Kit Flannery papers, 1973-2014  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
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Title
Kit Flannery papers
Dates
1973-2014 (inclusive)
Quantity
10 boxes, (6.5 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 542
Summary
This collection contains materials related to Hyde Park, Utah artist Kit Flannery's personal life and art career, including journals and files that document her art and the process of creating it.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-8248
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Kit Flannery was born December 24, 1933 in Evanston, Illinois to army parents and married John Flannery in Auburn, Alabama in 1953. She attended several schools over the next two decades—including the University of Maryland, University of Utah, University of California Berkeley, San Francisco State University, and Humboldt State University—before moving to Logan, Utah to study art at Utah State University.

During a 1971 trip to Kenya, Flannery discovered a passion for fabric-based art after seeing the country’s bold, bright textiles. Upon returning home from Kenya, she sold all the pieces she had created during her time there, holding multiple jobs before becoming a self-proclaimed professional artist in 1973. She was commissioned to complete a number of works, including her largest piece: a 20 feet tall by 20 feet wide piece that hangs in the lobby of the Heber Wells State Office Building in Salt Lake City, Utah. Flannery was also active in her community, co-founding the Park City Art Festival, one of the top-ranked art festivals in the country.

In 1987 Flannery and her husband John divorced after 34 years of marriage. They had one daughter together, Colleen Flannery, who died of a rare form of cancer in 2013. Among Flannery’s many hobbies are shooting, golf, tennis, racquetball, skiing, backpacking, archaeology, and birdwatching. She has also traveled extensively, visiting places such as Borneo, Thailand, Tanzania, the Himalayas, and the Seychelles. Flannery lives in Hyde Park, Utah, where she has resided since 1971.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection documents Cache Valley artist Kit Flannery’s work and personal life. The collection contains her journals and scrapbooks from 1987 to 2014, files related to her fiber art, and photos of local headstones, of which she considered herself an “aficionado.” The journals in particular provide an interesting glimpse into the Cache Valley subculture of which she was a part.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Kit Flannery Personal Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Kit Flannery Personal Papers USU_COLL MSS 542 Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 542, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Journals, 1987-2014Return to Top

26 Folders
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Dream journal
1987
1 2
Journal
1991
1 3
Scrapbook/journal
1991
1 4
Journal
1992
1 5
Journal and calendar
1992
2 1
Journal part 1
1993
2 2
Journal part 2
1993
2 3
Journal
1994
2 4
Journal
1995
2 5
Photos
Undated
3 1
Journal
1996
3 2
Journal
1997
3 3
Journal
1999
3 4
Journal
2002
4 1
Journal
2003
4 2
Journal
2004
4 3
Dream journal
2004
4 4
Journal
2005
4 5
Journal
2006
5 1
Journal
2007
5 2
Nature journal
2007
5 3
Journal
2008
5 4
Journal
2009
5 5
Journal
2010
5 6
Journal
2011
5 7
Dream journal
2013-2014
Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
6 1
The Business of Being an Artist
1973-1993
6 2
Scrapbook of art and inspiration
Undated
Folder
7 1
Newspapers and photos
Undated
7 2
Newspapers and artist features
Undated
7 3
"Recycling Myself"
Undated
7 4
Business dealings and reflections
Undated
7 5
Heber Wells state office building commission
1982-1983

CemeteriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 1
Cemetery notebook
Undated
8 2
Headstone photos--sports, hunting, fishing, vehicles
Undated
8 3
Headstone photos--panning, golf, Mormons, farming, music, portraits
Undated
8 4
Headstone photos--kids, animals
Undated
8 5
Headstone photos--bios, family trees, foreign
Undated
8 6
Headstone photos--hands/fingers, words/phrases, portraits, angels, horses
Undated
8 7
Headstone photos--cartoons/oddities, old sculptures, trains
Undated

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