Constance Barker collection

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2014

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

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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.



folder 1

Barker, Lex 1939--1952

Record ID: 71301204