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Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
New York University  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1.5 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 2 series. Series 1: Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1978 (0.9 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, OV 3) Series 2: Unprocessed Addition, 1927-1992 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 4-5)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The papers of photographer Nickolas Muray measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1978. Found within the papers are biographical materials; business and personal correspondence, including a handful of letters from Frida Kahlo; writings; teaching files, primarily of photography courses taught at New York University; printed material; artwork; and photographic materials of Muray, his family and friends, and his work. There is a 0.6 linear feet Unprocessed Addition which includes biographical material, correspondence, photographs, research notes and a diary about Africa, and a subject file on the book The Revealing Eye, Personalities of the 1920s , written by Paul Gallico with photographs taken by Muray, 1967.
Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2016 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website. Materials which have not been scanned include blank pages, blank versos of photographs, and duplicates. In some cases, published books and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Biography Note:
Photographer Nickolas Muray (1892-1965) lived and worked in New York, New York and was known for his portrait, fashion, and advertising photography and for his mastery of the carbro color printing process.
Language Note:
The collection is in English.
The papers were donated in 1988 and 2019 by Muray's daughter, Mimi Murray.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Nickolas Muray in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2016, and total 1,031 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Photography -- Study and teaching  Search this
Photographers -- United States  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Photography  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
Latino and Latin American
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art