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The Museum of Modern Art Museum Archives
Finding Aid prepared by Suzana Chilaka, The Winthrop Group, 2018

Overview of the Collection

Creator: McShine, Kynaston
Title: Kynaston McShine Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1896–2010
Bulk Dates: 1968-2004
Quantity: 28.7 Linear Feet
65 5" manuscript boxes and one flat oversized box
Abstract: The Kynaston McShine Papers consist of correspondence, notes, emails, ephemera, 35mm slides and photographs that document the curator's personal and professional life during his 40-plus year tenure at MoMA and time at the Jewish Museum.

Arrangement

The Kynaston McShine Papers are arranged in five series and subseries that include McShine's office files from his time at the Jewish Museum and The Museum of Modern Art in addition to his personal papers. These records integrate 26 record cartons and one shoebox of unprocessed materials, nine of which were held in the Museum records management program and 18 from McShine's MoMA office. Records were not clearly separated into series; small groups of like materials were spread across the boxes, mixed with other record groups. These records also incorporate the Kynaston McShine Information Exhibition Research collection processed in 1992 and revised in 2008. The arrangement for the current collection reflects the major groupings within the collection. To facilitate research and discovery, office records were separated from personal files and materials from the Jewish Museum and MoMA are divided into series.
Series I: The Jewish Museum (1966-1974)
Series II: MoMA Office Files (1947-2009)
Subseries II.A: Exhibition Files (1968-2005)
Subseries II.B: General Files (1947-2009)
Subseries II.C: Travel Files (1968-2007)
Series III: Personal Papers (1828-2010) (bulk 1968-2007)
Series IV: Photographs (1896-2008)
Series V: Kynaston McShine "Information" Exhibition Research (1964-1971)
Subseries V.A: Secondary Source Material: Periodicals and Publications (1965-1970)
Subseries V.B: Research Material Arranged by Country (1964-1971)
Subseries V.C: Periodicals and Exhibition Catalogues Related to Conceptual Art (1968-1970)
Subseries V.D: Artists Files Arranged Alphabetically (1969-1970)


Biographical Note

Kynaston Leigh Gerard McShine was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on February 20, 1935 to Austen Hutton McShine, a bank president, and Leonora Pujadas, founder and president of Trinidad's League of Women Voters. Born and raised in a financially well-to-do and educated family, McShine left Trinidad as a young man to attend Dartmouth College, where he earned a bachelor of arts in Philosophy in 1958. Soon after, he attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he studied English Language and Literature, but left before completing his graduate degree.

After leaving Michigan in 1959, McShine moved to New York City with hopes of finding a job in publishing. Though he was able to secure a position typing manuscripts, McShine was encouraged by Donald Allen of Grove Press to apply for a job at The Museum of Modern Art. McShine recalled that at worst he could work a part-time administrative job at the Museum and still have time to look for publishing work, and at best he might be able to join the Museum's Publications Department as a novice. Instead, in July of 1959, McShine was hired as an Exhibitions Assistant in the Department of Circulating Exhibitions and the International Program. This fortunate turn of fate began McShine's storied career as a curator who invested almost 50 years at MoMA and influenced multiple generations in the art world.

As an Exhibitions Assistant, in addition to translating press from French, McShine spent time working in the warehouse where he learned and gained hands-on experience with exhibitions, packing, conditioning, and the work of registrars. Furthermore, he volunteered to help conduct research for William Seitz's exhibition, The Art of Assemblage [MoMA Exh. #695, October 4–November 12, 1961]. After his research lead to an interest in the artist Joseph Cornell, Seitz published McShine's entry on Cornell in the exhibition catalogue, a moment McShine described as his first entrée into the formal museum world. From 1960–1962, McShine studied at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. During his time in Circulating Exhibitions, McShine directed three exhibitions, Josef Albers: Homage to the Square (1964), American Collages [MoMA Exh. #766, May 11–July 25, 1965], and Four American Sculptors (1965). McShine was also involved in curating for the Art in Embassies program for the International Council, an experience he described as having prepared him for curating exhibitions as his responsibilities included developing relationships with artists as well as overseeing the selection, framing, packing, and shipping of artwork.

In 1965, upon Rene d'Harnoncourt's advice to work at another museum to gain experience and return to MoMA at a higher position, McShine accepted a position as Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Jewish Museum. It was here that McShine directed one of the most influential exhibitions in contemporary art, Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors (1966), widely considered the first American museum exhibition to survey what is now known as minimalism in art. The exhibition featured 42 artists including Donald Judd, Sol Lewitt, Ellsworth Kelly, and Anne Truitt. In addition, McShine directed other acclaimed exhibitions at the Jewish Museum including, Yves Klein (1967), Large Scale American Paintings (1967), and Recent Italian Painting and Sculpture (1968). After serving as Acting Director of the Jewish Museum form 1967–1968, McShine returned to MoMA as Associate Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture.

In this role, McShine curated the seminal survey of Conceptual art, Information [MoMA Exh. #934, July 2–September 20, 1970]. The exhibition featured 150 men and women from 15 countries and is considered to be the first survey of conceptual art in America and among the earliest to explore the impact of technology on art. The exhibition was also important in the inclusion and open discussion of politics, as the show debuted on the heels of the Art Workers Coalition protests and demands which, among other reasons, singled MoMA out for the Museum's lack of diversity and leadership in politics. McShine allowed the controversial anti-Vietnam War poster And Babies, depicting the My Lai Massacre, to be included in the exhibition after Museum leadership disavowed the poster. In fact, McShine continued to display the poster in his office years after the exhibition.

McShine was promoted to Curator, Painting and Sculpture in 1971, Senior Curator in 1980, Acting Chief Curator of the department in 2002, and became Chief Curator at Large in 2003. During his forty-year tenure at MoMA, McShine went on to curate over twenty exhibitions including Ways of Looking [MoMA Exh. #974, July 28–November 1, 1971], Tony Smith/81 More [MoMA Exh. #985a, November 27, 1971–February 2, 1972], Marcel Duchamp [MoMA Exh. #1050, December 28, 1973–February 24, 1974], Joseph Cornell [MoMA Exh. #1297, November 11, 1980–January 20, 1981], BERLINART 1961-1987, Andy Warhol: A Retrospective [MoMA Exh. #1510, February 6–May 2, 1989], The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect [MoMA Exh. #1828, March 10(14)–June 1, 1999], and To Be Looked At [Moma Exh. #1899, June 29, 2002–September 6, 2004], Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years [MoMA Exh. #2007, June 3, 2007–September 10, 2007; The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, June 3, 2007–September 24, 2007], among many others. Though many of McShine's exhibitions were positively received, his 1984 exhibition, An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture [MoMA Exh. #1377, May 17–August 19, 1984], came under fire for featuring only thirteen female artists out of the total 165 artists. The exhibition is credited with spurring the formation of the Guerrilla Girls, a female artist activist group that operates to this day to protest and bring awareness of sexism and racism.

In addition, McShine was also active in the MoMA Projects exhibition series, an ongoing initiative to present work by emerging artists and to give the junior curatorial staff the opportunity to initiate and organize exhibitions of art new to the Museum.

Apart from his work at MoMA, McShine was also instrumental in the founding of the Studio Museum in Harlem, serving as a Trustee from 1968–1974. He was also involved in art education through his work as Assistant Professor of Art History at Hunter College and a lecturer in Art History at the School of Visual Arts, Yale University, University of Colorado, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and many more. Moreover, throughout his career McShine was a trustee of the National Exhibitions Committee for the American Federation of Arts, member of the Advisory Committee for Documenta, a board member for Artists Space, member of the Visual Arts Committee, honorary member of the International Council of The Museum of Modern Art and many more.

Among his numerous recognitions, McShine was awarded the 2003 Award for Curatorial Excellence by the Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, Award for Achievement as a Scholar and a Curator from the Studio Museum in 2004, and received an honorary degree from The University of the West Indies.

McShine retired from MoMA in 2008 after 40 years of service. On January 8th 2018, Kynaston McShine died at the Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan; he was 82. As noted in his obituary in The New York Times, McShine was an audacious curator who organized some of the most influential contemporary art exhibitions of the late 20th century, who also, as a West-Indian, "held a highly visible curatorial position when the ranks of art museum curator in the United States were almost entirely white."


Scope and Content

Series I: The Jewish Museum consists of a small set of records retained by McShine that highlight his career at the Jewish Museum from 1965–1968. In addition to photographs and 35mm slides of his most well-known exhibitions, including Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors (1966) and Yves Klein (1967), this series also contains images used in a lecture and some correspondence regarding exhibition planning and research. A majority of these files were located together in a records management box and other items were incorporated from across the collection. The files are arranged in chronological order.

Series II: MoMA Office Files documents McShine's 40-year career at The Museum of Modern Art, from his return in 1968 and post-2008 retirement activities. The series is divided into three subseries. Subseries II.A Exhibition Files primarily contains exhibition proposals, Projects series records, and other exhibition files. This subseries is arranged chronologically. Subseries II.B General Files contains various work, event, and professional related materials throughout McShine's career and is arranged chronologically. Finally, Subseries II.C Travel Files includes records and ephemera from McShine's various travels around the world on MoMA business and is arranged chronologically. While this series covers a wide range of topics and time, it is not comprehensive of all of McShine's work and activities.

Series III: Personal Papers includes correspondence, greeting cards, ephemera, and records regarding McShine's personal collection. Of note are the numerous letters from McShine's parents, particularly his mother, throughout his early years at the Museum. The series is arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

Series IV: Photographs includes over 400 photographs of McShine's travels, friends, family, events, and portraits. The series is arranged chronologically.

Series V: These records were assembled by Kynaston McShine for Information [MoMA Exh. #934, July 2-September 20 1970]. The series includes correspondence with artists concerning biographies, proposals, instructions for exhibition, and photographs. Noteworthy correspondents include Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, James Lee Byars, Group Frontera, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Lucy Lippard, Bruce McLean, N. E. Thing Co., OHO Group, and Adrian Piper. See container list for oversize materials.

In a memorandum to Arthur Drexler dated February 5, 1970, Kynaston McShine described the exhibition:

"As you know my exhibition 'Information' is primarily concerned with the strongest international art movement or 'style' of the moment which is 'conceptual art,' 'art povera,' 'earthworks,' 'systems,' 'process art,' etc. in its broadest definition.

The exhibition will demonstrate the non-object quality of this work and the fact that it transcends the traditional categories of painting, sculpture, photography, film, drawing, prints, etc."


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

The records are open for research except for materials related to personnel matters, acquisitions, donors, and insurance valuations located in Series II.A Exhibition Files, II.B MoMA Office Files, and Series III Personal Papers; see notes for individual folders.

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Kynaston McShine Papers are the physical property of The Museum of Modern Art. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Museum. Literary rights including copyright belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the MoMA Archives.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in DADABASE, the library catalog of The Museum of Modern Art. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Subjects:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Information. 1970 -- Archives.
Conceptual art -- Exhibitions -- History -- Sources.
Environment (Art) -- Exhibitions -- History -- Sources.
McShine, Kynaston -- Archives.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Long version: Kynaston McShine Papers, [series.folder]. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York.

Short version: KM, [series.folder]. MoMA Archives, NY.

Provenance

Nine boxes were transferred to the records management program in the mid-2000's by McShine's assistant Michael Carey. The remaining boxes were materials found in McShine's MoMA office and transferred to the Archives at various points over the years. Series V was processed as a collection in 1992 and revised in 2008. It was incorporated into this collection in 2018.

Processing and Condition Information

The collection as a whole is in good condition. In processing, staples and other metal fasteners were removed; folders and other housings were discarded or replaced with acid-free equivalents; photographs, negatives and other photographic materials were rehoused in polyester sleeves; and acidic and other unstable materials were isolated or encapsulated as appropriate.


Container List

Series I: The Jewish Museum 1966-1974

Folder Title Date
I.1 "European Painters Today" 35mm Lecture Slides

Contains 51 color 35mm slides used for lecture held at the Jewish Museum.

1966-1968
I.2 Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors (1966) 35mm Slides

Contains 96 color 35mm slides of exhibition curated by McShine and held at the Jewish Museum.

1966
I.3 Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors (1966) Photographs

Contains 11 black-and-white photographs of exhibition held at the Jewish Museum.

1966
I.4 Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors (1966) Photo Album

Contains approximately 80 black-and-white 8x10 photographs of exhibition held at the Jewish Museum.

1966
I.5 Primary Structures Symposium

Contains magnetic recording tape of symposium held at the Jewish Museum on May 2, 1966. Includes letter from Brydon E. Smith.

1966, 1974
I.6 Staff Identification Cards

Contains McShine's ID cards for the Jewish Museum.

1966-1967
I.7 Yves Klein (1967)

Contains 46 color 35mm slides of exhibition curated by McShine and held at the Jewish Museum.

1967
I.8 AFA Show

Includes correspondence, notes, list of possible Painting & Sculpture exhibitions, and catalogue lists for Some Younger American Painters and Sculptors.

1968
I.9 Gutai Movement

Contains correspondence and Ingram Merrill Foundation grant application for Gutai movement research in Japan. Also includes expense estimates, description of project, and travel information booklets.

1968
I.10 Large Scale American Paintings

Catalogue of the exhibition.

c. 1968
I.11 Karl Katz Memorandum

Contains Katz' July 25, 1968 to David Finn regarding possibility of McShine consulting at the Jewish Museum after starting at MoMA.

1968
I.12 Suites: Recent Prints (1968)

Six black-and-white installation photographs of exhibition directed by McShine and exhibition catalogue.

