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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

Negro Religious Songs and Services [sound recording]

Editor:
Botkin, Benjamin Albert 1901-1975  Search this
Recorder:
Lomax, John A (John Avery) 1867-1948  Search this
Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)  Search this
Spivacke, Harold 1904-1977  Search this
Performer:
Strothers, Jimmie  Search this
Lee, Joe  Search this
Sturdivant, Bozie  Search this
Reed, Dock  Search this
Hall, Vera 1906-1964  Search this
Griffin, Sin-Killer  Search this
Brown, Aaron  Search this
Green, Joe  Search this
Pace, Kelly 1913-1958  Search this
Johnson, Turner Junior  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Virginia
Mississippi
Clarksdale (Miss.)
Alabama
Livingston (Ala.)
Texas
Sandy Point (Tex.)
Arkansas
Gould (Ark.)
Topic:
Folk songs  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Vocals  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Prisons  Search this
Church  Search this
Easter  Search this
Local number:
FP-RINZ-LP-0959
Library of Congress AAFS L10
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audiorecordings, 1950-1994 292071
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_330748

Anglo-American Ballads [sound recording]

Recorder:
Halpert, Herbert  Search this
Field worker:
Lomax, Alan 1915-2002  Search this
Producer:
Botkin, Benjamin Albert 1901-1975  Search this
Performer:
Begley, Justis  Search this
Gladden, Texas 1895-1966  Search this
Barker, Horton 1889-1973  Search this
Turbyfill, Lena Bare  Search this
Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield) 1881-1967  Search this
Greer, I.G., Mrs  Search this
Smith, Hobart 1897-1965  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Kentucky
Hazard (Ky.)
Virginia
Salem (Va.)
Chilhowie (Va.)
North Carolina
Elk Park (N.C.)
Greensboro (N.C.)
Saltville (Va.)
Date:
1959
Topic:
Folk songs  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Vocals  Search this
Dulcimer  Search this
Local number:
FP-RINZ-LP-0930
Library of Congress 7
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audiorecordings, 1950-1994 292071
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_330774

Negro Work Songs and Calls [sound recording]

Producer:
Botkin, Benjamin Albert 1901-1975  Search this
Recorder:
Lomax, Alan 1915-2002  Search this
Lomax, John A (John Avery) 1867-1948  Search this
Performer:
Truvillion, Henry  Search this
Hazel, Sam  Search this
Shores, Joe  Search this
Marshall, Thomas J  Search this
Brooks, Samuel  Search this
Baker, James  Search this
Platt, Moses  Search this
Baker, Mose "Clear Rock"  Search this
Crosby, Will  Search this
Bradley, Jesse  Search this
Pryor, David  Search this
Porter, Charlie  Search this
Pace, Kelly 1913-1958  Search this
Hubbard, Willie 1931-  Search this
Prothero, Allen  Search this
Lightning (Musician)  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Texas
Wiergate (Tex.)
Mississippi
Greenville (Miss.)
Edwards (Miss.)
Burkeville (Tex.)
Sugarland Prison (Tex.)
Huntsville (Tex.)
Bahamas
Nassau (Bahamas)
Arkansas
Gould (Ark.)
Sandy Point (Tex.)
Date:
1959
Topic:
Railroads  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Prisoners' songs  Search this
Occupational songs  Search this
Vocals  Search this
Railroads--Trains  Search this
Prisons  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Local number:
FP-RINZ-LP-0966
Library of Congress 8
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audiorecordings, 1950-1994 292071
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_330775

New York City folklore: legends, tall tales, anecdotes, stories, sagas, heroes and characters, customs, traditions, and sayings; edited, with an introd

Author:
Botkin, Benjamin Albert 1901-1975  Search this
Physical description:
492 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1956
[1956]
Topic:
American literature  Search this
Folklore  Search this
History  Search this
Anecdotes  Search this
Humor  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_749167

A Treasury of railroad folklore : the stories, tall tales, traditions, ballads, and songs of the American railroad man / edited by B.A. Botkin and Alvin F. Harlow

Author:
Botkin, Benjamin Albert 1901-1975  Search this
Harlow, Alvin F (Alvin Fay) 1875-1963  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 530 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
1989, c1953
Topic:
Railroads--Folklore  Search this
Railroads--Songs and music  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_546569

