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Archives related to: Sullivan, Mary Quinn, 1877-1939

titleArchives pamphlet file: Sullivan, Mary Quinn : miscellaneous uncataloged material.
locationThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titlePamphlet file
The folder may include clippings, correspondence, memoranda, press releases, brochures, announcements, reviews, invitations, obituaries and other ephemeral material relevant to the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and its history.

Location
MoMA Manhattan Archives Pamphlet File

Call Number
Sullivan, Mary Quinn
extent1 folder
formatsEphemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b725293~S1
updated01/28/2019 15:36:12
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titleThe Dorothy C. Miller Papers, ca. 1930-ca. 1980's, bulk ca. 1942-1969
locationThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titleThe processed Dorothy C. Miller Papers include correspondence, photographs, research notes and ephemera.

Biographical/historical note
MoMA curator (1935-1969) and honorary trustee (1984-), art advisor, editor.

Related collections
Related Collections: Dorothy C. Miller Papers, Archives of American Art; Holger C. Cahill Papers, New York Public Library.

Note
Forms part of: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Archives. Records.

Location
MoMA Museum Archives

Call Number
mmym MA
extent15 linear feet
formatsCorrespondence Notes Photographs Clippings Ephemera
accessThe Papers may be seen by appointment at The Museum of Modern Art Archives, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, New York 10019, (212) 708-9436. Access to the papers by qualified researchers is unrestricted, with the exception of certain material in Series III.
record linkhttp://www.moma.org/research/archives/EAD/dcmillerf.html
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b680163~S1
finding aidFinding aid in repository, see http://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b588227~S8
acquisition informationTransferred from Miller's NY office at One MacDougal Alley, gift of Dorothy C. Miller, 1986.
updated11/12/2014 11:29:53
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titleA Conger Goodyear Scrapbooks, 1929-1939.
locationThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titleScrapbooks documenting the activities and development of the Museum during its first decade. Volumes focusing on exhibitions include announcements, catalogs, invitations, press releases as well as representative press coverage. Other volumes document the Museum's founding, the Film Library, the 1939 building, the 10th anniversary celebration, and the Washington Gallery of Modern Art. One volume contains official reports from the director and president, and annual reports, 1930-1936.
extent6 linear ft.
formatsScrapbooks
accessScrapbooks to be used only after other resources have been exhausted.
record linkhttp://www.moma.org/research/archives/EAD/GoodyearScrapbooksf.html
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b680331~S1
finding aidOnline and in repository
acquisition informationMoMA: Scrapbooks, exhibition catalogs, press releases, reports
updated11/12/2014 11:29:53
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titleEarly Museum History: Administrative Records. 1930-1950.
locationThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titleThe Papers concern the early activities of many of the Museum's programs, such as the Armed Services Program, Art in America radio program and subsequent book, film library, circulating exhibitions, lectures, Veteran's Art Center; and committees such as the Advisory Committee, Education Committee, Garden Committee, and Reception Committee. The Museum's involvement with Latin America (Series II) and television (Series III) is also documented.

Correspondents include such collectors and dealers as, for example, Walter C. Arensberg, Bernheim Jeune & Cie., F. Valentine Dudensing, Durand-Ruel, Grace Horne, Julien Levy, J.B. Neumann; and such personalities as Nicolas Calas, Leo Frobenius, Naum Gabo, Lincoln Kirstein, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.

