Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
The papers of California-based sculptor Adaline Dutton Kent measure 1.0 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1958. The collection focuses on the latter half of Kent's professional career documented through biographical materials, scattered correspondence, two notebooks, personal business records, photographs, printed material, four sketchbooks and loose sketches, and writings and notes. Also found is a project file regarding a design for an opera with sketches, a script, and printed material, and printed material on painter Charles Howard, who was Kent's brother-in-law.
Adaline Kent papers, 1937-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Portions of the collection are available on reels 2041-2042, and 2062 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Processing of this collection received support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.
Adaline Kent (1900-1957) was a sculptor in San Francisco, California who began her career creating figure-based sculpture and whose later works were inspired by nature and the landscape of California. Kent, who was married to artist Robert Boardman Howard, died in 1957 in a car accident along the Pacific Coast Highway.
Robert Boardman Howard, Kent's widower, donated the papers to the Archives of American Art in 1974.
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