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Contemporary Arts Association/Museum records, 1948-1979

Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (on 2 microfilm reels)

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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1778 and 1781 available through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on 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.

How to Cite This Collection

Contemporary Arts Association/Museum records, 1948-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.