TABLE OF CONTENTS


Collection Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Preferred Citation

Contact Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

1990 mailings

1991 mailings

1992 mailings

1993 mailings

Jean Toche Correspondence, Art Metropole Collection: Finding Aid

Jean Toche Correspondence, Art Metropole Collection:

Finding Aid



Collection Summary

Title:Jean Toche correspondence.
Dates:- 1990-1993.
Quantity: - 13 cm of textual records.

Biographical Sketch

Jean Toche (1932-) was involved in New York's radical political art scene from the 1960s on and was associated with the New York Destructive Art movement, the Artist Workers' Coalition and the Guerrilla Art Action Group (1969-1976; co-founded with Jon Hendricks). These groups expressed public consciousness through happenings, written manifestos, publications, and mail art.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of 69 works written by Jean Toche, many of the works are written in a hybrid style comprised of fictional characters and story lines together with commentary relating to current socio-political events and issues. The correspondence addresses such issues as American patriotism, the Gulf War, the erosion of free speech, the national health care system, the treatment of the poor, and the Rodney King trial.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on the contents of the collection.

Finding aids: Item level finding aid available.

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Index Terms

Names:
Toche, Jean, 1932-
Subjects:
Art And Society
Art et société
Document Types:
Correspondence.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The collection was donated to Art Metropole by Printed Matter, New York, to whom the majority of the correspondence is addressed. One of the first artist-run centres in Canada, Art Metropole is part of the international network of parallel galleries committed to conceptual art. The art work (artists' books, audio tapes, videotapes, and multiples) produced and documentation about this movement was collected, catalogued, and preserved by Art Metropole, exhibited there, loaned for exhibition to other organizations, and made available to researchers. The Art Metropole Collection, including the Jean Toche Correspondence, was donated to the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives by Jay A. Smith, Toronto, 1999.

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], Jean Toche Correspondence, Art Metropole Collection, Library and Archives, National Gallery of Canada.

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Contact Information

Reference Services
Library and Archives 
National Gallery of Canada 
380 Sussex Drive 
Ottawa, Ontario 
K1N 9N4 

T 613-714-6000 ext. 6323 

[email protected]

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Box List

1990 mailings

BoxFolder
Box 1File 1January 11, 1990 mailing. - 11 Jan. 1990. - 1 file folder.
File contains an envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of white glossy paper with the word "To-nite" printed in black letters on the recto. The envelope which housed this item is addressed in handwritten script to Printed Matter, DIA, New York, and postmarked 11 January 1990.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 2August 11, 1990 mailing. - 11 Aug. 1990. - 1 file folder.
File contains one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring a typewritten poem unofficially titled "All good Americans love a christian crusade" by Jean Toche on the recto, which is signed and dated. The subject of the text is anti-Muslim, anti-Middle East sentiments by Americans.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 3August 17, 1990 mailing. - 17 Aug. 1990. - 1 file folder.
File contains one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto, which is signed and dated. The text is a critical analysis of American patriotism.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 4September 1, 1990 mailing. - 1 Sept. 1990. - 1 file folder.
File contains one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring a typewritten poem unofficially titled "The red white and blue" by Jean Toche on the recto, which is signed and dated. The poem is a metaphorical description of the symbolism of the colours of the American flag.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 5December 11, 1990 mailing. - 11 Dec. 1990. - 1 file folder.
File contains an envelope and one 35.4 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring a short typewritten on the recto, which is signed and dated. The story functions as a political protest by Jean Toche against the Gulf War. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to Printed Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, attention Nancy Linn, and is postmarked 11 December 1990.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 6December 14, 1990 mailing. - 14 Dec. 1990. - 1 file folder.
File contains an envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring a short typewritten text on the recto, which is signed and dated. The story functions as a political protest by Jean Toche against the Gulf War. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to Printed Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, attention Nancy Linn, and is postmarked 15 December 1990.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.

