The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Correspondence with Mrs. Wanda K. Sivells, Director, J. M. Hodges Learning Center, Wharton County Junior College, Wharton, Texas, regarding Bess' paintings and the donation of his personal library to Wharton Library.
Forrest Bess letters, 1966-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 3458 available for use only at Museum of Fine Arts Houston; and through interlibrary loan.
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Donated 1981 by Suzy Thompson, acquaintance of Forrest Bess. Photocopies discarded after microfilming.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001