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McElroy (Robert R.) Photographs of Happenings and Early Performance Art
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Series I. Photographs and media, 1959-1970, 1981, 2003-2012

Physical Description: 30 Linear Feet (69 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This series contains McElroy's photographs documenting happenings, exhibitions, and events by New York artists during the late 1950s to mid-1960s, including works by Jim Dine, Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Whitman, as well as performances and exhibitions at Judson Memorial Church, Reuben Gallery, Martha Jackson Gallery, and Sidney Janis Gallery. The photographs consist mostly of vintage black-and-white prints, negatives, and contact sheets, as well as a smaller group of color prints and slides. The series also contains a number of modern prints created by Pace Gallery. The majority of prints are 8"x10" unless otherwise noted. Almost all of the photographs have folders and/or envelopes with annotations, and a small number of files contain related papers. The photographs have original roll numbers for each event with some exceptions. Additionally, this series includes image CDs of McElroy's photographs and DVDs of artist works and performances.

Arrangement

Arranged in four subseries: Series I.A. Artists; Series I.B. Events and galleries; Series I.C. Happenings: New York, 1958-1963, Pace Gallery; Series I.D. Photographs by other photographers.
 

Series I.A. Artists, 1960-1970, 1981, 2003-2010, undated

Physical Description: 24 Linear Feet (54 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The artist files form the bulk of the archive and contain photographs of the artists' performances and exhibitions. These also include images of artists at work, rehearsals, exhibition openings, and works of art. The majority of photographs and negatives are black-and-white unless otherwise noted; some files contain color prints and slides. Since the folders contain both vintage and modern prints, the date of each file refers to the date of the performance, exhibition, or event. The photographs have original roll numbers for each event with some exceptions. Some files contain image CDs of McElroy's photographs or DVDs of artist works and performances.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by artist with events and exhibitions in chronological order. Documentation of events is broken out by format.
 

Andersen, Yvonne, 2007, 2010

Scope and Content Note

Provincetown, 1953: The First Summer, The Sun Gallery, Provincetown, and Artists of the Sun may be viewed online at the Academic Film Archive: http://www.afana.org/andersenyvonne.htm 
box 1

Letter to Milly Glimcher (Pace Gallery), 2010 March 10

Scope and Content Note

Accompanies DVDs.
box 1, item DVD1

Provincetown, The First Summer, 1953, 2007

Scope and Content Note

1 videodisc (DVD) (6 min. 12 sec.) : digital, sd., b & w ; 4 3/4 in.
box 1, item DVD2

The Sun Gallery, Provincetown, 1955-59, 2007

Scope and Content Note

1 videodisc (DVD) (10 min. 20 sec.) : digital, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
box 1, item DVD3

Artists of the Sun, 2007

Scope and Content Note

1 videodisc (DVD) (18 min.) : digital, sd., b & w ; 4 3/4 in.
box 1, item DVD4

Dominic Falcone 1928-2009, 2010

Scope and Content Note

1 videodisc (DVD) (27 min.) : digital, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. A movie by Andersen and Paul Falcone.
 

Dine, Jim, 1960-1961

Scope and Content Note

See also Reuben Gallery files in subseries I.B.
box 3, folder 1

Paintings, circa 1960

Scope and Content Note

Roll #028. Empty folder.
 

Artworks circa 1960

Scope and Content Note

Roll #030.
box 3, folder 2

Contact sheets

box 7

Negatives

 

Jim Dine, Reuben Gallery, 1960 April 1-14

Scope and Content Note

Roll #017.

Scope and Content Note

See also Jim Dine, Reuben Gallery file in Subseries I.B. According to original inventory, rolls #016, 017, and 017-A were moved to the Reuben Gallery file under rolls #042-B, 042-C, and 042-A respectively. However, these prints were originally found in Dine's file and are still marked as roll #017.
box 3, folder 3

8x10 print

box 6, folder 1

11x14 prints

box 3, folder 4-7

Dine with Anita Reuben in his studio, Judson Memorial Church, 1960

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #018-019, 019-A, 019-B.
box 3, folder 4-7

Prints and contact sheets

box 6, folder 2

11x14 prints

box 7

Negatives

 

Vaudeville Collage, Reuben Gallery, 1960 June 11

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #022-023, 023-A, 024.

Scope and Content Note

Part of An Evening of Sound - Theater - Happenings series.
 

Black-and-white

box 3, folder 8-11

Prints and contact sheets

box 7

Negatives

 

Color

box 53, folder 1

Prints

box 7

Slides

 

Car Crash, Reuben Gallery, 1960 November 1-6

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #004-015.
 

Prints and contact sheets

box 4, folder 1-9

Rolls #004-011

box 5, folder 1-4

Rolls #012-015

box 6, folder 3-4

11x14 prints

box 7

Negatives,

 

A Shining Bed, Reuben Gallery, 1960 December 16-18

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #001-002.

