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Little Gallery records, 1918-1985

Contents and Arrangement

This collection is arranged as six series.

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Series 1: Artist Files , 1941-1982
4 Linear feet
Box 1-4

Folders may contain photographs of artwork, correspondence, price lists, shipping information, biographical summaries, and some printed material pertaining to various artists represented at the Little Gallery. Two artists particularly documented in these records are Francis De Erdely and Jean Lamouroux, both of whom were friends of the deSalles and whose work was shown frequently at Little Gallery.
Description Container Select
Abernaty, J. J., 1958-1963
1
1
Acton, Hugh, 1956-1968
1
2
Adler, Ruth, 1950
1
3
Angulo, Antonio and Josef Drapell, 1969
1
4
Auvil, Eileen, 1962
1
5
A, Last Name, 1959-1973
1
6
Balogh, Charles Edward, 1958
1
7
Belisle, Victor, 1973-1977
1
8
Bigler, Mary Jane, 1968-1977
1
9
Brose, Morris, 1960-1972
1
10
Bulone, Joseph, 1966-1977
1
11
B, Last Name, 1950-1974
1
12-13
Calfee, William H., 1950-1960
1
14
Chew, Teng Beng, 1968-1973
1
15
Cohn, Harold, 1977
1
16
Cox, Sally, 1959-1965
1
17
Culver, Charles, 1950-1969
1
18
C, Last Name, 1955-1973
1
19
De Erdely, Francis, 1950-1973
1
20-23
Defrancesco, Joseph, 1961-1966
1
24
De Holesch, Denes, 1955-1973
1
25
DeLarios, Dora, 1958-1959
2
1
DeMartelly, John, 1941-1966
2
2
D, Last Name, 1952-1976
2
3
Einstein, David, 1970-1974
2
4
Ellis, Robert, 1951-1976
2
5
Ellison, Phyllis, 1958
2
6
Essex, Shirley, 1962-1966
2
7
E, Last Name, 1955-1963
2
8
Fisher, Wally, 1972-1973
2
9
Flettrich, Leonard, 1957-1960
2
10
Ford, Betty, 1950-1961
2
11
Foster, John and Edith, 1950-1960
2
12
Fredericks, Marshall, 1956-1977
2
13
Frinta, Irena and Mojmir, 1951-1957
2
14
F, Last Name, 1958-1962
2
15
Gale, Richard, 1957-1977
2
16
Gilman, Esther, 1959-1961
2
17
Glassgold, Harry, 1967-1974
2
18
Gonzalez, Ernesto, 1951-1955
2
19
G, Last Name, 1959-1974
2
20
Haas, Johanna, 1970-1977
2
21
Heaton, Maurice, 1956-1958
2
22
Heino, Otto and Vivika, 1958
2
23
Hyde, Marjorie, 1957-1958
2
24
H, Last Name, 1957-1976
2
25
Ispanky, Lazlo, 1958-1959
2
26
I, Last Name, 1960s-1973
2
27
Jaenisch, Hans, 1952-1963
2
28
J, Last Name, 1964-1971
2
29
Kaner, Sam, 1955-1964
2
30
Kipp, Maria, 1951-1960
2
31
Kline, Svea, 1958-1969
2
32
K, Last Name, 1955-1971
2
33-34
Lamouroux, Jean, 1958-1976
2
35-36
Lamouroux, Jean, 1957-1982
3
1-3
Lemon, David, 1957-1959
3
4
Lietzke, Luke and Rolland, undated
3
5
Lutzeier, Paul, 1950-1961
3
6
L, Last Name, 1957-1971
3
7
Matte, Paul, 1954-1962
3
8
McChesney, Clifton, 1959-1972
3
9
Michaels, Glenn, 1958-1978
3
10-13
Michaels, Glenn, Photographs, circa 1960s
3
14
Mitchell, Wallace, 1974
3
15
M, Last Name, 1956-1970
3
16
Natzler, Gertrud and Otto, 1952-1978
3
17-19
N, Last Name, 1961-1973
3
20
Ogiluis, Victor, Restoration , 1971
3
21
O, Last Name, 1960-1961
3
22
Pandit, Primulla, 1963
4
1
Pillin, Polia, 1956-1962
4
2
Pillin, William, 1950-1959
4
3
P, Last Name, 1957-1973
4
4-5
Rahon, Alice, 1955-1960
4
6
Reid, Barney, 1957-1960
4
7
R, Last Name, 1955-1969
4
8
Schneider, Art, 1973-1978
4
9
Schwarcz, June Morris, 1957-1960
4
10
Schwartz, Leonard, 1951-1953
4
11
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1974-1982
4
12
Sepeshy, Zoltan, Photographs, 1974-1982
4
13
Slaymaker, Martha, 1968-1970
4
14
Snow, Nicholas, 1971-1977
4
15
Szilagyi, Eve, 1959-1977
4
16
S, Last Name, 1956-1976
4
17-18
Trevigno, Pat, 1952-1973
4
19
Van Dommelen, David, 1958, 1961
4
20
Van Leyden, Karin and Ernst, 1957-1972
4
21
Vitale, Ben, 1973-1977
4
22
Wallin, Sammie, 1951-1962
4
23
Whalen, Dick, 1956-1959
4
24
Winter, Edward, 1959-1961
4
25
Wynsma, Kenneth, 1954-1972
4
26
W, Last Name, 1953-1977
4
27
Yoder, Walter, 1966-1973
4
28
Various Artists, 1972-1977
4
29

