Abstract

Correspondence, manuscripts, conceptual and mail art work, and ephemera documenting Ken Friedman's affiliation with Fluxus art movement spearheaded by George Maciunas. The collection includes examples of Friedman's Fluxus offset press, art work of other Fluxus artists, publications by Aktual, and examples of work by the Cleveland poet d.a. levy. Significant correspondents include George Brecht, John Cage, Dick Higgins, Ray Johnson, Milan Knizak, d.a. levy, George Maciunas, Jerry Rubin, and Paul Sharits. The collection is arranged in five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) WRITINGS, 3) COLLABORATIONS, 4) FLUXUS, and 5) D.A. LEVY.

Biography

Kenneth S. Friedman (born September 19, 1949- ) attended Shimer College (1966-1967) where he studied music theory and composition with Richard Maxfield. He later received an MS from San Francisco State University in 1971 and, after that a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Human Behavior at U.S. International University in 1976. From 1967-1968, he was an instructor at San Francisco State College Experimental College, where he taught course in the literature of surrealism, the avant-garde, and expanded arts.

Ken Friedman experimented with many forms of conceptual art during the period covered by the collection, from the graphic and concrete arts to music, writing and performance. While at Shimer College, Friedman directed an "underground" radio program, "Garnisht Kigele." Later, he edited ephemeral magazines as a member of the Underground Press Syndicate and became Editor-in Chief of Fluxus West Publications and General Manager of Something Else Press. Friedman founded Fluxus West in 1966 shortly after becoming acquainted with George Maciunas and other members of the New York Fluxus coterie.

George Maciunas was the first person to use the term "Fluxus." In 1961, he sent out an invitation for an exhibition at the AG Gallery, noting on the invitation that the $3.00 cover charge was to be used for publishing FLUXUS magazine. The term came to designate an attitude toward art best exemplied in the work of Marcel Duchamp, the Dadaists, and John Cage. Indeed, many of the participants in the movement during the 1960s had personally studied with Cage or one of his disciples such as Richard Maxfield. Artistic values championed by principal Fluxus artists such as Friedman, Dick Higgins, George Brecht, and Yoko Ono, included spontaneity and indeterminacy.

Besides Fluxus, Friedman also participated in Aktual and the New York Correspondence School, two other conceptual art movements occuring during the time represented by the collection. Since the date of the collection, Friedman's work has appeared in a number of exhibitions, and he has received commissions from the Joslyn Art Museum, the Western Museum Association, and the University of Tulsa.

Scope and Content

Accession Processed in 1995

The bulk of the materials in the Ken Friedman Collection date from 1967 to 1970 -- for Friedman, a period of expansive production of Fluxus materials and a continuing commitment to Happenings / events, collaborations, and the Unitarian Universalist Church and its affiliate organizations of Free Religious Youth (FRY) and Liberal Religious Youth (LRY). The collection best documents graphic design of the period (with many examples from Friedman's Fluxus offset press), works of the Fluxus group and publications by Aktual. Numerous scenarios, musical compositions, prose and poetry works are also included. Another interesting facet of the collection are the works and correspondence by poet d.a. levy and New York Correspondence School founder Ray Johnson. The papers are organized into five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) WRITINGS, 3) COLLABORATIONS, 4) FLUXUS, and 5) D.A. LEVY.

Series One: Correspondence

The CORRESPONDENCE series arranges Friedman's communications alphabetically, with incoming and outgoing correspondence filed together. The correspondence has been segregated by author and arranged in chronological order when materials are dated. Of particular interest is the correspondence Friedman conducted with George Brecht, John Cage, Dick Higgins, Ray Johnson, Milan Knizák, d.a. levy, George Maciunas, Jerry Rubin, and Paul Sharits.

Series Two: Writings

The WRITINGS are organized in five subseries, each organized alphabetically by title: MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS, COMPOSITIONS / MUSIC, SERMONS, FRY/LRY, and EDUCATION ESSAYS . The folders contain holograph manuscripts, typescripts, carbons and photo reproductions of Friedman' s productions from college writings of 1966 through Fluxus works of 1971. Of particular interest are numerous scenarios for Happenings, Fluxus events, and musical scores. Many examples of lyrics, sermons, prose works and poetry are represented, as well as the short novel: "O.K. Joe Sonata."

Series Three: Collaborations

This series is arranged in six subseries: MISCELLANEOUS (General, Catalogues, Events, Happenings), AKTUAL, GARNISHT KIGELE, SURREALIST RESEARCH BUREAU, and COLLECTED WORKS, with each subseries alphabetically arranged. Numerous Fluxus related works are evidenced in Series Three, with examples of offset posters, Aktual mimeograph books, a Radio Play by Dick Higgins for Garnisht Kigele titled: "Die Fabelhafte Geträume von Taifun Willi," and an edition of Alan Kaprow's "Days Off."

Series Four: Fluxus

Work in this series is arranged into two subseries: FLUXUS WEST / UPS and COLLECTED WORK. The subseries are alphabetically arranged. When titles are unavailable, offset graphic works are arranged by Friedman's numbering system, e.g. KF#31. This series contains an important holding of Fluxus Posters and broadsheets gathered or produced from 1964 - 1971, with numerous examples of oversized graphics produced by Friedman and other Fluxus principals including: "Spatial Poem No. 2", by Meiko (Chieko) Shiomi (1965); "Communist Must Give Revolutionary Leadership" by Henry Flynt and George Maciunas (1965); "Fluxpost 17-17", postage stamps by Robert Watts (1964).

Series Five: d.a. levy Works

This series contains Friedman's collection of d.a.levy's small press works. Several drawings and silkscreen works are contained in the series, along with single leaf mimeo sheets, limited editions, and documentation of levy's criminal prosecution for obscenity.

SEPARATION NOTE

A number of items have been separated from the collection and cataloged individually for the Library's Rare or Archive For New Poetry Monograph collections.

