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Brainard (Joe) Archive
MSS 0005  
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Description
Materials collected by Robert Butts, consisting primarily of diverse works by and regarding New York artist and writer Joe Brainard (1942-1994).
Background
Born in Arkansas in 1942 and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Brainard moved to New York City in 1961. There, he quickly developed friendships with Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, Bill Berkson, Barbara Guest, and other participants in the New York School. The large number of collaborative works in the collection, as well as the many illustrations Brainard did for books by others, reflect the sense of community shared by these artists.
Extent
32.2 Linear feet (8 archives boxes, 47 art bin items and 86 oversize folders)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.