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Bing (Bernice)
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Description
The Bernice Bing papers document the life and work of the Asian American lesbian artist Bernice Bing.
Background
Bernice Bing was born on April 10, 1936 in San Francisco, California. When she was six years old her mother died and her and her sister were mostly raised in foster homes and by their grandmother. Bing also lived in the Ming Quong Home. She was encouraged by her grandmother to explore her interest in art.
Extent
11 Linear Feet (12 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, 10 flat boxes, 3 map folders)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual & born-digital materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.