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Amos Kennedy Collection

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  1. When an old woman dies, a library burns to the ground
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    “A proverb from Mali, West Africa” -- front.
  2. Page 2
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  3. p. 2, p. 3
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  4. p. 4, p. 5
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  5. p. 6 (blank), p. 7
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  6. Books
    Image | 2 pages | 1996

    “Caren Heft & Amos Kennedy invite you to a Show & Tell Tea for the book arts. Please bring a book to share.” -- back.
  7. Charles A. Wustum Museum
    Image | 2 pages | 1997

    00 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.
  8. We kill children
    Image | 2 pages

    “How many children must be murdered before we acknowledge this genocide? 62 children younger than 15 were murdered in Chicago in 1993. Eric Morris was pushed 14 stories to his death.” -- front.
  9. 1456
    Image | 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.
  10. Merry Christmas
    Image | 3 pages | 2001

    Two Christmas poems "Chrismus is A-comin" and "Christmas in the Heart" are printed on the folded leaflet.
  11. Vipoems
    Image | 21 pages

    “This is book 4 from the Wustum Museum’s VIP Book Project and the first book of poems. The poems were written by the VIP group under the guidance of David Steingass.” -- p.34.
  12. We murder kids
    Image | 2 pages

    “It takes an entire community to murder a child.” -- front. “Congratulations! more children under the age of 15 years are murdered in these united states of America than any other nation in the world.” -- back.
  13. Generosity
    Image | 4 pages | 1997

    “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.
  14. NappygRam
    Image | 46 pages

    15 x 10 cm.
  15. Page 3
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  16. Lyrics for the explorer of my soul
    Image | 7 pages | 1996

    Five poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar’s are printed on the pamphlet.
  17. Two poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar
    Image | 7 pages

    9 x 12 cm.
  18. A Proverb A Mask - Edition 1
    Image | 4 pages | 2001

    “Whoever wants me as I am, is content. from the Accra speaking people” -- p.2. “The mask was printed from a wood engraving by Maestro Adriano Porazzi of Milan, Italy.” -- p.6.
  19. A Proverb A Mask - Edition 3
    Image | 4 pages | 2001

    “You must attend to your business with the vendor in the market, and not the noise of the market. from the Yoruba speaking people” -- p.2. “The mask was printed from a wood engraving by Maestro Adriano Porazzi of Milan, Italy.” -- p.6.
  20. A Proverb A Mask - Edition 2
    Image | 4 pages | 2001

    “One who does not understand the yellow palm-bird says the yellow palm-bird is noisy. from the Yoruba speaking people” -- p.2.
  21. A Proverb A Mask - Edition 6
    Image | 4 pages | 2001

    “A wise woman, who know proverbs, reconciles difficulties.” from the Yoruba speaking people” -- p.2. “The mask was printed from a wood engraving by Maestro Adriano Porazzi of Milan, Italy.” -- p.6.
  22. Artist vote
    Image | 2 pages

  23. NappygRam
    Image | 2 pages | 2000

    “Talent is tenure.” -- front.
  24. Blue sample book
    Image | 18 pages

    Different patterns of blue printed on each page.
  25. NappygRam
    Image | 2 pages | 2000

    “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.
  26. A Proverb A Mask - Edition 12
    Image | 4 pages | 2001

    “Hate has no medicine. from the Accra speaking people” -- p.2. “The mask was printed from a wood engraving by Maestro Adriano Porazzi of Milan, Italy.” -- p.6.
  27. A Proverb A Mask - Edition 8
    Image | 4 pages | 2001

    “She who makes a knot, knows to loose it. from the Accra speaking people” -- p.2. “The mask was printed from a wood engraving by Maestro Adriano Porazzi of Milan, Italy.” -- p.6.
  28. A Proverb A Mask - Edition 10
    Image | 4 pages | 2001

    “A good word removes anger. from the Accra speaking people” -- p.2. “The mask was printed from a wood engraving by Maestro Adriano Porazzi of Milan, Italy.” -- p.6.
  29. A Proverb A Mask - Edition 9
    Image | 4 pages | 2001

    “What lowers itself, is ready to fall. from the Wolof people” -- p.2. “The mask was printed from a wood engraving by Maestro Adriano Porazzi of Milan, Italy.” -- p.6.
  30. Page 4
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  31. Smoking - a folktale from the Bushongo people
    Image | 7 pages

    “Seventy-five copies of this slim volume were printed on hand-made tobacco-abaca paper” -- p.6.
  32. When I get a little money, I buy books; if there is any left I buy food & clothes
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    Desiderius Erasmus’ adage is printed on the broadside.
  33. Burnt church
    Image | 22 pages

    A 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.
  34. Metaphors
    Image | 4 pages | 2001

    A High Performance Network Applications Symposium held on 6 April 2001 in Indianapolis, IN.” -- p.6.
  35. I wish I was wise before we met
    Image | 4 pages | 2003

    Christin Loehr’s poem “I wish I was wise before we met” is printed in the pamphlet.
  36. The Lizard green
    Image | 4 pages | 2000

    “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.
  37. Cryptics
    Image | 14 pages | 2002

    Cloth covered, ribbon holders for six cards in light blue and blue print.