Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Helenn Rumpel:

An Inventory of Her Papers, 1943-2000 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Rumpel, Helenn
Title: Helenn Rumpel Papers,
Dates: 1943-2000 and undated
Abstract: The papers of fiber artist Helenn Rumpel from 1943-2000 and undated.
Collection # S 877.1
Quantity: 10 boxes (12.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1937, Helenn Rumpel is an internationally renowned fine art and multi-media artist, lecturer, and teacher based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The artisan held many workshops, including an annual retreat to Hermit's Peak, located thirty miles northwest of Las Vegas, New Mexico, that had reached 26 years running. Additionally, Rumpel is a member of Artist Equity, the Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc., and the National Standards Council of American Embroiderers.

She is considered a transitional artist who has transcended needle crafts, from which fine art fiber grew, to establish "a true medium of creative expression like painting or sculpture." The artist had two grown sons and several grandchildren.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, memorabilia, notebooks, photographs, printed material, scrapbooks, and news clippings pertaining to Helenn Rumpel's artistic career. Included in the donation were several of Rumpel's fine fiber art works.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Rumpel, Helenn
Rumpel, Helenn--Appreciation
Rumpel, Helenn--Career in textile crafts
Subjects
Artists, American
Decorative arts
Embroidery
Embroidery--United States
Fabric pictures
Fiberwork
Needlework
Textile crafts
Textile fabrics

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Helenn Rumpel Papers, 1943-2000 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
91-0230-B, 92-0220-B, 92-0283-B, 93-0257-B, 94-0007-B, 94-0217-B, 95-0077-B, 96-0098-B, 97-0150-B, 97-0151-A, 97-0152-A, 98-0065-B, 98-0099-B, 98-0110-B

Gifts, 1991-2000

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, 2000


Collection Inventory

 

Arts and Sciences Showcase, Texas Tech University

box folder
1 1 Correspondence, 1991
2 Exhibition and Lecture
3 Miscellaneous, 1991



 

Correspondence

box folder
1 4 Baker Gallery, Lubbock, TX, 1993
5 Constance Howard, 1978-1987 and undated
6 Constance Howard, 1979-1995 and undated
7 Constance Howard, Jacques Cartier, and Pat Russell, 1972-1995 and undated
8 Christmas Cards, 1950-1990
9 Southwest Collection, 1991



 

Elks Leadership Contest

box folder
1 10 Correspondence, 1955



 

Family Related Material

box folder
1 11 Correspondence, 1959-1995
12 Photographs



 

High School Material

box folder
1 13 Correspondence, 1951-1955 and undated



 

Literary Productions

box folder
1 14 Lecture on Gisella Loeffler, 1998



 

Memorabilia

box folder
1 15 Miscellaneous, 1955-1972 and undated
16 Helenn Rumpel Binder



 

Notebook

box folder
2 1 Baker Gallery, 1975-1978
2 Baker Gallery, 1979-1982
3 Baker Gallery, 1983-1989
4 Baker Gallery, 1990-1991
5 Catalog of Exhibits, 1959-1994
6 Catalog of Exhibits, 1979-1991
7 Fine Art Fiber and Painting Archives, 1957-1974
8 Fine Art Fiber and Painting Archives, 1975-1987
9 Fine Art Fiber and Painting Archives, 1988-1991
10 Fine Art Fiber and Painting Archives, 1991-1992
box folder
3 1 Fine Art Fiber and Painting Archives, 1993-1994
2 Fine Art Fiber and Painting Archives, 1994-1995
3 Fine Art Fiber and Painting Archives, 1995-1996
4 Fine Art Fiber and Painting Archives, 1996-1997
5 Studio Articles, 1943-1991
6 Workshops, Gascon Hermit's Peak, 1973-1997



 

Periodicals

box folder
3 7 Magazines Featuring Helenn Rumpel Articles



 

Photographs

box folder
3 8 Artist Autographing Book
9 Cartoons
10 Exhibitions, 1987-1994
11 Exhibition and Price List



 

Printed Material

box folder
4 1 Calendar, 1985
2 Calendar, 1986
3 Calendar, 1988
4 Calendar, 1989
5 Calendar, 1990
6 Calendar, 1991
7 Calendar, 1993
8 Calendar, 1994
9 Calendar, 1998
10 Greeting Cards



 

Scrapbook

box folder
4 11 Art Clippings and Miscellaneous Material
12 Early Material
13 Early Material, Folder #2
14 Early Material, Folder #3
15 Guest Registry for Exhibitions, 1967-1971
16 Guest Registry for Exhibition, 1975
box folder
5 1 Hermit's Peak Workshop Cookbook, 1983
2 Magazine Articles, Photographs, etc.
3 Magazine Articles, Shows, Newspaper Articles
4 Magazines, Photographs, Show Notices, etc.



 

Stephens College

box folder
5 5 Correspondence, 1955-1957



 

University of Wisconsin

box folder
5 6 Correspondence, 1957-1959



 

Newspapers

box folder
6 1 Eisenhower Junior High School, 1951
2 Carlsbad (New Mexico) Cavemen Pow Wow, 1950-1954
3 Carlsbad Current-Argus, 1981
4 The Good News, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Oklahoma City, OK
5 Arts in Eldorado (New Mexico), 1995



 

Exhibition

box folder
6 6 Beaux Arts Ball, Kings Arts Center, 1992



 

Printed Material

box folder
6 7 Wall Calendar, 1989
8 Wall Calendar, 1990
9 Wall Calendar, 1993
10 Wall Calendar, 1994
11 Wall Calendar, 1998



 

Exhibit Items

box folder
7 1 Fine Art Fiber, untitled, Mixed Media on Wool
2 Fine Art Fiber, Hopi Maiden I, Mixed Media
3 Fine Art Fiber, Hopi Maiden II, Mixed Media
4 Fine Art Fiber, Southwest Sun, Mixed Media
box folder
8 1 Pottery-Stoneware Cat,
2 pieces
2 Pottery Display Plaque



 

Printed Material

box folder
8 3 Postcard and Desk Calendars, 2000
4 Postcards and Announcements, 1997-1998



 

Scrapbook Material

box folder
8 5 Wasserman Stalls Designs, 1979 and undated
6 Spaso House, 1988-1989 and undated
box folder
9 1 Helenn Archive, Vol. I, 1992-1993



 

Correspondence

box folder
10 1 Personal and Professional, 1999



 

Scrapbook Material

box folder
10 2 Annual Archive Notebook, 1997-1998
3 Scrapbook, 1998-1999



 

Memorabilia

box folder
10 4 Fine Art Desk Calendars, 2000