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PRELIMINARY INVENTORY OF THE LETTRIST MOVEMENT PAPERS, 1949-1988
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Lettrist movement papers

Box 1, 3*

Isou, Isidore, 1949-1988, undated

Box 1, Folder 1

"Pour une meilleure législation en matière de littérature érotique ou défense de la littérature érotique," circa 1949

Scope and Content Note

Reprographic copy. Also includes copy of "Défense d'Isidore Isou" with signatories: Neveux, Pauwels, Roussin, Maurois, Achard, Arout, Aymé, Bessy, Breton, Cocteau, Gance, Hébertot, Jeanson, de Montherlant, Ragon, Rousselot, Salacrou, Soupault, Torrès, Tzara, de Waroquier, Cassou, and Lemaître.
Box 1, Folder 2

Manuscript of press release regarding Isou's film Le Traité de bave et d'éternité, circa January 1952

Box 1, Folder 3

"Réponse d'Isidore Isou à propos de brain-pollution de Jean-Louis Brau," 1972

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript and two typescript drafts.
Box 1, Folder 4

"M. Giscard d'Estaing dilapide l'argent des Français," 1978

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript and typescript.
Box 1, Folder 5

"Réunir les moyens pour prolonger et améliorer la vie de ceux qui combattent dans la plupart des domaines du savoir et du quotidien pour une Société et une existence meilleures...," 1985

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript and three corrected typescript drafts.
Box 1, Folder 6

"Mes opinions sur les désaccords entre le group 'L' et les groupes 'A'. 'F'.," 1984

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript and corrected typescript drafts.
Box 1, Folder 7

"Il ne faut pas transformer Paris en une jungle...," 1987-1988

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of corrected typescript.
Box 3*, Folder 1

"Invitation à l'art d'avant-garde et au lettrisme par Isidore Isou," undated

Box 1, Folder 8-14

Lemaître, Maurice, 1951-1977

Scope and Content Note

Also in flatfile 1**.
Flatfile 1**

Le Film est déjà commencé? poster, 1951

Box 1, Folder 8

Aphorismes et lettries hypergraphiques, 1954

Scope and Content Note

Catalog of the first exhibition by Lemaître.
Box 1, Folder 9

Mauvaises toiles de Lemaître et autres chefs-d'oeuvre, 1966

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition catalog from Librairie Galerie Anglaise.
Flatfile 1**

"Manifeste," 1966

Scope and Content Note

Poster denouncing the manner in which Lettrist works are presented.
Box 1, Folder 10

"Note à tous les letteristes et sympathisants," 1967

Scope and Content Note

Reprographic copy of typed tract.
Box 1, Folder 11

"Maurice Bismuth dit Lemaître Union de la jeunesse et de l'externité, pourquoi je me présente," 1967

Scope and Content Note

Printed tract relating to the elections of March 1967.
Box 1, Folder 12

Retrospective Lemaître, 1967

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition catalog from Marché expérimental d'art.
Box 1, Folder 13

"Le roman de Marcelle," 1970-1971

Scope and Content Note

Poster from Revue littéraire lettriste and photocopy of manuscript of unpublished preface "Pour une nécrologie créatrice."
Box 1, Folder 14

"Un prix Nobel de littérature pour Isidore Isou," 1977

Scope and Content Note

Reprographic copy of a typewritten tract.
Box 3*, Folder 2

Brau, Jean-Louis, 1959

Scope and Content Note

Tract: Ptotel'asymptotel'asymptotel'. La méthode et ce qui ne l'est pas!
Box 2

Satié, Alain, 1971

Scope and Content Note

Art object titled Les mots parlent.
Box 1, 3*

Collaborative projects, 1963-1987

Scope and Content Note

Also in flatfile folder 1**-2**.
Box 3*, Folder 3

La lettre et le signe dans la peinture contemporaine, 1963

Scope and Content Note

Two exhibition posters, printed on newspaper pages, from Galerie Valérie Schmidt.
Box 1, Folder 15

"Limelight," 1964

Scope and Content Note

Reprographic copy of typewritten tract by Brau, Dufrêne and Wolman.
Box 1, Folder 16

"Arguments lettristes no. 1," 1964

Scope and Content Note

Text written by the director Isou and editorial committee: Altmann, Lemaître, Sabatier, Spacagna, Studeny, and Roberdhay.
Flatfile 1**

Le mouvement lettriste presente la semaine de l'art moderne, 1965

Scope and Content Note

Poster with schedule of events.
Box 1, Folder 17

Lettrisme et hypergraphie, 1966

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition catalog from Galerie Europa in Berlin featuring the work of Altmann, Hachette, Isou, Jessemin, Lemaître, Sabatier, Spacagna and others.
Box 1, Folder 18

Onze Lettristes, 1966

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition catalog from Galerie Stadler featuring the work of de la Tour, Jessemin, Spacagna, Isou, Sabatier, Lemaître and others.
Box 1, Folder 19

Hypergraphies, 1967

Scope and Content Note

Catalog of Spacagna exhibition at Galerie Stadler.
Box 1, Folder 20

"Halte au gang des escrocs et des cuistres nécrophages de Dada et pillards du Lettrisme," 1967

Scope and Content Note

Reprographic copy of typewritten tract by Front de la jeunesse/Groupe d'action lettriste.
Flatfile 1**

Pour un front culturel, 1968

Scope and Content Note

Poster.
Flatfile 2**

Jeune Peinture, assemblée générale, 1968

Scope and Content Note

Poster with agenda for the meeting.
Box 1, Folder 21

"Un malade dangereux: Jean Hughes," 1969

Scope and Content Note

Reprographic copy of typewritten tract by Broutin, Canal, Conrart, Curtay, Gillard, Hebert, Hachette, Jones, Lemaitre, Mallet, Monod, Poyet, Raimond, Sabatier, Satie, Tarkieltaub, and Virgnaud.
Box 1, Folder 22

Aujourd'hui le lettrisme et l'hypergraphie, 1969

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition catalog is from Galerie Stadler and features the work of Broutin, Poyet, Allain Gillard, Altman, Isou, Curtay, Satié, Sabatier and others.
Box 3*, Folder 4

Revue littéraire letteriste, 1970-1972

Scope and Content Note

Contains posters for Revue litteraire letteriste, featuring work by artists Satié, Isou, Sabatier, Spacagna, Broutin, Poyet, Lemaître, Gillard, Hachette, and Curtay.
Box 1, Folder 23

"Halte aux épiciers de la littérature," 1971

Scope and Content Note

Reprographic copy of typewritten tract by the Groupe Lettriste commenting on the Prix Goncourt award jury.
Box 1, Folder 24

La vérité lettriste 1945-1973, 1973

Scope and Content Note

Invitation to exhibition at Galerie Suzanne Visat.
Box 1, Folder 25

Le Lettrisme, École de Paris, 1976

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition catalog from Galerie Strunskaja featuring the work of Lemaître, Isou, Satié, Sabatier, Rose, Grimaud, Hachette and others.
Box 1, Folder 26

Le mouvement lettriste 1987, 1987

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition catalog from Atelier Ste Anne featuring the work of Canal, Dupont, Isou, Lemaître, Letailleur, Pommerand, Poyet, Roehmer, Satié, and Sabatier.