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Composers, Authors, and Artists of America, Inc.


The Fort Worth Chapter of the Composers, Authors, and Artists of America, Inc. was founded in 1936 by Mrs. Rosser E. Thomas of Houston, Texas. It was founded as a non-profit organization to conduct and promote literary and educational activities among its members through the following means:

  1. Mutual benefit of men and women actively engaged in the creative work of Art, Music, and Literature
  2. Stimulation of literary and artistic production
  3. Promotion of acquaintances and good fellowship among members
  4. Publication of magazine
  5. Sponsor annual Musical and Literary Contests for members
  6. Sponsor an annual Art Exhibition of members work.


The collection was donated by Mrs. Eveyln Hornsby Mims on June 10, 1960.

Scope and Contents Note

The collection is divided into four boxes.

  • Box 1: Contains general materials relating to the Fort Worth, State, and National organizations.
  • Box 2: Contains materials on individual members of the Fort Worth Chapter.
  • Box 3 : Contains issues of the CAAA newsletters and other publications.
  • Box 4: Contains books and pamphlets by members. It also has programs, periodicals, books, and pamphlets on other related subjects.

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Last updated: June 10, 2014