Click here to access Mail Art Archives Introduction
Click here to access (Mis)reading Mail Art Introduction
Click here to access Dead White Mail Introduction
international mail art archives
navigation bar


315 Route de Peney
1242 Geneve-Peney

Colette & Gunter Ruch

Date founded

Approximate number of works
Ca. 8,000 mail-works

Approximate yearly additions
Irregularly (since the nineties reducing of mail-art)

Focused on mail-art magazines & books

Organization/display methods
One room (5x5m.) filled with shelters of booklets, mags, 'zines, records, cassettes, etc. Only books & mags are numbered under countries. Mail, letters, infos are in small packets in another room.

Public access
R-Archive is private. Public interest comes through special informed people and through some Museum-archives.

Approximate yearly cost

Relation to larger institutions
Some information about mail-art which couldn't be found elsewhere are
asked by larger institutions - under others visits by archivists of the "Tate Gallery Archives" (London), "PTT-Museum" (Bern), ""No-Institute (Kassel), "J. Agius Archive" (Geneva)

What is your motive for maintaining the archive?
Storing of the earlier MA-exchange during the seventies & eighties (90% are exchanged/10% are bought)

return to main page of survey results

back  next