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Samuel Benton Cantey papers, 1944-1978

Cantey, Sam



Collection Information

Size: 2,600 Items, (on 6 microfilm reels)

Summary: Biographical information; correspondence and original Christmas cards; correspondence and catalogs relating to the Fort Worth Art Center; files on Herbert Bayer, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and Isamu Noguchi, and Texas artists, most of which contain correspondence, catalogs, clippings and photographs; an index card file of Cantey's art collection; catalogs, clippings and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Collector, banker; Fort Worth, Texas. Born 1914. Died 1973.


Lent for microfilming 1979 by Betsy Cantey, widow of Sam Cantey.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1687-1692 available at Archives of American Art offices; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Samuel Benton Cantey papers, 1944-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.