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Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers, circa 1900-2015

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 11 series.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , circa 1920-2003
1.5 Linear Feet
Box 1-2

Biographical materials relating to Bob Stocksdale include resumes and records from his eighty-fifth birthday party hosted by Forrest Merrill and from his memorial service. Records from the party include some print-outs of digital photographs, cards, invitations, printed material, and a menu.
Documentation belonging to Kay Sekimachi includes award ribbons, address notes, stationery, and resumes. Also of note are records originating from Sekimachi's forced relocation by the War Relocation Authority which include informational broadsheets, mess hall and food rations cards, an identification card, and work assignment information.
Sekimachi's school records include material from her early education in the California Bay Area, the Tanforan and Topaz centers, and later at the California College of Arts and Crafts. In letters written to her old classmates, Sekimachi describes the early days of her experience at Tanforan Relocation Center. Also found is a letter outlining a pact between Kay and her school friends at Topaz to meet again ten years after leaving camp in Utah. Handmade dance and party invitations comment on student and youth life at the internment camp. School projects are likely from Kay's schooling prior to Topaz and are on subjects such as ancient history, Europe, and the coronation of King George VI. Projects consist of notebooks containing drawings, collages, and writings.
The series is arranged as 2 subseries.
  • 1.1: General, 1942-2003
  • 1.2: School Records, circa 1920-1958
1.1: General, 1942-2003
Description Container
Addresses and Business Cards, circa 1950s-1980s
1
1
Awards, Ribbons, 1952-1961
1
2
Awards, Retirement Recognition, 1982
1
3
Calendar, 1956
1
4
Continuing Education Records, Swim Class, 1965
1
5
Events, Bob Stocksdale's 85th Birthday, 1998
1
6
Events, Bob Stocksdale's Memorial, Cards from Flowers, 2003
1
7
Events, Bob Stocksdale's Memorial, General, 2003
1
8
Events, Bob Stocksdale's Memorial, Photographs, 2003
1
9
Resumes and Biographical Sketches, circa 1990s-2002
1
10
Stationery, Sekimachi Handprints, circa 1950
1
11
War Relocation Authority, Brochures and Broadsheets about Internment, circa 1942-1944
1
12
War Relocation Authority, Food Rations and Mess Hall Card , 1942
1
13
War Relocation Authority, Leave Identification Card and Relocation Card, 1944
1
14
War Relocation Authority, Programs for Events at Topaz, circa 1944
1
15
War Relocation Authority, Work Assignment Form, 1943
1
16
1.2: School Records, circa 1920-1958
No Subnote Content
Description Container
Awards and Certificates, 1939-1941
1
17
California College of Arts and Crafts Records, 1946-1958
1
18
Dance and Party Invitations from Tanforan and Topaz, circa 1942-circa 1944
1
19
Diploma from Topaz High School, 1944
1
20
Graduation Memorabilia from Topaz High School, 1944
1
21
Identification and Membership Cards from Topaz High School, 1943
1
22
Letters from Tanforan and Topaz, circa 1942-1944
1
23
Newspapers, Topazette and Topaz Times Jr. and Ram-bler, 1942-1944
Topaz High School newsletters and newspapers written and published by students
1
24
Report Cards and Schedules, 1938-1944
Includes material from Tanforan and Topaz.
1
25
Reports and Projects, Source Material for Projects, circa 1937-circa 1941
1
26
Project from Longfellow Elementary School, 1938
1
27
Reports and Projects from Burbank Junior High, 1939-1940
1
28
Reports and Projects from Burbank Junior High, 1941
1
29
Reports and Projects from Burbank Junior High, 1941
1
30
Reports and Projects from Tanforan and Topaz High School, 1942-1944
1
31
Reports and Projects, Undated Material probably from Burbank Junior High, circa 1940-circa 1941
1
32
Reports and Projects, California College of Arts and Crafts, circa 1947
1
33
Weaving Course Manual, Kay Geary Class, 1947
2
1
Writings and Notes from Topaz High School, 1943-1944
2
2
Writings and Notes from Topaz High School, 1943-1944
2
3
Yearbook from Burbank Junior High School, 1941
2
4

