The Benson Latin American Collection

Barbara Doyle Duncan Papers, 1954-2001



Descriptive Summary

Creator Duncan, Barbara (Barbara Doyle)
Title Barbara Doyle Duncan Papers
Dates: 1954-2001
Abstract Personal papers of Latin American art curator and patron Barbara Doyle Duncan.
Accession No. 2003-43
OCLC Record No. N/A
Extent 37.5 linear feet
Language English and Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Barbara Doyle Duncan, a collector, curator, and promoter of Latin American art, was born in 1921 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her father was a businessman, and her mother was an artist. Duncan always maintained that it was her mother’s influence that led her towards music and the visual arts.

Duncan moved to New York City with her mother in 1925 after the death of her father. She attended Vassar College and majored in music. She left Vassar in the fall of 1943, as a senior, to live with her new husband, John C. Duncan, who was in the military and stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. Mrs. Duncan finished her Bachelor of Arts degree from Vassar in absentia through the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

After WWII, John Duncan was hired by W.R. Grace Company, and he, with Barbara and their three children, moved to Lima, Peru. The family lived in Peru from 1948 to 1955. It was in Lima that Mrs. Duncan learned Spanish and developed her interest in Latin American culture and art. When the family returned to the United States, Duncan was given the opportunity to continue her travels to South America, as John’s work still required him to travel frequently. She also began exploring other parts of Latin America, making her first visit to Mexico in 1956. It was around this time that Duncan began building her collection of modern art, going to galleries and expanding her contacts with artists by visiting their studios directly.

In 1964, Duncan joined the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and became chair of the Latin American Subcommittee. In this position, Duncan encouraged exhibition exchanges between South and North America. There was almost no interest in Latin American art in the United States at that time, and she wanted to increase knowledge of the genre. It was her work with MoMA that prompted her, in 1968, to gain her MFA from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. Her master’s thesis focused on two topics: Joaquin Torres-García and colonial viceregal painting. She would later present both of these subjects in different exhibitions.

In 1973, while assisting MoMA in building its Latin American art library, Duncan presented her private collection of art to The University of Texas at Austin. She managed the continued growth of the collection over the years, both by buying pieces and appropriating money toward preservation and purchases. Concurrently, Duncan began her own art consulting firm in New York City. She not only consulted others, but sold pieces and curated shows. She put together shows on Joaquin Torres-García of Uruguay (1972) and Gunther Gerzso of Mexico (1976).

In 1977 Duncan organized a highly influential exhibition of Latin American art: Lines of Vision. The show toured the United States and international locations for two years and was sponsored by the Center for Inter-American Relations (now the Americas Society). The show was critically acclaimed for its unity and scope, and helped Duncan rise to the forefront of the Latin American art field. She was invited in 1984 to become a visiting scholar at NYU. In addition to her activities as a lecturer, she produced a documentary on Argentine art, and curated many small shows in various venues around New York City. She was involved with the International House and the Americas Society as a member of the board of directors.

Duncan curated another large exhibition entitled Gloria in Excelsis (1985), that focused on viceregal representations of angels and virgins in present-day Bolivia and Peru. Duncan worked with Teresa Gisbert in Bolivia and Enrique Tord in Peru to research the topic and find works that suited their vision for the show. It was very successful due to the great variety and quality of the art from the U.S. and South America. Some of the works had never before left Bolivia and Peru.

In the 1990s, after Duncan had reached the age of 70, her activities slowed somewhat, although she still gave lectures at The University of Texas and elsewhere on the history of Latin American art. She remained active on MoMA's International Council and the Americas Society, as well as the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. In 1992, curated her last show entitled Beatrice McComb Ley: A Creative Perspective, that showcased her own mother’s work.

Barbara Duncan died on March 28, 2003 at the age of 82.


Scope and Contents Note

Personal and biographical, correspondence, written works, activities and organizations, and collected materials, 1954-2001 (37.5 linear feet) comprise the papers of Barbara Doyle Duncan. The first series,    Personal and Biographical, includes photographs, family correspondence, articles about Duncan, and notes from her classes at New York University.    Correspondence, the second series, was arranged by Duncan into either “general” or into individual people and projects with which she was involved. These correspondents include the Americas Society, The University of Texas, and individuals like Gunther Gerzso.    Written Works includes articles and catalogs written or edited by Duncan, as well as handwritten notes on various topics, such as artists like Xul Solar and Islamic art.    Activities and Organizations, the largest series, contains materials on the array of organizations with which Duncan was involved and the exhibitions that she curated over the years.    Collected Materials is composed of reference files on individual artists and various Latin American countries, as well as files on genres such as naïve, primitive, or textile artwork. There is also a subseries of her card files that includes notes on artists and art study sets used in her classwork at NYU.    Audiovisual Materials contains reels, audiocassettes, VHS, Beta, and Umatic videocassettes. The subject matter ranges from her documentary on Argentine art to proceedings of symposia, and short films on various artists.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.


Index Terms

The Barbara Duncan Papers are classified under the following Subject Headings:
Amaral, Antonio Henrique, 1935-
Botero, Fernando, 1932-
Duncan, Barbara (Barbara Doyle)
Gerzso, Gunther, 1915-
Gisbert, Teresa, 1926-
Goodall, Donald B.
Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949
Xul Solar, Alejandro, 1887-1963
Americas Society
Center for Inter-American Relations
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
International House (New York, N.Y.)
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery
Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art
International Council of the Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Vassar College
New York University. Institute of Fine Arts.
Art, Latin American 20th century.
Art, Latin American Collectors and collecting.
Art, Latin American Exhibitions.
Art, Latin American History.

Related Material

Barbara Duncan's library is also available in the Benson Latin American Collection rare books and manuscripts reading room and searchable online in UTNetCat.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Barbara Doyle Duncan Papers, Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.