CORRESPONDENCE

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1 1 Miscellaneous unidentified correspondence to Ken Friedman, 1966 - 1968.
1 2 AAAB.A, 1967. A magazine edited by Friedman at Shimer College.
1 3 Aktual, 1967. Correspondence regarding; for example of work produced under this imprint see series 3B.
1 4 Aldritch, Mike, 1967.
1 5 American MENSA Society, 1968.
1 6 Anderson, Dave, 1968.
1 7 Anderson, Eric, 1967 - 1971. Exchange between Fluxus artist Anderson and Friedman.
1 8 Asphodel Book Shop, 1968. Publicity announcements related to d.a. levy's suicide & the d.a. levy Anthology. Asphodel Book Shop is owned by James Russell Lowell.
1 9 Ay-o, 1967. Related to construction of Ay-o's Fluxus Fingerbox sets.
1 10 Bank of America.
1 11 Berner, Jeff, 1967. Exchange between Fluxus artist Berner and Friedman.
1 12 Black Mask, 1967.
1 13 Bory, J.F., 1967 - 1968. Exchange between Bory, the Co-Publisher of APPROACHES magazine, and Friedman
1 14 Brecht, George, 1966 - 1968. Photocopy reproductions of numerous exchanges between Fluxus artist Brecht & Friedman.
1 15 Cage, John, 1966 - 1967. Correspondence with John Cage related to the publication or donation of Friedman's musical compositions and writing.
1 16 Cazazza, Monte. Postcard from West Coast Correspondence Art principle Cazazza proposing an "exchange" piece.
1 17 Chase, Richard, 1965 - 1968. Correspondence with Richard Chase (Friedman's uncle), a folklorist.
1 18 Congdon, Kirby. A publisher of broadsides, magazines and books.
1 19 City University of New York, 1969.
1 20 de Neergaard, Amy, 1969.
1 21 de Vries, Her, 1967.
1 22 de Vries, William, 1967. Related to the PROMETHEAN and Unitarian Universalist functions
1 23 De Witt, Alice.
1 24 Dewitt, Thomas, 1967.
1 25 Door (Dale), 1968.
1 26 Earlham College, 1969.
1 27 East Village Other, 1966.
1 28 Egerer, Anna, 1968 - 1969. Correspondence with Anna Egerer and Jiri Tupler of Aktual detailing their flight from Czechoslovakia to West Germany after the Russian repression of 1968.
1 29 Elkopo, Elkor, 1968.
1 30 E.S.P.-Disk, 1966. Related to the Fugs and Friedman's duties as a publicist for the record company.
1 31 Filliou, Robert, 1967. Correspondence with the Fluxus performance artist, poet and writer Robert Filliou.
1 32 Fine, Albert. Correspondence with Fluxus principle Fine. Several scenarios / works are represented in the Fluxus series in the Friedman Collection.
1 33 Fine Arts Society of San Diego, 1969.
1 34 Flux / UPS, 1967 - 1968. Correspondence exchanged between subscribers and members of the Underground Press Syndicate, and Friedman and Sebastopol James, as constituted as publishers of Flux / UPS.
1 35 Fluxus West, 1967 - 1968. Press releases and correspondence related to the activities (education, events, performances, etc.) of Fluxus West.
1 36 Foster, Don. Foster was referred to Friedman by d.a. levy. In reply, Friedman sent a scenario for a Fluxus Performance / Event.
1 37 Free Religious Association, 1968.
1 38 Friedman to unidentified correspondents, 1967 - 1969.
1 39 Friedman to Candida, 1967 - 1968. Correspondence with poetry submissions.
1 40 Friedman to Ellen, 1966 - 1967.
1 41 Friedman to Rena.
1 42 FB-005-19 Friedman to Ruth.
1 43 Fugs, 1966. Correspondence related to the Fugs and the radio program GARNISHT KIGELE at WRSB at Shimer College.
1 44 Garnisht Kigele. Release in regard to the suspension of the radio program GARNISHT KIGELE for obscenity.
1 45 Ginsberg, Allen, 1966. Request to A.G. for a submission to AAAB-A magazine.
1 46 Graffiti. Submission of SHAME ON YOU LYNDON JOHNSON to James R. Lowell.
1 47 Grove Press, 1968.
1 48 Hankin, Peter.
1 49 Heflin, Lee, 1967. Writer, filmmaker and sometime Fluxus contributor.
1 50 Higgins, Dick (Something Else Press, dated correspondence), 1966 - 1969. A large and varied holding of dated correspondence (1/9/66 - 3/19/69) with Dick Higgins: writer, publisher and Fluxus principal.
1 51 Higgins, Dick (Something Else Press, undated correspondence). Undated correspondence with Fluxus principal Dick Higgins.
1 52 Ice House, 1965.
1 53 Illustrated Paper, 1966.
1 54 Inner Space Magazine, 1966 - 1967. Correspondence and submissions for publication, including: "In the Palace of the King" and several unattributed poems.
2 1 Johnson, Ray, 1968 - 1969. Exchanges with Ray Johnson, founder of the New York Correspondence School. Acknowledged to be one of the principal artists of the Mail Art Movement of the 60s and 70s.
2 2 Junior Fellowship Youth, 1966 - 1967.
2 3 Kaplan, Philip, 1967. Collector of Surrealist works.
2 4 Kaprow, Allan. Correspondence with Allan Kaprow, founder of the Happening movement.
2 5 Kirkeby, Per. Founder of Fluxus North, Copenhagen. Supplemented with a brief CV.
2 6 Knizak, Milan, 1968 - 1969. Photocopies. Friedman's collaborator on U.S. Aktual publications, and founder of Fluxus East, Prague.
2 7 Knizak, Sonia. Scenarios related to Aktual activities in Czechoslovakia and the U.S., in collaboration with Milan Knizak and Friedman.
2 8 Knowles, Alison, 1967. Artist, performance artist and writer Knowles was a principal member of Fluxus. The folder includes a review of Knowles' BIG BOOK by Friedman.
2 9 Kupferberg, Tuli, 1966. Exchanges with Kupferberg, founding member of the Fugs and Birth Press. Folder contains two typed / holograph poems by Kupferberg: FREAK FOR KNOWLEDGE and TEL-A-TYPE!.
2 10 Landsbergis, Vytautas, 1967. Poems / Scenarios collected as Six Games (FLUXULF) and scores for "two piano-pieces for professional performance" (1962) by the Lithuanian writer / musician.
2 11 Lane, Brian, 1967 - 1969. Lane established a "branch" of the Surrealist Research Bureau in London and later handled Fluxus materials.
2 12 Lauffer, Dan. Some Fluxfest and Fluxus scenarios / proposals.
2 13 Leman, Martin, 1967. Publisher of ARCADE.
2 14 Lepage, Jacques, 1968.
2 15 levy, d.a., 1967. The collection also contains numerous books, mimeograph leaves, drawings and photocopies of news articles related to levy and Jim Lowell in the d.a. levy Series. Some of the books have been separated and cataloged for the Archive for New Poetry's monograph collection.
2 16 Liberal Religous Youth, 1965 - 1967. One of three files related to the Unitarian Universalist organization.
2 17 Liberal Religous Youth, 1968 - 1969. The second of three files related to the Unitarian Universalist organization.
2 18 Liberal Religous Youth. The third and last (undated) file of materials related to the Unitarian Universalist organization.
2 19 Liberal Religous Youth - Pacific Southwest LRY Literary Review, 1965 - 1967. File includes: "Literature and Liberal Religious Youth" and "Ken Friedman --- artist or arty?"
2 20 Liberal Religous Youth - WESCOM, 1966 - 1968. Unitarian Universalist organization.
2 21 Liberation News Service, 1968. Includes Friedman's: A JOURNEY TO SINGING MOUNTAIN.
2 22 Loftin, Alice.
2 23 Maciunas, George, 1967 - 1969. The founder of Fluxus. The file includes the proposed FLUXSHOW for Gallery 669 and Friedman's: FLUXMYSTERY and FLUXPOME.
2 24 Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1967.
2 25 Moncevic, Peter.
2 26 Mithras Bookstore.
2 27 Mon, Franz, 1967. A poet and distributor of TYPOS-VERLAG.
2 28 Newcomb, Mike, 1969. Collected poems (Newcomb?) and fact sheet on Fluxus West and Free Religious Association publication by Friedman.
2 29 Oracle. Release for Oracle by Friedman typed on the verso of mimeographs for a "Human Be-In".
2 30 Palazzoli, Daniela, 1967 - 1968. Fluxus material exchange with Edizini di cultura contemporanea.
2 31 Peedie, 1968 - 1969.
2 32 Promethean, 1965 - 1968. Regarding a publication of Liberal Religious Youth.
2 33 Promethean - Editorial Staff, 1967 - 1968.
3 1 Raifman, Judy, 1967. d.a. levy reference.
3 2 R.J.S. (Asphodel Bookstore), 1967 - 1968. Related to small press work in Cleveland, d.a. levy and James R. Lowell.
3 3 Rubin, Jerry, 1968. Yippie news releases with a brief typed note by Rubin.
3 4 Ryan, Phillip, 1968. Photocopies of originals by Mail Artist Ryan.
3 5 Sander, 1967. Linoleum cut New Years card.
3 6 San Francisco State College, 1967 - 1968. Draft board matters and letters related to instruction of Surrealism Course.
3 7 Sharits, Greg, 1967. Member of the Experimental Film Group at the University of Colorado, Boulder..
3 8 Sharits, Paul, 1967. Fluxus principal. The file includes: WHEN I DROP OFF TO SLEEP a poem by Friedman. Other works by Sharits are contained in the Fluxus Series
3 9 Shiomi, Mieko (Chieko), 1967. Fluxus principal. This folder contains a letter by Friedman recording colors that he has collected for a Shiomi conceptual work.
3 10 Sohm, Hans (Archiv Sohm), 1967 - 1969. German archivist of Happenings and Fluxus.
3 11 Spoerri, Daniel, 1967. Fluxus principle. Folder contains Friedman's "salad recipefor you: recipe 4 FOUR U".
3 12 Steadman, Philip, 1967. Editor of FORM.
3 13 Student Religious Liberals, 1964 - 1969. Unitarian Universalist organization.
3 14 Sweigert, Gregory Howard (Captain Ohio), 1967.
3 15 Tanaka, Dan.
3 16 Thompson, David, 1967.
3 17 Texts, miscellaneous by Ken Friedman. Possibly drafts of letters.
3 18 TwoOneTwo (212 group, or, Robert Linkola), 1967.
3 19 Underground, 1966 - 1967. Friedman's published works for UNDERGROUND are collected in oversize holdings.
3 20 Underground Review, 1968.
3 21 Underground Press Syndicate (affiliated), 1967.
3 22 Underground Press Syndicate (affiliated). Undated correspondence by U.P.S. members.
3 23 Unitarian Universalist Association, 1966 - 1969.
3 24 University of California, Santa Barbara, 1970.
3 25 Vautier, Ben. Fluxus principal. Folder includes an address list noting many avant-garde artist of the period.
3 26 Vostell, Wolf, 1967 - 1968. Fluxus principal. Folder includes: notes on Vostell's ELECTRONIC HAPPENING ROOM, and UMFUNKTIONIERUNG at Documenta, also three events by Friedman: FRUIT IN THREE ACTS; WITH LOVE FROM ME TO YOU; KEN! DON'T LICK!. Folder contains one Mail Art envelope by Vostell with rubber stamping.
3 27 Vucicevic, Branko, 1967. Fluxus member based in Yugolslavia. Folder includes: DOWN WITH ART, LONG LIVE LIFE! (MAYAKOVSKY) and FLUXUS MANUAL OF EVERYDAY LIFE.
3 28 Williams, Emmet, 1966 - 1967. Fluxus principal.
3 29 Winchell, J. Talbot, 1966. Notes and manifesti on radical concerns; also an article on "Conflict Resolution".
3 30 Xiau, 1967.

