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Guide to the Ben Morea and Aldo Tambellini Papers TAM 530

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

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Series VIII: Oversize Materials, 1962-1969

Scope and Content Note

This series contains oversized clippings, periodicals and posters separated from series one through four, and arranged in four corresponding subseries.

A. Aldo Tambellini and Ben Morea in the pre-Black Mask Period

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 The Bridge Presents "Outfall" Poster
Sep 1965
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Beck, Julian & Judith Malina in an open discussion: "Revolution as an Alternative." "Center" flyer featuring a photograph of a street kid in front of an Aldo Tambellini sculpture.
Ca. 1964
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Village Voice "Theater Journal" article with photos covering "OUTFALL" in which a machine created by Ben Morea and Aldo Tambellini were featured.
September 30 1965
Box: 4 Folder : 3A Village Voice, "Theater Journal", re Black Zero/Tambellini
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Evo interview prints, with "Black Sperm" photo portrait of Aldo Tambellini. Questions by Lil Picard addressed to Aldo Tambellini, titled: "Art Child is Black."
Ca. Nov 1967-ca, Dec 1967
Box: 4 Folder : 5 The Center [poster, 11.5 x 17] re: showing of Quantum 1 at the Noah Goldowsky Gallery featuring Charles Mingus, Louise Bourgeois, Aldo Tambellini, Benn Morea, Ron Hahne, Ad Reinhardt, et. al.
ca. 1965
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Quantum exhibits: Photograph (oversized) of Tambellini's works
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Quantum 2: Poster (11.5" x 17") of Group Center and Group Zero's showing of at Sachs Gallery and Noah Goldowsky Gallery. Featuring Peter Agostini, Louise Bourgeois, Ilise Greenstein, Ron Hahne, Chuck Hinman, Charles Mingus, Benn Morea, Aldo Tambellini, et. al.
Box: 4 Folder : 8 New York Post clipping (Wednesday June 12, 1963) with a piece on Aldo Tambellini by Sally Hammond titled "Downtown Artists Have a Coming Out."
Box: 4 Folder : 9 The Screw: A Newsletter of Social Consciousness (Issues 1-5; photocopies). The first issue (March/April 1962) announces: "The artist is dying a controlled death."

B. Black Mask

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Black Mask [tabloid paper], issues 2 and 9 [photocopies]
1966, 1968

C. Up Against the Wall Motherfucker

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Up Against the Wall Motherfucker oversize poster (around 16" x 24") of fiery skeleton with the International Werewolf Conspiracy logo. (A Rat centerfold.)
Box: 4 Folder : 12 ACID (Action Committee for Immediate Defense) Up Against the Wall Motherfucker poster/comic titled "Agent of Acid: Lower East Side Defense."
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Page in a complete issue of The Rat (January 24-30, 1969, p. 5): on Ben Morea's acquittal after a four-day trial in Boston on two counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon.
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Journal of The Resistance (October 1968): Page in a complete issue of with an article by Ben Morea, "The Issue Is Not the Issue" which defines "the revolutionary project as the total destruction of dominant bourgeois reality." The article is published following an editorial note drafted by the "Ben Morea Defense Fund" calling for funds.
Box: 4 Folder : 15 "Armed Love" Up Against the Wall Motherfucker poster: "TO LIVE ONE MUST LOVE, TO LOVE ONE MUST SURVIVE, TO SURVIVE ONE MUST FIGHT!"

D. Publications of groups in NY and London connected or relevant to Ben Morea and the Up Against the Wall Motherfucker "affinity groups,"

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Action (Paris: Realise au Service des Comittes D'Action)
Oct 1968
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Broadside "High School Strike" "Rally Sunday October 27, Washington Square Park"
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Untitled Issue [incomplete] of Newspaper: Lead Article "1...2...3...Many Bostons"
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Evo article by Alex Gross on "Artists Attack Moma."
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Up Against the Wall Motherfucker comic in The East Village Other
December 27, 1968
Box: 4 Folder : 21 SDS New Left Notes (January 22, 1969, p. 2): Article on Ben Morea's acquittal
Box: 4 Folder : 22 "King Mob: Two Letters On Student Power" [four page broadside] published in London as a supplement to King Mob Echo
Nov 1968
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Sansculottes issues 25 & 29, published by the Free Youth Press (a high-school group influenced by the Motherfuckers and the SI).
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Sundance (First issue); by the White Panther Information Service. Headline: "YOUTH WILL MAKE THE REVOLUTION AND YOUTH WILL KEEP IT!" Oversize full-color 32-page paper, edited by David Sinclair. Sinclair's opening poem ends with: "in my dreams I hear the triumph of my forest speech in another time, and it says, with a vengeance, Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers!"
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Logos, Oversize full color paper with centerfold on "Revolutionary Ecology." Text by Murray Bookchin.

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