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UNESCO, 1950s - 1960s

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Box 16 of 43
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Archival materials
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7450, American Association of Museums, Records
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Chichen Itza (Mexico), ca. 1937, part 1

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Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
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Uxmal (Mexico), ca. 1937

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Leptis Magna Roman Ruins, Libya (1972)

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Historic footage of Bamiyan statues

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2007-01-25T17:02:12.000Z
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Chichen Itza (Mexico), ca. 1937, part 3

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The Pyramids at Giza circa 1920's

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2008-01-31T17:01:10.000Z
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Teotihuacan (Mexico), ca. 1937

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Chichen Itza (Mexico), ca. 1937, part 2

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Inka Road Symposium 17 - Inka Road and the Andean Landscape

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National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
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Symposia
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2015-07-15T18:45:36.000Z
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Symposium Perspectives

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Suma Qamaña 2014 Bolivian Festival 23: Kallawaya

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Impacts of Climate Change: Our Rivers and Coasts

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2012-07-21T20:16:17.000Z
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Dancing with Scissors: La Danza de las Tijeras

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2015-08-12T20:31:50.000Z
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Placemaking, Collective Care, and Culture: A Conversation with Global Practitioners

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Conversations and talks
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Porter A. McCray papers, 1939-1989

Creator:
McCray, Porter A. 1908-2000  Search this
Subject:
Cutting, Brock  Search this
Morley, Grace 1900-1985  Search this
Humphrey, Hubert H (Hubert Horatio) 1911-1978  Search this
Oshima, Kazuko  Search this
Rockefeller, John D. 1906-  Search this
Paik, Nam June 1932-  Search this
Richie, Donald 1924-2013  Search this
Sherfield, Roger Mellor Makins Baron 1904-1996  Search this
Thetong, Tenzin  Search this
Thiel, Philip  Search this
International Council of the Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Japan Society (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Asia Society  Search this
Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Unesco  Search this
United States Foreign Service  Search this
Society of Architectural Historians  Search this
Byrd Hoffman Foundation  Search this
Cunningham Dance Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
12.3 linear feet
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Date:
1936
1936-1989
1939-1989
Topic:
Arts boards  Search this
Cultural relations  Search this
Local number:
AAA
AAA mccrport
Restrictions & 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
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Porter A. McCray papers

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McCray, Porter A., 1908-2000  Search this
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Asia Society  Search this
Byrd Hoffman Foundation  Search this
Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cunningham Dance Foundation  Search this
International Council of the Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Japan Society (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Society of Architectural Historians  Search this
UNESCO  Search this
United States. Foreign Service  Search this
Cutting, Brock  Search this
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978  Search this
Kazuko Oshima  Search this
Morley, Grace, 1900-1985  Search this
Paik, Nam June, 1932-2006  Search this
Richie, Donald, 1924-2013  Search this
Rockefeller, John D., 1906-  Search this
Sherfield, Roger Mellor Makins, Baron, 1904-1996  Search this
Thetong, Tenzin  Search this
Extent:
12.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Lectures
Interviews
Paintings
Transcripts
Date:
1936-1989
Summary:
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.
Scope and Contents:
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.

Scattered biographical materials include appointment books, curricula vitae, a transcript of an interview conducted by McCray with Dr. Grace Morley, and an unsigned painting.

Found within the general correspondence are letters that relate to his work as an arts advisor and consultant, but which appear to be more personal in nature. The bulk of correspondence related to specific projects is found within the professional files. Correspondents include Hubert Humphrey, Mrs. John Lockwood, Grace Morely, Kazuko Oshima, Donald Richie, John D. Rockefeller III, and Tenzin Thetong among others.

Writings and notes include lectures by McCray and writings by others including Brock Cutting, Lord Sherfield, and Nam June Paik. Also found are travel notes for McCray's travels throughout Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Professional files document McCray's work as an arts advisor and consultant for numerous museums, foundations, organizations, foundations, and special committees, as well as his membership in various arts committees and boards. Files document McCray's work for and/or membership in the Asia Society, Asian Cultural Program of Cultural Exchange, Byrd Hoffman Foundation, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Cunningham Dance Foundation, Indo-United States committees, International Council of Museums, Japan Society, John D. Rockefeller 3rd Fund, Museum of Modern Art, Society of Architectural Historians, UNESCO, and the United States Foreign Service.

Printed materials include clippings and articles, a Drawing and Architecture exhibition catalog, and a book by Robert Wilson. Photographs include personal photographs and oversized photographs of sculptures by an unknown artist.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 6 series.

Missing Title

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)
Biographical / Historical:
Porter A. McCray (1908-2000) was an arts administrator working in New York City, New York.

Born in Clarksburg, West Virginia in 1908, McCray recieved a degree in English literature from the Virginia Military Institute in 1930, and a degree in architecture from Yale University in 1941. McCray traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, developing relationships with individuals and organizations across the world.

In 1941, McCray worked as an exhibition specialist in the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs and collaborated with the Museum of Modern Art on an American exhibition at the Guatemala National Fair. After serving as an ambulance driver in World War II, he was employed by the architectural firm of Harrison and Abramovitz where he worked on some preliminary designs of the present site of the United Nations.

While working for Harrison, McCray met Nelson Rockefeller, who was chairman of the board of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). In 1947, Rockefeller asked McCray to serve as the director of circulating exhibitions at MOMA and be responsible for the Museum's national and international traveling exhibition program. McCray accepted and remained at MOMA until 1961. The following year, he orchestrated the preparation of a MOMA exhibition of Mark Rothko's work in Paris in 1962. In 1963, McCray became the executive director of the JDR 3rd Fund, a non-profit started by John D. Rockefeller III to promote artistic and cultural exchanges between the United States and Asia. McCray also worked as a consultant for the Japan Society's visual arts programs, the Asian Cultural Council, for the dean of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine's visual and performing arts program, and for MOMA's International Program after retiring.

McCray died in 2000 in Hightstown, New Jersey.
Related Materials:
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.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1994 by Porter McCray.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
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.
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Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
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Arts boards  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Photographs
Lectures
Interviews
Paintings
Transcripts
Citation:
Porter A. McCray Papers, 1936-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mccrport
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Professional Files

Collection Creator:
McCray, Porter A., 1908-2000  Search this
Extent:
8.2 Linear feet (Box 3-11, OV 12-13)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1936-1987
Scope and Contents:
Professional files documenting McCray's work as an arts advisor, consultant, director, committee member, board member, and lecturer are located in this series. There are files for his work with the Asian Cultural Council, Asia Society, Byrd Hoffman Foundation, Cunningham Dance Foundation, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Indo-United States committees, International Council of Museums, Japan Society, Society of Architectural Historians, the JDR 3rd Fund, the Museum of Modern, UNESCO, and as an attaché at the United States Foreign Service.

File contents vary and may include administrative documents, annual reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, printed material, and project records. Of note in the Museum of Modern Art files is a letter of appreciation from Mark Rothko to McCray for his work organizing Rothko's exhibit in Paris.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Porter A. McCray Papers, 1936-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mccrport, Series 4
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UNESCO

Collection Creator:
McCray, Porter A., 1908-2000  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-1976
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Porter A. McCray Papers, 1936-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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UNESCO, "Building Conservation in Nepal, A Handbook of Principals and Techniques"

Collection Creator:
McCray, Porter A., 1908-2000  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Porter A. McCray Papers, 1936-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Porter A. McCray papers / Series 4: Professional Files
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Archives of American Art
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