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All materials are from the papers of Priscilla Morgan unless noted otherwise.

Case 1

  1. Daniel Brustlein, Portrait of Priscilla Morgan, oil on canvas, 1983

Case 2 Family

  1. Marian Barradale Morgan, c. 1910
  2. Henry Southmayd Morgan, c. 1915
  3. Priscilla Morgan, Nantucket, c. 1924
  4. Letter from Robert Dunbar Morgan, Priscilla’s brother, 1923
  5. Priscilla Morgan with brothers and neighborhood boys, Poughkeepsie, c. 1923
  6. Morgan family record, 1641-1894

Case 3 Vassar and Live Radio

  1. The Vassar arch, c. 1940 (courtesy of Vassar College)
  2. Priscilla Morgan and friends on a beer picnic near Vassar, c. 1939
  3. Priscilla Morgan, c. 1939
  4. Dinner in Josselyn Hall, c. 1938
  5. The Kate Smith Hour, radio broadcast, 1938 (courtesy of Photofest)
  6. The Aldrich Family, radio cast, c. 1942 (courtesy of Photofest)

Case 4 The Waves

  1. Priscilla Morgan and Isabel Wadsworth, Assistant to the Chief of U.S. Naval Operations, 1944
  2. Lieutenant Robert Dunbar Morgan, 1944
  3. Lieutenant Ralph Waldo Cummings, Priscilla’s fiancé, 1946
  4. Wedding announcement of Lieutenants Morgan and Cummings, New York Herald, 1946
  5. Frank Sinatra performing for the WAVES, 1943 (Life magazine)
  6. Lieutenant Priscilla Morgan and Frank Sinatra, 1943 (Life magazine)

Case 5 & 6 The Agent

  1. Theater poster for Two for the Seesaw, illustrated by René Bouché, 1958
  2. The director Arthur Penn, left, and the producer Fred Coe,1962 (courtesy of Photofest)
  3. The producer Martin Manulis, c. 1958 (courtesy of Photofest)
  4. The director John Frankenheimer, 1961 (courtesy of Photofest)
  5. Priscilla Morgan with Warren Beatty and Claudia Cardinale at the Venice Film Festival, 1965
  6. Three published play scripts, 1956-1961, Samuel French & Co. (reprinted c. 2004)
  7. Priscilla Morgan at work as a theatrical agent, c. 1964
  8. Priscilla Morgan and the agent Audrey Wood, c. 1952
  9. Letter from the producer Martin Manulis, 1978
  10. Letter from the agent Abe Lastfogel, head of the William Morris Agency, 1957
  11. Hello Dolly!, score for the title song, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, 1963

Case 7 René Bouché

  1. Caricature of René Bouché by Alexander Calder, pencil on paper, c. 1955
  2. Letter from René Bouché (partial), c. 1957
  3. René Bouché, c. 1958 (photo by Richard Avedon)
  4. Portrait of Priscilla Morgan (reproduction) by René Bouché, oil on canvas, 1957 (photo by Doug Kuntz)
  5. Menu, Pan American World Airways, with ballpoint pen drawing by René Bouché, 1956

Case 8 Circle of Artists

  1. Janice Biala, drawing of Priscilla Morgan, pencil on paper, 1965
  2. Card from Samuel Barber, 1965
  3. Postcard from Calvert Coggeshall, 1971
  4. Priscilla Morgan and Willem de Kooning in Rome, 1969
  5. Postcard from Christo and Jeanne-Claude, 1991
  6. Card from R. Buckminster Fuller, c. 1965
  7. “Fax-art” letter from Robert Wilson, 2007

Cases 9 & 10 Rome and Paris

  1. Eugene Berman, costume sketch for the Stravinsky opera Rénard, gouache on paper, 1967
  2. Notes of Thanks, piano works by Alexei Haieff, including “Chanteuse,” dedicated to Priscilla Morgan, 1961
  3. Priscilla Morgan in Rome, 1962
  4. Fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, Paris, 1969 (photo by Marie Cosindas)
  5. Telegram from Elsa Schiaparelli, 1967
  6. The opera designer Eugene Berman, Rome, 1970
  7. Letter from Eugene Berman, 1966
  8. The American expatriate Carmen Angleton, Rome, c. 1965 (photo by Eugene Berman)
  9. Letter from Carmen Angleton, 1966