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1991 mailings

BoxFolder
Box 1File 7January 23, 1991 mailing. - 23 Jan. 1991. - 1 file folder.
File contains two 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The story functions as a political protest by Jean Toche against the Gulf War.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 8January 29, 1991 mailing. - 29 Jan. 1991. - 1 file folder.
File contains two 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The story is a critique of American foreign policy and interventions in the Middle East.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 9February 14, 1991 mailing. - 14 Feb. 1991. - 1 file folder.
File contains three 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The story is a critique of American military terrorism.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 10May 31, 1991 mailing. - 31 May 1991. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and two 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The story denounces the climate of hate and bigotry in American society and the politics of George Bush and Ronald Reagan. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printed Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 3 June 1991.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 11August 4, 1991 mailing. - 4 Aug. 1991. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and five 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text deals with racism. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and postmarked 5 August 1991.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 12August 16, 1991 mailing. - 16 Aug. 1991. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and two 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The story is a defence for the right to the freedom of speech. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 17 August 1991.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 13September 13, 1991 mailing. - 13 Sept. 1991. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and four 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text deals with issues of racism, oppositional frameworks, and revisionist history. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 13 September 1991.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 14October 9, 1991 mailing. - 9 Oct. 1991. - 1 file folder.
File contains seven 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text criticizes the social and political climate of the United States of America at that time, especially focussing on Federal Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court in spite of sexual harassment allegations against him.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 15October 25, 1991 mailing. - 25 Oct. 1991. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and five 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text deals with issues of poverty, homelessness, lack of compassion and monetary greed. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 25 October 1991.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 16November 8, 1991 mailing. - 8 Nov. 1991. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring a typewritten poem on the recto, which is signed and dated. The content of the poem deals with the death of Charlotte Moorman, a performance artist who went by the pseudonym June Paik and was a member of Fluxus. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 9 November 1991.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 17November 13, 1991 mailing. - 13 Nov. 1991. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and three 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text discusses David Duke's political agenda and the "nazification of America". The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 14 November 1991.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 18November 30, 1991 mailing. - 30 Nov. 1991. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and two 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text deals with the death of democracy in America "asphyxiated by white middle-class values". The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 30 November 1991.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 19December 9, 1991 mailing. - 9 Dec. 1991. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and two 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text deals with the politically correct aspect of the 1990's and juxtaposes it to the social milieu of the 1950's. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 9 December 1991.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 20December 15, 1991 mailing. - 15 Dec. 1991. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and five 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text deals with the erosion of the freedom of speech. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 16 December 1991.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.

