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Inventory of the Karl Bissinger Papers
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Series 1. Literary Productions 1957-circa 1968

Physical Description: 11 folders
Box 1:1

[Bissinger, Karl]. Lists of names and notes circa 1962; undated

Physical Description: 6 leaves
Box 1:2

[Bissinger, Karl]. Statement regarding General Strike for Peace circa 1962

Physical Description: 3 drafts
Box 1:3

[Bissinger, Karl]. Statement regarding sit-in protesting resumption of nuclear testing circa 1962

Physical Description: 4 drafts
Box 1:4

[Bissinger, Karl]. Statement regarding abuse of prisoners in "the tombs" undated

Physical Description: fragment
Box 1:5

[Bissinger, Karl]. "The Tombs" undated

Physical Description: 2 drafts
Box 1:6

Beck, Julian. "Times Square, March 3, 1962" undated

Physical Description: photocopy
Box 1:7

Beck, Julian. "Mister Beck Without Reefer" Danbury Prison 1965 January 18

Box 1:8

Beck, Julian and Malina, Judith. "All the World's a Prison" 1957

Physical Description: photocopy
Box 1:9

Beck, Julian and Malina, Judith. "Statement" 1963 October 17

Physical Description: photocopy
Box 1:10

Gottlieb, Saul. "Times Square, March 3rd, 1962" undated

Physical Description: carbon copy
Box 1:11

Unidentified author. "Notes from the First Year. Excerpts from the Diaries of Isha Manna Beck" circa 1968

Physical Description: carbon copy
 

Series 2. Correspondence 1955-1973

Physical Description: 55 folders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged into three subseries: Outgoing, Incoming, and Collected.
 

Subseries 2.1 Outgoing 1962-1972

Physical Description: 9 folders
Box 1:12

Accra (Ghana) Assembly, (The World without a Bomb) 1962 June 21

Physical Description: draft
Box 1:13

[Cornell], Tom circa 1972

Physical Description: draft
Box 1:14

Heathoff?, undated

Physical Description: draft
Box 1:15

[Hecht], Rose undated

Scope and Content Note

notes on Living Theatre clipping
Box 1:16

: Kross, A.M., Correction Commissioner undated

Physical Description: draft
Box 1:17

Sherwood, Madeleine undated

Box 1:18

Souza, Antonio undated

Physical Description: 2 drafts
Box 1:19

Supply Co. 2nd Service Bn. 2nd Marine Division F.M.F. Camp Lejuene, N.C. 1972 April 4

