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Carol Berge Collection

Identifier: AC 422

Scope and Content

This collection contsists of two aspects. The first, material from Shirley Jacobson, contains a bibliography of the complete works of Carol Bergé, letters written by Bergé to Shirley Jacobson regarding their shop space and activities at the Design Center Mall in Santa Fe, and other ephemera relating to the above. The second, material from author Lucy R. Lippard, contains letters written by Bergé to Lippard. Among other issues, these letters detail Bergé's efforts on two new works, Light Years and Antics.


  • 1991-2003

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical Information

Carol Bergé was an author, poet, and college professor, as well as the founder and editor of the magazine Center and the proprietor of Blue Gate Gallery of Art and Antiques in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A native of New York City, she was born in 1928 to Albert and Molly Peppis. In 1955 she married Jack Bergé, and divorced him following the birth of their son Peter. Bergé is the author of 21 books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. She received a National Endowment of the Arts award for her fiction in 1979. She died in 2006 at the age of 78 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


0.25 Linear Feet

Related Material

The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) holds Carol Bergé papers that date from 1960 to 1969:

Carol Bergé: An Inventory of Her Papers at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Washington University in St. Louis (Special Collections, University Libraries, St. Louis, MO) holds Carol Bergé papers that date from 1970 to 1984:

Finding-Aid for the Carol Berge Papers
Guide to the Carol Bergé Collection, 1991-2003
© 2008
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090