John Furnival papers


Creator: Furnival, John, 1933-2020
Date(s): 1941-2016
Bulk Dates: 1970-2016
Call Number: MSS 0746
Language: Materials in English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian.
Abstract: John Furnival (1933-2020) was a British visual artist whose work is associated with the Concrete Poetry, Mail Art, and Fluxus movements, as well as with the American Beats. In 1964, Furnival, along with Dom Sylvester Hou├ędard, founded Openings Press, a small Gloucestershire press dedicated to publishing concrete poetry and similar work. The John Furnival papers encompass nearly fifty years of the artist's personal and professional activity and document his involvement with the International Concrete Poetry and Mail Art movements through correspondence, publications, broadsides, and posters.
Physical Description:
  • 5 linear feet (6 boxes)
  • 1 oversize removal
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Purchases, 2015 and 2016.
Processing Information: Processed and encoded by Dustin Frohlich, Sarah Iuli, and Anita Wellner, March 2016. Additional processing by Dustin Frohlich, December 2016. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard