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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 I. Research files on individuals, 1913-1994 11 box(es)
Research files on individuals who were subjects or sources for James Breslin's research. Materials include transcripts of 69 of Breslin's interviews, photocopied and original correspondence, printed materials, clippings, photographs, and extensive notes. Following initial lists of names and contact information, files are arranged alphabetically with unidentified individuals at the end.
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1, 22 Contact information, circa 1983-1992
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1 1 Lists 80 items
Lists of names with contact information.
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22 Index cards 1 index card file
A black plastic index card file containing 52 index cards and a business card with names and contact information.
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1 2 Interview list, circa 1983-1992 18 Leaves
A list of 159 people Breslin interviewed or intended to interview and several pages of related notes.
1 3 Abish, Cecile, 1988 2 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Cecile Abish on May 20, 1988, followed by handwritten notes. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
1 4 Abramowitz, Minna, 1987 1 leaf
Handwritten notes from Breslin's telephone interview with Minna Abramowitz on July 3, 1987.
1 5 Adelson, Howard, 1988 2 Leaves
Handwritten notes from Breslin's interview with Howard Adelson on October 11, 1988.
1 6 Admiral, Virginia, undated 1 item
Photocopied letter from Mark Rothko to Virginia Admiral regarding the exhibition Americans in Venice.
1 7 Ahearn, Jonathan, 1986 6 items
Three-part transcript of Breslin's interview with Jonathan Ahearn on November 3, 1986, followed by handwritten notes and Breslin's original file folder with notes on front and back. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
1 8 Alford, Emily and Newell, 1988 1 item
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Emily and Newell Alford on May 16, 1988. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
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1, 23* Allen, Sonia, 1943-1975
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1 9 Correspondence with Mark Rothko, 1943-circa 1946 4 items
Photocopies of four letters from Mark Rothko to his sister, née Sonia Rothkowitz.
1 10 Interview, 1975 4 items
Two photocopied transcripts of Ruth Cloudman's interview with Rothko's sister, Sonia Allen, on April 17, 1975, followed by 7 leaves of handwritten notes. Includes original file folder with notes on front.
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23* 1 Oversize article, 1970 1 item
Photocopied article about Sonia Allen's memories of her childhood with Mark Rothko.
1 11 Anfam, David, 1979-1990 11 items
Includes correspondence between James Breslin and David Anfam (1989-1990), photocopied letters between Anfam and Robert Neuhaus (1979), a photocopied article by Anfam, "Mark Rothko at the Tate Gallery," Art International (1987), Breslin's handwritten notes, and the original file folder with notes on front.
1 12 Antonioni, Michelangelo, 1962 2 items
Photocopied letter from Michelangelo Antonioni to Mark Rothko, in Italian with English translation.
1 13 Ashton, Dore, 1956-1986 7 items
Includes a transcript of Breslin's interview with Dore Ashton on February 25, 1986, followed by handwritten notes, a photocopied letter from Ashton to Mark Rothko (1957), two photocopied journal entries (1964, 1969), and photocopied articles by Ashton about Rothko (1956-1957, 1977). See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
1 14-15 Avery, Milton, 1952-1982
1 14 Breslin's notes and writings, circa 1983-1992 6 items
Includes Breslin's handwritten notes on Milton Avery and his scrapbook, a photocopied page of excerpted statements by Avery about his work, two photocopied drafts of chapter four of Breslin's book on Rothko, "Starting out in the Depression," and his original file folder with notes on front.
1 15 Printed material, 1952-1982 7 items
Photocopied articles about Avery, including two copies of Mark Rothko's commemorative essay on Avery, delivered as a memorial address at the New York Society for Ethical Culture and published in Milton Avery Paintings and Drawings, 1939-1964 (1966), and a handwritten draft of the essay.
1 16 Avery, Sally, 1977-1987 8 items
Includes a letter from Sally Avery to Breslin (1987), two photocopied letters from Avery to Clair Zamoiski (1977-1978), James Breslin's handwritten notes on his interview with Avery on January 19, 1986, and his notes on interviews with Avery by Adelyn Dohme Breeskin (1969), Karl Fortell (1976), and Tom Wolf (1982).
1 17 Bachman, Gerd, 1965 1 item
Letter from Gerd Bachman to Mark Rothko.
1 18 Bartos, Armond, 1988 2 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Armond Bartos on May 17, 1988, followed by one leaf of handwritten notes. See Series VI for a recording of the interview.
1 19 Baumbach, Harold, 1987 2 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Harold Baumbach on June 28, 1987, followed by handwritten notes. See Series VI for a recording of the interview.
1 20 Baumgarten, Robert L., Mrs., 1967 1 item
Photocopied letter from Mrs Robert L. Baumgarten to Rothko. See also Series III B. Mark Rothko collectors.
1 21 Baziotes, Ethel, 1986 2 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Ethel Baziotes on February 17, 1986, followed by one leaf of handwritten notes. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
1 22 Baziotes, William, 1944-1945 2 items
Photocopied letters from Robert Motherwell to William Baziotes.
1 23 Belsey, Joseph, 1987 5 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes on his interview with Joseph Belsey on December 17, 1987. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
1 24 Ben-Zion, 1986 5 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes on his interview with Ben-Zion on January 6, 1986, and on "The Ten." See Series VI for a recording of the interview.
1 25 Benhaim, Hermine, circa 1983-1992 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes from the Hermine Benhaim Papers, specifically on a Henry Putzel essay.
1 26 Benjamin, Gershon, circa 1983-1992 2 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes.
1 27 Berman, Henry, 1986 2 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Henry Berman on February 14, 1986, followed by handwritten notes. See Series VI for a recording of the interview.
1 28 Blinken, Donald, 1962-1986 4 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Donald Blinken on January 28, 1986, two photocopied articles (1962, 1982), and notes on Blinken. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview. See also Series III B. Mark Rothko collectors.
1 29 Blot, Jacques, undated 1 item
Photocopied letter from Jacques Blot to Mark Rothko (date illegible).
1 30 Bluhm, Norman, circa 1987 1 item
Letter from Norman Bluhm to James Breslin.
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2 1 Bodin, Paul, 1987 2 Leaves
Typed and handwritten notes from Breslin's telephone interview with Paul Bodin on July 2, 1987. See Series VI for an audio recording of Breslin's interview with Bodin on January 28, 1986.
2 2 Bogat, Regina, 1986-1992 4 items
Two letters (1990, 1992) to James Breslin from Regina Bogat, widow of Alfred Jensen (also known by her married name, Regina Bogat Jensen), accompanied by photocopied reminiscences by Al Jensen of his conversations with Mark Rothko. Also includes Breslin's notes from his interview with Bogat on February 5, 1986. See Series VI for a recording of the interview.
2 3 Bolotowsky, Ilya, circa 1983-1992 2 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes on Paul Cummings's interview with Ilya Bolotowsky on March 24, 1968.
2 4 Bourgeois, Louise, 1986 3 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Louise Bourgeois on January 5, 1986, followed by five leaves of handwritten notes and the original file folder with notes on front.
2 5 Bowker, Albert, circa 1983-1992 2 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Albert Bowker.
2 6 Brach, Paul, 1986 1 leaf
Breslin's very brief notes from his telephone conversation with Paul Brach on January 17, 1986.
2 7 Braddon, Bernard, 1986 1 leaf
Breslin's typewritten notes from his interview with Bernard Braddon on January 23, 1986. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
2 8 Braddon, Bernard, and Sidney Schectman, 1938, circa 1983-1992 2 items
Photocopied transcript of a 1938 radio interview with Bernard Braddon and Sidney Schectman, directors of Mercury Galleries, New York, and Breslin's handwritten notes on Avis Berman's interview with Braddon and Schectman on October 9, 1981. See also Series II: Mercury Galleries.
