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Ray Johnson mail art to Lucy R. Lippard

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Creator:
Johnson, Ray, 1927-1995
Lippard, Lucy R., 1937-
Subject:
New York Correspondence School
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1965 June 29
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
3 mail art : typescript ; 28 x 22 cm.
Summary:
First page is a photocopied photo of Johnson, with the letter to Lippard typed over his cheek, explaining that he has enclosed eight pages of his Book about death.
The enclosed pages consist of two photocopies: one of a typewritten letter from "Buddha University" to the New York Times describing the death of the New York Correspondence School, and one of a handwritten page dated April 5, 1973 which simply states "The New York Correspondence School died."
Despite Johnson's note that 8 pages have been enclosed, these three pages are all that exist in this collection.
Citation:
Ray Johnson mail art to Lucy R. Lippard, 1965 June 29. Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2010, bulk 1960s-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Use Note:
© The Ray Johnson Estate at Richard L. Feigen & Co.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Death
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13544
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13544
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Air Mail, General. [photograph]

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Photographer:
Nathaniel L. Dewell
Type:
Photographs
Date:
July 1, 1924
Summary:
Portrait of U.S. Air Mail Assistant Postmaster General Paul Henderson, July 1, 1924.
Topic:
Aeronautics
Air mail service
Local number:
NASM-00138496
Restrictions:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Victory Mail

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Creator:
National Postal Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-06-02T21:48:50.000Z
Video Title:
Victory Mail
Description:
A short, 1944 newsreel describing V-Mail produced by the Office of War Information. Read more at: http://npm.si.edu/victorymail Transcript: Letters from home; each day millions of them are sent to American servicemen fighting on distant battle fronts. Because a war postal system called V--mail, they can be flown throughout the world reaching distant points safely and with amazing speed. This plane is landing in Italy. Each bag of mail it carries contains 136 thousand letters. Back in America, each letter was reduced to a tiny strip of film. Now near the front, automatic machines and enlarge each overseas letter from sixteen millimeter motion picture negative to a four by five inch print. These strips are dried, carefully inspected and cut into individual letters. Machines fold them and put them into envelopes. In this one laboratory over three hundred thousand letters a day are handled. A complete locator card system takes care of mail incorrectly addressed. In the censorship section, anything that might reveal vital military information is cut out. At mail call, Americans overseas receive their letters. Nearly every transport plane that spans the ocean brings its quota of mail. In just a few days, V-mail letters from home reach serviceman in every theater of war.
Views:
1,066
Video Duration:
2 min 15 sec
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting
Youtube Category:
Education
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Ray Johnson mail art to Lucy R. Lippard

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Creator:
Johnson, Ray, 1927-1995
Lippard, Lucy R., 1937-
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1969 May 3
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
1 mail art : typescript, ill. ; 28 x 22 cm.
Summary:
Typed at top of page: Dear Richard C, please send this face collage to Lucy Lippard.
Two small photographs attached in lower corners, of a person (presumably Johnson) holding a similar collage over his face.
Citation:
Ray Johnson mail art to Lucy R. Lippard, 1969 May 3. Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2010, bulk 1960s-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Use Note:
© The Ray Johnson Estate at Richard L. Feigen & Co.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Collage
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8084
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Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2010, bulk 1960s-1990
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Archives of American Art
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Air Mail, General; Refueling. [photograph]

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Photographer:
Nathaniel L. Dewell
Type:
Photographs
Date:
December 1922
Summary:
An Airmail mechanic pouring hot water into the radiator of an airmail plane to "steam warm" the engine, December 1922.
Topic:
Aeronautics
Air mail service
Airplanes
Local number:
NASM-00130328
Restrictions:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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Ray Johnson mail art to Lucy R. Lippard

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Creator:
Johnson, Ray, 1927-1995
Lippard, Lucy R., 1937-
Subject:
New York Correspondence School
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1970 July 3
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
Mail Art : 1 p. : typescript, ill. ; 28 x 22 cm.
Summary:
Letter is addressed to "Dr. Frye" and has stamp inviting submissions to the New York Correspondence School exhibit at the Whitney. Illustrations in red marker include a duck (captioned "Marcia Ducker" - for Marcia Tucker) and rabbit (captioned "Ray Johnson").
Citation:
Ray Johnson mail art to Lucy R. Lippard, 1970 July 3. Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2010, bulk 1960s-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Use Note:
© The Ray Johnson Estate at Richard L. Feigen & Co.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Exhibitions
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5881
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Archives of American Art
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Mail By Rail

