Maxim Karolik papers, ca.1921-1973

Karolik, Maxim, b. 1894 d. 1963
Collector
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 0.4 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Letters, in Russian, to his sister, Freda Goulka; articles; photographs; announcements; a sketch of Karolik; phonograph recordings and a 7" tape (untranscribed) of a lecture delivered by Karolik at Bowdoin College February 20, 1963 entitled "Collecting with Purpose--for What?" and a phonograph recording of arias and operas sung by Karolik in 1956. Also included is a transcribed interview of Karolik conducted by an unidentified interviewer, undated.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art collector, ca. 1893-1966.

Written materials gift of Mrs. Alfred Bester, whose relationship to Karolik is unclear. Phonograph records donated by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston through Karolik. The tape of his lecture was donated 1972 by Nathaly Baum.

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