Scope and Content Note

Part of Varieties event.
box 5, folder 5-7

Prints and contacts sheets

box 7

Negatives

 

Rainbow Thoughts, Judson Gallery 1961 January 7-31

Scope and Content Note

Roll #020.
box 5, folder 8

Prints and contact sheets

box 7

Negatives

 

Drexler, Rosalyn, circa 1960-1970

Scope and Content Note

See also Reuben Gallery files in subseries I.B.
 

Portraits, 1965 April 28

Scope and Content Note

No roll number.
box 9, folder 1

Prints and contact sheets

box 8

Negatives

 

The Line of Least Existence, New York, 1968 March

Scope and Content Note

No roll number.
box 9, folder 2

Contact sheets

box 8

Negatives

 

Headshots, 1970 May 14

Scope and Content Note

No roll number.
box 9, folder 3

Print and contact sheets

box 8

Negatives

 

Paintings, 1960s

Scope and Content Note

No roll number.
box 9, folder 4

Contact sheets, 1960s

box 8

Negatives, 1960s

 

Drexler, Sherman, 1960s

box 9, folder 5

Paintings, 1960s

Scope and Content Note

No roll number.

Scope and Content Note

Includes exhibition announcement.
 

Exhibition opening, 1960s

Scope and Content Note

No roll number.
 

Black-and-white, 1960s

box 9, folder 6

Contact sheets

box 14, folder 1

11x14 print

box 8

Negatives

box 8

Color slides, 1961-1965

box 8, folder 7-8

Duchamp, Marcel, 1965 January 9

Scope and Content Note

Portraits: contact sheet.

Scope and Content Note

Roll #099.
 

Forti, Simone, 1960, 2009

box 1, item DVD5-DVD6

An Evening of Dance Constructions, 2009

Scope and Content Note

DVD5: 1 videodisc (DVD) (88 min.) : digital, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD6 (use copy): 1 videodisc (DVD) (88 min.) : digital, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
 

See Saw and Rollers, Reuben Gallery, 1960 December

Scope and Content Note

Part of Varieties event.
 

Roll #079

box 9, folder 9

Prints and contact sheet

box 8

Negatives

box 9, folder 10

No roll number: prints

 

Grooms, Red, 1981, 2010

box 8

Color slides, 1981 April 1

Scope and Content Note

Roll #100-102.
box 2, item D1

CD of images by Pace Gallery, 2010 October

 

Higgins, Dick, 1965 April 17

 

The Tart, Solo for Florence and Orchesta, and Celestials (for Bengt at Klintberg), Sunnyside Garden Ballroom and Wrestling Arena

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #082-087.
 

Black-and-white

box 9, folder 11-13

Prints and contact sheets

box 8

Negatives

box 8

Color slides

 

Johnston, Jill, 1963 March 4

 

Happening at Judson Dance Theater

Scope and Content Note

Roll #105-107.
box 9, folder 14-17

Contact sheets

box 8

Negatives

 

Kaprow, Allan, 1960-1966

 

An Apple Shrine, Judson Gallery, 1960 November 30-December 24

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #002-008.

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #002-003 also include images of Whitman's American Moon.
box 10, folder 1-8

Prints and contact sheets

box 15

Negatives

 

A Spring Happening, Reuben Gallery, 1961 March 22-27

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #009-016.
box 11, folder 1-9

Prints and contact sheets

box 14, folder 2

11x14 prints

box 15

Negatives

 

A Service for the Dead I, Maidman Theater, 1962 March 22

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #018-019.
box 12, folder 1-3

Prints and contact sheets

box 15

Negatives

 

Sweeping, Woodstock, New York, 1962 August

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #020-026.

Scope and Content Note

Part of Ergo Suits Festival.
box 12, folder 4-10

Prints and contact sheets

box 15

Negatives

 

A Service for the Dead II, Bridgehampton, New York, 1962 August

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #027-032.

Scope and Content Note

Part of Ergo Suits Festival.
 

Black-and-white

box 12, folder 11-16

Prints and contact sheets

box 15

Negatives

 

Color

box 53, folder 2

Prints

box 15

Slides

 

Words, Smolin Gallery, 1962 September 11-12

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #033-037.
 

Black-and-white

box 13, folder 1-4

Prints and contact sheets

box 15

Negatives

 

Color

box 53, folder 3

Prints

box 15

Color slides

 

Courtyard, Mills Hotel, New York, 1962 November 23-25

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #038-040.

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition sponsored by Smolin Gallery.
 

Black-and-white

box 13, folder 5-9

Prints and contact sheets

box 15

Negatives

 

Color

box 53, folder 4

Prints

box 15

Slides

 

YAM Festival, 1963 May

Scope and Content Note

Sponsored by Smolin Gallery.
 

Tree, George Segal's Farm, South Brunswick, New Jersey, 1963 May 19

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #041, 041-A, 042.
box 13, box 10-12

Black-and-white prints

box 16

Color negatives and slides

box 16

Color slides, 1963 May 1-31

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #042-A to 042-H.
 

