Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
INVENTORY OF THE OTTO MÜHL PAPERS, circa 1918-circa 1997
2011.M.38  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (241.92 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
 
 
Table of contents What's This?

Container List

 

Series I. Family papers, Bulk, 1942-1960 1916-1995 (bulk 1942-1960)

Physical Description: 9.17 linear feet (26 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series I. contains personal family correspondence dating from the early 1900s until the early 1990s, a collection of family photographs, and a wealth of various documents and records, mostly concerning the artist's mother Wilma Mühl.

Arrangement

Arranged by type of material into three subseries: correspondence, photographs, and documents and records.
 

Series I.A. Correspondence, 1916-1994, undated

Physical Description: 5.0 linear feet (12 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The family correspondence includes original letters as well as photocopies of most if not all of the original letters and postcards present in the archive. The original correspondence of Otto Mühl's family dates from 1918 to 1995 and includes letters and postcards exchanged between his parents Otto and Wilma Mühl, parents and sons Edwin and Otto Mühl, and between the two brothers, but the most extensive is the exchange between the artist and his mother Wilma. Dating from the mid-1930s and ending in 1991, Otto Mühl's correspondence with Wilma Mühl testifies to a close bond between mother and son.

Arrangement

Original letters and photocopies are filed separately and each group is arranged alphabetically by name of family member. The correspondence of each family member is divided into letters sent and letters received and each group is further subdivided chronologically with undated letters filed at the end. The correspondence with relatives and friends is divided into letters sent and postcards received, both groups are further arranged alphabetically by name.
 

Original letters, 1918-1995, undated

 

Otto Mühl, 1936-1995, undated

Scope and Content Note

Otto Mühl's letters from the time before World War II are mostly to his parents. They are sent from a bording school in Oberschützen in Austria and written frequently together with his brother Edwin. Between 1943 and 1945 when Otto was drafted, his letters from the front are initially to both parents, and later separately to his father Otto and brother Edwin who were also drafted, and to his mother Wilma. After the war almost all of his letters sent are to his mother, but a few are to friends mostly identified only by first name. Mühl's letters to this mother sent from prison between 1991 and 1995 are frequently illustrated with drawings and paintings. Among the letters received, two are from ÖKIS (Dokumentationsstelle Östereichische Kriegsgefangene und Internierte in der Sowjetunin); both are dated 1993. Filed separately are postcards sent by Mühl to his parents and mother Wilma and to other people between 1937 and 1960.
 

Letters sent, 1936-1995

 

Family, 1936-1995, undated

Box 1, Folder 1-3

Both parents, 1936-1943

Box 1, Folder 4-17

Wilma Mühl, 1944-1994, undated

Scope and Content Note

Letters sent from prison between 1991 and 1995 are frequently illustrated with drawings and paintings.
Box 1, Folder 18

Others, 1949-1970, undated

Scope and Content Note

There is an undated letter from circa 1962 to Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
 

Letters received, 1942-1961, 1993

Box 2, Folder 1-4.1

Various people, 1943-1961, 1993, undated

Box 2, Folder 5-7

Ottomar F. Tuider, 1942-1948, undated

Box 2, Folder 7.1

Tilde Wendelin (also letters to Wilma Mühl), 1942-1953

Scope and Content Note

Envelope with two letters dated 6 November 1946 was opened by the repository.
 

Postcards sent, 1937-1960, undated

Box 3, Folder 1-17

Both parents and Wilma Mühl, 1937-1960, undated

Box 3, Folder 18

Other people, undated

 

Edwin Mühl, 1938-1945, undated

Scope and Content Note

The correspondence of Otto Mühl's brother Edwin who died in World War II dates from the mid 1930s and ends in 1945 and includes mainly letters sent from the front to his mother Wilma, father Otto, and brother Otto Mühl, and a few letters received from various friends.
Box 2, Folder 8-13

Letters sent, 1943-1945, undated

Box 2, Folder 14

Letters received, 1938-1944

 

Wilma Mühl, 1920-1994, undated

Scope and Content Note

The correspondence of Wilma Mühl includes letters to her husband Otto Mühl but the predominant part is to her son, the artist Otto Mühl. The early exchange of letters and postcards with her husband is in Hungarian, only occasionally in German. During the war years all of her letters to her husband Otto Mühl and both sons are in German. After the war Wilma corresponds in German only. Her correspondence with her son is extensive and lasts until the early 1990s. Included is her letter regarding Otto Mühl's action Kunst und Revolution, staged in 1968 together with Günter Brus and Oswald Wiener at the University of Vienna. Also included are a few business letters regarding Wilma Mühl's retirement payments, and several empty envelopes addressed to her and dating from the 1920s to the 1930s.
 

Letters sent, 1921-1994

Box 4, Folder 1-6

Otto Mühl (father), 1921-1944

Box 4, Folder 7-10

Edwin and Otto Mühl, 1937-1945, undated

 

Otto Mühl, 1944-1994, undated

Box 4, Folder 11-19

1944-1967

Box 5, Folder 1-17

1968-1994, undated

Box 5, Folder 18-19

Other people, 1943-1991, undated

 

Letters received (various people), 1920-1994, undated

Box 5, Folder 20

Envelopes (empty), 1920s-1930s, undated

 

Letters, 1944-1994

Box 5, Folder 21

1944-1961

 

1989-1994, undated

Box 5, Folder 22

Letters

Box 106, Folder 5

Color photographs

 

Otto Mühl (father), 1918-1944, undated

Scope and Content Note

The letters and postcards from the artist's father Otto Mühl are predominantly to Wilma Mühl. The early letters and postcards dating from the 1920s are in Hungarian, the letters and postcards from the 1930s and those sent from the front between 1943 and 1944 are in German. His letters received are personal letters from friends and relatives. A few business letters are also present.
 

Letters sent, 1920-1944

Box 6, Folder 1-2

Wilma Mühl (in Hungarian), 1920-1928, undated

Box 6, Folder 3

Family, 1930-1943

Box 6, Folder 4-9

Family (sent from the front), 1943-1944

 

Postcards to Wilma Mühl, 1918-1944

Box 6, Folder 10

In Hungarian, 1921

Box 6, Folder 11-12

In German, 1918-1944

Box 6, Folder 13

Letters received (various people), 1928-1944

 

Relatives and friends, 1923-1990, undated

Scope and Content Note

The Mühl family correspondence with relatives and friends dates from 1923 to 1990 and includes letters sent and postcards received. Most letters are addressed to Wilma Mühl. Also present is an extensive collection of photographic postcards, Christmas cards and Easter greetings, and other cards received by the Mühl family, predominantly by Wilma Mühl, dating from 1936 to 1985.
 

Letters sent, 1923-1990, undated

Box 7, Folder 1

Grandmother, 1934-1838

Scope and Content Note

Letters to parents of Otto Mühl.
 

Klein, Helene, 1935-1990, undated

Scope and Content Note

Letter from 6 March 1986 includes two color photographs.
Box 7, Folder 2-5

Letters, 1935-1990, undated

Box 106, Folder 1

Color photographs, undated

Box 7, Folder 6

Leopold, Maria, 1970-1975, undated

Box 7, Folder 7

Mühl, Fritz, 1937-1942

Box 7, Folder 8

Mühl, Resi, 1935-1973

Box 7, Folder 9-19

Various people, 1923-1986, undated

 

Postcards received, 1936-1985

Box 8, Folder 1

Mühl, Edwin, 1939-1942

Box 8, Folder 2

Mühl, Otto (father), 1938-1945

Box 8, Folder 3

Mühl, Otto, 1942-1951

Box 8, Folder 4-13

Mühl, Wilma, 1936-1985

Box 8, Folder 14

Other people, 1941, undated

 

Photocopies, 1916-1986, undated

Scope and Content Note

The photocopies are predominantly of correspondence between the artist Otto Mühl and his mother Wilma, although copies of wartime correspondence with his father and brother are also present, as well as photocopies of letters by other members of the Mühl family and friends. A significant portion of the photocopies was originally bound in three-ring binders, interspersed with photocopies of family photographs and various illustrated matter. They are filed as found in boxes 9 and 10. A hand-made album of photocopied correspondence, photographs, and printed matter titled Historische Korrespondenz der Familie Mühl, erster Teil von 1916 bis 1943, is filed in box 11.
 

Otto Mühl, 1943-1986, undated

 

Letters formerly in three-ring binders, 1943-1986

Box 9, Folder 1-17

1943-1954, undated

Box 10, Folder 1-16

1946-1986, undated

Box 11, Folder 1

Album Historische Korrespondenz der Familie Mühl, erster Teil von 1916 bis 1943, 1916-1943

Box 11, Folder 2

Postcards to Wilma Mühl, undated

 

Mühl family and friends, 1928-1983, undated

Box 11, Folder 3

1928-1983, undated

Box 11, Folder 4-6

1943-1945

Box 11, Folder 7

1951

 

Mühl, Otto (father), 1920-1942

Box 11, Folder 8-9

Letters to Wilma Mühl (in Hungarian), 1920-1928

Box 11, Folder 10

Various letters sent and received, 1937-1942

 

Mühl, Wilma, 1920-1988, undated

 

Letters sent, 1920-1988

Box 12, Folder 1-4

Otto Mühl (father), 1920-1944

Box 12, Folder 5-18

Otto Mühl (son), 1936-1988, undated

 

Series I.B. Photographs, circa 1900-1993, undated

Physical Description: 4.08 linear feet (6 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The family photographs date from the early 1900s to 1993 and include circa 250 loose photographs and four bound albums, including one in original prewar binding and three cloth bound albums titled "Sammlung Vilma Mühl Die Eltern", "Sammlung Vilma Mühl Kriegszeit" and "Sammlung Vilma Mühl Edwin & Otto". The loose photographs include a collection labelled as "Fotoarchiv Vilma & Otto" of circa 150 loose photographs from before World War II, and photographs dating from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, presumably compiled by Otto Mühl. Eleven photographic portraits of Mühl from the time of his involvement at the Friedrichshof Commune are filed with Series VI.B.

Arrangement

Arranged in three groups: bound albums; the collection "Fotoarchiv Vilma & Otto," arranged in approximate chronological order; and various loose photographs. The loose photographs are not arranged in any particular order.
 

Bound abums, 1920s-1960s

Scope and Content Note

The albums mainly document the life of Otto Mühl's family in Gols during the 1920s and 1940s. There are juvenile photographs of Otto and his brother Edwin, grade school classroom pictures, photographs taken at a Hitler Youth camp, a Nazi event in Fürstenfeld in early 1940s, and of Otto Mühl at an RAD camp (Reichsarbeitsdienst) in Ölmütz. The postwar photographs date from 1946 to the mid 1960s and include photographs from Otto Mühl's time in high school, his wedding pictures, photographs from a vacation in Italy with wife Friedl, and photographs of Mühl with his young son David. A few color photographs are present.
Box 17

Original prewar album, 1920s-1940s

 

Three albums (compiled postwar), 1920s-1960s

Box 18

"Sammlung Vilma Mühl Edwin & Otto"; "Sammlung Vilma Mühl Kriegszeit"

Box 18A

"Sammlung Vilma Mühl Die Eltern"

 

"Fotoarchiv Vilma & Otto", circa 1900-1993, undated

Scope and Content Note

The "Fotoarchiv Vilma & Otto" is a collection of circa 150 loose prewar photographs and photographs dating from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, presumably compiled by Otto Mühl. The prewar photographs date from the early 1900s, but most are from the 1920s and 1930s. Included are photographs of Otto Mühl's grandparents and parents, Otto Mühl and his brother Edwin as children, Otto and Edwin with their parents, Otto in grade school in Gols, various relatives, and unidentified people. There are several classroom photographs from the 1930s of students of the artist's father, Otto Mühl, who was a teacher at the grade school in Gols. Most of the prewar photographs are vintage prints, but some are later enlargements. The postwar photographs are predominantly of the artist's mother Wilma Mühl in old age at her house in Gols, often shown together with her son Otto and Otto's adolescent children. Several photographs are of the interior furnishings at her house in Gols. Many of these photographs bear the stamp of Philippe Dutartre. A few are color portraits of Wilma. There is also a 1969 photo of Otto Mühl with wife Friedl and son David, and a few photos of David as a baby. The collection is rehoused with labels from previous enclosures preserved.
Box 19, Folder 1-22

Prewar photographs, circa 1900-1930s

Box 19, Folder 23-26

Prewar photographs (enlargements), undated

 

Postwar photographs, 1968-1993, undated

Box 20, Folder 1-4

Son David as a young child, 1968-1969

Box 20, Folder 5

House of Wilma Mühl in Gols, 1986

 

Wilma Mühl with Otto Mühl, 1970s-1993

Box 20, Folder 6-15

Black-and-white photographs, 1970s-1990

Box 21, Folder 1-7

Black-and-white photographs continued, 1984-1986

Box 106, Folder 2-3

Color photographs, 1980-1993

 

Various loose photographs, 1919-1980, undated

Scope and Content Note

Circa 100 loose photographs dating from the early 1900s to the mid-1960s of Otto Mühl's parents and relatives, unidentified women and children, several photographs of Wilma Mühl as a young woman, Otto Mühl as juvenile, his military service in World War II, portraits of friends from the military and the university in Vienna, and vacations with wife Friedl in Italy. Also present are several color photographs from the 1970s of small children, a wedding picture dated 7.12.74, and a 1980 color portrait of Otto Mühl's son David.
 