Miscellaneous, A-Z

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3 31 AB'DU HA'SHI -- MASTER MUSICIAN OF THE TOKI.
3 32 Achilo's Garden of Vegtables.... Holograph on envelope.
3 33 AFTER SOMETHING: WHAT?, 1969. Unitarian Universalist play / sermon.
3 34 Ah, the wind the rain + the wind.... Holograph on envelope.
3 35 AMAZEMENT SERENADE, 1968. Annotated typed manuscript, signed KF '68.
3 36 AMAZEMENT SERENADE in Ab Minor., 1967. Three page annotated submission to Los Angeles Free Press.
3 37 AMERICAN CAFETERIA. Annotated typed manuscript with news articles.
3 38 ANARCHIST TERRORISM.... Holograph original.
3 39 AND. Poem with instructions for performance.
3 40 ANTI-TIBETAN FREE BAPTIST BOOK OF THE DEAD....
3 41 MC-045-09 ANOTHER DAY by Julia McKail.
3 42 ARABS..., 1967. Four part prose poem with letter to "Margaret", dated 1/24/1967, attached.
3 43 at first sparling words,....
3 44 AT YOUR SERVICE. Prose / sermon with Fluxus and Aktual cross references.
3 45 Babe Ruth as a priest.... Photocopy of drawing / poems.
3 46 Bad Rap Jazz Band.
3 47 BARDIC FRAGMENT.
3 48 BEHIND THE BANANA PLANET.
3 49 bibliography of feats and explorations, 1968. A record of writing and performance works by K. Friedman.
3 50 black flame.
3 51 BOLD SAAY YOU THEN. Photocopy: annotated manuscript with separate sheet of rubber stamped figures.
3 52 BUT.
3 53 BY JINGO.
3 54 cdt.... Concrete poem.
3 55 complex deformation of the Mind.... Three color marker holograph.
3 56 CONCRETE POEM IN REPLY TO NONPERFORMING POEM FOR OEW (BY DICK HIGGINS). Folder also includes: (VERSION NUMBER TWO) of the above; MYSTERY POEM FOR EVERYONE and NONPERFORMANCE POEM FOR OEW by Dick Higgins.
3 57 Cosmic Garbage Collector. Published (?) version with illustrations by Jack Tipple.
3 58 Courage?.... Photocopies of an annotated manuscript, with cover drawing.
3 59 CRISIS IN MY LIFE. Two and four page versions of the manuscript.
3 60 CULTURE IN CRISIS. 21 page manuscript with annotations.
3 61 CULTURE IN CRISIS. 20 page manuscript by Friedman.
3 62 da coda... ripetendo ------. Two pages, typed manuscript.
3 63 dadda itself. Typed and anotated manuscript on index card from: THE DADALAND POSTCARD SHOW, mail art exhibition.
3 64 Dear Greg....
3 65 DESTINY'S END.
3 66 (DREAMS AND ADVENTURES OF) PAPA LARABOURROU, 1967. Typed manuscript (chapters one and two) with notations and date in Friedman's hand.
3 67 FB-005-05 PAPA LARABOURROU. Chapters 3, 4 and 5, with attached notes from Friedman's CV.
3 68 drunk in wonderland....
3 69 dustmoon is bay hanging scenario.... Holograph: notes, poems and graphics.
3 70 EARPHONES. See also Dick Higgins correspondence folder for manuscript.
3 71 Every rare while.... Unitarian Universalist prose / sermon.
3 72 FANTASTIC ARCHITECTURE. See also Dick Higgins correspondence folder.
4 1 FARTHER ALONG, 1967. Work submitted to Richard Maxfield under the Surrealist Research Bureau imprint.
4 2 FARTHER ALONG. Full title: FARTHER ALONG (or the Search for Heavy Water), holograph, 1 page.
4 3 Farther Lemon, 1967. Noted as: automatic dream transcription.
4 4 FIRE SONG.
4 5 fiery indulgence of the sun....
4 6 FIRST EPIC WORD STRING. Photocopy: single word stanza poem, one-third sheet with rubber stamp.
4 7 FLUXMYSTERY. Fluxus scenario.
4 8 FLUXMYSTERY (SOLVED BY KEN FRIEDMAN). Scenario response to FLUXMYSTERY.
4 9 FOUR SQUARE POME. Poem to d.a. levy.
4 10 FRIEDMAN. Fluxus poetry / events.
4 11 FROM HERE TO DAVIS. Fluxus concrete / prose poem.
4 12 FUGUE AND TOCATTA FOR THE EYE, 1965. Mimeograph book in collaboration with E.J. Kiechler.
4 13 GOD'S EYE IS OPENED. Surrealist Research Bureau manuscript.
4 14 GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL (SOME MORE ?).
4 15 HAPPENINGS.
4 16 Heads are 3, Tails are 4.... Event scenario / music composition / score.
4 17 HEAVY WATER, 1968. Mimeograph book, signed.
4 18 He flew upon the sky.... Poem / lyric, with holographic notation of chord progression.
4 19 hermit there was who lived in the dell.... Bawdy LRY limericks.
4 19 hermit there was....
4 20 HYMN.
4 21 if i could love you.... Holograph of poem / lyric, with chord progression notation.
4 22 if mcq's of LSD, 1966.
4 23 if wishes were horses,...
4 24 IMPLICATIONS TO THE END OF THE LINE.
4 25 IN MEMORIAM.
4 26 IN REPLY (FOR THE EAR FACTORY). Also: THE LAST OF THINGS.
4 27 INSTANT DADA POME TWO. Also: CONCRETE DADA.
4 28 In the year 1951....
4 29 ITEM OF INTEREST. Mimeograph book with graphic.
4 30 It is all well and good....
4 31 It is the golden voice.... Offset press broadsheet with graphic elements.
4 32 It is the golden voice..., 1967. As published in INNERSPACE magazine.
4 33 Jehovah, the almighty,...
4 34 Joyous nakedfoot wonderchildren....
4 35 JUST PASSING THROUGH. Fluxus obituary.
4 36 LANGUAGE OF THE IMAGINATION. Offset, foldered and numbered by Friedman. Noted in pencil on obverse: S.D. Print, publ sim in NY, SF, SD, LA + Boston. See folders 26, 27 for other extant examples.
4 37 LETTER CONCERNING THE DUALISTIC NATURE OF THE GREAT ONENESS, 1968. Signed Jorge-Luis de Med-y-Ocre. Dated by Friedman, San Francisco 1968.
4 38 let those who labor beneath..., 1968. Holograph, with notation: "An Affirmation. 1st Draft.", signed Ken Friedman, 1968.
4 39 LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND, 1968. Subtitled: THE LAST TRACE OF KEN FRIEDMAN'S ELECTRONIC IMPULSES.
