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Oral history interview with L. Brent Kington, 2001 May 3-4

Interviewee:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent),, 1934-2013  Search this
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent),, 1934-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Douglas, Mary F., 1956-  Search this
Subject:
Thomas, Richard C.  Search this
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale  Search this
University of Kansas  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Metal-workers -- Illinois -- Interviews  Search this
Blacksmithing  Search this
Blacksmithing -- Technique  Search this
Learning disabilities  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13103
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)226971
AAA_collcode_kingto01
Theme:
Craft
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Archives of American Art
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L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012

Creator:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent),, 1934-2013  Search this
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent),, 1934-2013  Search this
Subject:
Yellin, Samuel  Search this
Hsu, Ilin  Search this
American Craft Council  Search this
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale  Search this
Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Slides (photographs)
Sketches
Sound recordings
Topic:
Blacksmithing  Search this
Blacksmiths -- Illinois  Search this
Sculptors -- Illinois  Search this
Art metal-workers  Search this
Art metal-work -- Study and teaching  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5974
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)228079
AAA_collcode_kinglbre
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Unprocessed Addition

Collection Creator:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-2012
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Auction Gifts and Donations

Collection Creator:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981-2004
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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A-Z

Collection Creator:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1962-1968
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
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Collection Citation:
L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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L. Brent Kington papers / Series 2: Subject Files / Consignments and Sales
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Craft Schools

Collection Creator:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971-1987
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
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Collection Citation:
L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Administrative and Faculty Duties

Collection Creator:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 33-34
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962-1993
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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L. Brent Kington papers / Series 2: Subject Files / Southern Illinois University
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Alumni Photograph at 20 Years of Metal Exhibition Opening

Collection Creator:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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L. Brent Kington papers / Series 2: Subject Files / Southern Illinois University
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Archives of American Art
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Technical Paper, The Patronizing of Copper Alloys (by Kington?)

Collection Creator:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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L. Brent Kington papers / Series 2: Subject Files
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Unprocessed Addition

Collection Creator:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-2012
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Group Exhibitions Featuring Kington

Collection Creator:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 14-23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1961-2003, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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L. Brent Kington papers / Series 3: Printed Material / Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs
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Archives of American Art
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Photographs

Collection Creator:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Extent:
(box 4; 0.4 linear ft.)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1944-2001
Scope and Contents note:
Unless otherwise noted, the photographs found in this series are prints, primarily black and white, with several color photographs. In addition to photographs of artwork, this series includes photographs of Kington throughout his career (several including Tod Kington), and Kingon's studio. There are also photographs of a 1970 blacksmith workshop picturing Kington and others including Alex Bealer, Michael Croft, Fred Fenster, Bill Freeman, Nilda Getty, Mike Jerry, Stanley Lechtzin, Richard Mawdsley, Ronald Pearson, and J. Fred Woell. Also found is a photograph of jeweler, Clyde Curtis, with whom Kington had a six month internship. Additional photographs can be found in Series 2: Subject Files.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kinglbre, Series 4
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National Endowment for the Arts

Collection Creator:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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L. Brent Kington papers
L. Brent Kington papers / Series 2: Subject Files
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Archives of American Art
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National Ornamental Metal Museum

Collection Creator:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 24-25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982-2004
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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L. Brent Kington papers
L. Brent Kington papers / Series 2: Subject Files
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Archives of American Art
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Unprocessed Addition to the L. Brent Kington Papers

Collection Creator:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Extent:
5.2 Linear feet (boxes 6-12, OV 13)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-2012
Scope and Contents:
The addition was accessioned from 2007 to 2012 and includes an interview with Kington, personal and professional correspondence, photographs of Kington, his colleagues and his artwork (many on DC), works of art, subject files on Kington's affiliation with art organizations, advisory councils and workshops, exhibition and project files, teaching files, scrapbooks, printed material and audio visual material including produced documentaries about Kington on DVD.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kinglbre, Series 6
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Oversize Unprocessed Addition

Collection Creator:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Container:
Box OV 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-2012
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Extent:
(box 1; 0.8 linear ft.)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1955-2004, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Correspondence in this series relates primarily to exhibitions in which Kington's work was represented. Records include invitations to participate in the exhibitions and Kington's responses, details about artwork selected, general arrangements for the shows, documentation of resulting sales, and occasionally, related printed material such as announcements, catalogs and news clippings. Researchers should note that additional records relating to any of the subjects discussed in the correspondence may be found in Series 2: Subject Files.

