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Albert J. Bettencourt papers

Identifier: MC-087

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Bettencourt’s scrapbook, which contain several newspaper clippings regarding his involvement in the Paint and Clay Club, drawings, paintings, a 1907-1908 Swain School circular, a few photographs, and his sketchbook.


  • 1907-1926

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English

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Biographical / Historical

Albert Joseph Bettencourt was born in New Bedford in 1890, where he would remain until his death on September 12, 1926. Before contracting tuberculosis, which would take his life at the early age of 36, Mr. Bettencourt was an assistant registered pharmacist in the Kelleher Pharmacy. As a youth, he was interested in art, particularly painting, wood carving, sculpturing, and decorating. He was a student at the Swain Free School of Design and also a member of the Paint and Clay Club of New Bedford.


2 Linear Feet (one manuscript box and one oversize box)

Albert J. Bettencourt papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA