1999
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"Introduction to Faux Post", circa 1984-2000
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"Julie Hagan Bloch: Eraser Carving for the John Held, Jr. Papers, Archives of American Art", 2000
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"Justice, Human Rights, and the Printed Word (Eastern European, Yugoslavian, and Cuban Alternative Publishing)", circa 1984-2000
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"Last Shadow Performance", circa 1984-2000
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"Mail Art at the End of the Century", circa 1984-2000
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"Mail Festas and Marathons: Crosscurrents in Contemporary Mail Art", circa 1984-2000
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"Most Famous Unknown Artist" (Ray Johnson), circa 1984-2000
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"Networking: Origin of Terminology in Mail Art", 1995
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"Notes from the Rim: Interviews, Travel Diaries, and Essays", circa 1984-2000
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"Notes Toward a History of Artisamps", 1996
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"Obvious Front 'Industrial Strength Art'", 2000
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"One Day in the Life of the Eternal Network: (Nov. 10, 1992)", 1992
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"Open World of Netland", circa 1984-2000
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"Open World/People in Bondage: A Performance by John Held, Jr. and Alice Lee Regarding the Yugoslavian Situation", 1993
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"Picasso Gaglione: Black Mail Post", circa 1984-2000
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"Picasso of the Underground: Bill Gaglione Flutters ont he Margins of the Art World Helping to Create a Thriving Alternative Culture", 1994
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"Postal Static: Mailbox Magic and Madness", 1990
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"Ray Johnson and the Mail Art Show", circa 1984-2000
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"Ray Johnson Miscellany", circa 1984-2000
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"Resolutions of the Networker Writers Congress", circa 1984-2000
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"Shadow Project: A Collaboration Between the Mail Art Network and Peace Activists in Contemplation of an Uncertain Age", circa 1984-2000
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"Sound of One Sandal Flapping" (Sanford Berman), circa 1984-2000
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"Soviet Impressions: Rubber Stamps in the USSR", circa 1984-2000
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"Surrealist Digest: The Rubbersamps of E.M. Plunkett", circa 1984-2000
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"They Will Go Underground", circa 1984-2000
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"Tim Mancusi: The Complete Artist Postage Stamps", circa 1984-2000
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"Undercurrents: A Keynote Address", circa 1984-2000
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"Unexpected Communication: The Mail Art of Piermario Ciani", circa 1984-2000
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"(What Is) International Networker Culture (Anyway)?", circa 1984-2000
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"What is the Social Responsibility of the Artist? A Catalog", circa 1984-2000
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"Where the Secret is Hidden (A Translation and Commentary)" by Serge Segay, Lloyd Dunn and John Held, Jr., circa 1984-2000
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Bibliographies
"Artist Postage Stamps: A Selected Bibliography,", circa 1984-2000
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"Bay Area Dada, 1970-1984: An Annotated Bibliography,", 1984
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"California College of the Arts and Crafts Course Bibliography,", 1997
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"FeMail Art: An Annotated Bibliography,", 1991
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"Networker Congress 1992: An Annotated Bibliography,", 1991
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"Preparing for Networker Congress: An Annotated Bibliography,", 1992
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"Stamp Art Gallery Store Publications,", circa 1984-2000
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Miscellaneous Box Set Texts, circa 1984-2000
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Box Set Texts: "Faux Fluxus/West Edition;" "Ken Friedman;" "Tim Mancusi,", 1995-1996
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Miscellaneous Typescripts
"Book Reviews by John Held, Jr.,", 1997-2000
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"Entries for the Standard Catalogue (As Submitted to the Bugmaster General),", 1993
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"Faux Post" NEA Application, 1995
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"Mail Art Performance Party: A Proposal for Neofest at Sushi, San Diego, California,", 1991
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"Stamp Francisco Networker Congress Report,", 1992
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