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 Collection: Abilene Library Consortium
[Art Forum Pressbook, 1937-1938]

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1937-1938]

Date: 1937/1938
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1937 to 1938 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. This pressbook starts with a membership certificate to the Art Unit. Clippings and other documents during this year include minutes and information on the organization of the Abilene Fine Arts Museum and a copy of the constitution for the Fine Arts Association, including the by-laws, and financial records from 1939 to 1956. A collection listing from 1937 to 1957 of the art works purchased or donated to the museum and the prices paid is also in the book. The book also contains draft history of the Fine Arts Museum from 1937 to 1957 and a membership list of the Fine Arts Association and its charter members.
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 Scrapbook, 1922-1933]

[Art Forum Scrapbook, 1922-1933]

Date: 1922/1933
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: Scrapbook detailing art events in Abilene, Texas, especially the activities of the Art Unit of the Abilene Women's Forum from its inception in 1922 to 1933. Accomplishments of the various Abilene art organizations are included by year but not necessarily in chronological order. Emphasized are clippings and exhibits by the Texas Fine Arts Forum, the Abilene Art League, art at the West Texas Fair, activities at the Abilene High School, and special events at the three universities (Hardin-Simmons University, McMurry University and Abilene Christian University).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Art Forum Scrapbook, 1922-1955 (1954-1955)]

[Art Forum Scrapbook, 1922-1955 (1954-1955)]

Date: 1922/1955
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: Scrapbook containing clippings and event information concerning the Art Unit of the Women's Forum Club in Abilene, Texas, for the years 1954 to 1955. Includes clippings of events at the Abilene Fine Arts Museum, the Creative Arts Club, and other Abilene clubs. The second half of the press book contains clippings and memorabilia highlighting the career of A. M. Carpenter from 1922 to her retirement from Hardin-Simmons University in 1955.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Art Forum Record Book, 1950]

[Art Forum Record Book, 1950]

Date: 1950
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: Record book highlighting the activities of American Art Week in communities throughout Texas, with an emphasis on Abilene, in 1950. Includes newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia documenting statewide activities promoted by different clubs.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Art Forum Pressbook, 1950-1951]

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1950-1951]

Date: 1950/1951
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1950 to 1951 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. The Art Unit won first place for art appreciation in a Texas Federation statewide context. Many of the clippings highlight the third place win of the 1950 record book.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Art Forum Pressbook, 1955-1956]

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1955-1956]

Date: 1955/1956
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1955 to 1956 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. Includes newspaper clippings organized by local, district, state, and national art activities and events.
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
[Art Forum Pressbook, 1948-1949]

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1948-1949]

Date: 1948/1949
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1948 to 1949 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. The cover for this pressbook is the front of The Texas Clubwoman magazine. The local theme of study for the local Abilene Club was "Art Looks Ahead." Miss A. M. Carpenter was elected State Director for the American Artists Professional League and Director of the Art Division of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs. Included is a summary report of District 6 activities and also proposed exhibits for the Abilene Museum of Fine Arts.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library