4 40 LIFE AND LOVES OF CLEOPATRA, 1967. Communication Company
4 41 LOVING, ODE / HOMAGE / TO / d.a. levy. Photocopy facsimile, and signed offset press sheet, double-sided.
4 42 make me a shirt of rainbows..... Typescript.
4 43 MANIFEST KUNST NO 1. Manifesto by Friedr Wolfr Heubach.
4 44 MANIFESTO OF JOY, 1966. As published in INNER SPACE, page 29, signed by Friedman.
4 45 man of sun and moon.... Holograph, xerox of spiral bound original.
4 45 Manifesto of 12/6/64, 1964. By Friedman and Andrea Witl.
4 46 man of sun and moon. Holograph.
4 47 METATHEATRE OR THE WORKSHOP OF IS.
4 48 METAZAHORSKAN FILMSCRIPT. Annotated as "box" ( Fluxus ).
4 49 METRECAL: SUCCOR FOR THE SLIM SUCCESS SEEKER, 1965. Annotated ts.
4 50 MOST ILLUMINATING AND SACRED BOOK OF PERCEPTIVE VISION.
4 51 MOUNT CARROLL BOOK OF THE DEAD, 1966.
4 52 MOUNTAINS AND WANDERINGS, 1967. Typed and holograph manuscript for submission to the PROMETHEAN.
4 53 MOUNTAINS AND WANDERINGS (VS 2), 1967. Holograph.
4 54 much quick blue rot.
4 55 MY LAST POME, 1968.
4 56 Newcomb, Mike. See Mike Newcomb correspondence folder.
4 57 Niels Boar. Photocopy of holograph with drawing.
4 58 nobody's buying the flowers....
4 59 NON-OB #1. Also includes:CASTER POEM, HAPPY LITTLE WORD / FISH POEM, and INSIDE MIND.
4 60 notes, 1966. "First notes by Ken Firedman on Daniel Spoerri's 'Anecdoted topography of chance", dated Spring 1966 in Friedman's hand.
4 61 NOTES ON EVERYMAN.
4 62 now come on brothers....
4 63 ODE TO POLITICIANS. Holograph.
4 64 OF IMAGINATION, 1968. Paper submitted to Dr. Robert Leopold.
4 65 OH - - SANTAYANA'S ODE:. With other works.
4 66 FB-005-05 O.K. JOE SONATA, 1968. Original with drawings by Friedman, signed and dated 1963 - 1968. Folder also includes expanded manuscript version.
4 67 ONE HUNDRED BY KEN. Concrete offset poem, "Boston" on verso in Friedman's hand.
4 68 ONE WORLD TREE. Essay in Friedman's name, age 17.
4 69 Open Process, 1968. Manuscript dated April 1968, possibly published in Open Process as Skulls Like Eggshells.
4 70 other than the jocks....
4 71 people who live.... Holograph on Something Else Press letterhead.
4 72 POET.
4 73 POLITE STORY ABOUT THE VEGETABLE FAMILY.
4 74 Preacher. Holograph
4 75 PUNJAB DOOLEY.
4 76 PURE IDEA IN THE ARTS. Annotated manuscript. Stamped as K. S. Friedman, Shimer College, Mount Carroll Illinois 61053 U.S.A..
4 77 Put this in your cap....
4 78 RABBI'S POTATOES, A MODEST PROPOSAL, 1967.
4 79 RELATIVITIES by Klaus Groh, 1974.
4 80 RAMA LAMA OLD TIME TIBETAN FUNERAL BAND MARCHING AND CHOWDER SOCIETY. See Dick Higgins correspondence folders.
4 81 RUNES. Annotated manuscript.
4 82 Screaming eagledream:...
4 83 secret message tickles....
4 84 SHADOWS IN ONE KINGDOM. Holograph on cardboard panel.
4 85 SHAME ON YOU LYNDON JOHNSON, OR, TRIPE IS CERTAINLY WORSE THAN CHEWING GUM. Play, with notes and directions.
4 86 SKULLS LIKE EGGSHELLS, 1968.
4 87 SOME GOOD QUESTIONS FOR OUR TROUBLED TIMES, 1966.
4 88 SOME POSSIBLE AVENUES OF EXPLORATION. Noted as: "ideas proposed by Ken Firedman".
5 1 TAMALPAIS PROSODY. Annotated manuscript.
5 2 TEN, 1967. Also with: FRIEDMAN'S FOUR POINTS and IN REPLY (FOR THE EAR FACTORY)
5 3 that which we.
5 4 this is a slight explanation. An explanation, of sorts, for several works of music by Friedman.
5 5 thousand galaxies... / LOVE POEM. Photocopy reproductions. "a thousand galaxies..." illustrated with pen drawing.
5 6 Three Mountains, 1967. Holograph with drawings (possible mock-up for layout). Notation by Friedman: "score for see-pome, written in Spring of 1967 at Ann Halprin's house in Kentfield".
5 7 THREE THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO, BBBROKEENN CORCLE HAIKU. Offset book by Hard Press, Ventura.
5 8 these crazy words.
5 9 Thesis. Holograph with diagrammatic drawings and formulas.
5 10 This is really it..... Mimeograph sheet, noted as Experimental College.
5 11 THREE METAPHYSICAL POEMS BY KEN FRIEDMAN.
5 12 time passes in.... Cut paper poem with drawing. Notation in Friedman's hand: "Concrete love-note to Jody by Joe Kollowski '6516".
5 13 TRANSPARENT EXPERIENCE: MOVING WITH IT.
5 14 TRANSPORTATION AND YOU, 1965. Also: TRANSPORTATION VARIATION, CHRISTMAS TREE EVENT (December 31, 1964) , and CHRISTMAS TREE EVENT (January 1, 1965).
5 15 TRIAL BY FIRE. Possible Happening or Fluxus scenario.
5 16 TRILOGY. Mimeograph broadsheet with drawing.
5 17 TRIP THROUGH THE BIG BOOK. Annotated manuscript of Friedman's review of Fluxus artist Knowles' BIG BOOK.
5 18 uncle bob - - uncle bob!....
5 19 Unsullied by....
5 20 VASTNESS: THE HOLDING OF HANDS.
5 21 VISIONS OF A GONE WORLD, 1966. Photocopy reproduction of a mixed media book.
5 22 VOWS.
5 23 WATER SONG, 1968.
5 24 We gather here today..., 1968. Holograph.
5 25 Well it seems....
5 26 When the....
5 27 WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE: SOME NEW BRACKETS.
5 28 Who would live.... Annotated manuscript.
5 29 WIND SONG, 1967. With attached notes by Friedman. Subtitled: "AN IMMEDIATE & SINGULAR POEM OF SURRELIST (sic) REVOLUTION AND LOVING ANARCHY".
5 30 WIT AND WISDOM OF GOOD SANCHO GLASSCOE. Holograph on blue cardstock.
5 31 WOODBERRY'S SONG.
5 32 YAM SESSION, 1967. Manuscript with annotation.
5 33 You are wise....
5 34 You, if (not).... Annotated manuscript.

