Editor’s Note: This post officially kicks off a series of articles featuring special items found in artist files. The following comes from Jenny Stone, librarian at the Dallas Museum of Art. Thanks Jenny! Others who wish to contribute to the series, please contact one of the coordinators.
It’s not known when the Dallas Museum of Art’s Mayer Library artist file collection began. Based on contents found in the files, we know that major growth started in the 1940s when Jerry Bywaters, the director of the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, began sending out “Biographical Data” questionnaires to Texas regional … READ FULL POST