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Descriptive Summary

Biographical/Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the "Boxes Under the Bed" Collection, 1996-1998



Descriptive Summary

Creator: American Quilt Alliance
Title: "Boxes Under the Bed," Collection
Dates: 1996-1998
Abstract: 17 audiocassettes from the Boxes Under the Bed quilt conferences, 1996-1998, make up the “Boxes Under the Bed” Collection.
Accession No.: 2013-057
OCLC No.:
Extent: 12 audiocassettes
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1993, recognizing the need to centralize information about quilts and quiltmaking, four women joined forces to create Quilt Alliance. This project drew together Shelly Zegart and Eunice Ray of The Kentucky Quilt Project, and Karey Bresenhan and Nancy O'Bryant, corporate officers of Quilts, Inc. and founders of the non-profit Texas Quilt Search. With the establishment of The Alliance, the founders combined their shared dedication to quilts with their extensive experiences shaping the quilt industry and quilt scholarship in this country. The Alliance's founders soon gathered a distinguished group of quilt scholars, artists, experts, and enthusiasts to develop a vision for gathering, disseminating, and facilitating the interpretation of the great body of information about quilts and quiltmakers. The Alliance developed projects that tap into the full potential of quilts and inform the study and understanding of history, the arts, and culture. Many of these original visionaries continue to work together to advance the projects and programs of The Alliance through their membership on The Alliance Board of Directors. In its short history, The Alliance has made significant progress toward its goals. It has launched a series of partnerships and projects that are preserving, documenting, and sharing the stories of quilts and quiltmakers, including The Quilt Index, H-Quilts, Quilters' S.O.S.-Save Our Stories, Boxes Under the Bed™, Quilt Treasures, and Regional Centers for The Quilt.

The Boxes Under the Bed™ project is designed to educate the public about the importance of identifying, preserving, and making accessible the archives and ephemera of quilt history. The project, currently being developed, will offer several methodologies, including a Boxes website tutorial about making quilt history documentation accessible for research in an institutional setting; sharing examples of quilt history ephemera through digital displays in a browsing gallery on our website; and training local researchers to identify and rescue quilt-related documentation in need of preservation. Quilt Alliance is partnering mainly with Winedale, The Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin and also with Michigan State University Museum to develop this project.

Source: Quilt Alliance, “Alliance History,” Quilt Alliance (http://www.allianceforamericanquilts.org/about/history.php), accessed May 8, 2013.

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Scope and Contents

17 audiocassettes from the Boxes Under the Bed quilt conferences, 1996-1998, make up the “Boxes Under the Bed” Collection.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Quilts, American.
Quilts--History.
Quilts--Patterns.
Quilts--Techniques.
Quilts--United States.
Quilts--United States--Design.
Quilts--United States--Identification.

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Related Material

Forms part of the Winedale Quilt History Collection

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

"Boxes Under the Bed" Collection, 1996-1998, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Stefanie Lapka, May 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3R39b Boxes Under the Bed Conference (8 cassettes), November 4, 1996
Boxes Under the Bed Quilt Query Call David Taylor (2 cassettes), March 15, 1997
Quilts Query with Doug DeNatale (1 cassette), March 24, 1997
Boxes Under the Bed Conference (6 cassettes), October 31, 1998

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