Black-and-white photographs, 1919-1960s, undated

Box 21, Folder 8-14

Regular size

Box 108*

Oversize

Scope and Content Note

Included are eight photographs, one sheet of handwritten musical notes found with the photographs, and the original portfolio.
Box 106, Folder 4

Color photographs, 1974-1980, undated

 

Series I.C.  Documents and records, 1911-1995, undated

Physical Description: 2.92 linear feet (7 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The Mühl family documents and records comprise items concerning Wilma and her husband Otto Mühl, and their sons Edwin and Otto Mühl. The most extensive portions concern Wilma Mühl and the artist Otto Mühl and include birth certificates, including Otto Mühl's Aryan certificate, passports, various ID cards, detailed financial records such as bank statements, Wilma Mühl's retirement records, utility bills, rent receipts, welfare stamps dating from the time of World War II until 1957, and a wealth of receipts and various printed matter. Also present are Edwin and Otto Mühl's high school report cards, Otto Mühl's university records, and numerous address books of Otto Mühl, some dating from the time before the war. Documents not associated with a specific person include a collection of obituaries of the Mühl family's friends and relatives, dating from the 1920s to the 1980s, blank postcards and a collection of postal stamps.

Arrangement

Divided into two groups, the first comprised of documents associated with a specific member of the Mühl family and arranged alphabetically, and the second comprised of documents not associated with a specific person and arranged alphabetically by type of material. A few items associated with other people are filed at the end of the first group.
 

By family member, 1916-1995, undated

Box 22, Folder 1-2

Mühl family, 1930-1961, undated

Box 22, Folder 3

Edwin Mühl, 1938-1943, undated

Box 22, Folder 4-5

Otto Mühl (father), 1916-1944

Scope and Content Note

Letter from Deutsches Volksblatt from 29 December 1942 was opened by repository.
 

Otto Mühl, 1932-1982, undated

Box 22, Folder 6

Passports, certificates, 1942-1982

Box 22, Folder 7

University ID cards, 1946-1951, undated

Box 22, Folder 8

Various other ID cards, 1946-1973, undated

Box 22, Folder 9

Bank savings books, 1940-1955, undated

Box 22, Folder 10

Business receipts, 1970-1971

Box 22, Folder 11

School report cards, 1937-1946

Box 22, Folder 12

University certificates, 1947-1950

Box 22, Folder 13

Teching certificates, job application, 1950-1964, undated

Box 22, Folder 14

Tutoring notes (math), 1968-1970

Box 23, Folder 1-2

Various certificates/curriculum vitae, 1932-1965

Box 23, Folder 3-9

Address books, undated

Box 23, Folder 10

Travel to US/notes and addresses, undated

Box 23, Folder 11-12

Welfare stamps, 1943-1949, undated

Box 23, Folder 13-14

Notes and note books, undated

 

Wilma Mühl, 1911-1995, undated

Scope and Content Note

Wilma Mühl's retirement records, utility bills, rent receipts, welfare stamps dating from the time of World War II until 1957, and a wealth of receipts and various printed matter. Also included is the floorplan of her house in Gols.
Box 24-27

Various records, 1911-1995, undated

Box 107*, Folder 1

Floor plan of Wilma Mühl's house in Gols, 1947

 

Other people, 1946, 1989

Box 23, Folder 15

Eva Huss, 1989

Box 23, Folder 16

Hans Miksch, 1946

 

Various documents, circa 1920s-circa 1980s, undated

Box 28, Folder 1-7

Obituaries, 1920s-1980s, undated

Box 28, Folder 8-12

Postcards, circa 1920s-1980s

Box 28, Folder 13-14

Postal stamps, circa 1920s-circa 1980s

Box 28, Folder 15-19

Various printed matter, undated

 

Series II.  Early drawings and writings, circa 1930-1958, undated

Physical Description: 1.67 linear feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This series includes Otto Mühl's highschool notes, juvenile writings, drawings from the time of World War II and the postwar years, and diaries.

Arrangement

Arranged by type of material into three subseries: drawings, writings, and diaries. The writings are further subdivided into poetry, prose, theater plays, and notes. Original diaries and photocopies of transcripts are listed separately and in chronological order.
 

Series II.A. Drawings, undated

Physical Description: 6.0 folders

Scope and Content Note

Otto Mühl's drawings include a bound sketchbook and numerous loose-leaf pencil sketches which are frequently executed on both sides of the sheet.
Box 13, Folder 1

Sketchbook

Box 13, Folder 2-6

Loose drawings

 

Series II.B.  Writings, circa 1930-1948, undated

Physical Description: 0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The writings are drafts, typed as well as handwritten, of poems, prose, and theatre plays. Present is a complete draft of the novel "Das Medusenantlitz." Also included are course notes. There is a high school notebook from the 1930s and loose-leaf high school notes from 1945 and 1946. Several notebooks contain course notes from 1948 when Mühl was taking classes in literature, history, and psychology at the University of Vienna.
Box 13, Folder 7-8

Poetry, undated

 

Prose, undated

Box 13, Folder 9

"In Memoriam Theophil Kratschky"

Box 13, Folder 10

"Maskenball"

Box 13, Folder 11

"Das Medusenantlitz"

Box 13, Folder 12

"Der Schwarzfahrer"

Box 13, Folder 13

"Des Sängers Fluch"

Box 13, Folder 14

"Wie der Stinkovitz Josef fünf Liter Wein gewann"

Box 13, Folder 15-18

Unidentified drafts

 

Plays, 1948, undated

Box 13, Folder 19-21

"Elisa's Geburtstag," 1948, undated

Folder 13, Folder 22-23

"Es war einmal," undated

Box 13, Folder 24-25

"Der Räuber," undated

Box 13, Folder 26

Unidentified plays, undated

Box 14, Folder 1-5

Notes, undated

Box 14, Folder 6-8

High school notes, circa 1930s-1946

 

University notes, 1948, undated

Box 14, Folder 9-14

History, 1948, undated

Box 14, Folder 15-19

Literature, 1948, undated

Box 14, Folder 20-21

Psychology, 1948

Box 14, Folder 22

Notes for high school reunion, 1948

Box 14, Folder 23

Notes for autobiography and list of diaries, undated

 

Series II.C. Diaries, 1942-1958, undated

Physical Description: 0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Included are eleven original diaries, handwritten and bound, dating from 1942 to 1958; and a collection of bound photocopies of typed transcripts from various diaries, put together by the artist. The diary from 1943 details Otto Mühl's stay at an RAD (Reichsarbeitsdienst) camp in Gattendorf and is illustrated with photocopies of photographs and drawings made at the camp. The diary from 1953 to 1958 is richly illustrated with photocopies of Otto Mühl's drawings.
 

Photocopies, undated

Box 14, Folder 24

[untitled], 1942-1954

Box 14, Folder 25

Tagebuch Nr. 1, 1942-1943

Box 15, Folder 1

Tagebuch Nr. 2, 1943-1944

Box 15, Folder 2

RAD Reichsarbeitsdienst in Gattendorf 21.5.-11.8.1943, 1943

Box 15, Folder 3

Otto Muel Tagebuch 20.12.44 bis 28.2.46, 1944-1946

Box 15, Folder 4

Tagebuch V. 10.3.1946 bis 25.8.1946, 1946

Box 15, Folder 5

Tagebuch VI. Mühl Otto, 1946-1947

Box 15, Folder 6

VII 21.3. 47-25.8.47, 1947

Box 15, Folder 7

Tagebuch 28.8.47-20.6.49 Otto, 1947-1949

Box 15, Folder 8

[ IX] Tell Arbeitsbuch für Mühl Otto, 21.6.49-3.6.53, 1949-1953

Box 15, Folder 9

[untitled], 1949-1953

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of typed transcript.
Box 15, Folder 10

[untitled], 1949-1953

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of manuscript.
Box 15, Folder 11

Tagebuch 1953/58, 1953-1958

Scope and Content Note

Illustrated.
Box 15, Folder 12

[untitled], 1959-1961

 

Original diaries, 1942-1958

Box 16, Folder 1

1942

Box 16, Folder 2

1943-1944

Box 16, Folder 3

1944

Box 16, Folder 4

1944-1947

Box 16, Folder 5

1946

Box 16, Folder 6

1946-1947

Box 16, Folder 7

1947

Box 16, Folder 8

1947-1949

Box 16, Folder 9

1949

Box 16, Folder 10

1949-1953

Box 16, Folder 11

1953-1958

 

Series III. Correspondence, 1960-1997, undated

Physical Description: 2.09 linear feet (5 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The correspondence series consists of three subseries: letters by Otto Mühl concerning the promotion of his material actions and Actionism and dating between 1964 and 1973; various correspondence of Mühl and other people dating between 1960 and 1996; and letters Mühl wrote when serving his prison sentence. The first two subseries contain original letters, mostly typescripts, as well as photocopies; all of the letters from prison are photocopies. Correspondence concerning conflicts with the law resulting from the controversial reception of Actionism is filed together with legal documents in Series IV. Court documents. Series V. Manuscripts also includes letters by Otto Mühl interspersed with his writings.

Arrangement

The first and second subseries are arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent, beginning with letters sent to people identified by first name only. Correspondence with unidentified people is filed at the end. The third subseries is arranged chronologically by year and month, with undated letters filed at the end.
 

Series III.A. Actionism: letters sent, 1964-1973, undated

Physical Description: 0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The letters, sent between 1964 and 1973, detail the controversial reception of Mühl's material actions when he was searching for venues in which to perform the actions and show films, and trying to find art dealers, publishers, and collectors interested in promoting his art. Mühl writes frequently about Actionism as an art form and his own artistic goals. Letters to Fritz [?], Solveigh [?], Henryk M. Broder, Peter Gorsen, and Jens Jörgen Thorsen are especially rich in descriptions of specific actions and statements about Actionism. Letters sent in 1968 are often on the letterhead of the Vienna Institute for Direct Art. Among Mühl's correspondents are participants of the actions, invited guests, television producers, editors of art magazines, dealers, critics, and artists. There are letters to the artists Valdis Abolins, Al Hansen, Gustav Metzger, Jens Jörgen Thorsen, and Konrad Balden Schäuffelen; the collectors Heinz Beck, Kurt Fried, and Hanns Sohm; the art historians Udo Kultermann and Peter Weiermair; the art dealers Haro Lauhus and Horst Nibbe in Cologne, Jes Petersen in Berlin, the art dealer and collector Carl Laszlo (Károly László) in Basel, and the Austrian writer Alfred Kolleritsch. Also included are Mühl's letters to Austrian military authorities regarding Malte Olschewski, an Austrian journalist who in 1968 participated in the action Kunst und Revolution. Most of Mühl's correspondents are in Germany. His letters are predominantly carbon copies, but a few photocopies of handwritten letters are also present.