2 9 Breslin, Paul, circa 1983-1992 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes on the Paul Breslin papers.
2 10 Briggs, Ernest, 1956-1962, circa 1983-1992 6 items
Includes four photocopied letters from Clyfford Still to Ernest Briggs regarding exhibitions, reviews, and sales of Briggs's work (1956-1962), and Breslin's handwritten notes regarding Barbara Schikler's interviews with Earnest Briggs in July and October, 1982.
2 11 Brooks, James, circa 1983-1992 1 leaf
Breslin's very brief notes on Dorothy Seckler's 1965 interview with James Brooks.
2 12 Brown, Milton, 1987 3 items
Transcript of Breslin's July 1, 1987 interview with Milton Brown, followed by one leaf of handwritten notes and the original file folder with notes on front. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
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2, 23* Browne, Lewis, 1921-1986
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2 13 Lewis Browne collection, 1921-1928, 1989 13 items
Includes six photocopied letters from Lewis Browne to his parents (1921-1928), two letters from the Lilly Library, Indiana University, regarding the Lewis Browne collection (1986-1989), photocopied articles related to Browne's Graphic Bible and his legal dispute with Rothko following the book's publication (1928), one leaf of Breslin's handwritten notes, and the original file folder with notes on front and back.
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23* 2 Oversize articles, 1929 2 items
Photocopied articles about Browne's legal dispute with Rothko.
2 14 Browne, Silvia, 1986 2 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Silvia Browne on September 20, 1986, followed by one leaf of handwritten notes. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
2 15 Bultman, Jeanne [Joan], 1986 1 item
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Jeanne Bultman on January 13, 1986. The interviewee is identified as Jeanne on the transcript, but as Joan Bultman in Breslin's book, p. 682. See Series VI for a recording of the interview.
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2, 23* Calcagno, Lawrence, 1956, circa 1983-1992
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2 16 Notes, circa 1983-1992 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes.
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23* 3 Oversize letter from Mark Rothko, 1956 1 item
Photocopied letter from Mark Rothko to Lawrence Calcagno.
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2 17 Calden, Morris, 1982-1986 4 items
Includes Breslin's handwritten notes from interviews with Morris Calden on February 14 and 28, 1986, photocopied notes from Morris Calden's meeting with Bonnie Clearwater and Barbara Shikler on June 30, 1982, and Breslin's original file folder with notes on the front. See Series VI for an audio recording of Breslin's Feb 14, 1986, interview.
2 18 Carone, Nicholas, 1987-1988 4 items
Includes a typewritten transcript of Breslin's interview with Nicholas Carone on May 16, 1988, followed by one leaf of handwritten notes and a letter from Carone to Breslin (1987). See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
2 19 Carson, Edith, circa 1983-1992 4 items
Breslin's handwritten notes, including notes on Walter Hopps's interview with Edith Carson on October 19, 1972, and a photocopied article by William Cobb, "From utopian isolation to radical activism," Arkansas historical quarterly, special issue on Commonwealth College, 1925-1935.
2 20 Carson, George, 1986 4 items
Breslin's handwritten notes on his interview with George Carson on June 2, 1986, and correspondence between Carson and Breslin. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
2 21 Castelli, Leo, 1980 1 item
Photocopied article about Leo Castelli by Calvin Tomkins, "A good eye and a good ear," New Yorker, May 26, 1980.
2 22 Cavallon, Georgio, 1987 2 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Georgio Cavallon on January 24, 1987, followed by one leaf of handwritten notes. See Series VI for a recording of the interview.
2 23 Climo, George and Shirley, 1986 3 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Shirley and George Climo on October 15, 1986, and two letters from the Climos to Breslin. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
2 24 Corbett, Edward, circa 1983-1992 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes on correspondence in the Edward Corbett papers.
2 25 Crowe, Tom, 1967 1 item
Photocopied letter from Tom Crowe to Mark Rothko requesting the artist's signature.
2 26 Culeshman, N., Mrs., circa 1983-1992 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes regarding Mrs. N. Culeshman, possibly Rothko's first cousin.
2 27 Dach, Irene, circa 1983-1992 2 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Irene Dach.
2 28 Dehner, Dorothy, 1986-1987 3 items
Includes a transcript of Breslin's interview with Dorothy Dehner on January 18, 1986, a letter granting Breslin access to the Dorothy Dehner collections at the Archives of American Art (1987), and three leaves of handwritten notes on Dehner's conversation with Garnett McCoy and Rosalind Krauss in December 1966. See Series VI for an audio recording of the Breslin interview.
2 29 De Kooning, Elaine, 1957-1976 4 items
Includes a photocopied transcript of an interview with Elaine de Kooning on March 28, 1976, five leaves of Breslin's handwritten notes on Phyllis Tuchman's interview with De Kooning on August 27, 1981, a photocopied article by De Kooning, "Two Americans in action: Franz Kline, Mark Rothko," ARTnews Annual, XXVII, 1959, and a photocopied letter to the editor by Rothko, ARTnews, v. 56, no. 8, December 1957.
2 30 De Kooning, Willem, 1972-1990 3 items
Two photocopied articles about Willem de Kooning (1979, circa 1990) and an interview with Harold Rosenberg, ARTnews, September 1972.
2 31 Deming, Vita, 1986 1 item
Two-part transcript of Breslin's interview with Vita Deming on February 3, 1986. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
2 32 Dienes, Ben, 1987 2 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Ben Dienes on January 9, 1987, followed by one leaf of handwritten notes. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
2 33 Dillenberger, Jane, 1968 1 item
Photocopied letter from Jane Dillenberger to Mark Rothko.
2 34 Director, Aaron and Harry, 1985 5 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Harry and Aaron Director on July 2, 1985. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
2 35 Dirk, Nathaniel, 1936, 1989 3 items
Includes two copies of the exhibition checklist for Nathaniel Dirk's watercolor exhibition at the Rockport Art Association in Rockport, MA, 1989, and a photocopy of Dirk's biography in Who's who in American art (1936-1937).
2 36 Dorshy, Morris, 1987 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes from his telephone conversation with Morris Dorshy on January 24, 1987.
2 37 Dzubas, Friedel, 1965 1 item
Photocopy of an interview with Friedel Dzubas by Max Kozloff, published in Artforum, September 1965.
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3 1 Eisenstein, Judith, 1985-1986 3 items
Includes two leaves of handwritten notes from James Breslin's telephone interview with Judith Eisenstein on January 29, 1986, and photocopied transcripts of Eisenstein's meeting with Minna Brownstone on January 14, 1985.
3 2 Emery, Vica, 1988 3 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Vica Emery on October 12, 1988.
3 3 Ernst, Jimmy, 1978, circa 1983-1992 2 items
Breslin's handwritten notes on Paul Cummings' interview with Jimmy Ernst on September 30, 1974, and a photocopied letter from Clair Zamoiski to Ernst (1978).
3 4 Evergood, Philip, circa 1983-1992 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes on the Philip Evergood papers.
3 5 Eversole, Finley, 1963 1 item
Photocopied letter from Finley Eversole to Mark Rothko.
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3, 23* Feldman, Morton, 1972-1973
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3 6 Articles 1973 3 items
Photocopied articles relating to Morton Feldman (1973), and one leaf of Breslin's handwritten notes.
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23* 4 Oversize article 1972 1 item
Photocopied article relating to Morton Feldman (1972).
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3 7-8 Ferber, Herbert, 1952-1987
3 7 Interviews, 1987 8 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Herbert Ferber on January 27, 1987, and handwritten notes on interviews with Ferber by Irving Sandler (1968) and Phyllis Tuchman (1981). See Series VI for an audio recording of Breslin's interview.
