University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Houston Area Fiber Artists Records



Overview of the Collection

Creator Houston Area Fiber Artists
Collection Title Houston Area Fiber Artists Records
Dates 1968-2014
Identification 02/2014-013
Physical Description 20.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials EnglishFrench
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: http://info.lib.uh.edu/ Email: rmrichardson@uh.edu Phone: 713-743-9229

Historical Note:

The Houston Area Fiber Artists (HAFA) was federated in 1969 as an organization involved in the creation of original design in fiber media with the purpose of maintaining and advancing fiber as an art form. Mediums included knitting, sewing, embroidery, and more. Profits from fundraising activities were used for scholarships and support of educational programs. In December of 2014, the organization disbanded and is now a focus group of the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to organizational structure of the Houston Area Fiber Artists (HAFA), such as meeting minutes, financial records, secretarial records, membership lists, and more. There is also extensive photographic documentation of various art pieces created by HAFA members, as well as a number of VHS tapes and DVDs showcasing this material.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research

Conditions Governing Use:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Photocopy decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection includes digital archival materials, which can be accessed in the Special Collections Reading Room by advance request. These materials may require up to one week to access. Contact curator Vince Lee at velee@Central.UH.EDU for more information.


Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
Houston Area Fiber Artists
Genre/Form of Material:
Administrative records
Financial records
Membership lists
Newsletters
Scrapbooks
Slides (photographs)
Videocassettes
Topical Term:
Art -- Exhibitions
Art -- Study and teaching
Art -- Texas -- Houston
Artists -- Texas -- Houston
Textile fabrics

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Houston Area Fiber Artists Records. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.


