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Trude Guermonprez collection

Creator:
Guermonprez, Trude, 1910-1976  Search this
Names:
Akron Art Institute  Search this
American Crafts Council. Museum of Contemporary Crafts  Search this
American Institute of Architects  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
California College of Arts and Crafts  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Holland Amerika Lijn  Search this
Johnson Wax -- Art collections  Search this
Municipal School of Arts and Crafts (Halle an der Saale, Germany)  Search this
Oakland Art Museum  Search this
Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation  Search this
Pasadena Art Museum  Search this
Pond Farm Workshop  Search this
San Francisco Folk Art Museum  Search this
Staatliche Galerie Moritzburg Halle, Landeskunstmuseum Sachsen-Anhalt  Search this
Guermonprez, Paul.  Search this
Guermonprez, Trude, 1910-1976  Search this
Herr, Gordon.  Search this
Herr, Jane.  Search this
Larson, Jack Lenor.  Search this
Mendelsohn, Erich, 1887-1953  Search this
Oud, J. J. P. (Jacobus Johannes Pieter), 1890-1963  Search this
Wildenhain, Frans, 1905-1980  Search this
Wildenhain, Marguerite  Search this
Extent:
3 Boxes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Posters
Patterns (design elements)
Designs (textile)
Blueprints
Awards
Proposals
Postcards
Announcements
Brochures
Photographs
Exhibition catalogs
Slides (photographs)
Journals (periodicals)
Clippings
Financial records
Lecture notes
Articles
Business cards
Correspondence
Textiles
Sketches
Date:
1950-1976
Summary:
This archive includes interesting documents related to Trude Guermonprez's life and work as a weaver. The archives are especially related to the designer's work for her major clients, like Holland America Line and Owens Corning Fiberglass; other pieces in this archive are related to Guermonprez's work for custom curtains made for major synagogues and her designs, interior fabrics, screens and rugs realized in conjunction with J.P. Oud, Architects Associated, New York; Eric Mendelsohn, Warren Callister, etc. The correspondence and the photographs in this collection provide insight into the designer's private life. Included in this collection are press articles, brochures, correspondence, postcards, photographs, color slides, notebooks, textiles, and textile wood patterns.
Arrangement note:
Unprocessed; Included in this collection are press articles, brochures, correspondence, postcards, photographs, color slides, notebooks, textiles, and textile wood patterns.
Biographical/Historical note:
Trude Guermonprez is an experienced weaver as well as a designer, artist, craftsman and teacher. She has executed architectural commissions and has done interior design for industry. Her work is of great variety in character and form. Guermonprez started weaving in Halle, Germany at the Municipal School of Arts and Crafts. Six years of weaving in a Dutch rug shop preceded her coming to America, at the invitation of Anni Albers, to teach at Black Mountain College, and later to northern California to join her friend Marguerite Wildenhain, at Pond Farm Workshops in a producing-teaching cooperative. She served as Chairman of the Craft Department at The California College of Arts and Crafts. Though she designed fabrics for New York textile manufacturers, her works were mainly custom produced for architects and individuals. In 1970 she was honored the Craftsmanship Medal from the American Institute of Architects.

Guermonprez published works in Art and Architecture, 1949; Shuttlecraft Weaving Magazine, 1957; and Research in Crafts, 1961.

She also participated in the following exhibitions: de Young Museum; American Wallhangings, London; Oakland Art Museum; Pasadena Art Museum; U.S. Information Agency State Department Show, traveling Europe exhibition; "Craftsmen of the West", "Fabrics International" and "10 American Weavers" at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In 2000 at Staatliche Galerie Moritzburg Halle Landeskunstmuseum, Halle (Salle), Germany: "From Bauhaus to the Pacific: The Impact of Emigration on Marguerite Wildenhain and Trude Guermonprez".
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
The North Carolina State Archives web site has material in its collection related to Guermonprez as a teacher and artist-in-residence at Black Mountain College.
The Archives of American Art hasoral history interviews of Merry Renk conducted 2001 Jan. 18-19 by Arline M. Fisch for Nanette L. Laitman's, Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. Guermonprez is only mentioned.
Provenance:
All materials were donated to the museum by Mr. Eric and Mrs. Sylvia Elsesser in 1993.
Restrictions:
Unprocessed; access is limited. Permission of Library Director required. Policy.
Occupation:
Textile designers -- United States  Search this
Weavers -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Weaving -- History -- 20th century -- Sources  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Patterns (design elements)
Designs (textile)
Blueprints
Awards
Proposals
Postcards
Announcements
Brochures
Photographs
Exhibition catalogs
Slides (photographs)
Journals (periodicals)
Clippings
Financial records
Lecture notes
Articles
Business cards
Correspondence
Textiles
Sketches
Identifier:
SIL-CH.1993-121-118
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sc247b57727-0a2f-4aea-bd90-1520aa2ca039
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-1993-121-118

