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Beeby, Betty, 1923-2015


Betty Pearl Beeby was born in Detroit, Michigan, on 26 March 1923. According to the Grand Traverse Journal interview titled "Betty Beeby: Iconic Artist of 'Up North', 1923-2015," published 1 October 2016, Betty attended the Cass Technical High School in downtown Detroit where her artists skills were developed. Her first job was freelance, designing a cover for the Achitectural Forum. Later, Betty became a well-known local artist of hundreds of paintings, pen and ink drawings, books, and a grand mural at the Mackinac Visitors Center.

According to Betty married James Addison Beeby (1909-1992) and they had four children James, Jane, John, and Josie. In 2015, Betty passed away and was buried at Lakeview Cemetery in Eastport, Michigan.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Betty Beeby Collection

Identifier: RH-A-213
Scope and Contents Most of the correspondence is letters to Norton Pearl, Betty Beeby, and Jane Beeby, but letters to other family members (Ethel, Myrtle, and Dorothy Pearl, etc) are included as well. In addition, the collection also consists of letters to Loran Post, the Dahne family, Henry Graves, the Waite family, and the Yunker family. The diaries belong to John W. Pearl, Norton Pearl (ranging from 1890 to1954), Alice Pearl, and Myrtle Pearl. The bulk of the photographs are from Glacier National Park and...
Dates: 1820-1970