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Thomas Montague Beggs letters, 1947-1960

Beggs, Thomas Montague, 1899-1990

Museum director, Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 40 Items

Summary: Artist files accumulated by Beggs, while Director of the National Collection of Fine Arts, containing correspondence with George Barker, Otto Walter Beck, Samuel Bookatz, Alfred Jonniaux, and Andrew Wyeth.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Montague Beggs; b. 1899; Art administrator, consultant, and painter; Washington, D.C.; d. 1990. Director of the National Collection of Fine Arts from 1948 to 1964.


Transferred 1981 by the NMAA-NPG Library to the Archives of American Art.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 2227 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Thomas Montague Beggs letters, 1947-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.