Compositions / Music

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5 35 AGAIN FOR MICHAEL.
5 36 ASBESTOS FLEA, 1967. Score and text: (concert for five voices and random music / electronic music). Attached correspondence to Dick Higgins.
5 37 BARBARA, SUZY AND THE TWO JIMS, 1968. Typed and holograph manuscript.
5 38 CALCIUM BED. Performance piece scenario and text, with stage directions and music cues.
5 39 CARDBALLET FOR AUDIENCE. An addendum to CARDMUSIC.
5 40 CARDMUSIC FOR AUDIENCE. Music score / scenario for performance.
5 41 come to me..., 1968. Annotated lyrics.
5 42 diagram. Diagram on looseleaf paper.
5 43 Did you ever.... Photocopy of holograph on envelope.
5 44 EAGLE. Words by Friedman, music by James Alan. Lyric sheet with chord progression.
5 45 FIRST PROJECTS. Holograph.
5 46 how I wish she'd call me.... Holograph with chord progression.
5 47 I'd give you the key....
5 48 if I were king.... Photocopy of holograph.
5 49 In the quiet tides of evening.
5 50 into the street....
5 51 I once did live..., 1968. Photocopy of holograph.
5 52 It can be said.... Photocopy of holograph.
5 53 It is a century.... Photocopy of holograph.
5 54 it is the autumn.... Lyric with chord progression.
5 55 it's good for you....
5 56 I've been.... Photocopy of holograph.
5 57 JUST LIKE THAT. Typed and holograph versions of lyric.
5 58 MOTORCYCLE BABY. Carbon on looseleaf paper.
5 59 Music (generic gathering). A gathering of musical works by Friedman, including: notes on the Fluxus work, SCORE 5; the score for WOODWORK (1967); FARTHER ALONG symphony, and a letter to Richard (Maxfield?) outlining a three movement "Symphony".
5 60 Notations, John Cage. Facsimile of works by Friedman collected in NOTATIONS by John Cage, Something Else Press. Photocopies have been signed by Friedman.
5 61 notes for songs, Summer '66, San Francisco, 1966. Friedman's gathering of several lyrics with chord progressions.
5 62 now tell me bout....
5 63 Once i used to live in New York....
5 64 one October evening.... Photocopy of holograph with chord progression.
5 65 PIECE FOR 6 INSTRUMENTS IN 5:00, 1966. Folder also includes: SHRIEKS AND LAUGHTER, A PIECE FOR TWO VOICES. Holograph. "Sent as a gift to John Cage..."
5 66 ROLL, TURN, SPIN, 1967. Photocopies of holograph and typed manuscripts.
5 67 Said a friend.... Words by Friedman, music by Bill Hull. Photocopies of typed manuscripts, some with chord progressions.
5 68 SCORE 59, 1967. Offset press edition of graphic "score". "San Diego", on verso in Friedman's hand.
5 69 score - treble clef. Photocopy of holograph score, untitled.
5 70 SCRIPT FOR FLUXSOUND - - KEN FRIEDMAN '66. Fluxus music scenario.
5 71 SEND YOUR CLEANING BILLS TO JESUS. Photocopies of typed and holograph lyrics, some with chord progression.
5 72 shall it not.... Poor photocopies of holograph.
5 73 SHIMER MOTORCYCLE SONG. Typescript.
5 74 Socrates and Jesus....
5 75 Speak to me of love.... Photocopies of typescripts and holographs, some with chord progressions.
5 76 that which is yours.... Photocopy of holograph with coversheet illustration.
5 77 THREE DUETS - - KEN FRIEDMAN (A CANON AND SOME ODD PIECES). Noted as: CANTATA ATH FIFTH INTERVALS; CANON FOR CANNON; HYMNA FOR ONAN; GREGARIOUS GREGORIAN.
5 78 Two eyes in the forest.... Photocopies of holographs and typed lyrics with chord progressions. Credited as: "Words + Music by Ken Friedman, arranged by Bob + Bill Hull".
5 79 We'll meet again some day.... Photocopy of holograph.
5 80 well i once was a high old cowboy..., 1968.
5 81 when you walked by,... Two versions of the manuscript, one titled: YOU PALE BLUE LOVELINESS, but considerably truncated. Photocopies.
5 82 where is my.... Photocopy of holograph.
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5 83 dear, miss, case, 1968. Explanation of writings and performance scenarios in the form of correspondence.
5 84 Education For Life -- 1969, notes, 1969.
5 85 FLUX, RELIGION AS NOTHING ELSE.
5 86 FLUX: RELIGION AS NOTHING ELSE. A release detailing Friedman's "view of a new religion" based on Fluxus and Aktual methods.
5 87 FLUXWERKSHOP. Offset press Fluxus poster.
5 88 Kosher Nostra,... Holograph on paperbag.
5 89 mystic signiture:.. (sic). Three mimeograph leaves.
5 90 ONE WORLD TREE.
5 91 POSSIBILITY OF YOU, 1969. Notes for sermon.
5 92 PRESS RELEASE. Mimeograph release written by Sebastopol James.
5 93 sermons are not lectures.... Holograph on graph paper.
5 94 SHORT STORY LESSON PLAN: "THE SOUTH", 1968. "Plan by Ken Friedman used in workshop '68, PSLRY COnference of June"; in Friedman's hand. Mimeograph booklet with offset press cover.
5 95 some/Things (events) are sacred,...
5 96 spirit moves me....

Free Religious Youth / Liberal Religious Youth

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6 1 AFTER SOMETHING -- WHAT?. Offset poster.
6 2 Avis coverpage booklets, 1966. Fluxus activities and sale of Fluxus pressworks and objects at a LRY gathering.
6 3 BOOK OF UNCOMMON PRAYER, 1969. "A set of uniquely religious texts published by Fluxus in the Aktual Goodbook series." Two copies extant, numbers 1 and 21, of an edition of 35 mimeograph books.
6 4 CLF HORIZONS, 1965 - 1967. Contributions by Friedman to the publication by the Junior Fellowship Youth Church of the Larger Fellowship, Unitarian Universalist.
6 5 EDUCATION FOR LIFE -- 1969, 1969. Offset.
6 6 F.R.A. NEWS. Free Religious Association newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 2.
6 7 GAME OF TOUCH. Offset poster.
6 8 Happening Committee.
6 9 Hello..., 1968. Mimeograph of an open letter dated June 30, 1968. Five pages.
6 10 HOW ABOUT THAT?.
6 11 I want the Free Church....
6 12 FB-005-06 LIBERAL CONTEXT.
6 13 LIBERAL'S ROAR, 1964 - 1968. Newsletter with contributions by Friedman.
6 14 LETTER CONCERNING CONT. CONF. NEWS LETTER..., 1966. Mimeograph newsletter.
6 15 MEMO (OF A SORT). Mimeograph newsletter.
6 16 movement towards a new church.... Photocopy of holograph.
6 17 ODE TO CAPTAIN OHIO, 1967. Mimeograph book with graphic by Friedman.
6 18 PROMETHEAN, 1968. Offset publication edited by Friedman and published by LRY, with Fluxus graphic contributions by Friedman, DeVries, J.F. Bory, Yoko Ono and George Maciunas.
6 19 Thanksgiving Day, 1968. Contribution to the "New Worship Manual".
6 20 PRESS RELEASE. Fluxus West release by Sebastopol James.
6 21 WE WOULD BE ONE, AN ESSAY BY KEN FRIEDMAN, 1967. Printed in San Diego, 5th edition of the LRY essay.

Education essays

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6 22 ENGLISH 177.02 EXPLORATORY COURSE IN SURREALISM AND THE AVANT - GARDE. Mimeograph.
6 23 English lesson plans. Papers compiled by Friedman.
6 24 EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE ARTS AND LETTERS OFFERINGS. Offset poster listing courses at San Francisco State College.
6 25 FINAL PRIME IN EXPANDED ARTS..., 1968. Mimeograph booklet.
6 26 HAPPENING AS EDUCATION, 1967. "Remarks of preparation to do a happening w/ student teachers at San Diego State College. Fall '67 Guest of Bob Poileman - invitational lecture."
6 27 JEFFERSON FUCK POLAND.
6 28 INFORMATION SHEET FOR PUBLISHERS AND CORRESPONDENTS. Exploration in Surrealism and the Avant-Garde.
6 29 NEW ART SEMINAR SERIES, 1967. Seminar flyer in advance of San Francisco State College offering, graphic cover, two page ditto.
6 30 Papers on conflict resolution, 1966 - 1996. Collected papers, including: SOME NOTES ON THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF CONFLICT-RESOLVING GROUPS and THEORY AND PRACTICE OF CONFLICT-RESOLVING GROUPS written by Friedman at Shimer College.
6 31 Philosophy. Two color mimeograph in advance of speaking engagements by Friedman and Sebastopol James.
6 32 PROGRAM AND BIBLIOFILE, 1966. Artist's book and handout for HAPPENING AS EDUCATION at San Diego State College. Offset, signed as Fluxus '66 Friedman.
6 33 Registration Card: Eng 177. San Francisco State College computer punch card, ENG 177 Exp Sureal New Art.
6 34 REPORT ON THE COORDINATORSHIP, 1968. LRY / education matters.
6 35 SHORT STORY ARTISTICALLY DEFICIENT, 1968. Mimeograph, English 150.
6 36 Surrealism in Everyday Life, 1967. Materials related to the instruction of English 177, at San Francisco State College.
6 37 SURREALISM IN EVERYDAY LIFE, 1967. Course description with cover graphic.
6 38 THIS IS REALLY IT! THIS IS REALLY IT! THIS IS?, 1968. Mimeograph with offset cover graphic. File also contains two examples of the graphic, Omaha penciled on the verso.

