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  Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: Abilene Library Consortium
[Art Forum Pressbook, 1946-1947]

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1946-1947]

Date: 1946/1947
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1946 to 1947 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. The study theme for the year was "Art, Sight, and Insight." Events of the Art Unit, Abilene Fine Arts Museum, Creative Arts Club and local schools are included.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Art Forum Record Book, 1949]

[Art Forum Record Book, 1949]

Date: 1949
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: Scrapbook that highlights the activities of American Art Week in communities throughout Texas, including reports from museums, art organizations, and public schools and institutions of higher learning. This book was entered into the American Art Week contest. Ribbons saying "Texas Art" are on the front cover. With each clipping, the number of inches of newspaper print devoted to art and the circulation numbers of each of the papers is included. The focus is on local art events during American Art Week, but also included are activities of federated and non-federated clubs statewide.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Art Forum Pressbook, 1941-1942]

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1941-1942]

Date: 1941/1942
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1941 to 1942 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. This year the theme of study was "Art and the Business World." Miss A. M. Carpenter is listed as chairperson for art for the 6th District Federation and chairperson for American Art Week for Abilene. Included in the book are two journals: Federation News (July 1942) and College Art Journal (Vol. 1, No. 2, January 1942). In addition there is a listing of the art programs of the General Federation.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Art Forum Pressbook, 1942-1943]

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1942-1943]

Date: 1942/1943
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1942 to 1943 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. This pressbook won honorable mention in the statewide contest sponsored by the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs for communities promoting art. The first page includes a certificate of membership in the Art Forum and a listing of membership, officers and committees. One of the highlights of the year was an exhibit of Military Art by Corporal Samuel Smith at the Abilene Fine Arts Museum. Most of the clippings focus on local art events and document member activities supporting the war effort.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Art Forum Pressbook, 1940-1941]

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1940-1941]

Date: 1940/1941
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1910 to 1941 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. The title page of this book includes the membership and officers of the Forum Club and the Art Unit. A note on the Table of Contents page states that the "Clippings not arranged by above contents." The last section of the book included reproductions of paintings from magazines and highlights Mexican Art. The section related to the 6th District includes art related activities and financial reports by Miss A. M. Carpenter.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Art Forum Pressbook, 1947-1948]

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1947-1948]

Date: 1947/1948
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1947 to 1948 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. Included in the scrapbook for this year is a brochure celebrating the Ten Year Anniversary of the Abilene Museum of Fine Arts. A report of the Art Unit activities is also included as are notes of possible exhibits for the Fine Arts Museum. Local events and local artists are also highlighted.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Art Forum Pressbook, 1943-1944]

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1943-1944]

Date: 1943/1944
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1943 to 1944 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. The study theme for the year was "Book Reviews in Art." Included were clippings and catalogs of the Abilene Museum of Fine Arts and clippings about an Annual art and Hobby Show. One section includes clippings about army artists.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Art Forum Pressbook, 1945-1946]

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1945-1946]

Date: 1945/1946
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1945 to 1946 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. The study theme for this year was "Art Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow." The Art Unit and Forum officers and program is listed. Museum information includes proposed exhibits.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Art Forum Record Book, 1944]

[Art Forum Record Book, 1944]

Date: 1944
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: This scrapbook is devoted exclusively to events related to American Art Week in Texas with an emphasis on Abilene. The first section includes several pages of postcards of Abilene. Ribbons for art awards for American Art Week art shows and clippings about the week are included.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Art Forum Record Book, 1948]

[Art Forum Record Book, 1948]

Date: 1948
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: This scrapbook was collated for the American Art Week competition. On the front cover is a map of Texas with divisions for the Federated Women's Club districts. The motto of the Texas Art Division of the Federation is "Give Art a Chance." Each of the local Abilene universities - Hardin-Simmons University, McMurry University, and Abilene Christian University - had events to highlight American Art week.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
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