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Berta Briggs papers, 1930-1976

Berta Briggs papers, 1930-1976

Briggs, Berta N. (Berta Nabersberg), 1884-1976

Painter, Educator, Author, Engraver

Collection Information

Size: 1.3 linear feet.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, lithographer, graver, and teacher (New York City).


The donor is Briggs's niece.

Scope and Contents

Found in the collection are biographical material such as curriculum vitae and awards, and scattered letters primarily discussing Briggs's activities with various arts organizations. Notes and writings include notebooks for Briggs's two books, "Charles Willson Peale: Artist and Patriot," (1952) and "To the Shores of Tripoli," (1955). The papers also contain artwork by Briggs including sketchbooks and drawings of birds, scrapbooks and printed material including exhibition catalogs and announcements, and photographs of Briggs's artwork.

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