Eat, Ebling Brewery Caves, Bronx, New York, 1964 January 18

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #043-044.
box 13, folder 13-15

Prints and contact sheets

box 16

Negatives

 

4th Annual New York Avant Garde Festival, Central Park, 1966 September

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #045-046.

Scope and Content Note

Contains possible images of Towers performance.
box 13, folder 16-17

Papers

Scope and Content Note

File folders and photocopies of images.
box 16

Color slides

 

Unknown, 1960s

Scope and Content Note

Roll #047.
box 13, folder 18

Prints

box 16

Negatives

 

Kirby, Michael, 1965 March 27

 

Happening in Brooklyn, New York

Scope and Content Note

Roll #108-109.
box 18, folder 1-3

Contact sheets

box 17

Negatives

box 17

Lindner, Richard, undated

Scope and Content Note

Portraits: negatives.

Scope and Content Note

No roll number.
box 14, folder 3

Minujín, Marta, 1966 February

Scope and Content Note

El Batacazo (The Long Shot), Bianchini Gallery. 11x14 prints.

Scope and Content Note

No roll number.
 

Oldenburg, Claes, 1960-1969, 2008, 2010, undated

box 1, item DVD7

Claes Oldenburg "Happenings": Ray Gun Theater, 1962, undated

Claes Oldenburg "Happenings": Ray Gun Theater, 1962 (digital version available on-site only): undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videodisc (DVD) (120 min.) : digital, si., b & w ; 4 3/4 in.
Claes Oldenburg and his Ray Gun Theater group offered a series of ten "Happenings" in a store on East Second Street. Each evening-length work is edited down to the imagery from each "happening" performance. Film by Raymond Saroff.
 

CDs of images, 2008, 2010

box 2, item D2

The Street, Reuben Gallery 2008

Claes Oldenburg, The Street, Reuben Gallery (digital version available on-site only): 2008

box 2, item D3-D4

Performance art pieces, 2010

Claes Oldenburg, performance art pieces (digital version available on-site only): 2010

Scope and Content Note

Images are performance art pieces including Sport and Nekropolis II.
D3 is labeled: "The Pace Gallery / Claes Oldenburg / Scans from Studio slides". D4 is labeled: "Ben Utley scanned Dec 2010 / Most c.o. slides from c.o. studio"
box 2, item D5-D7

Solo exhibition, Green Gallery, 2010 October

box 19, folder 1-2

Envelopes, 1960s

Scope and Content Note

Empty envelopes with annotations related to photographs.
 

Oldenburg with Anita Reuben, 1960 April

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #001-002.
box 19, folder 3-4

Prints and contact sheets

box 38, folder 1

11x14 prints

box 40

Negatives

 

Blackouts (Chimneyfires, Erasers, The Vitamin Man, Butter and Jam), Reuben Gallery, 1960 December 16-18

Scope and Content Note

Roll #004.

Scope and Content Note

Part of Varieties event.
box 19, folder 5-6

Prints and contact sheets

box 40

Negatives

 

Circus: Ironworks/Fotodeath, Reuben Gallery, 1961 February 21-26

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #005-021.
 

Black-and-white

 

Prints and contact sheets

box 19, folder 7-10

Rolls #005-007

box 20-21

Rolls #008-021

box 38, folder 2

11x14 prints

box 40

Negatives

 

Color

box 53, folder 5-6

Prints

box 40

Slides

 

The Store, Ray Gun Manufacturing Company, 1961 December 1-31

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #022-025, 025-A, 026-029.

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #022-024 are images of Oldenburg creating artwork for The Store in Spring/Fall 1961.
 

Black-and-white

box 22, folder 1-7

Prints and contact sheets

box 38, folder 3-4

11x14 prints and contact sheets

box 40

Negatives

 

Color

box 53, folder 7-10

Prints

box 40

Slides

 

Ray Gun Theater, Ray Gun Manufacturing Company, 1962 February-May

box 22, folder 8

Unidentified: contact sheet, 1962

Scope and Content Note

Roll #030 contains images possibly from Nekropolis II and Injun I.
 

Store Days I, 1962 February 23-24

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #031-037.
 

Black-and-white

box 23, folder 1-7

Prints and contact sheets

box 38, folder 5

11x14 prints

box 40

Negatives

 

Color print

 

Store Days II, 1962 March 2-3

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #038-048.
 

Black-and-white

 

Prints and contact sheets

box 24, folder 1-7

Rolls #038-045

box 25, box 1-2

Rolls #046, #048

box 38, folder 6

11x14 prints

box 40

Negatives

 

Color

box 53, folder 11

Prints

box 40

Slide

 

Nekropolis I, 1962 March 9-10

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #049-059.
 

Black-and-white

 

Prints and contact sheets

box 25, folder 1-10

Rolls #049-056

box 26, folder 1-3

Rolls #057-059

box 40

Negatives

box 53, folder 12

Color prints

 

Nekropolis II, 1962 March 16-17

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #060-071.
 

