Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America Search this
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12.4 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 8 series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1917-2009 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 1, 13, OV 14) Series 2: Correspondence, 1955-2017 (2.0 linear feet; Boxes 1-3) Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1979-2017 (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 3-4) Series 4: Professional Files, 1959-2017 (5.0 linear feet; Boxes 4-9) Series 5: Made in Oakland: The Furniture of Garry Knox Bennett Retrospective, circa 1977-2009 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 9-11) Series 6: Financial and Legal Records, 1950s-2010 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 11-12) Series 7: Printed Materials, 1960-2015 (0.8 linear feet; Box 12) Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1948-1997 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 12-13)
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This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
The papers of woodworker, sculptor, and furniture designer Garry Knox Bennett measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1917 to 2017 with the bulk of the material dating from 1960 to 2017. The collection documents the artist's life and career through biographical materials, correspondence with family and friends including other artists, exhibition files, professional files, financial and legal records, and printed material and scrapbooks recording his exhibition history and more, including photographs from his youth.
Garry Knox Bennett papers, 1917-2017, bulk 1960-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Garry Knox Bennett conducted February 1-2, 2002 by Glenn Adamson in Oakland, C.A. for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Garry Knox Bennett (1934-2022) was a woodworker, sculptor, and furniture designer in Oakland, California.
The Garry Knox Bennett papers were donated in 2003 by Sylvia Bennett, Bennett's wife, and in 2017 by Garry Knox Bennett. The papers were collected as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project For Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
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