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1992 mailings

BoxFolder
Box 1File 21January 6, 1992 mailing. - 6 Jan. 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and five 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text deals with discrimination and cruelty in society. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 6 January 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 22January 14, 1992 mailing. - 14 Jan. 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and four 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text discusses recent legislative proposals introduced in the United States Congress and incidents of censorship/human rights violations in Egypt. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 14 January 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 23January 20, 1992 mailing. - 20 Jan. 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and four 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text discusses the presidential campaign in the United States and how the plight of the less fortunate in society was not being represented. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 21 January 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 24February 1, 1992 mailing. - 1 Feb. 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and six 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text deals with the subjects of death and despair. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 3 February 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 25February 10, 1992 mailing. - 10 Feb. 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and six 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text discusses the medical profession within the context of capitalism. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 10 February 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 26February 18, 1992 mailing. - 18 Feb. 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and six 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text discusses the national health care system in the United States and the disregard for poor people. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 18 February 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 27March 4, 1992 mailing. - 4.3.1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and three 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text discusses Pat Buchanan, Republican candidate for the 1992 presidency, and his opposition to the National Endowment for the Arts and his pro-censorship stance. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 4 March 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 28March 6, 1992 mailing. - 6.3.1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and two 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text deals with both sides of a civil liberty issue involving the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the New York Civil Liberties Union. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 6 March 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 29March 15, 1992 mailing. - 15.3.1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and seven 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text deals with American contingency plans following the 1992 Quebec referendum. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 16 March 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 30March 30, 1992 mailing. - 30.3.1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and three 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text deals primarily with issues surrounding the Pornography Victims' Compensation Act, a bill which was before the Senate Judiciary Committee at that time. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 30 March 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 31April 8, 1992 mailing. - 8 Apr. 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto, which is signed and dated. The text deals with the current political and social climate in the United States and the resulting threat to the Bill of Rights and Freedom of Speech. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 8 April 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 32May 1, 1992 mailing. - 1 May 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto, which is signed and dated. The text is Jean Toche's disgusted response to the not guilty VEDIT handed down by the jurors at the Rodney King trial. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 1 May 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 33May 3, 1992 mailing. - 3 May 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and three 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text registers Jean Toche's thoughts and feelings in the aftermath of the Rodney King trial. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 4 May 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 34June 3, 1992 mailing. - 3 June 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and two 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The subject of the text is totalitarianism. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 3 June 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 35June 10, 1992 mailing. - 10 June 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto, which is signed and dated. The text deals with George Bush's refusal to sign the biodiversity treaty and his political justification for a soft environmental stance. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, 10 June 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 36June 17, 1992 mailing. - 17 June 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and two 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text discusses white America's racist conduct and the destructive results which could potentially develop. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 17 June 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 37July 26, 1992 mailing. - 26 July 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and two 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text deals with the subject of AIDS and the political and social issues contributing to its continued spread in both developing and so-called First World countries. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 27 July 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 38July 3, 1992 mailing. - 3 July 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto, which is signed and dated. The text is a criticism directed at the opening of the renovated Guggenheim Museum. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 3 July 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 39July 9, 1992 mailing. - 9 July 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and three 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text deals with AIDS related regulations imposed on the dentistry profession and the evasion of these precautions. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York and is postmarked 9 July 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 40July 14, 1992 mailing. - 14 July 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and three 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text discusses the 1992 National Democratic Convention and registers Jean Toche's disgust with the Democrat's family values platform. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 14 July 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 41August 1, 1992 mailing. - 1 Aug. 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and three 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text contains "Nappy's" reminiscences of past activities as he approaches his sixtieth birthday. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 3 August 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 42August 6, 1992 mailing. - 6 Aug. 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto, which is signed and dated. The text is a critique of traditional family values. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 6 August 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 43August 11, 1992 mailing. - 11 Aug. 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto, which is signed and dated. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 11 August 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 44August 14, 1992 mailing. - 14 Aug. 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto, which is signed and dated. The text registers Jean Toche's outrage at the plight of people starving in Somalia and the silence on the part of America. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 14 August 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 45August 15, 1992 mailing. - 15 Aug. 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto, which is signed and dated. The text registers Jean Toche's outrage at the plight of people starving in Somalia and the silence on the part of America. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 15 August 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 46August 20, 1992 mailing. - 20 Aug. 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and three 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text discusses the 1992 Republican National Convention and Pat Buchanan's call for a religious war against anyone opposing the views and positions of the religious right. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 20 August 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 47August 26, 1992 mailing. - 26 Aug. 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and three 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text consists of a conversation between two characters with opposing viewpoints regarding George Bush's politics. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 26 August 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 48August 31, 1992 mailing. - 31 Aug. 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and three 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text is Toche's response to neonazis activities in Rostock, Germany. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 31 August 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 49September 2, 1992 mailing. - 2 Sept. 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto, which is signed and dated. The text is Jean Toche's response to George Bush's objection to the omission of the word God from the Democratic Party's platform. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 2 September 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 50September 22, 1992 mailing. - 22 Sept. 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and four 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text exists as a first person explanation, in the guise of his fictional narrator Nappy, of the processes involved and premise behind his mailings. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 22 September 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 51December 4, 1992 mailing. - 4 Dec. 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring a typewritten letter addressed to the Editor, The Staten Island Advance and signed Jean Toche. The letter addresses the political agenda of the Bush government in terms of Somalia. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 4 December 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 52December 7, 1992 mailing. - 7 Dec. 1992. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring a typewritten memo addressed to Jon and signed Jean Toche. The memo is Toche's reaction to the American presence in Somalia. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 7 December 1992.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.

