Janet Shook LaCoste papers, 1948-1976

LaCoste, Janet Shook, b. 1912 d. 1983
Designer, Fiber artist
Active in San Antonio, Tex.

Collection size: 2.1 linear ft. (microfilmed on 6 reels)
21 rolled docs.

Collection Summary: Correspondence; photographs; sketches; notes; announcements; clippings; and printed material.

REELS 1656-1657: Clippings, invitations, announcements, and notes about the Shook-Carrington Gallery; a letter, clippings, and printed material about the San Antonio Art League; correspondence and clippings about Shook as an artist; photos of completed needlepoint; hand-painted sketches of needlepoint designs; and correspondence, 1963-1973, primarily with Lady Bird Johnson, about commissioned Texas wildflower needlepoint chair sets.

REELS 1658-1661: Papers relating to LaCoste's needlepoint design business, 1960-1976, including: an extensive inventory of her designs and tracings of her patterns; sales correspondence; price slips; instruction sheets for the execution of her designs; and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note: Needlepoint designer; San Antonio, Texas. Lived 1912-1984.

Material on reels 1656-1657 lent for microfilming 1979 by Janet Shook LaCoste; material on reels 1658-1661 donated 1979 by LaCoste.
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.

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