Beverly Hallam papers, 1899-1994, (bulk 1923-1978)

Hallam, Beverly Linney, b. 1923
Active in York, Me.

Collection size: 4.2 linear feet (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Collection Summary: REEL 1428: Lesson plans and lecture notes made by Hallam while teaching at the Massachusetts College of Art. VIDEOCASSETTES: "Beverly Hallam: The Flower Paintings," 1990, produced by the Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences in conjunction with a nationally touring exhibition of Hallam's work. Hallam talks briefly about what brought her to Maine and her early work, some of which is shown, and demonstrates her method of making flower paintings. Total playing time, parts I and II, is 23 minutes. The videos were directed and photographed by Calvin Kimbrough, Jr.. The interviewer is Nelia Kimbrough, and the editor is Adam Weed. UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence (1951-1978) with novelist and poet May Sarton; a diary (1941); college notes and papers; teaching notes; notes and a paper regarding polyvinyl acetate emulsion; miscellaneous writings; photographs; sketches; clippings; and other printed matter. ADDITION: Photocopies of letters received by Hallam from May Sarton, 1954 and 1966-1994. Included is an exhibition catalog, "Beverly Hallam: Paintings, Drawings and Monotypes, 1956-1971" (1971) annotated by Hallam in the way that the original was marked by Sarton.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, lecturer; York, Maine. Full name Beverly Linney Hallam.

Material on reel 1428 lent for microfilming 1978; unmicrofilmed material donated 1992 and 1996 all by Beverly Hallam.

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