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Kenneth M. Davis papers, 1968-2005

Davis, Kenneth M., 1939-

Educator, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: The Kenneth M. Davis papers measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1968-2005. The small collection relates to Kenneth M. Davis' reserarch about Leon Kroll and his career an an art history professor. Included are two letters from Leon Kroll, one letter from Paul Cadmus, and three letters from Alexander Hogue in support of Davis' dissertation "The Life and Work of Leon Kroll with a Catalog of his Nudes", Ohio State University, 1993; a project file containing letters, photographs, printed material and writings regarding research prepared by Thomas Lingeman, a student of Kenneth Davis', at Ball State University comparing Claes Oldenburg's and Christo's monuments; a biography and printed material on Alexander Hogue sent to Davis from Christo; three letters to Davis from artist and colleague, Sid Chafetz, and printed material regarding Chafetz; a photograph of a work of art signed by Sol Lewitt; and a newspaper clipping about the show "Ohio Printmakers" at Kenyon College, 1968.

Biographical/Historical Note

Kenneth M. Davis (1939- ) is a retired art history professor in Washington, D.C. Davis taught at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana from 1970-2008.


Donated 2018 and 2019 by Kenneth M. Davis.

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.

How to Cite This Collection

Kenneth M. Davis papers, 1968-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.