This collection is arranged as 6 series. Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1959-1982 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1) Series 2: Correspondence, 1959-1986 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1) Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1960-1983 (1.5 linear feet; Box 2-3) Series 4: Professional Files, 1936-1987 (8.2 linear feet; Box 3-11, OVS 12-13) Series 5: Printed Materials, 1965-1989 (0.5 linear feet; Box 11, OV 14) Series 6: Photographs, 1945-1980s (0.2 linear feet; Box 11, OV 15)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
The papers of New York City arts administrator Porter A. McCray measure 12.3 linear feet and date from 1936 to 1989. The papers include scattered biographical materials, correspondence, and writings and notes. The bulk of the collection consists of professional files documenting his advisory and consulting work for museums, institutions, organizations, and foundations. Also found within the collection are printed materials and photographs of McCray and artwork.
Porter A. McCray papers, 1936-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview of Porter A. McCray conducted by Paul Cummings from September 17 to October 4, 1977.
Porter A. McCray (1908-2000) was an arts administrator working in New York City, New York.
The collection is in English.
The collection was donated in 1994 by Porter McCray.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001