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Records of the School of Fine Arts

 Record Group
Identifier: RU 52

Scope and Contents

The collection includes financial records, scrapbooks and ledgers of the treasurer, checkbooks from Fort Worth National Bank, Minutes, and scrapbooks from the Fine Arts Guild and the School of Fine Arts, containing mostly news clippings, photographs, and ephemera.


  • 1942-1975
  • Majority of material found in 1952-1960

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Since the founding of Texas Christian University more than a century ago, fine arts and related professional studies have been integral parts of the University's educational program. Today, some 950 students concentrate their studies within the three departments and three schools that comprise the College of Fine Arts. Degree programs are available in art and art history; classical and contemporary dance; fashion merchandising, graphic design, and; interior design: music; and theatre. The academic programs exact an appropriate balance between professional training and liberal arts studies. Personal counseling and relatively small classes enable the faculty to give attention to the work of each student.

College of Fine Arts faculty are dedicated teachers who combine strong academic training with years of professional experience in their disciplines. They pride themselves on the ability to convey to their students the knowledge necessary for successful lives and careers in the 21st century. Visiting faculty, guest artists and performers also interact with students throughout the year, enriching the learning experience.

Resources available to students include numerous computer labs, lighting and sound systems, specialized libraries and equipment, galleries, art and dance studios, theaters and performance halls. College of Fine Arts programs enjoy close working relationships with the Kimbell Art Museum, The Fort Worth Symphony, Texas Ballet Theatre and the other visual and performing institutions in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.


1.00 Linear feet

Language of Materials


Physical Location

Vault: EF4

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Material received July, 1981 from the School of Fine Arts. Fine Arts Guild scrapbook donated by Nancy Wilson, President.

Related Materials

SEE ALSO: Fine Arts and Communication, College of Vertical Files
Guide to the Records of the School of Fine Arts
Lisa Pena
March, 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

TCU Box 298400
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
Fort Worth Texas 76129
(817) 257-4566
(817) 257-7282 (Fax)