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Paul Rogers Harris papers, 1960-1985

Harris, Paul Rogers

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 3 Microfilm reels

Summary: Artists' files; files on exhibitions held at the Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts; notes; drafts; slide list; photographs; letters; notebooks; and clippings.
REELS 3433-3434: Artists' files on Roy Fridge, Bill Komodore, Jim Love, David McManaway, Hal Pauley, Herb Rogalla, Laurence Scholder, Charles Arthur Turner, Charles Williams, Roger Winter and administrator Douglas MacAgy. Files contain resumes, correspondence, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, notes and photographs. Also included are clippings related to the exhibition ONE I AT A TIME, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1971; photographs, 1977, of the Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts, the exhibition ONE I AT A TIME, artists Jim Love, David McManaway and others, works of art and art-related events; and 5 notebooks, 1967-1985 containing letters, clippings, exhibition catalogs and photographs.
REEL 3537: Notes, drafts and a slide list for a lecture presented by Harris and Murray Smither to The Assemblage at Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, 1975 and D' Art, Dallas, 1983; an article by Harris, "Arts in Texas: the traditions of Texas art," TEXAS HOMES, 1980; a history of the Dallas Museum for Contemporary Art culminating with its merger with the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts in 1963; files, 1971-1984, on: The Art Center, Waco, Texas; Children's House, the exhibition ONE I AT A TIME, David McManaway, Arthur Turner and Roger Winter. Files contain correspondence, news releases, notes, printed material, and miscellany. Also included are catalogs on the Dallas Museum for Contemporary Art, 1960.

Biographical/Historical Note

Administrator; Waco, Texas. Director of The Art Center, Waco, Texas.


Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Lent for microfilming 1985 by Paul Rogers Harris.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Paul Rogers Harris, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 3433-3434 & 3537 available for use only at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and 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

Paul Rogers Harris papers, 1960-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.