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Esther McCoy papers, 1876-1990, bulk, 1938-1989

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4.2: Exhibition Catalogs , circa 1942-1990

This subseries contains records of McCoy's work on several exhibition catalogs. McCoy worked on major museum exhibitions about architecture, such as Blueprints for Modern Living at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Ten Italian Architects at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and High Styles at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In some instances she was a curator for the exhibition and wrote the catalog, and in others she was asked to contribute an essay for the catalog. Files include correspondence, published catalogs, draft writings and photographs used for the catalogs, notes and research material, publicity and reviews, and other documentation of exhibition details. Of particular note are a video about the Case Study House Program that was released in conjunction with the Blueprints for Modern Living exhibition, and documentation regarding theft of items from the Juan O'Gorman exhibition.
Files are grouped alphabetically by exhibition title.
The bulk of this subseries has been scanned. Photographs by Julius Shulman and Marvin Rand and other select folders have not been scanned.
Description Container Select
A. Quincy Jones: A Tribute (1980)
Catalog, 1980
18
23
Drafts, circa 1979
18
24-25
Notes and Research Material, circa 1970s-1980
18
26
Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study House (1989)
Correspondence, 1985-1989
18
27
Drafts, circa 1989
18
28-29
Notes, circa 1989
18
30
Project Description, 1989
18
31
Publicity and Reviews, 1987-1990
18
32
Video, "The Case Study House Program, 1945-1966,", 1989
(1 videocassette (VHS))
18
33
Felix Candela (1957)
Catalog and Printed Material, 1957
18
34
Correspondence, 1957-1959
18
35-36
Drafts and Notes, 1956-1957
18
37-38
Exhibition Arrangements, 1957
18
39
Photographs, circa 1950s
18
40
High Styles (1986)
Checklist Documents, circa 1985
18
41
Correspondence, 1983-1986
18
42-44
Drafts, circa 1985
19
1-2
Exhibition Arrangements, 1984-1985
19
3
Fabric Samples, circa 1956-1968
19
4
Museum Catalog Records (photocopies), circa 1985
19
5
Notes, circa 1984-1985
19
6
Photographs, circa 1942-1985
(photographs by Julius Shulman and Marvin Rand not scanned)
19
7-8
Research Material, circa 1960s-1985
19
9
Reviews, 1985-1986
19
10-11
Home Sweet Home: The California Ranch House (1983)
Correspondence and Exhibition Planning Documents, 1983-1984
19
12
Drafts, circa 1983
19
13
Notes, circa 1983
19
14
Photographs, 1945, 1958, undated
19
15
Printed Material, 1971, 1983-1984
19
16
Irving Gill (1958)
Catalog, 1958
19
17
Correspondence, 1958-1960
19
18
Drafts, circa 1958
19
19
Exhibition Arrangements, 1958
19
20
Photographs for Catalog, 1958
(photographs by Marvin Rand not scanned)
19
21-23
Juan O'Gorman (1964)
Catalog, 1964
19
24
Correspondence, 1958, 1963-1964
19
25
Drafts and Exhibition Arrangements, circa 1958-1964
19
26-27
Report on Theft, 1964
19
28
Marmo: The New Italian Stone Age, Introduction by Esther McCoy, circa 1988-1989
19
29
Naives and Visionaries (1975)
Correspondence, 1974-1977, 1984
19
30
Drafts, circa 1974-1975
19
31
Notes, circa 1974-1975
19
32
Photographs, circa 1960s-1970s
19
33
Printed Material, 1967-1981
19
34
Ten Italian Architects (1967)
Acknowledgements and Captions, circa 1967
19
35
Blueprints, Ignazio Gardella, 1965
19
36
Catalog, 1967
19
37
Correspondence, 1963-1968
19
38-40
Financial Records, circa 1966-1968
19
41
Notebooks, circa 1963-1967
19
42-44
Notes, circa 1963-1967
20
1-2
Photograph Album, circa 1963-1967
20
3
Proposals, circa 1964
20
4
Publicity, 1967
20
5
Research Material, Franco Albini, circa 1963-1965
20
6
Research Material, General, circa 1957-1966
20
7
Research Material, Angelo Mangiarotti, 1963-1968
20
8
Research Material, Gino Valle, circa 1960s
20
9

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