Scope and Contents: Claudia Webb Betti Benson was a Professor Emeritus of art who taught at North Texas from 1967 to 1989. She earned a graduate degree in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and won a fellowship that allowed her to travel and paint in France and Italy. At North Texas, she was coordinator of the basic drawing program, taught the graduate seminar in teaching and was known for inviting students to her home for meals and discussions. She co-wrote a nationally recognized drawing text, Drawing: A Contemporary Approach, and continued to show her paintings and drawings after retiring. Biographical information taken from The North Texan, 2009.