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Osma Gallinger Tod papers

Creator:
Tod, Osma Gallinger, 1895-  Search this
Names:
National Conference of American Handweavers  Search this
Del Deo, Josephine Couch  Search this
Extent:
3.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1925-1993
Summary:
The papers of weaver, author, and teacher Osma Gallinger Tod measure 3.7 linear feet and date from circa 1925 to 1993. The collection comprises biographical materials including photographs of Tod and writings about her by her daughter Josephine Couch Del Deo; files on Tod's numerous writing projects including typescripts, drawings, and samples; records documenting Tod's role as organizer and director of the National Conference of American Handweavers; and printed materials including a scrapbook of clippings, documenting Tod's career.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of weaver, author, and teacher Osma Gallinger Tod measure 3.7 linear feet and date from circa 1925 to 1993. The collection comprises biographical materials including photographs of Tod and writings about her by her daughter Josephine Couch Del Deo; files on Tod's numerous writing projects including typescripts, drawings, and samples; records documenting Tod's role as organizer and director of the National Conference of American Handweavers; and printed materials including a scrapbook of clippings, documenting Tod's career.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as four series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa 1927-1993 (3 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Writing Projects, circa 1925-1992 (2.8 linear feet; Boxes 1.3, 5)

Series 3: National Conference of American Handweavers, 1938-1957 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 4: Printed Materials, 1927-1981 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 4-5)
Biographical / Historical:
Osma Gallinger Tod (1895-1983) was a weaver, teacher, and author active in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Florida. Tod was at the forefront of the reawakened American craft movement of the 1930s, and was the author of Basket Pioneering, Joys of Handweaving, The Shuttle Service, and numerous other instructional guides in the field of decorative art.

Tod was born Lucy Osma Palmer in Newark, New Jersey. She graduated from Wellesley College and married artist Frank Byron Couch with whom she had a daughter, Josephine Couch Del Deo. She developed a craft project known as Cromaine Crafts in Hartland, Michigan, which became a model for efforts in teaching residents of rural communities how to earn money at home. Couch died in 1928 and Tod married cabinet maker and craftsman Milo Oliver Gallinger. They owned a studio and loom factory in Guernsey, Pennsylvania, and established their own business, Creative Crafts. Oliver died in 1956.

After moving to Coral Gables, Florida, Tod established a studio in 1962 from which she taught weaving. The Coral Gables Library and the Weavers Guild of South Florida held a retrospective of her work in 1981. Along with writing and teaching, Tod organized and directed the National Conference of American Handweavers for over 20 years.

Tod died in 1983 in Centerville, Massachussetts.
Provenance:
The Osma Gallinger Tod papers were donated in 1993 and 1995 by Josephine Couch Del Deo, daughter of Osma Gallinger Tod, and in 2020 by Romolo Del Deo, Tod's grandson.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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.
Occupation:
Weavers -- Florida -- Coral Gables  Search this
Teachers -- Florida -- Coral Gables  Search this
Authors -- Florida -- Coral Gables  Search this
Weavers -- Michigan  Search this
Weavers -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Authors -- Michigan  Search this
Authors -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Topic:
Arts and crafts movement  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Osma Gallinger Tod papers, circa 1925-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.todosmag
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Osma Gallinger Tod papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw957c9fe19-c45d-49d1-b750-0a7aa404e4f0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-todosmag
Online Media:

Newspaper Articles

Collection Creator:
Scott, Blanche Stuart, 1889-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956 - 1969
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Blanche Stuart Scott Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0062, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Blanche Stuart Scott Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg277ac1d41-2e15-40fa-810e-cb559c975fe6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0062-ref14
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22c Navajo Art single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2235
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored) / lithographed, engraved
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 4, 1986
Topic:
Art & Photography  Search this
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
American Indian Heritage  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2008.2007.84
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm82a6a3113-cd9e-451a-b03d-4af74b160e7e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2008.2007.84

22c Navajo Art single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2236
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored) / lithographed, engraved
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 4, 1986
Topic:
Art & Photography  Search this
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
American Indian Heritage  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2008.2007.85
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm853457470-6500-4355-942b-b6886c63d698
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2008.2007.85

22c Navajo Art single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2237
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored) / lithographed, engraved
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 4, 1986
Topic:
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
Art & Photography  Search this
American Indian Heritage  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2008.2007.86
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm89a2dd8be-5227-4d00-a510-3a816b972abf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2008.2007.86

22c Navajo Art single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2238
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored) / lithographed, engraved
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 4, 1986
Topic:
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
Art & Photography  Search this
American Indian Heritage  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2008.2007.87
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm82512589f-7b75-415b-a480-26e8c7e6e80e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2008.2007.87

22c Navajo Art block of four

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2238a
Medium:
paper; ink ( ); adhesive
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 4, 1986
Topic:
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
Art & Photography  Search this
American Indian Heritage  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1999.2004.684.1-4
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm84efcf1e0-7aff-4d50-a92c-c065938bc19e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1999.2004.684.1-4

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