Contacts for Survival Mailing [with returned check]. Ulf Christensen.
Contacts for Survival Mailing [with returned check]
Contacts for Survival Mailing [with returned check]
Contacts for Survival Mailing [with returned check]

Contacts for Survival Mailing [with returned check]

Oslo: Contacts for Survival, 1968. Mimeograph, staplebound with single staple in upper left corner. 8 x 11 ¾ in. Two packets (3 pp & 6 pp) with a check made out to Julian Beck and a note from Contacts concerning return payment (4 x 6 in.). Very good. Item #5523

The Contacts for Survival was conceived as a communication network of organizers and radicals without bureaucracy, as a way to share ideas, projects, and references to assist a global community of organizers. However, after the capital intended to finance the printing of this project was withdrawn by the benefactor, the creators of Contacts for Survival were forced to return the money to those who had subscribed.

This informational packet details their struggles in getting the newsletter published as well as communications with various theorists and groups writing in support of the publication.

A rare glimpse into the mechanics, finances, and failure of alternative communication networks.

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