Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

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

Catalog Data

Gorton, Sally Kent, 1915-2000  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Gorton, John  Search this
Jones, Dan Burne  Search this
Rockwell Kent Legacies  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.8 Linear feet
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.
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.
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.
Language Note:
Undetermined .
Donated 1996 by Sally (Shirley) Kent Gorton. Additional records of the Rockwell Kent Legacies are expected.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art