COLLABORATIONS

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Misc. materials (Catalogs, Events, and Happenings)

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7 1 addresses.
7 2 BIFROST* BRIDGE, 1967. Offset poster.
7 3 biography / bibliography, 1964 - 1970.
7 4 BIRD IN FLIGHT : TRANS-CONTINENTAL EVENT, 1967.
7 5 BRIEF LIST OF FACTS ABOUT KEN FRIEDMAN, 1969.
7 6 BULL MOOSE PARTY, 1965. News clips from the MIRROR DEMOCRAT of Mt. Carroll, Illinois.
7 7 CELEBRATION OF SUNS AND MOONS. Offset poster.
7 8 CONSORT OF GNU MUSIC, 1968. Offset mailer.
7 9 DADA IS NEVER RIGHT. Rubber stamped Avery label and found tag by the group DADALAND.
7 10 dance graphic. Offset.
7 11 diagram. Diagrammatic treatment of "status".
7 12 DIRECTION. Rubbing, with signature.
7 13 doodles, 1966. Photocopy of drawing / text.
7 14 eggshells drawing. Photocopy of graphic from SKULLS LIKE EGGSHELLS.
7 15 ENVELOPE W/LABEL. Preparatory sketch for MESSY ASPECT SCORE 4. Signed in Friedman's hand " FLUX, KF ".
7 16 ENVELOPE EVENTS. Fluxus event scenario, typed and holographic manuscript.
7 17 EVENT #1. Scenario for event.
7 18 FESTIVALS. Offset poster.
7 19 FESTIVALS AND THE UNICORN PRESENT UMBRELLA KOZLOWSSKY. Offset poster.
7 20 figurative drawing. Photocopy of a figurative drawing.
7 21 FLUXFEST. Offset poster.
7 22 FB-005-07 FLUXFEST (Baldwin and Berner).
7 23 FLUXFEST : PRAGUE (1966), 1966. Description of proposed Fluxus events.
7 24 FLUX GARNISHT KIGELE FLUX TOWER (A CONSTRUCTION), 1967. Offset poster with "GRAPHIC TOWERS" by John Furnival.
7 25 FB-005-08 Flux Mountain Concert Schedule.
7 26 FLUX TOUCH. Offset poster.
7 27 FLY EVENT. Offset poster. "Berkeley" on verso in pencil.
7 28 FUNNY THOUGHTS FOR LITTLE HEADS, 1965. Photocopy of cover lettering, imprinted: "Mothuh's Press".
7 29 Free wall painting. News article on the apprehension of Friedman at San Francisco State College.
7 30 graphic work. Offset on, "Boston" on verso.
7 31 GYPSY GUITARIST. Photocopy of drawing with fragment.
7 32 HAPPENING (Z) BENEFIT. Offset.
7 33 HAPPENING NEO-HAIKU EVENT. Offset. One sheet contains a score fragment on the verso in pen.
7 34 I speak to you children.... Photocopy of figurative drawing with manuscript fragment.
7 35 I'M YOUR PERSONAL WALRUS. Photocopy of drawing.
7 36 ink figurative / calligraphic drawing. On envelope.
7 37 FB-005-22 INVISIBLE WOUNDS by Tommy Mew.
7 38 FB-005-09 KF #3.
7 39 FB-005-10 KF #6.
7 40 LECTURE FOR SEVEN WITH LIVE CHICKEN. Scenario by Lee Heflin.
7 41 letterhead with photo.
7 42 LIGHTS OUT IN GERM CITY, U.S.A.. Photocopy of drawing and text.
7 43 LONG LEGGED BIRD HE WAS. Photocopy of drawing with text.
7 44 MASS MEDIA COMMUNICATION THINGS, 1963 - 1967. CV.
7 45 MONKEY'S NIGHT OUT ( A NEW YEAR FLUXDRAMA ). Offset poster.
7 46 MORE EVENTS, 1967. Collected events: DOING HIS THING WITH YOU, DOING HIS THING WITH YOU - TWO, FIRST RESTAURANT EVENT, RESTAURANT EVENT, AKTUAL TELEPHONE, AKTUAL TELECAR, AKTUALPHONE, BREATH, FLUXUS INSTANT THEATRE EVENTS, STRING QUARTET, OPUS 2 / 1967, SOLOS, RIFF, GRAUNCHY WHOOP WHOOP, CAGE EVENT, END OF THE WORLD.
7 47 MUGU ATMAN. Graphic published in newsprint, signed in ballpoint by Friedman.
7 48 NEO - HAIKU THEATRE. Prose on various Fluxus events.
7 49 Niagra Falls doesn't it.... Photocopy of drawing with text.
7 50 NYCSWB, Vol. 2, No. 1. This issue of the Weekly Breeder was a two page, staple bound publication of the New York Correspondence School.
7 51 NYCSWB. New York Correspondence School Weekly Breeder: Vol. 2 No. 3; Vol. 2 No. 5; Volume 2, Number 10 (May 20, 1972). Works by Robert Johnson, Monte Cazazza, Bill Griffith and the Dadaland Postcard Show.
7 52 Ohio graphics. Photocophy of graphic drawings.
7 53 FB-005-05 OPEN PROCESS ( Vol. 3, No. 1, 2-14-68), 1968.
7 54 pen drawing of Richard Chase.
7 55 POPE PIUS THE XII, A SHEEP IN WOLF'S CLOTHING. Photocopy of drawing.
7 56 PORTABLE - DISPOSABLE, SHIT SCRAPER. Rubber stamp on popsickle stick.
7 57 PROCESSION KIT ******** FRIEDMAN ( 4 FLUXUS ). Text describing contents of: PROCESSION KIT and FRIEDMANFLUXKIT.
7 58 PROGRAM AND BIBLIOFILE, HAPPENING AS EDUCATION, 1966. Artist's book. See Education series for uncut version.
7 59 ROCK EVENT. See Daniela Palazzoli correspondence folder.
7 60 SELECTIVE VITA, 1971. Offset of Friedman's CV.
7 61 FB-005-11 signature.
7 62 SOMETHING ELSE READINGS, 1967. Offset poster in advance of readings by Fluxus artists Knowles, Filliou and Vostell.
7 63 splotch drawing. Photocopy.
7 64 STAR DOT. Offset, Aktual event.
7 65 THIS IS REALLY IT! THIS IS REALLY IT! THIS IS?. Offset poster, also found in Education series.
7 66 THIS IS THE FIRST DAY IN THE REST OF YOUR LIFE GOODBYE BROTHER MARTIN. Blown ink lettering and typewriter, offset.
7 67 THIS IS THE LETTER "A". Photocopy of drawing and holograph.
7 68 tin lantern green horn.... Drawing with text.
7 69 TONY TUSLER DOING HIS THING WITH YOU. Fluxus West event poster, offset.
7 70 TWO SHORT PIECES:. Two events by Friedman.
7 71 VAUTIER DAY / KNIZAK NIGHT, 1968. Poster offset.
7 72 WAXWORK. Holograph notes gathered by Friedman under the title above.
7 73 WINGED ART, 1967. Scenario for "crzy arab-gypsy art-mongers".
7 74 ZEN IS WHEN. Photocopy of drawing.
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7 75 AKTUAL. Mimeograph.
7 76 AKTUAL ART INTERNATIONAL, 1967. Photocopy of San Francisco Museum of Art Catalogue and other ephemera.
7 77 AKTUAL ATENTAT PROJECT !, 1967. Mimeograph book, single staple, five pages.
7 78 AKTUAL DEC. 29, 1968 EVENTS IN MOTION, 1968. Poster offset.
7 79 AKTUAL IS HOLDING HANDS. Offset poster. On verso, in pencil: "SD - print. Prague, CZECH - PUBL".
7 80 AKTUAL IS LIFE. Mimeograph book, single staple, five pages.
7 81 AKTUAL " KEEPING TOGETHER MANIFESTATION ", 1967. A photocopy gathering of materials by Milan and Sonia Knizak.
7 82 AKTUAL KEEP TOGETHER, 1968. Mimeographic book, staple bound (1), five pages.
7 83 AKTUAL LITTLE BOOK ( BY SEBASTOPOL JAMES ), 1968. Mimeographic book, staple bound (2), four pages, "SF 68".
7 84 AKTUAL LITTLE BOOK '68 - 7, 1968. Mimeographic book, staple bound (2), four pages.
7 85 AKTUAL SCHEDULE. Mimeographed scenario.
7 86 Aktual scenario. Notes.
7 87 AKTUAL USA, 1967. Poster in advance of the March 1967 KEEPING TOGETHER MANIFESTATION in cooperation with FLUXUS WEST. Four color offset (possibly ditto) poster.
7 88 AKTUAL U.S.A...ALL FELLOW BEINGS.... Ditto flyer.
7 89 Aktual / USA. Compendium of Aktual materials in photocopy form.
7 90 AMERICA DEDICATES THIS AKTUAL LITTLE BOOK TO!. Mimeograph book, staple bound (2), four pages.
7 91 CHOICES BY ROBERT BOZZI (AN AKTUAL GOODBOOK NUMBER 6), 1969. Mimeographic book, staple bound (1), eight pages. Numbers 18 and 20 of an edition of 25. Copyright to FLUXUS and FLUXUS WEST.
7 92 DOUBLE PUKE - SPD OF POLITICS. Mimeographic book, staple bound (1), seven pages.
7 93 For Alison. Photocopy of book, filed by Friedman under the heading above, titled: 7 STUDIES OUTLINING THE BASIC MYTH.
7 94 GOD IS A HAPPY NIHILIST, 1969. Mimeographic book by Dave Anderson, #5 in the AKTUAL GOODBOOK series, staple bound (1), six pages. Numbers 33 and 34 of an edition of 35.
7 95 IMPULSE TO BE A BEACHCOMBER, 1969. Mimeographic book by Richard L. Harris, staple bound (1), eight pages. Numbers 9 and 21 of an edition of 35.
8 1 1 + 9 X A, A = Aktual, Aeric = A (ONE PAGE AND NINE POEMS), 1968. Mimeographic book by Aeric Stratton, staple bound (1), 12 pages.
8 2 PAPER BIRD (TEXT BY MILAN KNIZAK, GRAPHIS BY KEN), 1967. Mimeographic book with offset cover, staple bound (1), ten pages. "dedicated to d.a. levy; jim lowell; rjs; & all the martyrs of cleveland...". Published by Flux / UPS, and copyright by " FLUXUS NYC NY USA ".
8 3 PAPER BIRD, 1967. Offset poster, same as the cover of the FLUX / UPS book of the same name.
8 4 SOME FURTHER WORDS. Mimeographic book, staple bound (1), four pages.
8 5 SOME MORE OHIODES, 1968. Mimeographic book, staple bound (1), seven pages, signed by Friedman in ballpoint pen. Published in San Diego.
8 6 TALES MY GRANDFATHER TOLD HIS KNEE, 1969. Mimeographic book by Thad Freeman, staple bound (1), 11 pages. Number 16 of an edition of 25.

