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Guide to the Joyce Matz Papers
 MS 3050

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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta (March-May 2018)

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Creator: Matz, Joyce, 1925-2017
Title: Joyce Matz papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1969-2017
Abstract: Papers of public relations consultant and historic preservationist Joyce Matz (1925–2017), who represented such varied clients as Congressman Mario Biaggi, the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, and the Armenian Church of America. In her role of chair or co-chair of the Landmarks Committee of Manhattan Community Board 5, she fought to protect iconic New York City structures like Lever House, Town Hall, and St. Bartholomew's Church from alteration or demolition. She often provided pro bono publicity for the various coalitions, committees, and friends groups that lobbied to oppose outsized developments like Donald Trump's "Television City" complex proposed for the 60th Street Rail Yard. Includes press releases, publicity materials, newspaper clippings, notes, research, some correspondence, photographs, and a small amount of audiovisual material (restricted).
Quantity: 22 Linear feet (in 22 record cartons)
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Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 3050