Detailed List of Contents

Media Records

Scope and Contents
This Series contains media in a variety of formats, including slides, VHS tapes, and digital materials. Sub-series 2 contains VHS tapes. Due to the fragility of the media, please contact curator Vince lee (velee@Central.UH.EDU) to inquire about viewing the tapes. Sub-series 3, 4, and 5 include digital archival materials. These arrived in the archives in the form of CDs, DVDs, flash drives, and 3.5" floppy disks. The contents have been transferred off these fragile media, but the media type is retained in the finding aid to reflect the original format and organization of the files. The digital files can be accessed in the Special Collections Reading Room by advance request. These materials may require up to one week to access. Contact curator Vince Lee (velee@Central.UH.EDU) for more information.
Photographs and Slides
Box Folder
1 1 Photo Slides 1969
2 Photo Slides 1970
3 Photo Slides 1971
4 Photo Slides 1972-1973
5 Photo Slides 1974-1975
6 Photo Slides 1976-1979
7 Photo Slides 1980
8 Miscellaneous Photos 2000-2004
VHS Tapes
Due to the fragile nature of the media, please contact curator Vince Lee (velee@Central.UH.EDU) with questions about viewing these materials.
Box Item
2 1 Fiber Artists Conference: Rachel K. Clark February 1993
2 Nature in Fiber 1998
3 Style Show 1993
4 Style Show 1997
5 Style Show 1990
6 Style Show 1995
7 Fiber Artists' Style Show 1989
8 Fashion Show 1990
Box Item
13 1 Rich Griendling Demo Tape undate
2 Fiber Artists of Houston Meeting, Linda Lewis Weaving undated
3 HISD Cable TV undated
4 Linda Lewis undated
5 HISD—Perspectives Report undated
6 Textured Treasures Style Show undated
7 BurdaStyle Fashions of the 1990s 1990
8 Art Institute of Houston Gallery Show 1990
9 Pleat, Repleat: The Smocking Machine Pleater 1993
10 Fairfield Fashion Show 1994
11 Ann Hartley, Creative Collage Techniques 1995
12 Ann Hartley, Creative Collage Techniques (copy) 1995
13 Lucia’s Garden—Natural Dyeing 1996
14 Fairfield Fashion Show 1997
Box Item
14 1 Millennium Magic 2000
2 Health Partnerships Part II 2001
3 Fiesta and more… 2001
4 Jane Sauer Maker Profile 2002
5 HAFA San Juanita Garza 2002
6 Small Learning Communities 2002
7 Safety 2002
8 HAFA Professional Development 2002
9 “Norman Kennedy” Waulking 2003
10 HAFA Style Show and Luncheon 2003
11 HAFA Style Show and Luncheon 2003
12 HAFA Style Show and Luncheon 2003
CDs and DVDs
The digital files from these CDs and DVDs can be accessed in the Special Collections Reading Room by advance request. These materials may require up to one week to access. Contact curator Vince Lee (velee@Central.UH.EDU) for more information. When possible, CD titles in this finding aid have been taken directly from hand-written notes or labels on the discs received. In other cases, the titles may have been supplied based on the group of materials in which the discs arrived. The collection also contained 3 CDs that appeared to be blank, despite being labeled. These were labeled "HAFA Backup, May 10, 2008", "HAFA May 2013", and "HAFA Stuff 6/8/06".
Compact_Disc
1 HAFA 2008 Portfolio Jan. January 2008
Compact_Disc
2 HAFA Show and Sale 2010 2010
Compact_Disc
3 Instructions - HAFA Sale and Show Info undated
Compact_Disc
4 HAFA Numbered Garments 2006 2006
Compact_Disc
5 HAFA 2006 Runway - Originals 2006
Compact_Disc
6 Linda Thompson, 2006 HAFA Style Show Garments 2006
Compact_Disc
7 HAFA 2006 Runway Edited 2006
Compact_Disc
8 Welcome and Underwriter’s Pres. - NWWC Feb. 05, 2009 February 5, 2009
Compact_Disc
9 Celebrating Our Creative Spirit, Linda J. Thompson undated
Compact_Disc
10 Linda Thompson "Afterwards" Federation Show 2012 2012
Compact_Disc
11 18 Hands Gallery Presentation PowerPoint Feb. 26, 2009 February 26, 2009
Compact_Disc
12 HAFA Presentation PowerPoint 2009 2009
Compact_Disc
13 HAFA Portfolio 2013 2013
Compact_Disc
14 Garments Night Meeting 2006 2006
Compact_Disc
15 Conference Brochure Apr. 21, 2009, HAFA, etc. April 22, 2009
Compact_Disc
16 HAFA Stuff from Anastasia undated
Compact_Disc
17 Photos of Leaves Oct.10, 2007 October 10, 2007
Compact_Disc
18 HAFA copy of membership, May 6, 2004; June '04 Practice as of May 20; Picture of cap 2004
Compact_Disc
19 HAFA Dec. 2010 December 2010
Compact_Disc
20 HAFA Aug. 2010 August 2010
Compact_Disc
