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Bobi Bird Song

Collection Creator:
Holly Solomon Gallery  Search this
Extent:
(1 sound cassette)
Container:
Box 184, Item
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1987
Scope and Contents note:
(Label reads "Bobi Avis Theo, produced by Kazuko Oshima and recorded at Secret Sound WK Studio, New York.")
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is access restricted. Use requires written permission. Financial and Legal Records (Series 8) are closed to researchers until they can be processed to a more detailed level. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Holly Solomon Gallery records, circa 1948-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Holly Solomon Gallery records
Holly Solomon Gallery records / Series 13: Sound and Video Recordings / Artworks by Various Artists
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96ad80914-7b5c-40f8-8388-609be1f97d84
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hollsolg-ref1380

Odin khudozhnik v Gallii, 1797-1815 [filmstrip] / Abram Maguire

Creator:
Maguire, Abram  Search this
Extent:
[67] fr. (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
c1975
Scope and Contents:
Images of a classical sculpture of a man.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
[New York? : Maguire], c1975.
General:
Issued in bamboo and plastic container (9 x 4 cm.), wrapped in Tussah silk and enclosed in a cardboard box lined with silver paper. Title from inside box lid. Title translates as "One artist in Gaul."
One of an ed. of 90 copies.
Credits printed inside box lid: film construction by Berkey Manhattan Filmstrip & Slide Labs, Inc.; language translation with thanks to the faculty, Department of Slavic Languages, Columbia University; titles set by QQ Motion Picture & T.V. titles; color "RĂ©camier gold" invented by collaboration of Berkey Manhattan and Abram Maguire, consultation with Eastman Kodak company; gold engraving with thanks to L. McElroy Engraving Co., Inc.; bamboo from China; Tussah silk from India; silver paper, Japanese tea chest; financed by Mr. Jonathan Adam Abram; editing, Ms. Kazuko Oshima; conceptual assistance, Mr. Colin MacMordie; conception, research, photography and direction, Abram Maguire.
Provenance:
Donated by Abram Maguire in 1976.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Identifier:
AAA.maguabra
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c9d3f53e-0bfa-4100-aa25-ab6dc58d80f7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-maguabra

Porter A. McCray papers

Creator:
McCray, Porter A., 1908-2000  Search this
Names:
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.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Arts boards  Search this
Cultural relations  Search this
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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Porter A. McCray papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw908b878b0-26c0-42f5-8de4-defe9950f12e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mccrport
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
McCray, Porter A., 1908-2000  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet (Box 2)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1986
Scope and Contents:
McCray's general correspondence files relate to numerous consulting and committee projects, and professional memberships. There are letters from Mrs. John Lockwood, Grace Morley, Kazuko Oshima, Hubert Humphrey, Donald Richie, and Tenzin Thetong, a representative of the Dalai Lama. A file for contributors to the Porter McCray fund contains letters to McCray from Helen Franc about monetary contributions made to McCray by an unofficial Porter McCray fan club. The bulk of McCray's correspondence is found in his consulting project files.
Arrangement:
Correspondence is arranged alphabetically.
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 2
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Porter A. McCray papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cb949b2d-0d60-40d8-95f5-ddb23b0dc807
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mccrport-ref10

O Correspondence

Collection Artist:
Paik, Nam June, 1932-2006  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979 - 1994
Correspondence from::
Includes letters from: Jerald Ordover, Kazuko Oshima, Hans Otte (Radio Bremen), Ulrike Ottinger, and Gerald O'Grady.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the archive requires an advance appointment. Please contact Paik Archive staff by email at PaikArchive@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Unpublished materials are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Collection Citation:
Nam June Paik Archive, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Gift of the Nam June Paik Estate
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Nam June Paik Papers
Nam June Paik Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: General and Personal Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ih79461ac98-b99a-4de6-8591-c4e5f44fb169
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-njp-1-ref90

Porter A. McCray papers, 1936-1989

Creator:
McCray, Porter A., 1908-2000  Search this
McCray, Porter A., 1908-2000  Search this
Subject:
Paik, Nam June  Search this
Richie, Donald  Search this
Sherfield, Roger Mellor Makins, Baron  Search this
Morley, Grace  Search this
Cutting, Brock  Search this
Thetong, Tenzin  Search this
Rockefeller, John D.  Search this
Kazuko Oshima  Search this
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio)  Search this
Byrd Hoffman Foundation  Search this
Cunningham Dance Foundation  Search this
United States. Foreign Service  Search this
Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
International Council of the Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Society of Architectural Historians  Search this
Japan Society (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Asia Society  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
UNESCO  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Lectures
Interviews
Paintings
Transcripts
Topic:
Arts boards  Search this
Cultural relations  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6445
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215589
AAA_collcode_mccrport
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215589
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