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Michael Kubsch's letters to Chloe's Books

Identifier: MSS 0099-F1027

Scope and Contents

Artist Michael Kubsch, also known as “Malok,” mailed these collages, notes, and illustrations to Chloe’s Books between 1994 and 2007.

Each of the seven letters is accompanied by a business-size envelope, addressed to Chloe’s Books, with rubberstamps on the outside, many of which Kubsch designed. Each envelope contains several items created by Kubsch, including black and white collages, color glyphs, handwritten notes with holograph signatures, and small illustrations. The collages and glyphs are photocopy reproductions of Kubsch’s collages and drawings.


  • Creation: 1994 December 9-2007 June 29


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

Biographical / Historical

Michael Kubsch, also known as “Malok,” is a practitioner of collage and mail art. In 1978, he illustrated Poems to Trémone: lies of an orphan mind, a book of poetry by Robert J. Kachur. At the time of his correspondence with Chloe’s Books, Kubsch resided in Waukau, Wisconsin.

Several of the letters contain references to Bern Porter (1911-2004), an early practitioner of mail art.

Chloe’s Books was established in Loomis, California, in 1972. They are a mail-order business specializing in poetry and modern literature.

Bern Porter Collection, Colby College Special Collections, Waterville, Maine.Biblio website, “Chloe’s Books” (accessed June 28, 2017) derived from the collection.


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Artist Michael Kubsch, also known as “Malok,” mailed these collages, notes, and illustrations to Chloe’s Books between 1994 and 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Philip Ciapponi, February 2017.

Related Materials

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Shelving Summary

Box 70, F1027: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

OCLC Number

Processing Information

Processed and encoded by Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger, June 2017.


Finding aid for Michael Kubsch's letters to Chloe's Books
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2017 June 28
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Repository Details

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