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Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of the Papers

Restrictions

Online Catalog Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1. Correspondence, 1995-1998.

Series 2. Texas Death Certificates, undated.

Series 3. Biographical Dictionary, 1953-1994.

Series 4. Census Data, 1850, 1900.

Series 5. City Directories, undated.

Series 6. Publications, Thesis, Manuscripts, and Copies, 1852-1996.

Series 7. Artist Information, undated.

Series 8. Miscellaneous Writings, Catalogs, Reviews, and Publications, 1903-1999.

Series 9. Miscellaneous Index Cards, undated.

Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A & M University

Inventory of the John and Deborah Powers Papers: Early Texas Art and Artists-research collection

1910-1999.



Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Creator Powers, John and Deborah
Title Inventory of the John and Deborah Powers Papers: Early Texas Art and Artists-research collection:
Dates 1910-1999.
Abstract The John and Deborah Powers research collection is comprised of correspondence, publications, writings, listings, directories, manuscripts, photographs, and research material for the Powers publication on Texas art and artists, titled, Texas Painters, Sculptors & Graphic Artists: A Biographical Dictionary of Artists in Texas Before 1942, Austin, TX: Woodmont Books, 2000. The collection is primarily photocopies and writings of the Powers with some published materials.
Identification TXAS MSS 00157
Extent 8 linear ft.
Language English.
Repository Cushing Memorial Library College Station, TX 77843-5000

Biographical Note

John Powers, a native of Fort Worth obtained baccalaureate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and its school of law before entering private law practice in Austin. After serving twenty-three years as a justice and senior justice, he retired from the Austin Court of Appeals in 2004. He continues to reside in Austin with his wife Deborah. Deborah Powers is also a University of Texas graduate and was a Certified Public Accountant. She worked for the State of Texas as the plan administrator for the state's two deferred compensation plans and as a supervising auditor. She was also a research analyst for the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

The Powers have two daughters, both graduates of Texas A & M University, and they currently reside in Austin and Bastrop.

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Scope and Content Note

The John and Deborah Powers research collection is comprised of correspondence, publications, writings, listings, directories, manuscripts, photographs, and research material for the Powers publication on Texas art and artists, titled, Texas Painters, Sculptors & Graphic Artists: A Biographical Dictionary of Artists in Texas Before 1942, Austin, TX: Woodmont Books, 2000. The collection is primarily photocopies and writings of the Powers with some published materials.

The original order has been maintained as much as possible. Correspondence is dispersed throughout the collection with most concentrated in box 1. The artists' information files are arranged in alphabetical order by artist last name and are inclusive of all artists within the alphaebetical listing. Those artists with significant information have been given a single file. Each of these files begins with one artsist and ends with the last artist information in the file. Artists' information can consist of one news item to several pages of information. To find an artist name not listed on the file, please look at the file where his name would be in the alphabet.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 9 series:
Series 1. Correspondence, 1995-1998.
Series 2. Texas Death Certificates, undated.
Series 3. Biographical Dictionary, 1953-1994.
Series 4. Census Data, 1850, 1900.
Series 5. City Directories, undated.
Series 6. Publications, Thesis, Manuscripts, and Copies, 1852-1996.
Series 7. Artist Information, undated.
Series 8. Miscellaneous Writings, Catalogs, Reviews, and Publications, 1903-1999.
Series 9. Miscellaneous Index Cards, undated.

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Restrictions

Access

No restrictions.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Online Catalog Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog of Cushing Memorial Library. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog under these index terms.
Names
Powers, John E.
Powers, Deborah Daniels
Subjects
Artists-Texas--United States
Art Musuems
Art Schools
Places
Texas--United States

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Received from John and Deborah Powers.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca Hankins in December 2003.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1. Correspondence, 1995-1998.

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1/1 Correspondence and People to Acknowledge, undated.
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1/2 Correspondence, Abilene, Austin & Brownwood, undated.
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1/3 Correspondence-- A-K 1996-1998.
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1/4 Correspondence – L-Q, 1996-1997.
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1/5 Correspondence – R-Z, 1997-1998.
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1/6 Book – Correspondence & Miscellaneous, 1995-1998.
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1/7-1/11 Correspondence and Information on Miscellaneous Artists, A-Z, undated.

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Series 2. Texas Death Certificates, undated.

