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

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

Hallam, Beverly Linney, 1923-


Collection Information

Size: 4.2 linear feet (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

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.

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.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information. Videocasettes: May be viewed only at Archives of American Art offices.

Restrictions on Use

Video - Part I: Reference use only. Copyright retained by Calvin Kimbrough, Jr.

How to Cite This Collection

Beverly Hallam papers, 1899-1994, (bulk 1923-1978). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.