Jan Herman archive

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

33 boxes consisting of the files of the NOVA Broadcast Press, which published San Francisco Earthquake (1967-1969), a little magazine featuring avant-garde writers and concrete and beat generation poets of the 1960s. Many of them were connected with the avant-garde movement Fluxus. Included are correspondence, manuscripts, graphics, and photocollages by numerous authors and artists, including Dick Higgins and Alison Knowles.

Biographical Historical Note

Dick Higgins was a poet, printer, composer, artist, and critical theorist. He was married to Fluxus artist Alison Knowles.

Additional Notes

Related collections: Dick Higgins Archive and Carl Weissner Archive, Northwestern University Library.