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0 to 9 Archive

Call Number



1967-1969, inclusive


0 to 9 (New York, N.Y.)


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

Materials primarily in English.


The 0 to 9 Archive is a collection of correspondence and manuscripts to the editors of 0 to 9 magazine, Vito Hannibal Acconci and Bernadette Mayer. 0 to 9 was a small avant garde literary magazine from the late 1960s.

Historical/Biographical Note

0 to 9 was a small avant garde literary magazine published in the East Village (Bowery St.) and the Lower East Side (Broome St.) of New York in the late 1960s. An 8.5 by 11", stapled, mimeographed publication, it existed for 3 years and 6 issues, and spawned the 0 to 9 Press which published works by the two editors, Bernadette Mayer and Vito Acconci. Like other similar small magazines of the time such as Angel Hair (whose editor, Lewis March, Mayer would later marry), the magazine included work from a number of nascent and notable artists of the time. Bernadette Mayer is an activist, editor and poet with numerous collections of poety to her credit. Vito Acconci began his career as a poet and expanded into photography, film, video, and performance. He now heads the Acconci Studio, which designs and builds public projects in parks, city streets, and city buildings.


Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject/author heading then chronologically within each subject/author heading.

The files are grouped into three series.

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Correspondence
  2. Series II: Manuscripts
  3. Series III: Issues

Scope and Content Note

The 0 to 9 Archive is a part of the Avant Garde Collection at the Fales Library, New York University. The Fales Library is the primary special collections division of the NYU libraries, housing over 170,000 volumes of English and American literature from 1700 to the present. Strengths of the collection include the development of the English and American novel, with an emphasis on the Gothic and the Victorian novel.

The 0 to 9 Archive is a collection of correspondence and manuscripts submitted to the editors Vito Hannibal Acconci and Bernadette Mayer during 1967 and 1969. Collection highlights include manuscripts/letters written by: John Cage, Tom Clark, Gerard Malanga, Richard Kostelanetz, Donald Sutherland, Sol LeWitt, Adrian Piper, and Aram Saroyan. Issues of 0 to 9 are not part of the 0 to 9 Archive but are available to view at Fales.


Series I: Correspondence: contains correspondence sent to the editors Vito Hannibal Acconci and Bernadette Mayer. Noted correspondents include: John Cage, Richard Kostelanetz, Robert Smithson, and Donald Sutherland.

Series II: Manuscripts: contains manuscripts submitted to 0 to 9. Contributors include: Tom Clark, John Giorno, Kenneth Koch, Sol LeWitt, Clark Coolidge, Adrian Piper, Yvonne Rainer and Aram Saroyan.

Series III: Issue: contains one folder of manuscripts which created a supplement to issue No.6 of 0 to 9.

Access Restrictions

Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections,, 212-998-2596.

Use Restrictions

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections,, 212-998-2596.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); 0 to 9 Archive; MSS 026; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

Separated Material

There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.

Collection processed by

Processed by: Amber Creger, March 1999.

About this Guide

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2023-08-20 17:03:47 -0400.
Language: Description is in English.

Edition of this Guide

This version was derived from 0-9 FINDAID.doc


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