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Oral history interview with Ed Moulthrop, 2001 April 2-3

Interviewee:
Moulthrop, Ed, 1916-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Douglas, Mary F., 1956-  Search this
Subject:
Chappell, Jerry  Search this
Noffke, Gary L.  Search this
Ruffner, Ginny  Search this
Stocksdale, Bob  Search this
Schreckengost, Viktor  Search this
Georgia Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Georgia Institute of Technology  Search this
Library of Congress  Search this
Princeton University  Search this
Western Reserve University  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculpture  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Turning  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Wood-workers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11635
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)227004
AAA_collcode_moulth01
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_227004
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Oral history interview with Merryll Saylan, 2006 May 20-June 5

Interviewee:
Saylan, Merryll B., 1936-  Search this
Interviewer:
Adamson, Glenn, 1972-  Search this
Subject:
Fredell, Gail  Search this
Stocksdale, Bob  Search this
Cooper, Michael Jean  Search this
Stubbs, Del  Search this
Evans, Ralph  Search this
Glaser, Jerry  Search this
Weir-Quiton, Pamela  Search this
Blunk, J.B. (James B.)  Search this
Maruyama, Wendy  Search this
Rapp, Joanne  Search this
Lipofsky, Marvin  Search this
Foy, George  Search this
American Association of Woodturners  Search this
California State University, Northridge  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Woodstock School of Painting  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Wood Turning Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
International Turned Objects Show  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Wood-workers  Search this
Furniture making  Search this
Guatemala  Search this
Hong Kong  Search this
France  Search this
Woodwork  Search this
Japan  Search this
Turning  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Philippines  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Women artists  Search this
England  Search this
Environmental engineering  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13576
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)260467
AAA_collcode_saylan06
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_260467
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Tom Eckert, 2007 June 19

Interviewee:
Eckert, Tom, 1942-  Search this
Interviewer:
Lauria, Jo, 1954-  Search this
Subject:
Haas, Cervini  Search this
Castle, Wendell  Search this
Ellsworth, David  Search this
Reinsdorf, Jerry  Search this
Krenov, James  Search this
Stocksdale, Bob  Search this
Himovitz, Michael  Search this
Laitman, Nanette L.  Search this
Dunning, William  Search this
Reinsdorf, Martyle  Search this
Rapp, Joanne  Search this
Jordon, John  Search this
Rapp, James  Search this
Arizona State University  Search this
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13620
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)271201
AAA_collcode_eckertt07
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_271201
Online Media:

Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers, circa 1900-2015

Creator:
Stocksdale, Bob, 1913-2003  Search this
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi, 1926-  Search this
Subject:
Maloof, Sam  Search this
Maloof, Alfreda Ward  Search this
Stocksdale, Bob  Search this
Anderson, Norman  Search this
Uchida, Yoshiko  Search this
Merrill, Forrest L.  Search this
Turner, Tran  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Shawcroft, Barbara  Search this
Okubo, Miné  Search this
Collingwood, Peter  Search this
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi  Search this
Woodstock School of Painting  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Central Utah Relocation Center  Search this
War Relocation Authority  Search this
Tanforan Assembly Center (San Bruno, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Concentration camps  Search this
Japanese Americans  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Textile design  Search this
Fiberwork  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11112
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)246683
AAA_collcode_stockbob
Theme:
Craft
Lives of American Artists
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_246683
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Oral history interview with Edgar and Joyce Anderson, 2002 September 17-19

Interviewee:
Anderson, Edgar, 1922-  Search this
Interviewer:
Gold, Donna, 1953-  Search this
Subject:
Wirkkala, Tapio  Search this
Campbell, David Robert  Search this
Smith, Paul J.  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Wyman, William  Search this
Maloof, Sam  Search this
Stocksdale, Bob  Search this
McPhee, John  Search this
Grotta, Lou  Search this
Wegner, Hans J.  Search this
Meier, Richard  Search this
Grotta, Sandra  Search this
Milan, Emil  Search this
Malarcher, Patricia  Search this
Webb, Aileen O.  Search this
Cooke, Edward S.  Search this
Tibbs, Thomas S.  Search this
American Craft Council  Search this
American Crafts Council.Museum of Contemporary Crafts  Search this
United States.Agency for International Development  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Chilton Professional Automotive (Firm)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Honduras  Search this
World Trade Center Site (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Wood-workers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13240
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)237696
AAA_collcode_anders02a
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_237696
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Joyce Anderson, 2002 September 18-19

