Give us your statistics (or global numbers) if you know the size of your collection. If possible also give a number of the postcards, rubberstamps, catalogues, etc... you have in your collection

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On the website: http://www.spareroom.org/mailart/arch_intro.html you find an interesting overview of Mail-Art Archives made by Matt feranto. He says:

Mail art collections are commonly referred to as "archives." Geographically dispersed and highly diffuse in scope, they constitute a critical aspect in understanding the medium's rather idiosyncratic history. In addition, they represent a curatorial method that proposes an alternative approach to the structure of the art museum.

Between June and October of 1999, I mailed a letter of inquiry, a questionaire, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to 150 individuals and institutions who were said to hold significant collections of mail art. The initial source for this was Appendix 4 of Eternal Network: A Mail Art Anthology, edited by Chuck Welch and published by the University of Calgary Press. Other suggestions came from mail artists and interested scholars. Thirty one mail art archivists sent replies to my queries. Their responses are detailed in an artist book and on this site.
Approximately:
100 books (artist's books, catalogues, etc.)
200 zines
1000 artistamp sheets (including 200 produced by me)
1500 postcards
50 CDs/DVDs (including 20 produced by me)
2000 flat visual works (including envelops, A4 and less)
I have maybe a dozen pieces or so of what is actual Mail Art. Sort of fits in a shoe box. There are a few odd sized or over sized pieces floating about. Although I have made art of my correspondence over the years I have only recently maybe for the past 8 years been receiving and or exchanging with Mail Artists.


Never counted all the books on mail-art I have. Must be hundreds. Also from the 80-ies and 90-ies. When you include the magazines and selfmade publications I will have thousands.
Interesting, You have big archive room for this? I've seen impressive mail art archive of Michael Lumb in Ipswich in 2004 - it was in the separate room.
In 2001 I and Giancarlo bought an appartment at the first floor to archive art and mail art too: now it is AMBASCIATA DI VENEZIA.
TIZIANA
http://www.ilportaledelsud.org/ambasciata_venezia.htm
me dont have a real archive......
global numbers.... I had receive around 100
Oh, it's on million mail art dollars! (fluxus bucks?)
May be, better count on weight as gold? 8-)
Absolutley no idea...
A complete set of Double by Rea Nikonova
A big collection of Mani-Art by Pascal Lenoir
Almost (maybe) a full collection of Tensetendoned from M.B. Corbett
Probably 20 or so proper books
6 file draws full of the rest
and a box of Ruuds's interviews and correspondence
4 large flat boxes and one started, 4 carry-sight, a half workbook for photo 10x15cm.
I forgot, a shelf of book documentation.

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