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Fort Worth National Bank records, 1971-1978

First National Bank of Fort Worth (Fort Worth, Tex.)


Collection Information

Size: 3 microfilm reels

Summary: Correspondence, printed material, photographs, and receipts.
Files regarding compiling an art collection for the new bank building, including Alexander Calder's "Eagle." Files contain correspondence, art committee reports, photographs of Calder's work, dedication ceremony speeches, catalogs, clippings and biographical material.
Art collection acquisition files containing clippings, press releases, receipts, and photographs of Calder's "Eagle" installation.

Biographical/Historical Note

Fort Worth National Bank (founded 1873) formed an art collection for its new building in Fort Worth, Texas.


Lent for microfilming, 1980, by Lewis H. Bond, Chairman of the Board of Texas American Bankshares, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Lewis H. Bond, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1909 and 1912-1913 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

Fort Worth National Bank records, 1971-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.