Interviewee:
Anderson, Joyce, 1925-  Search this
Interviewer:
Gold, Donna, 1953-  Search this
Subject:
Esherick, Wharton  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Tibbs, Thomas S.  Search this
Wiley, Hugh  Search this
Maloof, Sam  Search this
Stickley, Gustav  Search this
Nakashima, George K.  Search this
Anderson, Edgar  Search this
Stocksdale, Bob  Search this
New York University  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Woodwork  Search this
Furniture design  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Wood-workers  Search this
Furniture making  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12981
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)237708
AAA_collcode_andersj02
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_237708
Online Media:

Tray

Artist:
Bob Stocksdale, born Warren, IN 1913-died Oakland, CA 2003  Search this
Medium:
Honduras mahogany
Dimensions:
1 x 20 3/8 in. diam. (2.5 x 51.8 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Crafts
Date:
1986
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jane and Arthur Mason
Object number:
2005.31.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Renwick Gallery
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 54B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk774621f96-f3f1-4b33-a6cd-0d197c5e88f0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2005.31.6

Bowl

Artist:
Bob Stocksdale, born Warren, IN 1913-died Oakland, CA 2003  Search this
Medium:
Brazilian rosewood
Dimensions:
5 x 5 in. diam. (12.7 x 12.7 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Crafts
Date:
1992
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Colleen and John Kotelly in honor of Jane and Arthur Mason
Object number:
2003.63
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Renwick Gallery
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 54B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7d49c55be-e837-45a9-ac33-ffbecb4123c8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2003.63

Plate

Artist:
Bob Stocksdale, born Warren, IN 1913-died Oakland, CA 2003  Search this
Medium:
wenge
Dimensions:
1 5/8 x 12 in. diam. (4.2 x 30.5 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Crafts
Date:
1986
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb
Object number:
1995.100.30
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Renwick Gallery
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7930ecb82-f5f5-4ec8-a9d7-e1d1a5f9b7f6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1995.100.30

Bowl

Artist:
Bob Stocksdale, born Warren, IN 1913-died Oakland, CA 2003  Search this
Medium:
African yokewood
Dimensions:
4 x 7 x 6 1/4 in. (10.3 x 17.9 x 15.9 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Crafts
Date:
1978
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of David C. Lund in memory of his father, Oscar
Object number:
1991.134
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Renwick Gallery
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7a656ec1d-1078-464a-8a99-06c81adf5fd9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1991.134

Bowl

Artist:
Bob Stocksdale, born Warren, IN 1913-died Oakland, CA 2003  Search this
Medium:
Masur birch
Dimensions:
4 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. diam. (10.6 x 11.5 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Crafts
Date:
1990
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason
Object number:
1991.169.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Renwick Gallery
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk74f448b59-01bc-4bb4-aff3-8553a857cdea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1991.169.5

Bowl

Artist:
Bob Stocksdale, born Warren, IN 1913-died Oakland, CA 2003  Search this
Medium:
Moroccan thuja burl
Dimensions:
4 3/8 x 11 1/4 in. diam. (11.2 x 28.6 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Crafts
Date:
1987
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason
Object number:
1991.169.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Renwick Gallery
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7dfa5f747-c45d-4d90-a70e-532dade8e4d5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1991.169.6

Bowl

Artist:
Bob Stocksdale, born Warren, IN 1913-died Oakland, CA 2003  Search this
Medium:
Philippine ebony
Dimensions:
3 5/8 x 6 1/8 x 5 1/4 in. (9.3 x 15.6 x 13.4 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Crafts
Date:
1986
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason
Object number:
1991.169.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Renwick Gallery
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7b00e9bf6-7969-4ea1-ba72-cd3b93282b6b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1991.169.7

Bowl

Artist:
Bob Stocksdale, born Warren, IN 1913-died Oakland, CA 2003  Search this
Medium:
Brazilian rosewood
Dimensions:
2 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. diam. (7.0 x 21.0 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Crafts
Date:
1988
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason
Object number:
1991.169.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Renwick Gallery
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk70dbfcfea-7160-4aeb-bd41-5be8a541d266
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1991.169.8

Bowl

Artist:
Bob Stocksdale, born Warren, IN 1913-died Oakland, CA 2003  Search this
Medium:
pink ivory
Dimensions:
4 x 7 1/2 in. diam. (10.2 x 19.1 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Crafts
Date:
1988
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason
Object number:
1991.169.9
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Renwick Gallery
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7c8172d5d-4d8f-4dfc-a732-3236b1b5421f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1991.169.9

Salad Bowl with Servers

Artist:
Bob Stocksdale, born Warren, IN 1913-died Oakland, CA 2003  Search this
Medium:
teak
Dimensions:
bowl: 3 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. diam. (9.7 x 24.7 cm) servers: 3/8 x 10 1/2 x 2 3/8 in. (1.0 x 26.7 x 6.0 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Crafts
Date:
ca. 1975
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1975.178A-C
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Renwick Gallery
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk77f37cbc7-d817-46f9-be05-ac4a1d08e240
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1975.178A-C

