New York Revolutionary Groups Collection,1966-1971.

Collection Number: 8118

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
New York Revolutionary Groups collection, 1966-1971.
Collection Number:
8118
Creator:
Kugelberg, Johan,
Quantity:
1.9
Forms of Material:
Printed material, publications, photocopies, newspapers.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Materials documenting influential radical groups of the 1960s. The collection includes a complete run of Black Mask and 61 issues of Rat Subterranean News, 90 flyers and handbills relating to the New York anarchist groups Black Mask and Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers, as well as related affinity groups and others such as the Yippies, ESSO (The East Side Service Organization, or the East Side Survival Organization), and New York Provo.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Black Mask was a radical group and newspaper created in 1966 by abstract painter Ben Morea, poet Dan Georgakas, and Ron Hahne. Inspired by the actions of the French Situationists and Dutch Provos among others, Black Mask produced a ten issue run newspaper and some broadsheets before going underground. Morea, along with some others involved with Black Mask emerged as the Up Against The Wall Motherfuckers, a name taken from the poem "Black People!" by Amiri Baraka (then still known as LeRoi Jones). In the late 1960s these groups became infamous for actions such as dumping uncollected trash from the Lower East Side in the fountain at Lincoln Center and organizing a protest of The Filmore East through a series of free concerts offered to promote community use of the venue.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Materials documenting influential radical groups of the 1960s. The collection includes a complete run of Black Mask and 61 issues of Rat Subterranean News, 90 flyers and handbills relating to the New York anarchist groups Black Mask and Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers, as well as related affinity groups and others such as the Yippies, ESSO (The East Side Service Organization, or the East Side Survival Organization), and New York Provo.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Kugelberg, Johan,
Morea, Ben.
Black Mask (Group of artists).
Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers (Gang).
Youth International Party.

