Catholic Art Forum of San Francisco
San Francisco, Calif.
Collection size: circa 1700 items
Collection Summary: Constitution and statement of aims, 1957-1971; correspondence, 1952-1970, between Ruth Cavath, Forum president and various artists; insurance records, 1954-1971; 4 card files, miscellaneous lists, and 2 address books of members and patrons, 1954-1971; lists of artists, 1963-1966; minutes of meetings, 1954-1969; miscellaneous notes, 1958-1961; writings, undated; clippings, 1952-1968; newsletters, 1957-1969; exhibition entry forms, 1957-1966; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1952-1966; lecture announcements, 1959; programs, 1952-1963; miscellaneous printed material, 1949-1967; a subject file for the "Contemporary Religious Art" at the DeYoung Museum, 1952; 38 artist files, 1951-1969, containing biographical material, letters, printed material, and photographs; a photograph of an unidentified mural, 1957; 21 slides of the Liturgical Commission by Alberto Garcia; and 2 commercial printing blocks used in printing the Forum letterhead on stationary.
Donated 1978 by Ruth Cravath.
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