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John Hanna Galleries records, 1885-1962

John Hanna Galleries (Detroit, Mich.)


Collection Information

Size: 5 Linear feet

Summary: Correspondence, receipts, invoices and miscellaneous papers, 1885-1962, of the John Hanna Galleries (and its precursors). Included are card files; ledgers; scrapbooks containing material on the J.L. Hudson art department in the 1930s and 1940s when it was operated by Jay Hanna; photographs; publications; and other records.
REEL 439 AND SCANNED Photo of John F. Carlson, previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists I, and scanned.

Biographical/Historical Note

Several galleries owned wholly or in part by the Hanna family of Detroit over three generations. Past names include Detroit Art Store, Hanna-Thomson Galleries, John E. Hanna & Bros., John Hanna Company Galleries, John Hanna, Inc.


Donated 1961 and 1967 by Clifford and Jay Hanna.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

John Hanna Galleries records, 1885-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.