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Sally Kent Gorton papers and records of The Rockwell Kent Legacies, 1970-1983

Creator:
Gorton, Sally Kent, 1915-2000
Subject:
Gorton, John
Jones, Dan Burne
Kent, Rockwell
Rockwell Kent Legacies
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.8 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Personal correspondence of Sally Kent Gorton, 1971-1973, and tax returns of Sally Kent and John Gorton, 1970-1979; and correspondence and other records of the Rockwell Kent Legacies relating to copyright, reproduction rights, foreign editions of Kent's writings, and publications about him. The records include files of correspondence with Dan Burne Jones, 1973-1980, regarding the compilation, editing, and publication of The Prints of Rockwell Kent : A Catalogue Raisonne.
Citation:
Sally Kent Gorton papers and records of The Rockwell Kent Legacies, 1970-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Widow of Rockwell Kent, born Shirley Johnston in England, 1915, and emigrated to Canada as a child. Served as Kent's secretary both before and after their marriage in 1940. Married John Gorton and established The Rockwell Kent Legacies with Gorton as Director in 1973.
Provenance:
Donated 1996 by Sally (Shirley) Kent Gorton. Additional records of the Rockwell Kent Legacies are expected.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6678
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216001
AAA_collcode_gortsall
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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