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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
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  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Constance Barker collection
    Date (inclusive): 1935-1952
    Collection number: 239
    Extent: 1 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.

    Preferred Citation

    Constance Barker collection, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Phil Miller, 1987


    Constance Barker, born Constance Rhodes Thurlow, was actor Lex Barker's first wife. The couple's marriage lasted from 1942 to 1950. Constance Barker was raised in New York and graduated from Mount Vernon Junior College in Washington, D.C. In 1952 she married John Lawrence Adams in California.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Constance Barker collection spans the years 1935-1952 and encompasses approximately one linear foot. Most of the material has no relation to motion pictures; however, there are several letters from Lex Barker dating from the period after the couple's separation.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Manuscripts.

    Indexing Terms

    Barker, Constance--Archives.