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The papers of fiber artist and educator Adela Akers measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1960 to 2009. Her career as an artist and her tenure at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, are documented through scattered biographical material; correspondence; subject files on galleries, projects, weaving technique, research, workshops, and fiber arts organizations; writings; exhibition announcements, clippings, and other printed material; photographs; and artwork, including one sketchbook.
Adela Akers papers, 1960-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Adela Akers, 2008 Mar. 4-6, conducted by Mija Riedel.
Adela Akers (1933- ) is a fiber artist living and working in California. Akers was raised in Cuba. In 1957, she moved to the United States and began studying art. Her weavings consist of zigzags, checkerboard patterns, and simple geometric shapes. She is a Professor Emeritus of Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, where she taught from 1972 to 1995.
Donated 2009 and 2011 by Adela Akers.
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