1968

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Series II: MoMA Office Files 1947-2009

Subseries II.A: Exhibition Files 1968-2005

Folder Title Date
II.A.1 Exhibition Proposals 1 of 13: From Outside MoMA

Correspondence and memos, primarily to and from William S. Lieberman, regarding responses to exhibition proposals.

1969-1971
II.A.2 Exhibition Proposals 2 of 13: Illusion

Contains correspondence, proposal, memos, and meeting summaries regarding Illusion exhibition with Institute of Contemporary Arts Limited.

1969-1971
II.A.3 Exhibition Proposals 3 of 13

MoMA Exhibition Proposal forms and Exhibitions Committee meeting materials. Also contains Marcel Duchamp: Through the Glass proposal and contents list.

1969, 1971, 1977
II.A.4 Exhibition Proposals 4 of 13

Contains memos regarding exhibition proposals and discussions.

1970
II.A.5 Exhibition Proposals 5 of 13

Kynaston McShine and William S. Lieberman memos regarding exhibition proposals. Also contains Painting and Sculpture schedule of exhibitions.

1970-1974
II.A.6 Exhibition Proposals 6 of 13

Memorandums and correspondence regarding potential exhibitions and A Handbook of Twentieth Century Art.

1971-1973
II.A.7 Exhibition Proposals 7 of 13: (Internal MoMA)

Includes correspondence and memos on exhibition proposals and MoMA's 50th Anniversary celebration.

1972-1978
II.A.8 Exhibition Proposals 8 of 13: Open Circuits

Includes Richard L. Palmer memo to Planning Committee regarding Open Circuits proposal with brief summary attachment. Also contains Open Circuits: An International Exhibition Devoted to the Past, Present and Future of Television MoMA 1974 catalogue and conference materials.

1972, 1974
II.A.9 Exhibition Proposals 9 of 13: Rejected

Includes correspondence and exhibition materials related to proposals including catalogues, posters, and newspaper clippings.

1972-1973
II.A.10 Exhibition Proposals 10 of 13: Outside

Includes correspondence and memos regarding exhibition proposals and artist introductions.

1972-1973
II.A.11 Exhibition Proposals 11 of 13: Laser Art

Contains postcards and correspondence regarding discussion of laser art exhibition proposal.

1973
II.A.12 Exhibition Proposals 12 of 13

Contains memos and exhibition proposal.

2002
II.A.13 Exhibition Proposals 13 of 13: Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture from the Collection 1904-1914

Contains typed list of works for proposed exhibition, includes handwritten annotations in red.

undated
II.A.14 Exhibition Files

Contains correspondence, memos, and brochures regarding exhibitions hosted or supported by MoMA including, Contemporary Portraits, British Artists: 6 Painters 6 Sculptors, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe [MoMA Exh. #790, February 2-March 23, 1966], Inflated Images, Masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Art of Assemblage, Paperworks [MoMA Exh. #946b, November 24, 1970-January 10, 1971], Julio Gonzalez [MoMA Exh. #879, January 21-March 18, 1969], John D. Graham [MoMA Exh. #865, August 13-October 13, 1968], Lyonel Feininger: The Ruin by the Sea [MoMA Exh. #837, August 1-September 24, 1967], Artist as His Subject [MoMA Exh. #826a, April 28-30, 1967] [MoMA Exh. #831, June 6-September 17, 1967], Art in the Mirror [MoMA Exh. #812, November 22, 1966-February 6, 1967].

1966, 1969, 1973
II.A.15 New Media: New Methods

Exhibition itinerary, correspondence, articles, and newspaper clippings.

1968
II.A.16 Information [MoMA Exh. #934, July 2-September 20, 1970]: Research Travel Expenses

Contains memos, notes, invoices and expense lists for travels. See also Series V.

1969-1970
II.A.17 P&S (Painting and Sculpture) Program

Contains exhibition descriptions, schedules, and Creative Artists Public Service Program (CAPS) artist biographies.

1969
II.A.18 Parks Department

Correspondence regarding student poster competition and exhibition.

1969
II.A.19 Kasimir Malevich

MoMA memos and correspondence with Stedelijk Museum and Annely Juda Fine Art.

Restricted material removed: acquisitions records.

1970-1972
II.A.20 Manzoni

Memo from Jennifer Licht to William S. Lieberman regarding Manzoni exhibition.

1970
II.A.21 Projects 1 of 14: General

Contains photograph requisition forms, Projects Committee memos, correspondence, and lists regarding various Projects series.

1970-1974
II.A.22 Projects 2 of 14: Proposals by Staff

Includes Projects series proposals with supporting materials. Also includes memos on specific project updates, and guidelines.

1970-1975
II.A.23 Projects 3 of 14: Antin

Contains correspondence and exhibition proposal regarding Eleanor Antin. Also includes newspaper clippings regarding the artist and her work, and exhibition photos.

1972
II.A.24 Projects 4 of 14: Antoni Muntadas - Actividades

Contains binder with Muntadas proposal for Projects series.

1972
II.A.25 Projects 5 of 14: Close/Porter

Includes memos, correspondence, and exhibition cards for Liliana Porter and Chuck Close exhibition. Also contains biographical notes on Porter.

1972
II.A.26 Projects 6 of 14: Luis Fernando Benedit

Contains press release, correspondence, seven black and white photographs.

1972
II.A.27 Projects 7 of 14: Proposals Rejected

Contains proposals for Projects with supporting materials and rejection letters.

1972-1975
II.A.28 Projects 8 of 14: Hamish Fulton

Includes memo regarding proposals and correspondence.

1973
II.A.29 Projects 9 of 14: Proposals

Correspondence with exhibition proposals and supplemental materials. Also contains press releases and memos and correspondence regarding exhibition planning.

1973-1974
II.A.30 Projects 10 of 14: Proposals to Kynaston

Contains postcards, memos and correspondence with attachments, regarding Projects proposals. Attachments include images, exhibition catalogues, brochures.

1973-1975
II.A.31 Projects 11 of 14: 1974-1979

Includes correspondence with attachments, Projects series updates, press releases, notes, memos, and Projects Committee agendas and minutes.

1974-1979
II.A.32 Projects 12 of 14: Broodthaers

Contains list of Projects series 1974-1975, memos, notes, and correspondence with Marcel Broodthaers and regarding his death.

1975, 1977
II.A.33 Projects 13 of 14: Possibilities (hold)

Contains Projects Committee meeting memos, project proposals with supplemental materials, correspondence.

1976-1977
II.A.34 Projects 14 of 14: 1980

Contains correspondence, Projects Committee memos, information on Projects annual series.

1977-1980
II.A.35 Possible Projects: Melotti

Contains correspondence regarding discussion of Fausto Melotti exhibition.

1971-1972
II.A.36 Color As Language, Brazil

Contains correspondence and memo regarding exhibition and includes photographs of McShine, notes, and travel ephemera.

1972-1975
II.A.37 Exhibition Schedules

Includes calendars of MoMA and circulating exhibitions.

1972, 1974, 1982
II.A.38 Joel Shapiro

Includes correspondence, eight black-and-white photographs, and four color 35mm slides of exhibition held at the Paula Cooper Gallery.

1972-1974
II.A.39 Marcel Duchamp [MoMA Exh. #1050, December 28, 1973-February 24, 1974]: Chess

Contains correspondence, handwritten notes, and press clipping.

1972
II.A.40 Marcel Duchamp [MoMA Exh. #1050, December 28, 1973-February 24, 1974]: NEH Application

Includes joint project grant application by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and MoMA, Richard Oldenberg letter, and exhibition proposal.

c.1972
II.A.41 Marcel Duchamp [MoMA Exh. #1050, December 28, 1973-February 24, 1974]: Notes for My Text

Includes handwritten draft and notes regarding Marcel Duchamp, possibly for exhibition catalogue.

c. 1972
II.A.42 Marcel Duchamp [MoMA Exh. #1050, December 28, 1973-February 24, 1974]: Sanouillet Foundation

Memorandum from Michel Sanouillet of Notre-Dame des Vignerons regarding Marcel Duchamp writings.

c. 1972
II.A.43 Marcel Duchamp [MoMA Exh. #1050, December 28, 1973-February 24, 1974]: Pataphysics

Includes correspondence and research regarding Pataphysics and Duchamp's membership in College of Pataphysics.

1973-1974
II.A.44 Marcel Duchamp [MoMA Exh. #1050, December 28, 1973-February 24, 1974]: Schwarz Correspondence

Contains communications from Arturo Schwarz and memos, correspondence, and related records regarding damage claim.

1973-1974, 1979
II.A.45 Marcel Duchamp [MoMA Exh. #1050, December 28, 1973-February 24, 1974]

Contains brochures, program, correspondence, and newspaper article regarding MoMA and the Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition.

1973-1974
II.A.46 Marcel Duchamp [MoMA Exh. #1050, December 28, 1973-February 24, 1974]: Schwarz Correspondence

Contains correspondence with Arturo Schwarz regarding Door: 11 rue Larrey, loans, and catalogue.

1973-1974
II.A.47 MoMA Exhibition Grant Applications

Includes NEA applications and supporting documentation for American Romantic Tradition and African Textiles and Decorative Arts [MoMA Exh. #1012c, October 11, 1972-January 31, 1973].

1972-1975
II.A.48 MoMA Exhibitions Invitations

Board of Trustees invitations to previews of The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect [MoMA Exh. #1828, March 10(14)-June 1, 1999], BERLINART 1961-1987 [MoMA Exh. #1451, June 4-September 8, 1987], and Anselm Kiefer [MoMA Exh. #1498, October 16, 1988-January 3, 1989]. Also contains programs for Ellsworth Kelly [MoMA Exh. #1042, September 12-November 4, 1973] and The Museum As Muse.

1973-1999
II.A.49 Art of this Century

Contains Richard L. Palmer memo to McShine with exhibition expense estimate attached.

1974
II.A.50 Art of this Century Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Includes memos from Bill Rubin and Judith Di Meo, exhibition proposal, articles, and black-and-white exhibition photographs.

1974
II.A.51 China

Contains correspondence regarding United States Liaison Office exhibition in Peking.

1974-1973
II.A.52 Eight Contemporary Artists [MoMA Exh. #1076, October 9, 1974-January 5, 1975]

Includes press release and checklist.

1974
II.A.53 An International Survey of Recent Painting & Sculpture [MoMA Exh. #1377, May 17-August 19, 1984] Photograph

Contains one black-and-white press photograph by David Allison of Giulio Paolini's sculpture Mimesi.

1975
II.A.54 Five Russians

Includes exhibition proposals, exhibition programs, and newspaper clipping.

1975
II.A.55 Video Committee

Includes Projects Committee meeting memos, correspondence, press release, and planning papers regarding video program and Video Viewpoints series.

1975-1979
II.A.56 Duchamp: A. Schwarz vs. MoMA et al

Deposition transcript.

Entire folder restricted

1977
II.A.57 Joseph Cornell [MoMA Exh. #1297, November 11, 1980-January 20, 1981]

Contains various publications and articles regarding Joseph Cornell.

1965-1978
II.A.58 Joseph Cornell Notes [MoMA Exh. #1297, November 11, 1980-January 20, 1981]

Includes notes and memo regarding Joseph Cornell book.

See also II.B.140, II.B.144, and II.B.150

1980
II.A.59 Joseph Cornell [MoMA Exh. #1297, November 11, 1980-January 20, 1981] Correspondence

Contains congratulatory and suggestion letters to McShine regarding Joseph Cornell exhibition and catalogue.

1981
II.A.60 European File: Exhibitions

Contains correspondence, press releases, and calendar of exhibitions.

1982
II.A.61 Andy Warhol: A Retrospective [MoMA Exh. #1510, February 6-May 2, 1989]

Includes exhibition preview invitation, exhibition buttons and ephemera.

1989
II.A.62 Installation 35mm Slides

Contains 200 color 35mm slides, apparently of permanent collection galleries, some dated December 1998.

1998
II.A.63 THE MUSEUM AS MUSE: Artists Reflect [MoMA Exh. #1828, March 10(14)-June 1, 1999]

Contains two exhibition viewing and reception invitations for March 10, 1999.

1999
II.A.64 David Rockefeller Correspondence

Two letters of congratulations from David Rockefeller to McShine.

2001-2002
II.A.65 Curatorial Committee on Contemporary Art (CCCA)

Includes minutes of the CCCA meetings, printed emails, project update, and MoMA Stranger in the Village: Contemporary Drawings and Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art at Guild Hall final checklist.

2003
II.A.66 Garden 1 of 2

Contains planning papers for Sculpture Garden reinstallation including emails, brochure, photographs of large-scale model and sculptures, layout, event details, and checklist. Also includes CD with images.

2004
II.A.67 Garden 2 of 2

Contains planning papers for Sculpture Garden reinstallation including emails, photographs of large-scale model and sculptures, layout, loan forms, and checklist.

2004-2005

Subseries II.B: General Files 1947-2009

Folder Title Date
II.B.1 Inter-museum Agreement

Contains photocopies of memo to Museum staff regarding funding agreement between MoMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Whitney Museum and notice of agreement dissolution.

1947
II.B.2 "Challenge and Promise: Modern Art and Modern Society" René d'Harnoncourt

Contains photocopy of article from Magazine of Art.

1948
II.B.3 Ray Johnson 1 of 2

Contains photocopies of Johnson's illustrations including The Marcel Duchamp Club, History of Art News and more.

c. 1950-1973
II.B.4 Ray Johnson 2 of 2

Contains letter from T. Mancusi to Ray Johnson and includes slice of salami.

