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Guide to the Sylvère Lotringer Papers and Semiotext(e) Archive, 1960-2004 (Bulk 1973-2000) MSS.221

Fales Library and Special Collections

Collection processed by Christine M. Woody; data entry completed by Laura Newsome and Liza Harrell-Edge, 2011.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 14, 2022
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 Updated by Jacqueline Rider to reflect incorporation of video preservation master and sub-master files. Updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect April 2018 accretion Updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect July 2018 accretion Updated by Anna Björnsson McCormick to correctly identify Josephine Guatarri Updated by Rachel Mahre to reflect the digitization of some video materials.  , March 2017 , April 2018 , November 2018 , June 2021 , March 2022

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Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open to researchers without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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,, 212-998-2596.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date (if known); Sylvere Lotringer Papers and Semiotext(e) Archive; MSS 221; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

Separated Materials

Three linear feet of material created by Chris Kraus was returned to Kraus in March 2012 at the donor's request, as per the original acquisition agreement. These deaccessioned materials are indicated in the finding aid.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Access copies for some materials are available by appointment for reading room viewing and listening only. Please contact, 212-998-2596.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Advance notice is required for the use of computer records. Original physical digital media is restricted. Born-digital materials have not been transferred and may not be available to researchers. Researchers may request access copies. To request that material be transferred, or if you are unsure if material has been transferred, please contact with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was purchased by NYU Libraries from Sylvère Lotringer in 2008. An accretion of 4 boxes was added in October 2015. In April 2018 Lotringer donated an additional nine audiocassettes of Kathy Acker interviews; the accession number associated with this gift is 2018.059. Lotringer donated an additional box of correspondence and ephemera in July 2018; the accession number with this gift is 2018.117.