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Beverly Hallam papers, 1899-2013

Hallam, Beverly Linney, 1923-



Collection Information

Size: 24.2 linear feet

Summary: Biographical material regarding Hallam, her family, and friend and novelist May Sarton; writings by Hallam including diaries, essays, lectures, and interview transcripts with Hallam and Sarton; personal correspondence with May Sarton and others; exhibition files; personal business records; photographs and photograph albums of Hallam's family, home, travels, landscapes and flowers, and exhibition installations; works of art; audio visual material including VHS video and audio cassettes of lectures, panels, and interviews and reel-to-reel movies of Hallam's home, Surf Point Artist Colony, and other topics; and printed material about Hallam and Sarton.

Biographical/Historical Note

Beverly Linney Hallam (1923-2013) was a printmaker and a painter in York, Maine.


Material on reel 1428 was lent for microfilming 1978. The majority of the collection donated 1992 and 1996 by Beverly Hallam and in 2014 by the Beverly Hallam estate via executor Mary-Leigh Smart.

Related Materials

Also in the Archives is material lent for microfilming on reel 1428 and includes lesson plans and lecture notes made by Hallam while teaching at the Massachusetts College of Art.

Location of Originals

  • Letters received from May Sarton, 1954 and 1966-1994: Originals in the Henry W. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Public Library.
  • Reel 1428: Originals returned to lender, Beverly Hallam, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Lesson plans and lecture notes made by Hallam while teaching at the Massachusetts College of Art available on microfilm reel 1428 at the Archives of American Art offices or through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is temporarily closed to researchers due to archival processing. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Beverly Hallam papers, 1899-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.