Arrangement

This subseries was originally organized chronologically by year with letters to the same person frequently filed in various folders. It was rearranged alphabetically by name of correspondent in order to keep letters to each person in one folder. A letter sent to an unidentified correspondent is filed at the end.
Box 29, Folder 1

Birgit & Wilhelm, 1971

Box 29, Folder 2

Elke, 1973

Box 29, Folder 3

Fahrenheit/Vlado, 1971

Box 29, Folder 4

Fritz, 1970

Box 29, Folder 5

Henny, 1966

Box 29, Folder 6

Jeannee, 1971

Box 29, Folder 7

Solveigh, 1970

Box 29, Folder 8

Ursula, 1971

Box 29, Folder 9

Abolins, Valdis, 1968

Box 29, Folder 10

Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 1964

Box 29, Folder 11

Aktuelle Dienst (ORF), 1968

Box 29, Folder 12

Baier, Hans Alexander ( Kunst), 1965-1966

Box 29, Folder 13

Beck, Heinz, 1967-1968

Box 29, Folder 14

Becker, Jürgen (Rowohlt Verlag), 1964

Box 29, Folder 15

Bertz, [?], 1969

Box 29, Folder 16

Brinkmann, Jan, 1971

Box 29, Folder 17

Broder, Henryk M., 1971

Box 29, Folder 18

Castillejo, José Luis, 1968

Box 29, Folder 19

Caux, [?], 1967

Box 29, Folder 20

Dunkel, Ole (ASTA der SHFBK), 1970

Box 29, Folder 21

Durgnat, Raymond, 1970

Box 29, Folder 22

Eggenkamp, Henno, 1970

Box 29, Folder 23

Ehlers, D. (Südwestfunk, Baden-Baden), 1969

Box 29, Folder 24

Fried, Kurt (Ulmer Studio F), 1965-1968

Box 29, Folder 25

Fürstenau, Peter, 1969

Box 29, Folder 26

Galerie Dahlen, Darmstadt, 1968

Box 29, Folder 27

Galerie Grossbach, Frankfurt am Main, 1970-1971

Box 29, Folder 28

Galerie Hartmann, Munich, 1968

Box 29, Folder 29

Galerie Thelen, Essen, 1968

Box 29, Folder 30

Galerie Tobies & Silex, Cologne, undated

Box 29, Folder 31

Galerie van de Loo, Munich, 1968

Box 29, Folder 32

Gorsen, Peter, 1966-1969

Box 29, Folder 33

Haage, [?], 1969

Box 29, Folder 34

Hamburger Filmschau, 1969

Box 29, Folder 35

Hansen, Al, 1967

Box 29, Folder 36

Hein, Karlheinz, 1969

Box 29, Folder 37

Heneleers, Jacques, 1968

Box 29, Folder 38

Hörner, [?] (Der Consultant, Zurich), 1971

Box 29, Folder 39

Houwer, Robert, 1971

Box 29, Folder 40

Hundertmark, Armin, 1970

Box 29, Folder 41

Jäggli, Rudolf, 1970-1971

Box 29, Folder 42

Kaltenbäck, Franz, 1969

Box 29, Folder 43

Kochenrath, Jutta, 1969-1970

Box 29, Folder 44

Kolleritsch, Alfred, 1964-1966

Box 29, Folder 45

Kröger, Ernst Otto, 1968

Box 29, Folder 46

Kultermann, Udo, 1964-1965, undated

Box 29, Folder 47

Laszlo, Carl, 1964

Box 29, Folder 48

Lauhus, Haro, 1965

Box 29, Folder 49

Marggraff, Paul, 1971

Box 29, Folder 50

Metzger, Gustav, 1966

Box 29, Folder 51

Micheli, Erika, 1970

Box 30, Folder 1

Most, Mica, 1971, undated

Box 30, Folder 2

Neumann, Michael ( Westermanns Monatshefte), 1969

Box 30, Folder 3

Nibbe, Horst, 1966

Box 30, Folder 4

Odermatt, B., 1969

Box 30, Folder 5

Olschewski, Malte, 1968

Scope and Content Note

Mühl's letters to Austrian military authorities regarding Malte Olschewski.
Box 30, Folder 6

Peisker, Horst, 1970

Box 30, Folder 7

Pellegrini, Carla, 1969

Box 30, Folder 8

Petersen, Jes, 1964-1967

Box 30, Folder 9

Plopp Versand, Bremen, 1971

Box 30, Folder 10

Prior, Walter, 1969

Box 30, Folder 11

Raubach, Dieter Rudolf (Galerie Edition Press, St. Gallen), 1966

Box 30, Folder 12

Roth, Karl Heinz, 1964-1967

Box 30, Folder 13

Rumler, Fritz ( Der Spiegel), 1969

Box 30, Folder 14

Schäuffelen, Konrad Balder, 1965-1967

Box 30, Folder 15

Schernich, Ulrich, 1969

Box 30, Folder 16

Schierle, Otwin, 1968

Box 30, Folder 17

Schilling, Alfons, 1967-1973

Box 30, Folder 18

Schlenzig, Gerhard, 1965

Box 30, Folder 19

Schmidt, Uwe, 1969

Box 30, Folder 20

Schöfer, Elena, 1970

Box 30, Folder 21

Schröder, Jörg (Josef Melzer Verlag), 1968

Box 30, Folder 22

Schulz, Werner (Independent Filmcenter, Munich), 1968

Box 30, Folder 23

Sodoma, Heinz, 1972

Box 30, Folder 24

Seide, Adam, 1968

Box 30, Folder 25

Settje, Gerd W., 1970

Box 30, Folder 26

Sohm, Hanns, 1966-1969

Box 30, Folder 27

Der Spiegel, Hamburg, 1965

Box 30, Folder 28

Stumpfl, Herbert, undated

Box 30, Folder 29

Thorsen, Jens Jörgen, 1968

Box 30, Folder 30

Tschakos, Patsy, 1971-1973

Box 30, Folder 31

Weiermair, Peter, 1965

Box 30, Folder 32

Weyer, Brigitte, 1970

Box 30, Folder 33

Wide White Space Gallery, Antwerp, 1968

Box 30, Folder 34

Wiest, Rolf & Georgia, 1969

Box 30, Folder 35

Zacharias, Gerhard, 1968

Box 30, Folder 36

Zeithammer, [?], 1969

Box 30, Folder 37

Zettl, Walter, 1964

Box 30, Folder 38

Unidentified, 1964

 

Series III.B. Various correspondence, 1960-1996, undated

Physical Description: 0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Otto Mühl's most extensive correspondence is with Günter Brus. Dating from 1968 to 1983, with the predominant portion dating from 1969 to 1971, the exchange with Brus reflects the pivotal time when Mühl transformed the concept of the material action as a work of art into analytical action defined as self-expression, and founded the first commune in Vienna. The concept and goals of the Aktionsanalytische Organisation (Actions Analytical Organisation) or in short AAO, is also the topic of his 1979 exchange with the German sociologist, psychoanalyst, art historian and author Dieter Duhm. Actionism, action analysis, and Mühl's personal life are the topic of his correspondence with the Austrian author, language scientist and cybernetics specialist, Oswald Wiener, who in 1968 participated in the action Kunst und Revolution. Among Mühl's correspondents are the German left-wing activist Dieter Kunzelmann, the Austrian artist and curator Peter Weibel, and the German art historian Peter Weiermair.
Filed with this subseries are three bound volumes of Mühl's letters from the 1960s to his friend Erika Stocker, issued privately in 1988 in limited editions of 15 and 20 numbered copies and titled Erika Briefe. The volumes consist of photocopies of typed transcripts of Mühl's letters to Erika, and drawings. The letters form an intense journal of Viennese Actionism and of the progression of Mühl's work from junk sculpture and the destruction of canvas to the material action.
Of particular interest is an undated letter addresed to Doris (Doris Berman?) in which Mühl writes extensively about his relationship with his parents, especially with his mother Wilma. A 1971 letter from Wilma Mühl to Otto Mühl regarding her reaction to Mühl's lifestyle and political views was found and is filed with this portion of his correspondence. Also filed with this subseries, separately from family correspondence, is the exchange between Otto Mühl and his first wife Friedl Neiss.
Also present are letters received by the artist Otmar Bauer from Georg Kreisler at Archiv Sohm and Peter Nemetschek at Aktionsraum 1 in Munich; correspondence of the German photographer Volker von Borries with Eva [?]; correspondence of the Swedish sociologist Joachim Israel with Otto Mühl, and two others; and a letter from the South Korean painter Park Seo-Bo to the co-founder of Viennese Actionism, Adolf Frohner. Mühl's letter to an unidentified person is filed at the end.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
Box 30, Folder 39

Fronns, undated

Scope and Content Note

Letter from Mühl.
Box 30, Folder 40

Henny, 1966, undated

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Mühl.
Box 30, Folder 41

Karl Heinz, 1972

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Mühl.
Box 30, Folder 42

Kurt [?] (Othmar Baller), 1985

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Mühl.
Box 30, Folder 43

Ute, undated

Scope and Content Note

Letter from Mühl.
Box 30, Folder 44

Willi, 1985-1986

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Mühl.
Box 30, Folder 45

Aktions-Analytische Organisation, 1977

Scope and Content Note

Two empty envelopes.
Box 30, Folder 46

Allman, K., 1992

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Mühl.
Box 30, Folder 47

Bauer, Otmar, 1969-1970

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Bauer from Georg Kreisler, Archiv Sohm, and Peter Nemetschek at Aktionsraum 1 in Munich.
Box 30, Folder 48

Beck, Julian, 1967

Scope and Content Note

Letter from Mühl.
Box 30, Folder 49

Berman, Doris [?], undated

Scope and Content Note

An undated letter from Mühl addressed to Doris (Doris Berman?) in which Mühl writes extensively about his relationship with his parents, especially with his mother Wilma.
Box 31, Folder 1

Borries, Volker von, 1978, undated

Scope and Content Note

Von Borries's correspondnece with Eva [?].
Box 31, Folder 2-7

Brus, Günter, 1968-1983, undated

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Otto Mühl.
Box 31, Folder 8

Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Austria, 1962

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Adolf Frohner.
Box 31, Folder 9

Diaz-Bertrada, Carlos, 1992

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Mühl.
Box 31, Folder 10

Doll, Elke, 1971-1974

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Mühl and documents regarding Doll.
Box 31, Folder 11

Duhm, Dieter, 1979

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Mühl.
Box 31, Folder 12

Eggenkamp, Henno (The Wet Dream Film Festival), 1970

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Mühl.
Box 31, Folder 13

Ewert, Bernd R., 1972

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Mühl.
Box 31, Folder 14

Fogel, [?], 1971

Scope and Content Note

Letter from Mühl.
Box 31, Folder 15

Israel, Joachim, 1978-1979

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence of the Swedish sociologist with Bernd, Terese, and Mühl.
Box 31, Folder 16

Justizanstalt Stein, Anstaltsleitung, 1996

Scope and Content Note

Letter from Mühl.
Box 31, Folder 17

Kunzelmann, Dieter, 1971

Scope and Content Note

Letter from Mühl.
Box 31, Folder 18

Lippert, Werner, 1967, undated

Scope and Content Note

Mühl's letter to Lippert and photocopies of notes and legal documents.
Box 31, Folder 19-25

Mühl, Friedl, 1964-1988

Scope and Content Note

Exchange between Otto Mühl and his first wife Friedl Neiss, dating from 1964 to 1968; Otto's witty letter to Friedl on a beer mat; photocopies of letters exchanged in 1973; and three postcards sent by Friedl to Otto in 1988 from Greece. The 1968 exchange concerns the couple's personal relationship, separation, and divorce.
Box 32, Folder 1

Mühl, Wilma, 1971

Scope and Content Note

Letter from the artist's mother Wilma Mühl to Otto Mühl regarding her reaction to Mühl's lifestyle and political views.
Box 32, Folder 2

Park, Seo-Bo, 1961

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Adolf Frohner.
 

Stocker, Erika, 1960-1985, undated

Box 32, Folder 3

1960

Box 32, Folder 4

1962

Box 32, Folder 5

1964

Box 32, Folder 6

1961-1967

Box 32, Folder 7

1971-1972

Box 32, Folder 8

1977-1978

Box 32, Folder 9-10

1983

Box 32, Folder 11

1984

Box 32, Folder 12

1985

Box 32, Folder 13

undated

Box 32, Folder 14

Walter, Helmut, 1962

Scope and Content Note

Circular letter regarding class reunion.
Box 32, Folder 15

Weibel, Peter, 1966

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Mühl.
Box 32, Folder 16

Weiermair, Peter, 1965

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Mühl.
Box 32, Folder 17

Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne, 1969

Scope and Content Note

Payment receipt.
Box 32, Folder 18

Weyer, Brigitte (Asta der SHFBK Braunschweig), 1969

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Mühl.
Box 32, Folder 19

Wiener, Oswald, 1966-1971, undated

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Mühl.
Box 32, Folder 20

Wiest, Rolf, 1969

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Mühl.
Box 32, Folder 21

Wörlen, Hanns Egon, 1967

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Mühl.
Box 32, Folder 22-23

Unidentified correspondents, 1966, undated

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Mühl.
 

