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[Art Form Pressbook, 1933-1934]

[Art Form Pressbook, 1933-1934]

Date: 1933/1934
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, over the year with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. The activities of two Abilene art clubs, the Art Forum and the Abilene Art League are highlighted. The Art Forum theme for the year was "Art in Texas - Art in America." Traveling exhibits shown in Abilene and provided by Texas Fine Arts Association are described.
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[Art Forum Pressbook, 1934-1935]

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1934-1935]

Date: 1934/1935
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, over the year with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. The Art Forum theme for the year was "Miscellaneous Studies in Art." One of the mentioned events was the First Annual Art exhibit of the Forum. Memorabilia from the District Meeting of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs and memos from the Annual Meeting of the Texas Fine Arts organization are included. Several exhibit brochures of events held in Abilene are pasted to the book pages.
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[Art Forum Pressbook, 1935-1936]

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1935-1936]

Date: 1935/1936
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, over the year with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. The theme for the Art unit for this year was listed as "Art in Our Daily Lives." This scrapbook contains the bylaws of the Forum Club as well as art unit clippings and a year-end report. Speakers and programs of the Abilene Art League are included in the clippings.
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[Art Forum Pressbook, 1936-1937]

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1936-1937]

Date: 1936/1937
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1936 to 1937 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. The program for the year was "Art for the Busy Woman." Meeting minutes, bylaws, and a section on finger painting are a part of this scrapbook. Other club news includes the Abilene Wednesday Club, one of the charter member clubs of the Abilene Federation. Federation teaching tools include a unit on "Famous Cathedrals." A Texas Centennial pamphlet is included in the Texas Federation section along with minutes and National Federation handouts.
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[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.
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[Art Forum Pressbook, 1938-1939]

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1938-1939]

Date: 1938/1939
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: Scrapbook that documents art events over the year with emphasis on local events and those of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Sixth District of which Abilene, Texas, was a part. This scrapbook won first place at the Sixth District Convention. Included are 49 pages of prints purchased from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and made available for ten cents a piece by the American Committee for Art Appreciation. The brochure includes a history of the different painters. These prints were exhibited at the Abilene Chamber of Commerce and at the Abilene Women's Club.
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[Art Forum Pressbook, 1939-1940]

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1939-1940]

Date: 1939/1940
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1939 to 1940 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. Included in this scrapbook, in addition to clippings about local, district and state news, are pencil sketches of buildings including ones of downtown Abilene, the Texas State Capitol, and the National capitol. Cutouts from Ladies Home Journal are also pasted onto pages of the book.
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[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.
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[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.
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[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.
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