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Contemporary Arts Museum records, 1957-1972

Contemporary Arts Museum


Collection Information

Size: 5 Microfilm reels

Summary: Minutes of Board of Directors meetings and financial statements, 1963-1970; membership lists; committee reports; memorandum; correspondence, mainly relating to searches for a new director, 1964-1966, and plans for construction of a new building, 1965-1969; and statements by Board members concerning the Museum's activities, 1957. Also included are histories of the museum; exhibition catalogs; newsletters; clippings about the museum's development; and photos of the new building, 1972.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art museum; Houston, Tex. Opened Nov. 13, 1949 under the auspices of the Contemporary Arts Association, which had begun as a small group in May 1948, and officially organized in May 1949.


Lent for microfilming 1980 by F. Carrington Weems, former chairman of the board of trustees. Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, F. Carrington Weems, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1848-1852 available for use through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Contemporary Arts Museum records, 1957-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.