John M. Bennett Papers 1956-1985.
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All Series Level Scope and Content Notes

Scope and Contents Note

A large portion of the Bennett Papers consists of mail or correspondence art, a unique blend of painting, drawing, stickers, rubber stamp work, found objects, poetry, clippings, collage, etc., which are then sent through the postal system. Like all mail artists, Bennett is also a recipient of mail art, and his Papers include hundreds of examples of the work of many of the leading correspondence artists working today. The Bennett Papers also include his own manuscripts and poetry journals, as well as a large collection of small press publications, including Lost and Found Times, and a complete collection of printed items from Luna Bisonte Prods. Bennett carries on an extensive correspondence with artists, poets, and small press editors and his Papers contain a good portion of this correspondence as well.


Consists of correspondence, (1960-1981), grouped into the following subseries: General correspondence, Janifer Holley Bennett correspondence, and Business correspondence.


Consists of personal and professional correspondence, (1960-1981), arranged alphabetically by author. Folder 47 holds correspondence from unidentified persons.


Consists of correspondence between John M. Bennett and his first wife, Janifer Holley Bennett, arranged chronologically.


Consists of business correspondence grouped into 2 subseries: I.3.a. Organizational/institutional correspondence and I.3.b. Correspondence from individuals. Each subseries is arranged alphabetically.


Consists of poems, letters and mail-art flyers, (1958-1983), bound by Bennett into volumes and miscellaneous unbound drafts of poems. The series are: The Trials of Harmony and Invention (bound volumes), Works (bound volumes), Journals (bound volumes), and Miscellaneous manuscripts (unbound drafts).


Consists of Ms and Ts drafts of poems, with titles of specific subdivisions on some volumes indicating the location where the work was done.


Consists of ca. 4500 pages of poems in various drafts, bound together in 15 separate volumes. Consult data base for more detailed information.


Consists of 10 bound volumes containing correspondence to various persons on subjects ranging from personal, professional and literary matters. Also included are mail-art graphics, rubber stamp imprints, and business correspondence from Luna Bisonte Prods. Consult data base for more detailed information.


Consists of unbound poems, mostly unrevised Ts drafts, including early poems written while an undergraduate at Washington University, love poems inscribed to his wife, Janifer, and translations from Spanish-language authors. Other poems are organized alphabetically by title.


Consists of 2 subseries of manuscripts: those from the Columbus poetry group and miscellaneous manuscripts.


Consists of manuscripts from the writers in the poetry group led by Bennett in Columbus, OH, 1973-1979


Consists of miscellaneous manuscripts by others, filed alphabetically byauthor.


Consists of mail or correspondence art, including paintings, drawings, stickers, rubber stamp work, found objects, poetry, clippings, collages, etc., which were sent through the postal system to Bennett. Works are filed alphabetically by author/artist.


Consists of correspondence, single-sheet broadsides and Time's Dipstick, printed and stamped postcards, rubber stamped stickers, miscellaneous printed materials, publications of Luna Bisonte Prods, issues of Lost and Found Times, a catalog of notes, advertising material and a review.


Consists of correspondence, (1975-1982), concerning the publication of Luna Bisonte Prods.


Consists of single-sheet broadside publications of Luna Bisonte Prods and copies of Time's Dipstick, a single-sheet collection.


Consists of printed and rubber stamped postcards produced by Luna Bisonte Prods.


Consists of stickers with rubber stamped words, letters and images.


Consists of envelopes, cards, pieces of paper and other materials which have been rubber stamped or printed for Luna Bisonte Prods., 1975-1982.


Consists of pamphlets and booklets published by Luna Bisonte Prods.


Consists of issues 1-15 of Lost & Found Times and advertisements for same.


Consists of catalogues and advertisements for Luna Bisonte Prods. Includes 1 review.


Consists of material broken into 2 groups: General miscellany and personal miscellany.


Consists of material broken into 5 subseries: Publishers' catalogs and advertisements, Requests for submissions, Announcements, Form letters, and Latin American studies.


Consists of material subdivided as follows: Juvenilia, High School and College Materials, Art work and photographs, Resumes and applications, Records of submissions, Materials relating to Mexico, and Notes, fragments and clippings.


Consists of printed material grouped into 2 subseries: Printed material by Bennett and Printed material by others.


Consists of printed material by Bennett, much of it published by Luna Bisonte Prods. Material is arranged alphabetically by title.


Consists of printed material by other authors, filed alphabetically by author.


Consists of magazines filed alphabetically by title.


Accural 2 (accession 23043) consists of unprocessed material.


Grouped into six subseries: Works, Journals, The Book of John M. Bennett, Material toward rOLLing COMBers , Material toward Mailer Leaves Ham , and Material toward Chac Prostibulario .


