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Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1905-1984

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1.4: James Valliere Research Material on Jackson Pollock , 1963-1972

James Valliere was a graduate student at the University of New Hampshire who was employed in 1963 by Lee Krasner to begin researching Pollock's early career and compile a general catalog of his work. Valliere never published the results of his research and the materials were kept by Lee Krasner. Found here is correspondence between Valliere and Lee Krasner, as well as Valliere's research correspondence with other family members, and Pollock's friends and colleagues. There is correspondence with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pollock, Sanford McCoy (Pollock's brother), Jay Pollock, Thomas Hart Benton, Robert Motherwell, and the Art Students League of New York. Also found are transcripts and audio recordings of interviews conducted by Valliere with those who knew Pollock well, including James Brooks, Reuben Kadish, Tony Smith, Clement Greenberg, and Pollock's sister-in-law Mrs. Sanford (Arloie) McCoy wherein she reads several letters Jackson wrote to his father from New York. Also included in this series are some of Valliere's research notes and photographs of James Brooks, and Pollock's friend Daniel Miller taken during their interviews. Untranscribed audio recordings of interviews are filed in series 1.10: Audio and Video Recordings and Film.
All of the sound recordings in this series have been digitized for research access.
Description Container Select
Correspondence, 1963-1967
(3 folders)
2
53-55
Notes, 1963-1964, undated
2
56
Photographs of James Brooks, 1965
2
57
Photographs of Daniel T. Miller, 1965
2
58
Preliminary Catalog of Jackson Pollock's Library, 1963
2
59
James Brooks Interview, 1965
1 Sound tape reel
Duplicate
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript
Original
2
60-62
Clement Greenberg Interview Transcript, 1968
2
63
Clement Greenberg Interview, 1968
2 Sound tape reels
Original
3
1-2
Reuben Kadish Interview, Transcript, circa 1965
3
3
Mrs. Sanford McCoy Interview, 1965
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript
Original
3
4-5
Daniel T. Miller Interview, 1965
1 Sound tape reel
Duplicate
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript
Original
3
6-8
Tony Smith Interview, Transcript, circa 1965
3
9
Interview with Lee Krasner, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Maddox, Dorothy Dehner, and Robert Miller, Transcript, 1972
3
10
Essay, "Jackson Pollock's Progressed Lunation Cycle,", 1972
3
11

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