Kenneth Francis Bates papers, 1927-1973

Bates, Kenneth F. (Kenneth Francis), b. 1904 d. 1973
Active in Cleveland, Ohio

Collection size: 150 items.

Collection Summary: A career resumé; letters from friends and associates commenting on his two books, ENAMELING (1951) and BASIC DESIGN (1960); photographs of Bates and of his work; 5 scrapbooks which contain book covers designed by Bates, clippings, exhibition notices, etc.; 5 scrapbooks containing ca. 450 working sketches for his enamels, many on religious topics; and a transcript of an undated interview in which Bates discussed his enameling methods and the relationship of his work to his interest in gardening.

Biographical/Historical Note: Enamalist and craftsman; b. 1904; d. 1973; Euclid, Ohio

Lent for microfilming 1973 by Kenneth Bates.

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