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Bardene Allen papers, circa 1965-2014

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Allen, Bardene, 1933-  Search this
Hammersley, Frederick  Search this
Chamberlain, Richard  Search this
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art  Search this
Fine Arts Gallery (Laguna Beach, California)  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.8 Linear feet, Boxes 1-2; 0.788 Gigabytes
The collection is arranged in 6 series: Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1990-1996 (0.1 Linear Feet; Box 1) Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1965-2009 (0.2 Linear Feet; Box 1) Series 3: Professional Files, circa 1980-1994 (0.1 Linear Feet; Box 1) Series 4: Exhibition Files, circa 1989-1995 (0.1 Linear Feet; Box 2) Series 5: Photographic Material, circa 1977-2014 (0.2 Linear Feet; Box 2, ER01) Series 6: Printed Material, circa 1981-2007 (0.1 Linear Feet; Box 2)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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, her friendship with Frederick Hammersley, and her administration of the Fine Arts Gallery in Laguna Beach, California, are documented through biographical material, correspondence, professional files, exhibition files, photographic materials including digital photographs, and printed material.
Bardene Allen papers, circa 1965-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2022 and is available on the Archives of American Art website. Items not digitized include blank versos of photographs, and the full text of exhibition catalogs and a directory for which only front covers, title pages, and other relevant pages have been digitized.
Access copies of born-digital records are not online and are available at the Archives of American Art offices.
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Biography Note:
Bardene Allen (1933- ) is a sculptor, painter and former gallery owner in Laguna Beach, California. Allen received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Pomona College in 1955 where she studied under Frederick Hammersley, who would become a life-long friend and correspondent. She is the former owner of the Fine Arts Gallery in Laguna Beach, California which was in operation from 1980 to 1983. As a sculptor Allen has worked in stone, wood, resin, bronze and terracotta. Her subjects in sculpture and painting range from mythic gods and imaginary creatures to everyday characters, Hollywood entertainers, and popular musicians in rock and jazz music.
Language Note:
English .
The papers were donated from 1992 to 2002, 2009, and 2014 by Bardene Allen.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Bardene Allen in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2022, and total 950 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Record number:
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art