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Lillian Henkel Haass papers, 1925-1960

Haass, Lillian Henkel, 1879-1960

Collector, Arts administrator, Art patron


Collection Information

Size: 270 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

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.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Mrs. Constance McMath, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 880 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Lillian Henkel Haass papers, 1925-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.