Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Arts Exchange:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1977-1985



Overview

Creator: Texas Commission on the Arts. Texas Arts Exchange.
Title: Records
Dates: 1977-1985
Abstract: The records from the Texas Arts Exchange (TAEX) include meeting files, commissioners' files, photographs, and research files. Records date from 1977 to 1985. Overall, these records document the promotion and exchange of the arts through the activities of the Texas Arts Exchange, a program established by the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Quantity: 3 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Texas Arts Exchange (TAEX) was established by the Texas Commission on the Arts in cooperation with the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Western States Arts Foundation in September 1981. It was begun as a three-year experiment to bring Texas into the national network of regional arts organizations. The Texas Commission on the Arts uses the Texas Arts Exchange to meet with its peers from other states, to exchange information, and to increase its understanding of other state arts agencies' operations and concerns. Another purpose of the Texas Arts Exchange is to assist arts companies and artists from the states represented by the regional organizations to successfully tour each other's respective state or region. This may include financial assistance for certain touring groups selected by the Texas Arts Exchange to receive support funds. To increase communication and coordination, the Texas Arts Exchange has also presented touring arts workshops and booking conferences, compiled a directory of Texas presenters, and developed a touring art exhibition program.


Scope and Contents of the Records

The records from the Texas Arts Exchange (TAEX) include meeting files, commissioners' files, photographs, and research files. Types of records in the meeting files include minutes, correspondence, agenda, hand-written notes, reports, and drafts of letters and minutes. Commissioners' files include correspondence, vita, and travel vouchers from commissioners on the Texas Commission on the Arts. Photographs include prints and negatives of artists and artwork compiled by TAEX for touring brochures. Research files are publicity materials gathered by TAEX and related to the promotion of the arts and art activities in cities across Texas and in other states. Research records include press releases, art school catalogs, exhibition brochures, performance programs, newsletters, and bulletins. Records date from 1977 to 1985. Overall, these records document the promotion and exchange of the arts through the activities of the Texas Arts Exchange.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Arrangement of the Records

The records are arranged in the following order: meeting files, commissioners' files, photographs, and research files.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas Commission on the Arts. Texas Arts Exchange.
Subjects:
Art and state--Texas.
Art commissions--Texas.
Document Types:
Minutes--Texas--Art--1977-1985.
Correspondence--Texas--Art--1977-1985.
Reports--Texas--Art--1977-1985.
Resumes--Texas--Art--1977-1985.
Photographs--Texas--Art--1977-1985.
Negatives--Texas--Art--1977-1985.
Press releases--Texas--Art--1977-1985.
Catalogs--Texas--Art--1977-1985.
Brochures--Texas--Art--1977-1985.
Functions:
Promoting art.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Commission on the Arts, Committees minutes, 1978-2001.
Texas Commission on the Arts, Minutes, 1979-2002, 0.88 cubic ft.
Texas Commission on the Arts, Office of the Commissioner, Records, 1969-1987, 3 cubic ft.
Texas Commission on the Arts, Records, 1931-1984 (bulk 1973-1984), 12.41 cubic ft.
Texas Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Minutes, 1971-1979, 0.3 cubic ft.
Texas Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Records, 1966-1977, 6.24 cubic ft.
Texas Commission on the Arts, Records, 1977-1982, 1.71 cubic ft.
Texas Fine Arts Commission, Minutes, 1966-1971, 0.24 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Records, Texas Arts Exchange, Texas Commission on the Arts. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1993/215

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Commission on the Arts on August 2, 1993.

Processing Information

Paul Beck, August 1993


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Records, 1977-1985,
3 cubic ft.

Meeting files
box
1993/215-1 Texas Regional Exchange Office Board/Texas Arts Exchange Board, Official Minutes, April 1982- November 1984
Texas Arts Exchange, Draft Minutes and Meeting Files, 1982 - 1985
Correspondence, TAEX Board, 1983-1985
Commissioners' files
box
1993/215-2 Bishop College Exhibit, 1978-1984
Commissioners Activity Fund, 1980
Commissioners Orientation and Study Session, 1980
Commissioner's Files, 1978
Texas Art Census and Mailing List, 1982
Photographs
box
1993/215-2 AIS [Artists in Sponsorship] "Pix," 1977-1978
Dance
Museum
Music
Theatre
Visual Arts
Maurice Coats, Photographs [Executive Director, Texas Fine Arts Commission]
Negatives and Photos, Meetings, Miscellaneous, 1980
Commission Shots, 1981
Research files
box
1993/215-3 The Arts in Texas, 1980-1981
Touring Brochures, 1983-1984
Touring photos, 1981-1982
Texas Cities, A - W
Southeastern States
Southwestern States
Other States, A - W