Box and Folder Inventory

 

I. Personal and Biographical, 1962-2001

Personal papers, photographs, newsclippings, and class notes comprise this series. It is arranged with personal or family materials first. This includes copies of her curriculum vita over the years, photographs of Duncan, and articles about her and her work. The second part of the series is her class notes from New York University; Duncan continued to take classes sporadically after she graduated in 1968, and many of the notes are from after she earned her MFA. Some examples of classes she attended include “Roman Art,” “Modernist Tradition,” and “Goya.”
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1 1 General, 1991-1997
2 Curriculum vitae, 1971-1992
3 Recognition, 1983-1993
4 Family events, 1976-1998
5 Gifts from various artists, 1967-1985
6 Photographs of Duncan, 1989, n.d.
Articles on Duncan:
7 1966
8 1971-1972
9 1974-1975
10 1979
11 1981
12 1982
13 1983
14 1984
15 1985
16 1986-1987
17 1988
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2 New York University Institute of Fine Arts: Class notes
   (See also Art Study Sets)
1 High Renaissance Art I, n.d.
2 High Renaissance Art II, n.d.
3 Early Christian and Byzantine Art, n.d.
4 Roman Art, n.d.
5 Carolingian Art, n.d.
6 Goya, n.d.
7 Conservation, 1972
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3 1 International Style, 1962, 1966, n.d.
2 Medieval Art, n.d.
3 Late Medieval Art I: Romanesque, n.d.
4 Late Medieval Art II: Romanesque and Gothic, n.d.
5 Medieval Art slide notes, n.d.
6 Modernist Tradition, 1972
7 Spanish Baroque Painting, 1980
8-9 Manet [2 folders], n.d.
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4 1 From Friedrich to Rothko, 1969
2 Sculpture, 1972
3 Contemporary Latin American Art, 1993
4-5 Arts of Brazil [2 folders], 2001
6 Notes on courses [various], 1978-1983
7 Materials separated from the Duncan library, 1997, 2000, n.d.



 

II. Correspondence, 1964-2001

Letters and memoranda constitute this series, which is arranged according to Duncan’s original filing system. General Correspondence is first, which is arranged chronologically, and spans the years of 1964 to 2000. In addition to this chronological subseries, there are folders of correspondence from individuals and organizations. These are arranged alphabetically, and chronologically within each folder. Some of the correspondents include organizations such as the Americas Society and Harvard University, and individuals like Donald Goodall and Gunther Gerzso. There is also correspondence that Duncan grouped under various countries, which represents galleries or artists that resided in those countries. This arrangement by country mirrors her artists files (located in Collected Materials), as well as her slide collection, both of which grouped artists, galleries, and dealers by country rather than by individual name or genre.
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5 General Correspondence, 1964-2000
1 1964-1982
2 1983-1984
3 1985-1986
4 1987-1988
5 1989
6 1990
7 1991
8 1992-1994
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6 1 1995
2 1996
3 1997
4 1998-2000
5 Undated correspondence
6 Aguilar, Roberto [See also    Collected Materials], 1976-1977
Americas Society, 1997-2001:
7 Potosí exhibit, 1997-1998
8 [Various], 1999
9 Art gallery, 1999
10 [Various], 2000
11 Rockefeller event, 2000
12 Council meeting (Brazil), 2000
13 [Various], 2001
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7 1 Argentina [various], 1969-1980
2 "Art correspondence," 2001
3 Bolivia [various], 1965-1978
4 Brazil [various], 1974-1977
5 Catlin, Stanton, 1983
6 Chile [various], 1974-1977
7 Colombia [various], 1973-1977
8 Cuba [various], 1975
9 Dictionary of Art, 1987
10 Gerzso, Gunther, 1979-1983
Goodall, Donald, 1971-1998:
11 1971-1976
12 1977-1979, 1998
13 Europe [various], 1974
Harvard University, 2000-2001:
14 2000
15 2001
16 David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), 2001
17 Hite, Jessie Otto, 1992-1993
18 Institute of the Fine Arts, New York University, 1998
19 International Council of the Museum of Modern Art: meeting, 2001
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8 1 International House, 1997-2001
2 International House: 75th Anniversary, 2000
3 Mexico [various], 1973-1977
4 El Museo del Barrio Gala, 2001
Museum of the Americas, 1999-2001:
5 1999
6 2000
7 2001
National Museum of Women in Arts, 1996-2000:
8 1996-1998
9 1999-2000
10 Personal [various], 1996-2001
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9 1 Peru [various], 1973-1978
2 Puerto Rico [various], 1977
3 Querejazu, Pedro, 1987
4 Solar, Lita, 1971-1973
5 Spain [various], 1975
6 Symposium on Spain and Portugal, 1988
7 Traba, Marta, 1982, n.d.
8 Uruguay [various], 1973-1977
Vassar College, 1977-2001:
9 1977
10 Art Group, 1995
11 Friends of Loeb Art Gallery, 1995
12 1996-1998
13 1999
14 2000
15 2001
16 Venezuela [various], 1975-1977
17 Von Barghahn, Barbara, 1998



 