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1/12 Texas Death Certificates--A-B, undated.
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1/13 Texas Death Certificates--C-D, undated.
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1/14 Texas Death Certificates--E-F, undated.
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1/15 Texas Death Certificates--G-H, undated.
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1/16 Texas Death Certificates--I-M, undated.
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1/17 Texas Death Certificates--N-Q, undated.
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1/18 Texas Death Certificates--R-S, undated.
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1/19 Texas Death Certificates--T-Z, undated.

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Series 3. Biographical Dictionary, 1953-1994.

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1/20 Biographical Dictionary and Necrology, 1953-1994.

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Series 4. Census Data, 1850, 1900.

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1/21 Census Data-writings, index, 1850, 1900.

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Series 5. City Directories, undated.

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1/22-1/23 City Directories-writings, listings, undated.

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Series 6. Publications, Thesis, Manuscripts, and Copies, 1852-1996.

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2/1 A History of Texas Artists and Sculptors – Frances Battaile Fisk – 1928 (partial copy).
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2/2 The Creative Arts in Texas – Goldie Capers Smith (partial copy), 1926.
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2/3 Brewerton Court Martial Record – Transcript, 1852.
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2/4 A Brief History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley – Frank C. Pierce 1917.
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2/5 Mexican War Veterans--roster, 1887.
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2/6 Fort Duncan Restoration Association – publications, 1994-1996.
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2/7 "Art and Artists of Texas" – Esse Forrester O’Brien (partial copy), 1933.
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2/8 Texas Tech College-Art Scrapbook-Art in Texas Towns and Cities--photocopies of new articles, undated.
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2/9 Jess Edith Self – "History of the Growth of Art Interest in Texas in the Last Two Decades" – Thesis 1941.
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2/10 Resa C. Oglesby – "History of the Fort Worth Art Association" – Thesis, 1950 .
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2/11 Mallory B. Randle – "Murals and Sculpture of the Public Works of Art Project and the Treasury Section in the Southwest" – Report Thesis, 1967.
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2/12 Leon Wilson – "The History of the TCU Art Department through 1969" – Thesis, 1970.
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2/13 Paul Rogers Harris – "The Women Who Challenged: Interviews with Nine Artists" , 1990.
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2/14 Edward Eugene Prohaska – "Advocating Art: The Texas Fine Arts Association, 1911-1943" Thesis, 1993.
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2/15 Leslie Howard Turner – "Light-Hearted Recollections of an Octogenarian", 1996.
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2/16 Caroline Remy – Selected 20th Century Texas Artists – Paper, March 1966.
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2/17 History of the Dallas Print & Drawing Collectors Society by Violet Hayden Dowell, undated.
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2/18-2/24 Manuscripts, undated.

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Series 7. Artist Information, undated.

