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Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk bulk 1920-1996

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Series 6: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Art Committee , circa 1965-1987
0.8 Linear feet
Boxes 14-15, OV 27

In 1969 Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANJY) Austin J. Tobin established a committee to commission and acquire artwork for PANJY's facilities and hired Miller as the primary art consultant. Files are found here that document Miller's work with the committee, including committee meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence and notes, printed materials, photographs.
Several files are related to Miller's work with the committee for selecting artwork for the World Trade Center in the early 1970s. These contain letters from Alexander Calder discussing the purchase of Calder's World Trade Center Stabile, also known as Three Wings and The Cockeyed Propeller which was originally commissioned for the entrance to 1 World Trade Center on West Street, but was moved around the plaza over time. One of Calder's letters is illustrated with a picture indicating how he wanted the stabile's "feet" to be installed. Also found here are several photographs of Calder and his mobiles and stabiles, letters from Joan Miró, Chryssa, and photographs of artwork by other artists.
One file in this series contains writings by Miller concerning the collections of the PANJY.
Description Container Select
Agenda and Minutes, 1969-1972
14
20
Agenda and Minutes, 1973-1977
14
21
Agenda and Minutes, 1978
14
22
Agenda and Minutes, 1979
14
23
Agenda and Minutes, 1980
14
24
Agenda and Minutes, 1981
14
25
Agenda and Minutes, 1982-1983
14
26
Agenda and Minutes, 1984
14
27
Agenda and Minutes, 1985-1987
14
28
Art For The Public, circa 1979-1984
14
29-30
General Files, circa 1965-circa 1967
14
31
General Files, circa 1968-circa 1975
14
32-34
General Files, 1974-1976
15
1
General Files, 1976-1978
15
2
General Files, 1978-1985
15
3-5
World Trade Center, circa 1965
15
6
World Trade Center, circa 1965-circa 1970
15
7-8
World Trade Center, 1970-1971
Oversized material housed in OV 27
15
9
World Trade Center, 1972-1980
15
10
Oversized World Trade Center, Tower B Main Lobby Plan and Elevation, 1970
Oversized material from Box 15, F 9
OV 27

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