Black-and-white

 

Prints and contact sheets

box 26, folder 4-11

Rolls #060-066

box 27, folder 1-3

Rolls #067-069

box 39, folder 1

11x14 prints

box 40

Negatives

 

Color

box 53, folder 13-15

Prints

box 40

Slides

 

Injun I, 1962 April 20-21

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #072-083.
 

Black-and-white

 

Prints and contact sheets

box 27, folder 4-10

Rolls #072-078

box 28, folder 1-4

Rolls #079-082

box 39, folder 2

11x14 prints

box 41

Negatives

 

Color

box 53, folder 16

Prints

box 41

Slides

 

Injun II, 1962 April 27-28

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #084-087.
box 28, folder 5-8

Prints and contact sheets

box 41

Negatives

 

Voyages I, 1962 May 4-5

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #088-096.
box 29, folder 1-10

Prints and contact sheets

box 39, folder 3

11x14 prints

box 41

Negatives

 

Voyages II, 1962 May 11-12

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #097-100.
box 30, folder 1-4

Prints and contact sheets

box 39, folder 4

11x14 prints

box 41

Negatives

 

World's Fair I, 1962 May 18-19

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #101-106.
 

Prints and contact sheets

box 30, folder 5-9

Rolls #101-104

box 31, folder 1-3

Rolls #105-106

box 39, folder 5

11x14 prints

box 41

Negatives

 

World's Fair II, 1962 May 25-26

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #107, 107-A, 108-115.
 

Prints and contact sheets

box 31, folder 4-10

Rolls #107, 107-A, 108-112

box 32, folder 1-3

Rolls #113-115

box 41

Negatives

 

Solo exhibition, Green Gallery, 1962 September 24-October 20

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #116-141, 193-195.
 

Black-and-white

 

Prints and contact sheets

box 32, folder 4-14

Rolls #116-125

box 33, folder 1-11

Rolls #126-136

box 34, folder 1-7

Rolls #137-140

box 41

Negatives

box 42

Color slides

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #141, #193-195.
 

New Realists, Group exhibition, Sidney Janis Gallery, 1962 October 31-December 1

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #158-160.

Scope and Content Note

See also New Realists file in series I.B.
box 34, folder 8-12

Prints and contact sheets

box 41

Negatives

 

Stars: A Farce for Objects, Washington Gallery of Modern Art, 1963 April 24-25

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #161-163.
 

Black-and-white

box 35, folder 1-3

Prints and contact sheets

box 41

Negatives

 

Color

box 53, folder 17

Prints

box 41

Slide

 

U.S.A. Flag and January Calendar, 1963

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #165-166.
 

Black-and-white

box 35, folder 4-5

Prints and contact sheet

box 41

Negatives

 

Color

box 53, folder 18

Contact sheet

box 41

Negatives

 

Wall Switches, New York, 1965 March 29

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #167-168.

Scope and Content Note

Images of work at the residence of Harold and Alice Ladas. Also contains correspondence from The Museum of Modern Art in 1971.
box 35, folder 6-8

Prints and contact sheet

box 41

Negatives

 

Soft works, 14th Street Studio, 1965 October 21

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #169-171.
box 35, folder 9-12

Prints and contact sheets

box 41

Negatives

 

Washes, Al Roon's pool, 1965 May 22-25

Scope and Content Note

Roll #172.
box 35, folder 13-14

Prints and contact sheet

box 41

Negatives

 

Moveyhouse, Film-Makers' Cinematheque, 1965 December 1

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #173-178.
 

Prints and contact sheets

box 41

Negatives

 

Solo exhibition, Sidney Janis Gallery, 1966 March 7

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #179-183.

Scope and Content Note

Installation shots.
 

Prints and contact sheets

box 41

Negatives

 

Exhibition opening at The Museum of Modern Art, 1969

Scope and Content Note

Roll #184.
box 36, folder 14

Original folder with annotations

box 41

Color slides

 

C-E-L-I-N-E Backwards, 1960s

Scope and Content Note

Roll #185.
box 36, folder 15-16

Prints

box 41

Negatives

 

"Empire" ("Papa") Ray Gun, 1960s

Scope and Content Note

Roll #186.

Scope and Content Note

Also includes images of Oldenburg in his studio.
box 36, folder 17

Prints and contact sheet

box 41

Negatives

 

Plasterworks, 1960s

Scope and Content Note

Roll #187.
box 36, folder 18

Print and contact sheets

box 41

Negatives

 

Meeting with performers, 1960s

Scope and Content Note

Roll #189.
box 37, folder 1

Prints and contact sheets

box 41

Negatives

 

Parties, 1960s

 

Dinner party, 1960s

Scope and Content Note

Roll #188.
box 37, folder 2

Contact sheet

 

East 5th Street, 1960s

Scope and Content Note

No roll number.
box 37, folder 3

Prints and contact sheet

 

404 East 14th Street, 1967 February 7

Scope and Content Note

No roll number.
box 37, folder 4

Contact sheet

box 41

Negatives

 

Claes Oldenburg and Robert Whitman, 1960s

Scope and Content Note

Roll #120.