Series 2: Exhibition Files , 1956-1975
0.4 Linear feet
Box 5

Files consist of correspondence, shipping information, price lists, inventories, some press releases and printed material, as well as several pieces of posterboard signage from exhibitions Little Gallery was involved with.
Description Container Select
Anniversary Exhibitions, 1957-1968
5
1
Christmas Show, 1967-1968
5
2
Contemporary Printmakers, 1960
5
3
Cranbrook Alumni Show, 1968
5
4
Cranbrook Show, 1974-1975
5
5
Fourth Contemporary Printmakers Show, 1961
5
6
Future Exhibitions, 1962-1964
5
7
Japan Show, circa 1970s
5
8
Midtown Galleries, 1964-1971
5
9
New Orleans Exhibition, 1957
5
10
Papers, 1966-1978
5
11
Printmakers Exhibitions, 1960-1964
5
12
Rentals and Loans, 1956-1960
5
13
Signage, undated
5
14

Series 3: Subject Files , 1950-1980
4 Linear feet
Boxes 5-9

Subject files include correspondence, photographs, financial information, printed material, and other items that relate to advertising, other galleries and museums, contributions of artwork, collectors, and more. A significant portion of this series includes correspondence, receipts, contracts, and publicity material related to Peggy deSalle and the Little Gallery's contributions of artwork for various causes. Another significant grouping is correspondence and papers which are organized by year and include price lists, sales records, photographs, information on artists, shipping information, and newspaper clippings. Also found are scattered personal correspondence and greeting cards.
Description Container Select
Advertising, 1961-1970
5
15-18
Archives of American Art, 1967-1970
5
19
A, Miscellaneous, 1962-1978
5
20
Bloomfield Art Association, 1958-1962
5
21-22
B, Miscellaneous, 1961-1975
5
23
Card and Pamphlet, Drafts, 1958, undated
5
24
Collectors, Gattengno, 1958-1959
5
25
Collectors, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Winston, 1958-1965
5
26-27
Contributions of Art, 1966-1980
5
28
Contributions of Art, 1971-1979
6
1-6
Correspondence and Papers, 1950-1955
6
7-13
Correspondence and Papers, 1955-1976
7
1-6
C, Miscellaneous, 1961-1975
7
7
Davies, John P., Jr., 1961
7
8
Donations, 1972-1973
7
9
Detroit Art Dealers, 1961-1962
7
10
Detroit Art Institute, 1966
7
11
D, Miscellaneous, 1961-1979
7
12
Employees, Avril Vaughan, 1971-1974
7
13
E-F, Miscellaneous, 1961-1977
7
14
Galleries, Edition Rothe, 1965-1967
7
15
Galleries, Ferdinand Roten Galleries, Inc., 1961-1965
7
16-18
Galleries, Ferdinand Roten Galleries, Inc., 1961-1965
8
1
Galleries, Nechemia Glezer and Company, 1960-1962
8
2
Nielsen Gallery Inc., 1969
8
3
Galleries, Salzer Galleries, 1959-1968
8
4-6
Galleries, Correspondence, 1957-1979
8
7
General Motors, 1957-1966
8
8-9
G-H, Miscellaneous, 1961-1975
8
10
Insurance, 1978-1979
8
11
International, Japan, India, and Thailand, 1961-1964
8
12-13
International, Japan, undated
1 Sound cassette
8
14
I-L, Miscellaneous, 1960-1977
8
15
Library Catalog, Little Gallery, undated
8
16
Mary Louise Sanders, Architectural Art Services, 1969-1970
8
17
M, Miscellaneous, 1961-1971
8
18
Pratt Graphic Art Center, 1957-1965
8
19
Pearson, Ronald Hayes, Inc., undated
8
20
Press Releases and Publicity, 1951-1977
8
21-22
P, Miscellaneous, 1961-1971
9
1
Renovation, Little Gallery, 1968-1969
9
2
R, Miscellaneous, 1961-1973
9
3
St. George Gallery Prints, 1959-1962
9
4
S, Miscellaneous, 1961-1978
9
5
Tribolet, Harold, R. R. Donnelly and Sons, 1963-1966
9
6
T-Z, Miscellaneous, 1960-1971
9
7

Series 4: Peggy and Albert deSalle Personal and Professional Papers , 1918, 1930s-1985
2.3 Linear feet
Boxes 9-11

