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Guide to the Mark Bloch Postal Art Network (PAN) Archive MSS.170

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Collection processed by Rachel Greer and Sana Masood, 2015. Data entry by Sana Masood, 2015.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 09, 2020

 Record updated by Weatherly Stephan to reflect rehousing of Series III: Objects  , November 2020

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mark Bloch Postal Art Network (PAN) Archive
Dates [inclusive]: 1978-2007
Abstract: Mark Bloch is an American artist and writer whose work uses both visuals and text to explore ideas of long distance communication. This collection contains thousands of examples of original "mail art" sent to and collected by Mark Bloch in New York City from all fifty American states and dozens of countries in the form of objects, envelopes, artwork, and enclosures as well as publications, postcards and announcements documenting avant-garde cultural activities in various media, during the years 1978 to 2013.
Quantity: 55 Linear Feet in 68 boxes.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: MSS.170