Series III.C. Letters from prison, 1991-1997, undated

Physical Description: 0.42 linear feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

While serving his prison sentence Otto Mühl wrote numerous letters to addressees identified predominantly only by their first name. Most letters are to Francesco, Isabelle Cart, Katharina, Klaus, Margrit, Vincent Hörlein, and Violaine. Among others are Atti, Claus Grabenhorst, Daniele, Dieter Duhm, Eva, Flo, Friedl, Gerda, Gitta, Gretl, Harald, Helga Sophia Goetze, Herbert Anlehla, Herrmann, Hubert, the German art historian and curator Kasper König, Lisl, Martin, Michael Müller, Norbert, Petra Luckey, Regina Wyrwoll, Rudolf, Sylvie Arland,Terese, Tore Håkansson, Ulrike Hager-Sherman, Vroni Gromek, and Yvon. The letters present in the archive are dated between November 1991 and June 1997, but the majority was written between January 1992 and January 1993. Only a few letters from 1994 to 1997 are present. The letters are richly illustrated with drawings, some letters are cartoon-style drawings with text. Arranged in chronological order by year and month, the letters chronicle Mühl's time in prison on an almost daily basis. All letters are photocopies. Otto Mühl's original letters sent from prison to his mother Wilma Mühl are filed with Series I.A. Correspondence in box 1, folders 14-16.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order by year and month. Undated letters are filed at the end.
Box 33, Folder 1

November 1991

Box 33, Folder 2

December 1991

Box 33, Folder 3

January 1992

Box 33, Folder 4

February 1992

Box 33, Folder 5

March 1992

Box 33, Folder 6

April 1992

Box 33, Folder 7

May 1992

Box 33, Folder 8-9

June 1992

Box 33, Folder 10

July 1992

Box 33, Folder 11

August 1992

Box 33, Folder 12

September 1992

Box 33, Folder 13

October 1992

Box 33, Folder 14

November 1992

Box 33, Folder 15

December 1992

Box 33, Folder 16

January 1993

Box 33, Folder 17

February 1993

Box 33, Folder 18

April 1993

Box 33, Folder 19

May 1993

Box 33, Folder 20

June 1993

Box 33, Folder 21

July 1993

Box 33, Folder 22

August 1993

Box 33, Folder 23

November 1993

Box 33, Folder 24

January 1994

Box 33, Folder 25

December 1995

Box 33, Folder 26

June 1997

Box 33, Folder 27

undated

 

Series IV. Court documents, 1948-1979, undated

Physical Description: 0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This series includes legal documents and correspondence relating to court proceedings against Mühl and other participants of Viennese Actionism, seizure of films by Kurt Kren, usage of illegal drugs, and the suicide happening of Hermann Flasch. Most documents are photocopies, but original documents and manuscripts are also present. Extensively documented are legal proceedings against Günter Brus, Otto Mühl, and Oswald Wiener in connection with their involvement in the action Kunst und Revolution performed in 1968 at the University of Vienna. This file includes photocopies of circa 180 flyers with a petition to the Austrian government in defense of Brus, with hundreds of signatures. Also extensive are documents concerning the action O Tannenbaum performed on 16 December 1969 in Braunschweig, and the seizure of films produced by Karlheinz Hein's agency Progressive Art Production. A few documents unrelated to Actionism are filed at the end.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year, except for the last three folders which contain documents unrelated to Actionism.
Box 34, Folder 1

Totalaktion and Vietnamparty, 1966-1967

Box 34, Folder 2

Fest des psycho-physischen Naturalismus, 1965-1969

Box 34, Folder 3

Direkt Art Festival Porrhaus, 1967

Box 34, Folder 4-23

Kunst und Revolution, 1968-1974, undated

Box 35, Folder 1

Seizure of films by Kurt Kren, 1968

Box 35, Folder 2

Kirchheim-Teck-Aktion, 1968-1969

Box 35, Folder 3-5

O Tannenbaum Braunschweig, 1969-1975

Box 35, Folder 6-7

Kohlkunstverlag, Mama & Papa, 1969-1970

Box 35, Folder 8

Illegal drug trade, 1971

Box 35, Folder 9

Suicide of Hermann Flasch, 1974

Box 35, Folder 10

Seizure of films California boys-California Supermen, Sodoma, Der geile Wotan, 1974

Box 35, Folder 11-17

Seizure of films by Karlheinz Hein's agency Progressive Art Production, 1973-1979

Box 35, Folder 18

VIDA Graphic invoices, 1970 January 26-1971 January 2

Box 35, Folder 19

Document concerning Micaela Grashof, 1948

Box 35, Folder 20

Empty folder inscribed, undated

Box 37, Folder 6-7

Series V.  Manuscripts, 1960-1997, undated

Physical Description: 7.09 linear feet (17 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The material in this series dates from 1960 to 1997 and includes Otto Mühl's handwritten and typed scripts for actions, a wealth of his unpublished writings, and diaries. The most extensive portion comprise unpublished texts on Actionism and Action Analysis, most of which date from the 1970s.

Arrangement

The manuscripts are grouped by type into three subseries and within each subseries are arranged chronologically by year, with the exception of a few writings on Actionism by others which are filed alphabetically. Undated material is filed at the end of each subseries.
 

Series V.A. Scripts for material actions, 1963-1971, undated

Physical Description: 0.42 linear feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

Included are approximately thirty scripts for various actions, predominantly photocopies of typescripts, but a few original handwritten scripts and carbon copies of typescripts are also present. Included are four bound volumes of photocopies of typed and handwritten scripts for actions performed between 1964 and 1966, including the action Leda und der Schwan. Filed at the end is a photocopy of a script for an unidentified action, dedicated by Mühl to Gerhard Zacharias; and carbon copy of a list of 12 films called Materialaktionsfilme, produced by Otto Mühl between 1966 and 1969.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year of action.
Box 36, Folder 1

Versumpfung Nr. 1, 1963

Box 36, Folder 2

Klarsichtpackung, Gesässpanierung, Aktion Nr. 3, 1964

Box 36, Folder 3

Leda und der Schwan, 1964

Box 36, Folder 4

Materialspiele, Die Beschmutzung eines Stillebens, Musik für 10 Luftballone..., 1964

Box 36, Folder 5

"Materialaktionen" (various), 1964

Box 36, Folder 6

"Materialaktionen" (various), 1964-1965

Box 36, Folder 7

"Aktion VI 64/65/66 November Dezember," 1964-1966

Box 36, Folder 8

"Materialactionen Otto Muell," 1964

Scope and Content Note

Original manuscript by Mühl.
Box 36, Folder 9

"Materialactionen Otto Muell," 1964

Scope and Content Note

Carbon copy, bound.
Box 36, Folder 10

Bimmel Bammel, 1965

Box 36, Folder 11

Actionsconcert für Al Hansen, 1966

Box 36, Folder 12

Direct Art Happening, Student Ohnesorg, 1967

Scope and Content Note

Original manuscript and typescript.
Box 36, Folder 13

Oh Sensibility, 1970

Box 36, Folder 14-15

Manopsychotische Aktion, 1970

Scope and Content Note

Original manuscript, and typescript.
Box 36, Folder 16

Blow Up, 1970

Scope and Content Note

Includes original manuscript with drawings.
Box 36, Folder 17

SS und Judenstern, 1971

Box 36, Folder 18

Die Hornissen kommen, 1971

Scope and Content Note

Carbon copy.
Box 36, Folder 19

Aktion blood cloud, 1971

Scope and Content Note

Original typescript with drawings.
Box 36, Folder 20

Concept for an action, 1971

Scope and Content Note

Original manuscript.
Box 36, Folder 21

Reiter Jodler, 1971

Scope and Content Note

Includes original manuscript.
Box 36, Folder 22

"2 Kopien Zacharias Heft," undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of script for an unidentified action, with Mühl's dedication to Gerhard Zacharias.
Box 36, Folder 23

List of films, 1969?

Scope and Content Note

Carbon copy.
 

Series V.B. Various writings, 1960-1997, undated

Physical Description: 5.42 linear feet (13 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The writings are original typescripts, carbon copies, or are handwritten. The 1960s topics concern Actionism, Zock, Mühl's collaboration with Günter Brus, and projects for movies, including a never realized project called "Filmproject Ludwig XIV". A few writings are descriptions of dreams. The early 1970s topics reflect the transition from the concept of the Materialaktion (material action) where the human body is the scene of action to Aktionsanalyse (action analysis), Mühl's concept of life as art, and the founding of his first commune in the Praterstrasse in Vienna in 1970, and in 1973 the founding of the Friedrichshof commune in Zurndorf in Burgenland. Besides the concept of action analysis, Mühl's writings during the 1970s concern a range of topics from the role of the artist in the commune to criticism of state authority and revolution, world peace, psychoanalysis, homosexuality, sex, gender relations and traditional marriage, life in a commune as an alternative model for society, and communal raising of children. Several writings from the late 1970s reflect retrospectively on 1960s Actionism.
Interspersed with this series are Mühl's letters to Günter Brus, Karl-Heinz Hein, Werner Lippert, Carsten Petersen, Harold Tracy, the Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky, and several others. Occasionally, the letters are addressed to a reciepient identified only by the first name or to a group of people addressed as Filmemacherfreude (fellow moviemakers). The letters are original typescripts or carbon copies.
Present are thirteen undated drafts for a book project "Die wilden 60er", mostly revised typescripts and photocopies of typescripts, but also a bound manuscript illustrated with drawings. Also present are drafts for the screen play "Freud's Träume" dated between 1992 and 1994; an undated draft of Mühl's autobiography Weg aus dem Sumpf from 1977; two drafts from 1991 titled "Weg aus dem Sumpf" and "Zurück in den Sumpf"; transcripts of two interviews with Mühl; and a few writings on Actionism by others, including Romilla Doll, Helmut Herbst, René Schweizer, Ed Sommer, Herbert Stumpfl, and René Zind.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year. The original filing order of writings from 1975, 1976, and 1977 by year and month is preserved. Undated writings and undated notes are filed at the end. Writings by others are arranged alphabetically by author's name. The drafts of Mühl's book project "Die wilden 60er" are filed as found.
 

1960

Box 37, Folder 1

"Träume 13.10.60"

Box 37, Folder 2

"Träume"

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of original in Box 37, folder 1.
Box 37, Folder 3

"Träume"

Scope and Content Note

Transcript of original in Box 37, folder 1.
Box 37, Folder 4

"Implosion über 21 Runden," 1962 or 1963

Box 37, Folder 5

"Lebenslauf," 1964 or 1965

Box 37, Folder 6-8

"Gespräche Mühl-Brus," 1965

Box 37, Folder 9

"IDA 67" ("Zock Press 67"), 1967

 

1968

Box 37, Folder 10

Letter from prison

Box 37, Folder 11

Notebook "68 XV"

Box 37, Folder 12

Notebook "68/69 XVIII," 1968-1969

 

1969

Box 37, Folder 13

Notebook "Aktion bis 1969"

Box 37, Folder 14

"Die Entwicklung der Materialaktion seit 1963-1996"

Box 37, Folder 15

Writings from prison

Box 37, Folder 16

"Otto über David 10.11.69"

Box 37, Folder 17

"Die Bedutung der Materialaktion"

 

1970

Box 37, Folder 18

Fragment of a letter about Elke and Friedl

Box 37, Folder 19

Untitled notebook

Box 37, Folder 20-21

Notes about Actionism

Box 37, Folder 22

"Viennale und die Filme des Wiener Aktionismus"

Box 37, Folder 23

"Text zu den Materialaktionsfotos"

Box 37, Folder 24-26

Writings on Zock

Box 37, Folder 27

"Der Staat und seine Verbrechen"

Box 37, Folder 28

"Der geile Wotan"

Box 37, Folder 29

"Wie ficken Hunde"

Box 37, Folder 30

"Gegen das Filmmuseum"

Box 37, Folder 31

"Die ausführenden Organe des Staatsaparates" and "Gibt es eigentlich einen Charakter?"

Box 37, Folder 32-33

Various texts

Box 38, Folder 1

"Über die Arena 70 Kulturscheisze"

 

1971

Box 38, Folder 2

"Aktion in Amsterdam 16.5.1971 und in Zürich" and "Der Sinn der Sache"

Box 38, Folder 3

"Aktion mit einer schwangeren Frau"

Box 38, Folder 4

"Aktionismus"

Box 38, Folder 5

"Brief an Jesus (über Trip)"

Box 38, Folder 6

"Comune. An alle meine Völker"

Box 38, Folder 7

"Filmproject LSD"

Box 38, Folder 8

"Menschlich - Unmenschlich"

Box 38, Folder 9

"Tagebuch Mappe 35" and "Tagebuch Mappe 55"

Box 38, Folder 10

"Tagebuch Mappe 55.2"

Box 38, Folder 11

Text written in Bibione, Italy on 22 August 1971

Box 38, Folder 12

"Traum"

Box 38, Folder 13

"Trip an der Donau 10.6.71"

Box 38, Folder 14

"Über Aktionen"

Box 38, Folder 15

"Über den Staat"

Box 38, Folder 16

"Über die Gruppe (eine erste Form von Struktur)"

Box 38, Folder 17

"Über Malerei (April) Theaterstück"

Box 38, Folder 18

"Über Otmar"

Box 38, Folder 19

"Umsturztribunal Aufruf an die Gefangenen"

Box 38, Folder 20

"Was einer macht, das ist er"

Box 38, Folder 21

"Was Kunst macht, ist selbstverständlich krank"

Box 38, Folder 22

"Wohnung und Kindererziehung"

Box 38, Folder 23

Various texts

 

1971-1972

Box 38, Folder 24-32

"Filmprojekt Ludwig XIV"

Box 38, Folder 33-34

Various texts

Box 38, Folder 35

"Otto Umpfa"

Box 38, Folder 36

"Briefe/Texte 71/72"

 

1972

Box 38, Folder 37

"Krambambuli"

Box 38, Folder 38

"Otto über David"

Box 38, Folder 39

"Jesus (Film)"

Box 38, Folder 40

"Das Ende des Aktionismus"

Box 38, Folder 41

"Kommune, Landkommune"

Box 38, Folder 42

"Psychoanalyse"

Box 39, Folder 1

"Verschiedene Schriften"

Box 39, Folder 2

"Landkommune"

Box 39, Folder 3

"Briefe"

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Günter Brus, Fogel, Karl-Heinz Hein, Chancellor Bruno Kreisky, and Werner Lippert.
Box 39, Folder 4

