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Will the Circle be Unbroken: Four Generations of African-American Quiltmakers (2006)

Collection Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2006
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of Craft and Folk Art records
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records / Series 2: Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw975407dbf-835b-4d00-964a-de8e228c7856
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-musecraf-ref320

Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking (1987-1988)

Collection Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of Craft and Folk Art records
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records / Series 2: Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90bed33e3-0aa9-489a-bb99-919eadc2516f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-musecraf-ref83

Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking (1987-1988)

Collection Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of Craft and Folk Art records
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records / Series 2: Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99f93f61b-5cba-4a92-979f-f4bbedf41b02
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-musecraf-ref90

Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking - "A Stich in Time," October 10, 1991; 3/4" U-matic

Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-172, Renwick Gallery, Audiovisual Records
See more items in:
Audiovisual Records
Audiovisual Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-172-refidd1e352

1840 - 1860 Ann's "Quilt" or counterpane; Womack Plantation, Virginia

Physical Description:
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 100 in x 85 in; 253 cm x 216 cm
Object Name:
quilt
Place made:
United States: Virginia, Pittsylvania
Date made:
1840-1860
Subject:
Quilting  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Wooster
ID Number:
TE.T18124
Accession number:
323485
Catalog number:
T18124
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-c135-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_556586
Online Media:

Patterson, Vanona (Mrs. A. Q) ("The Art of Quiltmaking" by Gloria Sprinkle, April 11, 1983)

Collection Director:
Daniel, Pete  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Southern Agriculture Oral History Project Records, 1985-1992, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Southern Agriculture Oral History Project Records
Southern Agriculture Oral History Project Records / Series 1: Oral History Transcripts / 1.5: North Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d08fb79b-6932-408d-8dfe-196053d906f8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0773-ref292

Man Made: Gallery tour with Curator Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry

Creator:
Anacostia Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Fry, Gladys-Marie, 1931-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Fry, Gladys-Marie, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (VHS)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1998
Scope and Contents:
Curator Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry led a gallery walk of the exhibition 'Man Made: African-American Men and Quilting Traditions.'
Exhibition tour. Related to exhibition 'Man Made: African-American Men and Quilting Traditions.' Dated 19980117.
Biographical / Historical:
Man Made: African-American Men and Quilting Traditions featured quilts made by members of the least represented group among all American quilt makers, African American men. The quilts shown had their origins in both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and included both utilitarian bed quilts to purely decorative ones. The quilt makers represented ranged from the 9-year-old Herbert Munn to the 105-year-old Benjamin Jackson. The quilts came from four different areas of the country: the Deep South, the Atlantic Seaboard, the Midwest, and the Far West. The exhibition was developed by guest curator Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry at the University of Maryland in 1996.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Quilts  Search this
Quiltmakers  Search this
Male quiltmakers  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Man Made: Gallery Walk with Curator Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-013, Item ACMA AV002236
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Man Made: African-American Men and Quilting Traditions exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa700cec8f2-45f9-4ea5-b695-20754141d932
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-013-ref506

