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Russell Lynes papers, 1930-1986

Contents and Arrangement

This collection is arranged as 3 series.

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Series 1:Personal Papers, 1969-1986
4 Folders
Box 1

This series includes typescripts of lectures and a speech delivered by Lynes on the topics of Dorothy Miller, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and Eric Larrabee. Also found is one illustrated letter from Gregorio Prestopino concerning his painting, "Green Mountain Village."
DescriptionContainerSelect
Gregorio Prestopino to Russell Lynes, 1969 November
1
1
The National Arts Club, Speech Honoring Eric Larrabee, 1971
1
2
"The Eye of the Beholder," Lecture at Smith College Museum of Art, 1985 May 5
1
3
"Saint-Gaudens--His Time, His Place", 1986
1
4

Series 2:Research Material for Good Old Modern: An Intimate Portrait of the Museum of Modern Art (1973), 1930-1984
2.6 Linear feet
Box 1-4

This series includes correspondence, clippings, ephemera, printing material, notes, writings, and sound recordings of 32 interviews that were mostly compiled by Lynes in the process of conducting research for his 1973 book, Good Old Modern: An Intimate Portrait of the Museum of Modern Art.
Records are generally arranged by subject as follows: general manuscript material; records about museum departments and events; sound recordings of interviews; folders on individual museum staff and others; and folders on programs, property, and publicity.
DescriptionContainerSelect
Research Card Files, circa 1973
1
5-9
Comments on Manuscript; Notes and Writings, circa 1970-1973
1
10
Illustrations, Lists and Captions, circa 1973
1
11
Chronology of MoMA, 1964, 1970s
1
12
Departments
Museum of Modern Art Departments and Programs, circa 1947
1
13
Advisory Committee, 1941-1947, circa 1973
1
14
Architecture Department; Industrial Design, 1934-1976
1
15
Drawings and Prints Department, 1965-1969
1
16
Educational Department , 1941-1977
1
17
International Council, 1956-1972, circa 1970-1973
1
18
Junior Council, 1966, 1970
1
19
Membership Department, 1967-1972
1
20
Department of Painting and Sculpture, 1953, 1967
1
21
Photography Department, 1940-1976
1
22
Publications Department, 1959-1967
1
23
Trustees, 1930-1971
1
24
Events
Exhibitions, 1970-1979
1
25
Exhibitions, List of (1929-1971), 1970
1
26
Fantastic-Dada-Surrealism, Exhibition (1936), 1968, circa 1973
1
27
Harvard Society for Contemporary Art; Hound and Horn, 1927, circa 1973, 1979
1
28
MoMA Fire of 1958, 1958, 1970
1
29
MoMA Strike, 1971-1973
2
2
The Drive- 30th Anniversary, 1963-1964
2
1
Interviews
Akermark, Margareta and Van Dyke, Willard, 1972 June 9
1 Sound cassette
3
1
Amberg, George, 1970 October 27
1 Sound cassette
3
2
Berman, Eugene, 1971 October 16
1 Sound cassette
3
3
Crane, Louise, 1971 February 2
1 Sound cassette
Cassette also contains interviews with Elodie Osborn and Mary Sands Thompson
3
4
D'Amico, Victor, 1970 November 17
2 Sound cassettes
3
5-6
Drexler, Athur, 1972 May 25
1 Sound cassette
Cassette also contains interview with Dorothy Miller.
3
7
Drexler, Arthur, 1972 May 25
1 Sound cassette
Cassette also contains interviews with Dorothy Miller and Eliza Parkinson.
4
6
Ernst, Jimmy, 1971 November 24
1 Sound cassette
3
8
Hitchcock, Russell, 1971 January 6
2 Sound cassettes
3
9-10
Karpel, Bernard, 1970 December 3
2 Sound cassettes
3
11-12
Koch, Richard H., 1972 August 23
1 Sound cassette
3
13
Levy, Julien, 1970 February 20
2 Sound cassettes
3
14-15
Lieberman, William S., 1972 June 28
1 Sound cassette
3
16
Lindley, Frances, 1970 November 18
2 Sound cassettes
3
17-18
McAndrew, John, 1971 October
1 Sound cassette
3
19
Miller, Dorothy, 1972 May 30
