Size: 8.7 Linear feet
Summary: The records of Detroit art gallery Arwin Galleries measure 8.7 linear feet and date from 1948 to 1981. The collection comprises administrative records including sales, consignment and loan records; personal and professional correspondence; artist files for Chuang Chi, Richard Kozlow, Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, Jo Snyder, Russel Thayer, Adja Yunkers, and others; printed materials documenting the 1963 fire at the gallery, exhibitions, and other activities related to the gallery; artwork by Frederick Simper, Donald Snydor, and a few others; and photographic materials and moving images including photos of the Arwins, gallery artists, and exhibitions, and two film reels relating to the gallery fire. There is a 0.4 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2021 that includes a financial ledger of artists' accounts; a file with artists biographical information regarding Kosso, Rita Letendre, Cynthia C. Nartonis, Leslie Fraser-Ferst, Tom McClure, W. Louis Jones; a file on shipped/ returned artwork; and a file on Frank Rehn. Material dates from circa 1970-1981.