III. Written Works, 1964-2001

Articles, scholarly papers, notes, and catalogs comprise this series, which is separated into two subseries. The first, “Papers and catalogs,” includes finished pieces written for Duncan’s projects over the years. Examples are the introductions for Gloria in Excelsis and her Gunther Gerzso review. Her master’s thesis entitled “Statue painting of the Virgin in the Cuzco School of Colonial Peru” is also found in this series. There are also articles by Duncan in various publications, and a song that she composed in honor of her and her husband’s fiftieth wedding anniversary. The second subseries, “Notes” comprises a large amount of informal writing which Duncan kept in notebooks over the years. This includes general notes on subjects such as Latin American art or on artists like Mario Toral. There are also notes taken during conferences like the Conference of Argentine Art Critics in 1978 and one notebook entitled “Visits to artists’ studios and galleries.”
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10 Papers and catalogs, 1965-2001
1 Bibliography of works, 1943-1988
2 "A Special International Role: Latin American Artists," The Grace Log, Fall 1965
3 "La Posición Internacional del Artista Latino," Diario del Caribe, 29 July 1966
4 "Statue Paintings of the Virgin in the Cuzco School of Colonial Peru," [Master's thesis] 1968
5 "Joaquin Torres-García," [in two editions of Americas], 1970-1971
6 "Introduction," Latin American Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of John and Barbara Duncan, 1971-1972
7 Art of the Americas Collection, [1974]
8 "Introduction and Chronology," Joaquin Torres-García, 1874-1949: Chronology and Catalogue of the Family Collection, 1974
9 "Introducción y Cronologia," Joaquin Torres-García, 1874-1949: Cronologia y Catalogo de la Coleccion Familiar, 1974
10 "Antonio Henrique Amaral," Birmingham Museum of Art Bulletin, 1975
11 "Acknowledgements" and "Behind the Artist's Walls," Gunther Gerzso: Paintings and Graphics Reviewed, 1976
12 II Bienal de Arte: Pintores Bolivianos Contemporanedos, 1977
13 "Acknowledgements," Recent Latin American Drawings, 1969-1976, 1977-1978
14 "Alirio Rodriguez and the Nature of Science," [1978?]
15 "Memo re: Latin American Art Program at The University of Texas in Austin," 1980
16 "A Personal Discovery of Latin American Art as a Historian and Collector," Latin American Visual Arts Conference", 1980
17 "What the Critics say about João Augusto," [unknown newspaper], n.d.
18 "Arte Contemporaneo de Latinoamerica," Expo '81: Arte America Latina, 1981
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11 1 Perspectives on Argentine Art since the 1940s [videotape], 1981
2 "A Collector Reminisces," Discovery, 1982
3 "Introduction," Ten Artists from the Galería de Arte Mexicano, 1983
4 Appraisal of Project: Museum of Modern Art Book, Organization of American States, 1983
5 "Introduction," Ten Latin American Artists Working in New York, 1984
6 "Regreso a la Belleza Clasica," 1984
7 "Introduction" and "Statue Paintings of the Virgin," Gloria in Excelsis:The Virgin and Angels in Viceregal Painting of Peru and Bolivia, 1986
8 United States Information Agency Private Sector Committee Speech, 1991
9 "Introduction," Detour, 1992
10 "Preface," Beatrice McComb Ley: A Creative Perspective, 1992
11 "1992 Version of Old Grey Bonnet," [for the Duncans' 50th wedding anniversary] 1992
12 "Exploring New Horizons in Latin American Contemporary Art: A Personal Saga," DRCLAS News, Winter 2001
Notes, 1964-1992
13 "Patterns of Influence: Contemporary Latin American Art," 1998
14 Yale Conference: Latin American Museums, 1964
15 Latin American art, 1967-1979
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12 1 Art of the Americas collection, 1973-1975
2 Visits to artists' studios and galleries, 1975-1980, n.d.
3 Ventana Sur, 1976-1980
4 Mario Toral, 1977-1984
5 Conference of Argentine Art Critics, 1978
6 Peru, 1992
7 Islamic Art, n.d.
8 Ecology and Ecosystems of the Middle East, n.d.
9 Xul Solar, n.d.
10 Colonial art exhibit [folder 1 of 2], n.d.
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13 1 Colonial art exhibit [folder 2 of 2], n.d.
2-5 Colonial art: general [4 folders], n.d.
6 Miscellaneous, n.d.



 

