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Rosalind Constable papers, 1935-1967

Constable, Rosalind

Collector, Author, Art critic


Collection Information

Size: 5 Linear feet

Summary: 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 Note

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.


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

Related Materials

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

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. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Rosalind Constable papers, 1935-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.