Series 2: Correspondence , 1943-2014
7.6 Linear Feet
Box 2-10

Letters are from friends, professional acquaintances and fellow artists, collectors and clients, family, gallerists, and museums and institutions. The majority of the correspondence is that of Kay Sekimachi and Bob and Kay as a couple. Also found are extensive greeting and holiday cards from friends and family.
Correspondents include: Adela Akers, Norman Anderson, Peter Collingwood, Dianne Dennis, Dominic DiMare, Marion and Jorge Hildebrandt, Jack Lenor Larsen, Karl Lønning, Sam and Alfreda Maloof, Signe Mayfield, Forrest L. Merrill, Dorothy Miller, Sheila O'hara, Miné Okubo, Hal Painter, Mimi Santal, Nancy Selvin, Barbara Shawcroft, Ramona Solberg, Miguel Peck Wall, Joan Watkins, and many others.
Some letters are signed with first names only which are found at the end of the alphabetical correspondence. Researchers should note that holiday and greeting cards are minimally arranged due to many lacking dates and full names. Additional correspondence may be found in Series 4 and Series 5.
Description Container Select
A, 1952-2003
2
5
Akers, Adela, 1980-2004
2
6
American Craft Council, 1982-2012
2
7
American Friends Service Committee, 1998-2003
2
8
Andersen, Irene Poons, 1995-2001
2
9
Anderson, Norman, 1982-2010
2
10
Anderson, Thyrza, 1994-1997
2
11
Anneberg, Margery, 1973-1990
2
12
Arai-Abramson, Lucy, 1992-1999
2
13
Aronson, Lisa, 1977-1999
2
14
Austin, Carole, 1998-2006
2
16
Ba-Be, 1955-2014
2
17
Bl-Br, 1959-2010
2
18
Barnes, Dorothy Gill, 1990-1994
2
19
Besser, Sanford, 1982-1994
2
20
Bloome, Mark, 1994
2
21
Bolger, Peter, 1975-2014
2
22
Brandford, Joanne Segal, 1985-1995
2
23
Bridges, Noriko (Nikki), 1994
2
24
British Crafts Centre, 1974
2
25
Burchard, Christian, 1997
2
26
Buscho, Ann and Bob, 1979-1980
2
27
C, 1968-2006
2
28
California Crafts Museum, 1993-1994
2
29
Campbell, June, 1992-1999
2
30
Canzoneri, Helen, 1984-1991
2
31
Chinen, Sharon, 1993-2000
2
32
Clay, Robert and Sue, 1977-1979
2
33
Cleveland Museum of Art, 1997
2
34
Collingwood, Peter and Elizabeth Bell, 1974-2002
2
35
Cook, Alexander and Camille, 1996-2004
2
36
Cort, Charles and Eleanor, 1957
2
37
Craft and Folk Art Museum, 1995-2004
2
38
Craft Horizons, 1956
2
39
D, 1956-2012
2
40
Dean, Judith, circa 1990
2
41
Dennis, Dianne, 1983-1995
2
42
DiMare, Dominic, 1998-2014
2
43
DuBois, Emily, 1998-2005
2
44
Dusenbury, Mary, 1981-1989
2
45
E, 1959-2003
2
46
Eddy, Kay, 1983-1990
2
47
Ehrhardt, Carole and Frank, 1998-2009
2
48
Espenet, Arthur, 1972
3
1
F, 1953-2010
3
2
Fairbanks, Jonathon, 1988-1999
3
3
Friends of Fiber Art International, 1988-1993
3
4
G, 1955-2004
3
5
Ha-Ho, 1953-2002
3
6
Hu-Hz, 1953-2002
3
7
Hall, Gaylord and Roy Leeper, 2001-2004
3
8
Hall, Julie, 1974
3
9
Handweavers Guild of America, 1971-1974
3
10
Harris, Nancy, 1995-1996
3
11
Hauseur, Krystal, 2008-2011
3
12
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1956
3
13
Hickman, Pat, 1995-2002
3
14
Hildebrandt, Marion and Jorge, 1990-2006
3
15
Hildebrandt, Marion and Jorge, 1990-2006
3
16
Hiroi, Tsutomu, 1962-1993
3
17
Honig, Margot Dennes, 1995-1999
3
18
Horiachi, Toshiko, circa 1960
3
19
I, 1990-2001
3
20
Iwata, Kiyomi, 1983-2014
3
21
J, 1965-1999
3
22
Jennings, Carl and Elizabeth, 1993-1996
3
23
Johnson, Chalmer, 2003
3
24
Jurga, Halina, 1981-1982
3
25
K, 1971-2009
3
26
Kaneko, Jun, circa 1990
3
27
Kaplan, Jack, 1953
3
28
Kato, Kuniko Lucy, 1976-1982
3
29
Kaufman, Ruth, 1986-1992
3
30
Kawai, Kae, 1999-2002
3
31
Kimura, Aya, 1986
3
32
Kobayashi, Keiko, 1979-2001
3
33
Kobi, Michi, 2000-2001
3
34
Kowert, Solange, 1950s-1964
3
35
Kriegbaum, Bertha and Virginia, 1977-1992
3
36
La-Li, 1951-2003
3
37
Lo-Ly, 1951-2003
3
38
Laky, Gyongy, 1976-2004
3
39
Larsen, Jack Lenor, 1970s-2014
3
40
Larsen, Jack Lenor, 1970s-2014
3
41
Larsen, Jack Lenor, 1970s-2014
3
42
Larsen, Jack Lenor, 1970s-2014
3
43
Lederer, Hanni, 2000-2010
3
44
Leong, Po Shun, 1996-2002
3
45
Lester, Michelle, 1977-1987
3
46
Lønning, Karl, 1993-1999
3
47
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1998-2001
3
48
Lucas-Andreae, Augusta, 1966-2004
3
49
Ma-Me, 1977-2000
3
50
Mi-Mu, 1957-2013
4
1
Maloof, Sam and Alfreda, 1971-2006
4
2
Maru Family, 1994-2004
4
3
Mason, Jane and Arthur, 1992-1998
4
4
Matsubara, Naoko, 1961-2005
4
5
Matsutsuyu, Emiko, 1990-1999
4
6
Mayfield, Signe, 2002-2003
4
7
Merrill, Forrest L. , 2011
4
8
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1990-1999
4
9
Miller, Dorothy, 1983-1995
4
10
