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James J. Moran Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2009

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).

Dates

  • 1986-1993 (bulk 1991-1993)

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

4.5 Linear Feet

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 a number of prestigious theater and film companies including the Eastern Opera Theater (1980-1982) and Warner Brothers (1984-1987). He 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 at this post until his untimely death of lung cancer on September 23, 1994.

Arrangement

Collection consists of three boxes.

Acquisition Note

This collection is property of the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.

Repository Details

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

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