University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Amos Kennedy Collection

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  • 1456
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages“Congratulations! mr. president, more children have been murdered during your term than any time the history of these united states. this will be the greatest achievement of your administration.” -- back.
  • Artist Vote
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages
  • Beyond the Great Threshold
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 20000“from order to chaos… from chaos to disorder scattered in the wrecks adrift everywhere, however, beyond us of our mind without memory of our origin…” -- p.2. “Printed on the occasion of Alberto Casiraghi’s first American exhibition at the SoFA Gallery Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.” -- p.6.
  • Bible as Whipping Stick
    ImageWhipping stick made by shredded pages of the Bible.
  • Blue Sample Book
    Multi-Page Item | 18 pagesDifferent patterns of blue printed on each page.
  • Books
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 19960“Caren Heft & Amos Kennedy invite you to a Show & Tell Tea for the book arts. Please bring a book to share.” -- back.
  • Burnt Church
    Multi-Page Item | 22 pagesA structure in the form of a church, constructed of different plies of wood. Church stands on a heavier 43 x 30 cm oval base and both the base and church are covered in strips of biblical text cut from modern published Bibles, and charred. Its roof lifts to reveal a charred Bible which is the King James version, bound in a leatherette cover.
  • Charles A. Wustum Museum
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1997000 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine, WI.” -- front. “Come & view the exhibition. In the beginning was the word and books from the permanent collection of the museum. Learn how to make conservation containers for your books.” -- back.
  • Children Don't Count Project
    Multi-Page Item | 63 pages“In 1993, 62 children 14 years old or younger were murdered in the Chicago metropolitan area.” -- front of each postcard. “It takes an entire community to murder a child. An African-American proverb” -- front of each postcard.
  • Christmas Carol
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages"Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem “Christmas Carol” is printed on the pamphlet. ""Peace"" -- p.6."
  • Come Make Paper at the Root River Papermill
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1997000 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.” -- back.
  • Cryptics
    Multi-Page Item | 14 pages | 20020Cloth covered, ribbon holders for six cards in light blue and blue print.
  • The Dancer Moves for All of Us
    Image"Letters ""The dancer moves for all of us"" are printed on handmade paper."
  • Foemina
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 20000“CD paintings by Gretel Fehr” -- covers. “Tears, shreds, pieces of being
  • Generosity
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 19970“He that plants trees loves others besides himself. Thomas Fuller” -- side 1. “This collage was built after my second visit to Professor Emeritus Walter Hamady’s tree farm. A tree farm is an act of great generosity.” -- side 2.
  • Happy Kwanzaa
    Image“Kwanzaa is a way of life that we celebrate” -- front. “Happy Kwanzaa. May the spirit of Kwanzaa guide you through each day” -- front.
  • I'll Fly Away
    Image"Poem ""I'll fly away"" is printed on handmade paper."
  • I wish I Was Wise Before We Met
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 20030Christin Loehr’s poem “I wish I was wise before we met” is printed in the pamphlet.
  • King
    Image“Intelligence plus character that is the goal of true education. Dr Martin Luther King Jr.” -- front.
  • Lawyers Helping People
    Image | 20030Preamble and mission statement of Alabama Civil Justice Foundation.
  • Let Your Love Be Like the Misty Rain, Coming Softly but Flooding the River
    ImageLet your love be like the misty rain, coming softly but flooding the river. Madagascar -- front.
  • The Lizard Green
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 20000“Translated by Marina Galantini. Green on titanium by Pietro Pedeferri.” -- covers. “Silent is the green lizard, shouting its lizard green.” -- p.2. “Printed on the occasion of Alberto Casirghi’s first American exhibition at the SoFA Gallery Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.” -- p.6.
  • Lyrics for Christmas
    ImageLyrics for Christmas. Paul Laurence Dunbar -- front.
  • Lyrics for the Explorer of My Soul
    Multi-Page Item | 7 pages | 19960Five poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar’s are printed on the pamphlet.
  • Mado
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 20010stay...away... -- p.2. “Printed on the occasion of Osamu James Nakagawa’s exhibition at the SEPIA International New York, New York, January 12 – February 24, 2001” -- p.6.
  • Make Haste Slowly
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 19990Paintings on the pamphlet.
  • Merry Christmas
    Multi-Page Item | 3 pages | 20010"Two Christmas poems ""Chrismus is A-comin"" and ""Christmas in the Heart"" are printed on the folded leaflet."
  • Metaphors
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 20010A High Performance Network Applications Symposium held on 6 April 2001 in Indianapolis, IN.” -- p.6.
  • Moved
    ImageMOVED in red and a drawing of a truck on yellow paper.
  • NappygRam
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 20000“Niggers not welcome!” -- front.
  • NappygRam
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 20000“Indiana University. We can guarantee you a degree but we can’t guarantee you an education.” -- front.
  • NappygRam
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 20000“Talent is tenure.” -- front.
  • NappygRam
    Multi-Page Item | 46 pagesill. (some col.)
  • NappygRam
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 20000“Help us! Students at IU-B want new courses but too many over-paid under-worked deans are too busy lookin’ busy to listen to the students.” -- front.
  • NappygRam
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 20000“Sisters, I aren’t clear what you be after. If women want any more rights than they got, why don’t they just take ’em! Sojourner Truth” -- front.
  • Nguzo Saba
    Multi-Page Item | 10 pagesEight postcards tied together by straw, with seven principles of Kwanzaa printed on the postcards.
  • No. 1, 31 March 2001
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 20010“I ain’t a artist!” -- p.2. “I build books for the glory of my peoples!” -- p.3.
  • No. 2, April 2001
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 20010“The artist must elect to fight for freedom or slavery. I have made my choice, I had no alternative. Paul Robeson” -- p.2. “What is your choice?” -- p.3.
  • No. 3, 2 April 2001
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 20010“Take ’em” -- p.2. “Sisters, I aren’t clear what you be after. If women want more rights than they got, why don’ they just…” -- p.3.