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1992-2002
4
11
Mint Museum of Craft and Design, 2000
4
12
Montgomery, Susan, 1981-1982
4
13
Mount Lassen Weavers Club, 1956
4
14
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1983-2014
4
15
Museum of Modern Art, 1968-1970
4
16
N, 1973-2002
4
17
Nakashima, George, Marion and Kevin, 1990-1992
4
18
Nassington Press LTD., 1979
4
19
Negoro, Minnie, 1992-1996
4
20
Nordness, Lee, 1977-1984
4
21
O, 1964-1998
4
22
Oakland Museum of California, 1979-2004
4
23
Ochi, Ellen Akiko, 1947-1949
4
24
Ohara, Sheila, 1979-2004
4
25
Okubo, Miné , 1956-1959
4
26
Okubo, Miné , 1960-1969
4
27
Okubo, Miné , 1970-1979
4
28
Okubo, Miné , 1970-1979
4
29
Okubo, Miné , 1980-1989
4
30
Okubo, Miné , 1990-2000s
4
31
P, 1953-2012
4
32
Painter, Hal, 1973, 1993
4
33
Parker, Gertrud, 1992-2001
4
34
Parnham Trust Limited, 1980
4
35
Parrott, Alice, 1975-1977
4
36
Parsons, Agus H. , 1955-1965
4
37
Pentler, Funiko, 1965-1970s
4
38
Peterson, Lisa Lee and Skiff, 1979-2000
4
39
Pfeifer, Susan, 1995
4
40
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2009
4
41
Pilger, Jean, 1961-1962
4
42
Pohlmann, Albrecht, 1992-1998
4
43
Pope, Helen Work, 1950s, 1982-1983
4
44
Quandt, Elizabeth, circa 1970
4
45
R, 1955-2014
4
46
Renk, Merry, 2000-2003
4
47
Rocheleau, Dennis W., 1998-2003
4
48
Rossbach, Ed, circa 1985
5
1
Rucker, Karon, 1975-1976
5
2
Russell, Ellen, 2003
5
3
Sa-Sh, 1965-2009
5
4
Si-Sz, 1976-2004
5
5
Saint Paul Gallery and School of Art, 1953
5
6
San Francisco State University, 1994-1997
5
7
Santal, Mimi, 2004-2005
5
8
Saver, Jane, 1994-2012
5
9
Schiba, Cynthia, 1987
5
10
Schuman, Dr. M. C., 1945-1947
5
11
Schwarcz, June, 1956-2008
5
12
Selvin, Nancy, 1978-2001
5
13
Shakerag Workshop, 2007
5
14
Shawcroft, Barbara, 1972-2002
5
15
Skowronski, Hella, 1982
5
16
Slemmons, Kiff and Rod, 1998-2014
5
17
Smith, Clint, 2001
5
18
Smith, Sherri, 1986
5
19
Smithsonian Institution, 1983-2006
5
20
Smithsonian Institution, 1983-2006
5
21
Solberg, Ramona, 1950s-2004
5
22
Saint-Gilles, Amaury, 1982-1999
5
23
Stanley, Martha, 1980-1989
5
24
Stocksdale, Joy, 1970s-1980s
5
25
Stocksdale, Kim, 1995-2002
5
26
Sutton, Ann, 1974-1995
5
27
T, 1952-2004
5
28
Takaezu, Toshiko, 1987-2005
5
29
Talley, Charles S., 1980-1982
5
30
Textile Museum, 1980
5
31
Thomas, Laura Work, 1978
5
32
Togasaki, Kiyoshi, 1975-1995
5
33
Tomye, 2003
5
35
Torige, Anne, 1985-2001
5
36
Tremblay, Gail, 1983-1985
5
37
U, 1966-1992
5
39
University of California, 1975-1993
5
40
University of Hawaii, 2003
5
41
V, 1977-2008
5
42
Wa-Wi, 1963-2012
5
43
Wo-Wy, 1965-2008
5
44
Wada, Yoshiko Iwamoto, circa 1980
5
45
Wall, Miguel Peck, 1962-1966
5
46
Waller, Irene, 1972
5
47
Walsh, Carol, 1974
5
48
Wattsberg, Linda, 1997
5
49
Watkins, Joan, 1969-1979
5
50
Watkins, Joan, 1980-1989
5
51
Watkins, Joan, 1990-1995
6
1
Watkins, Joan, 1996
6
2
Watkins, Joan, 1997-1998
6
3
Watkins, Joan, 2005
6
4
Wayne, June, 1973
6
5
Weaver, Claire, circa 1955
6
6
Weavers Workshop Limited, 1976
6
7
Weed, Walter, 1981-2003
6
8
Welte, Sigrid, 1993-2002
6
9
Whipple, Lillian, 1991
6
10
Wong, Charles, 2001-2002
6
11
Wright, Sue and Dave, 1981-1996
6
12
Y, 1944-2002
6
13
Z, 1991
6
14
Zuber, Judy, 1990-1991
6
15
First Names Only, A, 1950s-2000s
6
16
First Names Only, A, 1950s-2000s
6
17
First Names Only, B, 1950s-2000s
6
18
First Names Only, B, 1950s-2000s
6
19
First Names Only, C, 1950s-2000s
6
20
First Names Only, D, 1950s-2000s
6
21
First Names Only, E, 1950s-2000s
6
22
First Names Only, F, 1950s-2000s
6
23
First Names Only, G, 1950s-2000s
6
24
First Names Only, H, 1950s-2000s
6
25
First Names Only, I, 1950s-2000s
6
26
First Names Only, J, 1950s-2000s
6
27
First Names Only, J, 1950s-2000s
6
28
First Names Only, K, 1950s-2000s
6
29
First Names Only, L, 1950s-2000s
6
30
First Names Only, M, 1950s-2000s
6
31
First Names Only, M, 1950s-2000s
7
1
First Names Only, N, 1950s-2000s
7
2
First Names Only, O, 1950s-2000s
7
3
First Names Only, P, 1950s-2000s
7
4
First Names Only, R, 1950s-2000s
7
5
First Names Only, S, 1950s-2000s
7
6
First Names Only, T, 1950s-2000s
7
7
First Names Only, U, 1950s-2000s
7
8
First Names Only, V, 1950s-2000s
7
9
First Names Only, W, 1950s-2000s
7
10
First Names Only, Y, 1950s-2000s
7
11
First Names Only, Illegible, or Unsigned, 1950s-2000s
7
12
Condolence Letters, 2003
7
13-24
Condolence Letters, 2003
8
1-2
Greeting and Holiday Cards, 1940s-2010s
8
3-17
Greeting and Holiday Cards, 1940s-2010s
9
1-18
Postcards, Blank, circa 1950s-1990s
10
1
Wedding Cards, 1972
10
2
Wedding Cards, 1972
10
3

