Carl Benton Compton Collection
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Brief Description:

This collection includes the personal and professional correspondence of artist Carl Benton Compton. Additionally, Compton's personal journal entries, articles both authored by Compton and about him, and scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings on other art types and artists that influenced Carl Compton's work are included.

Radio segment scripts by Compton and his notes while traveling through Europe in the late 1920s provide insight to the prominent art theories and intricacies of both Compton and artists such as Robert Henri, Salvador Dali, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Renoir, among others.

Held at:
University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Wilis Library
1155 Union Circle # 305190
Denton, TX 76203
Record Series Number: 01/AR0866
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Acquired: 07/15/2016. 2016-065
Arrangement: This collection is arranged in two series, reflecting Carl Benton Compton's personal experiences and artisitc career, respectively.
Acquisition Notes: D. Jack Davis  Gift.