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Oral history, 1991.

Author: Elizabeth Shaw; National Endowment for the Humanities,
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Museum of Modern Art Oral History Project, 1990-1994.
Database:WorldCat
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Shaw discusses the Museum in the late 1940s when she first came to work for Betty Chamberlain, and she recalls her relationship to Rene d'Harnoncourt, Director of the Museum from 1949-68, and to Alfred H. Barr, Jr., founding Director of the Museum and Director of Museum Collections from 1947-67. Shaw describes the Museum's relations with the press during her years as Director of Public Information. Other topics  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
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Named Person: Elizabeth Shaw; Alfred H Barr, Jr.; Betty Chamberlain; Rene D'Harnoncourt; William Slattery Lieberman; William Stanley Rubin
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Shaw; National Endowment for the Humanities,
OCLC Number: 122531432
In: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Notes: Interview conducted by Sharon Zane for The Museum of Modern Art Oral History Project.
Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Description: 1 transcript. (172 p.) 4 sound cassettes.

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Shaw discusses the Museum in the late 1940s when she first came to work for Betty Chamberlain, and she recalls her relationship to Rene d'Harnoncourt, Director of the Museum from 1949-68, and to Alfred H. Barr, Jr., founding Director of the Museum and Director of Museum Collections from 1947-67. Shaw describes the Museum's relations with the press during her years as Director of Public Information. Other topics covered include the 30th Anniversary Drive, the relationship between William S. Rubin and William S. Lieberman, the formation of the Professional and Administrative Staff Association (PASTA/MoMA), employee strikes, and the changes in leadership of the Museum during the late 60s and early 70s.

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