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James E. B. Breslin research archive on Mark Rothko, 1900-1994 (bulk 1940-1990)

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Breslin (James E. B.) Research Archive on Mark Rothko
Series VI. Audio recordings of interviews, 1985-1990 7 box(es)
Audio recordings of James Breslin's interviews with approximately 105 of Rothko's surviving family, friends, fellow artists, collectors, dealers, curators, and critics. Arranged alphabetically.
Originally recorded on 119 audio cassettes, including eighteen cassettes of interviews with Robert Motherwell (1987-1988). For transcriptions of 69 Breslin interviews, and notes on many more, see Series I: Research files on individuals.
Access to audio cassettes is restricted; reformatted copies may be made available for use by qualified researchers.
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25 Abish, Cecile, 1988
25 C1: May 20, 1988
1 sound cassette.
25 Ahearn, Jonathan, 1986
25 C2-4: Nov 3, 1986
3 sound cassettes.
25 Alford, Emily and Newell, 1988
25 C5: May 17, 1988
1 sound cassette. Side A.
25 Ashton, Dore, 1986
Ashton, Dore (digitized version available on-site only): 1986

25 C6: Feb 25, 1986
1 sound cassette.
25 Baumbach, Harold, 1987
25 C7: Jun 28, 1987
1 sound cassette.
25 Baziotes, Ethel, 1986
25 C8: Feb 17, 1986
1 sound cassette.
25 Belsey, Joseph, 1987
25 C9: Dec 17, 1987
1 sound cassette.
25 Ben-Zion, 1986
25 C10: 1986
1 sound cassette. Side A.
25 Berman, Henry [Howard], 1986
Berman, Henry [Howard] (digitized version available on-site only)

Recorded on two cassettes, one side of each. The interviewee is identified as Henry Berman on both cassette labels, but he is referred to as Howard Berman in James Breslin's book, p. 682.
25 C11: Feb 14, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side B.
25 C12: Feb 14, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side A.
Morris Calden is also recorded on side A.
25 Blinken, Donald, 1986
Recorded on two cassettes, side B of each.
25 C13: Jan 28, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side B.
Paul Bodin is also recorded on side B.
25 C14: Jan 29, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side B.
Arnold Glimcher is also recorded on side B.
25 Bodin, Paul, 1986
25 C13: Jan 28, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side B.
Donald Blinken is also recorded on side B.
25 Bogat, Regina, 1986
25 C15-16: Feb 5, 1986
2 sound cassettes.
25 Bourgeois, Louise, 1986
25 C17: Jan 1, 1986
1 sound cassette.
25 Braddon, Bernard, 1986
25 C18: Jan 23, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side B.
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25-26 Brown, Milton, 1987
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25 C19: Jul 1, 1987
1 sound cassette.
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26 C20: Jul 1, 1987
1 sound cassette.
C20 is missing. See cassette C123 for audio recordings of unidentified interviewees.
26 Browne, Sylvia, circa 1985-1990
26 C21-22: circa 1985-1990
2 sound cassettes.
26 Bultman, Joan (Jeanne), 1986
The interviewee is identified as Jeanne Bultman on the cassette label and as Joan Bultman on the case and in James Breslin's book, p. 682.
26 C23: Jan 13, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side A.
26 Calden, Morris, 1986
Calden, Morris (digitized version available on-site only)

