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Inside this envelope is a handwritten manuscript titled 'The Energie (sic) Plan for the Western Man'. This relates to a 1974 lecture tour of the same name that Beuys made in America. It was his first trip to the United States and he used it to lecture on the theme of social sculpture, addressing students and women's groups. The ten-day tour stopped at colleges in New York, Chicago and Minneapolis and during each lecture the artist would make notes on a blackboard, which was an essential tool for his talks. Beuys believed that Western culture was on the verge of an 'energy crisis', which each person must develop their own source of creativity to help combat.