Arwin Galleries records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.arwigall
Creators:
Arwin Galleries (Detroit, Mich.)
Dates:
1948-1981
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
9.3 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The records of the Arwin Galleries consist primarily of artists' files (6 ft.), subject files (1 ft.), as well as general correspondence, photographs, various art work, motion picture film, printed material, and some scattered financial and other business records.
Scope and Contents
Artists' files, 1948-1981 contain correspondence, photographs, art work, printed material, writings and business records on 86 artists, including Harold Altman, Irving Berg, Harry Bertoia, William Bostick, Graciela Rodo Boulanger, Thomas Brun, John Butkin, Ray Cattell, Irma Cavat, Chuang Chi, Mihran Chobanian, Joseph Cibere, Max Arthur Cohn, Lila Copeland, Joseph Demariais, Jan De Ruth, Dick Van Dyk, Ray Elman, Kosso Eloul, Richard Fairfield, Leo Figiel, Richard Florsheim, Max Ginsburg, Harry Glassgold, Libby Golden, John Gould, Ken Guild, Frank Howell, Colette P. Iktin, Richard Jerzy, W. Louis Jones, Max Kahn, Charles Kaiman, Herbert Kallem, Deborah Kashdan, Ed Kasprowicz, John Kearney, Barbara Keidan, Richard Kozlow,
Scope and Contents
Allen Leepa, Rita Letendre, William Lewis, Leslie Loomis-Vansen, Clifton McChesney, Thomas McClure, Harry Mintz, Albert Noyer, Elliot Offner, John Pappas, Robert Parker, Richard Pepitone, James Pinto, Linda Plotkin, Steve Poleskie, Edward Pramuk, Renée Rauzy, Louis Redstone, Romanos Rizk, Clare Romano, John Ross, Jean Rouzaud, Stephen Rymph, Marlis Saunders, Leonard Schwartz, Tom Seawell, Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, David Sharp, Fred Simper, Don Snyder, Jo Snyder, Nancy S. Stanford, Romeo Tabuena, David Tammany, Ann Taylor, Cledie Taylor, Russel Thayer, Lynn Tillery, Richard Treaster, John Van Haren, Emil Weddige, Derek Werwiter, Sol Wilson, Alex Wyse, Adja Yunkers, and David Zelman.
Scope and Contents
Subject files, 1963-1981, are on galleries, cities, styles of art, organizations and other topics.
Scope and Contents
Correspondence consists of Lester Arwin's personal correspondence, 1959-1980, and business correspondence, 1958-1981. Art works include greeting cards, paintings, sketches and prints. One reel of motion picture film and two reels of photonegatives are of the 1963 gallery fire. Photographs and slides are of Lester and Kathleen Arwin, their family and friends, gallery installations and openings, art works by Irma Cavat, John Kearney and others, and portraits of artists, including Ben Shahn and Richard Kozlow. Printed material, 1956-1980, consists of clippings, exhibition announcements and a sample book of prints CE CARACATURE NOEL, 1956.
Scope and Contents
Also found are notes for speeches by Lester Arwin; news releases; business and financial records, 1960-1981, regarding appraisals, framers, graphics companies, insurance, loans and sales, and including a ledger and an inventory made after the 1963 fire.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art gallery; Detroit, Mich. Founded in 1963 by Lester and Kathleen Arwin. Specialized in contemporary art. Closed in 1981.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1981 and 1984 by Melanie Arwin, the daughter of Lester and Kathleen Arwin.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing 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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greeting cards Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- Michigan -- Detroit Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Altman, Harold, 1924- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Berg, Irving Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bertoia, Harry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bostick, William A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brun, Thomas, 1911- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bryson, Bernarda Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Butkin, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cattell, Ray, 1921- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cavat, Irma Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chi, Chuang Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chobanian, Mihran Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cibere, Joseph Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cohn, Max Arthur, 1903- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Copeland, Lila, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Demariais, Joseph Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De Ruth, Jan, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dyk, Dick Van Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elman, Ray Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eloul, Kosso, 1920- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fairfield, Richard Thomas, 1937- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Figiel, Leo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Florsheim, Richard A., 1916-1979 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ginsburg, Max, 1931- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Glassgold, Harry, 1908- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Golden, Libby, 1913- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gould, John Howard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guild, Ken Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Howell, Frank Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Iktin, Colette Perazio Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jerzy, Richard E., 1943-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jones, W. Louis Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kahn, Max, 1903-2005 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kaiman, Charles, 1947- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kallem, Herbert, 1909-1994 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kashdan, Deborah Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kasprowicz, Ed, 1941- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kearney, John, 1924- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Keidan, Barbara Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kozlow, Richard M., 1926-2008 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leepa, Allen, 1919-2009 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letendre, Rita, 1929- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lewis, William A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Loomis-Vansen, Leslie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McChesney, Clifton, 1929-2011 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McClure, Thomas F. (Thomas Fulton), 1920-2009 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mintz, Harry, 1909- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Noyer, Albert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Offner, Elliot Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pappas, John L., 1898-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parker, Robert Andrew Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pepitone, Richard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pinto, James, 1907- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Plotkin, Linda, 1938- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Poleskie, Stephen Francis, 1938- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pramuk, Edward Richard, 1936- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rauzy, Renée Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Redstone, Louis G. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rizk, Romanos, 1927- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rodo Boulanger, Graciela, 1935- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Romano, Clare Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ross, John, 1921- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rouzaud, Jean Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rymph, Stephen Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Saunders, Marlis Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schwartz, Leonard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Seawell, Tom, 1936- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sharp, David Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Simper, Fred, 1914- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smith, Alden, 1926- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Snyder, Donald F., 1925- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Snyder, Jo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stanford, Nancy S. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tabuena, Romeo, 1921- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tammany, David Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taylor, Ann, 1941- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taylor, Cledie, 1926- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thayer, Russel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tillery, Lynn Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Treaster, Richard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Van Haren, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weddige, Emil, 1907- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Werwiter, Derek Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wilson, Sol Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wyse, Alex Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zelman, David Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arwin, Lester B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arwin, Kathleen G. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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