The museums, institutions and exhibitions represented in the correspondence include the following: American Craft Museum: -- The American Craftsman -- (1964), -- Craftsmen U.S.A. -- (1966), a one-man exhibition (1969), -- Jewelry USA -- (1984), and -- American Jewelry Now -- (1985)

Contemporary Crafts Association, Contemporary Crafts Gallery in Portland, Oregon: -- 50th Anniversary Exhibition -- (1987)

Evansville Museum of Arts and Science at Southern Illinois University: -- Mid-States Art Exhibition -- (1979, 1993), and the Third Biennial Exhibition (1992)

Louisville Art Gallery: -- Contemporary Iron '87 -- (1987)

Mitchell Museum in Mt. Vernon, Illinois: -- Jewelry and Beyond -- (1984)

National Ornamental Metal Museum: one-man show (1983), -- Repair Days Reunion -- (1992), -- Lifetime Achievements: The American Craft Council College of Fellows in Metal -- (1993), -- The Blacksmithing Craft Continuum -- (1993-1994), -- All In Good Fun: Toys by Metalsmiths -- (1999), and -- Wind and Whimsy: Weathervanes and Whirligigs -- (2001)

Philbrook Museum of Art: -- The Eloquent Object -- (1988)

Southern Illinois University Museum: -- Brent Kington: A Retrospective -- , (1992)

Correspondence found here also documents matters such as requests to reproduce photographs of Kington's works in publications, information about meetings, exhibitions and other events, and letters concerning the award of fellowships and grants. There is also general correspondence from people interested in Kington's work, such as Margo Baumeler (1980) and Arthur Magill (1980).

The series contains several individual items of particular note. Correspondence relating to the 1966 Pratt Institute's Third International Miniature Print Exhibit includes a signed and numbered print by Kington entitled Self (1 of 15, 2/18/66). A 1984 letter to Ed Bachrach includes a sketch of a weathervane, and 1989 correspondence relating to a National Ornamental Metal Museum project to provide sculpture for the Memphis Botanic Gardens includes a sketch of Kington's proposed piece. The 1997-1998 correspondence folder contains copies of sketches for an exhibition of collaborative work by Brent Kington and his son, Tod, at the SNAG conference in St. Louis.
Arrangement note:
In the original arrangement correspondence was generally arranged in reverse chronological order with letters frequently attached to related correspondence going back several months or years. To preserve the relationship between such documents they have been left together and are arranged in reverse chronological order and filed in the folder corresponding to the primary date (i.e., the date of the first and most recent paper in the group). Researchers should be aware that date ranges provided on folders refer to the primary dates of documents contained therein and that some items in the folder may predate that range.

To facilitate access some correspondence that was originally separated but which overlapped chronologically has been merged.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kinglbre, Series 1
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1-26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1955-2004, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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L. Brent Kington papers / Series 1: Correspondence
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Subject Files

Collection Creator:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Extent:
(box 1-3; 1.6 linear ft.)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-2005, undated
Scope and Contents note:
This series provides subject access to records concerning specific aspects of Kington's career. As in Series 1, the majority of the records found here are correspondence and researchers should note that supplementary material relating to any of these subjects may be found in Series 1.

Three folders of material relating to Kintgon's education at Cranbrook Academy of Art contain photographs of artwork by Kington including images of a commission for the Detroit auto show, furniture designs, silverware, and jewelry. Of particular note are several color sketches of jewelry designs done by Kington during his time at Cranbrook.

The series documents Kington's involvement with various professional organizations such as the American Craft Council (ACC), and the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG). ACC records include information regarding annual award ceremonies and symposiums, and various awards bestowed on Kington by the organization. SNAG records including minutes of the forming executive committee meetings and information about the founding of the society and annual conferences.

Kington's career as an educator is also documented here through records of arrangements for his conference presentations, his activities as a juror and a visiting artist at various institutions and craft schools, and his administrative and faculty duties as a professor at Southern Illinois University. The folder concerning the Penland School of Crafts, in which Kington participated in 1971, includes Kington's answers to a questionnaire which provide insight into his attitudes towards such opportunities to work alongside other artists.

Letters to Kington from SIU alumni, such as Elizabeth Y. Akamatsu, Phillip Baldwin, Jan Brooks, Harlan W. Butt, Stephen Miller, Noellyn Popos, Rachelle Thiewes and Claudia Widdis, can also be found in this series in addition to postcards from Phillip Baldwin, Robert Ebendorf, Glen Gardner, Paula Garrett, Mary Lee Hu, Arthur Johns, Liza Littlefield, Kris Patzlaff, Sarah Perkins, Mary Ann and Sam Scherr, Jim Wallace and others.

Consignments and sales of Kington's work at galleries such as J.J. Klejman, and The Sculptors Gallery, as well as his relationships with Lee Nordness Galleries, Gilman Galleries, and Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery during the 1960s, are also documented here. Records relating to Lee Nordness Galleries concern the gallery's interest in Kington's works as Nordness expanded his interest in contemporary American objects by "master craftsmen." This material also deals briefly with Kington's representation in the Objects USA crafts exhibition which opened at the Smithsonian Institution in 1969. Records relating to the Theo Portnoy Gallery document Kington's exhibition, The Weathervane: A Kinetic Form (1978), as well as other consignments and sales through the gallery from 1977 to 1981.

The series also includes a résumé, with a career summary and an artist statement. A folder of material on the Second International Seminar on Craft Art and Religion includes three photographs of Kington and other attendees.
Arrangement note:
Files are arranged alphabetically by subject using the basic arrangement supplied by Kington. In some cases, files have been further broken down and subject headings have been adapted for clarification and ease of access.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kinglbre, Series 2
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America House

Collection Creator:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962-1967
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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L. Brent Kington papers
L. Brent Kington papers / Series 2: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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