Oral history interview with Bob Stocksdale, 2001 February 16-March 21

Interviewee:
Stocksdale, Bob, 1913-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Mayfield, Signe  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Wood-workers  Search this
Turning  Search this
Conscientious objectors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11670
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)227019
AAA_collcode_stocks01
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_227019
Online Media:

Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers

Source:
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi  Search this
Creator:
Stocksdale, Bob  Search this
Names:
Central Utah Relocation Center  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Tanforan Assembly Center (San Bruno, Calif.)  Search this
War Relocation Authority  Search this
Anderson, Norman  Search this
Collingwood, Peter, 1922-2008  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Maloof, Alfreda Ward  Search this
Maloof, Sam  Search this
Merrill, Forrest L.  Search this
Okubo, Miné, 1912-2001  Search this
Shawcroft, Barbara  Search this
Stocksdale, Bob  Search this
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi  Search this
Turner, Tran  Search this
Uchida, Yoshiko  Search this
Former owner:
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi  Search this
Extent:
19.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Watercolors
Photographs
Date:
circa 1900-2015
Summary:
The papers of woodturner Bob Stocksdale and fiber artist Kay Sekimachi measure 19.5 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 2015. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, professional files, exhibition files, project files, personal business records, printed material, scrapbooks, photographic material, and artwork. Of note are records from Sekimachi's forced internment during World War II at Tanforan Assembly Center and Topaz War Relocation Center from 1942 to 1944.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of woodturner Bob Stocksdale and fiber artist Kay Sekimachi measure 19.5 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 2015. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, professional files, exhibition files, project files, personal business records, printed material, scrapbooks, photographic material, and artwork. Of note are records from Sekimachi's forced internment during World War II at Tanforan Assembly Center and Topaz War Relocation Center from 1942 to 1944.

The bulk of biographical materials are from Kay Sekimachi with some originating from her time spent in forced internment at Topaz and Tanforan camps. These records include identification cards, War Relocation Authority printed materials, and school records. Also found are awards, resumes, and blank stationery. Some materials are from Stocksdale's 85th birthday and memorial service.

Letters and extensive greeting cards are from friends, family, and professional acquaintances. Correspondents include Norman Anderson, Peter Collingwood, Jack Lenor Larsen, Sam and Alfreda Maloof, Forrest L. Merrill, Miné Okubo, Barbara Shawcroft, and others.

Writings and notes are scattered and include two interviews with Kay Sekimachi, hanging instructions, and notes. Writings by others are by Jack Lenor Larsen, Tran Turner, and Yoshiko Uchida.

Sekimachi's and Stocksdale's professional activities are documented through files relating to their participation at conferences, awards ceremonies, and lectures. Also found are fiber samples, order forms for materials and equipment, and notes on techniques and design by Kay Sekimachi. Exhibition records include extensive documentation on Marriage in Form, In the Realm of Nature, and Loom and Lathe as well as files for various solo and group exhibitions for both Sekimachi and Stocksdale. Gallery and institution files include material on multiple or unnamed exhibitions. Exhibiton documentation may include correspondence, writings, proposals, printed material, financial and loan records, condition reports, and photographs. Project files contain material for proposed book projects, a retrospective, and portfolio, by and about Sekimachi and Stocksdale. Also found are three commissions files for works by Sekimachi. A proposed retrospective on the work of Bob Stocksdale by Kay Sekimachi includes a digital sound recording of recollections.

Personal business records include sales books, purchase records for works of art by others, appraisals, contracts, consignment receipts, and insurance records.

Published books, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, magazines, and newsletters are found within printed materials. Of note is a publication by the San Francisco Chronicle entitled "This World" which features illustrations by Miné Okubo.

Four scrapbooks compiled by Kay Sekimachi date from 1937 to 1944. Most of the scrapbooks contain printed material from magazines and other sources with images such as children, valentines, food, birds, clothing, and may include scattered sketches and notes by Sekimachi. One scrapbook dates from the end of Sekimachi's internment at Topaz and relocation to Cincinnati, Ohio. This scrapbook includes sketches and printed materials concerning local and global events. Loose material found in this series was likely meant to be pasted into a new or the forth scrapbook. These materials include relocation information, Japanese-American publications, maps, clippings, sketches, and printed programs.

