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A Finding Aid to the Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers, circa 1900-2015

Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers, circa 1900-2015

Stocksdale, Bob, 1913-2003

Turner

Collection Information

Size: 19.5 linear feet

Summary: The papers of woodturner Bob Stocksdale and fiber artist Kay Sekimachi measure 19.5 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 2015. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, professional files, exhibition files, project files, personal business records, printed material, scrapbooks, photographic material, and artwork. Of note are records from Sekimachi's forced internment during World War II at Tanforan Assembly Center and Topaz War Relocation Center from 1942 to 1944.

Biographical/Historical Note

Bob Stocksdale (1913- 2003) was a woodturner active in California. Kay Sekimachi (1926- ) is a Japanese-American fiber artist and educator also active in California. Stocksdale and Sekimachi were married.

Provenance

The Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers were donated in 2003, 2004, and 2015 by Kay Sekimachi Stocksdale as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.

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Funding

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool.