Perry Botkin papers, 1920-1972.


Botkin, Perry. Perry Botkin papers, 1920-1972.

Perry Botkin papers, 1920-1972.

The majority of this collection is Botkin's music compositions, arrangements, and music recordings. Botkin worked closely with Bing Crosby and John Scott Trotter and many of the music scores and recordings in this collection are from this period of his life. In the collection are scripts, music arrangements and compositions for Botkin's radio, television, and motion picture work and for the "Beverly Hillbillies" television series. Botkin's correspondence in the collection is from 1924 to 1970 and includes four letters from Bing Crosby. Also incuded in the collection are Botkin's daily planners from 1961 to 1965 covering the period he worked with the "Beverly Hillbillies" program. The recordings in this collection are on reel to reel tape, audio film, phonograph records, and a CD.

44.6 cubic ft. (81 boxes)

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