21 HAFA Aug. 2010 August 2010
Compact_Disc
22 HAFA 2011 2011
Compact_Disc
23 Publisher Nov. 2011 November 2011
Compact_Disc
24 HAFA Nov. 2011 November 2011
Compact_Disc
25 HAFA Aug.-Sept., 2011 August-September 2011
Compact_Disc
26 HAFA Sept. 2012 and Publisher September 2012
Compact_Disc
27 HAFA July 2012 July 2012
Compact_Disc
28 HAFA Aug.31, 2013 August 31, 2013
Compact_Disc
29 HAFA End of 2013 2013
Compact_Disc
30 HAFA June 2014 June 2014
Compact_Disc
31 HAFA Membership May 2004; Newsletter Nov. 2004 May, November, 2004
Compact_Disc
32 HAFA Oct. 2004 October 2004
Compact_Disc
33 Board Meeting, Mail List, Newsletter, Sept. 2004 Sept. 2004
Compact_Disc
34 HAFA Newsletter Aug. 2004 August 2004
Compact_Disc
35 HAFA June/July 2004 June/July 2004
Compact_Disc
36 HAFA Newsletter May 2004 May 2004
Compact_Disc
37 HAFA Membership undated
Compact_Disc
38 Jan. 2005 HAFA January 2005
Compact_Disc
39 Feb. 2005 HAFA February 2005
Compact_Disc
40 Mar. 2005 HAFA March 2005
Compact_Disc
41 Apr. 2005 HAFA April 2005
Compact_Disc
42 May 2005 HAFA May 2005
Compact_Disc
43 June 2005 HAFA June 2005
Compact_Disc
44 HAFA July 2005 July 2005
Compact_Disc
45 Aug. 2005 HAFA August 2005
Compact_Disc
46 Sept. 2005 HAFA September 2005
Compact_Disc
47 Oct. 2005 HAFA October 2005
Compact_Disc
48 Nov. 2005 HAFA November 2005
Compact_Disc
49 Dec. 2006 December 2006
Compact_Disc
50 HAFA Nov. 2006 November 2006
Compact_Disc
51 HAFA Oct. 2006 October 2006
Compact_Disc
52 HAFA Aug. 2006 August 2006
Compact_Disc
53 HAFA July 2006 July 2006
Compact_Disc
54 May 2006 May 2006
Compact_Disc
55 HAFA March 2006 March 2006
Compact_Disc
56 HAFA Folder Jan.26, 2006 January 26, 2006
Compact_Disc
57 Dec. Jan. 2006 HAFA 2006
Compact_Disc
58 HAFA Address List Dec. 20, 2006; HAFA Email List; HAFA Members Xcel; HAFA USPS List; Labels Aug. 2006; Federation Stuff undated; 2006
Compact_Disc
59 2007 HAFA Newsletters 2007
Compact_Disc
60 HAFA Common Threads Folder Oct. 12, 2007 October 12, 2007
Compact_Disc
61 July 2007 Common Threads, Aug./Sept. 2007 July-Sept. 2007
Compact_Disc
62 HAFA Newsletter May 2007 May 2007
Compact_Disc
63 May HAFA Newsletter 2007 May 2007
Compact_Disc
64 HAFA Newsletter Apr. 2007 April 2007
Compact_Disc
65 Mar. 2007 March 2007
Compact_Disc
66 HAFA Newsletter Feb. 2007 February 2007
Compact_Disc
67 Jan. 2007 January 2007
Compact_Disc
68 HAFA Info 2005-2006; May-June Newsletter 2005-2006
Compact_Disc
69 Electronic Versions of CK Reg., Contracts, etc. December 21, 2010
Compact_Disc
70 Linda's Gallery, Creative Couture Garments by Linda
Compact_Disc
71 HAFA 2003-2004 2003-2004
Compact_Disc
72 HAFA Conference and Show, PowerPoint Presentation 2009 2009
DVD
1 Fed Dir HAFA 2008 2008
DVD
2 Nov. 5, 2008 HAFA Folder, Poetry, Stories Nov. 5, 2008
DVD
3 Houston Area Fiber Artists Video Style Show 2004 2004
Flash Drives
The digital files from these flash drives can be accessed in the Special Collections Reading Room by advance request. These materials may require up to one week to access. Contact curator Vince Lee (velee@Central.UH.EDU) for more information. Some flash drives arrived with labels or tags. In these cases, finding aid item titles reflect these labels. In other cases, titles may have been supplied based on the apparent content (file names) of the drives.
Item
1 HAFA undated
Item
2 Texas Federation of Fiber Artists, Powerpoint Presentation, 2009 Show, Juror: Tim Hardin 2009
Item
3 HAFA P.P. 2013 2013
Item
4 HAFA undated
Item
5 HAFA webpages and membership list 2014
Floppy Disks
The digital files from these floppy disks can be accessed in the Special Collections Reading Room by advance request. These materials may require up to one week to access. Contact curator Vince Lee (velee@Central.UH.EDU) for more information. When possible, disk titles in this finding aid have been taken directly from hand-written notes or labels on the disks received. In other cases, the titles may have been supplied based on the group of materials in which the disks arrived.
Disk
1 Back-Up Qdata FAH 1998-2000
Disk
2 FAH 1998-1999
Disk
3 HAFA Files, Quicken 2002 2002-2003
Disk
4 Fiber Artist Sale undated
Disk
5 HAFA - Sale Books Spring Style Show undated
Disk
6 HAFA - Fin Data June 12, 2002
Disk
7 FAH Auditor's Copy of Financials 1999-2000
Disk
8 HAFA Financial Data undated
Disk
9 HAFA Sale Report undated



