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    Paul Burlin papers, 1915-1974.
     
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    Creator: 
    Burlin, Paul, 1886-1969
    Title: 
    Paul Burlin papers, 1915-1974.
    Phy. Description: 
    6.2 linear ft. (on 8 microfilm reels)
    reels 1543-1547, 1603, 2787, and 3948
    Digital Reference: 
    View Collection
    Additional forms: 
    35mm microfilm reels 1543-1547, 1603, 2787, and 3948 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Landscape, mural, and figure painter; New York, N.Y. Spent much time in the Southwest, particularly New Mexico.
    Summary: 
    Correspondence, writings, sketches, sketchbooks, printed material, financial material, photographs and interviews.
    REELS 1543-1547: Correspondence with Stuart Davis, Stanley and Elise Kunitz, Hans Hofmann, Sam Jaffe, and others; letters from many major 20th century artists about a 1948 forum at the Museum of Modern Art; writings by and about Burlin, including some by Leo Stein and Stanley Kunitz; sketchbooks and sketches; address books; notebooks with sketches, exhibition and auction catalogs; lists of paintings; clippings; and miscellaneous printed materials.
    REEL 1603: Ca. 700 photographs, including: photos of Burlin's work; personal photographs and snapshots of Burlin; Burlin with his family, friends, and students; and Burlin in his studio.
    REEL 3948: Biographical material; correspondence; a manuscript by Burlin, "Where Will Amateurism in Art Lead Us?", 1960; business records, including contracts and wills; a sketch of the floorplan of a house; clippings; and exhibition announcements.
    REEL 2787: Four speeches by Burlin: "Woodstock Art Conference Speech," "Society in Modern Art," "Talk at Baton Rouge, March 14, 1947, and Lafayette, March 15, 1949," and "Culture as a Hobby" (September 21, 1954, Union College convocation address, Schenectady, N.Y.).
    UNMICROFILMED: Reel to reel tapes of an undated radio interview of Burlin and Louis Pomerantz, an interview conducted by Karl Fortess, July 14, 1967, (duplicate cassette tape in Karl Fortess collection), and other interviews of Burlin, 1965 and 1966. Also unfilmed are slides of Burlin's work.
    Provenance: 
    Materials on reels 1543-1547 and 1603 and interviews donated 1974-1975 by Margaret T. Burlin, Burlin's widow. Materials on reels 2787 donated 1974 by Irving Sandler, Burlin's interviewer for AAA. Materials on reel 3948 donated 1984 by Syracuse University.
    Restrictions: 
    Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of untranscribed tapes requires an appointment.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Landscape painting -- Southwestern States
    Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York
    Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- New York (State) -- New York
    Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York
    Painters -- New York (State) -- New York
    Form / Genre: 
    Sound recordings
    Interviews
    Photographs
    Sketches
    Sketchbooks
    Repository Loc: 
    Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560
    Local Number: 
    AAA burlpaul
    AAA 1543-1547
    AAA 1603
    AAA 2787
    AAA 3948
    AAA
    Co-Creator: 
    Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006
    Stein, Leo, 1872-1947
    Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964
    Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966
    Jaffe, Sam, 1893-1984
    Asher, Elise, 1914-
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