"Verschiedene Schriften"

Box 39, Folder 5

"Fragmente" (some from "Nach der Weltrevolution")

Box 39, Folder 6

Notebook "1972/1"

 

1973

Box 39, Folder 7

Texts and letters from a visit to the United States

Scope and Content Note

Includes a flyer regarding screening of films by Kurt Kren at Millenium in New York.
Box 39, Folder 8

"Fragment eines Briefes (Über die Kommune)"

Box 39, Folder 9

"Verschiedene Schriften"

Box 39, Folder 10

"Chronik 1970-1973"

Box 39, Folder 11

"Verschiedene Fragmente"

Box 39, Folder 12

"AA-Kurve" and "Analysebericht Erika"

Box 39, Folder 13

"Erlebnisse im Krieg"

Box 39, Folder 14

"Über Kleidung"

Box 39, Folder 15

"Grundsätze der Therapiekommune"

Box 39, Folder 16

"Das Eigentum in der KFG"

Box 39, Folder 17

"Über die Kommune"

Box 39, Folder 18

"Aktionsanalytische Gruppenanalyse"

Box 39, Folder 19

"Über Günter Brus"

Box 39, Folder 20

"Über Kinder in der Kommune (Urschl 3 Wochen alt)"

Box 39, Folder 21

"Ziel der Aktionsanalyse"

Box 39, Folder 22

"Übers Ficken 16. Juni 73"

Box 39, Folder 23

"Aktion "Sauberes Österreich"

Box 39, Folder 24

"Otto Biographie"

Box 39, Folder 25

"Wiener Aktionismus und Materialaktion"

Box 39, Folder 26

"Therapiekommune Friedrichshof"

Box 39, Folder 27

"Meine Entwicklung über Aktionismus"

Box 39, Folder 28

"Aktionen seit 1970"

Box 39, Folder 29

"Manifest der Therapiekommune Friedrichshof"

Box 39, Folder 30

"Briefe an versch. Leute"

Box 39, Folder 31

"Verschiedene Schriften"

Box 39, Folder 32

"3. Schriften von Wiener Aktionismus bis Malereiaktion"

 

1975

Box 40, Folder 1

"Texte Otto 75"

Scope and Content Note

Front cover of original folder, annotated.
Box 40, Folder 2

"Bertram Sorbes: Gespräch mit Otto, dem Erfinder der Materialaktion"

Box 40, Folder 3

"Apostel Brief an die Berliner"

Box 40, Folder 4

"Gary Gilmore Werbeeinblendungen für Multi-Service"

Box 40, Folder 5

"Aktionsanalyse"

Box 40, Folder 6

"Fragmente"

Box 40, Folder 7

"KFM-Geschichte (Jesus, Alexander der Grosse, Cäsar)"

Box 40, Folder 8

"Mitschrift Manifest der Therapie - Kommune Friedrichshof"

Box 40, Folder 9

"Mitschrift Otto erzählt einen Traum"

Box 40, Folder 10

"Parabel Zeichnung"

Box 40, Folder 11

"Zeichnungen Entwürfe für Möbel"

Box 40, Folder 12

"Existentieller Aktionismus (Kommune-Inviroment)"

Box 40, Folder 13

"Der Grössenwahnsinn der KFM"

Box 40, Folder 14

"2 Briefe an Brus (über Aktionismus und den FH)"

Box 40, Folder 15

"Gründungsprinzipien der AA Kommune" and "Kommunemanifest"

Box 40, Folder 16

"Zu den Bildern"

Box 40, Folder 17

"3 A Box"

Box 40, Folder 18

"Kriegserlebnisse" and "Leutnant Kümmer"

Box 40, Folder 19

"Verschiedene Artikel"

Box 40, Folder 20

"AA Aggressiv"

Box 40, Folder 21

"Die Berufsrolle des Künstlers" and "Die Rolle des Künstlers in der KFG und der Kommunegesellschaft"

Box 40, Folder 22

"Konzept für den Weltfrieden"

Box 40, Folder 23

"Über Kunst in AAO (Selbstdarstellung)"

Box 40, Folder 24

"Geschichte des Wiener Aktionismus"

Box 40, Folder 25

"Lebenslauf"

Box 40, Folder 26

"Entwurf für eine AA Partei"

Box 40, Folder 27

"Kriminalität und Verbrechen in der Kleinfamiliegesellschaft"

Box 40, Folder 28

"Bewusstseinsparabel"

Box 40, Folder 29

"Homosexualität" and "KFM Minderwertigkeit"

Box 40, Folder 30

"Selbstdarstellungvin der AA Kommune"

Box 40, Folder 31

"Familie Ehe Sexualität in der Kommune"

Box 40, Folder 32

"Entwurf der Hausordnung AA Grundprinzipien" and two other writings

Box 40, Folder 33

"Zeittafel Entwicklung der Kommune" and "Entstehung und Entwicklung der Kommune"

Box 40, Folder 34

"Über Josef Dvorak"

Box 40, Folder 35

"Verschiedene Schriften (Teil eines Tagebuchs)"

Box 40, Folder 36

"Entwicklung der Kommune"

Box 40, Folder 37

"Die Überwindung der Nationalstaaten" and two other writings

Box 40, Folder 38

"Der revolutionäre Spiesser"

Box 40, Folder 39

"Die Physiologie des aggressiven Körpers"

Box 40, Folder 40

"Manuscripte 1. Fassung" (four writings)

Box 40, Folder 41

"Texte von anderen Leuten" (two writings)

Box 40, Folder 42

"Beschreibung von Aktionen" and two other writings

Box 40, Folder 43

"Geschichte des Wiener Aktionismus"

Box 40, Folder 44

"AA Aktionsanalyse, Körperanalyse, Therapiekommune Friedrichshof"

Box 40, Folder 45

"In einem durchgeschrieben"

Box 40, Folder 46

Fragments of various texts

Box 40, Folder 47

1975 calendar, annotated

 

1976

Box 41, Folder 1

Cover and index to 1976 writings

Scope and Content Note

Front cover of original folder, annotated; and index to 1976 writings.
Box 41, Folder 2

"Wiener Aktionismus und Selbstdarstellung"

Box 41, Folder 3

"Briefe 1976"

Box 41, Folder 4

"Briefe an Minister, Bürgermeister, Kanzler, usw."

Box 41, Folder 5

"Kunst und Landschaftsmalerei" and two other writings

Box 41, Folder 6

"Theaterstücke" (six plays)

Box 41, Folder 7

"Positive Geschichtsbetrachtung"

Box 41, Folder 8

"Über die 60iger Jahre und über Revolution"

Box 41, Folder 9

"Entwurf Gutachten Claus Carbach"

Box 41, Folder 10

"Ein Gespenst geht in der Bundesrepublik um: die AAO"

Box 41, Folder 11

"O' Tannenbaum 1. und 2. Fassung"

Box 41, Folder 12

"AA Wehrkonzept (2. Entwürfe)"

Box 41, Folder 13

"Arena-Bewegung und die AAO"

Box 41, Folder 14

"Vorwort zu Theorie und Praxis der Aktionsanalyse"

Box 41, Folder 15

"Jahr 2017"

Box 41, Folder 16

"Das Ende der Ehe"

Box 41, Folder 17

"Die grosse Liebe"

Box 41, Folder 18

"Direkte Demokratie und Organisationsstruktur"

Box 41, Folder 19

"AA Kommune Theorie und Praxis der Aktionsanalyse"

Box 41, Folder 20

"AA Prinzipien..." and two other writings

Box 41, Folder 21

"Parabeln"

Box 41, Folder 22

"Selbstdarstellung" and "Entwicklung der AAO Organisation"

Box 41, Folder 23

"Die WC-Parabel"

Box 41, Folder 24

"Geschichtlicher Überblick über die Entwicklung des Staates"

Box 41, Folder 25

"Die Entwicklung des Staates"

Box 41, Folder 26

"Der Staat"

Box 41, Folder 27

"Gespräch Gonzales-Mühl. Möglichkeiten der gesellschaftlichen Weiterentwicklung"

Box 41, Folder 28

"Hasen auf der Parndorfer Heide"

Box 41, Folder 29

"Das Ende der Kleinfamiliegesellschaft"

Box 41, Folder 30

"Kosmisches Bewusssein" and "AA Kosmologie"

Box 41, Folder 31

"Freie Sex" and three other writings

Box 42, Folder 1

"Unterdrückung der Frau in der KFG"

Box 42, Folder 2

"Zum Tod der Ulrike Meinhof"

Box 42, Folder 3

"Disposition des Menschen" and "Vampirismus"

Box 42, Folder 4

"Homosexualität als Mittel der Befreiung"

Box 42, Folder 5

"Besprechung von Peter Nischk, Kursbuch für die Seele"

Box 42, Folder 6

"Zukunftsforschung durch bewusste Lebenspraxis"

Box 42, Folder 7

"Wilhelm Reich und AA Lebenspraxis" and "Kunst und Selbstdarstellung"

Box 42, Folder 8

"Die Kunst des 21. Jh."

Box 42, Folder 9

"Geburtserlebnis, Reise durch die Kindheit" and two other writings

Box 42, Folder 10

"Organisation der AAK und ihre Weiterentwicklung"

Box 42, Folder 11

"Marathon in Genf" and "Rest vom Marathon, Besuch bei einem Milionär"

Box 42, Folder 12

"Zurück zur Natur" and two other writings

Box 42, Folder 13

"MSD (Materialselbstdarstellung)"

Box 42, Folder 14

"Organökologie"

Box 42, Folder 15

"Die österr. Schädigung"

Box 42, Folder 16

"Gründung und Entwicklung der AAO" and "Aufbau der AAO"

Box 42, Folder 17

"Aufbau der AAO"

Box 42, Folder 18

"Ziele der AAO, Tagesablauf am Freidrichshof"

Box 42, Folder 19

"Über einen Artikel von René Zind"

Box 42, Folder 20

"Entwicklung der AA zur Selbstdarstellung" and "Entwicklung der SD"

Box 42, Folder 21

"Biologische Aktionsanalyse"

Box 42, Folder 22

"Christus und Christentum" and "Vatermord und Christentum"

Box 42, Folder 23

"Hierarchie und Autorität"

Box 42, Folder 24

"Sexualbiologie"

Box 42, Folder 25

"Kollektiver Ursprung des Theaters"

Box 42, Folder 26

"Das AA Modell" and "Warum wir so gut sind"

Box 42, Folder 27

"Kunst und Weltgestaltung"

Box 42, Folder 28

"Gestaltungskunst wird nicht gebraucht"

Box 42, Folder 29

"Marathon Genf"

Box 42, Folder 30

"Biologisches Eigentum"

Box 42, Folder 31

"Internationale Probleme aus der Sicht der AA"

Box 42, Folder 32

"Das zerstörte Bild, oder, Kurt Kalb"

Box 42, Folder 33-34

"Vorläufiges Manuscript für die Wirklichkeitskunst"

Box 42, Folder 35

"Faschismus. 1. Fassung"

Box 42, Folder 36

"Kapitalismus - Kommunismus Gefühlsmässig Zweierbeziehung"

Box 42, Folder 37

"AA Kongress 10.-20. 1. 76"

Box 42, Folder 38

"Kinderaufwachsen" (nine writings)

 

1977

Box 43, Folder 1

"Kritik der AAO" and seven other writings

Box 43, Folder 2

"Party with Ossi Wiener"

Box 43, Folder 3

"Weiterentwicklung der AAO"

Box 43, Folder 4

"Ist das noch Arbeit?"

Box 43, Folder 5

"Das Leben wird freundlicher genossen"

Box 43, Folder 6

"Sepp Gradl"

Box 43, Folder 7

"Experimentelle Gesellschaftsgestaltung"

Box 43, Folder 8

"Malerei do it yourself"

Box 43, Folder 9

"Lieber Francesco (Brief)"

Box 43, Folder 10

"Gesundheit"

Box 43, Folder 11

"Zum Wehrkonzept"

Box 43, Folder 12

"Theaterstück Russische Revolution"

Box 43, Folder 13

"Revolution am Friedrichshof"

Box 43, Folder 14

"Verwirklichung der freien Sexualität in der AAO"

Box 43, Folder 15

"Marxismus & AAOismus"

Box 43, Folder 16

"Über Organisation der AAO"

Box 43, Folder 17

"Über Brockdorf"

Box 43, Folder 18

"Ziele der AAO"

Box 43, Folder 19

"Direkte Demokratie und BAG (Bewusstseinsarbeitsgruppen)"

Box 43, Folder 20

"Aktionismus Selbstdarstellung. 1. Fassung"

Box 43, Folder 21

"Spiegel"

Box 43, Folder 22

"Aufstieg aus dem Sumpf"

Box 43, Folder 23

"Über die Liebe"

Box 43, Folder 24

"Brief an die Bewusstseinsverbreiter" and "Interview Kunst"

Box 43, Folder 25

"Otto Mühl als Künstler"

Box 43, Folder 26

"Über berühmte Männer der KFG"

Box 43, Folder 27

"Kapitalismus und AAO"

Box 43, Folder 28

"AAO und Kommunismus"

Box 43, Folder 29

"Geburtsangst"

Box 43, Folder 30

"Die Programmierung"

Box 43, Folder 31

"Ein neuer geiler Sozialismus"

Box 43, Folder 32

"Lebende Computer Documenta 77"

Box 43, Folder 33

"Der Mensch als biologische Maschine"

Box 43, Folder 34

"Dezentralisierung"

Box 43, Folder 35

"Brief an Therese"

Box 43, Folder 36

"Text für Kursbroschüre"

Box 43, Folder 37

"Gesellschaftliche Gestaltung" and three other writings

Box 43, Folder 38

"Auszug von Max und Benn"

Box 43, Folder 39

"Zentralismus in der AAO"

Box 43, Folder 40

"Wird die AAO zur Massenbewegung"

Box 43, Folder 41

"Was tragen die AAO unter ihren Latzhosen"

Box 43, Folder 42

"Warum ich wieder male"

Box 43, Folder 43

"Wie werde ich von allen geliebt?"

