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Borkowski Collection

Borkowski

Overview

A student of history since adolescence when Mrs. Henry N. Flynt, a mentor and founder of Historic Deerfield along with her husband, arranged for me to become a guide there, my keen interest in history has grown since arriving in Provincetown in the mid-1980’s.  I have collected materials and studied the various areas that have interested me about Provincetown, regardless of their seeming randomness, which began with a chance purchase of some glass plate negatives that touched off a quest to understand the history of the art colony.  My work with the Town of Provincetown Art Collection further informed me.  Other avenues of historical exploration presented themselves during my research into the lives of Edna Boies Hopkins, Blanche Lazzell and E. Ambrose Webster.  Such work was started in preparation for monographs on these local artists by many fine art historians who I was fortunate enough to assist in their research. [More...]

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  • Charles W. Morgan statistics
    Flier about the Charles W. Morgan - an 1841 whaling ship now berthed at Mystic Seaport, Mystic,...
    Collection: Borkowski
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Advertising, Advertising fliers, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--21st century, Whaling, Whaling--Massachusetts--History
  • Robyn Watson postcard
    Correspondence from Robyn Suzanne Watson. The image is "Watson and the Shark" in the...
    Collection: Borkowski
    Format: Artwork
    Subjects: Art, Letters, Art galleries, Commercial, Provincetown Art Association & Museum
  • Sylvia Miles thank you note
    Correspondence from Sylvia Miles, after the Tennessee Williams Festival in Provincetown, where...
    Collection: Borkowski
    Format: Artwork
    Subjects: Art, Letters
  • Richard Orareo letter
    Correspondence from Richard Orareo, of the Holy Shroud of Turin Library and former Provincetown...
    Collection: Borkowski
    Format: Artwork
    Subjects: Letters
  • Sales Team Pitches Provincetown
    A March 25, 2004 article on promoting tourism in Provincetown at the gay and lesbian expo in New...
    Collection: Borkowski
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Art, Biography
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