Moyer, Roy, b. 1921 d. 2007
Active in New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 2.7 linear feet
Collection Summary: Biographical material, administrative files, writings, photographs, art work, printed material, and audio-visual material documenting the career of Roy Moyer as a painter and an arts administrator. A small portion of the papers (0.2 linear ft.) concern Karl Lunde, Moyer's partner, but also contain information about Moyer.
Biographical material includes summaries, awards, and membership certificates. Administrative files pertain to Moyer's professional activities with the American Federation of Arts, 1963-1971, and UNICEF, 1972-1986. Writings, 1950-2007, are by Moyer and include published articles, manuscripts, and essays on various artists. Photographs are of Moyer, works of art, exhibition installations, his colleagues and with officials at professional gatherings. Artwork includes loose sketches and sketchbooks. Printed material includes announcements and newspaper clippings.
Audio-Visual material includes two VHS videos, "Environmental Art: Working with the Elements: Air, Earth, Fire, Water," 1990 (script by Roy Moyer) and "The League for Transient Beauty, Aspects of Flowers," 1992, containing images of Moyer's works of art; a U-matic recording, "Were Friends, You and I," (WIFR TV, Rockford, Ill., undated) and an audio recording of the Pennsylvania Arts Education Association conference, Harrisburg, Penn., 1969.
Biographical/Historical Note: Roy Moyer (1921-2007) was a painter and arts administrator from New York, N.Y. Moyer was a longtime arts administrator at the American Federation of Arts, becoming director in 1963 and overseeing the 50th anniversary of the 1913 Armory Show. Leaving the American Federation of Arts in 1971, he was chief of art and design at UNICEF until his retirement in 1986. Mr. Moyer's partner, Karl Lunde, was a professor of art history at William Patterson University.
Donated 2011 by Karl Lunde via George Robb, executor of Lunde's estate.
How to Use this Collection
- Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
- For more information on using the Archives’ resources, see the FAQ or Ask Us.