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Sally Kent Gorton papers and records of The Rockwell Kent Legacies

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Creator:
Gorton, Sally Kent, 1915-2000  Search this
Names:
Rockwell Kent Legacies  Search this
Gorton, John  Search this
Jones, Dan Burne  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1970-1983
Scope and Contents:
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.
Biographical / Historical:
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.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Identifier:
AAA.gortsall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gortsall