1969
II.B.5 Scrapbook

Includes newspapers clippings regarding McShine, MoMA, and art news, John Hightower telegram to McShine regarding resignation, press releases, Sleeping Gypsy history, photographs, and more.

1955, 1968, 1971-1972
II.B.6 Correspondence and Memos 1959-1971

Contains various correspondence and memos. Of note are letter from Alfred Leslie regarding artwork lost in fire, John Hightower and Wilder Green memo regarding Ellsworth Kelly Exhibition, and 1959 memo from William A.M. Burden to René d'Harnoncourt regarding timeline for major exhibitions.

1959-1971
II.B.7 Rockefeller, 30th Anniversary

Contains "Report of the Chairman of the 30th Anniversary Committee of the Museum of Modern Art" and newspaper clipping on Rockefeller family.

1959, 1969
II.B.8 Kynaston McShine Petition File

Contains McShine's visa petition and application records.

1962-1963
II.B.9 Museum Collections Acquisition Lists 1 of 2

Acquisition records.

Entire folder restricted

1964-1968
II.B.10 Museum Collections Acquisition Lists 1 of 2

Acquisition records.

Entire folder restricted

1964-1968
II.B.11 d'Harnoncourt Report to Trustees

Contains "The Report to the Trustee Ad Hoc Committee To Study Future Policies of the Museum of Modern Art" with opening by René d' Harnoncourt and "The Museum Collections--Outline of Present Functions and Responsibilities" prepared by Alfred H. Barr, Jr.

1965
II.B.12 Stables of Artists: Galleries

Includes lists of artists represented at various galleries.

c.1967
II.B.13 Acquisitions 1968-1969

Acquisitions meeting minutes and notes.

Entire folder restricted

1968-1969
II.B.14 Black Mountain College

Includes correspondence, memorandums and exhibition proposal.

1968, 1971-1972
II.B.15 California

Includes list of California artists represented in The Museum of Modern Art, handwritten notes, and newspaper clippings.

1968
II.B.16 Correspondence 1969

Contains various correspondence, mostly routine.

1968-1969
II.B.17 Correspondence and Notes 1968 & 1969

Contains various correspondence regarding non-MoMA exhibitions, recommendation letters from McShine, and more. Also contains exhibition notes for the Studio Museum and miscellaneous handwritten notes.

1968-1969
II.B.18 Exhibitions and Acquisitions Lists of NYC Museums 1960's

Lists for the Jewish Museum, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Whitney Museum of American Art.

c.1968
II.B.19 Latin America: Program

Contains International Council memos and project planning, chronological listing of exhibitions circulated in Latin America by MoMA, correspondence, budget estimate, report to Trustees on trip, Bates Lowry memo to staff on proposed Latin American Program for the Museum, and meeting minutes of the Program Sub-Committee for Latin America.

1968-1970
II.B.20 McShine Planner 1968

Contains unbound annotated planner.

1968
II.B.21 McShine Resumé

Contains black-and-white photograph of McShine, resumé drafts, and MoMA press releases on McShine staff appointment.

1968-1972, 2007
II.B.22 Nuremberg

Wilder Green correspondence, budget, meeting minutes, and notes regarding Institut fur Moderne Kunst, Biennale Nurenberg.

1968-1969
II.B.23 Office Files 1960s-1980s

Contains correspondence, notes, telegrams, press releases, MoMA brochures, and more. Of note is memo regarding new experimental courses at The Center for Black Studies.

1968-1982
II.B.24 Penguin

Includes correspondence with Penguin Books and copy of unsigned agreement.

1968-1972
II.B.25 Study Center

Contains correspondence, proposal and documentation regarding Lillie P. Bliss International Study Center and New York State Council on the Arts–State University of New York Conference materials.

1968-1969
II.B.26 Theater

Includes notes on artists and theater, correspondence and research regarding Sotheby's Diaghilev catalogues.

1968-1969
II.B.27 1969 Artists Protest

Contains memo to Elizabeth Shaw and newspaper clippings regarding artists' strike.

1969
II.B.28 1969 MoMA Appointment Calendar

Contains McShine's copy of MoMA Appointment Calendar published by the Junior Council, blank inside.

1969
II.B.29 Alien Artists in N.Y.

Contains Fernando Maza information sheet and cards with other artist personal information.

c.1969
II.B.30 Ambasz Report to Drexler

Contains report Arthur Drexler "Relative to Remarks and Policy Recommendations for the Department of Architecture and Design," preliminary version, Emilio Ambasz.

1969
II.B.31 Art Workers Coalition (AWC)

Contains AWC demonstration flyers and statements, letter to Bates Lowry from Tom Lloyd and Faith Ringgold, and MoMA memos.

1969
II.B.32 AWC, Artist's Relations

Contains correspondence and memos regarding meetings with Women Artist Revolutionaries (WAR), Art Workers Coalition (AWC), demands from AWC, and information sheet for Students and Artists United for a Martin Luther King, Jr. Wing for Black and Puerto Rican Art at the Museum of Modern Art.

1969-1970
II.B.33 Bibliography

List of books and periodicals in McShine's office.

1969
II.B.34 Gertrude Stein

Contains collection checklists and Rona Roob article "William S. Paley and the Gertrude Stein Collection" (1969).

1969, 2001
II.B.35 Institute of International Education

Contains I.I.E. Artists Abroad list.

c.1969
II.B.36 Junior Council

Includes Christmas Card Committee meeting minutes November 1969 and January-February 1970.

1969-1970
II.B.37 K. McShine-General 1969

General correspondence and memos. Also includes memo with proposal to charge fees for loans.

1969
II.B.38 Museum Memos

Memos and press releases regarding Museum-artist relations and demonstration. Memos include attachments and newspaper clippings.

1969
II.B.39 Notes & Addresses, South America

Includes address cards, notes, and correspondence.

1969
II.B.40 São Paolo Protest

Materials are in French and contains correspondence and dossier for "Non a la biennale de São Paulo."

1969
II.B.41 South America

Contains travel schedule, correspondence, notes, regarding travels in South America and Latin American artists in Europe.

1969
II.B.42 Studio Museum 1 of 2

Contains Studio Museum financial statements and data, materials regarding exhibitions, membership program, and fund raising. Also contains Board of Trustees meeting minutes, constitution and by-laws, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and information on black artists.

1969-1970
II.B.43 Studio Museum 2 of 2

Studio Museum Board of Trustees meeting minutes, correspondence, memos, financial statements and expenses, cross-fertilization proposal, and newspaper clippings.

1970-1971
II.B.44 The American Federation of Arts

Correspondence concerning National Exhibition Committee and proposed exhibitions.

1969
II.B.45 The International A-G: Lecture NCFA

Includes handwritten speech draft "Fashion & Politics," lecture at the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), Smithsonian delivered on April 10, 1969.

1969
II.B.46 1970 MoMA Appointment Calendar

Contains McShine's copy of MoMA Appointment Calendar published by the Junior Council, annotated.

1970
II.B.47 Acquisitions 1970-1971

Acquisitions meeting minutes and notes.

Entire folder restricted

1970-1971
II.B.48 Acquisitions Curatorial Council

Acquisition meeting records.

Entire folder restricted

c. 1970
II.B.49 The American Federation of Arts 1 of 2

Contains minutes of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees meetings, memorandums, correspondence, and press releases.

1970-1975
II.B.50 The American Federation of Arts 2 of 2

Contains minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting, correspondence, and McShine nomination to the Board.

1972-1974
II.B.51 Art Strike

Contains press release, statements and demands by Art Worker's Coalition and Guerilla Art Action Group, MoMA Response, and newspaper clippings.

1970
II.B.52 Black Art Gallery

Lewis-Kuykendall Art Gallery prospectus.

1970
II.B.53 Child Study Association of America

Includes correspondence, memos, and Art Benefit Committee list.

1970
II.B.54 Congratulatory Correspondence

Contains correspondence, the majority congratulate McShine on promotion to Chief Curator at Large and for Bard College Award for Curatorial Excellence.

1970-2008
II.B.55 Curatorial Council Committee

Contains reports to the Curatorial Council Committee regarding community relations and exhibitions. Also includes Trustee Exhibition Committee meeting minutes, notes, and memos on reports, committee restructuring, exhibition program, and more.

1970-1971
II.B.56 Curatorial Council Reports

Includes reports to the Curatorial Council Committee on exhibitions, personnel, acquisitions, artist relations, and publication program. Also contains report to Arthur Drexler "Relative to remarks and policy recommendations for the Department of Architecture and Design."

1970-1971
II.B.57 Drawings & Prints Acquisitions

Acquisition records.

Entire folder restricted

1970-1975
II.B.58 K. McShine-General 1970

General correspondence and brochures on studying abroad.

1970
II.B.59 Latin America Collection

Includes Advisory Committee on Latin American Acquisitions records and list of Latin American artists represented in MoMA collection.

1970
II.B.60 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 1 of 4

Contains correspondence and summary regarding NEA programs 1972. Includes requests for McShine to nominate and evaluate possible recipients.

1970-1972
II.B.61 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 2 of 4

Contains correspondence and guides to National Endowment for the Arts Museum and other programs.

See also II.B.107

1973, 1975
II.B.62 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 3 of 4: Paintings & Sculpture Grant

Includes correspondence, memos, and planning documents regarding P&S Museum Purchase Plan, grant application, funding, and press announcement. Also contains materials regarding panel for Arts Endowment.

1973-1979
II.B.63 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 4 of 4

Contains correspondence and procedures for NEA grant applicants. Includes SUNY proposal and administrative notes.

1977-1978
II.B.64 New York City Cultural Council

Contains one letter to McShine from Kay Stratton, Chairman, Visual Arts Committee, regarding artist housing in SOHO.

1970
II.B.65 Nova Scotia College of Art & Design

Correspondence regarding loaned artwork, McShine visits to the school and The Nova Scotia Series pamphlets.

1970-1976
II.B.66 "Report of the Curatorial Council Committee on Exhibitions"

Contains several copies of report, submitted by the Committee on which McShine was Chairman, Painting and Sculpture.

c.1970
II.B.67 Visual Arts Committee, Department of Parks and Cultural Affairs

Includes correspondence, minutes of the Visual Arts Committee meetings, bulletins and brochures.

1970-1975
II.B.68 Arnaldo Pomodoro

Pomodoro correspondence to McShine.

1971, undated
II.B.69 Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc.

Includes correspondence and report The Afro-American Artist: A Search for Identity.

1971, 1978
II.B.70 "How it Looks from Cezanne to Pop," The New York Times

Contains several photocopies of August 13, 1971 James R. Mellow article regarding Ways of Looking [MoMA Exh. #974, July 28-November 1, 1971] exhibition, directed by McShine.

1971
II.B.71 Inter-office Communications

Contains internal correspondence and memos from William Rubin and William Lieberman. Also includes Charlotte Kantz memo regarding staffing and department personnel allocation of responsibilities.

1971-1975
II.B.72 K. McShine-General 1971

General correspondence, inquiries, and memos. Also includes purchase requisition forms and telegrams.

1971
II.B.73 Old Mail Answered

Includes external correspondence and inquiries.

1971
II.B.74 PASTA Strike

Contains copy of USA National Labor Relations Board Charge Against Employer form, flyers, press release, correspondence, John B. Hightower all-staff memo, strike chronology, PASTA letter to public and memo to picketers.

1971
II.B.75 Staff Association/Negotiations

Includes Professional and Administrative Staff Association (PASTA) strike correspondence, notes, John B. Hightower staff and Board of Trustees memos, reports, press release, negotiations, and "Stipulation of Settlement" with bargaining agreement. Also contains newspaper clipping and telegram regarding John B. Hightower resignation and financial situation of Museum.

1971-1973
II.B.76 Trustee Committee Report: Afro-American, Hispanic, and Other Ethnic Art

Includes June 1971 report by the Committee to Study Afro-American, Hispanic and Other Ethnic Art by J. Frederic Byers III, Chairman.

1971
II.B.77 Correspondence 1972-1976

Contains correspondence with colleagues and artists including Nicolás García Uriburu and Emmanuel Pereire.

1972-1976
II.B.78 Duchamp-Yale Lecture

Handwritten draft of speech with notes.

c.1972-1974
II.B.79 Emmanuel Pereire

Dick Palmer and Emmanuel Pereire memos; includes draft pages of Projet de Programme Angelique.

1972-1974
II.B.80 Frank O'Hara

Contains press clipping and event invitation regarding Frank O'Hara. Also includes correspondence and program for "New Songs to Poems by Frank O'Hara."

1972
II.B.81 Guggenheim

Contains John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships brochures, correspondence, and blank applications.

1972-1975
II.B.82 K. McShine-General 1972

General correspondence, inquiries, and memos.

1972
II.B.83 NEA/NEH General Information

Contains blank NEA applications, Museum Program guidelines and press releases regarding grant announcements. Also contains NEH applicant guidelines.

1972
II.B.84 Office Files 1972

Correspondence, International Program Committee meeting materials, financials, Munich Spring Meeting agenda, and press release on McShine appointment as Curator.

1972
II.B.85 Vostell-Environment

Includes stamped announcement for Vostell's Technological Oak Tree event, April 1972. One side addressed to Director, Museum of Modern Art and other side "DUCHAMP HAS QUALIFIED THE OBJECT INTO ART I HAVE QUALIFIED LIFE INTO ART," edition 263/500.

1972
II.B.86 1973 MoMA Appointment Calendar

Contains McShine's copy of MoMA Appointment Calendar published by the Junior Council, annotated and includes event flyers and invitations.

