Collection, 1964-1971

Friedman, Ken


7.8 lin. ft (9 archives boxes; 31 oversize folders).
Arranged in four series: 1. Correspondence. 2. Writings. 3. Collaborations. 4. D.A. Levy materials.
Personal papers and other documents assembled by Friedman documenting his involvement from 1964-1971 in the Fluxus movement and the Free Religious Youth and Liberal Religious Youth, two organizations affiliated with the Unitarian Church -- The collection includes correspondence with a number of artists associated with the Fluxus movement, examples of Fluxus work and sketches for happenings by Friedman and others, materials pertaining to the New York Correspondence School and its founder Ray Johnson, materials pertaining to the rock band the Fugs, and a large cache of materials by and about the Cleveland poet d.a. levy, whose work instigated a nationally important obscenity trial in 1967. Significant correspondents include George Brecht, John Cage, Robert Filliou, Albert Fine, Dick Higgins, Ray Johnson, Milan Knizak, Alison Knowles, d.a. levy, George Maciunas, Jerry Rubin, Paul Sharits, Hans Sohm, Daniel Spoerri, and Emmett Williams.
Writer, musician, conceptual artitst, and the founder of Fluxus West, Friedman is a principal participant in the Fluxus movement which flourished during the late 1960s -- Friedman attended Shimer College and received degrees from San Francisco State College (BA & MA) and the United State International University (Ph. D.)..
Cite as: Ken Friedman Collection. MSS 128. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library.
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