Janet Shook LaCoste papers

Collection ID:
LaCoste, Janet Shook
Physical Description:
2.1 Linear feet
(microfilmed on 6 reels)
21 Items
rolled docs

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; photographs; sketches; notes; announcements; clippings; and printed material.
Scope and Contents
REELS 1656-1657: Clippings, invitations, announcements, and notes about the Shook-Carrington Gallery; a letter, clippings, and printed material about the San Antonio Art League; correspondence and clippings about Shook as an artist; photos of completed needlepoint; hand-painted sketches of needlepoint designs; and correspondence, 1963-1973, primarily with Lady Bird Johnson, about commissioned Texas wildflower needlepoint chair sets.
Scope and Contents
REELS 1658-1661: Papers relating to LaCoste's needlepoint design business, 1960-1976, including: an extensive inventory of her designs and tracings of her patterns; sales correspondence; price slips; instruction sheets for the execution of her designs; and clippings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Needlepoint designer; San Antonio, Texas. Lived 1912-1984.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1656-1661 available for use only at Archives of American Art offices; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 1656-1657: Originals returned to Janet Shook LaCoste after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels 1656-1657 lent for microfilming 1979 by Janet Shook LaCoste; material on reels 1658-1661 donated 1979 by LaCoste.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Microfilm reel 1658: Microfilm inventory available at Archives of American Art offices.

Keywords table of terms and types.
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001