CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY ART MUSEUM

Manuscript MS-134

1963-1982

 

 

 

SOURCE: Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum

 

SIZE: 2 linear feet

SHELVING UNITS: 1 manuscript box, 2 scrapbooks

PROCESSING: GEC, February 1999

 

SOURCE NOTE

The collection was placed on deposit by Keith Rasmussen, director of the Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum.

 

 

HISTORICAL NOTEThe Chattahoochee Valley Art Association was organized on March 30, 1963, in LaGrange, Georgia. Since its inception, the CVAA has worked to promote cultural and artistic growth in the valley region. The group holds art classes for adults and children, sponsors exhibitions for local artists, and invites well-known artists to display their works. Two of the CVAA's most notable contributions are the annual Sidewalk Art Show (also known as the Affair in the Square, A Fair on the Square, and Kaleidoscope), and the Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum on Hines Street in LaGrange. The association changed its name from Chattahoochee Valley Art Association to Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum in 1991.

 

 

 

 SCOPE AND CONTENT

 

The collection consists of two scrapbooks and one manuscript box of folders that relate to activities of the CVAA from 1963 to 1982. They contain newspaper clippings, promotional material, and correspondence related to CVAA business, local art exhibitions, and the annual Sidewalk Art Show. There are only one or two newspaper articles related to the renovation of the old jail and the opening of the art museum in 1978. There are also photographs in the collection. Most notably, there is a photograph of the first CVAA meeting in March 1963, and numerous photographs of past Sidewalk Art Shows including the very first in August 1963.  

 

 

CONTAINER LIST

Scrapbooks:

 

Scrapbook #1 1963-65   The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, promotional material, and other documents related to the formation of the CVAA, the annual Sidewalk Art Show, and CVAA activities. There are photographs of the first CVAA meeting and first two Sidewalk Art Shows.

 

Scrapbook #2 1966-67  The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, promotional material, and correspondence regarding local and regional art shows, annual Sidewalk Art Show, and other CVAA activities. There are also photographs of 1966-67 CVAA officers and the 1966 Sidewalk Art Show.

 

Manuscript box: The manuscript box contains newspaper clippings, promotional material, correspondence, and other documents related to the history of the association, the annual Sidewalk Art Show, local art exhibitions, and CVAA activities.

Folder 1 History of Organization  The folder contains promotional material, a transcript of the association's history from 1963-65, and a speech delivered by Mrs. Morgan Jackson at the opening of the CVAA art gallery in February 1964.

Folder 2 1963 Newspaper clippings and promotional material

Folder 3 1964 Newspaper clippings

Folder 4 1964 Correspondence and promotional material

Folder 5 Reports to Board -- Sidewalk Art Show (1963) Correspondence and CVAA committee reports re: 1963 Sidewalk Art Show

Folder 6 Publicity/Appreciation Correspondence re: 1963 Sidewalk Art Show. List of recommendations for 1964 Sidewalk Art Show

Folder 7 1965 Newspaper clippings and promotional material re: 1965 Sidewalk Art Show and other CVAA activities

Folder 8 Sidewalk Art Show - Promotional Booklets (1963-65) 1963-65 Sidewalk Art Show promotional booklets

Folder 9 Miscellaneous Miscellaneous newspaper clippings and documents from 1960's and 1970's

Folder 10 1966 Newspaper clippings and promotional material

Folder 11 1967 Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous documents re: CVAA and 1967 Sidewalk Art Show

Folder 12 1968 Newspaper clippings re: 1968 Sidewalk Art Show and 1968 Callaway Gardens Art Exhibition

Folder 13 1969 Georgia Arts Newsletter article re: Sidewalk Art Show. CVAA membership form

Folder 14 1970 Newspaper clippings re: Sidewalk Art Show

Folder 15 1972 Newspaper clippings re: Callaway Gardens Art Festival and Sidewalk Art Show.
Correspondence re: Sidewalk Art Show

Folder 16 1973 Committee reports re: April and October meetings. Minutes re: June-November CVAA meetings. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other miscellaneous documents

Folder 17 1974 Newspaper clippings and promotional material

Folder 18 1975 Newspaper clippings and promotional material

Folder 19 1976 Newspaper clippings

Folder 20 1978-79 Newspaper clippings re: renovation of old jail and opening of art museum

