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Creator:
Constantine, Mildred, 1913-2008  Search this
Constantine, Mildred, 1913-2008  Search this
Subject:
Weisman, Donald M.  Search this
Wilder, Elizabeth  Search this
Wilke, Ulfert  Search this
Zeisler, Claire  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy  Search this
Smith, David  Search this
Ten Haeff, Ingeborg  Search this
Vignelli, Massimo  Search this
Reuter, Laurel  Search this
Reeves, Ruth  Search this
Koch, Richard H.  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Hicks, Sheila  Search this
Lionni, Leo  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Fitch, James Marston  Search this
Hart, Allen M.  Search this
Goeritz, Mathias  Search this
Danto, Arthur Coleman  Search this
Corzo, Miguel Angel  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Anne  Search this
Coiner, Charles T.  Search this
Cohen, Elaine Lustig  Search this
Buic, Jagoda  Search this
Burle Marx, Roberto  Search this
Block, Lou  Search this
Bourgeois, Louise  Search this
Barr, Alfred Hamilton  Search this
Barragán, Luis  Search this
Abakanowicz, Magdalena  Search this
Albers, Anni  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of New Mexico  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Ohio State University  Search this
Getty Conservation Institute  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Illustrated letters
Transcripts
Video recordings
Interviews
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
5.3 Linear feet
Arrangement:
The Mildred Constantine papers are organized into 8 series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1947-1997 (Boxes 1, 6; 0.2 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, 1964-2008 (Boxes 1, 6; 1.0 linear feet) Series 3: Subject Files, 1964-2008 (Boxes 2-5; 3.3 linear feet) Series 4: Writings, 1991-2008 (Box 5; 0.2 linear feet) Series 5: Printed Material, 1961-2006 (Box 5; 0.2 linear feet) Series 6: Photographs, 1993 (Box 5; 0.3 linear feet) Series 7: Artwork, 1945 (Box 5; 1 folder) Series 8: Scrapbook, circa 1940s (Box 6; 0.1 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of origininal material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Summary:
The papers of Mildred Constantine measure 5.3 linear feet and are dated 1945-2009. Subject files, writings, photographs, and a scrapbook provide an overview of her curatorial work in the Architecture and Design department of the Museum of Modern Art, and subsequent activities as an independent curator, and art consultant. Especially well documented is <em>Whole Cloth</em>, a book written with Laurel Reuter that presents an historical overview of how artists have used cloth in their work.
Citation:
Mildred Constantine Papers, 1945-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
Oral history interviews with Mildred Constantine were conducted for the Archives of American Art by Harlan Phillips, 1965 October 15, and by Paul Cummings, 1976 May 3-1976 August 26.
Biography Note:
Curator and writer Mildred Constantine (1913-2008) was associated with the Museum of Modern Art's Department of Architecture and Design from 1943 to 1971. She then became an art consultant and independent curator, and wrote on fiber and textiles, decorative arts, photography, caricature and cartoons.
Language Note:
English .
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives in 2009 by Mildred Constantine's daughters, Judith Bettelheim and Vicki McDaniel.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Film posters, Russian  Search this
Textile fabrics in art  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15687
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282795
AAA_collcode_consmild
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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