Lillian Henkel Haass papers, 1925-1960

Haass, Lillian Henkel, b. 1879 d. 1960
Arts administrator, Collector, Art patron
Active in Detroit, Mich.

Collection size: 270 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Printed material, clippings, and letters regarding Haass's gifts to the Detroit Institute of Arts, her resignation as President of the DIA Founder's Society and her involvement with the Society of Arts and Crafts in Detroit; two letters from Mrs. John Carroll and one letter from Frank Rehn about Carroll's painting "Mother and Two Children" and letters to Haass from artists and connoisseurs such as John Pappas, F. Carlos Lopez, Sarkis Sarkisian, Victor Heiser, Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Charles Sheeler and Lionello Venturi; photographs, and business records.

Biographical/Historical Note: President of the DIA Founder's Society, Art collector and patron.

Lent for microfilming 1974 by Mrs. Constance McMath, daughter of Mrs. Haass.

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