Scope and Content
The Patty Mucha Papers include artwork, correspondence, ephemera, and manuscripts from artists, poets, dancers, and performers active in the New York City art world during the Pop Art, Happenings, E.A.T., Yippies, and Punk Movements in the 1960s and 1970s. In addition, this collection contains Mucha's poetry and communication with artists including Olga Adorno, David Bradshaw, Joe Brainard, Gregory Corso, Jean Dupuy, Bob Dylan, Kenward Elmslie, Deborah Hay, Richard Hell, Jasper Johns, Ray Johnson, Ruth Kligman, Billy Klüver, Frosty Myers, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Clarice Rivers, Larry Rivers, Lucas Samaras, Carolee Schneemann and Andy Warhol.
This material was arranged by Mucha and her original order has been retained.
Series I: Journals inlcude Mucha's personal writing, which is organized chronologically.
Series II: Manuscripts include Mucha's professional writing, which is organized alphabetically by project title.
Series III: Subject Files contains artwork, clippings, collectibles, commercial audiovisual media, correspondence, and photography documenting the life and work of other artists, and is organized alphabetically by artist's name or subject.
Series IV: Media contains 16mm and Super 8mm footage, one complete film, related out-takes and soundtrack material, and assorted home movies. Material is organized by content and retains donor's original order at the box level.
Series V: Photographs contains prints, contact sheets, and negatives. Material is organized by subject and type.