A0047 – Bernard Preston Thomas Collection

A0047 – Bernard Preston Thomas Collection


Title: Bernard Preston Thomas Collection
 Date span: c. 1990s
 Physical description: .5 linear ft. (1 box)
 Language note:  English



Restriction on Access: The collection is available for supervised use by appointment during normal Boynton Beach City Library hours. Users are required to complete a registration form and comply with the library’s regulations governing use.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction: Materials in the collections are to be used for private study, scholarship, or research in accord with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). The Boynton Beach City Library adheres to all conditions specified in the law when providing reproductions of copyrighted material. Any use of a reproduction in excess of “fair use," may result in the user’s liability for copyright infringement.

Acquisition Information: Includes a collage of Bernard Thomas art, gift of Eugene Moore (2016.013)

Preferred Citation: Collection title including series, box, and folder numbers, Boynton Beach City Library



Historical Note: Born in Sheridan WY in 1918, Thomas was a successful artist and art teacher who divided his time between Boynton Beach and his hometown in Wyoming. He is particularly noted for his murals, greeting cards, and art classes. Died 1994.

Scope and Content Note: Collection of information about Bernard Preston Thomas, including print-outs from websites, newsclippings, and articles. Also includes some greeting cards and brochures with examples of his work.

Thomas, Bernard Preston (1918-1994)
Art teachers

Processing Information: Collection processed in c. 2017 / sms
Date of Finding Aid: April 2019 / gc



Box 1


Exhibits, programs and other information

Greeting Cards

  • By Bernard Preston Thomas
  • From Bernard Preston Thomas


Newspaper/Magazine Articles

Photographs, including portrait of the artist and a few photos of his work


  • Advertising for Bernard Preston Thomas' work
  • Books about Bernard Preston Thomas
  • Brochures about Bernard Preston Thomas' work

Research about Bernard Preston Thomas – printouts from the internet

Oversized item in Flat Files, Drawer 18, Folder 9:Poster of mural images compiled by former Mayor Eugene Moore*