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Correspondence, Artwork and Topical Files


Content Description

From the Collection:

This collection contains journals, artworks, correspondence, and photographs that illuminate the life and work of Petra Vogt, a poet, actress, artist, and model, known for her involvement with the Living Theatre, Ira Cohen, and the Bardo Matrix Press during the 1960s and 1970s. Of particular interest are thirty-four journals, chiefly by Petra Vogt, with poetry, prose works, diary entries, and intricate rapidograph drawings along with collage, paintings, and other artworks within; about 150 artworks by Vogt, as well as handmade books of Ira Cohen's photographs and collage, 850 photographs by Ira Cohen, including those from his Mylar photography series and 60 pieces of correspondence and post cards addressed to Vogt and Cohen.


  • Creation: 1966 - 1978


Conditions Governing Access

Most of the collection is open for research. The single exception is a bank book for an account owned by Petra Vogt.

The bank book belonging to Petra Vogt, 1977-1978, has been removed and restricted until her death. It has been placed in the control folder for this collection in a sealed envelope. The bank book is from the Bayerische Hypotheken- und Wechsel-Bank (short form: Hypo-Bank).


From the Collection: 4.09 Cubic Feet (5 legal document boxes, 2 letter document boxes, 2 oversize folders (2 x 3 feet and 14 x 18 inches), and 2 oversized boxes.)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

From the Collection: Nepali

From the Collection: German

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States