Rosalind Constable papers

Collection ID:
Constable, Rosalind
Physical Description:
5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Research and writings on contemporary art and literature for her work at Time, Fortune, and other magazines. Papers include 29 bound volumes of Constable's collected writings and articles dating from 1948 to 1967; 3 notebooks identified as "Calendar of Events" 1957-1969; six scrapbooks containing articles, 1935-1963; loose articles on art and architecture, 1951-1975; postcards, 1947; photographs and a passport.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Writer, art critic, collector; Santa Fe, N.M. Died 1995. Constable was a journalist for Time magazine, 1948-1967, where she covered contemporary culture, particularly literary and art related events. She also wrote for Fortune magazine, 1938-1947, and freelance for Vogue, New York, Life and Esquire. She was a trustee of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and a guest curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, N.M.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1995 by Saul Cohen, Co-trustee of the Rosalind M. Constable Trust.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Related Materials
The bulk of Rosalind Constable papers (58 linear ft.) also located at: Menil Archives, The Menil Collection, Houston. Contact for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Time Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art criticism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art critics -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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