Folder 21 1980-81 Newspaper clippings

Folder 22 1982 Newspaper clippings

Folder 23 Various Newspaper Clippings

Folder 24 Publicity - Jennifer Talley

Promotional material re: 1982 Affair on the Square

 

 

PHOTO INVENTORY

Photographs found in folders:

Folder 1

MS 134 ph 1; First CVAA meeting; March 30, 1963; 1 b&w 3x5; Group gathered at Highland Country Club to form CVAA; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 2-7; Registration booth - Fourth Annual Callaway Gardens Art Exhibition; 1967; 6 b&w 8x10; Ladies registering people for Fourth Annual Callaway Gardens Exhibition; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 8; Jerry and George Mansour looking at painting - Fourth Annual Callaway Gardens Art Exhibition; 1967; 1 b&w 8x10; Jerry and George Mansour looking at painting; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 9; Three children looking at painting - Fourth Annual Callaway Gardens Art Exhibition; 1967; 1 b&w 8x10; Three children looking at painting; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 10; Olga Rassel (?) and Jessie Summers (?) looking at painting - Fourth Annual Callaway Gardens Art Exhibition; 1967; 1 b&w 8x10; Olga Rassel (?) and Jessie Summers (?) looking at painting; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 11; Alvin Davis, Mrs. J.O. Cosgrme, and Keith Wells at Fourth Annual Callaway Gardens Art Exhibition; 1967; 1 b&w 8x10; Alvin Davis, Mrs. J.O. Cosgrme, and Keith Wells standing in front of painting; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 12; Two men at the Fourth Annual Callaway Gardens Art Exhibition; 1967; 1 b&w 8x10; Two men talking to one another; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 13; Three people at the Fourth Annual Callaway Gardens Art Exhibition; 1967; 1 b&w 8x10; two men and one woman standing in front of painting; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 14; Children looking at painting - Fourth Annual Callaway Gardens Art Exhibition; 1967; 1 b&w 8x10; Children looking at painting; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 15; Curtis Stephens (?) looking at painting - Fourth Annual Callaway Gardens Art Exhibition; 1967; 1 b&w 8x10; Curtis Stephens (?) looking at painting; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 16; Alvin Davis presenting award to James McLean - Fourth Annual Callaway Gardens Art Exhibition; 1967; 1 b&w 8x10; Alvin Davis presenting award to James McLean; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 17; Two children looking at painting- Fourth Annual Callaway Gardens Art Exhibition; 1967; 1 b&w 8x10; two children looking at Painting; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 18; Carl Blair and Sherie Woodyard looking at painting - Fourth Annual Callaway Gardens Art Exhibition; 1967; 1 b&w 8x10; Carl Blair and Sherie Wood yard looking at painting; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 19; Meeting - Fourth Annual Callaway Gardens Art Exhibition; 1967; 1 b&w 8x10; meeting held at Fourth Annual Callaway Gardens Art Exhibition; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 20; Lamar Dodd and Louis Cheney standing in front of painting - Fourth Annual Callaway Gardens Art Exhibition; 1967; 1 b&w 8x10; Lamar Dodd (left) and Louis Cheney (right) standing in front of painting; local organizations; art

