Beaux Arts, Incorporated
Scope and Contents
Scrapbooks containing newsclippings, publicity, and photographs of Balls (1953-1966) and Fairs (1967-1974); 120 color slides of balls
- Beaux Arts (Davenport, Iowa) (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
The Beaux Arts Fund Committee, Inc., was incorporated November 2, 1953 as a fund-raising support group for the Davenport Museum of Art. There were 22 people listed as incorporators, most well-known of which was the Davenport sculptor Isabel Bloom.
The Committee organized Beaux Arts Balls as their fund-raiser for many years. Each event had an original theme that guided the creative costumes that patrons wore. In 1967, Ed Voss, who had chaired most of the balls, suggested staging a weekend art fair instead. The direction of their fund-raiser changed from then on. [Source: http://www.beauxartsfair.com/history.html Accessed June 9, 2017]
3 Box(es) (2 oversized boxed scrapbooks and 6 slide sheets in small box)
Language of Materials
Range 42 Section 1
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Art fairs--Social aspects. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Art fairs--United States. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Art fairs. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Art festivals. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Costume--Art. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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