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[ROBERT CHASSE] Situationist International. Letter dated December, 1968. New York: Situationist International, Dec. 1968. 21 x 29.5 cm. Single-page mimeographed letter; black text on white paper with a correction in blue pen.

Announces the dissolution of the Council for the Liberation of Daily Life as it merges with the Situationist International. Also announces the publication of a “Situationist International magazine” and solicits money for that project. The proposed magazine is described in some detail, and the address of the new Situationist International (at its Cooper Station P.O. Box, New York) is provided.

This document pre-dates the publication of Post Mortem Ante Facto by a few weeks, and that of Situationist International 1 by over six months. It is critical to understand the transition from the pre-Situationist Council for the Liberation of Daily Life to the American Section of the Situationist International

The current letter is rare, unavailable on OCLC and – despite its importance – in digital format. It is mentioned tangentially at http://www.cddc.vt.edu/sionline/si/dailylife.html.