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Helen Spencer Schlie Gallery



  • Usage: 2011 - 2014


The Helen Spencer Schlie Art Gallery was part of the “Old and Rare Books and Art” store in Mesa, Arizona, owned by Helen Spencer Schlie from 2011-2014.

Originally located in Apache Junction, Arizona, the Helen Spencer Schlie Gallery moved to Mesa, Arizona, in 2011 when Helen Spencer Schlie opened her new bookstore; the gallery and bookstore were housed together in Helen's "Old and Rare Books and Art" store. The gallery and bookstore closed in 2014 when rent could no longer be paid due to a lack of foot traffic. The gallery often featured artwork created by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Citation:, via WWW, March 30, 2017 (Helen Spencer Schlie; Mesa bookstore closing)

Boyce Thompson Arboretum, via WWW, April 6, 2017 (Helen Spencer Schlie; Margie Porter Watercolor Exhibit)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Helen Schlie art galleries papers, approximately 2000-2014

 Series — Carton: 3, Folder: 27-41
Identifier: MSS 8964 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Series contains records relating to the art galleries owned by Helen Schlie in Apache Junction and Mesa, Arizona. Items such as business correspondence, information about artwork that was featured in the gallery and the artists who created the work, advertisements, and newspaper articles regarding the gallery. Dated approximately 2000-2014.

Dates: approximately 2000-2014

Helen Schlie papers

Identifier: MSS 8964
Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to the work of Helen Spencer Schlie in Arizona. The collection includes documentation of her business endeavors, catalogs, correspondence. Also included are documents related to a first edition Book of Mormon she owned, LDS cultural, doctrinal, and historical items. There are many speeches by LDS leaders and poetry written by Schlie and other Mormon authors included as well. Dated approximately 1965-2014.

Dates: approximately 1965-2014

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Archival Record 1
Collection 1
Advertisements 1
Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce 1
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 1
Independent bookstores 1
Letters 1