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MsC 783

Collection Dates: 1991 -- 1993
2.5 linear feet

Collection Guide

This document describes a Manuscript Collection held by the

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries

Guide Contents

Administrative Information

Historical Information

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Related Materials

Acquisition and Processing Information

Box Contents List

Administrative Information

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Digital Surrogates: Except where indicated, this document describes but does not reproduce the actual text, images and objects which make up this collection. Materials are available only in the Special Collections Department.

Copyright:  Please read The University of Iowa Libraries' statement on "Property Rights, Copyright Law, and Permissions to Use Unpublished Materials"

Use of Collections:  The University of Iowa Libraries supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted by their fragile condition or by contractual agreement with donors, and it may not be possible at all times to provide appropriate machinery for reading, viewing or accessing non-paper-based materials. Please read our Use of Manuscripts Statement.

Historical Note

Coordinated by the Crackerjack Kid (aka Chuck Welch, editor, Eternal Network: A Mail Art Anthology, University of Calgary Press , 1995), the NC 92 Networker Databank consists of 443 indexed items generated by participants in the Decentralized World-Wide Networker Congress (August 1, 1991 -- March 15, 1992). This approximately year long event was composed of dozens of small congresses during which self-identified "Networkers" convened to discuss issues relevant to the present and future of networking culture as well as concerns relevant to copy art, mail art, computer art, cassette recordings, underground publications, etc.

Scope and Contents

The Networker Databank Congress consists of 2.5 linear feet of 443 items submitted by various artists between August 1991 and February 1993 as well as additional material documenting the congress. These items include correspondence related to the Congress, statements about networking written by Congress participants, little magazines, electronic publications, catalogues, a network bibliography, video and audio documentation, and are arranged chronologically by their accesion numbers. The date provided for each item is the date the item was received unless indicated otherwise.

Photographs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Film/Video: 3, 4

Audio Material: 1, 2, 5

Related Materials

The NC92 Networker Databank Congress is a part of the Alternative Traditions in the Contemporary Arts Collection.

Acquisition and Processing Information

These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by various artists and were compiled by Estera Milman and Stephen Perkins.

Guide posted to Internet: November 2004

D. Crites 2005

Box Contents List

Box 1

Box 2

Box 3

Box 4

Box 5


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