IV. Activities and Organizations, 1964-2001

Correspondence, reports, catalog drafts, photographs, slides, and newsclippings comprise the fourth series. There are four subseries: Arts Organizations, Conferences and Biennials, Unfinished Projects, and Ventures and Exhibitions. All are arranged chronologically.
Arts Organizations contains materials from the Museum of Modern Art, the Americas Society, The University of Texas, and various other smaller endeavors. The materials include annual reports, correspondence on activities, articles, and schedules.
Conferences and Biennials includes newsclippings, conference papers, and schedules from events which Duncan attended from 1966 to 1995. Unfinished Projects is a small subseries, but has ideas and research on various subjects, such as an exhibition about Chilean art, and materials for a show on Xul Solar that was never realized. Ventures and Exhibitions constitutes the largest subseries. The exhibitions begin in 1966 with a small exhibition of Duncan’s private collection in Greenwich, Connecticut, and end in 1997 with the show Realigning Vision, hosted by The University of Texas at Austin. There are materials for all of Duncan’s major shows such as Lines of Vision and Gloria in Excelsis, and materials from her company, Barbara Duncan Productions.
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14 Arts Organizations, 1964-2001
Museum of Modern Art, 1966-2001:
1 Correspondence, 1964-1976
2 Latin American collection, 1997
3 The First Forty Years, 1990
4 Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century, 1993
5 "Luncheon for advisors to the Latin American exhibit," 1993
6 "Latin American Exhibition Book": general, 1980
7 "Latin American Exhibition Book": visual arts, 1980
8 "Latin American Exhibition Book": architecture, 1980
International Council, 1966-2001:
9 General, 1989-1991
10 Photographs and news articles, 1966-1995
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15 1 Biennial Report, 1991-1993
2 Newsletter, 1984-1994
3-6 Events [4 folders], 1997-2000
7 London, 1989
8 Ecuador, 1995
9 Germany, 1995
10 Dresden, 1995
11 Cologne and Aachen, 1995
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16 1 Berlin, 1995
2 Mexico, 1996
3 Spring Meeting (New York), 1997
4 Poland, 1997
5 Venice, 1997
6 India, 1998
7 Japan, 1999
8 USA, 2000
9 Scandanavia, 2001
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17 Americas Society, 1968-1999:
1 Latin American Literature and Arts Review, 1981
2 Cultural Council meeting minutes, 1984
3 Review: Latin American Literature and Arts, 1987
4 Speeches, 1988-1989
5 "Quincentennial observations," 1989-1992
6 Reception for John E. Avery, 1993
7 Report on the Sao Paolo Bienale, 1995
8 Exhibition history, 1967-1999
Annual Reports, 1968-1998
9 1968-1973
10 1974-1982
11 1983-1987
12 1988-1993
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18 1 1994-1998
The University of Texas at Austin, 1973-2001:
2 Duncan Collection catalog, 1973-1979
3 Archive project with MoMA and the Pan American Union, 11973-1974
4 Art of the Americas Collection donation requests, 1974
5 Ventana Sur, 1976, n.d.
6 University of Texas Institute of Latin American Studies Conference, 1980
7 Latin American Drawings from the Barbara Duncan Collection, 1988
8 Artwork added to the Duncan Collection, 1992
9 Catalog of Latin American art, 1992
10 Latin American Donors lecture, 1993
11 Realigning Vision: notes, 1993-1994
12 Realigning Vision: interview, 1997
13 Realigning Vision: press, 1997
Correspondence, 1971-2001
14 1971-1976
15 1977
16 1978
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19 1 1979
2 1980
3 1981-1982
4-5 [2 folders] 1996
6 1998
7 Benson Latin American Collection, 1998
8 1999
9 2000
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20 1 2001
2 Blanton Museum Council, 2001
Centro de Arte y Comunicación (CAYC), 1974-1986:
3 General, 1974-1978
4 Newsletters, 1975-1978
5 Examples of artists' works, 1977, n.d.
Catalogs and guides, 1974-1986
6 1974
7 1976-1977
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21 1 1978-1981
2 1986
Latin American Studies Association (LASA), 1982
[See also    Audiovisual Materials]:
3 Correspondence, 1982
4 Curriculums, schedules, abstracts, 1982
5 Academic papers, 1982
6 LASA Symposium, 1982
7 United States Information Agency: Private Sector Committee, 1990
8 United States Information Agency: Projects, 1990
Conferences and Biennials, 1966-1995:
9 "Art Since Independence" Conference at Yale University [folder 1 of 2], 1966
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22 1 "Art Since Independence" Conference at Yale University [folder 2 of 2], 1966
2 Tulane University Symposia on the art of Latin America, 1968
3 Speak Out Symposium, University of Texas, 1975
Asociación Argentina de Criticos conference, 1978
4 General, 1978
5 Conference papers, 1978
6 Newsclippings, 1978
7 Publications, 1978
8-9 Primer Encuentro Iberamericano de Criticos de Arte y Artistas Plasticos [2 folders], 1978
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23 1 Primer Cologuio Latinoamericano, 1981
2 "Corporate Support in the Visual Arts" panel discussion, 1981
3 Medellin IV Bienal, May-June 1981
4-5 INBO Bienal [2 folders], 1975-1981
6 International House Accion Meeting, 1992
7 Miami Art Fair, 1995
Unfinished Projects, 1980-1995
8-9 Projects with Donna Stein [2 folders], 1980-1995
10 Notes for a Colombian artists article and exhibition, n.d.
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24 1 "Chile project": general, n.d.
2 "Chile project": correspondence and curriculum vitaes, 1983, n.d.
3 "Chile project": photographs and slides, n.d.
4-8 Materials for a possible show [5 folders], 1980-1986
9 Materials for a possible show: photographs and slides, n.d.
Uncompleted show: Xul Solar, 1949-1988, n.d.
10 The Symbolic Language of Xul Solar,speech for the Latin American Art and Art History Symposium, 1985
11 Presentation materials, 1972-1984
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25 1 Notes, n.d.
2 Works by the artist, n.d.
3 Description of works, n.d.
4 Interview with Lita Solar, n.d.
5 Publications about the artist, 1949-1969
6 Publications about the artist, 1970-1988
7 Alejandro Xul Solar, by Jorge O. García, 1972
8 Slides, n.d.
9 Selected examples of works, n.d.
10 Information on tarot, 1970
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26 Ventures and Exhibitions, 1966-1997
This subseries is arranged chronologically and contains records, notes, correspondence, and reference materials for exhibitions of individual artists and artistic groups.
Greenwich Library exhibit of the Duncan Collection, 1966:
1 Greenwich Library exhibit photographs, 1966
2 "Landmark Latin American Exhibit Opens at Library," Greenwich Time, 1966
3 "Latin American Paintings and Drawings," 1970-1973
4 "Latin American Paintings and Drawings": photographs, 1972
Joaquin Torres-García [See also    Audiovisual Materials], 1973-1989:
5 General, 1983-1989
6 Exhibition circulation, 1974-1975
7 Catalog correspondence, 1974-1976
8 Torres-García family correspondence, 1976-1978
9 Rio de Janeiro Museum fire, 1978
10 Catalog: galley corrections, 1974
11 Catalog: recipients, n.d.
12 Catalog: photographs, n.d.
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27 1-2 Notes [2 folders], 1973-1974
3 Exhibition materials, 1975
4-5 Writings on the artist [2 folders], n.d.
6 List of works, n.d.
7 Related art, n.d.
8 Press releases in Montevideo, 1974
9 Press releases and photographs in Lima, 1975
10 Press releases in Austin, Texas, 1974
11 Press releases in Caracas, 1975
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28 1 Photographs and photocopies of works, n.d.
Gunther Gerzso, 1962-1979:
2 Correspondence, 1971, 1975-1979
3-4 Catalog drafts [2 folders], 1975
5 Tapes and transcripts of exhibition selection, 1975
6 Tape and transcript of chronology and philosophy of the artist, 1975
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29 1 Materials for selection, 1975
2 Bibliographies and notes, n.d.
3 Bunuel, Luis, 1976
4 Articles about the artist, 1956-1976
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30 1 Catalogs of exhibitions, 1962-1969
2 Catalogs of exhibitions, 1970-1975
Lines of Vision, 1974-1978:
Correspondence, 1975-1978
3 A-L [various], 1975-1978
4 Congratulatory, 1977-1978
5 Galleries, 1975-1977
6 Gisbert, Teresa, 1975-1977
7 Godel, Ana, 1976-1977
8 International Exhibits Foundation, 1975-1978
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31 1 M-Z [various], 1975-1978
2 Museums, 1975-1976
3 Nunez, Guillermo, 1975-1977
4 Silva, Carlos, 1975-1976
5 Unsigned or illegible correspondence, n.d.
6 Financial, 1976-1977
Artist Selection, 1975-1976
7 Preselection, Basel and Paris, 1975
8 Artist lists, n.d.
9 Form letters and loan lists, 1976
10 Curriculum vitaes, n.d.
11 Artists' works: A-Ca [various], n.d.
12 Artists' works: Co-H [various], n.d.
13 Artists' works: K-N [various], n.d.
14 Artists' works: O-Z [various],
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32 1 Negatives, n.d.
2 Photographs of possible drawings, n.d.
3 Works submitted but not accepted, n.d.
4 Evaluations of works, 1976
5 Return of unaccepted works, 1976-1977
Catalog, 1976-1977
6 Mailing lists, 1976-1977
7 Revisions, 1976
8 Alternate catalog, 1977
9 Final catalog, 1977
10 Master copy, 1977
11 Notes, n.d.
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33 1 Audio cassettes, n.d.
2 Reviews of Lines of Vision, 1977-1979
3 Itineraries, n.d.
4 Vassar University opening, 1978
5 Photographs of the exhibition, n.d.
Research materials, 1976, n.d.
6 Books on drawing, n.d.
7 Articles, 1976
Alirio Rodriguez, 1978:
This subseries consists of research materials for the introduction to Parabola del Hombre, a retrospective of Rodriguez's work.
8 "Alirio Rodriguez y la Naturaleza de la Ciencia," Parabola del Hombre, 1978
9 Correspondence, 1977-1979
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34 1 Interview and draft of essay, 1978
2 Carta a Nadie, 1965/1975
3 Analyses and chronologies, 1979
4 Catalogs, 1966-1978
5 Newsclippings, 1978
6 "La Pintura de Alirio Rodriguez," Seix Barral [p. 293], 1976
Perspectives on Argentine Art since 1940 [See also    Audiovisual Materials] , 1981-1985:
7 General, n.d.
8 Correspondence, 1980-1981
9 Expenses, 1980-1981
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35 1 Non-print media committee of the American Association of Museums, 1985
2 Post-production, 1980-1982
3 Related materials, n.d.
Slides, n.d.
4 "Slides 1-96"
5 "Direccion"
6 "Construccion"
7 "Espacios en el plano"
8 Relaciones de 3 curvas"
9 "Forma"
10 Works by Manuel Espinosa and Alfredo Hlito
11 Works by Ocampo
12 Assorted works
13 Ten Artists from the Galería de Arte Mexicana, 1983
Barbara Duncan Productions, 1983-1986:
14 Correspondence and memoranda, 1983
15 Insurance policies, 1984-1986
Gloria in Excelsis: Angels and Virgins in Viceregal Painting of Peru and Bolivia, 1975-1986 (bulk 1984-1986):
Office Files, 1984-1986
16 Contacts, n.d.
17 General, 1985
18 Administrative, 1983-1984
19 Administrative, 1985
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36 1 Curators and advisors, n.d.
2 Financial, 1985-1986
3 Art loans from museums, 1984-1985
4 Checklists, 1985
5 Audiovisual presentations, 1985
6 Technical concerns, 1985
Correspondence, 1982-1986
7 A-M [various], 1982-1986
8 Banco Wiese, 1984-1985
9 Brooklyn Museum, 1984-1985
10 Center for Inter-American Relations, 1984-1985
11 Denver Art Museum, 1984-1985
12 Gibbs, Donald L., 1985
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37 1 Gisbert, Teresa, 1984-1985
2 Invitation lists, 1985
3 Marks, Russell, 1984
4 Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1984-1985
5 N-Z [various], 1982-1986
6 New Orleans Museum of Art, 1984-1985
7 Querejazu, Pedro, 1985-1986
8 Schiaffino, Jose Antonio, 1984
9 Stringer, John, 1984-1985
10 Tord, Luis Enrique, 1985
11 Congratulatory correspondence, 1986
12 Unnamed correspondence, 1984-1987
Catalog, 1984-1986
13 Early drafts, n.d.
14 Catalog format, 1985
15 Draft, 1985
16 Draft, December 1985
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38 1 List of plates, n.d.
2 Galley, 1986
3 Final version, 1986
4 Gisbert, Teresa, "Los Angeles" [Spanish], 1985
5 Gisbert, Teresa, "Andean Painting" [2 folders, Spanish and English], 1985
6 Tord, Luis E. "The Viceroyalty of Peru," n.d.
7 Herzberg, Julia, "Angels with Guns," n.d.
Press, 1985-1986
8 Press releases, 1986
9 Opening of the Center for Inter-American Relations exhibition, 1985
10 Opening of the Miami exhibition, 1986
11 Opening of the Austin exhibition, 1986
12 Reviews and articles, 1986
Reference materials, 1962-1994
This subseries includes materials used for the exhibition itself, as well as materials collected for reference after the exhibition's opening in 1985.
13 "The Cuzco School of Painting," 1975
14 Articles on viceregal art [various], n.d.
15 Photographs and slides of viceregal art and architecture, n.d.
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39 1 Notes, n.d.
2 Related materials, n.d.
3 Angels in Peru, n.d.
4 Angels in Bolovia, n.d.
5 Angels in the United States, n.d.
6 Angels not chosen for the exhibition, n.d.
7-8 Virgins [2 folders], n.d.
9 Virgins: photocopies, n.d.
10 Virgin photographs, n.d.
11 Denver Museum of Art collection, n.d.
12 Church restoration: Calamarca, Bolivia, 1987
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40 1 Various colonial art photographs, n.d.
2 Statsny, Francisco: written works, 1965-1982
3 Samter, Linda: "Report on Latin America," 1973
4 Articles on Potosí, 1962-1976
5 Articles on colonial art, 1972-1981
6 Academic papers on colonial art [Spanish], 1993, n.d.
7 Academic papers on colonial art [English], 1951-1984
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41 1 Exhibition catalogs on colonial art [2 folders], 1967-1994
2 "Themes in Viceregal Painting": Smithsonian Institute lecture, 1990
Gestation: The Search for Expression, 1990:
3 Artist list, 1989
4 Catalogs of young artists, 1989
5 Artist files, 1962-1989
6 Aizenburg, Robert, 1969-1975
7 Barreda, Ernesto, 1989
8 Carreno, Mario, 1976-1981
9 Dompé, Hernan, 1987
10 Fernandez-Muro, Jose, 1967
11 Fonseca, Gonzalo, 1962-1976
12 Forner, Rachel: reviews, 1966-1979
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42 1 Forner, Rachel: catalogs, 1967-1980
2 Forner, Rachel: photographs, n.d.
3 Gonzales, Ida, 1988-1989
4 Gurvich, Jose, 1972
5 Israel, Patricia, 1985, n.d.
6 Llanes, Marcela, 1988-1989
7 Maldonado, Estuardo, 1967
8 Matta, Roberto, 1975
9 Maza, Fernando, 1987
10 Negret, Edgar, 1987
11 Nojechowiz, Noe, 1973-1974
12 Nunez del Prado, Mariana, 1975-1982
13 Paternosto, César, 1984-1989
14 Pettoruti, Emilio, 1971-1976
15 Puente, Alejandro, 1988
16 Rey, Roca, 1959, 1974
17 Rios, Manuel, 1988
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43 1-3 Examples of works [3 folders], n.d.
4-6 International House
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44 Detour, 1984-1992 (bulk 1992):
1 Correspondence, 1992
2 Press, 1992
3 Catalog, 1991-1992
4 Artists, 1992
5 Invitees, 1992
6 Project expenses, 1992
7 Invitations and announcements, 1992
8 Miscellaneous, 1984-1992
Realigning Vision, 1993-1997:
9 General, 1996
10 Correspondence, 1993-1996
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45 1 Interview, University of Texas, 1996
2 Background materials, 1997
3 Museo del Barrio, 1997
4 Artists [various], n.d.



