Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kingwill
Creators:
King, William, 1925-2015
Dates:
1910-2007
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
15.7 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 2 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, correspondence, photographs, project files, writings, financial records, works of art, audio visual material, and printed material regarding the career of sculptor William King.
Scope and Contents
Biographical material includes a yearbook and an award from the National Academy of Design. Business and personal correspondence is with family, friends, and others among them Terry Dintenfass, John Waggaman, Willard Cummings, E. E. Cummings, Gay Talese, and John Canaday. Photographs are of King's family, friends, works of art, and installation shots. Detailed project files contain notes, diagrams, paper cut-outs, blueprints, and technical material. Writings include 16 v. of daily diaries and notes by King and the book "Uncle King's Album". Financial records include sales ledgers and records, contracts for sculptures, cancelled checks, receipts, deposit books, bank statements, and income tax records. Works of art include sketches, a sketchbook, drawings for editorial cartoons, and illustrated cards.
Scope and Contents
Audio visual material includes six untranscribed cassettes of an interview with King's mother, Florence D. King, a videocassette of King creating Amitie at SUNY Plattsburgh, 1977, 8 mm motion picture films and VHS videocassette copies relating to sculptures Twins and The Creative Spirit, a DVD video recording of King's profile for the Luce Center, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and an audio cassette recording of the 11th International Sculpture Conference (and corresponding program booklet) honoring King. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, invitations, announcements, and newspaper clippings. Also included is a memorandum book belonging to King's father Walter Blake King.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor; New York, N.Y.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
2.0 linear feet of correspondence, photographs, financial record, works of art and printed material available on 35mm microfilm reels 487-488 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan
Author
Sponsor
Funding for the preservation and transfer of the motion picture film provided by the Smithsonian's Women's Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated in installments from 1969-2008 by William King. Two linear feet of material was micorfilmed upon receipt (reels 487-488).

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dintenfass, Terry, 1920- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Talese, Gay Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Waggaman, John F., 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canaday, John, 1907-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alan Gallery (Charles Alan) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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