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Samuel Benton Cantey papers, 1944-1978

Samuel Benton Cantey papers, 1944-1978

Cantey, Sam


Collection Information

Size: 2600 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.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender after microfilming.

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

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