Aber, Ita H.,
New York, N.Y.
Collection size: ca. 23.3 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Biographical material; correspondence; subject, commission, teaching, and exhibition files; diaries and other writings by Aber; drafts of lectures for workshops and correspondence courses; price lists; calendars; a notebook on bookbinding; a visitor's book; appraisals; business records; art work by Aber; photographs and slides of Aber's designs; printed material; and audio and video material. Among the subject files are fiber arts, institutions, Judaic needlework, and artists, including Charles Seliger, Miriam Schapiro, Judith Brown, Hana Gerber, and Jessica Holden. Art work includes drawings, sketches, and cut-out designs by Aber. Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs, announcements, invitations, newsletters, newspapers clippings, and reviews. Audio and video material includes 13 VHS videos, 2 audio cassettes, 8 hi-8 videos, and 2 CD-Roms regarding Aber's work, Jewish textiles, and the Surface Design Association.
Biographical/Historical Note: Textile craftsman; New York, N.Y. b. 1932 Active in feminist and Jewish organizations and projects.