Mabelle Wilhelmina Boldt Collection

The Boldt Room, located on the ground floor of the Reinsch Library building, houses over 1,500 interior design, applied, and fine arts materials that are international in scope and span from ancient times through the 1980s. Floor plans, blueprints, drawings, painting, and models of room decoration and design are included in the collection. Many of the framed pieces from this collection are displayed throughout the Reinsch Library building.

Boldt collection  imageThe Boldt collection contains materials originally housed in the library of the International Institute of Interior Design. Founded in 1957, and presided over for three decades by Mabelle Wilhelmina Boldt, the Institute provided professional training to students in interior design. The Institute ceased operation in 1990.

To find Boldt materials in the WRLC Catalog, limit your search by clicking on the “Set Limits” button and select “MU: MARYMOUNT Boldt Reading Room.” While books in the room may be checked out, the other materials do not circulate. Materials housed in the locked cabinet my be used by students, faculty and staff by appointment. Please call the Circulation Desk at for more information or to make an appointment.

The room may also be reserved by Marymount University faculty and staff or the Director and Board of Alumni Trustees of the International Institute of Interior Design. When it is not reserved, the Boldt Room is available for group study on a first come, first served basis.