Box 43, Folder 44

"Bewusstseinsrevolution am Friedrichshof"

Box 43, Folder 45

"Über den AA Kongress"

Box 44, Folder 1

"Darstellung der Sexualität in der Selbstdarstellung"

Box 44, Folder 2

"Mein Elvis"

Box 44, Folder 3

"Terrorismus der Frauen" and "Vorwürfe gegen die AAO"

Box 44, Folder 4

"Kosmische Gestaltung"

Box 44, Folder 5

"Vorwort zu Pro und Contra" and "Angstfreie Gesellschaft"

Box 44, Folder 6

"Weder Links noch Rechts"

Box 44, Folder 7

"Goethe" and four other writings

Box 44, Folder 8

"Psychische Gesundheit" and two other writings

Box 44, Folder 9

"Darstellung der geschädigten Sexualität" and "Über die Sexualität Weg aus dem Sumpf"

Box 44, Folder 10

"Theaterstück Russische Revolution" and several other writings

Box 44, Folder 11

"Noch ist Polen nicht verloren" and several other writings

Box 44, Folder 12

"Biologische Gestaltung"

Box 44, Folder 13

"Cäsar"

Box 44, Folder 14

"Brief an Herbert in Berlin" and two other writings

Box 44, Folder 15

"Gruppenbrief AA Revolution"

Box 44, Folder 16

"Brief an Gruppen"

Box 44, Folder 17

"Ideologische Mitteilungen über Atomkraftwerke"

Box 44, Folder 18

"Gruppenbrief"

Box 44, Folder 19

"Vom Affen bis zur Krawatte" and "AA Kongress Friedrichshof"

Box 44, Folder 20

"Geburtsangst"

Box 44, Folder 21

"Die Umwälzung des Kleinfamilien-Bewusstseins"

Box 44, Folder 22

"Internationaler AA Brief" and "Brief an Dieter Duhm"

Box 44, Folder 23

"Brief an Claudia in Genf"

Box 44, Folder 24

"Warum Trotzky versagte"

Box 44, Folder 25

"Trotzky, der unglückselige Revolutionär"

Box 44, Folder 26

"Einfache Welt" and "Biologische Energie"

Box 44, Folder 27

"Säuberung"

Box 44, Folder 28

"Gemeinsames Wohnen" and "Nutzkunst"

Box 44, Folder 29

"Fragwürdige Methoden gegen die AAO" and "Ist die AAO noch zu stoppen"

Box 44, Folder 30

"Fragmente"

Box 44, Folder 31

"Kinderaufwachsen Seite 9-14"

Box 44, Folder 32

"Organisation der AAO (Teil eines Artikels)"

Box 44, Folder 33

Various unidentified writings

Box 44, Folder 34

"Bibione 410.8.77"

Box 44, Folder 35

"Über Mao" and "Manifest für den Osten"

 

1978

Box 44A, Folder 1

"Aktionsanalyse"

Box 44A, Folder 2

"Energetische Kunst"

Box 44A, Folder 3

"Cafe Pengo" and several other writings

Box 44A, Folder 4

"Der Roman"

Box 44A, Folder 5-6

Various unidentified writings

Box 44A, Folder 7

"TG Otto," 1979

Scope and Content Note

Inserted is a typescript by Hubert Klockner.
 

1983

Box 44A, Folder 8

"Für Archiv von Francesco Conz"

Box 44A, Folder 9

Various unidentified writings

Box 44A, Folder 10

"Lili Märchen 15.1.82-29.2.83"

Box 44A, Folder 11

"Lilis Märchenbuch"

Scope and Content Note

A bound volume with drawings and watercolors titled "Lilis Märchenbuch."
Box 44B, Folder 1

"Philosophie," 1985

Scope and Content Note

Issued by EVA-Family-Members in 1985 on the occasion of Otto Mühl's 60th birthday.
Box 44B, Folder 2

"Otto Muehl Gespräche mit seiner Mutter" 1985

Scope and Content Note

Bound photocopy of transcript; illustrated with several photographs of the artist and his mother.
Box 44B, Folder 3

"Weg aus dem Sumpf 1. Überarbeitung," 1991

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript draft.
Box 44B, Folder 4

"Zurück in den Sumpf," 1991

Box 45, Folder 1

1992 calendar, annotated, 1992

Box 45, Folder 2

"Duchamp," 1993

Box 45, Folder 3

1994 calendar, annotated, 1994

Scope and Content Note

Annotated.
Box 45, Folder 4

1995 calendar, annotated, 1995

Scope and Content Note

Annotated with notes and drawings.
Box 45, Folder 5

1996 calendar, annotated, 1996

Scope and Content Note

Annotated.
 

1997

Box 45, Folder 6

1997 calendar, annotated

Box 45, Folder 7

Notes

 

1990s (undated)

Box 45, Folder 8-12

Various texts and poetry

Box 45, Folder 13-17

Drafts of letters and notes

Box 45, Folder 18

Photocopies of various letters and texts

Box 45, Folder 19

Photocopies of various texts

 

undated (decade uncertain)

Box 45, Folder 20

Unidentified text about the AAO

Box 45, Folder 21

"Kino"

Scope and Content Note

Notes in a folder titled "Kino."
Box 45, Folder 22

"Gibt es einen Ausweg?"

Box 45, Folder 23

Various writings on Actionism

Box 46, Folder 1

Manuscript for Weg aus dem Sumpf

Scope and Content Note

Various typescripts.
Box 47-49

Drafts for "Die wilden 60er"

Box 47, Folder 1

"Imaginäres Spielfeld"

Box 47, Folder 2-5

"Rosenschnaps"

Box 47, Folder 6-12

"Wilde 60er"

Box 47, Folder 13-14

"Gigantischer Lärm"

Box 48, Folder 1-6

"Senschnaps 60ziger"

Box 48, Folder 7-11

"Die wilden 60er, zweites Buch"

Box 48, Folder 12-15

Untitled draft

Box 48, Folder 16-20

"Die wilden 60er"

Box 48, Folder 21-23

"Die wilden Sechziger"

Box 49, Folder 1

"Rosenschnaps"

Box 49, Folder 2

"Die wilden Sechziger"

Box 49, Folder 3-6

"Die wilden 60er"

Box 49, Folder 7

"Die wilden Sechziger" (bound manuscript)

Box 49, Folder 8-13

Drafts for screen play "Freud's Träume"

Box 46, Folder 2-3

Interviews, 1970, 1971

 

Writings by others, 1970-1983, undated

Box 46, Folder 4

Doll, Romina, 1970

Box 46, Folder 5

Herbst, Helmut, 1983

Box 46, Folder 6

Schweizer, René, undated

Box 46, Folder 7

Sommer, Ed, 1968

Box 46, Folder 8

Stumpfl, Herbert, 1971

Box 46, Folder 9

Zind, René, undated

Box 46, Folder 10

Unidentified, undated

 

Series V.C. Diaries, 1967-1997

Physical Description: 1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Included are nineteen diaries written between 1967 and 1997, with most diaries dating from the 1970s. There are also two annotated calendars from 1994 and 1996. The diaries are bound, handwritten, and only occasionally illustrated with drawings; a few are photocopies or transcripts. Series VII. Sketchbooks also includes diaries which are richly illustrated, mainly those dating from the early 1980s. The diaries from the late 1980s are prevalently illustrated sketchbooks rather then diaries.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year.
Box 50, Folder 1

"Tagebuch 1967 Nr.1," 1967

Box 50, Folder 2

"6. Tagebuch," 1968-1970

Box 50, Folder 3

"68 74 August," 1968-1974

Box 50, Folder 4

Untitled, 1970

 

1971

Box 50, Folder 5

"1971"

Box 50, Folder 6

"Mica"

Box 50, Folder 7

"1971"

Box 50, Folder 8

"Tagebuch (Ordner Ottoschriften 1971, Mappe 8), 1972

Scope and Content Note

Transcript.
Box 50, Folder 9

"Tagebuch 1972-74," 1972-1974

Box 50, Folder 10

"Tagebuch 1973," 1973

Box 50, Folder 11

"Otto AA 19.6.1974," 1974

 

1975

Box 51, Folder 1

"Tagebuch 1975 AAOO"

Box 51, Folder 2

"Tagebuch 2/75"

 

1977

Box 51, Folder 3

"Tagebuch 77"

Scope and Content Note

Transcript.
Box 51, Folder 4

"Otto Tagebuch 1977. 20.9.1977. Über Mao"

Scope and Content Note

Transcript.
 

"Morphologische Unterhaltung," 1983

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of typescript, bound.
Box 51, Folder 6

"Tagebuch," 1984-1985

Scope and Content Note

Bound transcript of a diary dated between 31 December 1984 and 30 June 1985; illustrated with photocopies of drawings.
 

1991

Box 52, Folder 1

"Otto Mühl 10.7.91"

 

"Otto Mühl 17.6 - 10.7. 91"

Scope and Content Note

Diary in box 52, folder 3 is a photocopy.
Box 52, Folder 2

Original

Box 52, Folder 3

Photocopy

Box 52, Folder 4

"Otto Texte 8.9 - 97," 1997

 

Series VI. Photographs and negatives, 1963-1988, undated

Physical Description: 2.58 linear feet (5 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The photographs and negatives are grouped by topic into two subseries: contact sheets and negativres of 1960s material actions and other events related to Actionism, and photographs and negatives of analytical actions and life at the Friedrichshof commune in the 1980s.

Arrangement

Each subseries is arranged chronologically with undated material filed at the end.
 

Series VI.A. 1960s Actionism, 1963-1971, undated

Physical Description: 2.17 linear feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries is the core of the photographic section of the archive. It is comprised of more than 1000 negative images and contact sheets the Austrian photographer Ludwig Hoffenreich took of actions performed by Otto Mühl between 1963 and 1969. Beyond the few published images of these actions, until now the images have mostly been unavailable for research. Also present are negatives and contact sheets of three actions staged in 1968 by the German producer, director, and writer Hans-Christof Stenzel, including Die Blumen des Bösen; group portraits of Günter Brus, Otto Mühl, Hermann Nitsch, and Peter Weibel; and shots of Hermann Nitsch's release from jail in 1968. Also included are twelve black-and-white photographs of material actions, a CD with negatives of photographs by Hoffenreich taken between 1963 and 1971, and a list of negatives present in the archive.