Peggy deSalle's papers include correspondence, price lists, and invoices related to her career as an artwork photographer. Also found are writings, correspondence with artists, price lists, inventories, artist biographies, and photographs that document deSalle's transition to selling the art of European craftsmen and thus her move towards establishing the Little Gallery in 1950. Later records of deSalle's include travel writings and papers, a passport, certificates of appreciation, and memorial material.
Records relating to Albert deSalle include a U.S. Army Honorable Discharge document, some correspondence, and newspaper clippings and letters concerning his death.
Description Container Select
Account Book, 1943-1949
9
8
Artwork, undated
9
9
Autobiographical Writing, Peggy deSalle, 1983
9
10
Correspondence, 1931-1969
9
11-20
Correspondence, 1969-1985, undated
10
1-11
Correspondence, Letters of Sympathy Sent to Peggy deSalle, 1964-1965
10
12-14
European Craftsmen, Notes and Related Materials, circa 1930s-1940s
10
15
European Painters, Notes and Related Materials, circa 1949
10
16
Homemade Greeting Cards, undated
11
1
Honorable Discharge from U.S. Army, Albert deSalle, 1918
11
2
Institute of the Arts, Detroit, Tribute Certificate and Membership card, 1983
11
3
Italian Renaissance Painters, Images and Notes, 1930s-1940s
11
4
Introduction Speech for the Dorothy Liberman Weisman Award, 1982
11
5
Lectures on Art Appreciation, 1932-1933
11
6
"Lisbon," Poem for Peggy deSalle, circa 1968
11
7
Memorial Service Guest Book, Albert deSalle; Clippings, 1965
11
8
Memorials, Friends, 1970-1983
11
9
Notes and Writings, undated
11
10
Papers, Miscellaneous, 1960s-1980s
11
11
Passport, Marguerite L. deSalle, circa 1970
11
12
Travel, 1966-1967
11
13
Travel Diary, Paris, England, Budapest, and Vienna, undated
11
14
"Understanding Through Conversation", undated
11
15

Series 5: Printed Material , 1922-1984
0.5 Linear feet
Boxes 11, 13

Found here are Little Gallery announcements for exhibitions and other events; newspaper clippings and articles concerning the Little Gallery, Peggy and Albert deSalle, the deSalle Gallery of Photography at the Detroit Institute of Art, artists, and other art-related topics. Also found here are bulletins, newsletters, exhibition ephemera from other museums and galleries, three scrapbooks, and an edition of Time in the Wastebasket: Poems, Collages, Parables, and Dreams by Paul Wescher. In addition to clippings, photographs, and other printed ephemera in the deSalle family scrapbook, there is a sketch by Zoltan Sepeshy.
Description Container Select
Announcements, Little Gallery, 1950s-1970s
11
16
Articles and Newspaper Clippings, Artists and Art Subjects, 1940s-1970s
11
17
Articles and Newspaper Clippings, Little Gallery, 1950-1977
11
18-23
Articles and Newspaper Clippings, Peggy deSalle and Little Gallery, 1970s-1980s
11
24
Articles and Newspaper Clippings, Albert and Peggy deSalle Gallery of Photography, 1983-1984
11
25
Articles and Newspaper Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1960s-1970s
11
26
Bulletins and Newsletters, 1928-1981
11
27
Exhibition Material, Other Galleries and Museums, 1950s-1960s
11
28-29
Time in the Wastebasket: Poems, Collages, Parables, and Dreams, Paul Wescher, 1975
11
30
Scrapbook, Albert and Peggy deSalle, 1922-1939
13
1
Scrapbook, Art, Mexico, Politics, 1934-1937
13
2
Scrapbook, Little Gallery, 1950-1953
13
3

Series 6: Photographs , 1920s-1980s
0.4 Linear feet
Boxes 11-13

The bulk of this series is comprised of photographs of Peggy and Albert deSalle. Images of Peggy deSalle include snapshots and portraits of her from the 1930s to 1980s. Photographs of Albert deSalle include portraits and snapshots of him dating from his service in the first World War until his death in 1964, including snapshots taken of him acting onstage in the 1920s. Other images of the deSalles depict them with friends and family, at social gatherings, and travelling. Also found in this series are some photographs of the Little Gallery's exterior and interior, photos of artwork, exhibitions, and events, and two photographs of Willard Ayer Nash painting in his Santa Fe studio.
Description Container Select
Artwork, circa 1950s-1960s
11
31
Exhibition, 1983
11
32
Little Gallery Opening and Displays, circa 1950s
11
33
Peggy deSalle Outside of Little Gallery, undated
12
1
Albert deSalle, 1920s-1950s
12
2
Albert deSalle, 1930s-1950s
13
4
Peggy deSalle, 1930s-1980s
12
3
The deSalles, Family, and Friends, 1930s-1980s
12
4
deSalle's Housewarming, Photo Album, 1942
12
5
Homes and Residences, 1961-1964
12
6
Dinners and Other Events, 1950s-1980s
12
7
Willard Ayer Nash in Santa Fe Studio, 1923
12
8
Paul Wescher, circa 1950s-1960s
13
5

Make a Request

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