Abbye A. Gorin Architectural Collection
Scope and Content
The Abbye A. Gorin Architectural 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.
- 1940 - 2006
- Majority of material found within 1995 - 2006
- Gorin, Abbye A. (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the colletion are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The 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.
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Abbye A. Gorin was born on August 22, 1927. An architectural researcher and writer of Metairie, Louisiana, she graduated from 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). Gorin died on August 4, 2017, and is buried in the Metaire Cemetery, New Orleans.
"Abbye Gorin" obituary, Legacy.com, https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/theneworleansadvocate/name/abbye-gorin-obituary?id=10203564, accessed Feb. 1, 2023.
"Abbye Alexander Gorin" entry, Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/242282933/abbye-alexander-gorin, accessed Feb. 1, 2023.
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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 Abbye A. Gorin Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections in 1997, 2008, and 2011.
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/).
The processing, arrangement and description of the Abbye A. Gorin Architectural Collection commenced and was completed in July 2010. An addition was integrated in March 2011.
- Abbye A. Gorin Architectural Collection, 1940-2006, bulk 1995-2006
- Harvey Clark, Student Assistant
- 2010 (CC0 1.0)
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