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

Constantine, Olga, 1929-1997

Collector, Educator


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.


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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

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