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Dorothy Gees Seckler collection of sound recordings relating to art and artists, 1962-1976

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Series 2: Broadcast Materials , 1962 - circa 1972
0.6 Linear feet
Boxes 2-3

Series includes sound recordings of television and radio broadcast programs taped off the air presumably by Seckler. Most programs are interviews, with subjects including Maxim Karolik, James Thomas Flexner, R. Buckminster Fuller, Merce Cunningham, Alex Katz, Phillip Pearlstein, Roslyn Drexler, Barnet Newman, Saul Bellow, Ben Shahn, Marshall McLuhan, Isamu Noguchi, Andrew Wyeth, and William H Whyte. Some recordings are only excerpts of programs, and sound quality varies throughout. Other recordings include documentary programs related to contemporary art, book reviews, and a comedy performance with actor Peter Ustinov. An empty reel box and a box containing a blank tape have been retained for their markings and are filed at the end of this series.
Arrangement is chronological.
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Maxim Karolik and James Thomas Flexner Interviewed by Brian O'Doherty on Unidentified Television Program, circa 1962
1 sound tape reel
2
1
Modern American Art
, 1963 March 11
2 sound tape reels
2
2
Excerpt of Interview with R. Buckminster Fuller Conducted by Brian O'Doherty on
Dialogue
Radio Series, 1964 May 9
1 sound tape reel
2
3
Excerpt of Interview with Merce Cunningham on Unidentified Radio Program, circa 1964
1 sound tape reel
2
4
Excerpts of Program with Alex Katz, Phillip Pearlstein, and Roslyn Drexler on
ArtForum
Radio Series , 1964 November 6
1 sound tape reel
Broadcast by WBAI radio in New York, NY.
2
5
Barnet Newman Interviewed by Frank O'Hara on Unidentified Television Program, 1964 December 7
1 sound tape reel
Broadcast on WNET-TV, New York, NY.
2
6
Saul Bellow on
Open Mind
Television Series , circa 1965
1 sound tape reel
Broadcast by WNBC-TV, New York, NY.
2
7
Ben Shahn on
Open Mind
Television Series, circa 1965
1 sound tape reel
Broadcast by WNBC-TV, New York, NY.
2
8
Marshall McLuhan on Unidentified Canadian Television Program, 1966 May 15
2 sound cassettes
2
9
Excerpts from
New York: the New Left Bank
Television Program, 1966
1 sound cassette
2
10
Unidentified Television Program on Pablo Picasso Exhibition in Chicago, circa 1968
1 sound cassette
2
11
Isamu Noguchi Interviewed by Aline Saarinen on
The Today Show
Television Series, 1968
1 sound cassette
Broadcast on WNBC-TV, New York, NY.
2
12
Empty Sound Reel Box and Box with Blank Tape, 1967-1968
3
1
Georges Melies
Program by Willard van Dyke, 1969
1 sound cassette
3
2
Andrew Wyeth Interviewed by Barbara Walters , circa 1970
1 sound cassette
Possibly from
The Today Show
television series.
3
3
William H. Whyte Interviewed by Edwin Newman on
Speaking Freely
Television Program, circa 1970
1 sound cassette
An NBC-TV News program.
3
4
Peter Ustinov Comedy Program, circa 1970
1 sound cassette
3
5
Book reviews by Unidentified Speaker, crica 1972
1 sound cassette
3
6

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