1973
II.B.87 The 1973-74 Fortune Diary

Contains McShine's planner, annotated.

1973-1974
II.B.88 Correspondence

Contains correspondence regarding research travel, exhibition proposals, Painting & Sculpture meeting agenda, Bi-centennial celebration ideas. Also contains press clippings regarding MoMA and Museum and non-Museum exhibition cards.

1973-1977
II.B.89 Euphronios Vase

Newspaper clippings regarding vase controversy.

1973
II.B.90 K. McShine-General 1973

General correspondence includes inquiries regarding job openings, exhibitions, donating artwork, and more.

1973
II.B.91 Longview Foundation

Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings and non-MoMA exhibition catalogues.

1973-1976
II.B.92 McShine Research

Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, exhibition catalogues for Sam Gilliam at the Fendrick Gallery.

1973-1976
II.B.93 New York State Council on the Arts

Contains correspondence and memos regarding 1980-81 funding cycle panel

1973, 1980-1981
II.B.94 Non-MoMA Exhibitions 1 of 2

Exhibition invitations and announcement cards regarding non-MoMA exhibitions. Some are annotated and personal invitations to McShine from artists. Also includes gallery and exhibition schedules, newsletter, pamphlets and brochures.

1973-2003, undated
II.B.95 Non-MoMA Exhibitions 2 of 2

Contains non-MoMA exhibition catalogues with attached notes.

1976-2004
II.B.96 Office Files 1973

Contains The American Federation of Arts Board of Trustees meeting minutes, MoMA calendars and staff directory, New York City Cultural Council Visual Arts Committee meeting minutes, non-MoMA exhibition invitations, and newspaper clippings.

1973
II.B.97 Office Files 1973-1974

Contains various office files including event invitations, correspondence, articles, notes, list of attendees for 1975 Dedication of Galleries.

1973-1974
II.B.98 Robert S. Taplinger Associates, Benedictine Art Awards

Includes correspondence and pamphlets on possible McShine involvement in 1973-74 Benedictine Art Awards hosted by Taplinger Associates.

1973-1974
II.B.99 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Contains correspondence, bulletin, newsletter, and Twenty-seventh Anniversary Awards Dinner.

1973-1976
II.B.100 The 1974-75 Fortune Diary

Contains McShine's planner, annotated.

1974-1975
II.B.101 Association for the Study of Dada & Surreal (Texas Tech University)

Includes newsletters, Hofstra University conference materials, programs, and publications.

1974
II.B.102 Braziller

Contains correspondence regarding book on Frank O'Hara.

1974
II.B.103 Documenta

Includes correspondence, itinerary, conference materials, and articles.

1974-1976
II.B.104 International Council, Spring Meeting 1974, Amsterdam

Contains travel and meeting itinerary, attendance list, and list of buildings.

1974
II.B.105 K. McShine-General 1974

General correspondence includes Emmanuel Pereire letters.

1974
II.B.106 McShine Press

Contains various newspaper clippings and articles regarding McShine.

1974-1988, 2007
II.B.107 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Memos from Jack Limpert, Nancy Englander, and James Snyder concerning NEA procedures. Also includes outline and blank copy of application.

1974
II.B.108 Documenta 1977 1 of 2

Contains correspondence with attachments, notes, cablegrams, and publicity materials.

1975-1977
II.B.109 Documenta 1977 2 of 2

Contains correspondence with attachments, notes, cablegrams, and publicity materials.

1976-1977
II.B.110 The 1976 New Yorker Diary

McShine's planner, annotated.

1975-1976
II.B.111 International Art Critics Association

Contains correspondence regarding membership.

1975, 1978
II.B.112 K. McShine-General 1975

General correspondence, memos, brochures, articles, and telegrams. Includes inquiries about Marcel Duchamp.

1975
II.B.113 Office Files 1975

Includes correspondence and press releases July through August 1975.

1975
II.B.114 Spain/Chema Cobo

Includes photocopies of articles and newspaper clippings and exhibition programs.

1975-1982
II.B.115 1976 MoMA Appointment Calendar

Contains McShine's copy of MoMA Appointment Calendar published by the Junior Council, annotated.

1976
II.B.116 Correspondence 1976-1977

Contains correspondence, notes, and excerpt from Waldo Rasmussen's memoir of Frank O'Hara, Frank in the Museum.

1976-1977
II.B.117 K. McShine-General 1976-1978

General correspondence and McShine's entry in "Who's Who in American Art."

1976-1978
II.B.118 UNESCO 1 of 2

Contains handwritten notes, International Institute for Music, Dance and Theatre newsletters, brochures, UNESCO correspondence, reports, conference materials.

1976
II.B.119 UNESCO 2 of 2

Contains memo and meeting materials regarding Meeting to Organize TACT at the Smithsonian Institution and UNESCO International Round Table report.

1977
II.B.120 Artist and Word

Includes handwritten Documenta 5 notes, The Print Collector's Newsletter, and article "Le Papier Collé ou le Proverbe en Peinture" by Tristan Tzara.

1977
II.B.121 Chronology: 1977-78

Acquisitions correspondence.

Entire folder restricted

1977-1978
II.B.122 Correspondence-General A-G

General correspondence and inquiries filed by last name Adler-Glaeser, includes attachments.

1977-1981
II.B.123 Correspondence-General H-N

General correspondence and inquiries filed by last name Hamilton-Norris. Also includes correspondence with The City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation regarding temporary sculpture exhibition permit.

1977-1981
II.B.124 Correspondence-General O-Z

General correspondence and inquiries, includes attachments. Also contains Transformations in Modern Architecture [MoMA Exh. #1250, February 21-April 24, 1979], list of architects in exhibition.

1977-1981
II.B.125 Miscellaneous Correspondence

Contains various McShine correspondence, some with artists. In loose reverse chronological order.

1977-1998
II.B.126 Office Files 1977 1 of 2

Includes correspondence, notes, and information regarding Mark Rothko works.

1977
II.B.127 Office Files 1977 2 of 2

Correspondence, notes, and International Council Spring Meeting itinerary.

1977
II.B.128 Las Vegas Trip: May 1978

Includes photocopies of ARTnews December 1977 article "Michael Heizer: 'You might say I'm in the construction business'" by John Gruen and travel materials.

1978
II.B.129 Miscellaneous 1978-1980

Various correspondence, notes, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation materials, photocopy of The Print Collector's Newsletter.

1978-1980
II.B.130 MoMA Newsletter: Hold for Distribution

Contains three copies of MoMA, No. 5, Winter 1978, quarterly newsletter published for Museum members.

1978
II.B.131 Address Cards Italy

Includes address cards, memo, correspondence, and exhibition announcements (non-MoMA).

1979-1982
II.B.132 Chronology 1979-1981

Contains correspondence, inquiries, invoices, and expense form.

1979-1981
II.B.133 Correspondence 1 of 2

Includes various correspondence and attached materials.

1979-1980
II.B.134 Correspondence 2 of 2

Contains various McShine correspondence, some with artists. In original loose reverse chronological order.

1979-1983
II.B.135 Correspondence/Work Files

Contains correspondence, Who's Who in America entry, notes, Joseph Cornell book financial notes.

1979-1980
II.B.136 KM: Correspondence & Info.

Includes 1979-1980 major exhibitions status report, correspondence, Egypt travel files, The American Federation of Arts Board of Trustees meeting minutes, project outline, and memos.

1979-1980
II.B.137 KM-Inter-office

Contains memos, various meeting materials, correspondence, events and exhibitions schedules.

1979
II.B.138 Memos: Department of Painting and Sculpture

Memos.

1979-1980
II.B.139 Miscellaneous 1979 1 of 2

Includes note cards, various correspondence, and American Federation of the Arts memo on financial year 1979.

1979
II.B.140 Miscellaneous 1979 2 of 2

Contains various correspondence, non-MoMA exhibitions ephemera, newspapers, Joseph Cornell [MoMA Exh. #1297, November 11, 1980-January 20, 1981] catalogue drafts.

1979-1980
II.B.141 MoMA - General Files

Correspondence, memos, Special Events Advisory Committee meeting minutes, International Council memos, MoMA Library Bulletin no. 68, The American Federation of Arts Board of Trustees meeting minutes.

1979-1980
II.B.142 New York State Council & Artists Space Exhibition Controversy

Contains correspondence regarding controversy surrounding Artists Space title for exhibition The N***** Drawings (un-redacted in original).

1979
II.B.143 Pending Dec. '79

Contains notes, various correspondence, P.S.1 "Image and Object in Contemporary Sculpture" program poster, China visa application form, Hal Bromm Gallery press.

1979
II.B.144 Cornell and Other Events

Contains correspondence regarding Joseph Cornell [MoMA Exh. #1297, November 11, 1980-January 20, 1981] exhibition, MoMA 50th Anniversary, International Council events including 1980 Fall Meeting, and various other. Also contains handwritten notes, invitations for events.

1980
II.B.145 Correspondence 1 of 2

Includes various correspondence and attached materials.

1980
II.B.146 Correspondence 2 of 2

Contains various correspondence, mail, notes, and minutes of the Program Committee of the International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

1980-1981
II.B.147 For Return

Includes notes with task lists, notes on window display exhibition, and "International Art Registry Service" report.

c.1980
II.B.148 Japanese/Calligraphy

Contains exhibition proposal for Shodo Today: The Way of Japanese Writing and correspondence regarding calligraphy exhibitions.

1980
II.B.149 KM-Notes

Contains handwritten notes regarding past staff, events, and drafts of invitations.

1980
II.B.150 Miscellaneous 1 of 3

Contains correspondence and notes, some reference Joseph Cornell exhibition and loan forms. Also contains inter-office communications, address cards, memo regarding new PASTA contract, McShine's article in Amerikaanse Schilderijen Collages "Amerikaanse Collages."

1980
II.B.151 Miscellaneous 2 of 3

Includes notes, correspondence, recommendation letters, and NEH applications.

1980
II.B.152 Miscellaneous 3 of 3

Contains note cards, exhibition cards and other event invitations and announcements.

1980
II.B.153 New York State Council on the Arts

Visual Arts Services panel correspondence and All Purpose Form 1979-1980 loan applications for various institutions.

1980
II.B.154 Office file—The Economist Diary 1980

Includes correspondence, memos, notes and other office papers found in 1980 planner.

1980
II.B.155 The Economist Diary 1980

McShine's planner, annotated.

1980
II.B.156 The Economist Diary 1981

McShine's planner, annotated. Also includes member list for Committee on Painting and Sculpture.

1981
II.B.157 U.S.A. Inaugural Related Shows (Out of N.Y. State)

Contains press releases from Walker Art Center, Virginia Museum, and University Art Museum-Berkeley and Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art mailing.

1981-1983
II.B.158 Miscellaneous

Contains handwritten notes and newspaper clippings related to art, literature and entertainment news.

1982
II.B.159 Correspondence 1982

Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings of interest, and handwritten notes.

1982
II.B.160 The Economist Diary 1982

McShine's planner, annotated.

1982
II.B.161 The Economist Diary 1983

McShine's planner, annotated. Also includes invitations and greeting cards.

1983
II.B.162 The Economist Diary 1984

McShine's planner, annotated.

1984
II.B.163 The Economist Diary 1985

McShine's planner, annotated.

1985
II.B.164 The Economist Diary 1986

McShine's planner, annotated.

1986
II.B.165 The Economist Diary 1987

McShine's planner, annotated. Also includes invitations and greeting cards.

1987
II.B.166 The Economist Diary 1988

McShine's planner, annotated.

1988
II.B.167 The Economist Diary 1990

McShine's planner, annotated.

1990
II.B.168 The Economist Diary 1991

McShine's planner, annotated.

1991
II.B.169 Correspondence

Contains various McShine correspondence, some with artists. In original loose reverse chronological order.

1983-1989
II.B.170 "A New Kind of Museum" Kirk Varnedoe

Includes writing on history of the Museum by Kirk Varnedoe with a few handwritten notes in pencil.

c.1990- 1995
II.B.171 Sid Bass

Contains article on Bass family, list of gifts from Sid R. Bass Fund and photographs of artwork.

1991-1992
II.B.172 PaineWebber

Gifts from PaineWebber Collection.

Entire folder restricted

1992
II.B.173 Speeches, Lectures, and Honorary Degrees

Contains annotated drafts of McShine speeches and lectures in addition to Kirk T. Varnedoe Williams College commencement address.

1992-2007
II.B.174 The International Council and International Program of MoMA

Contains "The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art: The First Forty Years," publication and chronology of the Council and International Program.

1993, 2010
II.B.175 Lauder Gifts

Lauder gift records.

Entire folder restricted

1996-1999
II.B.176 Pocket Diaries

Includes McShine's personal planners and calendar.

1998, 2001-2003, 2005
II.B.177 The Economist Diary 2000

McShine's planner, annotated.

2000
II.B.178 ARCO 2002

Contains emails and correspondence regarding panel discussion for ARCO 2002 in Madrid.

2001-2002
II.B.179 Miscellaneous Correspondence

Includes various McShine correspondence in reverse chronological order.

2001-2002
II.B.180 Personnel

Emails and memos regarding staff relations.

Entire folder restricted

2001-2005
II.B.181 Correspondence 2001-2006

Contains various correspondence to McShine.

2001-2006
II.B.182 Approvals (Media) QNS

Emails, drafts for brochures, and correspondence.

2002
II.B.183 Acquisitions Pending

Acquisition records.

Entire folder restricted

2002
II.B.184 City Hall/Gracie Mansion

Contains printed email conversations regarding removal of sculpture from Gracie Mansion for Mayor Giuliani wedding.