Series 3: Writings and Notes , 1960s-2008
0.2 Linear Feet
Box 10

Scattered writings, likely by Kay Sekimachi, include hanging instructions and notes. There are transcripts of two interviews with Sekimachi, one by Suzanne Baizerman and the other is unsigned. Also found are writings about Sekimachi and Stocksdale by Jack Lenor Larsen, Tran Turner, and Yoshiko Uchida, among others, and a print-out of the history section of the Topaz Internment Camp website.
Description Container Select
Hanging Instructions, circa 1970
10
4
History of Topaz Internment Camp, Printout of Website, 2008
10
5
Interview with Kay Sekimachi, Unsigned, circa 1970
10
6
Interview with Kay Sekimachi, by Suzanne Baizerman, 2001, 2007
10
7
Notes, Addresses, 1960s-1980s
10
8
By Others
on Bob Stocksdale, by Yoshiko Uchida, 1969
10
9
on Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi, by Others, 1969-1977
10
10
on Textiles, by Jack Lenor Larsen, circa 1970s
10
11

Series 4: Professional Files , 1950s-2011
1.1 Linear Feet
Box 10-11, 22

Material concerning Bob Stocksdale's and Kay Sekimachi's activities as a wood turner and textile artist respectively are found within this series. Generally, files may include correspondence, financial documentation and agreements, proposals, and printed material and concern lectures, conferences with professional organizations, awards received, oral history interviews, and writings by others.
Also found are documents relating to the technique, process, and raw material purchase of weaving. These files include correspondence from textile companies such as Joynell and Kroll which described and provided samples and sourcing for Sekimachi. Her techniques, process, and design are found through notebooks, perhaps from a school class, giving outlines and instruction on basic weaving and examples of design.
Raw material found in this series is likely to be study samples rather than Kay's original designs which are found in Series 11.
Description Container Select
American Craft Council, 1988
10
12
The Art of Basketry by Karl Lønning, 1999
10
13
Article, "Weaving the Sea," American Craft Magazine, 2010
10
14
Award Files
American Craft Council Gold Medal to Bob Stocksdale, 1995
10
15
American Craft Council Gold Medal to Kay Sekimachi, 2002-2003
10
16
Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association Home Remodel Award, 1979
10
17
Fuller Craft Museum Luminaries Gala Award, 2009-2011
10
18
James Renwick Alliance, Master of the Medium, 1996-2001
10
19
Women's Caucus for Art, 1997
10
20
Women's Caucus for Art, 1997
10
21
Conference, Wood Art Collectors' Conference, 1998
10
22
HALI Publications, Ltd., 2007
10
23
Lecture, San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, 1997-2002
10
24
Oral History, Archives of American Art, 2002
10
25
Oral History, Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, 1992-1998
10
26
Professional Organization, Printed Material, 1950s-1990s
10
27
Weaving
Correspondence, 1962-1963
10
28
Correspondence, 1962-1963
10
29
Correspondence, 1962-1963
10
30
Material and Equipment Orders, 1970s
10
31
Material and Equipment Orders, 1970s
10
32
Material and Equipment Orders, 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 22, F5
10
33
Techniques, Process, and Designs, 1950s-1985
10
34
Techniques, Process, and Designs, 1950s-1985
10
35
Techniques, Process, and Designs, 1950s-1985
10
36
Weaving
Techniques, Process, and Designs, 1950s-1985
11
1
Techniques, Process, and Designs, 1950s-1985
11
2
Techniques, Process, and Designs, 1950s-1985
11
3
Techniques, Process, and Designs, 1950s-1985
11
4
Techniques, Process, and Designs, 1950s-1985
11
5
Techniques, Process and Designs, 1950s-1985
11
6
Techniques, Process and Designs, 1950s-1985
11
7
Weaver Studio Design, 2007
11
8
Oversized Material and Equipment Orders, Samples from Box 10, F33, circa 1960s
22
5

