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Joan and Robert K. Morrison Collection

Creator:
Morrison, Joan, -2010  Search this
Morrison, Robert K.  Search this
Beirne, Barbara T.  Search this
Names:
Gold Star Mothers, Inc.  Search this
Peace Corps (U.S.) -- 1960-1970  Search this
Moore, Harold (Gold Star parent)  Search this
Moore, Irma (Gold Star parent)  Search this
Extent:
6 Cubic feet (20 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiocassettes
Transcripts
Photographs
Oral history
Audiotapes
Date:
1985 - 1987
Scope and Contents:
The collection is comprised of 139 audiocassettes (original copies only), 80 transcripts and tape summaries, and photographs (including some negatives). The transcripts and photographs also exist in single copies only, but they may be used with care by researchers.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in four series.

Series 1: Original Audio Cassette Tapes, 1983-1986

Series 2: Transcripts/Tape Summaries, 1984-1986

Series 3: Photographs, 1984-1986

Series 4: Reference Tapes and CDs, undated
Biographical / Historical:
In 1985, Joan and Robert Morrison conducted approximately 100 oral history interviews with a wide variety of Americans about their experiences during the 1960s. They also collected photographs of each of their interviewees—one taken during the 1960s and the other taken at the time of the interview. Portions of fifty-nine of those interviews were published in their 1987 book, From Camelot to Kent State: The Sixties Experience in the Words of Those Who Lived It (Times Books). Some of the new photographs, which were taken by Barbara Beirne, also were exhibited at The New School in 1989.

The interviewees include civil rights activists, anti-war activists, Vietnam War soldiers, Gold Star mothers, Peace Corps members, Weathermen, black leaders, and counter culture figures. Some of the narrators are members of the rank-and-file, others played leading roles. The in-depth interviews focus on three main questions: 1) What motivated you to act as you did in the Sixties? 2) What actions did you take and what were the results? 3) How did your experiences in the Sixties affect the way your life has developed since then?

Source Information taken from memo to National Museum of American History Collections Committee.
Provenance:
The Morrison's donated this collection of audiocassettes, transcripts, and photographs to the National Museum of American History Archives Center in 1989.
Restrictions:
Tape recordings not available for playback until researcher copies are made; researchers must use transcripts until then.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Some original interviews have restrictions; these have been withheld by the Morrisons' until they can get clearances from the interviewees.
Topic:
African Americans -- Civil rights  Search this
United States -- History -- 1960-1990  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Protest Movements  Search this
Peace movements -- 1960-1970  Search this
Soldiers -- 1960-1970  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Portraits -- 1960-1970  Search this
Civil rights workers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiocassettes
Transcripts
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Oral history
Audiotapes
Citation:
Joan and Robert K. Morrison Collection, 1983-1987, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0359
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Cleve Gray papers, 1933-2005

Creator:
Gray, Cleve, 1918-2004  Search this
Subject:
Richter, Hans  Search this
Marin, John  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Grace, Louise N.  Search this
Gray, Francine du Plessix  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Dillenberger, Jane  Search this
Gabo, Naum  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy  Search this
Davis, Jim  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Barzun, Jacques  Search this
Weber, Nicholas Fox  Search this
Smith, David  Search this
Villon, Jacques  Search this
Pratt Institute  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Neuberger Museum of Art  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Connecticut  Search this
Princeton University  Search this
Berry-Hill Galleries  Search this
Type:
Poems
Articles
Photographs
Reviews (documents)
Notes
Illustrations
Notebooks
Sketches
Drafts (documents)
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Manuscripts
Paintings
Prints
Watercolors
Drawings
Lectures
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Women artists -- Photographs  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Designers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9567
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211768
AAA_collcode_grayclev
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211768
Online Media:

Irving Petlin papers, circa 1960-2014

Creator:
Petlin, Irving, 1934-2018  Search this
Topic:
Art and war  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21701
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)398508
AAA_collcode_peltirvi
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_398508