1/2 Poltina, Russia, 1726

Ruler:
Catherine I  Search this
Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .1 cm x 2.2 cm; 1/32 in x 7/8 in
Object Name:
coin
pattern
Place made:
Russia
Date made:
1726
Credit Line:
Willis H. du Pont
ID Number:
NU.NU62749.2
Catalog number:
NU62749.2
Accession number:
228217
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Russian Coins and Jetons
Coins, Currency and Medals
Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-15fb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1440111
Online Media:

1/2 Poltina, Russia, 1726

Ruler:
Catherine I  Search this
Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .1 cm x 2.6 cm; 1/32 in x 1 1/32 in
Object Name:
coin
pattern
Place made:
Russia
Date made:
1726
Credit Line:
Willis H. du Pont
ID Number:
NU.NU62749.1
Catalog number:
NU62749.1
Accession number:
228217
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Russian Coins and Jetons
Coins, Currency and Medals
Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-c986-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1440288

Weaver's thesis book

Medium:
Medium: paper, silk, cotton
Dimensions:
H x W: 33 × 26 cm (13 in. × 10 1/4 in.)
Type:
sample books
Weaver's thesis book
Made in:
France
Date:
1890
Credit Line:
Gift of Harvey Smith
Accession Number:
1968-16-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4c9c80a72-2f27-454f-9aca-49b78ae4366f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1968-16-1

1 Ruble, Russia, 1762

Head of government:
Peter III Emperor of Russia  Search this
Physical Description:
silver (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .2 cm x 3.9 cm; 3/32 in x 1 17/32 in
Object Name:
pattern coin
coin
Other Terms:
pattern
Place made:
Russia
Associated place:
Russia
Date made:
1762
Associated date:
1762
Subject:
Mikhailovich  Search this
Credit Line:
Willis H. du Pont
ID Number:
NU.NU69956
Accession number:
245705
Catalog number:
NU69956
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-def2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_947981
Online Media:

pattern

Object Name:
Pattern
Associated place:
Germany
Credit Line:
Stack's
ID Number:
ZZ.RSN83186N84
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-97ff-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_924995

pattern

Object Name:
Pattern
Date made:
1943
Credit Line:
Gift of Roberta M. Vogt
ID Number:
1995.0116.003
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-061c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_881710

#3218

Maker:
The Fashion Bureau  Search this
Philadelphia Inquirer  Search this
Object Name:
Pattern
Date made:
1944
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean Keppler
ID Number:
1995.3035.001
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-079c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_882254

#3700

Object Name:
Pattern
Date made:
1951
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean Keppler
ID Number:
1995.3035.002
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-079d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_882256

#9763

Maker:
Advance Pattern Company  Search this
Object Name:
Pattern
Date made:
1958-1959
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean Keppler
ID Number:
1995.3035.003
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Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-079e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_882258

#2512

Object Name:
Pattern
Date made:
1948
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean Keppler
ID Number:
1995.3035.004
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Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-079f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_882259

#6008

Maker:
Dubarry Patterns  Search this
Object Name:
Pattern
Date made:
1945
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean Keppler
ID Number:
1995.3035.005
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Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-0862-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_882260

#2484

Object Name:
Pattern
Date made:
1948
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean Keppler
ID Number:
1995.3035.006
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Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-0863-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_882262

#2711

Object Name:
Pattern
Date made:
1949
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean Keppler
ID Number:
1995.3035.007
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Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-0864-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_882263

#8234

Maker:
McCall Pattern Company  Search this
Object Name:
Pattern
Date made:
1956
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean Keppler
ID Number:
1995.3035.008
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Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-0865-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_882264

#1736

Object Name:
Pattern
Date made:
1946
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean Keppler
ID Number:
1995.3035.009
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-0866-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_882266

#4646

Object Name:
Pattern
Date made:
1954
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean Keppler
ID Number:
1995.3035.010
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-0867-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_882267

#7459

Object Name:
Pattern
Date made:
1948
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean Keppler
ID Number:
1995.3035.011
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-0868-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_882268

#4022

Maker:
Butterick Pattern Company  Search this
Object Name:
Pattern
Date made:
1963-1964
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean Keppler
ID Number:
1995.3035.012
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-0869-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_882269

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