Capital City Scribes Records
An Inventory of the Collection
Capital City Scribes was formed in early 1983 after Thelma Matthews, manager of the art department of the University Co-op East which was the only source of calligraphic supplies in Austin at the time, brought together a group of seven calligraphic customers. Paula Webb served as the first president with Carol Sims, Anne Boykin, Joan Kilpatrick and Barbara Whitehead serving on the first board. Anne Boykin designed the guild's logo, a quill with an ink bottle in the shape of the capitol dome.
Over the years Capital City Scribes has sponsored workshops by both local and internationally known calligraphers. They also host events that feature a wide variety of topics from lettering forms to papermaking, watercolor, design layout and book arts. In an effort to bolster lagging membership the guild changed the organization's format to a team structure. Each team of four hosts one meeting a year, plans the program, prepares refreshments, and creates and mails an invitation and a brief Communiqué that took the place of the more formal newsletter the Capital Letter.
The Capital City Scribes collection consists of documents related to the membership of the organization and events hosted by the organization. Included are event flyers, organizational charts, guild yearbooks and directories.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Donated by a guild member.
Capital City Scribes Records (AR.2004.017). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.
Donor #: DO/2001/128
Donation Date: 2004
Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults/2010.
Detailed Description of the Collection