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1993 mailings

BoxFolder
Box 1File 53April 7, 1993 mailing. - 7 Apr. 1993. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring a typewritten letter addressed to Mr. Brian J. Laline, Editor, The Staten Island Advance and signed Jean Toche. The letter deals with the subject of Staten Island seceding from New York City and is copied to various governmental authorities.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 54April 22, 1993 mailing. - 22 Apr. 1993. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto, which is signed and dated. The text registers Jean Toche's disgust at the actions of the American government in the events which took place in Waco, Texas. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 22 April 1993.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 55April 29, 1993 mailing. - 29 Apr. 1993. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and three 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring a typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text discusses the Christian Coalition in America and its political agenda. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 29 April 1993.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 56May 9, 1993 mailing. - 9 May 1993. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and three 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text relates the experiences of a sufferer of vertigo and dizzy spells. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 10 May 1993.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 57May 14, 1993 mailing. - 14 May 1993. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and three 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text registers Jean Toche's opposition to military intervention in Bosnia by American troops. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 15 May 1993.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 58May 23, 1993 mailing. - 23 May 1993. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and three 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text comments on the Clinton administration's proposal that all new telephones be equipped with a special encryption chip to allow for easier wire-tapping by the government. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 24 May 1993.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 59May 27, 1993 mailing. - 27 May 1993. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of a paper featuring typewritten text on the recto, which is signed and dated. The text deals with the issues surrounding a referendum on whether or not Staten Island should secede from New York City. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 27 May 1993.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 60June 4, 1993 mailing. - 4 June 1993. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring typewritten text on the recto, which is signed and dated. The text suggests that Lani Guinier's civil rights have been violated by President Clinton, who withdrew her nomination for the position of Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 4 June 1993.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 61June 7, 1993 mailing. - 7 June 1993. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring typewritten text on the recto, which is signed and dated. The text deals with the withdrawal of Ms. Lani Guinier's nomination for the position of Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department by President Clinton. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 7 June 1993.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 62June 23, 1993 mailing. - 23 June 1993. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and two 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text deals with the topic of interactive media and the Internet. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 23 June 1993.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 63June 27, 1993 mailing. - 27 June 1993. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring typewritten text on the recto, which is signed and dated. The text discusses the ramifications of an executive order signed by President Clinton which directs that all new telephones be equipped with a special encryption chip to allow for easier wire-tapping by the government. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 28 June 1993.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
File 64June 30, 1993 mailing. - 30 June 1993. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring typewritten text on the recto, which is signed and dated. The text refers to the death of Frank Pileggi. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 30 June 1993.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 65July 12, 1993 mailing. - 12 July 1993. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring typewritten text on the recto, which is signed and dated. The text registers Jean Toche's disgust with the Clinton administration. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 12 July 1993.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 66July 14, 1993 mailing. - 14 July 1993. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and two 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text registers Jean Toche's response to an article published on the Op-Ed page of the Staten Island Advance which is anti-immigration and racist. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 14 July 1993.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 67July 29, 1993 mailing. - 29 July 1993. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and two 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text discusses the practice of biological fingerprinting being explored by the American military and its potential use for genetic engineering. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 29 July 1993.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 68August 1, 1993 mailing. - 1 Aug. 1993. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and one 28 x 21.6 cm sheet of paper featuring typewritten text on the recto, which is signed and dated. The text deals with the subject of beauty in evil. The envelope which housed this item is addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 2 August 1993.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.
File 69August 10, 1993 mailing. - 10 Aug. 1993. - 1 file folder.
File contains one envelope and three 28 x 21.6 cm sheets of paper featuring typewritten text on the recto of each, which is signed and dated. The text discusses the threat to the freedom of expression which is exemplified by the proposed anti-violence laws regarding television programming. The envelope which housed this item was originally addressed to John Goodwin, Printer [sic] Matter bookstore at DIA, New York, and is postmarked 10 August 1993. A Printed Matter bookstore at DIA mailing label has been affixed to the recto of the original envelope with a handwritten forwarding address to John Goodwin in Toronto, and is postmarked 13 August 1993.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Physical condition: Envelope was still sealed.

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