3 8 Correspondence and articles, 1952-1984 18 items
Photocopies of Herbert Ferber correspondence, including eleven letters from Mark Rothko (1952-1968) and one from Robert Motherwell (1968), two articles by or about Ferber (1984), and Breslin's original file folder with notes on front and back. See also Lee Seldes file for transcribed correspondence between Ferber and Rothko.
3 9 Folger, William S., 1947 1 item
Photocopied letter from William S. Folger to Mark Rothko inquiring about a watercolor exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Art.
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23* 5 Frankenthaler, Helen, 1989 1 item
Oversize article by Deborah Solomon, "Artful survivor: Helen Frankenthaler stays loyal to abstract expressionism," New York times magazine, May 14, 1989.
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3 10 Fuerstein, Saul, 1983 1 leaf
Photocopied notes from Barbara Shikler's interview with Saul Fuerstein on November 2, 1983.
3 11 Gage, Arthur, 1986 2 items
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Arthur Gage in November 1986, and three leaves of genealogical information about the Weinstein family. See Series VI for a recording of the interview.
3 12 Genauer, Emily, circa 1983-1992 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes on the Emily Genauer papers.
3 13 Gewirtz, Marilyn, 1989 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes from his telephone conversation with Marilyn Gewirtz on April 13, 1989.
3 14 Gitertz, Morris, 1978 1 item
Photocopy of a letter from Morris Gitertz to Diane Waldman regarding Gitertz's Yale connections to Mark Rothko, Lewis Browne, Aaron Director, and the Saturday evening pest (1978).
3 15 Glimcher, Arnold B., 1969-1986 3 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Arnold Glimcher on January 29, 1986, and photocopied letters from Glimcher to Mark Rothko (1969) and Breslin (1986). See also Series II: Pace Gallery. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
3 16 Goldberg, Michael, 1987 2 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Michael Goldberg on January 27, 1987.
3 17 Goldman, Emma, 1913-1915, 1985 5 items
Includes a letter from Candace Falk to James Breslin (1985) about the Emma Goldman papers at the University of California, Berkeley, and photocopied materials regarding Goldman's talks in Portland in 1913 and 1915, some of which Mark Rothko attended.
3 18 Goldreyer, Daniel, 1986 9 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Daniel Goldreyer on February 19, 1986.
3 19 Goodrich, Lloyd, 1986 1 item
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Lloyd Goodrich on January 14, 1986. See also Series II: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
3 20 Gordon, Max, 1971-1985 2 items
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Max Gordon on August 9, 1985, and a photocopied article, "Night clubs," New Yorker, October 1971.
3 21 Gorky, Arshile, 1980 1 item
Photocopied transcript of a conversation between Arshile Gorky and Mark Rothko, from Karlen Moordian, The many worlds of Arshile Gorky (Chicago: Gilgamesh Press Ltd., 1980).
3 22-23 Gottlieb, Adolph, 1948-1980
3 22 Interviews and papers, 1962-1963, circa 1983-1992 8 items
Includes a photocopied partial transcription of an interview with Adolph Gottlieb by Martin Friedman (1962), notes on interviews with Gottlieb by Irving Sandler (1962), Dorothy Seckler (1967), and Dore Ashton (1972), a photocopied interview by David Sylvester, Living arts magazine, June 1963, and Breslin's handwritten notes on the Gottlieb papers.
3 23 Printed materials, 1948-1980 6 items
Photocopied articles by and about Adolph Gottlieb (1954-1980) and the text of a talk given by Gottlieb (1948).
3 24 Gottlieb, Esther, circa 1983-1992 2 items
Breslin's handwritten notes on Phyllis Tuchman's interview with Esther Gottlieb (1981) and regarding a conversation with Esther Gottlieb and Sanford Hirsh (1987).
3 25 Gottlieb, Harry, circa 1983-1992 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes on the Harry Gottlieb papers.
3 26 Goreff, Carl and Leo, 1978-1990 3 items
Two photocopied letters to Diane Waldman regarding Mark Rothko (1978) and Breslin's handwritten notes from his telephone interview with Carl Goreff on January 12, 1990.
3 27 Graham, John, circa 1983-1992 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes regarding John Graham.
3 28 Green, Wilder, 1988 4 items
Includes a transcript of Breslin's interview with Wilder Green on May 17, 1988, followed by handwritten and photocopied notes on an uncited interview with Green. See Series VI for an audio recording of Breslin's interview.
3 29 Greenberg, Clement, 1955, 1986 2 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Clement Greenberg on February 3, 1986, and a photocopied article by Greenberg, "American-type painting," Partisan review, 1955. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
3 30 Grokest, Albert, 1986 2 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Dr. Albert Grokest on January 24, 1986, followed by handwritten notes. See Series VI for a recording of the interview.
3 31 Guston, Philip, 1978-1979 2 items
Photocopied lecture (1978) and "Notes to Musa in Woodstock," 1979, by Philip Guston.
3 32 Haftmann, Werner, 1971, undated 2 items
Photocopied recollections of Mark Rothko by Werner Haftmann and a published essay, "Ontmoeting met Mark Rothko" (1971).
3 33 Hare, David, circa 1940, 1986 2 items
Photocopy of Peggy Guggenheim's interview with David Hare (circa 1940), and a transcript of Breslin's interview with Hare on January 9, 1986. See Series VI for an audio recording of Breslin's interview.
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3, 20 Hays, Hoffman R. and Juliette, 1977-1987, undated
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3 34 Letter and interviews, 1977-1987 4 items
Includes a photocopied letter from Hoffman R. Hays to Clair Zamoiski with a list of Mark Rothko paintings in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Hays (1977), five leaves of Breslin's notes on Dore Ashton's interview with Juliette Hays on July 2, 1982, a list of interview questions (1987), and a transcript of Breslin's interview with Juliette Hays on January 28, 1987. See Series VI for a recording of Breslin's interview.
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20 1 Color photographs, undated 6 items
Six Polaroid photographs of four Mark Rothko paintings in the Hays collection.
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3 35 Hayter, Stanley William, 1986 1 item
Article by Martica Sawin, "Stanley William Hayter at 84," Arts magazine, January 1986.
3 36 Held, Al, circa 1983-1992 2 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes on Paul Cumming's interviews with Al Held in 1975 and 1976.
3 37-38 Heller, Ben, 1960-1987
See also Series III B. Mark Rothko collectors.
3 37 Interviews and articles, 1960-1987 5 items
Includes two copies of a transcript of Breslin's interview with Ben Heller on January 27, 1987, Breslin's handwritten notes on Paul Cummings' interview with Heller (1973), and two photocopied articles about Heller as a collector (1960-1961). See Series VI for an audio recording of Breslin's interview.
3 38 Letter to Gustav Harrow, 1974 2 items
Photocopied letter from Ben Heller to Gustav Harrow, Assistant Attorney General, New York, N.Y., regarding Heller's relationship to Mark Rothko and his art (1974); includes a price list of Rothko paintings acquired by Heller from 1955 to 1969.
3 39 Hill, Clinton, circa 1955, 1986 3 items
Includes a transcript of Breslin's interview with Clinton Hill on January 28, 1986, followed by one leaf of handwritten notes and a photocopied invitation from the Zabriskie Gallery (circa 1955). See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
3 40 Hios, Theo, 1986 2 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Theo Hios on February 7, 1986.
3 41 Hirschfeld, Al, 1986 2 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Al Hirschfeld on January 4, 1986, followed by handwritten notes. See Series VI for a recording of the interview.
3 42 Hopkins, Budd, 1986, undated 3 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Budd Hopkins on January 22, 1986, a photocopied article by Budd Hopkins, "Budd Hopkins on Budd Hopkins," Art in America, and a copy of his curriculum vitae. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
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4 1 Israel, Murray, 1988 2 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Murray Israel on May 20, 1988, followed by one leaf of handwritten notes. See Series VI for a recording of the interview.