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3/1 Artists info – James William Abert – Victor Anderson – news, articles, undated.
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3/2 Artists info – Fannie Andrews – Dorothy Austin – articles, news, catalog, undated.
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3/3 Artists info – Max Alvin Bachofen – Frederick W. Becker – news, articles, undated.
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3/4 Artists info – Blanche Bell – Electra Waggoner Biggs – articles, news, undated.
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3/5 Artists info – Betty Binkley – Evelyn Boteler –articles, news, undated.
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3/6 Artists info – Joseph Boulton – George Douglas Brewerton – articles, undated.
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3/7 Artists info – Mary Anita Bonner – articles, news, undated.
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3/8 Artists info – Olive Brack-Strickland – Don Brown – news, articles, undated.
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3/9 Artists info – Gaitha Browning – Jerry Bywaters – articles, undated.
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3/10 Artists info – Emilio Cahero – Douglas Chander – articles, news, undated.
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3/11 Artists info – Gene Charlton – Herring Coe – articles, news, undated.
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3/12 Artists info – Hal Coffman – Pompeo Coppini – news, articles, undated.
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3/13 Artists info – Nancy Corbett – Edna Earl Crocker – news, articles, undated.
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3/14 Artists info – George Crocket – article, photographs (27), undated.
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3/15 Artists info – Marie Cronin -- Frank Cuprien – articles, news, undated.
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3/16 Artists info – George Dahl – Dey de Ribcowski – news, articles, undated.
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3/17 Artists info – Harry Anthony DeYoung – Caroline Durieux, undated.
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3/18 Artists info – Pattie R. East – William Elliott – correspondence, articles, undated.
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3/19 Artists info – Fremont Ellis – Louis Eyth – news clippings, articles, undated.
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3/20 Artists info – Freida Kay Fall – Frances Fisk – catalog, writing, undated.
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3/21 Artists info – Vallie Fletcher – Wiley Fuqua – articles, undated.
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3/22 Artists info – Geoffrey Galwey – Mato Gjuranovich – articles, undated.
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3/23 Artists info – Lloyd Goff -- Louise Marks Goldstein – articles, news, correspondence, undated.
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3/24 Artists info – Boyer Gonzales – oral history transcript, writings, articles, undated.
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3/25 Artists info – Pedro Carrillo Gonzalez – Xavier Gonzalez – articles, undated.
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3/26 Artists info – Donald B. Goodall – Rudolph Guzzard: articles, undated.
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3/27 Artists info – Adah Hadlock – Robert Jerome Hill – articles, undated.
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3/28 Artists info – Sarah Miltia Hill – Florence Howell – articles, undated.
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3/29 Artists info – Bess Hubbard – William & Nannie Huddle – articles, undated.
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3/30 Artists info – Sarah Dorsey Brown Hudson – Lee Hynes – articles, undated.
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3/31 Artists info – Sam Ingram – Carl G. Von Iwonski – articles, undated.
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3/32 Artists info – Amy Miears Jackson – Harold E. (Bubi) Jessen, articles, undated.
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3/33 Artists info -- Grace Spaulding John -- correspondence, catalog, articles, undated.
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3/34 Artists info – Elizabeth Winsett Johnson – Howard Joyner – articles, undated.
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3/35 Artists info – Sarah Kahlden – Mary Locker Kargl – articles, undated.
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3/36 Artists info – Cyril Kay-Scott – articles, finding aid, undated.
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3/37 Artists info – Mary Aubrey Keating – Maria Cage Kimball – articles, undated.
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3/38 Artists info – Clinton Blair King – articles, undated.
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3/39 Artists info – Walter Gillis King – Flossie Kysar – articles, undated.
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4/1 Artists info – Lucile Lacy – Harry Lawrence – articles, undated.
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4/2 Artists info – Tom Lea – correspondence, news articles, undated.
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4/3 Artists info – Walton Leader – Amy Lynn – articles, undated.
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4/4 Artists info – Alexander Mack – Isabel Mayes – articles, undated.