Scope and Content Note

Possibly images of a dance rehearsal.
box 37, folder 5

Contact sheets

box 41

Negatives

 

Miscellaneous, 1960s

Scope and Content Note

No roll number.
 

Black-and-white

box 37, folder 6

Prints

box 39, folder 6

11x14 prints

box 41

Color slide, undated

 

Rauschenberg, Robert, 1965 December 3

 

Map Room II, Filmmakers' Cinematheque, 1965 December 3

Scope and Content Note

Roll #076-078.
box 18, folder 4-6

Prints and contact sheets

box 17

Negatives

 

Samaras, Lucas, 1960s

 

Head shots, 1960s

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #094-098.
box 18, folder 7-11

Contact sheets

box 17

Negatives

box 17

Exhibition at Green Gallery: color slides 1964 September 16-October 10

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #088-093.
box 14, folder 4

Portrait 1960s

Scope and Content Note

No roll number. 11x14 print.
 

Schneemann, Carolee, 1963 June 25

 

Chromelodeon (4th Concretion), Judson Dance Theater

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #080, 119, 119-A.
box 18, folder 12

File folder with annotations

box 17

Color slides

 

Van Bovenkamp Gallery, 1965

Scope and Content Note

No roll number.

Scope and Content Note

Group exhibition with Dorothea Baer, Jackie Ferrara, Marty Greenbaum, Lulu, and Carolee Schneemann. See also series II for exhibition ephemera.
box 18, folder 13

Contact sheet

box 17

Negatives

box 17

Shahn, Ben, undated

Scope and Content Note

No roll number.

Scope and Content Note

Portraits: black-and-white negatives and one color slide.
 

Warhol, Andy, 1960s

 

Factory: prints, 1960s

Scope and Content Note

Roll #103.
box 18, folder 13

No roll number

box 18, folder 15-16

Roll #103

 

Flowers, 1960s

Scope and Content Note

Roll #104.
box 18, folder 17

Contact sheet

 

Whitman, Robert, 1960-1966, 2003, 2010

Scope and Content Note

See also "Claes Oldenburg and Robert Whitman" file (box 37 and 41).
box 1, item DVD8 (original), DVD9 (use copy)

Robert Whitman: Performances of the 1960s, 2003

Scope and Content Note

1 videodisc (DVD) (156 min.) : digital, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. (2 copies) Copy 9 is use copy.
 

CDs of images, 2010

box 2, item D8

Small Cannon, Reuben Gallery, 2010 August

Scope and Content Note

Possibly created by Pace Gallery.
box 2, item D9

Drawings, 2010 December

Scope and Content Note

Images of drawings by Whitman. Scanned by Pace Gallery.
 

E.G. (An Opera), Reuben Gallery, 1960 June 11

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #001-002, 002-A, 002-A1, 003, 003-A, 005-006.

Scope and Content Note

Part of An Evening of Sound - Theater - Happenings series.
 

Black-and-white

box 43, folder 1-8

Prints and contact sheets

box 51

Negatives

 

Color

box 54, folder 1-2

Prints

box 51

Slides

 

American Moon, Reuben Gallery, 1960 November 29-December 4

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #007-018.

Scope and Content Note

See also Roll #002-003 of Kaprow's An Apple Shrine for additional images.
 

Prints and contact sheets

box 44, folder 1-8

Rolls #007-013

box 45, folder 1-5

Rolls #014-018

box 50, folder 1

11x14 prints

box 51

Negatives

 

Mouth, Reuben Gallery, 1961 April 18-23

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #020-034, 034-A.
 

Black-and-white

box 45, folder 6-8

Prints and contact sheets

box 46, folder 1-8

Rolls #020-026

box 47, folder 1-8

Rolls #027-034, 034-A

box 51

Negatives

 

Color

box 54, folder 3

Prints

box 51

Slides

 

Ball, Green Gallery, 1961-1962

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #035-046.

Scope and Content Note

Peformance held on December 29-30, 1961 and January 2-6, 1962.
 

Black-and-white

box 48, folder 1-8

Prints and contact sheets

box 51

Negatives

 

Color

box 54, folder 4-7

Prints

box 51

Slides

 

Flower, 9 Great Jones Street, New York, 1963 March

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #047-056.
 

Black-and-white

box 49, folder 1-7

Prints and contact sheets

box 50, folder 2

11x14 prints

box 52

Negatives

 

Color

box 54, folder 8-12

Prints

box 52

Slides

 

Hole, 9 Great Jones Street, New York, 1963 May 27-June 1

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #056-A, 057-060.

Scope and Content Note

See series II for exhibition poster.
 

Black-and-white

box 49, folder 8

Prints and contact sheets

box 52

Negatives

 

Color

box 54, folder 13-16

Prints

box 52

Slides

 

Prune Flat, Film-Makers' Cinematheque, 1965 December

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #061, 063.
box 49, folder 9-10

Prints and contact sheets

box 52

Negatives

box 49, folder 11

Two Holes of Water-3, 69th Regiment Armory, 1966 October 18-19

Scope and Content Note

Roll #062.