Series 5: Exhibition Files , 1951-2015
2.9 Linear Feet
Box 11-14

Exhibition files may include correspondence, letters of congratulations, proposals, printed materials, lists, writings, guest books, appraisals and loan agreements, condition reports, and photographs. Extensive material is found for three exhibitions showcasing the works of Stocksdale and Sekimachi: Marriage in Form, In the Realm of Nature, and Loom and Lathe. These exhibitions were shown at multiple locations in the 1990s and 2000s. A digital sound recording of the recollections of Emma Gunterman on Bob Stocksdale at Berkeley is included among the resources for the exhibition In the Realm of Nature. It was recorded by her son, Tom Gunterman.
Gallery files contain general correspondence and correspondence or financial records relating to multiple or unnamed exhibitions.
The series is arranged as 5 subseries. This series relies heavily on original order and folder titles. Whenever possible, the proper name of an exhibition is found in the folder title. Additional general correspondence from galleries and institutions may be found in Series 2.
  • 5.1: Marriage in Form, 1992-1998
  • 5.2: In the Realm of Nature, 1991-2015
  • 5.3: Loom and Lathe, 2006-2011
  • 5.4: General, 1951-2014
  • 5.5: Gallery and Institution Files, 1956-2013
5.1: Marriage in Form, 1992-1998
Description Container
Correspondence, General, 1994
11
9
Correspondence, American Craft Museum Opening, 1995
11
10
Correspondence, Catalog, 1993-1996
11
11
Correspondence, Catalog, 1993-1996
11
12
Correspondence, Catalog, 1993-1996
11
13
Printed Material, Clippings, 1993-1996
11
14
Printed Material, General, 1993-1996
11
15
Printed Material, Related, 1995
11
16
Lists of Works of Art, 1992-1993
11
17
Name Tags, circa 1998
11
18
Writings and Notes, circa 1990s
11
19
Arkansas Art Center, 1994
11
20
Palo Alto Cultural Center, 1993-1994
11
21
5.2: In the Realm of Nature, 1991-2015
Description Container
Correspondence, General, 2009-2012
11
22
Correspondence, Ron Roszkiewicz, 2008
11
23
Correspondence, Resources, 2010
Includes a sound recording on 1 electronic disk (CD).
11
24
Proposal, 2011-2012
11
25
Lists of Works of Art and Collectors, 2008-2012
11
26
Notebook, 2010
11
27
Writings and Notes, 2014-2015
11
28
Appraisals, 1991-2011
11
29
5.3: Loom and Lathe, 2006-2011
Description Container
Guest Book, 2008
12
1
Berkeley Art Center, Contracts and Checklists, 2006-2007
12
2
Berkeley Art Center, Correspondence, 2008
12
3
Berkeley Art Center, Opening, 2008
12
4
Berkeley Art Center, Condition Reports, 2007-2008
12
5
Berkeley Art Center, Lenders, 2007
12
6
Fuller Craft Museum, 2009-2011
12
7
Maloof Foundation, Flax Bowls, 2008
12
8
Condition Reports, General, 2011
12
9
Condition Reports, General, 2011
12
10
5.4: General, 1951-2014
Description Container
Invitational Ceramic and Textile Art Exhibition, Scripps College, 1951-1952
12
11
California State Fair, 1952-1955
12
12
Annual Textile Exhibit, Rotunda Gallery (San Francisco, California), 1953
12
13
State Fair of Texas, 1953
12
14
Designer-Craftsmen USA, 1953, San Francisco Museum of Art, 1953, 1953
12
15
American Craftsmen, 1957, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1957
12
16
Threads of History, American Federation of the Arts, 1967
12
17
Design is....., National Collection of Fine Arts, 1972
12
18
Woven Structures, Camden Arts Centre (London, England), 1972
12
19
Sixth International Biennial of Tapestry, Centre International de la Tapisserie Ancienne et Moderne (Lausanne, Switzerland), 1972-1974
12
20
Fiberworks--The Americans and Japan, National Museum of Modern Art (Kyoto, Japan), 1976-1978
12
21
The Eloquent Object, Philbrook Museum of Art , 1983-1988
12
22
Japanese-American Women Artists: Fiber and Metal, Evergreen Galleries (Olympia, Washington), 1984
12
23
Design in America, U.S. Information Agency, 1985-1989
12
24
Fiber R/Evolution, Milwaukee Art Museum, 1985
12
25
Fiber Artistry, Arizona State University, 1988
12
26
Craft: Today USA, American Craft Museum, 1989-1992
12
27
International Turned Objects Show (ITOS), International Sculpture Center (Washington, D.C.), 1989-1991
12
28
Art In Embassies, United States Department of State, 1991-1996
12
29
Out of the Woods: Turned Wood by American Craftsmen, Cornell Gallery (Atlanta, Georgia), 1992
12
30
The Studio Craft Movement: 1945-1965, American Craft Museum, 1996-2006
12
31
Tea Bowl: Imperfect Harmony, Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, 1996-1998
12
32
Sam Maloof, Kay Sekimachi, and Bob Stocksdale: Perfection in Form, Del Mano Gallery (Altadena, California), 1997
12
33
Held and Let Go, Olive Art Center of the California College of Arts and Crafts (Oakland, California), 1998
12
34
Across the Grain, Wood Turning Center, Yale University, 1999
12
35
Far Out: Bay Area Design, 1967-1973, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1999-2000
12
36
Material Witness: Masters of California Craft, Crocker Art Museum, 1999-2000
12
37
The Art of Craft: Works from the Saxe Collection, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1999
12
38
Side by Side, Contemporary Fine Art (Tokyo, Japan), circa 1990s
12
39
Craft in America, Touring Exhibition, 1999-2000
12
40
Spliterati-01 Ply-Split Braiding Convention (Leicester, United Kingdom), 1999-2001
12
41
