Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.dallmuca
Creators:
Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts
Dates:
1955-1966
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
(on 5 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, business records and printed material.
Scope and Contents
REELS 1908-1909: Business correspondence; financial records; Executive Committee minutes, memoranda, and correspondence; by-laws and minutes of the Dallas Society for Contemporary Arts; files of the Exhibitions Committee, including correspondence, reports, schedules, and minutes; exhibition catalogs and announcements; membership lists; news clippings; and correspondence and memoranda relating to the merger of the Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts with the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1921: Exhibition Committee files kept by John W. O'Boyle, including correspondence, memoranda, catalogs, and miscellaneous printed material.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3435, Gift: Correspondence and printed material, including statements of purpose and the by-lays of the organization, the plan of merger with the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, minutes of meetings, exhibition proposals, a program for a museum concert, an auction list, an exhibition catalog, and 2 clippings.
Scope and Contents
REELS 3434-3435, Loan: A history of the Dallas Museum of Contemporary Arts; correspondence; printed material, including exhibition announcements and catalogs, clippings, press releases and miscellaneous public relations printed material; material relating to the Dallas Musuem for Contemporary Arts Children's House, including a scrapbook; and financial records.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art museum; Dallas, Tex. The Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art was founded by the Dallas Society for Contemporary Arts in 1956. In 1963 a merger of DMCA with the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts was approved, with the arrangement that the former DMCA collection would continue to be owned and maintained by DMCA.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1908-1909, 1921, 3434-3435 available through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 3434-3435, Loan: Originals returned to the lender, Paul Rogers Harris, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed 1980-1985 as part of AAA's Texas project. Portions of this collection formerly loaned in 1980 by DMCA founders Betty Marcus and Juanita Bromberg were donated to AAA, 1980 through 1983. Paul Harris, a former employee of DMCA loaned material on reels 3434-3435 in 1985.

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