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Oral history interview with Alvin S. Romansky, 1979 September 17

Interviewee:
Romansky, Alvin S., 1907-1994  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Subject:
Blaffer family  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Cullinan, Nina J.  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Menil, Dominique de  Search this
Menil, John de  Search this
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge  Search this
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Ceramicists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Collectors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11762
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213234
AAA_collcode_romans79
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213234

Oral history interview with Frank Dolejska, 1979 August 14

Interviewee:
Dolejska, Frank, 1921-  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Subject:
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Artisans -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12897
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213252
AAA_collcode_dolejs79
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213252

Jermayne MacAgy papers, 1952-1959

Creator:
MacAgy, Jermayne Virginia, 1914-1964  Search this
Subject:
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9729
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212017
AAA_collcode_macajerm
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212017

Frank Dolejska scrapbook and printed materials, 1950-1972

Creator:
Dolejska, Frank, 1921-  Search this
Subject:
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7578
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209739
AAA_collcode_dolefran
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209739

Kelly Fearing papers, 1941-1983

Creator:
Fearing, Kelly, 1918-  Search this
Subject:
Betty McLean Gallery  Search this
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Margaret Brown Gallery (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Topic:
Artists as authors -- Texas -- Austin  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas -- Austin  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8901
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211086
AAA_collcode_fearkell
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211086

Contemporary Arts Museum records, 1957-1972

Creator:
Contemporary Arts Museum  Search this
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7505
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209664
AAA_collcode_contamur
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209664

Contemporary Arts Association/Museum records, 1948-1979

Creator:
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Subject:
Contemporary Arts Museum  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Exhibitions  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9390
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211587
AAA_collcode_contarts
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211587

Contemporary European tapestry : [exhibition] : Contemporary Arts Association, October 28-November 27, 1955

Author:
Conemporary Arts Museum  Search this
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Europe
Date:
1955
[1955]
Topic:
Tapestry  Search this
Textile fabrics in art  Search this
Call number:
NK2980.H6 C6
NK2980.H6C6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_140000

Contemporary Arts Museum records

Creator:
Contemporary Arts Museum  Search this
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Extent:
5 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1957-1972
Scope and Contents:
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:
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.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Museum directors -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Texas
Identifier:
AAA.contamur
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b1b5091b-754e-4c90-b07a-4c277bf4a157
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-contamur

Contemporary Arts Association/Museum records

Creator:
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Names:
Contemporary Arts Museum  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1948-1979
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; reports; clippings; catalogs; announcements; and photographs.
REEL 1778: Installation photographs of exhibitions: This is Contemporary Art; Moholy-Nagy Memorial Exhibition; Painting Toward Architecture; Design in Nature; and The Completion of Interiors.
REEL 1781: Correspondence of Robert Preusser, former president of the Contemporary Arts Association, concerning the organization's development; organizational records; annual reports; board meeting minutes; clippings; catalogs and announcements; and 2 negatives and 5 photos of the Contemporary Arts Museum building.
Biographical / Historical:
Art museum; Houston, Tex. Also known as Contemporary Arts Museum. Incorporated 1948 to promote contemporary art through exhibitions and letures.
Provenance:
Material on reel 1781 donated by Robert Preusser 1979; he lent the installation photographs for microfilming (reel 1778) at the same time.
Restrictions:
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.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Exhibitions  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- Texas
Art museums -- Texas
Identifier:
AAA.contarts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw900493b1d-3c22-4229-8ce7-b62be89ef346
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-contarts

Frank Dolejska scrapbook and printed materials

Creator:
Dolejska, Frank, 1921-1989  Search this
Names:
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Extent:
300 Items ((on one partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1950-1972
Scope and Contents:
A scrapbook containing clippings, exhibition catalogues, and announcements concerning the Contemporary Arts Association, Houston, Texas; and clippings, exhibition catalogues, announcements, and invitations concerning Dolejska.
Biographical / Historical:
Frank Dolejska (1921-1989) was a painter and sculptor in Houston, Texas.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1979 by Frank Dolejska.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.dolefran
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93bbe40b5-9492-4565-bad8-a918f85c258a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dolefran

Oral history interview with Frank Dolejska

Interviewee:
Dolejska, Frank, 1921-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Names:
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Extent:
31 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1979 August 14
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Frank Dolejska conducted 1979 August 14, by Sandra Curtis Levy, for the Archives of American Art.
Dolejska speaks of the formation and early history of the Contemporary Arts Association in Houston and his involvement with it; early exhibits they had; collectors and patrons who were involved; reasons for his leaving CAA; his own art and the decision to take up metalwork; starting a crafts gallery; his personal history, including his family background and the development of his style.
Biographical / Historical:
Frank Dolejska (1921-1989) was a painter and sculptor from Houston, Texas.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 25 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Artisans -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.dolejs79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw931fd5ad0-2e16-4e3c-ab80-a152e349b75d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dolejs79
Online Media:

Kelly Fearing papers

Creator:
Fearing, Kelly  Search this
Names:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Betty McLean Gallery  Search this
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Margaret Brown Gallery (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (ca. 140 items (on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1941-1983
Scope and Contents:
Printed material, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, books by Fearing, biographical material and loan agreements.
REEL 3103: Correspondence with Frank Dolejska and Ellen Sharp of the Contemporary Arts Association of Houston, the Margaret Brown Gallery, Boston, the Carnegie Institute, Catholic University of America, and the Betty McLean Gallery, Dallas; loan agreements from the American Federation of Arts, N.Y.C., for the exhibitions "Painter's Panorama," and "Contemporary Texas Painting"; clippings; and a photograph of Fearing's painting "Madonna and Child with Hummingbirds."
REEL 3104: A biographical data sheet listing Fearing's publications, exhibitions, awards, collections his work is in, and books, catalogs and articles with reproductions of his work; a scrapbook containing letters, clippings, printed material and photographs; a scrapbook of photographs and reproductions of his art work; exhibition catalogs, clippings, and brochures from symposia where Fearing lectured.
REEL 3119: A notebook containing reprints from The Texas Quarterly, "Drawings by Kelly Fearing" and "The Aegean Series: A Selection of Paintings by Kelly Fearing," and exhibition announcements and catalogs; books written by Fearing and others including, THE CREATIVE EYE, ART AND THE CREATIVE TEACHER, CREATIVITY AND THE HUMAN SPIRIT, HELPING CHILDREN SEE AND MAKE ART, OUR EXPANDING VISION, an 8 volume series, and THE COLOUR OF COLOUR by Patrick Heron with a preface by Fearing.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, educator, author; Austin, Texas. Born 1918 in Fordyce, Arkansas. Professor at the University of Texas.
Provenance:
Material on reels 3103-3104 lent for microfilming by Fearing, 1982 and reel 3119 donated by Fearing, 1982. The books were transfered to NMAA/NPG library, 1984.
Restrictions:
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.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Texas -- Austin  Search this
Authors -- Texas -- Austin  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Austin  Search this
Topic:
Artists as authors -- Texas -- Austin  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas -- Austin  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.fearkell
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96564f911-e9f1-4d62-8621-2bcc37a04423
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fearkell

Jermayne MacAgy papers

Creator:
MacAgy, Jermayne, 1914-1964  Search this
Names:
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Extent:
8 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1952-1959
Scope and Contents:
Six director's statements and a report to the board of the Contemporary Arts Association by MacAgy, 1952-1959 and a preface, table of contents, and a list of illustrations for MacAgy's dissertation, THE FOLK ART OF THE WESTERN RESERVE, Western Reserve University, 1939.
Provenance:
Donated 1979 by Louise Ferrari.
Restrictions:
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.
Occupation:
Educators -- Texas  Search this
Museum directors -- Texas  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.macajerm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw985b599c7-89e6-4139-b69d-b65d40f50fb1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-macajerm

Oral history interview with Alvin S. Romansky

Interviewee:
Romansky, Alvin S., 1907-1994  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Names:
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Blaffer family  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Cullinan, Nina J., 1896 or 9-1983  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988  Search this
Menil, Dominique de  Search this
Menil, John de  Search this
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge, 1898-  Search this
Extent:
234 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1979 September 17
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Alvin S. Romansky conducted 1979 September 17, by Sandra Curtis Levy, for the Archives of American Art.
Romansky speaks of his history as a painter, ceramist, and collector; the art scene in Houston as he knew it; his political and law activities; artists and collectors who were his friends and associates; the Contemporary Arts Association; his European experiences; his personal philosophies; and the future of museums. He recalls the Blaffer family, Alexander Calder, Nina Cullinan, and John and Dominique de Menil; William Hayter and Buck Schiwetz.
Biographical / Historical:
Alvin S. Romansky (1907-1994) was a painter, ceramist, and collector of Houston, Tex.
General:
Originally recorded on 6 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 43 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Restrictions:
Patrons must use transcript.
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Ceramicists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Collectors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.romans79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9da0fee8e-39a4-4e30-b995-76efadd773ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-romans79
Online Media:

Out of the ordinary / Contemporary Arts Association of Houston ; [exhibition] November 26 - December 27, 1959

Author:
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Rosenberg, Harold 1906-1978  Search this
Physical description:
[26] p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1959
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6490 .C66 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_638399

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