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Olga Constantine papers relating to James Lee Byars, 1953-1997

Olga Constantine papers relating to James Lee Byars, 1953-1997

Constantine, Olga, 1929-1997

Educator, Collector

Collection Information

Size: 26 items.

Summary: Primarily letters to Constantine from her friend, conceptual artist James Lee Byars, written mainly while studying art in Japan. There is an obituary and a series of slides. A minority of the letters are oversized, some being 20 inches long.

Provenance

Donated 2002 by Robert J. Wilbert, a painter and colleague of Constantine at Wayne State University, who received the materials from the executor of Olga Constantine's estate.

Restrictions on Access

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How to Cite This Collection

Olga Constantine papers relating to James Lee Byars, 1953-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.