Oliver Wells photographs of Salish women spinning and weaving
Photographs depicting Mary Peters (Interior Salish) weaving a tapestry with a two-bar loom and Mrs. William Kelley (Coast Salish) spinning yarn with a spinning wheel. Photographs made in Sardis, Chilliwack, British Columbia.
Adela Akers papers
The papers of fiber artist and educator Adela Akers measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1960 to 2009. Her career as an artist and her tenure at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, are documented through scattered biographical material; correspondence; subject files on galleries, projects, weaving technique, research, workshops, and fiber arts organizations; writings; exhibition announcements, clippings, and other printed material; photographs; and artwork, including one sketchbook.
Photographs of We'wha demonstrating Zuni textile making
7 Prints (cyanotype)
Includes images of We'wha (Zuni) spinning wool, setting up a loom, and weaving a blanket at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The photographs were probably made as part of a demonstration commissioned by Matilda Coxe Stevenson or the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Oral history interview with Anni Albers
An interview of Anni Albers conducted 1968 July 5, by Sevim Fesci, for the Archives of American Art, in New Haven, Connecticut.
Oral history interview with Adela Akers
Riedel, Mija, 1958-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
An interview of Adela Akers conducted 2008 March 4-6, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Akers' studio, in Guerneville, California.
MS 7259 The weaving art of Chiapas, Mexico: the Pellizzi collection of Chiapas weaving; the Pomar collection of Chiapas bracaded samplers; and the Morris collection of Chiapas huipiles and brocaded samplers
Includes the catalog that has a catalog number, place of manufacture, name of the piece, description, symbols, date, condition, use, and technique. Some of the cards have illustrations. Also included are a few pieces of graph paper with weaving patterns and a photograph of Morris with some people of Chiapas …
Edited film shot in Oyo, Nigeria during field research. This visual record reflects Bascom's approach to the study of African aesthetics, one which integrated an analysis of the social role, status, and function of the artist with his/her individual style, ideas, and technique. Footage records traditional Yoruba craft techniques …
George Hubbard Pepper photograph collection
23 Photographic prints (black & white)
George Hubbard Pepper specialized in the study of cultures of the American Southwest and Ecuador. Tribes which he studied are Acoma, Aztec, Blackfeet, Cochiti, Hopi, Isleta, Jemez, Laguna, Nambe, Navajo, Picuris, Pojuaque, Puye, San Carlos Apache, San Felipe, San Ildefonso, San Juan, Sandia, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Taos, Tarascan, Tesuque, Ute, Zia, and Zuni. Photographs in the collection are of an excavation in Tottenville, New York, 1895; Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Cañon, New Mexico: Hyde Expedition, 1896-1900; and expeditions to the occupied Pueblos of the Southwest, 1904; Mexico, 1904, 1906; Guatemala; and Ecuador, 1907. There are also photos which complement a study Pepper did of the technique of Navajo weaving, and miscellaneous scenic and personal photos.
Dorothy Liebes papers
The papers of weaver, textile designer, and consultant Dorothy Liebes date from circa 1850-1973 (bulk 1922-1970) and comprise 24.7 linear feet. Through biographical material including a sound recording of an interview, family and general correspondence, writings including a draft of Liebes's autobiography, subject files providing detailed records of her influential consulting work, financial and legal files, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork, textile samples, and photographic material picturing a wide variety of career and personal activities, the collection provides rich and extensive documentation of Liebes's career and personal life.
California Indian Basketweavers Association poster collection
The California Indian Basketweavers Association (CIBA) is a nonprofit organization formed in 1992 in Woodland, California. CIBA's goal is "to preseve, promote, and perpetuate California Indian basket weaving traditions while providing a healthy physical, social, spiritual, and economic environment for basketweavers." CIBA holds an annual gathering for weavers to show their work, share techniques and stories and provide support to one another. This collection consists of 13 posters from the CIBA annual gatherings from 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003 and 2005 through 2010. There is also one poster from the California Statewide Traditional Gathering Policy. Several of these posters are signed by Deborah McConnell (Yurok/Quinault/Hoopa) who is the Northwestern California Field Director for CIBA.