Collection ASU0654 - Beaux Arts scrapbooks

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ASU0654

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Beaux Arts scrapbooks

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  • 1950-2005 (Creation)

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30 Boxes

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Biographical history

The Beaux Arts organization promotes an interest in art and art appreciation and provides support in the form of improvements, equipment, and financial assistance to the Lowe Art Museum (formerly the Lowe Gallery).  It was founded in 1952 by fifty members under the direction of Ann Atkinson, then Assistant Director of the newly built Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery. The organization also presents a yearly outdoor juried art exhibit which attracts artists from around the entire country.

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The Beaux Arts organization's scrapbooks collection consists of 30 scrapbooks and various items including newspaper clippings, brochures, photographs, and magazines.

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The scrapbooks were donated by the members of Beaux Arts, Morgan P. Smith and Allison Holly, in February 2012.  They also provided funding to preserve and process the collection in June 2012.

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