2002
II.B.185 City Hall/Gracie Mansion: Accounting & Budget

Contains expense report, email and voucher.

2002
II.B.186 City Hall/Gracie Mansion: Checklist

Gracie Mansion checklist and printed emails.

2002
II.B.187 City Hall/Gracie Mansion: Contacts

Contains MoMA and City Hall/Gracie Mansion contact information.

2002
II.B.188 City Hall/Gracie Mansion: Conservation

Includes printed emails and Gracie Mansion checklist.

2002
II.B.189 City Hall/Gracie Mansion: Labels

Contains printed emails regarding sculptures and Gracie Mansion.

2002
II.B.190 City Hall/Gracie Mansion: Mayor

Contains information sheets with photos of art and sculptures at Gracie Mansion.

2002
II.B.191 City Hall/Gracie Mansion: Research 1 of 2

Includes photocopies of articles and bibliographies regarding art in the Grace Mansion.

2002-2004
II.B.192 City Hall/Gracie Mansion: Research 2 of 2

Includes photocopies of articles and bibliographies regarding art in the Gracie Mansion.

See also II.B.197

2002-2004
II.B.193 City Hall/Gracie Mansion: Shipping

Contains printed emails, insurance information and checklist.

See also II.B.234

Restricted material removed: loan agreement.

2002
II.B.194 City Hall Metal Labels for Sculpture

Metal labels for Tony Smith Cigarette, Barnett Newman Broken Obelisk.

2002
II.B.195 Curatorial Assistant Search: J.H. Levin Fellow

Includes job description and article.

2002
II.B.196 Deaccessions

List of deaccessioned works.

Entire folder restricted

2002
II.B.197 Gracie Mansion

Includes printed emails and correspondence regarding installation of art, namely Alexander Calder's Wale, II at Gracie Mansion. Also includes "Public Art at Gracie Mansion" brochures and letter from Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

2002-2004
II.B.198 June 2002 Emails

Contains various printed emails June 3rd-7th, 2002.

2002
II.B.199 Linda Chester Collection

Entire folder restricted

2002
II.B.200 Loans

Contains correspondence, mainly requests for loans from MoMA collection.

2002
II.B.201 Neue Galerie

Contains correspondence, emails, memos and handwritten notes.

2002-2003
II.B.202 Rockefeller University: Administrative

Includes printed emails and sculpture exhibition checklists.

2002-2003
II.B.203 Special Letters for Posterity Archive

Contains correspondence, notably letters from David Rockefeller, Michael Bloomberg, Agnes Gund, Kirk Varnedoe, and newspaper clippings.

2002-2005
II.B.204 Trustees Meeting Notes

Contains handwritten notes on meeting.

2002
II.B.205 Funds for the 21st Century

Entire folder restricted

2003-2004
II.B.206 75th Anniversary

Includes printed emails, handwritten notes, memo and calendar on MoMA reopening events.

2003-2004
II.B.207 Anne d'Harnoncourt

Contains transcript of Anne d'Harnoncourt and Kynaston McShine's speeches at Bard College Annual Award for Curatorial Excellence, programs from her memorial service, and obituaries and tributes.

2003
II.B.208 Anniversary Glass: 1 of 2 (Double Whammy)

Contains 75th Anniversary planning papers for glass gift packaging.

2003-2004
II.B.209 Anniversary Glass: 2 of 2

Contains 75th Anniversary planning papers for glass gift packaging.

2004
II.B.210 Bard College

Contains correspondence and emails regarding McShine's Award for Curatorial Excellence presented the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Also includes images of McShine at ceremony, draft of his acceptance speech, and transcript of Anne d'Harnoncourt's remarks about McShine to present the award.

2003
II.B.211 Chief Curator Search

Entire folder restricted

2003
II.B.212 Education

Emails regarding Education Department reorganization.

2003
II.B.213 Electric Chair

Includes notes, emails, research and correspondence regarding purchase of Andy Warhol's Big Electric Chair. Also contains six 8x10 transparencies of work.

2003
II.B.214 Fractional & Promised

List of donated artwork to the Museum.

Entire folder restricted

2003
II.B.215 Image Research

Contains printed email and faxes.

2003
II.B.216 Kirk Varnedoe

Contains obituaries for Kirk Varnedoe, former Chief Curator, Painting & Sculpture.

See also II.B.231

2003
II.B.217 Kynaston McShine Bio

Contains announcement to MoMA staff and press release on McShine appointment to Chief Curator at Large and John Elderfield to Chief Curator, Painting and Sculpture. Also contains biographical information on McShine.

2003
II.B.218 Letters Miscellaneous

Includes correspondence and handwritten notes.

2003
II.B.219 McShine Fund

Entire folder restricted

2003
II.B.220 Naming of Galleries

Contains printed emails and list of un-confirmed galleries from past campaigns.

2003
II.B.221 New York Botanical Garden Admin

Contains printed emails with administrative information.

2003
II.B.222 Performance Events at MoMA

Includes research and chronology of performance events at MoMA 1929-2003 by Ruth Perez-Chavez, Research Assistant.

2003
II.B.223 Permanent Collection Tour

Contains handwritten notes for tours.

c.2003
II.B.224 Plan for Bacon Notes

Contains yellow legal pad with handwritten notes.

c.2003
II.B.225 Report on 1950s-60s Italian Art from the Collection

Contains Claire Gilman report on Italian paintings and sculptures from the collection.

2003
II.B.226 Restaurant

Contains restaurant blueprint, meeting agenda, catalogue records, photographs and price list for Sol Lewitt works.

2003
II.B.227 Second Floor Book Room

Includes emails regarding naming of book room.

2003-2004
II.B.228 Special Events

Includes emails, handwritten notes, and calendar regarding Museum reopening events.

2003-2004
II.B.229 United Nations

Contains email, correspondence and invitation for Secretary-General of the United Nations Luncheon.

2003
II.B.230 Untitled I, 2000 Cy Twombly

Correspondence, photos, and catalogue record regarding Cy Twombly's Untitled I.

2003
II.B.231 Varnedoe

Contains emails and memo regarding memorial and exhibition honoring the late Kirk Varnedoe, Chief Curator of the Department of Painting and Sculpture 1988-2001.

2003
II.B.232 Anniversary Invitations

Emails, notes, and drafts for dinner insert for the invitation.

2004
II.B.233 Candice Weir

Entire folder restricted

2004
II.B.234 City Hall/Gracie Mansion Administrative

Includes printed email conversations regarding logistics of sculpture de-installation.

2004
II.B.235 Daniel Schulman

Entire folder restricted

2004
II.B.236 Dinner Savoy

Contains faxes, correspondence, expense report, and handwritten notes regarding dinner at the Savoy.

2004
II.B.237 Director of Special Events Search

Entire folder restricted

2004
II.B.238 Doris and Georg Frei

Letter and photographs regarding private visit to renovated MoMA.

2004
II.B.239 Gallery Labels

Contains emails and handwritten notes.

2004
II.B.240 General P&S (Painting and Sculpture) Illustration

Contains one page email exchange between Kynaston McShine and John Elderfield.

2004
II.B.241 Laura-Lee Woods

Gift to the Museum.

Entire folder restricted

2004
II.B.242 Lynne Cooke, Agnes Martins

Contains correspondence with Lynne Cooke and checklist of Agnes Martin collection with images.

2004
II.B.243 Mori Art Museum

Contains information packet on the Museum including information on inaugural exhibition.

2004
II.B.244 Obituaries

Obituaries for Nigel Greenwood and Nikos Stangos.

2004
II.B.245 Public Spaces

Contains printed emails regarding installation of artwork in public spaces.

2004
II.B.246 Restaurant Plans

Contains plans for restaurant wall art, notes, and floorplans.

2004
II.B.247 Sol Lewitt

Contains meeting minutes for restaurant, kitchen MEP design criteria matrix, planning papers for Sol Lewitt installation.

2004
II.B.248 Studio Museum, Lowery Sims

Contains correspondence to and from Lowery Stokes Sims (Executive Director), regarding McShine honor by Studio Museum.

2004
II.B.249 Taniguchi, Lowry Dinner

Contains invitation and planning papers for dinner in honor of Glenn Lowry and Yoshio Taniguchi. Also contains thank you cards.

2004
II.B.250 Thomas Demand Clearing 1 of 2

Contains correspondence, emails, memos, and images regarding Clearing in The Modern restaurant. Also includes DVD with data backup.

2004
II.B.251 Thomas Demand Clearing 2 of 2

Contains correspondence, emails, memos, and images regarding Clearing in The Modern restaurant.

2004
II.B.252 Cy Twombly Sculptures

Includes catalogue records and images of sculptures, articles, and McShine letter to Cy Twombly.

2005
II.B.253 O'Hara

Correspondence, emails, and articles regarding Frank O'Hara and In Memory of My Feelings.

2005
II.B.254 Pocantico Retreat

Entire folder restricted

2005
II.B.255 The Sculpture Garden

Contains printed emails regarding Sculpture Garden cleaning and history.

2005
II.B.256 Basquiat, Museum Security (Broadway Meltdown)

Emails regarding arrival of Basquiat work at MoMA.

Entire folder restricted

2006
II.B.257 Richard Serra Catalogue Interview

Publishing contract.

Entire folder restricted

2007
II.B.258 San Francisco Art Institute Honorary Degree

Includes correspondence and printed emails regarding McShine nomination for honorary degree and event details.

2007
II.B.259 Serra Thank You's, etc.

Contains correspondence regarding success of Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years [MoMA Exh. #2007, June 3, 2007-September 10, 2007;The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, June 3, 2007-September 24, 2007] exhibition and catalogue. Also contains second place certificate, Award of Excellence for "Best Monographic Museum Show in New York City."

2007
II.B.260 Tony Smith

Acquisition records.

Entire folder restricted

2007
II.B.261 The University of the West Indies

Includes correspondence, emails, and drafts of McShine's speech at the University's 2008 Commencement.

2007-2008
II.B.262 Computer Files

McShine's MoMA computer files.

Entire folder restricted

2008
II.B.263 International Council Honorary Membership

Includes The International Council Honorary Member invitation to McShine and membership list.

2008
II.B.264 Kynaston McShine Retirement Party 1 of 2

Includes invitations and photograph, transcript of McShine's and other speeches, and voucher for Queen Mary 2 cruise. Also includes correspondence, notes, and greeting cards from friends and colleagues.

2008
II.B.265 Kynaston McShine Retirement Party 2 of 2

Contains invitation lists and menus for honorary dinners.

2008
II.B.266 Athens Trip

Contains correspondence and emails regarding McShine Athens trip.

2009
II.B.267 Cunard Queen Mary II

Contains cruise information and ephemera, retirement gift to McShine from MoMA.

2009
II.B.268 Richard Hamilton

Contains correspondence, emails, agreement, and notes regarding McShine's interview of Richard Hamilton.

2009
II.B.269 Conflict of Interest Questionnaire

Includes memo and photocopy of nine-page questionnaire signed by Alan D. Ullberg, Project Director.

undated
II.B.270 Holograms

"A Brief History of Holography" report.

undated
II.B.271 Miscellaneous

Contains Richard Sica pencil drawings, "Harry's current decals," and notes regarding "creator and created," "example faith preceding reason," and more.

undated
II.B.272 Notes

Contains handwritten notes, possibly draft for publication or catalogue.

undated
II.B.273 The Registrar's Cookbook

Sprocket-feed paper dot-matrix print out of gift to Dorothy Dudley upon her retirement.

undated

Subseries II.C: Travel Files 1968-2007

Folder Title Date
II.C.1 Bogotá 1 of 2

Contains correspondence, itinerary, and notes. Some materials in Spanish.

1968-1969
II.C.2 Bogotá 2 of 2

Contains memos, notes, contact cards, travel journal, and press regarding Bogotá and Color exhibition held at the Museo de Arte Moderno. Some materials in Spanish.

1975
II.C.3 Caracas

Includes correspondence, notes, and contact information for Latin America trip.

1969, 1971
II.C.4 Europe-General

Contains correspondence, outline, newspaper clipping, and notes regarding exhibition on visual and phonetic poetry. Also contains travel notes and itinerary.

1969-1970
II.C.5 South America/Trinidad

Contains travel itinerary and flight schedule.

1969
II.C.6 Travel Ephemera

Contains airline tickets, tourist brochures, matchbooks, and notes for travels in Brazil, Venezuela, and Trinidad.

c. 1969
II.C.7 Australia

Contains correspondence and expense estimates.

1971-1972
II.C.8 Latin America

Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, and exhibition programs.

1971, 1975
II.C.9 Summer '72

Includes address and note cards, travel ephemera and itineraries. Also includes Czechoslovakia visa information, correspondence, and International Council Spring Meeting itinerary.

1972
II.C.10 Europe November-December 1973

Contains correspondence, address cards, and travel ephemera.

1973-1974
II.C.11 Poland

Contains correspondence, travel itinerary, President Nixon itinerary, Western Union telegrams, DESA Works of Modern Art offer of services, and The Ateliers for Conservation of Cultural Property.

1973-1974
II.C.12 Iran

Includes correspondence and "Preliminary Proposal for a Program in Contemporary Art."

1975
II.C.13 Russian Art

Contains New York Times article "A One-Man Museum of Soviet Modern Art" and memo.

1975
II.C.14 Paris-International Council

Includes list of Paris members of the International Council, menu from sponsored dinner, and list of guests.

1977
II.C.15 Paris File

Contains itinerary, note and address cards, postcards, list of people to visit, handwritten notes, and travel journals.