The bulk of photographic materials consist of slides of various vacation locations and homes and date from the 1960s to the 1980s. Also found are scattered portraits of Kay Sekimachi and Bob Stocksdale, as well as a photo of Miné Okubo with Roy Leeper and Cecil Thompson. Artworks are largely by Kay Sekimachi and include watercolor and pencil sketches as well as designs for fabrics and a weaving portfolio. Watercolor and pencil sketches are of Tanforan Assembly Center and date from circa 1942.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1920-2003 (1.5 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1943-2014 (7.6 linear feet; Box 2-10)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1960s-2008 (0.2 linear feet; Box 10)

Series 4: Professional Files, 1950s-2011 (1.1 linear feet; Box 10-11, 22)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, 1951-2015 (2.9 linear feet; Box 11-14)

Series 6: Project Files, circa 1900-2004 (0.3 linear feet; Box 14)

Series 7: Personal Business Records, 1970s-2010 (0.7 linear feet; Box 14-15)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1943-2011 (2.3 linear feet; Box 15-17, 22)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1937-1946 (0.9 linear feet; Box 17, 21)

Series 10: Photographic Material, circa 1950-2001 (0.9 linear feet; Box 18)

Series 11: Artwork, 1942-circa 1970 (1.1 linear feet; Box 18-20, 22-23)
Biographical / Historical:
Bob Stocksdale (1913-2003) was a woodturner active in California. He was known for bowls he formed from rare types of wood. Kay Sekimachi (1926- ) is a Japanese-American fiber artist and educator also active in California. She began her career in weaving on and off the loom and was part of the New Basketry movement.

Born in Indiana, Bob Stocksdale began his interest in carving by whittling with a pocket knife. Later, he created his own lathe with a washing machine motor and turned items such as baseball bats. During World War II, he was a conscientious objector and worked at various camps performing forestry work. It was in one of the camps that he turned his first bowl on a lathe.

After the war, Stocksdale settled in the Bay Area of California where he established his own woodturning shop in his basement. He concentrated on making bowls out of rare woods. His work has been recognized throughout the world and in 1998, he received the American Association of Woodturners Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2003, he received the James Renwick Alliance Masters of the Medium Award.

Kay Sekimachi was born in San Francisco, California in 1926. As a high school student, she was forcibly interned through Executive Order 9066 issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt which incarcerated approximately 120,000 Japanese and Japanese-American citizens during World War II. Along with her mother and siblings, Kay lived at Tanforan Assembly Center and later moved to Topaz War Relocation Center in Utah. She continued her schooling at Topaz and after 1944, was resettled in Cincinnati, Ohio.

After graduating from high school, Kay Sekimachi enrolled at the California College of Arts and Crafts and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts where she learned the craft of weaving under Trude Guermonprez and Jack Lenor Larsen. Her early works were tapestries and garments. She later used her weaving techniques as part of the New Basketry movement to create baskets and boxes out of fibers. Also an educator, Kay taught weaving at San Francisco Community College. She received the American Craft Council Gold Medal for Consummate Craftsmanship in 2002.

After the dissolution of his first marriage through which he had two children, son Kim and daughter Joy Stocksdale, Bob married Kay Sekimachi in 1972. The two had been acquainted for many years as they were both craft artists living in the Bay Area. Although they married later in life, Kay and Bob travelled the world and exhibited their art together in many exhibitions including Marriage in Form and Loom and Lathe.

Bob Stocksdale died in Oakland, California in 2003. Kay Sekimachi continues to exhibit her work and lives in Berkeley, California.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are an oral history interview of Bob Stocksdale conducted February 16-March 21, 2001, by Signe Mayfield and an oral history interview of Kay Sekimachi [Stocksdale] conducted July 26-August 6, 2001, by Suzanne Baizerman. Both interviews were conducted in Berkeley, California, during the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Provenance:
The Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers were donated in 2003, 2004, and 2015 by Kay Sekimachi Stocksdale as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
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. Use of original audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Woodworkers -- California  Search this
Topic:
Fiber artists -- California  Search this
Concentration camps -- United States  Search this
Textile design  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Fiberwork -- Technique  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Woodwork -- Study and teaching  Search this
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945  Search this
Textile crafts -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Watercolors
Photographs
Citation:
Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers, circa 1900-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.stockbob
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stockbob

Miné Okubo postcard to Kay Sekimachi and Bob Stocksdale

Creator:
Okubo, Miné, 1912-2001  Search this
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi, 1926-  Search this
Subject:
Okubo, Miné  Search this
Stocksdale, Bob  Search this
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1977 July 27
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18631
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Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers, circa 1900-2015
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Miné Okubo letter to Kay Sekimachi and Bob Stocksdale

Creator:
Okubo, Miné, 1912-2001  Search this
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi, 1926-  Search this
Subject:
Stocksdale, Bob  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
circa 1980
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18632
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Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers, circa 1900-2015
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