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)
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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.
Mildred Constantine Papers, 1945-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
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.
The papers were donated to the Archives in 2009 by Mildred Constantine's daughters, Judith Bettelheim and Vicki McDaniel.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001