Garnisht Kigele

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8 7 AAABA Magazine / Garnisht Kigele, 1966. Friedman's photocopy gathering of contributions to his publication AAABA at Shimer College, news articles related to the radio program Garnisht Kigele, and press coverage of d.a. levy.
8 8 DIE FABELHAFTE GETRAUME VON TAIFUN - WILLI BY DICK HIGGINS, 1966. A radio play with directions for staging and music. Related correspondence included in the file.
8 9 FEATS OF EXHIBITIONISM, 1968. Offset poster in advance of an exhibition at the San Francisco State College Library.
8 10 FEATS OF EXHIBITIONISM, 1968. A compilation of offset posters for the exhibition at San Francisco State College. Offset with graphics and hand lettering.
8 11 GARNISHT KIGELE, 1968. Exhibition note from San Francisco State College Library show.
8 12 GARNISHT KIGELE IS HERE, 1966. Mimeographic fact sheets.
8 13 GARNISHT KIGELE RIDES AGAIN !!!, 1966. Newsrelease.
8 14 GARNISHTIK GARNISHT MANIFESTO - MANIFEST OF THE NOTHING PARTY, 1966.
8 15 Garnisht Kigele stationary, 1966. Mimeograph with annotations.
8 16 PHILOSOPHY. Two color mimeograph poster / news release in advance of speaking engagements by Sebastopol James and Friedman.
8 17 Shimer College Record, 1966. Article, page 13: RADI - STACHIO SHIMER PIONIRAS NOVAJN EDEOJN EN RADIA PROGRAMADO (SHIMER RADIO STATION INTRODUCES NEW IDEAS IN BROADCASTING).

Surrealist Research Bureau

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8 18 BUREAU DE RECHERCHES SURREALISTES, 1967. Pamphlet.
8 19 DECLARATION OF 27, JANUARY, 1927. Mimeograph.
8 20 FIRST SURREALIST CONGRESS OF AMERICA. Mimeograph, includes: TRANSPARENT BRAIN MANIFESTLET.
8 21 GOD'S EYE, 1967. Offset poster.
8 22 GOD'S EYE IS OPENED !. Three page collection of writings: SAGE WORDS; TRANSPARENT BRAIN; TRANSPARENT BRAIN MANIFESTLET; GOODNIGHT, CHET.
8 23 GRAW*OOOOR ANIMA MUNDI GRAWOOOOOOOOO!. Surrealist Research Bureau materials, also includes: INSTANT BOOKS and MANIFEST !.
8 24 not knowing where.... Mimeograph.
8 25 PRESS CONFERENCE. Mimeograph release by Sebastopol James.
8 26 PRESS CONFERENCE FOR THE SURREALIST CONGRESS OF AMERICA. Release highlighting event at San Francisco State College with a list of partcipating / exhibiting artists.
8 27 SLATS [ SURREALIST LEAGUE OF ACTION FOR TIRED SCHOLARS ]. Ditto poster.
8 28 SURREALIST RESEARCH BUREAU AND EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE PRESENT..., 1967. Offset poster with FLUXUS performance photograph.
8 29 SURREALIST CKNGRESS (sic) OF AMERICA. Newsrelease / poster.
8 30 Surrealist Congress Events, 1970. A compendium of Events by Sebatopol James and recorded on Archiv Sohm forms. Originally filed under the SRB heading by Friedman, and thus duplicated here.
8 31 Surrealist Congress Press Coverage, 1967.
8 32 SURREALIST PART TICKET ELECT KEN FRIEDMAN. Four color ditto poster.
8 33 Surrealist Press Clippings, 1967.
8 34 SURREALIST RESEARCH BUREAU. Ditto poster.
8 35 TRANSPARENT BRAIN MANIFESTLET, 1967. Also filed under DECLARATION OF MAY 27, 1967.
8 36 ZOOKFIST - SRB. Offset poster.

