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Abbye A. Gorin Architectural Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1997-009

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1940 - 2006
  • Majority of material found within 1995 - 2006

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the colletion are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

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).

Extent

0.42 Cubic Feet (1 box)

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.

Source of Acquisition

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

Related Archival 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.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Abbey A. Gorin Architectural Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

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.

Title
A Guide to the Abbye A. Gorin Architectural Collection, 1940-2006, bulk 1995-2006
Status
Completed
Author
Harvey Clark
Date
2010 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-09-28: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308