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Henry Botkin papers

Creator:
Botkin, Henry, 1896-1983  Search this
Names:
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986  Search this
Botkin, Benjamin Albert, 1901-1975  Search this
Brice, Fanny  Search this
Brice, William, 1921-2008  Search this
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937  Search this
Gershwin, Ira, 1896-  Search this
Godowsky, Frances  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
Hasegawa, Saburō, 1906-1957  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Laurent, Toinette Botkin  Search this
Mocsanyi, Paul  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Putnam, Wallace, 1899-1989  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Robus, Hugo, 1885-1964  Search this
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951  Search this
Shadbolt, Jack, 1909-  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Von Wicht, John, 1888-1970  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Linear feet ((on 10 microfilm reels))
4 Sound tapes (7 & 5 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tapes
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Date:
1917-1979
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material (1945-1965), letters (1917-1979), notes (1950-1970), writings (1944-1970), business records (1927-1977), art works (1932-1964), subject files (1952-1955), scrapbook (1927-1939), printed material (1923-1977), and photographs (1922-1968) documenting Botkin's career and his friendship with George and Ira Gershwin and other entertainment and artistic figures.
Among the correspondents and subjects of photographs or letters are: George and Ira Gershwin, their sister Frances Godowsky, Botkin's brother Benjamin, Botkin's daughter Toinette Botkin Laurent, and grandson Alexander Laurent, composer Harold Arlen, Fanny Brice and her son William Brice, artists Chaim Gross, Saburo Hasegawa, Hans Hofmann, Karl Knaths, Paul Manship, Paul Mocsanyi, Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, Barnett Newman, Pablo Picasso, Wallace Putnam, Abrahmam Rattner, Hugo Robus, Arnold Schoenberg, Jack Shadbolt, John Von Wicht, and Abraham Walkowitz. Also included are photographs of Botkin's studio, night picnic in Provincetown attended by many artists; and material relating to American Abstract Artists, New School Art Center, Provincetown Art Association, and the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors. [See Finding Aid for information on location of items on the microfilm].
UNMICROFILMED: 3 untranscribed interviews of Botkin, 1 done for the "Today" show, NBC, June 4, 1965; 1 for Colette Roberts "Meet the Artist" Program, undated, and 1 by an unidentified interviewer. Also included is an untranscribed monologue, Oct. 11, 1970.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; New York, N.Y. and Provincetown, Mass. Born in Boston and attended art schools there from 1913-1917. From 1917-1920, he attended the Art Students League and was employed as an illustrator for prominent magazines until 1929. Traveling abroad between 1926 and 1933, he attained his first one-man show in 1927 at the Billiet Galleries in Paris. Through his cousin, composer George Gershwin, Botkin became acquainted with people active in the performing arts, such as Harold Arlen, Fanny Brice, Harry Kurnitz, and Bert Lahr. Botkin was also involved in the American Abstract Artists, Artists Equity Association, Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, and Gallery 256 in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Related Materials:
Henry Botkin papers also at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Donated 1969-1982 by Henry Botkin and by his son Glenn and his assistant Rene Barilleaux. Many items were returned to Botkin after microfilming.
Restrictions:
Patrons must use microfilm copy. Use of untranscribed tapes requires an appointment at the Washington, D.C. office.
Occupation:
Composers  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.botkhenr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-botkhenr

Captains of the clouds

Author:
Arlen, Harold 1905-1986  Search this
Mercer, Johnny  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
5 p
Type:
Scores
Sheet music
Date:
1942
[c1942]
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982072

Harold Arlen [sound recording]

Author:
Arlen, Harold 1905-1986  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc (70 min., 27 sec.) : digital, chiefly mono. ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Excerpts
Date:
1992
1933
P1992
Topic:
Popular music  Search this
Motion picture music  Search this
Musicals  Search this
Musical films  Search this
Call number:
disc 000234
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_561637

Harold Arlen [sound recording]

Author:
Arlen, Harold 1905-1986  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette (ca. 70 min.) : analog, chiefly mono., Dolby processed
Type:
Sound recordings
Excerpts
Date:
1992
1933
P1992
Topic:
Popular music  Search this
Motion picture music  Search this
Musicals  Search this
Musical films  Search this
Call number:
ptp 000141
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_561638

E.Y. Harburg [sound recording]

Author:
Harburg, E. Y (Edgar Yipsel) 1898-1981  Search this
Arlen, Harold 1905-1986 Songs Selections  Search this
Lane, Burton 1912-1997 Songs Selections  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette (70 min., 52 sec.) : analog, chiefly mono., Dolby processed
Type:
Sound recordings
Excerpts
Date:
1994
1930
P1994
Topic:
Musicals  Search this
Musical films  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Call number:
ptp 000145
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_562714

E.Y. Harburg [sound recording]

Author:
Harburg, E. Y (Edgar Yipsel) 1898-1981  Search this
Arlen, Harold 1905-1986 Songs Selections  Search this
Lane, Burton 1912-1997 Songs Selections  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc (70 min., 55 sec.) : digital, chiefly mono. ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Excerpts
Date:
1994
1930
P1994
Topic:
Musicals  Search this
Musical films  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Call number:
disc 000241
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_562717

Sound effects: Eisenhower Election 1952 [sound recording]

Creator:
Eisenhower, Dwight D (Dwight David) 1890-1969  Search this
Asch, Moses  Search this
Arlen, Harold 1905-1986  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 5 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Documentary  Search this
Sounds  Search this
Elections  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-5RR-5211
FLP 91506
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_340942

Harold Arlen : happy with the blues / by Edward Jablonski

Author:
Jablonski, Edward  Search this
Subject:
Arlen, Harold 1905-1986  Search this
Physical description:
286 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, music ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Place:
United States
Date:
1961
Topic:
Composers  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1084617

Over the rainbow / lyrics by E.Y. Harburg ; paintings by Maxfield Parrish

Author:
Parrish, Maxfield 1870-1966  Search this
Harburg, E. Y (Edgar Yipsel) 1898-1981  Search this
Subject:
Parrish, Maxfield 1870-1966  Search this
Arlen, Harold 1905-1986 Wizard of Oz Over the rainbow  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Illustrations
Date:
2000
C2000
Call number:
N40.1.P246 O94 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_626736

Harold Arlen : rhythm, rainbows, and blues / Edward Jablonski

Author:
Jablonski, Edward  Search this
Subject:
Arlen, Harold 1905-1986  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 426 p., [20] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Composers  Search this
Call number:
CT275.A686 J2 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_494118

Harold Arlen, happy with the blues / by Edward Jablonski ; new introduction and supplementary songs list by the author

Author:
Jablonski, Edward  Search this
Subject:
Arlen, Harold 1905-1986  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 288 p., [32] p. of plates : ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1985
1961
Topic:
Composers  Search this
Call number:
ML410.A76J3 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_318491

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