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Barbara Hammer papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1482

Content Description

The Barbara Hammer Papers, which span from 1920 to 2018, contain writings, images, research materials, project files, and documentation related to Hammer's films and artwork. The papers also contain personal and professional correspondence, clippings, ephemera, costumes, audiovisual materials, and electronic media related to her life and work.

Dates

  • 1920 - 2018

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Boxes 46-66, 108-118 (audiovisual materials): Restricted fragile material. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 67-68, 121-122 (born digital): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 120 (record album storage): ‡a Restricted fragile material. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Barbara Hammer Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Barbara Hammer, on the Edwin J. Beinecke Fund, 2017 and 2018.

September 2019 Acquisition: Gift of A. L. Steiner.

Arrangement

Organized into three groupings: I. August 2017 Acquisition, 1940-2017. II. September 2018 Acquisition, 1920-2018. III. September 2019 Acquisition, 2018.

Extent

110.50 Linear Feet (123 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.hammer

Overview

The Barbara Hammer Papers, which span from 1920 to 2018, contain writings, research materials, and documentation related to Hammer's films and artwork including Nitrate Kisses, Resisting Paradise, and Lover Other. The papers also contain correspondence, clippings, ephemera, audiovisual materials, and electronic media related to her life and work.

Barbara Hammer

Barbara Hammer (1939-2019) was a filmmaker, visual artist, and teacher of filmmaking and visual arts. Born in Hollywood, California, Hammer created over eighty films and videos during her career, including her most well-known work, Nitrate Kisses. Hammer's film, photography, and artwork was featured in international film festivals, museum retrospectives, and exhibitions all over the world. Hammer also taught filmmaking and visual arts at institutions including the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.

Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Title
Guide to the Barbara Hammer Papers
Author
by Rosemary K. J. Davis and Timothy G. Young
Date
August 2018
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2019-09-09: Updated by Jim Fisher and Rosemary K. J. Davis to add recent acquisitions.
  • 2019-12-09: Updated by Rosemary K. J. Davis to add recent acquisition.

Repository Details

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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