Cleve Gray papers

Creator:
Gray, Cleve  Search this
Names:
Berry-Hill Galleries  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Connecticut. Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History and Film  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Neuberger Museum of Art  Search this
Pratt Institute  Search this
Princeton University  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Barzun, Jacques, 1907-  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Davis, Jim, 1901-1974  Search this
Dillenberger, Jane  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy, 1920-1984  Search this
Gabo, Naum, 1890-1977  Search this
Grace, Louise N.  Search this
Gray, Francine du Plessix  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Richter, Hans, 1888-1976  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Villon, Jacques, 1875-1963  Search this
Weber, Nicholas Fox, 1947-  Search this
Extent:
9.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Poems
Articles
Photographs
Reviews (documents)
Notes
Illustrations
Notebooks
Sketches
Drafts (documents)
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Manuscripts
Paintings
Prints
Watercolors
Drawings
Lectures
Date:
1933-2005
Summary:
The Cleve Gray papers, 1933-2005, measure 9.2 linear feet. Papers include biographical material, alphabetical files, writings, artwork, audio/visual records, artifacts, printed material, and photographs. Extensive alphabetical files contain personal and professional correspondence as well as subject files relating to projects and interests. Especially well-documented are: Gray's involvement with the Vietnam protest movement; and Threnody, his best-known work composed of fourteen large panels lamenting the dead of both sides sides in Vietnam, commissioned by the Neuberger Museum of Art.
Scope and Content Note:
The Cleve Gray papers, 1933-2005, measure 9.2 linear feet. Papers include biographical material, alphabetical files, writings, artwork, audio/visual records, artifacts, printed material, and photographs. Extensive alphabetical files contain personal and professional correspondence as well as subject files relating to projects and interests. Especially well-documented are: Gray's involvement with the Vietnam movement; and Threnody, his best-known work composed of fourteen large panels lamenting the dead of both sides sides in Vietnam, commissioned by the Neuberger Museum of Art.

Among the biographical material are award and membership certificates, biographical notes, and personal documentation.

The alphabetical files contain Cleve Gray's personal and professional correspondence, as well as subject files relating to projects and interests. Correspondence is with friends and family, colleagues, publishers, museum curators and directors, art dealers, collectors, and fans. Among the correspondents of note are: Jacques Barzun, James E. Davis, Naum Gabo, Louise N. Grace, Hans and Fridel Richter, and Jacques and Gaby Villon. Other substantial correspondence includes: Berry-Hill Galleries, Betty Parsons Gallery, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Jacques Seligmann and Co., Neuberger Museum of Art, Pratt Institute, Princeton University, and Rhode Island School of Design. Subject files mostly consist of correspondence, but include printed material and some photographs. Among the subject files are: Art Collection of Cleve and Francine Gray, Artist-Dealer Consignments and Visual Artists' Rights Act of 1989, Artists' Tax Equity Act of 1979, Promised Gifts to Museums, Threnody, Vestments, and Vietnam Protest. Of particular interest are files relating to the Estate of Hans Richter (Cleve Gray, executor), and Gray's research correspondence and illustrations for his Cosmopolitan article "Women-Leaders of Modern Art."

Writings are manuscripts and drafts, research materials, notes, and miscellaneous writings by Cleve Gray and other authors. Those by Gray include articles and catalog introductions on a wide range of art-related topics, as well as book and exhibition reviews. Also found are a book proposal, texts and notes for lectures and talks, miscellaneous notes, poems, political statements, and student papers. Of particular interest are autobiographical notes in the form of a chronology that his biographer, Nicholas Fox Weber, cited as an "autochronology."

Among the writings by other authors are pieces about Cleve Gray including Nicholas Fox Weber's manuscript Cleve Gray. A significant amount of material relates to three books edited by Gray: David Smith by David Smith: Sculpture and Writings, Hans Richter, and John Marin. Research material survives for an unpublished volume, Naum Gabo. Also included are notes relating to his translation of A l'Infinitif by Marcel Duchamp. Jane Daggett Dillenberger is represented by a lecture, "The Resurrection in Art." The remaining items by other authors are unsigned; of particular interest is a small notebook of reminiscences and notes about Jackson Pollock.

Artwork by Cleve Gray consists mostly drawings and sketches, and a small number of paintings, prints, and watercolors. Works by other artists consist are an unsigned mobile of paper cut-outs, possibly by Alexander Calder, and a pencil drawing signed Dick (probably Richard Avedon).

