Austin History Center

Texas Society of Sculptors Records

An Inventory to the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Texas Society of Sculptors
Title: Texas Society of Sculptors Records
Abstract: The Texas Society for Sculptors was founded in 1971 to offer artistic support and communication to sculptors and artistic institutions across the state. This collection represents the organizational history from 1995 to 2011. Included are newsletters, printed material, artist proposal and resumes, by-laws, and financial records among other things.
Identification: AR.2017.010
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 box)
Location: Archives Stacks
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, , PO BOX 2287, , Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

The Texas Society of Sculptors (TSOS) was founded in 1971 by Daniel Hawkins, Mary Paige Huey, and Mel Fowler as a non-profit organization with the intention to promote art and sculpture by seeking communication between sculptors, community centers, and educational institutions and providing education and artistic support. TSOS sponsors art shows and Sculp*fest and publishes newsletters throughout the year providing members with latest information about the sculpture community.

Scope and Contents

This collections contains the records representing 1996-2011 of the Texas Society of Sculptors. Included are newsletters, brochures, artist proposals and resumes, by-laws, meeting minutes, calendars, financial records, and correspondence. The original order and folders have been retained.


Materials are in the original filing order created by TSOS.


Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Elisabet Ney Museum.
Texas Society of Sculptors.
Umlauf Sculpture Garden (Austin, Tex.).
Austin (Tex)--Social life and customs.
Art--Societies, etc.
Art and artists.
Document Types:
Financial records.
Minutes (administrative records).

Related Material

Austin Files

  • AF Subject - Art - Sculpture A6400(S1400)
  • AF Subject - Museums - Elisabet Ney M9110
  • AF Subject - Art Societies - Texas Society of Sculptors A6600(8)
  • AF Subject - Umlauf Sculpture Garden (2)

General Collection

  • A 730.9764 Te The Texas Society of Sculptors. 1977

Archives and Manuscripts

  • AR.2014.009 Austin Sculpture Center Records

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Society of Sculptors Records (AR.2017.010). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2017/035

Donation Date: 2017 March 30

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Kendall Newton/2017.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Texas Society of Sculptors Records, 1995-2011, undated

Box Folder
1 1 Historical records, 1996-2001, undated
2-3 Organizational records, 1995-2011, undated