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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.
Thomas Montague Beggs letters, 1947-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 2227 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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.
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