Claudia Webb Betti Papers, 1952-1988Add to your cart.

Collection Overview

Title: Claudia Webb Betti Papers, 1952-1988Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1955-1986
ID: 02/17/ U0415
Extent: 3.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged by material type.
Date Acquired: 00/00/2011. More info below under Accruals.
Languages: English


Personal papers and slide images of artwork belonging to Claudia Webb Betti.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

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.

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

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

Physical Access Note:

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

Reading Room or Duplication Requests

Depending on any access restrictions noted above, you may be able to request items be delivered to our reading room, or that we make reproductions for you. Just click on either the or icons in the listings below to be routed to our request form.

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Accruals: 2011-008
Acquisition Source: Jack Davis and Toni Betti
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: Claudia Webb Betti Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: 3-7-2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - updated Series 2 info with content and counts


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Box and Folder Listing

  • Series 1: PapersAdd to your cart.

    • Box 1Add to your cart.

      Barcode: 704079
      • Folder 1: "Texas College for Women" Degree, 1945Add to your cart.

      • Folder 2: Notebook, 1953-1980Add to your cart.

      • Folder 3: Abilene Shows, 1956, 1986Add to your cart.

      • Folder 4: Shows - Personnel Data, 1952-1986Add to your cart.

      • Folder 5: Permotion to Full Professor - Letters of Recommendation, 1974, 1980-1981Add to your cart.

      • Folder 6: Clippings and Photos, 1974-1978Add to your cart.

      • Folder 7: Longview Show, 1987Add to your cart.

      • Folder 8: National Graduate Drawing Exhibition, 1982Add to your cart.

      • Folder 9: Rice University Show, 1988Add to your cart.

      • Folder 10: Personal Miscellaneous, 1955-1959Add to your cart.

  • Series 2: SlidesAdd to your cart.

    Contain images of various art works in multiple mediums
    • Box 2: Slides, circa 1955-1982Add to your cart.

      400+ slides. Includes pieces from the Mexico Series, Mixed Media, and Figure Drawing Charcoal.
      Barcode: 706565
    • Box 3: Slides, circa 1955 -1986Add to your cart.

      250+ slides. Includes pieces from the Duat Series, Mixed Media, and Numinous Circle Series.
      Barcode: 706564

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