Contemporary Arts Association/Museum records, 1948-1979

Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.), est. 1948
Association
Houston, Tex.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; reports; clippings; catalogs; announcements; and photographs.

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.

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

Material on reel 1781 donated by Robert Preusser 1979; he lent the installation photographs for microfilming (reel 1778) at the same time.

How to Use this Collection

  • Microfilm reels 1778 and 1781 available through interlibrary loan.
  • 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.
  • For more information on using the Archives’ resources, see the FAQ or Ask Us.