Scope and Content Note

Part of 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering series.
 

Window, 1963

Scope and Content Note

Roll #065.
box 49, folder 12

Contact sheet

box 50, folder 3

11x14 print

box 52

Transparency

 

Series I.B. Events and galleries, 1959-1969, 2011

Physical Description: 5 Linear Feet (11.75 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of events and performances arranged by gallery, including Judson Memorial Church, Reuben Gallery, Martha Jackson Gallery, and Sidney Janis Gallery. The series also includes photographs of conferences, artist parties, and exhibition openings. The majority of photographs and negatives are black-and-white unless otherwise noted; some files contain color prints and slides. Since the folders contain both vintage and modern prints, the date of each file refers to the date of the performance, exhibition, or event. The photographs also have original roll numbers for each event with the exception of a few files. Also included are image CDs of various events and performances photographed by McElroy; some discs were created by Pace Gallery. See also artist files in Subseries I.A. for more information on specific artists who exhibited at these galleries.

Arrangement

Arranged by gallery or event.
 

Judson Memorial Church, 1959-1960, 1963

 

Jim Dine and Claes Oldenburg exhibition, Judson Gallery, 1959 November 13-December 3

Scope and Content Note

Roll #001.
box 55, folder 1

Prints and contact sheet

box 64

Negatives

 

Ray Gun Spex, 1960 February 29-March 1-2

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #002-008, 008-A, 008-B.

Scope and Content Note

First happening at Judson which included the following performances: Claes Oldenburg's Snapshots from the City, Jim Dine's The Smiling Workman, Al Hansen's Projections, Allan Kaprow's Coca Cola: Shirley Cannonball?, Whitman's Duet for a Small Smell, Dick Higgin's Edifices Cabarets Contributions, and Red Grooms's The Big Leap.
 

Black-and-white

box 55, folder 2-13

Prints and contact sheets

box 62, folder 1

11x14 prints

box 64

Negatives

 

Color

box 63, folder 1-3

Prints

box 64

Slides

box 2, item D10

CD with images of Dine's Smiling Workman

Scope and Content Note

Also contains images of Vaudeville Collage at Reuben Gallery.
 

Concert of Dance #3, Judson Dance Theater, 1963 January 29

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #063-073, 073-A.

Scope and Content Note

Includes images of Carolee Schneemann's Newspaper Event from Concert #3 and Yvonne Rainer's We Shall Run and Words Words with Steve Paxton.
 

Black-and-white

box 56, folder 1-13

Prints and contact sheets

box 64

Negatives

box 64

Color slides

box 64

Random Breakfast, 1963 [July?]

Scope and Content Note

Roll #118.

Scope and Content Note

Performance featuring David Gordon and Valda Setterfield. Color slides.
 

Happening summit conference, 1960

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #009-010, 010-A.

Scope and Content Note

Gathering was possibly at Öyvind Fahlström's apartment.
box 57, folder 1-4

Prints and contact sheets

box 64

Negatives

 

Reuben Gallery, 1960 January-February

Scope and Content Note

Photographs were originally organized by roll numbers and have been rearranged by exhibition or subject.
 

Paintings, 1960 January 29-February 18

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #025, 027, 031-033, 037, 039, 041, 055, 122.

Scope and Content Note

Group exhibition with artists Herb Brown, Jim Dine, Red Grooms, Al Jensen, Lester Johnson, Allan Kaprow, Nicholas Krushenick, Claes Oldenburg, Patricia Passloff, Renee Rubin, Lucas Samaras, George Segal, and Robert Whitman.
box 58, folder 1-10

Prints and contact sheets

box 62, folder 2

11x14 prints

box 65

Negatives

 

Rosalyn Drexler: Sculptures, 1960 February 19-March 10

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #022-024, 026, 028, 030, 034-036, 036-A, 038, 040, 046, 056, 057-A.
 

Prints and contact sheets

box 58, folder 11-13

Rolls #022-024

box 59, folder 1-12

Rolls #026-057-A

box 62, folder 3

11x14 prints

box 65

Negatives

 

Jim Dine, Reuben Gallery, 1960 April 1-14

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #019-020, 020-A, 042, 042-A, 042-B, 042-C, 047, 121.
 

Black-and-white

box 60, folder 1-8

Prints and contact sheets

box 62, folder 4

11x14 prints

box 65

Negatives

box 65

Color slides

 

Photographs of Anita Reuben, 1960 January-February

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #029, 043-045, 048-052, 057. Includes images of Paintings and Rosalyn Drexler: Sculptures exhibitions.
 

Black-and-white

box 60, folder 9-15

Prints and contact sheets

box 62, folder 5

11x14 prints

box 65

Negatives

 

Color

box 63, folder 7-10

Prints

box 65

Slides

 

Eleven from the Reuben Gallery, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1965

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #053-054.