4 2 Irey, William, circa 1983-1992 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes on William Irey's recollections of Mark Rothko as a teacher (1983).
4 3 James, Martin, 1988 2 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Martin James on May 16, 1988, followed by one leaf of handwritten notes. See Series VI for a recording of the interview.
4 4 Janis, Sidney, 1960-1973, circa 1983-1992 6 items
Includes Breslin's handwritten notes regarding Avis Berman's interview with Sidney Janis on October 15, 1981, and three photocopied articles related to Sidney Janis (1960-1973).
4 5 Jensen, Alfred, 1953-circa 1956, circa 1983-1992 4 items
Two photocopied fragments of Alfred Jensen's typed journal (1953-circa 1956), followed by handwritten notes and a brief photocopied essay, "Cedar Street Bar." See also Bogat, Regina.
4 6 Johns, Jasper, 1993-1994 2 items
Letters to James Breslin from Jasper Johns (1994) and Sarah Taggart (1993) declining an invitation to work with Breslin on a biography of Johns.
4 7 Johnson, Buffie, 1978-1986 5 items
Includes two copies of a transcript of Breslin's interview with Buffie Johnson on January 20, 1986, Breslin's handwritten notes on interviews with Johnson by Barbara Schikler (1982) and Paul Cummings (1977), and a photocopied letter from Johnson to Clair Zamoiski (1978). See Series VI for an audio recording of Breslin's interview.
4 8 Johnson, Phillip, 1987 3 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes from a telephone conversation with Phillip Johnson on July 6, 1987.
4 9 Kainen, Jacob, 1971, circa 1983-1992 4 items
Includes Breslin's handwritten notes on Avis Berman's interview with Jacob Kainen on August 10, 1982, and on the Jacob Kainen papers, as well as a photocopied article (1971).
4 10 Kaminstein, Barbara, circa 1983-1992 2 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes on Barbara Kaminstein.
4 11 Kashdin, Gladys, 1965, circa 1983-1992 4 items
Includes Breslin's handwritten notes on Gladys Kashdin's interview with Adolph Gottlieb on April 28, 1965, followed by handwritten notes and photocopies of Kashdin's notes from her interview with Mark Rothko on May 4, 1965.
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4, 23* Kaufman, Louis and Annette, 1951-1986
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4 12 Interview notes and articles, 1975-1986 6 items
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Louis and Annette Kaufman on November 3, 1986, his notes from the Louis Kaufman papers and on Ruth Cloudman's interview with Louis Kaufman on February 15, 1985. Also includes photocopied articles (1975-1986). See Series VI for an audio recording of Breslin's interview.
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23* 6 Oversize article, 1951 1 item
Photocopied excerpt about the New York City Opera's production of "The dybbuk and the devil to pay" (1951).
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4 13 Kingsley, April, circa 1983-1992 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes on April Kingsley.
4 14 Klein, Milton and Lilian, 1987 6 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Milton and Lilian Klein on April 9, 1987. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
4 15 Konzal, Joseph, 1983 1 item
Photocopied transcript of Barbara Shikler's telephone conversation with Joseph Konzal on October 24, 1983.
4 16 Kootz, Samuel, 1942, circa 1983-1992 2 items
Breslin's notes on Dorothy Seckler's interview with Samuel Kootz, April 13, 1964, and photocopied announcements for an exhibition of paintings selected by Kootz, held at Macy Galleries, New York, 1942.
4 17 Kufeld, Jack, 1986 2 items
Breslin's handwritten notes on Avis Berman's interview with Jack Kufeld on October 5, 1981, and more notes on Kufeld from 1986.
4 18-20 Kuh, Katherine, 1954-1986
See also Series II. Art Institute of Chicago.
4 18 Correspondence with Mark Rothko, 1954-1955 44 items
Two photocopies each of 18 letters between Katharine Kuh and Mark Rothko (1954-1955), and four letters between Petronel Lukens and Rothko (1954), most regarding an exhibition of Rothko's work at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1954.
4 19 Interviews, 1986-1987 4 items
Includes a transcript of Breslin's interview with Katharine Kuh on February 14, 1986, a photocopy of a published interview with Kuh by Avis Berman (1987), and Breslin's handwritten notes. See Series VI for an audio recording of Breslin's interview.
4 20 Printed materials, 1954-1971 3 items
Includes photocopied articles (1954, 1971) and an exhibition statement by Katharine Kuh.
4 21 Kunitz, Stanley, 1986, undated 6 items
Includes a transcript of Breslin's interview with Kunitz on February 7, 1986, followed by handwritten notes, a poem by Stanley Kunitz called "The testing tree," and Breslin's handwritten notes on interviews with Kunitz by Cynthia J. McCabe (undated) and Avis Berman (1983). See Series VI for an audio recording of Breslin's interview.
4 22 Lambert, Phyllis, 1987 3 items
Breslin's handwritten notes from his telephone conversation with Phyllis Lambert on May 15, 1987, and an exchange of letters between them (1987).
4 23 Langbaum, Robert, 1987 1 item
Letter from Robert Langbaum to James Breslin (1987).
4 24 Leontief, Wassily, 1986 2 items
Transcript from Breslin's interview with Wassily Leontief on February 13, 1986, followed by handwritten notes. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
4 25 Leopold, Richard William, undated 1 item
Photocopied letter from Mark Rothko to Richard Leopold.
4 26 Levi, Julian, circa 1983-1992 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes about the Julian Levi papers.
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4, 23* Levine, Anne Marie, 1980-1986
box folder
4 27 Interview and poems, 1981-1986 5 items
Handwritten notes from Breslin's interview with Anne Marie Levine on January 17, 1986, and photocopied poems by Levine (1981-1985).
box folder
23* 7 Oversize poem, 1980 1 item
Photocopied poem by Anne Marie Levine, "Euphorbia" (1980).
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4 28 Levine, Morton H., 1973, undated 3 items
Photocopied letter from Morton H. Levine to District Director of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (1973), Breslin's handwritten notes regarding Levine's slide inventory of Mark Rothko paintings, and a photocopied one-page essay about Rothko by Levine (undated).
4 29 Lidov, Arthur, 1988 2 items
Transcript from Breslin's interview with Arthur Lidov on May 15, 1988, followed by handwritten notes. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
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4, 23* Liss, Joseph, 1941-1987
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4 30-31 1941-1987, undated
Includes a photocopied letter from Mark Rothko to Joseph Liss (1941), two copies of a letter from Liss to Clair Zamoiski (1977), a letter from Liss to Breslin (1987), Breslin's handwritten notes regarding Dore Ashton's interview with Liss on August 10, 1982, photocopies of a published interview by Liss with Willem de Kooning regarding Mark Rothko, ARTnews, January 1979, and a synopsis of Liss's incomplete book about De Kooning (circa 1987).
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23* 8 Oversize articles, 1976-1982 4 items
Multiple photocopies of articles by Joseph Liss published in the East Hampton star, "A portrait by Rothko," September 2, 1976, and "Abstraction at Louse Point," February 25, 1982.
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4, 23* Lloyd, Frank, 1963-1988
See also Series II: Marlborough Galleries.
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4 32 1988, undated 3 items
A photocopied biography of Lloyd issued by Marlborough Gallery (undated), Breslin's brief handwritten notes on his telephone conversation with Frank Lloyd on October 13, 1988, and on Katharine Kuh's article, "The fine art of dealing," Saturday review, v. 46, December 1963.
4 33-34 Articles, 1963-1975 4 items
Photocopies of articles about Frank Lloyd and New York art dealers in general, Marlborough Galleries, and the trial that followed Mark Rothko's death (1963-1975).
