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Guide to the Frank Moore Papers, 1971-2003 MSS.135


Fales Library and Special Collections

Collection processed by Tania Friedel (August 2003); Jessica Shimmin (May-December 2004); Luke Martin (2008), Brent Phillips (2008) updated by Zachary Dabbs (2009)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 24, 2020
Finding aid written in English

 Record updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2020 accretion  , September 2020

Scope and Content Note

The Frank Moore papers contain a wide range of materials relating to his life and career as an artist. Materials include sketchbooks, notebooks, collections of his own and other artists' announcements and invitations. Also included is a wide variety of source materials particularly research materials for Moore's artistic output. Photographs, personal and administrative correspondence, and materials relating to the collaborative filmworks "Beehive" and "Miller's Wife" are also included as well as Moore's library, and some personal and family artifacts.

The Frank Moore Papers are organized into ten series

Series I: Notebooks consists primarily of the artist's sketchbooks and notebooks but also includes some of his date books.

Series II: Art Files is divided into four subseries, containing files which document Moore's art career, administrative materials, related but miscellaneous notes and papers and materials describing other artists' work and careers.

Series III: Correspondence and Manuscripts includes letters and postcards written to Moore as well as some manuscripts. The series is organized into four subseries:  Subseries A: Last Name,  Subseries B: First Name Only,  Subseries C: Miscellaneous, Illegible or Unidentified, and  Subseries D: Manuscripts.

Series IV: Source Material contains visual material Frank Moore used for inspiration, research and as source material for his artwork. The contents are arranged in seven subseries: magazines, catalogues, images, articles, photographs, books and ephemera.

Series V: Beehive includes all materials from the production of Frank Moore and Jim Self's collaborative film "Beehive" as well as the Boston Ballet production. The series is divided into eight subseries containing the production elements for the film, technical notations and lab related paperwork, production materials corresponding to the film "Beehive", production materials corresponding to the ballet production, and promotional materials and artifacts.  Subseries A: Film Production Elements and  Subseries B: Technical Notations and Lab Related Documentation are organized chronologically by unique object identification number.  Subseries C: Film Production Materials,  Subseries D: Ballet Production Materials,  Subseries E: Promotional Materials, and  Subseries F: Artifacts are organized alphabetically.  Subseries G: Video Recordings - Access Copies, and  Subseries H: Film - Access Copies are organized chronologically.

Similarly, Series VI: Miller's Wife includes all materials from the production of Frank Moore and Jim Self's unfinished collaborative film "The Miller's Wife". The series is divided into five subseries composed of film, technical notations and lab related paperwork, production materials, promotion materials and artifacts.  Subseries A: Film and  Subseries B: Technical Notations and Lab Related Documentation are arranged chronologically by unique object identification number.  Subseries C: Production Materials,  Subseries D: Promotional Materials and  Subseries E: Artifacts are organized alphabetically.  Subseries F: Video Recordings - Access Copies, and  Subseries G: Film - Access Copies are organized chronologically.

Series VII: Miscellaneous Video and Audio contains media materials unrelated to either Beehive or The Miller's Wife.  Subseries A contains access copies for video and audio material.  Subseries B contains the original media material.  Subseries C contains production information.

Series VIII: Artifacts and Objects contains items relating to Frank Moore's life and artwork. The series is divided into three subseries.  Subseries A: Personal artifacts includes objects such as x-rays.  Subseries B: Art Implements and Artifacts includes materials such as paint brushes.  Subseries C: Miscellaneous includes objects such as the original AIDS ribbons.

Series IX: Juvenalia and Family Memorabilia contains items relating to Frank Moore's life before his art career and significant family items. This series includes among other things a year book and diploma as well as birth and death announcements.

Finally, Series X: Printed Materials contains items from Frank Moore's personal library including books, newspapers, magazines and art catalogues. Materials are organized alphabetically by author last name where available or alphabetically by title.

Arrangement

For the most part, materials are organized alphabetically and chronologically, except for production elements in Series V and VI which are organized sequentially by unique object ID.

  1. Series I: Notebooks
  2. Series II: Art Files
  3. Series III: Correspondence and Manuscripts
  4. Series IV: Source Material
  5. Series V: Beehive
  6. Series VI: Miller's Wife
  7. Series VII: Miscellaneous Video and Audio
  8. Series VIII: Artifacts and Objects
  9. Series IX: Juvenalia and Family Memorabilia
  10. Series X: Printed Materials
  11. Oversize Materials - Series I: Notebooks
  12. Oversize Materials - Series II.A: Frank Moore Clippings, Exhibition Announcements, Press, etc.
  13. Oversize Materials - Series II.C: Frank Moore Administrative
  14. Oversize Materials - Series II.D: Other Artist Art Files
  15. Oversize Materials - Series III.A: Correspondence
  16. Oversize Materials - Series IV.A: Magazines
  17. Oversize Materials - Series IV.B: Catalogues and Manuals
  18. Oversize Materials - Series IV.C: Clippings, Articles and Subject Files
  19. Oversize Materials - Series IV.D: Images
  20. Oversize Materials - Series IV.E: Photographs
  21. Oversize Materials - Series IV.F: Ephemera
  22. Oversize Materials - Series IV.G: Books
  23. Oversize Materials - Series V.D: Production Materials, Boston Ballet and Cornell University Theater
  24. Oversize Materials - Series V.E: Promotional Materials
  25. Oversize Materials - Series V.F: Artifacts
  26. Oversize Materials - Series VI.C: Miller's Wife Production Materials
  27. Oversize Materials - Series VIII.A: Personal Items
  28. Oversize Materials - Series VIII.B: Art Implements and Artifacts
  29. Oversize Materials - Series VIII.C: Miscellaneous
  30. Oversize Materials - Series X.A: Brochures, Merchandise Catalogues and Owner's Manuals
  31. Oversize Materials - Series IX.A: Juvenalia
  32. Oversize Materials - Series X.B: Catalogues
  33. Oversize Materials - Series X.C: Periodicals
  34. Oversize Materials - Series X.D: Miscellaneous
  35. Oversize Materials - Series X.E: Books