Arrangement

The contact sheets and negatives of each action or topic are arranged chronologically by year.
Box 53, Folder 1

List of negatives, undated

 

Material actions, 1963-1969, undated

 

Contact sheets and negatives, 1963-1969, undated

 

1963

 

Versumpfung eines weiblichen Körpers Nr. 1

Box 53, Folder 2

Contact sheets

Box 53, Folder 3

Negatives

 

Versumpfung eines weiblichen Körpers Nr. 2

Box 53, Folder 4

Contact sheets

Box 53, Folder 5

Negatives

 

1964

 

Mama und Papa

Box 53, Folder 6

Contact sheets

Box 53, Folder 7

Negatives

 

Stillleben mit Pferdekopf

Box 53, Folder 8

Contact sheets

Box 53, Folder 9

Negatives

 

Stilleben mit einem weiblichen Kopf und einem Schweinekopf

Box 53, Folder 10

Contact sheets

Box 53, Folder 11

Negatives

 

Cosinus Alpha

Box 53, Folder 12-13

Contact sheets

Box 53, Folder 14

Negatives

 

Stillleben mit einem weiblichen Modell und einem Rinderkopf

Box 53, Folder 15

Contact sheets

Box 53, Folder 16

Negatives

 

Penis in Pappteller und Rose

Box 53, Folder 17

Contact sheets

Box 53, Folder 18

Negatives

 

Leda und der Schwan

Box 53, Folder 19

Contact sheets

Box 53, Folder 20

Negatives

 

Klarsichtpackung

Box 53, Folder 21

Contact sheets

Box 53, Folder 22

Negatives

 

Verfremdung in der Kiste

Box 53, Folder 23

Contact sheets

Box 53, Folder 24

Negatives

 

Nabelschnur

Box 53, Folder 25

Contact sheets

Box 53, Folder 26

Negatives

 

Luftballonkonzert

Box 53, Folder 27

Contact sheets

Box 53, Folder 28

Negatives

 

Kreuzigung eines männlichen Körpers

Box 53, Folder 29

Contact sheets

Box 53, Folder 30

Negatives

 

1965

 

Der Kopf Nr. 24

Box 54, Folder 1

Contact sheets

Box 54, Folder 2

Negatives

 

Der Kopf Nr. 24/III

Box 54, Folder 3

Contact sheets

Box 54, Folder 4

Negatives

 

Bodybuilding

Box 54, Folder 5

Contact sheets

Box 54, Folder 6

Negatives

 

Der Kopf Dez. 1965

Box 54, Folder 7

Contact sheets

Box 54, Folder 8

Negatives

 

Penisaktion mit Teesieb

Box 54, Folder 9

Contact sheets

Box 54, Folder 10

Negatives

 

Penisaktion mit Buch von O. Wiener

Box 54, Folder 11

Contact sheets

Box 54, Folder 12

Negatives

 

Aktion mit einem toten Hasen

Box 54, Folder 13

Contact sheets

Box 54, Folder 14

Negatives

 

Silberarsch

Box 54, Folder 15

Contact sheets

Box 54, Folder 16

Negatives

 

Astronaut

Box 54, Folder 17

Contact sheets

Box 54, Folder 18

Negatives

 

Aktion mit Ziemi

Box 54, Folder 19

Contact sheets

Box 54, Folder 20

Negatives

 

Bimmel Bammel

Box 54, Folder 21

Contact sheets

Box 54, Folder 22

Negatives

 

Turnstunde in Nahrungsmitteln

Box 54, Folder 23

Contact sheets

Box 54, Folder 24

Negatives

 

Gehirnoperation

Box 54, Folder 25

Contact sheets

Box 54, Folder 26

Negatives

 

1966

 

Funebre

Box 55, Folder 1-2

Contact sheets

Box 55, Folder 3

Negatives

 

Aktionskonzert für Al Hansen

Box 55, Folder 4

Contact sheets

Box 55, Folder 5

Negatives

 

Stillleben mit Finger and Pressekonferenz

Box 55, Folder 6

Contact sheets

Box 55, Folder 7

Negatives

 

Vietnamparty

Box 55, Folder 8

Contact sheets

Box 55, Folder 9

Negatives

 

St. Anna

Box 55, Folder 10

Contact sheets

Box 55, Folder 11

Negatives

 

Nahrungsmitteltest

Box 55, Folder 12

Contact sheets

Box 55, Folder 13

Negatives

 

Das Ohr and Waschschüssel/Hinrichtung

Box 55, Folder 14

Contact sheets

Box 55, Folder 15

Negatives

 

Otto after action Hinrichtung

Box 55, Folder 16

Contact sheets

Box 55, Folder 17

Negatives

 

Pop Plakat

Box 55, Folder 18

Contact sheets

Box 55, Folder 19

Negatives

 

Boîte de nuit at nightclub Annagasse, 1968

Box 55, Folder 20

Contact sheets

Box 55, Folder 21

Negatives

 

Apollo 11, 1969

Box 55, Folder 22

Contact sheets

Box 55, Folder 23

Negatives

 

undated

 

Fotobuch

Box 55, Folder 24

Contact sheets

Box 55, Folder 25

Negatives

Box 55, Folder 26-28

Unidentified actions

Scope and Content Note

Contact sheets and photographs only.
 

Photographs, undated

Box 55, Folder 39

Regular size

Box 107*, Folder 2

Oversize

 

Other topics, 1968, undated

Box 55, Folder 29

Hermann Nitsch release from jail, 1968

Scope and Content Note

Contact sheets and negatives.
Box 55, Flatfile 30

Collage by Otto Mühl, undated

Scope and Content Note

Contact sheets and negatives.
Box 55, Folder 31

Portraits of Otto Mühl, Erich Fischer, Hermann Nitsch, Peter Weibel, undated

Scope and Content Note

Contact sheets and negatives.
Box 55, Folder 32

Group portraits of Günter Brus, Otto Mühl, Hermann Nitsch and women, undated

Scope and Content Note

Contact sheets and negatives.
 

Actions by Hans Christof Stenzel, 1968

 

Action I ( Die Blumen des Bösen)

Box 55, Folder 33

Contact sheets

Box 55, Folder 34

Negatives

 

Action II

Box 55, Folder 35

Contact sheets

Box 55, Folder 36

Negatives

 

Action III

Box 55, Folder 37

Contact sheets

Box 55, Folder 38

Negatives

Box 56, Item CD 1

Negatives by Ludwig Hoffenreich, 1963-1971

Scope and Content Note

One computer disc, 4 3/4 in. Inscribed on disc: 102 digital images of L. Hoffenreich, negatives. In black case with paper label inscribed: 102.
 

Series VI.B. Friedrichshof commune, 1977, 1987-1988, undated

Physical Description: 0.42 linear feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of approximately 300 negatives of analytical actions that took place at the Friedrichshof Commune, and photographs. The photographs include three contact sheets of Mühl's meeting with the Austrian artist Maria Lassnig and other people, in 1987; five photographs of Otto Mühl with communards; and eleven portrait photographs of Mühl. Several photographs bear the stamp of Philippe Dutartre on the verso.

Arrangement

The negatives are filed chronologically by the date inscribed on the original envelopes, which are preserved. The photographs and contact sheets are undated and grouped by topic.
 

Negatives, 1980, 1987-1988

Box 57, Folder 1

1980 January 13

Box 57, Folder 2-8

1987

Box 57, Folder 9-15

1988

 

Photographs, 1977, 1987, undated

Box 57, Folder 16

Otto Mühl and Maria Lassnig, 1987

Box 57, Folder 17

Otto Mühl and communards, undated

 

Photographs of Otto Mühl, 1977, undated

Box 57, Folder 18

Regular size

Box 107*, Folder 3

Oversize

 

Series VII. Sketchbooks, 1979-1997, undated

Physical Description: 17.51 linear feet (42 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Present are approximately 165 sketchbooks, including 110 hardbound volumes dating from 1979 to 1991; circa fifty-five small unbound volumes and loose leaf drawings in wrappers, dating from 1992 to 1997; a 1993 bound volume with drawings; and five hardbound sketchbooks from 1996 and 1997. The 1979 volumes are scrapbooks with pasted-in press clippings and occasionally added texts and drawings. The volumes from the early 1980s are predominantly textual, but are also illustrated with drawings and include an occasional press clipping pasted in. Mühl's texts are theoretical essays about the arts, primarily painting, but also contemporary music, and the creative process in general, as well as his commentary and analysis of artwork by other artists. The artists Mühl frequently writes about are Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Joseph Beuys. His writings are also personal and philosophical reflections on life.
The sketchbooks become increasingly illustrated with drawings and less textual towards the mid 1980s. Most drawings are executed in black ink, but water colors are also frequently present. Pencil drawings are only occasionally included. The sketchbooks produced by Mühl when in prison in the first half of the 1990s contain almost exclusively black ink drawings and only some text. Most of these sketchbooks are loose leaf drawings enclosed in wrappers. Occasionally included is pasted-in illustrated matter, clipped from various German language magazines. Four sketchbooks from 1996 and 1997 are titled Mittersteig and one is titled Michelangelo; all five are hardbound. The drawings from the 1990s have strongly sexualized content.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year and listed by title on the front cover. A few other items with drawings by Mühl are listed at the end.
 

1979

Scope and Content Note

Nine bound scrapbooks with pasted-in press clippings of articles on various contemporary artists, current trends in art, art exhibitions, and other mostly art-related topics. Occasionally added are text and drawings.
Box 58

"I. 79 Otto"

Box 58

"II. Juli-August October Otto"

Box 58

"III. Sept. 79 Otto Tagebuch"

Box 58

"IV. Otto Kunst 1979"

Scope and Content Note

Pasted inside the front fly-leaf is a black-and-white photograph of an analytical action.
Box 59

"V. Oktober 79 Otto"

Box 59

"V. Otto November 1979 Otto"

Box 59

"VI. November Dezember 79 Otto"

Box 59

"VII. 11. Dezember 79 bis 11 Jänner 80"

Box 59

"FH MO Otto"

Scope and Content Note

Included are numerous press clippings and a lengthy note by Mühl on Joseph Beuys.
 

1980

Scope and Content Note

Eight bound volumes of writings and drawings, with an occasional press clipping pasted in.
Box 60

"I/80 11. Jänner"

Box 60

"26.2.80 bis 17.4.80"

Box 60

"Erinnerungen 1.3.80"

Box 60

"Der andere Stern Geschriebenes 1980 31.3.-31.7"

Box 61

"Malerei 17.4-18.7. April-Juli 1980"

Box 61

"18. Juli-24.8 1980 Malerei"

Box 61

"1980 Literatur 4.8.80-12.9.80"

Box 61

"Otto 80 12.9.-11.10."

 

1981

Scope and Content Note

Eleven bound volumes, including six textual and illustrated and three volumes with drawings only.
Box 62

"Verdichtungen Joe Carner IV. 30.Dez. 1980-25.5.1981 und 20. Sept. 1981 - 18.10. IV. 81."

Box 62

"Tagesprotokoll 12.10.80 26.1.81"

Box 62

"Tagesprotokoll 12.10.80 26.1.81 Otto"

Box 62

"I/81 Protokoll 27.1.81-20.6.81"

Box 63

"II 20.6.81-7.8 Otto"

Box 63

"III. 81 7. August-20.September"

Box 63

"Bilder 1981 8.11 1983"

Box 64

"Protokoll 81 26.11.-31.12."

Box 64

Untitled sketchbook with drawings

Box 65

Sketchbook with drawings titled Otto

Box 65

"1981 Zeichnungen 1. August"

Scope and Content Note

Most drawings are dated 1983.
 

1982

Scope and Content Note

Eight bound volumes inscribed "Protokoll" on the front cover and numbered II to 8. Predominantly textual.
Box 65

"1 Protokoll 82 1.1.-"

Box 66

"Protokoll 82 II"

Box 66

"Protokoll 3 82"

Box 66

"Protokoll 4 82"

Box 66

"Protokoll 82 5"

Box 67

"Protokoll 82 6"

Box 67

"Protokoll 82 7"

Box 67

"Protokoll 82 8"

 

1983

Scope and Content Note

Fifteen bound volumes, including twelve sketchbooks richly illustrated with black ink drawings and watercolors, and with some text; and three sketchbooks of black ink drawings and watercolors, without text.
Box 68

"Protokoll 83 1"

Box 68

"Protokoll 83 2"

Box 68

"Otto 83 4"

Box 68

"Otto 5/83"

Box 69

"10.5.83 7"

Box 69

"Otto 6/83"

Box 69

"15.VI. 83 m 6"

Box 70

"1983 m 9"

Box 70

"17.IX.- 10 m 83"

Box 70

"23.VII 83 m 8"

Box 70

"83/3 every day"

Box 71

Untitled volume

Scope and Content Note

Without text. Pasted in are clippings of articles and illustrations of artwork by several artists, mainly Helmut Middendorf, Rainer Fetting, Salomé, Richard Bosman,Walter Dahn, and Luciano Castelli.
Box 71

"Otto Zeichnungen 83/1"

Box 72

Untitled volume

Scope and Content Note

Hand painted binding. Includes water colors only.
Box 72

"Zeichnungen Otto"

 

1984

Scope and Content Note

Eleven bound volumes, predeminantly of black ink drawings, some text, and occasional water colors.
Box 73

"m 84 1 31.1"

Box 73

"m 84 15.3 29.3 2"

Box 73

"m 84 30.3. 3.4. 3"

Box 73

"m 84 4.5. 5.6 4"

Box 73

"m 84 5.VI.-23.6. 5"

Box 74

"m 84 6 24.-10.7. 6"

Box 74

"m 84 10.7.-7.8. 7"

Box 75

"m 84 8.8.-12.9. 8"

Box 75

"m 84 13.9.-25.10. 9"

Box 75

"m 84 25.10.-19.11. 10"

Box 75

"m 84 19.11.- 11"

Scope and Content Note

Inserted are two photographs, two leaves of notes, and a color chart.
 

