The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Thiry-three exhibition catalogs and brochures.
Michigan Water Color Society records, 1947-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 1158 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to Mary Jane Bigler after microfilming.
Art society, Detroit, Mich. Seventy artists interested in promoting watercolor as an artistic medium joined together in 1946 to develop a regional organization. Organizers were drawn from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and the Scarab club. The Society organized a lecture series, established a watercolor prize, and sponsored exhibitions. Staged a national watercolor exhibition in 1966.
Loaned by Mary Jane Bigler, member of the Michigan Water Color Society and of the Department of Art and Art History at Wayne State University.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001