Wood Turning in North America Since 1930, Yale University, 2000-2003
12
42
The Woven Form: Carole Beadle & Kay Sekimachi, Cabrillo Gallery (Aptos, California), 2000
12
43
An Intimate Reading: The Books of Kay Sekimachi, Craft and Folk Art Museum, 2000
12
44
Naturally Baskets, Cornell Gallery (Atlanta, Georgia), 2001
12
45
Kay Sekimachi - An Intimate Eye: Woven & Paper Objects, Mengei International Museum (La Jolla, California), 2001
12
46
Leading the Way: Asian Americacn Artists of the Older Generation, Gordon College (Wenham, Massachusetts), 2001
12
47
Bob Stocksdale - Eighty-Eight Turnings: from the Collection of Forrest Merrill, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, 2001
12
49
Bob Stocksdale - Eighty-Eight Turnings: from the Collection of Forrest Merrill, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, 2001
12
50
Bob Stocksdale - Eighty-Eight Turnings: from the Collection of Forrest Merrill, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, 2001
12
51
Bob Stocksdale - Eighty-Eight Turnings: from the Collection of Forrest Merrill, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, 2001
13
1
Voice, Image, Gesture: Selections from the Jewish Museum's Collections, 1945-2000, The Jewish Museum, 2001
13
2
Baskets Now: USA, Arkansas Art Center, 2001-2002
13
3
7th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, University of Hawai'i, 2002
13
4
American Craft Council Medal Awards Exhibition, 2002
13
5
Threads on the Edge: The Daphne Farago Fiber Art Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2002-2003
13
6
California Contemporary Craft, Falkirk Cultural Center (San Rafael, California), 2002
13
7
Fantastic Fibers, 2003, Yeiser Art Center (Paducah, Kentucky), 2003
13
8
Revealing Influences: Conversations with Bay Area Artists, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, 2003-2004
13
9
Issho/Together: Japanese Art, Meridian Gallery (San Francisco, California), 2004-2005
13
10
California Designs, 2004, Baulines Craft Guild (San Rafael, California), 2004-2005
13
11
Scents of Purpose: Artists Interpret the Spice Box, Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco, California), 2005
13
12
Basket (Re)volution, Fuller Art Museum, 2005
13
13
Fiber Art Exhibition, Taiwan, 2005-2007
13
14
Folk Art for the Soul, Museum of Craft and Folk art, 2006
13
15
Asian/American/Modern Art: Shifty Currents, 1900-1970, de Young Museum, 2006-2008
13
16
Pulp Function, Fuller Craft Museum, 2006-2009
13
17
Timeless Vessels, Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston, Massachusetts), 2006-2007
13
18
Members Near & Far, Pacific Textile Arts (Fort Bragg, California), 2007
13
19
Saturn Returns: Back to the Future of Fiber Art, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, 2007
13
20
New Works/Old Story: 80 Artists at the Passover Table, Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco, California), 2008-2009
13
21
Life of Making - Works by Jim Melchert, June Schwarcz, and Kay Sekimachi, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, 2008-2009
13
22
Celebrating Imogen, Cavallo Point (Sausalito, California), 2008-2010
13
23
The House that Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945-1985, The Huntington Library Art Collection and Botanical Gardens (San Marino, California), 2009-2011
13
24
21st Annual Artistry in Wood, Sonoma County Museum, 2009
13
23
By Hand: The Fine Art of Craft, Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary's College of California, 2010
13
24
Crafting Modernism: Mid-century American Art and Design, Museum of Arts and Design (New York City, New York), 2010
13
25
Sourcing the Museum, The Textile Museum (Washington, D.C.), 2010-2011
13
26
GOLD - American Craft Council Gold Medalists: 1994-2010, American Craft Council, 2011
13
27
National Basketry Organization Exhibition, 2011
13
28
Golden State of Craft: California 1960-1985, Craft and Folk Art Museum (Los Angeles, California), 2011
13
29
California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2011-2012
13
30
Collection of Forrest Merrill, Textile Museum (Washington, D.C.), 2012
13
31
Turn, Wave, Fire, and Fold: Vessels from the FLM Collection, SFO Museum (San Francisco, California), 2014
13
32
General, Guest Book, 2000s
13
33
General, Guest Book, 2000s
13
34
General, Unidentified, 1990s-2000s
13
35
5.5: Gallery and Institution Files, 1956-2013
Description Container
ACCI Gallery, 2005
13
36
Amaury St-Gilles, Contemporary Fine Arts, 1985-1996
13
37
Art Works Downtown, 2005
13
38
Arts Pacifica, 2004
13
39
Brown/Grotta Gallery, 1992-2001
13
40
Brown/Grotta Gallery, 1992-2001
13
41
Cornell Gallery, 1995-1998
13
42
Craft Alliance, 2005
13
43
del Mano Gallery, 1996-2006
13
44
Flinn Gallery, 2004
13
45
Helen Day Art Center, 2003
13
46
Insite Antiques and Designs, 2011
13
47
Joanne Rapp Gallery, 1993-1998
13
48
Linda Hodges Gallery, 1988
13
49
Museum of Contemporary Craft, 1956
13
50
Palo Alto Cultural Center, 1996-1998
13
51
Pro-Art Gallery, 1991-1993
13
52
Ruth Kaufmann Gallery, Inc., 1970-1973
14
1
Shibumi Gallery, 2009-2013
14
2
Snyderman Gallery, 1998-1999
14
3
Studio 7 Gallery, 1998-1999
14
4
The Sybans Gallery, 1996-1997
14
5
Thirteen Moons Gallery, 2002-2007
14
6
Thirteen Moons Gallery, 2002-2007
14
7
Velvet da Vinci Gallery, 2008-2011
14
8
Virginia Breier, 2004
14
9

