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Archive of Explanation of "from A to Z" / Drucker, Johanna., 1979

Identifier: CC-32451-34025

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Scope and Contents

This documentation includes a letter of introduction by Johanna Drucker to the Dutch collector Meneer C.A. Groenendijk written on December 8, 1978, that requests an appointment to show him "from A to Z." Drucker has included a four page resume with the letter. A handwritten letter to the collector, dated January 17th, is included with ten typed pages of an explanation of "from A to Z." The detailed, personal, complex description illuminates the typographic masterpiece and writing of this poet/printer at the early stages of her career, and was considered lost until it was purchased by Marvin Sackner from a bookdealer in Holland. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1979



0 See container summary (1 archive + 10 sheets (typed) + letter (typed, folded) + sheet (handwriting) + 4 sheets (mimeographed)) ; 30 x 22 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

box shelf

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Amsterdam, The Netherlands : [Publisher not identified]. Signed by: Johanna Drucker (l.r.- page 10); Johanna Drucker (l.r.- letter). Nationality of creator: American. General: About 1 total copies. General: Added by: RED; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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