Juliette Elkon Hamelecourt papers, 1943-1993

Hamelecourt, Juliette Elkon, b. 1912
Educator, Fiber artist, Textile designer
Active in New York, N.Y.; Cleveland Heights, Oh.

Collection size: 0.4 linear ft. (177 items)
Addition: 1.2 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Business correspondence, photographs of Hamelecourt and of her work, loan agreements and financial receipts, contracts, exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, and miscellany.

ADDITION: Papers, ca. 1940-1996, including correspondence and cards regarding her workshops, slide lectures, articles, and embroidered tapestries (many commissioned by churches in New York and Ohio); grant applications; photographs and slides of Hamelecourt and her works of art; price lists, exhibition catalogs, announcements; clippings, and other printed material regarding Hamelecourt, Ohio artists, and local art organizations such as NOVA (New Organization for the Visual Arts, Cleveland, Ohio) and the Ohio Liturgical Arts Guild; and miscellany. Also included are oral history interviews conducted by Hamelecourt with residents of the Chelsea Hotel, New York, including interviews of artists Arman, Battina, Bernard Childs, Rita Fetcher, Eugenie Gershoy, Adolph Cook Glassgold, Maxwell Gordon, and others (15 cassettes).

Biographical/Historical Note: Fiber artist, tapissiere, lecturer; New York, N.Y., and Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Hamelecourt had a workshop at the Chelsea Hotel, N.Y. Served as editor and contributor to needlework publications. Born 1912.

Donated by Juliette Hamelecourt, 1978-1997. Additions are expected.

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