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Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts records, 1955-1966

Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts records, 1955-1966

Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts

Collection Information

Size: 1.0 linear ft. (on 5 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence, business records and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art museum; Dallas, Tex. The Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art was founded by the Dallas Society for Contemporary Arts in 1956. In 1963 a merger of DMCA with the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts was approved, with the arrangement that the former DMCA collection would continue to be owned and maintained by DMCA.


Microfilmed 1980-1985 as part of AAA's Texas project. Portions of this collection formerly loaned in 1980 by DMCA founders Betty Marcus and Juanita Bromberg were donated to AAA, 1980 through 1983. Paul Harris, a former employee of DMCA loaned material on reels 3434-3435 in 1985.

Location of Originals

  • Reels 3434-3435, Loan: Originals returned to the lender, Paul Rogers Harris, after microfilming.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 1908-1909, 1921, 3434-3435 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

Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts records, 1955-1966. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.