Recorded on two cassettes, Side B of C12 and both sides of C24.
26 C12: Feb 14, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side B.
Henry Berman is also recorded on side A.
26 C24: Feb 14, 1986
1 sound cassette.
Katharine Kuh is also recorded on side B.
26 Carrone, Nicholas, 1988
26 C25: May 16, 1988
1 sound cassette.
26 Carson, George, 1986
26 C26-27: Jun 2, 1986
2 sound cassettes.
26 Cavallon, Georgio, 1987
26 C28: Jul 4, 1987
1 sound cassette. Side A.
Rebecca Sayer is also recorded on Side A.
26 C71: Jan 24, 1987
1 sound cassette. Side B.
26 Climo, Shirley and George, circa 1985-1990
26 C29: circa 1985-1990
1 sound cassette.
26 Dehner, Dorothy, 1986
26 C30: Jan 18, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side B.
26 Deming, Vita, 1986
Recorded on two cassettes, side B of each.
26 C31: Feb 3, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side B.
26 C32: Feb 3, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side B.
Lily Sievan is also recorded on side B.
26 Dienes, Ben, 1987
26 C33: Jan 19, 1987
1 sound cassette.
26 Director, Aaron, 1985
26 C34: Jul 2, 1985
1 sound cassette.
26 Ferber, Herbert, 1987
26 C35: Jan 27, 1987
1 sound cassette.
26 Gage, Arthur, 1986
26 C36: Nov 8, 1986
1 sound cassette.
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25 Glimcher, Arnold, 1986
25 C14: Jan 29, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side B.
Donald Blinken is also recorded on side B.
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26 Goodrich, Lloyd, 1986
26 C23: Nov 14, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side B.
26 Green, Wilder, 1988
Green, Wilder (digitized version available on-site only): 1988

Recorded on two cassettes, side A of each.
26 C37-38: May 17, 1988
2 sound cassettes. Side A.
26 Greenberg, Clement, 1986
26 C32: Feb 3, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side A.
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27 Grokest, Albert, 1986
Recorded on two cassettes, both sides of one and side B of the other.
27 C39: Jan 24, 1986
1 sound cassette.
27 C40: Jan 24, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side B.
27 Hare, David, 1986
27 C41: Jan 9, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side B.
27 Hays, Juliette, 1987
27 C42: Jan 28, 1987
1 sound cassette.
27 Heller, Ben, 1987
27 C43: Jan 21, 1987
1 sound cassette.
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25 Hill, Clinton, 1986
25 C13: Jan 28, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side A.
Paul Bodin is also recorded on side A.
25 Hirschfeld, Al, 1986
25 C14: Jan 4, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side A.
25 Hopkins, Budd, 1986
25 C18: Jan 22, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side A.
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27 Israel, Murray, 1988
27 C44: May 5, 1988
1 sound cassette.
27 James, Martin, 1988
27 C45: May 16, 1988
1 sound cassette.
27 Johnson, Buffie, 1986
27 C46: Jan 20, 1986
1 sound cassette.
27 Kaufman, Louis and Annette, 1986
27 C47-48: Nov 3, 1986
2 sound cassettes.
27 Klein, Milton and Lilian, 1987
27 C49: Apr 9, 1987
1 sound cassette.
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26-27 Kuh, Katharine, 1986
Kuh, Katharine (digitized version available on-site only): 1986 February 14

Recorded on two cassettes, side B of one and both sides of the other.
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26 C24: Feb 14, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side B.
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27 C50: Feb 14, 1986
1 sound cassette.
27 Kunitz, Stanley, 1986
27 C51: Feb 7, 1986
1 sound cassette.
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25 Leontief, Wassily, 1986
Leontief, Wassily (digital version available on-site only)

25 C11: Feb 13, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side A.
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31 Lidov, Arthur, 1988
31 C120-121: May 14-15, 1988
2 sound cassettes.
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25 Lukashok, Martin, 1986
25 C10: Jan 20, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side B.
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27 Malamud, Bernard, 1986
27 C52: Feb 19, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side B.
27 Margolis, David, 1989
Recorded on two cassettes, both sides of one and side A of the other.
27 C53: Apr 28, 1989
1 sound cassette.
27 C54: Apr 28, 1989
1 sound cassette. Side A.
27 Martin, Fred, 1985
27 C55: Jul 3, 1985
1 sound cassette.
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26-27 McKinney, Donald, 1988
Recorded on four cassettes, one side each.
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26 C37-38: May 19, 1988
C37-38

