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Catholic Art Forum of San Francisco records, 1949-1971

Catholic Art Forum of San Francisco


Collection Information

Size: 1.5 Linear feet, circa 1700 items on 3 microfilm reels

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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 4035-4037 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Catholic Art Forum of San Francisco records, 1949-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.