Subjects:
Anarchists.
Anarchism.
Anarchism -- New York (State) -- New York.
Anarchism -- United States.
Internationale situationniste.
Protest movements.
Social movements.
Radicalism.
Radicalism -- New York (State) -- New York.
Radicalism -- United States.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
New York Revolutionary Groups collection, #8118. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related collections: #8111, Situationist Collection and #8060, Johan Kugelberg punk collection.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Series I: Fliers
1968, Undated
Box 1 Folder 1
Fliers by Up Against the Wall
Undated
Box 1 Folder 2
Western Union telegram with a message to Mayor Richard J. Daley
1968-08-30
Box 1 Folder 3
Yippie fliers
1968
Box 1 Folder 4
"Fliers, handbills, and press releases printed by The Open Press relating to New York Provo"
Undated
Creator: Open Press
Box 1 Folder 5
Additional fliers
Undated
Oversized fliers
1968, Undated
Box 2 Folder 1
Fliers by Up Against the Wall
Undated
Box 2 Folder 2
Additional Yippie fliers
1968
Box 2 Folder 3
The Open Press, New York Provo
Undated
Box 2 Folder 4
Handbills issued under Newspaper of The Streets
Undated
Box 2 Folder 5
Black Mask posters/fliers
Undated
Box 2 Folder 6
King Mob Echo #1
1968
Box 2 Folder 6
King Mob #3
Undated
Special issue on Black Mask and UAWMF
Box 2 Folder 6
King Mob #6
Undated
Box 2 Folder 6
Two letters on Student Power
1968
Supplement to November 1968 issue of King Mob Echo #1
Box 2 Folder 6
King Mob / The Black Hand Gang
Undated
Zine of radical political cartoons
Box 2 Folder 7
Additional fliers
Undated
Series II: Publications
1966-1968, Undated
Box 1 Folder 6
Nouvelles
1966
A French student publication with coverage of Black Masks's MoMa action
Box 1 Folder 7
Thutch 666
Undated
Creator: Leake, Jonathan
Creator: Black Flag Press
Box 1 Folder 8
The only issue of Up Against The Wall Motherfucker
Undated
Box 1 Folder 9
Life Chants And Songs of The Revolution
1966
Mimeograph booklet with contributions by Black Mask, Julian Beck, Paul Prensky, and others
Box 2 Folder 8
Black Mask issues 1-10
1966-1968
Box 2 Folder 9
It Was Meant To Be Great But It's Horrible
Undated
"Flier related to King Mob's Selfridge's action, similar event put on by the Yippies and Black Mask"
Box 2 Folder 10
2 Yippie articles from The Guardian
1968-03-30
Box 2 Folder 10
2 NY Times articles concerned with the political activism of Hippies
1968-03-24-1968-03-26
Box 2 Folder 10
Newspaper clipping featuring a photograph of Abbie Hoffman
Undated
Hoffman, Abbie
Box 2 Folder 11
Goodbye To All That
1970
Pamphlet reprinting material from the Rat regarding its takeover by an allwomen’s collective in January 1970
Box 2 Folder 11
East Village Other, vol. 4, no. 46
1969
Box 2 Folder 11
East Village Other, vol. 4, no. 51
1969-11-19
Cover story on the Rat
Box 2 Folder 11
Finger, vol. 2, no. 5
1970-01
"An independent Alternative High School paper"
Box 2 Folder 11
Intercourse, no. 4
Spring 1968
Contains a Provo article
Box 3
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, no. 1
1968-03-04
Box 3
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, no. 2
1968-03-18
Box 3
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, no. 2 i.e. 3
1968-03-22-1968-04-04
Box 3
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, 4
1968-04-5-1968-04-18
Box 3
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, 5
1968-04-19-1968-04-30
Box 3
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, 6
1968-05-03-1968-05-16
Box 3
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, 7
1968-05-17-1968-05-30
Box 3
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, 8
1968-06-01-1968-06-14
Box 3
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, 9
1968-06-15-1968-06-28
Box 3
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, 10
1968-07-01-1968-07-15
Box 3
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, 12
1968-07-26-1968-08-08
Box 3
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, 14
1968-08
Box 3
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, 16
1968-09-06-1968-09-19
Box 3
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, 17
1968-09-20-1968-10-03
Box 3
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, 18
1968-10-04-1968-10-17
Box 3
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, 19
1968-10-18-1968-10-31
Box 3
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, 20
1968-11-01-1968-11-14
Box 3
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, 21
1968-11-15-1968-11-28
Box 3
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, 23
1968-12-13-1969-01-02
Box 4
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, no. 26
1969-01-24-1969-01-30
Box 4
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, no. 27
1969-01-31-1969-02-06
Box 4
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 1, no. 29
1969-02-14-1969-02-20
Box 4
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 2, no. 2
1969-03-14-1969-03-21
Box 4
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 2, no. 3
1969-03-28-1969-04-03
Box 4
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 2, no. ?
1969-04-17
Box 4
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 2, no. 7
1969-05-02-1969-05-08
Box 4
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 2, no. 8
1969-05-09-1969-05-15
Box 4
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 2, no. 9
1969-05-16-1969-05-22
Box 4
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 2, no. 10
1969-05-23-1969-05-29
Box 4
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 2, no. 12
1969-06-12-1969-06-18
Box 4
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 2, no. 13
1969-06-19-1969-07-03
Box 4
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 2, no. 14
1969-07-09-1969-07-23
Box 4
Rat Subterranean News
1969-08-12-1969-08-26
Box 4
Rat Subterranean News
1969-08-27-1969-09-09
Box 4
Rat Subterranean News
1969-09-10-1969-09-23
Box 4
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 2, no. 19
1969-10-08-1969-10-21
Box 4
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 2, no. 21
1969-10-29-1969-11-12
Box 4
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 2, no. 22
1969-11-12-1969-11-25
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News
1970-01-07-1970-01-20
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 2, no 27
1970-02-06-1970-02-23
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 2, no 28
1970-02-24-1970-03-09
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News
1970-03-07-1970-03-21
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News
1970-03-20-1970-04-04
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News
1970-04-04-1970-04-18
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News
1970-05-08-1970-05-21
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News
1970-05-22-1970-06-04
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News
1970-06-05-1970-06-19
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News
1970-06-26-1970-07-10
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News
1970-08-09-1970-08-23
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News
1970-09-11-1970-09-25
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News
1970-10-06-1970-10-27
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 3, no. 15
1970-10-29-1970-11-18
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 3, no. 16
1970-11-17-1970-12-06
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 3, no. 17
1970-12-17-1971-01-06
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 3, no. 18
1971-01-12-1971-01-29
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 3, no. 19
1971-02-03-1971-02-20
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 3, no. 20
1971-03-02-1971-03-23
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 3, no. 21
1971-03-30-1971-04-21
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 3, no. 22
1971-05-03-1971-06-01
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 3, no. 23
1971-06-14-1971-07-10
Box 5
Rat Subterranean News, vol. 3, no. 24
1971-08
Series III: Exhibit material
2012-2013
Box 6
Exhibit labels and related material
2013-2013
Boo-Hooray’s 2012/2013 exhibition "Opposition: Black Mask, Ben Morea, and U.A.W.M.F."