Dallas Museum of Fine Arts records

Collection ID:
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts
Physical Description:
22 Microfilm reels

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Exhibition files and records of the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. Exhibition files contain correspondence, publicity, announcements, catalogs, price lists, press releases, photographs and miscellany.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1909: Records, 1950-1972, including correspondence, reports, and memoranda regarding the Exhibition Committee, 1950-1954, and the Art Rental Gallery, 1971-1972; and newspaper clippings relating to the controversy over the Art Rental Program.
Scope and Contents
REELS 1916, 1921-1925: 201 exhibition files, 1904-1955. [Exhibition files for the year 1950 are on reel 1916.]
Scope and Contents
REELS 2001-2003 & 2058-2060: 69 exhibition files, 1956-1964.
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REELS 2693-2700: 156 exhibition files, 1965-1975.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3475: A catalog of centennial exposition, Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture & Graphic Arts, 1936; an overview report, 1984, relating to the Museum's Texas Sesquicentennial Exhibition, Lone Star Regionalism: Art and Artists in Texas, 1928-1945, organized by Dr. Patrick Stewart; and three photographs of the new Dallas Museum of Fine Arts which opened in 1983.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art museum; Dallas, Tex.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1909, 1916, 1921-1925, 2001-2003, 2058-2060, 2693-2700 and 3475 available for use through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
All but reel 1909 and 3475: Originals in: Dallas Museum of Fine Arts.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 1909 was donated 1980 by Mrs. Betty Marcus, President of DMFA, 1970. Material on reel 3475 was donated 1984 by Dr. Patrick Stewart, curator of American Art, DMFA and transferred to the Smithsonian's NMAA/PG Library after microfilming. The remainder was lent for microfilming 1980-1981 by the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts.

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
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Art -- Exhibitions -- Texas -- Dallas Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001