02/17/U0415 Guide to the Claudia Webb Betti Papers Betti, Claudia Webb

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Guide to the Claudia Webb Betti Papers 1952/1988 University Archives Overview of the Collection Claudia Webb Betti Papers 1952-1988 1955-1986 02/17/U0415 3.00 English University Archives Personal papers and slide images of artwork belonging to Claudia Webb Betti. Administrative History:

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.

Administrative Information Acquisition Information:




Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Claudia Webb Betti Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is sotred off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged by material type.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence and publications for some of the art exhibitions featuring Betti's work. There are also copies of her resume, exhibition information, clippings about the shows she participated in, and correspondence for the National Graduate Drawing Exhibition that Betti juried. There are documents from the Delta Phi Delta National Art Fraternity and the letters of recommendation for Betti's promotion to professor at the University of North Texas. Two boxes of slides display images of artwork in various mediums, from charcoal to oil.

Detailed List of Contents id202488 Papers id17911 1 704079 id202487 1 1 "Texas College for Women" Degree 1945 Title:

Texas College for Women, Degree, 1945

id17915 1 2 Notebook 1953-1980 Title:

Notebook, 1953-1980

id17916 1 3 Abilene Shows 1956, 1986 Title:

Abilene Shows, 1956, 1986

id17917 1 4 Shows - Personnel Data 1952-1986 Title:

Shows - Personnel Data, 1952-1986

id17918 1 5 Permotion to Full Professor - Letters of Recommendation 1974, 1980-1981 Title:

Permotion to Full Professor, Letters of Recommendation

id17919 1 6 Clippings and Photos 1974-1978 Title:

Clippings and Photos, 1974-1978

id17920 1 7 Longview Show 1987 Title:

Longview Show, 1987

id17921 1 8 National Graduate Drawing Exhibition 1982 Title:

National Graduate Drawing Exhibition, 1982

id17922 1 9 Rice University Show 1988 Title:

Rice University, 1988

id17923 1 10 Personal Miscellaneous 1955-1959 Title:

Personal Miscellaneous, 1955-1959

id202489 Slides Scope and Contents

Contain images of various art works in multiple mediums

id19141 2 Slides circa 1955-1982 Title:

Slides, circa 1955-1982

Scope and Contents

400+ slides. Includes pieces from the Mexico Series, Mixed Media, and Figure Drawing Charcoal.

id19145 3 Slides circa 1955 -1986 Title:

Slides, circa 1955-1986

Scope and Contents

250+ slides. Includes pieces from the Duat Series, Mixed Media, and Numinous Circle Series.