Play and dance songs and tunes [sound recording] / edited by B.A. Botkin

Author:
Botkin, Benjamin Albert 1901-1975  Search this
Archive of American Folk Song  Search this
Library of Congress Recording Laboratory  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Music
Place:
United States
Date:
1959
1936
[1959]
Topic:
Folk dance music  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Folk songs, English  Search this
Singing games  Search this
Call number:
disc 137
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_450357

Sidewalks of America; folklore, legends, sagas, traditions, customs, songs, stories, and sayings of city folk

Author:
Botkin, Benjamin Albert 1901-1975  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 605 p. illus. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1954
[1954]
Topic:
Folklore  Search this
City and town life  Search this
Call number:
GR105.B57X 1954
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_363049

Lay my burden down : a folk history of slavery / edited by B. A. Botkin

Author:
Federal Writers' Project  Search this
Botkin, Benjamin Albert 1901-1975  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 285, [1] p. front., plates. 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1945
[1945]
Topic:
Slaves--Social conditions  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Call number:
E44 4 .F26X 1945
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_364268

Folk-say, a regional miscellany, 1929-32

Author:
Botkin, Benjamin Albert 1901-1975  Search this
De Vincent Collection of American Sheet Music  Search this
Physical description:
4 v. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1929
1932
1929-32
20th century
Topic:
Folklore  Search this
American literature  Search this
Call number:
GR110.O5F6X 1929
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_364613

A treasury of New England folklore : stories, ballads, and traditions of the Yankee people / edited by B. A. Botkin

Author:
Botkin, Benjamin Albert 1901-1975  Search this
De Vincent Collection of American Sheet Music  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 934 p. music. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New England
Date:
1947
[1947]
Topic:
Folklore  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
GR106.B6X 1947
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_365576

Lay my burden down; a folk history of slavery, edited by B.A. Botkin

Author:
Botkin, Benjamin Albert 1901-1975  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 297 p., illus. 21 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1945
[1945]
Topic:
Slaves--Social conditions  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Call number:
E444 .F26 1945Z
E444.F26 1945Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_199801

A treasury of southern folklore; stories, ballads, traditions, and folkways of the people of the South. With a foreword by Douglas Southall Freeman

Author:
Botkin, Benjamin Albert 1901-1975  Search this
DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 776 p. music. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Southern States
Date:
1949
[1949]
Topic:
Folklore  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
GR108 .B74 1949
GR108.B74 1949
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_11694

A treasury of American folklore; stories, ballads, and traditions of the people, edited by B. A. Botkin ... with a foreword by Carl Sandburg

Author:
Botkin, Benjamin Albert 1901-1975  Search this
DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music  Search this
Physical description:
xxvii, [1], 932 p. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1944
[1944]
Topic:
Folklore  Search this
Folklore, American  Search this
Call number:
GR105 .B74
GR105.B74
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_12119

Sidewalks of America : folklore, legends, sagas, traditions, customs, songs, stories, and sayings of city folk / edited by B. A. Botkin

Author:
Botkin, Benjamin Albert 1901-1975  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 605 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1976
[1976] c1954
Topic:
Folklore  Search this
City and town life  Search this
Call number:
GR105 .B57 1976X
GR105.B57 1976X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_84644

A treasury of western folklore. Foreword by Bernard De Voto

Author:
Botkin, Benjamin Albert 1901-1975  Search this
Physical description:
806 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1951
[1951]
Topic:
Folklore  Search this
Call number:
GR109 .B6X
GR109.B6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_9556

America's folklorist : B.A. Botkin and American culture / edited by Lawrence Rodgers and Jerrold Hirsch

Author:
Rodgers, Lawrence R (Lawrence Richard) 1960-  Search this
Hirsch, Jerrold 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Botkin, Benjamin Albert 1901-1975  Search this
Physical description:
x, 282 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2010
C2010
Topic:
Folklorists  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_979082

A Treasury of Mississippi River folklore : stories, ballads & traditions of the mid-American river country / edited by B.A. Botkin ; foreword by Carl Carmer

Author:
Botkin, Benjamin Albert 1901-1975  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 620 p. : music ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Folklore
Place:
Mississippi River Valley
Mississippi River
Date:
1984
1955
[1984], c1955
Topic:
Folklore  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_979840

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