Audio recordings are a radio broadcast featuring Cleve Gray, several lectures by Gray on John Marin, and a lecture titled "Meaning in the Visual Arts." Other recordings are of Hans Richter and an interview with Jimmy Ernst conducted by Francine du Plessix Gray. Also found is a videocassette of "Glenville School Students at SUNY (Lincoln Center Activity)."

Artifacts are a Chinese scroll representative of those that hung in Cleve Gray's studio, two of his paintbrushes, Aberdeen-Angus Breeders' Association blue ribbon, and Neuberger Museum of Art Lifetime Achievement Award.

The vast majority of printed material - articles, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, reproductions of art work, etc. - are about or by Cleve Gray. Miscellaneous items and publications mentioning Gray consist of annual reports, brochures, calendars, newsletters, programs, etc. Clippings about Vietnam and Vietnam protest memorabilia reflect his passionate involvement in the anti-war movement; a small number of these items mention Gray or were written by him.

Photographs are of artwork, events, people, places, and miscellaneous subjects. Most of the art work appearing in the photographs is by Cleve Gray and includes images of destroyed paintings. Also found is an original print of Photo Abstraction by Gray, circa 1934. Of particular note are photographs of Threnody, among them preparatory drawings and views of the work in progress. Photographs of artwork by other artists include Louise N. Grace, Jacques Lipchitz, John Marin, Hans Richter, and Jacques Villon.

Photographs of people are mainly portraits of Gray, and views of him with his wife and sons. Other individuals appearing in photographs are Hans Richter and some of Richter's descendants. Pictures of places consist of Gray's studio.

Events are an unidentified exhibition opening. Miscellaneous subjects are mostly exhibition installations. Illustrations consist of photographs published in David Smith by David Smith: Sculpture and Writings. Also found are small number of negatives and color transparencies.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into 8 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1943-circa 2001 (Box 1; 0.1 linear ft.)

Series 2: Alphabetical Files, 1936-2005 (Boxes 1-5, 9; 4.3 linear ft.)

Series 3: Writings, 1935-2000 (Boxes 5-6; 0.85 linear ft.)

Series 4: Artwork, circa 1933-1987 (Boxes 6, 9, OV 12; 0.45 linear ft.)

Series 5: Audio/Visual Records, 1971-1989 (Box 6; 0.25 linear ft.)

Series 6: Artifacts, 1957-1999 (Box 6, RD 11; 0.45 linear ft.)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1933-2005 (Boxes 7-8; 1.25 linear ft.)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1934-2002 (Boxes 8-10; 1.15 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Abstract Expressionist painter, sculptor, and writer Cleve Gray (1918-2004) lived and worked in Connecticut where he was politically active in the Vietnam protest movement and other liberal causes.

Born Cleve Ginsberg in New York City (the family changed its name to Gray in 1936), he attended the Ethical Culture School and at a young age developed a fascination with color and paint. At the urging of friends, Cleve's parents allowed him to accompany a school friend for lessons with George Bellows' student Antonia Nell. She encouraged and inspired the young artist, and a still life he painted in her class was shown at the National Academy of Design's 1932 annual exhibition. Miss Nell also introduced him to Louise N. Grace, an artist who became a good friend and had a lasting influence on him. While a student at Phillips Academy, Cleve studied painting with Bartlett Hayes and aspired to paint in France. Upon his graduation in 1936, he was awarded the Samuel F. B. Morse Prize for most promising art student.

Gray's mother was always supportive of his career choice. His businessman father, who didn't understand his son's desire to be an artist, insisted on a college education. Cleve chose Princeton, where he majored in art and archaeology, and studied painting with James E. Davis. His senior thesis was on Chinese landscape painting; both Eastern philosophy and art were long-term influences on Gray's work and outlook. He graduated summa cum laude in 1940, and then spent several months painting while living at the farm of a family friend in Mendham, New Jersey.