1981-1983
II.C.16 Australia File

Contains typed notes, correspondence, cables and wires, newspaper clippings, and articles.

1982-1983
II.C.17 Berlin File

Contains itinerary and exhibition flyer.

c. 1982-1983
II.C.18 Documenta, Kassel

Contains correspondence, Artforum article, and information on exhibitions.

1982
II.C.19 England File

Contains greeting card from McShine's mother, wedding invitation, newspaper clippings of interest, notes and non-MoMA exhibitions ephemera.

1982
II.C.20 Inaugural File: The Netherlands

Contains photocopy of newspaper clipping, exhibition invitation and newsletter.

1982
II.C.21 International Council-Spring '83

Contains communications and proposed itinerary.

1982-1983
II.C.22 Italy File

Contains handwritten notes, invitation, exhibition pamphlet.

1982
II.C.23 Kynaston November Travel File

Includes itinerary, International Council membership list, and correspondence.

1982-1983
II.C.24 McShine-London, November 1982

Contains newspaper clippings, notes and address cards, Lewis Johnstone Gallery exhibition announcement and stamps.

1982
II.C.25 Austria File

Contains correspondence, International Council 1983 Spring meeting plans, and handwritten notes.

1983
II.C.26 General Germany File

Contains correspondence and handwritten notes.

1983
II.C.27 India Travel Notes

Contains handwritten and typed notes, memos, and cables.

1983
II.C.28 Katherine Chabla Travel Notes

Contains cables, correspondence, notes and Indonesian visa application.

1983
II.C.29 Travel Notes

Includes itinerary for Australia and European travels, notes, and MoMA International Council Spring Meeting program.

1983
II.C.30 Yale

Contains correspondence and notes.

1983
II.C.31 ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair

Includes informational brochure, correspondence, panel discussion schedules and panelist information, faxes, printed emails.

1999-2001
II.C.32 AVIGNON

Program and press packet.

2000
II.C.33 Barcelona

Fax and photocopy of handwritten letter from Lola Mitjans de Vilarasau.

2000-2001
II.C.34 Ljubljana

Contains printed emails, tourist and visitor information, and Manifesta brochure.

2000
II.C.35 Basel

Contains correspondence, printed emails, exhibition programs and brochures, ART 35 materials, itineraries.

2001-2007
II.C.36 Japan

Contains Japan MoMA staff contact information, correspondence, Tokyo city maps, Special Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Applied Art Kyoto information.

2001
II.C.37 Paris

Contains travel details, McShine's ID card, itineraries, faxes, and correspondence regarding Documenta 11.

2001-2002
II.C.38 Tokyo Trip 1 of 3

Contains McShine's travel diary and planner.

2001
II.C.39 Tokyo Trip 2 of 3

Includes travel guides, city maps, and Imperial Hotel swizzle sticks.

2001
II.C.40 Tokyo Trip 3 of 3

Contains business and address cards and Imperial Hotel swizzle sticks.

2001
II.C.41 Cologne

Contains travel information, flight itinerary, and printed emails.

2002
II.C.42 Kassel

Travel information, Glenn Lowry Museum announcement, correspondence.

2002
II.C.43 Basel/Paris

Contains exhibition announcements and programs and printed emails.

2003-2006
II.C.44 Istanbul

Includes printed emails, invitations to 8th International Istanbul Biennial opening, travel and event itineraries, events schedule.

2003
II.C.45 Lisbon

Contains faxes, email, travel information, correspondence, Save the Date for Ellipse Foundation of Contemporary Art Collection, and printed emails.

2003
II.C.46 Portugal

Contains Fundação de Serralves Collection program packet.

2003-2004
II.C.47 Rome

Contains trip itinerary, faxes, exhibition cards, and correspondence.

2003
II.C.48 Vienna

Contains travel itineraries and details.

2003
II.C.49 Oslo

Includes dinner invitation from The Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, printed emails, correspondence, and information on galleries in Oslo visited by MoMA International Council.

2004
II.C.50 San Sebastián

Contains printed emails, list of curators, and program overview.

2004
II.C.51 MoMA Berlin

Contains travel itinerary, city guide, and "Das MoMA in Berlin" brochure.

2004
II.C.52 Argentina (Buenos Aires)

Includes travel details, program and menu for International Council of The Museum of Modern Art visit to Argentina, exhibition program and announcement.

2005
II.C.53 Bilbao

Contains written communications, itinerary, visitor information for Bilbao, and images of Paleolithic art.

2005
II.C.54 Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)

Includes printed emails, International Council Spring Meeting travel information and itinerary.

2005
II.C.55 Minneapolis

Contains welcome packet for opening weekend of the new Walker Art Center with invitation and program, travel and tourist information, itinerary and schedule of events.

2005
II.C.56 Stockholm

Contains MoMA International Council Spring Meeting program, correspondence, and printed emails.

2005
II.C.57 Venice

Includes printed emails, faxes, travel details and itinerary, information on local galleries, Ellsworth Kelly and Robert Storr dinner invitations.

2005
II.C.58 Basel 1 of 2

Contains faxes, printed emails, itineraries.

2006
II.C.59 Basel 2 of 2

Includes program, printed emails, itinerary, exhibition information.

2006
II.C.60 Berlin

Contains travel details, gallery information, itinerary, printed emails, photocopies of newspaper clippings, ArtForum newsletter and information.

2006
II.C.61 Frankfurt

Includes background information Richard Serra exhibition, travel information, calendar, correspondence, and printed photographs of McShine at exhibition.

2006
II.C.62 Luxembourg

Contains itinerary and event announcements at Casino Luxembourg.

2006
II.C.63 Madrid

Includes itineraries, faxes, correspondence, local travel information, and information for exhibition Picasso: Tradición y vanguardia at The Prado Museum.

2006
II.C.64 Florida

Contains travel itinerary, MoMA International Council Spring Meeting attendance list, visitor and tourist information.

2007

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Series III: Personal Papers 1828-2010

Folder Title Date
III.1 Correspondence 1 of 10

Correspondence from McShine's parents, friends, colleagues and other family members. Also contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera sent with letters.

1968
III.2 Correspondence 2 of 10

Correspondence from McShine's parents, friends, colleagues and other family members. Also contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera sent with letters.

1969
III.3 Correspondence 3 of 10

Correspondence from McShine's parents, friends, colleagues and other family members. Also contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera sent with letters.

1970
III.4 Correspondence 4 of 10

Correspondence from McShine's parents, friends, colleagues and other family members. Also contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera sent with letters.

1971
III.5 Correspondence 5 of 10

Correspondence from McShine's parents, friends, colleagues and other family members. Also contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera sent with letters.

1972-1975
III.6 Correspondence 6 of 10

Correspondence from McShine's parents, friends, colleagues and other family members. Also contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera sent with letters.

1976
III.7 Correspondence 7 of 10

Correspondence from McShine's parents, friends, colleagues and other family members. Also contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera sent with letters.

1977
III.8 Correspondence 8 of 10

Correspondence from McShine's parents, friends, colleagues and other family members and contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera sent with letters. Also includes 1980 Civil Court Summons for Turnbull and Asser suit.

1979-1981
III.9 Correspondence 9 of 10

Correspondence from McShine's parents, friends, colleagues and other family members.

undated
III.10 Correspondence 10 of 10

Correspondence from McShine's parents, friends, colleagues and other family members.

1998-2008
III.11 Events

Contains invitations to various events including weddings, parties, and to the 1973 Nixon and 2009 Obama inaugurations. Also contains programs for memorial services.

1968-2009
III.12 Greeting Cards: 1967-2009

Greeting cards with enclosed letters and photographs for holidays, birthdays, birth announcements, and thank you cards. Also includes card with reproduction of Billy Sullivan's oil on canvas, Kynaston 2001, on front cover. Possibly McShine's personal card to be mailed out.

1967-2008
III.13 Greeting Cards: Christmas 2005 and 2007

Contains Christmas greeting cards and enclosed letters. Also includes 2007 list of names and addresses for cards.

2005-2007
III.14 Greeting Cards: Undated

Greeting cards and notes for holidays and birthdays.

undated
III.15 Greeting Cards and Notes Box: 1 of 7

Contains greeting cards, postcards, notes, with photographs and letters enclosed. Originally together in "shoebox."

1975-2008
III.16 Greeting Cards and Notes Box: 2 of 7

Contains greeting cards, postcards, notes, with photographs and letters enclosed. Originally together in "shoebox."

1975-2008
III.17 Greeting Cards and Notes Box: 3 of 7

Contains greeting cards, postcards, notes, with photographs and letters enclosed. Originally together in "shoebox."

1975-2008
III.18 Greeting Cards and Notes Box: 4 of 7

Contains greeting cards, postcards, notes, with photographs and letters enclosed. Originally together in "shoebox."

1975-2008
III.19 Greeting Cards and Notes Box: 5 of 7

Contains greeting cards, postcards, notes, with photographs and letters enclosed. Originally together in "shoebox."

1975-2008
III.20 Greeting Cards and Notes Box: 6 of 7

Contains greeting cards, postcards, notes, with photographs and letters enclosed. Originally together in "shoebox."

1975-2008
III.21 Greeting Cards and Notes Box: 7 of 7

Contains greeting cards, postcards, notes, with photographs and letters enclosed. Originally together in "shoebox."

1975-2008
III.22 Personal Collection: General 1 of 2

Contains signed agreements, invoices, and correspondence regarding donation, storage, purchase, sale, and consignment of collection items.

1998-2007
III.23 Personal Collection: General 2 of 2

Contains lists of items in McShine's private collection, signed agreements, invoices, and correspondence regarding storage, purchase, sale, and consignment of collection items. Also contains Swann catalogue.

1998-2010
III.24 Personal Collection: Invoices

Invoices for purchased artwork, possibly for McShine's personal collection. Also contains invoice for Robert Mapplethorpe commissioned portrait.

1968-1976, 1988
III.25 Personal Collection: Samples 1 of 2

Contains samples of personal collection including hand-colored etchings of birds from nineteenth century publication, Luigi Ontani booklet "La ci d'trem la maschera" inscribed to McShine, Japanese calligraphy art on rice paper, and more. Also contains poetry including Roger Angell's annual New Yorker poem, "Greetings, Friends!" 1978-1994.

c.1828, 1978-1994, undated
III.26 Personal Collection: Samples 2 of 2

Includes The Limericks, 1971, an eight-part series of letterpress and line block cards with envelopes by Gilbert & George. Each bears a different image and title; Lost Day 11 March, 1971; Shyness 29th March, 1971; Experience 2nd April, 1971; Worldliness 13th April, 1971; Idiot Ambition 24th April, 1971; Normal Boredom 1st May, 1971; Manliness 15th May, 1971; Artist's Culture 19th May, 1971. Each card dedicated to Kynaston McShine and signed by the artists.

1971
III.27 Personal Collection: Dan Flavin

McShine donation to the Museum.

Entire folder restricted

2007
III.28 Postcards

Includes postcards from friends, family, and colleagues and also contains blank cards.

1968-2007, undated
III.29 Trinidad

Contains newspaper clippings regarding Trinidad and notes, possibly gift list for family and friends in Trinidad.

1970-1978, undated
III.30 Ephemera

Contains Andy Warhol and Pacific Coral Reef stamps and plastic Levi Strauss bag, "Hanlin's" written in purple.

undated
III.31 Pipe

Contains unused pipe from Comoy's of London, in original packaging.

undated

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Series IV: Photographs 1896-2008

Folder Title Date
IV.1 Trinidad and Family

Contains photographs of Trinidad, including The Queen's Park Hotel in Port of Spain. Also contains photographs of family.

1896, 1998, undated
IV.2 Events

Includes black-and-white and color photographs of McShine at various events including René d'Harnoncourt's birthday party, exhibition openings, trips, and retirement party. Notably pictured with actress Diane Keaton and former Director of the Tate Gallery, Nick Serota. Also contains cd of photographs of 2003 Bard College Award for Curatorial Excellence gala.

1961-2008
IV.3 McShine Portraits

Includes black and white and color portraits of McShine, with accompanying notes. Photographers include Jane Corbett, Jack Mitchell, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Marc Ohrem-Leclef.

c. 1971-2008, undated
IV.4 MoMA Spain Trip

Contains color photographs of McShine in Spain and greeting card.

1986
IV.5 Miscellaneous

Contains variety of photographs of McShine at the dentist, Andy Warhol exhibition catalogue, graffiti art, and various others.

1989, undated
IV.6 Press Conference-Rome

Contains color photographs of McShine at Andy Warhol press conference in Rome and accompanying note.

1990
IV.7 Travel Photos 1 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

c. 2001
IV.8 Travel Photos 2 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

c. 2001
IV.9 Travel Photos 3 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

c. 2001
IV.10 Travel Photos 4 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

c. 2001
IV.11 Travel Photos 5 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

c. 2001
IV.12 Travel Photos 6 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

c. 2001
IV.13 Travel Photos 7 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

c. 2001
IV.14 Travel Photos 8 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

c. 2001
IV.15 Travel Photos 9 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

c. 2001
IV.16 Travel Photos 10 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

c. 2001
IV.17 Travel Photos 11 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

c. 2001
IV.18 Travel Photos 12 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

c. 2001
IV.19 Travel Photos 13 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

c. 2001
IV.20 Travel Photos 14 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

c. 2001
IV.21 Travel Photos 15 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

c. 2001
IV.22 Travel Photos 16 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

c. 2001
IV.23 Travel Photos 17 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

c. 2001
IV.24 Travel Photos 18 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

c. 2001
IV.25 Travel Photos 19 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

c. 2001
IV.26 Travel Photos 20 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

c. 2001
IV.27 Travel Photos 21 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

c. 2001
IV.28 Travel Photos 22 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

2003
IV.29 Travel Photos 23 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

2003
IV.30 Travel Photos 24 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

2003
IV.31 Travel Photos 25 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

2003
IV.32 Travel Photos 26 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

2003
IV.33 Travel Photos 27 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

2003
IV.34 Travel Photos 28 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

2003
IV.35 Travel Photos 29 of 29

Contains 4x6 color travel and art photographs and 35mm negatives.

