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William King papers, 1910-2007

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Creator:
King, William Dickey, 1925-
Subject:
Canaday, John Edwin
Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin),
Cummings, Willard Warren
Dintenfass, Terry
Talese, Gay
Waggaman, John F.
Alan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
15.4 linear feet (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Biographical material, correspondence, photographs, project files, writings, financial records, works of art, audio visual material, and printed material regarding the career of sculptor William King.
Biographical material includes a yearbook and an award from the National Academy of Design. Business and personal correspondence is with family, friends, and others among them Terry Dintenfass, John Waggaman, Willard Cummings, E. E. Cummings, Gay Talese, and John Canaday. Photographs are of King's family, friends, works of art, and installation shots. Detailed project files contain notes, diagrams, paper cut-outs, blueprints, and technical material. Writings include 16 v. of daily diaries and notes by King and the book "Uncle King's Album". Financial records include sales ledgers and records, contracts for sculptures, cancelled checks, receipts, deposit books, bank statements, and income tax records. Works of art include sketches, a sketchbook, drawings for editorial cartoons, and illustrated cards.
Audio visual material includes six untranscribed cassettes of an interview with King's mother, Florence D. King, a videocassette of King creating Amitie at SUNY Plattsburgh, 1977, 8 mm motion picture films and VHS videocassette copies relating to sculptures Twins and The Creative Spirit, a DVD video recording of King's profile for the Luce Center, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and an audio cassette recording of the 11th International Sculpture Conference (and corresponding program booklet) honoring King. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, invitations, announcements, and newspaper clippings. Also included is a memorandum book belonging to King's father Walter Blake King.
Citation:
William King papers, 1910-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
2.0 linear feet of correspondence, photographs, financial record, works of art and printed material available on microfilm reels 487-488 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan
Funding:
Funding for the preservation and transfer of the motion picture film provided by the Smithsonian's Women's Committee.
Biography Note:
Sculptor; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
This collection was donated in installments from 1969-2008 by William King. Two linear feet of material was micorfilmed upon receipt (reels 487-488).
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Blueprints
Diaries
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographs
Sculptors
Sculpture
Sculpture, American
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9179
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211374
AAA_collcode_kingwill
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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