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Janet Shook LaCoste papers, 1948-1976

LaCoste, Janet Shook, 1912-1983

Designer, Fiber artist


Collection Information

Size: 2.1 Linear feet, (microfilmed on 6 reels); 21 Items, rolled docs

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.

Location of Originals

  • Reels 1656-1657: Originals returned to Janet Shook LaCoste after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1656-1661 available for use only at Archives of American Art offices; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Janet Shook LaCoste papers, 1948-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.