Interview with Maria Goodwin

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (MiniDV)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Interviews
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
2011
Scope and Contents:
Maria Goodwin - member of the Daughters of Dorcas and Sons quilt guild - discusses her quilting experience, the evolution of quilt making, and the Washington, D.C. based quilting group - Daughters of Dorcas and Sons. Goodwin recalls her early memories of cutting out triangles and sewing them together with her mother, who was a seamstress; she states her mother taught her an appreciation for fabric. She explains she was not interested in clothes making, and decided to explore quilting because she found quilt making less confining. Goodwin explains how the members of Daughters of Dorcas and Sons interact with one another, and describes the various styles the members employ in their quilt making. She talks about how the quilt has evolved from a functional piece to a piece of artwork displayed on the wall; the development and evolution of art quilt; use of technology in quilting; the increase in pricing of quilting and sewing machines; the evolution of fabric house; special quilting fabric lines; the various types of quilting; and working with colors in quilting. Goodwin explains the debate and development of categories in quilt competition shows; use of other media, in addition to fabric, in quilting; the intersection between quilting, family history, and scrapbooking; the growth of quilting communities; the importance of a foundation for beginner quilters; and how quilters build their skills over time. Goodwin talks about her creative style, her creative process, how she designs her quilt, where she finds inspiration, and how her interest in quilting grew. She loves the challenge of designing and incorporating ancient history, including illuminated manuscripts, into her quilts. Goodwin talks about the future of quilting, including children learning to quilt; the importance of preserving old quilts because they document family and quilting heritage; and the importance of documenting the creation of the quilts through video and photographs so the creation process is preserved.
Interview. Dated 20110131.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Quiltmakers  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Civic leaders  Search this
Communities  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Interview with Maria Goodwin, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.01-007.16, Item ACMA AV005219
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Community and Creativity Project Records
Community and Creativity Project Records / Series 2: Oral History Interviews
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7d6bb5217-6f90-4490-b778-b412ff2d70b4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-01-007-16-ref102

General Exhibition Information

Collection Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1987-1988
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of Craft and Folk Art records
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records / Series 2: Exhibition Files / Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking (1987-1988)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92f341da9-f99c-4d52-bd3f-81ead8cdaaf9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-musecraf-ref84

Traveling Exhibition Agreements

Collection Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 8-11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988-1994
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of Craft and Folk Art records
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records / Series 2: Exhibition Files / Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking (1987-1988)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99108d386-7278-48ed-83fc-7a0bbcf69068
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-musecraf-ref85

Condition Reports

Collection Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 12-13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988-1994
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records / Series 2: Exhibition Files / Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking (1987-1988)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw931fb781d-9f90-4190-b6ae-c54cb27f8abe
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-musecraf-ref86

Traveling Exhibition Checklists and Information

Collection Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988-1994
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of Craft and Folk Art records
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records / Series 2: Exhibition Files / Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking (1987-1988)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw949bd1693-7bcb-4c06-9733-8d2575462461
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-musecraf-ref87

Printed Material and Publicity

Collection Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988-1996
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of Craft and Folk Art records
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records / Series 2: Exhibition Files / Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking (1987-1988)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91def09b5-e7b4-4343-b7c9-715515e764b0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-musecraf-ref88

Photographic Material

Collection Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 16-17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988-1994
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of Craft and Folk Art records
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records / Series 2: Exhibition Files / Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking (1987-1988)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98f03b2ab-d89a-4f5a-a632-b6185c829313
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-musecraf-ref89

Exhibition Recordings

Collection Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (VHS) (Original)
2 Videocassettes (VHS) (duplicates)
Container:
Box 5, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes (vhs)
Date:
circa 1988
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records / Series 2: Exhibition Files / Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking (1987-1988)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98b28a0ef-4cfd-42b3-82b1-da5f44703fe7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-musecraf-ref91

News Coverage

Collection Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
Container:
Box 5, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes (vhs)
Date:
circa 1988
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records / Series 2: Exhibition Files / Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking (1987-1988)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c3c3aca4-96b9-4028-9eff-39d8d898dc0b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-musecraf-ref92

Exhibition Files

Collection Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Extent:
22.7 Linear feet (Boxes 1-24)
12.14 Gigabytes (ER03-ER50)
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
1976-2012
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of this series is comprised of Museum of Craft and Folk Art exhibitions, but there are also a few exhibitions at other art venues. The series includes correspondence, shipping notices, art inventories, price lists, printed materials, guest registers, and photographic materials. Notable exhibitions include Innerskins/Outerskins: Gut and Fishskin (1987), Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking (1987-1988) which was a traveling exhibition, Folk Art of the Soviet Union (1990), MetalSpeaks: The Unexpected (1997), Emblems of Passage: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (2002), The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts From the Japanese Internment Camp 1942-1946 (2006), and Warren MacKenzie: Legacy of an American Potter (2009). There are also 46 videocassettes, and born digital materials of exhibition events, artist interviews, performances, and general documentation.
Arrangement:
The exhibitions are arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by title within each year.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.musecraf, Series 2
See more items in:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw957590742-c3e5-4158-9802-ae2c79f92b71
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-musecraf-ref36

