Contemporary Arts Museum records

Collection ID:
Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)
Physical Description:
5 Microfilm reels

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Minutes of Board of Directors meetings and financial statements, 1963-1970; membership lists; committee reports; memorandum; correspondence, mainly relating to searches for a new director, 1964-1966, and plans for construction of a new building, 1965-1969; and statements by Board members concerning the Museum's activities, 1957. Also included are histories of the museum; exhibition catalogs; newsletters; clippings about the museum's development; and photos of the new building, 1972.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art museum; Houston, Tex. Opened Nov. 13, 1949 under the auspices of the Contemporary Arts Association, which had begun as a small group in May 1948, and officially organized in May 1949.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1848-1852 available for use through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, F. Carrington Weems, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1980 by F. Carrington Weems, former chairman of the board of trustees.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum directors -- Texas -- Houston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums -- Texas -- Houston Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001