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4/5 Artists info – Harry Arthur McArdle – news, articles, undated.
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4/6 Artists info – James F. McCann – Eloise Polk McGill – articles, undated.
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4/7 Artists info – Bonnie McLeary – Kindred McLeary – articles, undated.
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4/8 Artists info – Hugh Lyon McMath – William Mozart McVey – articles, undated.
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4/9 Artists info – Ben Carlton Mead – Gene Meysenburg – articles, undated.
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4/10 Artists info – Ben Milam – Mrs. S. M. Morris – articles, undated.
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4/11 Artists info – Alice Moseley – Roberta Neal Myrick--articles, undated.
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4/12 Artists info – Sam Nash – Royston Nave – articles, undated.
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4/13 Artists info – Alice Naylor – Catherine Nobles – correspondence, articles, undated.
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4/14 Artists info – Charlotte Hazall Noland – Olive Nuhfer – articles, undated.
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4/15 Artists info – Esse Forrester O’Brien – Michael Owen – articles, undated.
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4/16 Artists info – Margaret Pachl – Annie Goodloe Pearsall – articles, undated.
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4/17 Artists info – Nina Peeples – Peter Plotkin – catalog, articles, undated.
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4/18 Artists info – Hugh D. Pohl – Frances Putman – articles, undated.
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4/19 Artists info – Frank Reaugh, artist – articles, news clippings, undated.
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4/20 Artists info – Esma Jacobs Reavis, artist – articles, obituary, undated.
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4/21 Artists info – Carl Redin - Frederic Remington, artists – articles, undated.
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4/22 Artists info – Lucy Wilson Rice – John Rosenfield, artists – articles, undated.
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4/23 Artists info – Eleanore Roth – Emily Rutland, artists – articles, undated.
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4/24 Artists info – Ignatz Sahula – Mary Francis Collier Schultz – articles, correspondence, undated.
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4/25 Artists info – Paul R. Schumann – articles, undated.
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4/26 Artists info – Harco Schutter – Edmund Senn – articles, undated.
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4/27 Artists info – Aileen Shannon – Stella Hope Shurtleff – articles, undated.
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4/28 Artists info – Muriel Vincent Sibell – Joseph Simkins – articles, writings, undated.
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4/29 Artists info – Harry S. Sindall – correspondence, writings, undated.
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4/30 Artists info – Hughes D. Slater – Blanding Sloan – articles, undated.
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4/31 Artists info – Theodore Smereck – Chester Snowden – articles, correspondence, undated.
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4/32 Artists info – Urbici Soler – articles, news clippings, undated.
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4/33 Artists info – Rosalie Speed – Coreen Mary Spellman – articles, undated.
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4/34 Artists info – Henry Cecil Spencer – William Stanley – writings, articles, undated.
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4/35 Artists info – Carl Henry Stautz – Wilfred & Myrtle Stedman – articles, news, undated.
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4/36 Artists info – Randy Steffen – Will Amelia Sterns – news, articles, undated.
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4/37 Artists info – Kelly Stevens – deaf artist – articles, news, undated.
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4/38 Artists info – Lawrence Tenney Stevens – correspondence, articles, undated.
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4/39 Artists info – Julius Stockfleth – Grace Strong – articles, undated.
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4/40 Artists info – Nell Tarver – Waldine Tauch – articles, new clippings, undated.
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4/41 Artists info – Earl L. Taylor – Christopher Hugh Teesdale – articles, news clippings, undated.
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4/42 Artists info – Frank Teich – Ethel Thurmond – news clippings, articles, undated.
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5/1 Artists info – Eugene Thurston – Stella Tylor – articles, news clippings, undated.
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5/2 Artists info – Ruth Pershing Uhler – Donald Vogel – news clippings, articles, undated.
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5/3 Artists info – Ted Wade – Gene Whittington – clippings, writings, undated.
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5/4 Artists info – Mattie Wier – Irene Zweig – articles, news, undated.

