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:
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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The John Steuart Curry papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
John Steuart Curry and Curry family papers, 1900-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art