Benedikt Fred Dolbin (1883-1971) was a painter, writer, illustrator and cartoonist. In Vienna in the early 1920s, he studied musical composition with Arnold Schnberg and art with Egon Schiele. He served as a journalist in Berlin in the late 1920s and early 1930s before coming to the United States.
The collection contains approximately 5,000 original pencil and penandink drawings of European and American musicians, writers, and public figures, most of which were drawn by Benedikt F. Dolbin to illustrate his articles in the New York migr newspaper Aufbau and in the magazine Musical America. The collection also includes a small number of pastel landscapes dating from Dolbin's career in Vienna in the early 1920s, and a few drawings dating from his journalistic career in Berlin in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Dolbin's personal papers and most of his drawings from the 1920s are at the Institut fr Zeitungsforschung, Dortmund, and at the Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach am Neckar.
The collection is unprocessed and is likely disorganized. Individual items may be difficult to find.
Andre Nasser, Peter T. Furst and Jill Leslie Furst donated the collection to the University Libraries, State University of New York at Albany.1986
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EAD file created, 2014
Encoded in EAD by Jodi Boyle, 2015
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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Benedikt F. Dolbin Papers, 1922-1969. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Dolbin Papers).