2003
IV.36 Exhibition Proofs

Contains three mounted black-and-white photographs for publication of unidentified exhibition.

undated

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Series V: Information Exhibition Research 1969–1970

These records were assembled by Kynaston McShine for Information [MoMA Exh. #934, July 2-September 20 1970]. The records include correspondence with artists concerning biographies, proposals, instructions for exhibition, and photographs.

Noteworthy correspondents include Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, James Lee Byars, Group Frontera, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Lucy Lippard, Bruce McLean, N. E. Thing Co., OHO Group, and Adrian Piper.

Subseries V.A: Secondary Source Material: Periodicals and Publications 1965-1970

Secondary source material

Folder Title Date
V.A.1 "Sweet Mystery of Life" by Amy Goldin. Art News. 68(3): 46-51 1969 May
V.A.2 The Sunday Times Magazine 1968 August 11
V.A.3 Observer 1968 August 18
V.A.4 Queen 434(5686) January 7-20 1970
V.A.5 Studio International Journal of Modern Art 177(910)

Includes "'Untitled 1969': A footnote on art and minimal Stylehood" by Barbara Reise re: Robert Morris, "An Opera by Carl Andre," and "Aerial Art" by Robert Smithson

1969 April
V.A.6 Studio International Journal of Modern Art. 178(914); re: Craig Martin 1969 September
V.A.7 Studio International Journal of Modern Art. 178(917)

Re: Barry Flanagan, Carl Andre, Joseph Kosuth, Robert Morris, Douglas Huebler

NOTE: This file is empty. The Museum Library holds a copy of this issue.

1969 December
V.A.8 Art International 13(9)

Includes "Time: A Panel Discussion" edited by Lucy Lippard re: Carl Andre, Michael Cain, Douglas Huebler, Ian Wilson

1969 November
V.A.9 Art International 13(8); re: Josef Beuys (in German) 1969 October
V.A.10 Art International 13(7); Includes "Hans Haacke" by Bitite Vinklers 1969 September
V.A.11.a "McLuhan"

12 items
Includes The McLuhan Dew-Line 2(6)
1970 May-June; 2(5)
1970 March-April; 2(4)
1970 January-February

1968-70
V.A.11.b "McLuhan"

19 items
Includes The McLuhan Dew-Line 1(12);
1969 June; 2(1)
1969 July; 1(10)
1969 April; 1(9) Section 3
1969 March; 1(5)
1968 November; 1(3)
1978 September; 1(4)
1968 October; 1(9) Section 1
1969 March

1968-70
V.A.11.c Art in America 58(2) 1970 March-April
V.A.12 Art News 68(4) Summer 1969
V.A.13 Art News 68(7); re: Robert Morris 1969 November
V.A.14 New York 2(15) 1969 April 14
V.A.15 Art News 68(9); re: Josef Beuys 1970 January
V.A.16 Art News 68(5); re: "Barry Le Va and the Non-Descript Distribution" by Larry Rosing 1969 September
V.A.17 Art `N' Artists 4(9); re: Keith Millow 1969 December
V.A.18 Time 92(21) 1968 November 22
V.A.19 Harper's Bazaar No. 3087. 1969 February
V.A.20 Vogue 152(10, Whole No. 3010) 1968 December
V.A.21 Vogue 154(10, Whole No. 3030) 1969 December
V.A.22 Vogue 155(1, Whole No. 3031) 1970 January
V.A.23 Look 33(1) 1969 January 7
V.A.24 Look 33(11) 1969 May 27
V.A.25 Look 33(21) 1969 October 21
V.A.26 Life 67(15) 1969 October 10
V.A.27 The Sunday Times Magazine, re: George Orwell 1968 August 18
V.A.28 It. 60(2) 1969 July
V.A.29 Art in America 56(2) 1968 March/April
V.A.30 Art in America 58(1); re: Robert Morris January/February
V.A.31 Woodstock Nation, A Talk-Rock Album by Abbie Hoffman (New York: Vintage Books) 1969
V.A.32 Arts Magazine 44(3); re: Michael Heizer 1970 December/January
V.A.33 Arts Magazine 44(1); re: Klaus Rinke 1969 September/October
V.A.34 Art and Artists 4(6); re: Bill Bollinger 1969 September
V.A.35 Museum News 48(9) 1970 May
V.A.36 Studio International Special issue re: Cybernetic Serendipity: the Computer and the Arts 1968
V.A.37 Harper's Bazaar Spot-Check; Comment on Culture-U.S.A. (ca. 1969)
V.A.38 The New York Times Magazine. Section 6 December 14, 1969
V.A.39 Esquire 70 (5, Whole No. 420) and 62 (1, Whole No. 374) 1965 January and 1968 November
V.A.40 Opus International No. 4 (4th trimester); (in French) 1967 December
V.A.41 Exhibition catalog, New Alchemy: Elements, Systems, Forces

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal; Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Quebec

1969
V.A.42 Canadian Art Today (a Studio International publication) 42(6) 1970
V.A.43 Exhibition catalog, The British Avant-Garde. (The New York Cultural Center in collaboration with Studio International) 1971
V.A.44 Exhibition catalog, "Humo + Humo" 1969 October 24-November 1
V.A.45 Exhibition catalog, Sixième Biennale de Paris (in French) 1969 October 2-November 2
V.A.46 Underground Press Syndicate, Pianeta Fresco, Equinozio Invernale 1968
V.A.47 Exhibition catalog, Intermedia `69. Heidelberg (in German) 1969 May 16-June 22
V.A.48 Blueprint for Counter Education by Maurice Stein and Larry Miller (New York: Doubleday) 1970
V.A.49 Exhibition catalog, Kunsthalle Bern, 50 Years, 12 Environments (in German) 1968 July
V.A.50 Exhibition catalog, Kunsthalle Bern (in German) 1969 November 8-December 7
V.A.51 Primitive Art and Ethnography of the Amazon Valley (Feigen Gallery) n.d.
V.A.52 The Only Real Picture Newspaper 1(6) n.d.
V.A.53 The Only Real Picture Newspaper 1(5) n.d.
V.A.54 The Only Real Picture Newspaper 2(2) n.d.
V.A.55 The Only Real Picture Newspaper 2(1) n.d.
V.A.56 Exhibition catalog, Austriennale (Palazzo dell'Arte al Parco, Milan) 1968
V.A.57 Metro No. 14 1968 June
V.A.58 Exhibition catalog, Gianni Emilio Simonetti (Galleria La Bertesca, Genova) 1969
V.A.59 Exhibition catalog, Vision and Television (Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts) 1970
V.A.60 "Midway" n.d.
V.A.61 Exhibition catalog, Martha Peluffo

Includes 8 items
Galería Carmen Waugh, exhibition announcement
3e Salon International de Galeries-Pilotes (Museum of Decorative Arts in Lausanne, 1970)
Exhibition brochure, Donato Ferrari (Galeria Seta, 1965)
Exhibition announcement of works by Barry Le Va (Division of Art Gallery, Ohio State University, n.d.)
Poster re: exhibition of works by Chapin and Sweeney (Division of Art Gallery, Ohio State University, n.d.)
Book reviews, The Poets of the New York School edited by John Bernard Myers and An Anthology of New York Poets edited by Rod Padgett and David Shapiro; poster re: Erik Thygesen.

1969
V.A.62 BMI, The Many Worlds of Music Summer issue 1969
V.A.63 Museum Journal Series 14(1) 1969 February
V.A.64 Museum Journal Series 14(2) 1969 April
V.A.65 Exhibition brochure, André Masson (Galleria la Bertesca, Genova) 1969
V.A.66 Tamarind: Homage to Lithography (New York: The Museum of Modern Art) 1969
V.A.67 Brochure, Museu de Arte Moderna de Rio de Janeiro

Re: architecture and program

1967 September
V.A.68 Konstrevy No. 3, (Galerie Pierre, Stockholm) 1969
V.A.69 Exhibition catalog, Destruction Art (Finch College Museum of Art) 1968
V.A.70 Hvedekorn No. 6 1966
V.A.71 Exhibition catalog, Anonymiteter Kommunikationszoner (Lunds Konsthall) 1968
V.A.72 Exhibition catalog, Egon Fischer (Galerie Birch, Copenhague) 1968
V.A.73 Exhibition catalog, An Event: Extension of Town Environment (Aarhus Art Society) 1967
V.A.74 Billedkunst No. 4 1968
V.A.75 Exhibition catalog, Foreningen For Ung Dansk Kunst; 25 Ars Jubilaeums Udstilling 1967
V.A.76 Exhibition proposal, Intermedia '68 (Presented by John Brockman Associates and The American Federation of Arts) 1968
V.A.77 List of programs available, represented by Intermedia Artists Corporation n.d.
V.A.78 Exhibition catalog, Public Eye (Kunsthaus Hamburg) 1968
V.A.79 Ta' #1-8, (in Danish) ca. 1967
V.A.80 Ta' BOX No. 1

Includes a stick, a bag of sand, documentation in a zip-lock bag

n.d.
V.A.81 Ta' BOX No. 2

Includes a pine cone, plastic flower, among other paraphernalia in a zip-lock bag

n.d.
V.A.82 Red cloth object by James Lee Byars n.d.
V.A.83* robho nos. 1, 3, 4, and November/December 1967 issue

Oversize

1967
V.A.84* Catalog, Kunst Markt Koln 1969

Oversize

1969

Subseries V.B.: Research material arranged by country 1964-1971

Folder Title Date
V.B.1 "Argentina"

8 items
Materiales, Nuevas Técnicas, Nuevas Expresiones (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, 1968) signed "Cynthia Colwell" on front page
Magnet: New York (Galeria Bonino, New York, 1964)
5 articles
Includes exhibition announcement, exhibition catalogs

1964, 1968-70
V.B.2 "Belgium"

4 items
Includes exhibition announcements

1969
V.B.3 "Brazil"

3 items
Includes 1 TLS Rubens Gerchman-KM, 1970; article re: 1969 Bienal in Brazil; exhibition announcement

1969-70
V.B.4 "Canada"

7/8"
Includes news releases from Simon Fraser University
6 photographs of children with works by Dennis Vance, Dallas Selman and Glenn Toppings
The Vancouver Art Gallery Bulletin 1969 September; artscanada no. 118/119, 1968 June
The Vancouver Art Gallery Bulletinartscanada no. 130/131, 1969 April
9 articles
2 exhibition catalogs

1969
V.B.5 "Juan Downey, Chile"

4 items
Includes exhibition catalog, 2 questionnaires, exhibition announcement

1970
V.B.6 "Denmark"

18 items
Includes 1 TLS Stig Brøgger-KM, 1970
Panel 13 Information newsletters; exhibition catalog Willy Erskov (Maison du Danemark, Champs-Élysées, Paris, 1968
Paletten, 1969 April, 1968 February
Billedkunst, 1967 April

1967-70
V.B.7 "England"

1"
Includes exhibition catalogs
7 photographs (not annotated)
Kunsthalle Bern, 1967 re: Anthony Caro
Exhibition announcement, Nigel Greenwood Inc. Ltd., 1969

1967-70
V.B.8 "France"

6 items
Includes articles

1968-69
V.B.9.a "Germany"

17 items
Includes articles, exhibition announcements

1968-70
V.B.9.b "Germany"

Exhibition catalogs, Objekte, Benutzen, Franz Erhard Walthur (Verlag Gebr. König, Köln-New York)
14 Mal 14; Eskalation (Kunsthalle Baden, Baden)

1968 and 1969
V.B.10 "Holland"

2 items
Includes exhibition announcement, article

1969, 1970
V.B.11.a "Italy"

1.5"
Includes exhibition catalogs and announcements
Flash Art, 1970 February
Articles

1967-70
V.B.11.b "Italy"

3 items
Includes an exhibition catalog from Galleria l'Attico, Rome and ephemera from Pallone, Giugno

1969
V.B.11.c "Italy"

Exhibition catalog, Gennaio 70. (Museo Civico, exhibition information from Artmongers Gallery (1 1/4 × 5 × 5 1/4" box)

1970
V.B.12 "Sweden"

6 items
Includes exhibition catalog, The 34th Biennale, Venice, 1968
Konstrevy no. 2, 1969, and special issue, "L'Art en Suède en 1968"
Articles

1968-69
V.B.13 "Switzerland"

2 items
Includes exhibition catalog and "Joint-Actions by Lindow and Borlat

1969
V.B.14 "U.S.A."

Includes 7th Annual New York Avant-Garde Festival on Two Islands,
Nine Young Artists Theodoron Awards (The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York), 1969
Posters and announcements re: Streetworks
Correspondence with Milan Knízák;
1 TL KM-Robert Whitman, 1969

1969-71

Subseries V.C: Periodicals and exhibition catalogs related to Conceptual Art 1968-1970

Folder Title Date
V.C.1.a "Import Conceptual Art Gray Show"

4 items
Includes exhibition catalogs

1969-70
V.C.1.b "Import Conceptual Art Gray Show"

