Archives of American Art

Kenneth Kerslake papers

Collection ID:
Kerslake, Kenneth A., 1930-
circa 1949-2007
Physical Description:
3.8 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, photographs, writings, art work, project files, teaching material, financial material, and printed material regarding Kerslake's career as a printmaker and teacher.
Scope and Contents
Biographical material includes health files and personal statements. Correspondence includes letters from Lee Chesney, Hiram Williams, Todd Walker, John Weller, William Walmsley, Joan and Frank Gardner, and Warrington Colescott, students, and other friends and colleagues. Additional correspondence concerns Kerslake's exhibition submissions and commissions and his teaching career at the University of Florida.
Scope and Contents
Photographs are of Kerslake, his family and friends, and his exhibitions. Writings include a forward to a biography on Lee Chesney by Kerslake, miscellaneous typescripts, a 1970 journal, and an essay written while Kerslake was in graduate school. Art works includes print proofs, sketches, and annual holiday cards designed by Kerslake. Project files include fellowship applications, exhibitions featuring Kerslake's work, and his print series, "The Anatomies of the Star Spangled Man." Teaching material includes notes and syllabi, as well as workshop files including the University of Georgia study abroad program in Cortona, Italy and vitreography workshops at Littleton Studios in Spruce Pine, N.C., among others. Financial material includes two sales ledgers and various records pertaining to sales, honoraria, loans and donations. Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs (solo and group shows), one poster, and newspaper clippings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Printmaker and educator; Gainesville, Fla.; b. 1930; d. 2007 Kerslake joined the University of Florida faculty in 1958, where he founded its Printmaking Program. His work is found in many museums, including a permanent display at the University of Florida's Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2009 by Sarah Kerslake, widow of Kenneth Kerslake.

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

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