Financial Records and Organizational Minutes

Financial Records
Box Folder
1 9 Financial Records 72-85 1972-1985
10 Financial Records 86-87 1986-1987
11 Financial Records 91-92 1991-1992
12 Financial Records 92-93 1992-1993
13 Financial Records 93-94 Part One 1993-1994
14 Financial Records 93-94 Part Two 1993-1994
15 Financial Records 94-95 Part One 1994-1995
16 Financial Records 94-95 Part Two 1994-1995
17 Financial Records 95-96 1995-1996
Box Folder
3 1 Financial Records 96-97 Part One 1996-1997
2 Financial Records 96-97 Part Two 1996-1997
3 Financial Records 97-98 Part One 1997-1998
4 Financial Records 97-98 Part Two 1997-1998
5 Financial Records 97-98 Part Three 1997-1998
6 Financial Records 97-99 Part One 1997-1999
7 Financial Records 97-99 Part Two 1997-1999
8 Financial Records 99-00 Part One 1999-2000
9 Financial Records 99-00 Part Two 1999-2000
10 Financial Records 00-01 2000-2001
11 Financial Records 01-02 Part One 2001-2002
12 Financial Records 01-02 Part Two 2001-2002
13 Financial Records 01-02 Part Three 2001-2002
14 Financial Records 01-02 Part Four 2001-2002
Box Folder
4 1 Financial Records 01-02 Part Five 2001-2002
2 Financial Records 01-02 Part Six 2001-2002
3 Financial Records 01-02 Part Seven 2001-2002
4 Financial Records 01-02 Part Eight 2001-2002
5 Financial Records 02-03 Part One 2002-2003
6 Financial Records 02-03 Part Two 2002-2003
7 Financial Records 02-03 Part Three 2002-2003
8 Financial Records 02-03 Part Four 2002-2003
9 Financial Records 02-03 Part Five 2002-2003
10 Financial Records 03-04 Part One 2003-2004
11 Financial Records 03-04 Part Two 2003-2004
12 Financial Records 03-04 Part Three 2003-2004
13 Financial Records 03-04 Part Four 2003-2004
14 Financial Records 04-05 2004-2005
Meeting Minutes and Secretarial Record Books
Box Folder
4 15 Secretarial Records 1969
16 Secretarial Records 1970-1971
17 Secretarial Records 1971-1972
Box Folder
5 1 Secretarial Records 1972-1973
2 Secretarial Records 1973-1974
3 Secretarial Records 1976-1980
4 Secretarial Records 1980-1982
5 Secretarial Records 1984-1987
6 Secretarial Records 1989-1995
7 Secretarial Records 1995-1996
8 Secretarial Records 1996-1997
9 Secretarial Records, Part One 1997-1998
10 Secretarial Records, Part Two 1997-1998
11 Secretarial Records, Part One 1998-1999
12 Secretarial Records, Part Two 1998-1999
13 Secretarial Records, Part One 1999-2000
14 Secretarial Records, Part Two 1999-2000
15 Secretarial Records, Part Three 1999-2000
16 Secretarial Records, Part Four 1999-2000
17 Miscellaneous Correspondence 2001-2004
Box Folder
6 1 Secretarial Records 2001-2003
2 Meeting Minutes, Part One 2001-2003
3 Meeting Minutes, Part Two 2001-2003
4 General Minutes, Part One 1975-1984
Box Folder
15 1 General Minutes, Part Two 1975-1984
2 General Minutes 1990-1993
11 Meeting Minutes, Part One 2002-2007
13 Meeting Minutes, Part Two 2002-2007
Box Folder
16 1 Meeting Minutes 2001
Membership Records
Box Folder
6 5 Records and Membership Lists 1999
6 Records and Membership Lists, Part One 2000-2001
7 Records and Membership Lists, Part Two 2000-2001
8 Records and Membership Lists, Part One 2001-2002
9 Records and Membership Lists, Part Two 2001-2002
10 Records and Membership Lists, Part Three 2001-2002
11 Membership Lists undated
Box Folder
16 2 Records and Membership 2008-2014