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Creator:
National Postal Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-06-02T21:32:25.000Z
Video Title:
Mail By Rail
Description:
Filmed in 1993, Mail By Rail is the story of the Railway Post Office clerks, as told by four ex RPO clerks, Tom Clifton, Harold Coffman, Winston Lark and Don Shenefelt. Read more: http://npm.si.edu/exhibits/current/moving-the-mail/mail-by-rail/
Views:
8,186
Video Duration:
4 min 10 sec
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting
Youtube Category:
Education
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YouTube Channel:
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Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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River of Mail

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Creator:
National Postal Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-11-02T17:56:23.000Z
Video Title:
River of Mail
Description:
"River of Mail" is a nine-minute video produced by the Post Office Department in the late 1960s to teach the public about mail processing methods used during the 1960s and early 1970s.
Views:
1,958
Video Duration:
9 min 14 sec
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting
Youtube Category:
Education
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YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNPM
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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edanmdm:yt_yR9iOKvDlD0

Collecting Mail 1903

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Creator:
National Postal Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-06-03T16:23:23.000Z
Video Title:
Collecting Mail 1903
Description:
Short film from 1903 showing a letter carrier gathering mail from a street corner package box and Scheble-style mailbox. The original film is in the collection of the Library of Congress.
Views:
927
Video Duration:
44 sec
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting
Youtube Category:
Education
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YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNPM
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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Mail by Missile

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Creator:
National Postal Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-06-12T19:14:25.000Z
Video Title:
Mail by Missile
Description:
Fifty years ago, the US Navy and Post Office Department placed 3,000 letters in a missile on board the USS Barbero submarine and aimed it at the Naval Auxiliary Air Station at Mayport, Florida. In this slideshow presentation, curator Nancy A. Pope reveals more about this Cold War era mail delivery experiment.
Views:
655
Video Duration:
12 min 4 sec
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting
Youtube Category:
Education
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YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNPM
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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Pneumatic Mail Canister

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Creator:
National Postal Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2010-08-12T22:12:32.000Z
Video Title:
Pneumatic Mail Canister
Description:
Networks of pneumatic tubes speeded mail along under city streets beginning in the 1890s. Mail was enclosed in pneumatic tube canisters that could hold up to 600 letters. The canisters traveled at an average of 35 miles per hour. The first pneumatic tubes were introduced in 1893 in Philadelphia. Boston, Brooklyn, New York, Chicago and St. Louis also used the system. By 1915, these six cities had more than 56 miles of pneumatic tubes pulsing under the streets. Read more at: http://npm.si.edu/exhibits/current/customers-and-communities/serving-the-cities/city-free-delivery/pneumatic-tube-mail.html Transcript: In 1893 the Philadelphia post office tried a radically different and speedy way to transfer mail between post offices. They installed a network of underground pneumatic tubes. Cylinders like these carrying mail were pushed or pulled through the tubes by compressed air or vacuum suction. Cylinders flew through the tubes as fast as 35 miles per hour. Other cities followed the example. In New York City, a forty-minute male wagon route was covered by the tubes in seven minutes.
Views:
7,881
Video Duration:
38 sec
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting
Youtube Category:
Education
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SmithsonianNPM
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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Fast Mail Train

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Creator:
National Postal Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2010-10-14T16:54:05.000Z
Video Title:
Fast Mail Train
Description:
Short silent 1903 film depicting two Railway Post Office train cars placed between the engine and the passenger cars. This placement was for the safety of rail passengers. The original film is in the collection of the Library of Congress.
Views:
613
Video Duration:
29 sec
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting
Youtube Category:
Education
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YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNPM
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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Mail by Bus

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Creator:
National Postal Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-06-02T21:43:27.000Z
Video Title:
Mail by Bus
Description:
Highway Post Office service was initiated in response to declining railroad traffic in the early 1940s. As the American population grew, use of the highway system grew as well, meaning fewer passengers traveled by rail. This, in turn, meant fewer trains available to carry mail in several parts of the country. The service grew very slowly at first, not really taking-off until the 1950s, when these brightly-colored buses became common sights on American highways. Read more at: http://npm.si.edu/exhibits/current/moving-the-mail/mail-by-rail/highway-post-office-buses/
Views:
1,162
Video Duration:
2 min 42 sec
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting
Youtube Category:
Education
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SmithsonianNPM
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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Missile Mail

