Scope and Contents
The papers of painter Paul Burlin measure 5.1 linear feet and date from 1884-1974, with the bulk of the records dating from the 1910s-1968. The records document Burlin's career through biographical material including sound recordings of interviews, general correspondence, writing files, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and some artwork.
Biographical materials consist of address books, transcripts and recorded interviews, biographical summaries, and identification cards. General correspondence is with family and friends, other artists, art critics, and museums and galleries. Correspondence discusses the sale and delivery of Burlin's artwork, modern and abstract art, exhibitions, and a variety of other topics.
Writing files include drafts and notes for Burlin's speeches, lectures, and talks, as well as drafts of Burlin's published writings and an autobiographical essay. Burlin's personal business records include price lists, inventories, mailing lists, shipping information, expenses, and other materials.
Printed material found in the collection includes news clippings, exhibition ephemera, Burlin's published writings and reproductions, and ephemera from lectures and panel discussions. Photographs are of Burlin, his family and friends, studios, travel, exhibitions, and his artwork. The collection also includes seven sketchbooks (one disbound) and some loose sketches.