Contemporary Arts Association/Museum records

Collection ID:
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
(on 2 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; reports; clippings; catalogs; announcements; and photographs.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1778: Installation photographs of exhibitions: This is Contemporary Art; Moholy-Nagy Memorial Exhibition; Painting Toward Architecture; Design in Nature; and The Completion of Interiors.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1781: Correspondence of Robert Preusser, former president of the Contemporary Arts Association, concerning the organization's development; organizational records; annual reports; board meeting minutes; clippings; catalogs and announcements; and 2 negatives and 5 photos of the Contemporary Arts Museum building.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art museum; Houston, Tex. Also known as Contemporary Arts Museum. Incorporated 1948 to promote contemporary art through exhibitions and letures.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1778 and 1781 available through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 1781 donated by Robert Preusser 1979; he lent the installation photographs for microfilming (reel 1778) at the same time.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Arts organizations -- Texas Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums -- Texas Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Contemporary Arts Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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