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Guide to the Ron Kolm Papers, 1970-2016 MSS.079

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Collection processed by Marvin J. Taylor and Tom Savage 1997; Tania Friedel and Alyssa Shirley (1995-1999); Matt Moore 2000-2001; Leif Sorensen 2002-2003; Tori Peterson and Anne Marie Blum 2014.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 16, 2019
Finding aid written in English

 Record edited by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2015 and 2016 accretions Record edited by Stacey Flatt to reflect 2018 accretion Record edited by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2019 accretion  , December 2016 , July 2018 , July 2019

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kolm, Ron
Title: Ron Kolm Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1970-2018
Abstract: Ron Kolm is a writer, editor, artist, promoter, has been the de facto archivist and an enduring member of the Soho and East Village arts scene from the mid-1970s to the present day. During this period, he has been involved with several independent bookstores, small magazines, performance spaces, and the outsider art scene. Kolm continues to be heavily involved in avant garde work, serving as a main organizer of The Unbearables, a loosely organized group of downtown writers and artists, perhaps best known for their protests against mainstream notions of "good" or "bad" literature and art. Through his work, Kolm has collected over 6000 items that comprise this collection. Items include: signed first editions and chapbooks by authors such as Kathy Acker, Lynne Tillman, Gary Indiana, Spalding Gray, Patrick McGrath, Harry Mathews, Hal Sirowitz, Max Blagg, Janice Eidus, Constance DeJong, David Wojnarowicz, among many others; as well as: complete runs of Between C and D, Red Tape, Zone, The Portable Lower East Side, Beat, Vox, and The National Poetry Magazine of the Lower East Side, among others.
Quantity: 67 Linear Feet in 65 boxes and flat file folders
Quantity: 2 audiocassettes
Quantity: 12 dvd-r disks
Quantity: 7 sound discs (cd)
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: MSS.079