When a doctor suggeted that a dry climate might relieve sinus and asthma problems, Gray moved to Tucson, Arizona. Once settled in the desert, he contacted Louise N. Grace, whom he had met as a young teenager through his art instructor. Miss Grace, an artist and daughter of the founder of W. R. Grace and Co., was a highly cultured and independent woman older than his parents. The summer before Gray entered Phillips Academy, she had hired him to brush ground color onto canvases for murals she was painting for "Eleven Arches," her home in Tuscon then under construction. Miss Grace invited Gray to visit "Eleven Arches" to see the completed murals, and despite the substantial age difference, their friendship deepened; Gray found in her intellectual and spiritual guidance that was lacking in his own family. He remained in Tucson until enlisting in the U. S. Army in 1942, and they corresponded frequently during the the war. When a stroke in 1948 prevented Miss Grace from participating in the extensive tour of Europe she was arranging for a small group of friends, including Gray, she provided sufficient funds and insisted he make the trip on his own. Another stroke, suffered while Gray was traveling, left her in a coma; he was not permitted to see her again. Upon her death in 1954, Gray inherited "Eleven Arches."

Between 1943 and 1946, Gray was stationed in England, France, and Germany, serving in Army Signal Intelligence. Most of his work was performed at night, and he spent his free time drawing. While in London, Gray produced many colored pencil drawings of buildings that had been bombed. In France, a Red Cross volunteered to introduce him to Jacques Villon; although unfamiliar with the artist, Gray knew of Villon's brother, Marcel Duchamp, and accepted the invitation. Jacques and Gaby Villon lived near Gray's billet and he became a frequent visitor. Their friendship was important to his development as an artist. After being discharged from the Army in 1946, Gray remained in France to work with Villon who introduced him to the study of color and the concept of intellectual quality in painting. Gray also studied informally with André Lhote, Villon's former teacher. "American Painters in Paris," an exhibition presented in 1946 at Galerie Durand-Ruel, included work by Cleve Gray.

He returned to New York City in 1946. In the tight post-war rental market Gray managed to find a small room upstairs from a grocery store on East 106th Street for use as a studio. He commenced painting the London Ruins series based on drawings he had made during the war, and began thinking about exhibiting in New York. Gray secured introductions to Pierre Matisse, Curt Valentin, and Dorothy Miller. They encouraged him, but no opportunities came his way until Germain Seligmann, whose gallery was expanding its scope to include contemporary art, followed the advice of Curt Valentin and looked at Gray's work. Gary's first solo exhibition, held at Jacques Seligmann and Co., included selections from the London Ruins series, paintings done in Maine and Arizona, and a few portraits. The New York Times called it "an auspicious first," and one of the London Ruins series was selected by Edward Alden Jewell for the "Critic's Exhibition" at Grand Central Gallery.

Gray found New York City too frenetic. In 1949 he bought a large, old house in Warren, Connecticut, and lived and worked at "Graystones" for the remainder of his life. Half of a 6-car garage was converted to a studio; many years later, his studio moved to a barn, its renovation and design planned by sculptor and architect Tony Smith.

He married Francine du Plessix in 1957. Always interested in literature and philosophy, in the 1960s Francine du Plessix Gray began contributing articles to The New Yorker and is still affiliated with the magazine. Her reviews and articles appeared in prominent publications, and she wrote several award-winning novels and biographies. Their sons, Thaddeus and Luke (now a painter), were born in 1959 and 1961. Francine's mother, Tatiana du Plessix (the hat designer Tatiana of Saks), and step-father, the sculptor Alexander Liberman (also former art director of Vogue and later editorial director of Condé Nast publications) became Cleve Gray's closest friends.

The paintings and drawings of Cleve Gray - first consisting of figures and portraits, and then abstract compositions - were often produced in series. The earliest series, London Ruins, grew from the colored pencil drawings made while stationed in London during World War II. Travels to France, Italy, Greece, Morocco, Hawaii, Spain, Egypt, Japan, and Czechoslovakia, inspired many series, among them: Etruscan, Augury, Ceres, Demeter Landscape, Hera, Morocco, Hawaii, Ramses, Perne, Hatshepsut, Roman Walls, Zen, and Prague. His hometown, the Holocaust, and musicians inspired other series: Warren, Sleepers Awake!, Bela Bartok, and Four Heads of Anton Bruckner. Some series were works on paper, others were collage canvases, and a few series later spawned prints. Gray began using acrylics in the 1940s. Although the medium offered many benefits, he did not always like its appearance and frequently returned to oils. Around 1966 Gray was painting almost exclusively with acrylic, and eventually developed a technique of thinning the paint and applying successive layers of color (sometimes by pouring or with a sponge) on cotton duck rather than traditional canvas.