Folder 2

MS 134 ph 21-27; Antique automobiles on display - 1972 Sidewalk Art show in LaGrange Square; 1972; 7 b&w 4x5; photos of various antique automobiles on display during 1972 Sidewalk Art Show; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 28; Painting on display - 1972 Sidewalk Art Show; 1972; 1 b&w 4x5; painting on display at 1972 Sidewalk Art Show; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 29; Two women talking to one another - 1972 Sidewalk Art Show; 1972; 1 b&w 4x10; two women speaking to one another at 1972 Sidewalk Art Show; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 30-31; unidentified woman - 1974 Sidewalk Art Show; 1974; 2 color 3x5; unidentified woman sitting at 1974 Sidewalk Art Show; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 32; unidentified woman - 1974 Sidewalk Art Show; 1974; 1 color 3x5; unidentified woman sitting at 1974 Sidewalk Art Show; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 33; Two unidentified women - 1974 Sidewalk Art Show; 1974; 1 color 3x5; Two unidentified women standing at 1972 Sidewalk Art Show; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 34; unidentified man and woman - 1974 Sidewalk Art Show; 1974; 1 color 3x5; unidentified man and woman standing in front of booths at 1974 Sidewalk Art Show; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 35; Paintings on display at LaGrange Square - 1974 Sidewalk Art Show; 1974; 1 color 3x5; Paintings on display at LaGrange Square during the 1974 Sidewalk Art Show; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 36; People at the 1974 Sidewalk Art Show; 1974; 1 color 3x5; People at the 1974 Sidewalk Art Show; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 37; Artists painting - 1974 Sidewalk Art Show; 1974; 1 color 3x5; artists painting at 1974 Sidewalk Art Show; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 38; unidentified elderly woman - 1974 Sidewalk Art Show; 1974; 1 color 3x3; unidentified elderly woman sitting at 1974 Sidewalk Art Show; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 39; Workers preparing LaFayette Park (?) for 1974 (?) Sidewalk Art Show; c. 1974; 1 b&w 3x5; workers preparing LaGrange Square for 1974 Sidewalk Art Show (?); local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 40; People looking at painting in art center; c. 1975; 1 b&w 5x7; people looking at painting in art center; local organizations; art

Folder 3

MS 134 ph 41; Aerial photo of LaGrange; c. 1970; 1 b&w 8x10; aerial photo of LaGrange; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 42; (r. to l.) Biddy Hammett, Joyce Jackson, Ezra Sellers, and an unidentified woman at CVAA meeting; c. 1965; 1 b&w 8x 10; group photo taken at CVAA meeting; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 43; (r. to l.) Ezra Sellers, Lamar Dodd, and Alice Callaway at Presentation of Mr. Dodd's painting to CVAA; 1963; 1 b&w 8x10; Ezra Sellers, Lamar Dodd, and Alice Callaway standing in front of Dodd's painting; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 44; CVAA building on 301 Church Street in LaGrange; c. 1965; 1 b&w 8x10; group of women standing in front of the CVAA building on Church Street; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 45-49; Katy Horn (l.) and Nancy Durand (r.) - CVAA volunteers at the LaGrange National Competition; 1974; 4 b&w 8x10 and 1 b&w 7x8; Katy Horn and Nancy Durand checking inquiries and entries for the LaGrange National Competition; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 50; Margaret Maddox and an unidentified man at the LaGrange National Competition; 1974; 1 b&w 8x10; Margaret Maddox and an unidentified man at the LaGrange National Competition; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 51-52; (r. to l.) Waights Henry, Jr., Leila Hunter, and Margaret Maddox at the LaGrange National Competition; 1974; 2 b&w 8x10; Waights Henry Jr., Leila Hunter, and Margaret Maddox talking with one another at the LaGrange National Competition; local organizations; art

Folder 4

MS 134 ph 53; unidentified member of the CVAA; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 54; Marian Freeman; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 55; Jane Strain; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 56; Fred Shepard; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 57-58; Alice Barnhill; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7 and 1 b&w 4x6; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 59; unidentified member of the CVAA; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 60; Dell Grace; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 61; Lucile McKinley; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 62; Leila Freeman; c. 1965; 1 b&w 2x3; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 63; Joanna Ellington; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 64; Jim Longshore; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x6; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 65-67; Lucile McKinley; c. 1965; 3 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 68; June Wilder Burgess; c. 1965; 1 b&w 2x3; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 69; Tom Walton; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 70; Elizabeth Shackleford; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 71; Constantin Chatou; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x6; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 72; Lucile McKinley (?); c. 1965; 1 b&w 2x3; Lucile McKinley (?) sitting on a couch; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 73; Eleanor Leapord; c. 1965; 1 b&w 2x3; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 74; Tom Walton; c. 1965; 1 b&w 2x3; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 75; Dick Mandell holding a painting at the beach; c. 1965; 1 color 2x3; Dick Mandell holding a painting at the beach; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 76; Jean Wagner standing in front of a painting; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x5; Jean Wagner standing in front of a painting; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 77; Constantin Chatou; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x6; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 78; Robert Gibson; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 79; Alice Barnhill; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 80; Dan Stark; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 81; Frances T. Robbins; c. 1965; 1 b&w 2x2; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 82; Tom Walton; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 83; S. Nash; c. 1965; 1 b&w 3x5; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 84; Fred Shepard; c. 1965; 1 b&w 2x2; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 85; (l. to r.) Ray Shead of LaGrange College, Wyndell Taylor of Columbus Museum, and Donald Hatfield and family standing next to Hatfield's award winning painting - Affair on the Square, c. 1973; c. 1973; 1 b&w 6x7; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 86; Frances Robbins; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 87; Betty J. Marsh; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 88; Blanch Flanders; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 89-90; LaNeil Wilson; c. 1965; 2 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 91-92; David Parrish standing front of sign that reads "Artcraft Tailors"; c. 1965; 2 b&w 5x7; David Parrish standing front of a sign; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 93; Jeane Bowers Hamilton; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 94; Betty Marsh; c. 1965; 1 b&w 4x5; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 95; Barbara Pound sitting in a chair; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; Barbara Pound sitting in a chair; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 96; unidentified high school students looking at paintings; 1971; 1 b&w 5x7; unidentified high school students looking at paintings; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 97; Amy McKay; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 98; nurse holding a quilt; 1979; 1 b&w 5x7; nurse holding a quilt; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 99; Blanche Flanders; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 100; Michael O'Brien; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 101; Walt Martin; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 102-103; Suzanne Kersey; c. 1965; 2 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 104-105; Mary Lynch standing by painting; c. 1965; 2 b&w 4x6; Mary Lynch standing by painting; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 106; Betty Marsh; c. 1965; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; local organizations; art