Consists of ca. 4000 pages of poems in various drafts, bound together in 13 separate volumes.


Consists of 9 bound volumes containing correspondence to various persons on subjects ranging from personal, professional and literary matters. Also included are mail-art graphics, rubber stamp imprints, and business correspondence from Luna Bisonte Prods.


Consists of 9 bound volumes containing poetry drafts.


Consists of correspondence, artwork, and proofs.


Consists of proofs.


Consists of drafts and proofs.


Grouped into 6 subseries: Single-Sheet Broadsides, Postcards, Lost and Found Times , Publications, Miscellaneous Print Material, and Catalogs.


Consists of single-sheet broadside publications of Luna Bisonte Prods.


Consists of printed and rubber stamped postcards produced by Luna Bisonte Prods.


Consists of issues of Lost and Found Times and advertisements.


Filed in Series V.1


Consists of issues of print material produced by Luna Bisonte Prods. Filed in Series IV and Series V.


Consists of 4 Luna Bisonte Prods blank notepads.


Luna Bisonte Prods Catalog No. 25, 1998.


Consists of Bennett poetry reading announcements, Leg Mist art, and a xerox of the Columbus Dispatch (July 23, 2001).


Grouped into 2 subseries: Print Material by Bennett and Print Material by Others.


Consists of printed material by Bennett, much of it published by Luna Bisonte Prods. Material is arranged alphabetically by title.


Jointly written with Serge Segay. (2 copies)


Jointly written with Don Boyd.


Jointly written with Robin Crozier.


Jointly written with P. Ganick, J. Leftwich, and J.M. Mollohan.


Inscribed by Bennett. (2 copies)


Jointly written with Robin Crozier.


Jointly written with Jim Leftwich.


Jointly written with Gyorgy Kostritskii.


Inscribed by Bennett.


Poem stamps. Jointly written with Reed Altemus and ID M. Theft Able.


Inscribed by Bennett.


Inscribed by Bennett.


Inscribed by Bennett.


Jointly written with Jim Leftwich. (2 copies)


Inscribed by Bennett.


Jointly written with Robin Crozier.


Jointly written with Jim Leftwich.


Inscribed by Bennett.


Inscribed by Bennett.


Inscribed by Bennett.


Inscribed by Bennett.


Inscribed by Bennett.


Inscribed by Bennett.


Inscribed by Bennett.


Inscribed by Bennett.


One copy inscribed by Bennett. (2 copies)


Jointly written with Andrew Topel. (2 copies)


Jointly written with Ficus Strangulensis, Scott Helmes, and Jim Leftwich.


One copy inscribed by Bennett. (2 copies)


Inscribed by Bennett. (2 copies)


Jointly written with Reed Altemus.


Jointly written with Reed Altemus.


Jointly written with Reed Altemus.


Jointly written with Jim Leftwich.


Jointly written with Richard Kostelanetz.


Inscribed by Bennett.


Jointly written with J. Michael Mollohan.


Jointly written with Reed Altemus. (2 copies)


Jointly written with Baron.


Jointly written with Don Boyd


Jointly written with Scott Helmes


Jointly written with Jim Leftwich


Consists of printed material by other authors, filed alphabetically by author.


Inscribed by Bennett


Inscribed by Bennett.


Inscribed by Bennett and Peters.


Grouped into two subseries: Journals/Magazines and E-Journals/Magazines


Material is arranged alphabetically by title.


With insert “Trailer Park Stories” by Amber Pedigo.


With CD.


2 copies.


Inscribed by Bennett.


With insert “Duck’s Blood Soup” by Mark S. Borczory, 1998.


18 issues.


Contains “Bare Moon” by John Bennett.


Material is arranged alphabetically by title.


Grouped into two subseries: Cassette Tapes and Compact Disks.


Consists of two cassette tapes.


Consists of 5 CDs.


Accural 3 (accession 23073) consists of unprocessed material.


Grouped into three subseries: Works, The Book of John M. Bennett, and Material toward Glue .


Consists of poems in various drafts, bound together in 3 separate volumes.


Consists of 2 bound volumes containing poetry drafts.


Consists of one draft.


Consists of issues of Lost and Found Times and advertisements.


Filed in Series IV.


Consists of printed material by Bennett, much of it published by Luna Bisonte Prods. Material is arranged alphabetically by title.


Jointly written with Reed Altemus.


Jointly written with David Baptiste Chirot.


Jointly written with Jessy Kendall.


Jointly written with Robin Crozier.


Jointly written with Jesse Freeman.


Jointly edited with Scott Helmes. (2 copies)


Jointly written with Andrew Topel.


Jointly written with Jim Leftwich, Thomas Lowe Taylor, and Andrew Topel.


Jointly written with Jim Leftwich.


(2 copies)


Material is arranged alphabetically by title.