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Bardene Allen papers, circa 1965-2014

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Ryan Evans
Scope and Contents
The papers of sculptor, painter, and gallery owner Bardene Allen measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1965-2014. Allen's career as a painter and sculptor, as well as her administration of the Fine Arts Gallery in Laguna Beach, California, are documented through biographical material, correspondence, professional files, exhibition files, photographic materials, and printed material.
Biographical materials include resumes and artist statements. Correspondence includes professional correspondence regarding Allen's career as well as personal correspondence and correspondence with friend and actor Richard Chamberlain and her former professor and friend Frederick Hammersley. Professional files include writings, a statement of her thoughts on her relationship with Frederick Hammersley, as well as price lists, artwork inventories, donations, commission proposals, and documentation of her involvement with both the Fine Arts Gallery in Laguna Beach, California and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Also included are exhibition files for select exhibitions Allen participated in. Photographic materials include printed photographs and transparencies as well as digitized and born-digital images of artwork and Allen with her artwork and at exhibitions. Printed material includes press clippings and exhibition invitations and catalogs.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were donated from 1992 to 2002, 2009, and 2014 by Bardene Allen.
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Ryan Evans in 2019.