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Collection Creator:
Myers, John Bernard  Search this
(0.25 linear ft.)
Archival materials
circa 1962-1987, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Miscellaneous items consist of a small number of items not properly part of the larger series. Among these documents are artwork and biographical information. Also included are minutes and memoranda of the Ingram Merrill Foundation (most likely established by the family of Myers' friend the poet James Merrill) which gave grants to artists and writers. Myers served as the foundation's secretary. There are transcripts of interviews Myers conducted with Alexandra Anderson, Marisol and Red Grooms, and a transcript of Myers interviewed by Alfred Sturdevant. Records of the Southampton Artists' Theatre Festival (Herbert Machiz, director, and John Bernard Myers, producer), operated at Long Island University during the summers of 1968 and 1969, consist of notes and music. Its 1969 production "Gertrude Stein's 'First Reader'" was repeated at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Music by Ann Sternberg includes "Sunshine," "Jenny," "How They Do, Do," "Baby Benjamin," "In a Garden," and "The Soldier."
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
John Bernard Myers papers, circa 1940s-1987, bulk 1970-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
AAA.myerjohn, Series 4
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art