11 items
Includes exhibition catalog, announcement, posters

1969-70
V.C.2 Exhibition catalog, Conceptual Art, Arte Povera, Land Art. (Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Torino) 1970
V.C.3 Exhibition catalog, When Attitudes Become Form; Works - Concepts - Processes - Situations - Information. (Exhibition sponsored by Philip Morris Europe, shown at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Nash House, The Mall, London) 1969
V.C.4 Exhibition catalog, Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form; Works - Concepts - Processes - Situations - Information. (Exhibition sponsored by Philip Morris Europe, shown at Kunsthalle Bern) 1969
V.C.5 Exhibition catalog, Konzeption/Conception. (Herausgegeben vom Städtischen Museum, Leverkusen) 1969
V.C.6 Exhibition catalog, Op Losse Schroeven; Situatiesen Cryptostructuren. (Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam) 1969
V.C.7 Exhibition catalog, Anti-Illusion: Procedures/Materials. (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York) 1969
V.C.8 Exhibition catalog of works by Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Lawrence Weiner at the Seth Siegelaub Gallery January 5-31, 1969
V.C.9 Design Quarterly - a Special Double Issue on "Conceptual Architecture". (Walker Art Center, Minneapolis) 1978/1979
V.C.10.a "Furniture"

1"
Includes exhibition catalog
Articles
Memorandum KM-Arthur Drexler, 1970
Sales catalog from Flos Lighting Fixtures

1969-70
V.C.10.b "Furniture"

3 items
Includes exhibition catalog
1 photograph
Sales catalog from Artemide Design, 1969

1969
V.C.11 "Celender, Dan (sic) [Don]"

8 items
Includes corresp. re: planned exhibitions Cultural Art Movement, Corporate Art Movement, Mass Media Movement, and Organizational Art Movement

1970
V.C.12 "Conceptual Architecture"

9 items
Includes Design Quarterly 1973, 1974/1975, 1976, 1977 and article, "Architectural Revolutions Visualized" by Lucy R. Lippard in Art International, 12(4); 1968

1968-70
V.C.13.a "Miscellaneous Articles Relating to Information"

2 items

1969, 1970
V.C.13.b* "Miscellaneous Articles Relating to Information"

Oversize

1969, 1970
V.C.14 "General (Articles on Criticism and Group Shows)"

1.5"

1967-69
V.C.15* Exhibition catalog, Vitalita del Negativo Nell'Arte Italiana (Palazzo delle Esposizioni)

Oversize

1970

Subseries V.D: Artists files 1969-1970

Arranged alphabetically. Series IV contains artists' files on artists and works included in Information. Documentation consists of biographies, proposals, correspondence, and photographs where noted. All folder titles were originally prefaced by "Information" or "Information - Artists"

Folder Title Date
V.D.1 "Vito Acconci"

11 items
Includes 2 photographs

V.D.2 "Carl Andre"

11 items
Includes 8 photographs

V.D.3 "Archigram"

26 items
Includes periodicals and publications, 8 photographs of Instant City Model

V.D.4 "Siah Armajani"

11 items
Includes 8 photographs

V.D.5.a "Keith Arnatt"

38 items
Includes photographs, negatives, and slides

V.D.5.b* "Keith Arnatt"

Oversize - 19 photographs

V.D.6 "Art & Language Press"

14 items

V.D.7 "Art & Project"

9 items

V.D.8 "Richard Artschwager"

5 items

V.D.9 "David Askevold"

8 items

V.D.10 "John Baldessari"

9 items
Includes 1 transparency

V.D.11 "Barrio [Artur Alípio Barrio de Sousa Lopes]"

1.5"
Includes 44 photographs, 8 transparencies, 8 negatives, 3 strips of color slides, 11 slides

V.D.12.a "Barry, Robert"

6 items

V.D.12.b* "Barry, Robert"

Oversize - caption for Inert Gas Series by Barry

V.D.13 "Barthelme, Frederick"

10 items
Includes 2 photographs

V.D.14.a "Becher, [Bernhard and Hilla]"

4 items

V.D.14.b* "Becher, [Bernhard and Hilla]"

Oversize - exhibition catalog, Bernhard och Hilla Becher: Form Genom Funktion (Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 1970)

1970
V.D.15 "Mel Bochner, USA"

8 items
Includes 1 photograph

V.D.16 "Bill Bollinger, USA"

13 items

V.D.17 "Brecht, George"

7 items

V.D.18 "Stanley Brouwn"

14 items

V.D.19 "Daniel Buren"

16 items
Includes 1 photograph, exhibition catalog (Wide White Space Gallery, 1969)
"Paris Commentary" in Studio International, 177(907): 47-49; 1969 January re: Buren

V.D.20 "Victor Burgin"

9 items

V.D.21 "Donald Burgy"

9 items

V.D.22 "Ian Burn and Mel Ramsden"

5 items

V.D.23.a "James Lee Byars"

17 items
Includes 4 objects, 1 TLS (copy) Noble M. Melencamp (White House)-Byars, 1970

V.D.23.b "James Lee Byars"

16 items
Correspondence
Byars-KM

V.D.23.c "James Lee Byars"

Correspondence and Objects, Byars-KM

V.D.24 "Jorge Carballa, Argentina

8 items

V.D.25 "Cook, Christopher"

10 items

V.D.26 "Roger Cutforth"

6 items

V.D.27 "Carlos D'Alessio"

2 items

V.D.28 "Hanne Darboven, Germany"

11 items

V.D.29 "Walter de Maria, USA"

6 items

V.D.30 "Jan Dibbets, Holland"

33 items
Includes 13 photographs

V.D.31 "Gerald Ferguson"

14 items

V.D.32 "Rafael Ferrer"

27 items
Includes 15 photographs

V.D.33.a "Group Frontera"

39 items
Includes 1 photograph and negative

V.D.33.b* "Group Frontera"

Oversize - 6 items includes 9 sheets describing work, 3 clippings, and ephemera

V.D.34 "Hamish Fulton"

14 items
Includes 4 photographs

V.D.35 "John Giorno"

20 items

V.D.36 "Dan Graham"

28 items

V.D.37 "Hans Haacke, Germany"

11 items

V.D.38 "Ira Joel Haber, USA"

7 items

V.D.39 "Randy Hardy"

7 items

V.D.40 "Mike [Michael] Heizer, USA"

8 items
Includes clippings

V.D.41 "Hans Hollein"

17 items
Includes 9 photographs

V.D.42 "Douglas Huebler, USA"

37 items
Includes corresp. between Huebler and the United States Senate, exhibition catalogs of one-man shows (The Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, 1970 and Seth Siegelaub, New York, 1970)

V.D.43 "Robert Huot, USA"

5 items

V.D.44 "Peter Hutchinson, USA"

12 items
Includes 3 clippings, 1 photograph

V.D.45 "Richards Jarden"

17 items
Includes 2 photographs

V.D.46 "Kaltenbach, Stephen"

6 items

V.D.47 "Kosuth, [Joseph]"

10 items

V.D.48 "Christine Kozlov"

5 items

V.D.49.a "David Lamelas, Argentina"

9 items

V.D.49.b* "David Lamelas, Argentina"

Oversize - includes 10 photographs of Study of Relationships and Time as Activity by Lamelas; 4 photographs of Signaling Peace by Lamelas; 2 clippings

V.D.50 "Latham, [John]"

16 items

V.D.51 "Barry Le Va"

4 items

V.D.52 "Sol LeWitt, USA"

7 items

V.D.53 "Lippard, Lucy"

4 items

V.D.54 "Richard Long"

4 items

V.D.55.a "Bruce McLean, England"

16 items

V.D.55.b "Bruce McLean, England"

Album (1 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 14 1/2") re: King for a Day and 999 other pieces/works/things etc. by McLean (for a retrospective at the Hayward Gallery, New York)

V.D.56 "Cildo Meireles, Brazil"

5 items

V.D.57 "Marta Minujin, Argentina"

14 items

V.D.58 "Bob [Robert] Morris"

9 items
Includes 6 articles

V.D.59 "N. E. Thing Co., Iain Baxter, Canada"

52 items
Includes 15 photographs

V.D.60 "Bruce Nauman, USA"

13 items

V.D.61 "New York Graphic Workshop" [Luis Camnitzer, Liliana Porter, José Guillermo Castillo]

29 items
Includes mail art

V.D.62 "Newspaper, Other Arts, Stephen Lawrence"

24 items
Includes 20 photographs

V.D.63.a "OHO Group, Yugoslavia"

57 items
Includes 40 photographs, 8 transparencies, corresp. with Taja Vidmar

V.D.63.b "OHO Group, Yugoslavia"

7 items
"Milenko Matanovic"

V.D.63.c "OHO Group, Yugoslavia"

3 items
"David Nez"

V.D.63.d "OHO Group, Yugoslavia"

3 items
"Marko Pogacnik"

V.D.63.e "OHO Group, Yugoslavia"

3 items
"Andraz [Scaron]alamun"

V.D.63.f "OHO Group, Yugoslavia"

6 items
"Tomaz [Scaron]alamun"

V.D.63.g "OHO Group, Yugoslavia"

1 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 14 1/2"
Album

V.D.64.a "Helio Oiticica"

21 items
Includes photograph

V.D.64.b* "Helio Oiticica"

Oversize - work plans

V.D.65 "On Kawara, Japan"

2 items

V.D.66 "Dennis Oppenheim, USA"

5/8"
Includes 1 photograph, ephemera, clippings re: Ocean Project

V.D.67 "Panaramenko [Henri Frederic Felix van Herwegen], Belgium"

14 items

V.D.68 "Giulio Paolini"

7 items
Includes photograph

V.D.69 "Paul Pechter"

13 items

V.D.70 "Giuseppe Penone"

9 items

V.D.71 "Adrian Piper"

8 items

V.D.72 "Pistoletto [Michelangelo], Italy"

12 items

V.D.73 "Emilio Prini"

6 items

V.D.74 "Alejandro Puente, Argentina"

10 items
Includes 2 photographs

V.D.75 "Markus Raetz, Switzerland"

8 items

V.D.76 "Yvonne Rainer"

2 items

V.D.77 "Information possibles for Germany (Klause Rinke)"

4 items

V.D.78 "Ed Ruscha, USA"

10 items

V.D.79 "J.M. Sanejouand"

25 items
Includes 2 exhibition catalogs, 16 photographs

V.D.80 "John van Saun, USA"

8 items
Includes 2 exhibition catalogs

V.D.81 "Richard Sladden"

8 items

V.D.82 "Robert Smithson"

8 items

V.D.83 "Keith Sonnier"

5 items
Includes 2 photographs

V.D.84.a "Ettore Sottsass jr. (sic)"

3 items

V.D.84.b* "Ettore Sottsass jr. (sic)"

Oversize - 2 photographs

V.D.85 "Erik Thygesen"

13 items

V.D.86 "Giulherme Magalhees Vaz"

11 items

V.D.87 "Bernard Venet"

6 items
Includes 2 photographs

V.D.88 "Jeffrey Wall"

8 items

V.D.89 "Ian Wilson"

5 items

V.D.90 "Lawrence Weiner, USA"

13 items
Includes exhibition announcements

V.D.91* Miscellaneous Oversize Material

Includes proposal by Stig Brøgger; 3 photographs of works by Barry Flanagan; and 1 work, 2 photographs, and 2 contact sheets (13.5 x 17") not annotated


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Box and Folder List

File numbers marked by an asterisk (*) indicate oversize material that has been separated to the end of the collection.
Researchers should include the asterisk when issuing a request for such material.
Series Folder Range Box
I 1–4 1
I 5–12 2
II.A 1–7 2
II.A 8–21 3
II.A 22–32 4
II.A 33–45 5
II.A 46–64 6
II.A 65–67 7
II.B 1–15 7
II.B 16–26 8
II.B 27–42 9
II.B 43–54 10
II.B 55–65 11
II.B 66–73 12
II.B 74–85 13
II.B 86–94 14
II.B 95–101 15
II.B 102–110 16
II.B 111–119 17
II.B 120–127 18
II.B 128–136 19
II.B 137–142 20
II.B 143–152 21
II.B 153–155 22
II.B 156–160 23
II.B 161–163 24
II.B 164–166 25
II.B 167–175 26
II.B 176–188 27
II.B 189–205 28
II.B 206–226 29
II.B 227–249 30
II.B 250–263 31
II.B 264–273 32
II.C 1–5 32
II.C 6–17 33
II.C 18–35 34
II.C 36–47 35
II.C 48–64 36
III 1–3 36
III 4–12 37
III 13–19 38
III 20–27 39
III 28–31 40
IV 1–2 40
IV 3–7 41
IV 8–20 42
IV 21–36 43
V.A 1–11.c 44
V.A 12–25 45
V.A 26–39 46
V.A 40–48 47
V.A 49–64 48
V.A 65–80 49
V.A 81–82 50
V.B 1–5 50
V.B 6–9.a 51
V.B 9.b–11.c 52
V.B 12–14 53
V.C 1.a–1.b 53
V.C 2–7 54
V.C 8–13.a 55
V.C 14 56
V.D 1–5.a, 6–10 56
V.D 11–12.a, 13–23.a 57
V.D 23.b–30 58
V.D 31–33.a, 34–44 59
V.D 45–49.a, 50–59 60
V.D 60–63.g 61
V.D 64.a, 65–78, 62
V.D 79–84.a, 85–90 63
V.A 83*, 84* 64
V.C 13.b*, 15* 64
V.D 5.b*, 12.b*, 14.b*, 33.b*, 49.b*, 64.b*, 84.b*, 91* 64


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