 

Negatives

Folder 1

MS 134 neg 1; Film negatives of 1974 Sidewalk Art Show

Folder 2

MS 134 neg 2; Film negatives of 1982 Sidewalk Art Show Photographs found in scrapbooks:

Photographs in scrapbooks

 

Scrapbook 1

MS 134 ph 107; First Annual Sidewalk Art Show - LaGrange Square; August 1,1963; 1 b&w 8x10; people gathered in LaGrange Square for Sidewalk Art Show; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 108; CVAA sign advertising the First Annual Sidewalk Art Show in LaGrange Square; August 1963; 1 7x7 b&w photo; CVAA sign advertising the First Annual Sidewalk Art Show; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 109; Paintings on display - First Annual Sidewalk Art Show; August 1963; 1 color 3x5; Paintings on display at the First Annual Sidewalk Art Show; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 110; Sidewalk Show; August 1963; 1 b&w 7x9; people looking at paintings on display at First Annual Sidewalk Art Show; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 111; Sidewalk Show - LaGrange Square; August 1963; 1 color 3x5; woman standing in front of paintings; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 112; Sidewalk Show - LaGrange Square; August 1963; 1 b&w 7x8; man looking at paintings on display at LaGrange Square; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 113; Sidewalk Show - LaGrange Square; August 1963; 1 b&w 7x7; people gathered in LaGrange Square for Sidewalk Art Show; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 114; Paintings - Sidewalk Show - LaGrange Square; August 1963 (?); 1 color 3x5; woman standing in front of paintings in LaGrange Square; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 115; Artist - Sidewalk Show - LaGrange Square; August 1963 (?); 1 color 3x5; artist painting in LaGrange Square; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 116; Paintings - Sidewalk Show - LaGrange Square; August 1963 (?); 1 color 3x5; paintings on display in LaGrange Square possibly during the First Annual Sidewalk Art Show; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 117; Second Annual Sidewalk Art Show - LaGrange Square; August 1964; b&w 7x9; people gathered in front of paintings in LaGrange Square; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 118; Margaret Schilling; April 1963; 1 b&w 5x7; Margaret Schilling standing in front of one of her paintings; local organizations; art

Scrapbook 2

MS 134 ph 119; CVAA Elects Officers; April 10, 1966; 1b&w 8x10; group photo of CVAA officers elected for 1966-67; local organizations; art

MS 134 ph 120; Fourth Annual Sidewalk Art Show - LaGrange Square; August 24, 1966; 1 b&w 8x10; people gathered in LaGrange Square; local organizations; art

 

RELATED ITEMS

CVAM newsletters, brochures, and pamphlets, 1982-97, located in pamphlet collection (PM 2100.0)

 

TRACINGS

Troup County - History
Art - LaGrange and Troup County
Artists - Georgia - LaGrange
Art Museums
Art Festivals