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April Kingsley and Budd Hopkins papers, 1956-1990

April Kingsley and Budd Hopkins papers, 1956-1990

Kingsley, April, 1941-


Collection Information

Size: 12.6 linear feet

Summary: The April Kingsley and Budd Hopkins papers measure 12.6 linear feet and date from 1956-1990. A majority of the collection relates to the work of April Kingsley and includes writings consisting of manuscript drafts, artists' files, project files, photographs and slides of works of art by others, and interviews with artists by Kingsley on microcassette. Material related to Budd Hopkins (2.6 linear feet) includes biographical information, writings including manuscripts, artwork proposals, correspondence, photographs and slides of Hopkins and his works of art, records of works sold, printed material, and interviews and a lecture.

Biographical/Historical Note

April Kingsley ( 1941- ) is an art critic in New York, N.Y. and Wellfleet, Mass. Kingsley was married to painter Budd Hopkins (1931-2011).


Donated 1980-1983 by Budd Hopkins. A majority if the papers were donated in 2018 by Grace Hopkins, April Kingsley's and Budd Hopkins' daughter.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of audio visual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.

How to Cite This Collection

April Kingsley and Budd Hopkins papers, 1956-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.