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KENT HAGERMAN COLLECTION, RG2900, 1939-1997

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Florida's cattle empire

William Kay Hagerman was born in Ohio in 1893. He studied at the Cleveland School of Art and the Sorbonne in Paris while serving in France during World War I. He began his career producing newspaper and magazine illustrations. He and his brother Gale operated an engraving company in Denver. Since Hagerman seldom dated his work, it is difficult to tell when specific prints were made. However, his early works were signed "Will Kay Hagerman", and from the early 1940's onward, his signature was "Kent Hagerman."

Kent Hagerman and his wife Carrie moved to Lakeland in 1933. Besides the many fine etchings, Hagerman made sculptures and bas-reliefs of local leaders. He died three years after his wife's death in 1978 at the age of 85.

An exhibit of his work was shown at the 1985 Lakeland City Centennial celebration. Information pertaining to this exhibit is in RG 3600, Lakeland Centennial.

Included in the collection are drawings, listed alphabetically, and two framed etchings.

The collection comprises .75 linear feet.

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1

Administrative Building, Lakeland Florida 

late 1930's

     

2

Civic Center Columns

late 1930's

      

3

The End of Two Species of Very Destructive Worms - Calendar

1946

     

4

First Christian Church - Calendar

1939

      

5

Florida Bear Hunt

1940's +

       

6

Florida's Cattle Empire

1940's +

     

7

Korea 

1951

     

8

Lakeland's Skyline across Lake Mirror (1 of 2)

late 1930's

     

9

Lakeland's Skyline across Lake Mirror 2 of 2)

late 1930's

  

10

Municipal Public Library and Swan family (1 of 3)

1938

      

11

Municipal Public Library and Swan family (2 of 3)

1938

      

12

Municipal Public Library and Swan family (3 of 3)

1938

       

13

Spirit of Old Jose Gaspar

1948?

      

 14

Tarpon Capers

1940's +

    

 15

Test Flight

1950's +

    

16

Newspaper articles about Kent Hagerman

1939 - 1997

 

17

Photographs

n.d.

  

18

Miscellaneous Etchings

n.d.

  

19

The Kraft Engraving Company, Denver, Colorado - Ancient Money Series

n.d.

 

20

Notes and stories from his brother Gale

n.d.

2

  21  

Lake Mirror Promenade - etching

n.d.

  

22 

Lake Mirror Civic Center - etching

n.d.