Location
MoMA Museum Archives
extent11 linear feet
formatsAdministrative Records Business Papers Correspondence Ephemera Notes
accessThe Papers can be consulted by appointment at The Museum of Modern Art Archives, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019, (212) 708-9436. Access to Committee Minutes is limited.
record linkhttp://www.moma.org/research/archives/EAD/EarlyMuseumHistf.html
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b680192~S1
finding aidFinding aid in the repository.
acquisition informationThe Papers [1930-51, 1958 (3 filing units related to the Museum fire), and 1950-63 (2 filing units of correspondence from Allen Porter)] perhaps served as the central files for the Museum during its early years. They include papers from various Museum staff members, notably John E. Abbott, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Alan R. Blackburn, Jr., Thomas W. Braden, René d'Harnoncourt, Thomas D. Mabry, Jr., Allen Porter, James Thrall Soby, Julian Street, Jr., James Johnson Sweeney, Ione Ulrich, and Monroe Wheeler. Minutes found in these Papers have been added to the Museum Archives Committee Minutes Record Group.
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titleThe Museum of Modern Art Oral History Project, 1990-1994.
locationThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titleIncludes transcripts and sound recordings of interviews conducted with Museum of Modern Art Trustees, friends (including artists and dealers), administrators and former staff concerning the history of the Museum.

Interviewees include Emilio Ambasz, Lily Auchincloss, Walter Bareiss, Celeste G. Bartos, Leo Castelli, Mildred Constantine, Donald H. Elliott, Helen M. Franc, J. Wilder Green, Jasper Johns, Philip Johnson, Betsy B. Jones, Richard H. Koch, Alicia Legg, Sol LeWitt, William S. Lieberman, Grace M. Mayer, Sara Mazo, Porter A. McCray, Pearl L. Moeller, Cesar Pelli, Frances Pernas, Waldo Rasmussen, John Rewald, Eloise Ricciardelli, William S. Rubin, Peter Selz, Elizabeth Shaw, Mrs. Bertram Smith (Louise), Joanne Stern, Mrs. Donald B. Straus (Beth), Ione Ulrich Sutton, John Szarkowski, Jeanne C. Thayer, Jean Volkmer, Edward M. M. Warburg, and Richard S. Weinstein.

Topics include the historical significance of the Museum, the Museum's impact on the development of modern art and art education in the United States and abroad, the development of the Museum's Collections, the expansions of the Museum's building, the Museum's exhibition and cultural exchange programs, internal policies and politics at the Museum, activities during World War II,

and the organization of PASTA (the Professional and Administrative Staff Association of The Museum of Modern Art). Also included are personal reminiscences about individuals and organizations relevant to the history of the institution, such as Jere Abbott, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Lillie P. Bliss, Stephen C. Clark, Arthur Drexler, Rene d'Harnoncourt, A. Conger Goodyear, the Harvard Society for Contemporary Art, Cambridge (Mass.), Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., Lincoln Kirstein, William S. Lieberman, Dorothy C. Miller, Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, Washington (D.C.), William S. Paley, Abby Aldrich (Mrs. John D.) Rockefeller, Jr., Nelson A. Rockefeller, William S. Rubin, Paul J. Sachs, James Thrall Soby, Mrs. Cornelius J. (Mary) Sullivan, and John Hay Whitney.

Biographical/historical note
The Museum of Modern Art Oral History Project was initiated in October 1990 with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Under the direction of the Museum Archives, oral histories of thirty-seven individuals whose activities helped to shape the Museum's history since its founding in 1929 have been completed; three are in progress.

The purpose of the project was to fill in gaps of information on the institution's history not available either through Papers in the Museum Archives or in printed material. The oral histories of Elizabeth Bliss Parkinson Cobb and the late Monroe Wheeler were completed in 1987-88, prior to the formal establishment of an oral history project.

Related collections
Related material includes Departmental records, Committee reports, and Papers of former Museum staff in The Museum of Modern Art Archives; oral histories, ca. late 1960s/early 1970s, conducted by Russell Lynes for his book, Good Old Modern, located at the Archives of American Art, Washington, DC; and papers of the Rockefeller family located at the Rockefeller Archive Center, North Tarrytown, NY.
extentca. 80 transcript, ca. 127 cassettes
formatsSound Recording Transcript
accessOpened to qualified users by appointment.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org:80/record=b680175~S8
acquisition informationGifts of individual interviewees.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:13
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