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Barbara Hammer papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 1482
Content Description

The Barbara Hammer Papers, which span from 1920 to 2021, 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.

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): 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.

November 2021 Acquisition: Gift of the Estate of Barbara Hammer.


Organized into four groupings: I. August 2017 Acquisition, 1940-2017. II. September 2018 Acquisition, 1920-2018. III. September 2019 Acquisition, 2018. IV. November 2021 Acquisition, 1957-2021.

1920 - 2021
114.67 Linear Feet (130 boxes)
Related Names
Hammer, Barbara
Language of Materials