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Series 8. Miscellaneous Writings, Catalogs, Reviews, and Publications, 1903-1999.

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5/5 Aboriginal and Spanish Art in Texas – publications, news articles, undated.
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5/6 Austin Art League – writings, undated.
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5/7 Abilene Files – writings, news clippings, undated.
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5/8 Allied Arts – writings, articles, lists, undated.
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5/9 Allies Arts – writings, articles, list, undated.
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5/10 American Federation of Arts – Annual Report, 1997-1998, Brief History, 1999.
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5/11 Amon Carter Museum – artists list, 1971.
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5/12 Art Lies: Texas Art Journal – publication, Fall 1999.
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5/13 Art Schools and Camps – writings, lists, undated.
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5/14 Baylor University Fine Arts – lists, 1998.
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5/15 Centennial Monuments – publication, undated.
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5/16 Miscellaneous Exhibitions – Corpus & Galveston, undated.
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5/17 Early Exhibitions of the Dallas Art Association – catalogs, writings, undated.
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5/18 Dallas Museum for Contemporary Fine Art – Exhibitions, 1957-1958.
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5/19 Dallas Museum for Fine Arts – Exhibition List, 1921-1978.
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5/20 Miscellaneous Exhibitions – Dallas, undated.
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5/21 Edgar B. Davis Art Competition – exhibitions and writings, undated.
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5/22 Multi-Artists – El Paso, undated.
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5/23 Miscellaneous Exhibitions – Fort Worth, undated.
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5/24 Fort Worth "School" – article, writings, undated.
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5/25 Texas Art – Fort Worth – catalogs, undated.
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5/26 French Academies – exhibit, articles, writings, undated.
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5/27 Golden Jubilee Exhibition 1938 – writings.
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5/28 Greater Texas Pan-American Exposition 1937 – catalog, writings.
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5/29 Houston Artists Exhibitions – articles, 1930-1937.
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5/30 Museum of Fine Arts – Houston – Exhibitions Master List, undated.
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5/31 Museum of Fine Art, Houston, undated.
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5/32 James Patrick McGuire – article, undated.
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5/33 Laguna Gloria Art Museum – Spring Jury Exhibition, 1964.
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5/34 Miscellaneous Exhibitions – San Antonio, undated.
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5/35 Miscellaneous Exhibitions – Various, undated.
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5/36 Miscellaneous Materials – listings, news articles, writings, undated.
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6/1 Multi-Artists-correspondence, articles, news clippings, publications, undated.
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6/2 Multi-Artists – publications, writings, articles, news clippings, undated.
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6/3 Murals – writings, exhibits, articles, undated.
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6/4 Museums and Associations, undated.
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6/5 Museums and Associations, undated.
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6/6 Museums and Associations, undated.
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6/7 Museum of New Mexico – Exhibit booklets, 1920, 1938, 1968.
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6/8 Royston Nave Art Museum – catalog, undated.
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6/9 North Texas State Files, undated.
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6/10 North Texas State Files, undated.
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6/11 San Antonio Art League – news clippings, 1953.
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6/12 San Antonio Museums, undated.
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6/13 San Antonio Museums, undated.
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6/14 San Antonio Local Artists Exhibitions, undated.
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6/15 San Antonio Local Artists Exhibitions, undated.
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6/16 South Plain Art Guild – officers and committee chairman, 1951-1952.
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6/17 Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center – listing of permanent art collection, 1997.
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6/18 ""Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center: a History"" - Earllyn Sadler and Lita H. Watson, 1984.
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6/19 Debbie Schlier – ""The History of American Art Through Printmaking"" –1992, Wichita Fall Museum and Art Center, undated.
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6/20 Southeast Texas Artists Exhibition, Houston – articles, writings, catalogs, undated.
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6/21 Southern States Art League – lists, articles, writings, undated.
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6/22 Southwest Art, undated.
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6/23 Southwest Review – index, undated.
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6/24 Southwest Review – articles, undated.
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6/25 Southwest Review – articles, undated.
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6/26 Southwestern Prints and Drawings Exhibition, Dallas – catalogs, writings, undated.
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6/27 State Fair of Texas Exhibitions – articles, writings, undated.
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6/28 State Preservation Board – listing in Alphabetical order, 1996.
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6/29 State Preservation Board – correspondence and articles, 1993.
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6/30 State Preservation Board – correspondence and articles, 1996.
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6/31 State Preservation Board – articles, undated.
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6/32 State Preservation Board - listing by subject, 1999.
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6/33 State Preservation Board – articles, undated.
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6/34 Sul Ross State Normal College – catalogs, 1920-1941.
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6/35 Summer Art Camps – articles, news, writings, undated.
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6/36 Teachers College – Columbia University, undated.
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6/37 Texas A&M Univ. – MSC Forsyth Center Galleries – artists list, undated.
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6/38 Texas Centennial Exhibition – writings, articles, news clippings, 1936.
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6/39 Texas Contemporary Artists – publications, 1952-1957.
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7/1 Texas Fine Art Association Records – Bulletins, news, undated.
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7/2 Texas Fine Arts Association Exhibitions – listings, writings, undated.
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7/3 Texas Fine Arts Association, 1930-1962.
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7/4 Texas Fine Arts Association – biographical information, undated.
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7/5 Texas – General 1 – note cards, articles, news, undated.
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7/6 Texas General 2, undated.
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7/7 Texas General 2, undated.
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7/8 Texas Panorama Exhibition, 1943-1944.
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7/9 Texas Print Exhibitions (Annual) – Dallas Print Society – writings, lists, undated.
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7/10 Texas State College for Women – history, 1903-1948.
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7/11 Texas Technological College – Bulletins, catalogs, faculty lists, 1925-1941.
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7/12 Texas and US arts schools – writings, undated.
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7/13 Texas – Waco files – booklets, undated.
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7/14 Texas Watercolor Society – exhibit booklets, undated.
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7/15 Texas Watercolor Society – catalogs, undated.
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7/16 Washington University’s School of Fine Art – history, 1979.

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Series 9. Miscellaneous Index Cards, undated.

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Boxes 8 and 9 These two boxes contain index cards that represent Annual Texas Artists Exhibition, Fort Worth; Southern States Art League; San Antonio Local Artists Exhibition; Texas General Exhibition; Allied Arts Exhibition, Dallas; Annual Houston Artists Exhibitions; Southeast Texas Artists Exhibition, Houston. The artists' index cards are alphabetized and includes teachers. undated.

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