Series 6: Project Files , circa 1900-2004
0.3 Linear Feet
Box 14

Project files contain material concerning proposed book projects, commissions, a retrospective on the work of Bob Stocksdale by Kay Sekimachi, and a portfolio of Kay Sekimachi's work by Telos. Aside from the Telos publication, is it unclear whether the other works were published. Documents on the Sekimachi's retrospective of her husband's work includes Stocksdale family memorabilia, photographs, clippings, marriage records, and correspondence. Commission files may include thread samples, designs and sketches, a statement on work, and correspondence.
Description Container Select
Book Project, Agreement, Bob Stocksdale: Woodturner, 1984
14
10
Book Project, Nouvel Objet, 1998-2001
14
11
Commission, Display Case for Sculpture, 1976
14
12
Commission, Fiber Sculpture for Bunker Hill Hotel, 1976
14
13
Commission, Tapestry for Dorshkind Family, 1960
14
14
Retrospective on Bob Stocksdale by Kay Sekimachi, Stocksdale Family, circa 1900-2006
14
15
Retrospective on Bob Stocksdale by Kay Sekimachi, Memorabilia and Clippings, 1913-1970
14
16
Retrospective on Bob Stocksdale by Kay Sekimachi, Memorabilia and Clippings, 1990s
14
17
Retrospective on Bob Stocksdale by Kay Sekimachi, Memorabilia and Clippings, 2000-2003
14
18
Telos Portfolio Collection: Kay Sekimachi, Agreement and Proposal, 2002
14
19
Telos Portfolio Collection: Kay Sekimachi, Writings by Others, Excerpts, circa 2002-2004
14
20
Telos Portfolio Collection: Kay Sekimachi, Correspondence, Invoices and Receipts, 2003-2004
14
21
Telos Portfolio Collection: Kay Sekimachi, Proof with Notes, circa 2004
14
22
Telos Portfolio Collection: Kay Sekimachi, on Book Signing, 2004
14
23
Telos Portfolio Collection: Kay Sekimachi, Published Work, 2004
14
24

Series 7: Personal Business Records , 1970s-2010
0.7 Linear Feet
Box 14-15

Bob Stocksdale's sales books date from 1973 to 1978 and include the name of purchaser, destination, date and name of work (or a description) and amounts paid. Purchase records include works purchased Stocksdale and Sekimachi from Sheila O'hara. Representation agreements are with Barbara Okun and Sterling Associates. Other business records include address lists, appraisals, consignment and insurance records, and a stock certificate.
Description Container Select
Addresses and Mailing Lists, 1970s-2000
14
25
Appraisals, 2001
14
26
Collectors, 1992
14
27
Consignment Receipts, 1978-2003
14
28
Contract, 2010
14
29
Insurance, 2003
14
30
Purchase Records, 1994-1995
14
31
Representation Agreements, 1971-1989
14
32
Royalty Reports, 1970s
14
33
Sales Booklet, Kay Sekimachi, 1996-2000
14
34
Sales Book, Bob Stocksdale, 1973
14
35
Sales Book, Bob Stocksdale, 1974
14
36
Sales Book, Bob Stocksdale, 1975
14
37
Sales Book, Bob Stocksdale, 1976
14
38
Sales Book, Bob Stocksdale, 1977
15
1
Sales Book, Bob Stocksdale, 1978
15
2
Sales Book, Bob Stocksdale, 1978
15
3
Slide Digitization, 2012
15
4
Stock Certificate, 1980
15
5

Series 9: Scrapbooks , 1937-1946
0.9 Linear Feet
Box 17, 21

Four scrapbooks were compiled by Kay Sekimachi and date from 1937 to 1944. Loose material was likely intended to be included in a later volume or added to the fourth scrapbook. Scrabooks 1-3 contain printed materials such as valentines and images of food, babies and children, birds, and clothing as well as notes and sketches by Sekimachi. The fourth scrapbook dates from the end of Sekimachi's internment at Topaz and later relocation to Cincinnati, Ohio. The scrapbook includes sketches and printed material concerning local and global current events. Loose material includes employment and relocation assignments, notes, church bulletins, maps, clippings and other printed materials, and sketches.
Description Container Select
Scrapbook 1, 1937-1938
Oversized material housed in Box 21, F1
17
19
Scrapbook 2, 1938 August
Oversized material housed in Box 21, F2
17
20
Scrapbook 3, 1938 November
Oversized material housed in Box 21, F3
17
21
Scrapbook 4, 1940s-1944
Oversized material housed in Box 21, F4
17
22
Loose Material
Employment Records, Sperti, Inc., 1944-1945
17
23
Notes, 1937-1947
17
24
Church Bulletins, circa 1945
17
25
Clippings, circa 1940-1946
17
26
Clippings, circa 1940-1946
17
27
Japanese-American Publications Integrator and Topaz Times, 1945
Publications written by Japanese Americans on internment and subsequent "resettlement program" efforts after the war.
17
28
Maps, 1940s
Includes small map where Sekimachi tracked path from original home in California to Tanforan Assembly Center, Topaz Relocation Center, and Cincinnati, Ohio.
17
29
Programs, Art and Music, circa 1940-1946
17
30
Sketches, Notes, 1938 November
17
31
Sketches, circa 1945
17
32
Valentines, 1937-1938
17
33
Oversized Scrapbooks from Box 17, F19-22, 1937-1944
21
1-4

