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Kansas Quilt Project

Date: 1986-[ca. 1990]

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Ms. Coll. 207

Unit ID: 40207

Restrictions: Boxes 76-77: Access restricted.

Abstract: This collection mostly consists of documentation of quilts and quilt makers found in Kansas. It includes forms providing information on quilts and quilt makers as well as release forms from individuals interviewed around the state, with details regarding how individuals learned to make quilts, personal information, and technical information about specific quilts, such as number of layers, technique used to construct the quilt, block style, how quilted, and similar data. The informational forms are grouped by location. Also in the collection are correspondence, survey questionnaires for quilt guilds, notes, and other research materials; slides, photographs, and other visual materials of quilts; and audio cassettes of interviews with quilt makers. The project was co-sponsored by the Kansas State HistorThis collection mostly consists of documentation of quilts and quilt makers found in Kansas. It includes forms providing information on quilts and quilt makers as well as release forms from individuals interviewed around the state with details regarding how individuals learned to make quilts, personal information, and technical information about specific quilts, such as number of layers, technique used to construct the quilt, block style, how quilted, & similar data. The informational forms are grouped by location. Also in the collection are correspondence, survey questionnaires for quilt guilds, notes, & other research materials; slides, photographs, & other visual depictions of quilts; and audio cassettes of interviews with quilt makers. The project was co-sponsored by the Kansas State Historical Society and the Kansas Quilt Project, Inc., beginning in 1986.

Space Required/Quantity: 41.00 cubic feet

Title (Main title): Kansas Quilt Project

Scope and Content

Scope and content:

This was a project that began on Kansas' 125th anniversary in 1986 to document historic Kansas quilts. The project was co-sponsored by the Kansas State Historical Society and the Kansas Quilt Project, Inc., beginning in 1986. Nearly 13,000 quilts were documented from all over Kansas. Many of the quilts were also photographed. The spring 1990 issue of Kansas History magazine was devoted to the project symposium: http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-history-spring-1990/15228 View photos and information about 309 of the quilts in the Quilt Index: http://www.quiltindex.org/search_results.php?collection=kansas%20state%20historical%20society

This collection mostly consists of documentation of quilts and quilt makers found in Kansas. It includes forms providing information on quilts and quilt makers as well as release forms from individuals interviewed around the state, with details regarding how individuals learned to make quilts, personal information, and technical information about specific quilts, such as number of layers, technique used to construct the quilt, block style, how quilted, and similar data. The informational forms are grouped by location. Also in the collection are correspondence, survey questionnaires for quilt guilds, notes, and other research materials; slides, photographs, and other visual materials of quilts; and audio cassettes of interviews with quilt makers.

Contents:

Box 1: Aa (Hoxie) (272 files)
Box 2: Ab (Oberlin) (153 files)
Box 3: Ac (Bird City) (223 files)
Box 4: Ad (Goodland) (103 files)
Box 5: Ae (Hill City) (154 files)
Box 6: Ba (Stockton) (183 files)
Box 7: Bb (WaKeeney) (111 files)
Box 8: Bc (Logan) (108 files)
Box 9: Bd (Great Bend) (156 files)
Box 10: Be (Hays) (121 files)
Box 11: Ca (Belleville) (286 files)
Box 12: Cb (Junction City) (225 files)
Boxes 13-14: Cc-Cd (Manhattan) (2 boxes)
Box 15: Ce (Washington) (171 files)
Box 16: Cf (Wamego) (141 files)
Box 17: Da (Holton) (139 files)
Box 18: Db (Seneca) (210 files)
Box 19: Dc (Sabetha) (206 files)
Box 20: Dd (Topeka) (222 files)
Box 21: De (Atchison) (178 files)
Box 22: Df (Lawrence) (260 files)
Box 23: Dg (Bonner Springs) (180 files)
Box 24: Dh (Olathe) (201 files)
Box 25: Di (Lansing) (216 files)
Box 26: Ea (Garden City) (179 files)
Box 27: Eb (Scott City) (144 files)
Box 28: Ec (Larned) (162 files)
Box 29: Fa (Peabody) (133 files)
Box 30: Fb (Hutchinson) (160 files)
Box 31: Fc (Hillsboro) (142 files)
Box 32: Fd (McPherson) (136 files)
Box 33: Fe (Newton) (118 files)
Box 34: Ff (Alden) (163 files)
Box 35: Fg (Hesston) (88 files)
Box 36: Fh (Lindsborg) (154 files)
Box 37: Fi (Lincoln) (149 files)
Box 38: Fj (Abilene) (289 files)
Box 39: Fk (Halstead) (174 files)
Box 40: Ga (Paola) (274 files)
Box 41: Gb (Ottawa guild) (248 files)
Box 42: Gc (Emporia guild) (94 files)
Box 43: Gd (Ottawa) (190 files)
Box 44: Ge (Cottonwood Falls) (141 files)
Box 45: Gf (Emporia) (191 files)
Box 46: Gg (Burlington) (213 files)
Box 47: Ha (Dodge City) (232 files)
Box 48: Hb (Liberal) (226 files)
Box 49: Hc (Greensburg) (275 files)
Box 50: Hd (Johnson City) (275 files)
Box 51: Ia (Kansas quilt contest)
Box 52: Ib (Wichita guild) (40 files)
Box 53: Ic (Kingman) (143 files)
Box 54: Id (Pratt)
Box 55: Ie (Wichita) (193 files)
Box 56: If (Winfield guild) (193 files)
Box 57: Ig (Wichita guild)
Box 58: Ih (Winfield) (178 files)
Box 59: Ii (Anthony) (188 files)
Box 60: Ij (Medicine Lodge)
Box 61: Ja (Chanute)
Box 62: Jb (Sedan) (176 files)
Box 63: Jc (Independence) (134 files)
Box 64: Jd (Parsons) (103 files)
Box 65: Je (Iola) (266 files)
Box 66: Jf (Howard) (77 files)
Box 67: Jg (Fredonia) (181 files)
Box 68: Jh (Fort Scott) (188 files)
Box 69: Ji (Eureka) (179 files)
Box 70: Jj (Yates Center) (258 files)
Box 71: Release forms: Aa – Db
Box 72: Release forms: Dc – Fc
Box 73: Release forms: Fd – Gg
Box 74: Release forms: Ha – Jg
Box 75: Release forms: Jh – Jj
Box 76: Restricted: Aa – Fe
Box 77: Restricted: Ff – Jj

Specific Contents Identified:

Headings or descriptors assigned to subsections of the material, for example labels on a particular box or group of boxes.

  • Audio cassettes
  • Manuscipt material
  • Visual material
  • Visual material (in alphabetical order)

Related Records or Collections

Indexes: Index to quilt owners on-line at ǂu http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-quilt-research/15990

Index Terms

Subjects

    Kansas Quilt Project
    Kansas State Historical Society
    Quilting -- Kansas
    Handicraft -- Kansas
    Quiltmakers -- Kansas
    Quilts -- Kansas
    Textile crafts -- Kansas
    Women -- Kansas
    Women and the decorative arts -- Kansas

Creators and Contributors


Additional Information for Researchers

Restrictions: Boxes 76-77: Access restricted.

Use and reproduction: Information on copyright available from the Kansas Historical Society (Topeka).

Add'l physical form: 309 Kansas quilts from this collection: Described on the Quilt Index website; http://www.quiltindex.org/search_results.php?collection=kansas%20state%20historical%20society