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Agnes Mills papers, 1948-1999, bulk 1974-1993

Mills, Agnes, 1915-2008

Painter, Printmaker, Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 1.1 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter, printmaker and sculptor Agnes Mills measure 1.1 linear feet and date from 1948 to 1999, with the bulk of the material from 1974 to 1993. Her enduring interest in dance theatre is demonstrated in the papers. Reminiscences of her time in the WPA, artist statements, sketchbooks, and a bound compilation of publicity, biographical notes, and images of artwork provide an overview of her professional accomplishments. The collection also includes curricula vitae; correspondence; writings by and about the artist; price lists and inventories; articles, news clippings, press releases and exhibition announcements; original artwork; and photographs of both the artist and her work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Agnes Mills (1915-2008) was a painter, printmaker and sculptor who specialized in dance subjects. She worked in the Long Island/New York City area for most of her career, eventually moving to Florida.


Donated by the artist's daughter, Margret Mills-Thysen, on October 17, 2013.

Language Note

The collection is in English.