Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.burlpaul
Creators:
Burlin, Paul, 1886-1969
Dates:
1915-1974
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6.2 Linear feet
(on 8 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, writings, sketches, sketchbooks, printed material, financial material, photographs and interviews.
Scope and Contents
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.
Scope and Contents
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.
Scope and Contents
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.
Scope and Contents
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.).
Scope and Contents
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.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Landscape, mural, and figure painter; New York, N.Y. Spent much time in the Southwest, particularly New Mexico.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1543-1547, 1603, 2787, and 3948 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of untranscribed tapes requires an appointment.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Landscape painting -- Southwestern States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stein, Leo, 1872-1947 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jaffe, Sam, 1893-1984 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Asher, Elise, 1914- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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