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Creator:
Smithsonian Channel
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-07-16T17:15:30.000Z
Video Title:
Missile Mail
Description:
Mail delivered by guided missile hinted at secret military capabilities. FROM: STORIES FROM THE VAULTS: Top Secret http://bit.ly/2mXgmg1
Views:
538
Video Duration:
2 min 21 sec
Youtube Category:
Education
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smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
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Street Mail Car 1903

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Creator:
National Postal Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-06-03T16:25:43.000Z
Video Title:
Street Mail Car 1903
Description:
Short 1903 film showing a horse-drawn mail wagon receiving mail from an attached trolley mail car. The original film is in the collection of the Library of Congress.
Views:
873
Video Duration:
1 min 14 sec
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting
Youtube Category:
Education
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SmithsonianNPM
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNPM
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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edanmdm:yt_tIVx3EIBKn0

Concord-style Mail Coach

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Creator:
National Postal Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2010-08-31T22:36:21.000Z
Video Title:
Concord-style Mail Coach
Description:
Concord-style mail coaches remained in use in the United States well into the early 1900s. Elegantly painted in bright colors and decorated with oil paintings on the doors, the fancy wagons were also built to stand up to the demands of the nation's rough and rugged roads. Read more: http://npm.si.edu/collections/object-spotlight/concord-mail-coach.html
Views:
1,209
Video Duration:
54 sec
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting
Youtube Category:
Education
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Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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Throwing Mail Into Bags

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Creator:
National Postal Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-11-02T20:22:26.000Z
Video Title:
Throwing Mail Into Bags
Description:
Postal workers sorted some mail by tossing it into bags. This short, 57-second, silent video was produced by the "American Mutoscope & Biograph Company" in 1903. Notice the stage backdrop painted to resemble the interior of a post office.
Views:
3,318
Video Duration:
57 sec
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting
Youtube Category:
Education
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YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNPM
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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edanmdm:yt_1-fKpbrbTi8

Rural Wagon Delivering Mail

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Creator:
National Postal Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-06-03T16:30:41.000Z
Video Title:
Rural Wagon Delivering Mail
Description:
A short silent film depicting a 1903 rural letter carrier delivering mail. The original film is in the collection of the Library of Congress.
Views:
1,912
Video Duration:
47 sec
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting
Youtube Category:
Education
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SmithsonianNPM
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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"Help!" ZIP Code Video

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Creator:
National Postal Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-11-02T17:35:07.000Z
Video Title:
"Help!" ZIP Code Video
Description:
"Help!" ZIP Code Campaign Public Service Announcement Video produced by the Post Office Department, mid-1960s. Transcript: http://npm.si.edu/zipcodecampaign/video/help_zip_code_video.pdf ZIP Code Television Public Service Announcement “Help!” Transcript provided by Smithsonian National Postal Museum Narrator: Here is a message from the United States Post Office. Post Office employee: Help! Narrator: The Post Office is flooded with mail. The mail load keeps getting bigger. It now pours in at the rate of over two hundred million new letters and packages a day. Just sorting this avalanche of mail takes longer and longer and can slow up mail delivery. Your mail. That’s why ZIP Code was created. When you add ZIP Code to the address, postal workers can sort the mail far more quickly and efficiently. And the post office can use its new electronic machines that read ZIP numbers and sort mail with space age speed. So add ZIP Code to every mailing address. If you don’t know the right ZIP, call your post office or look it up in their ZIP directory. Include your own ZIP Code in your return address. That makes it easy for others to ZIP mail to you. [Text]: Always use ZIP Code on both mail addresses and return addresses. Mail moves the country – ZIP Code moves the mail! Narrator: Remember, mail moves the country, and ZIP Code moves the mail! [End]
Views:
1,888
Video Duration:
1 min 1 sec
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting
Youtube Category:
Education
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YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNPM
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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Photograph of Christmas mail

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Medium:
unknown
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1924
Description:
The Brooklyn, New York armory was used as a temporary mail processing center during the holiday mail rush of 1924.
Photographer: Unknown
Credit line:
National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection Photographer: Unknown
Object number:
A.2008-45
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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edanmdm:npm_A.2008-45

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