Series 10: Photographic Material , circa 1950-2001
0.9 Linear Feet
Box 18

This series contains scattered portraits of Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi. Photos of others include Miné Okubo and other friends. Also found are photos and a portfolio of works of art. The bulk of this series consists of slides from various locations and homes. Titles of folders were taken from the original slide boxes.
Description Container Select
Kay Sekimachi, with her Loom and Artwork, 1974
18
1
Kay Sekimachi, Teaching a Course at San Jose State University, 1975 Summer
18
2
Bob Stocksdale, by Tina C. LeCoff, 2001
18
3
Miné Okubo with Roy Leeper and Cecil Thompson, 1980s
18
4
Others, circa 1967
18
5
Album, Bob and Kay with their Art and in Process, 1993
18
6
Portfolio of Works of Art, Kay Sekimachi, circa 1950
18
7
Portfolio of Works of Art, Architectural Mockups, Kay Sekimachi, circa 1955
18
8
Works of Art, Exhibitions by Keiko Kobayashi, 1998
18
9
Works of Art, Kay Sekimachi, circa 1980s
18
10
Works of Art, Bob Stocksdale, circa 1950s-1980s
18
11
Miscellaneous and Unidentifed , 1970s
18
12
Negatives and Transparencies, circa 1950s-1990s
18
13-16
Slides
Albert's Box, Shell Desk, 1970s
18
17
Arrowmont, 1987 June
18
18
Arrowmont, 1987 June
18
19
Bob's Birthday Party, circa 1974
18
20
Canyon de Chelley, Grand Canyon, Maria Martines, Adam and Santana, 1975
18
21
Carl Jennings, 1975
18
22
Death Valley, 1977 January
18
23
Deliberate Entanglements, 1972
18
24
Edinburgh, Scotland, 1979
18
25
England, 1980
18
26-29
Hawaii, 1973-1980
18
30-31
Houses, 1978-1979
18
32-35
Japan, 1975-1977
18
36-39
Los Angeles Sunset Beach, 1966
18
40
Marble, Colorado, 1976
18
41
Mesa Verde, 1976
18
42
Mimi and Children, 1970-1972
18
43-45
Miscellaneous, 1966-1983
18
46
Outhouses, Hy Goldenberg, Huntington, Indiana, 1983
18
47
Oxford Flour Mill, Witchita, Kansas, 1984
18
48
Southhampton, Gayle Wilson, Iwata/Sekimachi Show, Minskoff, Cohen Carmel, 1983
18
49
Taos, Grand Canyon, UCLA, Karon Ruckers, 1972
18
50
Timber Cove, Thanksgiving, Kitty Baby, 1966
18
51
Tsugawa, Kushida-Glass Beach, Bodega Ranch, 1967
18
52
Yosemite, Glen Ellen, 1973
18
53
Yvonne, 1970
18
54

Series 11: Artwork , 1942-circa 1970
1.1 Linear Feet
Box 18-20, 22-23

Artworks by Kay Sekimachi include pencil and watercolor sketches of Tanforan Assembly Center, designs for garments, fabrics, and tapestries, and a sketch of an exhibition announcement. Weaving portfolios contain finished examples of Kay's textile designs and patterns. Also found is a sketch, likely by Roy Leeper.
Description Container Select
Tanforan, Watercolor Sketches, 1942
18
55
Tanforan, Watercolor Sketches, 1942
Oversized material housed in Box 22, F1
18
56
Tanforan, Pencil Sketches, 1942
18
57
Designs for Fabrics, circa 1950s-1970s
18
58
Designs for Fabrics, circa 1950
19
1
Designs for a Garment, circa 1950
Oversized material housed in OV23
19
2
Designs for Hand Towels, circa 1950
19
3
Designs for a Tapestry, circa 1950
19
4
Designs, General, circa 1950-1960
19
5
Designs, General, circa 1960
19
6
Designs, General, 1960s
19
7
Sketch, Exhibition Announcement, 1965
19
8
Weaving Portfolio, circa 1950
19
9
Weaving Portfolio, circa 1950
19
10
Weaving Portfolio, circa 1950
19
11
Weaving Portfolio, circa 1960
20
1
Weaving Portfolio, circa 1960
20
2
Weaving Portfolio, circa 1960
20
3
Weaving Portfolio, circa 1960
20
4
Weaving Portfolio, circa 1960
20
5
Sketch, Likely by Roy Leeper , circa 1970
Oversized material housed in Box 22, F2
20
6
Oversized Sketch of Tanforan from Box 18, F56, circa 1942
22
1
Oversized Sketch, Likely by Roy Leeper from Box 20, F6, circa 1970
22
2
Oversized Design for a Garment from Box 19, F2, circa 1950
23

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