35.87 lin. ft. (58 boxes, 17 flatfiles).
Organized in three series: Series I. Exhibitions, 1970-2001, 2005; Series II. Invitations, 1967, 1970-2002; Series III. Research material, 1970-1985, undated.
This collection documents John Held, Jr.'s extensive collection of mail art and related documents accumulated from over 50 countries between 1967 and 2005. It comprises exhibition catalogs, invitations, posters, mail art pieces, and other material. Held's inventory, bibliographies, and monographs are also included.
John Held Jr. (b.1947), is an American mail artist, author, and performance artist. He has been an active participant in alternative art since 1975, particularly in the fields of rubber stamp art, zine culture, and artistamps, and is considered one of the foremost promoters and chroniclers of mail art.
Open for use by qualified researchers.