Papers of Kenneth Clark


collection owner: Kenneth Clark, ‘Papers of Kenneth Clark’ [c.1876–1984]

This collection consists of the papers of Kenneth Clark, from which one file of correspondence relating to interned refugees has been digitised. This file has been highlighted as it sheds light on Kurt Schwitters' time at the Hutchinson Internment Camp and his role in appealing for release from the camp, alongside other artists, with the aid of Kenneth Clark.

Items also digitised include letters and postcards from Henry Moore to Kenneth Clark dating from the 1930s to 1970s.

Further information on this collection is available on the archive catalogue.

Collection Owner
Kenneth Clark 1903–1983
Tate Archive
The material was presented to the nation (as a gift in lieu) and allocated to the Tate Archive in 1988.
TGA 8812

120 objects in this collection

Correspondence files
This group of 472 files contain official or business correspondence which largely post-dates Clark's employment at the National Gallery. The files originally formed three basic sequences. The first covered mainly the 1940s, and the other two ran, in many cases, parallel during the 1960s and 1970s. This may have been due to Clark having two secretaries, one at Saltwood Castle and one at his London base in the Albany. The Saltwood secretary tended to open files for most correspondents, which meant that many files contain only a few pieces
TGA 8812/1/4

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