62.6 F
Fort Worth
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Culture Fort Worth Library moving some materials to Amon Carter Museum

Fort Worth Library moving some materials to Amon Carter Museum

Other News

Exxon’s oil slick

Exxon Mobil is slashing its capital spending budget for 2020 by 30% due to weak demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a market...

Folk music’s Mark Twain: 7 Essential tracks from John Prine,

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people, the songs just come out of them. For nearly half a century, they tumbled out of John Prine...

Tarrant County records another COVID-19 death

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) on Wednesday, April 8 reported that a resident of Euless has died as the result of the COVID-19 virus....

Tradition stymied: A year unlike any since WWII for Augusta

The Masters is so intertwined with Augusta, they added an extra day to spring break.You see, the first full week of April isn't just...

To see some cool Fort Worth Library items, make a visit to the Amon Carter Museum?

Say what?

It’s true. Multiple issues of periodicals representing more than 35 art-related titles are on loan in the Amon Carter’s research library. The materials, previously stored at the Fort Worth Public Library’s Central Branch, comprise a length roughly equal to the height of a 10-story building.

The transfer is a no-cost collaboration that moved materials that saw little use at the Fort Worth Public Library to the Amon Carter, where art researchers can more readily access them.

The materials are a mix of bound volumes, boxed issues and microfilm. Many of the magazines are no longer published.

“Relocating these materials benefits the public,” said Linda Barrett manager of the Fort Worth Public Library’s Genealogy, Local History and Archives. “Anyone looking for these periodicals can always go to the Amon Carter and use them.”

The lone publication still found at the Library is “Fortune.”

Amon Carter Research Library Sam Duncan said the copies of “Fortune” the museum requested are older issues in an oversize format with unique artistic value.

“During the mid-20th century, ‘Fortune’ was beautifully produced with many commissioned illustrations from a who’s who list of artists,” Duncan said. “I’m already thinking about an exhibition that would highlight the publication’s contributions to graphic design and its support of American artists.”

The collaboration came about after Duncan had visited the Fort Worth Public Library for many years to access several art-related periodicals for researchers.

“One in particular was ‘Art Digest,’ especially issues from the 1930s and 1940s, important periods for the research we do at the Amon Carter,” Duncan said.

“We know the periodicals will have a good home at the Amon Carter,” Fort Worth Library Director Manya Shorr said. “It just makes sense to add them to the museum’s art-focused collection, as those are resources already familiar to local art historians.

“This is another way the Fort Worth Public Library is reducing barriers to accessing information and resources, even if those resources are housed elsewhere.”

The loan agreement stipulates that the museum must provide public access to the material. Even casual scholars are able to peruse the periodicals and the roughly 150,000 items in its library collection.


Oh hi there 👋 It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive awesome content in your inbox.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.


Oh hi there 👋
It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive awesome content in your inbox.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Latest News

Federal loans helped more than 400,000 Texas companies retain workers during the pandemic, new data shows

HOUSTON — The most complete picture so far of the federal program designed to keep businesses afloat during the coronavirus pandemic was revealed this...

DeVos suspends student federal loan payments through January

The Trump administration on Friday suspended all federal student loan payments through the end of January and kept interest rates at 0%, extending a...

COVID-19 relief: What’s on the table as Congress seeks deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — After numerous fits and starts and months of inaction, optimism is finally building in Washington for a COVID-19 aid bill that...

Granger reelected as lead Republican on the House Appropriations Committee

U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, has been reelected by members of the House Republican Steering Committee to serve as Lead Republican of the...

Optimism growing for COVID relief bill as pressure builds

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Optimism about delivering long-sought COVID-19 relief is building on Capitol Hill after additional rank-and-file lawmakers voiced support...