Box 1:20

Unidentified recipient undated

Physical Description: draft
 

Subseries 2.2 Incoming 1955-1973

Physical Description: 48 folders
Box 1:21

Baefes-Ridder?, Lia 1972 June 14

Box 1:22

Beck, Julian and Malina, Judith 1962-1973

Physical Description: 19 postcards
Box 1:23

Beck, Julian and Malina, Judith 1964-1972; undated

Physical Description: 21 letters, 1 telegram, 1 envelope
Box 1:24

Beck, Mabel 1955-1971

Physical Description: 5 letters
Box 1:25

Bjornstad, Kent 1972 August 31

Box 1:26

Blyden, Bro. Herbert undated

Box 1:27

Brown, Ken 1965

Box 1:28

Buchsbaum, Peter A., ACLU of New Jersey 1973 January 12

Box 1:29

Chaikin, Joseph 1966-1970; undated

Physical Description: 2 letters, 1 envelope, 1 postcard
Box 1:30

Clarke, Eileen 1962; undated

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1:31

Cornell, Tom 1972 November 13

Box 1:32

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence 1964 March 4

Box 1:33

Goodman, Paul 1968 June 27

Box 1:34

Gottlieb, Saul 1965-1966; undated

Physical Description: 11 letters, 1 postcard
Box 1:35

[Harriman], John undated

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 1:36

Hecht, Rose 1965

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 1:37

Herscovitz, Marcia 1969 December 7; undated

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1:38

Howard, Henry 1965 January

Box 1:39

Kellum, Marimari? 1962 February 3

Box 1:40

Knabe, Grete [Gypsy's mother] 1971 September 29

Box 1:41

Leonardi, Alfredo 1966

Physical Description: 8 letters
Box 1:42

Paulson, Elin undated

Box 1:43

Perlman, Fredy and Lorraine 1963?-1964

Physical Description: 2 postcards
Box 1:44

Peroni, Karl 1972 September 19

Box 1:45

Rosenberg, Jack H. 1964 December 14

Scope and Content Note

signed and sent copy to K.B.
Box 1:46

Royaton, D'arcy 1960 May 16

Box 1:47

Shari, [Dorothy] 1966

Box 1:48

Spicer, Jim undated

Box 1:49

Worley, Leonora 1964 September

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1:50

Daniel undated

Box 1:51

Daphne 1962

Box 1:52

David and Renee undated

Box 1:53

Margo undated

Box 1:54

Mary 1973

Box 1:55

Reggie undated

Box 1:56

Rufus undated

Box 1:57

Tedi 1965 September 6; undated

Physical Description: 1 postcard, 1 letter
Box 1:58

Tony undated

Box 1:59

Unidentified 1964-1968; undated

Physical Description: 3 letters, 3 postcards
 

Subseries 2.3 Collected 1961-1967

Physical Description: 8 folders
Box 1:60

Beck, Julian and Malina, Judith. New York Committee, General Strike for Peace to Simone Signoret 1961 December 29

Box 1:61

Itkin, The Most Reverend Michael Augustine (Western Orthodox of the Old Catholic Chruch) to North, Jonathan 1962 March 18

Box 1:62

Itkin, The Most Reverend Michael Augustine to New York Committee for the General Strike for Peace 1962 April 1

Box 1:63

Itkin, The Right Reverend Michael A. to New York Committee for a General Strike for Peace 1962 December 26

Box 1:64

Itkin, The Right Reverend Michael Francis to Support-in-Action 1967 April 25

Box 1:65

Wang, Arthur W. (Hill and Wang, Inc.) to Beck, Julian 1964 December 22

Box 1:66

Zurer, Oscar to Deputy Police Commissioner Walter Arm 1962 March 4

Physical Description: carbon copy
Box 1:67

Heather and Lee; Greeting notes to Kerin, Garrick, and the new Edenstar undated

Physical Description: carbon copy
 

Series 3 Subject Files 1950-1974

Physical Description: 96 folders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the organization (or sometimes person) responsible for creating the material in each file. Contains printed material including an agenda, fliers, form letters, meeting minutes, a memo, pamphlets, posters, questionnaires, a report, and serial publications. Subjects include: opposition to protests against the Vietnam War, Living Theatre performances, avant-garde theater, the General Strike for Peace, opposition to the draft, involvement of clergy in peace movement, the Old Catholic Church, an artists' community, and New York City counter culture.
Box 6:2

American Report 1972 May-June

Box 5:1

Karl Armstrong Defense Committee circa 1972

Box 1:68

Anarcho-Feminists, Siren [newsletter] undated

Box 1:69

Angry Arts undated

Box 6:2

Basta Enough 1969 May

Box 1:70

Bell, Richard (Dick) M. 1967

Box 1:71

Bread and Puppet Theatre 1972

Box 1:72

Bridge Theatre 1965

Box 1:73

The Catholic Worker 1955

Box 6:2

Catholic Worker 1955-1962

Box 1:74

Charter Group for a Pledge of Conscience 1972

Box 1:75

Chelsea Theatre Center of Brooklyn 1972

Box 1:76

Cocteau, Jean 1950

Box 1:77

Merce Cunningham Studio undated

Box 1:78

Emergency Committee on Nigeria and Biafra 1969

Box 1:79

Environmental Action Coalition undated

Box 5:10

The Final Decline and Total Collapse of the American Avant-Garde," "Say Hello to the Dirty Half Dozen, Sierra Bandit, the American Playground and all the Superstars of the New Theatre," "Xanadu (class of '52) Revisited," in Esquire 1969 May