2 sound cassettes. Side B.
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27 C56-57: May 19, 1988
2 sound cassettes. Side A.
27 Meade, [Alan], 1986
27 C52: Feb 17, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side A.
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28 Miller, Berthe, circa 1985-1990
28 C70: circa 1985-1990
1 sound cassette.
Robert Motherwell is also recorded on Side A.
28 Miller, Ruth, 1988
28 C58: Oct 11, 1988
1 sound cassette.
28 Motherwell, Robert, 1987-1988
Recorded on eighteen cassettes, of which eight are duplicate recordings.
28 C59-60: Jun 30, 1987
2 sound cassettes.
Recorded on two cassettes, C59 and C61; C60 and C62 are copies of C59 and C61, respectively, and were not digitized. Morris Pottish is also recorded on C59 side A.
28 C61-62: Jun 30, 1987
2 sound cassettes.
Recorded on two cassettes, C59 and C61; C60 and C62 are copies of C59 and C61, respectively, and were not digitized.
28 C63-69: Jul 4, 1987
7 sound cassettes.
The following pairs of cassettes are duplicate recordings: C63 and C64, C66 and C67, C68 and C69.
28 C70: Jul 4, 1987
1 sound cassette. Side A.
Side A duplicates most of C65A. Berthe Miller is also recorded on Side A.
28 C71: Jul 4, 1987
1 sound cassette. Side A.
The second half of Side A partially duplicates C65A. Rebecca Sayer and Georgio Cavallon are also recorded on Side A.
28 C72-74: May 14, 1988
3 sound cassettes.
C72 and C73 have duplicate recordings.
28 C75: May 14, 1988
1 sound cassette. Side A.
Both sides are mostly blank, with approximately ten minutes recorded on Side A.
28 C76: May 14, 1988
1 sound cassette. Side B.
Rebecca Reis is also recorded on most of Side B.
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29 Nachumi, Annette, 1989
29 C77: May 2, 1989
1 sound cassette.
Use copy available.
29 Newman, Sonia, circa 1985-1990
29 C78: circa 1985-1990
1 sound cassette.
29 Northrup, Richard and Barbara, circa 1985-1990
29 C79: circa 1985-1990
1 sound cassette.
29 O'Gorman, Ned, 1986
29 C80-81: Feb 27, 1986
2 sound cassettes.
29 Okun, George, 1986
Interviewed with Sophie Tracy and recorded on two cassettes, side B of one and both sides of the other.
29 C82: Feb 11, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side B.
29 C83: Feb 11, 1986
1 sound cassette.
29 Panicali, Carla, 1986
29 C84: Feb 13, 1986
1 sound cassette.
Use copy available.
29 Parker, Ray, 1986
Recorded on three cassettes.
29 C85-86: Jan 25, 1986
2 sound cassettes.
29 C87: Jan 25, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side A.
29 Phillips, Gerald, 1986
29 C87: Jan 27, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side B.
29 Poe, Barbara, 1986
29 C88: Nov 7, 1986
1 sound cassette.
29 Pomeranz, Ruth, 1986
29 C89: Jan 29, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side A.
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28 Pottish, Morris,
Pottish, Morris (digitized version available on-site only)

Recorded on two cassettes, side A of each.
28 C59-60: Jun 29, 1986
2 sound cassettes. Side A.
Recorded on Side A of C59; C60 is a copy of C59 and was not digitized. Robert Motherwell is also recorded on side A of both cassettes.
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29 Prensky, Frieda, 1986
29 C82: Feb 6, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side A.
29 Rabin, Kenneth, circa 1985-1990
29 C90-91: circa 1985-1990
2 sound cassettes.
29 Rabin, Milton and Joy, 1985
29 C92: Jun 21, 1985
1 sound cassette.
29 Reis, Bernard, circa 1985-1990
29 C93-94: circa 1985-1990
2 sound cassettes.
Label: "Bernard Reis – archives." The original interview must have been conducted prior to Reis's death in 1978.
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28-30 Reis, Rebecca, 1986
Recorded on three cassettes.
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28 C76: Nov 8, 1986
1 sound cassette.
Robert Motherwell is also recorded on Side B for approximately two minutes.
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29 C95: Nov 8, 1986
1 sound cassette.
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30 C96: Nov 8, 1986
1 sound cassette.
30 Rice, Jackie and Dan, 1986
Recorded on three cassettes.
30 C97: Feb 21, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side B.
30 C98-99: Feb 21, 1986
2 sound cassettes.
30 Roth, Julian and Dorothy, 1986
30 C100: Sep 16, 1986
1 sound cassette.
30 Roth, Moise, 1985
30 C101: Jun 27, 1985
1 sound cassette.
30 Roth, Richard and Johnny, 1986
30 C102: Nov 7, 1986
1 sound cassette.
30 Rothko, Christopher, 1986
Rothko, Christopher (digitized version available on-site only): 1986