Collected Works

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8 37 MC-045-10 Artworks.
8 38 Bergendi, Pierre, 1973.
8 39 Calligraphic script with rubber stamp.
8 40 FB-005-17 DAYS OFF by ALAN KAPROW. A gathering of Happenings.
8 41 DOWN WITH ART, LONG LIVE LIFE! (MAYAKOVSKY) by BRANKO VUCUCEVIC. FLUXUS manifesto.
8 42 EPICKALL (sic) QUEST OF THE BROTHERS DICHTUNG AND OTHER OUTRAGES by DICK HIGGINS, 1978.
8 43 EXTRAITS DE LA FEUILLE D'AVIS DE LAUSANNE, INFORMATIONS DE L' INTERMAGINAIRE, 1971.
8 44 MC-045-01 FUGS, 1965 - 1966. A compilation of materials related to the Fugs and Ed Sanders, including: Oversize posters, press releases, photographs, and a 45 rpm single: ESP - Disk 4507A/B FRENZY b/w I WANT TO KNOW.
8 45 KNIVES IN THE DRAWERS by MARVIN GARSON, 1966. Play.
8 46 Kupferberg, Tulli, 1964. Works published in the East Side Review and by Birth Press by one of the founding memebers of the Fugs. The CHRISTINE KEELER COLOURING BOOK & CAUTIONARY TALE can be found in Special Collections.
8 47 LE COEUR ET LA LOI, 1971. Photocopy.
8 48 Lowell, James Russell, 1967. An ersatz Ralph A. Locher Poetry Award.
8 49 POEM ABOUT ORKS by ROBERT BLY.
8 50 Radical Ephemera. Radical political and environmental papers and graphics, some in the style of the New York Correspondence School.
8 51 MC-045-02 Rock Ephemera. A collection of postcards, handbills and posters in promotion of concerts.
8 52 SWEDEN COLLAGE by PETER BELOW, 1975. Artist's photocopy book.
8 53 SWEDISH COLLAGE BOOK by PETER BELOW, 1975. Artist's photocopy book, unbound, 11 leaves.
8 54 THIRTEEN TRAGIC TALES by MONTE CAZAZZA, 1976. Artist's book, pencil drawing on black construction paper; eight photocopy pages.
8 55 TIME OF YEAR by F. RAY, 1966.
8 56 UNIVERSAL LIFE CHURCH, INC..

Fluxus West / UPS

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8 57 Flux UPS / Stock.
8 58 TRANSFER, 1967. A FLUXUS SEE - POME (sic). Offset poster.
8 59 Address list of Fluxus people, etc..
8 60 ALPHABET IS, 1967. Offset poster.
8 61 EMMET WILLIAMS. Offset poster.
8 62 Ephemera.
8 63 FLUX MOUNTAIN CONCERT, 1968. Offset poster.
8 64 Published by Fluxus.. Bibliography.
8 65 FLUX ENGLAND WEST, 1972. A collection of articles by David Mayor.
8 66 FLUX MOUNTAIN CONCERT - FLUX WEST, 1968. Offset poster.
8 67 FLUXNEWSLETTER, DECEMBER 2, 1968, 1968.
8 68 FLUXSHOPNEWS. Offset poster.
8 69 Fluxus tax records.
8 70 FLUXUS WEST INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF FLUX PHENOMEMA. Mimeograph.
9 1 Fluxus West news release (NEWS FROM FLUXUS WEST).
9 2 Fluxus West order sheets.
9 3 FLUXUS WEST PAPER SALE. Annotated mimeograph order sheet, notes in Friedman's hand in pencil and pen.
9 4 GEORGE MACIUNAS. Offset poster, "Boston" on verso in pencil.
9 5 HIS MOST CATHOLIC MAJESTY. Offset poster, "print San Jose, pbl SF" on verso in pencil.
9 6 KF #42. Offset poster, "San Jose, SF" on verso in pencil.
9 7 KF #43. Offset poster, "Pasadena" on verso in pencil.
9 8 KF #45. Offset poster.
9 9 KF #56. Offset poster.
9 10 KF #69. Offset poster.
9 11 LANGUAGE OF THE IMAGINATION, 1968. Offset poster.
9 12 MUGU ATMAN.
9 13 OPEN NEW FLUX YEAR. Offset poster.
9 14 PAR 4 - A FLUX, 1967.
9 15 SOMETIMES IT'S BETTER NOT TO CLIMB A POLE.. Offset poster.
9 16 TULIP CLAUSE, 1973. Offset titled and identified by Friedman, nine leaves.
9 17 Unsigned graphic ( FLUXUS ). Offset poster.
9 18 VAUTIER DAY TOTAL ART THEO. Offset.

Collected Work

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9 19 FB-005-12 ASTRONAUTS OF INNER SPACE. Offset poster.
9 20 BIG BOOK by EMMET WILLIAMS. Review of Alison Knowles' BIG BOOK.
9 21 Birth Press. Offset with rubber stamp on verso: "from YEAH 10, 99 cents, Birth Press, 381, E 10 St, NY9". See Tuli Kulpferberg (Fugs) folders for other printed matter and correspondence related to Birth Press.
9 22 CLOTHSEPIN SPRING by ALBERT M. FINE. Double sided offset - Fluxus scenario.
9 23 FB-005-13 COMMUNIST MUST GIVE REVOLUTIONARY LEADERSHIP IN CULTURE, 1965. Offset poster.
9 24 MC-045-03 COMMUNIST MUST GIVE REVOLUTIONARY LEADERSHIP IN CULTURE. Offset poster.
9 25 CONDITIONS FOR PERFORMING FLUXUS PUBLISHED COMPOSITIONS, FILMS AND TAPES. Offset.
9 26 Eric Anderson, 1975. Photocopies of artwork and performance / site documentation.
9 27 ECS, 1968. Offset poster.
9 28 FB-005-20 FLUXFEST SALE. Offset poster.
9 29 FLUXHOUSE NO.1. Photocopy, pieced and assembled with tape.
9 30 FB-005-14 FLUXUS IT'S HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT AND RELATIONSHIP TO AVANT-GARDE MOVEMENTS. Offset poster.
9 31 MC-045-04 FLUXUS NO. 8. Offset poster.
9 32 FB-005-15 FLUXORCHESTRA. Offset poster.
9 33 FLUXORCHESTRA CIRCULAR LETTER NO. 2. Offset scenario.
9 34 FLUXUS PIECE FOR G.M. by ALBERT M. FINE. Offset sceanrio.
9 35 FLUXPOST 17-17 (DIY12W70640), 1964. Stamps.
9 36 FB-005-18 FLUXSHOP. Offset poster.
9 37 Higgins, Dick - collected works, 1959 - 1967. Gathered scenarios by Dick Higgins.
9 38 HI RED CENTER FLUXCLINIC. Double-sided offset.
9 39 FB-005-16 HI RED CENTER poster. Offset.
9 40 ICE CREAM PIECE by ALBERT FINE. Scenario offset.
9 41 NORTHWEST MOUNTED VALISE, 1972. Offset press, mail art, rubber stamps, stickers, and ephemera.
9 42 OPEN PROCESS - JOHN FURNIVAL: EUROPA AND HER BULL. Offset.
9 43 MC-045-05 PERPETUAL FLUXFEST AT THE NEW CINEMATIQUE. Offset.
9 44 POSTMAN'S CHOICE LE CHOIX DU FACTEUR, FLUXPOSTCARD BY BEN, 1965, 1965. Double-sided offset.
9 45 POSTMAN'S CHOICE LE CHOIX DU FACTEUR, FLUXPOSTCARD BY BEN, 1965 1967 BY FLUXUS, 1967. Double-sided offset.
9 46 Sharits, Greg. Photocopies
9 47 Sharits, Paul. Photocopies
9 48 Shiomi, Chieko. Two typescripts for performance works
9 49 SIX DOORS.
9 50 SOME GRAPHIS MIRRORS by Dick Higgins, 1967.
9 51 MC-045-06 SPATIAL POEM #2.
9 52 Street, Julian.
9 53 Thompson, David E..
9 54 MC-045-07 THREE NEWSPAPER EVENTS FOR THE PRICE OF $1.00.
9 55 These artifacts by hand are of.....
9 56 22 SHEETS, 1967.
9 57 MC-45 -08 VACUUM TRAPEZOID NO.5.
9 58 Charm to free the spirit from ignorance.

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9 59 drawing.
9 60 Egyptian Stroboscope, 1966. With D.R. Wagner
9 61 God bless our television, 1966. Mimeograph
9 62 Junk TV. Mimeograph
9 63 levy ephemera: Cleveland presses.
9 64 levy ephemera: press clippings.
9 65 Mandala to...., 1966. Mimeograph
9 66 marijuana ready-made, 1966.
9 67 Masque Gold Stars, 1967.
9 68 of the ink- pot and palette. Photocopy
9 69 Poem for Beverly.
9 70 Poets at the gate, vol 1 #2. Mimeograph
9 71 Son.
9 72 Telepathy not television.
9 73 What the Great Society will do for you.
9 74 You can have the fucking city bank.
9 75 Originals of preservation photocopies.
9 76 Originals of preservation photocopies.
9 77 Originals of preservation photocopies.



Finding aid generated: 2006-07-27