Case 11 Surrounded by Art

  1. Priscilla Morgan’s apartment, New York City, c. 1970
  2. Priscilla Morgan’s farm, c. 1960
  3. Richard Lindner, Untitled, oil on paper, 1958, inscribed to Priscilla Morgan

Case 12 Writers Respond

  1. R. Buckminster Fuller, Nine Chains to the Moon, 1967, inscribed to Priscilla Morgan
  2. Sir Roland Penrose, Picasso: His Life and Work, 1959, inscribed to Priscilla Morgan
  3. Ezra Pound, Literary Essays, 1972 (originally published 1918), inscribed to Priscilla Morgan

Cases 13 & 14 The Spoleto Festival

  1. Piazza del Duomo, Spoleto, Italy, postcard, c. 1960
  2. Gian Carlo Menotti and Ezra Pound, 1969
  3. Ezra Pound, Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi in Spoleto, 1969 (photo by Robin Duke)
  4. Priscilla Morgan in Spoleto, 1965
  5. Spoleto Festival souvenir book with cover by Saul Steinberg, 1969
  6. Letter from Gian Carlo Menotti, 1970
  7. Priscilla Morgan and Gian Carlo Menotti on the Lido, Venice, c. 1967
  8. Priscilla Morgan and the conductor Christopher Keane, c. 1966
  9. Priscilla Morgan, the Italian painter Afro, and Willem de Kooning, Spoleto, 1969
  10. Postcard edition of the Spoleto Festival poster by Willem de Kooning, 1974
  11. Postcard edition of the Spoleto Festival poster by Richard Lindner, 1967
  12. Card from Gian Carlo Menotti, 1972
  13. Telegram from Priscilla Morgan to Menotti, 1963

Case 15 Spoletosphere

  1. Buckminster Fuller seeing his geodesic dome, designed for performances, upon his arrival at Spoleto, 1967
  2. Reminiscence by Priscilla Morgan on the Spoletosphere construction, 1986
  3. Priscilla Morgan and the music patron Alice Tully, Spoleto, 1964
  4. Gian Carlo Menotti and Buckminster Fuller at the Spoletosphere, 1967
  5. Letter from Menotti’s assistant, Frank Rizzo, 1967
  6. Priscilla Morgan and Ezra Pound, 1969 (photo by Robin Duke)

Case 16 Isamu Noguchi

  1. Priscilla Morgan and Isamu Noguchi, Spoleto, 1967
  2. Letter from Isamu Noguchi on hand-lined Japanese paper, 1960
  3. Isamu Noguchi in Venice, 1973 (photo by Oreste Capuoto)
  4. Letter from Isamu Noguchi, 1972

Case 17 & 18 Nogughi's Studios

  1. Noguchi’s studio, Mure, Japan, c. 1975
  2. Isamu Noguchi, c. 1970
  3. Priscilla Morgan working with Noguchi on the Akari (lantern) business, c. 1970
  4. An example of Akari designed by Isamu Noguchi, 1969 (photo by Kevin Noble)
  5. Isamu Noguchi and Buckminster Fuller, c. 1970 (photo by Arnold Eagle)
  6. Priscilla Morgan and the architect Shoji Sadao, 1961
  7. Letter from Isamu Noguchi on hand-lined Japanese paper, 1960
  8. Letter from Isamu Noguchi, 1972
  9. Priscilla Morgan at the opening of the Noguchi garden California Scenario, Costa Mesa, California, 1982
  10. Letter from Isamu Noguchi, 1973
  11. Postcard from Isamu Noguchi, 1960

Case 19 Legacy of Friendship

  1. Janice Biala, Untitled (Duomo at Spoleto), mixed-media collage on paper, 1968

Case 20 Legacy of Friendship

  1. The New York Observer, profile of Priscilla Morgan, 2004
  2. Priscilla Morgan at Isamu Noguchi’s studio in Japan, 1984
  3. Emma de Kooning Villeneuve, “An Old Friend,” handwritten essay, 2003