Gray was attracted to sculpture, too, working in that medium at different points in his career. His first sculpture, in plaster, was completed in 1959. In the early 1960s he visited a commercial sand-casting foundry and became excited about learning to cast in bronze. He made about a dozen sculptures to cast in sand, but due to too much undercutting, their casting became too difficult a problem. Lava flows seen while in Hawaii during 1970 and 1971 inspired a return to sculpture. This time, he used wood, papier maché, and metal. Gray then decided these pieces should be cast in bronze, and he was determined to do it himself. Friends taught him the lost wax process and he began working at the Tallix Foundry in Peekskill, New York where, over the next year, he cast about forty bronzes.

Gray's best known work is Threnody, a lament for the dead of both sides in Vietnam. In 1972, Gray received a commission to fill a very large gallery of the soon-to-open Neuberger Museum of Art (State University of New York, College at Purchase) designed by Philip Johnson. Friends of the Neuberger Museum paid his expenses and Gray, who was enormously excited about the project he considered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, donated his time. Developing plans for the execution of Threnody consumed most of his time during 1972 and 1973. Composed of a series of fourteen panels, each approximately twenty feet square, the piece presented a number of technical challenges. It was constructed and painted in situ during the summer and early fall of 1973. Since then, Threnody has been reinstalled at the Neuberger Museum of Art on several occasions.

Gray was commissioned to design liturgical vestments for two Episcopal churches in Connecticut in the 1970s. A chasuble, stoles, and a mitre were commissioned by the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut in 1984.

He won the "Outdoor Art at the Station Competition," for Union Station, Hartford, Connecticut. His very large porcelain enamel tile mural, Movement in Space, was installed on the façade of the transportation center in 1988.

Gray began writing occasional articles and exhibition reviews in the late 1940s. His concern with rational structure in art led him to question Abstract Expressionism and write "Narcissus in Chaos." This article, published in 1959 by The American Scholar, drew considerable attention. In 1960, Cosmopolitan published "Women - Leaders of Modern Art" that featured Nell Blaine, Joan Brown, Elaine de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Sonia Gretchoff, Grace Hartigan, Ethel Magafan, Louise Nevelson, and Georgia O'Keeffe. Between 1960 and 1970, Gray was a contributing editor of Art In America, producing numerous articles (a few co-authored with Francine) and reviews for the periodical. He edited three books, David Smith by David Smith: Scupture and Writings, Hans Richter, and John Marin, all published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, and translated Marcel Duchamp's A l'Infinitif.

During the early 1960s, Gray became intensely focused on the situation in Vietnam. His first artistic response came in 1963 with Reverend Quan Duc, painted to commemorate a Buddhist monk who had immolated himself. Francine, too, felt strongly about the issue and over time the couple became increasingly active in the anti-war movement. They joined a number of organizations and helped to found a local chapter of Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam. The years 1968 and 1969 were an especially intense and active period for the Grays. They protested, wrote and spoke out against the war, raised funds to support anti-war political candidates, and on a few occasions were arrested and jailed. Writing for Art in America, editing the book series, and anti-war activities left little time for his art. In 1970 Gray refocused his attention on painting.

Beginning in 1947, Gray was always represented by a New York Gallery: Jacques Seligmann and Co. (1947-1959), Staempfli Gallery (1960-1965), Saidenberg Gallery (1965-1968), Betty Parsons Gallery (1968-1983), Armstrong Gallery (1984-1987), and Berry-Hill Galleries (1988-2003). He was represented by galleries in other cities, as well, but not as consistently or for such long periods.