Scope and Content Note

Group exhibition curated by Lawrence Alloway with works by George Brecht, Jim Dine, Rosalyn Drexler, Martha Edelheit, Red Grooms, Allan Kaprow, Renee Miller, Claes Oldenburg, Lucas Samaras, George Segal, and Robert Whitman.
box 61, folder 1-3

Prints and contact sheets

box 65

Negatives

box 63, folder 4-6

Environments, Situations, Spaces, Martha Jackson Gallery, 1961 May 25-June 23

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #011, 011-A, 012-A, 013-018.

Scope and Content Note

Includes images of George Brecht's score for "chair" (Iced Dice), Jim Dine's Spring Cabinet, Walter Gaudnek's Unlimited Dimensions, Allan Kaprow's Yard, Oldenburg's The Store, and Robert Whitman's Untitled Environment.
 

Black-and-white

box 57, folder 5-13

Prints and contact sheets

box 64

Negatives, slides, and transparencies

 

Color

box 63, folder 4-6

Prints

box 64

Slides

 

Gallery opening, Something Else Gallery, 1966 April 15

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #058, 058-A.

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition photographs at Something Else Gallery founded by Dick Higgins of Something Else Press.
box 61, folder 4-6

Contact sheets

box 65

Negatives

 

Sidney Janis Gallery, 1962, 1964

 

New Realists, 1962 October 31 - December 11

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #059-062.

Scope and Content Note

Group exhibition with Arman, Jim Dine, Yves Klein, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, George Segal, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselman, and others. See also Oldenburg's New Realists file in series I.A.
 

Black-and-white

box 61, folder 7-9

Prints and contact sheets

box 66

Negatives

 

Color

box 63, folder 11-12

Prints

box 66

Slides

 

Four Environments by Four New Realists, 1964 January 6

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #074-075.

Scope and Content Note

Group exhibition with Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, and George Segal.
 

Black-and-white

box 61, folder 10-12

Prints and contact sheets

box 66

Negatives

box 66

Color slides

Scope and Content Note

No roll number.
 

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1960s

Scope and Content Note

Roll #116.

Scope and Content Note

Unidentified exhibition opening, possibly Claes Oldenburg.
box 61, folder 13

Contact sheets

box 66

Negatives

 

Poetry and Fashion, New York, 1969 January 14

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #110-113.

Scope and Content Note

Also known as Fashion Show Poetry Event.
box 61, folder 14-18

Contact sheets

box 66

Negatives

 

Dance performance at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), 1960s

Scope and Content Note

Rolls #114-115.
box 61, folder 19-21

Contact sheets

box 66

Negatives

 

Artist party, 1960s

Scope and Content Note

No roll number.

Scope and Content Note

Artists include Lee Bontecou, Barnett Newman, and Lucas Samaras.
box 61, folder 22

Contact sheets

box 66

Negatives

 

New York City Summer, 1964

Scope and Content Note

Roll #081.
box 66

Color slides

 

Best of happenings, circa 1960-1963

Scope and Content Note

Roll #117.
box 66

Black-and-white slides

 

Miscellaneous, 1960s

Scope and Content Note

No roll numbers.
box 61, folder 23

Empty photo envelopes

box 62, folder 6

11x14 prints

box 66

Color slides

 

CDs with images of various happenings, 2011

 

From Pace Gallery warehouse,

box 2, item D11

2011 February 8

Scope and Content Note

Also contains portraits of McElroy.
box 2, item D12

2011 April

Scope and Content Note

Color images of various happenings.
box 2, item D13

Images for Monacelli Press, 2011 March 29

box 2, item D14

"Happenings," 2011 November 24

Scope and Content Note

Disc has label "Evergreen Colour Separation (International) Co. Ltd."
box 2, item D15

"From Paul," 2011 December

Scope and Content Note

Also contains images of related papers.
 

Series I.C. Happenings: New York, 1958-1963, Pace Gallery, 2012 February 10-March 17

Physical Description: 0.75 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Contains a selection of reprints of McElroy's photographs created by Pace Gallery for the exhibition, Happenings: New York, 1958-1963 that were not used for the show. Prints are divided by exhibition or happening. The original order created by Pace Gallery has been retained, but the color photographs were separated from black-and-white prints for preservation purposes.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by medium.
box 68-69

Black-and-white prints

box 67

Color prints

 

Series I.D. Photographs by other photographers, 1962, undated

Physical Description: 0.25 Linear Feet (.25 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The series contains a small number of photographs of happenings taken by other photographers. Includes later prints of photographs taken by John Cohen, Scott Hyde, Fred McDarrah, and Lucas Samaras. Includes images of Allan Kaprow's 18 Happenings in 6 Parts and The Big Laugh.

