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Constance Perkins papers, 1900-1991

Perkins, Constance M., 1913-1991

Educator, Art historian, Art critic


Collection Information

Size: 5.3 Linear feet; 0.2 Linear feet, Addition

Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, building plans, diaries, appointment calendars, travel journals, photograph albums, loose photographs, rolls of film, and financial records relating to the construction of Perkins' home designed by Richard Neutra in 1955, Perkins' career as an educator, and her work as a Red Cross nurse in Europe and Australia during WW II.
ADDITION: Art and architecture magazines (1957-1985) containing articles on homes designed by Richard Neutra, including Perkins'; b&w photographs of Perkins' home for various journal and newspaper articles; and seven color photographs of original color drawings by Neutra of Perkins' home.

Biographical/Historical Note

Educator, art historian, critic; Los Angeles, Calif.; d. 1991. Professor of art history, Occidental College, Los Angeles, 1947-1983.


Donated 1992-1996 through a bequest of Constance Perkins' estate, via Thornton H. Hamlin, executor.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

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How to Cite This Collection

Constance Perkins papers, 1900-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.