He exhibited extensively in group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally. In addition to numerous solo exhibitions presented by the dealers who represented Gray, there were retrospective exhibitions at: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Brooklyn Museum, Columbus Museum of Art, Krannert Art Museum (University of Illinois, Champaign), Princeton University Art Museum, Rhode Island School of Design, and Wadsworth Atheneum.

Many museums' permanent collections include the work of Cleve Gray, among them: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Butler Institute of American Art, Columbus Museum of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art (SUNY, College at Purchase), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Newark Museum, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Phillips Collection, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery (University of Nebraska, Lincoln), Smithsonian Institution, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Yale University Art Gallery.

Cleve Gray served as artist-in-residence at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art in 1963 and at the Honolulu Academy of Arts in 1970, both sponsored by Ford Foundation programs. In 1980, he was appointed an artist-in-residence at the American Academy in Rome, where Francine concurrently served as a writer-in-residence; they returned for shorter periods during each of the subsequent seven years. Cleve Gray was presented the Connecticut Arts Award in 1987, and the Neuberger Museum of Art Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999. He was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Hartford in 1992, and was elected a member of The American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1998. In addition, he was a trustee of the Neuberger Museum of Art, New York Studio School, Rhode Island School of Design, and Wadsworth Atheneum.

Cleve Gray hit his head and suffered a massive subdural hematoma after falling on ice outside of his home. He died the following day, December 8, 2004.
Separated Material:
Exhibition catalogs and announcements and two scrapbooks donated to the Archives in 1967 and 1968 were microfilmed on reels D314-D315. Items on reel D315, transferred to the Smithsonian American Art Museum Library in 1975, are not described in this finding aid.
Provenance:
The Cleve Gray papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Mr. Gray in 1967 and 1968. The bulk of the collection was given by his widow, Francine du Plessix Gray, in 2007 and 2008.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordigs with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Women artists -- Photographs  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Protest Movements -- United States  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Designers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Poems
Articles
Photographs
Reviews (documents)
Notes
Illustrations
Notebooks
Sketches
Drafts (documents)
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Manuscripts
Paintings
Prints
Watercolors
Drawings
Lectures
Citation:
Cleve Gray papers, 1933-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.grayclev
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Irving Petlin papers

Creator:
Petlin, Irving, 1934-2018  Search this
Extent:
6 Linear feet
1 Item (1 artifact)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960-2014
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter Irving Peltin measure 6.0 linear feet and date from circa 1960-2014. Included are personal and professional correspondence with artists and collaborators; writings and notes by Petlin; project files regarding the war in Vitenam and other projects; sketches and book illustrations by Petlin; photographs of works of art and gallery shows; printed material including exhibition catalogs, announcements, and clippings about Petlin; and an artifact, A piece of The Peace Tower- Mark Di Suvero.
Biographical / Historical:
Irving Petlin (1934-2018) was a painter in Chicago, Illinois and New Haven, Connecticut and spent time in New York. Petlin specialized in the medium of pastel. He first studied art in his native Chicago, Illinois where he was friends with Leon Golub, and then in New Haven, Connecticut where he worked with Josef Albers. He was principal organizer of the "Artists Protest Movement Against the War in Vietnam," and the 1966 "Peace Tower," with Mark di Suvero in Los Angeles, California. In New York, he was a member of the Art Workers Coalition. He also collaborated on the making of anti-war posters.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2019 by Sarah Peltin, Petlin's daughter.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Painters -- Connecticut -- New Haven  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art and war  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Protest Movements -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.peltirvi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-peltirvi

FTA! Songs of the GI Resistance [sound recording]

Producer:
Dane, Barbara  Search this
Creator:
Silber, Irwin 1925-2010  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Performer:
GI's  Search this
Physical description:
1 Phonograph record: analog, 33 1/3 rpm; 12 in
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
California
Date:
1970
1951-1960
Topic:
Military music  Search this
Political ballads and songs  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements  Search this
War songs  Search this
Local number:
XXXParedon 1003
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
See more items in:
Paredon Records audiorecordings 1969-2007 [Paredon Records]
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_231610

The Best of Broadside 1962-1988 : anthems of the American underground from the pages of Broadside magazine [sound recording]