Arrangement

Arranged by medium.
box 61, folder 24

Black-and-white prints, undated

box 66

Color prints and negatives, 1962 November

 

Series II. Papers, 1960-2010

Physical Description: 4 Linear Feet (3 boxes, 1 flatfile folder)

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of McElroy's personal papers including correspondence, clippings, and ephemera. The correspondence ranges from 1963 to 2008 and contains both personal and business correspondence. Included are letters from artists such as Jim Dine, Rosalyn Drexler, Claes Oldenburg, Richard Serra, and Robert Whitman. The majority of the correspondence is business-related and pertains to image requests for publication or exhibition, and copyright issues. Some files also include loan agreements, receipts, and notes written by McElroy. Clippings contain articles about artists, galleries, or performance art,and some feature McElroy's photographs. This series also contains a small quantity of artist and gallery ephemera and miscellaneous papers.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject.
 

Correspondence, 1963-2008

Scope and Content Note

Contains mostly business correspondence related to image requests for publication or exhibitions as well as copyright disputes. Some files also include loan agreements, receipts, and notes written by McElroy. A small number of files contain personal correspondence.
box 70, folder 1

Benedikt, Michael, 1960s

box 70, folder 2

Bennington College, 1979-1982

Scope and Content Note

Papers related to Judson Dance Project.
box 70, folder 3

Dine, Jim and Nancy, 1963, 1993

box 70, folder 4

Drexler, Rosalyn, 1985 June 17

box 70, folder 5

Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1965, 1988-1991

box 70, folder 6

Kaprow, Allan, 1965, 1971

box 70, folder 7

Kodansha Publishers Ltd., 1972, 1977-1978

Scope and Content Note

Papers related to reproduction of images for publication, Art Now: From Abstract Expressionism to Superrealism.
box 70, folder 8

Martin, Julie, 1983 May 3

Scope and Content Note

Papers related to Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.).
box 70, folder 9

Moore, Barbara, 1968, 1977-1981

box 70, folder 10

Morgenthau, Mrs. Robert, 1970 January

Scope and Content Note

Letter from Martha Pattridge Morgenthau.
box 70, folder 11

Oldenburg, Claes and Patty, 1963-1968, 1998

 

Praeger Publishers, Inc., 1963-1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence regarding copyright issues with publication, Art and Life by Udo Kultermann. Includes a letter from Allan Kaprow.
box 70, folder 12-13

Papers, 1972, 1975-1976

box 66

Color slides, 1963 May

box 70, folder 14

Princeton University, 2002 April 30

Scope and Content Note

Includes photograph of Robert Rauschenberg's Map Room II.
box 70, folder 15

Schneemann, Carolee, 2001 July 13

box 70, folder 16

Serra, Richard, undated

box 70, folder 17-18

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1996, 1998

Scope and Content Note

Includes two contact sheets of Dine's Car Crash.
box 70, folder 19

Thames and Hudson Limited, 1974-1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence regarding lost color slide.
box 70, folder 20

Vostell, Wolf, 1964 November

box 70, folder 21

Whitman, Robert, 1982, 1984, 2001-2002

 

Various correspondence, 1965-2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes permission requests, loan agreements, and receipts from various publishers and institutions including Anthony McCall Associates, Phaidon Press Limited, Columbia University, Harvard University, Museum of Modern Art (New York), and Whitney Museum of American Art.
box 71, folder 1

1965, 1973

 

1980s

box 71, folder 2-4

Papers

box 63, folder 13

Color prints

Scope and Content Note

Photographs are part of World Press Photo Holland Foundation letter (May 1985).
box 71, folder 5-6

1990s

box 71, folder 7-8

2000-2008

 

Clippings and Ephemera, 1960-1969, 1998-2010

box 72, folder 1

Dine, Jim, 1960 November 10

Scope and Content Note

Clipping.
box 72, folder 2

Drexler, Rosalyn, 1965

Scope and Content Note

I Am the Beautiful Stranger book jacket.
box 72, folder 3

Happenings, 1963

Scope and Content Note

Clippings.
box 72, folder 4

Judson Memorial Church, 1999 April 19

Scope and Content Note

Clipping.
 

Kaprow, Allan, 1963, 1998, 2006-2009

box 72, folder 5

Papers, 1963, 1998, 2006-2009

flatfile 1**

New York Herald Tribune clipping, 1963 May 5

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of clipping.
 

Oldenburg, Claes, 1961-1969

box 72, folder 6-7

Clippings, 1961-1963

 

Ephemera, 1963-1969

box 72, folder 8

Various, 1963-1969

flatfile 1**

Exhibition announcement, Sidney Janis Gallery, 1967

 

Reuben Gallery, 1960, 2010, undated

box 2, item D16

CD, 2010 December

Scope and Content Note

Contains scanned images of Reuben Gallery papers and other miscellaneous images.
box 72, folder 9

Clippings, 1960

box 72, folder 10-12

Papers, undated

flatfile 1**

Schneemann, Carolee, 1965

Scope and Content Note

Van Bovenkamp Gallery exhibition announcements.
 

Whitman, Robert, 1962-1963, 2003

box 72, folder 13

Clippings, 1962-1963, 2003

flatfile 1**

Poster for Hole, 1963

box 72, folder 14

Miscellaneous papers 1964, 1967, undated

box 2, item D17

CD of unidentified book text files, undated

Scope and Content Note

Possibly from Pace Gallery.