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Little Gallery records, 1931-1979

Little Gallery (Birmingham, Mich.)


Collection Information

Size: 11.1 Linear feet

Summary: Gallery records include subject files on artists and jewelers, business files, scrapbooks, photographs, and publicity materials such as press releases, clippings, and announcements. Personal business records and correspondence of founder Marguerite (Peggy) deSalle (Mrs. Albert deSalle) include material which pre-dates the Gallery (1931-1950).

Biographical/Historical Note

Art gallery; Birmingham, Mich. Established 1950 by Marguerite deSalle, originally to feature contemporary art by young artists. She later offered picture framing, contemporary jewelry, and pottery.


The papers were donated by William E. Woolfenden as personal representative of the estate of Marguerite L. deSalle.

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

Little Gallery records, 1931-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.