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Little Gallery (Birmingham, Mich.)  Search this
DeSalle, Peggy  Search this
DeSalle, Albert  Search this
Sepeshy, Zoltan  Search this
De Erdely, Francis  Search this
Lamouroux, Jean  Search this
Sound recordings
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Physical Description:
11.5 Linear feet
This collection is arranged as six series. Series 1: Artist Files, 1950-1982 (Box 1-4; 4 linear feet) Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1956-1975 (Box 5; .4 linear feet) Series 3: Subject Files,1950-1988 (Box 5-9; 4 linear feet) Series 4: Peggy and Albert deSalle Personal and Professional Papers, 1918-1985 (Box 9-11; 2.3 linear feet) Series 5: Printed Material, 1922-1984 (Box 11, 13; .5 linear feet) Series 6: Photographs, 1920s-1980s (Box 11-13, .4 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
The Little Gallery records measure 11.5 linear feet and date from 1918 to 1985. The collection documents Little Gallery's operations through artist, exhibition, and subject files, printed material, photographs, and one sound recording. The collection also includes personal and professional papers, photographs, and some printed material related to Marguerite (Peggy) and Albert deSalle.
Little Gallery records, 1918-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Use Note:
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Biography Note:
Established in 1950 by Marguerite (Peggy) deSalle, the Little Gallery in Birmingham, Michigan was the first gallery in the region to deal in and exhibit contemporary art. Initially deSalle primarily handled the work of local artists starting out in their careers, and the work of faculty from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. deSalle's ex-husband and close friend, artist Zoltan Sepeshy, assisted her in meeting local artists to show at the gallery. Over time, Little Gallery added the works of artists from Europe, Africa, and other parts of the United States. deSalle also established a framing gallery in the basement, and showed jewelry and pottery in addition to paintings and sculptures.
Language Note:
English .
The papers were donated in 1985 by William E. Woolfenden as personal representative of the estate of Marguerite L. deSalle.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art