MS 290 Consuelo Berkman Papers


Consuelo "Connie" Berkman was an artist and photographer in Wilmington, North Carolina and the adopted daughter of well-known artist, Jack Berkman. The Consuelo Berkman Papers contain artwork, correspondence, personal journals, photographs, yearbooks, and other materials dating from 1968 to her death in 1996. The bulk of the collection is comprised of Berkman's photography and includes thousands of prints, slides, negatives, and contact sheets documenting daily life in and around the Wilmington area. Of note in this collection are photographs of local surfing contests including the Record Bar held in Wrightsville Beach in the 1980s; sea and shore birds on nearby local beaches; and documentation of Wilmington geography, nature, buildings and daily life during the late 1980s and early 1990s.