George Corrin, Jr. Papers
Scope and Contents
The six series are: General (.2 linear feet), Samples (.5 l. ft.), Scrapbooks (1 l. ft), Sets and Other Designs (.4 l. ft.), Videos (.5 l. ft), and Slides (.3 l. ft.).
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Upon graduation, Corrin was scheduled to work at Woodstock as an assistant to Alber Heschong. Heschong, however, was hired to be a television producer and recommended that Corrin take his place at Woodstock as Chief Set Designer. At the end of the Woodstock Summer season, Corrin entered the Yale School of Drama where he received an M.F.A. in Drama in 1951. By the time he was 34, Corrin was a scenic designer in the production department of the American Broadcasting Company where he designed the set used for both the Nixon/Kennedy debates and ABC’s coverage of the 1966 National Elections.
After working for thirteen years at ABC, Corrin spent ten years at Teletape Productions, where he continued his work in scene design as well as office design and management of an art department. By 1977, Corrin was working as an independent scene designer and was hired by the likes of Pepsi, AT&T, IBE and Union Carbide. In 1995, Corrin’s work was featured as part of the exhibition, Onstage; A Century of African American Stage Design, at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Corrin passed away in 2015 at the age of 92.
3 Linear feet (3 boxes, 3 oversize boxes, and 1 drawer)
The collection is primarily comprised of set designs and photographs of his work.
- George Corrin, Jr. Papers, 1945-2002
- Julia Corrin
- August 2020
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