A Guide to the Abbye A. Gorin Architectural Collection, 1940-2006, bulk 1995-2006 Gorin, Abbey A. Architectural Papers Ms1997-009

Abbye A. Gorin Architectural Collection, 1940-2006, bulk 1995-2006

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1997-009


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Processed by: Harvey Clark, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1997-009
Title
Abbey A. Gorin Architectural Collection, 1940-2006 (Bulk, 1995-2006)
Physical Characteristics
0.42 cu. ft. 1 box
Creator
Gorin, Abbye A.
Language
English
Abstract
Abbye A. Gorin is an architectural researcher and writer of Metairie, Louisiana. Her collection contains a six-minute film entitled "The Rivergate, 1968-1995," produced by Barbara Coleman and written by Gorin and Betty Moss. The film was created as a tribute to the building and as a protest to its demolition. Also present are a 42-page "Catalog of Work," various magazines with articles about or written by Gorin, an audiocassette interview with the sculptor Angela Gregory, and a DVD containing 19 reissued interviews with Abraham Guillen and Samuel Wilson, Jr.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Abbey A. Gorin Architectural Collection, Ms1997-009, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Abbey A. Gorin Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections in 1997; 2008; 2011.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Abbey A. Gorin Architectural Collection commenced and was completed in July 2010. The finding aid was updated March 2011 to reflect Acc2011-029.


Biographical Information

Born 1927. Architectural researcher and writer of Metairie, Louisiana. Educated at the University of Texas at Austin (B.F.A., 1947), University of New Orleans (M.S., Urban Studies, 1985), and Virginia Tech (Ph.D., Environmental Design and Planning, 1989).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of a six-minute film entitled "The Rivergate, 1968-1995," produced by Barbara Coleman and written by Gorin and Betty Moss. The Rivergate was an exhibition center located in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, designed by Nathaniel Curtis, Jr., in the mid-1960s. It was demolished in 1995 to make way for a gambling casino. The film was created as a tribute to the building and as a protest to its demolition. The collection also includes at 42-page "Catalog of Work" which has a curriculum vitae of Gorin's career achievements and lists her photographic collections located in the Historical New Orleans Collection and the Latin American Library at Tulane University. Various magazines are included with articles about or written by Gorin. Audio tape of an interview with the sculptor Angela Gregory, and a DVD containing 19 reissued audiotapes. In 2011, Gorin submitted a CD entitled "Remembering Milka, 1927-2010" a photojournalism remembrance featuring 25 of Gorin's photographs that have a some connection to Milka Bliznakov as remembered by Gorin.

Related Material

Books written by Abbye Gorin may be found by performing a author search on "Gorin, Abbye" in Addison, the library's catalog.

Abbye A. Gorin also has photograph collections in the Historic New Orleans Collection and the Latin American Library of Tulane University.

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Bliznakov, Milka T., d. 2010
  • Subjects:

  • Architects and community
  • Local Subjects:

  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)

Contents List

Box-folder 1:1
Printed material, 4 loose articles, 3 magazines, 1 postcard, and a photograph of Angela Gregory, 1987-2002.
Box-folder 1:2
Gorin, Catalog of Work, [includes inventories of her photography collections held at The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Latin American Library at Tulane University], September 1997.
Box-folder 1:3
Angela Gregory, sculptor, curriculum vita and thesis, 1940; 1989.
Box 1:4
DVD, The Rivergate, 1968-1995.
Box 1:5
DVD, Abbye A. Gorin Collection in The Historic New Orleans Collection, Oral History: A Research Method, 2006.
Scope and Contents note

Nineteen audiotapes reissued on DVD (Five interview about Abraham Guillen and his time. Fourteen interviews about Samuel Wilson, Jr. and his time)

Box 1:6
VHS, The Rivergate, New Orleans "Remembering an Historic Moment in our Recent Past" (6:03).
Box 1:7
Audiocassette, Abbye Gorin, "Angela Gregory Master Sculptor."
Box-folder 1:8
CD, Remembering Milka [Bliznakov], 1927-2010.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Bliznakov, Milka T., d. 2010
  • Gorin, Abbye A.