Liner notes:
Place, Jeffrey  Search this
Performer:
Rose, Amber 1947-  Search this
Redwood, Daniel 1948-  Search this
Ochs, Phil  Search this
Turner, Gil 1933-1974  Search this
Traum, Happy  Search this
La Farge, Peter 1931-1965  Search this
Paxton, Tom 1937-  Search this
McGinn, Matt 1928-1977  Search this
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Spoelstra, Mark  Search this
Dylan, Bob 1941-  Search this
Page, Jim, vocalist  Search this
Reynolds, Malvina  Search this
Dobson, Bonnie  Search this
Kupferberg, Tuli  Search this
Sanders, Ed  Search this
Andersen, Eric  Search this
Sainte-Marie, Buffy  Search this
McLean, Will 1919-1990  Search this
Walker, Sammy  Search this
Black, Richard 1951-  Search this
Simone, Nina 1933-2003  Search this
Jones, Matt  Search this
Neblett, Charles 1941-  Search this
Chandler, Len  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson 1942-  Search this
Millius, Mike  Search this
Fariña, Richard  Search this
Valdez, Danny  Search this
Lira, Agustín  Search this
Blue, David 1941-1982  Search this
Cunningham, Sis 1909-2004  Search this
Silverstein, Deborah  Search this
Parrott, Thomas  Search this
Laron, Elaine  Search this
Kaplan, Paul  Search this
Houston, Wesley 1947-  Search this
MacColl, Ewan  Search this
Seeger, Peggy 1935-  Search this
Ampolsk, Jeff 1951-1989  Search this
Williams, Lucinda  Search this
Brown, Charlie  Search this
Marrs, Ernie  Search this
Collier, Jimmy  Search this
Kirkpatrick, Frederick Douglass  Search this
Smith, Wendy  Search this
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Lems, Kristin 1950-  Search this
Grant, Beverly 1942-  Search this
Gaylord, Chris 1947-  Search this
White, Elaine (Vocalist)  Search this
Ian, Janis  Search this
Raimon 1940-  Search this
Broadside Singers  Search this
New World Singers  Search this
Glasgow Song Guild  Search this
Fugs (Musical group)  Search this
Freedom Singers  Search this
Teatro Campesino (Organization)  Search this
Rose-Redwood (Musical group)  Search this
New Harmony Sisterhood Band  Search this
Human Condition (Musical group)  Search this
Producer:
Cohen, Ronald D. 1940-  Search this
Creator:
Broadside Magazine 1962-1988  Search this
Physical description:
6 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Anglo-American  Search this
Pima Indians  Search this
Scots  Search this
British  Search this
Canadians  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Hispanic  Search this
Catalans  Search this
Spaniards  Search this
Type:
Compact disc
Place:
United States
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2000
Topic:
Popular music  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
Labor movement  Search this
Civil rights movements  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
British Isles  Search this
Rock music  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest Movements  Search this
War--Vietnam War  Search this
Women's rights  Search this
Nuclear disarmament  Search this
Nuclear weapons  Search this
Black power  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Gender and society  Search this
Gay liberation movement  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Local number:
SF-COMM-CD-40130
Smithsonian Folkways 40130
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_234041

Berkeley teach-in: Vietnam [sound recording] / edited by Louis Menashe

Compiler:
Menashe, Louis  Search this
Physical description:
2 phonograph records : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
California
Berkeley
Date:
1965
Topic:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements  Search this
Demonstrations  Search this
Civil rights demonstrations  Search this
Local number:
FW05765
Folkways 5765
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232441
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The original read-in for peace in Vietnam [sound recording] / edited by Rosalind Wells and Louis Menashe

