Mail Art Archives

Some Mail-Artists have been doing Mail-Art for a longer time and have saved all they get in, documented what they sent out, collected books, magazines and documentations, and before they knew it were the owner of a Mail Art Archive. Tell us more...

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Do you have a mail-art archive?

Started by Ruud Janssen Feb 4, 2017. 0 Replies

If you have a mail-art archive.please tell a bit about what is in it, how you store it, from which dates the materials are, and if possible show a photo.Continue

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Comment by Raphael Nadolny on July 19, 2021 at 5:20pm

On the end of the 1989 year I received issue of EL DJARIDA magazine (may 1989, numero 8) dedicated to mail - art.

Comment by Raphael Nadolny on July 13, 2021 at 5:00pm

Other materials from my Congress file:

Comment by Raphael Nadolny on July 13, 2021 at 4:10pm

Dear Chuck Welch,

thanks for this information. I have foun my event on the position number 335 on box 3.


Name: Raphael Nadolny

Address: ul. Krancowa 2, Mosina 62050, Poland

Date: September 14, 1992

Items: NC92 statement, "It's not really how you say what you have to say. If you write, if you dance, if you paint, if you play music, it's all the same thing. It's not merely what you show. In Networking, it reflects the ARTIST in his full capacity of sensing, of feeling, of thinking, of ordering, of sensing things which only he senses. And he can show other Networkers it as he wants."

The congress was so decentralized that we were often unaware of what was happening in the world in Poland.

But there is also - apart from the statistical item - content related to specific events during individual sessions of Congress.

Comment by CrackerJack Kid on July 12, 2021 at 7:41pm
Dear Tam and Raphael,
I would love to have readers  of I.U.O.M.A. know that there are 450 NC92 documents that were received and recorded by me during the Congress Year in 1992. The official document during NC92 was called The Networker Databank Congress. You can view it for research or reference at these University of Iowa Special Collections sites. Someone might find the info useful or even educational. There are listings too that are quite entertaining, especially those relating to the “Records of Phenomenological Spirit Experience” resulted in over fifty metanet gatherings and solo performances on five continents. 
Comment by Raphael Nadolny on July 12, 2021 at 4:57pm

Next materials gathered in this folder, connected to  the Decentralized World Wide Networker Congress in 1992.

Comment by Raphael Nadolny on July 12, 2021 at 4:09pm

Other materials in this folder, connected to  the Decentralized World Wide Networker Congress in 1992.

Comment by Raphael Nadolny on July 11, 2021 at 6:10pm

A booklet with our findings during the Congress, which was sent to Congress participants.


Comment by Raphael Nadolny on July 11, 2021 at 5:11pm

In my archives there is a folder of materials with an event that I organized in 1992 as part of the Decentralized World Wide Networker Congress.

The session was held on October 24-25, 1992 under the slogan: "Art against commerce - everybody can bye an artist."

Comment by Raphael Nadolny on June 27, 2021 at 11:18pm

A few years later, when the decentralized world wide networker congress (1992) took place, I made a work in which I used the envelope in which the work made by Andrzej Dudek Durer was sent (he was already implementing the idea of recycling, once again using envelopes sent from other people - in my case it was a envelope with stamps from Bulgaria).

This workis  referred to the eschatology and artistic strategy chosen by Andrzej Dudek Durer, his connections with the work of Albrecht Durer, which had been created several centuries earlier. AD 1993.

Comment by Raphael Nadolny on June 27, 2021 at 5:34pm

It was in end of 1988. I went to the Post Office to send a letter to my friend and saw there a mail art exhibition. I don't remember the title now. It was very interesting for me. I saw information it was organized by "Mój Świat" - a teenage magazine. Then I bought this magazine and found a special part about mail art in it. Finally I started to send mail in this Network. I send the first letter - as Mail Art - to Andrzej Dudek Durer ( In response, I got his beautiful artistic work (date.08.03.1989) and 6 addresses to other mail artists in Poland. It was the first art work I received via mail.


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