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Kenneth Francis Bates papers, 1927-1973

Bates, Kenneth F. (Kenneth Francis), 1904-1973



Collection Information

Size: 150 Items

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.

Location of Originals

  • Originals were returned to lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 683 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Kenneth Francis Bates papers, 1927-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.