University of Minnesota

Moor, Peter (1896-, Papers

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IHRC


Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Moor, Peter
Dates: 1930-1980
Abstract: Collection consists of personal correspondence, family photographs, exhibit programmes, artwork photographs, and manuscripts and typescripts of Peter Moor's poems, novels and drama. These comprise the majority of the collection.
Quantity: 4.5 lin.ft.
Language: In Hungarian and English.
Collection ID: IHRC1623

PROVENANCE

Collection acquired in August 2003 from Prof. Eleanor Antin of San Diego, California.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Peter Moor (actual name Joszef Barna) was born in Kecskemet, Hungary in 1896, the son of a craftsman and mural painter. In his own words "for the first seventeen years of his life pursued education in painting and poetry". Later entered the Architectural Institute in Budapest where he established contacts with the "Nyugat" (West) literary magazine. In 1920, Moor decided to emigrate to Vienna and later to the United States (having found the Horty dictatorship in Hungary "intolerable".) After his arrival in the US he returned to drawing and painting to support himself as a commercial artist in addition to writing for Hungarian American newspapers and publishing books for the Hungarian community, living in New York. Continued his painting in private as well. Gained recognition after his exhibit at the Bodley Gallery in New York in 1959. In the late 1970's Moor moved to southern California. (biographical information abstracted from "Artist's Statement About the Artist's Life" a typescript by Peter Moor, Box 1)


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Moor, Peter (1896- collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Moor, Peter (1896- collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Moor, Peter (1896- Papers, Hungarian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Hungarian Americans
Poetry
Theater
Painting
Authors

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