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W. Hawkins Ferry papers, 1947-1973

Ferry, W. Hawkins, 1913-1988

Collector, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 1 Reel, 400 items (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Correspondence and administrative materials emanating from Ferry's work with the Detroit Metropolitan Art Association and the Friends of Modern Art of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Also included are: letters from dealers and artists from whom Ferry purchased works of art; photographs; and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art collector; Michigan. Born 1914.


Lent for microfilming 1973 by W. Hawkins Ferry.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals were returned to Ferry after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 569 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

W. Hawkins Ferry papers, 1947-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.