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Norma R. Ory papers

Identifier: AAA 10545

Printed material, biographical data, correspondence and photographs. REEL 3447 (fr. 3-455): Biographical data; Christmas cards by Ory; exhibition catalogs and clippings; teaching material kept as Dean of the Junior School, Arthur Glassel, Jr. School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and files on exhibitions curated by Ory, containing correspondence, clippings and photographs. REEL 3447 (fr. 458-613); Six catalogs from exhibitions curated by Ory and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, including ART OF THE ALAPHABET, WOOD IN ART, BOOKBINDING: A LIVING ART, IMAGES OF CHILDHOOD, A PEACEABLE KINGDOM: ANIMALS IN ART and ARTIST AND ARTISAN: NATIVE AMERICAN ART.


  • 1948-1984


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Acquisition Information

Material donated and lent by Norma Ory, 1985, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. The donated exhibition catalogs were transferred to the NMAA-NPG library after microfilming. Reel 3447 (fr. 3-455): Originals returned to the lender, Norma Ory, after microfilming.

Note: The Norma R. Ory Papers were microfilmed for the Texas Art Project at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston as part of the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art. Currently the papers can be accessed on microfilm at the MFAH. The University of Houston Libraries and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston are digitizing these papers as part of a collaborative TexTreasures 2020 grant project through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) with funding from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).When digitization is complete, these papers will be made available online through UH Libraries and MFAH websites.

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Part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas Art Project Microfilm Repository