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Detroit Artists' Association records, 1886-1899

Detroit Artists' Association


Collection Information

Size: 36 Items (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Letters; lists; business records; writings; and exhibition catalog and announcement.
REEL 2803: A list of Detroit artists; a list of members, 1890; minutes of meetings; treasurer's reports and receipts; a handwritten draft and printed pamphlet, CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF THE DETROIT ARTISTS' ASSOCIATION, 1886; a handwritten exhibition catalog; and an exhibition announcement, 1896.
REEL D10: Eight letters mostly to or from the Detroit Artists Association secretary, Wells D. Butterfield, including letters of application for membership from Samuel B. Moody and W. F. Dow, an Association financial statement listing members in arrears for dues, John Ward Dunsmore's resignation; and several letters from other cultural organizations proposing cooperative activities.


Donated by Detroit Public Library, 1955, through Elleine H. Stones, Chief, Burton Historical Collection.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels D10 and 2803 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Detroit Artists' Association records, 1886-1899. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.