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23* 9 Oversize articles, 1973-1977 3 items
Photocopied articles about Frank Lloyd, Marlborough Galleries, and the trial that followed Mark Rothko's death (1973-1977).
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5 1 Lukashok, Martin, 1986 4 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes on his interview with Martin Lukashok on January 20, 1986. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
5 2 Maimin, Gesel, 1991 2 items
Two letters from Maimin Gesel to James Breslin regarding the town of Dvinsk.
5 3 Malamud, Bernard, 1986 2 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Bernard Malamud on February 19, 1986, followed by one page of handwritten notes. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
5 4 Margolis, David, 1986-1989 4 items
Includes a transcript of Breslin's interview with David Margolis on April 28, 1989, handwritten interview questions, a catalog for a 1986 David Margolis exhibition at the Hudson Gallery, New York, and handwritten general notes. See Series VI for a recording of the interview.
5 5 Martin, Fred, 1985 2 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Fred Martin on July 3, 1985, followed by one page of handwritten notes. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
5 6 McKee, David, 1988 4 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes on David McKee.
5 7 McKinney, Donald, 1988, undated 4 items
Includes transcripts of Breslin's interview with Donald McKinney on May 19, 1988, followed by handwritten notes, and a photocopied fragment of an essay by McKinney. See Series VI for a recording of the interview.
5 8 Mead, Allen W., 1986-1988 2 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Dr. Allen W. Mead on February 17, 1986, and a letter from Dr. Mead to Breslin (1988). See Series VI for a recording of the interview.
5 9 Meals, Moselle, 1961 1 item
Photocopied letter from Moselle Meals to Mark Rothko.
5 10 Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1976-1978, circa 1983-1992 4 items
Breslin's handwritten notes on Avis Berman's interview with Dorothy Miller on May 4, 1981, a photocopied letter from Miller to Clair Zamoiski (1978), and two photocopies of an article by John Gruen, "Dorothy Miller in the company of modern art," ARTnews November 1976.
5 11 Miller, Ruth, 1967-1988 2 items
Includes a transcript of Breslin's interview with Ruth Miller on October 11, 1988, followed by handwritten notes, and two photocopied letters from Mark Rothko to Miller (1967, 1969). See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
5 12 Misson, Alain, undated 1 item
Photocopied letter from Alain Misson to Mark Rothko.
5 13 Moran, Ruth H., 1990-1992 2 items
Letter from Ruth H. Moran to James Breslin (1990), business card enclosed, and Breslin's handwritten notes from a telephone interview with Moran on April 15, 1992.
5 14 Morrow, Barbara Price and Robert, circa 1983-1992 2 items
Breslin's handwritten notes, probably from an interview with Barbara Price Morrow and Robert Morrow. Original file folder included with a quotation written on the front, "paintings are skins that are shed and hung on a wall."
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5, 23* Motherwell, Robert, 1944-1991,
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5 15 Interviews, 1962-1987 7 items
Includes two lengthy transcripts of Breslin's interviews with Robert Motherwell on June 30 and July 4, 1987, followed by extensive handwritten notes, photocopies of published interviews with Motherwell by David Sylvester (1962), Max Kozloff (1965), Barbaralee Diamonstein (1977), and Terence Maloon (1978), as well as handwritten notes on Paul Cummings's interview with Motherwell (1971). See Series VI for a recording of the Breslin interviews.
5 16 Correspondence with Mark Rothko, 1946-1958 8 items
Photocopies of six handwritten letters from Mark Rothko to Robert and Helen Motherwell. Includes original file folder with notes on front.
5 17 Correspondence, 1986-1990 7 items
Includes letters between Robert Motherwell and James Breslin (1986-1990), as well as a photocopied letter from Motherwell to David Hopkins (1987) and one to Motherwell from Robert T. Buck of the Brooklyn Museum (1987). Includes original file folder with notes on front and back.
5 18-19 Writings by Robert Motherwell, 1944-1970
Photocopied essays by Robert Motherwell, including three called "On Rothko" (1967-1970).
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5, 23* Writings about Robert Motherwell, 1950-1991, undated
Assorted photocopied articles and clippings related to Robert Motherwell, including an essay by James Breslin, "Robert Motherwell: 'From WASPism to modernism.'"
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5 20-21 Articles, 1950-1991, undated
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23* 10 Oversize articles, 1985-1991 2 items
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5 22 Notes, circa 1983-1992 10 items
Breslin's handwritten notes on Robert Motherwell, including notes on his interviews.
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5, 20 Photograph, 1952
Black and white photograph (8 x 10 in.) by Lee Sievan of Robert Motherwell and Mark Rothko, taken at an art conference in Woodstock, NY, 1952, followed by a half leaf of handwritten notes. The negative has been moved to Box 20.
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5 23 Photograph and notes, 2 items
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20 2 Negative, 1 item
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5 24 Nachumi, Annette, 1989 1 item
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Annette Nachumi on May 2, 1989. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
5 25 Naimark, Max, 1977, circa 1983-1992, undated 3 items
Includes a photocopied letter from Max Naimark to Clair Zamoiski (1977), an incomplete account of Mark Rothko's high school experience as recalled by Naimark, and Breslin's handwritten notes.
5 26 Namath, Hans, circa 1983-1992 2 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes on photographs by Hans Namath of Mark Rothko in his 69th Street studio.
5 27 Nevelson, Louise, 1984 2 items
One leaf of Breslin's handwritten notes and a photocopied page from Natalie S. Bober, "Breaking the tradition: the story of Louise Nevelson," Athenaeum, 1984.
5 28 Newhouse, S. I., Jr., 1968 1 item
Photocopied letter from S. I. Newhouse, Jr., to Mark Rothko.
5 29 Newman, Annalee, 1987-1989 3 items
Includes correspondence between James Breslin and Annalee Newman (1987-1989) and Breslin's handwritten notes.
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6 1-4 Newman, Barnett, 1943-1980
6 1 Correspondence, 1945-1950 16 items
Photocopies and transcribed correspondence in the Newman papers between the Rothkos and the Newmans.
6 2 Interviews, 1972-1980 2 items
Photocopied transcripts of David Sylvester's interview with Barnett Newman (1972) and Pat Gilmour's interview with Alan Bowness, Director of the Tate Gallery (1980).
6 3 Writings, 1943-1979 4 items
Photocopies of published writings by Barnett Newman (1943-1979).
6 4 Printed materials and notes, 1978-1979 5 items
Photocopied printed material regarding Barnett Newman (1978-1979), including a summary of the Newman vs. Reinhardt case, followed by Breslin's handwritten notes.
6 5 Newman, Sonia, 1986 2 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Sonia Newman on May 8, 1986. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
6 6 Northrup, Richard and Barbara, 1986-1987 4 items
A letter from Barbara B. Northrup to James Breslin (1987) and a transcript and notes from Breslin's interview with Richard and Barbara Northrup and Shirley and George Climo on October 15, 1986. Includes original file folder with notes on front. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interviews.
6 7 O'Gorman, Ned, 1986 3 items
A transcript of Breslin's interview with Ned O'Gorman on February 27, 1986, followed by two leaves of handwritten notes. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
6 8 Okun, George and Blanche, 1986 2 items
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with George Okun, Blanche Okun, and Sophie Tracy on February 11, 1986, and one handwritten page of interview questions. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
6 9 Panicalli, Carla, 1986 2 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Carla Panicalli on February 13, 1986, followed by handwritten notes. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
6 10 Panza di Biumo, Giuseppe, 1960-1970 38 items
Photocopies of Giuseppe Panza di Biumo's correspondence, primarily with Mark Rothko (1960-1969), including letters and printed materials regarding his purchase of Rothko paintings and murals. Also includes a photocopied article by Tommaso Trini, "At home with art: the villa of Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo," 1970.
6 11 Parker, Ray, 1986 1 item
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Ray Parker on January 25, 1986. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
6 12 Parsons, Betty, circa 1983-1992 6 items
Includes Breslin's handwritten notes on Gerald Silk's interview with Betty Parsons on June 11, 1981, and on letters to Parsons in the Lee Seldes files. See also Series II: Betty Parsons Gallery.
6 13 Pusey, Nathan, 1986 1 item
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Nathan Pasey on February 24, 1986.
6 14 Phillips, Gerald, 1986 4 Leaves
Handwritten notes from Breslin's interview with Gerald Phillips on January 27, 1986. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
6 15 Poe, Barbara, 1986 2 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Barbara Poe on November 7, 1987, followed by a page of handwritten notes. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
6 16-17 Pomeroy, Ralph, 1971-1986
Includes handwritten notes from Breslin's interview with Ralph Pomeroy on February 24, 1986, and photocopied transcripts of interviews by Donald McKinney with Pomeroy, Rita Reinhardt, Theodoros Stamos, John de Menil, and Simone Swan (1971), and of a conversation "Regarding Rothko" between Ralph Pomeroy, Donald McKinney, Clinton Wilder, and Bernard Reis (1971).
6 18 Porter, David, circa 1983-1992, undated 7 items
Photocopied documents from the David Porter papers and Breslin's handwritten notes.
6 19 Pottish, Morris, 1987 4 items
Includes transcripts of Breslin's interviews with Morris Pottish on June 29 and 30, 1987, followed by handwritten notes, and a letter from Breslin to Pottish. See Series VI for an audio recording of the June 29 interview.
6 20 Prensky, Frieda, 1985-1986 2 items
Handwritten notes from Breslin's interview with Frieda Prensky on February 2, 1986, and a photocopied letter from Barbara Shikler to Bonnie [Clearwater?] (1985). See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
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6, 23* Putnam, Wallace, 1974, undated
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6 21 Interview circa 1983-1992, undated 2 items
Breslin's handwritten notes on Avis Berman's interview with Wallace Putnam on July 13, 1982, and photocopied pages from Manhattan manners.
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23* 11 Oversize article 1974 1 item
Photocopied article by Wallace Putnam, "Mark Rothko told me," Arts magazine, April 1974.
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6 22 Putzel, Howard, 1945, undated 3 items
Photocopied articles about Howard Putzel and the 67 Gallery, New York, including a New York times letter to the editor by Mark Rothko, July 8, 1945.
6 23 Rabin, Kenneth, 1985-1986 3 items
Letters from Kenneth Rabin to James Breslin (1985-1986) and lengthy handwritten notes from Breslin's interview with Rabin on August 12, 1985. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
6 24 Rabin, Milton, 1985-1991 2 items
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Milton Rabin on June 21, 1985, and a letter from Rabin to Breslin (1991).
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6, 23* Reinhardt, Ad, 1946-1991
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6 25 Postcards and articles, 1954-1991 4 items
Photocopied postcards from Ad Reinhardt to Mark Rothko (1965-1966) and photocopied and clipped articles by or about Reinhardt (1954-1991).
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23* 12 Oversize cartoon, 1946 1 item
Photocopied cartoon by Ad Reinhardt, "How to look at modern art," PM, June 1946.
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6 26 Reinhardt, Rita, 1953-1993 10 items
Includes Breslin's assorted typewritten and handwritten notes regarding Rita Reinhardt (1993), a certified copy of Ad Reinhardt and Rita Solomon's marriage license (1953), and a photocopied letter from Donald McKinney to Rita Reinhardt (1969). For Rita Reinhardt's deposition for the trial that followed Mark Rothko's death, see Series III B. Legal files.
6 27-30 Reis, Bernard, 1931-1974
6 27 Correspondence, 1951-1974 8 items
Photocopied letters to and from Bernard Reis (1951-1974), mostly regarding his art collection.
6 28 Interviews and autobiographical statements, 1971, circa 1983-1992, undated 4 items
Includes a transcript of an interview with Bernard Reis by Donald McKinney (1971), Breslin's notes on Paul Cummings's interview with Reis (1976), and two autobiographical statements by Reis (undated). See Series VI for an audio recording of Cummings's interview from the Archives of American Art.
6 29 Legal and financial documents, 1958-1974 9 items
Includes photocopied documents regarding the trial that followed Mark Rothko's death and Bernard Reis's transactions with Marlborough Galleries. See Series III B. Legal files for more documents pertaining to the trial.
6 30 Articles and notes, 1931-1951, circa 1983-1992 7 items
Two photocopied articles, one by Bernard Reis (1931) and one about him (1951), and Breslin's handwritten notes on the Bernard Reis papers.
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7 1 Reis, Rebecca, 1964-1986 5 items
Includes a transcription of Breslin's interview with Rebecca Reis on November 8, 1986, Breslin's lengthy notes on William McNaught's interview with her on March 24, 1980, and two photocopied articles on Reis's cookbook, The unharried hostess (1964). See Series VI for an audio recording of Breslin's interview.
7 2 Reiter, Phil and Dorothy, 1986 9 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Dorothy and Phil Reiter on June 25, 1986.
7 3 Rice, Dan and Jackie, 1983-1986, undated 4 items
Includes a transcript of Breslin's interview with Jackie and Dan Rice on February 21, 1986, a photocopy of Arnold Glimcher's published interview with Dan Rice, "The 1958-1959 murals: second series," and photocopied notes from an interview with Rice in November 1983. See Series VI for a recording of Breslin's interview.
7 4 Root, E.W., 1953 1 item
Photocopied article, "One man's collection," Art digest, March 1953.
7 5 Rosen, Jim, circa 1983-1992 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes on Jim Rosen with brief references to Leonard Bocour and John Kruchenick.
7 6 Rosenberg, Harold, 1952-1977 2 items
Photocopied article by Harold Rosenberg, "The American action painters," ARTnews, December 1952, and a transcript of a 1977 interview with Rosenberg regarding Mark Rothko.
7 7 Rostin, Norman, 1987 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Norman Rostin on January 24, 1987.
7 8 Roth, Albert, circa 1983-1992 5 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes on Albert Roth.
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7, 20 Roth, Julian, circa 1983-1992 3 items
Includes handwritten notes from Breslin's interview with Julian and Dorothy Roth on September 11, 1986, and a letter from Julian Roth to Breslin (undated), and an accompanying Polaroid photograph of a Rothko watercolor owned by Roth. See Series VI for a recording of the interview.
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7 9 Papers, 5 items
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20 3 Photograph, 1 item
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7 10 Roth, Moise, 1985-1987 3 items
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Moishe Roth on June 27, 1985, and a letter from Milt and Joy Rabin to James Breslin recounting a conversation with Roth (1987). See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
7 11 Roth, Richard, 1986 5 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Richard Roth on November 7, 1986. See Series IV for photographs from the Richard Roth collection; Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
7 12 Rothko, Christopher, 1986 2 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Christopher Rothko on February 6, 1986, followed by handwritten notes. See Series VI for a recording of the interview.
7 13-14 Rothko, Kate, 1977-1987
7 13 Interviews, 1986-1987 5 items
Transcripts and notes from Breslin's interviews with Kate Rothko in 1986 and 1987. See Series VI for recordings of the interviews.
7 14 Article and notes, 1977-1985 6 items
Includes a photocopy of an article by Paul Gardner, "The ordeal of Kate Rothko: the war isn't over in Marlborough country," New York, February 1977, and Breslin's handwritten notes regarding Ilya Prizel and Kate Rothko. See Series III B. Legal files for documents pertaining to the trial that followed Mark Rothko's death.
