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Ture Bengtz papers, 1935-1978

Bengtz, Ture, 1907-1973

Museum director, Lithographer, Designer, Printmaker, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Sketchbooks, cassette recording, biographical information, photographs, writings and notes, correspondence, sketches, and printed material.
REELS 2541-2542: 37 sketchbooks, 1935-1973, containing ink and pencil sketches. Some of the sketchbooks are annotated.
UNMICROFILMED: A resume; letters; 2 photographs, one of Bengtz at work in his studio and one of a stained glass he designed; writings and notes, including annual reports of curriculum at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School; watercolor studies for stained glass windows and drawings for a television program; business records concerning the Museum of Fine Arts School and the airing of the television program "The Art School of the Air in New England, Bengtz on Drawing" on WGBH Channel 2, 1956 and concerning the Jomala (Finland) Church stained glass window project; 2 catalogs; a book, THE LITHOGRAPHS OF TURE BENGTZ; a cassette of a lecture given by Bengtz at a school in Needham, Mass.; and miscellaneous printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Museum director, stained glass artist, lecturer; Boston, Mass. Born in Finland; studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School where he subsequently taught.


The unmicrofilmed material was donated 1980 by Lillian E. Bengtz, Ture Bengtz's widow. She lent the sketchbooks on reels 2541-2542 for microfilming in 1982 and subsequently donated them to the Boston Public Libary, print department.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • REELS 2541-2542: Originals located at the Boston Public Libary, print department.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 2541-2542 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

Ture Bengtz papers, 1935-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.