Box 5:9

Fliers 1955-1968; undated

Box 2:1

The Floating Bear 1962

Box 2:2

The Floating Bear 1964

Box 2:3

The Floating Bear 1967

Box 2:4

Friends of Malatesta undated

Box 2:5

Greenwich Village Peace Center circa 1972

Box 2:6

Harriman, John; Mimeo undated

Box 2:7

Harriman, John; Taxi: Poems 1969

Box 2:8

Indo-China Information Service 1971

Box 2:9

Indochina Resource Center, Indochina Chronicle 1972-1973

Box 2:10

International Revolutionary Solidarity Movement undated

Box 5:2

Johnson, James Hervey undated

Box 5:3

KNOW undated

Box 2:11

Labor Action for Peace undated

Box 2:12

Libertarian League 1965

Box 2:13

Living Theatre: Programs 1955-1966; undated

Box 2:14

Living Theatre: Histories circa 1959-1971

Box 6:1

Living Theatre: Fliers 1959-1973; undated

Box 2:15

Living Theatre: The Connection, [copies of articles] circa 1960

Box 2:16

Living Theatre: Beck, Julian. Songs of the Revolution 1963

Box 2:17

Living Theatre: "Openings/New York," the Brig, in Theatre Arts 1963 July

Box 2:18

Living Theatre: Emergency Committee for the Defense of the Living Theatre 1964

Box 2:19

Living Theatre: "How to Close a Theatre," "The Living Theatre and Larger Issues," "Interviews with Judith Malina and Kenneth Brown," "Epitaph for the Living Theatre," "The Brig," in Tulane Drama Review 1964 Spring

Box 2:20

"The Living Theatre in Exile" reprint from Tulane Drama Review 1966 Summer

Box 2:21

Living Theatre: Nichols, Robert "Peasant Life" [script] 1967 September

Box 2:22

Living Theater Poems 1968

Box 2:23

Living Theatre: "Legal Bulletin #1" 1968 September 10

Box 2:24

Living Theatre: Travelers Insurance Co. policy 1968 October 25

Box 2:25

Living Theatre: "Eight Steps from Paradise," in Liberation 1968 November

Box 2:26

"The Living Theatre" in WIN 1968 November 15

Box 2:27

Living Theatre: "Eight Steps from Paradise" in Liberation News Service 1968 November 20

Box 2:28

The Living Theatre, special issue of Yale/Theatre 1969 Spring

Box 2:29

"The Living Theatre" in WIN 1970 July

Box 2:30

Living Theatre: "There's No Biz Like Show Biz," in WIN 1970 December 15

Box 2:31

Living Theatre: Bibliographies circa 1971-1973

Box 2:32

Living Theatre: Paradise Defense Fund 1971 August 24

Box 3:1

Living Theatre: Brazil: Paradise Now?" in WIN 1971 October 15

Box 6:1

Living Theatre: Seven Meditations on Political Sado-Masochism in Fag Rag 1973 Fall/Winter

