Scope and Contents
The collection consists of commercially produced greeting cards, handmade greeting cards, and woven bookmarks. It also contains a scrapbook and several personal items related to weaving, a few letters, and a photo-copied article about weaving.
Series 1, Commercial Greeting Cards, circa 1958-1970; undated, features die-cut windows with small pictures or designs woven on silk or similar fabric. The cards are arranged in alphabetical order by occasion and by size, beginning with the largest. The dated cards are placed first in each group, followed by the undated cards. The Christmas cards are further divided alphabetically by subject.
Series 2, Cards Created by Handweavers, circa 1955-1981; undated, includes samples with fabric placed in a cut-out shape within the design of a manufactured card. There are also cards that are entirely handmade. In addition, there is a scrapbook that consists primarily of handmade cards created by handweavers.
Series 3, Quality Weaving Company, 1959; undated, consists primarily of materials created by this Philadelphia company. There are some woven bookmarks which closely resemble that of the inserts used in the greeting cards. Also included are letters from the company to Mrs. Steyskal. Sample stock cards and custom designs for woven bookmarks are included among these materials.
Series 4, Related Materials, 1961-1995; undated, includes an article about Christmas cards with handwoven inserts and a directory for the Michigan League of Handweavers. There are also a few cloth and paper bookmarks from unknown makers.