7 15-17 Rothko, Mary Alice (Mell), 1939-1970
7 15 Papers, 1945-1970 9 items
Includes two photocopied pages from Mary Alice Beistle's high school yearbook, two photocopies of Beistle's certificate of marriage to Mark Rothko (1945), photocopied documents regarding their separation (1969), and three photocopied letters (1970).
7 16-17 Illustrations 1937-1942
7 16 Just Puggy, 1937 1 item
Photocopy of Aldarilla S. Beistle's book Just Puggy (New York: David McKay Company, 1939), illustrated by Mary Alice Beistle.
7 17 Open daily, 1942 1 item
Photocopy of Aldarilla S. Beistle's book Open daily (New York: David McKay Company, 1942), illustrated by Mary Alice Beistle.
7 18 Rothkowitz, Kate, 1944-1948 2 items
Includes a letter from Mark Rothko to his mother, Kate Rothkowitz (1944), and a copy of her obituary in the Oregonian, October 13, 1948.
7 19 Rubin, William, 1986 8 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes on William Rubin.
7 20 Ruddick, Bruce and Dorothy, circa 1983-1992 6 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes on Bruce and Dorothy Ruddick.
7 21 Russell, George C., Mrs., 1961 1 item
Photocopied letter from Mrs. George C. Russell to Mark Rothko (1961).
7 22-24 Sachar, Edith, 1932-1944
7 22 Correspondence, 1932-1937, undated 8 items
Photocopied letters from Edith Sachar to Mark Rothko.
7 23 Papers, 1932-1942 6 items
Includes a photocopy of Edith Sachar and Mark Rothko's marriage certificate (1932), notes on Edith and Mark Rothko's marriage, and a copy of an advertisement for Edith Sachar's jewelery (1942).
7 24 Divorce, 1944 10 items
Photocopied legal documents pertaining to Edith Sachar Rothkowitz's divorce from Mark Rothko.
7 25 Sachar, Howard, 1986 2 items
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Howard Sachar in November 1986. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
7 26 Sachar, William, 1987 10 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with William Sachar on March 4, 1987. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
7 27 Schanker, Louis, 1977, circa 1983-1992 3 items
Transcript and Breslin's handwritten notes on Harlan Phillip's interview with Louis Schanker on December 17, 1977, as well as Breslin's notes from the Louis Schanker papers.
7 28 Scharf, William and Sally, 1986, undated 3 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with William and Sally Scharf on January 8, 1986, followed by handwritten notes, and a photocopied transcript of an undated interview with Sally Scharf. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
7 29 Schiller, Fredrich von, undated 1 item
One photocopied page of an essay regarding Fredrich von Schiller and art criticism.
7 30 Schoenfeld, Betty, 1990-1992 2 items
A letter from Betty Schoenfeld to James Breslin (1990) and Breslin's handwritten notes from his telephone interview with her on April 16, 1992.
7 31 Schrag, Carl, 1986 11 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Carl Schrag on January 20, 1986.
7 32 Schueler, Jon, 1952, 1986 3 items
A two-part transcript of Breslin's interview with Jon Schueler on January 31, 1986, and a photocopied letter from Schueler to Clyfford Still (1952). See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
7 33 Schwabacher, Ethel, 1954-1960 4 items
Photocopied pages from Ethel Schwabacher's notebook (1954-1956) and two photocopied drafts of an essay on Mark Rothko (1960).
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8 1-2 Scull, Robert C. and Ethel, 1960-1987 12 items
Includes photocopied articles regarding Robert and Ethel Scull and their art collection, the auction of part of their art collection in 1973, and their divorce and subsequent lawsuit, followed by Breslin's handwritten notes.
8 3-4 Seitz, William, 1952-1953, undated
8 3 Interview and correspondence, 1952-1953 5 items
Includes a photocopied transcript of William Seitz's interview with Mark Rothko on January 22, 1952, an inventory of the William Seitz papers at the Archives of American Art, and photocopied letters between Seitz and Rothko (1953).
8 4 William Seitz papers, undated 92 Leaves
Photocopied materials from the William Seitz papers at the Archives of American Art, primarily Seitz's extensive notes on Mark Rothko.
8 5-6 Seldes, Lee, 1974-1978, undated 6 items
Includes photocopied materials by and about Lee Seldes: articles (1974-1978), an excerpt from Seldes's book The legacy of Mark Rothko (1978), a fragment of a typescript draft about Mark Rothko, and notebook pages from the Lee Seldes files with transcribed correspondence between Mark Rothko and Herbert Ferber (1952-1959), among others.
8 7 Selz, Peter, 1961-1986 6 items
Includes a transcript of Breslin's interview with Peter Selz on September 11, 1986, followed by handwritten notes, a photocopied article by Selz, "Mark Rothko," Museum of Modern Art, 1961, photocopied text of an exhibition catalog, Mark Rothko: a retrospective exhibition (London, 1961), and a photocopied letter from Selz to Rothko (illegible date). See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
8 8 Seuphor, Michel, undated 3 items
Three photocopied drafts of a letter from Mark Rothko to Michel Seuphor.
8 9 Sievan, Maurice and Lily, 1974-1986 6 items
Includes invitations to Maurice Sievan exhibitions (1983, 1986), a signed exhibition catalog from a Sievan retrospective (1974), Breslin's handwritten notes on Irving Sandler's interview with Sievan in 1963, and a transcript of Breslin's interview with Lily Sievan on February 3, 1986. See Series VI for a recording of Breslin's interview.
8 10 Shapiro, David, circa 1983-1992 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes.
8 11 Sills, Thomas, 1986 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Thomas Sills on January 30, 1986.
8 12 Siskind, Aaron, circa 1983-1992 9 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes from Barbara Shickler's interviews with Aaron Siskind in 1982.
8 13 Smith, David, circa 1983-1992 2 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes from the David Smith papers, including a transcription of a letter from Mark Rothko to Smith (circa 1960).
8 14 Smith, Jane, 1986 1 item
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Jane Smith on January 7, 1986, followed by handwritten notes. See Series VI for a recording of the interview.
8 15 Smith, Tony, circa 1983-1992 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes on Paul Cummings's interview with Tony Smith on August 22, 1978.
8 16 Soffer, Sasson, 1989 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Sasson Soffer on May 1, 1989.
8 17 Solman, Joseph, 1977-1986, undated 6 items
Includes a transcript of Breslin's interview with Joseph Solman on January 15, 1986, followed by handwritten notes, a photocopied letter from Solman to Clair Zamoiski (1977), a photocopied essay by Solmon, "The Easel Division of the WPA Federal Arts Project," Breslin's handwritten notes on Avis Berman's interview with Joseph Solman on 1981 May 6, 1981, and a catalog from the exhibition Joseph Solman: Work of the Thirties, 1983. See Series VI for a recording of Breslin's interview.
8 18 Soloman, Gus, 1985-1987 2 items
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Justice Gus Soloman at the Federal Courthouse, Portland, on June 24, 1985, and a letter from Mary Jo Peters, Secretary to Judge Soloman, to James Breslin regarding Gordon Soule (1987).
8 19 Soyer, Rebecca, 1987 2 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Rebecca Soyer on January 22, 1987, followed by handwritten notes. See Series VI for a recording of the interview.
8 20 Spalding, Joy, 1946-1989, undated 4 items
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Joy Spalding on June 26, 1985, two letters from Spalding to Breslin regarding the Rothko family's time in Portland, Oregon (1987, 1989), and photocopied excerpts from correspondence between Spalding and Mark Rothko (1946-1968).
8 21-22 Spohn, Clay, 1946-1973
8 21 Correspondence, 1946-1966 11 items
Photocopies of six letters and a telegram from Mark Rothko to Clay Spohn (1946-1958) and four letters from Clyfford Still to Spohn (1948-1966).
