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Ken Cory papers, 1965-1994

Cory, Ken, 1943-1994



Collection Information

Size: 2 Linear feet

Summary: The Ken Cory papers measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1965-1994. A majority of the papers consist of sketchbooks dating from the mid 1960s through the mid 1990s. These include sketches, aphorisms, and observations all closely related to his career as a jewelry sculptor in what he calls the "phunk" tradition. There are 26 black sketchbooks measuring 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches and 5 college ruled sketchbooks measuring 10 x 8 inches. Also included are approximately 10 announcements and rare catalogues of exhibitions of Cory's work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ken Cory (1943-1994) was a jewelry maker from the Pacific Northwest.


Donated in 2020 by Beverly Cory, Ken Cory's sister.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Ken Cory papers, 1965-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.