Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.colospri
Creators:
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Dates:
1919-1983
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
26 Reels
circa 25,000 items
0.2 Linear feet
Gift
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Administrative records, correspondence and exhibition files, and printed material.
Scope and Contents
Loan: Administrative records, 1919-1974, including the Memorandum of Affiliation and Resolutions (1926) whereby the Broadmoor Art Academy became the Arts Department of Colorado College, Colorado Springs; files, 1925-1955, of Broadmoor Art Academy Director Stanley Stoner and Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Directors Stanley Lothrop, Paul Parker, Mitchell A. Wilder, and James B. Byrnes containing correspondence with artists and organizations, financial records, annual reports, insurance reports, price lists, exhibition lists, membership lists, clippings, exhibition catalogs, press releases, art school applications, contracts, and photographs; exhibition files, 1945-1955, containing correspondence, lists of artists participating in exhibitions, artists' biographies, installation lists, price lists, drafts of catalog essays, shipping receipts, invoices, loan forms, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, press releases, and photographs of works of art; calendars of events, 1936-1958, and exhibition catalogs for "New Accessions USA," 1946-1974.
Scope and Contents
Annual reports, 1970 and 1976; corporate reports, 1981 and 1982; a Governor's Award program, 1979; decorative arts catalog from the Golden Gate Exposition, 1939; 11 biennel catalogs, 1950-1972; and miscellaneous catalogs.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Founded 1919 as the Broadmoor Art Academy by Mr. And Mrs. Spencer Penrose. The Academy became affiliated with Colorado College in 1926 and was reincorporated as the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in 1936.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3215-3234, 3295-3297, and 3459-3461 available for use through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1984-1985, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Unmicrofilmed material was donated 1984 by Fred Bartlett, former director of the Center.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing 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.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Finding aid is available at Archives of American Art offices.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art centers -- Colorado -- Colorado Springs Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lothrop, Stanley B., d. 1944 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parker, Paul, 1905- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Penrose, Spencer, 1865-1939 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stoner, Stanley Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wilder, Mitchell A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bartlett, Fred S. (Frederic Stewart), 1905- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Byrnes, James B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Broadmoor Art Academy Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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