1932 - 1933 Hattie L. Gass's Royal Neighbors of America Quilt

Maker:
Gass, Harriet Logan  Search this
Physical Description:
cotton (overall material)
pieced; embroidered (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 91 in x 71 in; 231 cm x 180 cm
Object Name:
quilt
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Virden
Date made:
1932-1933
Subject:
Community  Search this
Insurance  Search this
Quilting  Search this
Women's History  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Royal Neighbors of America
ID Number:
2016.0232.01
Accession number:
2016.0232
Catalog number:
2016.0232.01
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-0d31-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1820655

Quiltmaker Agreements

Container:
Box 16 of 39
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-112, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Product Development and Licensing, Product Development and Licensing Records
See more items in:
Product Development and Licensing Records
Product Development and Licensing Records / Box 16
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-112-refidd1e6627

Oral history interview with Carolyn Mazloomi

Interviewee:
Mazloomi, Carolyn  Search this
Interviewer:
Cubbs, Joanne  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Women of Colour Quilters Network  Search this
Adkins, Minnie, 1934-  Search this
Benberry, Cuesta  Search this
Cargo, Robert T.  Search this
Connell, Martha Stamm  Search this
Freeman, Roland L., 1936-  Search this
Hill, Lauryn  Search this
Johnson, Nkosi, 1989-2001  Search this
Miller, Edjohnetta  Search this
Sisto, Penny  Search this
Wilson, Marie  Search this
Extent:
16 Items (Sound recording: 16 sound files (4 hr., 33 min.), digital, wav)
56 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2002 September 17-30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Carolyn Mazloomi conducted 2002 September 17 and 30, by Joanne Cubbs, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in West Chester, Ohio. Mazloomi speaks of growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with a family of self-taught artists; the positive influence of her aunt and teacher Dr. Carter; the generation of African American quilt-makers who followed a gap in quilt-making post-slavery; she describes her previous career as an aeronautical engineer and her transition to quilt-making; how she identifies herself as a craftsperson, not an artist; her experience with Baltimore album and Appalachian quilts; learning to quilt; the Women of Color Quilter's Network and its economic and social development programs; her book, "Spirits of the Cloth"; the positive and negative aspects of travel; the false generalizations of African American quilts in academic circles; the importance of gender, race, and ethnicity in her work; her connection to "praise songs"; she discusses functional vs. nonfunctional quilts; the market for "hand-crafted" quilts; agents and galleries; she describes her working environment; adopting the use of a sewing machine in her work; the importance of community; her technique; her accomplishment of placing African-American quilts in the Renwick Gallery; the influence of magazines, including "Raw Vision;" her aversion to commissions; expanding her use of materials and technology; her exhibitions; her role as an advocate and dealer; finding inspiration in black and white linocuts and her use of color in quilts; and making a connection with her audience. Mazloomi also recalls Marie Wilson, Cuesta Benberry, Edjohnetta Miller, Roland Freeman, Robert Cargo, Martha Connell, Penny Sisto, Minnie Adkins, Nkosi Johnson, and Lauryn Hill.
Biographical / Historical:
Carolyn Mazloomi (1948- ) is a quilt maker from West Chester, Ohio.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 16 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 33 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Quiltmakers -- Ohio  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Quilting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Quilting -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Baltimore album quilts  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
African American art -- African influences  Search this
Women textile designers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mazloo02
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d9a5becc-43a8-46ff-8692-ae6babf46aac
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mazloo02
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