8 22 Papers, 1967-1973, circa 1983-1992, undated 5 items
Includes Breslin's handwritten notes on Paul Cummings's interview with Clay Spohn on January 9, 1976, followed by handwritten notes, photocopied questions that Spohn intended to ask Mark Rothko, and photocopies of two lengthy letters from Spohn to Mary Fuller McChesney (1967, 1973).
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8, 32 Stamos, Theodoros, 1983-1990, undated
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8 23 Article and notes, 1983, circa 1983-1992 3 items
Includes Breslin's handwritten notes on interviews with Theodoros Stamos by John Jones and Brace Hooton (1965), Karl Fortnell (1967), and Irving Sandler (1968), and a copied article, "TV film on Rothko case protested," New York times, April 30, 1983
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32 1 Interview, 1990 3 items
SEALED: Transcript of Breslin's interview with Theodoros Stamos on February 10, 1990, and his list of interview questions. Includes original file folder with notes on front. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview (also sealed until 2076).
This box will remain sealed until 2076.
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8 24 Steindecker, Oliver, 1986 4 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Oliver Steindecker on February 20, 1986, followed by handwritten notes, as well as notes on interviews with Steindecker in 1983 and 1985. See Series VI for a recording of Breslin's interview.
8 25 Sterne, Hedda, 1986 2 items
Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Hedda Sterne on January 22, 1986, and on Phyllis Tuchman's interview with Sterne in 1981.
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9 1-4 Still, Clyfford, 1941-1986
9 1 Correspondence, 1941-1957 17 items
Photocopied letters from Clyfford Still to Mark Rothko (1948-1950), Sidney [Janis] (1955), Alfonso [Ossario?] (1953-1957), and to and from Robert Neuhaus (1941-1945).
9 2-3 Articles, 1976-1986 9 items
Photocopied articles regarding Clyfford Still, abstract expressionism, and Mark Rothko (1976-1986).
9 4 Notes, circa 1983-1992 6 items
Assorted notes and letters from Breslin's research on Clyfford Still.
9 5 Sugarman, George, 1986 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes from his telephone conversation with George Sugarman on January 26, 1986.
9 6 Sykes, Claire and Gerald, 1986-1988, undated 5 items
Three letters from Claire Sykes to James Breslin (1986-1988), and a photocopied portion of a manuscript by Gerald Sykes with a character based on Mark Rothko.
9 7 Tampkin, Alex and Sloan, 1987 2 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes from his telephone interview with Alex and Sloan Tampkin on July 5, 1987.
9 8 Thomas, Yvonne, 1990 1 item
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Yvonne Thomas on February 11, 1990. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
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9, 23* Till, Elizabeth, 1970-1985
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9 9 Interview and article, 1978-1985 3 items
Photocopied article by Elizabeth Till, "Mark Rothko at the Guggenheim," Northwest magazine, December 1978, and Breslin's handwritten notes from his interview with Elizabeth Till on 1985 June 19, 1985. Includes the original file folder with notes on front. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
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23* 13 Oversize article, 1970 1 item
Photocopied article by Elizabeth Till, "A study in retrospect," Northwest magazine, March 1970.
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9 10 Todd, David, 1986 2 items
Transcript of Breslin's interview with David Todd on January 9, 1986, followed by handwritten notes. See Series VI for a recording of the interview.
9 11 Tomlin, Bradley Walker, 1949, circa 1983-1992 3 items
Two photocopied letters from Bradley Walker Tomlin to Barnett Neuman (1949) and Breslin's handwritten notes.
9 12 Toninelli, Romeo, 1961 1 item
Photocopied letter from Romeo Toninelli to Mark Rothko.
9 13 Tracy, Sophie, 1969-1986 9 items
Includes original and photocopied letters from Sophie Tracy to James Breslin (1986), photocopies of Tracy's correspondence with Mark Rothko (1969) and Babs Kaminstein (1970), a photocopied essay by Tracy, "Hommage á Mark Rothko" (1976), and seven pages of a draft of Breslin's book.
9 14 Trief, Celina, 1988 1 item
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Celina Trief on October 12, 1988. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
9 15 Trivigno, Pat, 1990 5 Leaves
Handwritten notes from Breslin's interview with Pat Trivigno on November 10, 1990.
9 16 Tworkov, Jack, circa 1983-1992 3 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes on Gerald Silk's interview with Jack Tworkov on March 3, 1975.
9 17 Van den Berghe, 1962 1 item
Photocopied letter from Mr. Van den Berghe to Mark Rothko.
9 18 Van Os, H. W., 1970-1990 2 items
Letter from H.W. van Os to James Breslin (1990) and a photocopied essay by van Os about Mark Rothko, "In memoriam," Museumjournal, 1970.
9 19 Vicente, Esteban, circa 1983-1992 2 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes on Phyllis Tuchman's interview with Esteban Vicente on April 6, 1982.
9 20 Wade, Jane, circa 1983-1992 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes on Jane Wade.
9 21 Ward, Lynn, circa 1983-1992 2 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes from the Lynn Ward papers.
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9, 23* Warhol, Andy, 1993
Articles about Andy Warhol, the art market, and lawsuits involving the Warhol estate.
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9 22 Articles 3 items
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23* 14 Oversize article 1 item
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9 23-24 Weber, Max, circa 1920-1983
9 23 Interview and notes, circa 1920, circa 1983-1992 5 items
Includes Breslin's handwritten notes on Carol S. Gruber's 1958 interview with Max Weber, two photocopies of "Max Weber's criticizms [sic]" for his students in the class of 1920-1921, and Breslin's original file folder with notes on front.
9 24 Articles, 1925-1983 6 items
Photocopied articles and fragments relating to Max Weber.
9 25 Weinstein, Edward and Sydney, 1921, 1978-1986 15 items
Includes Breslin's handwritten notes on Barbara Shikler's interview with Edward Weinstein on June 14, 1983, on Breslin's telephone interview with Sydney Weinstein on May 6, 1986, and on the Weinstein surname, as well as a photocopied letter from Ed Weinstein to Clair Zamoiski (1978) and photocopied pages from the New Haven directory (1921).
9 26 Whitney, Simon N., 1978 1 item
Photocopied letter from Simon N. Whitney to Clair Zamoiski.
9 27 Wilke, Ulfert, circa 1983-1992 2 items
39 leaves of Breslin's original and photocopied notes from the Ulfert Wilke papers and the original file folder with notes on front.
9 28 Wilkes, Paul, circa 1983-1992 2 Leaves
Breslin's handwritten notes on Paul Wilkes.
9 29 Wolfe, Robert Jay, circa 1983-1992 1 leaf
Breslin's handwritten notes on the Robert Jay Wolfe papers.
9 30 Wright, Frederick, undated 1 item
Handwritten transcript of a 1953 letter among the John Bauer papers from Mark Rothko to Frederick Wright.
9 31 Yamin, Alice, 1965-1966 3 items
Photocopied letters to Alice Yamin from Mark Rothko (1965) and Barnett Newman (1966), and one leaf of Breslin's handwritten notes on Yamin.
9 32 Younter, Ira, 1982 1 item
Photocopied letter from Ira Younter to [William] McNaught (1982).
9 33-34 Zecil [?], 1924, undated 24 items
Photocopied letters from Zecil [?] to Mark Rothko (1924, undated) and photocopied poems (undated).
9 35 Zogbaum, Betsy, 1986 1 item
Transcript of Breslin's interview with Betsy Zogbaum on January 15, 1986. See Series VI for an audio recording of the interview.
9 36 Individuals: Unidentified, 1961-1984 8 items
Includes photocopied correspondence: a letter to the Rothkos signed "Helen" (1961), an unsigned letter to "Sylvester," three letter fragments (undated), and two telegrams to Rothko (1962), as well as a letter to James Breslin (1984).


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