Over the course of Action Art's creation I have had two principal home bases--the Museum of Modern Art Library and the General Research Division and Art & Architecture Divisions of the New York Public Library. At the former, able and generous assistance was offered by MoMA Library Director Clive Phillpot and his excellent staff, while at the latter the staff of NYPL's Cooperative Services/Interlibrary Loan section fielded my nearly endless list of loan requests. Without their assistance Action Art could not have been done.
In addition the following individuals--Fluxus archivist Jon Hendricks, Fluxartist Dick Higgins, Hideko Otake (Gutai) and Duke University art history professor Kristine Stiles-- also deserve thanks for their many valuable additions and suggestions.
Finally, credit must be given to two of my ex-art history professors at S.U.N.Y. Purchase. It was their steadfast marginalization of all non-object, performance-oriented art movements both in their writings and in their art history courses which prodded me to undertake this work. I only hope that the result will assist future generations of professors and students interested in presenting a more holistic view of contemporary art history.