 

V. Collected Materials

Catalogs, bibliographies, photographs, slides, card files, and art reproductions constitute this series of collected materials. There are three subseries: Latin American art files, Card Files, and Art study sets. The Latin American art files are arranged alphabetically by country, according to Duncan’s system of arranging artists by country of origin. At the beginning of the subseries, there are also general materials, which deal with Latin America as a whole. For each country, group exhibitions are first, followed by the files of individual artists. Nineteen countries are represented, including the United States and Spain. The Card Files subseries contains information on Joaquin Torres-Garcia, and nineteenth and twentieth-century paintings. Art study sets were materials that Duncan purchased for her classes at NYU, and includes sets on medeival, romanesque, and modern art.
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45 Latin American art files
These files are arranged by alphabetically by country of origin.
General, 1962-1983:
Catalogs, 1965-1981
5 Auctions, 1980-1981
6 Catalogs of collections: institutions, 1969-1972
7 Nancy Sayles Day Collection, Rhode Island School of Design, 1966-1968
8 Catalogs of collection: private, 1965-1974
Biennals, 1962-1983
9 Catalogs, 1962-1983
10 Articles and reviews, 1970-1971
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46 Written Works, 1972-1985
1 Espartaco, Carlos, "La Pregunta por la pintura geometrica," n.d.
2 Hudsall, Frank, "Hemispheric Cultural Exchange," 1985
3 Bibliographies [2 folders], n.d.
4 Bibliografia Argentina de artes y letras, 1972
5 Reference materials, 1986-1988
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47 Latin American group exhibitions, 1957-2001
1 1957-1969
2 Latin American Artists: 1960s, 1965-1983
3 1970-1974
4 1975-1976
5 1977-1979
6 Latin American Artists: 1970s, 1977-1979
7 1980-1981
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48 1 1982-1994
2 1995-2001
3 "Latin American Women Artists," 1975-1982
4 "Latin American printmakers," 1960-1973
5 Textile art, 1971-1982
6 Pre-colombian art, 1964-1973
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49 1 Naive art, 1954-1965, n.d.
2 Folk art, 1959-1982
3 Art education, 1981-1982
4 Articles, 1975-1998
5 Miscellaneous, 1957-2000
Argentina, 1944-1994:
6 General, 1962-1979
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50 1 Slides [various], n.d.
2 Premio Esso, 1983-1985
3 Art from Argentina, 1994
4 Art movements, 1947-1966
5 Arte Madí, 1948-1953
6 Group de Rechercher d'Art Visuel, 1945-1972
7-9 Group shows of Argentinian artists[3 of 4 folders], 1955-1983
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51 1 Group shows of Argentinian artists [folder 4], 1955-1983
2 Individuals: A-L [various], 1972-1994
3 Bassi, Mary, 1984
4 Benedit, Luis, 1988-1993
5 Benzacar Gallery, 1984-1989
6 Bessouet, Norma, 1988-1992
7 Blasko, Martin, 1955-1976
8 Bonino Galeria, 1973-1976
9 Bonevardi, Marcelo, 1964-1965
10 Demarziani, Hugo, 1984-1986
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52 1 Forner, Rachel, 1957-1962
2-3 Goldstein, Monica, 1992-1993
Includes an original work in second folder.
4 Gordon Gallery, n.d.
5 Kirin, 1991
Kosice, Gyula [See also    Audiovisual Materials], 1944-1977
6 Photographs and works, n.d.
7 Catalogs, 1945-1977
8 Articles, 1944-1976
9 Individuals: M-Z [various], 1981-1989
10 Mele, Juan, 1973, n.d.
11 Porter, Liliana, 1990
12 Del Retirogaleria, 1984-1986
13 Sakai, Kazuya, 1985
14 Segui, Antonio, 1973-1990
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53 Bolivia, 1965-1993:
1 Group exhibitions, 1969-1990
2 Works [various], n.d.
3 Curriculum vitae [various], n.d.
4 Bienal III, 1981
5 "1989-1990 Trip," 1989-1990
6 Individuals: A-Me [various], 1980-1991
7 Galeria Fundacion BHN, n.d.
8 Individuals: Mi-Z [various], 1976-1991
9 Núnez del Prado, Mariana, 1965-1967
10 Pacheco, Maria Luisa, 1965-1966
11 Velasco, Mario, 1969-1980
12 Zilveti, Luis, 1988-1993
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54 Brazil, 1963-1995:
1 General, 1963-1976
2 Books, 1973-1976
3 Articles, 1969-1995
4 Neo-concretism, 1955-1959
Group exhibitions, 1955-1995
5 1955-1970
6 1971-1973
7 1974-1979
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55 1 1980-1995
2 Individuals: A-Z [various], 1972-1995
Aguilar, Roberto [See also    Audiovisual Materials], 1977-1978
3 Articles, 1977-1978
4 Catalogs and biographies, n.d.
5 Works, n.d.
6 Da Silva, Aparicio, n.d.
7 Fang, n.d.
8 Leirner, Jac, 1990-1993
9 Martins, Aldemir, n.d.
10 Niobe Xando, 1958-1969
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56 Chile, 1955-1995:
1 Articles, 1977-1983
2 Publications [separated material], 1979-1991
Group exhibitions, 1967-1991
3 1967, 1979
4 1980
5-6 1981 [2 folders]
7 1982-1986
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57 1 1987-1991
2 Individuals: A-G [various], 1983-1995
3 Aldunate, Chris, 1974, n.d.
4 Antunez, Nemsio, 1965
5 Benmayor, Samy, 1984-1985