Editor:
Menashe, Louis  Search this
Wells, Rosalind  Search this
Speaker:
Calisher, Hortense  Search this
Davis, Ossie 1917-2005  Search this
Dee, Ruby  Search this
Dugan, Alan  Search this
Feiffer, Jules  Search this
Gibson, William  Search this
Hellman, Lillian 1905-1984  Search this
Kazin, Alfred  Search this
Kelley, William Melvin 1937-  Search this
Kinnell, Galway 1927-  Search this
Kunitz, Stanley 1905-2006  Search this
Levertov, Denise 1923-  Search this
Lindfors, Viveca  Search this
Lowell, Robert 1917-1977  Search this
Lowenfels, Walter 1897-1976  Search this
Mailer, Norman  Search this
Malamud, Bernard  Search this
Marshall, Lenore 1897-1971  Search this
Miller, Arthur 1915-2005  Search this
Oppenheimer, Joel 1930-1988  Search this
Randall, Tony  Search this
Rukeyser, Muriel 1913-  Search this
Sachs, Oscar  Search this
Sontag, Susan 1933-2004  Search this
Stapleton, Maureen  Search this
Styron, William 1925-  Search this
Swados, Harvey  Search this
Untermeyer, Louis 1885-1977  Search this
Weaver, Fritz 1926-  Search this
Chairman of the evening:
Kauffmann, Stanley 1916-  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Producer:
Committee of the Professions  Search this
Physical description:
2 phonograph records : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1967
Topic:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Public opinion  Search this
Local number:
FW09752
Folkways 9752
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_233048
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The turning : a history of Vietnam Veterans Against the War / Andrew Hunt

Author:
Hunt, Andrew E. 1968-  Search this
Subject:
Vietnam Veterans Against the War History  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 259 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
20th century
Topic:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements  Search this
Veterans--Political activity--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_711788

The new winter soldiers : GI and veteran dissent during the Vietnam era / Richard R. Moser

Author:
Moser, Richard R. 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 219 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
Topic:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements  Search this
Soldiers  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Veterans  Search this
Veterans  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
Political activity  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_712659

Confronting the war machine : draft resistance during the Vietnam War / Michael S. Foley

Author:
Foley, Michael S  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 449 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Draft resisters  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_717076

Vietnam experience : stories of a troubled past / D.C. Everest Area Schools

Title:
Stories of a troubled past
Author:
D.C. Everest Area Schools  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 730 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Interviews
Personal narratives, American
Personal narratives, Vietnamese
Place:
United States
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Veterans  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements  Search this
Call number:
DS559.5 .V54 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_747301

Labor history, oral history and May 4 / by Staughton Lynd

Author:
Lynd, Staughton  Search this
Subject:
Kent State University History  Search this
Physical description:
[22] p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Ohio
Kent
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Labor movement--History  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements  Search this
Call number:
LD4191.O72 L86 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_631697

The struggle for student rights : Tinker v. Des Moines and the 1960s / John W. Johnson

Author:
Johnson, John W. 1946-  Search this
Subject:
Tinker, John Frederick Trials, litigation, etc  Search this
Des Moines Independent Community School District Trials, litigation, etc  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 250 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Iowa
Des Moines
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Freedom of speech  Search this
Students--Legal status, laws, etc  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_526764

Campus wars : the peace movement at American state universities in the Vietnam era / Kenneth J. Heineman

Author:
Heineman, Kenneth J. 1962-  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 348 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
C1993
20th century
Topic:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements  Search this
Peace movements--History  Search this
Call number:
DS559.62.U6H45 1993X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_441739

An American ordeal : the antiwar movement of the Vietnam era / Charles DeBenedetti ; Charles Chatfield, assisting author

Author:
DeBenedetti, Charles  Search this
Chatfield, Charles 1934-  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 495 p., [29] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
1945-
Topic:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_463396

Telltale hearts : the origins and impact of the Vietnam antiwar movement / Adam Garfinkle

Author:
Garfinkle, Adam M. 1951-  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 370 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
20th century
Topic:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements  Search this
Radicalism--History  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_486124

The war within : America's battle over Vietnam / Tom Wells ; with a foreword by Todd Gitlin

Author:
Wells, Tom 1955-  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 706 p., [22] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
C1994
1963-1969
1969-1974
Topic:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_495862

American painting and the Vietnam War / Edward J. Adler

Author:
Adler, Edward J (Edward Jerome)  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 537 leaves : ill
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1986
1985
20th century
Topic:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Influence  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Art and the war  Search this
Art and war  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements  Search this
Painting, American--Political aspects  Search this
Painters--Political aspects  Search this
Call number:
ND212 .A226 1985a
ND212.A226 1985a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_305970

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