1985

Scope and Content Note

Seventeen bound volumes. Most are painted on the front cover.
Box 76

"m 85 31.1.-3.3. 85"

Box 76

"3.3.85 8.5.85 2"

Box 76

"9.5.85 8.8.85"

Box 76

["9.8.85-19.8.85"]

Box 77

"Otto Muehl"

Scope and Content Note

The drawings are dated 19 and 20 August 1985. No text. Inserted is a 1985 photograph of Wilma Mühl.
Box 77

[19.-29.8.85]

Box 78

["29.8.85-4.9.85"]

Box 78

"5.9.85'

Box 78

"23.9.85-3.11. Otto"

Box 79

"24.9.85"

Box 79

"m 3.10.85"

Box 79

"26.10.85 Otto 85"

Box 80

"Otto 21.11.85 Otto"

Box 80

"Otto 21.11.85"

Box 80

"Otto 15.12.-24.12. 85"

Box 81

"2.12.-15.12.85"

Box 81

"Otto 24.12. 85"

 

1986

Scope and Content Note

Six bound volumes.
Box 81

"Otto 1986"

Box 82

"16.1.86 - 25.1.80 Otto"

Box 82

"25.1.86-26.2.86 Otto"

Scope and Content Note

Drawing of Joseph Beuys on front cover.
Box 83

"26.2.86 - 4.7.86"

Box 83

"4.7.86"

 

["6.11.86-25.2.87']

Scope and Content Note

Inserted is a 1986 press clipping from Die Zeit with an article about Libya and Gaddafi. The press clipping is shelved in box 107*, folder 4.
Box 83

Sketchbook

Box 107*, Folder 4

Press clipping

 

1987

Scope and Content Note

Thirteen bound volumes.
Box 84

"Gomera 10.1.87"

Scope and Content Note

Inserted are two folded leaves of text and drawings, and a postcard.
Box 84

"Otto Gomera [23.-24.4.87"]

Box 84

"Gomera II"

 

"Otto 9.5.87 2.8.87"

Scope and Content Note

Inserted is a letter from Wilma Mühl to Otto Mühl, dated 19 June 1987, a handwritten note, printed matter, and two press clippings.
Box 85

Sketchbook

Box 107*, Folder 5

Press clippings

Box 85

"87 Otto Mühl 2.7.12"

Box 85

"Otto 3.8.87 1.9.87"

Box 85

"Otto 1.9.87 22.9.87"

Box 86

["22.9.87-28.10.87"]

Scope and Content Note

Inserted are two drawings by children.
Box 86

"30.10.-9.11. 1987"

Box 86

"Otto 9.11. 1987"

Box 86

"Otto 21.11. 3.12. 1987"

Box 87

["30.11.87-5.12.87"]

Box 87

"Otto 87 88"

 

1988

Scope and Content Note

Three bound volumes.
Box 87

["14.1.88-10.2.88"]

Box 88

"El cubrito 10.2.88 [10.-27.2.88]"

Scope and Content Note

Includes text about material actions and films.
Box 88

"El cubrito 10.2.88 [ [12.2.88-2.6.89]"

 

1989

Scope and Content Note

Two bound volumes.
Box 88

"Otto August 1989"

Box 88

"Otto 29.11"

Scope and Content Note

Inserted is a small drawing, two press clippings, and musical notation.
 

1990

Scope and Content Note

Five bound volumes.
Box 89

"Otto 90/1 [7.1.90-25.1.90]"

Scope and Content Note

Inserted are seven leaves of press clippings.
Box 89

"Otto 25.1.-15.2. 90"

Scope and Content Note

Inserted is one leaf of notes, facing page dated 3 Ferbruary 1990.
Box 89

"Otto 16.2 - [16.2.90-26.2.90]"

Box 90

"Otto 26.2-13.3. 1990"

Box 90

"Otto 1990 13.3-26.1.91 24.10.-"

Scope and Content Note

Inserted is list of phone numbers at the Friedrichshof Commune.
 

undated [1991?]

Scope and Content Note

Two bound volumes.
Box 90

Small untitled volume

Box 90

Untitled volume

 

1992

Box 91, Folder 1-6

undated

Box 91, Folder 7-10

February-May

Box 91, Folder 11-18

August

Box 92, Folder 1-4

September

Box 92, Folder 5-6

November

 

1993

Box 92, Folder 7-18

undated

Box 93

Untitled bound sketchbook, May-June

Box 94, Folder 1

"Alte Skizzen vom 1993"

Box 94, Folder 2-3

1993, 1994, undated

Scope and Content Note

Various loose leaf sketches. Included are portraits of inmates. Original folder is preserved.
Box 94, Folder 4

1993, 1995, undated

Scope and Content Note

Loose leaf drawings in folder inscribed "Entwürfe Skizzen."
 

1994

Box 94, Folder 5

"1994 24. Oktober November"

Scope and Content Note

Loose leaf drawings in a folder inscribed 1994 24. Oktober November.
Box 94, Folder 6

"1.9.94 Tod u. Mädchen"

Scope and Content Note

Loose leaf drawings in a folder. Included is a group of drawings titled 1.9.94 Tod u. Mädchen.
Box 94, Folder 7

"Men's world" and "Spanische Malerei"

Scope and Content Note

Two groups of loose leaf drawings in folder inscribed "Zeichnungen."
Box 94, Folder 8

1995

Scope and Content Note

Loose leaf drawings.
Box 94, Folder 9

1995-1996

Scope and Content Note

Loose leaf drawings.
Box 95, Folder 1

1996

Scope and Content Note

Notes and loose leaf drawings in wrapper inscribed "Text 96."
 

1997

Scope and Content Note

Box 95, Folder 2

1997 March 19

Box 95, Folder 3

April

Box 95, Folder 4

April, July

Box 95, Folder 5-9

May

Box 95, Folder 10

June

Box 95, Folder 11-15

July

Box 96, Folder 1

July-August

Box 96, Folder 2

August-September

Box 96, Folder 3

September

Box 96, Folder 4

October

Box 96, Folder 5

December

Box 96, Folder 6-7

undated (1997)

Box 97, Folder 1-21

1990s (undated)

Scope and Content Note

[Seven drawings from box 97, folder 21 are in conservation.]
 

"Mittersteig" sketchbooks, 1996-1997

Box 98, Folder 1

"1 Mittersteig 27.9.96-8.11.96 Otto"

Box 98, Folder 2

"2 Mittersteig 7.11- Otto"

Box 98, Folder 3

"3 Mittersteig Otto"

Box 98, Folder 4

"5 Mittersteig Otto 22.1.97-"

Box 98, Folder 5

"Michelangelo" sketchbook, 1997 September 14

Scope and Content Note

In handmade binding.
Box 98, Folder 6-9

Various drawings, 1997, undated

Scope and Content Note

Most drawings are photocopies, but a few pencil and black ink drawings are included.
 

Other items, 1981-1997, undated

Box 99, Folder 1

Sketchbook with blank pages, undated

Scope and Content Note

Hardbound sketchbook with blank pages, except for a short note on the first page.
Box 99, Folder 2

Guestbook, 1984-1991

Scope and Content Note

Otto Mühl's guestbook; annotated and with drawings.
Box 99, Folder 3

Exhibition catalog New spirit in painting, 1981

Box 99, Folder 4

Book by Peter Handke with drawings by Mühl, 1997

Scope and Content Note

1997 Suhrkamp edition of Peter Handke's novel In einer dunklen Nacht ging ich aus meinem stillen Haus, with several color drawings added by Mühl.
 

Series VIII. Publications, 1921, 1961-1997, undated

Physical Description: 2.29 linear feet (6 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The publications series has two subseries: press reviews and publications. The publications include printed ephemera. Most of the material in the first subseries documents the reception of Viennese Actionism in Austria and Germany during the 1960s and the first half of the 1970s. The publications and ephemera relate to Viennese Actionism and the Friedrichshof Commune. Also present are various other items, such as other art-related ephemera, and books formerly owned by Mühl.

Arrangement

Both subseries are further divided into groups which are arranged chronologically by year, except for a small amount of ephemera, a few books, and other printed items in the second subseries, which are not arranged in any particular order.
 

Series VIII.A. Press reviews, 1961-1975

Physical Description: 0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The press reviews are divided into two groups: reviews of exhibitions and material actions from 1961 to 1975, and reviews and other printed matter concerning screenings of experimental films from 1966 to 1974. Present are reviews of films by Otto Mühl, Kurt Kren, Günter Brus, Peter Weibel, Hans Scheugl, and Ernst Schmidt, and reviews of screenings of other experimental films at the Independent Film Center in Munich, the Austria Filmmakers Cooperative in Vienna, and the P.A.P. Kunstagentur in Munich. All press reviews are photocopies.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year.
 

Exhibitions and material actions, 1961-1975

Box 100, Folder 1

1961

Box 100, Folder 2

1962-1963

Box 100, Folder 3

1964-1965

Box 100, Folder 4

1966-1967

Box 100, Folder 5-8

1968

Box 100, Folder 9-12

1969

Box 100, Folder 13-15

1970

Box 100, Folder 16

1971

Box 100, Folder 17

1972-1975

 

Films, 1966-1974

Box 101, Folder 1

1966-1967

Box 101, Folder 2

1968

Box 101, Folder 3-4

1969

Box 101, Folder 5

1970

Box 101, Folder 6

1971

Box 101, Folder 7

1972

Box 101, Folder 8

1973

Box 101, Folder 9

1974

 

Series VIII.B. Publications and ephemera, 1921, 1967-1997, undated

Physical Description: 1.46 linear feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Present are Otto Mühl's publications related to Viennese Actionism and the Friedrichshof Commune: the booklet Direct Art Press issued in 1967 by Otto Mühl and Günter Brus, an LP recording of performances taking place in 1974 and 1975 at the Friedrichshof Commune, and the rare English edition of Das AA Modell Band 1, The AA Model volume 1 from 1977, among others.
Also included are ephemera related to Viennese Actionism, other art-related ephemera, and various printed items. Filed at the end are a few books formerly owned by the artist. Box 105 contains a cardboard box with two pencil drawings, possibly in Otto Mühl's hand.

Arrangement

Publications and ephemera are divided into five groups and a single item added at the end. The first two groups consisting of publications and ephemera related to Actionism and Action Analysis are arranged chronologically by year. The following three groups are not arranged.
 

Publications related to Actionism and Action Analysis, 1967-1985

Box 102, Folder 1

Direct Art Press, 1967

Box 102, Folder 2

Die Schastrommel, 1969

Box 102, Folder 3

Otto Muehl will Menschen schlachten ( Supervisuel 6, Sondernummer), 1970

Scope and Content Note

Original and photocopy.
Box 102, Folder 4

O Tannenbaum Dokumentation über Otto Muehls Materialaktion in der SHFBK Braunschweig und deren Folgen, 1970?

Box 102, Folder 5

ZOCK Aspekte einer Totalrevolution 66/71, 1971

Box 103, Item D1

AAM 1 Aktions Analytische Musik Musikalische Selbstdarstellungen 1974/75, 1975

AAM 1 Aktions Analytische Musik Musikalische Selbstdarstellungen 1974/75, 1975 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Sound recording. The recording has been digitized and is available online.
Box 102, Folder 6

The AA model volume 1,, 1977

Scope and Content Note

First edition in English of Das AA Modell Band 1.
Box 107*, Folder 7

Wiener Aktionismus, May 1981?

Scope and Content Note

Special issue (May 1981?) of the monthly magazine Wiener die Stadtillustrierte.
Box 102, Folder 7

Otto Muehl Gerümpelskulpturen 1961-62 Zeichnungen, Fotos, Texte, 1985

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of photographs, drawings, and typed and handwritten notes by Mühl, compiled by Jo Rob and issued in at the Friedrichshof Commune in 1985.
 

Ephemera related to Actionism, 1965-1983, undated

Box 102, Folder 8

1965-1966

 

1968-1969

Scope and Content Note

A 1968 flyer announcing screening of films in Kirchheim/Teck is shelved in box 107*, folder 6.
Box 102, Folder 9

Regular size

Box 107*, Folder 6

Oversize

Box 102, Folder 10

1970-1973

Box 102, Folder 11

1971

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of drawings, photographs and texts related to Otto Mühl's 1971 performance Ein schrecklicher Gedanke.
Box 102, Folder 12

1983

Box 102, Folder 13-14

undated

Box 102, Folder 15

Other art-related ephemera, 1969-1997, undated

Scope and Content Note

Included is a postcard with drawings added by Otto Mühl, and a greeting card issued by AA Magazin.
Box 102, Folder 16-17

Various other items, 1996-1997, undated

Scope and Content Note

Included are items related to Mühl's stay in prison; musical notes of a jazz composition by Oskar Peterson, enclosed in wrapper which has a drawing by Mühl on the front cover; and photocopy of Der Wolf im Menschen by Robert Ardrey with a drawing by Mühl on the front cover.
Box 104

Books owned by Mühl, 1921, 1991-1992, undated

Scope and Content Note

Rudolf Mangisch Galerie und Auktionshaus auction catalog of contemporary art with an original drawing by Otto Mühl on the cover; catalog of an exhibiton of concrete poetry by Eugen Gomringer, a 1921 edition of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's correspondence with his wife, and a handbook of Spanish grammar.
Box 105

Cardboard box with pencil drawings, undated

Scope and Content Note

Contains a cardboard box with two small pencil drawings, possibly by Otto Mühl.