Art Shows

Box Folder
6 12 The Art of Stitchery/Encounter with Fibers 1971-1973
13 Fibrations '89: The Music of Your Soul 1989
14 Fantasy in Form '87 1987
15 Creative Outerwear 1984
16 MFAH Mike Metyko Lecture 1980
17 Style Show '89 1989
18 Miscellaneous Shows 1974-2002
19 Hansen Galleries Show 1995
20 Cas Holmes Workshop 1997
21 Potential Exhbition Information 2002-2003
Box Folder
15 3 Rites Writes Rights: The Year of the American Craft 1993
5 Valerie Campbell Harding 1997-1998
6 Focus on Fiber Show 1994
7 Multiplicities of Fiber 2000-2001
8 Gallery Show Records 1996
9 Show Invitations and Programs 2000-2002



Library Records

Box Folder
6 22 Library Records, Miscellaneous undated
23 Entry Forms 1998-2002
Box Folder
7 1 Creative Stitchers of Texas Yearbooks 1973-1976
2 Fiber Designers Yearbooks 1969-1976
3 Open Chain Newsletters 1976-1977
4 Federation of Fiber Artists Yearbooks and Programs 1978-1989
5 Federation of Fiber Artists Yearbooks and Programs 1989-1997
6 Common Threads Newsletters 1998-2000
7 Common Threads Newsletters 2001-2002
8 Fiber Artists and Quilt Guild Newsletters 1970-1993
9 History and General HAFA Brochures 1989-1996
10 Rental and Loan Agreements undated
11 Legal Establishment Paperwork 1980-1990
12 Miscellaneous Press, Notes, and Correspondence 1998-2004
Box Folder
15 10 Creative Stitchers of Texas Newsletters 1971-1974
11 Texas Fiber Artists Membership Lists 2014
12 Creative Couture by Linda 2009
13 Common Threads Newsletters 2009-2011
14 Guest Books, Part One 1987-1994
15 Guest Books undated
16 Postcards and “About HAFA” 1998-2003
Box Folder
16 3 Fixtures International 2000-2003
4 Houston Professional Women 1997
5 Storage Unit Rental 1999-2000
6 Assorted Correspondence 2002-2012
7 HAFA Yearbook 2009-2010



Networking and Industry Contacts

Box Folder
7 13 Invitation Database and Industry Contacts undated
14 Networking, Part One 1996-1999
15 Networking, Part Two 1996-1999
16 Networking, Part Three 1996-1999
17 Resource Lists 1998-1999
Box Folder
8 14 Resource List Part Two 1998



President's Records

Box Folder
8 1 President's Records 1974-1975
2 President's Records 1996-1997
3 President's Records 1997-1998
4 President's Records, Part One 1998-1999
5 President's Records, Part Two 1998-1999
6 President's Records, Part One 1999-2000
7 President's Records, Part Two 1999-2000
8 President's Records, Part Three 1999-2000
9 President's Records, Part One 2000-2001
10 President's Records, Part Two 2000-2001
11 President's Records, Part One 2001-2002
12 President's Records, Part Two 2001-2002
13 Officer Responsibilities 1996
Box Folder
16 8 President’s Records, Part One 2009-2010
9 President’s Records, Part Two 2009-2010



Scrapbooks

Box Item
9 1 1979-1980 Scrapbook
2 1973-1976 Scrapbook
Box Item
10 1 1976-1979 Scrapbook
2 1991-1993 Scrapbook
3 1967-1972 Scrapbook
Box Item
11 1 1993-1994 Scrapbook
2 1988-1989 Scrapbook
3 1987-1988 Scrapbook
4 Fashion Show Portfolio undated
Box Item
12 1 1994-1995 Historian's Records Scrapbook
2 1995-1998 Scrapbook