1 Sound cassette
Cassette also contains interview with Arthur Drexler.
3
7
Miller, Dorothy, 1972 May 30
6 Sound cassettes
Cassettes also contain interviews with Arthur Drexler and Eliza Parkinson.
4
1-6
Moe, Henry Allen, 1972 February 4
1 Sound cassette
4
7
Newhall, Beaumont, 1971 October 12
1 Sound cassette
4
8
Osborn, Elodie, 1971 January 30
1 Sound cassette
Cassette also contains interviews with Louise Crane and Mary Sands Thompson.
3
4
Osborn, Elodie, 1970 October 17
2 Sound cassettes
4
9-10
Parkinson, Eliza, 1972 January 11
1 Sound cassette
Cassette also contains interviews with Arthur Drexler and Dorothy Miller.
4
6
Parkinson, Eliza, 1972 January 11
1 Sound cassette
4
11
Porter, Allen, 1971 December 15
1 Sound cassette
4
12
Ramussen, Waldo, 1972 August 3
1 Sound cassette
4
13
Rubin, William S., 1972 May 19
1 Sound cassette
4
14
Shaw, Liz, 1972 April 12
1 Sound cassette
4
15
Stone, Emily, undated
1 Sound cassette
4
16
Szarkowski, John, 1972 May 23
1 Sound cassette
4
17
Thompson, Mary Sands, 1978 February 2
1 Sound cassette
Cassette also contains interviews with Louise Crane and Elodie Osborn.
3
4
Virgil, Thompson, 1970 December 15
2 Sound cassettes
4
18-19
Westcott, Glenway, 1971 September 3
1 Sound cassette
2
2a
Wheeler, Monroe, 1970 October 10
2 Sound cassettes
2
2b
Willard, Marion, 1971 November 24
1 Sound cassette
2
2c
People (including Staff)
MoMA Correspondence, 1967-1972
2
3
Barr, Alfred, 1929-1981, 1941-1981
2
4-5
Bliss, Lizzy, 1931, circa 1973
2
6
John Canaday on MoMA, 1967-1972
2
7
Clark, Stephen, 1959, 1971
2
8
Goodyear, A. Conger, 1929-1934, 1964, circa 1973
2
9
Hightower, John, 1967-1974
2
10
Lowry, Bates, 1967-1969
2
11
Miller, Dorothy, circa 1973
2
12
Porter, Allen, 1970
2
13
Rockefeller, Nelson, 1967-1971
2
14
Rockefeller, Mrs. J. D., Jr. (Abby), 1934-1948, circa 1973
2
15
Selz, Peter; Seitz, William C., Biographies, 1962-1965
2
16
Sullivan, Mary Quinn, 1971
2
17
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1946-1947, circa 1973
2
18
Wheeler, Monroe, 1964-1971
2
19
Whitney, John Hay, 1941, circa 1973
2
20
Staff and Staff Functions, 1950-1972
2
21
Programs
Art Lending Service, 1951-1967
2
22
Artists' Organizations, 1947-1970
2
30
Collection, 1932-1970, circa 1973
2
23
Collection, Permanent Collection, 1953-1972
2
24
Expansion Program, 1976
2
29
Film Library, 1939-1984
2
25
Financial and Money Raising, circa 1950s-1972
2
26
Music at MoMA, 1941-1943, 1943, circa 1973
2
27
Television Archive, 1967
2
28
Property
New Building, 1936-1947, circa 1973
2
31
MoMA Property Expansion and Apartments, 1976-1984
2
32
Industrial Design, 1949-1955
2
33
Publicity
Artists vs. MoMA, 1921-1980, circa 1960s-1980
2
34
MoMA and Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1930s-1948
2
35
Criticisms of MoMA, 1943-1972
2
36
"The Fur-Lined Museum," Emily Genauer and Responses, 1944-1947
2
37
Publicity, 1947, circa 1973
2
38
Printed Material, 1944-1979, 1967-1979
2
39

Series 3:Photographs, 1935-1977
14 Folders
Box 2; OV 5

Photographs are by Lynes and are of two metal foundries, and of artists at exhibitions and in their homes and studios.
DescriptionContainerSelect
Ayrton, Michael, 1971
2
40
Berman, Eugene, 1935
2
41
Berman, Eugene, circa 1935
5
Brouch, Louis Exhibition at the Century Association, 1975
2
42
Crawford, Ralston, 1977
2
43
Ferber, Herbert, 1976 September
2
45
Fitzgerald, Joan, 1977
2
46
Gillespie, Gregory, 1969
2
47
Hazdi, Dimitri, Sculpture Exhibition, Rome, 1969
2
48
Hertzl, Emanuel Foundry, Rome, 1969 February
2
44
Noguchi, Isamu; Foundry, 1968-1969
2
49
Perlin, Bernard, 1977
2
50
Prestopino, Gregorio, 1969
2
51
Suttman, Paul and Wife, 1969
2
52
White, Robert Winthrop, 1969
2
53

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