30 C103: Feb 6, 1986
1 sound cassette.
30 Rothko, Kate, 1986-1987
Rothko, Kate (digitized version available on-site only): 1986-1987

Recorded on four cassettes.
30 C104-106: Feb 25, 1986
3 sound cassettes.
30 C107: Mar 31, 1987
1 sound cassette.
30 Sachar, Howard, circa 1985-1990
30 C108-109: circa 1985-1990
2 sound cassettes.
30 Sachar, Willie, circa 1985-1990
30 C110-111: circa 1985-1990
2 sound cassettes.
30 Sayer, Rebecca, circa 1985-1990
30 C112: circa 1985-1990
1 sound cassette. Side A.
Georgio Cavallon is also recorded on Side A.
30 Scharf, William and Sally, 1987
30 C112: Jul 1, 1987
1 sound cassette.
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29-30 Schueler, Jon, 1986
Recorded on two cassettes, one side of each.
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29 C89: Jan 31, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side B.
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30 C113: Jan 31, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side A.
30 Selz, Peter, 1986
30 C114: Sep 11, 1986
1 sound cassette.
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26 Sievan, Lily, 1986
26 C32: Feb 3, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side B.
Vita Deming is also recorded on side B.
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30 Solman, Joseph, 1986
30 C113: Jan 15, 1986
1 sound cassette.
Jon Schueler is also recorded on side B.
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26 Soyer, Rebecca, 1987
26 C28: Jan 22, 1987
1 sound cassette. Side A.
Georgio Cavallon is also recorded on side A.
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31 Stamos, Theodoros, 1990
31 C122: Feb 10, 1990
SEALED: 1 sound cassette.
This tape will remail sealed until 2076.
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30 Steindecker, Oliver, 1986
30 C97: Feb 20, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side A.
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31 Thomas, Yvonne, 1990
31 C115: Feb 11, 1990
1 sound cassette.
31 Till, Elizabeth, circa 1985-1990
31 C116: circa 1985-1990
1 sound cassette.
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27 Todd, David, 1986
27 C41: Jan 9, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side A.
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29 Tracy, Sophie, 1986
Interviewed with George Okun.
29 C83: Feb 11, 1986
1 sound cassette.
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31 Trief, Celina, 1988
31 C117: Oct 12, 1988
1 sound cassette.
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26 Zogbaum, Betsy, 1986
26 C30: Jan 15, 1986
1 sound cassette. Side A.
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31 TAV 728A, circa 1985-1990
31 C118: circa 1985-1990
1 sound cassette.
The following names were crossed out on the cassette labels and replaced with "TAV 728A": side A. Elizabeth Zogbaum; side B. Martin James.
31 TAV 728A, circa 1985-1990
31 C118: circa 1985-1990
1 sound cassette.
The following names were crossed out on the cassette labels and replaced with "TAV 728A": side A. Elizabeth Zogbaum; side B. Martin James.
31 Unidentified, circa 1985-1990
31 C123: circa 1985-1990
1 sound cassette.
The name "Morris Calden" is crossed out on the cassette label. "K. Kuh" is written on the label, but the three voices recorded on the tape are male, not Katharine Kuh's. Perhaps one is Milton Brown, in which case this cassette may be the missing number C20.


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