6 Castillo, Sergio, 1962-1987
7 Cienfuegos, Gonzalo, 1984-1988, n.d.
8 Corcuera, Francisco, 1987-1988
9 D'Aguiar, Pinto, 1984-1990
10 De la Puente O, Francisco, 1977-1985
11 Diaz, Gonzalo, 1980-1988
12 Downey, Juan [See also    Audiovisual Materials], n.d.
13 Egenau, Juan, 1988, n.d.
14 Farfan, Jaime, 1981
15 Frigerio, Ismael Ibar, 1977
16 Garcia de la Sierra, Eduardo, 1987
17 Garreaud, Eduardo, n.d.
18 Individuals: H-Z [various], 1980-1991
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58 1 Lira, Benjamin, 1984-1995
2 Matta, Roberto, 1955
3 Nunez, Guillermo, 1975-1986
4 Rojo, Benito, n.d.
5 Silva, Carmen, 1956-1967
6 Sutil, Francisca, 1985-1990
7 Szydlowski, Ian, 1994-1995
8 Taclas, Jorge, 1986
9 Toral, Mario: catalogs and writings, 1981-1989
10 Toral, Mario: slides, n.d.
11 Undurraga Pereira, Ana Maria, 1984
12 Valdivieso, Raul, 1988-1991
13 Vargas, Patricia, 1990-1995
14 Yrarrazaval, Ricardo, n.d.
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59 Colombia, 1955-2000:
1 Group exhibitions, 1987-1994
2 Articles, 1973
3 Works [various], n.d.
4 Individuals: A-Z [various], 1981-1993
5 Azout, Lydia, 1982-1988
6 Botero, Fernando, 1985-2000
7 Cardenas, Juan, 1985
8 Caballero, Luis, 1982, 1985
9 Góngora, Leonel, 1973, 1982
10 Hernandez, Manuel, 1975-1981
11 León, Noé, n.d.
12 Negret, Edgar, 1981, 1990
13 Obregon, Alejandro, 1955-1962
14 Rayo, Omar, 1964-1966
15 Sanin, Fanny, 1984-1991
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60 1 Costa Rica: Amighetti, Francisco, 1988
Cuba, 1976-1995:
2 Group exhibitions, 1983-1985
3 Individuals: A-Z [various], 1980-1995
4 Brito-Avellana, Maria, 1979-1984
5 Calzada, Humberto, 1986-1989
6 Carreño, Mario, 1976-1984
7 Carulla, Ramon, 1981, 1985
8 Cuenca, Arturo, 1995
9 Larraz, Julio, 1982-1988
Ecuador, 1955-1987:
10 Group exhibitions, 1978-1986
11 Individuals: A-Z [various], 1967, n.d.
12 Barros, Victor, 1969-1986
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61 1 Guayasamin, Oswaldo, 1955, n.d.
2 Rendon, Manuel, 1967, n.d.
3 Viteri, Oswaldo, 1980-1987
4 Greece: Vari, Sophia, 1988
5 Guatemala: Mérida, Carlos, n.d.
Honduras, 1980-1992:
6 Alvarado-Juarez, Francisco, 1980-1992
7 Velasquez, José Antonio, n.d.
8 Damian, Jorge, 1984
Mexico, 1955-1996:
9 Magazines, 1996
10 Group exhibitions, 1955-1984
11 Individuals: A-Z [various], 1982-1989
12 Arango, Alejandro, 1981-1988
13 Barragán, Luis, 1976-1994
14 Castro Leñero, Alberto, 1984, n.d.
15 Coronel, Rafael, n.d.
16 Galeria Marco, 1994-1996
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62 1 Galeria Marco, 1999
2 Galeria OMR, 1989-1996
3 Garza, Javier de la, 1984
4 Marin, Manuel, 1984-1985
5 Romo, Jose, 1982
6 Tamayo, Rufino, n.d.
7 Nicaragua: Morales, Armando, n.d.
8 Nicaragua: Guillen, Asilia, n.d.
9 Panama: [various], 1986, n.d.
Peru, 1963-1991
10 Group exhibitions, 1991, n.d.
11 Individuals: A-Z [various], 1964-1984
12 Agios, Mariella, 1991
13 Amoros, Grimanesa, 1990
14 Braun-Vega, Herman, 1991
15 Colomba, 1974-1976
16 Condeso, Orlando, 1972
17 Cuadros, Miguel Ángel, 1966, 1976
18 Davila, Alberto, 1963-1991
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63 1 Davila, Carlos, 1975
Delfin, Victor, 1968-1978
2 Works, n.d.
3 Catalogs, 1968-1978
4 Articles, 1973-1977
5 Portocarrero, Cristina, n.d.
6 DeSzyszlo, Fernando: articles and works, 1975-1982
7 DeSzyszlo, Fernando: catalogs, 1970-1989
8 Franco, Huguette, 1976-1979
9 Galeria Thaddeus, n.d.
10 Galeria Camino Brandt, n.d.
11 Mutal, Lika, n.d.
12 Rosas, Benito, 1982-1984
13 Zepilli, Bruno, 1989
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64 Puerto Rico, 1982, n.d.:
1 Gutierrez, Marina, n.d.
2 Roche-Rabell, Arnaldo, n.d.
3 Rosado del Valle, Julio, 1982
Spain, 1981-1988, n.d.:
4 Individuals: A-Z [various], 1981, n.d.
5 Obregon, Alejandro, 1988, n.d.
6 United States: [various], 1965-1993
Uruguay, 1980-1995:
7 Group exhibitions, 1986
8 Individuals: A-Z [various], 1983-1985, n.d.
9 Andrada, Elsa, n.d.
10 Cardillo, Rimer, 1983-1989
11 Figari, Pedro, n.d.
12 Gamarna, José, 1987-1991
13 Iturria, Ignacio, 1995
14 Torres, Agusto, 1988
15 Torres, Cecilia, 1995
16 Vilaro, Jorge Paez, 1980-1985
Venezuala, 1987-1995:
17 Individuals: A-Z [various], 1995, n.d.
18 Quilici, Pancho, 1988-1994
19 Römer, Margot, 1987-1988
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65 Works by various Latin American artists, n.d.:
1 A-B
2 C-D
3 E-J
4 K-L
5 M-0
6 Unknown artists
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66-70 Card Files, n.d.
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66-68 Notes on Torres-García, Joaquin [3 boxes], n.d.
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69-70 Nineteenth and Twentieth century paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints, n.d.
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69 Mexican and Haitian art, n.d.
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70 General Latin American art, n.d.
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71 Art Study Sets [4 boxes], n.d.



