A Finding Aid to the Wendell Castle papers, 1965 -1975, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.castwend
Creators:
Castle, Wendell, 1932-2018
Dates:
1965-1975
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of Rochester, New York-based furniture designer, sculptor, and educator Wendell Castle measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1965 to 1975. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence with galleries, museums, universities, clients, friends, and colleagues. Also found is a small amount of other material such as resumes, financial records, price lists, notes, and printed material.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of Rochester, New York-based furniture designer, sculptor, and educator Wendell Castle measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1965 to 1975. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence with galleries, museums, universities, clients, friends, and colleagues. Also found is a small amount of other material such as resumes, financial records, price lists, notes, and printed material.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of the collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Wendell Castle (1932-2018) was a furniture designer, sculptor, and educator based in Rochester, New York. He was born in Emporia, Kansas and received both his bachelor's in industrial design and master's in sculpture from the University of Kansas. He taught at the School for American Craftsmen and the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Rihoko Ueno in 2020.
Author
Rihoko Ueno
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Wendell Castle papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1982 by Wendell Castle.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
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 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.
Preferred Citation
Wendell Castle papers, 1965-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Wendell Castle conducted by Robert F. Brown on June 3-December 12, 1981; and an oral history interview with Wendell Castle conducted by Jeannine Falino on February 22-24, 2012.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Furniture designers -- New York (State) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- Rochester Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- New York (State) -- Rochester Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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