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Howardena Pindell Correspondence and Research Materials

in The Museum of Modern Art Archives

The Museum of Modern Art Archives
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019-5497
© 1986
The Museum of Modern Art Museum Archives
Finding aid prepared by Janis Ekdahl, January 1986.

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Pindell, Howardena, 1943-
Title: Howardena Pindell Correspondence and Research Materials
Bulk Dates: 1977-1984
Quantity: 5 Linear Feet


The Papers are organized into three Series:
Series I: Research Materials
Series II: Manuscript
Series III: Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of research materials and correpondence collected largely in 1977 in preparation for an article, "Alternative Space: Artists' Periodicals," Print Collector's Newsletter (vol. 8) September-October 1977. A major part of the article consists of a "Chronology" of artists' periodicals from 1900 through 1977.

The collection includes the following:

Responses to a questionnaire which Pindell sent to artist periodicals (see below) Typed manuscripts, with revisions, of article Correspondence before and after publication of article.

Periodicals: Respondent:
Art & Project (A. Van Ravensteijn)
Art and Revolution
Artpolice (F. Gaard)
Art Workers' News (P. Leggieri)
Assembling (R. Kostelanetz)
Balloon (F. Nutzle)
Bear News, Culture Hero, After Art (L. Levine)
Big Deal (B. Baracks)
Bile Dadazine, Bombay Duck (E. Thomas)
Cabaret Voltaire (S. Hitchcock)
Chrysalis (S. Levrant de Bretteville)
Citte di Riga (Boatto, Calvesi, Kounellis…)
Contemporary Art/Southeast (L.Hyman, etc.)
Cornflake One (V.D. Phillips)
Criss-Cross Art Communication (R. Kallweit, etc.)
Dadazine (B. Gaglione, Dadaland, A. Banana)
Dumb Ox (J. Hugunin, T. Kelley)
Egozine (R.J. Lambert)
Eye Meat (M. Tearle)
Fandangos (R. Marroquin)
Fanzini (J.J. Baylin)
File Magazine (A.A. Bronson, J. Zontal, F.Partz)
491 Magazine (G. Puchalski)
Fox (Corris, Ramsden, ... )
Gurgle (S. Haddock, R. Mappo)
Imprinting (C.M.Benveduti, T. Catalano, F.Falasca)
Interfunktionen (F. Heubach)
Intermedia (H. Lund)
Interview (A. Warhol, etc.)
Kunststoff (J. Klauke, R. Bonnie)
Left Curve (R. Olsen, C. Polony)
Lost and Found Times (J. Bennett, D. Landies)
Mail Order Art (P. Tavenner)
La Mamelle Magazine: Art Contemporary (C. Loeffler)
Modern Correspondence Magazine (T. Hosier)
Mysticogryfil (B. Alfonso, etc.)
North and North-Information (P.H. Nielsen, B. Petersen)
Nova Broadcast Series (C. Weissner, L. O'Gallagher)
Nu Art 1
NYCS Weekly Breeder
OR (D. Milliken)
Orgon (R. Cristobal, C. Picot)
Ovum (C. Padin)
P A.N./Paranoids Anonymous Newsletter
Peinture, cahiers theoriques (L. Cane)
Plucked Chicken (W. Petersen)
Der Politische Ventilator (F. Mauri, etc.)
Red-Herring (M. Corris, etc)
Review for Everything (D. Roth, H. Mayer)
San Francisco Earthquake (J. Herman, etc)
Sluj (Whitson)
Soft Art Press (M. Bucher, N. Maidan)
Something Else Newsletter (D. Higgins, etc.)
Unmuzzled Ox (M. Andre)
VH101 (F. Essellier)
Videozine and Audiozine (C. Loeffler, etc.)
Vile International (A. Banana, B. Gaglione)
Vision (K. Brown)
Visual Dialog (R. Loach)
White Arms Magazine (R.White)
Womanart (E.Lubell, etc.)
Womanspace (R.Iskin)
Womansphere (A. Slayton-Leffler)
Washington Womens' Arts Center-Newsletter (A.Slayton-Leffler)
Women Artists Newsletter (C. Navaretta)


Access Restrictions

The records are open for research and contain no restricted materials.

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Howardena Pindell Correspondence and Research Materials are the physical property of The Museum of Modern Art. Literary rights, including copyright belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with The Museum of Modern Art. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archivist.

Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in DADABASE, the library catalog of The Museum of Modern Art. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons and Organizations:
Afro-American painters.
Art -- Periodicals.
Art museum curators.
Artists' periodicals.
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-
Women artists.
Afro-American painters.
Art -- Periodicals.
Art museum curators.
Artists' periodicals.
Women artists.

Administrative Information


This collection was a gift of Howardena Pindell, 1985. (The balance of the gift, enumerated in the gift receipt of July 18, 1985, included Artists Periodicals; ICC-Antwerp Catalogs; Books & Catalogs; and Catalogs of Publications.)

Preferred Citation

Howardena Pindell Correspondence and Research Materials, [series.folder]. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York.

Container List

Series I: Research Materials

Folder Title
I.A Printed Sources
I.B Notes
I.C Correspondence with Ken Friedman
I.D Questionnaires and Responses

See Scope Note for list.

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Series II: Manuscript

Folder Title
II.A Verison A
II.B Verison B
II.C "Additions"
II.D Introduction, etc.

Includes bibliography, sources, acknowledgements, photographs, Pindell curriculum vita.

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Series III: Correspondence

Folder Title
III.A Pre- and Post-publication of Article
III.B Flyers, Announcements, etc. Related to Artists' Periodicals

Recieved by Pindell through 1984.

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