 

VI. Audiovisual Materials, 1974-1993

Audiocassettes, VHS, Beta, Umatic, 16mm reels, and slides comprise this series. Audiovisual materials is separated into two subseries: Tape collections and Slide collections. The tape collection contains materials on various artists such as Roberto Aguilar, Gyula Kosice, and Juan Downey, as well as documentaries on Ecuador and Chile. There are also several copies in various formats of Duncan’s production Perspectives on Argentine Art since the 1940s. The slide collection is approximately 15 linear inches. Each folder represents a slide carousel, which is how Duncan originally stored the bulk of her slide collection. This subseries contains slides of exhibitions, as well as of modern and colonial Latin American artwork. There are also sets of slides that show Duncan’s private collections, both those donated to The University of Texas and the ones in her home and office in New York.
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72 1 Listing of audiovisual materials [prepared by Mrs. Duncan], 1994
Tape collection, 1974-1993:
Projects, 1982
Perspectives on Argentine Art since the 1940s, 1982
2-3 U-Matic
[2 copies]
4-6 Beta
[3 copies]
7 Audio cassette: preface and script
[1 copy]
8 1/4 inch reel:original tape of script,
[1 copy]
9 "LASA Symposium," 1982
[Audio cassette].
9 cassettes
Reference materials, 1974-1993
10 "J.R. Aguilar: Gigantomaqia Pictural de Aguilar," 1993
[VHS].
Time: 10 minutes
"J. Roberto Aguilar," 1975
[helical scan video].
Time: 30 minutes
11 Helical scan video [1 copy]
12 Beta [1 copy]
13 "Bienal Cuenca: Ecuador," 1989
[VHS].
14 "Victor Delfin: T.V. Chilena," 1988
[VHS].
15-16 "Juan Downey," 1986
[VHS, 2 copies].
Time: 28 minutes
17 "Gyula Kosice," 1982
[Beta].
Time: 53 minutes
"Torres-García Homenage," 1974
Time: 30 minutes
18 Beta [1 copy]
19 Magnetaphone [1 copy]
20 16mm reel [2 copies]
Slide collection, 1973-1994, n.d.:
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73 Projects, 1973-1992
1 Duncan collection exhibit at The University of Texas at Austin, n.d.
2 Torres-García retrospective, 1973
3-4 Lines of Vision [2 folders], 1977
5 Bolivian biennal, 1981
6 Ten Latin American Artists Living in New York, 1984
7 Gloria in Excelsis, 1987
8-9 Lecture on Gloria in Excelsis [2 folders], 1990
10 Detour, 1992
Private collection, 1984, 1994, n.d.
11 Donations to The University of Texas at Austin, 1984
12 Donations to The University of Texas at Austin, 1994
13 "Works at the apartment," n.d.
14 "Works at Park Avenue," n.d.
Reference materials, 1989-1991, n.d.
15 "Slide Book," A-0, n.d.
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74 1 "Slide Book," O-Z, n.d.
Latin American Artists, 1989
2 Carousel #1
3 Carousel #2
4 Carousel #3
5 Carousel #4
6 Carousel #5
Argentina, n.d.
7 A-Du
8 Du-K
9 M-Po
10 Pr-Z
11 "Coleccion Argentina por sus pintores".
12 Bolivia, n.d.
13 Brazil, n.d.
14 Brazil: Aguilar, J.R., n.d.
15 Chile, n.d.
16 Colombia, n.d.
17 Mexico, n.d.
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75 1 Peru, n.d.
2 Uruguay, n.d.
3 Uruguay: Torres-García, Joaquín,
4 Venezuala, 20th century, n.d.
5 Venezuala: "Museo de Arte Contemporaneo," n.d.
6 Miscellaneous 20th century artists, n.d.
7-11 Colonial art slides (5 folders), n.d.
12 Precolombian art, n.d.
13 Naïve and folk art, 1991
14 Sculpture, n.d.