Collection about Barbara Morgan, 1960-1972

Finding aid prepared by Sukey Garcetti in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT) with assistance from Kelley Wolfe Bachli, 2010-2011; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1575
(310) 825-4988
spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
Finding aid last updated 14 December 2016.


Title: Collection about Barbara Morgan
Collection number: 1112
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 linear ft. (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1960-1972
Abstract: Barbara Brooks Morgan (1900-1992) was an accomplished designer, author, artist, and photographer. She is best known for her photographs of American modern dancers, among them, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Pearl Primus, Jose Limon, and Charles Weidman. She attended UCLA and was on the art faculty there. This collection contains exhibit announcements, invitations, catalogs, price lists at various galleries and museums. It also includes magazine articles about her, miscellaneous brochures, and books and booklets which include her photographs.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creator: Morgan, Barbara

Conditions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Conditions on Use and Reproduction

Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to UCLA Library Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Library Special Collections. Credit shall be given as follows: © The Regents of the University of California on behalf of UCLA Library Special Collections.

Processing Note

Sukey Garcetti in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT)  with assistance from Kelley Wolfe Bachli, 2010-2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection about Barbara Morgan (Collection 1112). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232756 

Biography

Barbara Brooks Morgan was born in Buffalo, Kansas on July 8, 1900, but grew up in Los Angeles, CA. She attended UCLA from 1919 to 1923, and later joined the art faculty (1925-30). She married Willard D. Morgan (ca. 1925) and relocated to New York (1930). After the birth of her two sons, Douglas (1932) and Lloyd (1935), she began to concentrate on her photography career. An accomplished designer, author, artist, and photographer, she is best known for her photographs of American modern dancers, among them, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Pearl Primus, Jose Limon, and Charles Weidman. She contributed articles and reviews to various publications and published several books including, Martha Graham: Sixteen Dances in Photographs (1941), Summer's Children: A Photographic Cycle of Life at Camp about Camp Treetops (1951), and A Collection of Material about Barbara Morgan (1972), as well as having a photo in Family of Man (1955). She died August 18, 1992 in Scarsdale, NY.

Scope and Content

This collection contains exhibit announcements, invitations, catalogs, price lists at various galleries and museums. It also includes magazine articles about her, miscellaneous brochures (including a memorial to her husband, Willard D. Morgan), and books and booklets which include her photographs.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Publications
  2. Brochures
  3. Photographs

Related Material

Barbara Morgan Wight Gallery Collection, 1938-1967. Collection 1872.  Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
Barbara Morgan Photographs, 1928-1972. Collection 1873.   Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Morgan, Barbara Brooks,--1900-
Women artists.
Women photographers.

Container List

 

1. Publications.

Box 1, Folder 1

An Appointment Calendar with Photographs from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. 1963.

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Barbara Morgan photograph, "Lloyd's Head" 1944 p. 43
Box 1, Folder 2

Life Library of Photography: The Art of Photography. 1940.

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Barbara Morgan photograph, "Pregnant" 1940 p. 41
Box 1, Folder 3

The Family of Man, by Edward Steichen for the Museum of Modern Art. 1955.

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Barbara Morgan photographs: Marie p. 80, Girl Playing Recorder p. 98, Children Dancing p. 198
Box 1, Folder 3

The Story of Louis Horst and the American Dance by Ernestine Stodelle, Photographs Barbara Morgan. 1964.

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Tribute to Louis Horst
Box 1, Folder 4

Quadrille, Bennington College, Vol. 5, No. 4. 1971.

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"Barbara Morgan: Inner Dialogues with the External World" pp. 10-17
Box 1, Folder 4

Dance Magazine July, 1971. 1971.

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Barbara Morgan: One of America's "Great Photographers Reflects a Decade of Dance - 1935-1945" pp. 43-56, 1 portrait of Barbara Morgan, annotations by Barbara Morgan of the photos
Box 1, Folder 4

Photography Annual.

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Interview by Jacob Deschin; pp. 6-24, 170-171; Photographs pp. 108-113, 182
Box 1, Folder 5

Aperture: A Collection of Photographs, Vol 14, No. 2.

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2 Barbara Morgan photographs, "Fossil in Formation" and "Torso, Martha Graham"; unpaged
Box 1, Folder 5

Aperture: Barbara Morgan Monography. 1964.

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Aperture, Vol 11, No. 1 ; Chronology from Aperture Monograph; Supplement to Aperture Chronology updated Sept. 1971
 

2. Brochures.

Box 1, Folder 6

Barbara Morgan Photography Exhibit, Arizona State University Art Gallery. March 1962.

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Tempe, AZ; Exhibit catalog; "Echoes: conversations with the photographs of Barbara Morgan" by Van Deren Coke, Associate Professor of Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Box 1, Folder 6

Barbara Morgan Exhibit, Ruth Sherman Gallery.

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Exhibit brochure; Ruth Sherman Gallery, New York City
Box 1, Folder 6

Barbara Morgan Exhibit , Ceeje Galleries. May 1965.

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Exhibit catalog; Paintings and Photographs; Ceeje Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
Box 1, Folder 6

Photographs by Barbara Morgan, Naomi Savage, Nancy Sirkis Exhibit, The Witkin Gallery. April 1969.

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Announcement; Price List; The Witkin Gallery, New York, NY
Box 1, Folder 6

Barbara Morgan: Women, Cameras and Images IV Exhibit, Smithsonian Hall of Photography. Oct. 1969.

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2 copies Exhibit catalog; Washington DC
Box 1, Folder 6

Barbara Morgan Exhibit, The Friends of Photography Gallery. Oct. 1970.

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Announcement; The Friends of Photography Gallery, Carmel, CA
Box 1, Folder 6

Barbara Morgan and Richard Arentz Exhibit, Tom Halsted's 831 Gallery. Feb. 1971.

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Announcement; Tom Halsted's 831 Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Box 1, Folder 6

Barbara Morgan Exhibit, Montclair Art Museum. March 1971.

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Reception invitation; Lecture invitation; Exhibit catalog; Artist's statement; Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Box 1, Folder 6

Barbara Morgan Exhibit, The Perspective Gallery, Ltd.. April 1971.

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Announcement; The Perspective Gallery, Ltd. Poughkeepsie, NY
Box 1, Folder 6

Barbara Morgan, Exhibition of Photography, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). March 1972.

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4 copies of Catalog; Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, NY
Box 1, Folder 6

Drawings by Barbara Morgan Exhibit, New Canaan Library. May 1960.

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Exhibit announcement; Exhibit catalog; Exhibit list; New Canaan, CT
Box 1, Folder 7

"Workshops in Photography," Yosemite National Park. 1971.

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Workshop #4: Ansel Adams with guest instructor, Barbara Morgan.
Box 1, Folder 7

Morgan & Morgan, Inc. Publishers of Standard Photographic Books. 1971.

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Catalog; p. 29 "Summer's Children" by Barbara Morgan 1951
Box 1, Folder 7

Notecard with "Photogram" by Barbara Morgan. 1971.

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Notecard with "Photogram" by Barbara Morgan
Box 1, Folder 7

"Willard D. Morgan, May 30, 1900 - September 18, 1967". Sept. 1967.

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2 copies of "A Friend's Remembrance" by Douglas Haskell (Director, Camp Treetops)
 

3. Photographs.

Box 1, Folder 8

Letter from Barbara Morgan to James Mink with photos.

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Barbara Morgan snapshots of UCLA Library construction in 1929
Box 1, Folder 9

Barbara Morgan, photograph by James Mink, Los Angeles. 1972.

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Note on verso: Barbara Morgan, July 1972. Taken at Annita Delano's home.