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James J. Moran Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2009

  • Staff Only

This collection houses set designs, photographs, negatives, and other materials documenting James J. Moran's career in film and theatre. The majority of the items show his work at the University of Tennessee, including his participation in such plays as Lilliom, Ring of the Nibelung, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Our Country's Good. Other materials document his work on such projects as Warner Brothers' Witches of Eastwick (1986) and Metro Goldwyn Mayer's Stanley and Iris (1988). The material in the collection is arranged by project and/or production.

Dates

  • 1986-1993 (bulk 1991-1993)

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite and must be requested in advance. See www.special.lib.utk.edu for detailed information. Collections must be requested through a registered Special Collections research account.

Conditions Governing Use

The UT Libraries claims only physical ownership of most material in the collections. Persons wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants on www.special.lib.utk.edu for detailed information. Collections must be requested through a registered Special Collections research account.

Extent

4.5 Linear Feet (4 boxes and large format items)

Abstract

This collection houses set designs, photographs, negatives, and other materials documenting James J. Moran's career in film and theatre. The majority of the items show his work at the University of Tennessee, including his participation in such plays as Lilliom, Ring of the Nibelung, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Our Country's Good. Other materials document his work on such projects as Warner Brothers' Witches of Eastwick (1986) and Metro Goldwyn Mayer's Stanley and Iris (1988).

Biographical/Historical Note

James J. Moran was born to James J. and Dorothy Moran on July 2, 1955. He earned his BA from the College of the Holy Cross in 1975 and his MFA from Brandeis University in 1978. After graduation, he worked for several prestigious theater and film companies including the Eastern Opera Theater (1980-1982) and Warner Brothers (1984-1987). Moran also taught at several universities, including Northeastern University, Smith College, and the University of California at Riverside. Moran came to the University of Tennessee as a Professor of Set Design in 1990 and remained in this post until his death in September 1994.

Arrangement

Collection consists of four boxes and several large format items.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480