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Kenneth Coutts-Smith fonds

Kenneth Coutts-Smith (Creator)
ID #
1937-1987 ; predominant 1952-1981
Level of Description
Fonds / Collection

Scope & Content

Fonds consists of correspondence; notebooks; manuscripts; drafts and proofs of essays, articles, art reviews, and lectures; books, poetry, short stories and a novel; curricula vitae; drawings; prints; posters; audio and video recordings; films; photographic prints, negatives, and transparencies; a scrapbook; exhibition catalogues; newspaper cuttings and other periodicals; a collection of material about artists; and miscellaneous items. Some of the material in the fonds were added by Helen K. Wright, who organized posthumous shows of Coutts-Smith works, gave lectures on KCS, and gathered obituaries and other material relating to her deceased former husband.

Most of the material is in English, with some written in Yugoslavian and other European languages.

Fonds has been divided into the following nine series:

  1. Artists' files series (2.1)
  2. Yugoslav artists' files series (2.2)
  3. Manuscript and research files series (2.3)
  4. Artext files series (2.4)
  5. Press and publicity files series (2.5)
  6. Biographical and personal files series (2.6)
  7. Audio material series (2.7)
  8. Photographic and moving image records series (2.8)
  9. Collected publications series (2.9)

Physical Description

Physical Extent
4.27 m of textual records and other material
Material Type
Textual record, Graphic material, Moving images, Sound recording, Object, Philatelic record, Cartographic material

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