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Guide to the 0 to 9 Archive
1967-1969
 MSS 026 MSS.026

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Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Title: 0 to 9 Archive
Dates [inclusive]: 1967-1969
Abstract: The 0 to 9 Archive is a collection of correspondence and manuscripts to the editors of  0 to 9 magazine, Vito Hannibal Acconci and Bernadette Mayer.  0 to 9 was a small avant garde literary magazine from the late 1960s.
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Call Phrase: MSS.026

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Historical/Biographical Note

0 to 9 was a small avant garde literary magazine published in the East Village (Bowery St.) and the Lower East Side (Broome St.) of New York in the late 1960s. An 8.5 by 11", stapled, mimeographed publication, it existed for 3 years and 6 issues, and spawned the  0 to 9 Press which published works by the two editors, Bernadette Mayer and Vito Acconci. Like other similar small magazines of the time such as  Angel Hair (whose editor, Lewis March, Mayer would later marry), the magazine included work from a number of nascent and notable artists of the time. Bernadette Mayer is an activist, editor and poet with numerous collections of poety to her credit. Vito Acconci began his career as a poet and expanded into photography, film, video, and performance. He now heads the Acconci Studio, which designs and builds public projects in parks, city streets, and city buildings.

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    Scope and Content Note

    The 0 to 9 Archive is a part of the Avant Garde Collection at the Fales Library, New York University. The Fales Library is the primary special collections division of the NYU libraries, housing over 170,000 volumes of English and American literature from 1700 to the present. Strengths of the collection include the development of the English and American novel, with an emphasis on the Gothic and the Victorian novel.

    The 0 to 9 Archive is a collection of correspondence and manuscripts submitted to the editors Vito Hannibal Acconci and Bernadette Mayer during 1967 and 1969. Collection highlights include manuscripts/letters written by: John Cage, Tom Clark, Gerard Malanga, Richard Kostelanetz, Donald Sutherland, Sol LeWitt, Adrian Piper, and Aram Saroyan. Issues of  0 to 9 are not part of the  0 to 9 Archive but are available to view at Fales.

    SERIES DESCRIPTION

    Series I: Correspondence: contains correspondence sent to the editors Vito Hannibal Acconci and Bernadette Mayer. Noted correspondents include: John Cage, Richard Kostelanetz, Robert Smithson, and Donald Sutherland.

    Series II: Manuscripts: contains manuscripts submitted to 0 to 9. Contributors include: Tom Clark, John Giorno, Kenneth Koch, Sol LeWitt, Clark Coolidge, Adrian Piper, Yvonne Rainer and Aram Saroyan.

    Series III: Issue: contains one folder of manuscripts which created a supplement to issue No.6 of 0 to 9.

    Arrangement

    Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject/author heading then chronologically within each subject/author heading.

    The files are grouped into three series.

    Missing Title

    1. Series I: Correspondence
    2. Series II: Manuscripts
    3. Series III: Issues

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    Access Points

    Subject Names

    • Coolidge, Clark, 1939-
    • Clark, Tom, 1941-
    • Koch, Kenneth, 1925-2002
    • Eshleman, Clayton
    • Piper, Adrian, 1948-
    • Mayer, Bernadette
    • LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007
    • Saroyan, Aram
    • Kostelanetz, Richard
    • Giorno, John
    • Warsh, Lewis
    • Rainer, Yvonne, 1934-
    • Acconci, Vito, 1940-

    Document Type

    • Postcards.
    • Correspondence.
    • Manuscripts for publication.

    Subject Organizations

    • 0 to 9 (New York, N.Y.)

    Subject Topics

    • American literature |y 20th century.
    • American fiction -- 20th century
    • Literature, Experimental
    • American poetry |y 20th century.
    • Small presses -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Authors, American -- 20th century
    • Poets, American -- 20th century
    • Avant-garde (Aesthetics)

    Subject Places

    • New York (N.Y.)
    • New York (N.Y.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century

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    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

    Preferred Citation

    Published citations should take the following form:

    Identification of item, date (if known); 0 to 9 Archive; MSS 026; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections
    , New York University Libraries.

    Separated Material

    There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.

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    Container List

    Series I: Correspondence

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 1 Folder : 1 A.C.A.
    Anton, Jim
    Barry, Robert

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 2 Cage, John
    Carroll, Paul
    Chatterji, N.

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 3 Cohen, Paula
    Coolidge, Clark
    Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 4 Dowden, George
    Eshleman, Clayton
    Fagin, Larry

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 5 Farinella, Salvatore III
    Fuller, R. Buckminster
    Gross, Ronald

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 6 Holahan, Susan
    Holmes, John
    Huebler, Douglas

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 7 Kostelanetz, Richard
    Malanga, Gerard
    Newman, Robert

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 8 Padgett, Ron
    Pleynet, Marcelin
    Rothenberg, Jerome

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 9 Saroyan, Aram
    Smithson, Bob
    Sohm, Hans

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 10 Sondheim, Alan
    Sutherland, Donald
    Waldman, Frances

    undated

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    Series II: Manuscripts

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 1 Folder : 11 Acconci, Vito Hannibal -ed.
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 12 Anderson, Jack.
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 13 Bowering, George.
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 14 Clark, Tom.
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 15 Coolidge, Clark.
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 16 Corner, Philip.
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 17 Costa, Edwardo.
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 18 Freifeld, Larry
    Giorno, John

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 19 Graham, Dan
    Higgins, Dick

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 20 Koch, Kenneth
    Levin, Les
    LeWitt, Sol

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 21 McGonagoll, William.
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 22 MacLow, Jackson.
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 23 Marcus, Bruce
    Matthews, Harry
    Mayer, Rosemary

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 24 Padgett, Ron.
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 25 Paxton, Steve
    Perreault, John
    Piper, Adrian

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 26 Porter, Bern
    Rainer, Yvonne
    Rothenberg, Jerome

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 27 Saroyan, Aram
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 28 Stearn, Manet
    Weiner, Hannah
    Williams, Emmett

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 29 Undentified.
    undated

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    Series III: Issues

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 1 Folder : 30 Issue No.6 Supplement[1969].
    1969

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