Archives of American Art

Kenneth M. Davis papers

Collection ID:
Davis, Kenneth M., 1939-
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Kenneth M. Davis papers measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1968-2005. The small collection relates to Kenneth M. Davis' reserarch about Leon Kroll and his career an an art history professor. Included are two letters from Leon Kroll, one letter from Paul Cadmus, and three letters from Alexander Hogue in support of Davis' dissertation "The Life and Work of Leon Kroll with a Catalog of his Nudes", Ohio State University, 1993; a project file containing letters, photographs, printed material and writings regarding research prepared by Thomas Lingeman, a student of Kenneth Davis', at Ball State University comparing Claes Oldenburg's and Christo's monuments; a biography and printed material on Alexander Hogue sent to Davis from Christo; three letters to Davis from artist and colleague, Sid Chafetz, and printed material regarding Chafetz; a photograph of a work of art signed by Sol Lewitt; and a newspaper clipping about the show "Ohio Printmakers" at Kenyon College, 1968.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Kenneth M. Davis (1939- ) is a retired art history professor in Washington, D.C. Davis taught at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana from 1970-2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2018 and 2019 by Kenneth M. Davis.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001