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Texas Fine Arts Association records, 1911-1980

Texas Fine Arts Association


Collection Information

Size: 6 Microfilm reels

Summary: Constitution, by-laws and resolutions; minutes and reports; membership lists; guest registers; correspondence; photographs; financial and legal records; artists' files; 8 scrapbooks containing letters, photographs, catalogs, announcements and clippings; and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art organization; Austin, Tex. Founded in 1911 for the purpose of preserving Elisabet Ney's sculpture, after her death in 1907. The main function of TFAA is "to encourage the advancement of Art in Texas and to increase the possibilities of art experience for its communities and its people. In 1943 the Association was deeded the home of Clara Driscoll which is now the Laguna Gloria Art Museum. In 1961, the museum separated from TFAA and was incorporated.


Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Lent for microfilming 1981 by Deney Stygstra, executive director of TFAA.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Deney Stygstra, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 2701-2706 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

Texas Fine Arts Association records, 1911-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.