Box 3:2

Living Theatre: The Conquest of Bread" in Peace News 1974 October 18

Box 3:3

Living Theatre: House, LeRoy undated

Box 3:4

Mead, Taylor, Taylor Mead: excerpts... 1962

Box 3:5

Miami Conventions Coalition circa 1972

Box 3:6

Military Legal Center 1972

Box 3:7

Movement for a New Society 1972

Box 3:8

Naeve, Virginia circa 1964

Box 3:9

National Council to Repeal the Draft 1973

Box 3:10

National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam undated

Box 3:11

Neighbors for Peace undated

Box 5:11

New York Committee, General Strike for Peace 1961-1963; undated

Box 6:3

New York Committee, General Strike for Peace undated

Box 5:12

New York Military Counselors' Clearinghouse 1972

Box 5:13

New York State Civil Defense Protest and Recreation Society 1960

Box 5:4

New York Switchboard undated

Box 3:12

NYC League for Sexual Freedom 1965

Box 5:5

Old Catholic Church (The Most Reverend Michael Augustine Itkin) 1962; undated

Box 3:13

Open Theatre undated

Box 3:14

Photo Arts 1952 March

Scope and Content Note

Contains Bissinger photos.
Box 3:15

Poor People's Development Foundation undated

Box 3:16

Project Air War 1972-1973; undated

Box 3:17

Redress 1972

Box 5:6

San Francisco Mime Troupe circa 1972

Box 3:18

Sanders, Ed; Ed Sanders' Catalogue #3 1965

Box 3:19

Sanders, Ed; Fuck You: A Magazine of the Arts #3 1962

Box 3:20

Sanders, Ed; Fuck You: A Magazine of the Arts #4 1962

Box 3:21

Sanders, Ed; Fuck You: A Magazine of the Arts #5, vol. 7 1964

Box 3:22

Solidarity Bookshop 1972

Box 3:23

Stoke Newington Eight Defence Group undated

Box 3:24

Support-In-Action undated

Box 3:25

Theatre at St. Clement's 1972

Box 5:7

U.S. Committee to Aid the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam circa 1972-1973

Box 3:26

War Resisters League 1972-1973; undated

Box 3:27

War Resisters League, WIN 1967-1971

Box 3:28

War Resisters League, WIN 1971-1972

Box 4:1

Washington Square Methodist Church 1973 August 10

Box 5:8

Westbeth: The Artists Community 1972

Box 4:2

Women's Medical Center 1972

Box 4:3

World Peace Council 1973

Box 4:4

Unidentified 1963-1972; undated

 

Series 4 Photographic Materials 1960; undated

Physical Description: 28 folders

Scope and Content Note

Mainly photographic prints and contact sheets, with several negatives included. Most of the photographs are credited to Karl Bissinger. The bulk are images from Living Theatre performances and these are arranged in alphabetical order by play title.
Box 4:6

The Apple undated

Physical Description: 5 prints
Box 4:7

The Apple undated

Physical Description: 5 prints
Box 4:8

The Apple undated

Physical Description: 4 prints
Box 4:9

The Apple, Portraits of [Jack Gelber] undated

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box 4:10

The Apple, Portraits of [Jack Gelber] undated

Physical Description: 8 contact sheets
Box 4:11

The Apple undated

Physical Description: 5 contact sheets
Box 5:14

The Apple undated

Physical Description: 5 prints
Box 5:15

The Apple undated

Physical Description: 4 prints, 1 contact sheet (layout for publication)
Box 4:12

The Brig undated

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box 4:13

The Brig undated

Physical Description: 6 contact sheets
Box 4:14

The Brig undated

Physical Description: 7 contact sheets
Box 4:15

The Brig undated

Physical Description: 7 contact sheets (fragments)
Box 4:16

The Brig, [Press conference at 14th street theatre during IRS "bust"] undated

Physical Description: 5 contact sheets
Box 4:17

The Connection undated

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box 4:18

The Connection undated

Physical Description: 3 contact sheets
Box 5:16

The Connection, portraits of [Kenneth H. Brown] circa 1960

Physical Description: 1 print, 1 contact sheet
Box 5:17

The Connection, portrait of Jackie McLean 1960

Physical Description: 1 print, 1 contact sheet
Box 4:19

In the Jungle of Cities undated

Physical Description: 5 prints
Box 4:20

In the Jungle of Cities undated

Physical Description: 3 contact sheets
Box 4:21

Man is Man undated

Physical Description: 1 print, 1 negative
Box 4:22

Man is Man undated

Physical Description: 1 print, 1 negative
Box 4:23

Man is Man undated

Physical Description: 1 print, 1 negative
Box 4:24

Man is Man undated

Physical Description: 1 print, 1 negative
Box 4:25

Man is Man undated

Physical Description: 1 print, 1 negative
Box 4:26

Man is Man, Joseph Chaiken, Judith Malina undated

Physical Description: 1 print, 1 negative
Box 4:27

Unidentified plays, Living Theatre undated

Physical Description: 1 print, 1 contact sheet
Box 4:28

[14th Street Theatre] Julian Beck and Judith Malina undated

Physical Description: 1 contact sheet
Box 4:5

Peace rally, New York General Strike for Peace, Julian Beck speaking undated

Physical Description: 1 print