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Ken Friedman Collection
MSS 0128  
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Description
Correspondence, manuscripts, conceptual and mail art work, and ephemera documenting Ken Friedman's affiliation with Fluxus art movement spearheaded by George Maciunas. The collection includes examples of Friedman's Fluxus offset press, art work of other Fluxus artists, publications by Aktual, and examples of work by the Cleveland poet d.a. levy. Significant correspondents include George Brecht, John Cage, Dick Higgins, Ray Johnson, Milan Knizak, d.a. levy, George Maciunas, Jerry Rubin, and Paul Sharits. The collection is arranged in five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) WRITINGS, 3) COLLABORATIONS, 4) FLUXUS, and 5) D.A. LEVY.
Background
Kenneth S. Friedman (born September 19, 1949- ) attended Shimer College (1966-1967) where he studied music theory and composition with Richard Maxfield. He later received an MS from San Francisco State University in 1971 and, after that a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Human Behavior at U.S. International University in 1976. From 1967-1968, he was an instructor at San Francisco State College Experimental College, where he taught course in the literature of surrealism, the avant-garde, and expanded arts.
Extent
7.80 linear feet (9 archives boxes and 31 oversize folders)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Collection is open for research.